Simply You Magazine (SYM) Lifestyle and Fashion Awards launched its second awards for the year in collaboration with Invision Wellness Magazine earlier this week.
Shapwanale, Editor of SYM announced that this year’s award event is set to take place on 25th August at the National Theatre of Namibia (NTN) and will be bigger and better as another guest star will be a part of it.
Last year South African television presenter, actor, fashion designer, speaker, model, creative consultant, voice over artist, philanthropist and business entrepreneur, Maps Maponyane made a special guest appearance during the event and handed over an award to one of the winners.
Described as a roaring success last year, Ndapewoshali Shapwanale highlighted that other categories will be added to the Awards this year. These categories will be announced later and includes a huge element of surprise.
“What I can tell you for now is that this year SYM and Invision Wellness magazine have brought forth an additional category, Wellness and Sports.”
She explained that the idea of introducing Wellness and Sports does not take away from the Namibia Sports Awards that take place annually.
“What we are looking at is the lifestyle side of sport. Traits such as the Best male or female dressed sports person or the Most socially responsible Sportsperson of the year – that is what we are aiming at in this category” she said.
In addition, Invision Wellness Magazine editor Hileni Philips added that the Health and Wellness industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and found that not many people recognise those who achieve in this field. “With SYM we are now able to celebrate these people who many do not know off” she remarked.
Shapwanale however stressed that the awards do not come with any monetary monies attached to them.
“Last year we wanted to give monetary awards to winners but unfortunately we could not so because of lack of funds and this year the same will apply. We remain open to any sort of sponsorships such as weekend getaway gifts that we can offer the winners.”
The SYM award show aims at celebrating Namibian personalities in categories that include Actors of the year, Radio personalities of the year, Models of the year, Stylists of the year, Makeup artist of the year, Fashion designer of the year, Comedian, Blogger and DJ of the year.
It also includes categories such as People’s Choice which is comprised of the Most stylish female and male personality, Celebrity couple of the year and TV personality of the year. The judge’s choice which includes the Most influential personality and the Namibian Entertainment icon of the year also feature here.