Started On :: 09/09/2015 - Ended On :: 10/10/2015
Passion for Motherland – Showcase’s 3rd edition was a great success! London, Hackney witnessed a vibrant night full of entertainment from the live music, exquisite fashion and soul-baringly beautiful poetry. This year’s event took place on the 21st August 2015 at the prestigious Hackney Town Hall in the heart of East London was hosted by the beautiful model and former Big Brother house mate Heaven Afrika and Randy Kabson.
Comments from the attendees at the show were nothing short of inspirational. Vanessa, model and medical student who was there said a special thank you to her fellow model and African sister Lisette Mibo for inviting her to the inspiring event. Adding…“It was lovely to see faces old and new, while sitting back and enjoying the show. God bless all of those involved, and I pray for this project to continue to progress and become bigger and better with each edition”.
Founder of the event Lisette Mibo still exudes the same passion for this worthy project that she founded two years ago. Speaking about it she says: “I believe in showcasing Africa in the best way we can and creating a platform that will not only allow us to be entertained but also be educated and uplifted. It is important to create our own platforms and celebrate ourselves.”
Co-founder of Revive Congo - Pamela said: “Passion for motherland was an experience I will never forget. Although organized by a Congolese model, it represented different cultures and was extremely diverse from its music to its fashion. I can't wait to attend 2016! #PFM2016”.
Ten designers from different backgrounds and cultures showcased their bold, classy and colorful African print/African inspired collections accompanied by head wraps and big show stopping Afro wigs.
Designers on the night included braid couture by Angela Plummer, Jose Hendo, swimwear by Mo.Bella, creative and bold wraps by Kiyana Wraps, Boutique D’Afrique, The Klassics, Kumbi Kouture, Mia by Mia Nisbet, Panzi Pants by Peace Exchange and Kwame Koterreng.
The evening saw exciting live performances and poetry by Mell Nyoko and JJ Bola. This were accompanied by performances from Congolese artists such as Tresor Kiambu and Christian Shengen, afro beats by Ghanaian sweetheart Akua, RNB by LuvRell and Afro beats sounds by Nigerian diva May7sen and last but not least…the man of the hour Mazi Chukz.
A huge amount of funds was raised via ticket sales for the prestigious events with all proceeds going towards the support of the Panzi Hospital in its Fistula Project.
For more information on the work of Panzi hospital for fistula patients, please visit their website; http://www.panzifoundation.org/
PHOTOGRAPHERS: CHRISTABELL VIDEO TV AND EDMUND OHLOLE
HEAD WRAPS: KIYANA WRAPS AND TOTE LONDON