Nigeria Fashion Awards 2008

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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  1. Ladybrille says:

    @Sugabelly: lol! That's exactly what I thought when I saw that.Lol! My sentiments exactly.Cheers,Uduak

  2. Sugabelly says:

    I am confused as to why there are Best dressed Minister and Senator categories. Ministers and Senators have NOTHING to do with Fashion. As I see it, fashion awards are for Fashion Industry INSIDERS. Leave it to the tabloids to confer Best and Worst dressed honours.Seriously, Nigerians tend to overdo things. It would have been far more tasteful to just have a few relevant categories than to go overboard with a lot of questionable awards.Just my two kobo.

    1. Anu says:

      you just said the words out of my mouth do we have to have all those unnecessary awards why should we give people like Erelu and co awards for what now Nija sha there are hard working Yaba tech art and fashion students whose lights need to shine after all all this so called big nija designers use most of them and don't pay them well some one needs to help let their lights to shine o jare

  3. Ladybrille says:

    @notjustok, you run a fun an easily addictive site as well. keep up the good work.Cheers,Uduak

  4. notjustok says:

    Deola Sagoe is killing Naija fashion this year…I'm sure she has put in a lot of work…I've started finding myself on ur blog everyday now…

  5. Ladybrille says:

    Thanks Ms. Black girl:)Thankfully you don't have to be Nigerian to be a Ladybrille woman 🙂 Our demographics include African and non-Africans. Occasionally depending on news, trends, events etc, you might see one country dominate but overall make it our mission to represent Africa and friends of Africa not just Nigerians. I love your site as well. Glad I checked it out. Provocative, intelligent yet has an element that makes one feel safe and comfortable to speak their minds.Cheers,Uduak

  6. Black Girl says:

    Ladybrille-Thanks for your comment!I must point out that I absolutely LOVE your blog and I stalk it religiously. I'm not Nigerian but I am Congolese! It makes me proud when Africans represent!!!AND you make a very good point- it is extremely important for one to be comfortable with who they are the way God made them to be!!

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