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Music Meets Runway Foundation presents the Search for the 2014 MMR Rising Icon



MMR Rising Icon ImageThe Music Meets Runway Foundation was established in 2011 to support and empower emerging talent across the Arts, at critical stages in their creative lives. The mission is to use music and fashion to educate, motivate, inspire and change lives by providing assistance to the youth. By either supporting their growing business or by bringing Arts & Crafts into their educational system, thereby creating jobs, we are able to leverage our love for fashion and music to provide opportunities for philanthropic growth says Jennifer Olize, Founder of the Music Meets Runway Foundation.

Last year, the MMR Foundation through the help of sponsor; Sovereign Trust Insurance, was able to reaffirm its commitment to empowering emerging talents by awarding a 3 Million Naira grant to Olakunbi Oyelese, creative director of Nigerian fashion label; April by Kunbi at MMR 2013. This year, the MMR Foundation continues on the journey to find and showcase the best of African Fashion as we embark on a rigorous search for one designer who will join the ranks of Kunbi Oyelese as MMR Rising Icons.

If you believe you have what it takes to showcase your designs at MMR 2014, alongside some of the best fashion designers in Africa, please follow the instructions below for a chance to be shortlisted for #MMRRisingIcon:

• Send your application to [email protected]
• Attach a current look book with at least 5 different images
• Attach a mini biography of your brand.
• Follow us on Instagram, Twitter & Like our Facebook page
The deadline for all applications is Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Here’s what you stand a chance to win:
• Cash prize to help launch your career in fashion
• An extensive mentorship program ( To be announced)
• A feature in the MMR Magazine.
• Showcase a full collection at Music Meets Runway 2015.
• The winner will automatically become a Brand Ambassador

To partner with The MMR Foundation please contact: [email protected]
For more information on Music Meets Runway:
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For all updates and special announcements and to join the conversation, use the hashtag: #MMR2014

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  1. Bade

    September 1, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Errrrrmmm…..Isnt April by Kunbi a good friend of Jen and her big sis? Just wondering
    I have seen the way those girls live BIG so this “foundation” seems like a wash. We however look forward to the fashion show

    • anon

      September 1, 2014 at 3:58 pm

      Toh! April by Kunbi is from a rich background, and her business started off with bucksed up clients. In fact I am sure she can empower people haha. so if it is really all about empowering this is wayo o.

  2. anon

    September 1, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    errrmmmmm so wat if they r friends……they weren’t part of the people that picked the winner

  3. kk

    September 1, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    so proud of you Jen! Keep doing big things 🙂

  4. Maimuna

    September 1, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    2011 was a hit, it went downhill from there. Hope it will be good this year as we dont have any new upcoming designers on the scene

  5. Maryam

    September 1, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Jennifer is doing a good thing with the MMR initiated. A lot of people out there should have come forth with something even similar, but they didn’t. Continue doing well jor! We are with you and behind you.

  6. anonymous

    September 1, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Hello Maryam, sorry Jenny

  7. Torise

    September 1, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    LOL @ maryam(Jenny). MMR is an initiated abi?

  8. Maryam

    September 1, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Keep up the good work Jennifer. I look forward to a great MMR 2014.

  9. Cheesy

    November 3, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Every competition in Nigeria is boju boju, oloro n bo! (fake)! How does the fact stated by anon change anything….. “they weren’t part of the people that picked the winner” such a stupid comment! I’m sure Jenny has the power to choose the winner, any day, any time, fuck jury. It’s all a show. Jenny gets a percentage of the price money too. She and Kunbi go share am, na sooooo.

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