Pulse Next Big Star: Youngster Oscar Kampala Discusses Fashion, Entrepreneurship

Oscar Nyesiga, a young fashion designer and go getter, hopes to inscribe a long lasting mark on the Ugandan fashion industry. A first year student studying Statistics at Makerere University, Nyesiga who is mostly known as Oscar Kampala has been in love with fashion for as long as he can remember.

He gets his name from his men’s fashion boutique that is located at Ham Shopping Grounds. Oscar Kampala Collections deals in bespoke suits that Mr Nyesiga says he develops mainly because of his love for suits and passion for art.

 

“Bespoke suits are tailor made. They are traditionally cut from a pattern drafted from scratch basing on the user’s desires and is therefore different from ready-to-wear suits.” Nyesiga explained.

With just almost two years in the fashion industry, his life rotates around his fashion business. He pays his own tuition and upkeep and has been able to sustain himself at campus thus far. He invested his time in S.6 vacation to make transforming entrepreneurial decisions of his life and he doesn’t regret an inch of the outcomes.

 

He attributes his successes so far to mentor-ship, inspiration from fashion bigwigs and his love for entrepreneurship.

“Probably with prayer, hard work, persistence and the right peers, I shall expand my business to represent Uganda on the international market with Bespoke Suits.” He concluded.

Kampala says he is going to right away enable his business on MTN MoMo Pay so that his clients can pay for his product and services without incurring any charges, by dialing *165#

Fashion is without doubt, one of the fastest growing industries in Uganda’s arts and entertainment. With the strides taken by Ugandan designers such as Sylvia Owori, Santa Anzo and especially Brian Ahumuza (Abryanz), the sector has become flourishing and only the sky will be the limit for Nyesiga.

 

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Pulse News: Abryanz Style And Fashion Awards 2018 Nominees Announced

After five successful events since its inception in 2013, Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards (ASFAs) returns for its sixth edition to be held on 7th December, 2018 at Kampala Serena Hotel.

Over the past few weeks, the team has carefully selected the nominees for this year’s event in lieu with the thousands of entries received since the nomination process kicked off last month.

This nominees list was unveiled last Saturday, 27th October, 2018 at a swanky cocktail event.

Here is the official ASFA 2018 NOMINEE LIST

 FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR  

UGANDA

  • Eguana
  • Fatuma Asha
  • Joe Malaika
  • Anita Beryl
  • Stella Atal
  • Sham Tyra

AFRICA

  • Chusuwanapha (South Africa)
  • Maxhosa By Laduma (South Africa)
  • Soraya Da Piedade (Angola)
  • House Of Tayo (Rwanda)
  • Taibo Bakhar (Mozambique)

MODEL OF THE YEAR

UGANDA

  • Anyon Ansola
  • Paul Mwesigwa
  • Aliet Sarah
  • Aketch Joy Winnie
  • Ayak Vernonica

AFRICA

  • Adonis Bosso (Ivory Coast)
  • Dylan Wentzel (South Africa)
  • Happy Jacqueline (Rwanda)
  • Graobe Noelle (Cameroon)
  • Dave Kabamba (Congo)

MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

UGANDA

  • Beats By Deryk
  • Danyel on the Brushes
  • Nahya Glam
  • Imani Makeup
  • Saida Beauty

AFRICA

  • Bimpe Onakoya (Nigeria)
  • Muthoni Njoba (Kenya)
  • Lucoh Mhlongo (South Africa)
  • Steve Koby (Kenya)

FASHION STYLIST OF THE YEAR

UGANDA

  • Mavo Kampala
  • Tazibone Solomon
  • Glitz by Nalu
  • Kaijuka Abbas
  • Sam Kikumba

AFRICA

  • Brian Babu (Kenya)
  • Chuck Mbevo (Angola)
  • Kelvin Vicent (Nigeria)
  • Moashy Styling (Nigeria)
  • Chloe Andrea (South Africa)

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 

UGANDA

  • Papa Shot it
  • Oscar Ntege
  • Bwire Mark
  • Fred Bugembe
  • Daville

AFRICA

  • Trevor Stuurman (South Africa)
  • Emmanuel Oyeleke (Nigeria)
  • Shawn Keiffer (Tanzania)
  • Stevenchy Photography (Kenya)
  • Justin Dingwall (South Africa)

HAIR STYLIST OF THE YEAR

UGANDA

  • Mart Barber
  • Gray Cee Hairz
  • Hair By Zziwa
  • Maureen Nambusi
  • Jeff Jingo

AFRICA

  • Saadique Ryklief (South Africa)
  • Rehema Samo (Tanzania)
  • Saul Juma (Kenya)
  • Ncumisa Mimiduma (South Africa)

MOST STYLISH MALE ARTISTE

UGANDA

  • Fik Fameika
  • Apass
  • Exodus
  • Eddy Kenzo
  • Beenie Gunter

AFRICA

  • Octopizzo (Kenya)
  • Riky Rick (South Africa)
  • Fally Ipupa (DRC)
  • Runtown (Nigeria)
  • Sauti Sol (Kenya)

MOST STYLISH FEMALE ARTISTE

UGANDA

  • Vinka
  • Spice Diana
  • Nina Roz
  • Lydia Jazmine
  • Ang3lina

AFRICA

  • Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania)
  • Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
  • Seyi Shay (Nigeria)
  • Efya (Ghana)
  • Oteya (Namibia)

MALE FASHIONISTA OF THE YEAR

UGANDA

  • Brandon Brandon
  • Sir Owen Dapper
  • Zipper Atafo
  • Abduz Spot
  • Lord Sanie

 AFRICA

  • Noble Igwe (Nigeria)
  • Amar Jonathan (Kenya)
  • Galal Muhammad (Sudan)
  • Stive Lee (Tanzania)
  • Akin Faminu (Nigeria)

FEMALE FASHIONISTA OF THE YEAR

UGANDA

  • Aaron Hilson
  • Meg Lusembo
  • Kasirye Hauer
  • Udy The Gemini

AFRICA

  • Tshego Manche
  • Kefilwe Mabote
  • Lauren Campbell
  • Sarah Langa

FASHION WRITER OF THE YEAR

UGANDA

  • Gloria Haguma
  • Esther Oluka
  • Nasif Nyiiro Nkoobe
  • Edward Nimusiima
  • Siima Sabiiti

AFRICA

  • Richard Akuson (Anasty Boy)
  • Leanne Trcy (Refashion Africa)
  • Gloria Nella (Fashion Bomb Africa)
  • Patience Ezeogo (Style Vitae)
  • Eki Ogunbor (Nigeria)

FASHIONABLE MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

UGANDA

  • Finally – Geosteady
  • Very Well – King Saha , Slick Stuart and Roja
  • Chips Na Ketchup – Vinka
  • Mummy Yo – Sheebah Karungi
  • Mujje – GNL Zamba

AFRICA

  • So Mi So – Wande Coal
  • Sweetboy – Falz
  • Duro Dada – Bimbi Phillips
  • Short and Sweet -Sauti Sol
  • Gbona – Burna Boy

MOST STYLISH FEMALE CELEBRITY OF THE YEAR

UGANDA

  • Sheila Gashumba
  • Rachel K
  • Judith Heard
  • Judithiana
  • Sue Ochola Deroy

AFRICA

  • Dillish Mathews (Namibia)
  • Amina Abdi (Kenya)
  • Nomzamo Mbatha (South Africa)
  • Nana Akua Addo (Ghana)
  • Zynnell Lydia (Ghana)

MOST STYLISH MALE CELEBRITY OF THE YEAR

AFRICA

  • Denola Grey
  • DJ Spinall
  • Ebuka
  • Tobi Bakre