Naija Entertainment along with the Nigerian Students Association from University of Southern California, Los Angeles (UCLA) will be presenting the 2011 edition of Ankara Fest on October 1, 2011 at the Ackerman Ball Room in UCLA. The first installment of the show was produced on September 5, 2010 by Naija Entertainment. “Last year’s show was a huge success and we are proud to bring the show back again this year. We appreciate the support from the community and we are looking forward to presenting another great event” says president of Naija Entertainment, Peter Efezokhae.
The show will feature lines from Funke Eniola’s Studio Alade, Bukky Are’s House of Versatile Styles and sixteen year old Mola Akpata’s Mocolate. Designs from jewelry makers Habiba Olayinka of Habiba Jewelries and Bukola Martins of Touch of Styles will also be featured.
Ankara Fest was designed as a medium to allow upcoming and established designers who specialize in using traditional African fabrics and prints to create contemporary fashion. The event was also created as a way to use fashion to bridge the gap between generations of Africans living in the United States.
Performers at this year’s show include R& B sensation Meaku, comedian Chinedu Unaka, up and coming artist Yinka Lipede, saxophonist Seyi Alesh and the talented African dancers of UCLA’s NSA. Hollywood Actor Razaaq Adoti (Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Black Hawk Down, Cover, Amistad) returns as the host again this year along with Ankara Fest 2011 will be hosted by model, actress, comedienne Yvonne Orji.
Naija Entertainment’s mission is to enhance awareness about Nigeria’s rich culture amongst Nigerians in America. Through entertainment and various partnerships, the company aims to bridge the gap between generations to foster togetherness and unity.
For more information about the event, to purchase tickets and to inquire about group rates send all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.