ASIDE the show, laughter and music at the ‘January 1st Concert’, seasoned comedian Alibaba also rewarded entrepreneurial fashion designers.
During a segment of the concert tagged ‘A Stitch in time contest’ Alibaba called on stage some fashion designers from the audience to compete for a chance to win a brand new sewing machine worth N100, 000 and N300, 000 reward.
Given three hours to sew and complete their designs from scratch, the selected few went on to pick volunteers from the audience so as to model for them.
After three hours, the designers ascended the stage with their models respectively and a winner was decided by the audience and judges which included Uche Nnaji and Mai Atafo.
The winner went home with a brand new mechanical sewing machine and N300, 000 reward.The first and second runner up however, were also gifted N200, 000 by an individual from the audience and another N100, 000 from another impressed personality from the audience.
Alibaba also emphasised the need for Nigerian youths to dabble into an array of crafts as skill acquisition is one of the keys to stay afloat, especially in these trying times.