THE STRANDS STUDENTS VALENTINE TRADE FAIR is in its 8th edition, it is a unique meeting point for manufacturers and consumers, traders and customers, in a friendly and calm avenue that encourages interaction and exchange of ideas. Over the years, the STRANDS EVENTS team has ensured that asides sustaining the brand, they put an extra effort to always make the annual event unique in every tangible way, and spiced up to meet a variety of audience.
In a chat with the Managing Director of the frontline brand activation and marketing communication firm, the budding entrepreneur-Alafia Gbadebo told news men that his company STRNDS EVENT is out to make history in the 2013 edition of their annual STUDENTS VALENTINE TRADE FAIR from 11th-20th February. 
Tagged ‘Bon March Fairstival’ and sponsored by First Bank, while highlighting what makes the 2013 edition of the STUDENTS VALENTINE TRADE FAIR, he spoke passionately about encouraging the art of giving, through the big valentine card that will be signed with gifts from different celebrities, having all the items donated taken to a charity home thereafter.


Alafia Gbadebo-MD Strands Ltd
A graduate of Economics from the prestigious University of Lagos, Alafia is among the few that has proved that to survive in Nigeria, our youths must think and create jobs for themselves, hence on his graduation, he has created jobs for other youths, and has moved to further enhance the trust his clients have in his company, having delivered the youth market to their brands over the years, they can now entrust more brands and events to the company.


The STRANDS UNILAG STUDENTS VALENTINE TRADE FAIR will stylishly mix business with pleasure. Interestingly, another highpoint of the 10 day event might also be the discovery of a new rap phenomenon through the ‘Mic Busta’ rap contest, in conjunction with Creative Nigeria and her American partners, STRANDS EVENTS will facilitate the search for a rap savvy youth from different Faculties in the University of Lagos, who will take a step closer to his dreams as he walks home with a feature with a top rapper, and a free international standard music video shoot.
There will also be lots of freebies from different companies in the lifestyle and beauty sector, offering free hair-do, free make up, free pedicure and manicure amongst others.
Nelson NseAbasi reporting
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