With less than a month away, FAB AWARDS 2012 is one topnotch fashion event to look out for this December! Founded by Familusi Akin Babajide, a designer, stylist and fashionpreneur in 2010, the annual Award event has garnered international acclaim from various online and print media.

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For this year’s “Most Stylish Artist (Male)” category, we have Darey, D’Banj, Naeto C, WizKid and Ice Prince all placed for nominations. For “Designer of the Year (West Africa)”, Tiffany Amber is pitted against Jewel By Lisa, Buki Akib, House of Nwocha and Christie Brown. British/Nigerian actress and entrepreneur, Beverly Naya will be slugging it out with Genevieve Nnaji, Nse Ikpe Etim, Omotola Jalade and Rita Dominic for the “Most Stylish Actor (Female)” category. Neoteric fashion stylist Dimeji Alara is up against UK-based Crystal Deroche, Ebun Aboderin, Bolaji Animashaun and celebrity stylist Veronica Ebie.

Other headlining nominees include Kinabuti, Bunmi Ademokoya, Ono Bello, Hakeem Salaam and Frank Edoho for “Fashion Brand of the Year”, “Model of the Year (Female)”, “Fashion Writer/Online Publication of the Year”, “Fashion Photographer of the Year” and “TV Presenter of the Year” respectively.

Below is the full list of categories and nominees.

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR (WEST AFRICA)
1. Jewel By Lisa
2. Tiffany Amber
3. Christie Brown
4. Buki Akib
5. House of Nwocha
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR (SOUTH AFRICA)
1. David Tlale
2. Thula Sindi
3. Clinton Lotter
4. Gavin Rajah
5. Abigail Betz
MODEL OF THE YEAR (FEMALE)
1. Ojy Okpe
2. Emmanuella Chika
3. Imade Ogbewi
4. Bunmi Ademokoya
MODEL OF THE YEAR (MALE)
1. Francis Nwodu (Chinko)
2. Bryan Okwara
3. Kingsley Ushie
4. Victor Kwen
FASHION BRAND OF THE YEAR
1. L’Espace
2. Mai Atafo
3. Kinabuti
4. David Wej
5. Jewel By Lisa
LIFESTYLE BRAND OF THE YEAR
1. Polo
2. The Life House
3. The Play Group
4. Porsche
5. ThisDayStyle
ONLINE PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR
1. Bella Naija
2. Passionistahub
3. Onobello
4. that1960chick
5. LindaIkeji

MOST STYLISH ARTIST (MALE)
1. Darey
2. D’Banj
3. Naeto C
4. WizKid
5. Ice Prince
MOST STYLISH ARTIST (FEMALE)
1. Asa
2. Mo’Cheddah
3. Eva
4. Tiwa Savage
5. Sasha P
MOST STYLISH ACTOR (MALE)
1. Gideon Okeke
2. Ramsey Noah
3. Mike Ezeronye
4. Joseph Benjamin
5. Chris Attoh
MOST STYLISH ACTOR (FEMALE)
1. Genevieve Nnaji
2. Omotola Jalade
3. Rita Dominic
4. Beverly Naya
5. Nse Ikpe Etim
TV SHOW OF THE YEAR
1. Tinsel
2. Project Fame
3. Big Friday Show
4. Nigerian Idol
5. Ultimate Search
TV PRESENTER OF THE YEAR
1. Yvonne ‘Vixen’ Ekwere
2. Eku Edewor/Dolapo Oni
3. Adams Ibrahim
4. Frank Edoho
5. Joseph Benjamin/Adaora Oleh
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR
1. Beat 99.9FM
2. Inspiration 92.3FM
3. Wazobia 95.1FM
4. Traffic Radio 96.1FM
5. Top Radio 90.9FM
ON AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
1. Tolu ‘Toolz’ Oniru
2. Wana Udobang
3. Steve ‘Yaw’ Onu
4. Tosyn Bucknor
5. Olisa Adibua
RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
1. Orchid Bistro
2. Paris Deli
3. Yellow Chilli
4. Pattaya Restaurant
5. Level 7
BAR OF THE YEAR
1. Sip Bar
2. Reeds Bar and Lounge
3. Soul Lounge
4. Likwid Lounge
5. Eddiz Wine Bar
DJ OF THE YEAR
1. DJ Caise
2. DJ Humility
3. DJ Neptune
4. DJ Jimmy Jatt
5. Dj Exclusive
CLUB OF THE YEAR
1. Deuces
2. Auto Lounge
3. Play
4. Soho
5. DV8
HOTEL OF THE YEAR
1. Radisson blu
2. Federal Palace Hotel and Casino
3. Four Points by Sheraton
4. Southern Sun
5. WheatBaker Hotel
FASHION WRITER OF THE YEAR
1. Ono Bello
2. Fatima Garba
3. Ijeoma Ndekwu
4. Ezinne Chinkata
5. Funmi Ibiyode
FASHION STYLIST OF THE YEAR
1. Crystal Deroche
2. Ebun Aboderin
3. Dimeji Alara
4. Bolaji Animashuan
5. Veronica Ebie
MAKE-UP ARTIST OF THE YEAR
1. Lola Maja
2. Seun Omisesa
3. David Onyedike
4. Banke Meshida
5. Jide Adedeji
FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
1. Reze Bonna
2. Hakeem Salaam
3. Kelechi Amadi Obi
4. Yetunde Babaeko
5. Obi Somto
HAIR STYLIST OF THE YEAR
1. Ugo Igbokwe
2. Rita Idehen
3. Debola Falana
4. Shola Laditi
5. Banke Meshida-Lawal
CAR OF THE YEAR
1. BMW X3
2. PORSCHE PANAMERA
3. RANGE ROVER EVOQUE
4. MERCEDES BENZ S CLASS
5. TOYOTA LANDCRUISER

Christened “FAB Night Out”, the FAB Awards is run by a FAB Team of passionate individuals with industry experience and fields ranging from fashion styling, to designing, PR, makeup artistry, fashion photography and journalism. A nomination party usually precede the Awards proper. With renowned brands like Vlisco and Jack Daniels sponsoring this year’s prestigious awards, the event is billed to take place 2nd December  2012 at Landmark Village, Victoria Island Lagos, Nigeria.

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