AWARDS & ACCOLADES
The prestigious Fashion’s Finest Africa Awards 2019 have just taken place, and two leading women entrepreneurs from the Lionesses of Africa community have scooped the top two awards. Bag Designer of the Year 2019 went to Femi Olayebi, founder of Femi Handbags and Accessories of the Year 2019 went to Anita Quansah, founder of Anita Quansah London.
Commenting on her award win, Anita Quansah said: Thank you so much Fashion’s Finest Africa for honouring me with this beautiful award, "Accessory Designer Of The Year.” My late grandmother always said; ”Anny, hard work is rewarding and great things come to those who relentlessly and passionately work hard.” I'm an advocate for pursuing what sets your soul on fire, while respectfully embracing the journey and the whirlwind experience that pursuit will take you. I'm so thankful for the many ideas that selected me out of the millions of creatives in the world to execute them. I'm so happy to my creator for assigning me on this great trip called life, without it's beautiful, difficult challenges, I wouldn't have realized that I'm capable of doing many great things.”
Visit Anita’s website here https://anitaquansahlondon.com
Also talking about what this latest award win means to her, Femi Olayebi said: “We brought it home again. Honoured! Thankful! Grateful! For the wins, the recognition, the nominations, the opportunities, our story, the ups, the downs; for the doors that have opened wide when others slammed shut; for our cheerleaders one by one, they know themselves! For fulfilled dreams, for solid friendships built along the way, for our team that works tirelessly behind the scenes and for those who share our vision, even when they think its downright crazy! Grateful to all those who are part of the Femi Handbags journey - they know themselves too. Grateful for growth. Grateful that we can continue to aspire, and inspire, because we continue to dream and believe...Thank you to Fashion’s Finest Africa and to everyone who counted us worthy. This award is for each and every creative out there pushing, and making it happen, no matter what!”
Read Femi’s startup story here http://www.lionessesofafrica.com/blog/2015/9/22/the-startup-story-of-femi-olayebi
Fashion’s Finest Africa is a forward-looking business oriented platform that brings together all the players in the fashion Industry in a unique format that is designed to advance the business of fashion. For three days, Senior Policy-makers, Fashion Entrepreneurs, Manufacturers and Industry Creatives share ideas on how to increase Nigeria’s participation in the Global Garment Industry. Fashion is the most profitable industry in the world and FFA is determined to play a critical and catalytic role in bringing Nigeria into full garment production as a strong participant in the global fashion industry.
For more information on the Fashion’s Finest Africa Awards visit the website: http://fashionsfinestafrica.com
This month saw Femi Handbags, one of the foremost and most iconic leather handbag and accessory brands in Nigeria, announcing the beginning of an exciting new chapter as it opened its first ever stand-alone handbag and accessories store in Lagos on Sunday 1st July 2018.
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