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Local fashion blogger, Samson Baranga features on CNN

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Samson Baranga, a Ugandan fashion blogger, photographer and journalist is making news internationally following his appearance on CNN African Voices which highlights the continent’s most dazzling people who create their own subcultures in areas such as travel, fashion, art, music, technology and architecture.

Baranga was highlighted for his role as the leading promoter of the fashion industry through his fashion blog and newspaper columns. He has been at it since 2011 when he discovered that fashion articles had limited space in mainstream media hence opening one of the first fashion blogs in the country.

“Starting out was all about providing a platform for the budding fashion industry where I could feature events and personalities that are working so hard to put Uganda on the fashion map,” he said.

He has since scaled the heights including nominations in various fashion awards like Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards (ASFAs), Pearl of Africa Fashion Awards and Swahili Fashion Week East African Fashion Journalist of the year category. In 2015, he was crowned fashion blogger of the year at the ASFAs.

Baranga has covered fashion events in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and South African. In the interview, he shares his dream about making it to New York Fashion Week.

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My Hard work has paid off says Abryanz After winning Buzz Teeniez Award

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Ugandan fashion icon, Brian Ahumuza aka Abryanz keeps winning awards like he is collecting leaves from a tree. For the fashionista and owner of Abryanz Fashion Awards, it is all because of hardwork.

Abryanz flaunts his awards at his shop at Garden City

Brian who won the award for Teeniez Hottest Celebrity Stylist today at the Buzz Teeniez Awards has revealed to us that he now feels like Greatest Fashion Icon of our time thanks to his hard work. This is the second year in a row that he is bagging a Buzz Teeniez Award.

‘I feel like the Greatest Fashion Icon of our time. The Greatest Fashion Inspiration. Thanks @BuzzMagazineUG for the honor. Hard work Never stops,’ Abryanz said after winning the award.

Abryanz beat Sylvia Awori, Tazibone Solomon and Fyona Kirabo to the award.

He is not new to winning, just a few weeks ago, he was nominated in the MUBS Hospitality and Entertainment awards where he came on top on the Best trend setter category bagging another accolade from the campusers.

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Makeup artist Imani spices up Ciroc Ultra Night

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Faith Imani of Imani Make-Up studios at the Ciroc Ultra night

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With the changing face of Kampala’s night life, revelers are feeding well when it comes to theme nights that are spicing up the mood in the city.

It was a change of color and face at the Ciroc Ultra night as revelers were taken through live make up training sessions by Faith Imani of Imani Make-Up studios.

Faith Imani of Imani Make-Up studios at the Ciroc Ultra night

Imani is one of the make-up artistes that was nominated in the Ciroc sponsored Abryans Style and fashion awards (ASFAS), in the category of best make-up artiste in Uganda. She was nominated together with Deryk Saycarmatte, Fayth Presh, Nahya Shero and Mona faces.

The Ciroc Ultra Nights are held every Wednesday at Sky Lounge.

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The maiden Pearl of Africa Fashion Awards set for this weekend

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Roger Mugisha and Debby Kagisha at the Pearl Of Africa Fashion Awards launch

Pearl Of Africa Fashion Awards PRO, Debby Kagisha (R) and Roger Mugisha who will be the official emcee at the award gala

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All fashion roads lead to Sky Beach this Saturday for the first edition of the Pearl of Africa Fashion Awards(PAFA).

The red carpet event that will be awarding various fashion personalities across the country are to be hosted by a number of media personalities including Roger Mugisha, Crystal Newman, Miss Deedan, Sheila Gashumba, Kabs Haloha, Denzel Mwiyeretsi and Zahara Totto will be the hosts of the event.

The evening’s highlights will include the fashion showcases by some of Uganda’s top design gurus including K.Raphael Couture, Kais Divo Collection, Eguana Kampala, and Jose House of Creations.

The PAFA 2017 will also feature performances from Cindy, Fik Fameica, and B2C. Dance groups, CathyViccyRoz and 256 kings will also be on hand to keep the guests entertained all evening.

Tickets to the show are available at UGX50,000, UGX1m for the VIP and UGX3m for the VVIP table seating.

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