Southwest Directors of Culture meet in Abeokuta in preparation for fashion week

The South-West Directors of Culture will on Friday meet in Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital to deliberate on the region’s coming celebration of Yoruba fashion culture and its business exposition tagged ‘Ile Kaaro Oojiire Fashion Week’ slated for the last quarter of this year.

Penpushing reports that the Director of the project, Prince Akinwale Atepe who spoke on behalf of the Yoruba centre said the week-long activities with the theme, ‘From Farm to Fashion’, are being organised by the Yoruba World Centre, in collaboration with the Ogun State Government.

The project Director explained that it is aimed to educate, demonstrate, and expose the arts of Yoruba fashion and the hidden investment opportunities in its process to national and international publics.

Penpushing further reports that, Atepe added that, it is majorly tailored for youth development and women empowerment, stressing that it is a week of history of Yoruba fashion, as packaged by Crystalline World Heritage.

The Director said   demonstration will start from the planting and harvesting of cotton, the process of turning cotton into yarn (grinning), from where cloths distributors and retailers sell to the public, before it gets to dress makers for different styles.

Penpushing also reports that, he explained that the week is going to be carnival-like as ministries of culture in Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun and Oyo are preparing their cultural troupes for this special event.

“I have visited most of the states, met with Commissioners, Permanent Secretaries and Directors, we are all prepared for the meeting from where the ball will be set rolling, because it is at this meeting that a date will be picked between the end of November and early December for the programme”, the Director stated.

Penpushing reports that, Ogun State Commissioner of Culture and Tourism, Mrs  Adijat Adeleye Oladapo, who is to host the Directors reiterated the importance of the programme, stating that it is one of the best ways to assist  youths and empower the womenfolk, and also to foster investment relations at national and international levels.

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