Category Archives: EVENTS

Updates on Events happening in a city near you! Most events are for cities in Ontario, Canada, & Nigeria.

#EVENT AFRICA GIVES BACK INTERNATIONAL GALA 2016 | Friday, Aug. 19th @ Martin’s Crosswinds #Maryland | Campaign & Event Details


Everyday Warriors – Africa Gives Back International’s (AGBI) philosophy is that everyone, no matter what race or background is a warrior; and all have battle scars to show for it; either metaphorically, mentally or physically. These scars can be from one’s trials and tribulations and life’s experiences. Furthermore, how one uses and hones those experiences into a positive and productive nature further establishes one as an “Everyday Warrior”

Goal of the Campaign: The “Everyday Warriors” campaign is a 17 photo and film exhibition focusing on the concept a warrior through the notions of Leadership, Strength and Empowerment. All of which are shown in a different light – through a juxtaposition ROYALTY and WARRIORS – Being one and the same. This is achieved by the meticulous placement and use of Medieval Armor, Ankara Prints, Couture African Fashions, Melaninated Ambassadors

(Sira Kante – Guinea, George Afrekh – South Sudan, Prince Coker – Ghana, and Jiraurd Key – U.S.A).

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Africa Gives Back International

“Breaking the stereotype of Africa always asking and never giving.”


Africa Gives Back International Gala 2016 | Ambassador Sira Kante


Africa Gives Back International Gala 2016 | Ambassador George Afrekh


Africa Gives Back International Gala 2016 | Ambassador Prince Coker


Africa Gives Back International Gala 2016 | Ambassador Jiruard Key



Africa Gives Back International Gala 2016 | Ambassadors: Sira Kante, George Afrekh, Prince Coker, and Jiruard Key


Africa Gives Back International Gala 2016 | Ambassadors: Sira Kante, George Afrekh, Prince Coker


Africa Gives Back International Gala 2016 | Ambassador Prince Coker


Africa Gives Back International Gala 2016 | Ambassadors: Sira Kante, George Afrekh, Prince Coker


Africa Gives Back International Gala 2016 | Ambassador Sira Kante


Africa Gives Back International Gala 2016 | Ambassadors, and TrŸbe Danzers: Iziegbe Odigie, Kumba Koroma, and Chinna Njoku

Campaign Film


#EVENT African Fashion Industry Awards 2016 | Sun. Aug 21st @ Design Exchange #Toronto #AFIA2016

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African Fashion Industry Awards 2016

The progressive mission of African Fashion Industry Awards is to recognize those that have significantly impacted the national and international fashion marketplace in the last twelve months and enhanced the identity of African Fashion Industry in Canada and Abroad. The event (African Fashion Awards) will award dozens of categories ranging from photography to media, designers to models and beyond. This event will embrace all corners of fashion- from our fresh emerging talent of the future to the trail blazers who have directly influenced fashion over the years.

Who can attend?
In addition to the top fashion nominees, our demographic audience ranges from the everyday enthusiast who enjoys fashion, the newest trends and hottest products, to members of the media from all areas to influential industry professionals, to celebrities and everyone in between. In short, the producers of this event do not see specific gender, color, age or creed; they simply love fashion and are excited to recognize the contributors of the African fashion Industry. Each year, this event will be created to celebrate creativity, success and diversity in African inspired fashion.

Who Nominates?
Nominations are submitted by AFC members and by select fashion publications, retailers, and stylists. Award winners will be voted (by a chosen industry committee members) on and announced at a separate event during the annual African Fashion Week in Toronto.


2016 Award Category

Fashion Trailblazer Award Recipient

  • Recipient: Helmer Joseph

Fashion Icon Award Recipient

  • Recipient: Ty Hunter (Beyoncé’s Stylist)

Model Excellence Award Recipient

  • Recipient: Herieth Paul


International Designer of the Year

  • Nominees: Duaba Serwaa, Ese Azenabor, Patrick Asso, Sorobis, Farida Styles

Best Canadian Men’s wear Designer

  • Nominees: Eaden Myles, Cocody Collection, Niapsou Design, Christopher Afolabi (severe nature),

Best Canadian Ladies Wear Designer

  • Nominees: ZNA. K, Rahyma, Kaela Kay, Miss Beida, Cocody Collections

Emerging designer of the year

  • Nominees: Zia Zamora, Ofuure, Gervacy, Be Daniel designs, Style me ankara

Accessory designer of the year

  • Nominees: Creations Youd, L’adorer, Kaba Jewellery, Yaw Tony, Rolake Young

Rising star Canadian Model of the Year,

  • 5 Nominees: Nini Amerlise, Djamila Sylla, Honey Benjamin, Gladys Mayanda, Lindura

Fashion Contributor of the year

  • Nominees: Angela’s Beauty Box, Yvonne Ben, True colour Model & Talent Agency, Martin Brown, Kuwala

Celebrity Style Award

  • Nominees: Tracey Moore, Patricia Jaggernauth, Tyrone Edwards, Kardinal Official.

Fashion Media of the year

  • Nominees: The Kaleidoscopian, Sincerely Miss J, The afro-fusion spot, Canneverbeaskinnybish.


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#EVENT Tantalization Wave – Caribana Edition | Friday, July 29th @ The Gates #Toronto


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Tantalization Wave

What we do.

We TANTALIZE, we are all about vibes, great vibes, organic vibes.

What is the Tantalization Wave

Toronto is showing the world vibes through our diverse sounds changing the way the city is perceived.Toronto is a city that is infused with culture, music, food and is becoming one of the many cultural hubs of sonically pleasing sounds. Tantalization wave will splash you with the sounds of our multi diverse population and worldwide. The result? A turnt party that everybody going to vibe to, Harlem shaking, willie bouncin, shoki, Azonto’in, millierocking,its a combination all in one in one big wave… The Tantalization Wave at the Gates.


July 29th

10:00 pm- Late @ The Gates | 66 Gerrard Street E, Toronto

Dresscode: Very Clean & Current 


For bottles/booths info:

Canada: (416) 561-4093 // (647) 886-3364

Many special guests, More good vibes.



#EVENT Unveiling Bamboo Stitches | Thur, Jul 21st @ The Royal York Hotel #Toronto

Toronto’s newest African inspired brand Bamboo Stitches is launching!!


After months of packaging and curating only the very best items for your wardrobe, we are excited to invite you to the unveiling of our fashion line, Bamboo Stitches.

To ensure that your evening is as fabulous as you are, we have put together a fashion shoot to show you just how beautiful you could look in our pieces.

While the stylist, make-up artists and photographer are busy creating magic with some of our guests, we have ensured that you enjoy shopping with our generous surprise discount.

Join us for mocktails, canapés, and a chance to win one of our pieces.

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