A night of unity, culture & African fusion with Bakare Mubarak; The tallest model in Sub-Saharan Africa
The Revitalization of African culture is the theme of Bakare Mubarak’s mission. He is a cultural ambassador and the tallest model in Sub-saharan Africa.
When he isn’t making connections or thinking about ideas, he hosts and attends events to further his mission. Recently, he hosted an exclusive “post lockdown” dinner for a few guests. All COVID-compliant protocols were upheld at the exclusive “Post lockdown” dinner for few guests at a quintessential Indigenous Nigerian Owened Coffee house in Lagos, Nigeria.
The mixer, proudly supported by the prestigious Africa Fashion Week London/Nigeria- was hosted by Mubarak to encourage & further strengthen international friendship, co-operation, and development. It is part of the campaign to kick against colorism and racism and an opportunity to unwind from the lengthy lockdown. The event promoted the African narrative and a display of our rich culture through fashion.
These are amongst the core values for Mubarak. Hence, He was commissioned by the African Fashion week London, to champion a project that showcased Kwara state’s local fabric, Aso Ofi, at the sustainable fashion week in New York through a fashion-film documentary.
(A collaboration between the organization and Her Excellency, the incumbent Kwara State governor’s wife, Olufolake Abdulrasaq, to showcase the state’s local fabric, Aso Ofi/ Aso Oke.) At the mixer, Mubarak previewed the fashion film documentary to the special guests. In a part of his speech conveying this information, he said;
“One of our focal points at Africa Fashion Week has been how to shed light on Africa’s indigenous textiles. As we now need to pinpoint a brief reference on the etymology of these materials in order not to vilify its essence. I will therefore love to show what we have dramatized as the headlines of this project we proudly tagged “Kwara state’s Aso Ofi.”
There were a range of other activities, which included; – tasting African; food and snacks, drinks, live brewing, and tasting African coffee.
– exhibition of indigenous African hats, with matching nose-masks that were designed with Aso-Oke
– Display of handcrafted African inspired accessories, and more.
Some of the special guests who were delighted to attend the first-ever edition of “Bakare Mubarak’s exclusive mixer” showed their enthusiasm for our culture.
Attendance included; diplomats from the USA Consulate, British high commission, and the French Consulate.
Other attendees include; Salaudeen Olatoye, a talented pencil artist, Laurence Bauldry Shelukindo (tourism hospitality consultant); Ololade Ibrahim, an International Model; Lehle Balde, Editor BusinessDay Weekender, Mr. Ademola Ogunsesan (Journalist Business Day), the Project Manager of Lekki Conservation Centre, and the MD Maishayi coffee; Mrs Demi Samande ( CEO Majeur Chesterfield); Mrs Folasande Oweseje, Tobi Musa (African Fashion Week London representative), Adesuwa Ighile, Lawyer