Amazing 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)
A suicide symposium aimed at educating a mass of teens on factors leading to suicidal tendencies and suicide prevention was hosted by the Guyana Learning Institute (GLI) on Saturday.Some of the participants at the symposium hosted by the Guyana Learning InstituteDozens of youths and young adults turned up at the Guyana Agriculture Workers Union (GAWU) building, Kingston, Georgetown, where the one-day session was hosted. Facilitators of the symposium included former Programme Manager of the National Aids Programme Secretariat (NAPS) Dr Shanti Singh and current students of the tertiary institution.Speaking more about the symposium, Principal of the GLI Ganga Persaud briefly explained that the programme was planned and executed as part of a footprint project for the 12th batch of students at the institution. On that note, he underscored that the event was aimed at educating and fostering cohesion among teenagers in suicide prevention.In addition, Dr Shanti Singh briefly elaborated on the areas that would be covered in her presentation at the symposium during a quick interview with this publication, some of these included: factors that lead to suicide and ways of addressing and preventing suicide as well as those who are affected.“My task is to work with them so that there can be increased knowledge and understanding of factors that lead to suicide…there are some of the myths that you need to be very much aware of and be able to dispel. I think importantly, that it’s some of the myths that we don’t recognise and we take things for granted,” Dr Singh posited.During a highly interactive session, the participants at the symposium were urged as teenagers to take their roles seriously in helping to prevent the widespread social issue, as they were involved in both group and individual presentations focusing on their views on suicide as teenagers.The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) conducted a study in 2017, which found that the leading cause of death was suicide among persons between the ages of 15 to 24 years old, while most of the victims are male.
A MID-SUMMER SESSION is coming soon to the Gartan Outdoor Education and Training Centre and it promises to be an event not to be missed!With top-class music, superb food and a whole host of activities for all, what’s not to like about the MID-SUMMER SESSION. Participants can enjoy Archery, Obstacle Courses, Mountain Biking, Climbing and Water Activities at the event which kicks-off on June 19th.With a delicious buffet being served afterwards and a FLAT FOOT BOOGIE the MID-SUMMER SESSION caters for all ages.Contact the centre for more details and book NOW!!MID-SUMMER SESSION COMING SOON TO GARTAN OEC was last modified: June 4th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessGartan OECnewsNotices