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Adire. Photo credit: Olaniyan Ishola Olushola
Adire. Photo credit: Olaniyan Ishola Olushola

Check out Where The Adire Heritage Festival Is Launching Next

Adire Heritage Festival is on a Whistle Stop Tour of the world! See where it is taking place next after the up and coming sixth August 2016 occasion to be held in London .


Adire, our Yoruba indigo colored fabric is an acquired social root and legacy that has been passed from eras, kept up in the present for the advantage of future era amongst the Yoruba individuals of the West African nation Nigeria.


Adire legacy celebration is a brand activity of Iroko Award and prestige TV worldwide. These are European based occasion and correspondence organizations which based its enthusiasm for encouraging and advancing the African society, legacy and qualities to the African individuals in Diaspora. The thought behind the celebration is to effectively empower the soul of unity and patriotism even as they showcase the tastefulness of the African craftsmanship and society in their each occasions.

Adire Photo credit : John Gillow

Adire Photo credit : John Gillow

Around the world Adire has be seen in people of different races and color as predominate, it has become the norms, a widely accepted choice of fashion, art, value, craft, and has brought about a huge and globally appreciated legacy of fashion , physical artifacts and intangible attributes which its influence is apparent.

The last Adire Festival held in Austria

In the festival of fashion, in the festival of birthrights, in the commemoration of our heritage, an event which has seen the light of day in the European city of Austria, which attracted Africans and lovers of African fabrics from different walks, lovers of fashion and culture loving men and women; where we told our stories in myths and tales, the women untied their IRO as the men spread their AGBADA as we vibrantly and energetically twist our waist and whine our bodies to the rythms of the talking drum of GANGAN. Where we had a reminder, lecture, an awakening and an expression of the African beauty and perfections, our elegant nature was set loose even as we were lost in awe of the moment and took delight in our highly colorful and dazzlingly designed Adire textiles.

Photo credit: Deola Sagoe, Adire technique on silk fabric

Photo credit: Deola Sagoe, Adire technique on silk fabric

We dazzled in our maxi skirts, our jewelries, we showcased gorgeously both on the runaway and in the festival precessions, Brilliantly done Adire fabrics, manufactured into handbags, shoes, swim wears, interior materials, school bags and countless more. Nigeria is up next.


So come one, come all there will be lots of things to do , see and buy – Exhibition, Fashion show, Bazaar, Hair show, Pageants, Concert, Lectures, Awards, Kids play houses etc
Come and patronise African made products as we create awareness for locally made African fabrics and arts, while showcasing the beauty and sustainability in African texiles

If you are an art practitioner, beauty practitioner, fashion designer, carver, dances, singer, Lover of life and nature, BE THERE.


The proposed venue is National Museum Onikan Lagos, there is adequate security and the location is central for attendance.

The Adire Heritage Festival is set to hold from the 15th -17th of September, 2016.

See you there.

Photos from the Adire Heritage Festival held in Austria below:

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