Designers Bring Afrocentric Fashions to
Bright lights will become brighter when
The Hurd Agency models step onto the runway wearing fashions
by designers Thony Anyiam and Emmanuel
Featured in Essence magazine, Anyiam has
captured the attention of fashion lovers all over the world
such as Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa and
former President of the African National Congress.
Spanning the continent of Africa and throughout the
United States, Anyiam’s fashions have been worn by celebrities
such as music great Stevie Wonder, best-selling author Iyanla
Vanzant, world renowned minister Reverend Al Sharpton, , and
former U. S. President William “Bill” Clinton and First Lady
Hillary Rodman Clinton.
Anyiam has, indeed, made the
news and continues to dazzle audiences with his fashionable
flair designs. He has made the list of 1st. He was the first
Black designer to be featured in Brides and Modern Brides.
Also, his fashions were featured in the movie “Contact.”
Drawing from his roster of clients leaves one to conclude that
his designer clothes reach the pinnacle in fashion parlance.
As the show moves on, other fashions will grace the
runway by Nigerian Fabrics & Fashions (NFF), a company
founded by the “Adewumi brothers” Jonathan and Emmanuel
Adewumi. Jonathan serves as the company’s CEO while Emmanuel
serves as COO and head designer.
NFF, now considered
the largest African clothing company in the country, has a
broad spreadsheet of distributions of bridal wear, after five
and evening attire. Their specialty is lace, silk, george, and
domestic satins highlighted with “imported” brocade. Some of
their designs are on permanent display in the New York Museum
of the Arts.
Entertainment will be performed by native
Nigerian Aju Elumelu-James, an artist who has created a
towering blend of Pop, Jazz, Africa, Rhythm & Blues, and
Hip Hop. This combination of sounds, when performed in one
setting, brings awareness to the beauty of Africa.
Terrance A. Hurd, President/ Owner of The Hurd Agency
is the producer of the show. This production is being
presented by the Anioma Association, U.S.A., Inc. Anioma is a
nonprofit organization that provides financial support to
combat cancer and AIDS.
The event begins at 2 p.m. at
the Sheraton Music City Hotel (downtown Nashville). Tickets
can be purchased at Kijiji Coffee House and Deli, 1207
Jefferson Street (615) 321-0403, Borders, 2501 West End Avenue
(615) 327-9656 and Haddox Pharmacy, 1508 Charlotte Avenue
(615) 329-3943 at a cost of $30 per ticket.
your ticket today and visit Nigeria through fashions and
experience —- its culture and style.
information call Olunwa at (615) 327-5901.