Zikoranachukwuebuka Ikebuaku of Zikora has emerged winner of the Heineken Procedure Style Africa (DFA) Showcase 2021 held at the Eko Convention Center, over the weekend in Lagos.
The winner became then awarded $10,000 to carry out their designed garment and showcase it inside of the Procedure Style Africa weekend in October.
DFA towards attending to the final showpiece organised a actuality repeat with over 2000 video entries obtained from diversified aspects of Africa with designers showing off their objects.
Some of the judges who picked the eventual winner integrated Godson Ukaegbu, Adebayo Oke-Lawal, Akin Faminu, Oluwatosin Ogundadegbe, Michael Ugwu, and Ituen Basi.
The entries were diminished to 10 and camped at a feature in Lagos for 30 days where the eventual winner, Zikora, emerged.
Described as one of the highest vogue parades in most up-to-date instances, DFA featured top Nigerian and African designers.
The contributors came collectively to showcase diversified inventive African vogue, toeing the highway of this yr’s theme ‘Artistic Cultures’.
Yomi Informal, Zikora, Jurio Lutti, Niposkin, Skentele by Etti, Studio Trybe, Meklit.me, Lulla Studio, Femi Toys, amongst others, all showcased diversified vogue wears both for men and females.
The theme, ‘Artistic Cultures,’ responds to the rising must blend the African Style and inventive industries with global manufacturers and partnerships, akin to Heineken, amongst others.
Talking at the event, one of the mates, Amarachi Obiakor, said she became wowed by what she witnessed on the day.
The Tai Solarin University of Training student said a number of the designs displayed were topnotch, announcing she already looked ahead to getting one of them for herself.
The sponsor of the Style Show off, Heineken, ensured the mates had a memorable outing at the same time as they assured their passion for sponsoring vogue remains unshaken.
Business Progress Manager (Low and No) of the Heineken Company, Sampson Oloche, who became account for at the repeat, said they imagine the DFA is unquestionably a massive property.
“We now had been supporting vogue for 11 years,” he said. “I am joyful the event became a success as designers were given the choice to showcase their creativity,” Mr Oloche said
“At Heineken, we feel vogue is a massive property in our hands and with the animated investment, it could per chance probably become one extra cash-making enterprise in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.” He added.
Also account for at the event became the Establish Beef up Manager, Aboyowa Ikpobe, who also applauded the organiser for an unprecedented job.
Style fans were elated by the repeat of model on the runway.
Song fans also had a good time with performances from incredible Nigerian artistes are residing at the event akin to Patoranking, Aramide, Crayon, Tclassic, Ric Hassani, Ycee, Dapo Turbuna, Reekado Banks, and others.
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