It was truly a night of fashion, glamour, inspiration and information as guests trooped in droves to attend Fashion Fantasia! – a benefit Fashion show and fundraising aimed at increasing awareness for breast and cervical cancer. The event which took place at the high class Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Lekki was truly a memorable experience for all who attended.
The event which was hosted by delectable TanaEgboAdelana of the Channel O and Peak Talent Show fame, kicked off with the national anthem being sung by Ruby Gyang, the newest artiste signed on to M.I Abaga’sLoopy records. Her soulful rendition of the National anthem put the guests in the mood for what was to be an immensely enjoyable evening. Following another equally soulful performance by Nokia First Chance Winner, Christine Ben Ameh, the guests enjoyed a fantastic fashion showcase from SuchilleClothings.
The guests were then given a talk on Breast and Cervical Cancer by Dr. Mario Adelaja, Executive Director of Bloom Cancer Care. The session was thoroughly engaging and informative as Dr. Adelaja addressed questions and concerns from members of the audience. The highpoint of the evening was perhaps the inspiring and emotional talk given by breast cancer survivor FunmilayoShonubi. She shared her experience with the members of the audience and urged them to be vigilant about their health and always go for regular checks.
This session was immediately followed by the celebrity runway segment which had female celebrities like TanaEgboAdelana of Channel O, Victoria Pepple of STV, Christine Ben Ameh of Nokia First Chance and others all walking the runway as a means of advocating for regular breast and cervical cancer screening.
Speaking on the event, Project visionary, Francesca Uriri said: “The rate at which young people, especially young women are being infected with cancer is very alarming; which is essentially why we’re using fashion as a platform to ensure that people realize just how important it is to get their regular checks done. Early detection of any type of cancer helps increase the rate of survival; and this is one of the key things we hope to re-iterate with this event.”
The event featured exciting and breathtaking designs from Marayah O, Ahdookeh, O’Eclat, Jewelry House, PrisicillaSuchi Best of SuchilleClothings: exciting musical performances from multi talented artistes, a presentation from the Bloom Cancer Care, spotlight on cancer survivors and lots more. Fashion Fantasia! wassupported by Polo, Nutricima, O’eclat, Zaron, Bloom Cancer care, Brief Essentials, Ahdookeh and SuchilleClothings.
Fashion Fantasia! is an initiative of Leading Ladies Nigeria; an organization positioned at the forefront of assisting women particularly those in Sub-Saharan Africa achieve their set goals and dreams in life. In January this year, the organization successfully facilitated a mentoring and capacity building seminar for young women tagged ‘Dare to Dream’ which had as speakers: FunmiOmitowoju, Former COO UBA Prestige, Bukky George, MD CEO HealthPlus Pharmacy and CasaBella International Limited, and Lisa Folawiyo, Creative Head Jewel By Lisa.
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For further Information please contact: Francesca Uriri