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MAKE IN AFRICA “The next Global manufacturing hub”

A round table session was organized by the Africa Department of UNESCO to discuss the African fashion industry and manufactur- ing hub. This Event Hosted Fashion expert across Africa and beyond. The event was moderated by Nelly Wandji (Nelly Wandji Gallery) and Panelist such as Deola Sagoe ( Founder and Creative director of the House of Deola, Nigeria) Lanibe Badian Kouyate( Founder and artistic director of Xuly Bet brand, Mali), Omoyemi Akerele ( Founder and executive director of Style House Files &

Founder of Lagos Fashion and Design Week, Nigeria), Robert Anna ( Founder and manag- ing partner of Roberta Anna Capital Partners, Ghana), Daniela Federic( Photographer and director specializing in luxury branding and advertising, Australia), Helen Hai( CEO Made in Africa Initiative, Co founder of C&H Garments, China), Maureen Ayite( Founder and creative director of Nanawax brand, Benin), Wale Oyejide (Founder and creative director Ikire Jones brand, Nigeria). Indeed a full session from Introduction of the Panelist to debate, followed by question/answer session with the audience. The session unleash the importance of making African a global manufacturing hub. Africa Fashion was also in display to roundup the session.

 

Gideon Ajayi

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