Liberty ASAD Hosts its 6th annual African Fashion Show

Cailin McNamara || April 14, 2016

After six months of practice and preparation, Liberty University’s ASAD is ready for their biggest fashion show yet happening this coming Saturday.

Liberty ASAD president Sharon Asebe has gone above and beyond to pull this show together, as this is her first year being in office. Asebe stated, “It has been a lot of hard work and dedication from myself, the rest of the board and the models but its going to be a phenomenal show.” She titled the show “African Couture” because it’s going to show off the many different styles of clothing worn all through out Africa.

There are over 80 models between three walks, but the final walk consists of 40 models that will all be wearing the same fabric but in different styles. While Sharon was home in Nigeria over winter break, she had all the clothes custom made for all the models. An article in L’etage Magazine gave some insight into how great last years show was and president Asebe said this year’s show is going to be even better.

Along with the clothes that will be shown, there will also be many different things showing off the African culture. Examples being:

·      Foods from the different countries

·      Traditional dance performances

Ada Ayuk, who happens to be Asebe’s cousin, is the head of the ASAD dance team. There will be four members of their team that will be doing two traditionally choreographed dances during the show. “We are so excited to performance these dances that we have worked so hard on and to show how beautiful African style dance is,” said Ayuk.

ASAD Stands for Association of Students of African Decent and was started at Liberty in 2002 by Dr. Yaw. Yaw is the Associate Professor of English and has been teaching here at Liberty University for 17 years.

President Asebe encourages everyone to come out for a great night and to get the full experience of African food, dance and fashion.

The show will begin at 7 o’clock p.m. with a red carpet beginning at 6:15 p.m in Liberty University’s Lahaye event space.  If you are interested in going to the show you can get your tickets at the international student center in Demoss room 2003.

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The above story was written by a student journalist at Liberty University for a class project.

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