To Top

What’s behind the celebrity haircuts?



In Uganda, celebrities set the trends; when a celebrity does a certain hairdo, a number of his or her fans always copy the styles. The fans do this because most of them believe that the celebrities are always up-to-date with modern trends.

Towards the end of last year, a number of celebrities in Uganda were chopping off their hair with some going completely bald whereas others were chopping part of their hair, branding it their style and a new trend.

The goodlyfe singer Mowzey Radio was the first to cut off his hair going completely bald. Chameleone followed, then singer Iryn Namubiru showed up at her concert with one side of her head shaven. Bukedde TV’s Flavia Namulindwa, songbird Rema Namakula and Uganda’s self-proclaimed  ‘Big size’ Bebe Cool, have also shaved part of their hair.

The latest celeb to pick on the trend is Helen Lukoma an actress and fashion designer who took to the saloon and shaved off her hair and later on posted a photo of her new look which she captioned  ‘new years’ look’.

“It’s a new year, letting go, opening new doors,” read a post on her social media page.

Lukoma’s photo attracted a number of comments from her fans as the majority applauded her look calling it a perfect one for 2017.

“Wow, that’s my queen bee, I know you are always pretty, with or without hair,” posted Claire Lubowa.

A number of people have commented that the celebrities are doing this as a way of trying to look younger.

“Iryn, your hairdo makes you look younger and fresh, I’m in love with it, “posted Shifra Lean on the singer’s Facebook wall.

Others say the new trend of cutting hair is a way of rebranding. When Singer Mowzey chopped off his hair, a number of his fans commended his new hair style saying it makes him look a better person.

We wonder who will be next.


More in Features & Profiles

  • Hustler: Douglas Kawagama

    Did you do Information Technology at school? No. I graduated with a Bachelors in Economics, but I later upgraded to do...

    Christine NakalungiMarch 25, 2017
  • The Harmonics feed the soul

    SOULFUL: Many music groups in Uganda do not last long, so it is quite surprising to hear that the Harmonics are...

    Christine NakalungiMarch 25, 2017
  • DJ Alberto43: My work talks for me

    DISC SPINNER: He has made a name in western Uganda as one of the best DJs in the region. DJ Alberto43...

    Christine NakalungiMarch 25, 2017
  • From under the shadows to stardom

      In the entertainment industry, there is something called five metres away from fame. This phrase could apply to artiste managers,...

    Christine NakalungiMarch 25, 2017
  • Irish celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day at Sheraton 

    Last weekend as the St. Patrick’s Day, the day on which the arrival of Christianity in Ireland is celebrated, earmarking the...

    Nelson BwireMarch 24, 2017

    Up to now, Juliana is still a force to reckon with on the entertainment but since the demise of her only...

    Nelson BwireMarch 21, 2017
  • Archilles juggles radio and acting

    MASAKA: Achilles Lukyamuzi is a radio presenter who joined the film industry at a tender age. Today he is one of...

    Christine NakalungiMarch 18, 2017
  • Seeing the light at Kayanja’s 77 DOGS

    CALLED TO SERVE: Some of them were once household names, but somehow they disappeared from the social scene. But looks like...

    Christine NakalungiMarch 11, 2017
  • How to be…the flamboyant Zlatan

    I AM ZLATAN: Despite his inflated ego, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has banged goals everywhere he has gone and is paid millions of...

    Christine NakalungiMarch 11, 2017