About Us

African Fashion and Arts Award Logo

African Fashion & Arts Award “AFAA"

The impact of African youth on the continent’s cultural and economic landscape can not be overstated. With their creative talents and entrepreneurial spirit, they have helped to promote African culture and diversity, creating employment opportunities and generating revenue for the continent. The entertainment industry, which includes music, film, fashion, and art, has become a major driver of economic growth in many African countries, with young people at the forefront of this movement. Their contributions have also helped to attract foreign investments and boost tourism, further fueling economic growth on the continent.

The African Fashion and Arts Award (AFAA) is an event designed to recognize and celebrate the creativity of young Africans in various verticals of the creative industries. AFAA is committed to driving economic development through fashion and arts, creating opportunities and platforms for emerging fashion entrepreneurs, creative visual artists, models, writers, poets, photographers, graphic designers, sculptors, podcasters, and more.

In 2022, AFAA received several endorsements from established Nigerian Government Ministries, Departments, Agencies, and Cooperations, which granted Nigeria the hosting rights for AFAA-2022 and 2023.

The 2022 event was held in five different venues in Abuja and welcomed participants from Ghana, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Turkey, Côte D’Ivoire, Lebanon, and different parts of Nigeria.

AFAA-2023 presents a new experience and opportunities for all participants, merging fashion, arts, and technology.



AFAA’s mission is to reward and celebrate fashion and art creatives, encouraging both established and emerging Africans in the sector towards capacity building for self-reliance, and overall improvement of the African continent’s GDP growth and employment opportunities.

Afaa Mantra

“Rewarding and Celebrating Creativity”


To see the African fashion and arts sector become a global focus, promoting African designs and crafts to a global audience, promoting African cities and tourism, and enhancing intra-African trade and business relationships.