7. Kalungi Kabuye
The no-nonsense arts and lifestyle journalist has helped launch the careers of many local designers often supporting them in his articles and reviews. His articles have a number of times ruffled a few feathers, but what’s influence without a bit of controversy.
8. Santa Anzo
Santa Anzo is one of the most successful designers in Uganda, running her business in Kampala. Her main focus is usually on designs with an African element and she’s a big advocate of African print. She organized the first fashion week in Uganda, the Uganda International Fashion Week. She’s a celebrated entrepreneur and business woman, often doing motivation speaking to young people. She’s supported the careers of many up and coming designers.
9. Brenda Nanyonjo
Brenda is one of the few stylists from Uganda to have great success. She styled most of the beautiful fashion stories featured in African Woman magazine back in the day, and long after the magazine folded, she’s still the go to stylist for many big name celebrities in Kampala. Not afraid to innovate, early this year she launched ‘Miss B Jeans, a denim line for women with curves. She’s also the current holder of the Miss Uganda franchise.