this year’s ben tv UK Diplomatic awards will be dedicated to the memory of H.E Melesi Zenawi. Prime Minister Meles was an inspirational spokesman for Africa on global issues and provided leadership and vision on African matters. Prime Minister Meles was a respected African leader.
He demonstrated his strong personal commitment over many years to improving the lives of not just his own but all African peoples, through his work on African unity, climate change, development and in promoting peace and stability, particularly in the Horn of Africa
. Prime Minister Zenawi will be remembered for his exceptional leadership and advocacy on African issues within and outside the continent, as well as for overseeing his country's economic growth and development
Meles Zenawi was an economic transformer, he was a strong intellectual leader for the continent. Meles Zenawi was a great leader, an intellectual, someone who was very dedicated to pan-Africanism.
15th September 2012Fashions from the designers are presented in a fast-paced, live runway show. Guests will be treated to a fabulous display of elegant Africa oriented and high-end fashion in an array of categories from Busuuti to evening wear with a touch of Africa.This year's Ugandan fashion extravaganza designer's include:
Racheal Kisti, of Racheal Kisti designs. Her use of sumptuous fabrics, vivid colours and clothing culture frames the epitome of luxury enhanced by African influences through her clothes- An impressive yet practical achievement, considering she is a self-taught designer. Endorsing this sort of ambitious vision has helped Racheal’s foray into Fashion. Her previous collections showcased at Fashion4Africa, Africa Fashion Week London, Zed Eye show and featured in Pride and Black Beauty magazines. She has nominated a cult following among fashion lovers and continues to impress.Connie Shalita Uwineza of Clisha makes bespoke and ready-to-wear clothes for the curvacious woman who is sexy, elegant and classy. This UK based designer originally from Uganda has been designing clothes for her brand for the last four years. Connie prizes her clothes on making the customer look unique and beautiful since she believes one can't put a prize on fashion.
Register to attend: www.ugandanconvention2012.eventbrite.co.ukJudith Banya-Kyanda of Mikolo store has become a house-hold name in the diaspora not just among Ugandans but other nationalities alike due to the passion with which she has promoted Ugandan traditional wear from all areas including gomesis, omwenda, kanzu, kikoyi and Umshanana. She is also actively involved in promoting and preserving the traditional lifestyle including drums, jewellery, art and crafts, mats and rugs.
The mikolo store range will maintain the heritage of the brand, full of olubugo (organic bark cloth), and will also add vibrancy, print, colour and exuberance in élite fabrics that have attracted a multinational customer base to Ugandan traditional wear.Judith BanyaFashion show Cordinator