Fashions Finest Africa Awards Nominees List + How to Vote

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As the Fashions Finest Africa inaugural award show draws near, the excitement is in the air as the organizers of the fashion weekend extravaganza make final touches to ensure that the event is memorable.

The show is a three-day event running from Friday, May 25th to Sunday 27th May 2018, at The Balmoral Convention Center, Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos. Attendees should expect a runway show, exhibitions and conference and the first and most prestigious Fashions Finest Awards in Nigeria. The essence of the awards is to celebrate those who have made a mark in the fashion industry.

There are 22 categories. 6 of the categories are open for the public to cast their votes while the remnant 16 categories will be vetted by carefully selected judges. The three-day fashion kicks event off on Friday morning with a fashion conference, then later in the evening the awards event will be held. 

How to Vote

Log on to www.fashionsfinestafrica.com/voting to vote.

VOTING CATEGORIES

Male Model of the year
1. Victor Ndigwe – Beth Model Management Africa
2. Sacha M’Baye – Select Models
3. Adonis Bosso – DNA Models
4. David Agbodji – DNA Models
5. Toyin Oyeneye – Ice Model Management
6. Seun Logan
7. Davidson Obennego – Beth Model Management Africa
8. Tosan Dudun – Mahogany Model Management

Female Model of the year
1. Halima Aden
2. Khoudia Diop – The Coloured Girl
3. Myever Akinleye – Few Model
4. Mayowa Nicholas – Beth Model Management Africa
5. Uju Marshal
6. Ayomide Ayodele – Mahogany Model Management
7. Chika Emmanuella –

Fashion Retail store of the year
1. Temple Muse
2. Grey Velvet
3. Zazaii
4. Nelly Wandji
5. Samuel Mensah
6. Payporte

Fashion Icon of the year
1. Iman
2. Angélique Kidjo
3. Ohimai Atafo
4. Deola Sagoe
5. Kathy Anthony
6. Somkele Iyamah

Fashion Blogger of the year
1. Akosua Vee
2. Nanci Mwai
3. Kefilwe Mabote – KefiBoo
4. Tracy Jamilatu Iddrissu – Style by Trey
5. Aderonke Enoabasi Adefalujo – Rhonkefella
6. Denola Adepetun – Denola Grey
7. Temi Otedola – jtofashion
8. Akin Faminu – The Fashion Epidemic
9. Sharon Ojong

Fashion Influencer of the year
1. AKin Faminu – The Fashion Epidemic
2. Abisola Kola-Daisi – AKDLifestyle
3. Aderonke Enobasi – Rhonkefella
4. Toke Makinwa
5. Thithi Nteta
6. Ini Dima-Okojie
7. Franklin Saiyalel – Kenyan Stylista
8. Afua Rida
9. Fisayo Longe – Mirror Me

CATEGORIES THAT WOULD BE JUDGED BY FFA AWARDS PANEL

Designer of the year
1. Ohimai Atafo – Mai Atafo
2. Lisa Folawiyo – Lisa Folawiyo
3. Andrea Iyamah – Andrea Iyamah
4. Taibo Bacar(Mozambique) – Taibo Bacar
5. David Tlale (South Africa) – David Tlale
6. Duro Olowu – Duro Olowu
7. Amaka Osakwe – Maki Oh

Emerging Designer of the Year
1. Wisdom Franklin – Weiz Dhurm Franklyn
2. Tokyo James – Tokyo James
3. Derin Fabikun – Fablane by Derin
4. Rich Mnisi (South Africa) – Rich Mnisi
5. Recho Omondi (Kenya) – OMONDI

Menswear Designer of the Year
1. Ohimai Atafo – Mai Atafo
2. Clement Mudiaga Enajemo – Mudi Africa
3. Kola Kuddus – Kola Kuddus Couture
4. Laduma Ngxokolo (South Africa) – Maxhosa by Laduma
5. Rich Mnisi (South Africa) – Rich Mnisi
6. Adebayo Oke-Lawal – Orange Culture

Women’s Wear Designer of the Year
1. Toju Foyeh – Toju Foyeh
2. Matopeda – Topefnr
3. Tubo – Tubo
4. Derin Fabikun – Fablane by Derin
5. Korto Momolu (Liberian) – Korto Momolu
6. Kofo Ansah (Ghana) – Kofo Ansah

Young Designer of the Year
1. Sandrah Tubobereni – Tubo
2. Adebayo Oke-Lawal – Orange Culture
3. Solome Katongole (Uganda) – Solome Katongole Cultural Couture
4. Emmanuel Okoro – Emmy Kasbit
5. Seun Morafa – MORAFA
6. Tokyo James – Tokyo James

Makeup Artist of the Year
1. Banke Meshida Lawal – BM pro
2. Jide of St.Ola – Jide of St.Ola
3. Joyce Jacobs Beauty (South Africa) – Joyce Jacobs Beauty
4. Shomyalag – Elaine Shobanjo
5. Maryjane Onouha – Zaron

Stylist of the Year
1. Oluwatosin Ogundadegbe – The Style infidel Studio
2. Empress Jamila (Ghana) – Style by Trey
3. Akosua Vee (Ghana) – Akosua Vee
4. Moashy Styling – Moashy Styling
5. Jeremiah Ogbodo – Swanky Jerry
6. Harvella Styles – Harvella Styles
7. Rhoda Ebun – Rhoda Ebun

Fashion Show of the Year
1. Glitz Africa Fashion Week (Ghana)
2. Mercedes – Benz Fashion week (South Africa)
3. Swahili Fashion Show (Kenya)
4. Lagos Fashion and Design Week
5. GTBank Fashion Weekend

Outstanding Contribution to Nigerian Fashion Award
1. Deola Sagoe
2. Agbani Darego
3. Omoyemi Akerele
4. Zizi Cardow
5. Chimamanda Adichie

Accessories Designer of the Year
1. Katherine – Mary Pichulik(South Africa) – Pichulik
2. Laura Nyahuye (Zimbabwe) – AdornU
3. Ashley Heather (South Africa) – Ashley Heather Jewellery
4. Lisa Folawiyo – Lisa Folawiyo
5. Morin Obaweya – Morin O
6. Urez Kulture – Urez kulture

Creative of the Year
1. Obinna Omeruo – Obe Spoke
2. Akhigbe Okhai – Leankid Illustrations
3. Kobby Adu (Ghana) – Kobby Adu
4. Pola Maneli (South Africa) – Pola Maneli
5. Papa Oppong (Ghana) – Papa Oppong

Shoe Designer of the Year
1. Temilade Osinfade – T.T Dalk
2. Mikhayel “Mikjagga” Tesfaye (Ethiopia) – Mikhayel “Mikjagga” Tesfaye
3. Nuba Elamin, Lynn & Tetsi Bugaari (Kenya and Uganda) – Bugisi – Ruxx
4. Adebola martins – Marco Martinez
5. Keeks – Jide Ipaye

Bag Designer of the Year
1. Femi Oyelabi – FemiHandBags
2. Zainab Ashadu – Zashadu
3. O’Eclat – O’Eclat Designs
4. Akaoua Afriye Kumi (Ghana) – AAKS
5. Morin Obaweya- Morin.O
6. Adele Dejak (Kenya) – Adele Dejak

Fashion Photographer of the Year
1. Emmanuel Oyeleke – EOP Studios
2. Kelechi Amadi Obi – Kelechi Amadi Obi
3. Lyra Aoko (Kenya) – Lyra Aoko
4. Simon Denier (South Africa) – SDR Photo
5. Kola Oshalusi – Insigna Media
6. Reze Bonna ( South Africa) – Reze Bonna

Fashion Magazine of the Year
1. MADE
2. Glam Africa
3. Fashion Ghana Magazine
4. Schick Magazine
5. Bella Naija Style
6. Escape Magazine

Indigenous Fabric Maker of the Year
1. Adesona Oluwayemisi – Ykaris Fashion
2. Kabby Adisa – Kabby Adisa Alasooke
3. House of Asooke
4. Deroyal Fabrics
5. Adire lounge

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