The Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce, NBCC has appointed, Mrs Banke Meshida-Lawal of BMPro Makeup Group and the queen of beauty and makeup industry in Nigeria, as the Vice Chairman of its Creative And Cultural Committee.
With the mandate to explore the many opportunities in the business world and Nigeria’s economy, the Chamber recently launched the Creative and Cultural Sectoral Group to further help in harnessing the economic potential of the Nigerian creative industry.
In a letter signed by the President/Chairman of Council, Bisi Adeyemi, the appointment of Meshida-Lawal takes immediate effect.
Other members of the committee include; Mr Mike Dada, the President of All African Music Awards, AFRIMA, serving as the Chairman, Mrs Atinuke Olashore of PJK Nigeria Limited, Mr Olafemi Olaniyan of Collageo Communications Limited, Mr Joseph Edgar, Duke of Shomolu, Mathew Adigolo of Pureview photography, Mrs Bisi Sotunde of Busy Bee Events and Ms Kiki Okewale of KO by Kikiokewale as members.
The letter reads partly, “I look forward to your acceptance of this responsibility as it would afford the Chamber the opportunity to benefit from your wealth of experience, which I hope you will make available by your regular attendance at Committee meetings.”
According to the President of the Chamber, Bisi Adeyemi, terms of reference for the creative and cultural sectoral group include encouraging and creating a platform for collaboration amongst members of the group, fostering the growth of member organizations as well as generating B2B opportunities, organizing programs and events to showcase the diversity and robustness of the Creatives Sector. In this regard, organize an annual “NBCC Creatives and Culture Day.”
Others include reviewing the impact of government policies on the Creative and Cultural Sector and working with the Advocacy Committee to engage policymakers and enlighten members as appropriate, preparing position papers to support the Chamber’s interface with private and public sector organizations and Providing support to the Program Committee and other Committees in generating creative content for the Chamber’s program and events among others.
Banke Meshida-Lawal is the CEO of BMPro. Banke’s firm BMPro, derived from the name, Banke Meshida Professional, is a multi-faceted business that boasts of a cosmetic makeup line of over 40 products, a training school, a beauty advisory and an online magazine, BM/Pro.
A creative spirit with a knack for perfection, Meshida-Lawal is known for her outstanding work in Nigeria and beyond. She specialises in makeup for women of colour and creates looks for the regular woman, who desires to look extremely beautiful. Her flawless signature style is easily recognised, and she has won many accolades and awards for her contribution to the growth of the makeup industry in Nigeria.
Having been in the industry for over two decades, Meshida-Lawal knows all the tricks and secrets of makeup. She is the go-to makeup artist for most of the prominent society matriarchs and other female celebrities in Nigeria and beyond.
The BMPRO makeup brand is a stamp of unrivaled quality, professionalism and excellent services. Its services range from makeup, hair, photoshoots to training.