African shoppers, celebrities, fashion designers and enthusiasts will on Sunday, December 11, converge at the Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.


Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president, is “leading the pack of highly distinguished dignitaries expected”, said the event’s organisers.

“ has launched plans to dispatch over 2,000 Made-in-Ethiopia-Africa print tote bags to customers who place orders above N25,000 online on or before Black Friday on November 25th.”

Cocktails & Dresses expects to gather over 2,000 attendees – fashion enthusiasts, shoppers, celebrities and designers – for “a full-day black carpet shopping rave”.


“Cocktails and Dresses champions the revolution of the fashion and beauty industries in Nigeria and Africa. Beyond the entertainment and sales exhibition, continues to retail the very best of Made-in-Africa and promote the commercial potentials and economic benefits of the fashion and beauty industries in Africa”, said Olatorera Oniru, CEO of

Dubbed the “Largest Gathering of Made in Africa’s Best”, the event will feature a panel discussion with 5 women and 3 men who are key players, idea renegades, tech disruptors and boundary breakers in the retail, manufacturing and technology industries in Africa.

The event will also feature 5 top designers on the runway and it will close with an honorary evening honoring up to 100 of Africa’s best icons.


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