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The Team

 

CEO SuccessSpark Brand

Jackee Butesta Batanda is a short story writer, journalist and entrepreneur. She is the Founder and Senior Managing Partner of SuccessSpark Brand Ltd. She was inspired to start the company after seeing the influx of many poorly written memoirs, autobiographies and biographies from African social and business leaders flooding the market, which could have been better written and presented, so SuccessSpark Brand provides a variety of writing services to help 'would be' authors bring new stories to the market. 

As an extension of this, she is finishing the construction of a writers' house, The Blue Marble, to provide a safe, intellectual space for writers. In 2019, Jackee was named among top 40 under 40 inspirational Ugandans and was the 2018/2019 continental winner- training and education category at the Women in Business and Government awarded in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a contributor in the New Daughters of Africa anthology, a seminal body of work that captures voices of 200 women of African descent. The Africa Regional winner of the 2003 Commonwealth short story Competition, her stories have been performed on the BBC World service, BBC3 and radio stations throughout the commonwealth as well as appearing in various international anthologies. She has written for publications including the New York Times, The Boston Globe, Guardian (UK), The Mail & Guardian, The Sunday Times and Sunday Independent (SA) and Aljazeera Magazine. She was the recipient of a 2010 Uganda Young Achievers Award, shortlisted for the 2012 Trust Women Journalist Award and named by the Times (London) in 2012 as one of twenty women shaping the future of Africa. She was named among 39 writers under 40 from Sub-Saharan Africa likely to shape the future of African literature. She has run writing workshops in the US, UK, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and Malawi.  She is currently at work on a novel, a short story collection and is ghost writing two books.

 

Clients Relations and Events Coordinator

Rachel Lawino is the client relations and events coordinator with SuccessSpark Brand where she brings a wealth of over seven years experience as a dedicated and knowledgeable client relations manager and lecturer in the banking and educational sector. She has worked with a myriad of clients both local and international. She boasts of impeccable communications, events planning, and customer liaison skills. Rachel holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Makerere University Business School. She is a lover of the literary arts and loves to read in her pastime. 

 

Social Media and Digital Imagery 

Solomon Luzinda holds a diploma in Video Production and an advanced diploma in Multimedia from Lambeth College in the United Kingdom, and a Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication from United Media Consultants and Trainers Kampala, Uganda. He worked as a video advocacy assistant at the Refugee Law Project, where he supported the production of award winning documentaries on issues affecting refugees and internally displaced people. Solomon produces multi-media content for NGOs and films, edits, writes scripts and directs productions. He also produces event video production and photography for corporate events or filming at conferences or workshops.

 

Web and Graphics Design

Paul Sengooba is a graphics and web-designer, and a technology enthusiast with skills in hardware and software management. He has created and managed websites for several companies including Tight Budget Group, Rural Reform Uganda, and the Nevender Legacy website. He has produced logos and poster designs for events and other projects. He manages the social media content on all platforms for The Nevender Legacy, Nutrition N Mor, Vial Graphics, and Dream X Magazine. He is well adapted to the ever-changing technologies in the computer world. To view some of the design works visit www.facebook.com/vialgraphics