The very hardworking princess of the Source, owner and founder of the award winning fashion platforms Africa Fashion Week London and African Fashion Week Nigeria, Princess Ronke Ademiluyi, has just added another feather to her very illustrious wings. She was highly honoured very recently with the conferment of a very big title on her by His Royal Majesty, the Oonirisa of the Source, Ile-Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II. She was appointed the Heritage Ambassador of the Moremi Ajasoro legacy. The late Moremi Ajasoro is an historical figure of extraordinary dimensions in Ife whose intervention at a particular point in the history of her domain, Ile-Ife, saved her people, her domain and by and large their heritage from extinction.
So, with this title and great responsibility, Princess Ronke Ademiluyi has become the official representative of the great African heroine. As the Heritage Ambassador of Queen Moremi Ajasoro’s legacy, she was so appointed by the king as part of his efforts at adding value to the Yoruba culture, which he believes, was also becoming extinct. Coming from the respected monarch’s palace, the appointment was made in recognition of Princess Ronke Ademiluyi’s efforts at promoting “the largest International gathering that celebrates fashion” and culture.
It’s expected of Princess Ademiluyi to develop sustainable avenues that would boost the legacies of Queen Moremi. She’s also saddled with the responsibilities of seeking strategic partnerships and collaborations and also initiating activities that would promote and sustain Moremi’s enduring legacies. So, her task is not easy, but one that she’s definitely eminently qualified to satiate.
Ronke Ademiluyi is a London trained lawyer who founded the AFWL in London in 2011, which has now grown to become the largest gathering of its kind in the whole of Europe. The London platform is even very well recognized by the Mayor of London’s office for its achievements over the years.