Saturday, November 29, 2014

BlackNBold Fashion House Awards 2014 [PHOTOS]

 BlackNBold Fashion House is gradually becoming an household name not
only in Nigeria but abroad. The company staged the maiden edition of
her awards; BlackNBold Awards in Ikeja yesterday 28th November 2014.
Awards were presented to Woman of the year, Young Designer of the Year
and Fashion Tv of the year.

In a chat with Mr Ademodi Marcus, the business manager of
BlackNBold Fashion House, he said "We saw the need to appreciate and
encourage individuals and brands that have made a positive impact to
the Nigeria fashion industry, BlackNBold Awards will be an annual end
of the year event to celebrate and acknowledge these individuals
effort. We hope to have more categories next year.

Woman of the Year--- Mrs Sola Babatunde, CEO of Osc College of
Fashion, now rated as the fastest growing fashion school in Nigeria.

Sola Babatunde is a US Department of State Alumni, who holds an
advanced entrepreneurship training certificate from the Andreas
Business School, Barry University, Miami, Florida. She is a Goldman
Sachs Scholar. She started her career at Fate Foundation, working
through all the departments and has partnered with several NGO's to
provide fashion training scholarship to their beneficiaries. She is
also an Alumni of Olabisi Onabanjo University where she studied
Banking and Finance, she was also trained in pattern drafting and
dress making at the Nobel Afrik Dress Making School. She is an
executive at the Fashion Designer Association of Nigeria who was
recently appointed as a WED Ambassador (Women Entrepreneural
Development) by the entrepreneural development centre of the Pan
Atlantic University  about two weeks ago. Sola Babatunde is also an
annual sponsor of the Winasbet Nigerian Student Fashion And Design
Week. Through her fashion school, several top fashion designers in
Nigeria have evolved.

Young Designer of the Year--- Vovwe Omoko

Vovwe Omoko is a 25 years old designer from Delta State. She graduated
from Delta State University where she studies Fine and Applied arts.
She started fashion professionally in June 2014. Vovwe acquired her
skills from the prestigious Osc College of Fashion.

Her first collection Chaste by Ovems was launched at the 2014 edition
of Winasbet Nigerian Student Fashion And Design Week, were she emerged
as the Most Creative Designer amongst the over 30 young designers that
participated. Shortly afterwards, Vovwe was ranked 2nd at the Top 12
Industry Newcomers in Nigeria by BlackNBold Fashion House, a release
that went viral.

In October 2014, Vovwe won the David Wej Half a million Naira fashion
competition. She is presently the wardrobe designer for Cooltv and
Wazobia Tv. She has styled OAP's such as Dj Freeze, Zoe, Nedu, Kayla,
Lolo, Elenu, Dj Exclusive to mention a few.

Vovwe is currently working on her next collection "Luchi by Ovems".
This collection is inspired by working class ladies who love to look
simple but elegant.

Fashion Tv of the Year----Spice TV

Spice Tv was launched in 2009 and founded by Mr Tajudeen Adepetu,
owners of ONTV and Soundcity. Starting as a program on tv to becoming
one of the biggest fashion oriented television stations in Nigeria.

Spice Tv has been very consistent since inception. A station that has
dedicated its time and resources to promoting established fashion
brands as well as emerging ones in Africa.

Spice Tv has covered several fashion events within and outside the
country and was also the official tv partner of the Winasbet Nigerian
Student Fashion And Design Week.