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Meet Cecilia Mbabazi, A Young Makeup Artiste Out to Transform the Industry

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The make up industry is a thriving business. The industry in Uganda has grown by leaps and bounds since news of celebrities like Kylie Jenner made a billion dollars with makeup and beauty products. In Kampala the sight of women in make up is a daily practice however the most visible allure of make up is when one is scheduled for introductions, birthday parties or wedding ceremonies. So Big Eye caught up with Cecilia a budding make up artiste whose unique business model has guaranteed her Life Time Value for her business.

Cecilia says that the idea mushroomed in her when she had her make up done and amidst the good remarks she got from friends and family at events, her inner short lived happiness would fade. She says, “I thought why not let the inner joy come out and the make up is a compliment. This is because when I sit down with a client, I take keen notice of their interactions, majority are sad, not interested in the event, or being forced to attend it. Others have all manner of personal issues and need a listening ear. So I develop rapport with them, and no it’s not a counseling session, but an empathetic one that sets the tone of which make up, color palettes to use.

I was afraid at the start but clients have invariably thanked me for guiding them into self fulfillment and the make up is just a compliment. She says it’s something she’s adopting from her idol, celebrated songstar and movie actress Jennifer Lopez.

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ecilia can be reached on WhatsApp on +256778636816

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Jose Chameleone cleans up Twitter, follows only two Ugandan artistes, your guess is as good as ours.

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After being unfollowed by the President or rather his administrator, Jose Chameleone has not taken Twitter lightly. The singer has done some cleaning up and has been left with only 108 accounts to follow and only two of those are Ugandan artistes.

It is not rocket science that Chameleone only decides to follow his two brothers Pallaso and Radio&Weasel, had it been any others maybe we would be wondering the criteria he used.

Chameleone is one of the most followed Ugandan artistes on Twitter and not following you may not go so well with you as an artiste.

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Judiciary secretary Bigirimana Rubbishes Reports he’s been Denied Visa to the US

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SECRETARY TO the Judiciary, Pius Bigirimana has described reports that he’s been denied a visa to The United States as ‘malice’ insisting was in New York just recently.

There was a published story that Bigirimana was denied entry to The States where he was invited to attend the inauguration of Prof Jim Gash as the president of Pepperdine University in Los Angeles. According prior News, Bigirimana was expected to travel alongside other judicial officials including Chief Justice Bart Katureebe.

Reacting to the story, Bigirimana describes the reports as malice and unfounded.“This is malice . I returned from New York recently. That’s rubbish,” he said. Indeed, Bigirimana was in the United States in May this year for the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Organization (ILO) to which he is the secretary. As part of its 100th anniversary, ILO painted a mural at the Uganda Embassy in New York in recognition of the efforts the government has put in place to solve youth unemployment.

The mural, part of the five painted around New York, specifically honours the Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP) for its unique approach in promoting youth entrepreneurship while contributing to the reduction of youth unemployment.To date, the Programme which was initiated by Bigirimana following his posting to the Gender Ministry in June 2013, has funded 20,159 youth projects. Up to Shs9,232 billion has been revolved to finance another youth 1,090 projects.Bigirimana has been at the forefront for integrity and has been praised by President Yoweri Museveni for his role in fighting corruption in Uganda.He has also been praised for his hard work and patriotism.

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We intend to have the biggest event of the year in ASFA 2019 – Talent Africa boss Ali Alibhai

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The Abryanz style and Fashion awards are back for the 7th time and for the first time they have partnered with Talent Africa group.

Talent Africa group under it’s events and promotion wing will come active and handy in the ASFA 2019. We were keen on the partnership and quizzed Talent Africa boss Ali Alibhai on why he chose to partner with Abryanz this year.“We are a 360 entertainment company and have over years mastered the art of events marketing and this is another event we look forward to evelevating further. Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards have a very good reputation and we are sure our contribution will be felt” he said.

Talent Africa Group has in the past yet somilarly big events like Nyege Nyege and hosted many foreign artistes and have at all instances sold out. With such momentum we can be sure ASFA 2019 will be another event to look upto, probably the best ever edition so far.

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