All You Need To Know About the AFI Fashion Experience at MMA 2024

All You Need To Know About the AFI Fashion Experience at MMA 2024

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After hosting the AFU Fundraising Fashion Show on the eve of the AFCON 2023 finals in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, Africa Fashion International (AFI) is hosting the AFI Fashion Experience in Mbombela during the Metro FM Music Awards (MMA) weekend on 26-27 April 2024.

Mbombela, which is in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa, will be the first to experience the evolved AFI as the organisation hosts what will be one-of-a-kind cultural, music and fashion extravaganza.

Here’s what attendees can look forward to at the AFI Fashion Experience in Mbombela.

Inside the AFI Fashion Experience


Hosted on Friday, 26 April, the AFI Fashion Experience will be an exclusive gathering of fashion and music lovers, kicking off the MMA weekend in style. The AFI Fashion Experience will captivate senses and leave attendees in awe.

For those lucky enough to be invited, this is a chance to be part of an elevated cultural showcase that celebrates the best of African heritage, music, and fashion.

Prepare to be captivated by a sensory explosion of fashion and music. We've urged our guests to dress to impress because they are the fashion showcase! 

The Pan-African Fashion Installation


At the heart of AFI's ethos is an obsession with quality, and this dedication shines through in every garment that will be showcased at the event. Prepare to be mesmerised with the carefully curated collections from the AFI Privé brand and the Pan African collective of designers under the HOUSE OF NALA retail store. We have curated an installation that features African brands renowned for their impeccable craftsmanship and style.

The Privé Atelier Experience

AFI Privé Custom Order
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AFI’s commitment to quality will be seen as we preview the AFI Privé Atelier. This soon to be launched service by AFI, which will allow clients to have an elevated shopping experience. With a focus on made-to-measure, the AFI Privé Atelier will be on hand to showcase the new Privé Atelier collection, which be available for Pre-Order from April 26.

The Glamorous AFI MMA Black Carpet Event

As the official host of the AFI MMA Black Carpet event, AFI will set the stage for nominees and VIPs to flaunt their bold style and statement pieces ahead of the MMA ceremony.

With the ‘Black To The Future’ theme a guide to the fashion on the night, AFI will be live on the black carpet to capture every moment.

You will witness the fusion of music and fashion as these iconic figures grace the black carpet in creations by AFI designers, setting the tone for a night of elegance and sophistication.

AFI Black Carpet Tips from Thobeka Mbane


Thobeka Mbane describes herself as an African Fashion Cultural Strategist. She has collaborated with Zozibini Tunzi, Nomzamo Mbatha, Lalah Hathaway, Elsa Majimbo, Sho Madjozi and Sabrina Elba, to name a few. She offers a unique perspective on how to truly shine at a high wattage event. 

It therefore made sense that we would turn to her for style insights ahead of the Metro FM Music Awards (MMA). Read her tips, here

Make Up Tips for the AFI MMA Black Carpet


What's a fashion event without make-up? We asked Mac Cosmetics make-up-artist, Mokgadi Shogole, to share some tips to get you ready for the AFI Fashion Experience and the AFI MMA Black Carpet. 

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