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The BIG Reveal! Top Designers Lanre DaSilva Ajayi & Mai Atafo are the Mentors on MultiChoice Nigeria presents The Fashion Protégé



MultiChoice presents the Fashion ProtegeFuture contestants, it is time to meet your mentors!

As celebrated leaders in the African Fashion Industry, Lanre DaSilva Ajayi & Mai Atafo have taken African Fashion beyond borders. They have paved the way for the younger generation of creatives and inspired many of them to take that leap of faith to pursue their dream in fashion.

Ohimai Atafo of MAI Inspired is renowned designer in Bridal, Menswear & Women’s occasion wear. Favoured immensely by a long list of celebrity clientele, Mai Atafo’s designs have been worn by Stephanie Okereke, Mercy Johnson, Ramsey Nouah, Banky W, D’banj, 2Face, M.I and many others. As a fashion artist, Mai Atafo continues to create and inspire through his lifestyle brand.

Lanre Da Silva Ajayi (LDA) is the founder of the eponymous design label that is a fashion favorite among the media, celebrities and fashion lovers. LDA has been featured in various African and international media including L’Uomo Vogue and is currently stocked at the Dolce & Gabbana Spiga2 Concept Store located in Milan, Italy.

Renowned for their efforts to participate in the growth of the African Fashion Industry, these iconic designers are ready to impart knowledge and make a Fashion Star out of you!

About MultiChoice presents the Fashion Protégé
As MultiChoice celebrates its 20th anniversary, the show has been created to nurture and promote the next generation of Nigerian creative talent. The Fashion Protégé is a 5-episode Nigerian reality television series that will air on DSTV’s AfricaMagic.

The Prize

  • N1,000,000 (1 Million)
  • Mentorship by a renowned Nigerian designer
  • International Fashion Trip
  • Cover feature for DSTV Magazine
  • Special Feature Interview on BellaNaija
  • Feature in a Top Fashion Magazine
  • Lookbook by a Top Photographer

For more information, please visit or


How to Enter
• Read all there is to know about MultiChoice Nigeria
• Design a piece inspired by MultiChoice Nigeria
• Create your masterpiece (you can enlist a tailor if you don’t have sewing skills)
• Take a photo of your piece, write a short note on the MultiChoice inspiration and submit via any of the 3 entry methods.
• Spread the word! (Twitter, Facebook, BBM, Instagram)

Entry Methods
There are 3 ways to enter. You can choose ANY of the methods. You do not need to apply via multiple ways.
1. Via email – [email protected] | Photo must be accompanied by a short explanation of how design is inspired by MultiChoice Nigeria.
2. Via DSTV website –
3. Via DStv Nigeria’s Facebook page (Voters’ Choice) –

Strategic Partners:, Touch of Glamour, MUD Cosmetics Nigeria, Spice TV
Online Media Partners: 360Nobs, ThirdWorldProfashional, OneNigerianBoy, OloriSuperGal, ForStyleSake

Photo Credit: Style Mania Magazine | Mai Atafo PR



    November 8, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Big Ups to Multi-Choice for this Great opportunity to Designers!

  2. Mgbeke Mgbochie

    November 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Only 1 million naira??? MultiChoice! Really???

    • nwanyi na aga aga

      November 8, 2013 at 2:24 pm

      looool! @ ur name mgbeke mgbochie

  3. ngluv

    November 8, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Whilst this is a good opportunity for upcoming designers in Nigeria/Africa. I think it will be better for LDA and the renowned designers to focus on building their designs to grow on a much more greater heights, but then again they might be using this contest as an opportunity to get their name out there.. but just my two cents.

  4. Love

    November 8, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    These designers are doing well but are they capable and secure enough to mentor the most talented up and coming designers properly?

  5. Metrogypsie

    November 9, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Oh this is awesome.. Efforts to help build up younger creative people are applauded by me.


  6. Dray Alabi

    November 18, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    i like great designer

  7. bamgboye oluwakemi

    November 24, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Good to u,mr mai u are my mentor whom I will like to work
    wit,although we have met at different shows,but now am on my own
    working,if one is nt selected will one still have the priveladge to
    come for the show,i will be grateful if I will be allow to be
    coming with u to spome fastion shows and event.thank u

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