Barnet Hospital staff shimmed down a catwalk as part of a cultural fashion show held as part of October’s Black History Month celebrations

The fashion show showcased traditional outfits from Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Jamaica, India, Philippines, Mauritius and Zimbabwe.

A total 14 members of staff took a turn down the catwalk – which took place outside Rainbow Ward on Friday, 29 October.

The show was accompanied by the music from the Sangoma Drummers, who performed with traditional West African Djembe drums.

Sipiwe Zamba, orgainser of the event said: “This was a chance for us to celebrate diversity and different cultures.

“The past 18 months have been hard for everyone, and so, this was about being happy and celebrating who we are.”

Tender Ikechiuku, one of the models and staff nurse wore traditional clothes representing the Igbo tribe in Nigeria.

She said: “I’m not a shy person - I enjoy crowds, I enjoy lots of noise, so I really wanted to be part of it. I brought my outfit into the hospital days beforehand as because I was so excited.

“The clothes I wore represent a strong woman, someone who is very hard-working."