ABOUT THE QMA GLOBAL AMBASSADOR, PRINCESS RONKE ADEMILUYI
Princess Ronke Ademiluyi Royalty born to a scion of the royal family, she is the great-granddaughter of late Ooni Ajagun Ademiluyi, King of the Ife Kingdom in South West Nigeria & the biggest tribe in Africa.
A law graduate of West London University, who went ahead IN 2011 to become the founder of Africa Fashion Week London now UK’S largest annual fashion event that promotes and nurtures African and African-inspired design talent.
Her Africa Fashion Week London has showcased over 1000 designers and exhibitors from Africa and the global diaspora to over 70,000 visitors and represented designers from 27 African countries and a further 20 African-inspired designers from countries outside the African Continent, including France, Holland, USA, Brazil, China, the Caribbean, and, of course, the United Kingdom.
In 2014 she set up a sister platform in Nigeria, Africa Fashion Week Nigeria to enable her to reach out to young African designers from all over the continent who can’t afford the logistics of traveling to London to showcase
In 2017 she was made the global Ambassador to the Queen Moremi Legacy and she co-founded the QMA international initiative alongside His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, The King of Ife Kingdom
The initiative campaigns for the rights of women and girls in Nigeria and Africa.
In 2020 she founded the Sarah Forbes Bonetta a not-for-profit company aimed at supporting the education of less privileged girls in Nigeria and Africa.
She has produced over 20 fashion shows including the Mayor of London’s Africa on the Square event during every Black History Month in London, and for the past 9 years, has consistently employed over 50 BAME catwalk models every year to work with her.
She produced The AFWL Business Fashion Forum, with special guest speakers that included the Mayor of London’s Office, Department of Trade South Africa and The V&A Museum.
She is the co-founder of Fashion Future Online Courses in partnership with Henleys Business School UK & Parsons Design School New York.
She set up the AFWL Mentoring scheme for Black fashion students in the UK in partnership with Northampton University in The UK.
She is the co-author of the African fashion book The Eyes of Originality & Creativity
She is the producer of the documentary Ingenious fabrics of Nigeria.
Her Africa Fashion Week Nigeria partnered with Afronolly Creative Hub To Style MTN Y’ello Star, the largest mobile-based music reality show, where over 10,000 contestants will compete to be the next Nigerian music star.
She is the creator and producer of Queen Moremi The Musical theater drama that has been watched by over 30,000 people.
- She is the co-founder of the QMA international an initiative that supports the rights of girls and women in Nigeria & Africa.
- She set up a QMA fund that educates and empowers young ladies in Nigeria and Africa.
- She is the founder of the QMA leadership academy for young women.
- She publisher of the book The authentic story of the legendary Queen Moremi being used as part of the curriculum for history & literature in secondary schools in Nigeria.
- She is the author of the book of the book MAN Maltreated Abused & Neglected having supported victims of modern-day slavery and trafficking a cause close to her heart, the book is based on the true story of one of the survivors.
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