‘Until the Lion has his own story teller, the hunter will always have the best stories’
Have you heard about ‘African Fashion Week London’ #AFWL?
I am thrilled to be named Media Partner for Africa Fashion Week London’17 and this blog post is a heartfelt gratitude for choosing my blog. I suppose it’s the ‘Tale of two Cultures’ for me.
As you know from my About page, I was born in Nigeria and grew up in the UK. I left Nigerian for boarding school here at a young age and have since made UK home .
Do you reconcile with this? Have you lived in more than one country? What are your experiences?
I don’t know about you, but I struggled for a long time to reconcile the two very distinct cultures. I went through periods where I totally embraced my Nigerian heritage and at other times, embraced more my British way of life.
It is often said, we are accustomed with the culture around us. Is this true for you? This is rather true for me, time and again, I see myself talking endlessly about the weather or welcoming a visitor with a cup of tea irrespective of the time of day! 🙂
After all is said, I am very grateful to have been blessed with two cultures and love both unconditionally- won’t have asked for any better!
A little snippet of me there, coming back to #AFWL…. I like seeing African culture showcased; bringing to life the beauty of this great continent and when done well like #AFWL, can never be compared to anything else!
Going back to the African Proverb at the very beginning of this post, if we don’t tell our own story, the only version told will be by others. It’s imperative to collaborate with people and tell our story in our own words and collaborating with AFWL confirms further my strong belief in ‘togetherness’
And as a Media Partner, I want to use my social media and blog presence to raise awareness for #AFWL2017 taking place 11th & 12th of August 2017 at the Grand hall, Freemasons.
This building will be transformed into an exhibition of African fashion, allowing visitors to peruse and purchase stunning pieces and unique creations from handpicked designers and brands as well as experience fashion on the catwalk with designers from all over the African continent.
The Freemasons’ Hall located in Covent Garden is a district of Westminster on the eastern fringes of the West End in London is a popular venue for top-class shows.
Following a successful six years, AFWL is in its seventh year of providing a platform for artists from every part of Africa serious about their work to showcase and bring exposure to their brand and design.
Founded in 2011 by Ronke Ademiluyi, Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) is Europe’s largest Fashion Event promoting and nurturing African and African-inspired design talent.
With a collaborative catwalk, exhibition and business development program, AFWL has led the way in highlighting Africa’s emerging designers and apparel industry and has been at the forefront of bringing awareness of Africa’s burgeoning fashion industry to the international market.
To further celebrate with you, I’m giving away two tickets (courtesy of AFWL) to our readers to attend #AFWL this August!! If you want to participate 1) COMMENT below stating why you wish to attend 2) SUBSCRIBE to my blog 3) Follow on Instagram 4) Follow on Twitter! 4) Retweet this post!! WINNERS will be chosen 31st of July and announced on Instagram and Twitter– goodluck! 🎉
Are you a designer, model, stylist and have portfolio to showacase at #AFWL’17?
Watch this short video to get a feel for what this summer holds!
‘If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there’
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Lots of love and stay safe,