Ethical and vibrant fashion label, kinabuti celebrated its 2nd year anniversary and end of the year with a community concert tagged “The Kinabuti Xmas Concert”. The show was staged at the Bundu Waterfront on the 9th of December, 2012.

Its aim was in appreciation of the people of the waterfront communities for the hospitality shown in the 2 years of KFI (the non-profit arm of Kinabuti) operations, their efforts, participation and enthusiasm towards the organization.

Vixen at the show

Vixen at the show

Vixen organized a competition between the young upcoming artists

Vixen organized a competition between the young upcoming artists

Thecla Wilkie (NTA), Belen Calvo (European Union) and Vixen Ekwere (Silverbird TV) enjoying the show

Thecla Wilkie (NTA), Belen Calvo (European Union) and Vixen Ekwere (Silverbird TV) enjoying the show

The show saw powerful performances from artistes, Burna Boy (with an upcoming artist from the community) and Duncan Mighty, who also gave an uplifting speech to the youths to propel them to move in the direction of their dreams, undeterred. Media personalities were also present at the event including Yvonne Vixen Ekwere.

Ducan Mighty coming up to perform

Ducan Mighty coming up to perform

Duncan Mighty performing

Duncan Mighty performing

Duncan Mighty speaking to the youths on pursuing their dreams

KFI kicked off in Bundu community 2 years ago with its debut project, “In Our Ghetto” and has since kick started various other initiatives, all inspired towards training young women in different skills acquisition, the likes of modelling. Also trainings in silk‐screen printing on various surfaces for single mothers from the Waterfront communities was also organized all in the bid to empower these women and young ladies to a point of “self ‐reliance and social sustainability” where they are able to work and support their families.

Burna Boy performing for the crowd.

Burna Boy performing for the crowd.

The crowd at the event

The crowd at the event

Burna Boy with the Kinabuti team — with Kina Buti, Yvonne Bosslady-vixen Ekwere, Francesca Rosset and Thecla Wilkie.

Burna Boy with the Kinabuti team — with Kina Buti, Yvonne Bosslady-vixen Ekwere, Francesca Rosset and Thecla Wilkie

KFI also embarked on another initiative that was geared towards  participating in the monthly sanitation exercise every first Saturday of the month. This cleanliness awareness campaigns held in various host waterfront communities proved effective in helping to maintain a healthy approach amongst the community dwellers. Interestingly, this particular project received approval and support from the Rivers State Environmental Sanitation Authority and had the communities enlisted in the weekly collection of garbage.

During the community concert, representatives of the Environmental Sanitation Authority,  restated their promise to ensure to support and expand the
ongoing cleanliness awareness project by constantly sending the garbage pick up trucks to the communities.

These and many more have been achieved by the well-meaning arm KFI and the organizations looks forward to even greater heights to attain.

The “Kinabuti Xmas Concert” was sponsored by The show, sponsored by Aero
Contractors, Le Meridian, Oando, FCMB and Taleveras.

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