Made-In-Rwanda’s best and brightest gathered at Onomo Hotel to receive awards in an event organized by East African Youth Development Agency in a bid to recognize individuals, companies and institutions that have contributed to the country’s economic growth by creating and promoting Rwanda’s domestic products, both locally and internationally.
The awards were given out in ten competitive categories, with five special recognition awards for Lifestyle, Fashion, and Innovation.
During the selection, 60% of votes were from the net while the remaining 40% were to be given by a special panel of judges. Another category was the people’s Choice, which involved a person who was voted most from the public.
Notable public figures from entertainment and media were found at the event. Yannick Mukunzi, a player from Rayon Sports was awarded as ‘Best Fashionable Male Celebrity, Songbird Knowless Butera was awarded as ‘Best Fashionable Female Celebrity’ while DJ Pius was awarded for making the ’Fashionable music video of the year’.
Kamanzi Uwizera Gloria who spoke in the name of the organizers said that the event was organized in a way of encouraging the young & creative minds of Rwanda, and use the event as an opportunity to promote Rwanda’s products, both locally and internationally.
“The Made-in-Rwanda awards will be an annual event, as a way of expressing gratitude towards those who promote ‘Made-In-Rwanda’ products.” Kamanzi Uwizera Gloria said
2018 Made-in-Rwanda Awards winners
Best Fashionable Female Celebrity: Knowless Butera
Best Fashionable Male Celebrity: Yannick Mukunzi
Best Fashion Video: “Wabulilawa”- DJ Pius
Best Female Model: Djazira Munyaneza
Best Male Model: Sekamana Eric
Best Creative Fashion Designer: Tanga Designs
Best Local Fashion House: Moshions
People’s Choice: Makeup artist - Fancy Liner
Best Fashion Promoters: Rwanda Culture Fashion
Best Hair Stylish: Mirror Salon
Best Makeup Artist: ASM
Best Photographer: Luqman Mahoro
Best Fashion Boutique: Masha Boutique
Best Showbiz Show: Sunday Night