The organisers of Africa Fashion Week London are delighted to announce Globacom Limited as the official African telecommunications sponsor for the third edition of Africa Fashion Week London scheduled for 1-3 August 2013 at Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch.
Also the official sponsors for African Arts and Fashion Banquet fundraiser gala presented by AFWL at The Dorchester in support of emerging African designers, Globacom, as Nigeria’s national telecom operator, has consistently brought innovation, quality service delivery and unequalled benefits to its subscribers. Since its inception in 2003, the company has grown to become a major player in the African telecom industry.
Currently, Glo remains a giant in the telecoms sector with over 35 million subscribers in Africa, including multinational corporations, decision makers in the public and private sectors, students, artisans and rural dwellers who are connected to our network who enjoy access to high quality products and affordable telecom services.
Globacom is also a leading brand in the promotion of African arts and culture through its outstanding support and sponsorship of the creative, literary and the performing arts with support for leading Nollywood actors and actresses, music stars and comedians across the continent as well as its commitment to the discovery and nurturing of young talents through sponsorship of reality shows such as the ongoing Glo X-Factor which offers a top prize of $150,000 USD and a recording contract to the winner of the show.
“In line with our commitment to the promotion and sustenance of African arts and culture as well as our tradition, we have now teamed up with The African Fashion Week towards celebrating our unique and diverse African cultural heritage through fashion,” said Globacom chairman Dr. Mike Adenuga JR (GCon).
He also added, “African fashion is gradually taking the centre stage of world fashion with African designers participating actively in major fashion shows and African models increasingly making the continent proud on the runway,” he continues, “Africa boasts a rich cultural heritage which, I dare say, is the best in the world. I, therefore, commend the organisers of this forum as their efforts have helped elevate the status of African fashion and works of art worldwide. The business and overall growth potentials offered to the continent by AFWL are enormous.”
“We are absolutely delighted to have the support of another proudly African brand which lends its support to the platform created with the aim of showcasing, celebrating and supporting young African talents in fashion,” said Africa Fashion Week London founder and CEO, Ronke Ademiluyi.
“Globacom’s support also validates the hard work we have put in since our inception in 2011 and is proof that we have created an invaluable platform organisations and individuals believe have the power to make a difference not only to the African fashion scene but to the lives of up and coming design talents of African descent, and for this, we are proud,” Ademiluyi added.
With Mrs. Fifi Ejindu, the Nigeria-based architect and businesswoman and Yinka Shonibare MBE, the London-based globally celebrated Nigerian fine artist as patrons, this year’s event once again promises to be a huge success which will see over 100 African designers and exhibitors showcasing their designs at the event, taking place in the impressive Truman Brewery space, just off Brick Lane. This years’ AFWL is set to be bigger and better than ever, expected over 20,000 people to attend the event over the course of the three days.
Due to popular demand for the shows, the AFWL team have also announced the availability of a limited number of first come first served free standing tickets which will also allow the holder free entry to the exhibition hall.