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Obinna Onyekwere

Nigeria

AfriSMEHub


AfriSMEHub trains youth from disadvantaged communities to become fashion artisans and helps them access markets through its online platform. The Kaduna state in Nigeria has seen a surge in its unemployment rate, while its poverty rate is among the highest in the Northwest zone. The rising tide of unemployment and the fear of a bleak future among Nigerian youths has made them vulnerable to the manipulations of criminals. AfriSMEHub provides training in fashion design, entrepreneurship, and business skills to disadvantaged youth. Its online platform will make it easy for fashion artisans to find opportunities and access markets. As an outfit that designs and manufactures apparel that is vibrant, eccentric and African-inspired, AfriSMEHub also champions the 'Made in Nigeria' movement, demonstrating that Nigeria is a source of fashion talent and product quality.