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Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards 2017: Here’s the full list of nominees




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Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards

The 2017 Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards (ASFA) list of nominees was released on Wednesday via Facebook live. The live broadcast was hosted by ASFA founder Brian Ahumuza, media personality Bettinah Tianah, and renowned model scout Joram Muzira.

The nomination process opened on 7th September 2017, lasting for a month and concluding on 6th October 2017. The public’s bid carried an influence of 35% on the final list, leaving the other 65% to an experienced panel of Judges consisting of Africa’s biggest fashion influencers.

Winners will be announced at an award gala slated for December 8 at the Kampala Serena Hotel.

Check out the full list of nominees below:

Fashion designer of the year (Uganda)

1. Ras Kasozi
2. Fatuma Asha
3. Anita Beryl
4. Sham Tyra
5. Joe Malaika

Fashion Designer of the Year(Africa)

1. Eric Raisina (Madagascar)
2. Maki oh (Nigeria)
3. Sheria Ngowi (Tanzania)
4. Zeddie Loky (Kenya)
5. Quiteria and George (South Africa)

Female Model of the year (Africa)

1. Shanelle Nyasiase (Kenya)
2. Opeyemi Awoyemi (Nigeria)
3. Giannina Oteto (Kenya)
4. Aminat Ayinde (Nigeria)

Female model of the year(Uganda)

1. Anyola Anyon Asola
2. Angelo Keji Sarah
3. Aliet Sarah
4. Ayak Veronica

Male Model of the year(Uganda)

1. Paul Bradley
2. Troy Elimu
3. Danny Mbabazi
4. Mushema Housen

Male model of the year ( Africa)

1. Toyin Oyeneye (Nigeria)
2. Dave J. Kabamba (Congo)
3. Kwen Maye (Kenya- Nigeria)
4. Pabz Nasius (South Africa)

Make-up artist of the year(Uganda)

1. Mona Faces
2. Nahya Shero
3. Imani Makeup
4. Faith Presh
5. Derrick Ssekamate

Make-up artist of the year (Africa)

1. Marco Louis (South Africa)
2. Anita Brows (Nigeria)
3. Kangai Mwiti (Kenya)
4. Nancy Blaq (Ghana)
5. NYW makeup(Angola)

Hairstylist of the year(Uganda)

1. Grace Warren
2. Hair by Zziwa
3. Nambuusi Maureen
4. Freddie

Hair Stylist Of the Year(Africa)

1. Saadique Ryklief (south Africa)
2. Corrine Muthoni (Kenya)
3. Saul Juma (Kenya)
4. Ncumisa Mimi Duma (South Africa)

Fashion Photographer of the year

1. Oscar Ntege
2. Oneal Mujjumbura
3. Fred Bugembe
4. Daville
5. Mohsen Taha

Fashion Photographer of the year(Africa)

1. Rezebonna (South Africa)
2. Kudzai King (Zimbabwe)
3. Trevor Stuurman (South Africa)
4. Shawn Kieffer (Tanzania- South Africa)
5. Kuyoh Photography (Kenya)

Stylist of the year(Uganda)

1. Tazibone Solomon
2. Abbas Kaijuka
3. Mavo Kampala
4. Tinah Brad

Stylist of the year(Africa)

1. Swanky Jerry (Nigeria)
2. Brian Babu (Kenya)
3. Chuck Mbevo (Angola)
4. Kwena Baloyi (South Africa)
5. Reinhard Mahalie (Namibia)

Fashion blogger/ Writer of the year(Uganda)

1. Amarachi Grace
2. Lamic Kirabo
3. Samson Baranga
4. Gloria Haguma
5. Satisfashion UG
6. Shalom Nicolette

Fashion Blogger/Writer of the year(Africa)

1. Ono Bello (Nigeria)
2. Silvia Njoki (Kenya)
3. Joy Kendi (Kenya)
4. Ghana fashion marketing (Ghana)

Most stylish/Dressed celebrity (Female) Uganda

1. Natasha Sinayobye
2. Sylvia Namutebi
3. Crystal Newman
4. Judith Heard
5. Pherrie Kimbugwe

Most Stylish/dressed celebrity( Female) Africa

1. Nana Akua Addo (Ghana)
2. Toke Makinwa (Nigeria)
3. Moozlie (South Africa)
4. ilwad Elman(Somalia)
5. Lulu Michael (Tanzania)

Most Stylish/dressed celebrity (Male) Uganda

1. Aleecool
2. Zipper Atafo
3. Dj Roja& slick stuart
4. Alex Muhangi
5. Adams Ddumba

Most Stylish/dressed celebrity (Male) Africa

1. Aphrican Ape( Dami Olatunde) (Nigeria)
2. Idris Sultan (Tanzania)
3. Toosweet Annan (Ghana)
4. Emmanuel Ikubese (Nigeria)

Most Stylish male Artiste (Uganda)

1. Hanson Baliruno
2. Fik Fameica
3. Ykee Benda
4. B2C
5. Bebe Cool
6. Exodus

Most stylish male artiste (Africa)

1. Mr. Eazi (Ghana)
2. Wizkid (Nigeria)
3. Runtown (Nigeria)
4. Sauti sol (Kenya)
5. Riky Rick (South Africa)

Most stylish female artiste (Uganda)

1. Desire Luzinda
2. Nina Roz
3. Lydia Jazmine
4. Sheebah
5. Spice Diana

Most stylish female artiste (Africa)

1. Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
2. Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
3. Nsoki Neto (Angola)
4. Nadia Nakai (South Africa)
5. Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania)

Best Styled/Fashionable music video of the year (uganda)

1. Stylo – Vinka
2. Am still here – Julianna
3. Wololo- David Lutaalo
4. Jubilation- Eddy Kenzo
5. The way- Sheebah

Best styled/ Fashionable music video of the year (Africa)

1. Love portion – Mafikizolo
2. Juice-Ycee & Maleek Berry
3. Mad over you – Runtown
4. Particular – Dj Maphorisa
5. love again – C4 Pedro ft Sauti sol

Best dressed female media personality (Uganda)

1. Malaika Nnyanzi
2. Bettinah Tianah
3. Judithiana
4. Deedan Muyira
5. Maria Kibalizi

Best dressed female media personality (Africa)

1. Anita Nderu (South Africa)
2. Stephanie Coker (Nigeria)
3. Nomzamo (South Africa)
4. Vimbai (Zimbawe)

Best dressed male media personality (Africa)

1. katleho Sinivasan (South Africa)
2. Uti Nwachukwu (Nigeria)
3. jamal Gaddafi (Kenya)
4. George Ndirangu (Rwanda)
5. Denola Grey (Nigeria)

Best dressed male media personality (Uganda)

1. Joel Khamadi
2. Solomon Serwanja
3. Denzel Mwiyeretsi
4. Edwin Musiime
5. Calvin the entertainer

Male Fashionista of the year (Uganda)

1. Abduz Spot
2. Handsome Allanlee
3. Ricky Mugenyi
4. Jacob Home of gents
5. Anthony kays

Male Fashionista of the year (Africa)

1. Eddie Kirindo (Kenya)
2. Noble Igwe (Nigeria)
3. Prince Thabiso Mkhize (South Africa)
4. Josef Adamu (Nigeria)
5. Sir Abner (South Africa)

Female Fashionista of the year(Uganda)

1. Sasha Ferguson
2. Aaron Hilson
3. Cynthia Nakiranda
4. Sandrah Lexy
5. Rashidah Mwiza(miss Shee)

Female Fashionista Of the year (Africa)

1. Stefani Roma (Kenya)
2. Sharon Ojong (Nigeria)
3. Antonia Shinana (Namibia)
4. Didi Olomide (Congo)
5. Hamisa Mobeto (Tanzania)

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Selector Jay releases his first ever song



Selector Jay

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Selector Jay, one of Uganda’s longest serving deejays, appears to be tired of being in the shadow of musicians and now wants to share in their spotlight. This comes after the disc jockey decided to venture into active music.

Selector Jay has kicked off this new adventure with a bang, teaming up with big weights in the industry on his first project.

He has released his first ever song entitled “Formula” on which he features Ugandan singer Sheebah Karungi and Ghanaian star Magnom.

Sources close to the deejay have intimated to us that this not a one off and  we should expect more music from the deejay.

It should be noted that deejays collaborating with established musicians is the in-thing lately. Other local deejays to have released their own songs include DJ Ciza, Dj Roja & Slick Stuart among others.

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Singer Karole Kasita drops “Gyal A Bubble” video. Watch it here!



Karole Kasita

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Talented Ugandan female singer Karole Kasita has released the music video to her latest single titled “Gyal A Bubble”.

Produced by Grate Make films, “Gyal A Bubble” is a dance video composed of scenes in which gals in skimpy outfits are seen gyrating their bums to the groovy beat. The audio was produced by Andre.

Meanwhile, Karole came into the limelight after releasing her first break through single titled “Kol 911”. She has never looked back since then. She has released a number of other songs including “More time”, “Jileete”, Ontanuude, Sample you and Musujja.

Watch “Gyal A Bubble”  video below.


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The Y Plus Beauty Pageant is back



Y Plus Beauty Pageant 2018 launch

Some of the previous winners in the Y Plus Beauty Pageant pose for a group photo during the launch ceremony of the pageant’s 2018 edition held at Sky Hotel on Friday.

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The annual Y Plus Beauty Pageant is back. Returning for its 5th edition, it will be held on Saturday, November 24 in Kampala. The pageant which is organised by the Uganda Network of Young People Living with HIV/AIDS (UNYPA) is geared towards ending stigma and discrimination among people living with HIV/AIDS through empowering the young people with knowledge and advocacy skills to enable them lead the fight against the stigma.

Speaking during the launch ceremony of this year’s edition held at Skyz Hotel last Friday, Nicholas Niwagaba, the UNYPA Executive Director, noted that pageant is one of the ways through which they are building capacity of young people living with HIV and training them to be ambassadors of change in their communities.

“The success stories from the ambassadors that take part in the Y+ beauty pageant show that these young people grow and shine with this platform because firstly; they are shown that they are beautiful, secondly, they are told to embrace themselves and lastly to adhere to their medications. We hold the pageant to build the capacity of young people living with HIV to equip them as ambassadors of change in their communities.” He noted.

During the same ceremony, Nawanyanga Gloria, the Miss Y+ 2017, attested to being involved in several sensitization programs aimed at empowering young people since being crowned beauty queen last year.

“As an ambassador, I have been doing lots of outreach programs in schools and the community at large through which I have sensitized the masses about HIV/AIDS and educated them about their rights.” Nawanyanga Gloria said.

“We need safe places such as this pageant where we young people living with HIV/AIDS can freely express ourselves and also feel empowered to reach our full potential.” She added.

To be held under the theme, “Confronting HIV with bold steps”, the pageant will see several auditions held across the country where regional winners will be selected to compete for the ultimate Mr & Miss Y+ crown.  The regional auditions will first be hosted in Wakiso district for central region on October 6, then Apac district for the Northern region on October 13, Rukungiri district for the Western region on October 27 and finally Iganga district for Eastern region on November 3.

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