Winner Emerges For 2020 African Kids Fashion Week Competition

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By Adenike Fagbemi

Winner has emerged for this year’s edition of the African Kids Fashion Week; an event created to showcase the best of African fashion for children, with the edition themed the ‘SHOWCASE’’.

This year’s edition gave African kids the platform to showcase the best of African Fashion Inspired by the rich and diverse African culture with traditional fabrics in a creative and stylish way.

The competition was held virtually, where contestants with the highest likes and engagement online became the African Kids Fashion Week (Showcase) winner.
The event gave children between the ages of 4 to 12 years the opportunity to showcase the best of African Fashion Inspired by the rich and diverse culture in Africa.

The online event started with an entry which started on the 9th of August and closed on the 22nd of August. Voting started on the 23rd of August and ended on the 29th of August 2020.

The voting was filled with interesting activities as contestants scramble for votes from all over the world. Some Nigerian celebrities also joined in the competition by endorsing their chosen candidates to win the competition
The voting platform was: Instagram.@africankidsfashionweek
The winner for this year’s edition is June Wisse coming first and second runner up are Jayson Egbon and Oladeji Excel respectively.

Speaking with the Creative director of the event , Mr Ajibola Akande, he said that the African Kids Fashion Week is an event created to showcase the best of African fashion for kids “This years’ edition The Showcase aims to build the attitude and develop personality for the young African to love and embrace African attires.

He further explained the economic value of the project which is aimed at retaining the foreign exchange that goes out of Africa within Africa. He said, billions of dollars goes out of

Africa from the children fashion industry and one of the main objectives of the African Kids Fashion Week is to help retain those funds within Africa. When the children grow up wearing African fashion, they will definitely stick to it when they are of age. Imagine all the children in African are wearing African fashion, you can not imagine how much that will contribute into the Africa economy in respect to IGR.

This year’s African Kids Fashion Week was powered by Smartcode Africa and was supported by Mobiwura Children Fragrance, Afrikayla, wonder child for kids, Wealahkids among other top kids designers.

The African Kids Fashion Week, an event created to showcase the best of African fashion for children, with this year edition themed the ‘SHOWCASE’’ is giving African kids the platform to showcase the best of African Fashion Inspired by the rich and diverse Africa culture with traditional fabrics in a creative and stylish way.

The competition this year was held virtually, where contestants with the highest likes and engagement online become the African Kids Fashion Week (The Showcase) winner.

This event gives children between the ages of 4 to 12 years the opportunity to showcase the best of African Fashion Inspired by the rich and diverse culture in Africa.