ABLA organizes open events and seminars to engage with inspiring African and diaspora experts, thought leaders and practitioners at the forefront of shaping trends and thought leadership that impact commerce, society and brand building in Africa and the world.
Africa is a crucible for creativity. Now, more than ever, African culture and creativity is sought after and influencing design, film, fashion, arts, architecture, and so forth, globally. The creative industry contributes significantly to economic growth, employment, trade, innovation and social cohesion – and projects a nation’s culture and influence to the world. Yet the continent hasn’t grown a significant share of the trillion dollar global creative economy.
For the inaugural #ABLAMasterclass on 02 March 2021, join ABLA Founder, Thebe Ikalafeng, in conversation with three of the leading proponents of culturally inspired apparel design, Laduma Laduma Ngxokolo (@MaxhosaAfrica, South Africa), Moses (@MosesTurahirwa (@Moshions, Rwanda) and @TundeOwolabiStudios (@Ethnik.Afrika, Nigeria) on the how they’ve leveraged their respective cultures to create distinctive and valuable brands.