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Announced at Precious Lifestyle Awards 2018


Content Team

Published on July 27, 2018

Held at Google’s headquarters in Central London, the inaugural Precious Lifestyle Awards saw some of the most creative British women of colour awarded for their enterprise.

The diverse range of finalists included months-old start-up entrepreneurs, women challenging the status quo and mothers with their children in tow. Each one reflecting excellence from across the creative sectors from hair and beauty, literature and podcast to fitness and innovation.

Hosted by columnist and blogger Lisa Bent, the event began with an opening speech from publicist turned author, Jessica Huie MBE, who spoke about the importance of staying connected to one’s purpose setting the tone of what would be an empowering evening full of magical moments that echoed the sentiments of both womanhood and sisterhood.

Special guests presenting the awards included Precious Lifestyle awards judges Keysha Davis, editor of Black Hair magazine, broadcasting queen, Angie Greaves, PR & Communications consultant, Iola C. Williams and Analytical Storyteller, Suki Fuller.

Precious Lifestyle Awards founder, Foluke Akinlose MBE commented:

“Huge congratulations to all our winners. The success of the event is a testament to the creativity, talent, and innovation that exists among British women of colour.”

Women of colour are some of the most creative individuals in the world yet so often their stories, brands and products are overlooked. It’s an honour to champion these achievements and share these wonderfully rich, success stories. I look forward to growing this new strand of the PRECIOUS family.”

And the winners for the Precious Lifestyle Awards 2018 are…

Must Read of the Year sponsored by Literally PR –

The Brighton Mermaid by Dorothy Koomson

Fitness Queen of the Year –

Kelechi Okafor

The Ravishing Skincare Award –

The Afro Hair & Skin Co.

Yum in my Tum Award –

Tokunbo’s Kitchen

Radiant Health Product of the Year –


Fab Accessories Brand of the Year –

Love YaaYaa

The Happy Hair Brand Award –

Nylah Naturals

Podcast of the Year –

Black Magic Podcast

Fabulous Salon of the Year –

Radiant London Salon

Social Butterfly of the Year sponsored by Everyday Froday –

Candice Brathwaite

The Innovation Award –

Natural Nubian Dolls

We encourage you to check out these award-winning brands and support them where possible.