10 Lessons I Learnt from the Life of the “Ugliest Man” in World

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Njide Mkparu
3 min readApr 12


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Godfrey Baguma, also known as Ssebabi, was a Ugandan man who was once labeled as the “ugliest man in Uganda.” However, he refused to let his physical appearance define him and instead, he made a name for himself as a musician, actor, and entrepreneur. Here are 10 lessons we can learn from his life:

1. Do not let others define you:

Baguma could have easily succumbed to the negative label he was given and let it affect his self-esteem and confidence. However, he chose to rise above it and define himself on his own terms. We should all strive to do the same and not let others define who we are or what we are capable of.

2. Embrace your uniqueness:

Baguma embraced his unique appearance and used it to his advantage. He turned it into a source of income by participating in beauty pageants, acting in films, and performing music. We should all embrace our own uniqueness and celebrate what makes us different from others.

3. Pursue your passions:

Despite facing challenges and discrimination due to his appearance, Baguma pursued his passions and found success in his chosen career. We should all strive to do the same and pursue the things that make us happy and fulfilled, regardless of any obstacles we may face. Read also:

4. Be kind and respectful to others:

Baguma was known for his kindness and generosity towards others, and he used his fame to raise awareness about issues affecting the disabled and those with physical differences. We should all strive to be kind and respectful to others, and use our own platforms to raise awareness about important issues.

5. Do not let physical appearance define you: