Tuesday, May 23, 2023

The Eternal Fathers Awards (EFAs) held its maiden media launch Thursday last at the Audi Showroom on Oxford Road.

Established in 2022 by TV presenter Anna Smith, the EFAs is an annual grand occasion aimed at reshaping the generally negative perception of Jamaican fathers. The event aspires to showcase inspiring stories of exemplary male parenting in Jamaica, which will in turn influence the next generation of fathers.

The by-invitation-only event featured the unveiling of a life-size replica of the Aabé (Swahili word for father) trophy; which will be presented to the Fathers of the Year from eight categories — Marcus Garvey Award for Community Leadership/The Community Hero; Sam Sharpe Award for Exemplary Fathers of Children with a Disability; Sam Sharpe Award for Exemplary Fathers with a Disability; Paul Bogle Award for Mentorship/Development of Young Men; Ashley Smith Award for Religious Service; Best Fatherhood Moment Captured by Photograph; Best Fatherhood Moment Captured on Video; Parish Champion Father — and a performance by reggae singer Duane Stephenson. Alhambra Inn provided tasty bites while Old Tavern introduced guests to its wine portfolio. Audi Jamaica was the evening's presenting sponsor.

Page 2 rolls out more highlights of the event and reminds readers to Save The Date, Sunday, June 18, 2023, for the gala/awards ceremony to be held at the AC Hotel Kingston.

[ESTABLISHING SHOT] (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
<strong id="strong-1217596ca145b90cff848344fe6e8852">NO SIBLINGRIVALRY </strong>- The brother and sister duo of David and Alicia Steele, operators of Licia Creative Digital Media Agency, were also present for the EFAs media launch. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
<strong id="strong-562ac513e295c3e793cf15b31d047934">DEUX OF AKIND</strong> - EFAs concierges Candice Williams (left) and Dr Cheser Adams rocked green velvet numbers.(Photo: Karl Mclarty)
<strong id="strong-a2b2b5cd4b7f73fb256ec470970dc7f4">STATEMENTSIN BLACK -</strong> Superintendent of Police Garfield Taylor and his attorney-at-law wife Lecia-Gaye Taylor made it a date night in black ensembles.(Photo: Karl Mclarty)
<strong id="strong-5ec91da64d1d06740ac973388975140d">SHUTTERHAPPY</strong> - Vlogger Russhaine "Dutty Berry" Berry snapped an 'ussie' with Danielle Hall, executive assistant at Bresheh. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
<strong id="strong-ab90941d44636cb011b59083bb108977">WELCOMETO THETAVERN</strong> - Old Tavern CEO Renaldo Lewis (left) and Jason Hendricks, VP of business development at Old Tavern, were on hand to introduce their wines to attendees. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
<strong id="strong-0bdbc66a29816cbdb3e2c00db9f7456b">IT’S ELECTRIC!</strong> - Audi Jamaica sales executives (from left) Andre McNaughton, Detory Drummond, ChannaKay Walker, Nastashia Mitchell and Eric Smith paused to face the shutterbug alongside the Audi e-tron.(Photo: Karl Mclarty)
<strong id="strong-15ef8b2a57eaa5c60dbd28fd16af0a30">LAVENDER DREAMS </strong>- EFAs conceptualiser Anna Smith, posing beside the Aabé, made a stylish statement in a knitted dress and platform heels from FSJ. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)

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