agbaraasa Arts and Fashion Empire is the brainchild of Lawal Adebayo Ibrahim, a young designer/artist born 33 years ago in Lagos.
Ibrahim cut his teeth under Alhaji Drammeh, a Senegalese resident in Nigeria shortly after completing his Primary school in 1992. After serving Drammeh for six years, Ibrahim has worked with a number of notable designers these include JimiKing, Franca Fashion, Princess Abba Folawiyo, owner of the famed Labanella Fashion. Working with these icons he has gained the requisite experience that has kept him on track in the Nigerian fashion industry, while retaining an international touch.
He has interest in the development of intricately woven wall hangings, customized bags, table clothes and embroidery and local fabrics.
He is, at present, on a scheme whereby young Nigerians can work together to showcase their talents in arts and fashion design, using indigenous fabrics to create locally acceptable, yet internationally marketable labels. He is the organiser of Agbara Asa Fashion and Arts exhibition.ibrahim works currently adorn numerous private and public arts galleries in Nigeria.
He has participated in and organised a number of exhibitions and fashion shows. Some of these include: Shobande Talent Hunt Show 2007, Ikoko Meta movie premiere, Whitehouse Ikeja, Lagos and the wave making Agbara Asa Fashion Show 2007, which was premiered at the Performing Musician Association of Nigeria, Ikeja National Secretariat. He was at the 2008 edition of the Centre for Black African Arts and Civilisation, (CBAAC), Black History Month, the National Workshop for Rejuvenation of National Integration and Sustainable Development, Lekki Peninsula Resort, Ajah Lagos, the World Culture Day celebration held at the International Conference Centre Abuja and the Yoruba World Film Festival held at the National Theater, Iganmu, Lagos. He was chairman sub-committee for Olokun festival beach soccer and fashion segments 2009.2011 pan africanism international conference in Bahia Brasil
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