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African fashion is in the ascendancy, as more and more young creatives are taking to fashion as a means to express themselves. Veritable runway platforms over the years have also sprung up in different centres celebrating and promoting the new inspired drive in African fashion.

Focus on Nigeria, three top Universities in the country; University of Lagos (UNILAG), Obafemi Awolowo University(OAU) and University of Ibadan (UI), are the the backdrop for three big fashion festivals.  The Nigerian Student Fashion and Design Week (NSFDW) in “UNILAG”, African Urban Fashion Show (AUFS) in “OAU”, and Unibadan Fashion Week in “UI” are runway shows that in recent years is grooming emerging fashion talents poised to dominate the Nigerian cum African fashion scene.

Many of the designers, stylists, models from this shows go on to express their bent in bigger fashion events as the Lagos Fashion and Design Week (LFDW), African Fashion Week Nigeria (AFWN) and  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in South Africa

NOTSOPOPKULTURE celebrates these three platforms, find more information below.


Nigerian Student Fashion and Design Week is the biggest fashion event
platform in Nigeria that aims at promoting young, emerging and aspiring
fashion designers in the country. WNSFDW also showcases current collections
of established designers who act as role models to the emerging designers
that showcase at WNSFDW.

NSFDW is an initiative of award winning BlackNBold Fashion House in
partnership  with Africa Fashion Week London and uk’s top production company
Mahogany Productions and Events. The event brings together various fashion
lovers, buyers and the media to view various creative collections of WNSFDW
designers. The maiden edition was a huge success with over 30 designers
showcasing on the runway over the two days.

The 2016 edition is sponsored by Wema Bank and supported by Zaron cosmetics, Myhair Ltd, Zinsu Technology, Tolumi Fashion People.


African Urban Fashion Show is created to redefine Urban Fashion Shows, appreciating and showing more contemporary exploits in African Fashion.

Designed to appeal to professionals and enthusiasts in the fashion industry, the event aims to promote originality, talent and ingenuity in African fashion to the indigenous and international community at large.

The event not only serve as an avenue for designers but also, a tribune for models, stylists, make-up artistes, bloggers, photographers and other fashion enthusiasts and an opportunity to network, promote their works and grab some inspiration.

The African Urban Fashion Show II offers a unique platform and fashion show experience.

You can contact or Call +2348163879763, +234 809 870 5343 for enquiries on the event, partnership or sponsorship.


The UNIBADAN FASHION show, friday 29th of April, 4PM @ Trenchard Hall.

Expect the best of Fashion, Style, Music and Dance.
Features: Classic Designs by 20 U.I designers, Exclusive 35 U.I models, trending urban designs, Music, Dance and Comedy.

Special Guests: Mai Atafo, Kola Kuddus, Derele Edun, Kitan, Lifeofskye, Ik gram, Sir Zito, Orange Culture, Mr Ideal Nigeria, House of Twitch and Celebrity Artistes.

Side Attractions: Red carpet (3pm) Interviews and a Classic Dinner!

Media coverage : Xtreme buzz t.v, Goldmyne t.v, Galaxy t.v and whatsupIbadan

Fore more info and updates check up @unibadanfashionweek @ui_famzer and @tomkol_g2w on instagram