Queen - Natasha Mutebi, 1st Princess - Sheena Nadunga, 2nd Princess - Marilyn Simms
On Saturday 7th November we witnessed the 5th annual crowning of Miss Uganda UK under J.M Promotions, which was held at the intimate Boleyn Banqueting Suite in East London which was in support of Jubilee Campaign against child sacrifice in Uganda. The battle for the 5th crown saw 10 finalists take centre stage to showcase different aspects of the needed criteria in front of a packed audience and 5 judges. Taking the crown on the night was 19 year old Biomedical student Miss Natasha Mutebi who was contestant Number 10. She is now the face and voice of the child sacrifice campaign in Uganda with Jubilee Campaign. She was closely followed by contestant No.1 Sheena Nadunga who became the Keith Heart Foundation ambassador. Miss Marilyn Simms took the 2nd Princess spot. Natasha also scooped 3 mini awards; Best Catwalk, Best Swimwear and Best Evening Wear.
The finale that kicked off in its traditional way saw the finalists take stage to perform their opening dance in an outfit designed by Sheila Designs. Six finalists (Sheena, Marilyn, Stella K, Allen, Gift & Natasha) performed a talent round which consisted of traditional dances, singing and poetry. Entertainment on the night was from Ugandan UK-based artists and groups that kept the crowd on their feet throughout the evening with their energetic and uplifting performances.
Other mini awards on the night were; People’s Queen – Marilyn Simms, Miss Congeniality – Stella Kibuuka, Miss Personality & Miss Talent – Gift Nyakuta, Best Creative wear – Sharifa Nakitende.
Miss Uganda 2015 was sponsored by MoneySwift, Jose Jobs Link and Mama Jumbe's. Special thanks goes to Dare & Sheila Designs for allowing our contestants to showcase some of their collection on the night. Eyecon Magazine, SVS Media & H Soni; for the contestants’ photoshoot; 24 Security (Sam Kitone) – contestants goodie bags AMB Television & First Choice Productions; for the multimedia promotional material produced The Uganda Entertainment Connection members for the support towards the promotion of Miss Uganda UK 2015 The UK Ugandan community; Thank you for embracing and supporting our pageant and queens for the past four years.
Miss Uganda UK 2015 was managed by JF Solutions as a service provider for the event promotion and marketing, event planning, and coordinating the hosting services at the pageant gala.