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Alex Muhangi to be paid 7 Million weekly to host new comedy show

Bigeye - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 09:29

By Our Reporter

Comedian Alex Muhangi recently signed a deal to host a new comedy show dubbed “Comedy Store” that will take place every week at Diners Lounge in Bukoto. The new deal will see him paid 7 million every week to make the show happen.

“Diners created a budget and contacted me to create a weekly comedy product and host the show every Thursday, so we agreed show production would cost about 6-7Million a week. They’re up to it, and I am ready to serve my contract. I can’t wait to see this new baby through, it’s going to be a great platform for every comedian in East Africa to showcase their talents,” says Alex Muhangi.

The debut show is slated for Thursday, 5th May and it features Uganda’s biggest comedy shots – Mariachi, Salvado, Omara, Madrat & Chiko and the weekly host Alex Muhangi.

Alex further cleared the air saying that he will still be performing at Laftaz Comedy Lounge and insists he will always be there because the Centenary Park Show needs him once a month.

All the best Alex Muhangi!

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Alex Muhangi To Earn Big Weekly To Host Diners Comedy Store

Chano8 - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 08:00

The Door doesn’t seem to get any closed to talented star Comedian Alex Muhangi. He recently signed a new contract to Host the “Comedy Store” with 2016’s most hitting Diners Lounge in Bukoto. “Diners Lounge created a budget and contacted me to create a weekly comedy product and host the show every Thursday so we agreed show production would cost about 6-7Million a week. They’re up to it and I am ready to serve my contract and I can’t wait to see this new baby through. It’s going to be a great platform for every funny comic in East Africa to showcase their talents” says Comedian Alex Muhangi when contacted by Chano8 for details on the latest development.

Diners Lounge clientele is surely warming up for laughter filled Thurdays for it’s going to always be a weekly special VIP treat. The first show is this Thursday 5th May and it features Uganda’s Biggest Comedy Shots including Mariachi, Salvado, Omara, Madrat & Chiko and the weekly host Alex Muhangi.

Many have been asking whether Alex will still be performing at Laftaz Comedy Lounge and he insists he will always be there because the Centenary Park Show needs him once a month, the days are different plus he’s one of the Founding members and a Director at Jazz Comedy Uganda.  Not forgetting, we would like to add insult to injury by stating that he will also host the Beers and Beer Festival on 28th May. All the best Alex Muhangi and as they say:- Hard work pays.

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SHOCK PHOTO! Musician Papa Wemba Dies On Stage

Xclusive - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 23:08
Soukous, also known as rumba rock, became the most popular sound across Africa.

I will undress again - Stella Nyanzi

Uganda Online - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 19:52

The MISR research fellow, Stella Nyanzi who was suspended for 25 days to allow investigations in matters that led her to undress has threatened to take her clothes off again if Prof. Mahmood Mamdani is not suspended too.

Stella Nyanzi undressed at the start of last week claiming that it was the only way her bosses could hear her out in the stand off between her and MISR Executive Director Prof. Mamdani, not so sure if that was the best approach as the Makerere University Appointments Board has ordered for her immediate suspension.

The mom of three is not yet done, she has now promised to undress and this time from the Freedom Square of Makerere University.

"Rather than penalize Mahmood Mamdani for variously injuring me, the Appointments Board suspended me. I am going to undress myself at the Freedom Square of Makerere University, if Mahmood Mamdani is not suspended in equal measure."

Many have been urging her to keep her clothes on and instead use other means to address her issues with Prof. Mamdani. "By undressing you are ashaming us as all women," one lady wrote. "That is your opinion," Nyanzi replied.

Meanwhile, yesterday, was a double celebration for her as her twin boys added another day on April 22, which is also the same birth date as FDC's Kizza Besigye, she was also celebrating her facebook account being reinstated following a short ban for obvious reasons.

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Meet Ratibu Urban one of the most innovative Celebrity stylists in Uganda

Bigeye - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 19:43

By Staff Writer

In recent years, celebrity dressers have become such an important part in the industry a thing that we can’t let go unrecognized. Meet Ratibu Urban 20, one of the dominant celebrity and editorial fashion stylist whose portfolio of projects ranges from red-carpet looks to on-camera ensembles.

It was evident that Ratibu was destined to work in the fashion industry as he joined it as early as 18 years and ever since then he has never looked back. With only 2 years in the system, he is turning heads in Uganda’s fashion industry determining which designer and dress ultimately come together in music videos as well as red carpet moments for celebrities.

Ratibu says was inspired mostly by the American music videos where musicians dress to kill and that’s when he got the passion in fashion, he later started styling clothings for himself until he turned professional. His list of past/present clients include: Navio Geosteady, Beenie Gunter, Bad Black, Zanie Brown, Ceaserous,  Ronald Mayinja, Mary Bata., Pallaso and Eddy Kenzo among others

When it comes to achievements, Ratibu has already won himself an Award at Rising Star Awards for the Youth Talented star of the year 2015. He has two nominations in this year’s Rising star Awards in the category of Stylist of the year and Youth Talented Star of the year.

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“Bebe Cool’s Mother Stripped In London.”—Stella Nyanzi Attacks

Bigeye - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 18:34

Stella Nyanzi

By Staff Writer

Stella Nyanzi has come out and hit at Bebe Cool’s mother whom she accuses of not minding her own business. Bebe Cool’s mother who happens to be Stella Nyanzi’s aunt came out and apologized for Nyanzi’s nudity as a family member.

This did not go down well with Stella Nyanzi. Today, she told her aunt to first remove the big log in her eye before disturbing her speck.

Nalongo Nyanzi owenene noted; “Auntie Susan Bidandi Ssali, what were you doing in Bukedde apologising to the public for my nudity? Who sent you? Were you doing damage control or what? Why? Was it because you love us so much that you were helping to cleanse us from your perceived sense of the shame and disgrace facing us? Why didn’t you come and ask me if that is what I wanted? Did you ever apologise to the foreign public for the time you were found abroad when insane and stark naked because of schizophrenia? Why did you feel the need to undo what I am doing? Auntie Susan Bidandi Ssali, nvako. Tomanyira. Nja kukwanika mu lwattu bwewakumpanya Mummy essente ze ezettaka okutuusa lw’eyagenda emagombe. Nzungira ko mpola.”

Guess we are about to see another battle in town: “Bebe Cool vs Stella Nyanzi.”

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Shs50M raised in the #SaveCarol car wash

Uganda Online - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 18:28

Yesterday, all roads led to Panamera bar in Naguru for the #SaveCarol car wash that realised over Shs50 million. Carol Atuhirwe is a cancer patient who needs $80,000 (Ugx 270M) for treatment in the US. In the above pic, a policeman is seen joining the drive, over 400 cars were washed at shs 50,000/- each.

Atuhirwe is battling with throat and lung cancer which has subjected her to 30 minor and major operations in the last five years, she now feeds through a tube, communicates by only writing as the surgeries affected her throat so she can't talk. Out of the required funds, there is still a balance of about 100 million after realizing over 50 million in yesterday's car wash.

To contribute to this drive, donations can be made by mobile money on +256.784.168.178 or Airtel money +256.701.930.150 or alternatively deposit money on her personal account in Equity Bank - Account number 1036100855574.

It's slightly over a year now when Rosemary Nankabirwa, a news anchor with NTV Uganda lost her life to cancer, a similar car wash was held at Serena Hotel, unfortunately, she died hours later. The proceeds were used to construct a structure at Mulago Hospital for the cancer patients.

FDC's flag bearer in the just concluded presidential elections participated, in the pic, he's seen washing Bobi Wine's black Tundra pick-up.

Others who brought their cars for washing included another former presidential candidate Abed Bwanika, several artists like Maurice Kirya, Khalifa Aganaga who was polishing shoes at 10K and proceeds going to the same cause, Singer Fille Muthoni also participated in the car wash. Sandra suubi entertained the guests.

Comedians Salvador and KeleKele were also there. Comedian Tuwangye missed the car wash but opted to soil his car with mud only to add the #SaveCarol hashtag with a promise to drive it around for two days.

In a related development, businessman SK. Mbuga has promised to take care of Carol Atuhirwe's air ticket to the US.

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“I Regret Not Killing Andrew Mwenda.”—Tamale Mirundi on His Biggest Regret [Video]

Bigeye - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 18:26

By Staff Writer

Tamale Mirundi has revealed his biggest life regret. According to Mirundi, he regrets not having killed Mwenda at State House.

“I regret not killing that man on that day. He fabricated a tape for two hours about me,” said Tamale Mirundi.

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Stella Nyanzi is Bebe Cool’s cousin, shocking facts emerge

ICONZ - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 16:03

Following her dismissal and struggle to seek for justice after being suspended from the Makerere University Research Institute , Stella Nyanzi keeps spilling more secrets day in day out and her recent revelation confirms there is a relation between her and singer Bebe Cool.

According to her lengthy Facebook post that was posted on her timeline today morning, Stella Nyanzi confirms she is a niece to Bebe Cool’s mother, Susan Bidandi Ssali which binds the two as cousins by relation.

In the post, She stuns most of her relatives claiming they have no right to issue apologies for her actions. She says her decisions and actions should be respected.

This follows apologies that were recently issued by her aunt, Susan Bidandi Ssali (Bebe Cool’s Mother), Andrew Lwenswa (Her Uncle) and grandmother, Jaja Maria on Bukedde Television on behalf of her family as she claims.

Stella Nyanzi feels betrayed in her relatives who she believes should be standing right behind her during such a moment rather than going into the limelight of the cameras to apologize to the public on behalf of her family.

She claims her family members that matter all accept the necessity of her protest and clearly distinguish the protest as a work-related struggle that must be solved between herself and the public institution that employs her.

The professor was recently suspended from Makerere University Research Institute for use of N*dity, obscennity and profannity to protest against six years of struggle for her employment contract at the institution.

She has vowed to strip at Makerere University Freedom Square to further her protest if Professor Mahmood Mamdani is not suspended from the institution as well.

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5 Ways To Avoid Career Stagnation After Landing Your First Job

Chano8 - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 15:00

After landing the much talked about first job, many people tend to go into a “slumber”. This is generally attributed to the countless ups one faces in the job search process.  Getting lazy around a job that makes you ‘feel comfortable’ can happen quite unconsciously.

Whether you have just got the job or already been working for some time, it’s never too late to boost your career. The discomforting question on your mind now is, “how can I not let my career stagnate?” Here’re 5 ways to guide you!

  • Stick to your career mission

Everyone has a career mission – whether working or not. If you don’t have one, it’s good to know you needed it yesterday. In spite of the fact that people have career missions, they often times struggle to keep up with them. Do they set the wrong missions? Are they just lazy to keep on track? Or are they just over ambitious?

Ideally, your career mission is who you want to be. So one sure thing you have to do to keep your career on track is sticking to your career mission. There are several ways to stick to their career missions. The first and easiest is going through it occasionally. This keeps it ringing in your mind and just in case there’s anything you are doing that’s not in line with it, then you can easily detect.

  • Take on career development opportunities

Jesse Iztzler once said, “If you want the most reward, you have to take the most risk.” No one knows how far you want your career to go – apart from you. But one thing should be clear that the farther you want your career to advance, the more the effort.

Opportunities are relative depending on what industry or situation you are in. But one thing is certain, opportunities are there. If you are not actively seeking and creating them, you’re actually exposing your career to more serious risks in the long term.

Just to clarify this, one should only take on an opportunity only if the possible reward outweighs the possible downside. In other words, the reward should logically justify the risk. There are a number of risks one can take to advance their careers. Some examples include; Freelance writing, internships, apprenticeships, volunteering, starting a side business etc. This is not an exhausted list of what opportunities one can take on. But just as it’s stressed up, the risk to be taken should depend on your industry, situation or the reward – don’t just take on any.

  • Network

There are people that work at a company and the only contacts they have are for those in their section or department. This is dangerous to your career!  Of course you’ll never know when one’s services will come in handy until you need them. But by then it will be too late – so why not start now? Companies always have a diverse range of people. From mentors to future business partners or clients. You can leave your current company but you won’t leave the people behind.

If you haven’t yet networked within your company, then start from within and gradually expand to the outside. This can be easily done at the parties or retreats. Networking with the people outside your company will easier be done by attending events or joining groups like entrepreneurship clubs, investment clubs or SACCOS.


  • Never stop learning

People that have just completed studies tend to temporarily freeze learning. They often times pay a deaf ear to any opportunities that come knocking at that time – even the good ones. This is career threatening given that we are in a fast changing world where in demand skills keep changing.

With the evolution of technology, learning has been made so easy for anyone willing to. With just a hand-held device, one can access e-books, podcasts and many more resources. Take an example of websites like,  and that offer free online courses with certificates – though some at a cost. As long as you have access to the internet, learning should be as easy as

Let’s not also forget that one can easily leverage on their newly acquired skills! Take a quick example of two secretaries. Secretary A has undertaken lessons in safe cloud transfer and backing up of data. Secretary B still transfers and backs up data using flash disks. Who do you think can leverage on their skills? Of course secretary A!

  • Do career assessments occasionally

In school, you used to do tests occasionally. But now no one is going to chase you around to see if you really did the new course you wanted to do online. Or if you have learnt the new language you set out to. You’ll have to do it yourself. If you really want your career to advance, then be honest to yourself while carrying out the career assessments. Say you wanted to learn a new software but only attended two sessions out of 10 then that’s almost equivalent to none!

Career assessments when done really well can give a good picture and direction your career is taking. If you can’t be honest to yourself then get a mentor or friend you think can assess your situation and give you an honest feedback. It’s up to you if you do it monthly or quarterly or yearly. But you just have to do it!

To conclude, those that don’t have missions, set and stick to it. Then start taking career development risks and network as much as you can. In order to stay irreplaceable, one must keep learning – so never stop learning. Lastly, assess your career occasionally to see if you are really taking the right and desired direction.

Do you have questions? Get in touch with us and send an email to:

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Africa’s Music Legend, Papa Wemba Dies On Stage

Oops - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 14:56

The influential Congolese music star Papa Wemba has died after collapsing on stage in Abidjan in Ivory Coast, media reports say.

Papa Wemba

Video from the concert shows the artist, who was 66, slumped on the floor as dancers continue to perform, unaware of what is happening.


French broadcaster France 24 confirmed the death, quoting his manager.


On the African music scene since 1969, Papa Wemba won a world following with his soukous rock music.


The Congolese band leader, whose real name was Jules Shungu Webadio, also inspired a cult movement known as the Sapeurs whose members, young men, spend huge amounts of money on designer clothes.


Hit after hit

He remained one of Africa’s most popular musicians.


Soukous, also known as rumba rock, became the most popular sound across Africa.


Together with his bands Zaiko Langa Langa, Isifi and Viva La Musica, he racked up hit after hit including L’Esclave and Le Voyageur.


In addition to the prison time he spent in Europe, he was once jailed in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo), for allegedly having an affair with a general’s daughter.


His conviction in France related to a racket whereby illegal immigrants were taken to Europe posing as members of his band.


Kinshasa rapper Youssoupha mourned the band leader in a tweet (in French), saying, “Like my community, I am devastated by the death of Papa Wemba. “He was the icon of our culture, of our lifestyle. This is a huge loss.”

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Cause of Papa Wemba’s Death

Blizz - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 14:31

Congolese singer Papa Wemba has died after collapsing on stage in Abidjan in Ivory Coast. He is one of Africa’s most popular musicians and a leading figure in the World Music scene. A video from the concert shows the musician […]

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Congolese Legend Papa Wemba Passes On

Chano8 - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 14:21

Congolese legend Papa Wemba has passed on after collapsing on stage while performing in Ivory Coast.

Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba mostly known as Papa Wemba was born June 14, 1959 and has passed on one month and half short of his 67th birthday.

Papa Wemba will truly be missed

Papa Wemba was famously known for being the leader of Sapeur which he promoted as a youth cult.

The Sapeur cult promoted high standards of personal cleanliness, hygiene and smart dress, to a whole generation of youth across Zaire. When I say well groomed, well shaved, well perfumed, it’s a Characteristic that I am insisting on among the young. I don’t care about their education, since education always comes first of all from the family, he said.

The legendary artiste was known for songs like yolele, wake up, rail on, moyi, matebu and sala keba among others.

The death of Papa Wemba comes at a time when the world was also mourning the death of yet another legendary artiste, ‘Prince.’ Papa will truly be missed.

May his soul rest in peace.

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Eddy Kenzo showers Rema with buckets of water on her birthday

Bigeye - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 14:15

By Staff Writer

Today singer Rema Namakula wife to Eddy Kenzo turned a year older and to mark this special day, her hubby together with her friends showered her with buckets of water as a way of celebrating it. See photos here

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Eddy Kenzo Confirms Concert Dates

Blizz - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 13:31

Finally singer Eddy Kenzo has come out and confirmed his 2016 concert dates after getting an official sponsor. Kenzo had promised his fans back in Uganda a massive concert after touring different countries and blessing them with ugandan music. He […]

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Bad Black To Go On Vacation

Chano8 - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 13:27

Having been behind bars for four years, a vacation should be the ideal solution for Bad Black and what other place to have it than Malaysia, the same country that she had been frequenting before she was convicted.

Bad Black made the announcement yesterday evening claiming that she needed a vacation. I need a vacation after recording and shooting the video of my song ‘Mud guard’. I’m travelling to Malaysia tomorrow.” Bad Black confirmed. It is however not clear when the new artiste will be coming back to Uganda.

Bad Black going on vacation

Ever since she returned from prison, Bad Black came out totally a different person. First and foremost, she became saved, then embarked on a singing career and distanced herself from all the people she used to associate with way back before she was imprisoned.

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SK Mbuga Shows His Philanthropic Side By Donating Big At The Save Carol Car Wash

Chano8 - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 13:19

He might not be a show off like most socialites in Uganda but SK Mbuga is definitely one of the richest who’s business deals few people know but what would richness do if one cannot give back to those who need help. Well,  Mbuga yesterday showed his other side we didn’t know as he contributed what most rich people couldn’t at a fundraising drive for Carol Atuhirwe who is battling with cancer.

Mbuga lined up his four rides that included a Hummer, Jeep grand Cherooke, Range Rover and an X6 which were all washed for 50k each at Panamera, before he donated 500,000shillings to Carol after his shoes were polished by Khalifa Aganaga.  He wasn’t done yet as he pledged to pay for three return tickets for Carol and two other people she’s going to be travelling with to the States for her surgery.

SK Mbuga gets his shoes cleaned at the Save Carol Car wash

This gesture was so much appreciated by everyone and when he was asked why he got involved, SK said that he was touched by Carol’s tragedy. “I felt so touched by her misfortune and I hope she recovers well.”

SK Mbuga is likely to hold a press conference next week to fulfill his pledge and details will be communicated later.

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Eddy Kenzo sends Rema Namakula a lovely birthday message

Bigeye - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 12:56

By Staff Writer

Singer Eddy Kenzo has sent lover Rema Namakula a heartfelt message on her birthday that made many forget that the two recently had some misunderstandings.

In the message, Kenzo prayed to God for nothing but blessings upon Rema the mother of his child Aamal

“I wish you luck, happiness and riches today, tomorrow and beyond. As you look back on yesterday, may your memories be warm ones. As you celebrate today, may your heart be filled with happiness and joy. As you look ahead to tomorrow, may your deepest hopes and dreams come true for you! Happy birthday Maama Aamal sweet heart wange @remah001Mukama mulungi,” he wrote

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Sk Mbuga Turns Car Wash Into A Car Exhibition Festival

Blizz - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 12:02

As Many hundreds of people gathered yesterday at Panamera Bar to wash cars, Polish Shoes and fundraise money for throat cancer patient Carol Atuhirwe, many decided to use it to raise their statuses like tycoon SK Mbuga who paraded his […]

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#SaveCarol car wash reunites Coco Finger and Agananaga

Bigeye - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 11:59

By Staff Writer

The #SaveCarol car wash yesterday at Panamera Bar reunited singers  Khalifa Aganaga and Coco Finger back  together after a long time of beef.

The artists who have not been seeing eye to eye were last evening seen having a handshake after washing each others’ shoes which seemed like a start of a fresh friendship. See photos here

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