Official Site: www.thinkingofnigeria.com
The official Nigeria Independence Fashion Show UK 2016 takes place in London on Saturday 1st October 2016.
Host: Ayoola (Top Nigerian-born British model)
Music: Deejay Sean
Acts: Nkay 'Mr Maga', Lojay, JoZie, Kay Riley #ThatWoman and Lyrical Whiz.
Official Event Partners: Lychee Events, BattaBox, Yemzi Ldn, VMA events cocktails, Rose African Fabrics, Ego Johnson enterprise, MakeUp Ministry, TemiTysKitchen, Nigerian Nurses United UK, Born To Model TV, LEO Management, eMVi Arts and Beauty Whisperer UK.
Designers: Yemzi, Arewa Signature, Ronke, 8th and Mena, Diamante Verde, Pepperfruit, La'Joi Swimwear, Ataria NYC, Jemimah N Lee, Missy EWA London and more!
Not only are we hosting the most exciting fashion showcase of the year, we are paying special recognition to some very important Nigerians, taking a look back at the achievements of the country and we'll also make time to discuss improvements. The Nigeria Independence Fashion Show is truly an evening to connect, celebrate the vibrant Nigerian culture and support a great cause:
The Nwannediya Health Centre will be one of the first health centres in Nigeria to be technologically advanced, take great pride in continuous education and training of staff and members of the public and offer affordable healthcare plans. NIFS UK will be raising funds to support this next great investment in Nigeria healthcare.
6pm: Marketplace is open; Press and Photography on the red carpet, with Born To Model TV and The Patronnes.
7pm: Fashion Show starts
8pm: VIP guests are served with food by TemiTysKitchen. VMA Events will serve VIP guests with Mocktails all night.
8:15pm: Heels4africa presentation
9pm: Special guest speaks including Mr Ideal Nigeria - Earth 2016 Alex Gede
9:30pm: Tomi Ajadi (Miss Africa GB 2016 finalist) talks briefly about the great beauty pageant
10pm: Closing remarks and continue shopping in the marketplace until 10:30pm.
From the fashion show to the dancers to the entertainers to the celebrity guests to the special recognition awards to the headline act, we know that you will not want to miss this!
This year's ankara THEME
"There is no country in the world with the diversity, confidence and talent and black pride like Nigeria." - Binyavanga Wainaina
“Don't keep your nation-changing thoughts to yourself. Else it won't actually change the nation. Impact!”
- Nike Thaddeus
Special Recognition Award categories:
- Outstanding Contribution to Fashion/Art
- Young Entrepreneur of the year
- Business of the year
- UK Nigerian Community Leader 2016
[All recipients will be Nigerian and UK based who are doing exceptionally well and are generally being overlooked. There will be no public voting.]
Tickets are £20 on the door and only Standard tickets will be sold.
Businesses/Brands are advised to register interest early at www.registernifsuk.eventbrite.co.uk
Press should apply for press pass at www.thinkingofnigeria.com before the 10th September.
Reserve items and collect and pay at the marketplace (which is free and open to the public from 6pm) at www.thinkingofnigeria.com/shop - shop for hair extensions, clothing and accessories and books.
Welcome to guests aged 16 and over. STRICTLY No alcohol on site.
Tickets are non-refundable.