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THE NATIVE AND VOGUE PORTHARCOURT INTERNATIONAL FASHION WEEK DAY 1……………

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It’s the Native and Vogue Port Harcourt International Fashion Week 2014, a groundbreaking event holding in Port Harcourt that showcased works from local and international designers with extensive and outstanding media coverage!

This season, I had the chance to hop on a red eye flight toPortharcourt from Lagos on the first day of The Native & Vogue International Fashion Week to cover the colorful, quirky, up-and-coming fashion scene in the Rivers State capital. From ‘90s raver-inspired models posing in underground graffiti-adorned tunnels to hunting for vintage collectables at the prestigious Hotel Presidential, New GRA, Portharcourt proved to be an incredibly inspiring backdrop for the spring 2015 collections. Getting to meet fashion icon Frank Osodi—and help style hair backstage at his show—was a fantastic experience. Here are the highlights of my action-packed Day 1 journey to Native and Vogue International Fashion Week Portharcourt, which will wrap up on Sunday, September 21.
On Friday 19th September 2014, the second edition of the Native and Vogue International Fashion Week, kicked off at the Hotel Presidential, New GRA, Portharcourt, Rivers State with an Opening Cocktail party, and a massive blue carpet.
At the fashion soiree, which saw in attendance some of the biggest names in the Nigerian fashion and entertainment industry, and International Designers in attendance.

 

Nigerian design label, Zizi Cardow unveiled her breath taking collections. Also at the event, the Native and Vogue fashion Up-coming designers showcased some of their creative pieces in a competition that was of international standard.
The High point of the day 1 of the event was the appearance of the Rivers state governor, Gov. Rotimi Amaechi, who strolled into the venue with glitz and glamour appearing in a stripe blue suit with a black shirt, he was looking very fashionable accompanied by his Commissioner for information the organizers of the event, Mrs Ibim Seminetari.

 

Opening the event proper was the compere of this years native and Vogue, and they are our very own Uti Nwachukwu and Nollywood sweetheart, Kate Henshaw Nuttal. They both look very radiant and stylish in their garments, while they welcomed everyone to the native and vogue 2014 and also giving an highlight of this year’s event and what should be expected.
The event proper started with a showcasing of a very creative designer, Like Amos Ejiro, Zizi Cardow, Dumebi Oshekemba, Jonhson Johnson among others.
One of the high point of the event was the light comedy dished out by one of Portharcourts very best comedian, Daniel D Humorous who got the crowd including the governor laughing out their stress.
To wrap up the day 1 event, was a special performance by young and dynamic CHIDINMA who titillated the crowd with her special numbers like Kedike, Oh Baby and the crowd kept screaming for more more more till the event was brought to an end.
Check Below for pictures from the day 1 Native and Vogue Fashion week Portharcourt..

Keep refreshing www.societyreportersng.com, for all the runway photos from Frank Osodi, KLuK CGDT, Ade BAkare, Shaldon Kopman, Yemi Osunkoya, Jimi Delaja, Amos Ejiro Tafiri, Oluwagbon Oshinowo, Yomi Casual and many more.

 

SUNDAY ADEBAYO (Live From Portharcourt, Rivers State)

 

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AFWN 2022: African Fashion Week Nigeria Wraps Up With Special Recognition Awards

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Africa Fashion Week has established itself as the fashion event of the continent.
Regardless of the changes to the flow of African Fashion Week, the event remains, at its core, primarily the same: a platform for designers to showcase their work to a global and local audience. This year, after the huddles of COVID-19, Africa Fashion Week took place in a series of digital showcases, runway presentations, and a physical runway show at the Eko Hotel And Suites in Victoria Island Lagos for its 2022 event, which happened between September 7th to 9th 2022.

With a well planned and organized showcasing that featured emerging and established designers like Kola Qudus, Adire Oodua, Glue by Nasir Elias among others. The week made for a beautiful showcase on the runways and the streets of Lagos.

It will be recalled that AFWN was founded in 2014 by an extraordinary fashionpreneur, Ronke Ademiluyi, AFWN is a sister platform to Africa Fashion Week London AFWL which showcases emerging and established designers with creative talents, connecting them with stakeholders in the fashion industry…
This years edition had a new dimension to it as some fashion forward stakeholders were awarded with special recognition award for their contribution to the fashion industry.
Amongst the recipients of the award was fashion designer Ejiro Amos-Tafiri, Oba Saheed Elegushi (King Gucci), Kelechi Amadi -Obi among others.

The event also had in attendance dignitaries and special guests from all works of life. with the likes of Kwara State 1st lady Amb. Olufolake Abdulrasaq, Ooni Of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja the 11, Dr. Mrs. Erelu Abiola Dosumu, Doyin Abiola, Oba Saheed Elegushi among several others.
Below are pictorials from the event and some of the most colorful and daring outfits we saw during the just concluded African Fashion Week 2022……………..

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Capital Market Rules: NGX Slams N13.5m Fine On Unity Bank, Union Bank, First Bank….

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Unity Bank, under the leadership of Oluwatomi Somefun, has been sanctioned for failing to comply with the rules of the capital market authority, the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX), relating to release of financial statements.

The management of the company failed to submit its Full Year financial results for 2021 and First Quarter financial statements for the period of 2022 before the deadline. This led to the company being fined N4.2 million.

According to the capital market rules, it is mandated that listed companies in the stock market should release their Full Year financial statements 90 days after the end of the year, with Quarterly financials expected to be submitted 60 days after every quarter.

NGX penalised Unity Bank N3.6 million for failing to release it’s Full Year financials in line with the capital market’s rule, while the Somefun-led company was also sanctioned N600,000 for delay in the submission of its Q1 2022 earnings.

Aside from Unity Bank, NGX also fined Emeka Okonkwo’s Union Bank and Adesola Adeduntan’s First Bank Holdings N8.1 million and N1.2 million respectively for the same offense.

It was gathered that NGX fined First Bank N2.6 million for failing to meet deadline of the Q1 financial statements for 2022, and N5.5 million for not releasing it’s Full Year earnings report as at when due.

Meanwhile, Union Bank, which failed to submit its Full Year financial statements, was sanctioned and fined N1.2 million by the capital market authority.

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Florence Bodex Hungbo Dazzles, As She Hosts 2020 Citypeople Fashion and Beauty Award

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Celebrity Blogger & CEO Bodex Media, Florence Bodex Hungbo was the host of the 3rd edition of the City People Online Fashion and Beauty Awards.

It’s one of the country’s biggest fashion awards show.

The organizers gave over 50 awards to individuals that excelled in their respective categories in the year under review with scores of guests in attendance.

Bodex once again proved to be the queen of style, as she hosted this year’s edition in dazzling green outfits which were designed and styled by @rikaotobyme for the first appearance and @sisikemi_ for the second appearance. Her stunning look has since been attracting wild reactions from fashion enthusiasts.

Her charisma and presentation were exceptional, classy, and professional all through the event. Bodex’s craft has indeed proved that class has come to stay in the entertainment industry with her flawless makeup which was done by @kfloxy_makeover to keep her face glowing all through the event

remarks, the publisher of City People, Mr. Seye Kehinde said the award was meant to promote fashion creativity in the digital space. He added that the pandemic has made people be more creative, hence the need for them to be celebrated “in our own little way”.

The event also featured exhilarating musical performances by one of Nigeria’s finest highlife act, SBlive, who kept the audience up on their feet throughout the show.

The event ended at about 9 pm with lots to eat, drink, and time to mingle.

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