Association stresses need to build local culture

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The setting was exquisite,  royale and  colourful. The event was this year’s annual Presidential Cocktails of the Nigeria-Britain Association (N-BA), held recently at the hallowed residence of the Britain Deputy High Commissioner, Laure Beaufils, located in Ikoyi, one of the highbrow areas of Lagos metropolis.

But, besides being an opportunity for eminent personalities from the two countries – Nigeria and Britain, to fraternize, another highlight of the event was the local fashion, which was on parade.

It was a celebration of local fashion, as epitomized by Miss Bukola Adeogun, who had just emerged  winner of the association’s fashion competition, held, prior to the event. The fashion competition was  meant to encourage budding talents in the nation’s fashion industry and showcase them to the world;  one of the reasons the association was set up in the first place.

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