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I want to make a name for myself — singer Elysha Mutebi on quitting his band

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 19:38

Upcoming singer Elysha Mutebi is charting new waters after quitting singing in a band to pursue a solo music career recently.

The singer started doing music professionally in 2014 after he joined S&S band. However, after singing in the band for two years, the singer and pianist decided to quit and pursue a career as a solo artiste and is now looking to take his place in the industry.

“In 2014, I officially started doing active music after I joined a band called S&S band. And we have been performing live band music at different events and bars in town,” he revealed. “But I quit to start doing my own music and compositions late last year.”

“I draw my inspiration from everyday life and hope to make a name for myself in the local music industry,” he added.

The 24-year-old singer, who says his music is a fusion of Afrobeat and Afrojazz, released his debut single dubbed “Amio” a few weeks back.

Staff Writer

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Afrigo Band for an unforgettable musical experience at Blankets and Wine

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 17:59

On Sunday, 30th April 2017, renowned music group, Afrigo Band will step on stage as the headline act of the 17th edition of Blankets and Wine Kampala at 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 an unforgettable music experience.

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.

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 which is powering the event.

“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.

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100 lucky winners to win schools fees in new GOtv campaign

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 17:48

GOtv Uganda has rolled out an exciting campaign dubbed ‘Wangula School Fees ne GOtv’ to reward and support its customers in preparation for the second school term.

“The campaign is pegged on demonstrating how grateful we are to our customers for supporting us through the years. We have chosen school requirements in terms of fees and scholastic materials because it’s a key requirement that every parent needs to endure and as GOtv we want to resonate more with what our subscribers encounter in their everyday lives and lessen any burdens they may face,” George Ssemanda, the GOtv Uganda National Sales Manager said during the launch of the campaign.

He added, “A reward of school requirements was chosen as the most logical choice, because it’s one of the most vital requirements to parents. This is not just another campaign, but a demonstration of our support as we seek to balance motivation and the interest of our customers, school requirements being one of them.”

L-R: MultiChoice Uganda Head of Retention Sauya Nakiyagga, MultiChoice Uganda Communications Manager Tina Wamala and GOtv Uganda National Sales Manager George Ssemanda at a press conference to announce the “Wangula School Fees ne Gotv” campaign at the MultiChoice Head Offices in Kololo.

While giving details of the campaign, PR Manager MultiChoice Uganda, Tina Wamala said the ‘Wangula School Fees ne GOtv’ campaign will run from 25th April to 3rd June 2017.

“This is a nationwide campaign, so customers in towns that have our network are urged to participate. All new subscribers as well as subscribers who upgrade to GOtv Value or GOtv Plus or renew their subscriptions and send their details to our short code will enter final draw to win school fees that will see over 100 lucky winners being awarded. Every week, 10 lucky winners stand a chance to win and walk away with scholastic materials and school fees,” she said.

New GOtv subscribers as well as subscribers on either GOtv Value or GOtv Plus will qualify to enter the draw. The customers who downgrade to GOtv Lite or disconnect during this period will not qualify. Upon either purchasing a GOtv kit or reconnecting their subscription customers will be required to send their IUC number to 6488 to participate in the campaign.

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Vodafone Uganda launches JUMP Academy

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 17:24

Vodafone Uganda CEO, John Ndego and Cynthia Ayeza,Vodafone Ambassador addressing a press conference during the unveiling of JUMP Academy at Victoria University.

Vodafone Uganda, is set to enhance the e-learning space for university students in Uganda with the launch of the JUMP Academy, a new and first of its kind addition on the JUMP portal.

JUMP the unique online content platform was launched on 10th Feb 2017; with categories in Education, Entrepreneurship, Self-improvement, and Lifestyle. As part of the education category the JUMP Academy provides students with free and unlimited access to a wide range of educational materials, tailored to the Uganda University curriculum.

“In an increasingly digitized Africa, astonishing opportunities emerge when young people connect. These ambitious young and driven crops of innovators are unstoppable. Matched with our aspiration to empower young people, we have continued to deliver our creativity through digitised education. We are cognisant that education is the key to the successful transformation and development of any country; and Vodafone is proud to take the lead in this digital learning space through the launch of the JUMP Academy”, said John Ndego, Chief Executive Officer- Vodafone Uganda.

The JUMP Academy comprises a series of recorded lecture videos that cut across various subjects based on the Uganda university curriculum. The 15 minutes videos will show topical tutorials by different lecturers and will be uploaded regularly. Some of the pioneering and partner lecturers on the Academy include Mr. Nicholas Ndahura – Faculty of Human Nutrition and Home Economics, Kyambogo University University; and Ms. Prever Mukasa – Faculty of Communication, African Bible University, and Ruth Tile – Faculty of Humanities, Victoria University. The program kicks off with topics on Human Nutrition, Communication and Marketing &Advertising.

Mr. Timothy Ssejoba, Principal Education Officer, Higher Education-Ministry of Education, applauded Vodafone for the initiative. He noted that it is platform for global interaction where the ability for students to connect with one another and the rest of the world becomes real and easy, especially for the Higher Education segment.

Cynthia Ayeza, the JUMP editor for Education category expressed optimism of the Academy saying, “the conversational-style tutorials which move away from the typical lecture-hall style, will fuse theory and practice in one, which is an opportunity for wholesome learning. I encourage young people to take advantage of this opportunity because it will give them the opportunity to access beneficial information at the tip of their fingers. It also means that those who are financially unable to afford formal education at institutions of higher learning will be able to learn at a minimal initial cost (buying a simcard and MiFi), and thereafter at no cost to them if they are subscribed with Vodafone. Furthermore, anyone that is interested in learning beyond their own field of study will be able to expand their knowledge base by having access to a variety of subject-specific videos.”

The host at the press launch and Vice Chancellor of Victoria University, Mr. Joseph Nyakana, welcomed and commended the Academy as an evolution of education relevant for the times. Makerere University; Uganda Christian University; Makerere Business School and Word of Life University were all represented.

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Huawei Uganda launches 2017 Seeds for the Future program

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 17:02

Huawei Uganda has launched the 2017 Seeds for the Future program.

The 2017 edition of the program, which began in Uganda in 2016 with 10 ICT talents visiting China in Beijing and Shenzhen, was launched by  Hon. Frank Tumwebaze, the Minister of ICT and National Guidance at Makerere University, College of Computing and Informational Science on Monday.

Hon. Frank Tumwebaze lauded Huawei for the 2017 Seeds for the Future program and noted that the program is in line with the ‘Digitization Uganda Strategy’ that is to be completed and launched soon.

“I thank Huawei for the great contribution to the ICT sector. Seeds for the Future program helps cultivate and pool together ICT professionals and students that are crucial to industry development, thus boosting ICT industry growth, driving the development of different sectors and contributing to lower unemployment rates over the long term. To the beneficiary students, please don’t take such opportunities lightly but rather maximize them to become better by gathering useful experiences’’, he said.

Hon. Frank Tumwebaze, Minister of ICT and National Guidance (M), Mr. Chu Maoming CDM Chinese Embassy to Uganda (L), Mr. Stanley Chyn(R) Huawei Managing Director and other guests launch the Huawei Seeds for the Future 2017

The program that was flagged off by H.E. Yoweri Museveni in 2016 saw 10 ICT talents trained in the Chinese culture such as language, calligraphy, painting learning, historical tour in Beijing and cutting-edge ICTs lessons, enterprise management experience sharing, lab practices, Huawei exhibition hall visit and solutions demonstration in Shenzhen, where Huawei’s headquarter is located.

“Our focus this year is to have the top 10 students out of the 35 students recommended by government universities of Uganda through competition. The judges will look through their proposals on ‘How to accelerate the development of Uganda through ICT’ and select the best 10 for theprogram who shall travel to China on 2 nd June for two weeks”, says Stanley Chyn Huawei’s Managing Director at the program launch ceremony.

The Assistant Commissioner Information and Communication of the Ministry of Education and Sports Mr. Patrick Muinda commended Huawei for the program and noted that the Minister of Education approved to partner with Huawei for the activities under the Seeds for the Future 2017.

“The Ministry of Education and Sports is a partner of the Seeds for the future program 2017. This program was introduced to the Minister Hon. Janet Museveni earlier this year, which she welcomed and approved all the said activities and timelines to take place. On this note I thank Huawei for allowing us to be a part and parcel of an initiative that can only add to Uganda’s education sector through knowledge transfer, enhancement of teaching and scientific research capabilities and provision of high quality courses and opportunities for hands-on practice”, he said.

The Deputy Chief of Mission Chinese Embassy to Uganda Mr. Chu Maoming noted that Chinese companies like Huawei are committed to the wellbeing of all Ugandans and affirmed that it is a policy for all Chinese enterprises to give back to the locals.

The Seeds for the Future program was initiated in 2008 by Huawei with over 2700 talents from all over the world for study trips in China.

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Photo: Bad Black finally unveils her secret child with ex-zungu lover

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 18:29

City socialite Bad Black has finally revealed her secret child with former zungu lover.

The ex-con says she sired a son, Rowland Greenhalgh with her former zungu lover and British businessman David Greenhalgh in 2011.

She shared the photos on social media captioned: “Many of u were asking mi why David Greenhalgh loved mi so dearly today dis s our secret baby ROWLAND GREENHALGH born n 2011 younger brother to Jonathan who was born n 2009.”

Bad Black fell out with Greenhalgh after she fleeced him of billions of shillings. She was consequently convicted of fraud and sent behind bars for four years.

Staff Writer

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Mc Joe deeply immersed in the gospel on “Ndaani kabisa”

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 17:53

By Stuart G-Khast 

Christian rapper Mc Joe Africa Unashamed is proving to be quiet a force to reckon with in the gospel music industry. He has released a new single dubbed “Ndaani kabisa”.

For starters, “Ndaani kabisa” is Kishwali for deeply-immersed indeed! On that note, it is safe to say that the rapper is deeply immersed into spreading the word.

After the release of “Gonna make it” video a few weeks back, this rapper is not resting. Based in Kenya, MC Joe latest song Ndaani kabisa” has all the right things going for him.

The song opens with sizzling sounds, chants and deejay scratch mixes before ushering in loud base beats that gives the song its gritty texture. MC Joe picks the mic immediately and starts painting the picture with scripture-inspired lyrics. He raps in Kiswahili and English with a very authoritative and sonorous voice that keeps the mood alive throughout the song.

Ndaani kabisa is loud, youthful and oozes energetic flow that will get the listener on his feet bumping to the sounds.

Mc Joe is unashamed to probably dab for his saviour. This is a song that brings people especially the youthful ones closer to the gospel.

Listen to the song below.

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Sauti Sol tour bus involved in nasty accident, one dead

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 17:20

Sauti Sol’s tour bus belonging to Modern coast company limited was on Wednesday involved in a fatal road accident near Malindi airport leaving one dead (the driver of the bus) and two injured.

The bus was en route Nairobi from Malindi when the accident happened. According to reports, the bus crashed into a stationary truck which had been involved in another accident with a tuk tuk.

“Our bus from Malindi to Nairobi Reg: KCF 614u has been involved in an accident near Malindi airport. The accident that has happened near Malindi airport was fatal and 2 casualties rushed to Malindi district hospital. The two casualties who were passengers are out of danger and we wish them quick recovery. And we mourn with family and friends of the departed soul. Our bus hit a stationary lorry which had been involved in another accident with a tuk tuk,” reads part of a statement released by management.


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10 Signs that your partner needs you to be more romantic

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 17:07

One of the things we grapple with in modern relationships is the issue of romantic consistency.

Guys go all out to woo women with all they’ve got. They send ceaseless messages, go with her on numerous fun dates, random gifts, and all that.

You are caring, pampering, attentive, and most importantly, oh so romantic.

But then, along the line, when she is all yours – signed, sealed, delivered – when everything is cut and dried and you ‘have her in the bag,’ you stop trying… you stop making real efforts

At this stage, you are no longer so concerned about doing the little romantic things that used to blow her mind. You are more about making money, grabbing the big deals and basically just about ‘taking of her’.

But are you really taking care of her?

For most women, relationships need to be balanced. You just can’t be all about their financial comfort to the detriment of their emotional well-being.

And if your partner ever exhibits the subtle signs listed below with any form of regularity, your relationship might have gotten to a point of reevaluation and resetting of priorities.

1. She tells you how romantic her friend’s partner is

She tells you about every romantic thing the partners of her friends have been doing lately.

Oh, and if she finds online articles and stories about romantic stuff people did, she sends them to you.

2. What’s the rush about?

If your partner asks you this question when you spend time together, it means she needs more of you, and you better create more time for her.

3. Let’s not talk about work tonight

When this becomes a frequent response your wife/babe gives you, it means your communication is starting to get a little too one-dimensional.

4. She buys herself flowers

If things ever get to this point, what more clue do you need, bruh?

5. She mentions trips and travels

Everyone loves vacations, holidays and baecations. Treat her to this once on a while, please.

6. Buys herself new lingerie

She does this just a bit more frequently than she used to, and she always has reason to bend and pick stuff from the floor when she has these sexy things on… isn’t that just quite blatant enough?

Biko close your laptop. You have more pressing issues.

7. She is trying to drag out foreplay

This is a cue that you are no longer the attentive, painstaking, thorough partner you used to be. She needs that part of you back.

Reawaken it, ASAP.

8. She is bailing on your plans

She no longer finds it fun to go to that same old restaurant, or do the same old date-night routine.

Switch it up, bruh. Switch your romance game up!

9. She reminds you a lot about when you just met

You know… the good old days… when you were more romantic, fitter and paid more attention to her and not just ‘taking care and providing for her needs.’

10. She gets really mushy

Ok, most times when a woman loves you, she is expressive and cuddly touchy and all those sugary stuff.

But when she becomes even extra sweet, rubbing up on you, holding your hand, seeking conversations, wanting to go places with you… that could be her way of trying to bring back the lost spark to your relationship, and all you need do is meet her halfway.


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15 Types of partners you shouldn’t be having at age 30

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 16:57

There is a kind of attitude that comes with being young, being free and not having so much to care about.

You ball hard, love deeply, live freely and party wildly. Life couldn’t be better in those moments… you wish it’d never stop.

But the truth is no one lives forever, no one is forever young.

As you grow older, you should get better in all things. Your relationship experiences should have taught you quite a lot and you should now know better.

At that stage, you should have become a more considerate affectionate lover and your choices in partners should have become better because you now know better.

At age 30, these are the kind of partners you can no longer afford to be with:

1. The partner who isn’t invested or concerned about your life, career and things you hold dear.

2. The partner who never has any positive thing to say about anything; whose outlook on life is of serious pessimism.

3. The partner who always says the most stupid and hurtful things about your weight.

4. The one you just couldn’t ever trust, no matter how hard you tried.

5. That parasitic partner who always has something to ask but never to give or share with you.

6. The one who somehow looks for a way to always you feel bad/stupid about your choices.

7. That one who tries to totally alienate you from friends and family so as to have you for just themselves.

8. The lover who is always trying to change you.

9. The one who still hasn’t learnt to manage funds wisely without assistance.

10. At 30, you should not be considering a relationship with a guy/babe who is still mummy or daddy’s boy/girl.

11. The partner who is never ever there for you.

12. The one who hasn’t gotten a proper handle of his temperament.

13. Stay away from that ex who has repeatedly treated you like shit over the years but you still find yourself unable to hate.

14. The friends-with-benefits man/woman you always run to when you and your partner have issues. It’s time to let go of them for good.

15. At 30, stability and commitment should be top of your priorities in your love life.

Anyone who cannot guarantee that should be left in your past where you were young, wild and free.

Those days are gone now, you should let those people go, too.


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5 Sex Positions to Try If He Has a Big Manhood

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 16:43

Mae West said, “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.” Which can be very true. But sometimes it can just be, well, too much. If your man is packing large down below, the trick to good sex is twofold: control the depth of penetration, and keep him the hell away from your cervix. Here are some ways to comfortably enjoy all his glory.

1. The Flying V

With him kneeling, the trick to this position is finding something slightly lower than his hips to prop your sweet ass on, like a sturdy coffee table or a pile of pillows. Sit on it and make your legs into a V-shape. When he has to enter you downward like this, it keeps him from going super deep. You get the feeling of being well-taken (oh yes!) without being impaled.

2. The Cherry on Top

Lie on top of him on your back and have him enter you from behind. This position has a semi-awkward angle that keeps him from hitting you too deep, but still strokes the sensitive top side of your vagina. Even better: lube your upper thighs so they stimulate his shaft with every thrust. He also has direct access to finger your clit from here, which is always a bonus.

3. The Stand and Deliver

Stand facing each other and lift one of your legs, wrapping it around his waist. Have him enter you standing like this (he may have to squat a little). One of the disadvantages of standing positions with a man less bountifully endowed than yours is that you just can’t…get…him…deep…enough. But that’s the good part here. You’ll get plenty of him, just not too much. Part of this is because you’re lengthening your vaginal cavity, but don’t bring that up during. Or ever, probably.

4. The Thigh-High Straddle

Hard to imagine that something that starts with sitting cross-legged could be so hot, but trust. Have him sit cross-legged on the bed, and straddle him, using his raised thighs to support your butt so he doesn’t go too deep. You control the thrusts (control = good): go slow and rock back and forth, letting him slowly in deeper. Also good for deep, hot kisses, plus you’ll have a free hand for self-love on your clit.

5. The Humping Bumper Cars

Warning: this position is not only way advanced, but involves being in that crab walk position from grade school gym class. With him in the crab walk position, stand straddling his hips, squat down to let him enter you, then lean back onto your hands so you’re in a crab walk position too, with him inside you. Yeah, it’s kind of funny seeing each other doing a naked crab walk, but you’ll both forget that immediately when you lean back and start thrusting against him.


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5 First Date Rules to Impress a Woman

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 16:18

You may have the first date jitters, but when men follow just five simple rules, they are almost assured of a second date.

There is no magic to this. It’s just old-fashioned good manners, but in an era of anonymous e-mail, text messaging and voice mail, acting like a gentleman can really make a lady sit up and take notice. Phineas Mollod and Jason Tesauro, authors of “The Modern Gentleman: A Guide to Essential Manners, Savvy and Vice” and “The Modern Lover: A Playbook for Suitors, Spouses, and Ringless Carousers,” have created five first date rules designed to impress.

Rule No. 1: Dress with finesse.
Instead of just grabbing something out of the closet, think about it first. Choose something that is simple, but sophisticated. Clean helps, too. “If you accessorize to reflect your every interest, you can look like the decorated hood of a NASCAR racer. From your collection of LIVESTRONG yellow wristbands, boldly-patterned ties and quirky socks, pick one–and only one– attention-grabbing item before going out,” Mollod and Tesauro write in Happen magazine.

Rule No. 2: Perfect the proper greeting.
Pick your date up with a bouquet of flowers in your hand. Greet her warmly and place a slight, but lingering, kiss on her cheek. Never shake her hand. (This isn’t a business meeting, after all.) However, if her body language says, “Don’t you dare touch me!” then don’t you dare touch her. Do offer a sincere compliment. Like what? Mollod and Tesauro suggest these:

  • “You’re even lovelier in person” if you’ve met online.
  • “You’re even lovelier than I remembered” if you met in person.

Rule No. 3: Charm her with a bit of classic etiquette.

  • Hold the door for her.
  • Let her go first.
  • In the restaurant, give her the seat with the better view.
  • Stand when she leaves the table.
  • Escort her down the street so you are near the curb. That way you’re the one who gets sprayed with puddles from a speeding bus.

“Nowadays, dating is like job hunting, and a gracious sense of manners is a bonus skill that will increase your curb appeal,” insist Mollod and Tesauro.

Rule No. 4: Order with panache.
Remember that the main dish is your date, not the food. Take command in the restaurant. When the server appears and you’re not ready, just say, “We’re still looking, but please bring the spring rolls while we decide.” However, it’s too forward to order her entrée for her.

Rule No. 5: Bid her goodnight in grand style
Was it a delightful date? Go for a stroll and hold her hand. When you part, say something thoughtful. Mollod and Tesauro suggest, “What a marvelous time. I’d love to see you and your sweet smile again.” What about a kiss? “A successful first date is best capped off with a lip-to-lip smooch that neither lingers too long nor leaves too soon,” they write in Happen magazine. “Then, lean back and offer breathing room. If an encore is desired, body language will be crystal clear; otherwise, bid good evening and march away confidently…there will be a next time.”

Was the night a flop despite your gallantry? Then shake her hand or give her a brief hug. Tell her you had a nice evening and bid her good night. Don’t tell her you’ll call when you know you won’t.


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Uhuru Kenyatta makes me feel helpless — musician Ray C admits crush on Kenyan President

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 16:03

Tanzanian musician Ray C has once again publicly admitted that she has a huge crush on President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The mellow-voiced lass was a guest on Radio Citizen’s Mambo Mseto on Wednesday where she expressed her desire to meet Kenya’s president and talk about a number of things.

But that’s not all. Ray C, who has been struggling with drug addiction for many years, also revealed that she becomes helpless someone mentions Uhuru’s name.

“If you just mention the name Uhuru Kenyatta, I become helpless,” she said as quoted by Edaily.

When pressed by Willy M. Tuva – the host of the show – to explain what would happen when she finally meets the him, the ‘Mama Nitilie’ hit maker said she’d ask him out.

“I will learn as much as I can from him. I will soon request for a dinner date, where he will advise on me on matters life. We’ll say two or three things to each other. I will look for him wherever he is. He is a nice guy. I can see he supports Kenyan artists to a detailed degree,” she said.

Notably, it’s not the first time that Ray C has said that Kenya’s Head of State is the man of her dream.

In July 2015, the award-winning singer put up a post on her social media pages saying she has a crush on Uhuru, adding that she dreams about him everyday.


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Tboss finally speaks out on Big Brother Naija Sexual Assault scandal

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 15:47

Following the completion of the Big Brother Naija reality TV show, the dust is yet to settle as regards the sexual molestation case against Tokunbo ‘TBoss’ Idowu which led to the disqualification and eviction of fellow housemate, Kemen.

Following the joke made by comedian AY Makun and Helen Paul which sparked social media reactions, the victim of the sexual assault case, Tboss has issued a statement with regards to the case.

Tboss took to her Instagram page to share videos in which she thanked Nigerians for their continued support adding that she is ready to promote and uphold values she holds dear.

She said: “First of all, I will like to thank everyone who supported me in my Big Brother Naija journey. I’m beyond grateful for your time and the immense efforts and resources to get me to the Top 3. It has been a big adjustment for me coming back home to Nigeria concerning the attention my participation in the show attracted. Why I’ve tried to adjust as fast as I can, certain incidents have happened in the past week that have been difficult to shake off.

“I am not unaware of the the thousands who raised their voices in my defence. I am extremely grateful to you all. I have realized for the foreseeable future, I will always be in the eye of the storm and that is why I have chosen to be measured in my approach and speech. I am however not oblivious to it all. Words are powerful but actions speak louder.

“Over the next few weeks, I will align myself with several courses that promote and uphold values I hold dear. Going forward, I will no longer allow myself to be put in situations that trivialize and attempt to normalize the unfortunate incident that happened to me on March 5th in the Big Brother Naija house. Conversations must be had on the importance of consent. Thank you so much guys for listening to me. This is TBoss.”


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I want to make it to heaven — rapper Olamide

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 15:29

YBNL boss, Olamide Adedeji, aka ‘badoo’, has said that he fears God, adding that nothing could be greater than making heaven.

The rapper, who is known for profanity in his lyrics and music videos, leading to some of his songs being banned from airplay by the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation, considers money, fame and material things as nothing but vanity.

The multiple award winner told Vanguard that the biggest achievement he craves is heaven.

“The biggest achievement in this world is seeing my people grow, everybody living good; everyone living fine, living their dreams and making heaven.

“Nothing is more important than making heaven; everything in this life is just jonzing, they don’t last long, nothing lasts forever,” he said.


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If I could go back in time, I wouldn’t do an elaborate wedding — Tiwa Savage’s estranged husband

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 15:21

Tiwa Savage and estranged hubby Teebillz

Nigerian female pop star, Tiwa Savage’s estranged husband Tunji Balogun popularly known as Teebillz has expressed his regrets.

Teebillz revealed that if he could turn back the hands of time, he would not do an elaborate wedding.

He said the belief that men should always dominate every aspect of the marriage was incorrect.

Teebillz was speaking as a panelist at “Mind the Gap X”, a love and relationship class for single, married and divorced people organised by Pastor Wale Adefarasin and life coach, Lanre Olusola.

According to him, “If I have the chance of doing my marriage over again, l will put God first and not have an elaborate wedding.

“It’s the 21st century and as men, most of us want to live like we are the lords of the marriage.

“You’re a partner. It’s about our weaknesses, we’re here to help each other.”

Teebillz further advised men to be more concerned about communication, understanding in the marriage instead of being selfish.


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Ugandan musicians are NOT creative — Geosteady

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 15:03

By Our Reporter

Ugandan artistes are not creative, at least according to musician Geosteady.

The “Owooma” singer has revealed that the local music industry is still lagging behind on the African continent because musicians are reluctant to explore new music styles.

He made the remarks while speaking about his recent music tour in South Africa. “Our music is not played in South African nightclubs,” he said. “I hang out in different nightclubs but not even one Ugandan song was played.”

Geosteady further went on to add that Ugandan music sounds the same to foreigners.

“Ugandan music all sounds the same,” he explained. “Artistes are not creative. Most singers usually ask producers to make a beat he has heard somewhere and  do not allow producers to exercise their creativity.”

He concluded noting that musicians need to be more creative to be able compete more favorably on the continent.

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Malaika Nnyanzi scoops juicy deal in Namibia

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 14:27

Local media personality Malaika Nnyanzi has scooped a juicy deal in Namibia.

We have learnt that the KFM radio presenter will cover the road to the 7th edition of Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) and also host the blue carpet at the award gala.

She will be covering the ceremony on behalf of Rockstar Television.

Malaika, who has already arrived in the Namibian capital, Windhoek, could not hide her excitement about the deal, noting that some experiences can not be explained.

The award ceremony is slated for Friday, April 28 in Walvis Bay.

Staff Writer

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Rival bands, Da Nu Eagles and Golden band to share the same stage

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 14:03

Golden Band’s Ronald Mayinja entertains revelers at one of their past concerts.

By Our Reporter 

Rival bands, Da Nu Eagles and Golden band are set to share the same stage.

The two bands, whose top singers can not see eye to eye, will entertain fans at a concert being organised by BBS Telefayina to celebrate its first anniversary.

During a press conference which was held at the station’s headquarters, the station CEO said that the fans are going to see something that has never happened ever since the two groups separated.

He further noted that the two bands are going to share the same stage with two other bands making it four bands performing on one stage.

The show is going to also feature several other Ugandan top artistes like Sheebah, King Saha, Victor Kamenyo, Da Agent and many others.

The concert will take place on the 22nd April, 2017 at Maria Flo hotel in Masaka.

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Miss Tourism Uganda receives huge financial boost ahead of launch

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 13:11

By Our Reporter 

The Miss Tourism Uganda pageant has received a huge financial boost from Radiant Cosmetics ahead of their launch this year.

Radiant Cosmetics has boosted the pageant with a sponsorship package of Ugx 130 Million, in a deal that will see this year’s winner walking away with a BMW Mini Cooper.

“Miss Tourism has been in operation for almost four years but it has never gotten such a boost. We are very grateful to Radiant Cosmetics for the continuous support they have given to us for all these years,” said Allan Kanyike, Head of Operations Miss Tourism Uganda.

The official launch of Miss Tourism Uganda will happen on Friday, April 28 at the Uganda Museum. The grand finale will take place on  September 22 at the Kampala Serena hotel.

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