Destination Ondo’s carnival costumes set to hit the market | The Guardian Nigeria News
Following plans to make Ondo Kingdom the hub of carnival costume making and design in Africa, the Destination Ondo pet project, created by the founder of La Campagne Tropicana River, Beach and Forest Resort, Otunba Wanle Akinboboye, kicked off with the conclusion of two weeks of intensive training of the first group of young Nigerians shortlisted for the program.
The official ceremony, which was held recently in the town of Ondo, was declared open by the Sasere of the Kingdom of Ondo, Grand Chief Olu Adeduro, who represented the Kabiyesi (King).
Adebayo Adegbe, icon of renowned, multi-talented and award-winning Nigerian international fashion designer, model, modeling instructor and fashion entrepreneur, was hired to facilitate the training session with his team. It was an exciting experience for the young people who had the privilege of being educated and introduced to the basics of fashion design and making carnival costumes.
The training session witnessed creativity at its best with the use of common placed and discarded materials such as local sponges, peanuts, leaves, plastic spoons, straws, plastic and bottles, used by the team to create and design unique, beautiful and enchanting carnival costumes. with a colorful and fascinating atmosphere.
A colorful graduation ceremony closed the training session, with an exhibition of the students’ products. Fifteen of them were selected to model their creations to the admiration of the guests. Three of the participants were named the winners of the modeling session: Akintola Fumilayo came out the winner with her sponge-laden badges, while Olasanmi Esther came in second with her colorful costume, and Awosika Ireti took third place with her design. of plastic spoon. The costumes are already on the market and available at designated stores while online sales will be activated soon.