Taking The Fashion Industry To The Next Level – The FADAN’s Talent Hunt Journey

The history of the talent hunt competition can be traced back to the Fashion Show and Fair organised by the British Council in collaboration with the Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria (FADAN) and Yaba College of Technology in 1992. In a press release by British Council, a four day programme tagged “Sakara” was organised, with various encounters such as seminars and workshops culminating in a major fashion fair at the Federal Palace Hotel on 26 April, 1992. Leading figures that conducted the workshop and seminar were Roger Casstles, the Executive Producer of BBC’s popular and award winning TV series ‘The Clothes Show’ and Wendy Dagworthy, the Head of Fashion at the prestigious Central St. Martin’s School of Art and Design in London. This event by British Council inspired the annual talent hunt competition initiative by FADAN to encourage budding designers in private fashion schools, tertiary institutions and secondary schools in Nigeria in collaboration with Yaba College of Technology as a co-sponsor. The talent hunt is targeted at young designers across the country, to provide them a platform to be seen in order to expose them and enrich their knowledge.  

NACCIMA Reviews Government Intervention Funds

Following complaints about lapses observed in the operations of the various intervention funds floated by the Federal Government in its bid to stimulate economic growth in some sectors in the last three years, the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), in collaboration with Enhancing Nigerian Advocacy for a Better Business Environment (ENABLE), held a dialogue aimed at assessing the performance and prospects of the funds. The dialogue was coordinated by Olanrewaju Oniyitan. The dialogue was held on Tuesday 31st July, 2012 at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Ikeja, Lagos.