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Dakar Fashion Week returns to baobab forest to promote ‘inclusive’ fashion | Entertainment

Dec 18, 2021

At the foot of a towering baobab tree outside Senegal’s capital Dakar on Saturday, cameras flashed in the waning dusklight as 20-year old Najeebah Samuel strode down the catwalk to zealous applause. Born with cerebral palsy, Samuel, 20, was the first of two dozen models of all shapes and sizes to take the runway at Dakar’s 19th annual Fashion Week event, held at the weekend with the dual themes of inclusiveness and sustainability.