About

AFRICAN FASHION DESIGNERS AWARD (AFDA) is a fashion exhibition event that showcases Fashion through creative designers by allowing them display their talent there by boosting their confidence. It is also a magnet for pulling in tourists and other participants from across African countries to showcase their creative talents, as there are Adequate Strategies In Place For The Publicity To Coverall The African Countries And Many More to Cover All The African Countries And Many More.

The idea behind this Award gala is to embrace the premium beauty of creativity in Africa and is to discover creative people, fashion professionals (both young upcoming individuals and already established brands), college goers between the ages of 18-65years show case their creativity with respect to locally made designs by providing different online and offline platforms for them to build their businesses. We sincerely desire to contribute our quota as young fashion savvy citizens of Africa in the development of our people, by giving back to the community and building the young ones in our community. The positioning goal for AFDA is to be the fashion exhibition known for result-assuredbusiness performances for the young African designers and models while connecting with other industry Experts, financial institutions and Government regulators for global business partnerships. The strategy is activated through unadulterated professionalism,partnership,industrialnetworkandexperienceintheindustry.Thisstrategyistailoredtowards positioning the brand as a one-stop fashion show in the continent, while connecting different designers from various Nation.

The AFDA is being organized this yearly 

Tips of the event

Social opening and attendance by stakeholders and other top leaders in varying sectors.

Performances with talented models, dancers and fashion sketchers.

Exhibition of Fashion products.

Sponsors stands to promote their product and services.

Other fun, educative and entertaining activities.

Regularly scheduled TV and radio programs related to the exhibition event.

A well packaged mini-exhibition prior to the event.

Every aspect of our project is expected to be self-sustained after a period of time, when we have reached break even point and have earned enough profits to run the project independently. The project will continue on the long run, as we realize more revenue from turnover, advert placements, sponsorships and profitable partnerships that will come up when we eventually, as we prove to the business community how vital our project is to SMEs and the world.

Our clients reflect our global nature. We serve a broad mix of private, public and social organizations. Our firm is designed to operate as one. We are a single but global partner ship united by a strong set of values, focused on client impact. We Take a consistent approach in informing and developing our people, indigenous businesses, talents, organizations, etc.

This structure ensures that we can quickly deliver the right team, with the right experience and expertise, to every client (sponsor), anywhere in the world. 

Honoree

African stylish fashion entrepreneur of the year 2023- Mercy Aigbe Adeoti 
African fashion iconic fitness entrepreneur of the year 2023 – Kate Henshaw
African female  outstanding event entrepreneur of the year- Amb. Princess Joy Osusu 
Group African outstanding pageant director of the year male 2023- Santiago Robert  
African iconic fashion influencer of the year male 2023-– Denrele Edun
 African Best comedian of the year male 2023–  Julian Stanley (Funnybone)…
African best female comedian of the year 2023- Anita Asuoha (REAL WARRI PIKIN) 
 Life time achievement of the yearNike Davies-Okundaye
African young contemporary art gallery of the year 2023- Jideonwor Gabriel Udoka 
African shining star award of the year- Joseph Momodu 
African leadership impact of the year- Toyin Lawani Adebayo 
African most stylish female fashion influencer of the year-  Nancy Isime
African fashion female entrepreneur of the year- Mimi Yina 
Outstanding serial entrepreneur of the year- Pretty Mike 
African leadership impact of the year male- Dr Richard Ayomakun 
African life image Consultant of the year- Jeremiah Ogbodo
African youth ambassador of the year- Amb. Henry Emole Agbai 
African cultural ambassador of the yera-  HRH Amb.Dr . Yeye Lara Fashola 
African Distinctive Traveling Agency of the Year- Ifeanyi Onukwubiri 
African young fashion entrepreneur of the year 2023- Samuel Udeji Uchenna 
Lifetime achievement of the year- : Ugochukwu Paul Monye 
African best signgage and advertisement agency of the year- : LASAA 
African  young personality of the year- Lexie Armani  
African Male fashion entrepreneur of the year- Enoyi Abah George  
African best television station of the year- Arise TV 
African best fashion television station of the year- Spice Tv Africa

Endorse by​​

Winners

African fashion Brand of the year kollection- House of viola pelle 

African fashion brand of the year Male- Mumini fashion

African fashion celebrity of the year male- Dr Emmanuel Umoh jr

African faahion Designer of the year female- Mimaxclusive

African fashion Designer of the year male- 1981 clothing

African fashion model of the year female- Merry Zakaria

African fashion model of the year male- Alimani Sall Kamara

 African on air personality of the year- Natacha Akide ( Symply Tacha)

African fashion stylist of the year female- House of Viola Pelle

African iconic fashion fitness  of the year- Dr. Emmanuel Umoh jr

 African fashion urban of the year- Stephnora Fashion

Next rated actor of the year-               Khazim Danmola

Emerging Designer of the year female- AR Couture

Emerging Designer of the year male- K K Wears

Hall of fame

Didi

The well-known and irreverent Angolan stylist Didi, who is in his 50s, has inspired lots of young aspiring fashion designer from different African countries with his recycling creativity.

Didi was one of the African fashion designer award inductee at 4th edition of the prestigious award ceremony held in Abuja 20th November, 2021

Steve Ray

Steve Ray is a renowned African Top Celebrity Designer , who has toured Africa with his outstanding designs in Haute Couture, Costume designs, Ready-to-wear, Fashion consultancy for Individual, Cooperate and Governmental Organisations, High-profile Personnel and Celebrities.

Who has been in the fashion industry?over 2 decades now , was also inducted into the African fashion designer award hall of Fame as African fashion iconic hall of Fame of the year 2021.

Nicola Paparusso

Born 56 years ago in Lecce . Degree in Political Science and Master's Degree in Administration Sciences, both obtained at the Federico II of Naples . Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic . Donate of Devotion of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and Knight of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George. In 2014 he started professional collaborations in West Africa and in particular in Senegal . In 2015, in Dakar, he founded the Communication and Marketing Agency Platinium sarl. Also in the same year, in Dakar, he founded African Fashion Gate.
He is Founder and Partner of African Fashion Gate .
Was inducted into the African fashion designer award hall of Fame for the year 2021.

Kola Kuddus

Kola Kuddus is an African inspired fashion brand that specialises in menswear clothing and accessories. Who is also the president of fashion designer association of Nigeria (fadan) They create clothes for the modern man and have showcased at high profile shows such as Lagos style week and Arise magazine fashion week. His collections of clothes are long lasting, high quality and timeless. He started as a personal shopper in 2004, and grew into designing and outsourcing.

The man behind the label is set to conquer the retail market as his brand is available throughout Lagos and is set to expand through Nigeria and eventually globally. He has come through the ranks of emerging designers to be in a place were he has forged and consolidated his place in the Nigerian fashion industry.

A Philosophy Graduate from University of Lagos, he has also studied at City University London, Nobel Afric and at the prestigious London College of fashion and Central Saint martins. He is a Diamond Bank sponsored programme “Building Entrepreneurs Today” scholar at Enterprise Development Centre.

Distinctly modern but marked by rich colour, flawlessly constructed designs and quality fabrics he remains loyal to African trends and styles yet epitomizes global glamour by offering men his innate fashion sense. The ready-to-wear collections pay careful attention to detail and his classic and casual styles are developed with a modern aesthetic.
And was inducted into the iconic hall fame by African fashion designer award recently held at national merit house maitama, abuja on the 20th November 2021.

Toyin Lawani

Toyin began her brilliant career as a stylist and gave her clients some advice on design and style. In fact, she had to advertise other designers' works. A friend once said to her "Why are you doing this? You can promote your product." Toyin thought about these words and decided to make some changes. People liked her ideas. And after getting positive results, Toyin continued to develop her own creative ideas. She worked very hard and this led to her success. Now her life is very active and full of interesting events. She has devoted herself to her business and creativity completely. This woman does what she loves, makes a lot of money and has garnered the love of admirers. Among her clients are many famous actors, musicians, politicians, and other wealthy people from Nigeria and other countries. Toyin lives in a luxurious house called Tiannah's place situated in Lekki. The estimated cost of this mansion is more than N300m. Here is where her restaurant, fashion school, spa, boutique, design studio, travel agency. This place is pretty fantastic! So many different premises in one building. The designer says that her work and creativity are an expression of all her passion. She began to develop sketches at the university. Her aesthetic taste has always been noticeable to others. Friends would often asked for advice on fashion. Now she has turned this into a thriving business. She has dedicated herself into what was once her hobby and is now thriving as a result.

Toyin lawani who was also inducted into the hall of Famer by African fashion designer award at the prestigious award gala night held on the 20th November 2021 in Abuja.

Team profile

Founder

Name : Olasunkanmi Dasilva A. Mustapha
Born 32 years ago in Lagos . Degree in Business administration obtained at the federal university of Abuja.
In 2018 he founded the African fashion designer Award and is also a member and Executive of eco pro live.

West African regional director

Name : Jane Frances Ibe
BSc in mass communication at delta state university, Nigeria.
A professional chef and CEO LaHot restaurant and lounge in Abuja.
Commercial model, Fashion enthusiasts and event organizers.

South African Regional director

Name : CASSANDRA CEASER CHALA
Award winning rising star in africa 2020.
*FOUNDER*
- Link africa management
- Founder at MISS SOUTHERN - AFRICA
- Founder At MISS KEEP AFRICA CLEAN
- Associate manager At LOUISA
- chairwoman at The Cassandra Chala foundation

Technical director

Name : Enenim Michael Game
Education : Graduate
Major : Business Admin
Marital Status : Single
Hobbies : playing & watching football, swimming, traveling,
social lifestyle : Extrovert