The Awards organized by the Simply You magazine were set to celebrate Namibian personalities and they saw Namibia’s best dressed people glamming it up.
Celebrated South African television presenter, actor and fashion designer Maps Maponyane headlined the event as the special guest alongside Generations actor, Dalton Ashikoto.
The show kicked off with a showcase of Leah Misika’s Red Bull – Art of Can dress, which is designed and entirely made out of red bull cans followed by poetry by Ashwyn Mberi who was also the night’s host.
Award winning artists Sally and Oteya ran the show with great performances while ‘Ousie Ebs’ took the crowd into stitches with her well-crafted comedy.
Among the Namibian socialites, entertainers, models and fashion enthusiasts who graced the awards were BBA The Chase winner Dillish Mathews, Maria Nepembe, Luis Munana, Lucy K, doctor Helena Ndume, Ann Singer and fashionista Antonia Shinana to mention but a few. International model and Namibia’s social celebrity Meriam Kaxuxwena had enough votes to get her the Favourite Model award while Jeremiah Jeremiah’s work on the runway was also just too much to ignore.
Fast emerging comedian emerged victorious in the best comedian category. Big Mich has been busy all year long from shows around the country to producing YouTube comedy to keeping his fans laughing.
As frequently celebrated, Sally and hubby KBozz finally took one to affirm as the favourite celebrity couple in the industry. The two have over the years kept their cool, and with KBoz involved in the production of his wife’s music, the blend certainly make the best couple the industry has seen so far.
The awards also rewarded artist and actor Dice who has recently climbed the ladder with his shine in the local TV series ‘The 3rd Will’. Dice walked away with the favourite Actor award.
A social entrepreneur, Samuel Kapepo was also honoured with the special Simply You Diamond Award. The retired criminal converted man of the community Samuel shed a few tears during his acceptance speech as he narrated the hardships he endured in bringing his dream to reality also adding that he couldn’t believe that there were people noticing his work to the community.
And the winners are:
Favourite Actress : Inesh Dos Ramos
Favourite Actor : Dice
Favourite Female Model : Meriam Kaxuxwena
Favourite Male Model : Jeremiah Jeremiah
Favourite Comedian : Big Mitch
Favourite Blogger : Leah Misika
Favourite Photographer : Andrew Ingo
Favourite Stylist : Aubrey TJ
Favourite Make-Up Artists : Miss J
Favourite Radio Personality : Sunet Van Wyk
Favourite Emerging Designer : Ndapcee
Favourite Fashion Designer : Taati Sibolile
Favourite DJ : KFC DJs
Favourite Celebrity Couple : K-Bozz and Sally
SYM Diamond Award : Samuel Kapepo