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Empowering a new generation of African creatives

We are excited to launch the Opportunities Are Here Project X in Uganda as we seek to play our part in promoting gender equality and economic freedom for youths. We are looking forward to having job seekers become job creators by harnessing their talent and equipping them with the necessary skills. Having lived in Africa for at least a decade, we are always struck by how much creativity, passion and greatness lie within Africa’s new generations.

Sometimes, there is no better way to convey a truth as with a powerful song. This is why we present a theme song that truly models Africa to the world. This is our gift to promote hope for Africa and Africans, to amplify the message of change and transformation and remind anybody who dares to dream that they can definitely achieve their dreams because the power to rule the world is in their hands.

Within Us is a song collaboration between Uganda’s sweetheart Lillian Mbabazi and a trio of Nigerian artists including RnB artist Legendary Suni, rapper Dhixxo and beatboxer Promiz.

What the four artists have in common is they are African, young, talented, dreamers and doers. All four of them were discovered through contests and their dedication to their craft assures us that Africa will never be the same again because of people like them.

Within Us, Project X Uganda’s theme song, is a song collaboration between Uganda’s sweetheart Lillian Mbabazi and a trio of Nigerian artists including RnB artist Legendary Suni, rapper Dhixxo and beatboxer Promiz.

Our beautiful Lilian Mbabazi knows a thing or two about the fact that stars are often born by contests and conquests. The household name’s rise to fame came after she emerged winner from the 2004 Coca-Cola Popstars contest, placing her in the famous girl group Blu*3. Lilian has focused on her solo career gaining ground as one of Uganda’s best female artists based on her rich, soulful, and powerful vocals. In the upbeat inspirational song Within Us, we enjoy a fusion of her voice alongside the Nigerian counterparts.

In a similar contest in Nigeria, Legendary Suni, Dhixxo and Promiz emerged as winners in different seasons and, while each is growing his solo career, they came together to collaborate on this project because everyone needs some inspiration.

No message could be as timely as this inspirational song which speaks to us in the strongest terms. Change and transformation is possible and it is in the hands of anyone who dares to dream. We have chosen to rise above the fear and uncertainty in 2020 and still create this talent hunt because we know that greatness is still lying there in our youths and must be brought to the surface.

This song is our first gift to you. We proudly present to you Within Us. Listen here, be inspired, and dream. And don’t forget to submit your entry for The Opportunities Are Here – Project X.

Here are the steps to register:

1. Complete the form online here.

2. Shoot your talent video showcasing identity and personality.

3. Post on your Instagram and Facebook channels.

4. For each post, 2 different hashtags must be used: #TheOpportunitiesAreHereUG and one more hashtag specifying your category: #OahXArtiste, #OahXModel or #OahXDesigner

The Opportunities Are Here Project X is a programme of Ethical Fashion Initiatives in partnership with the European Union.