IMG-20160819-WA0000Industry players in Ghana’s makeup industry are to gather for the first edition of Ghana Makeup Awards on August 27, 2016 at La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra to celebrate hardwork.

Ghana Makeup Awards aim is to celebrate, reward and motivate outstanding performers in the industry and fifteen (15) outstanding makeup professionals, makeup brands, makeup training institutions, companies and media houses,beauty retailers and fashion & beauty content creators in different categories of the industry would be recognized and awarded on the night. While over 24 makeup artists will also be battling for the covetous Makeup of the Year award.

At a media launch to formally announce nominees the Chief Executive of Makeup Ghana Rebecca Donkor said the awards will inspire excellence in the industry.

“We need to celebrate role models and innovators, for others to follow and emulate,” she said.

The Ghana Makeup Awards celebrates makeup artists whose contributions to the beauty industry have not yet been duly recognized, as well as the younger generation of makeup artists, who are breaking new grounds and pushing the boundaries in the makeup profession.

The Ghana Makeup Awards is the third installment in a series of events, earmarked at promoting and celebrating best practices in the makeup industry in Ghana.

Makeup Ghana Connects organized in March this year showcased industry players, which was followed by a stakeholder’s engagement at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, to deliberate on issues that will promote the makeup industry in Ghana.

In order to ensure the most equitable process for choosing the best among peers, Makeup Ghana opened up nominations to all makeup artists, brands and businesses across Ghana.

Nominations for fourteen categories were accepted and nominees were shortlisted to four finalists for each category, based on criteria published as part of the nomination process.

The final category, the Trailblazer Award, is a lifetime achievement award, decided upon by the Awards Board.

Judges have vast professional experience and exposure to the artistry and business of the beauty and makeup industry.IMG-20160819-WA0001

They include Marco Louis (Mac Cosmetics Senior MUA, West Africa); Deborah Asare (Beauty Editor, Glam Africa Magazine ); Eki Ogunbor (Beauty Editor, Bellanaija Beauty); Nikki Boa-Amponsem (Founder/CEO, 2nd Image School of Cosmetology).

Here are the award nominees

1. Best TV Makeup

Tv3

GHone

Viasat 1

UTV

2. Best Beauty Retail Shop

Evita Joseph Beauty

Jembie

Rozay International

Black Secret

3. Best Makeup Beauty School

FC School of cosmetology

Abrantie College

Black Secret Beauty College

Salon Services Beauty Academy

4. Beauty Brand of the Year

Black Secret Makeup

Maybeline New York

Sleek Makeup

Paba Cosmetic

5. Most Promising Ghanaian Owned Brand

Black Secret Makeup

Colorbox Cosmetics

Forever Clair

Evita Joseph

6. Best Beauty Makeup Blog

Annette Akye

Saharmain Odoi

Erica Ewurabena Sarpong

Grace Hayford

7. Best Beauty Makeup Vlog

Alice Awuni (Lamisi)

Jessica Owusu Ansah (Jessica)

Abigail Owusu Ansah (Theabigailowusuansah

Akai Kotei (Akai Kotei)

8. Best Special Effects Makeup Artist

Nana AkuaAmoakoa (Adinkrahemaa)

Vivian Adjetey (Naa Adoma)

Lydia Shitey (Lydia Ashitey

Grace Hayford GH Beauty ( Gh Beauty Artistry)

9. Best Editorial Makeup Artist

Sandra Don-Arthur (Alexandrina Makeup)

Nancy Blaq (Nancy Black)

Alice Awuni (Lamisi Makeup Artistry

Grace Nwokoma (NogGH)

10. Best Bridal Makeup Artist

Alice Awuni (Lamisi Makeup Artistry)

Winnie Leon ( faces of Leon)

Sally Abena (Fixy Looks Artistry

Erica Ewurabena Sarpong( Ewurabena Brides)

11. Best Celebrity Makeup Artist

Nancy Black (Nancy Blaq)

Lawrencia Owusu (Just Sparklesand Shine)

Sandra Don-Arthur (Alexandrina Makeup)

Ashiake Momo (Loox Artist)

12. Most Glamorous Celebrity

Rebecca Acheampong ( Becca)

Joselyn Dumas

Zynnell Zuh

Selly Gelley

13. Most Promising Makeup Artist

Angela Potter (Makeup By The Duchess)

Christabel Jones ( CJZ Makeover)

Abena Egyirwa Arthur ( Maquillage By Abyna)

Hidaya Abubakar (Hiddy’s Creation)

14. Makeup Artist of the year

Priscilla Nyarko 9 Glam Faces Makeup Studio)

Lawrencia Owusu (Just Sparkles and Shine)

Sandra Don-Arthur (Alexandrina Makeup)

Nancy Blaq (Nancy Blaq)

Trail Blazer

Grace Amey Obeng