Ladies groove the runway at Divas of Colour .
On 18th March 2017, Women from around the world stunned London beyond the looks. Talented, entrepreneurial and professional women of all walks of life attend the highly acclaimed Divas of Colour Festival in commemoration with International women’s day. Sponsored by WorldRemit
, the event saw 20 business owned by women and for women, 5 women’s wear designers, and a room filled with women from diverse background, women of high repute, who are highly placed and are successful in their industries.
Ugandan MP, Hon. Cecilia Ogwal (middle with her husband left and Ugandan artist, Hyper Hype) at Divas of Colour
Politicians such as, Ugandan opposition MP – 70 year old Hon. Cecilia Ogwal who attended the event with her husband as the keynote speaker, and recipient of the Women of Honour recognition. Also in attendance was Hon Rosalind Howells, who received a Lifetime achiever recognition.
Xsandy’s Hair and Beauty exhibiting at Divas of Colour 2017.
Entrepreneurs and celebrities also were in attendance. Including WorldRemit’s (Our major sponsor) Chief Executive and Co-founder, Catherine Wines who delivered a speech encouraging women to take on entrepreneurship as a career. Lesley Owusu, British 400m champion and Channel 4’s Googlebox star, Sandra Martin also was in attendance and gave the audience enough to laugh about.
Caroline Popoola CEO Alpha Childcare shopping at Divas of Colour trade show.
So far, Divas of Colour 2017 has been described as ‘relevant, worthwhile, informative, educative, fun and stellar’, by both sponsors, exhibitors, guests, award recipients and designers alike as their messages keep coming in via email, twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other social media platforms.
#exhibitorReview : 18 Forever Boutique .
“Divas of Colour is an important event for businesses to showcase their products/services. As a new business, it was useful because we gained more visibility in one day under one platform, met new clients and potential business partners. In addition, we met our sales target and had beautiful images for our social media sites. Overall it was a good investment for us”. Regards, Sally Kah, CEO 18 Forever.
“#throwbacksaturday, interviewed several amazing women @divasofcolour event. #women empowerment #womenshealth #charity #cancerawareness #women entrepreneurs #thegirlchild #slayinhealth #fashionshow.. watch @thebuzztvshow April 1st , 6pm on sky channel 329 and AMC” @romychibz
“Told my mum about the @Divasofcolour event … So happy she went and enjoyed herself.” Lola Marketing girl .
“@Divasofcolour was a stellar event put together by the magnificent Fauntee Bon and Co. Very informative and relevant.” Cat Kiiza, actress.
Faustina Anyanwu (@Fauntee), Founder Divas of Colour .
Speaking, Faustina Anyanwu says, “I’m still speechless at the huge support Divas of Colour has received this year. I’m most grateful to all women who came out to share their stories and celebrate with other women. Our amazing designers, exhibitors, models, our team behind the scene. Not forgetting members of the media; editors, photographers, bloggers. The message and vision of Divas of Colour is gradually and steadily beginning to make the impact we expect and we are only starting. This is the time for women to no longer have to be on the streets demanding to be respected and valued. At Divas of Colour, we create dignified opportunity for women to express themselves.”
Prof Rotimi Jaiyesimi (Obsterics and gynaecologist), visiting professor at Sunderland University UK and University of Ibadan Nigeria
Divas of Colour this year centred on raising awareness on gynaecological cancers such as; Ovarian, breast, cervical cancers in honour of our biggest sponsor and original partner, Dr Nkem Ezeilo who died of breast cancer. And the Charity Cysters was the chosen charity. Experts in the medical and healthcare enlightened women on preventative measures, care and seeking for help early. The experts include, Prof Rotimi Jaiyesimi who is a gynaecology and obstetrics Professor, Visiting professor for University of Sunderland UK and University of Ibadan, Nigeria respectively. Also among the experts who delivered their presentation is, Dr Brighton Chireka who is a GP partner and Clinical lead for child health and maternity services at Manor Clinic UK and one of social media’s leading Black African physician voices raising health awareness.