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Romero Bryan Fashion designer, 28


Romero’s talent and innovation has been widely recognised by the global fashion press and fashionistas alike. From a young age, London-born Romero aspired to become an international fashion designer. His breath- taking creations, renowned for using Swarovski crystals, first caught the media’s attention in 2001 when singer Samantha Mumba attended the Brit Awards in a plunging neckline gown. Graduating in 2005 from the London College of Fashion, where he now lectures, his creations have been worn by A-List celebrities across the globe such as Alicia Keys, Cameron Diaz, Destiny’s Child and Mariah Carey and supermodels Naomi Campbell, Alek Wek and Oluchi Onweagba. A proud ambassador for UK fashion, with his label appearing on fashion- week runways in New York, Paris and Milan, and having his own showroom at the Oscars, Romero’s talent and potential were recognised by Philip Beresford in the predicted ‘Rich List 2020’, compiled for the Royal Bank of Scotland, which appeared in Forbes Magazine.


Eva Omaghomi Assistant press secretary to the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, 34


Eva is a top member of one of the UK’s most high-profile press offices , representing two future kings – she is assistant press secretary to the Prince of Wales, with an additional role in helping to manage media for Te Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. Eva started out as one of then-London mayor Ken Livingstone’s press officers. Since joining the Clarence House team five years ago, she has been involved in the media planning of many historic events including the Royal Wedding in 2011. She led on the media strategy for Prince Charles’ visit to the Commonwealth Games in India in 2010, as well as his tour of Tanzania and South Africa in 2011. In her first few months she masterminded Prince Harry’s visit to Lesotho in 2008. Te highlight so far was leading a reception to celebrate British West Africans in St James’s Palace in 2011, being of West African descent herself. Eva is an ordained Christian minister.


Vernon François Image consultant, hairstylist and designer, 26


One of five boys born and raised in West Yorkshire, Vernon’s journey to the top has been just as colourful as his naturally flame red hair. He is now one of the most sought- aſter hair-stylists and image consultants in the UK, working with high-profile clients such as Estelle, Naomie Harris, Jessie J, Keyshia Cole, Emeli Sande, Dame Kelly Holmes, and Beverly Knight. Vernon is forever reshaping ideas of ethnicity, image and sexuality and collected his first hair-styling awards at 17. Currently consulting the BBC and the London College of Fashion on trends, Vernon also styles backstage at the Baſtas and Mobos. His TV credits include Kitchen Sink to Catwalk, Coleen’s Real Women, Britain’s Next Top Model and My Body Hell. Getting ready to launch his own lifestyle and accessories brand, VLove, his skills have seen him become a judge for the L’Oréal Colour Trophy 2012 and to consult on editorials in Vogue, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar. Unsurprisingly he has a loyal group of private clients at his Mayfair salon.


Sam Ajilore Founder and editor of www.thatgrapejuice.net, 24


Sam cites Virgin’s Richard Branson and Apple’s Steve Jobs as his role models, and he is certainly following in their footsteps in terms of building a successful empire. At the age of just 18, he noticed a gap in the market for a quality urban source for US and UK entertainment news and launched www.thatgrapejuice.net, all while studying for a degree in Sociology at the University of Brunel. Since then the site has grown into one of the biggest entertainment news websites in the UK, employing an international team of 10, boasting interviews with the likes of Janet Jackson, Usher, and Mary J Blige and receiving nearly two million hits a months and rising. Aside from taking thatgrapejuice to the next level creatively with exclusive live artist performances, top celeb interviews and innovative site designs, Sam has set himself a part from his competitors in a business sense, selling the strength of his self-grown global audience to a slew of major companies (e.g. Sony Music, Universal, BET) who have come on board as lucrative advertisers/media partners. Tis has further elevated the site’s profile and allowed Sam to sucessfully expand on the brand with two more sites, thatgrapejuicetv, which launched in 2011 and broadcasts popular US TV shows not shown in the UK, and She Is Diva, a lifestyle and entertainment site for women.


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