Oliver Nakakande to represent Uganda at Miss Grand International 2022

03 Aug 2022 | Priya Bhardwaj

Miss Grand Uganda organization has officially appointed the representative of Uganda to represent the country at Miss Grand International 2022. Oliver Nakakande is the newly elected Miss Grand Uganda 2022. Oliver succeeds Miss Grand Uganda 2015 Lilian Gashumba as the country has not participated since then.

Miss Grand Uganda organization took to their official social media as they wrote, “Uganda makes a strong entrance again after a drought of 6years away from Miss Grand International! We officially unveil the delegate representing Uganda this year - @olivernakakande a major force and beacon of hope ready to wave the Ugandan Flag on a global stage this year! Ladies And Gentlemen ~ Welcome Miss Grand Uganda 2022 @olivernakakande to the Grand Family!”



Oliver Nakakande is the winner of the 2019/20 Miss World Uganda who represented Uganda at Miss World 2019 and managed to place in the Top 40 with her stellar performance. She was also fourth runner-up at Top Model competition. Just a few months back, Oliver launched a foundation whose aim is to identify and address the causes of such incidences.

“I want to use this platform to be a beacon of Hope and Ray of light to light as many candles as I can with the torch I have been entrusted with. To be apart of the global Franchise and Grand family will see me transverse different narratives and fight for my advocacy both locally and internationally”, Oliver quoted as she was elected Miss Grand Uganda 2022.



Nakakande’s organization also empowers teenage mothers who have dropped out of school as she believes strongly in second chances. The foundation is targeting girls from Uganda at the moment, however, there are plans to increase the scope of its operations and make it a continent-wide affair. Oliver will surely be a strong contender for the Miss Grand International 2022 crown.