Thursday, 21 January 2016

WEST AFRICA FASHION AWARDS ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH FASHION INSTINCT



The organizers of West Africa Fashion Awards (WAFA) have announced Fashion Instinct as the official partner of the 2016 event. This makes it second time in a roll for their relationship of producing the event. 
 
'Last year’s ceremony saw over 500 VIPs and industry heavyweights in attendance, the global growth and positioning of West Africa fashion has helped establish the West Africa Fashion Awards as one of Africa’s most anticipated fashion events.' statement made by the organizer.

According to the President of the award scheme, Adewole Olanrewaju;
“We are incredibly excited about this year’s West Africa Fashion Awards; this annual event is fast becoming one of the highlights of the global fashion calendar. The award recognizes the incredible talent we are so fortunate to work with and celebrates the excellence and creativity within our industry both at home and abroad. I cannot wait for Saturday 26th March 2016 – it is the fashion night of the year. ”

The event is scheduled to be held at Oriental Hotel in Lgos, Nigeria on 26th of March. Red carpet arrivals start at 4:30PM with VIP reception and media opportunities. Guests will be seated at 5:30PM, and the awards show begins promptly at 6:00PM.

 A limited amount of tickets are on sale, for ticket reservations, contact  kent@westafricanfashionaward.com or the event website www.westafricafashionawards.com


The 2016 West Africa Fashion Awards nominees are:
Fashion Stylist of the Year
 House Of Cramer (Ghana)
 The West Cote (Liberia)
 UGO MOZIE (Nigeria)
 MEMSOR KAMARAKE (Sierra leone)
 dieudonne senato (Ivory Coast)
 Tiannah Styling (Nigeria)


Female Model of the Year
Rexy Night (Ghana)
Julee Djoulde Bocoum (Ghana)
Garmai Klee (Liberia)
Imade ogbewi (Nigeria)
Lucky Favour (Nigeria)
Betty Adewole (Nigeria)

Male Model of the Year
 Stephen Owusu (Ghana)
Maxwell Annoh Yeboah(Ghana)
Phillip Kekula (Liberia)
Okechukwu ojukwu (Nigeria)
Adonis Bosso (Ivory coast)

West African Fashion Event of the Year
Glitz Africa Fashion Week (Ghana)
Mercedes Benz African Fashion Festival (Ghana)
Gambia Fashion Weekend (Gambia)
afrik fashion show (Ivory Coast)
GHANA FASHION & DESIGN WEEK (Ghana)

Women’s Wear Designer of the Year
Duaba Serwa (Ghana)
Pistis  Designs (Ghana)
Tekay Designs (Liberia)
korto momolu (Liberia)
April by Kunbi  (Nigeria)

PAGEANT OF THE YEAR
Miss West Africa (Regional)
Miss Malaika Ghana (Ghana)
Miss Cote d Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Miss Tourism (Nigeria)
Mr Ideal Nigeria (Nigeria)


Men’s Wear Designer of the Year
Abrantie The Gentleman (Ghana)
Kola Kudus (Nigeria)
OZWALD BOATENG (Ghana)
Big Ben Kilani(NIGERIA)
Taryor Gabriels (Nigeria)

Online Fashion Media of the Year
Fashionghana (Ghana)
fallinmode.com (Ivory coast)
Liberian Star View  (Liberia)
Kamdora.com (Nigeria)
Bella Naija (Nigeria)

Fashion Media of the Year
FashionGHANA TV (Ghana)
FashionistaGH  (Ghana)
CompleteFashion (Nigeria)
Lofa Magazine (Liberia)
Black n Bold Magazine (Nigeria)

Make Up Artist of the Year
Priscilla Nyarko of Glam Faces (Ghana)
Omobola Bolaji of Glam O’ Sphere (Nigeria)
Juon Gerald (Nigeria)
Lewina David (Liberia )
Lola Maja of  My Sacred Beauty ( Nigeria)

MODELLING AGENCY OF THE YEAR
Few Model Management ( Nigeria)
Exopa Model Agency (Ghana)
Sparkzuta Model Agency (Ghana)
Gold Model Agency (Ghana)
5 Star Int'l Model Management  (Ghana)

Fashionable West African Celebrity Female
Lydia Forson (Ghana)
Christabel ekeh (Ghana)
Munnah (Liberia)
Aryike Akinbobola (Nigeria)
Beatrice Bee Arthur (Ghana)
Zainab Sheriff (Sierra Leone)

 Fashionable West African Celebrity Male
Chris Attoh (Ghana)
Uti nwachukwu (Nigeria)
Grize (Liberia)
Bryan okwara (Nigeria)
Oc Ukeje (Nigeria)
IK Ogbonna (Nigeria)

 West African Fashion Entrepreneur of the Year
Claudia Lumor – Glitz Africa (Ghana)
Bashiru Olu-Ayinde – Fashion Icon Awards (Ghana)
Tianna Sherman – Afropolitan Boutique (Liberia)
Toyin Lawani – Tiannah styling  (Nigeria)
Mina Evans Anfom (Mina Evans , Ghana)

MODEL SEARCH OF THE YEAR
Elite Look Nigeria (Nigeria)
Pearl Look (Nigeria)
Nigeria Next Super Model (Nigeria)
Elite model look (Ivory Coast)
Sleek Make-Up & Model Search (Ghana)

 Fashion PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Emmanuel Bobbie of  Bob Pixel Photography (Ghana)
Paul Hance (Liberia)
hakeem salaam photography (Nigeria)
Studio 24 (Nigeria)
Omar Victor Diop (senegal)

Urban Wear Designer /  Accessory Designer of the Year
N.A.C.K Apparel (Nigeria)
Aya Morrison (Ghana)
Msimps(Ghana)
Adal Jewelry (Liberia)
ADU Amani Klodin ( VAAD Style ) (Ghana)

West Africa Fashion Academy of the Year
Tiannah Styling fashion Academy (Nigeria)
Osc College of Fashion (Nigeria)
Zaris Fashion & Style Academy (Nigeria)
Valisimo fashion and make up school (Nigeria)
Sleek Fashion Institute (Ghana)

 Fast rising / next rated fashion entrepreneurs
Uchenna Okwudima (creative director ecowas fashion week International fashion week)
Biola Orimolade (Black and Bold Fashion House)
Stephanie Oduenyi (Makani Couture )
Herty  twens ( gold TV / gold modeling agency)
Michy Okafor (miss fashion nigeria world )

 Fashion Lifetime  Achievement Award
Abraham Pelham- Designer to the President of Liberia (Liberia)
Nora Bannerman (Ghana)
Agbani darego (Nigeria)

Other awards to be announced on the night include: West Africa Special Recognition Award

For more information about West Africa Fashion Awards visit www.westafricafashionawards.com.  

For media inquiries or interviews contact adewole olanrewaju wisdomelite@gmail.com or call 08123194178.

For sponsorship information or Fashion Programme advertising space contact Info@westafricanfashionaward.com or call 08029314720.

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