Business outfit, Suave Empire, has unveiled plans for the 2021 Nigerian Youth Fashion and Empowerment Week (NYFEW).
According to the Chairman of Suave Empire, Matthew Kehinde Ogunniyi, NYFEW is a youth-focused empowerment initiative aimed to educate, empower, and advance intellectual abilities of skilled youths in the fashion value-chain in Nigeria.
He informed that this year’s edition of NYFEW, which holds between 15th -21st November 2021, will feature the official launch of #ProjectMakeMe Reality TV show in Ibadan.
“Interested skilled fashion designers, hair stylists, make-up artists, photographers, models, and shoe makers between the ages of 18-30 are advised to register for the programme between 1st – 30th of October 2021.
“The grand finale event “Showdown5.0”- the official launch of ProjectMakeMe TV Show will exhibit the talent of all participants. Judges in relevant industries will assess the skills, team effort and innovative display of each group of participants during this event”, he said.
Ogunniyi further expressed confidence in the ability of Nigerian youths to transform the economic and social landscape of Africa positively.
He said, “We are confident in the ability of Nigeria’s young population to enhance the cultural values as well as the political and economic credibility of Nigeria. When the youths are empowered and fully involved in the business of nation-building, the overall development of Nigeria will be astronomical, peace will be a norm, and Nigeria’s legacy as the giant of Africa will be set in stone for generations to come.
“We have an unwavering commitment to our mission and also to set the pace in creating a replicable standard in the business of empowerment for public and private stakeholders in Africa”.
He explained further that the broader vision of the organisation was to help youths, especially in the fashion value-chain vocations to hone their skills and enhance their crafts.