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GTBank Fashion Weekend – All You Need To Know

What to know about the GTBank Fashion Weekend. Indeed, today, almost everyone will agree that Guaranty Trust Bank is one of the best banks in Nigeria. However, we must always consider the fact that the bank did not simply find itself on the top spot without doing anything, instead, it keeps indulging in certain strategic activities that have made it a very valuable financial institution. 

Gtbank engages in several innovative things that keep fetching revenue – which is one of the reasons the bank is at the top when it comes to financial institutions getting huge revenue annually. Indeed, Guaranty Trust Bank has redefined the Nigerian Banking system. 

One of the innovative things they have introduced is the GTBank Fashion Weekend {GTBank FSHN WKND}, which is made to promote enterprise, and tagged “a celebration of fashion and entrepreneurship”.

GTBank Fashion Weekend FSHN WKND

It is simply a consumer-focused fair as well as a free business platform that has been crafted to display the best of the continent’s fashion to the world. The idea is to utilize the concept to promote the enterprise aspect of Africa’s growing fashion industry.

GTBank Fashion Weekend came into being back then in the year 2016, and it has grown to become a well-known platform that showcases the continent’s beauty as far as fashion is concerned. It has been designed intelligently to promote enterprises and small businesses that have been participating in the fashion sector. 

GTBank Fashion Weekend
GTBank Fashion Weekend


The GTBank Fashion Weekend is meant to bring together the most promising and recognized players in Nigeria’s fashion, as well as their counterparts from outside the country. It has been created to ensure talented brands have a platform and an appropriate audience where they can display their products. With this initiative, consumers and fashion lovers can easily see and get what they can feast on (the press, of course, is not exempted). 

There are various things attached to the event.

There are masterclasses, popup shops, runway shows, as well as other things. All these are meant to link small firms in the industry to a broader audience of patronizers.

It is also meant to bring about a connection that should enhance networking amongst those playing in the industry – both in the country and outside the country. Growing talents, as well as consumers, gets to learn better  

Indeed, Guaranty Trust Bank has been a big activist in stuff that concerns fashion in the country via their SME market hub as well as big money they are known to have spent to sponsor some well-known fashion shows such as the Arise Fashion Show and Lagos Fashion and Design Week.

Casting your mind back to history, you might need to remember (or know that) this financial institution has been sponsoring Lagos Fashion and Design Week till 2014. If you are familiar with the activities, you should remember that at that time, it was referred to as GTB-LFDW. However, due to some reasons which appeared to be hidden from the public, Heineken took over to become the major sponsor of the famous fashion affair, and it was called Heineken-LFDW. The point is, Guaranty Trust Bank has always been interested in fashion stuff as a brand. Perhaps, the issue with the Lagos Fashion and Design Week made them to put everything together to make their own Gtbank Fashion Weekend two years later (don’t forget that it was founded in 2016).

All You Need To Know About GTBank Fashion Weekend 2019

  • Date: Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th of November 2019
  • Location {Address}: GTCentre, Plot 1, Water Corporation Drive, Oniru, Lagos State

The 2019 edition (which will be the 4th edition) has been scheduled to take place in November (Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th of November 2019). 

As usual, it will be a platform where industry leaders and fashion gurus from different places in the world will gather, and it will take place at the GTCentre, Plot 1, Water Corporation Drive, Oniru in Lagos State. Such an event is aimed at giving a boost to the fashion industry in this part of the world, and it also offers emerging talents in the sector a chance to prove themselves. 

The bank will have another chance to prove itself as a major promoter of enterprise in the country’s young fashion industry, and they have ensured that there won’t be a limit to participation by making it free. So, more than 20 distinguished fashion leaders, as well as designers, will be together under a roof, while over 10 small businesses will also showcase and sell their apparel and fashion accessories for free. 


The bank has promised that those who will make themselves available at the event will be treated to some nice fashion moments, entrepreneurial masterclasses that will be taken by well-known fashion gurus. Pop-up stands will be set, and therein, local small businesses can display their stuffs and engage with some lovers of fashion and arts and crafts in the continent. 

Mr. Segun Agbaje, the CEO of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, while speaking on the GTBank Fashion Weekend, regarded our continent as a place filled with many creative fashion talents, and that his firm is excited about offering them an international platform that take them to the world. 

He made mentioned the fact that Gtbank is not just ready to showcase the wealth of talent and innovation that exists in the fashion sphere, but that they are also determined to help ensure the growth of Africa’s fashion industry. This, Mr. Segun noted, will be achieved by empowering growing entrepreneurs in the continent with all that they need to flourish globally.

The Bank has been relevant through its innovative stuff, as they have introduced various exciting things in the country’s banking world.  Guaranty Trust Bank remains one of the best financial institutions in Nigeria. As a result of strategic steps and acts, the bank has grown into various African countries (and has also expanded into the United Kingdom), and now acts as a role model within the financial service industry. Gtbank has a lot of customers who patronises its superb corporate governance standards and superb service. 

Even though it is not a first-generation Bank, the management has proven that anyone who is ready to put in place the appropriate people, processes and procedures can overrun others, and get to the top as swift as possible. 


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