AFAM Awards 2022 Nominees

Every award show seeks to highlight the effort of recipients in varying fields. Awards are recognition for excellence, consistency and an immense contribution to a given cause.
In the Fashion and Arts industry, especially one for Africa (to the world), by Africa, a number of players come to field. 

To create the magic that we see on the runway and on the global front, different creative
processes have been walked through. Invariably, a lot of people have engaged these processes.


We see that, to make a typical showcase of a clothing line or collection, the designers visualize and
create designs, the artists draw and paint stellar pieces on nicely done canvases; the models strut
beautifully in them, makeup and hair are handled by talented makeup artists and hairstylists; pictures
are taken by a photographer who has earned a ‘PhD’ in angles. Oh, let’s not forget the music. What’s a runway show or life without it? Then there are fashion bloggers who create the buzz and let us know what’s to come. Everyone – becomes an intricate part of the process on the runway and beyond.

Every year AFAM recognizes individuals in different categories who have contributed greatly to the fashion industry in British Columbia. This is a way to honor outstanding individuals in the fashion industry, shine the spotlight on the beautiful work of African creatives and encourage the immigration into the African fashion industry by other young Africans aspiring to gain entry. We understand that, often, African creatives and humans in general, desire a pat on the back to keep them going.

It doesn’t matter how many times you win an award. It is always very special – Zinedine Zidane

African Fashion and Arts Movement Awards, also known as the AFAM Awards recognizes African Entrepreneurs who are or have positively impacted the African Fashion and Arts Movement in British Columbia. AFAM Awards is an annual celebration of the industry’s remarkable thought leaders, entrepreneurs and change makers.

Scroll down to see the Categories and Mominees

The categories for nomination this year’s AFAM Awards 2022 include:

  • Fashion designer of the year
  • Female artist of the year
  • Fashion blogger/influencer of the year
  • African DJ of the year
  • Female model of the year
  • Male artist of the year
  • Male model of the year
  • Photographer of the year
  • Makeup artist of the year
  • Hairstylist of the year

Fashion Designer of the Year

Fashion Designer of the Year Award is awarded to designers with the vision to chart new territory in the world of fashion and the ability to set the agenda for style-conscious consumers everywhere.

And the nominees are…..

Mawogan Fashion, Exotique Couture, Vickendel Style, V-love, Africstyle Fashion, Kabumbe Fashion, Lillian O’Brien Couture, Kgalagadi Fashion, Sleepless minds, Yassi couture

Female Artist of the Year

And the nominees are……

Turunesh, Missy D, Ndidi cascade, Sade Awele, Maia, Aisha

Blogger/ Fashion Influencer of the Year

And the nominees are……

Sarah Eke, Karen Ameyaw, Victor A Osei-Bonsu, Sosa Eweka, Danielle Kyei, Kaya Marriott, Tinthi Tembo

DJ of the Year

And the nominees are……

DJ Fadairo Adetola (Fady), DJ Vinnie Bugatti, DJ Olaiya, DJ Bombae, DJ Denise, Deejay Drac, DJ Mario, DJ Hoppa, DJ Rexx

Female Model of the Year

Award will be presented to an outstanding model of African descent that has made significant impact within the fashion industry

And the nominees are……

Ivie Ajayi, Anyiech Chut, Melissa Yanga, Sahara Davis, Mansa Naomi, Jane Dut

Male Artist of the Year

And the nominees are……

Will Toa, V-love, Rkayy, Afrobar, Tay by the way, Kor Kase, Mr fantastiK

Male Model of the Year

Award will be presented to an outstanding model of African descent that has made significant impact within the fashion industry

And the nominees are……

Precious Iyalla, Braydon Jordheim, Paul Akagu-Jones, Rema Kibayi, Terry Onyema

Fashion Photographer of the Year

And the nominees are……

Oyax Creative Studios, David Markwei, luya Tshimbalanga, Twinklz multimedia, Bigleaf media, Ariella creative, outlandish visuals

Make-Up Artist of the Year

And the nominees are……

Jerusalem Debede, Vanessa Egharevba, Dami Aremu, Linda Boadi, Chinyere Ibelegbu, Adesewa Ademila, Feven Gyesus

Hairstylist of the Year

And the nominees are……

Crwnd hair, Omazy braids, Afro hair studio, TDM hair, Rafet by Denise, Her Mane, Hair by slim thick, Her Royal Hair, God’s Gift Coiffure, Stine hair braiding.

Voting closes on the 18th of December and winners will be announced on December, the 19th, 2021. Hurry now!

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