D’Modella Modeling Agency, a registered modeling agency in Sierra Leone, successfully organized the 3rd annual “Salone Fashion Awards” on May 13, 2023, at the new City Hall Auditorium.

The event attracted numerous Sierra Leone entertainers from various sectors of the entertainment industry, adding to its grandeur.

Esther Yeanoh Kamara, the CEO of D’Modella, described the Salone Fashion Awards as a celebration of models, designers, pageant kings and queens, makeup artists, photographers, tourism, culture, and lifestyle within and beyond Sierra Leone.

She emphasized that the event aims to bring out the artistic qualities of creative individuals, recognizing and encouraging their focus.

The primary objective of this event was to unlock the potential of deserving models and celebrities, acknowledging their past and present contributions to the fashion and design industries in Sierra Leone.

Esther highlighted the employment opportunities this would create, the promotion of tourism, and the positive impact on national development and cultural exchange programs through fashion.

D’Modella Modeling Agency, established by Miss Esther Yeanoh Kamara, serves as a platform to promote the modeling and fashion industry in Sierra Leone, focusing on ecotourism and empowering the youth through various programs and events.

Miss Esther Yeanoh Kamara is a social worker, beauty queen, model, activist, and procurement officer. She has proudly represented Sierra Leone in two international pageants, namely Miss Supranational and Miss Landscapes International.

Her outstanding performance led her to secure a place as a top-seven finalist among 41 other competing countries, hoisting the green, white, and blue flag high.

Here is the comprehensive list of winners at this year’s Salone Fashion Awards: