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Last season, Arise, the fashion and culture magazine published out of Nigeria, celebrated its debut issue with a runway showcase of emerging design talent. This season, to celebrate the launch of AriseLive.com, Nduka Obaigbena, the publicationâ€™s owner, was back with what appears to be a bi-annual tradition, the Promise of Africa Collective. As witnessed last night, some things donâ€™t change: The show was again packed with major models: Freja Beha Erichsen, Chanel Iman, Iris Strubegger, and Karlie Kloss, to name a few. But save for veteran Tiffany Amber, who trekked here from Nigeria last season, the designers showcasing Spring 2010 collections were new. David Tlale, winner of Johannesburgâ€™s answer to Project Runway, was in the mix, along with globe-trotter Eric Raisina (his c.v. boasts experience everywhere from Paris to Cambodia to Madagascar). Most impressive was designer Lisa Folawiyoâ€™s Jewel by Lisa collection: a chic, modern interpretation of kente prints. Not only does Obaigbena have some serious pull when it comes to casting, the celebrity turnout wasnâ€™t too shabby either. Sean Paul and Colin Cowie took it all in from the front row, while Amerie, who has taken on style-blogging for the week, took copious notes.