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‘Fashion for Jos’ brings joy to the distressed

Ijeoma Balogun

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Fashion for Jos which held at The Palace, Landover, Maryland on May 22nd 2010 was an entire success as donors, sponsors and volunteers collaborated to organize the charity event catered towards helping the lives of people in Jos, Nigeria.

The idea was birthed by Estella Ogbonna, CEO of Estella Couture Fashions who was born in Jos and saw an opportunity to extend a helping hand to the motherland grew up in years ago. Fashion is a world of many colours and beautiful fabrics; qualifiers that could be attributed to Jos before the onset of crisis. The charity event was uplifting and encouraged participation from models, businesses, music artists, actors, DJ’s and more. Overall, it conjured a sense of beauty and belonging that was always associated with the city. The pictures are proof-positive that Nigeria care about emergency crisis response.

Fashion for Jos is set to accomplish the following objectives; raise funds for victims especially women and children, create more awareness about the genocide as a means to invoke an action towards change and garner support from Nigerians in Diaspora and international Humanitarian groups on how such incidents can be avoided.

The event was hosted by Nollywood Actress and ex-Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, Regina Askia and Raz Adoti, top Hollywood actor. Funds raised will be given to Nylah group, Justice Development and Peace/Caritas (JDPC) and the Nigerian Red Cross Society to support victims. Fashion For Jos is a charity event under Fashion For the Nations – a Not-for-Profit Organization set up in 2010 to assist cities, towns, and villages in nations around the world through organizing fashion fundraising events.

Photos from the event:

Estella
Estella Ogbonna

Fashion For Jos will also be taking place in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria.

For more information, contact:
Jem Publicity Inc.
[email protected]
www.jempublicityinc.com

Estella Ogbonna
[email protected]
http://www.fashionforthenations.org

13 Comments

  1. Ms. Jayee

    June 16, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    yayyyy!!!! i’m the first to comment!
    Good to know that Nigerians in Diaspora are doing something positive to help.
    And what better way that FASHION CHARITY EVENT!!!(*wink wink*).
    Lovely designs, (dress no.3 does it for me). Regina Askia in the mix…not bad!
    Hope the purpose of the event will be achieved.
    Nice one.

  2. Africhic

    June 16, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Regina should have been described as former Nollywood Actress

  3. dekao

    June 16, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    go ikenna…

  4. THE AMAKA

    June 16, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    awwwwwww!!! 🙂

  5. beanie

    June 16, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    dese designs are nice and perfectly wearable…not catwalk material only

  6. Chiangel

    June 16, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Woo hoo!!! See Estella! Nice dress and the baby’s cute. I’m glad the event went well. Too bad I couldn’t make it.

  7. garden

    June 17, 2010 at 2:08 am

    I see Tolumide – with the mic (an awesome performer!) was at this event. Good event for a great cause.

  8. D.O.T.M.H.

    June 17, 2010 at 3:09 am

    I love the 1st and 6th dresses. I hope the purpose for this charity thingie would be met.

  9. Blossom

    June 17, 2010 at 10:28 am

    I think the 4th dress is the cutest!

  10. Ms Sassy eyes

    June 17, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    No. 4. FABULOUS!!!!!

  11. Myne Whitman

    June 21, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    The dresses are lovely and more important wearable. I love the sleeves on that green ankara.

    Well done Estrella and bless you for the large heart.

  12. sally

    June 27, 2010 at 1:50 am

    Regina Askia contributed immensely,yet no phoyo of her

  13. sally

    June 27, 2010 at 1:52 am

    *photo*

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