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Maria Okan to Host’s Cocktails & Dresses 2017: Innovation Edition


The organisers of Africa’s Greatest Retail Experience are delighted to announce Maria Okan as the official host for the Innovation Edition of Cocktails & Dresses 2017, scheduled to hold on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at the Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.


Maria Okan, a multi-talented media personality and current co-host of The Morning Rush on Beat FM, will MC the 3rd edition of Cocktails & Dresses, taking over from past Cocktails & Dresses hosts Mimi Onalaja and Kaylah Oniwo this May.

This year’s event, which will air on EbonyLife TV, Spice TV, Vox Africa and Rave TV, will also feature Calabar-born ex-Big Brother Nigeria 2017 Housemate, Bassey Ekpenyong, and MTV Base VJ K’Ola as the official Black Carpet hosts. The Eclectic Black Carpet Rave at Cocktails & Dresses starts at 12 NOON, showcasing the prestigious nature of the event, from the glamorous made in Africa outfits to the notable personalities.

All eyes will be on this fashion industry event, with its focus on Made In Africa products, notable personalities and world-class speakers, particularly in the wake of the #MadeinNigeria campaign by the Nigerian government to promote the nation’s culture and Made-in-Nigeria textile products.


Last year’s keynote speakers, Senator Ben Murray Bruce and Prof. Pat Utomi, used the platform to make some gentle but pointed statements about magnifying and globalizing the very best of made in Africa fashion, beauty and home-goods. As the movement continues to grow, the stakes are increasingly high for Cocktails & Dresses to deliver another outstanding event this year whilst boosting President Buhari’s support for the Made in Nigeria campaign.

Attendance is FREE and there will be free drinks from Amarula and Redbull all day long.

Where will you be on Sunday, May 7th, 2017? Don’t miss Africa’s Greatest Retail Experience!


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