African Australian Fashion Designer and Entrepreneur, Suzan Mutesi, originally from Uganda, was the proud recipient of the “Icon of the Year Award” at the Afro-Australia Music and Movie Awards (AAMMA) on Saturday, 6 September 2014 at the Riverside Theatre in Sydney.
Earlier this year, Suzan launched the Heart of Gold Africa Foundation and raised $2,500 towards an education project for women and children in Uganda. Her work can be seen on her official website: www.suzanmutesi.com
According to the awarding Committee “this award was given to one whose style has made a tremendous impact on fashion, entertainment and culture in Australia and beyond”.
Hosted by Anne Kansiime alongside Pascal Atuma, it was a night of glitz and glamour for Sydney’s African community with performance from artists such as: Adira Belle (X Factor finalist), Mike Champion, Soli Tesema and Thando Sikwila from The Voice.
American Actress Vivica Fox was in attendance and was awarded a ‘lifetime achievement Award’ and Nigerian Actor Ramsey Nouah was a special guest for the soiree.
The mission of the AAMMA is to create an avenue where the African-Australian community can influence and promote their culture, professions and arts to those who identify with it, as well as to the wider Australian population. The organization serves to recognize the outstanding achievements of African-Australian Artists, Fashion Designers and other professionals working within the entertainment industry by generating an event that showcases and honours their talents and expertise.
SALT Magazine applauds the AAMMA initiative to promote and showcase aspiring African Australians in the fashion and entertainment industry.
PHOTOS: Courtesy of Afro Australia Music & Movie Awards