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EKO DESIGN EXHIBITION: THE RECAP

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.

Visit https://cometoidesign.com/ for more information.

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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.

For more information, please email: bukola@cometoidesign.com

Register to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eko-design-2021-a-furniture-and-lighting-exhibition-tickets-193563081387

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LLF Digital was a Blast!

THE LLF DIGITALEXPERIENCE!

After four incredible days of brilliant conversations, extremely insightful masterclasses, and a fascinating 3D exhibition experience, we are super excited to have made history by bringing you Africa’s first digital leather fair.

Just in case you missed any of it, here are highlights of the event:

We featured 24 leather designers from across West Africa in a specially curated 3D virtual exhibition, some of which included: Shekudo, Aaboux, Pere Lei, Apaart Africa, Toss Bags, Zashadu, FemiHandbags, Marte Egele, Sole Inspiration,and Detail Africa.

The exhibition is still live for a couple more weeks. Click here to visit.

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BUSINESS OF PHOTOGRAPHY CONFERENCE EXHIBITION | Tuesday 30th April, 2019 | INVITATION

BUSINESS OF PHOTOGRAPHY CONFERENCE EXHIBITION
Tuesday 30th April, 2019
INVITATION.

YOU ARE INVITED
TO THE CLOSING RECEPTION OF 
BUSINESS OF PHOTOGRAPHY CONFERENCE EXHIBITION 
30TH April 2019, 6PM 
LANDMARK CENTER 
Plot 2 & 3, Water Corporation Drive, 
Victoria Island, Lagos
REGISTER TO ATTEND BOP CONFERENCE HERE
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Italian Lighting Design Expert Sergio Padula set to speak at the Made By Design Home & Hospitality Exhibition

 

Italian Lighting Design Expert Sergio Padula set to speak at the Made By Design Home & Hospitalit... 

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6th October 2018
 

Made by Design Masterclass 2018

 

Speaker: Sergio Padula

 

Topic: The Intelligence of Light

THE LANDMARK EVENT CENTER, ONIRU, LAGOS

Date: 6TH OCTOBER, 2018

MORNING SESSION
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

AFTERNOON SESSION
3:00PM – 4:00PM

Sergio Padula was born in Venosa (PZ), Italy, in 1977. A love affair with light started during his time at Politecnico di Milano where Padula was mentored by Piero Castiglioni. After spending a final year studying at UQAM in Montreal, Padula graduated in Industrial design and immediately focussed on his passion for light.

Travelling around the World has enabled him to work on scores of varied projects and his professional knowledge is only complemented by his charismatic approach to teaching, which has seen him as part of the design syllabus at the University of Rome La Sapienza, the University of Architecture of Florence, the China Central Art Academy Architecture School in Beijing and both Manipal and American Universities in Dubai and Sharjah.
Sergio has also spoken at various conferences and participated in several initiatives throughout the region, such as Light Insight Arabia at the Light Middle East, INDEX and the Architectural Lighting Conference in Qatar.
Padula has been a member of APIL, The Italian Lighting Professional Association and a fully trained Relux trainer with over 10 years experience working as a visual designer and product manager, in 2008 he joined iGuzzini in their Middle East office where he is currently working as Technical Director and Lighting Design Expert. He is also the Training Supervisor, leading numerous workshops across the region.

As a designer, his practice is promoting an eco-sustainable approach and is essentially led by simplicity and functionality, being mainly inspired by the work of Caravaggio, Castiglioni Brothers, and Isao Hosoe. His most prestigious projects in the Middle East include:

National Archaeology Museum – Beirut, Lebanon
Ministry of Finance – Riyadh, KSA
The Women’s Museum – Bastakiya, Dubai;
The Commercial Bank – Doha, Qatar;
State Mosque – Doha, Qatar.
Ritz Carlton – Abu Dhabi, UAE
Majalis Oman – Muscat, Oman
Queen Alia International Airport – Amman, Jordan
Grand Hamad CBQ – Doha, Qatar
Holcom Headquarters – Beirut, Lebanon
Sowwah Square – Abu Dhabi, UAE
The Beach – Dubai, UAE
The Walk – Dubai, UAE
BoxPark – Dubai, UAE
Malek Museum – Tehran, Iran
Dowlat Building – Tehran, Iran
Central Market – Abu Dhabi, UAE
Yas Marina – Abu Dhabi, UAE
KAFD Mosque – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Ferrari Store – Dubai Mall/Mall of the Emirates Dubai, UAE
La Creperie Restaurant – Beirut, Lebanon
Etihad Museum – Dubai, UAE

REGISTER HERE
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For further information or details of how to exhibit or register your attendance, please email pm@essentialinteriors.net or call 0809 481 5324.

 

The event is proudly sponsored by

Interstyle ceramics, Woodstyles, frontier capital and Il bagno

 

Attendance is free but registration is required.

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THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING THE BUSINESS OF PHOTOGRAPHY CONFERENCE 2018

The business of photography conference was a success and it surpassed all expectations for a first time event. The event which took place on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Landmark Center Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos had over 1000 participants in attendance. The participants included, established photographers, up and coming Photographers, bloggers and photography enthusiasts who arrived even before the event was scheduled to start.

The event was hosted by Lamide Akintobi. There were various panel sessions where participants were able to learn and interact with various industries and photography experts.

The first panel session was moderated by Olive Emodi , with Henry Nwaeze (Big H Studios), Engr. Ifeanyi Oputa (Studio 24 boss), and TY Bello as panellists, where they discussed “The Evolution of Photography’. The second-panel session moderated by Tope Adenola (Horploadworks photography) had Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Emmanuel Oyeleke, Wani Olatunde, Yetunde Ayeni-Babaeko and Georgette Monnou discussed ‘Creative Business Practice”.

There was a break after the second-panel session which enabled the participants to network with one another and also get one on one interactions and short mentorship sessions from the panellists.

The Keynote speech was delivered by Professor Pat Utomi, where he applauded the initiative and was impressed with the turnout of participants.

The master classes took place after the break and four of the most amazing and talented photographers out of Nigeria took various aspects of photography, the master classes where all paid for and fully booked several days before the event and more participants still pleaded to pay at the venue so as not to miss out.  Yetunde Ayeni-Babaeko took the Commercial Photography class, Hakeem Salaam took Landscape and Architecture, Kelechi Amadi-Obi took Fashion and Editorial while TY Bello took the Portrait Photography class.

While the panel session was still ongoing Olumuyiwa Faulkner (Flutter Wave),  Sylvia Udemeh of Bridge Books and -August Udoh discussed ‘Effective and Creative Financing in the Creative Industry” this session was moderated by Ronke Adeola.

Mrs Oyinkansola Badejo-Okunsanya being seasoned, well experienced and established in the Law Practice single-handedly talked about “The Legal and Legislative angle”.

Toyosi Etim-Effiong moderated the fourth panel session where Zubby Emodi, Shola Animashaun, Keli Abiel and Bukky Karibi-Whyte discussed ‘Content Monetization; The Way Forward”.

Sylvia Udemeh of Bridge Books also delivered a short presentation on “The Best Software Accounting Tool for Photographers”.

There was an exclusive private exhibition and cocktail event after the conference.  Beautiful photography pieces by Ty Bello, Yetunde Ayeni- Babaeko, Hakeem Salaam, Kola Oshalusi, Tobi Balogun and Reze Bonna were showcased at the exhibition.

The Business of Photography Conference is the brainchild and initiative of talented photographer, Kola Oshalusi of Insigna Media.

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THE BUSINESS OF PHOTOGRAPHY CONFERENCE IS SET TO CHANGE THE FACE OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN NIGERIA.

THE BUSINESS OF PHOTOGRAPHY CONFERENCE IS SET TO CHANGE THE FACE OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN NIGERIA

The Nigerian photography industry is about to take a new turn as all roads lead to the Business of Photography Conference at Landmark Event Center, Lagos on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

The Business of Photography Conference is aimed at bringing Photographers, photography manufacturing and servicing companies as well as photography retail businesses together under one roof to discuss, learn, exhibit, sell and buy everything photography. In recent times the need to efficiently monetize the photography industry and define its future as a major part of the current and future national revenue generation sector has become more important.

The conference seeks to address the evolution of the photography sector from a business perspective and discuss a way forward as a means of charting a proper course for the future.

It promises to be an exciting and engaging event as there are lots of activities planned for the day.

The 12hour event is set to start at 9am and end at 9pm. The conference would feature five segments; the Opening, the Conversation (panel sessions), Masterclasses, Break out Networking sessions, Cocktail and Exhibition. During the conversation segment, attendees would have the opportunity to listen to and chat with award-winning Nigerian photographers about the future of photography in Nigeria.

There would also be master classes where photographers learn certain set skills from the industry’s best hands. An exhibition area would also be set aside where attendees can buy and sell everything that has to do with photography.

The grand ambition is to establish ‘Business of Photography’ as an annually held gathering of photography stakeholders, with attendees including creatives, investors, equipment manufacturers, retailers and buyers of creative work.

For sponsorship: roseline@businessofphotography.net

Exhibition enquires: godwin@businessofphotography.net
For Media enquiries: ydagency@yettyd.com

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BECOME A MEDIA PARTNER

We are on the lookout for media organisation that is interested in partnering with our conference to promote global marketing awareness in general and generate ‘buzz’ for all parties involved. Interested??
Get In Touch Here

BECOME AN EXHIBITOR

We welcome you to exhibit your products related to photography, media and technology. We would like to extend a special invitation to you to exhibit your latest products and services for more information. Visit

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BECOME A SPONSOR

As a Corporate Sponsor or Partner of the BOP Conference, your company, large or small, will be supporting a great initiative. We offer various levels of event and national sponsorships allowing you and your company to customize your level of support.
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