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Prominent BBC presenter to launch his African Wears

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Prominent BBC presenter to launch his African Wears
Prominent BBC presenter to launch his African Wears

Prominent BBC presenter Hassan Arouni from Sierra Leone is set to launch an African fashion line of clothing, showcasing the traditional and contemporary styles from the continent.

The new fashion line is set to debut in the spring of 2023 and is looking to bridge the gap between African fashion and the mainstream.

Arouni is a wellknown BBC presenter who has worked on several documentaries and TV shows. He is also a vocal advocate for African fashion and has been a strong advocate of African representation in the fashion industry.

The fashion line will feature a wide variety of African styles and prints, including traditional African ronko, as well as modern African designs.

The range will also include different types of clothing, from casual wear to formal attire. The brand is looking to make African fashion more accessible to people around the world, and Arouni is confident that the venture will be successful. “Afrika! Always with me. Near or far, dats my home” he said.

The fashion line is also looking to give back to the African communities that have been the inspiration for many of the designs. 

The launch of the brand is an exciting development for those looking to explore African fashion. With the help of Arouni, African fashion is set to become more accessible and more widely available.

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Festus Conteh is an international youth that functions conveniently in all forms of writing including article writing, news, script, content writing, constitution and project/proposal writing. Writing is fun to Festus and has brought fame and recognition in his clime. In 2019, he was awarded best upcoming writer in an online writing completion that was organized by the Association of Sierra Leonean Authors (ASLA). After his impactful contribution to national development and cohesion through writing, he was nominated for the African Genius Award for the Best Writer in Africa Award Category an award he lost to one of the greatest African Writers - Chinua Achebe. In 2022, Festus was one of the applicants to the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) as Vice Chairperson (Policy and Advocacy) a process that met imperil feedback. As a freelancer, Festus has written articles for magazines, newspapers, and media houses and his articles have attracted big media houses including BBC, Aljazeera and Legit. Ng and is the Head of Programs at Salone Messenger a public relations firm based in Sierra Leone with the latest news and information. He is the founder of Africa’s Wakanda a platform that spotlight the beauty of Africa. Festus is also a perpetual volunteer in life-changing causes and has shown great commitment and dedication to being a catalyst and solution to the challenges faced by young people like himself. Festus currently serves as the Secretary General of the Africa Youth Leaders movement which is a network of youth between the ages of 20 – 30 years who have shown achievement, leadership potential and commitment to make a difference. Festus is also the Africa Focal Point of Youth for Change Initiative, which is a platform through which young people can access resources, be empowered and given the opportunity to grow to become useful members of society who will participate in the development of their communities and nation. Along with another Africa Youth platform, Festus has Co-Founded the Future of Africa initiative which is an advocate forum with the aim to bring together local and international socio-economic stakeholders to support innovative programs aimed at advancing the radical and practical progress of adoption awareness-vulnerable children and youth and youth leadership-through interlinking local, regional and international resources and opportunities.