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Glo sponsors 2015 African Fashion Week Nigeria

Posted: May 20, 2015 at 12:25 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

National Telecoms Company, Globacom, has re-affirmed its commitment towards the promotion of African Heritage and Arts as the company was formally unveiled as the exclusive telecommunications partner and sponsor of the second edition of African Fashion Week Nigeria (AFWN) scheduled to hold in Lagos between 23rd and 24th May.

The two-day fashion show will be held at the Oceanview Marquee and the Convention Centre of Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos.

Globacom and AFWN in a joint press statement in Lagos on Sunday stated that AFWN will provide veritable platforms for promoting made-in-Nigeria designs whilst creating visibility and awareness for indigenous designers, in addition to providing a forum for promoting the work of African and African-inspired designers and fine artists globally.

“Globacom identifies with the objective of the organisers to promote emerging Nigerian designers, within and outside the shores of the country. We will continue to be associated with the development of Nigeria and Africa’s rich culture and its works of art,” the statement added.

The telecoms company describes African Fashion Week Nigeria as an opportunity to showcase Africa’s rich cultural heritage and Nigeria’s fast rising fashion industry.

It called on up and coming Nigerian fashion  designers and others who wish to be abreast of fashion trends in the country to troop out in large number to the venue of the event to experience the best of Nigerian designs on the runway.

African Fashion Week Nigeria is a new initiative to support, showcase and promote Nigeria’s most innovative fashion talents in a bid to move Nigerian fashion forward through the development of fashion businesses.

The organisers of the event stated that the show will raise the profile of Nigeria’s up and coming designers and will be as significant as Africa Fashion Week London.

According to AFWN, a series of activities and performances have been lined up to make the 2015 African Fashion Week Nigeria an exciting and memorable event with over 100 top designers from Africa and beyond expected to participate at the event.