On Monday, 26th March 2018, #LFWNG also launched Fashion Focus Fund powered by Fets Wallet, the mobile money payment platform of choice for the sector, to support emerging designers. 2017 Fashion Focus Finalists – Emmy Kasbit, Imad Eduso, Mo Agusto, and Morafapresented to a panel of Judges consisting of – Omoyemi Akerele (Founder #LFWNG & SHF), Lisa Folawiyo (Founder Lisa Folawiyo Studio), Adebimpe Adejumo (Head, Brand and Corporate Communications, FETS Wallet), Harvey Imama (Head of Technology, FETS Wallet) and Oromo Itegboje (Founder ‘This is Us and Retail Manager, ALARA). The finalists presented their business and marketing strategic plan to the judges.
Emmy Kasbit emerged the recipient of the Fashion Focus Fund.
We found Emmy Kasbit to be the most eligible recipient for the grant. He is an exceptionally talented young designer who represents all the creative values Fets is keen to support. This award will accelerate his business growth which will take him on the path to achieving commercial success.
– commented Adebimpe Adejumo (Head, Brand and Corporate Communications, FETS Wallet)
Emmy Kasbit will receive a cash grant of N5,000,000 (Five Million Naira) to support his business.
In addition, Emmy Kasbit will receive business mentoring from Ijeoma Ogbechie an experienced Finance, Sales, Consulting and Technology Executive. She is currently a Vice President at Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and the Founder of Avivere, a fashion e-commerce startup.