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Before now, being plus sized was seen as being unhealthy or unattractive, in recent times the narrative has changed and Plus sized women are being celebrated.

PlusSize Fashion Week Africa presents the first Edition of its Masterclass themed ‘Glow up and Flawless’, the masterclass is aimed at helping plus-sized women see beyond their body size help them cultivate an attitude of positivity in every facet of life. During the masterclass there would be talks on different on topics with seasoned panellists on board, the topics up for panel discussion are Business/finance, mental wellbeing, plus-size modelling and many more.

The master class is set to take place at 1 pm on Sunday, November 4, 2018, at the Main Banquet Hall, Oriental Hotel, Lagos.

The panellists who would be speaking at the masterclass are Bunmi Aboderin Talabi, Bukky Karibi-Whyte, Omilola Oshikoya, Glory Edozien, Gbemisola Adebayo, Dumebi Agbakoba, Feyi Luther, Chisom Ogbummuo, Titi Akinkugbe, Bukola Alba, Aderonke Eno Adefalujo, Temi George Taylor, Moremi Elekwachi, hosted by Yetty Ogunnubi and Moderated by Temi Aboderin-Alao.

The Plussize Fashion Week Africa was birthed out of the need to stop the stigmatization and body shaming of the plus-sized woman; we believe that every woman should be comfortable in her skin and body regardless of what the society thinks as long as they are healthy.

This year’s Plussize Fashion Week Africa is themed #BeautifullyMe and it as all about self-awareness.

This year’s edition of the PlusSize Fashion Week Africa is set to hold on Saturday, November 3, 2018,and Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the Main Banquet Hall, Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.



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The PlusSize Fashion Week Africa is drawing near and all hands are on deck to make this year’s edition bigger and better. The maiden edition of the PlusSize Fashion Week Africa took place on Saturday September 2, 2017 and it was an exciting day for the PlusSize community all over Africa.

The press conference started with an opening prayer. Then clips from past events put together by the PFWAFRICA team was highlighted including last year’s edition. After which Yetty Ogunnubi (YD Agency) who was the host of the conference began by introducing the organizers of the PlusSize Fashion Week Africa.

The founder of PFWAFRICATemi Aboderin-Alao spoke about the journey so far, her vision for the event in subsequent years, the inspiration behind the theme #beautifullyme. she also encapsulated and did a breakdown of what to expect this year, such as Exhibition, Red carpet, Runway, Music, the final lap of the #AfricaNextPlussizeModel competition and more.

The members of the panel at the press conference included Founder of PFWA Temi Aboderin-Alao, Yetty Ogunnubi (Head Publicist and CEO. YD Agency), Olubukola Akanbi (PFWAFRICA Project Coordinator), Dumebi Agbakoba (Award Winning Chef), Feyi Luther (Chef), Immaculate Dache (Music Ariste/influencer), Nkechi Blessing (Actress), Monalisa Stephen (Actress), Mor Okonkwo (Music Artiste), Nancy Hustle and Modavi Couture boss.

The Managing Director, Mr Wilson Alao about the rationale behind the #AfricaNextPlussizeModel modelling competition, the process of model casting and their training.  The project coordinator Miss Olubukola Akanbi talked about being part of the plus size movement.

The PFWAFRICA Influencers who were present also talked about how happy they are to be part of the show, and how the message #beautifullyme needs to be preached to women of all sizes.

This year’s edition of PlusSize Fashion Week Africa is set to hold on Saturday, November 3, 2018, and Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the Main Banquet Hall, Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. The activities include, Runway shows, Exhibitions, a Masterclass themed “Glow up and Flawless” and a Fashion Gala night where awards will be given to those who have contributed to the PlusSize community in Africa.