Aso-ebi is a Yoruba phrase, translated to mean Family cloth in English. It is a tradition where family members wear a particular fabric in the same colour and design to distinguish them from other personalities at a ceremony; wedding, birthday, naming or burial.
And taking the stress off family and friends when it comes to picking an outfit and generally organizing the event is Babasola Olusoga the CEO/ MD of Aso-ebi planner a brand that caters for aso-ebi needs of clients and oganisers of the yearlyÂ ASO EBI Planner fashion show and Bridal Exhibition.
This year the five day show, which is scheduled in line with the valentine week will begin with Bridal exhibition at the Silverbird Galleria from 8th February to 12th February 2010, daily.
As partners thronged into the Galleria, the Aso Ebi Planner Bridal Exhibitions 2010, will be on ground with a robust line-up of fabric merchants and bridal vendors displaying award winning designs, services and fabrics, with vendors from the UK, USA and other African countries.
For the fashion show billed to hold on the 13th February 2010, at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, the stage is set for a night of glamour, style and colour.
According to Babasola Olusoga â€œour aim is to use the medium of Aso Ebi to bring together the creme de la creme of the Aso Ebi community, members of the indigenous and international fashion society, celebrities, dignitaries, traditional and cultural icons, artistes, and everyone who believes in the values of style, family and tradition under one roof on a day designed to celebrate and showcase through various creative means the culture, heritage, identity and way of life that the practice of Aso Ebi stands for.â€