zizi cardow on runway

Zizi cardow is a forerunner in contemporary African fashion. In 2000,when the label was launched, she began a revolution for the African fabric with a view to globalization, resulting in a growing patronage in ethnic fabric.After her first year of breaking into the Nigerian fashion scene, zizi cardow the founder and brain behind the label, won the prestigious designer of the year award at the premier event, NFS (Nigerian fashion show) in 2001.This award launched her designs in to the African market in (south Africa) and Europe(Italy, France and Britain).2002 ushered in a series of awards like DAME award for outstanding achievement in fashion, an occasion graced by the president and commander in chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria chief Olusegun Obasanjo, st moritz style selection award, Imo state chamber of commerce conferred as an ambassador of fashion.Added to her list of laudable achievement is the nomination of her as the only Nigerian representative to the fashion and art exhibition in Milan tagged AFRICANDO, an occasion graced by the mayor of Milan, dignitaries and foreign ambassadors.In 2002 her fashion house staged a top-notch fashion show tagged ‘’jungle Renaissance’’ which receive rave reviews from both local and international critics in fashion industry, this then created the scene for the staging of ‘’jungle renaissance reloaded’’ in 2006.By 2006 zizi cardow had become a house hold name.

AWARDS
2010 Peace Ambassador (UN)
2010 Young Achievers Award
2010 Global  Leadership Award
2010 Fashion And Style Award
2010 Merit Award For African Heritage
2010 Fellowship Award (institute of managers Ghana)
2010 Designer of The Year  (Life changers Award)
2010 Doctor of Philosophy in Business Admistration
2010 Most influential Person in fashion Award
2009 National citizenship Award
2009 Project Alert Icon
2009 Zenith Award for Excellence
2008 MOTHER AFRICA MERIT AWARD
2008 GREAT LEGEND IN AFRICA MERIT AWARD
2008 THE NIGERIAN ENTERPRISE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
2008 FASHION AND LIFE ACHIIEVEMENT AWARD
2007 PILLAR OF NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT GOLD AWARD
2007 AFRICAN LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE AWARD
2007 FOCIC TALENT DEVELOPMENT AWARD
2007 AFRICAN ROLE MODEL LEADERSHIP AWARD
2006 FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR CITY PEOPLE
2005 CONTRIBUTION TO FASHION SECTOR AWARD
2002 NIGERIAN WOMEN AWARDS
2002 ST. MORITZ STYLE SELECTION AWARD
2002 FASHION AMBASSADOR AWARD
2001/2002 NIGERIAN BEST FASHION DESIGNER