A Special Covid-19 Update from The Luxury Network Nigeria14th July 2020
Last month, The Luxury Network Nigeria in partnership with Business Day and Communications agency Robert Taylor Media, launched a national campaign titled Covid Heroes. The campaign aims to recognise outstanding individuals and organizations making a significant direct contribution, or exceptional input, in any field to combat Covid-19. The campaign is underpinned by a passion to create a positive and inspiring narrative inside Nigeria – especially during these challenging times. You can read more about it here.
The Covid Heroes campaign is part of a wider strategy designed to lend a new perspective to the conversation about Nigeria and boost the profile of the Nigerian luxury Industry. Prior to this, as part of a strategy to challenge the narrative about Nigeria, we co-hosted a panel discussion in partnership with the Financial Times in Mayfair, London, titled An Inspiring Conversation on the Future of Luxury: Spotlight on the Business of Luxury In Nigeria.
The current pandemic, though extremely challenging, is yet another opportunity to change the narrative, by telling the stories of some of the inspiring individuals and organisations in Nigeria. Through the partnership with Business Day and Robert Taylor Media, we hope to highlight the work of as many organisations as we can, thereby helping to generate more funding, while also inspiring others to follow in same footsteps.
Shown above are some images featuring The Luxury Network Team on an Outreach with Banky W and Lekki Food Bank. See the video here. For our interview with Mrs Bola Tinubu and the Cece Yara Foundation, click here. Over the coming days, we will shine the spotlight on the brilliant organisations we have selected including: CACovid, NCDC, Warif, UBA Foundation, The Food Project, Lagos Shapers; an arm of the Global Shapers Community (affiliated to the World Economic Forum) and many more.
The campaign will culminate in an exhibition titled Survival Instinct, at our upcoming Bvlgari African Art event in the UK. The Art event, a partnership with the world-renowned Bvlgari brand, is designed primarily to lend a new perspective to the conversation about Africa. Alongside art from leading African artists such as Ben Enwonwu MBE, the 3-day event will showcase a selection of images from our Covid Heroes campaign, to provide an insight into how the most populous country on the African continent fought the Covid-19 crisis. This event will be held at Bvlgari Hotel in Knightsbridge London, on 4-6 February 2021.
The Covid Heroes campaign is driven by our ethos of working together and Creating Unique Partnerships between high-profile brands and organisations. Our primary goal is to stimulate a collaborative effort between key players in the Nigerian private sector – for greater impact in the fight against the coronavirus. We have already recorded some positive actions and a number of donations in direct response to the campaign. Together we can do more.
We would love to hear from you if you want to make a donation to any of the projects, or if you wish to partner with us. Thank you.