Maurice Kirya: On Singing Out his Soul

It is that time of the year when the sun plays too hard to catch. It shows up midmorning only to disappear before the coffee beans can turn brown. It pours out all over the skies hitting and heating hard on whatever its sharp rays stab. And this heat renders forgotten the previous downpour when it quickly sucks out the moisture from the ground awakening … Continue reading Maurice Kirya: On Singing Out his Soul

#THEPOWERofONE: Hillary Mugizi Changing the World One Art Piece at a Time

It is a cloudy Saturday midmorning when I meet Hillary Mugizi. He shows up in camouflage shorts and green sneakers with clean white soles and a black jumper zipped to the neck with the sleeves pulled back to the elbows. His tattoo on the right hand is very visible. An image of a mother and her child, a reminder, he tells me, of his dear … Continue reading #THEPOWERofONE: Hillary Mugizi Changing the World One Art Piece at a Time

AMOS WEKESA on #THEPOWERofONE CLIENT

On my way up to his office, I found myself looking at a big white board covered in writing of a green marker. The information there summarised had plate number details of the different company vans out on safari with the names of the guide in charge. I did not have the time to count. All I noticed is that the details covered the whole … Continue reading AMOS WEKESA on #THEPOWERofONE CLIENT

#ThePowerOfOne: Dr. Jackson Kaguri on Grandmothers Transforming Lives at Nyaka

His was a burning desire to transform a village. From his childhood, there are things he observed that were not going right he promised himself to right the wrong someday. He did not know how long this would take him. All he kept was the little faith. First was the injustice at his own home. From domestic violence between his parents to his sisters dropping … Continue reading #ThePowerOfOne: Dr. Jackson Kaguri on Grandmothers Transforming Lives at Nyaka

#ThePowerOfOne: Dr Gladys Kalema- Zikusoka on Conserving Gorillas, One Sip at A Time

Recently, a Thursday midmorning found me at the office premises of the Gorilla Conservation Coffee (GCC) at Kiwafu, Entebbe. Curiosity had pushed me to have a conversation with Dr. Gladys Kalema- Zikusoka, the CEO and Co-founder of GCC to learn about their work as a social enterprise in the coffee business. Upon getting there, one thing struck me; the writing on the wall. If the … Continue reading #ThePowerOfOne: Dr Gladys Kalema- Zikusoka on Conserving Gorillas, One Sip at A Time

Roland Byagaba On MUWADO & Following The Dream

Get closer to Roland and you will realise this Doctor’s son is a shy man.  Of course, it is only natural that you deny the very thing for which you are told you are. He does just that. Yet behind his shy self are the dedicated hands that are always working things out.  To many, he is the tech guy, to others, he is the … Continue reading Roland Byagaba On MUWADO & Following The Dream

Siima Sabiti on Drinking Water & Minding Your Business

In his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey introduces the concept of private and public victory. Katy Whitton writes a summarised review of the book; “The book begins with talking about the private victories before introducing the public victories. The public phase is one where we move from our newly formed independent selves into ‘interdependent’ people; we learn to trust and … Continue reading Siima Sabiti on Drinking Water & Minding Your Business

Ann Muhangi on Being Intentional on Living a Real Life

The Kampala sun is a different one. It has a way of being bold without clearly showing. It is like a boss who says no to you politely. They do not necessarily convince you that it is a no. You have this window of hope that they might change their mind. They don’t. That is the Kampala sun for you. It has a tendency of … Continue reading Ann Muhangi on Being Intentional on Living a Real Life

Jacque B Hosts ALOYSIUS MIGADDE

I am excited to be hosting a guest blog under A FACE IN THE SUN. Jacque B hosts Alyoysious Migadde Aloysius Migadde is one of the most down to earth artistes you will ever meet. For those that know him, he is a cheerful fellow who always wears a million dollar smile. He doesn’t prepare you for the awesomeness that he unleashes whenever he strums … Continue reading Jacque B Hosts ALOYSIUS MIGADDE