Its time for LFDW! LFDW is short for Lagos Fashion and Design Week. The annual event is held in Lagos and brings the best and brightest in the Nigerian Fashion Industry together. Since its inception five years ago, the platform has increased exponentially in profile. in 5 short years, LFDW has garnered international recognition and propelled a few Nigerian designers to well-deserved, bonafide international status.
This year, I was chosen as one of the ambassadors for LFDW. It truly is an honor to be part of something that has been instrumental in forcing a shift in the dialogue about Nigeria. The platform has caused people to focus on the good that can come out of the country and not only her worst reviews.
After a month-long sabbatical , I got in on Tuesday 27th October evening and went straight to the LFDW mania the following day. I was fortunate enough to get to work with Demola Fashola ( more info on Demola in the 'Photographers' page) ; my friend and budding photographer. Given that I called him up last minute, Demola was nothing short of phenomenal as he calmed my nerves and got some dope shots which I believe, captured the aesthetic of LFDW Day 1 perfectly. P.S I have to give a huge shoutout to my dear friend Farouq who let me borrow his gold amulet, bracelet , metal neck thingy. I totally told everyone in interviews that I got it from my tomb as I AM King Tut reincarnate. lol Ok time for some pictures !
Wearing DapMod sunglasses is always a must
With fellow ambassador Noble Igwe
With Bolanle Olukanni
Interview with Mimi Onalaja for Ebony Life ( my TV family)
One of my favorite models UJU NWOBODO
Backstage with UJU and WALÉ
Bolu has the perfect face. Male model pick of the year
GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS
Having a moment backstage
Uju Nwobodo in Tifanny Amber
Bolu In P.O.C
Model for Ré
The event was powered by Heineken. Here, I'm standing in the VIP after party room LIT in Heineken-Green
Photography By Demola Fashola