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Persons with disabilities take on the runway at Hot Pink Fashion Show

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Persons with disabilities were put in the spotlight at Hot Pink Catwalk Charity Show that was held at Imperial Mall, Entebbe on Saturday.

The one of a kind fashion show saw models with disabilities and albinism take on the runway alongside the able-bodied persons. They showcased different collections by an inclusive cast of top designers who included Elijah Macquinn, Doris Sabiiti, Muyomba Julius, Mihunde and Kori House of Couture & Design among others.

Held under the theme, “breaking myths”, the fashion show which is now in its second edition aimed to debunk stereotypes and myths about the differently abled persons that perpetuate inequality by exposing the artistic and creative talents of persons with disabilities.

Addressing guests at the fashion show, Michelle Omamteker, the Executive Director Malengo Foundation emphasized the need for inclusive development so as to enable every individual in society realise their full potential.

“Inclusive development is who we are about!” She stated. “Development says lets move forward, but  inclusive development says lets move forward and ensure that no one is left behind.”

“When we focus on inclusive development we see how much society is losing out on. In order to leave no one behind especially regarding disability issues and disability rights, we must focus on eclipsing development at every discussion of the development agenda.” She added.

Malengo Foundation is a youth-led organization actively participating in creatively propagating all the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (The Global Goals) to youth across the African continent with specific reference to Goal 10 for Reduced Inequalities.

Here are some photos from the fashion show:

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Selector Jay releases his first ever song

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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!

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Major Lazer in Kampala, ticket details here

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

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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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