by | April 8, 2017

August 8, 2017 12:00 am

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

This Masterclass Assembles some of the best seasoned creatives to share their wealth of experience on the Art of Creative Direction and Styling.

You will gain insider knowledge and industry advice on how to get your foot in the door, commercial and editorial styling, celebrity and personal styling, insight into creative direction for campaigns, content, fashion shows, digital and traditional media platforms.

Get ready because everything you thought you knew about styling and creative direction might just be turned on its head.

You should attend if;

  • You have a burning desire to create visuals and passionate about telling stories through fashion.
  • You are looking to start a career in Styling and Creative Direction.
  • You are looking to build on your existing skills and knowledge.
  • You want to form new bonds with like minds.


Pepper Chikezie
Founder, The Assembly 

Pepper had her first official styling gig at age 16 as a wardrobe assistant at ITV Studios, UK. Fast forward she has since held fashion roles in PRIDE UK, BHF, and Fashion Editor for FAB and TW Magazine. With extensive experience as a Creative Director, Producer, Stylist and Fashion Consultant for media and design brands. Her journey led her to launching Nigeria’s first vintage fashion boutique – Retrospective to running SPICE TV where she rebranded and managed Africa’s first global fashion and lifestyle channel for 3 1/2 years to founding The Assembly, Fashion Innovation Hub.

Guest Speakers:

Veronica Ebie- Odeka 

CEO, Vane Style 

In 2010, Veronica Ebie-Odeka launched her styling outfit “VANE-STYLE” which offers services from celebrity styling, personal shopping, styling for fashion shows and consulting. Vane-Style has had back to back credits for styling: Nigerian Idols seasons 1 & 2, Project Fame, Elite Model Look Nigeria and MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week to name a few. Alongside being a fashion stylist and owning a nail polish brand, in 2016 she started her own nail salon called Vane Nail Bar.

Tokyo James
Creative Director, Tokyo James

Tokyo studied Mathematics at Queen Mary University London. Shortly after, he began his career as a young fashion stylist in london working for various international publications, as well as directing digital campaigns for brands such as Brioni, Issey Miyake and Puma Black Label. With years of experience under his belt, James launched his digital monthly publication, Rough UK, that later expanded to Rough Italia and Rough New York after its successful run in the UK. Created for modern men who want simplicity with an edge, the Tokyo James fashion brand was born in Lagos, Nigeria after Tokyo’s relocation from the UK.

Bolaji Animashaun
Founder / Director, The Style HQ
Bolaji is the founder and Creative Director of the Style HQ. a destination for African fashion, life, and style. With a diploma in Luxury Markets and Art Marketing, PR and Communications from Sotheby’s Institute of Art and a Master’s degree in Luxury goods and services from the International University of Monaco. As one of the most sought after stylists in Nigeria, she has also held the positions of: Creative Director of Konga, Creative consultant at Ndani Communications, Fashion Director and Head stylist for Studio 53 Extra, MNET Africa.

Godson Ukaegbu 

Editor In Chief, Mania Magazine 

Godson is Editor in Chief of Mania Magazine, a respected fashion editor and stylist with a body of work that has spanned through celebrity and editorial styling.  He masterfully articulates the business of fashion as it works in tandem with professional visual communication.  Godson is a budding screenwriter and an undergraduate of Economics from the University of Lagos.

Ezinne Chinkata
CEO, Zinkata

Ezinne is a seasoned Fashion Consultant with a wide range of experiences spread across the Fashion Industry. She has successfully launched a retail brand and fashion consultancy – Zinkata, where she also sits as Editor for the web division. Ezinne has worked as the Fashion Editor for publications such as WOW and Genevieve Magazine and as the Head buyer/ Creative head  of the fashion section for Morpheus Ltd. Ezinne has also contributed written articles to BellaNaija and Vogue Italia online. She is no stranger to celebrity styling with a long list of clientelle of notable personalities under her belt. A seasoned professional that is very passionate about her craft, Ezinne aims to empower women and leave a positively uplifting experience with each encounter.

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