The first ever Nigeria Fashion Awards recognizing the work of fashion industry members and pushing them to achieve higher recently took place in Abuja, Nigeria. Awards were presented to five women considered Nigeria’s style icons: Chief Mrs Opral Benson, Dr. Mrs Maryam Babangida, Erelu Abiola Dosumu, Mrs Folorunsho Alakija and Hajia Abbah Folawiyo. In attendance was also Paco De Jaimes, President of the World Fashion Council.
Winners of nominated categories were as follows:
Designer of the year, Deola Sagoe
Fashion Photographer of the year, Kelechi Amadi Obi
Hair Stylist of the year, Make Me Beauty Place
Make Up Artist of the year, Modela
Fashion Editor of the year, Vanguar’s Allure Remi Diagbare
Fashion writer of the year, Yemisi Abah
Fashion page of the year, ThisDay Style
Male and female models of the year, Yerima and Lynda Ezike
Best dressed Newscasters of the year, Eugenia Abu and Cyril Stober
Best dressed Senators, Grace Bent and Teslim Kolawole Folarin
Best dressed female and male head of govt. parastatal, Mrs Dora Akunyili and OtunbaSegun Runsewe
Best dressed minister, Prince Adetokunboh Kayo
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