BUSINESS AND FASHION EXPO ’17 – how it went.

So it was a sunny Sunday on the 10th of September 2017 at the Haven GRA, ikeja where different business owners gathered to exhibit their wares, products, items and services for sales and rendition. It was a good avenue for networking, collaboration and partnership among  these business owners and even costumers. Costumers that were present were wowed as they saw quality.  Products and services available where standard. The exhibition started fully shortly before 11am and by 2pm, it had already gone far and good.

We had Mr Peter popularly called MC Peru anchor the exposition. He was able to do again what he does best as he brought life to the air with his jokes and good anchorage skills.

Representatives from Darafashion also went round and interviewed some brand owners.

Some  had really beautifully crafted bead items (necklace, bags, bangles etc). We had Cilla Blaze Concept, House of Edita, Beads@chinel and Princess Abeke that strictly majored in beads and other bead items. Their products were all beautiful.

The exhibition was full of skills and talents from the makeup industry as makeup artists like Lola’s Place, Bekkie Treasures, Kachida Makeovers, Gwenny makeovers(makeup + body art), Glam signature etc. were all present in the exposition. Their works were all astonishing.

Many of them, together with some other brands like Tat Nig. PLC, George Gift global ventures, Fae Cosmetics also had services like bead making, gele tying, cosmetics and soap making. They also had accessories and jewelry for sale. There was a chain of really adroit and dexterous fashion designers. Some of which were Aloine Craft Factory( Tops and gown with Ankara, Turban), Crown works (leather works), Desired crafts(Handmade and pure leather items) Dora Clothier (really creative pieces), Royalty wears (female wears) etc.

Brands like Biobodysecrets and Fae cosmetics had Organics on their exhibition table. They sell products made from naturals. They sell organic skincare products like The African Black Cream Body Milk, Bioexfoliates(scrubs) , Bio Oil. Their production is based on Egyptian/Nigerian regimen. Fae cosmetics had products from Oriflame Sweden that also make organics from plant stems and flowers. They had makeup products, body and skincare products and fragrances too.

Darafashion had an exclusive interview with the CEO of Christiana Reginald Limited Lagos (a company that makes hand made bags, purses and wallets of any type and design for any gender). Her works were really impressive as she’s one of the young minds that believes in quality in entrepreneurship. She shared with darafashion that her trademark on her handmade bags is a purple lining inside the bag with “Christiana Reginald” inscribed on it.

There were also foods and small chops exhibit. We had food vendors like D Taste from Heaven(catering services), 5 bubbles(catering services), Daishaquickbite(local chops and drinks), Food park (finger food), Hope4paradiseng(fruits) and The grace confections(delicious cakes).

They really made their customers salivate as customers had to go for more after a taste from the vendors. MC Peru can testify. There was a raffle draw that got many customers smiling home with gift prizes. Thanks to Archbishop Vining Memorial Church, the main organizers of the exposition. There was also a runway at the end of the exhibition. The models were really classy.

Before the exposition closed, a short business workshop that was handled  by a veteran in the entrepreneurship line took place. It was a really insightful session as financial stability was taught.

Business and Fashion Expo ( The fourth of its kind) was a success.

Photography by Replicas Concept

Event was previewed by Babalola Jesudara