Aamito Lagum aged 24 is uganda’s biggest export in the fashion industry best known for her work in Africa’s next top model, currently lives in New York and have worked with all the top names in the modeling world.
This morning watching Aamito on NTV was truly a humbling moment, she has no airs about her and maintained the luganda dialect as requested by the program, her English didn’t possess the feigned American accent ordinary socialites pick up from Entebbe airport. If we didn’t know better, we would believe she was the host of the show.
She talks about her journey to fame and her support system, when asked if luck is the reason she made it. She says she doesn’t believe in luck alone. ‘You need luck and preparation’ is what Aamito calls the right combination. ‘Without preparation luck is useless, you need to be prepared to put in the work’ she explains. Aamito goes on to explain nutrition, exercise and the importance of taking care of her body and financial discipline.
She explains the struggle of her color and explaining her Ugandan heritage in New York. She says ‘imagine how hard we worry about being the right color and size here, now try doing it in new York where you have to also explain Uganda to everyone or the thing Uganda should be known for much more rather than Idi Amin’.
On the fun side, she did admit about being star struck by Alicia keys, lady gaga, not forgetting a huge crush on ‘wolverine’ Hugh jackman! If you missed it,look it up on the NTV youtube channel and catch her talk about her fashion project, giving back and a possible acting opportunity.