Fotos: CELEBS ON THE RED CARPET AT GOLDEN MOVIE AWARDS 2017

The third edition of Golden Movie Awards Africa 2017 came off on Saturday July 22, 2017 at the Movenpick Hotel, Accra.

Just like the previous editions, the stars dressed to impress on the red carpet with their respective fashion styles.

This year’s edition was hosted by popular Nigerian comedian Ayo Makun, and Actress Osas Ighodaro Ajibade.

Golden Movie Awards Africa (GMAA) is organised by NMJ Ghana to celebrate the achievements of the industry players in movie making on the African continent and the African diaspora.

Checkout the photos of the stars who came to shine on the glamorous night.

GLITZ STYLE AWARDS 2017 NOMINEES ANNOUNCED!

Ghana’s premier lifestyle brand, Glitz Africa presents the third edition of its successful and highly anticipated event, “Glitz Style Awards”, which celebrates individuals setting trends and raising standards with their fashion style.

The awards, slated for Saturday, the 19th of August 2017, also seek to strengthen the growing fashion industry by establishing, developing and promoting international industry standards here in Ghana. The event is an opportunity for the fashion industry to celebrate and promote the extraordinary creative talents in Ghana and across the African continent.

The nominees for the various categories of 2017 Glitz Style Awards are;

•Red Carpet Designer of the Year 

1. Sima Brew
2. Marie Kipre (Totally Ethnik)
3. Elikem Kumordzie

•Model of the Year 

1. Aisha Med
2. Roselyn Ashkar
3. Prince Tona
4. Delphy Tetteh

•Style Influencer of the Year (Africa) 

1. Afua Rida
2. Violet N. A. Bannerman Obeng (Akosua Vee)
3. Nobel Igwe
4. Toke Makinwa

•Most Stylish Movie Star of the Year 

1. Joselyn Dumas
2. Jackie Appiah
3. Elikem Kumordzie
4. Zynell Zuh

•African Designer of the Year 

1. Mai Atafo
2. Oheneba Yaw Boamah (Abrantie)
3. Sima Brew

•Most Stylish Artiste of the Year 

1. Adina
2. Russell Edem Avornyo (Coded)
3. Okyeame Kwame

•Emerging Designer of the Year 

1. Margaret Asante Amankwah (Meg’Signature)
2. Quophi Michaels (Quophi Akotuah)
3. Bismark Nimoh-Poku (Nipo Skin)

•Most Stylish Business Executive of the Year 

1. Nathaniel Kwabena Anokye Adisi (Bola Ray)
2. Lawyer Kwame Akuffo
3. Nana Kwame Bediako

•Fashion Blog of the Year (Africa) 

1. Style Vitae
2. Ghana Fashion Marketing
3. BellaNaija Style

•Best Dressed Celebrity on Red Carpet 

1. Nana Akua Addo
2. Zynell Zuh
3. Nana Ama McBrown
4. Victoria Michaels

•Fashion Photographer of the Year 

1. Joseph Livingstone Koduah (Dextdee)
2. Nii Djarbeng (Lightville)
3. Joseph Carlyle Amoateng (Phloshop)

•Most Stylish Media Personality of the Year 

1. Kojo Yankson
2. Berla Mundi
3. Kofi Okyere Darko
4. Nathaniel Attoh

•Makeup Artist of the Year 

1. Valerie Lawson
2. Lawrencia Owusu
3. Sandra Don-Arthur

To select the winners, the organizers approach over 200 members of the fashion industry to vote for the front runners of this year’s accolades. The voting guests mostly include industry players, journalists, fashion and entertainment bloggers, stylists, influencers and fashion icons. Just like the previous years, the general public will also have the chance to have their voices heard by voting for their favorites via social media.

The vote breakdown is as follows :

Glitz Style Awards Board: 40%
Selected voting Academy: 40%
Social Media: 20%

GHANA FASHION REVIEW PANAL REACTS TO YVONNE NELSON’S COMMENT ON SLAYERS

Ghana’s foremost and most consistent celebrity red carpet fashion review body – the Ghana Fashion Review Panel have reacted to actress Yvonne Nelson’s recent rave on social media.

The “House of Gold” actress has questioned why movie stars in Ghana have now turned themselves into red carpet slayers instead of working hard to reviving the dead movie industry.

“Listen, let’s put in same energy to bring back the dead industry rather than slay on carpets cuz truthfully y’all know there’s no work!”, Yvonne tweeted.

She also stated in another tweet “The industry has so lost its way and they can’t even see it, they all going in that direction. Dressing up to be posted on SM”, 

However, the Ghana Fashion Review Panel led by Mr. Oscar Yao Doe who is President & Executive Chairman Eurostar Limousine, disagrees with Yvonne comments.

Read the full unedited statement from the panel below:

“Slayers will always slay! Yvonne Nelson is totally wrong and she misunderstood the Era we are now! The Era of showbiz glamour sparkling across the Oscar’s, Grammy, Golden Globes, BAFTA, Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film festival, Berlin Film festival, AMVCA, etc.

It’s absolutely wrong to suggest that slaying or red carpet glamour is killing movie the industry in Ghana. The Ghana Fashion Review Panel thinks it has rather added the missing link into the Showbiz industry and it should be maintained. Look at what Zylofon Media alone is doing for showbiz industry in Ghana! Slaying is the only element to generate public interest in showbiz industry, and that’s why Nigerian stars including Omotola, Rita Dominic, Genevieve, Mo Abudu etc do take their red carpet appearances seriously, even though they are also considered bigger showbiz icons globally and because they understood the need to take themselves seriously before the public can take them serious! Long and short is that Ghana Movie is not declining thanks to companies like Zylofon and co it’s making some progress; we are hopeful many others will come on board soon to compliment it! Yvonne Nelson has done her best over the years for movie industry in Ghana, but it’s obvious these days because of social media influence and also times has change so public expectations in showbiz are beyond only movie casting.

Showbiz is too broad and very unique! someone can shine in movie casting and someone can shine merely by their personality associated with showbiz , others can also shine through red carpet or even shine been a showbiz pundit! So it depends on one’s own God giving talent or the person unique personality! Others can also shine through showbiz blogging, showbiz photography etc! Showbiz glamour is bigger and lager and it’s can not be narrowed, even slaying alone can be a big hit for someone if you have the talent! It’s well established and it’s also a global trend that stars can be made instantly sometimes through appearance so slaying and red carpet appearance can be a life changing for someone.so therefore showbiz fashion and glamour are all part and parcel of the industry depending on individual talents and ability to improve fashion or grown fashion techniques. And typical example is Kenyan born lupita who got her moment with 12 years slave movie and since then she has been riding high on her appearance”.

Actress Yvonne Nelson has been silent after her tweets went viral. Meanwhile, there has been mix reaction within the movie industry and on the media landscape over her comments.

The Ghana Fashion Review is an initiative established in 2015 by car rental company Eurostar Global Limousine Group, with support from Nkonkonsa.com, Ameyawdebrah.com, Ghanagist.com, Ghkwaku.com, Ytainment.com, Starr FM, Zionfelix.net, Cypressgh.com, GHFashionMarketing, and 4Syte TV.

Since 2015 when panel was constituted, about $500,000 have been invested in awarding various celebrities to encourage them to take the fashion and glamour side of show business very serious.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

GHANAIAN DESIGNERS HAVE NO IDENTITY – Nana Akua Addo

Slay Queen Nana Akua just loves to dress up.

She enjoys looking good and has over time registered herself on the minds of fashion enthusiasts that she is a maven when it comes to Red Carpet appearances.

The Wannabe actress who obviously is enjoying her new status as a stylish person admits that although she has not been active on the screens, her fashionista lifestyle has been very rewarding and she does not mind paying heavily to any designer whose work will bring the best out of her.

However, she has her reservations when it comes to Ghanaian fashion designers. She thinks most of them are not original and lack creativity.

“There are some very good Ghanaian fashion designers and I love wearing them but most of the rest don’t have an identity. They could move away from the “copy copy” designs and carve a niche for themselves by being creative in order to stand out” she told Showbiz in an interview.

The actress who has been killing it with her numbers at events in recent times admitted she spends heavily on what she wears in order to look good.

“I don’t joke with my appearances so I spend a lot on the designs I wear on red carpets. That is what has earned me global attention and I’m already using it to build my brand”, Nana Akua who is currently running some business deals in the USA said.

Asked how much her Leo Almodal dress she wore to the recently held BET Awards in the USA cost, Nana Akua said, “I don’t want to mention the price of my gown but the truth is that, a Leo design can cost GH¢60,000 to 10,000 cedis. That is not to say that is how much mine cost because I have a deal with the designer and doesn’t charge me as other clients.

But investigations by Showbiz reveals that the gown which has been topic of discussion on social media costs around $8,510 (almost GH¢35,000) and was first won by Australian-Filipino TV Host, Singer, Model and the 2016 Miss World Philippines 2016, Catriona Gray in May of this year..

Interestingly, Nana Akua who has earned many fashion awards back home disclosed to Showbiz the gown made of pearls was initially intended for her but she couldn’t pay for it so the designer had to give it out.

“I wanted to be the first person to wear this gown but there was no cash to pay for it so my designer had to sell it to Miss Phillipines when she saw it in the showroom. That explains why she was the first person seen wearing it but it was originally made for me,” she said.

Talking on how she felt when she finally got to wear the dress, the mother of two said that though people admired her in the dress, they had no idea she was struggling to keep her balance. The heavy dress weighed her down and was quite uncomfortable sometimes.

“I really had to be alert because it was a gown made of real stone pearls. You can imagine its weight but hey, I pulled it off in a grand style and I love every bit of that experience.

Nana Akua who has featured in movies such as Destiny’s Child, Blood, Wanna Be, Rain, Speechless, Never Again, Anokwa and Tears has produced her own movies – Wannabe and Nukuli.

She emerged winner at Miss Ghana Germany pageant in 2005 and was the second runner up at the 2005 Miss Malaika pageant.

Source: NKONKONSA.com

WINNER OF FACE OF AFWK FOR LONDON FASHION WEEK 2017  

Grace Quaye is set to rock London Fashion Week this year.

Winner of last years Face of Accra Fashion Week will be heading off to the UK later this year to participate in their grand fashion events during London Fashion Week S/S18 show.

The announcement came when organizers of Accra Fashion Week got in touch with a number of designers interested in Grace Quaye whom are now willing to finance her accommodation and travel to be present at their shows.

UK Designer Mark Johnson who showcased at Accra Fashion Week 2016 was also highly intrigued by her performance at the Face of AFWk2016 competition and decided to assist her in ensuring she is casted alongside other professional models. Accra Fashion Week will now make it mandatory for all winners to participate in fashion week taking place in any of the fashion capitals.

Grace Quaye who is currently managed by Confidence Model Management in Ghana will also be working with a UK based agency that is yet to be disclosed later this year. Although she will spend time in UK for London Fashion Week 2016, she will also be back in Ghana on time for Accra Fashion Week 2017 from 3-8th October, to participate in Face Of AFWk2017 in handing over her title.

YVONNE OKORO, RITA DOMINIC & BOITY THULO COVER GLAM AFRICA MAGAZINE

The latest cover of Glam Africa Magazine was shot in Ghana earlier this year and features three extra ordinary women who are transforming the way Africa is seen globally with their contribution to the movie industry.

In this edition the ladies talk to Glam Africa about fame, life and the importance of following your dreams.

Also within this edition there are ideas and inspiration as you plan a spontaneous getaway including the hottest destination to visit in Africa, new hot holiday destinations around the world, a guide to packing for your holiday and much more.

According to Glam Africa’s Editor Fadekemi Sulaiman, “Africans should travel more; see more of the world and be seen too. There are mutual benefits to this. Apart from the economic growth through travel and tourism, there’s also the prospect of shared learning across borders. By doing so, we demystify Africa and by extension, Africans.”

Glam Africa magazine is sold at news stands including W H Smith, Shoprite, Checkers and Spar in Ghana, Nigeria, UK and South Africa, or online through bank or mobile money payment at glamafrica.com/magazine.

See some of the inside photos of the cover ladies:

EUROSTAR TOP 10 BEST DRESSED MALE CELEBS AT VGMA 2017 RELEASED

The Eurostar Ghana Fashion Review panel have announced its top 10 best dressed male celebrities at 2017 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards after releasing the top 10 female on Tuesday April 11.

The glamorous event which happened on Saturday, April 8 at the Accra International Conference witnessed some very interesting sense of fashion on the red carpet especially by the female celebrities and fashion review panel have spoken.

The red carpet fashion review committee has selected best ten dressed female celebrities at the event.

The top 10 best dressed male celebrities in no particular order are:

Toosweet Annan, Stonebwoyb, Elikem Kumordzie, Harold Amenyah, Nathaniel Attoh, Cartel Big J, Joe Mettle, Trigmatic, Kofi Sarpong & Nacee.

Each top 10 female nominee is guaranteed 1000 Euros shopping vouchers subject to the nominee showing up to pick the prize by himself.

The ten in no particular order are; Amanda Jissih, Nana Ama Mcbrown, Bibi Bright, Zynnell Zuh, Feli Nuna, Benedicta Gafah, Gloria Osei Sarfo, Berla Mundi, Selly Galley and Edem Fairre.

The list will be cut down to top five and finally to top three.

Each top 10 nominee is guaranteed 1000 Euros shopping vouchers subject to the nominee showing up to pick the prize by herself.

The Ghana Fashion Review is an initiative of Africa’s leading luxury car rental company Eurostar Global Limousine Group with support from media partner including Zionfelix.net, Nkonkonsa.com, Ameyawdebrah.com, Ghanagist.com, Ghkwaku.com, Ytainment.com, Starr FM, Cypressgh.com, 4Syte TV among others.

Eurostar Global Limousines Group was established in early 2012 is Africa’s first 5-star Limousine service providing luxury Chauffer driven limousine rental. The company is headquartered in Accra, Ghana and offers a one-of-a-kind service to the African market through their operations in Ghana and the Ivory Coast, a service that one would usually associate only with the leading cities of the world.

Source: NKONKONSA.com

EUROSTAR TOP 10 BEST DRESSED FEMALE CELEBS AT VGMA 2017 ANNOUNCED

The Eurostar Ghana Fashion Review panel have announced its top 10 best dressed female celebrities at the just ended 2017 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

The glamorous event which happened on Saturday, April 8 at the Accra International Conference witnessed some very interesting sense of fashion on the red carpet especially by the female celebrities and fashion review panel have spoken.

The red carpet fashion review committee has selected best ten dressed female celebrities at the event.

The ten in no particular order are; Amanda Jissih, Nana Ama Mcbrown, Bibi Bright, Zynnell Zuh, Feli Nuna, Benedicta Gafah, Gloria Osei Sarfo, Berla Mundi, Selly Galley and Edem Fairre.

The list will be cut down to top five and finally to top three.

Each top 10 nominee is guaranteed 1000 Euros shopping vouchers subject to the nominee showing up to pick the prize by herself.

The Ghana Fashion Review is an initiative of Africa’s leading luxury car rental company Eurostar Global Limousine Group with support from media partner including Zionfelix.net, Nkonkonsa.com, Ameyawdebrah.com, Ghanagist.com, Ghkwaku.com, Ytainment.com, Starr FM, Cypressgh.com, 4Syte TV among others.

Eurostar Global Limousines Group was established in early 2012 is Africa’s first 5-star Limousine service providing luxury Chauffer driven limousine rental. The company is headquartered in Accra, Ghana and offers a one-of-a-kind service to the African market through their operations in Ghana and the Ivory Coast, a service that one would usually associate only with the leading cities of the world.

Below are photos of the 10 best dressed female celebrities announced by the committee.

Video: MALE CELEBS MODEL FOR NINETEEN57 BY KOD

Broadcaster/Fashion Designer Kofi Okyere Darko popularly known as KOD had some male celebrities model in his fashion brand NINETEEN57 BY KOD at the just ended ‘Rhythms On The Runway’ 2017 fashion show.

The event which took place at the Banquet Hall, State House on Saturday April 1, 2017, saw male celebrities including Rapper Kwaw Kese, Actor Harold Amenyah,  Benny Blanco, P.Y. Addo Boateng, Musician Coded, among others hitting the runway to climax the fashion show.

Watch the male celebs doing their thing on the runway:
Check out performances by Sarkodie, Akwaboah and Bisa Kdei:

Source: NKONKONSA.com