The famend music educator and founder of Nigeria’s largest college of music – Akapo Emmanuel has launched one more inventive academy in Lagos, Nigeria, named Black Fragrance School of Design, a.okay.a Lagos School of Design.
Addressing the press final Wednesday on the opening ceremony of the varsity, Akapo disclosed that Black Fragrance School of Design is the coaching arm of Black Fragrance Basis – a global social enterprise that seeks to foster sustainable growth in Africa by entrepreneurial and social improvements that enhance entry to schooling, strengthen the inventive financial system and develop enterprise.
“The explanation we arrange the design college is to assist meet the wants of upcoming and aspiring designers by empowering them with the technical and enterprise expertise they should thrive within the inventive business. Programs provided within the college embrace; Trend Design, Shoe and Bag Making, Cake Design, Inside & Occasion Décor, Pictures, Net Design, Video games and Cellular App Design, and many others. Our imaginative and prescient goes past offering coaching, to additional grooming, mentoring and supporting our graduates to grow to be profitable entrepreneurs. Our coaches at Black Fragrance are profitable and famend designers in their very own rights who’ve chosen to share their ardour, expertise and experiences with college students in an organised tutorial establishment. The School shares similar facility with its twin firm – Black Fragrance Designs Worldwide – a design-oriented, revolutionary firm that gives cutting-edge services and products in clothes, footwear and baggage, inside and occasion decor, images, internet and graphics design, animations and wonder crafts. Our drive is to create and develop sustainable employments and commerce within the inventive sector. This offers our college students the privilege to study first-hand from skilled designers who work in our design manufacturing firm. One other nice benefit our college students have on this academy is the privilege of having each skilled they should construct and develop a profitable inventive profession multi functional place. E.g, a clothier who has received in the identical home a photographer, a graphics designer and web site designer multi functional home – all studying and dealing collectively to construct sturdy careers – making an entire business below one roof. On the completion of their coaching, we are going to help our graduates in creating their enterprise concepts, packaging a marketing strategy and supply them with guides and hyperlinks to entry micro-credits and grants. We intend to present out 100 scholarships yearly to indigent however proficient youth, whereas those that can afford to pay a tuition payment can be charged.”
Talking additional, he introduced that Black Fragrance has signed MOU with some of Europe’s largest inventive design establishments, the place their college students can proceed to for alternate packages and to additional their schooling to varied diploma ranges.
Talking on different actions of the social enterprise, he revealed that Black Fragrance can be promoting items and providers within the design industries and a serious half of the revenue realised can be invested into the social course of bettering entry to high quality schooling for kids in underserved communities.
Black Fragrance’s campus and hostel facility is situated at 10 Ayisat Onisemo Avenue, off Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, Sanya Bus Cease, Lagos.
You may get extra particulars about them at www.designschool.ng