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Speed Mentoring Night for Creatives in Lagos? Apply Now to Attend Level Up

We came across the terminology “Level Up” when this year singer Ciara made a reference to her ex beau Future. But wait, that’s not what this all about. How do you grow, scale your business and learn? LEVEL UP is just 3 days away and it would be a shame to miss out on an experience and of course opportunity to chat with trailblazers, seasoned pros and senior creatives in the fashion/arts industry.

Have you heard about our Mentoring Scheme? Great! We’re holding our second Speed Mentoring Night in Lagos to once again get you up close and personal with the very best in the business. So whether or not you are part of our mentoring cohort you still get a chance to be mentored in a fun and relaxed setting. This is organised by The Assembly Hub.

Level Up will have individuals within Fashion, Visual Arts, TV, Publishing, PR, Advertising or Creative Direction. Despite the stage you are in your career or business, don’t miss this opportunity to build on the progress you’ve made so far. See who is attending below.





Adenike Ogunlesi – Founder & CRO Ruff n Tumble 
Michael Ugwu – GM Sony Music Africa / Founder, FreeMe Digital Ltd
Fade Ogunro – Executive TV Producer / Founder, Bookings Africa
Reze Bonna – Photographer, Founder ReZsolution
Banke Alawaye  – CEO Rock Salt Services Ltd 
Papa Omotayo – Founder, AWCA / Creative Director Moe+ art Architecture 
Lekan Oladunwo – Group Head Art, Insight Communications 
Simisola Esiri – Founder & E-I-C Schick Magazine 

Learn more about our Guest Mentors and apply here.

Date: 28th April 2018 | Time: 4PM
Venue: The Freeme Space
*Spaces are Limited*

How She Does It: Andrea Iyamah Talks Managing 3 A.I Brands With Schick Magazine

Celebrated African Fashion Designer, Andrea Iyamah known for custom-detailed tribal prints and avant-garde designs, breaks down how she’s able to manage 3 A.I brands with Schick Magazine. Her designs her favourites of international celebrities and has brought her notable recognitions. How does she manage 3 established brands like a boss? She brings us into her world through her catch up with Schick Magazine.

For inspiring fashion designers, Andrea Iyamah shares insights on her career, personal life and inspirations for her work. She’s got a word for designers who want to follow her line of work. Find it below!

See excerpts of the story below:

What brought about your decision to start the A.I brand?

I was raised by a woman that owned the most stylish power suits, killer heels and wore burgundy hair as an accessory. I say that to say, my mother and father were fashion obsessed, so that’s probably where my love for fashion started. I knew fashion was something I always wanted to do but wasn’t sure exactly when and I certainly didn’t think it will be at the age of 17.


How has the fashion industry changed since you started?

The industry has evolved since I started. New incredible designers are on the scene, Nigerians are more invested in discovering and buying African fashion. There’s been a lot of support from both local and international press that has assisted in the growth of interest in African fashion designers.

What has been your biggest highlight so far?

There have been many highlights in various parts of the brand. Showcasing Andrea Iyamah swimwear at LFDW15 was great because of the incredible crowd reaction received from the show and on social media. From expanding our number of branches with showrooms in Canada and Nigeria to relaunching our ready-to-wear line, it’s difficult to choose which one is the biggest highlight.

Any advice to budding designers?

Patience and consistency is key. Taking things slowly and learning gradually from the people you are most inspired by will help you grow yourself and your brand. Know your strengths and weaknesses and never be afraid to ask for help. In difficult times, use the No’s as fuel for more strength and the Yes’s, as an opportunity to make the best out of.

For the full story, download the digital version of SCHICK Magazine, which is available for purchase at www.iamschick.com/buy

Follow Andrea on TwitterFacebook and Instagram for more information and updates on all her work. Purchase her suits, which range from about $55.99 – $95.99 at ShopAndreaIyamah.com.