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The team

The team

Lena

Lena

Lena Grey-Johnson is the co-founder, producer and creative director of FWG. She also the Head of visual communications at Hot Ink Media and is also running "Lena Nian Photography". Lena has always had an interest in the creative industry and has studied fine arts, photography, video production and graphic design for advertising.

Adi

Adi

Adiatou Conteh is the sponsorship/corporate accounts manager of FWG. Her field Is In marketing and sales; Adi is an entrepreneur with her own brand. "Daraja" where she creates and markets hand-made leather bags and other luxury goods made in The Gambia. "When Lena approached me with the idea to join FWG it was a no-brainer that it was indeed a welcomed idea. Why not use my geld of expertise, combined with this platform to promote young Gambian designers end give them a platform to shine?"

Soma

Soma

British-born Gambian, Fashion and Music-Lover, and Human Rights activist, Soma Njie was the last of the management team to come on board with Fashion Weekend Gambia. She completed the powerful female trio, taking up the role of FWG's Scribe-cum-Legal/Business Development Specialist.

Starting off as a volunteer in 2013 for FWG No.2. Ms. Njie walked in off the street and offered her services for free. She clicked with the team, and the rest as they say is history, as she was asked to permanently join the management team in 2014, continuing what would prove to be the start of a dynamite business triumvirate and some beautiful friendships. She finds herself "amazed and validated on a daily basis, at the profound levels of creative genius FWG attracts and encourages" and "Honoured to be part of the start of something so Valuable, Rare and Wonderous...".

Juka

Juka

Fatou Juka Darboe- As the assistant coordinator for Fashion Weekend Gambia Juka is the management team's right hand woman. She ensures that everything for the show runs smoothly by following up on a range of activities, from getting in touch with models, designers and stage managers: to getting promotional and back stage materials. "Fashion Weekend Gambia Is an empowering platform that has Inspired me to come back every year if given the chance".