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Podcast: Fashion Africa Now addresses the African fashion industry with Omoyemi Akerele and Roberta Annan

Posted On : October 23, 2020

Oscar Alochi

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Beatrace Angut Oola discussed the African fashion industry with female bosses Omoyemi Akerele and Roberta Annan on the newly launched podcast, Fashion Africa Now.

With years of experience in the African fashion industry, Akerele and Annan agree there is a need for collaboration and infrastructure amongst resident Africans.

Akerele said in a statement: “African fashion is not a trend. It’s here to stay. Not just a philosophised and a romanticised movement… There are people whose lives depend on this ecosystem.”

#1 EPISODE 21 OCTOBER 2020

Female Bosses of Fashion in Africa: Omoyemi Akerele & Roberta Annan

Listen in to a candid and fiery conversation Beatrace Angut Oola has with Omoyemi Akerele, live in Lagos, the highly sought-after driving force for much of Nigeria’s fashion industry; and Roberta Annan, with a strong business development background who kickstarted her place in fashion in the UN, and live in Accra.

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With years of experience in the African fashion industry, these formidable women agree on the need for infrastructure and collaboration amongst resident Africans and in the diaspora. “African fashion is not a trend. It’s here to stay. Not just a philosophised and a romanticised movement… There are people whose lives depend on this ecosystem” (Omoyemi). So we ask you, what is African fashion?

Introducing Fashion Africa Now’s Podcast

The first episode of Fashion Africa Now Podcast will drop soon, and Beatrace Angut Oola will be airing every second Wednesday. Here’s a quick taste of what’s to come. Stay tuned…

Content courtesy of Fashion Africa Now, Fashion United Uk & Nairobi fashion hub

Oscar Alochi

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