Welcome to the new-age fashion conference. Dep Fashion Runway and Industry Networking is an invitation for gathering of those in fashion, lifestyle music and the Movie industry, business minded conversations and high caliber networking.   Event will take its place at the Hilton Hotel Fort Lauderdale Beach, Come mix,mingle sip & shop all for a good cause at The Dep Fashion runway and industry Networking. Join us with an evening of Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres Giveaways and Raffle's Fashion shows Make up demonstration Hair demonstration Photographer on site Vendors providing beauty fashion, health & MORE!!! Enter your chance to win some great star prizes!!!! Meet your Hollywood star act and actress This event is proudly SUPPORTED BY AMERICAN AIRWAYS , AMERICA WOMEN IN DISTRESS OF BROWARD COUNTY INC., SAMSUNG, AT&T.


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Last Saturday saw the first instalment of Divas of colour , the largest gathering of the most powerful women of colour in the UK. A platform created to celebrate, reward and discover great talent of women of colour.  The event ceremony saw a mix of great beauty, fashion, book and media brands showcase in the morning section of the day . Followed by the fashion show, pageant and award ceremony in the evening.
In the great and luxurious halls of Hilton Hotel Tower Bridge London, at the heart of the great  city of London was  a star studded power packed event as we raise fund and awareness on the menace of domestic violence.
The pageant saw 6 talented models go head to head in what was a tight one as all the contestants possessed on unique talent or another. On the panel were talented experts - Eryca Freemantle - global beauty ambassador for women of colour, Adebayo Jones, a renowned luxury couture designer, Kwame Koranteng , creative designer at KKBT bespoke tailoring and the renowned celebrity stylist Dee Maat. 
The finalists, went on two spectacular runs on the catwalk . First was the fun casual wear followed by the glam evening look . On the later round, the contestants were subjected to some random aptitude questioning from the judges for which they were tested on their public speaking ability, confidence and level of articulation.  Combined with the online result, they judges were able to arrive at choosing the deserving winner for the diva face 2014.

Vanessa NM as she is popularly know is a multi talent - medical student, fashion designer (designed most of her outfit for the day) and also a celebrated hairstylist emerged the winner . The round of applause that thundered all through was enough evidence that the judges made the right choice.  Vanessa epitomises the true essence of Divas of colour initiative which is to discover, empower and celebrate the best of women of colour from all works of life.
 Her outstanding beauty, intelligence and humility has earned her the most prestigious recognition of women of colour, placing her in the ranks of women of change of this era. As part of her duties as the face of Divas of colour, which is to inspire, motivate and help empower young girls to achieve greatness, she will be appearing on the Royal night – never again , girl child network on 5th of April to speak to young girls on self esteem and how to take pride in themselves. Never again girl child network is a charity by Bettty Makoni a Zimbabwean woman , CNN heroes awardee who campaigns against violence against women and against FGM . She has received global recognition for her work with women and also was awarded the woman of Honour on divas off colour 2014.

As part of Divas of colours work to work with charities to raise awareness and empower women, this years diva face Vanessa will be going from time to time to speak in these forums to encourage women and young girls using her position as the diva face to instil positive affirmation in these girls. As a medical student and an entrepreneur , she has what it takes to intellectually and moral impact in others . Her beauty and her brain has earned her the most prestigious honour for women of colour.
Vanessa has already been featured on this months Black hair magazine and has been tipped to be the cover girl for C.hub magazine due out next week. She is already positioned for many more opportunities not forgetting her cash prize of £500 . She is also officially the brand ambassador for Manubiah greeting card publishers and so many other brands coming forward to be associated with Divas of colour .  
In receiving her  title award, she had this to say of herself and heritage.

"Firstly I want to give thanks to God because everything I have been able to do, am doing and will do is by His grace. Being honoured with the title as the ‘diva Face’ is a great achievement as young 23year old lady who is a model, a 4th year medical student, hairstylist, does fashion design, among other talents I have been blessed in having. My title means more than beauty or splendour it is indeed a concept that encapsulates what is to be a lady of colour proud of her heritage, knowing where she has come from and where she is going, living life with zeal and poise. I am a hardworking lady of Nigerian heritage and on my path to becoming general practitioner, during my studies I have volunteered at brownies girl scouts, been involved in cultural shows raising money for charities such as African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust, Diabetes UK and Touch of light a charity for blind people in Ghana. Furthermore I was president of the African and Caribbean Society at my medical school, I found it a great experience learning more about my culture, making me even more proud of the achievements of fellow men and women of colour. During my time as president I organised a fundraising cultural show with my committee raising £1,050 that we donated to 2 charities. I am very happy to help promote charities associated with Diva of Colour such as Glowing Future and Girl Child Network, as their work should not go unnoticed and be celebrated for their endeavours. Currently I am involved in my medical school committee with the BMA. I came third in the well known modelling competition top model of colour 2012, and since then went on to win Official face of makeup show live 2012, I model for Mahogany model management, Vision model management and RJW Model academy. I have so much more to do and in doing so I pray that I will be an inspiration for fellow ladies of colour out there of all ages"


About Divas of colour .
Divas of colour is a special day set aside to celebrate , recognise , reward and discover the best of women of colour from around the globe. The essence being to use the platform to address each year a particular issue affecting women as we celebrate. Each year, a charity is chosen based on the cause being focused on. Women of outstanding qualities who are making impact in our world are awarded - diva ambassadors and women of honour. Usually done in the month of March to commemorate International women's day. The global divas of colour award next year is poised to be bigger and better given the huge success of the first instalment.

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 La Dinni is here to take over the african fashion weeks and connect the world, meet personality, and meet your label designers and all, more from la dinni fashion and magazine.
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Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are just months away from tying the knot as reports cLaim their big wedding date will go down in late spring.

According to the latest reports, the mystery event will take place on May 24th.

Mark your calendars: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have set a date for their wedding! As revealed, the high-profile couple will get married in Paris, France, on Saturday, May 24. (ladinni Magazine)
 Recent reports revealed Kim had their eyes set on tying the knot in May, but Date swap! Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have decided to push up their wedding date, sources confirm the brunette-again reality star, 33, and Yeezus rapper, 36, initially planned to get hitched in July, but are now pushing their Parisian nuptials up to May.
"North will have a large role in the wedding!" one insider speaks of the couple's 8-month-old daughter. Another source says the two have been planning "lots of events leading up to the big day" for their guests.
this two couples are planning their summer wedding in one of the most romantic cities in the world. The 33-year-old "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star stopped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday and dished details on their upcoming nuptials. "We will be getting married this summer, hopefully, in Paris," Kardashian revealed to Kimmel. "We love it there." "It's our second home," she added. "We spend so much time there, we have an apartment there. We really love it.
In December, Kim K's mother, Kris Jenner, revealed some wedding ideas and strategies were already being drawn up.
We have a pretty big family," she told PEOPLE at her #cirocthenewyear pledge party at L.A.'s Mixology 101 on Tuesday. "I don't think it will be two people in a chapel, if you know what I mean!" Jenner wouldn't reveal if the couple - who got engaged at a San Francisco stadium in October - have set a wedding date but says "hopefully it will be soon." As the mother of the bride, Jenner would like to make suggestions for the couple's big day, but admits, "I don't know if they'll let me jump in." "That's two very creative minds getting together and they definitely have their own ideas." (People)

UPDATING POST::: Watch Kimona live on stage at Divas of colour 2014


fierce, beautiful , charming and above all is an all rounder talent.  This stunning South London talent has the power to captivate any audience. She is bringing her charm, her humour and lovable style to Divas of colour 2014.  Hopefully to make it a day worth talking about.
Kimona’s  distinctive style is inspired by 1950′s Hollywood glamour and could be your urban scenes modern day pin up girl.  Not only can she sing, she can act too.
At the age of 11 Kimona secured a church solo and since then has remained relentless in pursing music as a career with her mother’s encouragement nurturing her love to sing.  While in college, Kimona starred in a sold out school production ‘Bling’ which premiered at the Battersea Art Centre and also was included in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it was completely sold out. The ‘Bling’ tour ended on a very high note in New York at Thomas Jefferson High school and Brooklyn University.
Becoming now a respected name in punk house scenes,  and was  in the line up for the UK Funky Live show at Wembley Arena in 2009. Kimona has also had the great privilege to support US acts Mario and Omarion.
Kimonaʼs first hit was a song produced by the talented Crazy Cousinz entitled ʻI See Youʼ and quickly became a club smash and achieved over 400,000 hits on YouTube. Its rhythmic dance beat perfectly compliments her soulful voice. You will never fail to be amazed by the huge voice emanating from such a petite young woman. Isn’t she a diva?
To listen to her epic voice, find here a link to her soundcloud where you can listen to her recently released EP.
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Get your tickets to watch Kimona  live on stage at Divas of colour 2014 March 22nd at Hilton Hotel Tower Bridge London , 5 More London, Tooley Street  SE1 . 2mins from London Dungeon.

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Two of the most powerful voices in the Nigerian politics has been confirm (WOMEN OF THE DAY ON DIVAS OF COLOUR 2014) Hon.Abike Dabiri Erewa and Senator Grace Bent

Hon Abike Dabiri Erewa and Senator Dr Grace Bent of Nigeria government confirmed as women of the day on Divas of colour 2014. Both women are top powerful voices in the Nigerian politics and each plays a very important role in making sure that policies regarding women development are properly addressed. They are both very keen on helping to eradicate poverty and illiteracy in Nigeria through their different offices and projects.

Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa is the honourable woman of the day and recognised as a Diva Ambassador for divas of colour 2014.
This is a woman whose profile continues to grow both locally, nationally and internationally, not just because of her political position but for her interest and quest to bring a positive change both to families, children, women and humanity in general.

Hon. Abike Kafayat Oluwatoyin Dabiri Erewa (Nee Erogbogbo) was born to the family of Alhaji and Alhaja Ashafa Erogbogbo of Ikorodu. She is a member house of representative Ikorodu federal constituency Lagos Nigeria, chairperson house committee on Diaspora affairs. Her strong values and demonstrated ability to achieve results can be traced to the influence of her parent who taught her the importance of hard work, determination and service to humanity.

Hon Abike Who is an alumnus of Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA, started her education at the Maryland Convent private school, Ikeja. She proceeded to St. Teresa’s College, Ibadan for her secondary School Education. Thereafter, she attended the prestigious University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU) Ile – Ife where she obtained a degree in English Language. 

Throughout her time in OAU, she was a forceful voice for change among her peers. In pursuit of her quest for knowledge, she obtained a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Mass Communication and also a Masters Degree in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos.
Famous nationwide as an outstanding media practitioner, Hon Abike Dabiri Erewa fondly called “Mother of Teresa of the tube” because of her kindness, love and compassion for the less privileged spent 15 years of distinguished and meritorious service at the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA). Hon. Dabiri –Erewa warmed her way into the hearts of many Nigerians both young and old with her gallantry and unbiased efforts of using television as an effective tool to draw attention to the plight of Millions of Nigerians suffering from the pains of poverty and injustice. We can never forget the story of Mary the miracle baby, a heart touching story Abike investigated for 8 years while anchoring Newsline. Mary is amongst other children benefiting from the Abike Dabiri-Erewa scholarship program. Hon Abike Dabiri -Erewa has become one of the nation’s most respected leader, a powerful voice for equality and justice, and a fighter for economic fairness.
Elected in 2003 to represent the Ikorodu Federal Constituency, Lagos State by a landslide victory because the people of Ikorodu wanted a leader that can find solutions to today’s most pressing problems and no better person fits this position than this Amazon, Philanthropist and leader – Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa
Since her election in 2003, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa has been widely recognized as a tenacious advocate for her constituency, a tireless crusader for change, and an unrivaled supporter for social justice and fundamental human rights. She is a third term member of the Nigerian House of Representatives. She has also served as Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs. As chairman house committee on media, she worked at uplifting the image of the house by rebuilding the confidence of Nigerians in the Parliament through openness and transparency.
As someone who knows the importance of standing up for what is right, no matter how powerful the opposition is, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa was also a strong voice against the third term project of the then President of Nigeria Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. She was appointed as Chairman Diaspora affairs from 2007 to 2011, a position she still occupies till date. The House Committee on Diaspora Affairs is a new Committee with the challenge of ensuring that Nigerians in Diaspora are encouraged to come back home and contribute to the development of our dear country Nigeria. The Diaspora Committee under her dynamic leadership has brought to the fore, the plethora of snags, problems and difficulties encountered by different Nigerians in several countries of the world. The Committee intervened to rescue 24 Nigerians slated to be executed in Libya, intervened to reduce the menace of Nigerian prostitutes in Italy , made several interventions in India, China , Czechoslovakia, China, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Cairo and even had to pay lawyers to assist some; such was the case of a 73 years old Nigerian woman who was behind bars in Brazil ,the committee under her leadership, encouraged her, paid a lawyer to follow up on her case but eventually she died in a hospital, but the committee was able to get her out of the prison to house arrest before she eventually passed on in an hospital.
It will be recalled that, in the 6th National Assembly, She championed and sponsored the FOI bill which has now been signed into law in Nigeria. It is noteworthy to mention some of the other bills she had sponsored which includes- Nigerian Infant Welfare Scheme Bill, Nigeria with Disabilities Bill, Nigeria Press Council Bill, Nigeria Diaspora Commission Bill, An Act to Eliminate Violence in Private and Public Life and A Bill to Promote the Advancement of Nigerian Women and Girls.
Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa has spoken up for families , supported bills that addressed the problems of the common Nigerian on the street, stood against dictatorship among public office holders, held powerful institutions accountable and has continue to work to build a Nigeria that lives up to the ideals of our founding fathers. Hon Abike Dabiri- Erewa’s legislative accomplishments as a representative of the parliament and motivational speaker within and outside the shores of Nigeria cannot go unnoticed , for her strong values and her proven record of accomplishment, she has been endorsed by a wide range of elected officials , civil organizations and she has been honored with several awards and accolades recognizing her success around the world; some of them are:
• 2013 International African Woman By Women 4 Africa in London
• Representative of the year 2012 by Facts & Potential Magazine
• This Day 50 Women At 50 Achievers Award 2012
• Nigerian In Diaspora Organization Globe Awards F.R.N people’s choice Awards 2011
• Congressman Donald M. Payne (US House of Reps) Award and Certificate of special congressional recognition for her unwavering commitment to humanity and serving as Chairwoman for Nigeria House Representatives Committee on Diaspora Affairs, 2010.
• OAU @ 50 Ife; Merit Award for Excellence in recognition of her Immense Contribution to Political & Economic Development of the Nation OCT, 17, 2012; Presented by the Faculty of Science
• Award of Excellence in the Pursuit of Social Justice for all, organized by Nigerian institute of Public relations, November 2011
• African Parliamentary Award
• Committee Chairman of the Decade, 2010.
• Winner of the NIDO Global Award, Canada
• Federal Republic of Nigeria people choice awards, 2010.
She has participated in several international governmental and non-governmental forums. She was the first non-ethnic Indian invited to speak and participate at the annual Indian Diaspora day, in recognition of her performance as the chair of the Diaspora committee. She remains committed to bringing the dividends of Democracy to every Nigerians and will continue working tirelessly on behalf of Lagos State.
This sterling Amazon and pride of Ikorodu and Lagos State has not only distinguished herself in the House, she has also been able to bring about positive development to her constituency, state and the nation. Her comportment in the House is indeed a quality worthy of emulation by others in position of leadership. Hon Abike Dabiri- Erewa is honored to continue representing Ikorodu constituency in the House of Representative.

Senator Dr. Grace  Folashade Bent Former african legislator also an Honourable woman of the day to 
be present at DIVAS OF COLOUR 2014  IN LONDON. A woman with an international and national
growing profile. strong, very outspoken leather on issue that bother on environmental sustainability,
     eradication of poverty, economic empowerment of women and youth with a rear kind of sharp                       intelligence, political dexterity, workhorse habits and unrelenting persistence, in persuing agenda that affect humanity in Nigeria as a nation and the world.

Senator Dr Grace Folashade Bent
 Graduated from the University of Calabar in 1988, worked as an assistant Producer on National Television Authority Kaduna, Then an Executive Director, Makade Advertising Agency  Kaduna . Managing Director,
Jack Ventures of Nigeria  till date.

While in school she was a former astute financial secretary of the University of Calaber.
National Treasurer of People's Democratic Alliance (PDA)
Deputy National Chairman, People Liberation Party (PLP)
Political adviser to the national chairman of People's Democratic Party (PDP) in person of Chief Audu Ogbeh.

 our distinguished senator is a rare political activist and openly savours the tough thrust and party of political campaigning.

in private she is reputed to be much warmer, friendly than her public person, she command the respect and adulation of many who have known her for decades. She is widely known as a practical "Policy Workhorse".

Senator Dr. Grace Bent is a passionate advocate for global climates and environmental changes sweeping across the earth. Women and Youth economic and political emancipation , hence her sponsoring of the bill on national climates change commission, girl child education and the eradication of poverty.

Senator Dr. Grace Bent has been  honored with several awards and accolades recognizing her success on the senate Commitees in the 6th national assembly; as a Chairman, Senate  commitee on environment and ecology / Member, commitee on foreign affairs / Member, commitee aviation / Member, commitee ethics, privileges and public petitions.
Erulu Fimigbaye Egba, Ogun State.
Yeye Oba Of Ekinrinade, Kogi state.
Erulu bobajiroro of Joga-Orile, Ogun State
Uduonyi of Oron , Cross River State
 The Jewel of Nigeria Politics
Doctor of Public administration (DPA)
DPA Honoraris Causa Indiana Christian University, USA

DIVAS OF COLOR (world's most powerful women of colour in the UK)

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Divas of colour is the largest gathering of world's most powerful women of colour in the UK in celebration of the many talents of women of colour. Supporting and raising fund for the Charity , Glowing future against domestic violence. Event highlights - fashion show contest for the title diva designer international - pageant for the title diva face international - trade exhibition - keynote speech - presentation of women of honour and Diva ambassadors. Award recognition. . Time - 10 am prompt. FAQ Dress code Evening gown / red carpet glam, with a touch of purple Men - tuxedo, black tie and smart. Anyone not properly dressed may be denied entry. This is a top class event with dignitaries and personalities from across the globe confirmed to attend .

Will there be refreshment at this event ? Yes. There will be canapés , soft drinks , red wine and water served from the hotel. These are guaranteed only for VIP ticket holders. However, we have cupcakes also for everyone. What else could be happening at this event? There will be music performances, poetry and product sampling and demonstrations. Are children allowed in the event? Yes. However, it is more convenient not to bring children under 6 to the event. Children from 10 years may have to get tickets. Can one ask for refunds? Yes. Refunds can be asked for a week before the event. However, we're unable to make refunds because one missed the event. Location and transportation Hilton hotel tower bridge London is located at the heart of London City. 4 mins walk from London bridge station and 2 mins from London dungeon.

There are buses 47, 343, 21, 48, 133, etc to London bridge, also for tube there is a jubilee line. If you have any specific question not shown here, please contact us via email Media enquiry and accreditation Twitter - @mbwmgt