Fashion Industry Has Capacity To Grow Nigeria's Economy-Experts Tell FG - EDU-BIZNEWS


Monday, June 20, 2022

Fashion Industry Has Capacity To Grow Nigeria's Economy-Experts Tell FG


Fashion industry in Nigeria has been identified as one of the sectors that the Federal Government can use to support  and boost  the nation's economic growth. 

Chief Executive of  Atlantic Exhibition Limited, Mr Ayodeji Olugbade and Founder of Africa Fashion Week Nigeria, Princess Ronke Ademiluyi,  made this known on Monday during an interview with newsmen on the forthcoming Lagos Fashion Fair billed for Eko hotel, Lagos  between 7th and 9th of September, 2022. 

Olugbade noted that " Lagos Fashion Fair 2022 in partnership with Africa Fashion Week Nigeria will feature Masterclass with Toyin Lawani , renowned  Tiannah's Empire  couture. 

In her own contribution, Princess Ronke Ademiluyi, Founder Africa Fashion Week Nigeria stated that " government should focus on using fashion as another non oil export to grow our nation's GDP". 

She added that " our creative talents are already translating the fashion sector into wealth creation". 

Princess Ademiluyi added that " Lagos Fashion Fair and Africa Fashion Week Nigeria fusion offer an opportunity for creative designers, fashion professionals, stylists, retailers , models, trend setters and consumers to buy wholesale , shop at discounted rate, interact, network and build business relationships with Nigeria and International exhibitors and visitors." 

Olugbade noted that " this year's bumper exhibition packages will feature fashionistas, importers from Europe, Asia exporters and their Nigeria counterparts with loads of activities: shopping, runways, shows, musical performances, celebrities appearances, and celebration of fashion icons". 

He further disclosed that " Lagos Fashion Fair has attained over 3,000 exhibitors, 35,000 visitors, 35 speakers, 84 large  procurement buyers, 69.9 % business networking opportunities and 84% follow up meetings" 

" Lagos Fashion Fair and Africa Fashion Week fusion platform is where creative Nigerian fashion designers and entrepreneurs will further  connect with internatlonal  designers after the Covid-19 disruption to showcase the beauty and creativity of both world through their designs and innovations" he stated. 

   L-R: Atlantic Exhibition Nig Limited Marketing Manager, Mr. Michael Ajibola; Atlantic Exhibition Nig Limited Event Manager, Miss  Vivian Godonuve; Atlantic Exhibition Nig Limited Managing Director, Mr. Ayo Olugbade; Founder Africa Fashion Week Nigeria & London, Princess Ronke Ademiluyi and Africa Fashion Week Nigeria & London Project Manager, Mr. Theophilus Olayanju during the Press Conference on Lagos Fashion Fair being organised by Atlantic Exhibition Ltd and Africa Fashion Week Nigeria in  Lagos.            

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