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MR SOLA (AKA MR MAHOGANY) OYEBADE PROFILE

 

 

Sola Oyebade, popularly known as Mr. Mahogany is the multi award winning, CEO of Mahogany International, an events and project management company which he started in 1996. With a mixed Educational background from the UK and Nigeria, Sola is a graduate of Sociology from the University of Lagos.

 

This former model who started out modelling at the age of 16 also runs Mahogany Productions and Events and Mahogany Model Management which are part of Mahogany International. He has been very active in the global entertainment and fashion scene with his many roles, which range from show producer, creative director, catwalk choreographer and model scout and manager.

 

He has been associated with some of the most successful shows, concerts and projects performing various roles either as show producer, project or creative director. Some of these shows include; GT Bank Fashion Weekend, Africa Fashion Week London/Nigeria, Love Like A Movie, 93 days Movie, ICAN Annual Conference, London Fashion Week, Face of Sleek, Nigeria’s Next Top Designer, Lagos Jazz Series, London Fashion Week as well as theatre productions like Saro and Waka The Musical and Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards to name but a few.

 

In recognition of his creativity, work and efforts to improve the event, fashion and creative industry, Sola has bagged a number of awards

 

2016 –  Lagos Fashion Awards – Fashion Icon of The Decade.

 

2014 – Nigerian Centenary Award (UK), recognized as 1 of 100 influential Nigerians over the past 100 years.

 

2012 – Ebony Business & Recognition Awards – Nominee Longevity in Business (Mahogany International)

 

2011- BEFTTA (Black Entertainment Fashion Film and Television Awards) – FASHION ICON OF THE YEAR

 

2010 – Mr. Mahogany Voted Top 50 Nigerians in the UK…… to name a few of so many that he has been awarded.

 

When he is not neck deep in work, he spends his time traveling, listening to music of all genres, reading or watching movies or attending events, often to see what works or what doesn’t in order to improve his own work.

Klaudia Capalbo is a fashion industry professional with over 15 years of experience in the media and marketing industry including print, television, events, digital and social media.  Previously a Senior National Account Manager at FLARE, LOULOU and HELLO Magazines for over 7 years and a proud member of the President’s Club with Rogers Publishing, she has taken her love of fashion and incorporated innovative multi-platform ideas and content solutions to an award winning Gold program at the Media Innovation Awards.  Prior to working at FLARE, Klaudia worked in television media sales at Chum Television and in sports entertainment with NBA Canada Inc.

 

More recently, Klaudia is involved with the Toronto Fashion Academy as Director of Corporate Relations, a Professor at Humber College teaching Fashion Courses at The Business School as well as Public Relations & Communications and on the Fashion Group International Board of Directors.  Her roles involve using her extensive experience and knowledge in fashion, marketing, communications, events sales and business development to provide seasoned direction on marketing and various Fashion Events as well as bringing real life experience and industry experts into her classroom.

 

Klaudia is also the Director of Partnerships for Toronto Men’s and Toronto Women’s Fashion Week engaging clients with a series of unique national and local events showcasing Canadian designers in Toronto integrating her love of fashion and media and is a published stylist for prestige clients and celebrities.