Wednesday 25 November 2015

West Africa Fashion Awards 2016

West Africa's biggest night in fashion is here again! And as expected, some of the most important names in Fashion and style will take the red carpet in seriously chic attire.

The 2016 West Africa Fashion awards will be hosted at the prestigious Oriental Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria on the 26th of March, 2016, the ceremony honours the most forward-thinking designers, models and practitioners who have made an impact across the pond.

The "West Africa Fashion Awards" is a Fashion awards event held annually in different West Africa cities to showcase West African designers and present awards to those who have made the most outstanding contributions to the fashion industry during the year.

The main awards include that of Menswear Designer, Women wear Designer, Fashion Event of the year, Style award and Outstanding Contribution as well as awards to the 'most-fashionable' celebrities in various fields.

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Friday 9 October 2015

Audition! Audition!! Audition!!! WAFA Calls Out For Auditions

Few hours ago, the West Africa Fashion Awards agency called out for auditions to interested participants. The release reads,

"Face of west Africa Audition! 

  Are you a male or female model between the ages of 17 and 28? 

Have you desired to be on the cover pages of top magazines in west Africa ? 

Do you want to be the brand ambassador of a multi-national company and also rock the best runway show in west Africa ? And also get signed by the best of agencies? Well, here is your chance to make your dream come through. 

The West Africa Fashion Awards has opened up an audition slot for male and female within this age bracket. 

For male, bring along your tee shirt and Jean, also, wear shoes.

For females, bring along your tank tops, Jean and heels. 

Date for the audition is October 24th. 
Time is 12pm  (no African time)
venue : Hardley Apartment , 46 waziri Ibrahim crescent off Elsie femi Pearse off Adeola odeku, Victoria Island Lagos 

Application is free : models from all West African countries are invited 

PLEASE NOTE:  Models that sent in their details via email, would be call for separate audition. This is an open call for new applicants 

For more information contact
bb pin : 5695E941
Phone : +2348038924261

Owerri and Ghana audition venue and dates will be communicated".

Good Luck to the models.

Tuesday 8 September 2015


FUTV:  Tell us about yourself?

JOYCE: I'm a model, actress and a fashion enthusiast.  A 2nd year law student at
National Open University of Nigeria. I'm passionate about what I do and would love
to take it up to the next level

GODWIN: I'm Godwin Peters, winner of the Face Of West Africa 2015. am 22 years old, a
student from National Open University of Nigeria and am 6fit.5inches tall, am an
Ibgo boy from Ahaba Imenyi, Isukwato Local government, Abia State, I was born and
brought up in Kirikiri town Lagos, and I am a Nigeria citizen.

FUTV: What inspired your modeling career?

JOYCE: My love for modelling, the passion I express when I model. Its just a
beautiful way to express the mind in a thousand words!

GODWIN: Inspiration comes out deep inside of me anytime i find myself at a fashion
event, on the runways, doing a photo shoot, catalogs and Commercials, am so inspired cause Earth is
fashion, and i don't approach fashion this days fashion approaches me.

FUTV: How do you keep yourself relevant and fit for /in the industry?

JOYCE: Well I do my best, I eat alot of fruits and I work out. I'm passionate about
my job and I allow discipline, dedication and determination guide my path.

GODWIN:  I deliberately dedicate a day to post an inspiration from my favorite magazine or
blog on a regular basis. If there was a makeup look, outfit, or tip in  magazines,
basically this helps to update my clients to know that am keeping up with current
trends and as a male model, looking good is literally my job. I deliberately take good care of my
appearance in the same way a mechanic looks after cars, i do so by eating balanced
diet which is very important , working out my body by attending fitness training,
attending modeling classes to improve my catwalk and poses , and taking good care of
my skin because appearance truly matters. this helps to keep me relevant in the

FUTV: What other project have you been associated with after West Africa Fashion Awards?

JOYCE: Apart from modelling, I have been acting -featured in a movie, soap opera and
music video. I'm also working on my charity project which is aimed at supporting
Education as a means of reducing the poor  health indices we have in West Africa. I
would also be working with agencies that have similar cause especially those that
are working to reduce child and maternal death through education.

GODWIN: After being the face of West Africa, i have been associated with an awareness
program for malaria prevention, CAAM (Creating Awareness Against Malaria), as part
of the prevention awareness program, my project CAAM as part of the west Africa
medical sector i feel that this would help to reduce malaria cases in West Africa.

FUTV: What is fashion to you?

JOYCE: Fashion is a way of life. Its a means to express the mind and its beauty.  
GODWIN: Fashion is an expression of myself, a way to signify who i am, my lifestyle,
where i come from and what i believe in, and Fashion is a snapshot of what i like or
how i feel at a particular time, because of its ever-changing state and the way in
which we choose certain looks over others.

FUTV: What do you think of the West African  Fashion industry and who is your  favorite

JOYCE :The West Africa fashion industry is an industry I feel its potentials are not
yet fully tapped. There are great talents waiting to be explored. I have had
opportunities to work with great designers and emerging ones especially in Nigeria.
i Do not have a best designer but I have a list of good designers I hope to continue to
work with and some I hope to work with in d future.

GODWIN: African fashion has been influenced by western culture due to the sophistication and creativity that have been introduced by great west African designers that have made African fashion what it is today.  Ohimai Atafo is my favorite designer.

FUTV: As the face of West Africa what have you accomplished so far?

JOYCE: As the face of WAFA, I am very passionate on representing West Africa
positively. I recently visited the orphanages to give back to the society, am currently working on a charity project also which would hit the news very soon. Our problems are enormous but doing our little bit would save the world!

GODWIN: being the Face of West Africa i have accomplished the goals i set for myself

FUTV: What do  you think the face of West Africa should have?

JOYCE: A clear sense of what is important to him/her, putting forth the effort to
improve and create things that will make a difference. Ability to act in ways
consistent with the values, beliefs, and moral principles. Educators, Civil leaders,
Mothers, Fathers, Clergy, Peers, and ordinary people encountered in everyday life. A
true face of West Africa is not the person with the best job title, the most
responsibility, or the greatest fame to his or her name.” Anyone can inspire a child
to achieve their potential in life

GODWIN: The face of West Africa should have an automatic entry in to the Nollywood
movie industry.

FUTV:Advice to upcoming models?

JOYCE: Been a Model is not just the look. But what makes YOU standout is realizing
your Niche. Upcoming Models should take each step LITTLE by LITTLE. Be ready for
disappointments and what makes you unique as a Model is your ability to pull
through. Everyone has that opportunity and there are different classes of models
from, petite, Glamour, Runway, Plus size and so on, so no matter your size, It’s
about Your Ability and BELIEVING in Oneself!!!!!!!!

GODWIN:  Always remain humble and keep to time when going for auditions/casting, and
for those with no manners don't forget to keep your attitude at home, because you
may create a road of losing an opportunity you set for your safe. always stay focus and be passionate with your career and not for the money alone,
Categorically I will advice the upcoming models  to always  pray for God's favor,
if you aren’t getting favor from God, you may stay in a spot for years just like the
moon and sun.

FUTV:what is next for you?

JOYCE: Modeling internationally and making West Africa proud.

GODWIN: My project is next, moving all over west Africa for the prevention of
malaria, am so sad after researching  that  every year malaria still kills 660,000
people , and  most of them are African children. Malaria is particularly dangerous
for our pregnant women.  As the face of West Africa prevention materials will be donated as CAAM (Creating Awareness Against Malaria) will be going to educate people in  rural communities and
schools about malaria prevention all over west Africa to donate insecticide-treated mosquito net (ITN) to schools and families with infants.ds

Thursday 20 August 2015

The West Africa Fashion Awards team unveiled the Nominees for the 2016 WAFA awards

 Fashion Stylist of the Year
House Of Cramer (Ghana)
Tracy Iddrisu of Style by Trey (Ghana)
The West Cote (Liberia)
Precious Pieces (Liberia)
UGO MOZIE (Nigeria)
MEMSOR KAMARAKE (Sierra leone)
Yolanda Okereke (Nigeria)
dieudonne senato (Ivory Coast)
Tiannah Styling (Nigeria)
Peju Famojure (Nigeria)

 Female Model of the Year
 Rexy Night (Ghana)
Julee Djoulde Bocoum (Ghana)
Garmai Klee (Liberia)
Imade ogbewi (Nigeria)
Lucky Favour (Nigeria)
believe dampite (Togo)
Betty Adewole (Nigeria)
Kinee Diouf (Senegal )
Nala Diagouraga (Mali)
Philomena Kwao (Ghana)

 Male Model of the Year
Stephen Owusu (Ghana)
Fernando Cabral (Guinea-Bissau)
Armando Cabral (Guinea-Bissau)
Maxwell Annoh Yeboah(Ghana)
Phillip Kekula (Liberia)
John Iwueke (Nigeria)
Okechukwu ojukwu (Nigeria)
Adonis Bosso (Ivory coast)
David Agbodji (Togo)
Salieu Jalloh (Sierra Leone)

West African Fashion Event of the Year
Glitz Africa Fashion Week (Ghana)
 Mercedes Benz African Fashion Festival (Ghana)
FashionistaGH Shopping Festival (Ghana)
Monrovia Fashion Week (Liberia)
Gambia Fashion Weekend (Gambia)
Music Meets runway (Nigeria) 
Dakar fashion week (Senegal)
Africa Fashion Week (Nigeria)
Lagos Fashion and Design Week (Nigeria)
afrik fashion show (Ivory Coast)
 Miss Tourism Nigeria (Nigeria)

Women’s Wear Designer of the Year
Qubraz Designs (Nigeria)
Duaba Serwa (Ghana)
Christie Brown (Ghana)
Pistis  Designs (Ghana)
Tekay Designs (Liberia)
Sophie Zinga (Senegal)
KIBONEN NFI (Cameroon)
korto momolu (Liberia)
April by Kunbi  (Nigeria)
ejiro amos tafiri (Nigeria)

Miss Universe Ghana (Ghana)
Mr Cape Verde Universe (Cape Verde)
Miss West Africa (Regional)
 Miss Malaika Ghana (Ghana)
 Miss Cote d Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Miss Tourism (Nigeria)
Mr Ideal Nigeria (Nigeria)
Miss Togo (Togo)
Miss BĂ©nin  (Benin Republic)
Mr Nigeria (Nigeria)
Most beautiful Girl In Nigeria (Nigeria)

Men’s Wear Designer of the Year
Abrantie The Gentleman (Ghana)
King Hakbal  (Nigeria)
Kola Kudus (Nigeria)
Buki akib (Nigeria)
Kofi Ansah (Ghana)
Big Ben Kilani(NIGERIA)
Mai Atafo (Nigeria)
Amdou Diop styliste (Senegal)
Taryor Gabriels (Nigeria)

 Online Fashion Media of the Year
Fashionghana (Ghana) (Ivory coast)
Liberian Star View  (Liberia) (Ghana)
Style Vitae  (Nigeria) (Nigeria) (Nigeria) (Nigeria)
Bella Naija (Nigeria)
Ono Bello (Nigeria)

 Fashion Media of the Year
FashionGHANA TV (Ghana)
FashionistaGH  (Ghana)
CompleteFashion (Nigeria)
Lofa Magazine (Liberia)
Spice TV (Nigeria)
Vanguard Allure (Nigeria)
Thisday Style Magazine (Nigeria)
Arise Magazine (Nigeria)
Fashion One (Nigeria)
Fashion Africa TV (Senegal)
Black n Bold Magazine (Nigeria)

 Make Up Artist of the Year
Priscilla Nyarko of Glam Faces (Ghana)
Omobola Bolaji of Glam O’ Sphere (Nigeria)
Juon Gerald (Nigeria)
Bimpe Onakoya (Nigeria)
MaryJane Of  Zaron (Nigeria)
Jennifer Aleguieno (Nigeria)
Lewina David (Liberia ) 
Lola Maja of  My Sacred Beauty ( Nigeria)

Few Model Management ( Nigeria)
Exopa Model Agency (Ghana)
 Sparkzuta Model Agency (Ghana)
Gold Model Agency (Ghana)
ISIS Model agency (Nigeria)
Beth Model Agency (Nigeria)
Glamorous Models Africa Modeling agency (Gambia)
5 Star Int'l Model Management  (Ghana)
Mahogany Models (Nigeria)
Anna F. Top Models Agency (regional) 

Fashionable West African Celebrity Female
Lydia Forson (Ghana)
Sandra Ankobiah (Ghana)
christabel ekeh (Ghana)
Munnah (Liberia)
Aryike Akinbobola (Nigeria)
Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
Linda Ikeji (Nigeria)
Beatrice Bee Arthur (Ghana)
Eku Edowor (Nigeria)
Zainab Sheriff (Sierra Leone)
Chika Ike (Nigeria)

 Fashionable West African Celebrity Male
Chris Attoh (Ghana)
uti nwachukwu (Nigeria)
Ubi Franklin (Nigeria)
Grize (Liberia)
Bryan okwara (Nigeria)
Oc Ukeje (Nigeria)
Melvin Oduah (Nigeria)
IK Ogbonna (Nigeria)
Elikem Kumordzie (Ghana)

 West African Fashion Entrepreneur of the Year
Claudia Lumor – Glitz Africa (Ghana)
Bashiru Olu-Ayinde – Fashion Icon Awards (Ghana) 
Tianna Sherman – Afropolitan Boutique (Liberia)
Toyin Lawani – Tiannah styling  (Nigeria)
Jennifer Olize for Music Meets runway (Nigeria)
Ayodeji Olatokunbo/Doyin Olatokunbo (CEO, TOKAD International / Pearl Look, Nigeria)
Mina Evans Anfom (Mina Evans , Ghana)
aisha obuobi (Christie brown, Ghana)
Joan Okorodudu ( NNSM, Ecowas Fashion week) (Nigeria)
Ronke Ademiluyi (Africa Fashion Week London)

Elite Look Nigeria (Nigeria)
Pearl Look (Nigeria)
Nigeria Next Super Model (Nigeria)
Elite model look (Senegal)
Elite model look (Ivory Coast)
Sleek Make-Up & Model Search (Ghana)
Next Top Model Gambia (Gambia)

Emmanuel Bobbie of  Bob Pixel Photography (Ghana)
Paul Hance (Liberia)
hakeem salaam photography (Nigeria)
Obi somto ( Nigeria ) 
Emmanuel oyeleke (nigeria )
Nonso Okoye (Big H studio Nigeria)
Reze Bonna (Nigeria)
Studio 24 (Nigeria)
 Omar Victor Diop (senegal)
Paul Ukonu (Nigeria)

Urban Wear Designer /  Accessory Designer of the Year
N.A.C.K Apparel (Nigeria)
Flyberian (Liberia)
Urban breeze (Nigeria)
Laurenceairline (Ivory Coast)
Aya Morrison (Ghana)
Adal Jewelry (Liberia)
t t dalk (Nigeria)
buki akib (Nigeria)
ADU Amani Klodin ( VAAD Style ) (Ghana)

West Africa Fashion Academy of the Year
The Modeling Academy (Nigeria)
Tiannah Styling fashion Academy (Nigeria)
Osc College of Fashion (Nigeria)
Zaris Fashion & Style Academy (Nigeria)
Valisimo fashion and make up school (Nigeria) 
Fashion and art academy (Nigeria)
joyce ababio college of creative design(Ghana)
Sleek Fashion Institute (Ghana)
House of Tara (Nigeria)

 Fast rising / next rated fashion entrepreneurs
Uchenna Okwudima (creative director ecowas fashion week International fashion week)
Biola Orimolade (Black and Bold Fashion House)
Stephanie Oduenyi (Makani Couture )
Herty  twens ( gold TV / gold modeling agency)
Michy Okafor (miss fashion nigeria world )

CLAN fashion Label (Sagoe)

 Fashion Lifetime  Achievement Award
Abraham Pelham- Designer to the President of Liberia (Liberia)
Nora Bannerman (Ghana)
Agbani darego (Nigeria)
 Fashion Recognition Award
Sundial Creations (Liberia)
Deola Sagoe (Nigeria)
Shola Oyebade (Nigeria)
Mrs. Funmi Ajila Ladipo (FADAN, PRESIDENT)
Betty Irabor (Nigeria)
Junda Morris (Liberia )  
hakeem salaam photography (Nigeria)

Special Recognition Award (In support of fashion in west africa)
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (President of Liberia)
Lordina Mahama (First Lady of Ghana)
Mareme Faye Sall (First lady of Senegal)
Senator Oluremi Tinubu (Nigeria)
Dele Momodu (Ovation Magazine)
roshi motman (CEO TIGO, GHANA)
Princess Abbah Folawiyo (Nigeria)
Mrs Bola Shagaya (Nigeria)

For Enquiries email;

Monday 10 August 2015

West Africa Fashion Awards 2016 Launch Party Pictures


West Africa Fashion Awards 2016 : New Logo for WAFA

West Africa Fashion Awards today officially launches the new organization logo. The new logo symbolizes the Organisation focus on enabling confidence and making the representation of our brand simple enough

The new company logo brings together the theme of west Africa countries flag, making sure the logo stand for a unified African states, the head looking to the sky also symbolize Africa rising above the world

 The previous logo was created in 2014 and has served the organisation for more than a year. During that period, WAFA has expanded its portfolio and increased its value and relevance by bringing together fashion entrepreneurs from all works of life in west Africa and Africa in general.

Henceforth all representation of the west africa fashion awards should be used with the new logo



West Africa Fashion Awards 2016 Launch Party

Fashion instinct present

West Africa Fashion Awards launch party and Celebrity Party on ENTERTAINMENT INSPIRED NITE

Event Start: 9pm Date: Saturday July 18th, 2015

Host: Mc Porkupyne / Morgana

On the Wheel : Dj Wizzi

Performances: Music + Comedy + Dance

Venue: The Hardley Apartments, 46, Waziri Ibrahim Str, Off Elsie Femi Pearse, Adeola Odeku, V. I, Lagos.

Powered by : Fashion Instinct, The Hardley Apartment & Mic Dunamis

Supported by:, Spice TV , pulse NG, TMM, NMAA, Blast Media, Limelight Models, spice TV and many more

Strictly by invitation
To get an invite text your Name and what you do to 08123194178
50 invites available

[list of nominees will be unveiled at the event ]

Saturday 6 June 2015

West Africa Fashion Awards 2016; Call for Nominations

Today, the West African Fashion Awards nomination committee has released its call for entries for the 2016 edition of the West Africa fashion awards; the nomination is opened to fashion personality and the fashion industry practitioner in Western Africa.

This edition is the 2nd edition of the West Africa Fashion Awards, the region’s highest honour for excellence in fashion and contribution towards development in the fashion industry in western Africa, the maiden edition opened up opportunities for upcoming and upstanding individuals in the industry.  This edition comes with a monetary reward for all individuals nominated in a sponsored category.

West Africa Fashion Awards Timeline:
The deadline for entries to the West African Fashion Awards is July 5, 2015 and the nominee list of the West African Fashion Awards will be announced on August 25, 2015 after thorough research on all individuals nominated.  Please note; nomination is opened to all individuals in West Africa

Categories for this year’s West Africa Fashion Awards
1. Fashion Stylist of the Year

2. Male Model of the Year

3. Female Model of the Year

4. Online Fashion Media of the Year

5. Fashion Media of the Year

6. West African Fashion Event of the Year

7. Fashionable West African Celebrity Female

8. Fashionable West African Celebrity Male

9. West African Fashion Entrepreneur of the Year

10. Fabric Manufacturer of the Year





15. Women’s Wear Designer of the Year

16. Men’s Wear Designer of the Year

17. Urban Wear Designer of the Year

18. Accessory Designer of the Year

19. Make Up Artist of the Year

About West African Fashion Awards (WAFA) 

 The West African Fashion Awards (WAFA) will hold in different cities in western Africa each year. It's aim is to recognise, inspire and promote the wealth of fashion talent within West Africa. The event provides a stepping stone for emerging design talent into the highly competitive fashion arena through networking, promotion and guidance.  Winning or being shortlisted for an Award provides endless rewards for designers who participate as the event offers a great opportunity to increase brand awareness and to showcase designers work in front of industry professionals. The exposure from PR and Marketing generated from taking part in the show is invaluable to anyone who wishes to establish themselves within the fashion industry.

For nomination, kindly visit to nominate your favourite personality, for more information on nomination; kindly write the nomination coordinator on      

NB: All nominations must be received by 23.59 GMT on 5th July 2015.
There is no limit for nominations; you may nominate as many individual as you wish

Monday 20 April 2015

Unveiled: The Nomination Process of the West Africa Fashion Awards 2016

The Nomination commission of the West Africa fashion awards revealed the nomination process for the WAFA 2016, in an interview with the Press Crew the president of the West African Fashion Awards, Adewole Olanrewaju stated these;

The 2016 edition of the west Africa fashion awards will give room for representation in all west African countries , the nomination commission headed by the nomination coordinator will select 2 candidate each from Nigeria and Ghana totaling 4 that will head the nomination commission in their respective country while the other west African countries gets 1 nomination head each.

He also noted that the organization would unveil the Nomination head for each country in the coming days and they hope everyone that wish to be nominated can reach them, so also the nomination coordinator will handle direct nomination sent to them by intending nominees and would send it to the appropriate persons in charge. After the nomination the commission would be putting each nominee’s popularity to test with an open voting system where the committee
would be selecting the top 5 favorite for each category for the finals.

The final nominees will be unveiled at the WAFA Fashion shows in GHANA, Nigeria and Gambia between September to December 2015.  

The Main Award will hold by January 2016 at the prestigious Eko Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria.

For inquiries about the West African Fashion Awards, please visit www.westafricanfashionawards,com or  mail info@westafricanfashionawards,com

Monday 30 March 2015

West Africa Fashion Awards ;Junda Morris-Kennedy Heads WAFA Liberia Nomination Committee

The Management of the West Africa Fashion Awards (WAFA), officially announces that Junda Morris-Kennedy the owner of Liberia Fashion Marketing and Fashion Awards Liberia, will head the WAFA nomination committee in Liberia, she will also co-ordinate and oversee nomination of Liberians for the west Africa fashion awards.
This exclusive partnership brings one of the best personality of this generation into our WAFA family.

The call for nomination for the west Africa fashion awards 2016 will open by May, selection and auditing will begin by June/July and names of the 2016 nominees will be unveiled by august 2015

About The West Africa Fashion Awards
The West African Fashion Awards (WAFA) will hold in different cities in Western Africa each year. Its aim is to recognize, inspire and promote the wealth of fashion talent within West Africa. The event provides a stepping stone for emerging design talent into the highly competitive fashion arena through networking, promotion and guidance.

Winning or being shortlisted for an Award provides endless rewards for designers who participate as the event offers a great opportunity to increase brand awareness and to showcase designers work in front of industry professionals. The exposure from PR and Marketing generated from taking part in the show is invaluable to anyone who wishes to establish themselves within the fashion industry.

For more information and enquiries visit : or write