THE BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL YOUTH FASHION FORUM 2010
Uloma Enodien & Hype Foundation present The Bold and Beautiful (TBAB) Youth Fashion Forum event, which will take place on 17th-20th March 2010 at Eko Hotel and Suites. Being the first of its kind in Nigeria, TBAB will present four days of a seminal Fashion Forum, interactive Fashion workshops and a dynamic Fashion Show. TBAB Youth Fashion Forum aims to provide a platform for the creatively talented between the ages of 17-27 to realize their dreams of becoming the next fashion icons and to share their unique fashion style with the world. The event is certain to offer leverage to anyone with dreams of excelling as a Fashion Designer, Fashion Photographer, Stylist, Fashion Model or Makeup & Body Artist. The event is scheduled as follows:
Day 1- Free Fashion Forum: Q&A Seminar panelled by Fashion industry experts
Day 2&3-Fashion Workshops: Interactive Sessions lead by Fashion industry experts, where students can engage, learn and produce their own work, with a chance to win life changing and career enhancing prizes.
Day 4- Grand Finale Night: Students will partake in an entertainment and fashion show hosted by First Lady of Lagos State Mrs Abimbola Fashola and will be awarded prizes.
TBAB is proud and honoured to have a creative team of both Nigerian and international Fashion professionals who will be panelling the fashion forum and leading the Fashion workshops. The team will consist of world renowned Couture Designer Adebayo Jones and Creative Director of ‘House of Zebra Living’, Ugoma Ebilah. Award winning Fashion Photographers Suby & Sinem Onabanjo and Fashion Stylist Yoanna ‘Pepper’ Okwesa. Make Up Artist Extraordinaire Lola Maja and award winning Body Artist Tamara Crockett. Including, Top Model of Colour Winner Paula Okunzuwa and CatwalkChoreographer Andy Ogbechi.
The entertainment and fashion industry in Nigeria is experiencing an explosion however, there seems to be a lack of tools and resources available in order to equip young talent in harnessing their creativity into a creditable and valuable career. Thus, TBAB was conceived as an effort to help bridge that gap and aid in creating an economic surge through the introduction of fresh, young and untapped ideas, whose future works can compete on an international stage.
Uloma Enodien the Founder expresses; “My vision for TBAB was born out of my natural desire to see young people achieve greatness and bring change to their environment through realising their GOD given talents as a means to achieving economic value and productiveness.”
TBAB fashion event hopes to encourage and inspire youth engagement within Nigeria’s fashion industry as well as raising the standards and aspirations of Nigeria’s young and talented.
To reserve a place on the Fashion Forum is free and to book a place on a Fashion Workshop a registration fee of N2’000 is required on a first come first serve basis as space is limited.
The event will be recorded by Hi TV. Awards will be awarded to selected individuals from each Fashion Section Workshop, so far awards include;:
One year internship with House of Zebra Living,
Fashion Assistant Internship with FAB Magazine,
One Year internship with Sleek Make up,
Camera Start Up kit and One year modelling Contract with Beth Model Management;
and entry to Elite Model Look Nigeria.
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