The holiday season is just around the corner and with it come a whole host of social events and engagements that could prove beneficial to your business or growth as a fashion designer. As we all know, the month of December is jam-packed with family commitments, Christmas shopping responsibilities, pre-work in preparation of the holidays and plenty of work and networking dos. Therefore, it is important for us to manage our time responsibly to avoid overbooking and missing out on the most promising events of the season.
If you’re based in Nigeria, you’ll be excited to know that there are plenty of hot dates on the December social fashion calendar. With events ranging from fashion shows to workshops and shopping experiences, you have the luxury to pick and choose the events you will want to attend. We figured we would inform you of all the exciting happenings in your area ahead of time so you can use this month to get your December schedule in order.
Here is a list of the line-up of events scheduled in Nigeria this December!
The Fashion Souk
Celebrating its fourth edition this year, The Fashion Souk event will kick off the festive season on December 1st, at the Harbour Point Hall on Victoria Island, Lagos. This event brings together the most creative minds of the Nigerian fashion industry and is set to educate attendees on all the latest trends to have sprung from this corner of Africa this year.
The Fashion Souk is organized by Eventful Nigeria and is completely free. The event will feature runway presentations and a wealth of shopping opportunities – so if you’re still looking for a few stocking fillers, this is where you’ll find unique items designed by Nigeria’s most interesting designers.
This event will get you in the holiday spirit and on brainstorming mode, as you will be exposed to so many creative masterpieces and established designers whilst sipping on Christmassy beverages and snacking on delicious food.
Building a Profitable Brand as an Undergraduate Summit
If you’re an undergraduate with big plans to build your brand in the new year, do not miss out on the Building a Profitable Brand as an Undergraduate Summit in Abeokuta. This event will take place on December 4th and has been made possible by The Pro-Active Youth Empowerment (PAYE).
This entrepreneurship summit will teach students and young adults strategic approaches to becoming successful whilst maximizing potentials as a student, with the goal of making money within and outside of school in preparation of launching your own brand. This is the ideal event to spark your ambition, and will help you visualize and, eventually realize, your dream of launching your own brand in the new year.
The Lagos School of Export Management has an important event lined up in December – one that will be of great interest to anyone working in the business of export. The Exporter’s Roundtable is an informative networking event that will be hosted at the Lagos School of Export Management on Saturday, December 7th.
Focusing on the theme of export contracts, this event encourages people from within the export industry to connect, discuss and share their experiences with others. Here you will get the answers to all your burning questions surrounding export operations and management, containerized and bulk cargos, logistics and financing capital.
Afro Hair, Culture & Beauty Festival
Organized by the African Hair Summit, the Afro Hair, Culture & Beauty Festival in Lagos is set to become an all-around event focused on all things natural hair, beauty and, of course, African culture. Featuring hair and skin products exhibitions, beauty masterclasses, panel discussions and runway shows, this festival is just what you need to get you into the mood to give your hair and skin the boost needed to look radiating on this years’ holiday photos.
Taking place at the Oriental Hotel on Victoria Island, attendees can pose for the Ankara red carpet photo session and get free hair consultations by industry experts – the perfect way to kick off the festive season!
Made in Nigeria Convention
If you want to breathe in and celebrate all that Nigeria has to offer in terms of food, fashion, culture and music, don’t miss out on the Made in Nigeria Convention at The Bunker in Lagos, on December 28th. This spectacular event which will serve as the launch of the Made in Nigeria initiative – an e-commerce platform acting as a global point of sales opportunities for products made in Nigeria – will allow you to wrap up the year in style.
Featuring panel discussions by Nigeria’s top five business professionals and an exhibition of more than 50 Nigerian products and businesses, you will gain insight into what this country is truly made of, and a sneak peek of all the many exciting new brands and businesses that will rule the new year.
Kaduna Shopping Party 2019
One of the best ways to enter the new year, is following the “new year, new me” philosophy, and the first step towards reinventing ourselves for a new era, is by changing our look. What better way to do so than at a fun and stylish shopping party? Organised by Market Merchant NG, the Kaduna Shopping Party offers a full-rounded, festive shopping experience with plenty of entertainment and surprises for the whole family.
The Kaduna Shopping Party will take place behind the Christ Embassy on Station Road in Kaduna on Sunday, December 29th – the perfect date for getting in all the bits and pieces needed to enter the new year in style. The best part? Husbands and children will want to join you on this shopping spree as there will be plenty of activities to stop them from getting bored: face painting and paintball games, raffle draws, good music and scrumptious food. With around 3,000 micro business and 10,000 businesses in attendance, you can rest assured you will find a little something for you and every member in your family!