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MOBO and Glam Africa present inaugural ‘Fashion Talk’ as part of MOBOvation Talks




MOBO and Glam Africa present inaugural ‘Fashion Talk’ as part of MOBOvation Talks




The MOBO Organisation has partnered with popular multi-media platform Glam Africa to host ‘Fashion Talk’, an inaugural fashion conference as part of its MOBOvation Talks, which form the centerpiece of MOBO Season.


The event will be held in London on 23rd November 2016 at 100 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1BN.


The evening event will host an exceptional panel of leading individuals from the British fashion and creative industries, all of whom are successful in their fields and will provide insight into their careers so far. Panelists include celebrity Stylist Cobbie Yates, G-Star Raw Marketing and PR Manager Sabrina Sarpong, and more soon to be revealed – the panel set to be moderated by Sky News and Guardian correspondent Afua Hirsch.


Now in its 21st year, MOBO continues to motivate, elevate and celebrate excellence, through a series of agenda-setting cultural events and pivotal partnerships leading up to and beyond the MOBO Awards, which this year took place on Friday 4th November 2016 at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro. Amongst the activities planned for MOBO Season are a series of MOBOvation Talks featuring high profile speakers - the first of which was kicked off by acclaimed playwright and creative director Kwame Kwei Armah last month.


MOBO CEO Kanya King said: “We are proud to team up with Glam Africa, to launch the next installment of MOBOvation Talks for our MOBO Season. Following Kwame Kwei Armah’s rousing talk around his experiences in the arts and theatre world, the ‘Fashion Talk’ will see a brilliant collection of industry leaders celebrating excellence and inspiring current and future generations of talent in the fashion industry. By uniting talent and creative individuals, the aim is to encourage the next generation of talent to enter the fashion industry and thrive.”


Glam Africa Editor, Cindy LGH said of the evening:

“We are really excited to be able to unite established, incredible talent with up and coming professionals at our first ever ‘Fashion Talk.’ We hope the experience and honesty of the panel will encourage people to feel confident about progressing in their career, or about taking their first steps into the industry. It’s an opportunity to learn from the mistakes and successes of key individuals, and to find out the things you might only learn otherwise later, with hindsight.”


There will be two discussions on night, including advice on how to make the most of your community in order to succeed in the industry. The audience will also have the opportunity to ask the panel (a lineup will be revealed soon) questions during a Q&A session.





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Key dates:


The 2016 MOBO Awards were held in Glasgow on Friday 4th November, and was broadcast live at 8.00pm on ITV2 and repeated on ITV on the same night at 10.40pm on ITV.


The MOBO Season calendar runs from 27th September to December. Other partners of the MOBO Season include: ITV, Live Nation, The Donmar Warehouse, UK Music, Mediacom, Havas, Saatchi & Saatchi, The British Library and The London Mayor’s Office.


The MOBO Awards were established in 1996 by Kanya King MBE to motivate, elevate and celebrate the outstanding achievements of artists in publically underappreciated genres, from soul and reggae to hip hop, grime and afrobeats.  A pioneer in its field, MOBO is revered as a world-leading urban music brand that successfully champions diversity and inclusivity in music and broader cultural arenas.  Now in its 21st year, MOBO is not just an event – it is a movement.  It strives to support emerging and independent talent and has backed some of our nation’s most-loved artists down through the years from Amy Winehouse and Emeli Sande to Laura Mvula, Skepta and many more. Beyond the realms of music, MOBO pursues its mission to create more opportunities and platforms for talent in film, TV, fashion, art, sport and media that might otherwise go unnoticed.  A drive to deliver social and cultural change is embedded in the organisation’s DNA. With a tried and tested talent development programme, a number of Executive Fellowships in the workplace and a host of annual training and educational opportunities for young people, MOBO influences the lives of hundreds of thousands of people every year. From chart-topping acts, grassroots artists to aspiring apprentices, MOBO is there to empower and nurture potential wherever it may come from.


Meanwhile Glam Africa, founded by Chioma Onwutalobi in 2014, continue to make their mark as they champion African fashion and style. They also continue their mission to elevate and showcase African lifestyle globally with this new joint initiative with MOBO.


Glam Africa’s quarterly print magazine has featured cover stars such as South African TV personality and E! News correspondent, Bonang B Matheba as well as Big Brother Africa winner, Dillish Mathews.