The Observer (Kampala)

31 January 2013

Uganda: Take 5 - d'Kaz's Frank Kagimu

Frank Kagimu is the proprietor of the D'Kaz fashion shop in Kisaasi, which sells men's garments.

He is also working with Shades of Hope, a charity organisation, as a street-reach coordinator. He took five with Joseph Kimbowa.

You run a fashion shop; do music, charity as well as study. Where do you plan to concentrate?

My passion has always been with fashion. Although I love singing, I hope to devote more time to my fashion and also pray that I can successfully get my degree in Journalism at St Lawrence University.

What's the meanest thing you have ever done to anyone?

I cannot forget the day when I slapped my then girlfriend in public. It was so mean of me and I regretted it later but it was quick reaction since I had caught her cheating on me.

And what is the worst thing that has happened to you?

It was the day I lost my beloved mother in 2006. It was the lowest moment in my life.

What are you planning for 2013?

I'm expecting to release my album called Tolyejjusa and also push my fashion career to the next level. This year, I will go on tour in the United Kingdom and I hope to use it to improve my fashion career.

It seems you have big plans for fashion. What keeps you on track because you have music and studies?

The good thing is that I have friends like Brian Ahumuza, of A-Bryan's Collection and Kim Swagg [to whom I turn for advice]. I am also studying fashion and design at Tina International School. I believe that this will help me improve it.

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