Photo by: Alexander Photography
Bryan Ahumuza a renowned Uganda fashion designer is the big name behind these awards. He started as a young boy on the streets and gained fame into fashion that he has now had a household name for his fashion. He holds fashion awards dubbed the ASFAs. The ASFAs (Abryans Style and Fashion Awards) are held yearly. They have gone from Ugandan, crossed borders to East Africa and now in Africa as the whole continent.
Ahumuza classified this year’s awards in 4 classes (Honorary, fashion, contributors and public influencers) but with 17 categories. In this year’s awards, Mikolo has picked interest in the contributors.
How they are nominated
Mikolo attempts to reach Ahumuza Bryan were futile but he shared a write-up of the specifics. It is indicated that Nominees of these awards were chosen by both the public and a panel of professional fashion influencers. Voting is on and it’s by the public to choose who contributes better where and when. The winners are to be awarded at the event scheduled for early next month.
Categories To Be Awarded
Makeup Artiste Of The Year Both Uganda And Continental
With the magic that makeup has caused the fashion and style scene, these people are worth awarding and the ASFAs haven’t forsaken them. A number of those celebrated makeup artists have been listed as nominees. From the Ugandan list are Deryk Saycarmatte, Fayth Presh, Imani Makeup, Nahya Shero and the famous Mona faces. Whoever emerges a winner is to scoop an award in this category.
The competition has crossed borders and Makeup artists like Nancy Blaq of Ghana, Angola’s NYW Makeup, Kenya’s Kangai Mwiti, Ania Brows of Nigeria and South Africa’s Marco Louis are also competing for a grand prize across the continent.
Makeup artist of the year (Uganda)
Fashion Photographer Of The Year
You have seen and appreciated photography and here is the chance to award those who are considered the best. The whole list costs of only Ugandans and it has Mohsen Taha, Daville, Fred Bugembe, Oneal Mujjumbura and Oscar Ntege.
Fashion photographer of the year (Uganda)
Hair Stylist Of The Year
No one moves out of the house with untidy hair and makes it to the list of Fashionistas. Styling hair calls for professionalism and experience and the ASFAs have nominated all those known Ugandan hair stylists and it’s upon the people to choose who they think makes the best one. On the Ugandan list is Freddie, Nambusi Maureen, Ziwa of Hair by Ziwa and Grace Warren.
When it comes to Africa as a whole, its South Africa and Kenya to compete in this category, S A has Ncumisa Mimi Duma and Saadique Ryklief while Kenya fronts Saul Juma and Corine Muthoni.
Stylist Of The Year
There are trends that have come and caught everyone’s eye but behind those trends are stylists that at times don’t get a chance to be mentioned, Abryans is awarding these too. On the Ugandan list is Tinah Brad, Mavo Kampala, Abas Kaijuka and Tazibone Solomon. He who impresses the fans is to walk away with a prize.
Stylist of the year (Uganda)
Fashion Blogger Or Writer
Mikolo would be lined up here and yes, we are heading there soon. But before we are headlined, here are those Ugandan bloggers whose work everyone has read and appreciated, those that already made it on the Abryanz list; Shalom Nicolette, Satisfaction UG, Gloria Haguma, Samson Baranga, Lamic Kirabo, Amarachi Grace.
Fashion blogging is the thing and it’s here and there, both locally and continental. On the African list is; Ghana Fashion Marketing, Joy Kendi and Ono Bello.
Fashion Blogger Or Writer of the year (Uganda)
Fashion Designer of the Year (Uganda)