SYMLAFA to celebrate 58 personalities
By Rosalia David
THE Simply You Magazine Lifestyle and Fashion awards will this year celebrate 58 personalities who have positively and significantly contributed to the creative industry.
The only platform in Namibia that recognises talents that are not of music origin celebrates different personalities such as designers, models, makeup artists and many others every year.
In a press statement, SYMLAFA managing director Helena Ngaifiwa congratulated all the nominees saying that despite the pandemic, nominees have remained focused.
“I would like to applaud everyone in the creative industry who throughout the difficulty of the pandemic continued to work extremely hard and managed to celebrate their craft and talent,” she said.
With the event date drawing closer, Ngaifiwa urges all nominated personalities to dig deeper into their closets to pick the best garment for the night that complements this year’s theme of, ‘Avant-Garde … Wear your art’.
The awards are scheduled to take place at the National Theatre of Namibia in Windhoek on September 26.
Ngaifiwa said, “Award season is upon us and in true SYMLAFA fashion, we are ready to celebrate, create memories and deliver yet another night of absolute magic. September is only a few months away and the award season fever is upon us. SYMLAFA 2020! That is the event; that is the tweet; that is the caption.”
She added that this year’s award ceremony will not only be celebrating different personalities but recognising SYMLAFA’s four years into the fashion and lifestyle business as well.
“Expect the biggest red carpet Namibia has ever seen. We will be sharing more exciting events and news leading up to the crème de la crème of Namibian award season, soon to be continental award season. Fashion, photography, beauty, philanthropy, entertainment – you name it – the arts scene has honestly grown immensely over the three decades.
“It is against this background that a platform like the SYMLAFA was created, in order to celebrate industry creatives, as well as movers and shakers. In 2017 we had the theme ‘Diamonds are forever’, 2018 we brought you ‘Vintage with a touch of glam’, and last year we brought you ‘African royalty: A night with emperors and empresses.”
Ngaifiwa said that the growth of the awards is the result of constant investment and dedication, and the perseverance of those who took it upon themselves to not only establish an identity for Namibian arts, but also to make sure that it reaches its highest potential.