Daniel Otim: Male makeup artist survives death after a suspected homophobic attack

Ugandan male makeup artist Daniel Otim attacked by 2 unknown people on his way back home after work

Kampala’s male makeup artist Daniel Otim, alias Danyel On the Brushes was targeted in a suspected homophobic attack by two unidentified men on his way back home after work.

Otim Daniel, who became a household name in the Uganda fashion business after establishing himself as a male makeup artist, was recently assaulted in Kampala by yet to be identified men.

Daniel says he was leaving work on Friday night at around 11 pm when two unidentified men attacked and assaulted him to near death.

The 21-year-old Otim registered both the neck and lower stomach injuries from what he calls a homophobic attack arising from his career as a male makeup artist.

He took himself to the police and reported the incident on 14th September, and later admitted on 15th September.

The assailants have not been identified as of now, but the investigation is on and his lawyer is working hard with the police to reach the bottom of it.

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Ugandan male Makeup artist Daniel Otim attacked
Ugandan male makeup artist Daniel Otim attacked by unknown people

Daniel has not said anything about the incident other than what he posted on all his social media platforms.

He wrote;

i was still getting the guts to share this with you guys since i was still traumatized by the whole scenario. On my way back from work on Friday night around 11pm, i was attacked and assaulted by 2 yet to be identified men. My lawyer and police are handling the case for now. Please be safe while moving alone at night

Danyel shared on WhatsApp

However, Lifestyle Uganda was able to reach out to Otim Daniel who is out of danger now after emergency response. Danyel confirmed the incident took place.

He was shaken and angry with the possibility of an assault like this could happen to him.

Otim told Lifestyle UG that his fear remains he might be a subject to the popular homophobic attack rising from the makeup photos he always shares.

it was a homophobic attack and I think it’s an outburst from my makeup pics that made rounds on social media

He added

Danyel recently launched CAREERS HAVE NO GENDER campaign using his makeup, a social media campaign aimed to let the world stop Gender Stereotypes, especially career-wise.

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Danyel on the brushes teamed up with Meg Lusembo of Smukke Lashes, Giulio Molfese of Photo4fashion to launch a campaign CAREERS HAVE NO GENDER with a focus on the beauty industry as it is in his line of work.

CAREERS HAVE NO GENDER - Kampala’s celebrity makeup artist Daniel Otim aka Danyel on the Brushes
Careers have no gender with Daniel Otim aka Danyel on the Brushes. Photo/Photo4Fashion
Danyel on the Brushes models to promote his own makeup
Careers have no gender with Daniel Otim aka Danyel on the Brushes. Photo/Photo4Fashion

On the work front, Daniel Otim has worked with Kampala’s finest. This includes Shaddy Boo, socialite Sue Ochola, artistes like Cindy and Rhoda K.

Currently, he is the official makeup artist for self-made socialite Judith Heard and singer Fille Mutoni.

At Lifestyle UG, we strongly condemn all acts related to a homophobic attack as it’s everyone’s right to express him/herself.

Jacob Mugwana

Ass. Fashion Editor/Blogger

Aspiring International Media Journalist, #ASFA2014 & #ASFA2015 Nominee, Fashion Blogger, Social Media Strategist/PR and Editor at Flash Uganda Media. I help provide companies with tips & recommendations on how they can improve their presence on social media. WhatsApp +256781873083.

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