By Eunice Hilda Ampomah, GNA
GNA, Accra, Sept. 7, GNA - HMD Global, the home of Nokia Phones, boosted the country’s fashion industry with innovative smartphone features at the just ended glamorous awards ceremony in Accra.
It was a night of glamour at the Glitz Style awards with extraordinary creative talents in Ghana and across the African continent as designers styled their clients in attractive clothes on the red carpet.
This year’s award ceremony, which came off in Accra, sought to strengthen the growing fashion industry by establishing, developing and promoting international industry standards in the country.
The Nokia phones manufacturer, has a range of smartphones featuring striking designs, particularly the Nokia 7Plus, which combines innovative imaging capabilities and powerful performance; a key requirement fashion enthusiasts seek and are able to experience first-hand.
Mr Olumide Balogun, Head of Marketing at HMD Global, West and Central Africa, said: “We believe that the fashion industry flourishes on innovation, and as a company that thrives on innovation, we are proud to be partners of this year’s glitzy occasion. At HMD Global, we believe our smartphones are vital tools enhancing the productivity and innovative lifestyles of the fashion industry”.
He said HMD Global was inspired to partner Glitz Africa because they believe there’s a strong connection between innovation, as embodied by their Nokia smartphones and the growth of the fashion industry.
Some celebrities who experienced the sleek Nokia 7 plus acknowledged the bothie feature of the phone, which enables the user to take both a front and back photo at the same time.
Mr Gilbert Asante, one of Ghana’s finest fashion photographers was crowned the best fashion photographer beating two other nominees.
The best fashion photographer is set to receive a sleek Nokia 7Plus expected to enhance his innovation and productivity working in the creative industry.
Some creative personalities who exceled in their field of endeavours and received awards included, Joselyn Dumas; best dressed celebrity on the red carpet, Velma Owusu Bempah of Velma’s Accessories, the accessories designer of the year, and Kelvin Vincent who won stylist designer of the year.
Other personalities rewarded for their remarkable fashion sense were, Nathaniel Attoh; media personality of the year, Ms Zynnell Zuh; best dressed celebrity on the red carpet, and Ms Lharley Lhartey, a young Ghanaian woman who has a passion for fashion and hopes to make Ghana proud with her beauty and high fashion sense, as the rising star influencer of the year.
Honouree awards were also presented to Emmanuel Kojo Mensah; business executive of the year, and Juliet Ibrahim as Glitz Africa Magazine Style Influencer.
The event saw nominees from different sectors of the entertainment industry including actors and actresses, fashion designers, social media activities, and musicians dressed in colourful and fashionable outfits as per the norm of the fashion event.