Ooni Leads Contingent to UK-Africa Expo at Fashion Week London

Ooni of Ife
Ooni of Ife

His Majesty, King Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife, is dedicated to supporting Medium, Small, and Micro Enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria through the Southwest National MSME Foundation.

MSMEs are vital for any economy, as they drive economic growth, create jobs, reduce inequality and poverty, and contribute to government revenue. This is particularly highlighted in the organisation’s mission and vison to build a community of young entrepreneurs and create opportunites for them.

This organization is an initiative of young entrepreneurs who have benefitted from the National MSME Clinic and Awards – a federal government policy framework aimed at strengthening the sector and fostering economic growth and entrepreneurship in the country.

At the UK Africa Trade Expo, His Majesty will be talking about his mission to support entrepreneurship in Nigeria on Friday 27 October and we invite you to come and listen to his keynote speech and meet the other dedicated professionals on the panel talks striving for a more successful Africa.

The UK AFRICA TRADE EXPO powered by Africa Fashion Week London!

This event is an inaugural exhibition and networking event that aims to capitalise on the UK’s position as a global trade & investment hub for sector development and supply chain collaboration between the United Kingdom and Africa.

UK AFRICA TRADE EXPO promotes connectivity and innovation within the Commonwealth. Its theme “Bringing Culture and Commerce Together for Sustainable Development” emphasises the significance of cultural exchange in creating opportunities for economic growth. The objective is to encourage sustainable practices by promoting environmentally responsible products and services.

Insightful panel discussions and influential speakers aimed at’ creatives, start-ups, and small businesses provide entrepreneurs with networking, business support, partnership opportunities and buyer-seller meetings.


SESSION 1 – 12:00 – 14:00

Refreshments 14:00 – 15:00

SESSION 2 – 15:00 – 19:00

Specialised Speakers will cover following topics:

Exploring the influence of Music, Entertainment, and Tourism on the Fashion industry.

Waste-to-Energy (WtE) technologies that are innovative and environmentally responsible.

Sustainability in the Fashion Industry and innovative solutions.

Analysing Cluster Development, Value Chains, and Sector Expansion in Agro-Food Processing, Logistics, Cotton, Shea nuts, and Packaging.

Unveiling the significance of Hair and Makeup in Fostering Fashion Creativity.

Navigating African Fashion's connectivity and innovation.

Harnessing the Potential of the Diaspora Dividend for Maximum Impact.

Strengthening UK - Africa Economics Ties, Investment and Trade Relations.

Exploring Investing Opportunities in Africa for Development and Infrastructure Funding.


UKATE offers various opportunities for businesses and enterprises to exhibit their products and services, enhance brand recognition, engage with potential clients/customers, and establish new connections. To learn more Please contact us at [email protected]

Friday 27th October 2023
12pm -7 pm
Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, St James’s SW1Y 5ED.

Ooni of Ife
Ooni of Ife

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