The incredibly talented Amina Hassan, owner and designer of Gidan Nodza bags and accessories (really, go check out her work on her blog!) will be holding an exhibition in Lagos this coming Friday and Saturday, February 26 and 27. The exhibition is called Jaka – An Exhibition of Bags. I’m a huge fan of her work so I begged her for more information. For those of you who are in Lagos or plan to be, or those who know someone who you can send there on your behalf, here are the details:
Dates: February 26-27, 2010 (this week!)
Time: 9:00am – 8:00pm (both days)
Location: Cactus Patisserie, 20-24 Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island, Lagos
Amina’s work blows me away because she doesn’t only construct the bags herself, she hand dyes the fabric part and I can’t even imagine how much work goes into that. Don’t take my word for it though; here is a preview of she has in store for you:
If you can make it on either of those days (or both days sef), go and show your support (tell her GNG sent you). Her work is truly beautiful and it’s good to support fellow Nigerians doing entrepreneurial things like this at such a high level, in addition to their day jobs! Simply inspiring!