Tuesday, 5 January 2016

WEST AFRICA FASHION AWARDS RELEASES 2016 FINAL NOMINEES; GHANA TOP THE LIST AFTER NIGERIA

It's time of the year where stakeholders in the fashion industry across West African countries are rewarded and celebrated for their hard work. 
Organizers of West Africa Fashion Awards has released final nominees for 2016 edition of the event..and guess what? I made the list of West African Fashion Entrepreneur of the Year for the second time in a role. Also in the category are Claudia Lumor of Glitz Africa (Ghana), [Bashiru Olu Wasiu-Ayinde – Fashion Icon Awards (Ghana)], Tianna Sherman of Afropolitan Boutique (Liberia),
Toyin Lawani  of Tiannah styling  (Nigeria) and Mina Evans Anfom of Mina Evans label, Ghana.
See the full list below..
 
THE WEST AFRICA FASHION AWARDS FINALIST

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)
Ozward 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)
 
The grand finale is scheduled to be held in March this year in Lagos, Nigeria.

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