20 December 2012

Africa: Fashion 4 Africa Showdown Gathers Pace

The much publicised Fashion 4 Africa Gambia 2012, an international modeling competition slated for 22nd December, has gained momentum with the organisers putting the final touches for a successful and enchanting event.

Officially launched recently at Senegambia, the event, the organisers described, will be the most glamorous show of the year that would bring together young boys and girls for glitz and show of beauty.

The event is being organised in the country by Anna Njie, founder of the project - Face of Fashion 4 Africa, who is partnering with two others, Chilel Dubois in the United Kingdom, and one Mbenda Mbaye, a Gambian resident.

Speaking in an interview with reporters, Anna Njie said the idea of coming up with the competition started in the UK, that it was spurred by the fact that there was a gap in the market in reference to showcasing Africa in a beautiful and attractive way. The competition, she added, was opened to both male and female so as to create equal platform for them.

"We got 10 boys and 15 girls who are in the competition, to show that the youth have an interest in it," she remarked, while asserting that the competition would empower the youth.

Njie disclosed that there will be a male and female winner at the end of the competition who would have a modeling contract.

"I will make sure that the person is given every opportunity to go to London Fashion Week, to enter top model colour in UK and to attend fashion shows in Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa," she avowed.

Also speaking to reporters, Ayo Osibogun alias DJ Homeboy, observed that the Gambian fashion industry has a bright future and disclosed that he would be producing the music for the show.

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