By Chemutai Faith Murket
Shadia Namukwaya is 20 year old Graduand of Social Work and Social Administration at MUK. If there’s anyone that can balance school, work and having a social life it’s her. She has a tailoring business with her sister where they mainly make African clothing. And all this is done from her hostel room! She has always had an eye for fashion. She started as a model in her first year of campus under Cavelli Modeling Agency. She stood for Miss Tourism Buganda in her second year and then finally to take things into her own hands and call the shots. She now makes clothes on order for her company ShanShad Trends and also does makeup gigs for schools on prom day. She is currently a freelance model.
She loves Piato for its peaceful vibe, Meza Sharwama for its massive servings and Golden Tulip where she gets to spend some alone time. She says she loves local food and beetroot juice because as a model she learned that it’s best to keep her body in shape.
She specifically loves going to Jinja because it’s not congested, the source of the Nile gives her a feel of home and not to mention its fantastic scenery for photoshoots. She also loves going to Western Uganda, Bushenyi in particular because of the hospitality of the people, the spirit of togetherness and the culture in general. The area also has wonderful topography.
She is a super fan of Safe Boda as it gets her to modelling appointments in time and she says she has respect for Ricky, one of the founders of Safe Boda because he is so humble and down to earth.
She isn’t a huge gadget person, she prefers functionality. She currently owns a Tecno Pouvoir 2Air
Sh is a huge fun of Rhema and the way she manages to be fashionable and still stay classy. She is always changing her hair style to try out new things and believes in the power of a headwrap when she’s out of time and on the go.
WHAT SHE’S LISTENING TO
1. Greenlight – Tekno
2. Be Happy – Kranium
3. Wakyuka – GeoSteady
4. Faded – Alan Walker
5. No Wahala – DeMarco
6. Gutujja – Rhema ft B2C
7. Makanika – John Blaq
8. Jealousy – Sheebah
9. Haimaanishi – Jolie
10. Fire to the Sun – Patoranking