WOTC Magazine hosted the inspirational awards ceremony at the Berkeley Hotel Knightsbridge, celebrating its strong community of female entrepreneurs and leaders.
Guests at the Awards ceremony included BBC Africa new senior reporter Joice Etutu who also won the arising star award. Model Eunice Olumide, Amber Le Bon, Sharon Gaffka, Chloe Brockett, Jess Gale, Eve Gale, Francesca Allen, Tim Campbell MBE, the new co-host of The BBC Apprentice, Hayley McQueen, Broadcaster at Sky Sports, Victoria Baker-Harber, Radio Presenter Zoe Hardman and Sophie Stanbury, Laura Pradelska, Game of Thrones.
In editor-in-chief, Phadria Prendergast’s words, the magazine wanted to use this opportunity to renew its commitment to championing women and giving a platform to those who are rarely heard and not often seen, through the initiative of The New Faces Awards.
Notable guests included the Fagbenle brothers and video director Daps, who has produced incredible music and videos for artists such as Naira Marley, Davido, Jay Z, Drake, Chris Brown, T Pain, Ms Banks to name a few.
Luti Fagbenle, the producer of Channel 4’s High Life featuring DJ Cuppy Otedola, was also in attendance, who has produced music videos for some of the greats such as Jay Z and Beyonce?. Actor Denola Grey and Actress of Bulletproof, Vanessa Vanderpuye, were also present at the event.
“I’ve been to award shows all over the world but this is definitely one of the best organised and classiest nights I’ve ever been to in my life.” – Flex God Daps, video director
British Vogue’s former editor in chief, Alexandra Shulman, Trish Halpin, former editor in chief of Marie Claire came together for a panel titled ‘Sending the Ladder Down’, in an inspirational and heart-warming conversation, breaking apart the stereotypes of rivalry between women’s magazines.
The Awards are dedicated to the myriad of achievements from everyday women, whilst recognising their positive contributions to community, and double up as a celebration of female leadership, recognising inspirational women with an established track record of success.
Categories & Nominees
1. Business of the Year
2. Woman of the Year
3. Female Artist of the Year
4. Emerging Beauty Brand
5. Emerging Fashion Brand
6. Sustainable Brand of the Year
7. Pre-Loved Brand of the Year
8. Beauty Product or Service of the Year 9. New Face of the Year
10. Agency of the Year
11. Community Leader of the Year
12. Achievement Award
13. Man of the Year
14. Creative of the Year
15. Rising Star Award
16. Game Changer Award
17. Icon Award
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