When Stellah Nantumbwe was crowned Miss Uganda Central in May, I knew there was something special about this her. She was oozing with too much confidence. After being crowned, her eyes were already looking at the Miss World crown. “My eyes are on the Miss World title,” she said, after she was crowned at Masaka’s Maria Flo hotel. Weeks later, she has been crowned Miss Uganda and her dream of contesting at Miss World is about to come true. Read Story here. Nantumbwe, loves photography, singing, volunteering and hiking. She is inspired by Tereza Mbire because of her efforts to empower women and encourage them to create their own businesses. She is a business computing graduate from Greenwich University in the UK. Miss Uganda West Anita Kyarimpa was the 1st runner-up and Sandra Amongin the 2nd runner-up.
You go to shoot a Very Important Event (VIE) and right before the hand over, some guy decides to pop this crap right before the most important moment-the hand over. I cant help but scream ‘crap!’.
Over the weekend at Serena, I attended the annual Jazz Concert by Milege Afro Jazz Band dubbed ‘Repainting Uganda”. This year’s show themed “Essence of Color” was focused on women in Karamoja. The tour took Milege through Kotido, Nakapiripirit and Moroto and Cathy Namwany, the chosen female artiste, will benefit from Milege’s Artist Education Initiative. A great reason to party with poetry, music, dance, fashion and crafts.
The search for Miss Uganda 2012-2013 is on.
This was revealed by Miss Uganda organisers Kezzi Entertainment at a function held at Kampala Serena Hotel last week. The battle for the crown will kick off with regional tours starting with Mbarara for the Western region. The Mbarara auditions will take place on 14th April at Big Fun Gardens. This will be followed by auditions in Gulu (Diana Gardens) and Jinja (Crested Crane Hotel) on 21st April and 28th April respectively. The contestants from the central region will be auditioned on 2nd May at Guvnor. The top 20 finalists be chosen from all the regional contestants on 11th May and will enter camp at Ndere Centre for preparations and training. According to Brenda Nanyonjo, the training includes personal grooming and etiquette; business and entrepreneurship; skills; public speaking and talent development among others. The finalists will come out on 25th May for what has been dubbed the ‘Talent Nite’ before the grand finale on June 1st at Kampala Serena Hotel.
Potential contestants can pick registration forms from the leading radio stations in the major towns of Uganda as well as Miss Uganda offices on plot 4, 2nd Street Industrial Area. They should be Ugandans between 18-24 years, not married, with no visible tattoos and no criminal record.
I happened to be at Serena Hotel Kampala during an event hosted by Samsung. Serena has one of the best swimming pool ambiances in Kampala. I shot this one later in the evening.