Banky W To Headline Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards 2015, in Uganda

Three years after its maiden show, the Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards is returning to Kampala, this time bigger and better, with this year’s event being held at the Kampala Serena Hotel. The event is brought to you by the Abryanz Collection in association with Vipaj Africa and in partnership with Ciroc Premium, NTV Uganda, Cheki Uganda, SMS One, Capital FM and Fenon records.

Banky W performs at ABRYANZ fashion show

The prestigious celebration established to recognize and honor fashion in Uganda, is aptly themed “Fashion Is Freedom.” We believe fashion is a way of expression, for many people across the world. How we portray our individualism through our dressing, all depends on what our preferences and choices are, without boundaries and restrictions.

The Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards seek to celebrate fashion, style and art acrossthe East African Region, West Africa, Southern Africa and the Diaspora. Makeup artistes, Fashion Designers, Models, Stylists, Fashionistas, photographers, will be recognized across over 38 categories including Male and Female Continental style & fashion in luencer, East Africa’s most stylish couple, Special Recognition in
Fashion, Most fashionable music video, Lifetime Style & Fashion Icon Achievement Award among others.

The Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards was established back in 2013.
For a first time, the response was over whelming and was a great boost to the second edition. The first edition of the awards was held in 2013, at the MTN Arena, Lugogo. The well attended event had over 2,000 guests in attendance.

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In attendance were Ugandan celebrities like Radio & Weasal, Exodus, Maurice Kirya, Hon. Mukasa Mbidde and many other socialites. The men’s wear designer is known for his classic and very enviable men’s suits. Also in attendance was English- Ghanaian Fashion Designer Ozwald Boateng. The reception from the public was overwhelming and this paved way for an even bigger and much more hyped up fashion and award show, the following year.

In 2014, the guests turned the glamour and glitz notch a step higher and the red carpet as one of the biggest highlights of the night.
The night was graced Kampala’s leading celebrities and artistes like Radio & Weasel, Juliana Kanyomozi, Desire Luzinda, gospel Artiste Exodus, and many others.

The night was greatly attended by many of the Ugandans in the Diaspora, including Australia based fashion designer, Suzan Mutesi that walked away with an accolade at the end of the night.
2015 EDITION

Guest list this year will include Nigerian Musical sensation Banky W, who will be the headliner artiste of the night. Other artistes include Linah Sanga from Tanzania, Bebe Cool, Juliana Kanyomozi, and many others.
Other expected guests will include Big Brother Hot shots like Idris, Tayo, Nhlanhla, and Luis. The socialite guest list includes Vera Sidika from Kenya, Huddah Monroe, Zari The Boss Lady, and many others.

The main purpose of the ASF2015 Awards is to celebrate, recognize and honor individuals and organizations that have a stake in the advancement of Uganda’s fashion industry. For the past two years, there were 22 categories, and this year, we are introducing three new categories.

The awards was started with an aim to recognize and appreciate those individuals that had spear headed the growth and progress in the fashion industry. The industry in Uganda is growing steadily as we now have majority of the youth venturing out into careers in the fashion industry as designers, makeup artistes, stylists and many others.

So we only found it befitting to create a platform that not only appreciated these individuals but also created a meeting point for all these individuals. Our vision is to create a prestigious and very professional platform that would help boost the fashion industry and see Uganda competing fairly with other countries on the continent.
NTV Uganda and Capital FM are the official media partners for the Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards, 2015.

For more information on the Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards,2015 please go to Abryanz, Visit our Facebook page  or follow us on twitter @abryanzug and instagram @abryanzstyleandfashionawards.
To join the conversation about the awards, please use the hashtags, #Asfa2015
#AsfaHappeningAgain.
ASFA 2015 CATEGORIES.
Male Continental style & fashion in luencer
Female Continental style & fashion in luencer
East Africa’s most stylish couple
Most fashionable music video
Stylist of the year
Best dressed male media personality of the year.
Best dressed female media personality of the year.
Best dressed male corporate personality/businessman
Best dressed female corporate personality/businessman
Fashion brand of the year.
East African model of the year-Females.
East African model of the year-males.
Most stylish Male Ugandan in the Diaspora
Most stylish female Ugandan in the Diaspora
Male Fashionista of the year
Female Fashionista of the year
Lifetime Style & Fashion Icon Achievement Award.
Most stylish Male Celebrity
Most stylish female Celebrity
Best Dressed Male Guest
Best Dressed Female Guest
East African fashion designer of the year
Fashion designer of the year
Upcoming fashion designer of the year
Outstanding Male Model Uganda
Outstanding female model Uganda
Upcoming male model of the year
Upcoming female model of the year.
Makeup artistes 2015
Best fashion writer/blogger of the year
Lifestyle fashion photographer of the year
Best fashion supporting brand/personality
Best fashion contributor in the Diaspora.
Best model management
Best hair stylist/hair dressers
Best dressed Male politician
East Africa’s most stylish female artiste.
East Africa’s most stylish male artiste.
Further Information,
For further information, high resolution imagery or downloadable video, please go
to our website at www.abryanzstyleandfashionawards.com
Abryanz style & Fashion Awards 2015.

Stellah Nantumbwe
Brand Ambassador

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