Safiya Ambursa - HAFMAR DESIGNS

Safiya Umar Ambursa, self-taught fashion designer based in Kaduna, Nigeria, is the Chief Executive Tailor & Founder of HAFMAR DESIGNS, a female clothing brand. She was inspired from childhood to venture into fashion by her mom‘s fashionable and creative talents. As a kid, she made dresses for her Barbie and always fantasised about making real dresses for herself & friends. After an annoying encounter with a tailor that ruined her dresses, she finally decided to perfect her skills and start her fashion line. She has featured in several projects like the Runway Project and attended various fashion shows like Abuja Fashion Week, Kaduna Fashion Show, Gamji Pearls Fashion Show & the Essence Show.

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Her Brand, HAFMAR DESIGNS, established in 2013, is a female clothing brand that produces ready-to-wear dresses (Jilbab, Evening Gowns, Corporate Wears etc.) and made-to-measure (Traditional Wears, Bridal Dresses etc.). HAFMAR offers other services in Fragrances and Catering Services. The name HAFMAR is coined from her parent’s name, HAFSAT and UMAR, who she says are the most beautiful people in her World. Her goal is to change the game in the fashion industry by letting everyone wear what they desire at affordable prices irrespective of their status in Life. Listen to Safiya as she shares her journey on building a versatile fashion brand.

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Tope HASSAN

Tope Hassan, the multi-lingual Global African entrepreneur,  is the Founder of ISOKO AFRICA. She is an African Tourist, a Praticing Yoga Teacher, Advocate for African Brands and Public Speaker. She produces a weekly podcast on Midas Radio, iTunes Podcasts and Podcast for Android. She is dedicated to adding value to Afrca through her organisation, ISOKO Africa by exporting African brands to the global marketplace gaining them recognition and increased sales.

Tope specializes in Compliance & Public Relations to create multi-dimensional business systems where start-ups and multi-national companies can operate fairly in a corrupt free environment and standardized economy. You can follow her daily updates on her handle, @OfficialTopaz on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.