Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards is an African fashion award ceremony that celebrates and acknowledges fashion industry stake holders i.e. fashion designers, stylists, hair and makeup artists, media personalities and influencers on the African Continent and beyond our boarders. This event is held annually in Uganda since its inaugural ceremony in 2013. The ASFAs is an evening of Glitz and Glamour and the biggest red carpet in Africa, in true celebration of fashion and style, with A-List guests from across the entire continent.
Each category offers two awards for both Ugandan and continental winners except the Lifetime/Style Fashion Icon Achievement Award. The public votes for the nominees and the public takes 30 percent and the awards academy judges take the 70 percent. Voting by the public has been done online on the official awards website and on social media.
Her Royal Highness the Queen of Buganda, Nabagereka Sylvia Naginda and the Executive Director of Kampala Jennifer Musisi make a grand entrance onto the ASFA 2017 red carpet. These two powerful women and leaders are amongst the high profile guests that garnish the famous ASFA’s red carpet.
After a successful three-year run, the Abryanz style and fashion Awards spread their wings to the rest of Africa as they go continental. It’s a show of pure tenacity and solid growth as the award show goes bigger and better.
Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth Bagaya Nyabongo of Toro Kingdom is honoured with the Lifetime Style amd Fashion Icon Achievement Award for having made history as the first black model and African to feature on the cover of the Harper bazaar magazine.
The ASFAs ‘Dress for Success campaign’ initiative endorses the suggestion that “Fashion can stimulate and impact success”. The campaign is followed with testimonials of acclaimed personalities such as Radio and Weasel, Golola Moses, Zari amongst other.
Ugandans descend upon the MTN Arena in Lugogo to attend the first fashion award event in Kampala. It’s attended by a number of fashion aficionados including internationally prominent and renowned designer Oswald Boateng.