Africa Fashion Week London to Host Black History&Lifestyle Awards Gala

AFWL to Host The Black History and Lifestyle Awards
AFWL to Host The Black History and Lifestyle Awards

To commemorate the 13th year of Africa Fashion Week London, The organisers of Africa Fashion Week London will be hosting the Black History and Lifestyle Awards “Royal Heritage” Gala during this years events.

This gala celebration will take place at the prestigious Institute of Directors in London, located at 116 Pall Mall on Sunday 29 October. The Red Carpet will kick off at 2pm.

Africa Fashion Week London stands as one of the largest and most enduring platforms for African fashion worldwide. Under the Royal Patronage of Olori Ronke Ademiluyi-Ogunwusi, AFWL is dedicated to amplifying African fashion and design on the global stage.

Africa Fashion Week London also operates in the fields of education, heritage preservation, and promotion to connect and celebrate all facets of African fashion. Our goal is to ensure that the continent’s design talent remains at the forefront of global discussions.

­About The Black History & Lifestyle Awards

The Black History and Lifestyle Awards is committed to recognizing the achievements of Africans, both on their home soil and in the diaspora.

BHLS’s mission is to document the contributions of individuals who are bridging the gap between Africa and the rest of the world. It also highlights the rich cultural heritage, the triumphs, the adversities and the invaluable roles these individuals play in addressing the challenges faced by the global black community and black-owned businesses.

Be a part of history
­This unique celebration is set to become the most significant social, cultural, and business gathering in London this year, encompassing everyone from Africa and those interested in the continent.

It presents the perfect opportunity to reconnect with old friends, establish new connections and meet individuals who are shaping the future of African fashion.


Our distinguished hosts for the proceedings are Ali Baba and Eva Newlove (Nana Yaa Birago); and greeting you on the red carpet are our charismatic hosts Enioluwa Official and Priscilla Ajoke Ojo


The most distinguished Guests of Honour are His Imperial Majesty, Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi and Queen Ronke Ademiluyi-Ogunwusi. Princess Eziada Folashade Balogun (founder of BHLA) and Prince Kamari Ademiluyi also preside.

The evening will include:

A elegant 3-course dinner with each table accommodating 8 guests.

A Celebrity Catwalk featuring renowned designers, House of Sota and The Adire Oodua Textile Hub.

DJ Abass: A world-class DJ.

Sodi Cookey: A powerhouse vocalist.

Valentine:  London's most energetic Afrobeat artist

A Prize Raffle, offering a chance to win a 5-star dining experience at The Meat & Wine Co., Mayfair.

Engaging performances by drummers, dance acts from Explicit Dancers, and comedy.

This evening promises a blend of style, culture, and a profound sense of purpose, and we extend a warm invitation for you to be part of it.

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