When Lagos Apex Lions Club trained Youths on Adire/Batik making
It was more of women affair when the Lagos Apex Team of the International Lions club trained young people on the art of Adire and batik making.
At the complex at LASU road, Igando, Lagos where the tie and dye craft was taught, about 19 young women and a man learned the simple steps and items used in creating a locally made fabric.
The skill acquisition which is the main programme for the month of August for Lions Club international all over the world was handled by Sunday Ogunbayo, the founder of Fabric Heritage, creative designers of Nigerian indigenous Adire and batik.
Ogunbayo who have designed several unique Asoebi fabrics for different weddings say the craft is worth investing in by government as most material for dying the fabrics are imported.
According to the president of Lagos Apex Lions club, Lion Saka Cynthia, there is a lot of advantage of being self employed.
She stated that the club district 404 B2 keyed into the making of Adire because it promotes Nigeria’s culture.
“We have to start wearing what we produce so that we can grow our economy so that our GDP can increase. This is why we targeted getting the youth trained in this craft of making Adire for this month of empowering young people,” she said.
Among the participants, 21 years old Owoseni Christiana who happens to be a tailor said its a life changing opportunity for her and her fashion career. Christiana who is presently in her third year studying political science in Federal University Oye Ekiti, stated that the training has opened up a new idea to pursue her dream in making clothes for people.