21 February 2013

Uganda: Kiyingi Prides in Plaited Hair, Baseball T-Shirts

Emmanuel Nsabaanye Kiyingi is a music producer at Levixone Music and Era 92 Media. He takes neatness so seriously he shared his view on grooming.

On baseball outfits

I really love baseball jackets and T-shirts; they make me look wow. I have never been a fan of suits and you will not see me in suits because I just can't look good in them. And I don't like ties; I only wear them at church because I respect church. I try so much to be modest before God.

For the pants, my wardrobe is filled with medium-size jeans in different colours. I don't like skinny jeans - they show my body and I hate it.

Downtown shopping

I shop around Pioneer mall and most times go downtown. I really don't mind the price but it depends on the quality and where I shop. Generally, I spend between Shs 50,000 and 100,000 to get the best outfits you would love to have.

With shoes, I go for particular brands like Rebook sneakers. I also love Adio and Gucci shoes.

About hair

I plait just because it's the style I want. [Right] from childhood, my mum used to plait it, and I grew up loving it. For the style I like [in my hair], we just call it "Well Plait".

Be yourself...

To look good as a man, I just think of being myself. I really know my image matters and I have to protect it. Because people do not welcome you everywhere you go, style matters but sometimes it depends on what you are doing.

I am a musician; I'm in the industry of entertaining; so, my style gives a direct picture of what I do. A person can just tell I am an artiste by how I dress. Some people will dis [read disrespect] you because of your style. They may say that the guy is like a muyaaye (thug), and some people will welcome you.

As told to Alon Mwesigwa.

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