Ugandan fashion award Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards is back for the 7th edition. The ASFAs is an African fashion award ceremony that acknowledges and celebrates African fashion industry stakeholders including fashion designers, models, stylists, hair and makeup artists, media personalities, and influencers in African and beyond. The award which has celebrated the likes of David Tlale, Mafikizolo, Mai Atafo, says that this year edition themed “The Starz” will be the biggest yet.

What it’s about:

The annual celebration of African fashion creatives, the ASFAs is back under the theme ‘The Starz’ which is set to be the biggest edition yet. Its mission is to shine a global spotlight on the African fashion industry while highlighting creativity, achievement and excellence. The awards seek to highlight the tradition of selflessness of the African nation to uplift one another through advancements of adaption and the modern generation that tirelessly challenges the socio-political global status quo. With compelling ideas between self-identity and recognition of ownership, this theme seeks to emphasise that this new outlook of the future African generation is for “us by us” hence it’s named “The Starz.” 

Nominees and Nominations:

ASFA 2019 will celebrate African creatives across 14 categories. In line with the ASFA 2019 theme “The Straz”, this year’s show will also feature special honorary awards such as Icon Award, Positive Change and Special Recognition Award for Innovation. The nominations start on 20th September 2019 and end on 8th October 2019.


To celebrate ASFA 2019 stars, the awards will encompass three events including a nominees party, fashionpreneur summit/workshop for aspiring designers and fashion entrepreneurs, a model master class, where they will display their works of art, network and work together.

Award Categories:

ASFAs categories this year will include:

  1. Icon Award,
  2. Lifetime Achievement Award,
  3. Positive Change,
  4. Special Recognition Award for Innovation,
  5. Fashion Designer (Uganda & Africa),
  6. Model of the Year (Uganda & Africa),
  7. Fashion Stylist (Uganda & Africa),
  8. Hair Stylist (Uganda & Africa),
  9. Fashion Photographer (Uganda & Africa),
  10. Makeup Artist (Uganda & Africa),
  11. Stylish Male Artiste (Uganda & Africa),
  12. Music Video Award (Uganda & Africa),
  13. Fashion Media Excellence Award (Uganda & Africa) and,
  14. Male Fashionista of the Year (Uganda & Africa).

Date & Venue:

The event is set to take place on the 13th of December, 2019, at the Kampala Serena Hotel. It will be broadcasted live on NTV Uganda, Spice TV on DSTV channel 190.

Photo credit: ASFA