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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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Photos: What you missed at the Buzz Leavers Rock party

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With the school term finally over, there was no better way to usher in the long holiday than with a fun-filled fiesta that is Buzz Leavers Rock party that was hosted at Garden City rooftop on Saturday. Known for always turning up in outfits that turn heads, the teens lived up to this reputation as they started streaming in for the mega party as early as 10 am dressed to make a fashion statement.

They holiday makers were welcomed to music mixes from several deejays, who later paved way for performances from several artistes who included Nina Roz, John Blaq, Vampino, Levixone and Vinka among others. With the rich entertainment line up, revelers were kept on their feet as they danced away the day.

The teens also indulged in other fun activities that included skating, a reading zone and a photo booth among others.

Meanwhile, organizers also used the event to unveil the new look of the Buzz Magazine  and also launch a campaign aimed at inspiring teens to follow their passions and reach their full potential.

Here are some photos from the event:

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MultiChoice Uganda hosts media to fun-filled day in end of year celebration

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Irene Ntale performs at the MultiChoice Uganda media party.

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MultiChoice Uganda held its annual media appreciation party at Garuga Resort Beach Hotel in Entebbe on Saturday. The gathering was to celebrate and appreciate media for their unconditional support throughout 2018.

It was a fun-filled day marked by several activities that saw members of the media split into different teams to partake in water challenges, dance competitions, fashion designing and a content quiz. The winning teams were rewarded with goodies from MultiChoice.

While addressing the journalists, Albert Nga, the MultiChoice Head of Marketing highlighted some of the pay TV’s achievements in 2018 and pledged to continue providing solutions to enhance the subscribers’ experience.

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One of the media teams celebrates winning quiz challenge. They were rewarded with shopping vouchers.

“MultiChoice being at the forefront of technology development in the industry, we introduced a new Explora decoder dubbed the Nano decoder with the aim to enhance subscriber viewing experience. We will continue to be innovative and give you more content that will enhance our subscribers’ television experience. I would like to thank you, the media for the great support rendered to the company through 2018 and we look forward to working more with you in 2019. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2019,” he said.

The event was crowned with a performance from songstress Irene Ntale.

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Ugandan journalist due for treatment in the US

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Samson BarangaSamson Baranga of The Observer newspaper is due for treatment in the United States following injuries sustained while taking pictures at the social media tax protests led by Robert Kyagulanyi in July this year.

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Baranga, an award winning fashion writer and photographer was assaulted by plain clothed security personnel who left him bruised and with neck problems after he was hit from the back with a baton.

Local hospitals including Kibuli Hospital gave him treatment but reports we have indicate that he has never gotten better. He recently got a chance to travel abroad and he will use his stay to also seek specialized treatment.

Uganda police fired teargas and bullets at social media tax to disperse protesters who had gathered to protest a controversial tax on the use of social media.

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