Story & photos by Niyi Tabiti
It was the turn of another wonderous Nigerian designer today to showcase her work at the Arise African Fashion week in South Africa. Lanre Da Silva-Ajayi did not disappoint the audiance at all.Unlike previous shows, Lanre used six Nigerian models.The list include Bunmi Ademokoya, Oluchi Onweagba,Amaka Chirah,Isi Atagamen,Pauline and Fome.
Nigerian models based in South Africa had earlier complained that they are being sidelined by the designers.
Many of them had planned to boo a Nigerian designer who showcased yesterday because of a comment ,which had earlier been credited to her. http://www.niyitabiti.blogspot.com/ learnt the said designer had said she would not like Nigerian models to feature in her show.However, the timely intervention of some people saved the day as they appealed to the models not to do that. The designer later denied the statement. Today, Lanre Da-Silva-Ajayi seems to be the queen of their hearts as they cheer her for not only using six Nigerian models,she also promised to pay them from her pocket.One of the elated models told http://www.niyitabiti.blogspot.com/ that Lanre is wonderful person that has the interest of others in her heart.