Africa’s leading entrepreneur, Mai Atafo visited London and LoveWeddingsNG hosted an exclusive evening with the designer at the luxurious 5-star Sofitel Hotel, St James, London. The event, which was tagged #MeetMaiLondon held on Tuesday, the 2nd of January, 2018 and was hosted by our founder, Seyi. #MeetMaiLondon featured an interview with the fashion entrepreneur as well as Q&A and networking sessions with the attendees.
We spoke about everything from how Mai got into the fashion industry, why his brand name changed from Mai Atafo Inspired to Mai Atafo, his latest bridal collection – The Heart Collection and Adesua Etomi and Banky Wellington‘s epic #BAAD17 wedding. Watch highlights from the event on our channel on YouTube below.
The event was attended by wedding vendors – Wura Manola (Get Wedding Ready), Keye Oduneye (Keye London), Ufuoma (Baileys Nigeria), Soji (Anthony’s Collections), Patrick Ayanski, fashion enthusiast – Adey (Nipekun) and many others. This review by wedding vlogger and international wedding planner, Wura Manola summed up the event nicely.
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When you meet me Vs when we start talking ??was great meeting the super talented and inspiring @maiatafo I was in awe of how humble and down to Earth you are, as a fellow Nigerian and wedding vendor (especially) I know how people get carried away with having built a big brand name, thousands of following and celebrity friends. You seem like you’ve been the same before and after the fame and success. I love how you still respond to all your emails yourself (wow) because no one will respond to a client the way you would ?how you keep creating not because everything you create will be a hit but because each person will like something, how you keep learning and perfecting your craft. The best thing I heard that day was the way you support people in the same market/business as you, how you don’t see them as competitors but how you want people to succeed (something us Wedding vendors need to cultivate) You’re an inspiration, a leader, a force to be truly reckoned with. Thanks for the advice and can’t wait to work with you on @getweddingready ? Thanks @loveweddingsng for putting on an amazing event #MeetMaiLondon #Longepistle #itwasneeded #ifyourehumbleillblowyourtrumpet #lovehumblepeople
See pictures from #MeetMaiLondon below by Abi Abiola of Jamirah Photographers.
#MeetMaiLondon was a LoveWeddingsNG event in partnership with Sofitel St James. For more events, follow our page on Eventbrite
- Venue: Sofitel London, St James
- Videography: Christiana Andrews
- Photography: Jamirah Photographers