One of Africa’s biggest red carpet event, the Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards (ASFAs) returns at the Kampala Serena Hotel on the 7th of December 2018.
According to Brian Ahumuza alias Abryanz, the proprietor, the sixth edition of the ASFAs under the theme, ‘Fashion Is Power’ seeks to highlight that fashion is integral to identity but also provides different avenues and opportunities that are key to the growth of Africa’s economy by tackling unemployment.
“The ASFAs will also highlight the transition of the fashion industry over the years with celebrity red carpet appearances, showcases from Africa’s top designers and models, blended with remarkable performances from both local and international artistes,” Abryanz said, during a phone call interview with Chano8.com.
He added that the awards celebrate and acknowledge stakeholders in the African fashion industry. Creatives cut across 13 categories such as; Designers, Fashion Photographers, Makeup and Hair Stylists, Models, Fashionable Artistes, Music Video and Celebrities among others.
The awards also aim to promote tourism and to open up Kampala City by converging Africa’s very best in fashion to create networks and a platform that propels the city not only in the fashion sector but also economically.
In line with the ASFA 2018 theme, ‘Fashion is Power’, this year’s show will feature a special category ‘Fashion Entrepreneur’ that will honour an entrepreneur for the outstanding commercial success of their fashion business or personal brand in relation to fashion as a solution to the current unemployment problem among the youth.
Other honorary categories include the Lifetime/Fashion Icon Achievement Award and The Humanitarian Award for Work in Fashion.
Nominations for the Awards officially start on Monday 27th August 2018 and close on 27th September 2018.
“As a build up to ASFA 2018, the Awards will encompass events such as the FashionPrenuer Expo with the objective of empowering and inspiring people in the fashion business as well as equipping them with much-needed business skills. We will also have the ASFAs Nominees release brunch, The Meet and Greet Pre-Show Party and The After Party,” Abryanz said.
Since the inaugural ceremony in 2013, the Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards have recognised talented designers, models, personalities and brands across the globe such as Lupita Nyongo, Trevor Stuurman, David Tlale, Amito Stacey Lagum, Tiwa Savage, Millen Magese, Mai Atafo, Santa Anzo, Sylvia Owori, Anitah Beryl, Ali Kiba, Mafikizolo, Shanelle Nyasaise and many more.
The event has had notable guest appearances such as Her Royal Highnesses, The Queen of Buganda, Sylvia Nagginda and the Princess of Toro Elizabeth Bagaya, Executive Director of KCCA Jennifer Musisi, British- Ghanaian Designer Ozwald Boateng, Jose Chameleon to mention a few.
The Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards will be broadcast on NTV Uganda via DSTV Channel 283, and GoTV 372 on Friday 7th December 2018 at 5 pm EAT. The show will also be live streamed on the official Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards online platforms like Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
NTV Uganda and Capital FM are the ASFA 2018 official Media partners. Commercial sponsors will be announced at a later date.