Akin Faminu is a Lagos-based medical doctor whose impeccable style has made him one of the most
recognisable faces in the Nigerian fashion scene. When it comes to style, Akin Faminu never misses, so
it’s no surprise that he’s been featured in Vogue, Bella Naija Style and everywhere in between.
Whitney Madueke is a model, Youtuber and beauty influencer, based in New York City. As beloved for her smile as she is for her style, Whitney has worked with top make-up and beauty brands such as Clinique, Dior Makeup, Shea Moisture and Sephora.
Shewa Jay is a fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger, whose creativity and consistency have earned her collaborations with top brands such as Nike, Cadbury, Colgate and Starbucks, to name a few, as well as tens of thousands of social media followers. She is currently pursuing a Legal Practice degree at the University of Cambridge.
Idia Aisien is a Nigerian-Cameroonian model and television presenter who, within one year, has made her voice heard in the Nigerian, and international fashion and television industry.
Idia was born on July 4, 1991, in Lagos, Nigeria. At age 15, she finished high school and her first modeling job was a UNICEF charity fashion show in Lagos.
In 2011, she graduated from American University with a B.A. in Journalism and a minor in Business Administration. After working for prestigious companies like Discovery Communications, Fox 5 News, the AARP Foundation, and the Foreign Policy Initiative, she moved to New York City.
She has also modeled for U.S. based designers like Alice + Olivia, J Brand, Cashhimi, Samantha Pleet, Jovani, Evelyn Lambert, Danny Nguyen, Sarah Bacchus, Undecillion by Rachel Walters, Nikki Angelique, and An Alili.
Idia is proud to have graced the catwalk for African designers like Maki Oh, Ituen Basi, Deola Sagoe and Lanre Da Silva.
She is currently a Talk Show host on Style 101, Nigeria’s version of Fashion Police, and You got Issues, a lifestyle show that caters to career, family and relationship issues, which both air on Spice TV.
Idia has been featured in both local and international magazines like Vogue USA, Elle South Africa, Blanck Digital London, ThisDay Style, Genevieve Magazine, TW Magazine; and graced the covers of Vanguard Allure, Exquisite Magazine, Guardian Life, Zen Magazine, Trendee Magazine and more.
Eniafe Momodu is a Nigerian creative director, photographer, writer, presenter and multidisciplinary creative, based between Lagos and London. Eniafe has worked with dozens of international brands, celebrities and media personalities, boasting credits in various platforms such as Bella Naija Style, EbonyLife TV, ThisDay Newspaper, Genevieve, Glam Africa, Schick Magazine and Hip TV, to name a few. This year, he has spoken at high profile events such as the Warwick Africa Summit, and hosted his own event called “The New World Brunch” for young creatives in Lagos, which featured a panel discussion with actress/presenter Stephanie Coker, and Orange Culture’s Adebayo Oke-Lawal. In addition to hosting Africa Fashion Week Nigeria this year, Eniafe Momodu will be curating a panel discussion titled “Bloggers Without Borders: Fashion, Media and the Rise of the Influencer”.
Ebele Udoh is the Founder of Brand Box Africa. A Tech company that develops impactful digital solutions at the intersection of Art, Design and Technology. Her Goal is to deliver amazing experiences that make people talk and build strategic value for brands, tech, entertainment, arts and culture. Ebele is also the founder of African Designers Mall, an ecommerce platform that provides Fashion and Art Entrepreneurs an access to the Pan African Market. She is also the Creative/Artist Director for ADM PROJECTS (an art expression fashion brand, made in Africa)