The fashion hits and misses at CMVAs

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Sophie Tattue and Danze Mosha of Urban TV's Fashionista. Tattu is wearing a custom made dress by Kwesh
Sophie Tattue and Danze Mosha of Urban TV’s Fashionista. Tattu is wearing a custom made dress by Kwesh

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).

Ahumuza Brian and Kim Swagga. Kim is wearing pants by Givenchy that had everyone talking. Brian is wearing a Versace shirt. There is no doubt that he really owned this look.
Ahumuza Brian and Kim Swagga. Kim is wearing pants by Givenchy that had everyone talking. Brian is wearing a Versace shirt. There is no doubt that he really owned this look.

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.

Denzel arrives with co-presenter Sheila Salta. Nice 'couple'!
Denzel arrives with co-presenter Sheila Salta. Nice ‘couple’!

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.

L-R Bush Baby, Lenny Kirya, Maurice Kirya and Cinematographer Josh Mwesigwa
L-R Bush Baby, Lenny Kirya, Maurice Kirya and Cinematographer Josh Mwesigwa aka Josh the Fixer
Navio, JB and Unique
Navio, JB and Unique

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.

Levixione Lala performs.
Levixione Lala performs.
Rapper Gasuza and DJ Global represented the urban fashion forward men
Rapper Gasuza and DJ Global represented the urban fashion forward men

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.

Prince Wasajja looked every inch royalty
Prince Wasajja looked every inch royalty

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.

Carol Mugasha, NTV's Sheila Gashumba, NBS's Vicky Bagaya and NTV's Robin Kisti
Carol Mugasha, NTV’s Sheila Gashumba, NBS’s Vicky Bagaya and NTV’s Robin Kisti

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.

Hips don't lie
Hips don’t lie
Naava Grey in a denim dress from Xenson Senkaaba's Urban Present collection
Naava Grey in a denim dress from Xenson Senkaaba’s Urban Present collection

The off-looks

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.

Gaetano Kaggwa
Gaetano Kaggwa

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?

Sanyu FM's Fat Boy (aaarrrgh!!) and NTV's  Robin Kisti.
Sanyu FM’s Fat Boy (aaarrrgh!!) and NTV’s Robin Kisti.

Pairing him with NTV’s Robin Kisti in her flowing gown made him look even worse.The choice of colour for her gown – starfish orange – made her stand out.Guests arrive

The Straka wannabe 2
The Straka wannabe 
Me and my date
Me and my date!

Looking at the event wholesomely, it is in order to say, we are getting there.

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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.

  • jaylor

    some dates oba whr misplaced???
    may be they r trynna make us question their “lovie”¿¿¿¿

    • Thanks for passing by Jaylor. I think it helps for couples to agree on what to wear before stepping out for an event. otherwise they will look off.

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