Award Winning Guest Line Up for the African Arts and Fashion Week in DC

Emmy Award Winning Fox 5 News Anchor and Reporter Maureen Umeh to Co host African Arts and Fashion Week DC!
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March 14, 2014 - PRLog -- As the March 29th date fast approaches for the African Arts and Fashion Week in DC, new updates to the participation and anticipation continues to grow for this event. The African Arts and Fashion Initiative is a Non-Government Organization which was launched on Sunday 4th August, 2013 at the Dorchester Hotel, UK. The Aim of the Initiative is to promote Africa on the rise, showcasing its rich cultural heritage and talent globally. Thereby creating opportunities for empowering the African youth. The Emphasis is on driving an African Arts and Style Renaissance to mobilize, sensitize and most importantly, empower the array of talented designers and artists in Africa. AAFI promotes and organizes exhibitions and forums to showcase African Art and Antiques, African Fashion, African Music and all things Made in Africa. Quarterly journals and other materials are published to promote African Arts and Style.

Maureen Umeh, Emmy Award Winning anchor and reporter of Fox News 5 DC will be Co-Hosting the African Arts and Fashion Week in DC. Maureen joined the FOX 5 news team in September 2002, after serving as one of the primary anchors for the late evening newscasts at WSPA-TV; the CBS affiliate in the Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina. Maureen has been honored with several awards for her work. They include an Emmy for Best Investigative Series and Best Newscast. She has also been honored by many organizations, including the South Carolina Television and Arts Association; the Illinois Broadcaster's Association and the NAACP.

Looking forward to the Red Carpet? African Red Carpet Queen Yvonne Vixen Ekwere named the Official Red Carpet Host. Yvonne ‘Vixen’ Ekwere is an Award-Winning TV presenter, Entertainment Correspondent and News Producer with world renowned broadcaster Silver Bird Television. The Akwa Ibom state native is also a burgeoning Singer/Songwriter, Fashion Designer and Actress and with her captivating E-Weekly Television show, she is grabbed the attention and hearts of many young Nigerians across the country.

A three-time Future Awards nominee, Dynamix Awards TV personality of the Year 2010, Exquisite Lady Of the Year (ELOY) TV Presenter of the Year 2011, FAB Magazine TV Presenter of the year 2011 and City People Awards Most Stylish TV Presenter of the Year, Yvonne ‘Vixen’ Ekwere is also a budding jeweler (I-Bling), fashion consultant (Sparkle-Pro Consulting) and youth ambassador for the Brown Heart Foundation among many other significant achievements.

Isis Model Agency is bringing beautiful African Models to walk the runway. Isis Models, run by Mrs. Joan Okorodudu, is one of the biggest modelling agencies in Africa. They recently signed 3 top models, Rukky Imalele, Kimmie Adams and Nwodo Chinko. In Nigeria, the Next Super Model contest has been held for a few years and all selected models automatically get signed up for ISIS Models agency.

Award Winning Designer and the CEO of The African Arts Fashion Week, Uche Ibezue, is bringing the world to Washington DC as AAFWDC launches. The luminous, prolific and polarizing fashion creator Uche Ibezue, born in Nigeria conveys an embodiment of panache, grandeur and refinement with a regal point of view in the fashion industry. This bravura beauty has design aesthetics that are deliberated and realized in her styling of both national and international dignitaries, celebrities and pageant queens through her jewelry and clothing apparel. Uche is the well-grounded, spiritual soul that is the contemporary couture designer of O'mak Designs, a U.S. based fashion brand. Ibezue's lifelong determination, ambition and energy are applied to the label O'makdesigns that was inspired by her mother's eccentric style of dressmaking and Afro-centric styling influences.

The Designers who will be showcased during this event include: Shellsbelleskids Collection, Uniquelyatypical, Drtaylordesigns, Menogudesigns, Sumahriecollections, House of J'ola, Michealleicht designs, and O'makdesigns. Visit to connect, purchase tickets, follow on social media and more.

Another way to purchase your tickets, send your request to: Out of Towner’s will want to contact the Westin Hotel in BWI to make your reservations at a discounted rate. Simply mention AAFWDC. Contact 443-577-2300.

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