Zziwa Kennedy

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Zziwa Kennedy Katebalirwe
Born (1987-05-19) 19 May 1987 (age 32)
Ibanda, Wakiso district
Alma materMakerere University
OccupationHair stylist
Websitehairbyzziwa.com

Zziwa Kennedy Katebalirwe (born 19 May 1987) is a professional Ugandan celebrity hair stylist and dresser.[1] He is the CEO of Hair by Zziwa, a hair clinic in Uganda.[2]

Early life[edit]

Zziwa Kennedy was born on 19 May 1987 in Ibanda, Wakiso district. He attended Kampala Nursery School (1991–1993), Buganda Road P/S (1994–2000), and Lubiri S.S. At Makerere University, he attained a bachelor's degree in Computer Science (2007–2011).[3]

Career[edit]

In 1998, Kennedy started acting with the Ebonies drama actors. He featured in many of the popular group's TV series including Diamond ring, Bibawo, and That’s Life Mwatu, Kitobero Alacat.[4]

His work in the hairdressing industry started in 2010, when he enrolled at the Tina Bchool of beauty in Kampala.[5] After a short stint at the school, he went on to open his first salon, a makeshift structure, in Gayaza. This was opened using a little savings from his college days.[6]

In October 2015, Kennedy started the Hair by Zziwa studio, a hair and nail clinic based at Krisna Mart mall, Kampala.[7][8]

In Uganda, he has worked with major celebrities and public figures, including Winnie Byanyima,[9] Iryn Namubiru, Judith Heard, Jose Chameleone, Bebecool, Leila Kayondo, Brian Ahumuza, Kim Swagga, South African Designer David Tlale, Ghana's Deborah Vanessa, Miss Vimbai, Juliana Kanyomozi,[10] Vera Sidika, Deedan Rema Namakula, Princess Nassolo of Buganda, Nancy Kacungira and Seanice Kacungira.

He has launched a line of human hair extensions and hair growth accelerator products.

Recognitions[edit]

Kennedy has received numerous recognitions and awards both in Uganda and abroad. He has appeared in Beijing Kids magazine. His awards include the following: Best Urban hairstylist in Beijing (2015), Best African Hairstylist (2013), and Hairstylist of the Year (ASFAS 2016).[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The stylists behind our celebs' fashion – Sqoop – Its deep". Retrieved 2017-01-21.
  2. ^ "Inside Hair By Zziwa opening party". fashion256. 2016-05-24. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
  3. ^ Urban TV Uganda (2016-03-08), Fashionista: Hair Styling with Zziwa, retrieved 2017-01-21
  4. ^ Eupal, Felix (2016-05-23). "Uganda: Hair By Zziwa Salon Launches". The Observer (Kampala). Retrieved 2017-01-21.
  5. ^ Wini, Aya Princy (2016-05-05). "Q&A with Hair Guru ZZIWA!". MemoirsofaPrincess. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
  6. ^ Urban TV Uganda (2016-05-27), Backstage Pass: Hair by Zziwa, retrieved 2017-01-21
  7. ^ "Zziwa Hair Studio takes Kampala by a storm". www.showbizuganda.com. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
  8. ^ "FABULOUS STYLE AND ELEGANCE AT THE HAIR BY ZZIWA STUDIO LAUNCH". missamarachi.blogspot.ug. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
  9. ^ "Winnie Byanyima can't stop gushing about Hair by Zziwa on twitter". Pearl Vibe. 2017-01-05. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
  10. ^ "Zziwa Hair Saloon Launch". Crystal Models Africa. 2016-05-26. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
  11. ^ "Official list of the winners at the Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards 2016 - Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards". Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards. 2016-12-10. Retrieved 2017-01-21.