Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Chinyelum (Chi-Chi) Nwuba: Winner of the 2014 Face of AFWL competition

face of AFWL

Africa Fashion Week London is the biggest event in Europe with a focus on African and African inspired fashions. AFWL aims to encourage and support up-and-coming designers, models and fashion professionals and Face of AFWL is the flagship competition, awarding the winner with the chance to work with and learn from industry professionals at this high-profile event.
Winner Chi-Chi is a recent dental graduate and lifelong fashionista with an interest in all things African. Undertaking a month-long dental placement in Kenya as part of her degree, Chi-Chi has found an even greater passion for Africa and plans to return to visit Nigeria and Kenya again, as well as South Africa, Zimbabwe and Ghana.

Her role as founding member of the award winning University of Plymouth African Caribbean Society has allowed her to combine her two loves when she organised the Society’s first ever fashion show and she is the brains behind ‘JANDED’, a new up-and-coming online platform for African designers to showcase their designs.

Congratulations, Chi-Chi!

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