Stonebwoy, Medikal, Efya, Joeslyn Dumas, Adjetey Anang, others nominated

MzVee and Sima Brew also earned nominations at the IARA Awards 2018.

Actress Joselyn Dumas earned three nominations and actor Adjetey Anang had one nomination in the "Best International Actor" category for his impressive role in drama film "Sidechic Gang".

Stonebwoy and Efya earned a nomination each in the "Best African Music Artiste" category, MzVee earned two nominations and Medikal, on the other hand, earned two nominations.

Zylofon Arts Club's Fashion Designer, Sima Brew earned a nomination in the "Best Female Fashion Designer" category.


International Achievement Recognition Awards confers, highlight outstanding talents, laudable initiatives and recognise the hard work of those in Theatre, Music, Film/TV and the Fashion industry.

The IARA was founded in 2014, aimed at recognising artiste across the Art and Entertainment industry, for Excellence, Inclusion, Diversity, Equality, and Innovations. IARA, acknowledge role models who have excelled within their respective industries and have put foundation in place for continued success and expansion.

See the full list of nominees below.

1. BEST ACTOR David Tennant (Don Juan in Soho)John Boyega (Star Wars:The Last Jedi)Chris Attoh (Swing)Jack Perry Jones (Bang)Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out)Vijay Joseph (Mersal)Zack Morris (Eastenders)Jamie Lomas (Hollyoaks)2. BEST ACTRESS Laura Donnelly (Ferryman)Joselyn Dumas (Potato Potahto)Jenna Coleman (Victoria)Pearl Thusi (Quantico)Tupelo Dorgu (Bread & Roses)Hayley Tamaddon (Eaten by Lions)Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth)Gemma Chan (Transformer:The Last Knight)3. BEST YOUNG ACTOR John Boyega (Star Wars;The Last Jedi)Rupert Grint (Snatch)Danny Miller (Emmerdale)Alfred Enoch (How to get away with Murder)Kevin Leslie (The Code)Zack Morris (Eastenders)Daniel Kaluuya (Black Panther)Rob Mallard (Coronation Street)4. BEST YOUNG ACTRESS Nathalie Emmanuel (Fast & Furious 8)Thuso Mbedu (Shuga)Stefanie Martini (Prime Suspect)Zynelluh Zuh (Deranged)Regina Daniels (Land of Slaves)Emily Irene VanCamp (The Resident)Sophie Austin (Moving On)Kate Davies Speak (Knights of the Damned)5. BEST MALE ARTIST Louis TomilinsonDavidoMichael DappahPeter Okoye Mr PBread BoiIhab AmirSheku Kanneh-MasonGeorge Ezra6. BEST FEMALE ARTIST Jorja SmithTallia StormSimiSouhila Ben LachhabStefflon DonNatasha BeddingfieldJessie JAnne Marie7. BEST YOUNG MALE ARTIST Billy LockettDonel MangenaB YoungMichael DapaahLewis CapaldiRussell JonesIsaiah DreadsDan Owen8. BEST YOUNG FEMALE ARTIST Louisa JohnsonCarly PaoliHaidy MoussaSimiLucy KaneDione BroomfieldBe CharlotteRina Sawayama9. BEST MALE FASHION DESIGNER 2018 David KomaMai AtafoMark PowellGert Johan CoetzeeLeo AlmodalOswald Boateng10. BEST FEMALE FASHION DESIGNER Alice TemperleyToyin LawaniBassma BousselSima BrewPaula KnorrMary Katrantzou11. BEST INTERNATIONAL FEMALE ARTIST Justine SkypeSouhila Ben LachhabNiniolaSalma RachidLiraAngeline QuintoMzveeAngun12. BEST INTERNATIONAL MALE ARTIST DavidoMohamed AbbasLa FouineDiamond PlatnumzPeter Okoye Mr PMedikalBlack CoffeeCassper Nyovest13. BEST AFRICAN MUSIC ARTIST SautisolEfyaMedikalLiraNasty CLay LizzyStonebwoyNsoki Neto14. BEST EMERGING ACTOR Ned Porteous (Emerdale)Kevin Leslie (The Code)Tom Socks (Giantsland)Josh Wichard – (The Case Of The Frightened Lady)Tom Holland (Spider Man Homecoming)Lloyds Everitt (Sugar)Anthonio Aakeel (Eaten by Lions)Reis Bruce (Doctors)15. BEST EMERGING ACTRESS Mandip Gill (Love, Lies & Record)Ionica Adriana (Aladdin)Molly Windsor (Threegirls)Lucie Shorthouse(Everybody’s Talking About Jamie)Anna Shaffer (Hollyoaks)Simona Brown (Kiss Me First)Lara Goddison (Random Acts; When Voices Unites)Daisy May Head (Gilfriends)16. BEST INTERNATIONAL ACTRESS Joselyn Dumas (Potato Potahto)Amel Bouchoucha (Ahl Al Gharam)Omotola Jalade (Alter Ego)Pearl Thusi (Quantico)Wema Sepetu (Heaven Sent)Tatiana Maslany (Drunk History)17. BEST INTERNATIONAL ACTOR Joshua Jackson (Children of a Lesser God)Kenneth Okolie (The Royal Hibiscus Hotel)Vjay Joseph (Mersal)Adjetey Anang (Side Chick Gang)Khumbulani Kay Sabiya (Agent)Taim Hasan (El Heba El Awda)18. BEST MALE TV PRESENTER Reggie YatesCraige WildeMatt JohnsonAndi PetersMap MaponyaneGethin Jones19. BEST FEMALE TV PRESENTER Ferne MccannBonang MathebaFrancesca ChillemiStephanie CokerLisa CannonScarlette Moffatt20. BEST MALE STAGE PERFORMER John McCrea (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie)Simon Anthony Rhoden (Kinky Boots)Andrew Scott (Hamlet)Jamael Westman (Hamilton)Jay Perry (Motown)Obioma Ugoala (Hamilton)21.BEST FEMALE STAGE PERFORMER Rachelle Ann (Hamilton)Asmeret Ghebremichael (Dreamgirls)Andrienne Warren (Tina Turner Musical)Amy Lennox (Kinky Boots)Kimmy Edwards (Dreamgirls)Christine Allado (Hamilton)22. BEST INDEPENDENT MAGAZINE 1Granary MagazineDansk MagazineRion MagazineMetal MagazineGlitz MagazineFlux MagazineNMB MagazineFuse Magazine23. BEST DIRECTOR Armando Iannucci (The Death of Stalin)Rungano Nyoni (I am a Witch)William Oldroyd (Lady Macbeth)Patrick Ryder (The Code)Lynne Ramsey (You Were Never Really Here)Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk)Sam Mendes (The Ferryman)Haifaa Al – Masour (Mary Shelley)24. BEST MEDIA PERSONALITY Bear CruylisMo AbuduBonang MathebaJoey EssexAlison HammondJoselyn DumasAmy GarciaHayley Tamaddon


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