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Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards 2017: Here’s the full list of nominees




Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards

The 2017 Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards (ASFA) list of nominees was released on Wednesday via Facebook live. The live broadcast was hosted by ASFA founder Brian Ahumuza, media personality Bettinah Tianah, and renowned model scout Joram Muzira.

The nomination process opened on 7th September 2017, lasting for a month and concluding on 6th October 2017. The public’s bid carried an influence of 35% on the final list, leaving the other 65% to an experienced panel of Judges consisting of Africa’s biggest fashion influencers.

Winners will be announced at an award gala slated for December 8 at the Kampala Serena Hotel.

Check out the full list of nominees below:

Fashion designer of the year (Uganda)

1. Ras Kasozi
2. Fatuma Asha
3. Anita Beryl
4. Sham Tyra
5. Joe Malaika

Fashion Designer of the Year(Africa)

1. Eric Raisina (Madagascar)
2. Maki oh (Nigeria)
3. Sheria Ngowi (Tanzania)
4. Zeddie Loky (Kenya)
5. Quiteria and George (South Africa)

Female Model of the year (Africa)

1. Shanelle Nyasiase (Kenya)
2. Opeyemi Awoyemi (Nigeria)
3. Giannina Oteto (Kenya)
4. Aminat Ayinde (Nigeria)

Female model of the year(Uganda)

1. Anyola Anyon Asola
2. Angelo Keji Sarah
3. Aliet Sarah
4. Ayak Veronica

Male Model of the year(Uganda)

1. Paul Bradley
2. Troy Elimu
3. Danny Mbabazi
4. Mushema Housen

Male model of the year ( Africa)

1. Toyin Oyeneye (Nigeria)
2. Dave J. Kabamba (Congo)
3. Kwen Maye (Kenya- Nigeria)
4. Pabz Nasius (South Africa)

Make-up artist of the year(Uganda)

1. Mona Faces
2. Nahya Shero
3. Imani Makeup
4. Faith Presh
5. Derrick Ssekamate

Make-up artist of the year (Africa)

1. Marco Louis (South Africa)
2. Anita Brows (Nigeria)
3. Kangai Mwiti (Kenya)
4. Nancy Blaq (Ghana)
5. NYW makeup(Angola)

Hairstylist of the year(Uganda)

1. Grace Warren
2. Hair by Zziwa
3. Nambuusi Maureen
4. Freddie

Hair Stylist Of the Year(Africa)

1. Saadique Ryklief (south Africa)
2. Corrine Muthoni (Kenya)
3. Saul Juma (Kenya)
4. Ncumisa Mimi Duma (South Africa)

Fashion Photographer of the year

1. Oscar Ntege
2. Oneal Mujjumbura
3. Fred Bugembe
4. Daville
5. Mohsen Taha

Fashion Photographer of the year(Africa)

1. Rezebonna (South Africa)
2. Kudzai King (Zimbabwe)
3. Trevor Stuurman (South Africa)
4. Shawn Kieffer (Tanzania- South Africa)
5. Kuyoh Photography (Kenya)

Stylist of the year(Uganda)

1. Tazibone Solomon
2. Abbas Kaijuka
3. Mavo Kampala
4. Tinah Brad

Stylist of the year(Africa)

1. Swanky Jerry (Nigeria)
2. Brian Babu (Kenya)
3. Chuck Mbevo (Angola)
4. Kwena Baloyi (South Africa)
5. Reinhard Mahalie (Namibia)

Fashion blogger/ Writer of the year(Uganda)

1. Amarachi Grace
2. Lamic Kirabo
3. Samson Baranga
4. Gloria Haguma
5. Satisfashion UG
6. Shalom Nicolette

Fashion Blogger/Writer of the year(Africa)

1. Ono Bello (Nigeria)
2. Silvia Njoki (Kenya)
3. Joy Kendi (Kenya)
4. Ghana fashion marketing (Ghana)

Most stylish/Dressed celebrity (Female) Uganda

1. Natasha Sinayobye
2. Sylvia Namutebi
3. Crystal Newman
4. Judith Heard
5. Pherrie Kimbugwe

Most Stylish/dressed celebrity( Female) Africa

1. Nana Akua Addo (Ghana)
2. Toke Makinwa (Nigeria)
3. Moozlie (South Africa)
4. ilwad Elman(Somalia)
5. Lulu Michael (Tanzania)

Most Stylish/dressed celebrity (Male) Uganda

1. Aleecool
2. Zipper Atafo
3. Dj Roja& slick stuart
4. Alex Muhangi
5. Adams Ddumba

Most Stylish/dressed celebrity (Male) Africa

1. Aphrican Ape( Dami Olatunde) (Nigeria)
2. Idris Sultan (Tanzania)
3. Toosweet Annan (Ghana)
4. Emmanuel Ikubese (Nigeria)

Most Stylish male Artiste (Uganda)

1. Hanson Baliruno
2. Fik Fameica
3. Ykee Benda
4. B2C
5. Bebe Cool
6. Exodus

Most stylish male artiste (Africa)

1. Mr. Eazi (Ghana)
2. Wizkid (Nigeria)
3. Runtown (Nigeria)
4. Sauti sol (Kenya)
5. Riky Rick (South Africa)

Most stylish female artiste (Uganda)

1. Desire Luzinda
2. Nina Roz
3. Lydia Jazmine
4. Sheebah
5. Spice Diana

Most stylish female artiste (Africa)

1. Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
2. Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
3. Nsoki Neto (Angola)
4. Nadia Nakai (South Africa)
5. Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania)

Best Styled/Fashionable music video of the year (uganda)

1. Stylo – Vinka
2. Am still here – Julianna
3. Wololo- David Lutaalo
4. Jubilation- Eddy Kenzo
5. The way- Sheebah

Best styled/ Fashionable music video of the year (Africa)

1. Love portion – Mafikizolo
2. Juice-Ycee & Maleek Berry
3. Mad over you – Runtown
4. Particular – Dj Maphorisa
5. love again – C4 Pedro ft Sauti sol

Best dressed female media personality (Uganda)

1. Malaika Nnyanzi
2. Bettinah Tianah
3. Judithiana
4. Deedan Muyira
5. Maria Kibalizi

Best dressed female media personality (Africa)

1. Anita Nderu (South Africa)
2. Stephanie Coker (Nigeria)
3. Nomzamo (South Africa)
4. Vimbai (Zimbawe)

Best dressed male media personality (Africa)

1. katleho Sinivasan (South Africa)
2. Uti Nwachukwu (Nigeria)
3. jamal Gaddafi (Kenya)
4. George Ndirangu (Rwanda)
5. Denola Grey (Nigeria)

Best dressed male media personality (Uganda)

1. Joel Khamadi
2. Solomon Serwanja
3. Denzel Mwiyeretsi
4. Edwin Musiime
5. Calvin the entertainer

Male Fashionista of the year (Uganda)

1. Abduz Spot
2. Handsome Allanlee
3. Ricky Mugenyi
4. Jacob Home of gents
5. Anthony kays

Male Fashionista of the year (Africa)

1. Eddie Kirindo (Kenya)
2. Noble Igwe (Nigeria)
3. Prince Thabiso Mkhize (South Africa)
4. Josef Adamu (Nigeria)
5. Sir Abner (South Africa)

Female Fashionista of the year(Uganda)

1. Sasha Ferguson
2. Aaron Hilson
3. Cynthia Nakiranda
4. Sandrah Lexy
5. Rashidah Mwiza(miss Shee)

Female Fashionista Of the year (Africa)

1. Stefani Roma (Kenya)
2. Sharon Ojong (Nigeria)
3. Antonia Shinana (Namibia)
4. Didi Olomide (Congo)
5. Hamisa Mobeto (Tanzania)

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Bryan White and King Michael Face UGX 210 Million Lawsuit Over Torture of Lucky Costa.




By Our Reporter

Lucky Costa aka Simon Mukasa stands a chance of walking away with UGX 210 million should court rule in his favour. On Tuesday 20th March 2018, Lucky Costa through his lawyers Muwada and Company Advocates served Bryan White and his employee, King Michael with an intention to sue.

In it, Lucky Costa asks that Bryan White immediately pays up UGX 10 million for the song he produced and wrote in praise of White. Costa also asks that he be paid 200 million for damages caused to his name. He claims he was tortured and his reputation was greatly injured. Lucky Costa has placed conditions over which Bryan White will survive facing court and suffering the full wrath of the law.

One of the conditions involves a public apology by White to Costa. That the public apology should be made on the podium.

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What defines Diamond Platnumz as a celebrity?




Diamond Platnumz, also known as Naseeb Abdul Juma, born on the 2nd of October, 1989 is a songwriter and dancer from Tanzania that has reached fame thanks to some very appreciated hits like “Number One” that’s also featuring another artist from Nigeria, Davido. But that’s not all he is famous for, because apparently Diamond Platnumz takes his celebrity status very serious and lives quite the glamorous and no-limits life. While some people living the lap of luxury get to it by playing free spins slots, he did so with his talent. Check out below some of the most interesting facts about Diamond Platnumz.

The Great Controversy Surrounding A Potential Marriage with Zari

Ever since he is famous, rumors about Diamond Platnumz wife started to appear and since he was dating Zari at the time, everyone immediately assumed they will get married at some points. Over the years, a lot of speculations appeared surrounding a possible marriage between Diamond Platnumz and Zari, however, as we recently found out, the relationship is now officially over after what many claim to be a combination of financial issues and a lot of cheating on Diamond Platnumz part.

Diamond Platnumz’s Long List of Partners

Even though he was in a stable relationship with Zari, that didn’t stop Diamond Platnumz to cheat on her every time he had the chance to. After all, he had to live up to the expectations of being a celebrity in Tanzania and one of the best-paid artists in the country. So, Diamond Platnumz Instagram is filled with beautiful girls that, at some point, claimed they were involved with the singer. Not only that, but he also admitted to cheating on Zari with the former Big Brother Africa winner, Dillish Mathews that also claims she is pregnant. And it appears that she’s not the only one in that situation since Hamisa Mobettor, the star of one of Diamond’s sexy videos has the same claim. He later admitted that both kids are his and that he had sex with both women while he was still in a relationship with Zari.

It would look like Diamond Platnumz’s songs brought him even more than fame and fortune, in his case they came along with two kids with two different women. Now, that’s something big even for a celebrity like him!

Diamond Platnumz New Worth

At the beginning of 2018, Diamond’s net worth was estimated at the amazing figure of 4.5 million dollars and even though that doesn’t sound like much when compared to the billions US stars make, let’s remember that he’s from Tanzania and 4.5 million is a huge amount.

People who aren’t as confindent in their celebrity skills could only dream of this kind of wealth. However  lately world presents to them more and more chances, such as trying the bet365 app android has to take a shot at their own fortune.


But, ladies, before jumping into conclusions thinking he could be a really good catch, being single and loaded of cash, remember all about his expenses with all the parties, beautiful women, expensive gifts and constant trips he was making back and forth to South Africa, back when he was still dating Zari.  So he’s not the kind of person to keep and hoard money – he lives through what he has.

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Rapper Sarkodie To Perform At Inaugural AMI Awards.




Last week, Schnaps Universe Africa Inc. launched the Africa Music industry (AMI) awards to recognize and honor African celebrities in their deserved calibers. The awards event were officially unveiled to the Ugandan press at a ceremony held at Mestil Hotel, Kampala.

Speaking at the launch, former Miss Uganda Stellah Nantumbwe who also doubles as the Vice President of the AMI awards instilled hope in fans of African music saying, “These are people’s choice awards, expect the utmost transparency.  ”The entire voting process is up on our website, expect no surprises as far as winners are concerned, you’ll be able to see everything.”

We further understands that the event is designed to “honor African artists and musicians, African arts and cultures, entertainment leaders, entertainment political figures, dignitaries, celebrities and stars who are pioneers in arts, music, fashion.” The awards gala will be held at Kampala Serena Hotel on 24th March 2018, with a horde of African celebrities expected to attend.

According to the latest from organizers, Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie is set to jet in this the week and headline the event. Others confirmed performers include Safary, Lizha James, Shellsy Baronet, Barbara Kanam among others. Ellah and Ka De Jong will be the hosts for the night.

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