No fewer than 120 small businesses from across the country are expected to participate in this year’s Megacity Fair which opens on Friday at Amuwo Odofin Festival Mall in Lagos.
Convener of the Fair, Ifeoma Emenahi, told journalists in Lagos on Wednesday that the three-day event would offer free masterclasses for women to acquire new skills that would empower them financially.
She said that the 8th edition of the Fair, tagged, ‘Black Friday Sales’, was aimed at supporting vendors and small businesses to network and showcase Made-in-Nigeria products.
“The event this year is not just for the visitors to come and buy, but also for them to come and learn, adding value to themselves.
“We want to empower women with skills by teaching them how to make headgear like fascinators, auto gele, and turbans.
“There’s also a master class where they will be taught how to make accessories using Ankara fabrics; all these will be taught for free,” she said.
She added that the Fair would also feature red carpet events, raffle draws, games and bouncy castles to keep the visitors entertained.
“If visitors come to the fair and they find it dull, they won’t come back again but if they are entertained, they’ll be happy to stay,” Emenahi, said.