A Night of Culture and Fashion for Women Empowerment

Enjoy a night of entertainment, fashion and culture at the premier Ugandan cultural night. The Miss Uganda North America Beauty Pageant is back for a second year. Featuring the Rise Up Awards – recognizing diaspora voices for women empowerment. Entertainment lineup includes Ugandan traditional/cultural performances, globally acclaimed Ugandan artists Sheebah Karungi, Irene Ntale, Jose Chameleone and Fik Fameika. Don’t miss African Fashion Designers showcasing traditional and contemporary designs. Red Carpet with free Red Carpet Photography for VIPs. Premium seats and table service for VIP – includes free drink.
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Red carpet photos and best seats for VIP. Regular tickets available.
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Rise Up Awards

Recognizing Diaspora voices for women empowerment.


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Entertainment Lineup

Sheebah Karungi
Irene Ntale
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Fik Fameica
Jose Chameleone

Fashion Designers / Stylists

Inzozi Fashion House
Afrisent Collections
NFKA Clothing
Ipigogo House of Fashion
Hair By Zziwa

Our Voices Elevated

This year’s theme is ‘Our Voices Elevated’, in honor of all the women empowerment movements of the past few years. At the beauty pageant, we shall be honoring these movements have played a huge role of shedding light on the most important issues that negatively affect women and girls globally. Such issues include inequality, domestic violence, lack of access to education, rape culture and sexual harassment. Our hope is that this year’s class will embody the fight to make equality for women and girls a reality.


Class of 2018

The Miss Uganda North America Class of 2018 consists of 12 beautiful, intelligent and inspired ladies from across North America. Congratulations to this year’s inductees!

Nyame Mariam Danso – San Diego, California | Daphine Karungi Kabwa – West Hartford, Connecticut | Myra Muyinza Wamala – Houston, Texas | Natasha Mupenzi – North Andover, Massachusetts | Tramaine Suubi – Centreville, Virginia | Jacent Nalwali Wamala – Henderson, Nevada | Mary Semakula – Auburn, Washington | Noelyne Leni Alitema – Eugene, Oregon | Shalom Aburu – Tacoma, Washington | Michelle Namuyaba Mukasa – Everett, Washington | Comfort Chloe Akatukunda – Peabody, Massachusetts | Jacinta Nabirye Bateganya – Kennesaw, Georgia

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