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Nigerian fashion designer seeks FCTA support

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By Akintola Timothy

Fashion event, Afrocentric, set to spotlight the qualities of African fashion.

The fashion industry is one poignant sector that has helped in enhancing Nigeria’s economic development. As a result of the imminent potentials that this sector pose, numerous stakeholders have urged the government to implement the fashion sector as the non-oil export to grow the country’s gross domestic product. During the Lagos Fashion Fair 2022, Princess Ronke Ademiluyi, the founder of Africa Fashion Week Nigeria noted that Nigeria’s creative sector had commenced the process of translating fashion into wealth.

With Nigeria maintaining a hub for fashion and immense style, one major advantage of the fashion industry lies in the fact that it stimulates the local economy. The National Bureau of Statistics noted that the Nigerian fashion industry has experienced an upward development, a 17 percent growth trajectory per annum over the last decade. This constant growth has evidently increased the sophistication of the industry, positioning it for immense investment and posting it to attract global attention.

Mrs. Justinah urged the government to reimburse creatives.

However, in line with the Federal Government’s commitment to ensure the support of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) for economic growth, a budding Nigerian entrepreneur has solicited supports from the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) for its impending exhibition of inmate designs from Africa and locally made products. The Founder and CEO of Justwan Dezign Couture, Mrs. Justinah Wanda expressed this call in Abuja, urging for SMEs grants, in a bid to reimburse creatives for the harsh economic situation that has ravaged the country.

Additionally, she noted that this innovation was to further support the teaming of Nigerian youths that had undergone fashion design training from the Justwan Dezign Couture Fashion Academy. This grant, she said, will enable them to accrue needed funds to venture into their specialized fields, so as to help them earn a living independently. This program was designed for the promotion and showcase of African attires that has attracted national and international audiences, all in a bid to celebrate the cultural heritages and pride.

Exhibition event to celebrate and propagate made in Nigeria goods.

Mrs. Justinah stated that these investments will help Justwan Dezign Couture attract and retain groups of associates for the provision of wonderful and unique fashion experiences to be enjoyed by their loyal clients. Further, she noted that despite the fact that the year had presented numerous dilemmas to the company’s employees, she pointed to her happiness at the company being able to still discount its prices to numerous customers, as well as the periodic incentive granted to the company’s production team with 100 percent of its staffs, retained.

She disclosed that the academy was planning to provide a leading African fashion design, so as to importantly promote Nigerian goods and services in the global market. She again stated that the focal of this maiden edition was about celebrating and propagating the made-in-Nigeria, as well as bringing to spotlight, the excellent qualities that qualifies it for global market. The event tagged “Afrocentric” which indicates the showcase of rich African cultural heritages will involve the display of made in Nigeria materials.

Everyone must work to ensure promotion of locally made products.

However, the CEO said that it was high time that everyone worked collaboratively to ensure exponential growth by ensuring the promotion of locally made products. She stated that the fair would be an avenue for displaying the development that many businesses had experienced. She indicated that the academy had graduated students with immense expertise to redefine and create trending styles for female designs. She then urged fashion designers to come display their creative designs at the event which is to hold on December 10, 2022.


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jdpumping
jdpumping
1 year ago

The Nigeria fashion designers are doing a good job, they have truly evolved in terms of fashion and our fashion world and sense is too notch now they need the best support that can be rendered to continuously improve our fashion world and give it a good limelight to the world.

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
1 year ago

If the huge potential in the fashion industry is properly utilise Nigeria will really gain lots from it because boost the economy sector and also portray Nigeria image into the global map.

Abusi
Abusi
1 year ago

Nigeria needs to organize events for the fashion shows. It will be an outing where fashion designers come to show forth their remarkable designs for exhibition. With this, they will be more recognized.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
1 year ago

Fashion designers are doing a good job in Nigeria. Fashion designed exhibition will showcase of African attires that has attracted national and international audiences, all in a bid to celebrate the cultural heritages and pride.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
1 year ago

we have numerous stakeholders have asked the government to make the fashion industry the non-oil export to increase the country’s GDP because of the sector’s promising future.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
1 year ago

I find it encouraging that Nigeria’s creative industry has begun the process of turning fashion into money. This is something that is important to me.

Bola12
Bola12
1 year ago

This consistent growth has clearly resulted in an enhanced level of expertise within the industry, putting it in a position to garner enormous investment and posting it to attract attention on a global scale.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
1 year ago

Providing a cutting-edge African fashion design was one of the main goals of the academy, which aimed to boost exports from Nigeria.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
1 year ago

They will be able to save up enough money to start their own businesses in their respective fields of expertise, which will allow them to become financially independent.

Christiana
Christiana
1 year ago

Students who had graduated from the school with the immense skill to reimagine and produce trending trends for female designs had been given the opportunity to participate.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
1 year ago

It was about time that everyone worked together to promote exponential growth by ensuring the marketing of products created in the local area.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
1 year ago

In an effort to honor the continent’s rich cultural traditions, a fashion-themed exhibition will feature a selection of garments that have garnered attention from fashionistas across the globe.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
1 year ago

It is necessary for Nigeria to coordinate the festivities around the fashion shows. The event will be an expedition for fashion designers, during which they will bring their most spectacular works to display for others.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
1 year ago

Nigeria’s enormous fashion industry potential is fully realized, the country stands to benefit greatly from the sector’s increased prosperity and the positive image it projects to the rest of the world.

theApr
theApr
1 year ago

One key benefit of the fashion sector is that it boosts the local economy, as Nigeria continues to be a hub for fashion and incredible style.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
1 year ago

to help them earn a living independently. This program was designed for the promotion and showcase of African attires that has attracted national and international audiences, all in a bid to celebrate the cultural heritages and pride. Nice thing.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
1 year ago

Nice idea it will make people earn independently and promote and make African attire recognize and help to market the product made

Remi1
Remi1
1 year ago

This program was created to promote and highlight African clothing that has drawn both domestic and international viewers in an effort to honor ethnic history and pride.

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
1 year ago

This steady growth has unquestionably led to an increased degree of knowledge within the business, which has placed it in a position to draw tremendous investment and has positioned it to attract attention on a global scale.

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
1 year ago

There are several ways that our government can generate money. They just chose to be complacent and depends on oil money. If our government are innovative and have foresight they will invest also in fashion and fashion event to generate revenue for the country.

DimOla
DimOla
1 year ago

Our government is totally reliant on money generated from oil sector and are not willing to explore other avenues to generate income for the country. Fashion and Fashion event are some areas that government should invest into to generate revenue for the country too.