SYMLAFA 2020, Wear Your Art
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.
The fourth of its nature, SYMLAFA 2020 will be celebrating the arts, entertainment and fashion industry for the great achievements and growth.
As you know by now, the SYM team always makes sure that the awards are accompanied by the biggest, most glamorous red carpet.
This year we celebrate our personalities under the theme ‘Avant-Garde … Wear your art’.
The awards are scheduled for September 2020 and we are returning to where it all started, the National Theatre of Namibia.
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 grown immensely over the three decades.
This growth is the result of the 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.
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’. Last year we brought you ‘African royalty: A night with emperors and empresses’.
We are happy to confirm that we are continuing our partnership with the Namibia Broadcasting Corporation.
We also humbly with the utmost gratitude thank Coca-Cola and NWR for being our official sponsors for our 2020 awards.
More sponsors will be announced in due course.
ABOUT THE THEME THIS YEAR
Radical, new experimental and unorthodox approach to art, this is what Avant-Garde is all about.
This year we are asking all our attendees to wear your art, a fusion of fashion and modern day art. We want to see the aesthetics and innovation.
SYMLAFA2020 Nominees are: Christian Stiedbahl, Claudio Photographer, Francis Photo Studio,
Legitmedia, Delila Katanga, Tanya Radzwa, Ndapewa Ambambi, Whilzahn Dubz, Mathew Kapofi,
Skrypt Music, Maldine Kushikulesha, Marsblokkers, Kova Nam, Mohenn, Amana Designs, Djodjo
Bomassa, Mmoloki Samoca, Herman Hausiku, Saint Angelo, Makeup by Taimi, Christie Van Zyl,
Prestige Beauty by Nancy, Andrea’s Beauty Studio, Martin Pombili, Mitch Comedian, Mark
Kariahuua, Namibian Girl Humour, Channique Rabe, ST Key Fashions, Sirenga, Yamwe, Woven,
Twinfluencers, Namibian Mom & Kid, Ndapanda, Gabriel Moonde, Aina Kweyo, Anne Hambuda,
Denzel Mupunga, Keanu M, Herman Hausiku, Mekenificent, Omanii Hapulile, Johanna Swartbooi, Chelsi Shikongo, Michelle M.K, Mellisa, Yverischka, Miles Meroro, Aubrey, Talah Hashipala, MN Creations, Honey Cassie, Pinstripe Hippy, Proud by Pewa, Ingo Shanyenge, and Helao by Deon.
This year we celebrate 58 personalities, having our biggest category “Favorite fashion designer of the year” with 6 nominees for the first time and TV personalities nominated according to the shows they host on IGTv. The nominees were selected through an online entry process, and special rights were given to fans to enter on behalf of their favorite personalities.
Manager director Helena Ngaifiwa added that she would like to take this time 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. In conclusion, SYMLAFA2020 will adhere to all the rules and regulations put in place by the World Health Organization and the Namibian government.
SYMLAFA2020 is proudly sponsored by;