Designers, Events

7 African Designers to Show at the 7th Annual NEA Awards in New York City!



(August 2012) – New York, NY – For the first time in its seven year history, the Nigeria Entertainment Awards will be hosting a fashion show titled Music on the Catwalk as part of its lineup of events for the 2012 NEA Awards weekend.

Keeping in line with the overall mission of promoting and celebrating Nigerian entertainment industry, the producers of the NEA Awards in partnership with the Music on the Catwalk franchise will be hosting a fashion show event here in New York City. Music on the Catwalk will feature 7 international, and emerging African designers – Sally Bawa, Vonne Couture, Single Button, Elégante, Revere Couture, Glamm Fashions and Isi Atagamwen.

The event venue is the Helen Mills Theater located on 137-139, 26th str. with red carpet arrivals slated for 7pm sharp, and show time for 8pm. All designers are excited to be showcasing in New York City one of the famous fashion capitals of the world, and home to the one and only New York Fashion Week. Aside from the fabulous collections being showcased, other highlights include having M-Net’s Face of Africa, Oluchi in attendance, with model and reality show star Uti Nwachukwu walking the runway.

Guests will be treated to musical performances from SamKlef, Awon Boyz, Olamide and Hoodbilli. Part of the proceeds from the show will go to the Exodus Guild Foundation; a foundation geared towards making life easier for people with disabilities by imparting stability, independence, and self-esteem. The founder, Ms. Funke Akinbuli described this partnership as a great opportunity for added visibility for the cause, and was optimistic about the way forward.

Music on the Catwalk is presented by Arik Air, and supported by Iman Entertainment, ConnectNigeria, Popchips, Vitamin Water, Zico, HVS, MAYVEN PR, 745Ent., BellaNaija, Jaguda, Underdarock, OK!Nigeria, and AIT.

The organizers are thankful to all sponsors and partners, and advise everyone to buy their tickets now before they are sold out. For tickets and more info on all other NEA Awards events please visit:

For all things NEA stay up to date by tuning in to Cool FM 96.9 (Lagos), the Official 2012 NEA Awards radio partner. Also follow the NEAs on Twitter @NEAAwards and ‘Like’ the Facebook page ‘NEA Awards’

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NEA US: (856) 506 5700
NEA Nigeria: (234) 805 373 4776
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About NEA
The NEA AWARDS is an annual entertainment award show held in the United States, with the sole purpose of celebrating and recognizing the numerous contributions of entertainers to the African entertainment industry, while at the same time promoting the image and rich culture of Nigeria.

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