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Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards 2018: Here’s the full list of winners

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Vinka accepting her award at the 2018 Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards.

By Our Reporter

Fashion aficionados were treated to yet another extravaganza of dress and style at the sixth edition of the Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards that took place on Friday at the Kampala Serena Hotel.

The event, a celebration of fashion in Uganda and across Africa attracted some of the continent’s top fashion designers and industry trend- setters who were a picture of glamour as they strutted on the red carpet to the Victoria Ballroom, which hosted the spectacular event.

Hosted by Kenya’s Anita Nderu and Tracy Wanjiru the Ciroc-sponsored event awarded those who are making their mark in the fashion world with the night’s big winner being Fatuma Asha who won the award for Fashion designer of the year (Uganda) and Saida Beauty who was named Makeup artist of the year.

“The fashion industry in Uganda had over the years not been given the respect due to it. I am glad that the ASFAs have changed this and created an awareness to what fashion has to offer and the positive impact it can have to the country’s economy,” said Brian Ahumuza, proprietor of Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards.

The fashion gala also featured showcases from some of Africa’s and Uganda’s top designers, including Nigeria’s Mai Atafo, South Africa’s David Tlale and Laduma Ngoxokolo, Uganda’s Anita Beryl of Beryl Couture, Alex Alecool of Alecool Clothing and Kkoolo among others.

The fashion extravaganza also features performances from Ugandan artists like Spice Diana, Lydia Jasmine, and the highlight of it all being Lillian’s performance attribute to the Late Mose radio.

Here’s the full list of winners:

FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

UGANDA

Eguana

Fatuma Asha (Winner)

Joe Malaika

Anita Beryl

Stella Atal

Sham Tyra

AFRICA

Chusuwanapha (South Africa)

Maxhosa By Laduma (South Africa) (Winner)

Soraya Da Piedade (Angola)

House Of Tayo (Rwanda)

Taibo Bakhar (Mozambique)

MODEL OF THE YEAR

UGANDA

Anyon Ansola

Paul Mwesigwa (Winner)

Aliet Sarah

Aketch Joy Winnie

Ayak Vernonica

AFRICA

Adonis Bosso (Ivory Coast)

Dylan Wentzel (South Africa) (Winner)

Happy Jacqueline (Rwanda)

Graobe Noelle (Cameroon)

Dave Kabamba (Congo)

MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

UGANDA

Beats By Deryk

Danyel on the Brushes

Nahya Glam

Imani Makeup

Saida Beauty (Winner)

AFRICA

Bimpe Onakoya (Nigeria)

Muthoni Njoba (Kenya)

Lucoh Mhlongo (South Africa) (Winner)

Steve Koby (Kenya)

FASHION STYLIST OF THE YEAR

UGANDA

Mavo Kampala

Tazibone Solomon (Winner)

Glitz by Nalu

Kaijuka Abbas

Sam Kikumba

AFRICA

Brian Babu (Kenya) (Winner)

Chuck Mbevo (Angola)

Kelvin Vicent (Nigeria)

Moashy Styling (Nigeria)

Chloe Andrea (South Africa)

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

UGANDA

Papa Shot it

Oscar Ntege (Winner)

Bwire Mark

Fred Bugembe

Daville

AFRICA

Trevor Stuurman (South Africa)

Emmanuel Oyeleke (Nigeria) (Winner)

Shawn Keiffer (Tanzania)

Stevenchy Photography (Kenya)

Justin Dingwall (South Africa)

HAIR STYLIST OF THE YEAR

UGANDA

Mart Barber

Gray Cee Hairz (Winner)

Hair By Zziwa

Maureen Nambusi

Jeff Jingo

AFRICA

Saadique Ryklief (South Africa) (Winner)

Rehema Samo (Tanzania)

Saul Juma (Kenya)

Ncumisa Mimiduma (South Africa)

MOST STYLISH MALE ARTISTE

UGANDA

Fik Fameika

A Pass (Winner)

Exodus

Eddy Kenzo

Beenie Gunter

AFRICA

Octopizzo (Kenya) (Winner)

Riky Rick (South Africa)

Fally Ipupa (DRC)

Runtown (Nigeria)

Sauti Sol (Kenya)

MOST STYLISH FEMALE ARTISTE

UGANDA

Vinka

Spice Diana (Winner)

Nina Roz

Lydia Jazmine

Ang3lina

AFRICA

Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania) (Winner)

Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Seyi Shay (Nigeria)

Efya (Ghana)

Oteya (Namibia)

MALE FASHIONISTA OF THE YEAR

UGANDA

Brandon Brandon (Winner)

Sir Owen Dapper

Zipper Atafo

Abduz Spot

Lord Sanie

AFRICA

Noble Igwe (Nigeria)

Amar Jonathan (Kenya) (Winner)

Galal Muhammad (Sudan)

Stive Lee (Tanzania)

Akin Faminu (Nigeria)

FEMALE FASHIONISTA OF THE YEAR

UGANDA

Aaron Hilson

Meg Lusembo

Kasirye Hauer (Winner)

Udy The Gemini

AFRICA

Tshego Manche

Kefilwe Mabote

Lauren Campbell

Sarah Langa (Winner)

FASHION WRITER OF THE YEAR

UGANDA

Gloria Haguma (Winner)

Esther Oluka

Nasif Nyiiro Nkoobe

Edward Nimusiima

Siima Sabiiti

AFRICA

Richard Akuson (Anasty Boy)

Leanne Trcy (Refashion Africa)

Gloria Nella (Fashion Bomb Africa)

Patience Ezeogo (Style Vitae)

Eki Ogunbor (Nigeria) (Winner)

FASHIONABLE MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

UGANDA

Finally – Geosteady

Very Well – King Saha , Slick Stuart and Roja

Chips Na Ketchup – Vinka (Winner)

Mummy Yo – Sheebah Karungi

Mujje – GNL Zamba

AFRICA

So Mi So – Wande Coal

Sweetboy – Falz

Duro Dada – Bimbi Phillips (Winner)

Short and Sweet -Sauti Sol

Gbona – Burna Boy

MOST STYLISH FEMALE CELEBRITY OF THE YEAR

UGANDA

Sheila Gashumba

Rachel K

Judith Heard (Winner)

Judithiana

Sue Ochola Deroy

AFRICA

Dillish Mathews (Namibia) (Winner)

Amina Abdi (Kenya)

Nomzamo Mbatha (South Africa)

Nana Akua Addo (Ghana)

Zynnell Lydia (Ghana)

MOST STYLISH MALE CELEBRITY OF THE YEAR

AFRICA

Denola Grey

DJ Spinall

Ebuka

Tobi Bakre (Winner)

Humanitarian Award for works in Fashion

Rio Paul the Stylist (Winner)

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John Blaq reveals why he will never sing political songs

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Musician and entertainer, John Blaq

By BigEyeUg Writer

Ugandan entertainer and musician Kasadha John also known as John Blaq has come out to reveal that he cannot and will never create a song for any politician or any political party.

Speaking in an interview, the golden boy from the East said that he would never let his reputation be soiled by self-seeking individuals particularly politicians. Asked why he took this direction, the Mama Bulamu singer had this to say.

“I want to clearly state that I cannot sing for any political party or politician. All these things usually come with a lot of challenges and disagreements due to the opinions different individuals hold. I instead prefer staying neutral and giving my fans entertainment through heart to heart songs “ the singer said.

The “Tukonnectinge” hitmaker also explained further that he believes he is surviving because of the support he gets from his fans and therefore cannot trade his talent for the selfish politicians.

John Blaq recently released his latest song dubbed Ngamba. This came after he fell out with his management..

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Famous Gagamel singer very ill

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By BigEyeUg Writer

Gagamel singer, Allan Masengere better known as Shortkut is battling for his life in hospital.

In a Facebook post, Bebe Cool who is the CEO Gagamel revealed that Shortkut has been in hospital for a month now and is seriously sick.

“My son Allan Masengere aka Shortkut, a young talent in the music industry of Uganda has been bed ridden for nearly a month now fighting for his life. Friends and family, your prayers are welcome. Get well in the name of Allah,” wrote Bebe Cool.

Shortkut

Shortkut is a very young artiste under Gagamel Entertainment and has done songs like Big Mouth though he has not found his breakthrough.

We wish him a quick recovery!

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Felicita Di Superstar’s family in eviction scare over rent arrears

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By BigEyeUg Writer

Female rapper Felista Di Superstar and her father are reportedly facing eviction over rent arrears.

Early this week, reports came in indicating that the “Nawambye” singer and her father received an ultimatum from their land lord that they should pay their arrears in two weeks or else they will be evicted.

Speaking in an interview, Felista’s landlord said that his patience is running thin after the pair defaulting on rent for 8 months. He stressed that he had earlier advised them to move to a cheaper house but they didn’t listen.

Felista’s family rents a 200k house. Their debt sums up to 1.6 Million. They have tried explaining to their landlord that everyone is going through some financial distress but this has fallen on deaf ears.

The youngster is a young female rapper being raised by a single father who supports her talent. She goes to Kampala Parents School.

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Video: Zahara Totto beaten by hubby, Big Papa before bitter split

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By BigEyeUg Team

The sudden breakup between NBS TV’s Zahara Totto and her boyfriend, Don Solomon Ugwu alias Big Papa (Oga) continue to surface with more secrets spilled regarding their one-year old relationship.

Issues seem not light at all as we may have earlier anticipated, for the motor-mouthed media personality after another video storming social media today showing a bitter fight between Zahara and now ex-boyfriend, Don Solomon.

In the video, the mother of four is seen ridiculously nagging and clinging to her boyfriend as she begs him not call it quits in their relationship.

She is later thumped to the ground continuously by Big Papa giving her no chance again in his life.

The fight is most-likely to have been a continuation of the leaked audio where Oga was hectically trying to conclude his affair with the ‘Uncut’ show host.

Watch video here;

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