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The Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards 2017 nominees are officially out!


The Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards 2017 nominees are officially out!

The 2017 Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards (ASFA) list of nominees was released this Wednesday, November 1st 2017 on the official ASFA Facebook page via a live stream. 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. The ASFA team would like to thank everyone that participated in the nominations process, for their efforts aided the attainment of this impartial list of nominees.

Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards is an African fashion award ceremony that celebrates and acknowledges fashion industry stake holders i.e. fashion designer, stylists, hair and makeup artists, media personalities and influencers in the African Continent and beyond our boarders. This event is held annually in Uganda since its inaugural ceremony in 2013. This year’s theme, “African Fashion is the Future #FashionTakeover” seeks to highlight the entrepreneurial success of the African fashion industry which will in turn translate into the business of fashion.

The ASFA is an evening of Glitz, Glamour and the biggest red carpet in Africa whilst celebrations of fashion and style with A-List guests from across the continent.

Ciroc Ultra-Premium Vodka are keeping true to their loyalty as the headline sponsors for the 2017 ASFA for the third consecutive year.
Bell Jamz, under the Bell Lager flagship are sponsoring all the musical performances set to happen at the award ceremony.
Pemba Sports Africa, fronted by their CEO Jack Pemba, a generous philanthropist has also added to the horde of sponsors by endorsing the event.
South African Airlines, Africa’s most trusted airline are the official 2017 ASFA travel partners, flying in all the expected international guests for the event. NTV Uganda and Capital FM are partnering with ASFA as the official media partners for the awards this year. Sky Beach, Golden Tulip hotel, Kampala Serena hotel, KCCA, Uganda Tourism Board, Riley Media, Fenon, Abryanz collection, Guvnor and Uganda police are the other companies sponsoring the event.

08th December 2017 promises an exhilarating experience when the continent’s most glamorous event; the ASFA happen again at the Kampala Serena hotel.

Below are the official nominees for the 2017 ASFA:

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)

Come 6th November 2017, voting lines will be opened allowing the public to place in their bids for their favorite fashion personalities nominated in the respective categories. Voting this year will be limited to Social media (Instagram and Twitter) and via the website with the public holding 35% of the final vote and the judges panel 65% for the remaining vote.

The voting process is being done via two official lines; our website,, and on social media( Instagram and twitter) by use of the hash tags; #Asfa2017 #IChooseBrianAsfa2017

1. Visit the official site for the Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards, at
2. When on the home page, click onto the vote icon, and this will take you directly to the nominee list, that has all the categories. Each nominee has an image attached to their name, to make it easy for you to vote.
3. Click the icon for the category you want to vote into.
4. Thereafter, the page will display the different nominees in the specific category of your choice.
5. Click on the nominee of your choice, to have your vote registered.
8. Your vote is confidential and not view able by other participants.

1. To vote using social media, you need to have an active Instagram, or twitter account.
2. Post the voting banner or image of the nominee that you wish to vote for.
3. Caption the image with the name of the category for which you wish to vote for, and the name of the nominee; for example;
(IMAGE) #IChooseBrianASFA2017 #Asfa2017

PLEASE NOTE: You can vote as many times as possible with this platform. Voting on social media can only be done on Instagram and Twitter.

Asuquo Eton founded, now one of the most visited TV, music, tech and features website, in 2011. He is also a social media analyst, media and entertainment consultant.

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