The 2015 Music Meets Runway (MMR) which takes place on Tuesday 22 December at Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria is looking for the stars of tomorrow.
Run by Le Reve Events, the annual MMR celebration, which has been running since 2011 fuses the best of fashion and music in Africa, bringing together some of Africa’s finest creative artists and showcasing their talents to a huge audience.
The Rising Icon and Face of MMR competitions are run by the MMR Foundation, a charitable foundation which aims to support and empower emerging talent across the arts through the provision of grants for young entrepreneurs and models, giving them more opportunities to break into this very challenging market.
The Rising Icon competition gives emerging designers from Nigeria the opportunity to showcase their talents in a way that can benefit their careers by providing them with extra exposure and support.
Last year, Ogochukwu Akabogu, the Creative Director of the brand Lines by Chaab won the competition. Ogochukwu received an all-expense sponsored trip to New York for an internship with a fashion house to gain further experience abroad.
“Winning the MMR Rising Icon competition gave me an indescribable experience, my status as a fashion designer has taken on a whole different and better level, the number of clients I’ve gotten since I won has escalated, the publicity has been awesome and the internship in New York is truly a great initiative, I can’t wait to put all my experience to good use on getting back to Nigeria. Thank you MMR for giving young fashion designers like myself the opportunity to pursue my career in the fashion industry whole heartedly”