West Africa Fashion Awards 2016 winners


The 2016 West Africa Fashion Awards Ceremony was held on Saturday March 26, 2016 at the Prestigious,  Oriental Hotels, Lagos.  The ceremony honours the most forward-thinking designers, models and dressers who have made an impact across the industry.

  The annual West Africa Fashion Awards 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 , womenswear Designer, Fashion Event of the year, Style Award and Outstanding Contribution as well as awards to the ‘most-fashionable’ celebrities in various fields. The ceremony is organized by the Fashion Instinct and runs as part of West Africa Style Week each March.

Below is the full list of the 2016 winners:

Fashion Stylist of the Year
Dieudonne Senato (Ivory Coast)

Make Up Artist of the Year
Priscilla Nyarko of Glam Faces (Ghana)

Female Model of the Year
Lucky Favour (Nigeria)

Male Model of the Year
Stephen Owusu (Ghana)

Pageant Of The Year

Miss Tourism (Nigeria)

Modelling Agency of the year 

Few Model Management ( Nigeria)

Fashionable West African Celebrity Female
Zainab Sheriff (Sierra Leone)

Fashionable West African Celebrity Male
Bryan okwara (Nigeria)

West African Fashion Entrepreneur of the Year
Toyin Lawani – Tiannah styling (Nigeria)

Model Search Of The Year

Nigeria Next Super Model (Nigeria)

Urban Wear Designer / Accessory Designer of the Year
ADU Amani Klodin ( VAAD Style ) (Ghana)

Fast rising / next rated fashion entrepreneurs
Uchenna Okwudima (creative director ecowas fashion week International fashion week)

Next rated fashion entrepreneurs
Herty twens ( gold TV / gold modeling agency)

Fashion Media of the Year
Lofa Magazine (Liberia)

Photographer of the year

Emmanuel Bobbie of Bob Pixel Photography (Ghana)

Online Fashion Media of the Year
Fashionghana (Ghana )

Fast Rising entrepreneurs
Biola Orimolade (Black and Bold Fashion House)

West African Fashion Event of the Year
afrik fashion show (Ivory Coast)

Women’s Wear Designer of the Year
Tekay Designs (Liberia)

Men’s Wear Designer of the Year
West Africa Fashion Academy of the Year
Zaris Fashion & Style Academy (Nigeria)

Fashion Recognition Award

Shola Oyebade (Nigeria)
Mrs. Funmi Ajila Ladipo (FADAN, PRESIDENT
Junda Morris (Liberia )

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