Namibian actor Dalton Ashikoto of Generations: The Legacy fame will be the guest speaker tomorrow at the first ever Simply You Magazine (SYM) Lifestyle and Fashions awards.
As if Dalton alone is not enough to turn heads, South African television presenter, actor, fashion designer, speaker and model Maps Maponyane as well as Zimbabwean actress, model and television personality Vimbai Mutinhiri, currently based in Nigeria, will add to the list of celebrities gracing the occasion.
The event at the National Theatre of Namibia (NTN) this Saturday holds the promise of a magical evening that will go down as one of the premiere events on the Namibian social calendar this year with the Who’s Who of Namibia rubbing shoulders with their international counterparts.
Ndapewoshali Shapwanale from SYM says it will be an evening full of glitz and glamour in celebration of Namibian personalities. The event also promises the biggest red carpet ever in Namibia!
The SYM Lifestyle and Fashion awards are the brainchild of Helena Ngaifiwa, owner of SYM.
“A seed was planted and the whole team worked towards watering and cultivating this seed to see the dream come true. We created the awards to celebrate our entertainment and lifestyle industries.
“We believe in celebrating us, celebrating Namibia. It just makes sense to have an event to celebrate our entertainers,” Shapwanale says.
The awards have different categories including Actor of the Year, Actress of the Year, Female Radio Personality of the Year, Male Radio Personality of the Year, Male Model of the Year, Female Model of the Year.
Other categories include Stylist of the Year, Make-Up Artist of the Year, Fashion Designer of the Year, Emerging Fashion Designer of the Year, Comedian of the Year, Blogger of the Year, DJ of the Year and Photographer of the Year.
They will also have a People’s Choice category of Most Stylish Male of the Year, Most Stylish Female of the Year, Celebrity Couple of the Year and TV Personality of the Year and many others.
“Currently we are in the final stretch and I think for now it is a mixture of good nerves, excitement and gratitude, and of course what to wear,” Shapwanale says.
Performances by local musician include the likes of Sally, Oteya, Imms and Fernando the Drum King. They will also have some surprises on the red carpet and in the theatre.
Tickets are available from Computicket for N$250. The event is scheduled to start at 17h00 in the afternoon.