Monday, 07 November 2016 23:00

Ugandan Independence Celebration - Denver, CO Featured

Colorado Ugandans celebrated their heritage and annual independence day in style. Check out the highlights!

Denver, CO  - Ugandans in Colorado spared no opportunity to add glam to their 2016 independence day celebration. The function, which was held at The Aloft Hotel in Denver's beautiful and fast-growing suburb of Broomfield, Colorado, was a moment for this small community of Ugandans to remind their neighbors of what colorful, stylish and joyful cultural heritage they possess.

The event was kicked off by a red carpet photoshoot, presented by My African Roots Magazine and BugzPhoto. Thereafter, Inzozi Fashion House presented the 'Styles of Freedom' fashion show to an audience wowed by the varying styles of designers Edith Muyinda (Byasima Couture), Hadijah Fish (Gifted Hands Crafts of Uganda), Adrin Gelvin (Chelimo), and Tibba Murungi Kabugu (Inzozi Fashion House). A very fancy jacket was the prize to win at the end of the fashion show after a very entertaining auction - with Rachel Musenero, a resident of Aurora, Colorado, walking away with it at a $230 price tag! Proceeds from the auction were donated to projects by Into Your Hands Africa, a Denver based charity with projects on the African continent. Kristy Hitchings, who represented Into Your Hands Africa, said that she was impressed to realize a thriving Ugandan community in Colorado, and promised more collaboration with the community.

The rest of the night was no less entertaining, with Ugandan Artists Maureen Nantume, Davie Kay and Nince Henry carrying the rest of the night in spectacular fashion. 

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Julius Kabugu

Julius Kabugu is a seasoned Software Engineer. He's also a proud husband and father of 3. Outside these three jobs, he learns about cultures, listens to Dancehall music and studies photography.

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