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Abryanz to hold first ever fashionpreneur summit

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Brian Ahumuza aka Abryanz

Brian Ahumuza aka Abryanz, the proprietor and founder of the Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards

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Fashion enthusiasts will have a chance to learn from some of the biggest names in the fashion industry at the first ever fashionpreneur summit which is being organised as part of the activities leading up to the annual Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards (ASFAs). The one-day event will be held on October 27 at Naguru Skyz Hotel in Kampala.

The summit’s main focus will be on the role of fashion, and the creative industry in shaping the future of the country’s economy. Given the increasing number of small fashion start-ups, attendees will receive expert tips and insights on how to monetize their projects, seek funding, market their brands, manage finances and lots more.

The organisers confirmed that the Ciroc-sponsored summit will feature the accomplished South African fashion designer David Tlale, who has made it big in the industry with works showcased in South Africa and on some of the hottest runways like at the Paris Fashion Week and the New York Fashion Week among others. He will be speaking about the perks of the industry and what one needs to do to make it big in the fashion world.

Tlale, will speak alongside Santa Anzo, a renowned Ugandan fashion designer who has managed to grow her fashion house ‘Arapapa by Santa Anzo’ into a globally respected brand. She will be sharing her journey of trials and triumphs, plus expert tips on how to sustain a fashion brand in Uganda.

The event shall also feature make-up guru Mona Umutoni of Mona Faces, media personality Flavia Tumsiime and last but not least Bernard Mukasa, a senior associate at ENS Africa and a specialist in corporate commercial law, intellectual property and employment law.

“The fashion industry in Africa has immense possibilities. However, to unlock all this potential, we need our youth to be empowered with at least some basic business skills to earn from their creative projects,” said Brian Ahumuza, proprietor and founder of the Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards.

“We’ve brought together experts who are excited to share their knowledge and practical skills on how to turn creative projects into income-generating businesses,” he added.

The event will run from 2pm to 5pm and will wind up with a nominees unveiling cocktail engagement starting at 6pm until late. In addition to the events nominees, sponsors shall also be unveiled. Entry to the summit is strictly by registration.

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Video alert: Voltage music releases their Byafayo video

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Kent and Flosso more popular for doing uptown music have in this one come with a favorite for their slightly less urbanized audience. Byafaayo is another master piece that you all will fall in love with.

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Watch video here: https://youtu.be/5XeVMrGhPV0

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The inaugural Banyakitara cultural event slated for November

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On November 17, all roads lead to the Uganda Museum for the first edition of the ‘Banyakitara Cultural Revolution’. Like several people have been wondering; ‘Who are the Banyakitara?’ Well, we put our history lessons knowledge aside and tasked the organisers to explain.

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According to the organisers, the Banyakitara are a people who hail from several regions in Western and South Western Uganda.

“The Banyakitara are Bantu-speaking people who hail from the Kigezi, Ankole, Tooro, Bunyoro and Rwenzori. That whole part of Uganda represents the Banyakitara. We come to bring the ‘Banyakitara Cultural Revolution’, with culture as the theme and we are launching for the first time at Uganda Museum on November 17th. We want to celebrate the rich culture and our togetherness”, they informed us.

However, the organisers were quick to state the event does not discriminate people who hail from other regions.

“This does not exclude people from other regions. You might be married to a person from the region. You might have friends from Banyakitara, colleagues, workmates, bosses, girlfriend or an in-law. You might be curious about the people or the cultures of the Banyakitara. This is an event that wraps it all for you! This is an event open to all. Banyakitara Cultural Revolution is about togetherness. Security is guaranteed. Be assured of fun, fitness and entrance is only Shs10,000/-“, they stated.

Banyakitara Cultural Revolution will feature traditional food, cultural troupes, traditional music and dances, dance fitness, workouts, music performances and deejays all hailing from the Banyakitara region.

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Bryan White going back to Arua

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Bryan White is set to embark on another round of charity work in Arua District.

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The tycoon and philanthropist has announced that he will be going back to Arua to continue with philanthropic work under his Bryan White Foundation that he started in August during his first visit of the district.

Brian White has taken to Facebook to post a video documenting their preparation works at the foundation offices in Munyonyo. It shows workers loading hundreds of sacks of goods that will be donated to the people of the West Nile District.

“ Arua 2 loading… this is our second phase of our Arua project that we embarked on a few months ago,it is for your humility people of Arua that the foundation team and I will be returning to empower the youth.” Bryan White captioned.

However, Bryan White has not revealed the exact date he will be kick starting the tour.

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