This year’s fashion events will not be complete with the 2016 edition of West Africa Fashion Awards. This is an event not to be missed. The West Africa Fashion Awards (WAFA) is proud to announce Fashion Instinct as the official partner of the 2016 West Africa Fashion Awards for a second consecutive year.
What can you expect at the West Africa Fashion Awards(WAFA)?
West African Fashion Awards(WAFA) attracts an elite audience of leaders from some of West Africa and Africa’s top fashion brands, big-name designers and top personalities in the industry, as well as style-leading celebrities.
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.
Adewole Olanrewaju, President of the WAFA, said: “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 recognises 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. ”
West Africa’s biggest night in fashion is here again! And as expected, some of the most important names in Fashion and style will take the red carpet in seriously chic attire.
The 2016 West Africa Fashion awards will be hosted at the prestigious Oriental Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria on the 26th of March, 2016, the ceremony honors the most forward-thinking designers, models and practitioners who have made an impact across the pond.
The “West Africa Fashion Awards” is a Fashion awards event held annually in different West Africa cities to showcase West African designers and present awards to those who have made the most outstanding contributions to the fashion industry during the year.
The main awards include that of Menswear Designer, Women wear Designer, Fashion Event of the year, Style award and Outstanding Contribution as well as awards to the ‘most-fashionable’ celebrities in various fields.
This fashionable event starts at 4:30PM with red carpet arrivals, the VIP reception and media opportunities. Guests will be seated at 5:30PM, and the awards show begins promptly at 6:00PM.
FASHION STYLIST OF THE YEAR
This award goes to the emerging fashion stylist of the year 2016.
House Of Cramer(Ghana)
Tracy Iddrisu of Style by Trey(Ghana)
The West Cote(Liberia)
Memsor Kamarake(Sierra Leone)
Dieudonne Senato(Ivory Coast)
MODEL OF THE YEAR(FEMALE)
This award goes to the female model of the year 2016.
Julee Djoulde Bocoum(Ghana)
MODEL OF THE YEAR(MALE)
This award goes to the male model of the year 2016.
Maxwell Annoh Yeboah(Ghana)
Adonis Bosso(Ivory Coast)
Salieu Jalloh(Sierra Leone)
FASHION EVENT OF THE YEAR
This award goes to the most talked about fashion event of the year, 2016 in West Africa .
Glitz Africa Fashion Week(Ghana)
African Fashion Festival(Ghana)
FashionistaGH Shopping Festival(Ghana)
Monrovia Fashion Week(Liberia)
Gambia Fashion Weekend(Gambia)
Music Meets Runway(Nigeria)
Dakar Fashion Week(Senegal)
Africa Fashion Week(Nigeria)
Lagos Fashion & Design Week(Nigeria)
Afrik Fashion Show(Ivory Coast)
Ghana Fashion & Design Week(Ghana
, Miss Tourism Nigeria(Nigeria)
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR(WOMEN’S WEAR)
This award goes to the women’s wear designer of the year 2016.
April by Kunbi(Nigeria)
Ejiro Amos Tafiri(Nigeria)
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR(MEN’S WEAR)
This award goes to the men’s wear designer of the year 2016.
Abrantie The Gentleman(Ghana)
Big Ben Kilani(Nigeria)
Amdou Diop Styliste(Senegal)
PAGENT/MODEL SEARCH OF THE YEAR
This award goes to the pageant/model search of the year 2016.
Miss Universe Ghana(Ghana)
Mr Cape Verde Universe(Cape Verde)
Miss West Africa(Regional)
Miss Malaika Ghana(Ghana)
Miss Cote d Ivoire(Ivory Coast)
Mr Ideal Nigeria(Nigeria)
Miss Bénin(Benin Republic)
Most Beautiful Girl In Nigeria(Nigeria)
FASHION MEDIA OF THE YEAR
This award goes to the best fashion media of the year 2016.
Fashion Ghana TV(Ghana)
Thisday Style Magazine(Nigeria)
Fashion Africa TV(Senegal)
Black n Bold Magazine(Nigeria)
ONLINE FASHION MEDIA OF THE YEAR
This award goes to the most read fashion magazine, blog or social media platform of the year 2016.
Fallinmode.com by Amenan Tanoh(Ivory Coast)
Liberian Star View(Liberia)
MAKEUP ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
This award goes to the makeup artiste of the year 2016.
Priscilla Nyarko of Glam Faces(Ghana)
Omobola Bolaji of Glam O’ Sphere(Nigeria)
MaryJane Of Zaron(Nigeria)
Lola Maja of My Sacred Beauty(Nigeria)
MODELLING AGENCY OF THE YEAR
This award goes to the most vibrant modelling agency of the year 2016.
Few Model Management(Nigeria)
Exopa Model Agency(Ghana)
Sparkzuta Model Agency(Ghana)
Gold Model Agency(Ghana)
ISIS Model agency(Nigeria)
Beth Model Agency(Nigeria)
Glamorous Models Africa Modeling agency(Gambia)
5 Star Int’l Model Management(Ghana)
Anna F. Top Models Agency(Regional)
CREATIVE FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
This award goes to the creative fashion photographer of the year 2016.
Emmanuel Bobbie of Bob Pixel Photography(Ghana)
Hakeem Salaam Photography(Nigeria)
Nonso Okoye – Big H studio(Nigeria)
Omar Victor Diop(Senegal)
FASHIONABLE CELEBRITY OF THE YEAR(FEMALE)
This award goes to the most fashionable female celebrity of the year 2016.
Beatrice Bee Arthur(Ghana)
Zainab Sheriff(Sierra Leone)
FASHIONABLE CELEBRITY OF THE YEAR(MALE)
This award goes to the most fashionable male celebrity of the year 2016.
MODEL SEARCH OF THE YEAR
This award goes to the next rated Model of the year 2016.
Elite Look Nigeria(Nigeria)
Nigeria Next Super Model(Nigeria)
Elite Model Look(Senegal)
Elite Model Look(Ivory Coast)
Sleek Make-Up & Model Search(Ghana)
Next Top Model Gambia(Gambia)
URBAN WEAR DESIGNER/ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
This award goes to the urban wear & accessory designer of the year 2016.
ADU Amani Klodin – VAAD Style(Ghana)
FASHION ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
This award goes to the fashion entrepreneur of the year 2016.
Claudia Lumor – Glitz Africa(Ghana)
Bashiru Olu-Ayinde – Fashion Icon Awards(Ghana)
Tianna Sherman – Afropolitan Boutique(Liberia)
Toyin Lawani – Tiannah styling(Nigeria)
Jennifer Olize for Music Meets runway(Nigeria)
Ayodeji Olatokunbo/Doyin Olatokunbo – CEO, TOKAD International/Pearl Look(Nigeria)
Mina Evans Anfom – Mina Evans(Ghana)
Aisha Obuobi – Christie brown(Ghana)
Joan Okorodudu – NNSM, Ecowas Fashion week(Nigeria)
Ronke Ademiluyi(Africa Fashion Week London)
FASHION ACADEMY OF THE YEAR
This award goes to the fashion academy of the year 2016.
The Modeling Academy(Nigeria)
Tiannah Styling Fashion Academy(Nigeria)
Osc College of Fashion(Nigeria)
Zaris Fashion & Style Academy(Nigeria)
Valisimo Fashion & Makeup School(Nigeria)
Fashion & Art Academy(Nigeria)
Joyce Ababio College of Creative Design(Ghana)
Sleek Fashion Institute(Ghana)
House of Tara(Nigeria)
FAST RISING/NEXT RATED FASHION ENTREPRENEURS OF THE YEAR
This award goes to the fast rising, next rated fashion entrepreneur of the year 2016.
Uchenna Okwudima – Creative Director Ecowas Fashion Week
Biola Orimolade – Black & Bold Fashion House
Stephanie Oduenyi – Makani Couture
Henrietta Twens – Gold TV/Gold Modeling Agency
Michy Okafor – Miss Fashion Nigeria World
CLAN Fashion Label
FASHION LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
This award is for fashion lifetime achievement for the year 2016.
Abraham Pelham – Designer to the President of Liberia(Liberia)
FASHION RECOGNITION AWARD
This award a fashion recognition award for the year 2016.
Mrs. Funmi Ajila Ladipo(FADAN, President)
Hakeem Salaam Photography(Nigeria)
SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD(IN SUPPORT OF FASHION IN WEST AFRICA)
This award is specially recognise person’s who has being supporting fashion for the year 2016.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf(President of Liberia)
Lordina Mahama(First Lady of Ghana)
Mareme Faye Sall(First Lady of Senegal)
Senator Oluremi Tinubu(Nigeria)
Dele Momodu – Ovation Magazine
Roshi Motman – CEO TIGO(Ghana)
Princess Abbah Folawiyo(Nigeria)
Mrs Bola Shagaya(Nigeria)
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