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Roots Odutola, Joshua Samuel & Isoken Ogiemwonyi Emerge Winners of the 2012 MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week Awards and Clinch Top Prizes



The 2012 MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week has officially ended with a splendid bang as some of Africa’s top creative designers were present to deliver the best of fashion to all with their new collections.

As BellaNaija Style brings you more fabulous runway shots from the fashion week presentation, here are the winners of the MTN LFDW Young Designer of the Year, Model of the Year and Young Creative Entrepreneur being presented with their prizes.

MTN LFDW Model of the Year – Roots Odutola
We can all agree that strutting the runway during fashion week presentations is always a hard task. Last year, Jenevieve Aken was crowned the MTN LFDW Model of the Year, this year, law student Roots Odutola clinched the coveted title of the runway queen and was awarded a cheque of N 1 Million (N1,000,000).

MTN LFDW Young Designer of the Year – Joshua Samuel of Josh
At this year’s MTN LFDW, lots of emerging Nigerian fashion brands were present to showcase their new fashion pieces as well as vie for the prize of the Young Designer of the Year. After a rigorous screening exercise, Joshua Samuel emerged winner. The design label was awarded a cheque of N 4 Million (N 4,000,000) and 3 Months free rack space at Grey Velvet and L’Espace.
1st Runner-Up: House of Silk
2nd Runner-Up: Orange Culture
3rd Runner-Up: Meena

MTN LFDW Young Creative Entrepreneur of the Year
In September BellaNaija Style announced that Isoken Ogiemwonyi, a creative director of Nigerian contemporary fashion label Obsidian and co-founder of retail brands, Le Petit Marche (a monthly shopping event in Lagos, Nigeria) and L’Espace (independent fashion and lifestyle concept store) has been chosen as the 2012 MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week/British Council Young Creative Entrepreneur of the Year.

Isoken was awarded a cheque of N 2 Million (N 2,000,000) and a tour of London Fashion Week courtesy British Council at the award presentation.

A huge congratulations to all the winners! #WinningRocks!

Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi for Insigna


  1. ToBechiStyle

    November 2, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Lovely. I applaud these young entrepreneurs.Very lovely.

  2. brandigest

    November 2, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Congratulations. So glad that someone’s dream is been aided for the next greater notch. Kudos MTN.

  3. notaplayerhater

    November 2, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    NICE. congrats to all! Isoken, why u dey chin up? take it easy na!

  4. versence

    November 2, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Am happy Roots won! I love her “walk” on the runway. Very unique and full of energy! Shes a stunner!

  5. Mana

    November 2, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    She looks great! Real beauty!

  6. Anonymous

    November 2, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    I really do not understand how Joshua Samuel emerged winner with the collection he presented over Meena with the collection she presented. Joshua’s cuts, finishing, and concept are ‘okay’ but Meena’s are professional and well detailed. It is clear from the collections presented that Meena’s collection has a professional edge and an out-of-the-box concept which in other words is ‘original’… well not completely but to an extent, it is.

    • Farrah

      November 3, 2012 at 1:21 am

      You needed to have been there to appreciate Josh line. It was very well deserved.

  7. Sbaby

    November 2, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Congrats to them all

  8. faith

    November 4, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    congrats to dem

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