AMVCA’s Design For The Stars

The first-ever AMVCA Runway Show: Design For The Stars, marked the second event of the 8-day line-up of activities to celebrate the eighth edition of the Africa Movies Viewers’ Choice Awards this year. The show saw nine budding designers who were coached for two weeks by some of Nigeria’s finest designers; Lanre Da Silva Ajayi of LDA, Ohimai Atafo of ATAFO, and Bayo Oke Lawal of Orange Culture showcase their designs to fashion enthusiasts last weekend. Three of them -Obinna Omeruo, Felix Asuquo, and Sophie Chamberlain emerged winners of the competition and were awarded five million naira each. They also designed a Pepsi collection that day, and for this, the brand awarded them an extra one million naira, bringing their winnings to six million each.

Other highlights of the evening included Lush Hair models strutting the runway with their unique and show-stopping hairstyles. Award-winning Afropop singer, Yemi Alade and popular media personality, Denrele Edun who are both Lush Hair ambassadors, also made a special appearance on the runway with their bold hairstyles and poses. Guests were also entertained with performances by R&B pop group, Styl-Plus, and Urban Afropop duo, Ajebo Hustlers.

About Author /

A lawyer by training, Onah packs over a decade of experience in both editorial and managerial capacities. Nwachukwu began her career at THISDAY Style before her appointment as Editor of HELLO! NIGERIA, the sole African franchise of the international magazine, HELLO! Thereafter, she served as Group Editor-in-Chief at TrueTales Publications, publishers of Complete Fashion, HINTS, HELLO! NIGERIA and Beauty Box. Onah has interviewed among others, Forbes’ richest black woman in the world, Folorunso Alakija, seven-time grand slam tennis champion, Roger Federer, singer Miley Cyrus, Ex Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio while coordinating interviews with Nigerian football legend, Jayjay Okocha, and many more. In the past, she organised a few publicity projects for the Italian Consulate, Lagos, Nigeria under one time Consul General, Stefano De Leo. Some other brands under her portfolio during her time as a Publicity Consultant include international brands in Nigeria such as Grey Goose, Martini, Escudo Rojo, Chivas, Martell Absolut Elix, and Absolut Vodka. Onah currently works as the Editor of TheWill DOWNTOWN.

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