first_imgAmazing fashion style was the dress code that stole the night at the just ended West Africa Fashion Award (WAFA), with Lofa Magazine and Tekay Design emerging as winners out of 12 Liberian nominations that made the final list.The astonishing fashion design on display at the event at Oriental Hotel in Lagos March 24, 2016 recognized, inspired and promoted the wealth of fashion talents from within West Africa, highlighting the potential role the industry can play in the region’s economic development. Lofa Magazine, an online fashion magazine, won the Fashion Media of the Year, and renowned fashion brand Tekay Designs walked away with the Women’s Wear Designer of the Year.In addition, renowned publicist Junda Morris-Kennedy was honored with the Fashion Recognition Award for her major contributions to the fashion industry over the years from the Dispora.Liberian fashion practitioners received 14 nominations out of the 21 categories. Twelve made the cut after voting.WAFA President, Adewole Olanrewaju, said the event organizers were excited that this year’s event featured several high profile nominations, noting that the journey to success was not an easy task.“We did everything possible to make sure that the competition was free and fair,” he explained. “This is the reason no one has complained about cheating. While we acknowledge the fact that there were losers, we believe that everyone that got nominated are all winners.“This year may not be yours, but keep on working. Your time will come,” Mr. Olanrewaju encouraged the nominees.The head of WAFA nominations for Liberia, Junda Morris-Kennedy, noted that she wished all of Liberia’s nominations had won, but said she was happy for all of the winners.“I believe that this is the beginning of more regional and international recognitions that will soon come to those that are working hard,” she said.Check out the full winners list below:Fashion Stylist of the YearDieudonne Senato (Ivory Coast)Make Up Artist of the YearPriscilla Nyarko of Glam Faces (Ghana)Female Model of the YearLucky Favour (Nigeria)Male Model of the YearStephen Owusu (Ghana)Pageant of the YearMiss Tourism (Nigeria)Modeling Agency of the YearFew Model Management (Nigeria)Fashionable West African Celebrity FemaleZainab Sheriff (Sierra Leone)Fashionable West African Celebrity MaleBryan Okwara (Nigeria)West African Fashion Entrepreneur of the YearToyin Lawani – Tiannah styling (Nigeria)Model Search of the YearNigeria’s Next Super Model (Nigeria)Urban Wear Designer / Accessory Designer of the YearADU Amani Klodin, VAAD Style (Ghana)Fast Rising / Next Rated Fashion EntrepreneursUchenna Okwudima (creative director ECOWAS Fashion Week / International fashion week)Next rated fashion entrepreneursHerty Twens (Gold TV / Gold Modeling Agency)Fashion Photographer of the YearEmmanuel Bobbie of Bob Pixel Photography (Ghana)Fashion Media of the YearLofa Magazine (Liberia)Online Fashion Media of the YearFashion Ghana (Ghana)Fast Rising EntrepreneursBiola Orimolade (Black and Bold Fashion House)West African Fashion Event of the YearAfrik Fashion Show (Ivory Coast)Men’s Wear Designer of the YearOzwald Boateng (Ghana)Women’s Wear Designer of the YearTekay Designs (Liberia)West Africa Fashion Academy of the YearZaris Fashion & Style Academy (Nigeria)Fashion Recognition AwardJunda Morris-Kennedy (Liberia)Shola Oyebade (Nigeria)Mrs. Funmi Ajila Ladipo (Nigeria)Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img