The quiet town of Tinapa, located in the people’s paradise Cross River State, will come alive this weekend, as it plays host to the semi finale of the Fayrouz L’Original 2 competition.
The event will have Team SCOG, Team Hai, Ombre, Team Paisley, Meddle Lane and FIB; the six teams that qualified from the nationwide auditions, prove their creative prowess again, to secure a space in the finale of the competition.
“According to the organisers, the competition will witness a line up of exciting activities starting with the arrival of the participants and judges on Friday, June 19, followed by a photograph session under the directives of ace photographer, Kelechi Amadi-Obi on Saturday, June 20. The runway, catwalk and show proper will hold on Sunday, June 21 and then a make up and mentorship session to round it up on Monday, June 22, 2015”.
Like the audition stage, the semifinale will be over seen by the Fayrouz L’Original 2 jury comprising celebrated photographer, Kelechi Amadi-Obi, make up expert, Rhema Akabuogu and the duo of creative fashion designers, Mai Atafo and Kunbi Oyelese, who will mentor, task and judge the semifinalists.
‘The Fayrouz brand is free of conventions and enjoys exploring. Our goal with the L’Original competition isn’t only to promote fashion but also tourism and the beauty of the Nigerian environment which explains why we chose Tinapa Lakeside Resorts as the location for the semifinale. The town is popular for its beautiful and natural scenery including the Lakeside, Craft Village and Water Parks. The environment will inspire the much needed creativity for the semifinalists of the competition’ said Nnenna Hemeson-Ifebigh, Senior Brand manager Fayrouz.
The Fayrouz L’Original 2 competition is sponsored by natural premium drink, Fayrouz, and aims at rewarding young talents with emphasis on creativity and originality as expressed in the art of fashion designing, make up artistry, photography and modelling.