Afrigo Band returns for Blankets and Wine Kampala with promise of an unforgettable musical experience
On Sunday, 30th April 2017, renowned music group, Afrigo Band, will step onto the stage as the headline act of the 17th edition of the Tusker Malt Lager powered and House of Deejays organized Blankets and Wine Kampala, at the Lugogo Cricket Oval.
Notable for their ability to produce music that captures the heart, the band has been playing music for more than 40 years and will look to take their fans on a music experience that can only be associated with Blankets and Wine.
Being Uganda’s oldest music outfit, Afrigo Band boasts of more than 200 songs and has recorded over 20 albums along their musical journey. Some of its most noteworthy songs such as; Maria, Jim, Mundeke, Nantongo, Enneyisa, Sikulimba, Afrigo Batuuse, Nfunda n’Omubi, Ekitobero and Abaana ba Afrigo will leave many of their fans across different generations swaying.
For the 17th edition, Tusker Malt Lager will bring a festival feel to Blankets and Wine Kampala with an array of artists from across East Africa. Afrigo Band will be accompanied by other big name artists which will include; Cindy Sanyu, Kenya’s Muthoni the Drummer Queen, Daniel Lemma & Hot This Year, Fena Gitu, Kager Mungai, Pelindah, Byg Ben, Apio Moro, Joash, Mayonde, Essie, DJ Beekay & RPM and DJ Rachel among others.
“Afrigo Band has been playing music for as long as we can remember. Their ageless music has ruled Uganda’s airwaves for decades. It is only befitting of a band of their caliber to once again grace Blankets and Wine Kampala with another memorable performance.” Said Maureen Rutabingwa, the Brand Manager Tusker Malt Lager.
“If you have not seen the band perform, this is your best time to come and watch them at your own comfort. So prepare your mats, picnic baskets complete with some ice cold Tusker Malt Lager and we shall be heading to the Lugogo Cricket Oval to enjoy the sun and good music.” Rutabingwa remarked.”
Entrance fee is 100,000 UGX at the Lugogo Cricket Oval and gates open at 12:00pm on Sunday April 30, 2017.
In line with its support for responsible drinking, Tusker Malt Lager will be maintaining a strict ‘OVER 18 only’ policy for sale of alcohol.
Castle Lite has teamed up with NBS Television and AZ Associates to inject cash in the now partiers’ favourite Rwanda/Burundi Night slated to take place at Cayenne Lounge and Restaurant this Saturday 29th April 2017.
The now annual night happening for the second time this weekend and hosted by Judith Heard, will see partiers part with 25k to enter and 500k for a table of six with a bottle of Jameson to enjoy the fun filled event.
Singers Sheebah Karungi who has been Uganda’s top diva for the last two years will headline the night’s performances alongside Urban Boys from Rwanda, Bruce Melody, Kebby Boy (from Burundi), DJ Africano and DJ Franco from Rwanda and Burundi.
The ‘Nkwatako’ singer has promised her fans the best on Saturday as she continues to cement her music position among Uganda’s elite singers having struggled in the beginning. Rwanda/Burundi Nite this weekend is dubbed as a must attend and the biggest party in town.
“East Africa, we got exciting news for you… Rwanda Burundi Night is back and reloaded at Cayenne Kampala featuring Bruce Melodie, Kebby Boy, Urban Boys, Sheebah Karungi alongside DJ Focus & DJ Africano ready to make you dance and have the time of your lives. Mark the date 29th April and have fun with fellow East Africans. Host: Judith Heard Tax:25k”.
Brisk Lounge in Kololo has offered Save Amani campaign week. The posh hangout located on Plot 6 Wampewo Avenue, Kololo just below Housing Finance Bank has offered a week to those who want to save Amani Kenkwanzi who is set to go kidney transplant in India.
Amani’s parents are seeking for Shs150m to take her to India for kidney transplant and the campaign has so far raised Shs100m.
“Save Amani, once again another offer from Brisk Lounge bar and restaurant, the whole week of save Amani campaign ,if you have anything to offer please pass by…We are almost there and I’m grateful to you all #saveAmani,” Wahab Mbabazi said.
The ULS president Francis Gimara of Arcadia Advocates has decried the over-monetization of student politics at Makerere University.
Speaking at the launch of the ‘Rule of Law Club’, Gimara joked while drawing comparison between their time at Makerere and the times now.
Gimara contested for Law Society President at Makerere in a race that attracted close to 10 aspirants and he emerged winner.
“I don’t think my budget then came close to shs100,000. Even the little money I invested was sponsored by the mature entry students who believed in my cause and volunteered to push it forward,” Gimara said.
He said that the situation right now is blown out of proportion and joked that if he were to be enrolled in this era, he would just have to be a member of PILAC (Public Interest Law Clinic) and he wouldn’t have the capacity to stand for Society President.
Makerere Law Society (MLS), the umbrella organisation that binds all Law students at Uganda’s oldest institution of higher learning were on Wednesday 26th April, 2017 launching the Rule of Law Club in the university.
The launch attracted several bigwigs from the National Legal Fraternity including the Uganda Law Society (ULS) President Francis Gimara, the ULS Treasurer Hajjat Shifra Lukwago and Dr. Kakungulu Mayambala – a society member and lecturer of Law at Makerere.
In his address as regards the launch, Francis Gimara said this generation’s revolution shall not be by going to the bush and ‘shooting their way to power’ but by forming as many Rule of Law Clubs as possible through which they shall shape the flow of events and change situations in the country.
The President also set a target for Makerere to have launched up to 100 clubs in institutions all over the country by the end of the year.
The launch which took place at Makerere School of Law was in the boardroom of Human Rights and Peace Centre (HURIPEC).
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Students of Bishop Stuart University most of whom pursue agriculture courses went on strike yesterday afternoon due to lack of practical lectures, Campus Bee has learned.
News from corridors of the Mbarara based campus indicate that since the semester started, these students have never had anything to do with practical lectures despite their high need as agriculture students.
The angry students stormed the campus with pla cards reading “We want equality in all faculties” as they claimed that their faculty has been neglected.
Sources in this university informed us that they are also planning to boycott exams if not taken through the right practical lessons. It should be noted that these students have been complaining that the practicals taught at this university are fake, therefore must be improved.
One of the demonstrating students was spotted holding a placard reading “Without practicals, no exams”. The University administration has not released any official statement following this strike at the moment.
Musicians Bebe Cool, Sheebah Karungi and Ziza Bafana are each 400m richer after they were signed by Africell to be their new trending don’t be cheated data campaign’ that the telecom unveiled last Friday at Guvnor during the Snapchat party.
The three musicians who are also the most trending at the moment with quite a number of hits lately have already shot the adverts which are receiving massive airplay.
This is the first time the three artistes are working together and as part of the endorsement deal, they have to perform at the company events, encourage their fans to join the telecom company and appear on most company logos.
This is the beauty of about being a musician because you can be broke at one moment and then the next, you receive a call and get an endorsement deal worth millions of shillings.
And then some people continue saying that music is done by thugs who are failures in life.
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Members of National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) yesterday joined Buddo Junioir School Water and Sanitation Club to promote sanitation and hygiene on Buddo Hill.
“Today we joined Buddo Junior School water and Sanitation club “Kabinja” to promote Sanitation and hygiene on Buddo hill,” NWSC.
The school water and Sanitation clubs is an initiative fully funded by National Water and Sewerage Corporation to inculcate issues of safe water use, hygiene, Sanitation and environmental protection among our future leaders.
Meanwhile NWSC has warned the general public against theft of water by tampering with water meters saying it has severe punishments on suspects.
Theft of water by tampering with or bypassing water meters not only costs National Water and Sewerage Corporation billions of shillings a year, but also imposes costs on each and every paying customer.
Water theft is a serious offense and can result in significant fines as well as criminal prosecution by NWSC. Stop Water Theft!!
Calling themselves “M40 BATTALIAN,” the new killer gang in Kampala, in a notice circulated on social media, has vowed to assassinate a list of VIPs, including the Makerere Vice Chancellor, Prof Ddumba Ssentamu.
The Killer Gang also obtained phone numbers of some of the people targeted and directly sent them whatsapp messages directly making these threats. You can’t easily dismiss it as propaganda because as Police publicist Kasingye recognized in a phone interview, these same gangs have previously made good their threats.
The document shows that all Makerere governing council members are being targeted in the upcoming spate of high profile assassinations. No specific dates are given for execution of the threats.
The targeted Makerere Council bosses are many including Chairman Eng Wana Etyem, his Vice Irene Ovonji and other members like Bruce Kabasa, Thormas Tayebwa, Doreen Nyanjura, Elizabeth Gabona, Dr. Sarah Ssali, Prof Ddumba-Sentamu and others.
Other targeted government figures include Lands Minister Betty Amongin and her deputies including Isaac Musumba, Chris Baryomunsi and Parcis Namuganza. Also on the list are Energy Minister Irene Muloni and her deputies including Simon Dujang and Peter Lokeris.
Police speaks out
Police publicist Kasingye said the force had received these anonymous letters targeting VIPs and both overt and covert steps were being taken to remedy the situation.
“Yes there is increased deployment of patrol vehicles and other methods that may not be visible but you just know we are on top of the situation as police,” Kasingye said.
He added this strategy of using such letters to scare the populace has been on and police has gradually been arresting some of the originators “who are so far giving us information regarding those still at large.” He said some the ring leaders will soon appear before court as hinted upon by the IGP during his Monday press conference at Katwe Police Station.
Additional reporting by Redpepper.
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Socialite and humanitarian Tracy Uwera Borah said time is precious and that it should be wasted wisely. While posting on her wall as she enjoyed her holiday in Chicago, Tracy said people should waste time wisely because it is precious.
Tracy has been Uganda’s sexy goddess socialite who recently spends most of her time reaching out to the needy people. She came conquered and she is still conquering for sure.
All roads lead to Uganda Museum on 13th August 2017 for the eagerly awaited Global Cultural Event hosted by Mary Ingabire of Mary Ingabire Global Event. Miracle Entertainment Group, Burundian Troupe have been confirmed as part of performers at the global event.
“Confirmed and sealed to perform at the Global Cultural Event are the Miracle Entertainment and Focus their slogan. They do Burundian culture dance, Baganda dance, Rwandan, etc. They also do Drama, modern dance.
Mark the Dates Please, Mary Ingabire Global Events presents the Global Cultural Event. First Edition at Uganda Museum on 13th August 2017. Children 5k, Adults 10k, Stall 500k and VIP Table 1m while Tent is at 1.5m. Gates open at 10am-11pm. Come and we celebrate Pride, Heritage and Peace,” Mary said.
As the Minister of Education Hon Janet Kataha Museveni defended the Sector Budget for FY 17/18, she caught our attention when she made the following salivating resolutions.
As staffing levels in public Universities stand below 50%, the ministry intends to increase funding and have the levels increased above 50%. This is because the staff ratios determine the quality of Student output.
The roadmap to having MUBS recognized as an independent institution has been drawn. A visitation committee from National Council of Higher Education will be appointed to justify and advise the ministry on whether or not MUBS qualifies to be a stand alone University.
The Mbarara University of Science and Technology Kihumuro campus that only has 27 students who are transported from the other campus daily is to be completed soon. After completion, residential facilities will also be put up to accommodate students and save the University the congestion and transportation burden. This project was funded by the World Bank to accommodate all engineering courses.
A loan is to be secured to rehabilitate halls of residence in public Universities especially MAK’s Lumumba hall. A section of the hall (Block C) was closed years ago after the dilapidated conditions hit the bliss point.
The MAK wall fence is to be taken into account to and blueprints laid to have it built as pledged by the president.
The Higher Education Students’ Loaning scheme that lacks funding is to be revised. Apparently, shs2 billion is available from the last cohort that graduated. The ministry will look into the Employability loophole where 12 months are given to students before they start paying back the loans.
Infrastructure in public Universities that include lecture rooms, halls of residence, furniture are to be given a facelift.
The ministry is to try and increase the money allocated to research. Most of the research in public Universities is funded by donors and foreign aid because if insufficient budgets.
The presidential pledges made to different public Universities are to be put into consideration most especially shs47 billion promised to Kabale University.
While addressing the parliamentary committee on education, the Minister of education stressed that the reason as to why the sector fails to meet its goals rotates around the unbalanced and insufficiently funded budget.
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