The Nigerian Hat exhibition is one of it’s kind for the Millinery industry , it’s the biggest Millinery Exhibition in Nigeria , West Africa and in Africa as we pride in the uniqueness of the event which brings only Milliners together from different parts of the country , it’s an event created to bring to fusion our vision and mission as it’s promote unity amongst people in same industry and also brings exposure to milliners & Millinery in Nigeria and eventually walking in the path of bringing Millinery to a global recognition.
The first exhibition took place October 2018 , second edition in October 2019 third edition ( Covid Edition) was in 2020 which was done On our social platfoms with records of over 2million views ( @millinersneworkng)
Their track record from the first Exhibition shows the expanded exposure that is gotten by their members and brand supporters with TV exposure which brought about interviews and business expansions for everyone involved.
The attendance at the first, second and third Exhibition has been super impressive as they welcome milliners from different parts of the country and outside of the the country including Milliners from Ghana who crossed many sea to be a part of our Exhibition which gave a better leverage and international support from Nigerian Milliners in the diaspora . While in 2020 they were able to have a larger exposure through the social network with about 2million views and 84 exhibitors from about 11 states
This years hat Exhibition will be bigger, better and of essence as they expect more Milliners to join them and different dignitaries to be in attendance.
This year’s hat exhibition would be happening at Nelo’s Place Event Hall, 2, Yomi Oshikoya drive by Abule Onigbagbo bustop, off Mobolaji bank Anthony way, Ikeja, Lagos on October 9th , 2021
Black carpet starts at 1Oam.
We spoke to some of the Milliners that have been part of the journey and this is what they had to say.
Adeshola Sanni, CEO of Sholzyheads says that
the previous hat exhibition, which was held in October 2020, was a ‘Virtual exhibition’
Despite the rage of Covid-19, the association was unstoppable, we forged ahead with the exhibition and it was a loud one which gave people and milliners outside the country access to the the milliners association of Nigeria and also a wider publicity which gave room to massive sales.
Sanni has great expectations for this year’s hat exhibition. she believes that the 2021 hats exhibition is a reinforcement of knowledge, Milliners from different part of the country will be showcasing creativity at its peak! it’s going to be massive.
Lovers of beautiful hair pieces can’t afford to miss out on this, we will be showcasing new 2021/2022 designs, bespoke headware, in retail and wholesale.
As the saying goes, ‘words cannot express what you should expect. A visit to the 2021hats exhibition, will convince you. BE THERE!
‘TOGETHER TO THE WORLD’
Mrs Tochukwu Agu, CEO Beraculture global enterprise said that “This is my 4th exhibition with Nigeria milliners association.. the experience has been amazing.. the exposure, the fun, the meet and greet, the sales , the walk way,, this is something am always looking forward to every year and to the glory of God it gets better each year.”
Agu is optimistic about this year’s hat exhibition, “2021 Nigeria milliners hat exhibition will be exceptional too,, I can feel it,,, I know preparations are on, Beraculture is not relenting too, I am seriously creating exquisite hair pieces as usual and am coming with my full squad. one thing Nigeria milliners exhibition does for us milliners is to open us up, u know when u are in your corner and you think , you are doing well,, by the time you meet milliners from Abuja, Calabar , Ghana and all,, you will be like wow , it’s always a wake up call to me, and after each years exhibition I come back a better milliner.”
“Odusile Oluwaseun Iyanunioluwa, CEO of Wonderz Craft and Financial Secretary Milliners Association of Nigeria and State Lead of Milliners Network Ng -Ogun state chapter Is excited about the upcoming hat exhibition.”
“Odusile recalled that ‘” the Nigeria Hat Exhibition started in 2018 and we’ve had it continuously till 2020 being the online edition.”
“It’s had an exhibition of Nigerian Milliners showcasing their recent creations of hats, fascinators, turbans and other headwears at their stands and on the runway.”
“We’ve had dignitaries(Commissioners, Chairpersons of Reputable groups and more) attend.”
“Walk in guests from Nigeria, Ghana and Overseas appreciate the beautiful creations, Media houses promoting the event of the day.”
“It’s being an amazing one so far as milliners also get to connect with new audiences and sell their pieces while giving exposure to millinery in Nigeria.”
She believes that this year promises to be even bigger and better.
“There would be milliners runway exhibition, exhibition of exquisite headwears, guest runway exhibition, sideshow of past achievements, games plus star price to be won and lots more.”
“We would also be having Nigerian milliners from overseas join us online.”We expect dignitaries from ministries, CEO of fashion house, Directors of Media houses and lots of other special guests.”