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Amelia Kyambadde hails Kennedy Zziwa as he opens second hair academy

Hon Amelia Kyambadde, the former Minister of Trade yesterday commended the ingenuity of Ugandan hair stylist and fashion guru, Kennedy Zziwa for uplifting many Ugandan talents in the hair industry.

Hon Amelia Kyambadde and Kennedy Zziwa unveiled the Zziwa Hair Academy in Nansana
  • Hon Amelia Kyambadde commended Kennedy Zziwa for uplifting Ugandan talents in the hair industry
  • Zziwa Hair Academy opened its second branch in Nansana on the Kampala-Hoima Road
  • The academy graduated 56 trainees in cosmetology, hairdressing, and beauty
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Kyambadde said she was greatly inspired by the youthful entrepreneur and rallied other Ugandans to learn from him.

I want to thank Mr Zziwa for the role he has played in creating jobs for young people and for allowing them to hone their skills,” she said.

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“We have so many young people who are semi-educated but with lots of talent. I am glad that you are tapping into their skills.”

Hon Kyambadde was speaking as chief guest at the opening of the second Zziwa Hair Academy in Kampala.

The spacious facility is located in Nansana on the Kampala-Hoima Road.

This is the second branch of Mr Zziwa’s “Hair By Zziwa” franchise. The first training facility was launched in 2020 in Banda.

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The Nansana branch was launched along with the graduation of 56 trainees who made the first cohort that received high-quality hairdressing training.

These went home with certificates and diplomas in cosmetology, hairdressing and beauty.

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Speaking at the launch, Mr Zziwa recounted his journey in the beauty industry which started about 8 years ago.

Having graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Zziwa found a hard time getting a job.

He recalls being too stubborn and rebellious that he couldn’t settle down at work.

After a brief stint abroad, he came back determined to venture into the beauty business where his passion was.

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“Right from childhood this was what I always wanted to do. I was the child that was always styling my mother’s hair,” he said.

Zziwa launched his salon with five other stylists. Today, he’s employing over 60.

Along the way, he says, he was enticed by his colleagues to start training other stylists, which gave rise to the two training institutes through partnerships with Cantu, KCB Foundation and Strait Bridals.

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The launch event hosted by radio host Deadan had a number of activities including a fashion show from Abbas Kaijuka, Anita Beryl and House of Senkulu

It was crowned by performances from KaRungi and Lilian Mbabazi.

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