Oliver Nakakande, a model, digital creator and philanthropist, says despite the many obstacles he has had to overcome, it proves that anyone can succeed if they put their mind to it.
Talking about what inspires his philanthropic acts, he said Saturday rhythms, “I grew up in a challenging society where girls dropped out of school due to the lack of basic needs such as sanitary items. This is what inspired me to start the Oliver Nakakande Foundation, which gives teenage mothers second chances to return to school, while empowering young girls to stay in school. I believe in the power of education, and I believe that when we educate our girls, we put them in the perfect position to make the right choices in life.
“My story proves that anyone can be successful and be whatever they want to be, no matter what their background.”
The model who won the Miss Uganda 2019 pageant also expressed her desire to work more in Nigeria. He said: “As you have mentioned, Nigeria is the biggest market in Africa when it comes to fashion and entertainment. Every talent in Africa needs to tap into this ever-growing industry. I believe in diversification, and I understand the value of connecting with others. I am excited about what Nigeria has to offer. to see.”
Nakakand also believes that there should be more diversity in the fashion industry. He said, “The modeling industry needs to embrace diversity, especially on the international scene. Africa has a lot to offer in terms of art, ideas, models and designers. I would like to see more inclusion, collaboration and appreciation of our value.”
Asked to name the highlights of her career, she said, “Over the years I have had many highlights. I am happy to have participated in top fashion events such as ‘Dubai Fashion Week’, ‘New York Fashion Week’ and ‘Fashion Week DXB’. I was also recently honored by the Nelson Mandela Leadership Institute for my contribution to the education sector in Africa.’