With five days to go, the countdown to the Africa Fashion Week Nigeria 2016 showcase has well and truly begun, and we’re getting all the deets on every aspect of the showcase, most recently the hosts for the fashion gala that rounds out the show.
The fashion gala is the most prestigious part of the Africa Fashion Week event, where top billed designers (including the inimitable Ade Bakare) will debut their new collections to Nigeria’s fashion and entertainment elite.
Born and raised in the city of Lagos, Kaylah Oniwo has always displayed balance as she has a strong and stylish personality. She graduated with a BSc in Banking and Finance from Bowen University in Osun state where she had first developed an interest in Broadcast Journalism. Kaylah holds a certificate in Acting on Stage, Film, Dance and Drama which she obtained from talented Nigerian veteran actors – Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva at the LUFODO Academy of Performing Arts.
Kaylah joined Nigeria’s radio station Cool FM in 2010 and co-hosts the “Road Show: Drive Time” from 3pm to 8pm daily. Her love for fashion birthed the first radio fashion show titled Catwalk with Kaylah which features top Nigerian designers, photographers and many more. Her energetic side, however, is evident in her weekend show; Party Club Mix. She is also a voice over artiste and actor.
Oniwo has hosted various events spanning different walks of life. Some of the events include; L’Oreal and TW Magazine’s Color Me Pretty 2013, Lekki Fashion Week, the launch of Nigerian Fashion Label Nikky Couture in 2014, the ADVAN Awards for Marketing Excellence among others.
Kaylah hosted the send-off event for former Citibank managing director, Omar Hafeez and was also the co-host of Nigerian Idols, Season five; one of Nigeria’s biggest reality musical competitions. Most recently, she was a judge at the Miss Kanekalon Beauty Paegent 2015 and also she hosted the Pearl Look Model Competition 2016.
“I am what I think, my thoughts determine every aspect of my life , I try to keep it as positive as I can regardless of the challenges that come my way. I believe in the incomparable power of God , with him all things are possible”
Kaylah Oniwo ~ Media Personality.
Layole Oyatogun is also a seasoned red carpet host, with stints at the red carpet of various fashion weeks both home and abroad, including; Arise Fashion Week Nigeria, Lagos Fashion and Design Week, Africa Movie Academy Awards AMAA, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Jo’burg, Pretoria, Malta, and New York.
She has also hosted events such as Africa International Fashion Week, Nigeria’s Next Super Model, Denizz Fashion Show, City People Awards for Excellence, Luxury Beauty Brunch, Weddings and many more
Layole also owns Layole Oyatogun Public Relations (LOPR) which is a dynamic agency delivering intelligent and integrated communication services across major markets.
Layole has now established her production company, Layole Oyatogun Productions which produces television shows and movies.
But that’s not all, they’ve also announced the red carpet hosts and celebrity presenters for the showcase. Here they are.
We’re really stoked, let the festivities begin.