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Santa Anzo showcases at the International Thai Silk Fashion Week

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Santa Anzo showcases International Thai Silk Fashion Week.

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Award-winning Ugandan Fashion Designer, Santa Anzo joined other international designers to showcase at the International Thai Silk Fashion Week.

The International Thai Silk Fashion Week was part of the activities organised in Celebration of Silk project to exhibit traditional and modern Thai silk and design. For the last eight years the project has been organized in honor of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.

Santa used the Queen’s exquisite fabric to create beautiful pieces that epitomize her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s vision, in a collection she named UBUNTU.

ARAPAPA by Santa Anzo was selected due to Santa’s outstanding performance in career, business and leadership as a role model to youth and women.

“Our prime aim is to promote cross-cultural exchange between Thailand and participating countries through Silk diplomacy,” one of the organizers explained.

Santa Anzo showcases at the International Thai Silk Fashion Week.

The 2nd International Thai Silk Fashion Week also provided designers a chance to represent their nation in a unique and special way. The experience included important commercial and media exposure for each designer and her country through video, live streaming and photography.

Arapapa by Santa Anzo provided a one-minute video showcasing Uganda’s tourism potential through fashion tourism.

The video featured the unique flora and fauna of Uganda epitomized by the source of the nile and the silver back gorrillas, which kept her audience awed by the beauty of Uganda.

Santa Anzo’s AFRO-THAI creation UBUNTU is a fusion of the famed Ugandan traditional dress the Busuuti & the Thai Traditonal dress the chut thai. Ubuntu is a true celebration of the African spirit of Compassion and Humanity.

In her speech Santa emphasized that Fashion has the capacity to lead the industrialization of Uganda and Africa at large as it is the second biggest employer of women and youth in Sub-saharan Africa. Fashion is trade through garment production and sales as well as tourism as fashion drives the necessary media buzz.

The project run for an entire week with design seminars, university lectures, commercial displays and an extraordinary nationally televised fashion shows each year.

Some of the other countries that participated are Netherlands, Russia, Belgium, Isreal, France, Uganda, Morocco, Egypt, Russia, Los Angeles, China, South Africa, New Zealand, Peru, Chile, Spain, Nigeria, india, Turkey among others.

The 2nd Thai International Fashion Week 2019 was hosted at the prestigious Eden Zone at Central mall, Bangkok.

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Photos: How the Kampala Cake Fair went down

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Cake lovers on Sunday stormed Uganda Museum for the annual Kampala Cake fair. By 2pm, the venue was packed with cake lovers, bakers and cake enthusiasts.

Flavors, styles and cake fashions of all nature are what comprised the day. There was free tasting in almost all the tents.

The event featured a number of baking competitions including a celebrity bake off between Andrew Kyamagero, Pablo Kimuli and Faridah Nakazibwe. Winners of the competitions were showered with goodies from Baileys.

The Iovers of the Baileys Irish cream were treated to a classic picnic event under the sun with lots of sweet Bailey treats and cocktails.

The cake fair was crowned with a massive performance from Kenneth Mugabi.

Here are some photos from the event.

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Bebe Cool receives 400,000USD to fight TB

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Bebe Cool last week travelled to Vietnam to seek aid and knowledge on how to fight Tuberculosis in Uganda. The TB ambassador has successfully managed to get a 400,000USD grant and is headed back home with a smile.

Bebe Cool through his NGO Amber Heart Foundation has announced the money will specifically aid in areas of Kampala, Jinja and Mbarara.

The grant was received from Stop TB Partnership’s TB REACH initiative at a ceremony that took place in Ho Chi Mihn City, Vietnam. The TB REACH initiative is funded by the Government of Canada and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Bebe Cool was last year appointed Uganda’s Tuberculosis Ambassador and has been engaging in many charitable activities under Amber Heart Foundation, the latest having been last year when he donated over UGX.60,000,000 (Sixty Million Shillings) from proceeds of his Concert towards facilitating treatment of children with Heart defects.

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Hellen Lukoma release new video — “Olinye Ya Majje”. Watch it here!

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Hellen Lukoma in Olinye Ya Majje video

Singer Hellen Lukoma has finally served what she been cooking for her fans.

After weeks of teasing the project, Lukoma has today released her much anticipated “Olinye Ya Majje” video.

Shot by Zero One Media’s Darlington at Kazi Scouts grounds in Busabala, “Olinye Ya Maje” depicts scenes of a jealous lover. In one of the scenes, Lukoma is seen chasing after other women for apparently waving at her lover.

The new video was received with lots of praise from her fans.

The audio was produced by Felix Pro.

Check out the video here.

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