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Pandemonium As Davido Is Sworn-in At Lagos NYSC Camp

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Pandemonium As Davido Is Sworn-in At Lagos NYSC Camp

Nigerian music star, David Adeleke (Davido), was among 2152 Batch “B”, Stream 2 corps members sworn-in at the Lagos State NYSC Orientation Camp, Ipaja on Thursday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that security personnel had a hard time controlling fellow corps members and NYSC staff rushing to take a glimpse of the popular musician.

He was later smuggled through the crowd into an office for safety.

In a brief chat with newsmen, the young entertainer expressed gladness to be able to partake in the scheme.

“I am a youth and I am delighted to serve my fatherland.

“NYSC is also a leadership development programme and since I will not remain a youth forever, I have to start preparing myself for the future,’’ he said.

He promised to take active part in all the camp activities.

NAN reports that Davido is a 2015 graduate of Music from Babcock University, Ilisan, Ogun State.

He was posted to Lagos for the mandatory one-year NYSC programme.

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Swahili Fashion Week Showcases Hottest Designs In East Africa

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Swahili Fashion Week Showcases Hottest Designs In East Africa

The Swahili Fashion Week, the biggest fashion event in East Africa, showcased some hot new designs in Dar Es Salaam. Designers, investors, models and fans gathered to celebrate the latest clothing creations.

The four-day event was the eleventh annual Swahili Fashion Week with this year’s theme centering on the promotion of the Swahili language.

For more than a decade, the show has emphasized that fashion is an income-generating creative industry. At the same time, it promotes a “made in Africa” concept.

Many designers combined their creations with elements of the local culture and the Swahili language.

More than forty designers presented their works. The event was a platform for up and coming young designers to demonstrate their talents and ideas.

Organizers and designers say their goal is to make the event the most sought after fashion platform in Africa for the international market.

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Fashion Designers And Models Celebrate 20th International Festival Of African Fashion

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Fashion Designers And Models Celebrate 20th International Festival Of African Fashion

Artists from all over Africa gathered together last week in Dakhla, Morocco to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the International Festival of African Fashion (FIMA), a noted biennial fashion show in Africa.

The four-day landmark event on the continent’s artistic life is considered a platform for young and aspiring designers and models. Thirty-five designers from different African countries showcased their creative ideas in front of a huge audience.

Hadya Sinno, a stylist from Lebanon, said she was very impressed by the event.

The fashion show was divided into three categories, fashion designers, accessories designers, and models.  Prizes were handed out for the best in each category. For participants, it was more than just a competition; it was also a display of talent.

Since 1998, FIMA has been a unique platform for culture exchanges in Africa as a catalyst for development, peace, and rapprochement.

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Dakar Film Festival Attracts International Attention

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Dakar Film Festival Attracts International Attention

The on-going Dakar Film Festival in Senegal has attracted a thousand participants including sixty international film professionals, and film makers from around the world to showcase their works in Africa.

During the week-long event, sixty films from 32 countries are expected to be screened. Renowned African directors will showcase some of their works, and films from India, the Caribbean, Latin America and Europe will also be viewed. The Senegalese government has fully supported the event.

The annual Dakar Film Festival provides an opportunity to showcase local and international films that aim to promote cultural diversity and understanding among people of different cultural backgrounds.

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