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Uganda’s top celebrities join our judging panel

If you are yet to hear about the exciting project coming to Uganda for creatives aged 18-35, you are just in time to catch this exciting opportunity. The Ethical Fashion Initiative and European Union are bringing a project, The Opportunities are Here Project X, to Uganda. We will be touring African countries to find the best among the best in fashion design, modelling and performing arts, to launch them into their careers and ultimately transform them from job seekers to job creators.

You can read all about the contest here.

Along with all the exciting things that may happen to you, you stand a chance to meet some of Uganda’s finest in the fashion and entertainment industry as they would be serving as our jurors.

Lilian Mbabazi, beautiful Soul and R&B artist, knows a thing or two about the fact that stars are often born by contests and conquests. The household name rose to fame came after she won the 2004 Coca-Cola Popstars contest, placing her in the famous girl group Blu*3.

A few years down the road, 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.

OAH Project X Uganda jurors Gwavah, left, and Joram Muzira Job, right

The next featured juror is Joram Muzira Job, who started his career with a simple and powerful dream. “My focus was to have as many Ugandan girls on the international fashion scene as possible and to get booked for jobs outside Uganda”. Starting the agency Joram Model Management in 2012, the CEO and Creative Director is presently synonymous with the fashion industry in Uganda. A former model himself, Joram has an eye for recognising talent as well as a skill for training one.

The accomplished star-maker is a casting director, award-winning international model scout, pageant coach extraordinaire, life coach, fashion entrepreneur, fashion show producer & director and voiceover artist. 

OAH Project X Uganda juror Lilian Mbabazi

Gloria Wavamunno, AKA Gwavah, is inarguably Uganda’s finest fashion export. Passionate about putting Uganda’s fashion on the world map, Gwavah, who was raised between London and Kampala, returned to Uganda to launch her own fashion brand in 2009.

Her brand has been showcased during Fashion Weeks in New York, Johannesburg and Paris. This propelled her to establish Kampala Fashion Week in 2014, where she serves as Art Director. She is a founding board member of the Ugandan Fashion Council and brings her passion for fashion to Project X.

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