Head Turning: Afro Hair Awards Makes A Debut


Afro Hair Awards, a result of the partnership between MoSound Events and Hair Hub was created to celebrate the creative genius of artists in Kenya’s hair industry. The partnership charged MoSound Events with project managing, producing and providing technical solutions.

The first event of its kind, producing the Afro Hair Awards came with its own set of challenges and skills gained over the years proved useful in deciding how best to incorporate all the elements that make for successful awards. We broke down the event into two sequential parts; the prejudging event and the awards gala.

The prejudging event was held at M-Studios. The stage set up was created to allow stylists and hair artists showcase their talent by working on models, under the watchful eye of a judging panel  selected from the top most specialists in the country. The panel would hold the name of the winners in each category till the next day when they would be announced in a ceremony.

The gala awards was held at Intercontinental Hotel’s Mara Ballroom. With only a few hours to set up, out technical team set to the task of bringing to life, the blueprints provided by the stage creatives team. The trick was to encompass a runway in a normal stage. A clever arrangement of the daylight screens, lighting system and a sound system that covered for the acoustics of the big room came in handy.

The end result was the seamless flow of a catwalk session, the awarding of winners and a cocktail. The success of the event left both the organisers and participants looking forward to next year’s event!

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