Fashions Finest Africa Fashion Week will be taking place on the 25th, 26th and 28th May at the Balmoral Convention Centre at Federal Palace Hotel, featuring young, new, aspiring and emerging designers who will be showcasing their very best designs on the runway. With interactive sessions on various areas of the fashion industry, good music and exhibition stands, the annual event will feature more talents and more opportunities for everyone in the fashion industry and will be a fantastic platform for every young designer out of Africa.
Fashions Finest Africa (FFA) is the platform established to assemble the very best fashion industry talents out of Africa so as to expose and showcase their craft, creativity and uniqueness in a bid to further help improve the Nigerian Fashion Industry. The power trio behind this innovation is Sola Oyebade, Yetunde “Yetty D” Ogunnubi and Lucky Ohworode Idike JR who have come together to elevate the African fashion industry.
Sola Oyebade AKA Mr. Mahogany
Sola Oyebade, popularly known as Mr Mahogany is the multi-award-winning, CEO of Mahogany International, an events and project management company which he started in 1996. He has been very active in the global entertainment and fashion scene with his many roles, which range from show producer, creative director, catwalk choreographer and model scout and manager. He has been associated with some of the most successful shows, concerts and projects performing various roles either as a show producer, project or creative director. Some of these shows include; GT Bank Fashion Weekend 2016/2017, Africa Fashion Week London/Nigeria, Love Like A Movie, 93 days Movie, ICAN Annual Conference, London Fashion Week, Face of Sleek, Nigeria & Next Top Designer, Lagos Jazz Series, London Fashion Week as well as theatre productions like Saro and Wakaa The Musical, Fela and the Kalakuta Queens and Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards to name but a few. This former model who started out modelling at the age of 16 also runs Mahogany Productions and Events and Mahogany Model Management which are part of Mahogany International.
Yetunde “Yetty D” Ogunnubi
Yetunde “Yetty D” Ogunnubi is the Founder / CEO of YD Agency and a Co-Director of Fashions Finest Africa. She is a leading professional in the fashion and arts industry with over 15 years experience in PR, Marketing, Image Branding and Event Management. Over the years, Yetty has managed publicity projects for a number of government organizations, corporate businesses, fashion and creative events, press conferences and promoted emerging labels and artists of which many of them have gone ahead to become household names in their different industries. With the wealth of experience and knowledge, she possesses she believes in inspiring and helping others succeed in their endeavours.
Lucky Ohworode Idike JR
Lucky Ohworode Idike JR. has travelled extensively within Nigeria and internationally, and possesses a sound knowledge of the socio-economic, political and cultural environment in Nigeria and the sub-region. He is interested in diverse cultures and uses his trips to catalyse his passion for Nigeria’s development. He is passionate about the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge as a tool for growth/empowerment and is, therefore, an avid reader of books and journals on leadership, finance, management, biographies, fiction and history. A good public speaker, he brings to speaking and consulting assignments, an ability to present a clear and well-articulated thought flow and also to illustrate, clearly and graphically, painting a vivid picture with words. Prepared for a leadership role in Nigeria’s public sector, Lucky brings strong passion, strong values and a determination to make a strong impact regardless of challenges.