NITC5 held in Lagos on the 6th of April. As always, we had a good turn-out. It never fails to surprise me just how many people come out to these events. While we have a team of people who have pretty much never missed an event, we also get new people at everyone. It is very humbling that we can draw such a crowd every time.
We had over 10 vendors in attendance selling products that a lot of people obviously came a long way to get. I would like to thank our vendors – apart from the fact that they ensure that all your junkie needs are met (and exceeded), they also help to fund the meet up and make it free for participants to attend. Another big supporter is the Omenka Gallery in Ikoyi which allows us to use their space. They have a lovely garden with a water view where one can purchase drinks, snacks and food when not viewing the awesome paintings they have inside.
Unfortunately, we had some challenges on the day of the meet-up – a speaker could not make it, our compere - Chigo, was unavoidably absent, the projector didn't work – but I think it worked out in the end. However, thanks to the experience at this meet up, we have determined that we will definitely begin planning for the next one earlier. The date has not been chosen yet but it will be in July.
We are already in talks with a stylist who will be on hand at the next one to offer tips, styles and more. Expect to see a few things being done differently at the next one.
Enough talk, you want to see the picture from the events…I have loads!
Let's start with the close-up views of the hair styles that were on display that day.
Let's look at faces now shall we? Pictures thanks to Maje Ayida of Eden Lifestyle
We had speakers who spoke (naturally) on several topics
Now, let's step outside. Omenka Gallery boasts a lovely garden and a calming view of the lagoon.
There were more vendors there but unfortunately I don't have more pictures...if I find some, I will upload them.