The Africa Fashion Week Nigeria/ London (AFWNL) has unveiled fast rising presenter, Amira Ibrahim-Alfa as the 2017 face of Africa Fashion Week, Nigeria. The founder of AFWNL, Ronke Ademiluyi, said Amira, a professional creative artist was chosen because of her contributions to African fashion.
Ademiluyi added that the selection was ahead of the 2017 Africa Fashion Week, coming up at the National Theatre on June 3 and 4, with over 20 fashion designers that would kit 70 models for the epoch-making event. She noted that the decision to host the 2017 AFWN at the iconic site was a conscious effort to bring national and international guests on a nostalgic journey to the pride of arts and culture in Nigeria.
According to her, Amira is a representation of today’s young African woman, who is vibrant, vivacious, and bold in the promotion of African fashion. “Amira, a theatre arts graduate who also attained her Bachelor degree in Advertising in London, hosted our 2016 Africa Fashion red carpet event among other laudable shows in and outside the shores of the country.
“She also has worked alongside designers such as FinAfrik, Nikki Khiran, Ade Bakare and shot an Editorial with Complete Fashion Magazine,” Ademiluyi said. Reacting to the selection, Amira, said she feels honoured to be chosen as the 2017 ‘Face of AFWNL’ “I am happy that I was chosen as the face of Africa Fashion Week Nigeria and London because I feel that the show is a great platform for known and unknown designers in the fashion industry.
“I would not say I have a specific sense of style, based on how I feel at that particular moment and I am very open to trying new ideas,” she said. Amira was first sighted at the corridors of the AFWN 2016 while co-hosting with Derenle Edun on the red carpet. Since then her career has grown.
She was one of the presenters for the before and after party at the just concluded AMVCA 2017. She has hosted few red carpet events in the past including, Africa fashion week Nigeria 2016. She also starred in Ethan and Harriet 2016, Lagos fashion and design week (presenter for Prime Tv), runway FADAN 2016, a judge on the miss ideal Nigeria 2016 pageant and got Glam and Essence most promising red carpet host award 2016, at the Glam and Essence Style Award & Runway Show 2016.
She as well did her internship at Ebonylife television in 2016, during her master’s program. Like she better describes herself in an interview. “I am very adventurous. I don’t have one particular style, because I love trying new things and exploring new clothing ideas and trends,” this goes to show why she is always looking gorgeous at events.