Sponsored by Instagram, Netflix and Adidas, this year’s Guap Gala was the ticket of the season. With the stage set at the historical Natural History Museum, Guap Gala celebrated creative excellence by exhibiting and awarding creatives across 21 categories.
In case you’re unfamiliar with Guap, the Black-owned magazine recently developed into a creative agency for brands and events — and was founded seven years ago with a view to showcase emerging, underrepresented and creative talent in London.
On a buzzing red carpet, guests sported elaborate fairytale & folklore-inspired garments. Looks included gold suits of armour, bedazzled garments, intricate embroidery, feathered durags, and cowrie shell suits. And amongst the performers were Jamilah Barry, Kojey Radical, Jvck James, and Daya Soul’s choir.
The awards given out included Content Creator, Podcast of the Year, Next in Music, Next in Film, Hustler/Entrepreneur of the year, Model and more.
Here are the winners for each category:
Best In Glam: Winner Bernicia Boateng
Model Of The Year: Winner Kai Isaiah Jamal
Stylist Of The Year: Winner Toni Blaze
Presenter Of The Year: Winner Henrie Kwushue
Online Show Of The Year: Winner Does the Shoe Fit
Creative Business Of The Year (SPONSORED BY SQUARESPACE): Winner DLT
Social Platform of the Year: Winner Chop Daily
Music Artists to Watch: Winner Flo
Actor to Watch 2022 (SPONSORED BY NETFLIX): Winner Precious Mustapha
Visual Artist of the Year: Winner Shaquille Aaron Keith
Podcast of the Year: Winner Cocktails and Takeaways
Photographer of the Year: Winner By Nwaka
Industry Professional of the Year Winner Ginelle Appau
Fashion Brand of the Year: Winner Daily Paper
DJ of the Year: Winner Donch Deejay
Dance of the Year: Winner Its Just Nife
Cultural Hero of the Year: Winner Kwajo Housing
Content Creator of the Year (Supported by Instagram): Winner Munya Chawawa
Writer of the Year: Winner Nadine White
Director of the Year: Winner Gabriel Moses
Legacy Award: Winner Jamal Edwards
Presented posthumously to Jamal Edwards, the Legacy award is the first of its kind. His cultural significance, continuing impact on young people across the country, and the number of people he has inspired are immeasurable.