GMYT African Humanitarian Awards to celebrate fashion designers, entrepreneurs, others
Channelled towards shaping women and youths to not only become fashion designers but also entrepreneurs, the GMYT Fashion Academy is set to hold this year’s edition of its awards called the GMYT African Humanitarian Awards (GAHAWARDS) on Friday, December 10, 2021.
The GAHAWARDS event, which will be held at the Throne Room of the Monarch Event Centre, Lekki is designed to be a world-class event to celebrate the biggest social impacts in Africa.
The event would feature the biggest humanitarian awards, empowerment scheme, an exclusive runway show, comedy, dinner and Gala Nite.
This year’s event, like the previous ones, would also feature the unveiling, and honouring of the next generation of fashion entrepreneurs, who have passed through GMYT Fashion Academy And GMYT Foundation.
The Chief Executive Officer of GMYT Fashion Academy, Princess Kelechi Oghene, said: “It is the celebration of the brilliance and inspirational aspirations of humans that birthed the idea of GAHAWARDS. As a humanitarian, my dream is to continue to encourage and inspire people.”
She further noted that the GAHAWARDS, which is organised in collaboration with GMYT Fashion Academy, has been able to support its sister arm, GMYT Foundation, a platform used to conduct free entrepreneurial sessions, webinars, workshops, and scholarships worth over N300m. It has also created employment opportunities and empowerment for over a thousand alumni communities through its proclaimed initiative.
Also through collaborative efforts of our generous sponsors and partners, our dream to empower and support 5000 women through fashion design in 10 years is continuously becoming a reality.”