Mickley grabs lifetime award

MICKLEY Banda is one of the most travelled local designers.

EMMANUEL Luckson Musonda won the award for Most Outstanding Male Model at the third Zambia Fashion and Model Awards held at the Government Complex in Lusaka last week with fashion designer Mickley Banda getting a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mickley, who is one of the most travelled local fashion designers, shared the Lifetime Achievement Award with fellow designer Karen Nakamba Siame, who designs under the label Afrikawala Fashion.
But there were a lot of winners on the night: Precious Ng’oma (Female Model of the Year); PR Girl Media (Fashion Event Organiser of the Year); Namwezi Namwinga (Award for Positive Change); and Siphiwe Benasho (Outstanding Achievement Award).
The others were Tony Media (Fashion Photographer of the Year); Martha Bwalya Kabaso (Designer of the Year – Women’s Wear); Theopilus Mbewe (Make-up Artist of the Year); Designers Achievers – Fresh TV (Fashion TV of the Year); Austin Escalante (Male Model of the Year); Afro Retro (Designer of the Year – Men’s Wear); and DJ Michie (DJ of the Year).
Precious was up against Cynthia Sakala, Luwi Kawanda and Liyah Phiri while PR Girl Media was nominated alongside Afro Multi-Media, Alice Musukwa and Platinum Events. It is most definitely the Lusaka July that won PR Girl Media the Fashion Event Organiser Award.
Siphiwe was competing for the Outstanding Achievement Award alongside Brandina Lubili, Alice Musukwa and Kapasa Musonda, while Namwezi came up against Karen Nakamba Siame, Katrina Kabaso and Chanda Lungu for the Positive Change Award.
Austine pipped Josma Phiri, Emmanuel Luckson Musonda and Ethan Ng’andu for the Male Model of the Year Award, while Tony Media saw off Prolyf Photography, Ballistic Photography and Fortress Media Photography for the Fashion Photographer of the Year.
Designer of the Year – Women’s Award, Martha – Afrocouture Clothing was nominated alongside Karen – Afrikawala Fashion, Njavwanji Trudy Mvula – Kwasu Designs and Kabaso Nkandu Yorum – Nkanda Yatu Designs.
Precious later wrote online that she is blessed to be a recipient of the Fashion Model of the Year Award.
“Thank you so very much to everyone who voted for me,” she wrote. “This award would not be mine without God and the support of my friends, family, colleagues and loyal family. I’m grateful for your constant support. I dedicate this award to you all.”

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