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British-Based Ugandan Artiste Michael Kiwanuka Nominated In British Awards

3 hours 5 min ago

We bet few people know who Michael Kiwanuka is and those who know about him, know that he is a Ugandan who was born in the UK.

But that aside, besides being a UK citizen, Kiwanuka is one the most talented artistes in Britain doing world music. He has topped charts, performed for VIP dignitaries but above all, he has been recognized in one of the best awards in the United Kingdom.

On the just released list of nominees for the BRITS Awards, Michael Kiwanuka is also among those to contend in the Best British Male Solo Artiste and Album of the year accolades.

Michael Kiwanuka

He is nominated with Skepta, Kano, Craig David and David Bowie in the male category which is a very honor in itself.

“This is a dream come true and the increase in diversity is a great thing.” Kiwanuka said.

“The importance of diversity is that’s what music is. It shows you another view point of how you think in your head and it makes you see the world differently. “It’s not just about the colour of your skin, but it’s part of it.” The talented young artiste added.

The British Awards are the British Phonographic Industry’s annual pop music awards. The name was originally a shortened form of “British”, “Britain” or “Britannia”, but subsequently became an acronym for British Record Industry Trusts Show. We wish him all the best.

 

 

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Tribute: Remembering Singer Denis Rackla Who Perished In A Motor Accident

3 hours 41 min ago

We now use past tense when talking about the late Afrobeat singer Denis Rackla who passed on last Friday the 13th of January 2017 in a fatal car accident. His death took many my surprise and on hearing this sad news, very many artistes and fans took to social media to pass on their condolences to the deceased’s family.

Denis Rackla who spoke to Chano8 exactly a year ago in an exclusive interview had promised to continue with music till death. He said music was his passion and would remain active till ‘death does us apart’.

“My fans, I want to thank you for supporting Ugandan Music, Supporting Denis Rackla, the music I do, write for other people and produce. Thank you for dancing to my tunes and am going to give you the best of me musically till I die.” Rackla told www.chano8.com

Denis Rackla at our Chano8 offices after answering our interview questions last year in January (Photo by Habre Muriisa)

Who was Denis Rackla?

It was very surprising when someone on social media inquired about who Denis Rackla is (because he has been one of the most talented music writers and producers). As Chano8, we always keep upbeat with all the information about Ugandan artistes. Denis Rackla real names Denis Mpiima was an Afrobeat singer who came on to the music scene in early 2004 doing his first album dubbed ‘Maria Rosa’ which he did a successful joint launch alongside Halima Namakula, Kyansuti and Trishilla.

He continued doing music and one of his major hit songs was ‘Cinderella’ in which he featured Ragga artiste Tool Man Kibalama which proved his singing worth amongst the masses. Meanwhile, he started music as he was in school and following his completion of high school in 2006, Denis flew to the United Kingdom for three months and later returned and hit studio releasing ‘Mungatto’ Luganda for ‘In Shoes’ in late 2006 which became a club banger.

Those who know him personally describe him as a humble person who used to crack jokes with everyone and yes we also experienced it last year when Rackla paid a visit to our offices in Kololo where had time to share with us a lot in his personal life and career.

Career and music

Apart from singing, Denis was a producer at No End studio, song writer behind songs like ‘Njakunooba’ and ‘Newadeyo’ by Iryn Namubiru, ‘Mubiite” by Desire Luzinda, ‘Tokyuse Mwami’ by Priscilla Kalibala, ‘Tombowa Mukwano’ by Juliana Kanyomozi and ‘Kibaduguda’ by Halima.

By the time of his death, Denis had released his second album dubbed ‘Munsonda’ that has songs like ‘Twevugemu’, ‘Tulo Tulo’ among others. As Chano8, we would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of the late and may his soul rest in perfect peace.

Watch Denis Rackla’s ‘Twevugemu’ song’s video below

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‘I am Proud Of My Daughter’ – Desire Luzinda Fires Back At Critics

4 hours 55 min ago

Primary Seven students across the country received their Primary Leaving Exams results last Thursday afternoon and among those that sat include some of the dancers from Three Triplets crew members (Also known as the Ghetto kids), Bebe Cool’s son Alpha Thierry Ssali and Desire Luzinda’s daughter Michelle Kaddu.

They all performed well but according to one website she did not perform well and was their centre of attraction as they wrote a story claiming that the singer was disappointed with her daughter because of her results which did go well with the ‘Kitone’ singer.

“I know being a celebrity comes with so many negative and positive challenges but I pity journalists whose intention is to always belittle young kids, attaching your whatsoever beef to the parents,” She posted.

Desire Luzinda and her daughter at the recently concluded Abryanz Fashion Awards

 She added that, “Just because I didn’t rush to social media to flaunt it doesn’t mean she failed. My daughter passed with 11 (may not have been the best in the country) but she passed with a 1st grade and I am extremely proud of her. I hope whoever wrote this becomes a parent some day and see the pain one feels when shade is thrown to your own child especially when it is malicious.”

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Busy Signal Granted USA Visa For First Time After 15 Years

9 hours 25 min ago

Those who remember well In May 2012, Jamaican Reggae, Ragga and Dancehall artiste Busy Signal real names Glendale Gordon, was arrested at Jamaica’s Norman Manley International Airport on USA extradition warrant immediately after stepping out of the flight from Europe after completing his music tour in Amsterdam.

According to reports, ‘Busy’ as he is affectionately called by fans, had been on the run since 2002 following his involvement in a narcotics offence in Minnesota. After his arrest, The ‘Bedroom Bully’ artiste served four months in jail before serving two more 2 in prison after conviction, there by being freed in November 2012. During this period, his USA visa applications had been terminated for using a fake passport until Thursday last week when he was granted for the first time in 15 years.

In a way of celebrating this, Busy flew to the US last Friday morning where he took his excitement to social media, posting videos and photos of him in Donald Trump land. He is slated to spend there a few days before returning to Jamaica where he is expected to fly to Europe for another musical tour between January 28th and February 21st

On Friday the 28th last year, Busy Signal and his fellow Jamaican Dancehall artiste Konshens had a spectacular show case at the Battle of the Champions concert that thrilled many at Lugogo Cricket Oval in Kampala. Going forward, Busy Signal will fly to USA anytime plus performing at shows he will be booked for there. 

 

 

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Angola’s Top Model, TV Host Karina To Judge At The Club Music Video Awards

9 hours 29 min ago

Last year saw very many awards ceremonies take place and different artistes, socialites, fashion designers and other individuals in the entertainment and sports industries get awarded for their exceptional work done. Club Music is bringing to you the Club Music Video Awards where Uganda’s music will be recognised and awards given to those who have truly shone a light to it in 15 categories.

The awards are slated for Saturday the 18th of March and one special ingredient about these particular awards is that they will be having a panel of well versed Judges in this industry and one of them is Karina Barbosa an Angolan, born to Guinea parents, fashionista, TV host and Makeup artiste who has been in the entertainment industry for a long time.

Karina Barbosa

Modelling has been part of her for ages and she emerged the first runner-up at the ‘Elite Models Look of the Year’ competition in 1993. She started a successful career as a model in Portugal that later led her to become the host of a weekly African music TV show called ‘Made in Africa’ for the Portuguese National TV network,

Step by step, the Angolan has tried to conquer the fashion and entertainment world in Angola, scouting young girls who transformed into international top models such as Sharam Diniz and Maria Borges and she has also worked with celebrated international stars like Jay Z, Nicki Minaj, Jason Derulo, Missy Elliott, Mariah Carey, Chris Brown, Kelly Rowlands, Ne-Yo, Trey Songz, Rick Ross, Ciara, Ludacris and R Kelly.

As we count down the days to the awarding ceremony, we should also look forward to welcoming Karina who will join the other 7 judges to see the anticipated Club Music Video Awards (CMVAs) come to pass.

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Photos: Fashion And Glamour At Sold Out Night In The Emirates Party

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 19:03

Yesterday night marked four years of the annual Night In The Emirates Party’ hosted by Nickita Bachu. It always comes in the second week of January which to many people in Kampala and the country at large is a ‘hard’ month financially but the gig was well attended at the Bukoto based Cayenne Restaurant and Longue where the previous edition was held last year.

 

It was a red carpet kind of set up and eye-catching decor that saw revellers pose for photos by journalists and it was also noticed that Asians came in large numbers and the Asian dress code dominated amongst the attendees who came in a real New Year party mood, sipping on their favourite drinks and some smoking Shisha.

As all that was happening, Dj Grace was on the wheels of steel entertaining the early birds, playing classic Reggae songs from artistes like Marlon Asher, Richie Spice, Chronixx, Everton Blender among others, although he later changed to other genres until the first performer Dj Bobby took the decks too. He took the crowd on serious music mixes that saw some attendees dance it off.

At 15 to 1 AM, The party’s host Nickitah Bachu and her entourage arrived at the venue amid a warm welcome from her husband Gareth, the ushers, journalists and some revellers who marched with her up her reserved seat.

Her arrival was like a fresh start of the party as the guest Dj Heavy Q from Boston shortly took the turn tables for his performance. He played the best of the local and international hit songs that threw the fans into frenzy not only because of the music but also the dancers who entertained the revellers with their erotic dance moves.

Dj Crisio was the last performer who took the fans through the after party and the event went on up 3:30 Am.

If this party keeps the pace it is at, It will turn into one of the most sought for annual events in Kampala and amongst the attendees who were in attendance was radio presenter Big Kauna, Sams Kaggwa Laftaz Comedy Lounge, Zuena, CEO Roofings Uganda Mr Lalana, Singer Rena Nalumansi, Fashion designer Kim Swagga, Club Play’s boss Ali and video jockey Junior.

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The hos of the party Nickita Bachu and her husband Gareth Onyango on her arrival at the venue

 

 

 

 

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Kampala Parents Tops In Math, Parents rewarded With 2million

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 18:48

The recently released PLE results excited many people especially parents whose children excelled. And not to be left out are schools that also performed well among which was Kampala Parents School who was among the best. The Naguru based school registered 200 first grades out of the 274 candidates who sat for the national exams last year and the remaining 74 passed in second grade. Also worth noting is the fact that the School also topped in the Mathematics department  in the whole country.
“This is to congratulate our pupils upon being the best in Math country wide in the just released PLE results by the Uganda National Examinations Board. We are so honored and humbled by this achievement.” The school principle Daphne Kato said. She attributed the excellent to the efforts exercised by pupils, school management and parents’ input. 
“Our sincere appreciation goes out to our dear students for their endless efforts, teachers, non-teaching staff, our esteemed parents and well-wishers. Thank you once again for your continued support.” An appreciative Kato said. The school owned by businessman Sudhir Ruparelia who rewarded the best performing pupils with cash prizes of Ush2m, boosts of state of the art learning and leisure facilities which provide a conducive learning environment. 

Some of the best students celebrating after after receing cash from Kampala Parents schools owner Dr Sudhir Ruparelia.

The ministry of education and sport and Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) Thursday released the 2016 PLE results indicating an improved general performance with a failure reduction of 9.2 percent. The boys’ failure rate was registered at 5.3% and while that of girls was at 7.7%. Janet Museveni, the minister of education, expressed delight seeing that more than 50% of the pupils who completed primary education last year were female while UNEB Chairperson Prof. Mary Okwakol said the results showed that male candidates beat their female counterparts. 
According to UNEB, there was marked improved performance especially in English, with girls performing better than boys. It said that in the past, poor handwriting has been the undoing for some candidates. But this time round, UNEB says examiners reported that handwriting was more legible and candidates were more detailed in their answering of questions, with fuller sentences. 

The results that are now in public domain can also be accessed via SMS .To check  the results all one has to do is, type PLE <leave space> Index No e.g PLE 003400/001 and send to 6600. 

 

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Bebe Cool’s Wife Zuena So Proud Of Their Son’s Excellence In P.L.E

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 17:49

It  for sure seems like that  Alpha Thierry Ssali has proved that he is not only good at football but also academics.

Last year, Alpha sat his Primary Leaving  Examination (P.L.E) and the results that were released yesterday show that Bebe Cool’s first born with Zuena excelled with a first grade. However, we haven’t yet been let out of the loop on how many aggregates he got.

“Alpha just made us proud, he has passed in Division 1.” Zuena posted on her social media networks as soon as she got the results.

Bebe Cool and his son Alpha Thierry Ssali

Alpha sat his PLE exams last year at Kabojja Junior School but when we contacted Zuena, she was coy on telling us his child’s aggregates and which secondary school he will be attending.

Going by what Bebe Cool has been saying, we highly believe that Alpha is likely to have his secondary in the United Kingdom where he will also be attending one of the best football academies to further his football obsession.

 

 

 

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South African Athlete Semenya Gets Married, Her Partner Will Surprise You

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 16:38

We bet you all know the South African athlete known as Caster Semenya but if you don’t, she’s an Olympic 800m gold medallist who caused uproar in the world of Olympics two years back because of her appearance

Well, Semenya is back at making the world talk again because she got married to her long time partner Violet Raseboya a few days back at the Chez Charlene in Pretoria.

Caster Semenya and her partener posing for pictures after the wedding

 Reason why people are talking is because both are ladies which is okay in South Africa for people of the same sex to get married.

The wedding was attended by close friends, athletes and family members and it came at a time the gold medallist had just made 26 years.

The couple went all traditional at their ceremony with Caster wearing a blue kitenge shirt which was embroidered with a yellow outline and faded jeans while Violet wore a traditional full purple dress with some yellow linings.

Caster and her wife marching in church at the wedding

Caster Semenya (right) accompanied by her partner Raseboya receives athletic excellence award

 

 

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4th Edition Of The Night At The Emirates On Tonight

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 15:54

This might not be a good month financially but it does not stop events from happening and more are continuing to happen. Tonight all roads lead to the Bukoto based Cayenne Restaurant and Longue where the 4th edition of the Night At The Emirates party organised and hosted by Nickita Bachu will take place.

The last edition that happened last year on Friday the 15th of January was a success and this year on their fourth edition, a lot is expected in stock with the most thrilling thing to be belly dancing from a top notch  and celebrated belly dancer called Natalia.

Organiser and host of Night At The Emirates Nickita Bachu

 Other things slated to take place were explained by Gareth Onyango who is also husband to the host Nickita.

“We don’t have any performing artistes but we have a Dj from Boston called Dj Heavy Q and we are also going to have Djs Crisio and Bobby. We shall also be giving out a return ticket to Dubai in the raffle draw to the lucky reveller. There will be a serious decor and we are providing a good ambiance for attendees so the whole experience is going to be different from the outfits, that is the Arabic style which is the dress code.”

There is no other announcement for this event sponsored Luc Belaire which is a new international luxurious drink that recently spread its wings to the Ugandan market and the entry fee is only Ug Shs 25,000.

Pictures of how the last edition of this party went down early last year

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Allan Toniks Returns With A New RnB/Dancehall Tune

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:18

Allan Toniks almost ended the year 2016 badly but by the grace of the almighty God, the artiste survived a fatal car accident that almost left him lifeless on Saturday the 24th of December last year. All that is now history with the latest news being that he released a fresh tune dubbed ‘Sibalaba’ a Luganda word meaning ‘I don’t see them’.

It’s an RnB/Dancehall love song in which Toniks expresses his undying love for his girlfriend that has blindfolded him in a way that, he can’t even think of any other girls because of the overwhelming love he has for her.

‘Sibalaba’ the song produced by D’ King

In a typical slow RnB tempo, he begins the song telling the girl that, he is not really into any other girls although they act to seduce him, he is determined to love and never to leave his sexy girl Jojo who makes him have sleepless nights. He tells her to stick around every time she comes to his house for a visit because she takes his and other men’s attention.

In the second verse his attitude and tone changes completely as he complains about the things the girl does in his presence when she knows he can’t resist, a thing that forces him to go gaga about her, melting him to the point of providing her with anything she needs. He then goes ahead and declares that, nobody loves her more than he does and concludes the verse singing in his mother tongue Runyankore where he says that he wants to marry her.

He then repeats the­ chorus before concluding the song with the last verse where he promises eternal love and ends by sending regards to all the beautiful ladies in Kampala, Uganda, Africa and the world at large.

Conclusion

If Toniks was to celebrate surviving the nasty accident that almost took his life on Christmas Eve, there is no better way than releasing this kind of smooth RnB that brings joy to the heart with its easy flow and Dancehall beats fused into it to bring in life and energy. D’King decides like in most of his productions keeps it simple but memorable.

Listen to or download ‘Sibalaba’ by Allan Toniks below

http://chano8.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Allan-Toniks-Sibalaba.mp3

 

 

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Kinga Saha’s New ‘Sembera’ Is A Groovy Classic Oldies Tune

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 14:07

RnB sensational King Saha concluded the year 2016 with a song dubbed ‘Mulese’released in December and this January, Saha couldn’t keep the fresh song he had in stock. He recently released yet another tune dubbed ‘Sembera’, Luganda for Draw Closer.

It is a love song in which Saha expresses how he is in love with a girl who delays to accept his love proposal. He tries all ways to win her heart all in vain but finally he succeeds when the girl of her dreams says yes and he is now asking her to ‘draw nearer to her’

Have you listened to King Saha’s new oldies song ‘Sembera’

‘Sembera The song’ produced by Baur of Sound Cva Studios

He begins the song by complimenting the girl for her strong character, physical beauty and for keeping her word and promises made to him. She has showed him love which has taken him places he doesn’t expect but now it has turned into a long wait for him as he misses playing and laughing with her and promises to be ready for only her because he gets hit on by other girls.

In the second verse, he confesses to the girl on how he thinks about her every time, how he has saved enough money for her to spend Monday to Sunday plus giving all the glory to God the giver. With all the things he is expected to give her, he asks who can really give her more and concludes the verse singing about the abundant love the girl has showed him which has made people around the city jealousy.

In the final verse, Saha decided not to tell the girl how much she kills him softly because it is deep in the heart and how he loses his way every time she looks at him. He begs her to save him from the single life and make him her number one because of the personal interests he has in her, a thing that made him come with gifts.

Conclusion

The song reminds me of the good old days of Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Pat Shange and the late Brenda Fassi. It has heavy Afro-beats with danceable Kwaito aligning close to the hit song ‘Gundeeze’ in its flow. Probably the inspiration was drawn from South Africa or Zulu traditional folk lore. It looks to be on track to draw attention of fans this year though.

Listen to ‘Sembera’ by King Saha below

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Why Obama Shed Tears On His Last Speech As President Of America

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 11:25

The first speech President Obama made after he had become President of the United States of America, hundreds shed tears because of the words of wisdom that came out of his mouth. He is rated highly among the best well-spoken politicians in the US and the eight years although with a few challenges have really been worth it for Obama and his family.

After eight years in the Oval office, Obama returned to his hometown of Chicago to say his farewell speech that has started in 2009 with the slogan “Yes we can”.

However, during this last speech, it was the first US black president that shed tears as he was saying his bye to millions who were tuning in to this memorable moment.

The Kenyan born said a lot of things in the more than one hour he spoke and among the things he said include the Iran nuclear deal, reforming the healthcare system and others.

Before he finished his speech, tears started rolling down the president’s cheeks and this was because he was speaking about his family especially his wife and first lady Michelle, his daughter Malia and Sasha who was missing.

Obama was overwhelmed by emotions while giving his last speeach as president of the United States (POTUS) and just shed tears.

“You took on a role you didn’t ask for and made it your own with grace and grit and style and good humour,” he said. “A new generation sets its sights higher because it has you as a role model. You’ve made me proud. You’ve made the country proud.”

The first family was joined by Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill who the president described as “family”.

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Liquid Silk PRO Linda Lisa Quits

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 22:41

When Liquid Silk was opened at Village Mall in Bugolobi, Linda Lisa was one of the first people transferred to the new hangout and this was because of her expertise in the area of marketing.

Ever since Linda Lisa left Sway club in 2008, she was immediately hired by Club Silk management and that’s when magic started happening at the then Industrial Area-based hangout. She orchestrated new theme nights like ‘Doctors and Nurses’, ‘Campus Night’ and ‘Sports Night’ among others.

From being a marketer, Linda was promoted to the position of Marketing Manager because of the tremendous work she did. She assumed this position for more than two years but when she was shifted to village mall, her position might have been weakened because she was no longer in charge.

Linda Lisa

This might have been one of the reasons why she was no longer active on WhatsApp groups like she was before, she stopped pushing the hangout  on most social media platforms and in December, Linda asked for leave at work with reasons that, she was among the organizers of the Purple Party and needed that much concentration.  

She went without her bosses acknowledging it and never returned to work after. But the main problem is that, she has never given an explanation for her absence.

This led to the management of Liquid silk to give up on her with unconfirmed reports claiming she was actually fired. We haven’t yet established her next move but observers think Linda Lisa is soon starting up an events company. W are keeping our ears on the ground and will update you on any new developments.

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Radio Releases Another Single ‘Leesu’ Without Weasel

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 18:19

 Every time one of either Radio or Weasel releases a song, there arises a lot of controversy on whether the two have fallen out because these guys are East Africa’s hottest music duo whom the general public expects to always stick together and do their magic.

At least according to public opinion, it is supposed to be like that. However, all we know is that, the two agreed to work on individual projects outside of team Radio and Weasel. So far we have heard two songs namely ‘Wiggle Wiggle’ which Weasel released alone and the fans’ favourite ‘Neera’ which was sang by Radio. The latest we have on our news desk is yet another brand new release titled ‘Leesu’ by Radio which was produced by Kayz.

Radio out another single dubbed ‘Leesu’ with out Weasel

‘Leesu’ the song

He starts the song in a slow rhythm in a lovey-dovey tone in which he is planning on how he wants to wait for a girl in the morning as she wakes up, but to his surprise, he finds the girl still wide awake. He reminds the girl on how he still loves her like he used to the first time they met. He adds that he took the early morning bus to come check on her and goes ahead to ask for forgiveness in case his coming too early discomforts the, because he has sleepless nights dreaming of her daily. He then goes ahead asking the girl to be considerate and love him back.

In the second verse, he describes how other singers have sung about her beauty and how electricity is generated from the flow of her tears. He expresses his fear about how many rich men are lined up in need of her, forcing him to brag about himself on how he is friends with her and indeed having a space in her heart.

As the verse comes to a conclusion, he discloses how time is moving sluggishly from the first time he met her and how he wants her to stay in his house, cook and eat from there plus becoming his identity card and repeats the first verse and chorus till fade.

Conclusion

Just like in the case of ‘Neera’ where he sings about love, the flow of the song is slow and with Radio’s voice piercing directly into the heart as he stresses his point. However in Neera he empathises his poin t‘Tukikole Neera’(Luganda for lets us do it again) in the chorus by repeating the key word while in ‘Leesu’ he spreads the message across.

Listen to ‘Leesu’ by Radio below

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Peter Miles To Take Luxury Boat Business To The Next Level

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 14:02

Dancehall music veteran Peter Miles has decided to venture into luxurious boat business after being inspired by the surroundings he grew up from. Growing up in Entebbe a place surrounded by the biggest lake in Africa – Lake Victoria, Miles decided this was the best business for him after seeing canoes and boats all his life and now wants to take the business to the next level and already, he has began tasting some of the money his Luxury Boat business is bringing in.

Those who follow his social media platforms, will realise he never spends a while without posting photos of himself and friends on speed boats cruising on the waters of Lake Victoria. Recently, the ‘One Time’ hit maker imported more boats and going forward, his company Roadblock Marines is another luxury boat business he set to take boat cruise lovers by storm.

One of the boats Peter Miles imported in this year

“I want the masses to have an experience and appreciate nature as opposed to the normal bar hoping that is also unhealthy. People are appreciating boating as an activity. I am trying to introduce luxury boat cruising as opposed to the traditional canoeing where clients can enjoy leather seating, smooth music where they connect their Bluetooth devices, iPads to the boat and play their selection.” He told Chano8 in an exclusive interview.

But how will Peter juggle between running Roadblock Marines and doing music a thing that brought him to the limelight and turned him into a celebrated person?

“Music is my first love and am busy working on this year’s projects so I will be able to do it hand in hand with boating just like people have different hobbies and it is a beautiful experience either private or business I would still do it exactly like how I ventured into music.” Miles explained.

If one is wondering where to access the veteran artiste’s boat services (especially basing on the fact that he sometimes drives the boats himself), he says the boats are available in Entebbe but clients need to call 0701589103 for prior booking depending on the number of people, destination and hours on water.

Photos

Peter Miles and a friend Navio on one of the boats

 

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Cristiano Ronaldo Wins FIFA Best Player Award After Beating Messi Again

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 20:45

Portugal and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has done it yet again beating arch rival Lionel Messi to the FIFA best player award. The former Manchester united player had a stellar year after winning the Champions league and Club World Cup with Real Madrid and The Euro 2016 in France with Portugal.

The 31-year old Ronaldo overcame Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann to the inaugural award after dominating all the individual accolades in 2016 – year he described as his best ever.

Ronaldo receives his FIFA best player award

 

Ronaldo who had also won the Ballon d’Or in December  is now officially the world’s best player. After six years the world football’s governing body ended its association with that honour which has been organised by France Football magazine since 1956.

Claudio Ranieri the manager for the surprise English Premier league champions Leicester City was named best men’s coach, ex-Germany boss Silvia Neid won the female coach award, while Penang’s Mohd Faiz Subri received the Puskas award for the best goal of 2016. Carli Lloyd of the United States was named the world’s best female player.

Ronaldo also won the Ballon D’Or award

“It was my best year so far. The trophy for Portugal was amazing. I was so happy and of course I cannot forget the Champions League and the Club World Cup. We ended the year in the best way. I’m so glad to win a lot of trophies, collective and individual. I’m so, so proud.” Ronaldo said after receiving the award.

Voting for the player and coach categories was by national team captains and managers, selected journalists and, for the first time, an online poll of fans.

 

 

 

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Uganda Cranes To Benefit From Members Of Parliament Salaries

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 14:30

The latest development coming our way is that the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has requested that all salaries of Members of Parliament should be deducted by  Ug shs 500, 000 to facilitate the national soccer team which is going to play in the AFCON cup.

Rebecca Kadaga, made this request yesterday and wants her request to be implemented as soon as possible because this is a matter of urgency as the Cranes will be carrying the Ugandan flag high after 38 years of waiting.

Uganda Cranes

This comes after the FUFA president Magogo last week held a press conference calling on the Ugandan government to aid the national team in terms of finance because the money they had was not enough to take them through this AFCON campaign.

If Kadaga’s request comes to pass, the cranes will most likely get a sum of about 11billion which might also see them go up to the World cup campaign.

The Uganda cranes are due to play against teams like Ghana, Egypt and Mali in their group of the African Cup of Nations and with the friendly matches they have played so far where the team beat Slovakia and Slovenia and lost to Tunisia, there is hope that they might make it out of the group stages.

 

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Bobi Wine, Various Artistes To Celebrate Bob Marley’s Birthday

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 12:49

Monday the 6th of February will be the late Bob Marley’s  72nd birthday and every year, the Reggae legend’s family and the world at large always join hands to celebrate this day. With Jamaica and the Caribbean countries taking the lead, Uganda’s Ghetto president Bobi Wine and a number of artistes will be respecting this day as well.

Uganda’s Ghetto president H.E Bobi Wine and other headlining artistes are set to light up the East Africa’s Bob Marley Night in celebration for his 72nd birthday

Come Sunday 5th of January, ‘East Africa’s Bob Marley Night’ that will take place at One Love Beach located in Busaabala, will be the venue to be at and according to news reaching our desk, a lot of activities are expected to take place as part of the night’s celebrations.

 

It will be a Rastafari kind of set up and night where strictly Reggae and Dancehall performers will take centre stage performing for the attendees who will pay entry fees of Ug Shs 10,000 ordinary, 30,000 VIP and 300,000 for a Table.

There will be live Dj mixes where Bob Marley’s song and videos will be played on projectors plus the nights performances that will come from Bobi Wine himself and the entire Fire Base Crew, Madoxx Ssematimba, Mightyson, Henry Tigan, Mr Wind, Dirty Nice, Barbed Wire Thongs Band, Travellers Band, Sister Natty, Ras Sol plus several other Djs who will make sure the revellers don’t get bored but stay on their heels the whole night as they dance to Reggae and Dancehall vibes.

Uganda’s Reaggae Legend Madoxx Ssematimba Ssemanda will be there to represent

 

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Comedian Salvado Set To Perform For ‘Biggest Crowd’

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 21:24

With all the performances he has had for the past three years, comedian Patrick ‘Salvado’ Idringi was yet to perform for what he terms is the ‘biggest audience’.

He has performed at stadiums, bars, auditorium but never before for an audience more than 10,000 people and the comedian is about to face his biggest crowd ever next month at Wembley.

Salvado and BasketMouth set to share the same stage yet again

Salvado will hopefully be cracking ribs alongside friend and mentor BasketMouth (Nigeria) at the SSE RENA Wembley on the 14th of February 2017 (Valentines Day) during the Lords of the Ribs comedy show and he is so excited about it.

“Next month I’ll be performing to arguably my biggest audience in the U.K. at the Wembley Arena,” Salvado said regarding this performance, also adding that over 12000 who will be watching the show will most definitely know about Uganda.

Salvado going for the big one

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