Arise Fashion Week Takes Dubai
This year’s event had promised to be bigger and better than the ones that preceded it and it did that and more. For the first time, the colourful event was hosted at Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
The show sparked off with a speech by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo who represented the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari at the event that marked Nigeria’s Day at the Dubai Expo 2020.
Also in attendance were the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, Segun Awolowo and world-renowned model, Naomi Campbell who is an advent supporter of The Arise Fashion Week project, Helen Prest- Ajayi, and many others.
It was not just a night for Nigeria and fashion, but for a launch of ARISE Play, the streaming platform from the THISDAY/ARISE Media Group dedicated to showing the best of African entertainment to the world. THISDAY Publisher and Chairman of ARISE Media group, Nduka Obaigbena, also gave a speech on the platform’s goals and current achievements, expressing the need for a platform that aids in projecting the country’s reputable image.
The guests were treated to performances by The Koko Master and Senegalese American singer, Akon serenaded them with groovy tunes.
Without further ado, here are pictures of some of the guests.