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AAYANFE CREATIONS is an African Fashion Enthusiast brand that uses Adire Fabric to create beautiful and timeless designs infused with cultural memories. Started Aayanfe Creations in the year 2015 and went fully into Adire Business in May 2020. The goal is to be the largest producer and distributor of Adire in the world, create more platforms for active participation of Youth in the Adire Industry and change the narrative of Adire from fabrics to other creatives like Adire rug, wallpaper, chair, etc.

With a mission is to create timeless cultural memories with Adire patterns, designs, and prints at a glance, and moving forward on that agenda, they are set to host the largest gathering of Adire Stakeholders in the World called THE ADIRE FESTIVAL on the 10th of December 2021 at The Banquet Hall, Conference Hotel, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta.

The Adire Festival would host all the stakeholders in the Adire Industry from the dye makers to the fabric weavers, to the fashion designers, batik makers, Adire makers, Fashion Stylists, users of Adire, and lovers of Adire, Art, and culture.

The Festival aims to achieve the following:

  • To celebrate African Heritage and culture through Adire Fashion.
  • To unite all Adire stakeholders and encourage collaboration.
  • To encourage the participation of youth in the Adire Business which would encourage creativity and infusion of technology.
  • To change the narrative of Adire from Fabrics alone to other creative materials like Adire wallpaper, rug, chairs, curtains, etc.
  • The Adire Festival also focuses on increasing the GDP of the African continents by providing more job opportunities and providing export opportunities for youth in the Adire Business.

The event agenda includes:

  • Panel sessions on the traditional Adire and modern-day Adire
  • What can be done going forward to embrace global attention?
  • Trainings on batiks and Adire making.
  • Fashion show to cap the event.

The keynote speaker for the maiden edition of The Adire Festival is Princess Aderonke Ademiluyi, the CEO of African Fashion Week and the COO of Adire Oodua Hub. The festival will also host special appearances of Royal Fathers, US consulate representatives, government officials, Africans in diaspora, exhibitors, and fashion designers.

The maiden edition of The Adire Festival is in partnership with the US Department of State, International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP), The YD Company, The Borderless Trade Network, and many more to come.

To attend, please register here.

To register for the exhibition and fashion show, please click here.

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iDESIGN by Tola Akerele, in partnership with Ebony Life recently held the Eko Design Exhibition, which took place at the Victoria Hall in EbonyLife Place. Eko Design Crafted Living, which is the next in the Eko series following Eko Star, Eko Culture, and Eko Film, was a 3-day exhibition event, from October 21st -23rd, 2021, sponsored by Lagos State, aiming to highlight the best of Nigeria’s flourishing creative industries. The exhibition showcased the beautiful furniture and lighting designs of various Nigerian exhibitors, which are homegrown and home-inspired.

Tola Akerele (Founder iDesign & Eko Design Exhibition)

In a statement by Tola Akerele, Founder, iDesign, she expressed her delight to partner with Ebonylife Place for the exhibition. She then went ahead to encourage Nigerians to be proud of the Nigerian culture and heritage. Tola Akerele also reiterated that all exhibited crafts, furniture, and lighting designs were made locally and the exhibitors were carefully selected for their original pieces.

Exhibitors present were iDesign, Wodu Craft, Bamidele, Wicker Baskets, Cyrus 45, Studio Lani, Aga Concept, Ethnik Africa, Manukwa Atelier, Woodie, and The Canemakers.

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iDesign in Collaboration with EbonyLife Place Presents Eko Design Exhibition

Awarding winning Lagos design firm iDESIGN by Tola Akerele has worked on a number of exclusive residential and hospitality design projects with a focus on local artistic expression through art and furniture.

iDESIGN by Tola Akerele has partnered with Ebony Life to bring Eko Design. Eko Design is the next in the Eko series following Eko Star, Eko Culture, and Eko Film. These events have been sponsored by Lagos state and the aim is to highlight the best of Nigeria’s flourishing creative industries. Eko design, Crafted Living will be a showcase of furniture and lighting that are homegrown and home-inspired.  This 3-day event will be held from  21st – 23rd October 2021 at the Victoria Hall, EbonyLife Place, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The exhibition also aims is to showcase and promote beautiful furniture and home products made in Nigeria, as well as create an environment where the creative industry, local designers, and architects can come together to form strong business relationships within the Lagos design community.

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It was all FUN and GAMES at the #ChefDishFoodFest hosted by Samantha’s Bistro in partnership with YD Agency on the 16th and 17th of April 2017(Easter Sunday & Monday). Guests really made FOOD ART with their various colourful food-themed paintings.
 Kids had fun doing what they know how to do best and adults, not to be left out or outdone, rekindled,channeled into and connected with that inner childlike nature of theirs.

It was really a day to be remembered for all its FUN and FESTivities.