In other to combat the community spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus, Africana Couture, Africa’s premium luxury bespoke brand that specializes in ready to wear traditional outfits for men located in Abuja,
has on two occasions made and distributed a total of 2,000 non-surgical nose masks to residents of rural communities around Abuja & to members of the police force.
The brand which is headed by the Creative Director, Mr. Charles Oronsaye, launched the campaign with the hashtag “staying alive together”. The brand which with a heavy heart on March 23rd, had to announce via their Instagram account the closure of the stores across Abuja in other to protect its workers and customers and reduce their chances of being infected had since opened for business after the FG lifted the lockdown order in Abuja and its environs.
The neighbouring rural communities were chosen to ensure that the virus doesn’t spread into the rural areas and that the less privileged are adequately equipped with the needed masks and take protective measures to stop the spread of the virus as issued by the NCDC.
After recording huge success with its first distribution of the non-surgical nose masks at the rural communities on the 22nd of April, which had over a thousand beneficiaries of the non-surgical masks, the brand again on the 27th of march 2020 set out to make and distribute another set of 1,000 non-surgical masks to the Nigerian police who have been saddled with the responsibility of ensuring citizens obey the lockdown order that was issued by the Federal government.
The brand has so far, made and distributed well over 2,000 non-surgical nose masks to its customers as well.