Diaspora Gather for Jos

MARYLAND – The world gazed at gory sights of the mayhem that engulfed Jos Nigeria. Graphic reports were posted and read by millions of bewildered observers. Today, thousands of victims remain helpless, homeless and destitute.

To this end, a fundraiser is being organized by concerned Nigerians in the Diaspora to support and uplift the spirit of the victims. The event tagged “Fashion For Jos” is organized by Estella Ogbonna, CEO of Estella Couture who apparently was born in Jos and still relieves vivid moments from the culturally rich and climatically endowed region of Nigeria.

Fashion for Jos is set to accomplish the following objectives; raise funds for victims especially women and children, create more awareness about the genocide in as a means to invoke an action towards change and garner support from Nigerians in Diaspora and international Humanitarian groups on how such incidents can be avoided.

The event will be hosted by Nollywood Actress and ex Miss Nigeria, Regina Askia. Funds raised would be given to Nylah group, Justice Development and Peace/Caritas (JDPC) and the Nigerian Red Cross Society to support victims.

Jos is the capital city of Plateau State, Nigeria. Until about 2001, it was known as the “home of peace and tourism.” The city has witnessed a series of religious violence, escalated over the years leading to division between Christians and Muslims.

Fashion for Jos will hold at “the Palace” 1015 Brightseat Rd, Landover, Maryland on May 22nd 2010 from 7pm to 10pm.

For more information, visit www.fashionforthenations.org

Trendy Africa is a Media Partner to “Fashion For Jos”.

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