Nineteen (19) Practitioners, Businesses and Brands in Ghana’s Colour Cosmetics Industry were honoured for their excellence in 2018, at the 3rd Ghana Makeup Awards, held this Saturday, May 11th, 2019 at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra.

Accra, Ghana. May 13, 2019: The Ghana Makeup Awards, the Industry Award for the Colour Cosmetics Industry in Ghana, fosters excellence by rewarding and celebrating pioneers, leading professionals and upcoming talent within the industry, as well as businesses and brands contributing to economic growth.

At a beautiful, vibrant and colourful Awards Ceremony held last Saturday, the Organizers and the Advisory Board honoured industry practitioners, businesses and brands. The event was graced by the Special Guest of Honour, Hon. Cynthia Mamle Morrison, Minister for Gender, Children & Social Protection, Ministers of State and other Special Guests and dignitaries from public and private institutions such as the Office of the President, NEIP, YEA, COTVET, GSA, GIPC.

Miss Valerie Lawson emerged as Makeup Artist of the Year; Black Secret Makeup, the Brand of the Year; SO Aesthetic, the Ghanaian Owned Brand of the Year and Juben House of Beauty, Retailer of the Year. The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Cecila Adjei, Senior Lecturer, School of Performing Arts, University of Ghana for her over two decades of service to the industry, while Sandy Osei Agyeman, Founder/CEO, SLID Industries Limited and Dzigbordi Kwaku Dosoo, Founder/CEO, Allure Africa Group were given Honorary Awards.

Speaking on this, Rebecca Donkor, CEO, Makeup Ghana said:

The 3rd Ghana Makeup Awards was a journey over three months, crowned with an event befitting an industry as beautiful and colourful as ours. It is always a satisfying feeling to bring an edition of the Ghana Makeup Awards to successful end.

Congratulations to our Winners, and to all our nominees, thank you for going on this journey with us. We promise to continue to be your partner in getting you to your greatest heights.

In 2019, we urge everyone to work even harder, to be worthy to be nominated and celebrated, during the 4th Ghana Makeup Awards. We are grateful to Cardinal Liqueur, CONE Professional Make-up, Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra, the Ministry of Business Development and the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program for their support

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The full list of our Award Winners for the 3rd Ghana Makeup Awards is as follows:

Makeup Artist of The Year Valerie Lawson (mzl4wson)
Best Special Effects Makeup Artist Nathaniel Amewugah (kruz_k)
Best Editorial Makeup Artist Linda Mensah (blackcherrygh)
Best Bridal Makeup Artist Portia Gyeni-Boateng (cutiebridal_gh)
Best Celebrity Makeup Artist Divine Casey (divinecaseygh)
Most Promising Makeup Artist (Special Effects) Grace Hayfron (ghbeauty_mua)
Most Promising Makeup Artist (Editorial) Zulkarnain Mahmoud (makeupbyzulky)
Most Promising Makeup Artist (Bridal) Regina Ama Dumah (reggies_makeovers)
Retailer of The Year Juben House of Beauty
School of The Year 2nd Image International Skills College
Ghanaian Owned Brand of The Year SO Aesthetic
Product of The Year Colorbox Cosmetics Melanin Glow
Skincare Product of The Year Hamamat African Beauty Golden Shea Butter
Brand of The Year Black Secret Makeup
Blog of The Year Jessica Owusu-Ansah (Jes Iscah)
Vlog of The Year Bervlyn Naa Lomoley Lomotey (Lerny Lomotey)
Most Glamorous Celebrity Selly Galley
Excellence in Makeup Photography Prince Raymond Ohemeng (chocolate_shot_it)
Excellence in Hair Styling Sheyi Adebayo (kushbytaylar)
Lifetime Achievement Cecilia Adjei


About Ghana Makeup Awards

The Ghana Makeup Awards is an annual industry award for the Makeup and Beauty Industry aimed at fostering excellence, by rewarding and celebrating pioneers, leading professionals and upcoming talent within the industry, as well as businesses and brands who are contributing to economic growth.

About Makeup Ghana

Makeup Ghana is a social enterprise creating a unifying platform for stakeholders in the emerging and fast-growing beauty industry in Ghana. The goal is to bring together makeup professionals, makeup brands, beauty retailers and fashion & beauty content creators in Ghana, under one umbrella, to propel the industry forward.

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