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Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards to hold continental launch at Windhoek Fashion Week

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asfaAbryanz Style and Fashion Awards will today hold their first continental launch in the southern African nation of Namibia at the Windhoek Fashion Week.

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The continental launch of the awards, which are held in partnership with CÎROC Ultra-Premium vodka, will also include a meet-and- greet segment with some of the 2016 ASFAs nominees, as well as leading fashion and pop personalities from southern Africa.

Some of the personalities expected to attend the ASFAs continental launch include David Tlale, Trevor Stuurman, Bonang Matheba, Lauren Gebhardt, Adriano Visagie, and Sanele Xaba, all of whom are nominees for this year’s ASFAs.

“The launch will also include media tours and appearances by the team across different media houses in the beautiful city of Windhoek. This launch is part of a continental takeover by the Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards,” said Ms Gloria Haguma, the awards’ Head of Communications.

The ASFAs is an award event and celebration of fashion in Uganda and Africa that was started by recently appointed CÎROC Uganda Brand Ambassador, Brian Ahumuza. The annual celebration awards were started in 2013 by the Abryanz Franchise with the objective of recognising the movers and shakers within the fashion industry that are setting the trends in Uganda.

The awards have 25 categories and over 500 nominees this time round and have transcended borders to become a continental event. Voting opened at exactly midnight on October 28, 2016 and will be done via website, social media and SMS for the 35% public vote. It closes on December 8, 2016.

The 2016 ASFAS is slated for December 9, 2016 at the Kampala Serena Hotel’s Victoria Ball Room starting at exactly 6pm under the theme, “Dress to Inspire”.

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Bergman100 Film Festival Launched in Uganda

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Samuel Sandberg, the Head of Administration at the Embassy of Sweden, and Polly Kamukama, the curator of the festival, address media.

Samuel Sandberg (L), the Head of Administration at the Embassy of Sweden, and Polly Kamukama, the curator of the festival, address media.

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On Thursday evening, Ugandan film enthusiasts alongside media enjoyed a movie giving insight into the life of iconic Swedish film maker Ingmar Bergman. The screening which was organised by the Embassy of Sweden in Uganda  at Alliance Francaise offices in Kamwokya marked the launch of the Bergman100 Film Festival in Uganda.

The Bergman100 Film Festival is an on-going global showcase aimed at celebrating the life and legacy of legendary Swedish film maker, Ingmar Bergman, who would have turned 100 years this year. The festival will be a 5-day cinema showcase taking place from 15th -19th October 2018 in Kampala.

According to Polly Kamukama, the curator of the festival, they will screen four films by Bergman during the festival. “We have carefully selected four films, each from a different decade in Ingmar Bergman’s career which spans over four decades,” he said. “We want to highlight his growth journey as a film maker as well as his consistency in his cinematic themes.”

Speaking during the event, Samuel Sandberg, the Head of Administration at the Swedish embassy, noted that festival  is timely as it coincides with the European year of cultural heritage and also provides an opportunity for cultural exchange between Uganda and Sweden.

“We will host several individuals in the Swedish film industry during the festival, and this will be an opportunity for Ugandan film makers to network with them,” he stated.

Meanwhile, there will also be a discourse on gender representation in film during the festival featuring a panel of experts as they discuss challenges, opportunities and solutions to the plight of female film makers in Uganda.

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Bryan White parades 3BN Shillings as he prepares for Arua return

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Bryan White Foundation (BWF) boss Bryan White has today announced that he will return to Arua to continue his quest of rehabilitating members of criminal gangs in the town.

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Address Press at his Makeshift offices in Munyonyo, the humanitarian said he will continue his activism of reducing poverty among the young generation but said this time he is focusing more on intoxicated criminal gangs’ members. He unveiled billions of shilling to be used during the entire period of 4 months of project.

Under his Bryan White Foundation, he is set to return to Arua on Friday 19th October for a period of 4 months as a way of reforming the criminal gangs in the area.

Members from notorious youth gangs in Arua will go into a residential camp for 4 months where they will receive training to acquire individual skills in different categories like mechanics, carpentry, brick laying and concrete practice to mention but a few.

The members will also acquire financial discipline and will rehabilitated from their drug and weed affected lives.

“The foundation will spend 4 months skilling and rehabilitating criminal minded youths. After Arua, he will head to Busia and then Kampala doing the same,” a source said.

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Swangz Avenue offices closed

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Swangz Avenue

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It is business unusual at Muyenga based production house, Swangz Avenue. Our snoops have learned that their offices are closed off for business.

Visitors to their Muyenga premises are welcomed with a notice saying that they’ll be back in 10 days.

According to those in the know, the
Swangz Avenue team is working on a ground breaking project in the country side. It is said that the team early this week headed to Northern Uganda with heavy trucks full of Film Equipments.

The details about the project remain scanty as no one was available to make a comment.

We will keep you posted.

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