Our Theme This Year – ‘The Starz’
After Six years of the ASFAs recognising and celebrating movers, innovators and tastemakers in Africa’s fashion industry, we believe we have made an indelible mark. That mark being, inspiring the emergence of a new wave of selfless and fearless creatives, who aren’t afraid of changing the status-quo. With these compelling new ideas, and an insatiable hunger for excellence from consumers, Africans are cultivating a new sense of identity.
With this year’s theme, we’re shining a spotlight on this new wave of tastemakers, and their force of change. We believe that every African child who is creating, building and innovating something new deserves to be celebrated because, that in our opinion, is the spirit of a star.
Star Red Carpet
This year’s event is shaping up to be the biggest, and the red carpet showcase will be no different. With a line-up of over 100 celebrities, from across the continent, carefully selected by our production team, expect not just a red carpet show but an extravaganza. This will be televised live on Spice TV, NTV Uganda and Spark TV.
Our list of categories gets refined with each edition. This year, and in line with our theme ‘The Starz’, we’re shining a spotlight on fashion innovators, with a new honouree category. The Special Recognition Award for Innovation goes to an individual who has made a notable and outstanding contribution to the fashion industry through creative and inventive ideas.
Another new category is the ‘Icon Award’ which recognises an outstanding individual for their notable contribution as a respectable symbol in the industry.
ASFAs is partnering with Talent Africa, undoubtedly the most revered events management and Production Company in Uganda. The team from Talent Africa will add their own touch of professionalism to the event. The ultimate goal of the new partnership is to make the ASFAs the biggest fashion event in Africa.