The Club Music Video Awards (CMVA) were held over the weekend. By now you already know that the video for Navio’s Kata and GNL’s Power were the biggest winners of the night with the latter winning the coveted Best Male Video category.
Apart from Club making an impressive first impression and setting the bar too high for any contenders and possibly themselves, the event showed another side of Ugandans. They rocked that blue carpet (another pleasant surprise since we are used to the red one).
There has been a way we like to turn up to events like we were just passing by. But the CMVAs showed that the majority of the guests and performers prepared themselves got their makeup and wardrobes ready for the event. It must have been the promise of a BET kind of event that got guests thinking.
Some men like Prince David Wasajja, Roger Mugisha, Maurice Mugisha, Danzel Mosha, Fred Kigozi and Denzel Mwiyeretsi among others, chose to go formal with skinny ties or bow ties.
Not all was formal though. Some guys especially the so-called fashion-forward men raided downtown and Abryans Collection to look good for the day. Kim Swagga, UBC’s Calvin The Entertainer, singer Levixone Lala and NTV’s Douglas Lwanga were dressed by Brian Ahumuza of Abryans.
According to Ahumuza, it is true more and more people are embracing fashion trends and most of the guests looked well put-together. But he is quick to add that its mainly the people with a fashion sense that are growing each day.
Some ladies were styled by local designers. A keen fashion eye could see works of fashion designers Brenda Maraka, Xenson and Juliana Nasasira’s Kwesh fashion house. Singer Naava Grey and Urban TV’s Sophie Tattu were dressed by Xenson and Kwesh respectively.
Tattu looked stunning in that figure-hugging red dress. The way it accentuated her curves, one could tell it was definitely custom made. Maraka says more and more people are embracing local designers for the unique look.“Instead of spending a lot of money on a particular design many people are coming to us for a cheaper and unique look,” she told Fashion Police256.
Maybe the night’s hosts Caroline Mugasha and Gaetano Kaggwa did not have to change since it was a brief event, but at least the change would have saved us from Gaetano’s faded baggy jeans and orange shirt. The contrast between him and his meticulously put-together co-host was enough to cause a headache.
It is obvious that Sanyu FM’s Fat Boy did not know he was going to present an award that night. Otherwise there is no way he would have dressed like that. The untucked long sleeved striped shirt won over a pair of jeans was not a sight to behold on stage. Did he have to keep the pair of black sun glasses hanging around his neck like he was coming from the beach?
Looking at the event wholesomely, it is in order to say, we are getting there.
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