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The Assembly's creative community gathered once again over the weekend for our quarterly speed mentoring event, LEVEL UP! From Fashion to Advertising, PR and...

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The Creative Class has officially kicked off with the “Creative Enterprise Programme” Pathway.

The energy🔋, knowledge sharing 🗣 and style 💃🏾from DAY 1 couldn’t have been better!🤸🏽‍♀️🤸🏽‍♂️ 📷 @onafuwaphotography
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The Creative Class has officially kicked off and we’re going to be sharing highlights and other goodies for you to join in too. Be sure to stay check our insta stories and other socials for daily updates and action from The Creative Class 2018!
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The #CreativeClassPro has kicked off. Meet the last set from our amazing faculty in the Creative Class Program.
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Adenike Ogunlesi, Founder and Chief Responsibility Officer of Ruff ‘n’ Tumble. Driven by a passion to prove that Nigeria is able to produce good quality she’s built a brand with over 15 retail outlets across Nigeria and an E-commerce platform; making Ruff N Tumble one of the most recognizable brands in the Nigerian market.
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Munachi Alfa, Principal Consultant, Masal Financial Consultants, a financial management firm that provides public accounting, bookkeeping, financial planning and advisory services to SMEs, entrepreneurs and private individuals. Munachi holds a Master’s from The European Business School, UK in GlobalBanking and Finance and a BSc in Economics from the University of Surrey,UK. She also has other professional qualifications in Corporate Finance, Accounting and SME Finance.
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Oyindamola Fakeye, Founder, Sound Mind Africa is a creative entrepreneur and mindfulness expert. In 2014 she started Sound Mind Africa in order to provide holistic health promotion in the area of mental and emotional wellbeing, advocacy around mental health and as a platform to connect users and health professionals. In 2017 she partnered with Olu Ogunlela to provide technology driven solutions to overwhelm, stress and depression via the organisation Kairos Krunch.
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Two more sleeps before we assemble at The Creative Class.
Hope ya’ll ready?
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We’re not done yet. Meet our next set of facilitators in The Creative Class Faculty.💫
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Nneka Eze is a Partner at Dalberg Advisors, a group of impact-driven companies that focus on applying private sector approaches to unlocking people’s full potential, everywhere. She leads Dalberg’s work in Nigeria as the Lagos Office Director. She has worked with private corporations, state governments, and foundations on strategic planning, market analysis, investment planning, and performance transformation. Nneka’s work has focused on a range of sectors including agriculture, education and youth employment, financial services, and inclusive growth, and she leads Dalberg’s work in the creative industries.
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Dr Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien, Group Chief, Sustainability & Governance Officer, Dangote Industries Limited. Under her leadership, Dangote Cement published its first globally-benchmarked Sustainability Report in 2017. Dr. Ndidi is also the co-founder of Rising Tide Africa a group of women angel investors harnessing their power, network, passion and capital to positively impact and actively create a New Africa.
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Reni Somoye has executed projects with brands such as Nike, EA Sports, NBA and McDonald’s. Locally, she’s worked on campaigns for the Bayelsa State Investment and Economic Forum, the Nigerian Centenary Pageant, Gidi Culture Festival and #DJObiWorldRecord. In 2016, she co-founded BrandCamp, to empower Nigerian business people to take control of their  PR and social media.
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Isioma Onochie Aihie, CEO Grey Velvet Stores is a serial entrepreneur and started her career as a Systems Analyst at Fortune 50 company’s, Merck and Co. Isioma ended her career as Head of IT at OANDO. Through the launch of Grey Velvet, she realised a long term desire to promote Nigerian fashion. Today it is the first and only concept store to solely stock brands that are 100% Nigerian /African, at the time. Almost 4 years later, she has opened 4 other stores as well as a garment manufacturing company.
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Content Creators plenty, but how are you really standing out and winning in this digital age. 📸📲💸 We’ve got a few more spaces left on our 1-day ‘Facebook for Creators’ training as part of The Creative Class Program. If you want in, slide into our DMs for the hook up.
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Let’s brighten up this wet morning by introducing our next set of The Creative Class faculty.
Elvina Quaison 📓, AFFORD Business Club Manager, AFFORD UK. Elvina has worked with Diaspora organisations for over 15 years. In 2011 she managed projects in AFFORD assisting Diaspora contribute their skills and knowledge by volunteering in Ghana. She also managed a project facilitating Diaspora entrepreneurs’ goals of setting up a business in Africa, specifically Ghana.
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Wonu Okoye📓, Fashion Business Coach and Founder, Big Start Up Co is a seasoned fashion retail startup and business coach. She also has experience crafting media strategy and is currently a Business director at Rosabel Limited. She co-founded fashion retail. In 2017, she launched Apaart Africa, a luxury exotic leather goods brand and has since sold over 500 bags and continues to be a market leader in the leather goods industry. Her experience has positioned her as the go to business coach for entrepreneurs looking to build lasting brands in the fashion industry.
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Chioma Nwakwesi 📓 is the GM, Strategy & Performance at Zaron Cosmetics. Her role comprises, primarily overseeing the global Marketing & Sales, Finance and HR functions. Chioma is not only passionate about adding value and contributing to her organization’s long-term growth and development but she’s also interested in mentoring young women in the work place.
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Funmi St. Matthew Daniel, Strategic & Creative Consultant.
Funmi is a seasoned fashion retail professional who’s worked with giants like the Arcadia Group and Tesco Clothing UK before relocating to Nigeria where she’s worked with Mango, Tiffany Amber, Exquisite Magazine and Jumia. Funmi founded FunmiDaniel.com where she works as a Strategic & Creative Consultant for brands in the Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle space including Grey Velvet, Abaya Lagos & Raya to name a few.
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Are you a fashion or beauty entrepreneur whose been building a business for the past 1-3yrs? We’re looking for you! 👀~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
We want entrepreneurs with grit and passion and who want to take their business to the next level📈~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
We’ve curated a tailor-made programme with @ngbritisharts and @nesta_uk to help you grow your business. From Funding, Marketing, Digital Skills, International Retail to PR and IP. Enrol for the FashionNXT pathway today + join the Creative Class 🌐
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FashionNXT_ is a six-day pathway programme that aims to nurture Nigerian brands and provide solutions for some of the issues that may be stifling growth in the early-mid stages of running a business. 🌀
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To enrol on this pathway training program, visit the link in our bio and head to the “FashionENTR_” section to apply. Deadline has been extended, so apply now and don’t be left out. 🔫
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