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Catching up with the winners of Opportunities are Here Uganda

We recently concluded the Opportunities Are Here Project X Uganda. The winners did not waste any time when it came to getting their journeys started. Let’s see what they have been up to so far!

The winners of Project X Uganda are: Igale Gibril Hadiah in the model category, Fiona Naigwe in the designer category and Andrew Joel Amanyire in the Artiste Category. 

 

Gibril is currently in Paris walking major shows and runways. She was recently a part of the Valentino fall 2021 show in Venice and Bluemarine at Milan Fashion week. She also rocked 4 outfits for the Azzaro Haute couture show by Olivier Theyskens. Gibril is really thriving in her model career booking the most coveted runway shows during Paris and Milan Fashion week, and also keeping in touch with her business partner Irene.

Gibril Igale walking in the Azzaro Haute Couture show, Paris 2021

Fiona is still pushing her collection for plus size women called ‘Confidence’ and is doing really well. She has  been able to grow her sales and client list in the last couple of months. Fiona is currently training 2 young ladies who she intends to work with in the long run.

 

Andrew had been working hard in his different fields. He is currently a star in a movie called ‘Two faced’ where he delivered a stellar performance. We hope to see more of him on our screens as he is working on other projects. He is also making some money off his business making branded merchandise (t-shirts,mugs,face caps etc.)

 

All the winners have been able to turn the prizes they have received from Project X into a stepping stone for their creative brands and businesses. All 3 received USD1,370  seed capital and a 9 month business incubation. 

 

For their final prize they will all be embarking on a trip to Paris to showcase their talent in 2022. They will be joined by the winners from Project X Cote d’Ivoire and Kenya. We are very proud of the efforts and progress all the winners have made so far and we can’t wait to see a lot more from them! 

Opportunities Are Here Project X is a project of the Ethical Fashion Initiative, with the support of the European Union.