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FIRSTBANK PARTNERS WITH AFRICA FASHION WEEK, NIGERIA; PROMOTES GROWTH OF SMALL BUSINESSES

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First Bank of Nigeria Limited sponsored the sixth edition of the Africa Fashion Week, Nigeria which held on Friday and Saturday, 20 – 21 December 2019 at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. The Africa Fashion Week, Nigeria, is a convergence of fashion entrepreneurs and the general public to promote the creativity and innovation of Nigerian and African brands through worldwide visibility, distribution and manufacturing. The 2019 event was themed ‘Africa Unites’.

The Africa Fashion Week, Nigeria has consistently been recognised internationally due to the unique African styles displayed by entrepreneurs across the dynamic and versatile African fashion landscape. With the growing interest by the public and fashion enthusiasts using fashion as an instrument of sustainability and social change, the event, provided a platform to help raise awareness around the Sickle Cell disorder. The event featured runway shows (comprising designers and runway models with Sickle Cell disorder), Marketplace exhibition and Panel session of Fashion Talks.

Dignitaries at the event include First Ladies of Ekiti, Ogun and Kwara states, Mrs Bisi Adeleye – Fayemi, Mrs Bamidele Abiodun and Mrs Folake Abdulrazaq respectively. The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, former Director-General of Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, Mrs Omotayo Omotosho; popular television presenter and model, Idia Aisen; model and beauty influencer, Whitney Madueke were also in attendance. FirstBank was represented by Helen Ogboh, Business Manager, Corporate Banking.

Leading fashion designers that showcased their wares at the 2-day event were Daviva, Zephyr’s Atelier, Caroline 1942, Ashor by Bumz with exhibitions from Bee Fab, Moon by me, Bolams Aso oke amongst others.

In the course of the event, the Bank showcased the FirstBank Ankara in “The FirstBank Collection” segment at the event where FirstBank staff wore the Bank’s 125th-anniversary fabric and walked the runway.

Speaking on the event, the Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Folake Ani-Mumuney, said “We are pleased to identify with Africa Fashion Week, Nigeria as it showcases creativity by African fashion designers to the teeming public, leading players and enthusiasts of African fashion whilst promoting their contribution to the growth of the fashion industry.”

“We will continue to drive advocacy for this as it can create jobs that will deepen opportunities for the revival of our textile industry resulting in SME growth along the value chains especially, with the growing demand in the fashion industry.” she concluded.

Only recently, the Bank promoted the use of local fabric with a ‘What If’ campaign to commemorate Nigerian’s Independence. The campaign was ran across the social media channels; Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, to promote the versatility and creativity of sewing local fabrics as a national symbol vis-a-vis our outfits, clothing accessories, household furniture and so forth which is line with the Bank’s celebratory 125th anniversary, themed, “Woven into the Fabric of Society”.

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Queen Lovelyn Is A Year Older

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Queen Lovelyn Is A Year Older

Delectable queen and model, Lovelyn is a year older. Queen Lovelyn who is an aspiring international model is set to celebrate her birthday with pomp and pageantry on Thursday, November 7, 2023.

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PoshGlow Skincare Boss, Folasade Agbeluyi Goes Into Food Business, Launches FOLASH FOODS & FOLASH TASTE

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PoshGlow Skincare Boss, Folasade Agbeluyi Goes Into Food Business, Launches FOLASH FOODS & FOLASH TASTE

 

 

 

 

In a remarkable expansion of her entrepreneurial portfolio, renowned beautician, Folasade Agbeluyi, CEO of PoshGlow Skincare, has successfully launched a new business empire – FOLASH FOODS. This venture specializes in exporting a diverse range of Nigerian raw foods in large quantities to the UK, US, and Canada.

The dynamic entrepreneur has not stopped at FOLASH FOODS but has also introduced FOLASH TASTE, an innovative online restaurant where delightful and mouthwatering dishes are delivered to customers anytime, anywhere. This dual-launch marks a significant milestone for Folasade Agbeluyi, creating a synergy between global food export and convenient online dining experiences.

FOLASH TASTE, as an online restaurant, promises a culinary journey filled with delectable choices for customers. From traditional Nigerian cuisine to modern twists, the menu caters to diverse tastes and preferences, ensuring a delightful experience with every order.

Currently, the company is actively promoting its affordable hampers, extending a heartfelt invitation to politicians, families, friends, and churches to partake in this initiative. The aim is not only to showcase the richness of Nigerian cuisine but also to encourage the spirit of giving and love.

Folasade Agbeluyi’s foray into the food industry demonstrates her commitment to diversification and innovation. The seamless integration of FOLASH FOODS and FOLASH TASTE reflects a strategic approach to meet the growing demands of the global market while ensuring accessibility and convenience for customers.

With this 2-in-1 business launch, Folasade Agbeluyi is set to leave an indelible mark on the food industry, offering a taste of Nigeria to the world and redefining the online restaurant experience. As FOLASH FOODS and FOLASH TASTE gain momentum, they are poised to become significant players in the culinary landscape, presenting a flavorful blend of tradition and modernity.

For those eager to explore the rich tapestry of Nigerian flavors or indulge in a delightful culinary experience, FOLASH FOODS and FOLASH TASTE stand as the go-to destinations, promising a feast for the senses and a celebration of Nigerian culinary excellence.

 

PoshGlow Skincare Boss, Folasade Agbeluyi Goes Into Food Business, Launches FOLASH FOODS & FOLASH TASTE

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Ghana Takes Center Stage In Russia At Nana Tamakloe Is Set To Speak At BRICS+ Fashion Summit

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Ghana Takes Center Stage In Russia At Nana Tamakloe Is Set To Speak At BRICS+ Fashion Summit

Nana Tamakloe, the face behind Accra Fashion Week and Africa’s leading fashion blog, FashionGHANA.com, has been invited as a notable presence at the ongoing BRICS Fashion Summit in Moscow. The summit, hosted by Moscow Fashion Week, kicked off its proceedings on November 28 and is set to wrap up on December 2.

Tamakloe, known for his influence in reshaping African fashion, has been turning heads with his creative international approach. His journey from launching the continent’s premier fashion blog in 2012 to curating the celebrated Accra Fashion Week has been marked by trendsetting moments.

Last year, Tamakloe found himself on the international stage and being invited to and honored in USA at the Memphis In May Festival in the USA, sharing the limelight with figures like King Otumfou, Stonebwoy, and Okyeame Kwame. This global recognition speaks volumes about his impact on Ghanaian culture, and now, he’s bringing that influence to Russia to the BRICS Fashion Summit.

Organized under the umbrella of Moscow Fashion Week, the BRICS Fashion Summit has become a gathering of fashion elites. Editors, event organizers, representatives from major publications, clothing specialists, bloggers, instructors, and emerging designers from various corners of the globe have converged to create an atmosphere of creativity and collaboration.

Originally synchronized with Moscow Fashion Week, the BRICS Fashion Summit is more than just a stylish rendezvous; it’s a strategic endeavor to cultivate the ethos of the BRICS Fashion community. Stemming from the BRICS—an intergovernmental organization uniting Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—the fashion community aims to redefine the industry’s dynamics.

The summit goes beyond national boundaries, boasting participation from over 30 countries, from the streets of China to the landscapes of Nigeria. The BRICS Fashion Summit is positioning itself as a global hub for sartorial excellence.

Tamakloe’s role at the summit is more than just attendee status; he’s on a mission to ensure Ghana doesn’t just participate but actively shapes the narrative of the BRICS Fashion Summit. His goal is to play a decisive role in steering the creation of the BRICS Fashion community, putting Ghana at the forefront of global fashion discussions. Other guest from Ghana also include researcher Makeba L. Boateng and Nana Brenu.

As the spotlight intensifies on Moscow, Nana Tamakloe’s active presence becomes a symbol of Ghana’s growing prominence in the international fashion scene. The BRICS Fashion Summit isn’t just about trends; it’s a platform where cultures meet, and Tamakloe is steering Ghana’s fashion story into the global limelight.
This year, Accra Fashion Week is poised to welcome representatives from 17 nations to the vibrant city of Accra. This spectacular event is slated to unfold against the iconic backdrop of the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, from December 13th to the 17th, 2023. The anticipation is further heightened as delegates from the BRICS Fashion Summit are set to grace the occasion, amplifying the international flair.

Adding an extra layer of significance, the African Fashion Summit, scheduled for December 15th, 2023, promises to be a pivotal moment. This special day will feature an exclusive update on the happenings at the BRICS Fashion Summit, creating a nexus where global fashion conversations seamlessly converge. Accra Fashion Week is poised not only to showcase diverse styles but also to serve as a dynamic platform fostering international collaboration and discourse. Save the dates for a week of sartorial splendor and cross-cultural connections.

Ghana Takes Center Stage In Russia At Nana Tamakloe Is Set To Speak At BRICS+ Fashion Summit

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