V&A Museum: Friday Late Afropolitans

‘MsAfropolitan presents:

‘The Rise of Afropolitan Fashion’ fashion show


What is an Afropolitan?’ panel discussion

V&A Museum/2011

In June 2011, MsAfropolitan presented an inaugural fashion show at the V&A Museum in London titled ‘MsAfropolitan presents ‘The Rise of Afropolitan Fashion’. The event showcased couture from the brands available in the MsAfropolitan Boutique as well as from Africa’s largest fashion houses such as Tiffany Amber, Jewel by Lisa and many more.  The fashion show was an enormous success with long queues and celebrity guests in the front row. The event saw over 5000 guests, one of the most attended of the V&A Friday Lates.

© Rob Sheppard

© Rob Sheppard

© Rob Sheppard

© Rob Sheppard

© Rob Sheppard

The panel discussion MsAfropolitan Presents ‘What is an Afropolitan?’ saw talents Tolu Ogunlesi, Hannah Pool, Lulu Kitolo, Yemi Alade-Lawal and MsAfropolitan founder, Minna Salami discuss such topics as what defines our generation of Africans, how we incorporate the cultural voice of Africa with global and regional trends, how we express our African roots, how we are changing the socio-cultural perceptions of Africa. The panel was an inaugural discussion on Afropolitanism and was held in a fully seated Lecture Theatre at the V&A Museum.

For more info

MsAfropolitan presents – Fashion and Talks at the V&A Friday Late: Afropolitans

Please follow this link for both low and high resolution images from the show to use for press and media purposes.




That was spectacular
Isoken, Le Petite Marche

I heard there were about 2000 people, can’t belive I missed it
Bolajee A, Stylist


Had a really good evening at the V&A, the fashion was fab!!!
Sheila Boateng, Nkya Designs

Tiffany Amber was my designer for the show and every one wanted a piece of what I was wearing bless. I might say it was a lovely evening with beautiful people from all-over. Sandra Nak babes thank you so much for coming down but unfortunately the place was full. Next time ehh. x God bless Ola Shobowale
Sophie Latoya

…..great show today @ V&A good collaboration Ola and Minna…BiG up to all the designers n beautiful Models…amazing atmosphere..
Nana Afua Antwi

Afropolitans at v&a was great, nice to see so many friends, and audience loved it too. Well done to Ola, Sharna, and the whole team.
Rob Sheppard

Fab evening! What a great turnover it was. Special thanks to Mimi and Ola. They did an AMAZING job at creating the Afropolitan Fashion.
Hazel, Eki Orleans

Afropolitans was AMAZING today! me, my bestie Chiedza Lisa and Belinda Born-Free Zhawi, ART & BEAUTIFUL MEN all around!!! it was special… i heart london!
Nontsie Dube, writer

It was an amazing evening!! Thank you! More Please :-)
Josette Matomby

Well done to you and your team for a rare treat of fashion show.
Nike Jonah, Arts Council

Afropolitans at the V&A museum. It was a fabulous night for Africa.
Jlist TV

Had a fab time at the V&A last night. Loved the selection of clothes on the catwalk

It was a great day.
Musings of a Ondo Lady

Oh what a night, thank you for an amazing Afropolitan night.
Hayley Kruger

Thanks for having us. Amazing show. Kudos to Minna and the rest of the team.
Christine, Chichia London

Another great show last night;

A great show and a huge congrats to all involved, can’t wait for more.
Wanja Kimani, Arts curator and Writer

You and the team did a fantastic job last night at the V&A . It was great to see so many beautiful people in one museum. Keep us posted for the next event.
Mica Whyte, Wale Adeyemi team

Good work for African Designers
Paula D Pope, PR

Thanks to you for the opportunity!!. It was grandiose!! You and the team nailed it.
Bibish, Bianou

The Afropolitan event at the V&A was amazing. Thanks to Ola and Minna.

Love it, well done all of you. Best team ever.
Karen Salandy

We Smashed it.
Misha Terrett

It was a great event, well done.
Kwabena Boateng, Kayobi clothing

Great show
Ndamus London

Thanks to the V&A Friday late, were rocking out to Chic Afrique Afropolitans
Polona Doizan, Fashion blogger, FishandChipstwiceplease

Really enjoyed tonight’s V&A Friday Late Afropolitans event…..great energy and great music.
Fiankobea Agyemfra

Another black culturati takeover of a mainstream London arts institution, Nice
Lisa Anderson, Arts writer

What a great evening. Thank you. Well done!
Marcia Henry

You did a great job with Afropolitans! Well done to you & your team. It was a beautiful evening at The V&A
Gisella Couture

Just want to thank you and your staff for an excellent night. Please keep me posted on the next event
Ekaettes Jewellery

Great event! The fashion was beautiful and very aspirational.
Christina Olajide

Congrats to Minna Salami for putting together a beautiful eclectic fashion show earlier at the V & A.

Even the rain could not dampen the spirit of the V & A tonight, It was totally awesome, massive turn out, fashion show was great.
Senga K

Amazing night
Leigh Owner, Designer

Absolutely great night
Alex Quest, photographer

Campaign to have MsAfropolitan curate another starts here!
Hannah Pool, author and journalist

Superb event :O)
TRoy, CEO Broadcite Records

Congratulations on Afropolitans & also to when is the next event you’re organising..
S. Brown, Black Cultural Archives

Well done! Your show at the V&A tonight was AMAZING!!!
Kay Flawless Fashion

An almighty salute for the amazing night @ the V+A.
Simone Bresi Ando, founder of I”MPOSSIBLE

Change is here! Afropolitans Event at the Victoria&Albert Museum. Museum staff said it was “BIGGEST numbers/event they’ve seen!”
Olu, model

Big congrats to a truly enjoyable night . It was a treat 😀
Rukayah Sarumi

Great evening…enjoyed your talk. Great fashion too.
Thandi Haruperi, speaker and trainer

I loved your event at the V & A
Tamara Bello

The event was beautiful & the attendance was so reflective of the sheer hours that had to have gone into it
Siobhan, model

Congratulation on a lovely night + turn out Friday Late. When’s the next Afropolitan night?
Little One PR