Building on the success of BellaNaija Style‘s inaugural virtual conference in 2020 tagged “Mapping Africa’s Fashion Future” – which included top names in the African fashion industry, #BNSDigitalSummit convened again leading experts and global thought leaders in fashion and beauty who unpacked the theme “Harnessing Africa’s True Potential” and outlined the steps that need to be taken over the coming decade to align the blossoming African industry with global goals and trends.

BellaNaija Style’s Head of Content, Mary Edoro kicked off the activities for the day with an enlightening session with Omoyemi Akerele, Founder of Style House Files and convener of Lagos Fashion Week. Together, they discussed creating more commercial value internationally for our locally produced fabrics as well as the pros and cons of advancing the process of industrialization of Africa’s fashion manufacturing sector.

Watch the discussion below