If there are some things worth giving special attention or praise to, then House of Legacy Awards should be among such things. On Friday, it was all glitz and glamour at the Inter-Leisure Hotel in Athi River. The event brought together different people involved in the fashion industry including designers, models, photographers and make-up artists.
The turnout was impressive with the attendance of Mavoko constituency representatives, Kamba nation and Mbaitu fm. Being a fashion award, everyone in attendance was in an attire that revealed some sense of fashion with most of them having an African touch. The main agenda of the day, was awarding nominees which was eagerly awaited for. The following nominees emerged winners. Fabie Jude won the male model of the year as Carol Cutibeb won the female model of the year. Kasambe took home the male designer of the year award while Kaseri took the female designer of the year award. For the kid model of the year award, the amazing pretty Baby Esther scooped it.
Azzuri, won the photographer of the year award while Mshillah won photoshoot director of the year. Inspirational model of the year award was taken by Mukami Kariuki as Nelly McLaney took the outstanding model of the year award. Tour de legacy award was won by Rowney Maslaz in the male category and Easy Tash in the female category. Summing up the winners, Mshy Make up took home the make-up artist of the year award as Tribal African wear won accessory designer award.
The whole idea of House of Legacy Awards came from Legacy wear, a clothline of African designs that majors in Ankara designs. While talking to the CEO of Legacy Wear Frederick Kyale famously known as Djausif Chali, he said they begun the awards to recognize and appreciate different talents they work with.
“Basically this year I have worked with different people from designers, photographers, make-up artists etc. across different counties. So I thought of pioneering an award to recognize different talents of these people we are working with.” Chali said. “From next year, Legacy Wear will be signing models, designers, make-up artists among others to give them a platform of exposing their talent. Currently we are based in Machakos County but now we also want to venture in other counties for us to be country based.” He added.
House of Legacy Awards was also involved in cleaning up Athi River Township together with the youth on Thursday while marking World Aids day.
By Frank Swereri.