AfricaNXT is a virtual gathering that will bring together Academics, Technologists, Business Executives, Founders, Policy Makers, Entrepreneurs, Artists and the general public. Through conversations, digital exhibitions and immersive programming NXT. NOW seeks to create a space that fosters knowledge sharing, collaboration and solutions orientated discussions on how we co-create a prosperous future for all Africans.
WaxPrint Media will host the Advancing the African Creative Industry roundtable with a panel of leading African creatives to explore creating more capacity within the fashion/design/creative industry and how we can better collaborate across borders.
Re-Imagining Our Now. Co-Creating Our Next.
Wednesday, 18th November
4:15pm GMT. 11:15am EST
Register here: www.africanxt.com
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Fred Mawuse Deegbe
Fred Deegbe is the Chief Caretaker of Heel the World, Ghana’s first globally recognised high-end footwear brand. Fred exited the banking industry in 2011 to prove that some of the most beautiful things in the world can come from Africa. This goal and the company’s strides have given Fred the opportunity to be included in platforms such as the World Economic Forum, fashion and luxury projects in Paris, New York and Los Angeles as well as features in media publications including Vogue, GQ, and CNN.
Elikem Kumordzie commonly known as Elikem The Tailor is a Ghanaian Actor and Fashion Designer. Elikem Kumordzie’s style divulges a sense of Africa, Contemporariness, Sophistication and Pristine. Merging these into designs gives the wearer their own voice, compelling them not to walk in the path others have created but create their own paths so people will follow. The brand’s tentacles are felt across genders, predominantly male.
Ejiro Amos Tafiri is a Nigerian fashion designer. She is the originator of Ejiro Amos Tafiri (E.A.T) brand which was established to meet the fashion needs of a modern woman. Ejiro has applied her creative brilliance and a passion as strong as it is impressive, to leading her team to build the Ejiro Amos Tafiri brand which has risen through the ranks of emerging labels, quickly to become one Nigeria’s foremost Women’s wear brands.
Ejiro Amos Tafiri entered the world of fashion and style when she launched her eponymous brand in March 2010 after garnering experience from her stints at Out of Africa, Zizi Ethnic Clothing and Tiffany Amber where her training proved invaluable.
Muhammida El Muhajir
Muhammida El Muhajir is a global brand/digital marketing and media consultant, entrepreneur and filmmaker with extensive international travel/study/work experience throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America, Caribbean, and Africa. She has established a solid reputation and network in her field for her visionary strategies for innovative brands such as Nike, Diesel, Pepsico, Jaguar, and Land Rover. She is currently the Director of Strategy at WaxPrint Media and has been named one of Africa’s Leading Women in PR/Marketing.