It’s an exciting weekend as the 8th edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards officially kicked on Saturday night with an opening gala. In association with Africa Magic, MultiChoice has put together a lineup of events for this year’s award show, one of which is the first-ever AMVCA runway show.
This AMVCA runway show began at 5 pm today at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos, to promote Africa’s rich cultural fashion heritage showcased over the years through Africa Magic and the AMVCAs.
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There are nine designer finalists who will be showcasing their original pieces at the show. Amy Aghomi, Azeezat Alawusa, Ezioghene Egbelefiyo, Felix Asuquo, Ikechukwu Nwosu, Obinna Omeruo, Omowunmi Pillot, Oseluese Okpamen, and Sophie Chamberlain – get to know them and their brands here.
Lanre DaSilva Ajayi of Lanre DaSilva Ajayi, Mai Atafo of ATAFO and Adebayo Oke-Lawal of Orange Culture, are the coaches for this year’s competition.
The show will be hosted by media personality Miz Vick who has previously worked on shows like BBN: Unlocked, The Headies, Bovi Man on Fire, Lords of the Ribs, Rhythm Unplugged, AY Live, etc. The event promises to be filled with incredible fashion moments as some celebrities will grace the runway in former AMVCA outfits of their choice.
The guests and attendees will vote for the best collection to walk the runway from the top nine designers. There will also be special performances from some of our favourite musicians to thrill guests to an evening of entertainment. One of the most anticipated performances of the night is Styl Plus. From the early 2000s, the musical group stole our hearts with numerous hits like ‘Olufunmi’, ‘Imagine That’, ‘Call My Name’, ‘Iya Basira’ and more. Even though they split up, their music was the foundation of many love stories across the continent, and we can’t wait to see them team up once again at the show.