International model Naomi Campbell was among the many global personalities that wished Nigeria a happy independence at a special virtual event put together by the THISDAY ARISE media group in commemoration of the country’s diamond anniversary.
“Nigeria at 60 is a symbol of perseverance, potential and prosperity. My love for Nigeria knows no bounds, from the people to the culture and the art. She certainly is a safe haven for me,” Campbell said.
Streaming from the comfort of her home, Campbell expressed regret that her visit to the country this year was hindered by the coronavirus pandemic. However, she lauded the THISDAY/ARISE Group for constantly exposing of the rich fashion industry in Nigeria and Africa to a global audience.
“THISDAY and Arise consistently used its platforms to further the cause for Nigerian fashion; its designers, its models, so that no one is left behind.”
She also noted that the fashion industry in Nigeria is booming.
“I feel the pulse of Nigeria’s fashion getting stronger with each beat, and it makes me so thrilled for the present, not just the future.
“The shift has already started. What we have seen on this special show alone is a hallmark of what is happening now. When I see the likes of Tiffany Amber and Kenneth Ize, two brands of countless Nigerian fashion powerhouses, my excitement grows beyond words,” Campbell enthused.
By Vanessa Obioha