Some Nigerian models who felt that they were being paid ‘peanuts’ compared to what other models coming from outside would be earning at Arise Africa Fashion Week decided to stage a walk out on Wednesday 7 March 2012. As at the time of going to press, the issue was yet to be resolved.Sources told gistmaster.com that the Nigerian models would earn twenty five thousand Naira per day (100 Pounds Sterling).Some of the models were called in for talks.
The event, which was billed to have started on Tuesday 6 March have now been defered for two days now, with insiders blaming logistic problems.Gistmaster.com gathered that some of the difficulties may have been due to negligent on the part of some people who did not sort out neccessary things before yesterday.
We sent a mail to a member of the media team of Arise but no response yet.
Arise Africa Fashion Week organization is headed by Mr. Nduka Obaigbena, a man regarded as one of the finest newspaper/magazine publishers in Africa.Obaigbena has also carved a niche for himself as the organizer of some of the biggest and most sought after social, business events in Africa.
The first edition of Arise took place at the Sandton Convention Centre, South Africa in collaboration with Africa Fashion International (FI). Last edition took place at Federal Palace Hotel,Victoria Island, Lagos-Nigeria.This year 77 designers have been lined up to take part in the fashion week.