The moment we have all been waiting for is finally here!
On Sunday, May 8, the top nine design finalists from the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) Design For Stars Competition showcased their collection and pieces at the first-ever AMVCA runway show.
The designers – Amy Aghomi, Azeezat Alawusa, Ezioghene Egbelefiyo, Felix Asuquo, Ikechukwu Nwosu, Obinna Omeruo, Omowunmi Pillot, and Oseluese Okpamen were chosen out of several entries submitted for the competition. They went through two weeks of intensive training from A-list designers – Lanre Da Silva Ajayi of Lanre Da Silva Ajayi, Mai Atafo of ATAFO and Adebayo Oke-Lawal of Orange Culture to create unique pieces for the show.
Take a look at each of the designer’s collections below:
At the night’s end, one of the judges, Mai Atafo, announced Felix Asuquo of the Fai brand, Obinna Umero of the Omeruo brand and Sophie Chamberlain of the Pherla Nuba brand as winners of the ‘Design For Stars Competition’ and first-ever AMVCA fashion runway show. The show’s winners walked away with five million Naira each after the event’s audience and judges voted them as the designers with the best collection.
More cheques were won at the event, as Pepsi, co-sponsors of the runway show, hosted a mini-competition as part of the larger one. They gave the designers some merch and instructed them to create unique pieces using only 20% of the merch. The winners of that round – Obinna Omeruo and Sophie Chamberlain, won N1 million each, making their total grand prize N6 million each.
The AMVCA fashion runway show was the second event in an 8-day long lineup of events for the eighth edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards. For more information about other activities for the week, visit www.africamagic.tv/AMVCA and follow all official handles of Africa Magic on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
The eighth edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards is brought by Africa Magic in association with MultiChoice and is proudly sponsored by Amstel Malta.