The Last Friday of July 2019 saw a new Miss Uganda being crowned, replacing Miss World Africa 2018 Quinn Abenakyo whose Miss Uganda reign had come to an end. This was none other than a one Oliver Nakakande, who won the most popular beauty pageant in the country after beating 22 others at the grand finale that happened at Kampala Sheraton Hotel on the 26th of July.
Nakakande Olivier who had earlier been chosen as Miss Congeniality was followed by Elizabeth Bagaya (2nd runners up) and Mariam Nyamatte who also won Miss Photogenic became third overall (2nd runners up).
Today under our celebrity Biography section, we bring you a little info we have gathered about the new beauty queen who will also be representing Uganda in the forthcoming Miss World 2019 Finale on the Saturday of 7th December 2019. Right from her early life, education, road to the crown, relationships, hobbies as well as plans and possible projects to do during her one year reign, we all have it here;
Nakakande Oliver was born in Wakiso, 24 years ago to Mr David Vvumba who lives in Kawempe.
According to her, she has other parents; the one Mr & Mrs Emmanuel Bakunzi from Naalya, a suburb of Kampala.
She is a second year student at Middlesex University, Dubai – United Arab Emirates pursuing a degree in Business, certifying in Marketing.
Road to Miss Uganda Competition
Miss Uganda 2019 Oliver says that it has been her dream to participate in any big beauty pageant more so the Miss Uganda.
Her first participation in a beauty pagent was five years ago at UMCAT School of Journalism and Mass Communication that she won.
She hopes to use her new position to help others mostly the needy as well as promoting the girl child, just like Quinn Abenakyo whom she succeeded. Oliver also looks forward at rising Uganda’s flag high at Miss World competitions later this year.
She attributes her success to God’s blessings because she doesn’t see any other attribute in herself that could have led her to the crown that contenders didn’t have.
Message for the Girl Child
Nakakande’s message to all the girls out there is to only focus on education till they complete their studies. She believes that this can help them from getting distracted by other actions that can ruin their life in the future.
Just like others, Nakakande decided to withheld her relationship.
Nakakande loves sports and favorite is swimming. She also loves playing basketball as well as interacting and socializing with others.