Bank of Industry, AGOA section contacted designer Ejiro Amos Tafiri to showcase and compete in the Origin Africa designer’s showcase, organized by the USAID. They had been requested to submit names of designers and they had sent in several names but they weren’t meeting the required criteria. They came across her label online and contacted her pronto. The rest is history as she dazzled at the event being Nigeria’s sole representative.
The main event held on March 18th at Balaclava ruins on Maritime hotel grounds. Although she didn’t win the coveted prize – a spot to showcase at Africa fashion week New York this September, it was won by Fikirte Addis of Ethiopia. It was great trip as it was enlightening and fun at the same time.
The designer pictured in the hotel grounds