The maiden edition of FASHION ICON AWARDS was held on Saturday, 6th of September 2014, at the plush La Palm Beach Hotel, Accra.  It left participants with such a memorable moments of glitz and glamour; celebration of African designers, models and music.
The night was filled with lots of excitements; started with VVIP treatment of the Hosts, Brand Ambassador and some dignitaries cruising Limousine and other luxury cars with escorts.
The event which was graced by the crème de la crème in fashion, entertainment industry and other dignitaries like the distinguished British High Commissioner – Jon Benjamin, UNAIDS Country Director – Girmay Haile, King of Igbo in Ghana – Chuks Ihenetu, Vlisco brand ambassador – Eugenia Tachie-Menson, Nana Tiaah Darkoa I, and Ministry of Tourism representative. 

Among other notable celebs that made appearance at the event are Selassie Ibrahim, Ruff-n-Smooth, DKB, Praye, Elikem, Selly, Peace Hyde, Claudia Lumor, among others.
The 25 feet long Red Carpet was busy throughout the event with interviews and photograph from different media houses. It had a colourful ambiance of excellence.
Artistes that performed included Wiyaala Noella, Sala, Chemphe, Alberto. Rib cracking comedians like Hogan, Baba Spirit and Elaff all kept the mood alive.

Models strutted the runaway with Ghanaian ace designer Allan David of Allan David Collection and Patrick Asante of House of Eccentric exquisite designs.
The awards presentations began with special recognition award to Ernest O. Look for promoting and putting Ghana’s name on international platform. Fashiongh TV was recognized for promoting Ghanaian designers and models and Victoria Michaels for being Brand 

Ambassador for this year’s event. 

Who won what at Fashion Icon Award;
Special recognition award – Ernest O. Look
Special recognition award – FashionGh TV
Outstanding achievement award – Victoria Michaels
Contribution to the fashion-organisation – Radford University College Ghana
Male personality of the year – Chris Attoh
Female personality of the year – Beatrice Arthur
Accessory brand of the year – Sa4a
Brand of the year – Duaba Serwa
Male model of the year – Raphael Tetteh
Female model of the year – Julee Djoude
Life time achievement award – Mawuli Kofi Okudzeto of MKO GH Clothing 

According to the event director, Bashiru Olu Wasiu-Ayinde, the objective of the event is to celebrate stakeholders’ in the fashion industry. What you appreciate, doesn’t depreciate.
The event was sponsored by Woodin, Sleek MakeUp, Geodrill, La-Palm Casino, Soundcity, Spice TV, First Atlantic Bank, Dark and Lovely, La-Palm Royal Beach hotel and Bel-Aua Mineral Water.
Fashion Icon Awards was organized by Global Dreams Management with support from VM Consults and powered by West Coast Entertainment Ghana Ltd. 

 Story by Global Dreams Management 

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