‘Fashion Takeover’ As ASFAs Celebrate Africa’s Style A-Listers  

Africa’s outstanding fashion icons were on Friday the 8th of December treated to an evening of glitz and glam as the Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards (ASFAs) 2017 were held at the Kampala Serena Hotel to recognise the continent’s finest in all things style and fashion.

The fifth edition of the awards, themed ‘African Fashion is the Future #FashionTakeover’ were exactly that: the biggest ever convergence of African fashion’s big hitters, ranging from South African fashion king David Tlale to the outstanding Nigerian designer Mai Atafo who was also honoured with the Style Icon Award and Tanzania’s Sheria Ngowi who took home the African designer of the year trophy.

The event organisers had already served notice of their intent to turn things up a notch higher by getting Tlale on board as the producer of the show. The outcome was a world-class display that wowed all and further enhanced the ASFAs’ reputation as the country’s most glamorous fashion event.

This year the event had a touch or royalty, with the Queen Of Buganda Kingdom (Nnabagerekka) Mrs.Sylvia Nagginda gracing the event.

The Ciroc-sponsored event was an evening of breath-taking design works and spellbinding musical performances. South African duo Mafikizolo, turned the heat up serving hit after hit, crowning the night with their latest release ‘Love Potion’ that also bagged them the Most Stylish Video of The Year accolade.

Nonetheless the awards still paid homage to local talent with performances from Ugandan artistes including Desire Luzinda, Nutty Neithan, Fik Fameica and Latinum, among others.

On the local fashion front, Sheeba Kassami (SKP), Monica Kansiime and Alecool Clothing (who bagged the Most Stylish Ugandan celebrity trophy) showcased their creations.

And, perhaps in tune with taking everything a notch higher, this year’s event had winners in 34 different categories, up from the 25 last year.

Check out some of the photos but more coming

Sheebah Karungi performing

Hellen Lukoma performing

Desire Luzinda took to satge with male dancers who spiced her performance

Urban TV’s Denzel was among the winners (Full list of winners below)

Full list of ASFA 2017 Winners

Fashion Designer Of The Year (Uganda) 
Ras Kasozi

Fashion Designer Of The Year(Africa) 
Sheria Ngowi (Tanzania) 

Female Model Of The Year (Africa) 
Shanelle Nyasiase (Kenya) 

Female Model Of The Year(Uganda) 
Anyola Anyon Asola

Male Model Of The Year(Uganda) 
Paul Bradley

Male Model Of The Year ( Africa) 
Pabz Nasius (South Africa) 

Makeup Artist Of The Year(Uganda) 

Mona Faces

Makeup Artist Of The Year (Africa) 

Marco Louis (South Africa) 

Hairstylist Of The Year(Uganda) 
Nambuusi Maureen

Hairstylist Of The Year(Africa) 

Saul Juma (Kenya) 

Fashion Photographer Of The Year(Uganda)

Oscar Ntege

Fashion Photographer Of The Year(Africa) 

Rezebonna (South Africa) 

Stylist Of The Year(Uganda)
Tinah Brad

Stylist Of The Year(Africa)

Swanky Jerry (Nigeria)

Fashion Blogger/ Writer Of The Year(Uganda)
Satisfashion UG

Fashion Blogger/Writer Of The Year(Africa)
Silvia Njoki (Kenya)

Most Stylish/Dressed Female Celebrity (Uganda)
Judith Heard

Most Stylish/Dressed Female Celebrity (Africa)

Nana Akua Addo (Ghana)

Most Stylish/Dressed Male Celebrity (Uganda)


Most Stylish/Dressed Male Celebrity (Africa)
Idris Sultan (Tanzania)

Most Stylish Male Artiste (Uganda)
Bebe Cool

Most Stylish Male Artiste (Africa)
Sauti Sol (Kenya)

Most Stylish Female Artiste (Uganda)

Most Stylish Female Artiste (Africa)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Best Styled/Fashionable Music Video Of The Year (Uganda)
Jubilation- Eddy Kenzo

Best Styled/ Fashionable Music Video Of The Year (Africa)

Love portion –Mafikizolo

Best Dressed Female Media Personality (Uganda)
Bettinah Tianah

Best Dressed Female Media Personality (Africa)

Anita Nderu (Kenya)

Best Dressed Male Media Personality (Africa)
Jamal Gaddafi (Kenya)

Best Dressed Male Media Personality (Uganda)
Denzel Mwiyeretsi

Male FashionistaOf The Year (Uganda)

Abduz Spot

Male FashionistaOf The Year (Africa)

Eddie Kirindo (Kenya)

Female FashionistaOf The Year(Uganda)
Rashidah Mwiza

Female Fashionista Of The Year (Africa)
Stefani Roma (Kenya)


Style and Fashion Icon Award

Mai Atafo (Nigeria)


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