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ASFA 2018 NOMINATIONS OPEN UNDER 14 CATERGORIES

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By Staff Writer
The Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards (ASFAs) is an African fashion award ceremony that acknowledges and celebrates African fashion industry stakeholders. The “Nomination” process has officially opened today September 6, 2018.

The sixth edition of the ASFAs will be held under the theme, “Fashion is Power”. Inspiring a number of sartorial innovations, the theme is poised to spark a new dialogue on the meaning of “African fashion”.

In line with the ASFA 2018 theme, ‘Fashion is Power’, this year’s show will feature a special category; Fashion entrepreneur. This category will honor an individual for their outstanding commercial success in their respectful fashion brand. Focus will be put on their efforts in using fashion as a tool to curb the current unemployment problem amongst the youth. Other honorary categories include the Lifetime/Fashion Icon Achievement Award and The Humanitarian Award for Work in Fashion.

This year’s nominees, and eventual winners are to be selected and vetted based on their representation of African Fashion through their works, with focus on the manifestation of “Post-Modernism meets Africanism”.

The 2018 Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards nominations are officially open to the public. You are free to nominate a fashion personality in the available categories.

For eligibility, one should be; 18 years and above, African or of dual citizenship. Foreigners are only eligible if they have been residing or working in Africa for at least two years. The potential nominee should have been active in the fashion industry from the period of August 2017 to August 2018.

Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards winners

SEE FULL LIST OF ASFA2018 CATEGORIES

  • Lifetime/Style Fashion Icon Achievement Award
  • Humanitarian Award for Work in Fashion
  • Fashion Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Model of the Year (Uganda & Africa)
  • Designer of the Year (Uganda & Africa)
  • Fashion Stylist of the Year (Uganda & Africa)
  • Hair Stylist of the Year (Uganda & Africa)
  • Makeup Artist of the Year (Uganda & Africa)
  • Fashion Photographer of the Year (Uganda & Africa)
  • Fashion Writer of the year (Uganda & Africa)
  • Most Stylish Celebrity (Uganda & Africa)
  • Most Stylish Artiste (Uganda & Africa)
  • Fashionable Music Video of the Year (Uganda & Africa)
  • Fashionista of the Year (Uganda & Africa)

 

HOW TO NOMINATE:

Via email:

STEP 1: Give a brief description of yourself or the person you would like to nominate under a specific category.

STEP 2: Attach a portfolio (work) of the nominee

STEP 3: Send email to nomination@abryanzstyleandfashionawards.com

A confirmation of receipt will be sent for received submissions.

Via website: 

STEP 1: Visit http://abryanzstyleandfashionawards.com/nominate

STEP 2: Fill in the nomination form on the website about yourself or the person you would like to nominate under a specific category.

STEP 3: Attach a portfolio with the nominee’s work in the fashion industry.

STEP 4: Submit.

A confirmation of receipt will be sent for received submissions.

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We have rehearsed hard and want to give our best on our first time here in Uganda, says American RnB star Mya

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Mya

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American R&B star Mya has for over two decades charmed music lovers, etching her mark as a true princess of R&B all over the world.

The superstar who arrived in the country on Wednesday night was ecstatic about being in Uganda for the very first time as she addressed media during a press briefing, promising to deliver her very best this Saturday at the Johnnie Walker All Music Safari.

“I am very happy about performing and being in the motherland,” the soft-spoken artist declared during the press conference held at Mestil Hotel, Nsambya, on Thursday morning. “We have been rehearsing hard and want to give our best on our first time here in Uganda.”

She expressed her excitement for being in Uganda for the first time while also appreciating the friendliness and good spirits of those she had met ever since landing in the country.

“I can’t wait to share with you all what we have been working on— from the classics, to the hit records as well as the brand new music,” she added.

The internationally acclaimed American artist, Mýa has produced several hits that leave the soul yearning for more coming from its timeless nature with songs like Take Me There, Case of the Ex and Girls Dem Sugar that have achieved the status of timeless classics. She attributed her success to the support and effort that comes from a working with a great team with a limitless mindset to life and the world in general.

She will be sharing the stage with homegrown talents like Myko Ouma, Kenneth Mugabi and Joseph Sax amongst many others as Jazz Safari founder Tshaka Mayanja marks his 30th anniversary in the music business, a proud milestone he has achieved that has earned him respect and recognition amongst many.

Tickets to the show go for UGX300,000 Platinum/VIP tickets. Regular tickets will cost UGX100,000.

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John Blaq set for debut concert tomorrow

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By Stuart G-Khast

John Blaq is with no doubt one if not the finest musician this year. His consistence with chart topping music for two straight years cannot go unnoticed. His catchy beats, lyrics and unique vocals gave him an edge in the industry.

While he has proven all the above on the airwaves, tomorrow will be the real test as he hold his maiden concert at Freedom City in A concert dubbed “Aya Baasi”

While speaking to journalists, the “Do Dat” hitmaker said he was going to perform live throughout the show and the fans should expect the best from him.

 “I will perform live. Nothing like singing on CDs. Expect a John Blaq you have never seen,” he promised.

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American RnB star, Mya jets in ahead of All Music Safari concert

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Mya arrives at Entebbe airport

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American RnB singer, Mya has jetted into the country ahead of the Johnnie Walker All Music Safari concert slated for this Saturday at the Lugogo Cricket Oval.

Real names, Mya Marie Harrison, is an American R&B sweetheart who dominated the airwaves during the 90’s and 00’s, the booming days of R&B and Soul.

“I’m excited to be here! This is my first time in Uganda and I can’t wait to live this moment with my Ugandan fans!” Mya shared on arrival at Entebbe airport in the wee hours of  Thursday morning.

The 40-year-old singer was a household name at the turn of the century with tracks like Case of the Ex Love like Wo, Fallen, Take Me There among others that won hearts of many who still party to her timeless music to this day.

Mya will share the stage with local acts like, Kenneth Mugabi, Myko Ouma, Tonny Trumpet, KazKasozi, Black Roots Unlimited and many more taking guests and party animals on an exciting musical safari starring Reggae vibes, jazz, hip-hop, funk and of course the highlight of the night, RnB.

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