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It has for ages been asserted that if you want to hide something from an African, do it in writing. True or False, is not the overriding factor. But what is more outstanding is that writers have since given it their heart and soul to produce remarkable literal pieces and sought to divert this assertion. One of them is award winning Ugandan writer and literary arts manager, Doreen Baingana. Her work, from the soils, has made it to the peaks and paid her off with prestigious awards and recognition world over. She is the co-founder and director of the Mawazo Africa Writing Institute based in Entebbe, Uganda and has received many awards ever since she fostered her attention to writing. Born in 1966 and raised in Entebbe, Baingana attended […]

“I like my uniqueness. My physical appearance makes people think that I am fierce. People fear me. Actually, many people don’t know the kind heart I have. My kindness has been exploited. That inner, soft part of me is there. And those that have come across me have come to know it, and have used […]

Talk of Ugandan female artists who have hiked the soul genre and her name will ring quickly in the first thought ― She is Naava Grey. So talented that she could write a super love song while nursing a terrible heart break! For a musician we know of her today, her musical journey was first […]

Speaking of Ugandan Journalists that have journeyed all through to the top, her name will be present. Amidst tall names like Shaka Ssali and Alan Kasujja, so is hers ― Nancy Kacungira. Her biography is a source of inspiration to those women and young girls who aspire to work for international media powerhouses. She is […]

Lanyero Patra Lucile, 23 is a finalist at Makerere University pursuing Bachelor of Arts with Education (Literature and English). She grew up from Lukome village in Gulu district in a family of four where she is the firstborn to Galdinus Okwonga and Monica Akello Okwonga. She attended schools like Bright Valley School, Iganga Girls Secondary […]

In 2019, Uganda ― the Pearl of Africa welcomed onto her national scene a new, vibrant, beautiful lady who was yet to wave off the country’s flag within and outside national borders. Standing out of 22 contestants at the grand finale, Oliver Nakakande was declared Miss Uganda Beauty Pageant winner and was crowned Miss Uganda […]

Growing from a little girl to womanhood, taking different routes to bring food on the table, balancing work and family with the spirit of triumph time ever; summarises her life story ― Pretty Katende. Born to Hajji Yusuf Katende and Hajjati White Fatuma, Katende attended schools like Nkoyoyo Boarding Primary School Matale, Kinaawa High School […]

Telling a story and it eventually gets to be treated affectionately by many, is a dream every storyteller wishes to see pass. However, as days turn into nights, it comes as clear as crystal that this dream rather needs as much prior grounding as a millet farmer would need to prepare their garden yard. Still, […]

Just from helping out a neighbour and friend to accomplish her business orders, Kiiza Lucy Edith paid herself with the knowledge that she confidently survives on financially to-date. Lucy, 24, and a Fourth-year student of Journalism and Communication at Makerere University took the pronouncement of the presence of COVID-19 to learn how to bake cakes. […]


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