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ASFAs host first ever fashionpreneur summit as 2018 nominees are unveiled

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  Brian Ahumuza(C), founder of the ASFAs mingles with guests during the nominee unveiling cocktail.

Brian Ahumuza(C), founder of the ASFAs mingles with guests during the nominee unveiling cocktail.

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Fashion enthusiasts were on Saturday tipped on building successful fashion businesses as the Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards (ASFAs) franchise held a first-of-its-kind fashionpreneur summit at Skyz Hotel, Naguru.

The summit whose main focus was the role of fashion and the creative industry in shaping the future of the country’s economy gave guests an insight into the immense opportunities that the fashion industry has to offer and how the youth can make use of such opportunities to create a livelihood for themselves.

“Our main aim here was to show the youth that fashion can be more than just a hobby or a lifestyle. It can be something that they can earn from by creating business from just the small projects that they can manage to start up and later develop them into big brands,” said Brian Ahumuza, proprietor of the Abryanz fashion franchise and founder of the ASFAs.

The summit featured renowned South African designer David Tlale, who shared with the audience a variety of ideas as well as advice from personal experience on how one can use their passion for fashion to start projects and monetize them.

Also among the summit speakers was celebrated radio presenter and news anchor Flavia Tumusiime, fashion designer Santa Anzo, make-up guru Mona Umutoni as well as commercial law expert Bernard Mukasa who participants tips on the legal processes involved in registering, growing and protecting a business/brand.

The event ended with a nominee unveiling cocktail that saw dozens of players in the local fashion industry nominated in different categories for the Ciroc-sponsored Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards which are slated for December 7, 2018.

Check out the full list of nominees here.

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Photos: MC Esco unveils own night

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Ugandan musicians have a new platform to showcase their music. This follows the launch of a new theme night hosted by Mc Esco.

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Last Friday, the renowned media personality and events emcee unveiled his own night dubbed “TGIF”. The night which is hosted at Rock Bar is themed around local music and featured Deejays Malik and Starboy. It attracted a host of revelers who were treated to a cocktail of Ugandan music from past hits to recent chart-toppers.

According to Esco, the theme night is putting emphasis on boosting local talent and it will be strictly playing Ugandan music only.

This night is expected to be welcomed with open warms from Ugandan music lovers as well artistes who have in the past decried lack of ample airplay of their music in local nightclubs and media.

Here are some photos from the event.

MC Esco unveils :TGIF" night at Rock bar

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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.

The 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, reading zone and photo booth moments among others.

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

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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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