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An Entertaining Music & Fashion Gathering to Support Charities! Photos from The Switch’s Fashion Meets Music & Ball for Charity Events in Port Harcourt



Adonye & Aku

On Friday 27th July 2012, The Switch – a non profit organisation aimed at supporting charities and charitable causes by raising funds through entertaining events – held its Fashion Meets Music event at the Presidential Hotel, Port Harcourt. The event was also a platform for budding artistes to showcase their talent as well as perform alongside some of the industry’s veterans.

Some of the artistes who performed include Iyanya, P.R.E, Mr. 2 Kay, Timi Kay & Kay- X and Yuggo and 4 fashion designers – Skillas, Julspuma Couture, Swank Creations and Cool Beans – showcased some of their most creative and outstanding pieces.

The next day, Saturday 28th July 2012, the Ball for Charity event took place at Brookstone Secondary School, Port Harcourt. The event was a football tournament featuring 8 teams who paid a fee to participate and play to help raise funds for a chosen charity – 50% of the funds raised from the football tournament as well as funds raised from The Switch…Fashion Meets Music event, was donated to a charity while the remaining 50% was given to the winners of the football tournament.

On Saturday 11th August 2012, The Switch Charity team accompanied by some performers at the Fashion Meets Music show and the coach of the football tournament, visited the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital to show their love and support for people living with HIV/Aids as well as donate some items them.

According to The Switch Charity rep, the event was an astounding success with the support of Aristokrat Records, Agape Birthrights, Delight Zone, Grafton Records, T-Wids Entertainment, Silverbird and Wider Perspectives Limited.

Fashion Meets Music – Arrivals

Prince Party Johnson

Aku & Faith

Georgina & Bobby

Kio Briggs & Fritzgerald Murray-Bruce

Ms Annkio Briggs & Kio Briggs

Mr & Mrs Apiafi


Mr Adukeh

Mrs. Malaka (M)

Mrs. Adukeh (M)

Ifiemi & Nicole with the Host

Mazino Malaka, Guest & Mrs Malaka



Mr 2 Kay


Ms Annkio Briggs

De Legacyz

DJ Joenel


Mazino, Beatrice & Maro  – Switch Team

Swank Creations

Julspuma Couture



Kioba Briggs(Switch Team)




Timi Kay & Kay X of Tune House

Angel (Switch Team) with Vincent & Senibo N-J

The Switch Team – Kioba, Angel, Adonye, Mazino, Beatrice & Maro


Ball for Charity

DJ Rezzy Rez

Maro Malaka presenting The Best Goalie of the competition award

Mazino Malaka presenting the Winners Trophy to Daniel Otamiri

The Team sorting out their items for donations

About The Switch Charity
Founded in 2012, The Switch Charity with the help of its founding members Adonye Apiafi, Angel Adukeh, Beatrice Porbeni, Chima Aguma, Kioba Briggs, Maro Malaka and Mazino Malaka, who are Nigerian youths based in the United Kingdom, organised its maiden events – The Switch…Fashion Meets Music and Ball for Charity.
The Switch Charity plans to continue what it has started – organising more creative events to support charities and charitable causes.For more information please follow us on twitter @SwitchCharity and send your enquiries to [email protected]

Photo Credit: Tonye Ayanwu
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  1. F to the B

    August 21, 2012 at 1:31 pm


    • Duchess Jacob Abayomi

      August 21, 2012 at 2:12 pm


    • Ken

      August 21, 2012 at 7:47 pm

      Yes sigh… People younger than your kids are achieving something. May God continually bless Nigeria with bright young minds and flush out the old and brainless.

  2. @ajiriavae

    August 21, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    First off, I’m impressed with the ambience of the event. The last time I was in Port Harcourt was almost twenty years ago so I’m impressed that the social scene has grown so much. It could have been a Lagos event (no disrespect). Second, I’m impressed that the event was organised by such young men and women. Some might say that they are rich kids so it will be easy for them to organise an event, but the thing is I wasn’t thinking about organising any charity event when I was their age and neither were any of my friends. Even if an adult had tried to make me do it, I would not have made myself available. I must say, I’m impresses.

  3. Chattyzee

    August 21, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Ok. Kudos to them for the great effort and their initiative. But Mrs. Anniko Briggs tho ….. SMH

  4. chat

    August 21, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    i think some people need to look at what they wear properly before leaving their houses, short dresses/skirts are not for everyone. I c long legs, shemale legs etc lol some are not even comfortable in them.

  5. brandigest

    August 21, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    @ajiriavae, once lived in PH befoe relocating recently to Lagos, and I can tell you P-town has transformed into an urban stylish location. The youths there are fashionable, love social events and enjoyment. PH is gradually following Lagos closely. Bravo to the organizers, I am so impressed.

  6. Demmy

    August 21, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    hehe we teenagers and youths freakin know how to dress. lovely pictures though x

  7. I am Nneka

    August 21, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Well…ehm….you see….this looks like a family tin. They rounded up their family gave the event a name,and VOILA

  8. Madam the Madam

    August 21, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    I have to give PH props, they are looking way better than usual.

  9. Michael

    August 21, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Nice….I see ib, tari and a few others 😀

  10. ACDC

    August 21, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Brilliant, Really Clean looking well put together event!
    I’m impressed.

  11. Sydney

    August 21, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    I’m impressed. They are very young

  12. Sydney

    August 21, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    I’m very impressed to see very young Nigerians organize an event for a great cause. Totally wasn’t expecting this. God bless them all.

  13. konnie

    August 21, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Looks very classy. Only one complaint. Too many pictures in one setting. A little overwhelming. Much luck.

  14. Ndidi

    August 21, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    They respresent the hope I still have in young Nigerians! What a breathe of fresh air!

  15. Bili

    August 21, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    well done guys! very impressed to see very young people not just “talking the talk” like most of us do but “walking the walk!”

  16. Evann

    August 21, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Wow,I wud rock dat black shoe with a bow….. *dayum*
    The 1st red carpet event featured on BN that Uti wasn’t in attendance…………………… Lolzz.Maybe,he was denied access #just saying#

  17. habba!

    August 21, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    sigh! lacks a certain something that LAGOS events have but i applaud them for their effort for charity!

  18. NNENNE

    August 22, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Good one from PH.
    We need to de-central Lagos .That is the only way to take care of the over population there.
    If every city has same opportunities that others have, people will not stay in one place.(The mistake of our military leaders).

  19. dini

    August 22, 2012 at 2:29 am

    aku is just too fine

  20. Abs

    August 22, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Nice pics. The Aku lady is beautiful and dresses well too.

    • tiey

      August 23, 2012 at 10:05 am

      loool aku is only 18

  21. Couture By Makioba

    August 22, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Good to see my people doing so well
    Kio and Kioba Briggs so grown up…Aunty AnnKio kudos to you But the cowgirl thingy didnt go with the event…..
    All the same happy to see PH in this…..

  22. Scarlet

    August 22, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Wow, my little cousin Faith is all grown up!

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