Jim Iyke, Rico Swavey, Olukokun Adepeju Founder Kokun Foundation, Belinda Effah, Waje and Dr May

Ayodeji Ake

Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke; songstress Waje alongside other celebrities like Big Brother Naija season three housemate Rico Swavey; Founder Kokun Foundation, Olukokun Adepeju,; Nollywood actress Belinda Effah and Dr. May Ikeora have thrown their weight behind the fourth edition of La Mode Magazine’s ‘Green October Event’.

The Green October event, which usually takes place on Nigeria’s Independence Day October 1 at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos, is an annual project to create awareness, appreciate and support persons living with disabilities. The theme for the event is “Beyond Disabilities”.

The event promotes made in Nigeria fashion through the fashion show and exhibition and fashion awards are given to deserving Nigerians.
According to the organizers, one of the aim of the edition is to inform individuals and communities that people should embrace each other’s differences.

“One of the major goals of the ‘Green October Event Project’ aside the annual event is to establish a multipurpose disability job recruitment unit, awareness, advocacy and information centre”, said Sandra Odige, publisher La Mode Magazine.
She added, “Giving people living with disabilities job opportunities, all the information, support, training and education they deserve.”

Green October event recognizes people that have contributed significantly to humanity in their various fields of endeavours without prejudice on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, religion or ethnicity.

The annual event is also a platform to showcase African fashion and designs. In 2015, the event focused on Down Syndrome, in 2016 on autism and in 2017 on Cerebral Palsy.