There was excitement at Sky Beach, Freedom City early today as the accolades for the Pearl of Africa Fashion Awards arrived at the venue of the do happening on Saturday. Apparently the accolades are made of 24 carat gold. The organisers called in police and plain clothed security to ensure their safety. Pictures have been making rounds online creating a buzz for fashion awards making their debut.
The awards that will be recognizing individuals in the fields of fashion and will be hosted by a number of media personalities. Roger Mugisha, Crystal Newman, Miss Deedan, Sheila Gashumba, Kabs Haloha, Denzel Mwiyeretsi and Zahara Totto will be the hosts of the event. Various performances are lined up for the evening from the likes of Cindy, CathyViccyRoz dance group and 256 Kings.
PAFA 2017 will also be awarding various personalities including the likes of Maurice Kirya (Best Fashionable Artiste), Anita Fabiola (Best Red Carpet Host), Captain Mike Mukula (Best Dressed Politician), Idringi Salvado (Best Fashionable Comedian) and so many others. The nominee voting is currently ongoing and will close on November 30th, 2017. In total there are 72 categories being vied for.
The event also has categories for best fashion designers, fashionistas and best stylists for East, West, North and Southern region of the country. The move according to the organisers is geared towards recognizing talent beyond Kampala or central region. This is intended to introduce little known players in the sector to the bigger market hence creating more jobs. Ordinary tickets cost Shs 50,000,Shs 1m for the VIP and Shs 3m for the VVIP table seating.