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Nigerians Welcome AFWA Support

From 24 to 27 August the Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam (AFWA) will take place. In July CEO Diana Tambe and production manager Aydin Acik visited Nigeria. Upcoming events were presented, like the African Fashion and Cultural Week Abuja 2017 and the 4th Henna Ball and Award Night. The ‘AFWA and Diana Tambe Foundation’ supported Nigerian partners with wheelchairs and legal help for children and women by women lawyers.

Fashion, empowerment and economy.
“We aim to encourage and empower the youth, creating job opportunities through fashion, the development of the African fashion industry, the merge of the African and European market and last but not least, alleviate the lives of those suffering from extreme poverty, & encourage talent and handicraft. We are a platform to create Demand & Supply Internationally!" acclaims the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of AFWA, Miss Diana Tambe.

Diana started the Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam in 2014, being a model for African fashion herself and a designer, with her own label ‘Black Pearl Secret’. She is working hard on promoting African Fashion, amongst others by organizing Fashion Weeks in different countries in Africa. She was born in Cameroon and grew up in the Netherlands. After that she lived in both The Hague and London.
Events and partners in Nigeria
Diana and production manager Aydin Acik booked a lot of results in Nigeria. They presented not only the African Fashion and Cultural Week Abuja 2017 and the 4th Henna Ball and Award Night, but also the African Fashion Week Bayelsa and an international coaching programme for the International Institute of Tourism & Hospitality. These activities are veritable platforms for promoting african brand awareness and networking internationally.
A main Nigerian partner is Henna Ball, known for its ability to promote local designers and entrepreneurs through its prestigious platform. It is a powerful lifestyle marketing platform, a brainchild of Tozali magazine. This magazine birthed the Henna Ball and Tozali people award initiative. For further discussion on business Diana and Aydin were welcomed by King Esama of the Benin Kingdom in Nigeria.
Partners of the ‘AFWA and Diane Tambe Foundation’ are the International Federation of Women Lawyers and the ColinsCocodia Foundation" in Bayelsa for disabled and elderly people in Nigeria. They established the relationship to realise legal help for children and women. One hundred wheelchairs were donated to disabled people in Bayelsa.

Moral support on tragic kidnapping of Ese Oruru
With the help and facilitated by Honourable Collins Cocodia; High Commissioner of Youth Development Bayelsa State, The Diana Tambe Foundation visits Ese Oruru to sympathize on the tragic kidnapping of Ese Oruru, bringing her moral support & gift items. Full story on this visit will follow on our next press release.
AFWA 2016
From 24 to 27 August another Africa Fashion Week will take place in Amsterdam. Many partners are supporting the event. The Dutch RailTV will show promotional imagery on big screens in 53 railway stations. It is the third edition of AFWA, now a renown event in the Netherlands.


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