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May 14th, 2012

Chichia London, Tina Lobondi, VIP Designs, Shivani Chavda Join the Tribes of Africa Fashion Fundraiser Line Up

UK based social enterprise iROCK! UK and international fashion and lifestlye magazine FAB are proud to announce the second set of designers confirmed for the Tribes of Africa (TOA) fashion fundraiser scheduled for Saturday 26 May to take place at the prestigious Grange Tower Bridge Hotel. iROCK! UK is an organisation which has been set up to provide a platform for the empowerment of young people with mentoring, employability and life skills workshops as well as access to employment and enterprise, with a key focus on ethnic minority women.

The night which will boast some of Africa’s finest in fashion to showcase in front of an elite audience including South Africa Deputy High Commissioner Bogiwe Qwabe, Nigerian media mogul Ben Murray-Bruce flying in from Nigeria specifically for the night, CNN 2009 Hero Betty Makoni, UK-based Zambian property tycoon Caroline March, footballers John Shittu and Sodjoe brothers is set to be one of the most memorable black tie fundraisers for Africans in the diaspora and fans of African fashion.

The second set of designers who have confirmed their attendance and full support for the UK-based charitable social enterprise which advocates for the social empowerment of women, are London-based Congolese designer Tina Lobondi, London-based Zimbabwean label VIP Designs by Edith Maromo, and Chichia London of Tanzanian descent. While these three labels add three more African nations to the Tribes of Africa, hot new British designer named Young Designer of the Year 2010 Shivani Chavda, who has already designed a collection for Warehouse will provide a different ethnic flavour.

Image Chichia London

Image Shivani

Image – tina lobondi

Image – VIPDesigns

“We are delighted to have these talented and inspirational women support iROCK! UK and Tribes of Africa; it is proof that we are on the right track if already we are attracting so many fabulously ROCKing talents established in their fields to give us their time and support,” said Viola Ncube, the founder of iROCK, and the winner of Zimbabwe Achievers Awards 2012 Female Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

With these four designers join the other four already on board – Adebayo Jones, Anita Quansah, Nkwo and Kutowa Designs from Zambia, iROCK! UK’s Tribes of Africa event is set to be a fashionable black tie fundraiser which will give the guests on the night an opportunity to celebrate not only iROCK’s charitable work but also Africa’s talent and diversity in fabulously ROCKing style.

Grange London Hotels are a key supporter of the Tribes of Africa fashion show and will host the event on 26 May 2012

For further information on iROCK! UK and to purchase tickets, please visit or

For further details, photography and interviews, please contact the iROCK! UK press office:
(+44 (0) 7845 009 539)

FAB Magazine is a unisex, dual covered, quarterly fashion and lifestyle magazine distributed in 8 countries (Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, UK, USA, Australia, Belgium and Germany). FAB Magazine is published in Lagos, Nigeria, with its main office in Victoria Island, Lagos and its editorial office in Milton Keynes, England. For further information on FAB Magazine or its partnership of the Tribes of Africa event, please contact Team FAB at (+44 (0) 7825 589 408)

For further information on the designers showcasing on the night, please visit /



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