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Princess Ronke Ademiluyi Princess Ronke Ademiluyi
Founder of Africa Fashion Week London and Africa Fashion Week Nigeria

25/04/2020 4PM | GUEST | The Africa Show


Royalty"  born in London to a scion of the royal family, she is the great grand-daughter of the  late Ooni Ajagun Ademiluyi, the King of the Ife Kingdom, in South West Nigeria.

Fueled by the lack of retail space, production factories and start up funds and how it was hindering the growth of the potential billion dollar African  fashion industry, she founded Africa Fashion Week London in 2011 and  is on a continuous mission to bring African fashion to the forefront of the global fashion world.

A graduate of Law from Thames Valley University in London, her passion and her brainchild has now acquired global recognition and become an unparalleled platform where over 1000 African and African inspired designers have shown their collection in London.

Under her  supervision , organizations like the KwaZulu Natal Fashion Council, The Nigerian Export Promotion Council, The Seychelles Creative Enterprise and The Trade & Investment South Africa have all used the AFWL platform to showcase  creative talents from their various countries to the world. This year marks 10 years of her showcasing African fashion designers in London.

Four years after establishing the largest  platform that generates awareness and publicity for emerging African designers and creatives, across the African continent and its diaspora. Princess Ronke deepened her impact by creating Africa Fashion Week  Nigeria a sister platform to AFWL, that provides opportunities to ingenious African designers and hidden fashion treasures who cant afford the costs associated with traveling to London to showcase at AFWL.

In 2016 she was made the global and cultural ambassador of the Queen Moremi Initiative  by His Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II. The King of Ife Kingdom.

The initiative advocates for rights of women and promotes women empowerment. His Majesty The King is a firm supporter of female leadership and strongly believes that when you give a woman a seed, she gives a child, when you give her money, she makes wealth.

Princess Ronke uses the Queen Moremi initiative to campaign against modern day slavery and trafficking of young women in Nigeria, and with the support of His Majesty The King of Ife Kingdom, she set up a fund that help victims of slavery integrate back into the society, the funds sees them through education, and our 1st recipient of this fund, a young lady a  who returned to Nigeria in 2016, graduates next year in entrepreneurship and business.
And in 2018 in addition to showcasing African designs on an international platform, Ronke decided to incorporate her royalty and produced an on stage musical drama titled Queen Moremi The Musical, it tells the true story of the remarkable heroic warrior queen of 12th, a pacesetter of  feminist ideology who fought against the enslavement of her people especially women & children.

Queen Moremi is an inspiration to all women and Ronke intends  to tour the UK with The Musical in October during black history month, as she continues to use her story to campaign against modern day slavery and trafficking of young African women.

In addition Ronke decided to write the story of  one of the victims of modern slavery and trafficking as a case study to educate young girls out there who are ignorant of the fact.

 

 
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