Divas of colour 2015 in association with Lebara Mobile and Dr Kem was a huge success

Divas of colour 2015

It was a day of celebration, talks, networking, meeting new people, shopping and recognitions.

Princess Deun Solarin
Princess Deun Solarin

Over 350 guests including celebrities, prominent women and men gathered for the second edition of Divas of colour in commemoration with International women’s month.  The event  kicked off with a trade show of 20 brand exhibitors,of various brands ranging from cosmetics to fashion, health and lifestyle and book signings.
Faustina gave a heartfelt chilling speech addressing the issues that women face despite the mile reached in many decades of fight for women’s right.  In a rather shocking manner, she held women responsible for the failures in achieving these goals of equality and right for women in this decade. She called on women to stand up again for each other, stand up for our daughters and emulate women of past in order to restore the glory of the woman. (Full speech is available here )

Guests and high profile women who attended the event included Hollywood movie star Winston Ellis, Nollywood stars, HRH Theodora Ibekwe Oyebade and Rita Nzelu, high  profile women included Princess Deun, Princess Betty Makoni (CNN Hero),  Cllr Anna Mbachu, Cllr Patricia Ekechi, Mandy Sanghera, Tola and Sam Onigbanjo (founders of Women4Africa), Emer O’Neill Chief executive of Depression Alliance, the  chosen charity  and 26 delegates from the Kiwanis group London chapter.  Afrobeats musical genius Valentine and award winning dance duo Iam Movement – Ayo and Sam, Saxophonist – Saxy. These three wowed the audience with a sterling performances at the evening ceremony.

Fashion designers Kwame Koranteng, Perkin Fashionsistas and Graced London showcased their unique and eye popping collections through the night.  Makeup was created by Fashion Fair cosmetics and hair design by Derek Decutter sponsors of the fashion show. Diana Tambe founder Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam, Emily Blake – current miss curvaceous UK and Alicia CEO Afrodeity makers of the luxury brand Joliette and sponsor of the pageant were the judges.
Guests were treated  with excellent food, drink and canapes and the night was concluded with award ceremony celebrating the contributions and achievements of women of colour from around the globe.
Divas of colour 2016 now confirmed

26th March 2016 at Hilton Hotel Tower Bridge London (5mins walk from London Bridge)

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