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The 8 most revered male models in Kampala

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In an industry which is only peaking up, modeling is not the easiest profession to take on. Major companies prefer celebrities to endorse their products leaving the models with no jobs. Fashion shows take place only once in a while and many designers prefer their friends to walk during these shows. Simply put – it’s not as glamorous as you might think.

While that is so, a couple of models are doing pretty well. They are booked for most of the few shows that take place and some are already becoming muses of the designers.

Here is the list of the 8 most revered models in the business.

1. Xeader Frederick

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Xeader Frederick

He is arguably the most popular male model in Kampala. He was also the winner of the Best model award at last year’s Fashion & Style awards. Besides getting booked by every designer, Xeader has been tapped by a number of major brands to front their campaigns. He has featured in ad campaigns for Rwenzori Water and Air Uganda among others. His chiseled physique has also landed him work with artistes Juliana Kanyomozi and Ekky.

After a break through with a spread in African Woman Magazine, Xeader  steadily climbed through the model ranks to the top where he is now. With such an enviable portfolio, you would expect the Procurement and Supply Chain management graduate to slow down but he’s not about to.

2. Adam Riley Gashe


Adam by Conrad Roy for SatisfashionUG

Adam is probably the most commercially successful of them all. He has bagged the most campaigns and still is a runway favorite.

Age: 20

Breakthrough: Model and face of Abryanz Collection

Commercial: Buzz Magazine, SatisfashionUG, RadioCity 97 FM, Centenary Bank, Evervess, Orange Uganda and Abryanz Collection among others.

Runway: Style and Fashion Awards,

3. Ramah Shafic

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Ramah walking at the Kampala Fashion intro by Giulio Molfese

Age: 21

Commercial: Martha Jabo’s  face (muse), Kwesh, Airtel Uganda and Letshego Microfinance among others

Runway: Kampala Fashion intro, Bride & Groom Expo ’13 ’14, Lady Crane Fashion show, Bold Kampala launch, Kigali Fashion Week.

4. King Abdul


King Abdul photographed by Giulio Molfese

Age: 25

Commercial: Airtel Uganda, Sylvia Owori and  Nile Special

Runway: UG at 50 Show, Xenson,  Lady Crane and Bride & Groom Expo among others.

5. John Iwueke

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John Iwueke

Age: 22

Breakthrough: Abryanz Collection

Commercial: African Woman Magazine and Abryanz Collection.

Runway: Lady Crane Fashion show, Fashion & Style awards and Bride & Groom Expo.

6. Houston Murey

Houston Murey

Housten Murey

Age: 25

Commercial: Martha Jabo, Miubu clothing and Bride & Groom.

Runway: Kampala Fashion Intro, Lady Crane Fashion show, African Walk Awards and Rapture Fashion 360

7. Mushema Housen

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Mushema Housen for Bride & Groom Expo

Age: 22

Commercial: Abryanz Collection

Runway: Fashion & Style awards and Bride & Groom

8. Godwin Nshuti


Godwin wearing Matha Jabo photographed by Giulio Molfese

Age: 21

Breakthrough: Bayimba Festival

Commercial: Face of Sylvia Owori’s Africa is My Heritage  and Martha Jabo

Runway: Lady Crane fashion show and Kampala Fashion intro.


We consulted industry experts and insiders while drafting this list.


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