Ex FADAN President marks 50 with excellence awards
By Jemi Ekunkunbor
Former president of the Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria (FADAN), Prince Idowu Akanni Oyefusi turned 50 recently, and the former president, last weekend, rolled out the drums for a bash at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos.
It was a double celebration as the designer fondly called by his brand name Nobel, used the opportunity presented by his 50th birthday to give back to some distinguished alumni of his fashion school, Nobelafrik Training and Dressmaking Academy who are doing well in their chosen field.
All the awardees were celebrity designers with media presence. They include;Bayo Adegbe aka Modela, Mai Atafo, Ejiro Amos -Tafiri, Ugo Monye, Kola Kuddus and Sola Babatunde.
Others who got the award of excellence include loyal and dedicated members of staff like Kofo Odeyemi and Fehintola Odunsina.
A posthumous award and a minute silence was observed in honour of Gabriel Olusola, a dedicated model and agent who passed on last year.
Making a remark during the event, the celebrant said: “Its great to see people grow. It is what gives me joy”.