Brian Ahumuza wins first entrepreneurial award


Brian Ahumuza, CEO of Abryanz Collection Stores and Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards (ASFA), is ecstatic after winning his first entrepreneurial award. Brian was recognized during the CEPA Awards held yesterday as part of the Makerere University Business School (MUBS) hospitality day. He beat ghetto president Bobi Wine and comedienne Anne Kansiime in the Young Entrepreneurial Entertainer category. Ziza Bafana, Nutty Neithan, Julie Mutesasila, Karo Sovie and Comedian Alex Muhangi among others graced the event.

Below is his full acceptance speech posted on his official Facebook page;

At the start of this journey 5 years ago, this is exactly how I envisioned it would be. I wanted to be a source of inspiration and a role model to the young people.

I have managed to grow my franchise from a backpack business to one of the most sought after brands in Uganda.
Having started out as a janitor and slowly growing into the person that I am today, the brand has grown along with me.

Today, the Abryanz brand includes Abryanz Collection Stores, Abryanz Style &Fashion Awards (celebrated across the continent), Abryanz Charity Foundation and Abryanz Events Management.

I would like to also congratulate my fellow nominees @bobiwine & @kansiime256 
Thank you for setting the pace for the youngsters of this nation.

So what did he wear to the awards? I am glad you asked. Only the best for the inspiring CEO as he stepped out for the event in a pair of Zara Jeans & Double breast Jacket, Richard Mille watch, and Zanotti Shoes.  The all black ensemble was on point. A heartfelt congrats from the team!

Brian with some of the awards he has won so far
Brian with some of the awards he has won so far

Meet Samson Baranga aka BigSam. He is a passionate photographer, writer, blogger, biker and his passion for fashion knows no boundaries. He is also a fashion columnist in The Observer newspaper.