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King Lawrence’s Passionate Message To Ivan Semwanga

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 15:39

These are indeed sorrowful days to the family and friends of the late socialite and business man Ivan Semwanga who was the boss of the Rich Gang until the day of his death in the wee hours of Thursday morning the 25th of May 2017.

The late who passed on at the Pretoria, South Africa based Steve Biko Academic hospital following a stroke attack was announced by his Ex-wife Zari Hassan who is also the mother of his three sons. Since then social is on fire with the public passing on their condolences messages and among them is King Lawrence, a member of the Rich Gang.

King Lawrence and Ivan Semwanga

Lawrence who most times was always spotted with Ivan especially at events, took to Facebook where he shared photos of him and the deceased and accompanied them with a message saying;

“To my fallen brother ,hero , soldier my role model mentor advisor business partner hero I even don’t know how to express how you have been to me bit I know you have gone to live with angels in heaven coz your we’re God sent . Ivan Don may God grant you forgiveness in whatever went wrong and may your soul rest in eternal peace. Rip brother you have left me in tears indeed. Am gonna miss the plays we had the joke and all the fun.”

Together with his Rich Gang members, Ivan was known to host lavish parties every end of year at Club Guvnor where the three would blow money to the revellers and this is one of the things the public knew and will remember about him, not forgetting the pompous appearances he used to make at the different social events around town.

The last event Ivan was at is the 16th edition of the quarterly Blankets and Wine alongside King Lawrence. Chano8 joins Lawrence to once again say Rest in Peace Ivan and burial arranges are ongoing at his ancestral home in Kayunga.

Photos of Ivan Semwanga and King Lawrence at Blankets and Wine 16th edition

 

 

 

 

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Eddy Kenzo Gets Six Nominations In The Uganda Music Awards

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 13:12

Musician Eddy Kenzo has continued to dominate the music industry in Uganda by getting the most nominations in The Uganda Entertainment Awards (TUMA) which were unveiled on the 27th of March.

With the intention of recognizing and celebrating outstanding artistic achievement, technical proficiency, performance excellence and positive contribution to the music industry in Uganda with a goal of bringing back the credibility and respect of the industry, a nomination party was held at Fame bar last Thursday evening.

The occasion was attended by artists like Fille, Ykee Benda, Nina Rose, Da Agent, and Levixone among others.

Eddy Kenzo is nominated in the Artiste of the year, Male Artiste, Best Music Video, Best Regional Artiste (Central), Best Urban Artiste and Song Of The Year.

In second place is Sheebah and Ziza Bafana who are both nominated in four categories while Jose Chameleon has three nods.

The voting process will officially be opened at midnight on 1 June 2017 and will close at midnight on 21 July 2017. The public vote constitutes 40% of the entire vote. TUMA academy will also sit to adjudicate artistic and technical quality of the entries and will vote democratically to come up with the academy votes which will constitute 60% of the entire vote.

The entire process will be supervised by independent auditors. The public and academy votes will then be forwarded to the independent auditors who will re-count, verify and tally the final vote and will hand over the results at the Award gala night that will be held on 4 August at Kampala Serena Hotel at 6pm.

The Uganda Music Awards will also hold music concerts, activations, workshops and media tours in the 4 main regions of Uganda. First activation will be held in Mbale for a musician’s workshop at Wash and Wills and nominees performances at Club El Tanjia.

Here is the full nomination list

 Artiste of the year

  1. Eddy Kenzo
    2. Sheebah Karungi
    3. David Lutalo
    4. Jose Chameleone
    5. Bobi Wine

Best Female Artiste

  1. Winnie Nwagi
    2. Sheebah Karungi
    3. Lydia Jazmine
    4. Fille
    5. Rema Namakula
    6. Irene Ntale

Best Male Artiste

  1. Eddy Kenzo
    2. David Lutalo
    3. Ziza Bafana
    4. Ykee Benda

Best Music Video

  1. Banyabo by Rema Namakula
    2. Jubilation by Eddy Kenzo
    3. Mariana by A Pass
    4. Wantegula by Abaasa
    5. He Go Down by Irene Ntale

Best Breakthrough Artiste

  1. Ceaserous – Dangerous
    2. Da Agent – Mayi Mayi
    3. Moroots – Kings and Queens
    4. B2C – Tokigeza
    5. Kenneth Mugabi – Naki
    6. Ykee Benda – Farmer Remix

Best Producer

  1. Kuseim
    2. The Weezy
    3. Danz Ku Mapeesa
    4. Diggy Baur
    5. Nessim

Best Ragga/Dancehall artiste

  1. Vampino – Smart Wire
    2. Cindy Sanyu – Still Standing
    3. Voltage Music – Pull Up
    4. Ziza Bafana – Tulimajje
    5. Rabadaba – Yo Body

Best Regional Artiste (Central)

  1. B2C- Tokigeza
    2. Ceaserous – Dangerous
    3. Eddy Kenzo – Addicted
    4. Ziza Bafana – Tulimajje
    5. Maro – Nziranago

Best Regional Artiste (Eastern)

  1. Candy man – Epucit
    2. Isaiah Destiny – Mbolele
    3. Josh Buxton – Akalimo
    4. Mr Oj – Yongayo
    5. Mas de rapper

Best Regional Artiste (Western)

  1. Qreaus – Rukundo
    2. Hakamukiga – Enzamba Egambe
    3. Sabasaba Atatya Mbeera
    4. Kigambo Araali -Tooro k’okasemera

Best Regional Artiste (Northern)

  1. Gbaraspoken – Kapia
    2. Smokie Allan – No Cry/ My loving
    3. Judas Rap Knowledge – Last King of Payira
    4. Blamo & Laxzy – Kunu
    5. MC Wang Jok – Wang Pedding

Best Traditional

  1. Candy man – Epucit
    2. Davie Mex – Motherland
    3. Winnie Nwagi – Kano koze

Best Urban

  1. Eddy Kenzo – Jubilation
    2. Naava Grey – Ndi
    3. Abaasa – Wantegula
    4. Sitenda – Nze Naawe
    5. Moroots – Kings and Queens

Fans Choice Award

  1. Nina Roz – Mekete
    2. Lydia Jazmine – Cherry
    3. Juliana Kanyomozi – I’m Still Here
    4. B2C – Tokigeza
    5. Ceaserous – Dangerous

Gospel Artiste of The Year

  1. Levixone – Esaala
    2. Coopy Bly ft Wilson Bugembe – One Body
    3. Exodus – Nyinimu
    4. The Collective – Amen
    5. Brian Lubega – Wakitibwa

Song of The Year

  1. Eddy Kenzo – Jubilation
    2. Rabadaba – Yo Body
    3. Sheebah Karungi – Akuuse
    4. Navio – Njogereza
    5. Jose Chameleone – Agaatako
    6. Ziza Bafana – Tulimajje

Best Afro Fusion

  1. Navio – Njogereza
    2. Kenneth Mugabi – Naki
    3. Rema Namakula – Banyabo
    4. Afrie – Yodi Yodi
    5. Naava Grey – Ndi

Best Artist in the Diaspora

  1. Ang3lina – Go Down
    2. Tindy Twyla – Secret Lover
    3. Mark Stel – I like
    4. Ferida Rose – Njabala
    5. Ganda Boys

Best Dance Crew

  1. Ghetto Kids
    2. H2C
    3. Clay Dance Company
    4. Tabu Flo Dance Company

Best Hip Hop

  1. Da Agent – Nkalabuka
    2. Byg Ben – Nzokuse
    3. Gravity Omutuju – Musomesa
    4. St Nellysade ft Keko – Tukomyewo
    5. Ruyonga – God NDA

Best Reggae

  1. A Pass – Mariana
    2. Juliana Kanyomozi – I’m Still Here
    3. Bruno K – One for The Road
    4. Jah Brixman – Mwagala
    5. General Czar-bu – Engeri Yokukwana

Best Kadongokamu Artiste

  1. Mathias Walukagga
    2. Kazibwe Kapo
    3. Fred Sebatta
    4. Fred Sebbaale
    5. Willy Mukabya

Best Instrumentalist

  1. Kitanda Micheal
    2. Joseph Sax
    3. Kiracho Njoroge
    4. Charmant
    5. Roy Kasika

Best Afro Pop

  1. Maro – Nziranago
    2. Bobi Wine – Aidah
    3. GeoSteady – Owooma
    4. Jose Chameleone – Agatako
    5. Fille Mutoni – Mbeere eno
    6. Sheebah Karungi – Wadawa

 

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Mark Zuckerberg Finally Graduates After 12 Years Out Of School

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 19:26

Who said that successful and wealthy people don’t need to study? Education is good foundation every parent should at least try to give their children and nothing brings joy to parents like seeing their children graduate with a degree or diploma.

Well, Facebook founder and owner Mark Zuckerberg brought smiles on his parents Edward and Karen Zuckerberg’s faces when he returned to school and got his honorary degree in Law from Harvard University which he dropped out of 13 years ago to concentrate on Facebook and swore never to come back then.

Zuckerbergwith his parents

Despite the fact that Zuckerberg who is world’s 5th richest person worth 62.3 billion dollars swore never to return to Harvard, yesterday Thursday the 25th of May, he returned to the university to pick up his degree and he also addressed the other graduates.

I’m honored to be with you today because, let’s face it, you accomplished something I never could. If I get through this speech, it’ll be the first time I actually finish something at Harvard. Class of 2017, congratulations.” Zuckerberg said

Zuckerberg addressing the graduates

“You’re graduating at a time when this is especially important. When our parents graduated, purpose reliably came from your job, your church, your community. But today, technology and automation are eliminating many jobs. Membership in communities is declining. Many people feel disconnected and depressed, and are trying to fill a void.” He added

Mark Zuckerberg features in a long line of university dropouts who became millionaires after founding technology companies with Bill Gates and the late Steve Jobs being among them. Zuckerberg’s degree comes 13 years later, a little quicker than it took Bill Gates, another famous Harvard University dropout to get his. Gates, who left to found Microsoft in 1975, did not receive his honorary degree until 2007.

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Boda Boda Rides Into The Oxford Dictionary

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:12

The ‘boda boda’ has gone main stream after making it to the latest Oxford Advanced Learner’s dictionary.

The word boda boda may be part of our Ugandan or East African vocabulary but it’s not a word you could define using the dictionary. That has changed. Now when you look it up in the ninth edition of the dictionary or its online equivalent, the boda boda has a definition.

The definition describes the boda boda as: “(in some countries) a type of motorcycle or bicycle with a space for a passenger or for carrying goods, often used as a taxi.” The dictionary even describes it as East African English. The word is yet to make it to the learner’s version of the dictionary but there is no denying that we have arrived!

The word boda boda fits right in between the words bod and bodacious

There has been a lot of online celebration about this milestone for our vocabulary, as would be expected. And true to expectations, some UOT found a way to create humour around this development.

There are those who took the route of thanking Museveni or NRM for every good thing that happens in Uganda.

We’re not top sure if this was also tongue in cheek.

So where did this boda boda word come from. As people who lived through those times tell us, the word started those days when people smuggled goods into the country. Motorcycles especially were used to smuggle goods, and sometimes people, to and from the borders. Soon the word evolved into boda boda.

What word is next? The Rolex perhaps?

The Rolex also deserves a place in the dictionary, don’t you agree? (Photo by Roy Ruva of Chano8)

  

 

 

 

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Ivan Semwanga’s Burial Arrangements Set

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:54

Ivan Semwanga was first pronounced dead on Wednesday but Zari, his ex-wife came out and clarified that he was still alive but on life support. These death rumours came to pass on Thursday morning (25th of May) when Zari herself announced the death of South Africa-based businessman and socialite Ivan Semwanga through a social media post.

Ever since the news broke out, internet has gone wild about this with all sorts of information regarding the matter flying all over the place.

But what we have just heard is that, the former leader of the Rich Gang family will be buried on Tuesday next week at his ancestral home in Kayunga district.

Rest in perfect peace Ivan Semwanga

The body of the deceased is expected back in Uganda on Sunday afternoon with a vigil set to commence thereafter at his home in Muyenga.

He will then be taken to Namirembe Cathedral on Monday morning for church prayers before he will be taken to Kayunga with burial expected on Tuesday at 2pm at a place called Nakaliro.

Ivan Ssemwanga passed on yesterday morning after suffering a stroke and spending 11 days on life support at the Steve Biko Academy hospital in Pretoria South, Africa. May His Soul Rest In Peace!

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Photos: Tokosa Food Festival, More Than Just Cooking

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 21:33

Last Saturday Legends grounds were filled up with food enthusiastes and  fun lovers who thronged the place for  The VIVO Energy-sponsored Tokosa 2017 edition which excited them especially the magic hands that cooked some awesome nerve-wrecking delicacies as most of them learnt something new from the experience as well.

As you may already know, Tokosa is  is an annual event that celebrates all things food, cooking, eating, sharing and bonding and aims to promote relationships, explore cuisines offered by Kampala’s best food places, attract visitors to this beautiful nation and celebrates the titans of the kitchens. This particular edition’s special  headlining supreme chef line up included Chef Mehmet Demiroğulları of Sheraton Hotel, Kampala Food Network’s Kavitha Serunkuma and Chef Hannat from the Food Library who demonstrated some useful skills for the revellers who followed the proceedings keenly while salivating to the sweet aromas that emanated from the cooking pans.

Besides the cook-up challenges, there was loots of entertainment, fun games and entertainment. The guests also turned up in some eye catching fashion statements you would like to take a look at. Here  are the highlights we managed to capture.

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Photos: A New Hangout Sky Beach Lounge Opens Doors

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 18:58

Uganda’s entertainment industry is growing steadily with many hang out places being launched every passing day and last Friday the 19th of May, all roads led to the Entebbe-road based Freedom City Mall where Sky Beach Lounge was officially launched for the party animals.

Located at the mall’s rooftop, the spacious Lounge’s grand opening had a red carpet session hosted by Urban TV’s Kabs Haloha at the entrance and later the party that was hosted by Galaxy FM’s Andrew Kyamagero was lit up by performances from artistes namely Cindy, Geosteady, Minah Izah as well as Dj Roja and Slick Stuart

It was a VVIP affair that saw revellers get treated to the best of entertainment and the Lounge’s ambiance. This lounge has a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Massage Parlour, Health centre and will open on a daily with different theme nights going forward.

Check out the photos of how it went down;

Cindy and her dancers had an amazing performance

Minah Izah performing

Geosteady performing

One of revellers on the red carpet

A section of the revellers who came for the launch

   

Those of you who love swimming, you were not left out

Urban TV’s Kabs Haloha interviewing one of the revellers on the red carpet

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Rich Gang Boss Ivan Semwanga Passes On, Ugandans Speak Out!

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:24

Sad news befell the Family, relatives and friends to Rich Gang’s boss Ivan Semwanga who was confirmed dead this morning by his Ex wife Zari Hassan. Close to two weeks ago, the late Ivan was rushed to Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa in a critical condition following a stroke attack and brain complications.

 He has been in a critical condition until today morning when he breathed his last, Zari took to social media where she posted a passionate message to the late.

“God loves those that are special and that’s exactly who you were & I guess that’s why he wanted you to himself. You have touched and helped thousands, you did wonders and I remember you telling me “life is too short Zee let me live it to the fullest”, this very dark hour it makes sense why you always said those words to me. To your sons, you were a hero-some kind of superman. Anyone who has ever been in your presence knows what a charming person you were. You will be missed and remembered in so many ways. You were IVAN THE GREAT!.” Zari Wrote on one of her Facebook pages

Rest IN Peace Ivan Semwanga (Photo by Habre Muriisa at the 16th edition of Blankets and Wine)

Together with his Rich Gang members, Ivan was known to host lavish parties every end of year at Club Guvnor where the three would blow money to the revellers which is one of the things the public knew and will remember about him. This is also in addition to the pompous appearances he used to make at the different social events around town.

Chano8 will keep you updated on other proceedings and burial arrangements but we would like to join the rest in mourning Ivan and wish his soul to rest in perfect peace.

Check out reactions of some Ugandans about the death of Ivan.

You were a baller with a heart of Gold! Our condolences to @ZariTheBosslady x the Rich Gang Fam. #RIPIvan 1977-2017 pic.twitter.com/PAcWEXOxLa

— Talent Africa (@talentafrica) May 25, 2017

Hero to his three sons; gold mine to Zari. #RIPIvan pic.twitter.com/y6PhCIESzv

— ft (@tufre80) May 25, 2017

In his words he said; "No one becomes poor by giving…"#RIPIvan

— Mpanga Shawn Douglas (@Shawnsolar) May 25, 2017

A family has lost its son, brother, father & companion.May God bless Ivan's soul eternally.Condolences to family & @ZariTheBosslady #RIPIvan pic.twitter.com/KkMKAyvtLr

— Radiocity 97FM (@97fmRadiocity) May 25, 2017

@TheCrazySwthrt @eae_plus Oh no,,,,,,this is really sad.#RIPIvan.

— Ramlah Mahad (@mahad_ramlah) May 25, 2017

#IvanSsemwanga Finally Goes To Meet His Creator https://t.co/N8KmC945lj #RIPIvan pic.twitter.com/nYJErFZpoc

— KampalaScene (@KampalaScene) May 25, 2017

@nbstv #RIPIVAN our prayers to the rich gang

— Kihika 4 (@Kihika4) May 25, 2017

 

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‘I Am The CEO Of Ugandan Music’  – A Pass Brags

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:13

It’s not that he is a bad artiste or something like that, but there is a way A Pass wants to get attention not through his music but through the use of social media.

A Pass real names Alexander Begonza, earlier yesterday tweeted that he had given all Ugandan artistes time to release biscuit music. Biscuit music meaning that all Ugandan musicians have been doing is bubblegum songs which are not up to standards, excluding himself from the lot.

He didn’t stop at that but went on to say he is the CEO of Ugandan Music who will always be in charge of the music department in Uganda.

A Pass is back at it again. Making lots of ‘noise’ on social media

Although we are not sure about his stand on the current music scene in Uganda, but one thing we are sure of is that A Pass is no longer that influential compared to two years or so when he had just stormed onto the music scene. By then he had outstanding songs like ‘Wuuyo’, Tulikubigere’, ‘Memories’ and ‘Nva Kampala’ among others. Besides that, he was also one of the top song writers then.

However, this is not the first time he calls for attention through tweets as a couple of weeks back, he said he had gotten a 2million haircut and before that, he had confessed his love for Capital FM’s Flavia Tumusiime. Not forgetting that he bragged of how his tie cost over 2million shillings.

A Pass claimed this tie cost 2 Million Shillings

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Juliana’s Sister Laura Kahunde Replaces Anita Fabiola In Second Chance Series

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:39

It looks like Juliana Knyomozi is not the only talented person in her family because her younger sister Laura Kahunde is slowly getting herself a name on the entertainment scene.

She might not be as talented as her big sister but Laura is slowly becoming a force to reckon with on the movie scene otherwise why would a big production in second chance that airs on NTV every Monday and Tuesday have her replace Anita Fabiola.

Anita Fabiola is no longer part of second chance (Ugandan version) and what we received is that Laura has taken up her role to be Angella Byekwaso.

The Second Chance series runs on NTV every Monday

“I’m proud to introduce to you Angella Byekwaso whom I portray on Second chance Uganda. Join us every Monday and Tuesday on NTV and On the NTV second chance page live at 8PM , repeats on Saturday at 4PM,” Laura posted on her Facebook page.

Laura is not knew on the cameras having starred in Mariam Ndagire’s films Hearts in pieces, where we belong and Dear Mum. She was also part of Usama Mukwaya’s Hello movie that even won her the best actress in 2011 MNFPAC students awards.

Besides that, Laura was also a cast in Bullion movie where she acted with her sister Juliana Kanyomozi.  

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VJ Junior Locked Up

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 18:08

VJ Junior has started feeling the pressure of being an active politician only that his arrest yesterday was based on other things not related to politics.

Vj Junior real names Marysmats Matovu was yesterday arrested along with his colleague Geoffrey Bbosa under the orders of Father Simon Lokodo, the State Minister for Ethics and Integrity on grounds that they have been producing and circulating pornographic material.

The Video Jockey and his colleague were first detained at Wilson Road Police post before they were taken to the CIID headquarters in Kibuli.

From here, the minister was able to talk to Junior and explain to him why he was arrested and what he wants him to do if he wanted to be released.

“I have evidence beyond reasonable doubt to lock you up for damaging the moral fibre of this country. You are a producer, a trafficker and a distributor of pornographic material which has circulated throughout the country.” Father Lokodo told VJ Junior. 

He even requested him to become a State witness, then help Government to locate and apprehend other criminals of that kind who are still at large but Junior denied the allegations and also declined the offer. 

The two will be kept behind bars as investigations are carried out before they will be taken to court.

 

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Michelle Obama Gets To Finally Show Off Her Well Defined Shoulders

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 17:22

Remember Michelle Obama’s first official portrait as first lady in 2009? The one where she wore a sleeveless black dress that got some conservatives really angry because she was baring her shoulders. That sort of criticism continued throughout her term as first lady, especially among right-wing voters. Most of this criticism carried racist and sexist undertones.

However, for a person whose fashion choices are a reflection of who she is, Michelle kept a deaf ear to the criticism.

This is Michelle Obama’s first portarit as first lady of the US that brought about her critcism

Well, ever since the Obamas left office for incumbent Donald Trump, they have been spotted in different holiday destinations. The latest is Tuscany region, Italy where the two are currently having a good time if the photos going around are anything to go by.

All the attention is on Michelle however, who has been seen wearing and rocking attires that expose that body part that caused frenzy in the past. Her well toned shoulders have been on display in almost every photo from their recent holiday.

In one photo, she is wearing a pink top that bares her left shoulder. In another, she spots a white off-shoulder top that screams summer holiday. It looks like the former first lady is celebrating finally being able to bare her shoulders without any criticism. We don’t blame her. We would also show off our shoulders if they looked that well defined.

Check out the photos below

Barack Obama and his wife Michelle leave the Museum of Opera, one of the oldest private museums in Italy

    

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Ivan Semwanga Is Alive But Still In Critical Condition

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 14:33

Social media has today been busy with news that South African-based Ugandan businessman and socialite Ivan Ssemwanga has passed on after 11 days on life support but what we have managed to get is that, he is still alive but in a critical condition.

Well, according to his ex-wife Zari  Hassan, Ivan is alive but still on life support although she was the first one the doctors called when the situation had worsened at 6am.

“Ivan isn’t dead. He is still on life support”, she said.

Ivan Semwanga is in Critical condition with apparently heart and brain complications

Ivan was hospitalized about two weeks ago after it was alleged that he got a blood clot in his brain which took him in coma ever since then.

He is been admitted at Steve Biko Hospital, Pretoria – South Africa with stroke and been in coma fighting for his life. Check out the chat below to give a more clear picture. 

 

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James Bond actor Roger Moore Passes On Aged 89

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:07

Many have known and watched the James Bond movies since time memorial and one Character who portrayed the British spy agent so perfectly well was Sir Roger Moore. The Actor, best known for playing James Bond, died yesterday aged 89, his family has announced.

He played the famous spy in seven Bond films including Live and Let Die and A View to a Kill. He also featured in TV series The Persuaders and The Saint besides being a UNICEF Ambassador.

According to media reports, Sir Roger’s family confirmed the news on Twitter, saying he had died after “a short but brave battle with cancer”.

“Thank you Pops for being you, and being so very special to so many people.”

“With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today (Yesterday). We are all devastated,” They said in a Twitter post.

Sir Roger Moore As James Bond. May his Soul Rest in Peace!

The actor took the character of James Bond in a more humorous direction than his predecessor Sean Connery which was calm and suave – a smooth operator who could seemingly get himself out of a tricky situation with ease that won him a huge following and fan base across the globe..

The veteran star, who died in Switzerland, will have a private funeral in Monaco in accordance with his wishes, his children said.

“The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified in words alone,” read the statement from Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian.

Sir Roger’s Bond credits include Moonraker, Octopussy and Live and Let Die

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Gravity Omutujju Admitted In Critical Condition

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:05

If you are human, you have to fall sick at some point but for artistes, sickness comes either when they are worn out or because of pressure to do with an upcoming concert and so on.

It is believed Gravity Omutujju fell sick due to the latter after he was rushed to hospital from Mbale where he had gone for a performance over the weekend. He had travelled as one of the headlining acts at Douglas Lwanga’s Purple Party.

The musician as we report this has undergone several drips because of dehydration and malaria if what we heard is anything to go by.

This is the first time Gravity real names Wabuyi Geresome has been admitted which has worried not only his wife but his fans as well because it is serious.

Gravity is busy pushing his show that is soon coming up at Lugogo cricket Oval, but the immense pressure he is having might have stressed him and increased on the sickness because the venue is triple the size where he had his previous shows.

Gravity Omutujju performing at Douglas Lwanga’s Purple Party Mbale edition recently

 

 

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Jerry Sesanga Seeks To Break The Barriers Of Ugandan Cinema With New Film

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 18:27

(Young film maker and artist aims at the global audience through his upcoming film production in June,)

Celebrated Ugandan author and film maker Jerry Sesanga is working on his upcoming film project that he says is going to be a game changer for the Ugandan film industry. Through his filming company ULLYWOOD, he seeks to tell a Ugandan story at a global scale. He says that he believes Ugandan films can have a global impact and he feels he is in position to bring something new on market that can go around the world.

“When Hollywood comes to Africa, often times we see a stereo typed story that misrepresent s many facts about us, so I feel if we tell our own stories, we can create a difference. Under ULLYWOOD, I feel we can give quality to Ugandan cinema and a new direction for our industry. I have a vision that in years to come, films from Uganda will be called films from ULLYWOOD.”  He explains.

The Runaway Bride is about a young couple’s fight for their love after an old tycoon makes an indecent proposal to a campus girl. With the help of her boyfriend, they run away from the pursuit of a determined police detective. It is a story of struggle and love told uniquely like never before in Ugandan cinema.

Jerry Sesanga is a Peer leader with Plan International Uganda

A photo from the scenes in the the new Film Jerry is working on   

“Uganda is one of the countries with the youngest populations in the world and therefore as I produce films, I want films that not only appeal to foreign audiences, but as well to the young audiences in the country. In literature we say a poem is a poem when it sings, when it screams, when it jumps, when it dances, when it feels. So I want to do a film like a poem, a film with senses.” He adds.  

Jerry Sesanga is working with celebrated Ugandan musician Naava Grey on the  lyrics for the soundtrack of the film. “As an artist, I admire other artistic works, music is one of them, it goes straight to my heart and it inspires my work. I am in love with Naava Grey’s music and working with her is really exciting.” Sesanga comments with a beaming smile.

Jerry Sesanga speaks to guests during the official premiere of his short film ‘The Baby Bride’ at Serena

The film is set to be shot in June and is expected to come out in August. It will be premiered at Century Cinemax at Acacia Mall and Sesanga hopes to keep us updated on the progress on the film to confirm the due dates. He is grateful to his partners and sponsors who include Plan International Uganda of which he is a goodwill ambassador: chano8 Magazine, MixaTeens and their parent company Sms One.

Jerry Sesanga also premiered his short film ‘The Baby Bride’at the recently concluded ‘Parliamentary Conference on Tackling Teenage Pregnancy in Uganda’ organised by Plan Uganda, at Kampala Serena Hotel. The film received massive reviews and feed back as it tackled a very sensitive topic of child pregnancy.

Jerry is also an Author. Here he displays one of his books

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Singer Latinum Offers One Million For New Tune Dance Challenge

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 18:03

If the exposure Latinum is starting to get is anything to go by, then he is destined for greater things. First of all, because he is really a talented artiste and secondly, because the crowd has started noticing him.

Well, his new management Gifted Music Group (GMG) has found it wise to engage the public in his projects by staking one million shillings to the best dancer of his latest song ‘Man away’ which is already receiving airplay.

“One person will be walking away with one million shillings. This will be after a dance challenge of Latinum’s new song titled ‘Man Away’.  We will be choosing the winner in a week’s time so better start sending in those videos.” They posted on social media.

Are you ready to win Ug Shs 1 million by dancing to Latinum’s ‘Man Away’ tune

The song was released over the weekend and it is the first project the youngster has kicked off with GMG.

Latinum is an upcoming dancehall musician behind songs like ‘Zimenya’, ‘Baabo’ and ‘Amanya Gange’ among others and recently signed a management contract with GMG which he expects will take him to the next level.

This move was started by Bebe Cool and Sauti Sol who came up with the idea of a video dance challenge for their song ‘Mbozi Za Malwa’ although it never yielded any fruits because no winner has till now been rewarded nor officially announced.

Here is Latinum’s ‘Man Away’ song to dance too

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US President Donald Trump ‘Embarrassed’ By Wife Melania Hand Snub

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 15:44

As US president HE Donald Trump continues his first foreign tour, yesterday the 22nd of May alongside his wife and first lady Melania Trump, they arrived in Tel Aviv, Israel from Saudi Arabia where he was three days ago and were welcomed by Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife.

However, as they walked off Air Force One on a red carpet, it was noticed that president Trump was walking a step ahead of Melania and when he tried to reach his hand back in what appeared like an attempt to hold the first lady’s hand, something strange happened. To his disappointment, she slapped away the hand of the most powerful man in the world which did not go unnoticed as some cameras caught the incidence.

In white is Melaine Trump after slapping away Donald Trump’s hand after arrival in Tel Aviv

Since then social media is on fire with the video of this short incidence which could be a justification that, the couple’s relationship is not on the same page although that will be subject of discussion for another day.

Melania who chose to live in New York with son Barron Trump rather than join her husband in the White House has been a topic of scrutiny during Trump’s time in office, with many questioning their relationship status.

You can see the incidence for yourself.

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Sold Out Purple Party Makes History In Mbale

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 09:59

For the very first time ever since NTV’s Douglas Lwanga the host and CEO of the annual Purple Party decided to take it regional, Last Saturday the 20th of May, Mbale residents had experience of this purple themed social event that brings top notch local entertainers closer to their fans.

From the time the Jinja edition got done on Saturday the 29th of April at Bax Bar, the Hype had been on among Mbale fans and indeed they were not disappointed as those who filled up Club Eltanjia in Mbale had an amazing experience with artistes and Djs like NTV The Beat’s Dj Brian, Ykee Benda, Fille, Gravity Omutujju, Nina Roz and Mbale based artistes exciting the crowd to their best.

Mbarara fans should be ready as we wait on Douglas Lwanga to announce the date for them to have their own share ofthe fun but for those who did not attend the Mbale edition, below are the sights you missed.

Purple Party boss Douglas Lwanga (right) and Esco who was the MC engaging the crowd

Ykee Benda performing

Gravity Omutujju engaging the crowd

MC Esco exciting the crowd

Fille performing with a fan

Mbale fans represented to the fullest

NTV The Beat’s Dj Bryan caught the crowds attention with live Dj mixes

Meet some of the revellers clad in all purple

Nina Roz doing her thing

A some of the revellers in the VIP section   

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Fun, Food And And Exciting Cook-Up Challenges At Tokosa Food Festival

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 22:34

The VIVO Energy-sponsored Tokosa 2017 edition was excited as the previous editions especially to food enthusiasts who congregated on Saturday at Legends grounds to witness once again the magic hands cooking some awesome nerve-wrecking delicacies and learning in the process as well.

The event lived up to its hyper-billing and pre-event hype as the day’s special guest chefs demonstrated some useful skills for the revellers who followed the proceedings keenly while salivating to the sweet aromas that emanated from the cooking pans.

Kampala Food Network’s Kavitha Serunkuma preparing a demo meal as MC Miss deedan looks on at the back.

 This was headlined by none other than headlining supreme chef line up of Chef Mehmet Demiroğulları of Sheraton Hotel, Kampala Food Network’s Kavitha Serunkuma and Chef Hannat from the Food Library. They showed some exciting cuisines and demonstrated the power of simplicity while coming up with tasty meals in just minutes especially while using the magical amazing pan by Kampala Food Network.

Chef Mehmet excited the guests with his coking antics at the cooking table as he did his thing. He made a signature meal dubbed ‘The Mehmet Beef wrap’ which is his original cuisine creation and the revellers who had a bite all, agreed it was tasty and a new exciting culinary feeling.

Chef Mehmet having fun as he cooks his speciality

Other exciting activities at the annual event now in its third edition included, the Couple’s cook-up challenge where NTV’s Brian Mulondo and wife Bianca just took the whole fun bit of the exercise to the next level as they got crazy with their hilarious moves while cooking. They danced, drank and ate while cooking ‘lunch’ for the family. Brian in particular instead of cooking was more of a cheer leader as he munched the food and crunched carrots.

The Mulondos enjoying their cooking session

Other cook-up challenges saw Fathers face off in a Dad’s cook up challenge while the Singles like Urban Tv’s Denzel also cooked ‘dinner’ for their visiting girlfriends. Children had lots of fun in the DSTV Sponsored tent with games and cartoons showing on large screens and entertainment from Lydia Jasmine as well as Mairice Kirya and the Zumba Ladies.

Maurice Kirya pulled off some serious vocals and won e few hearts in the process

 Tokosa Food Festival is an annual event that celebrates all things food, cooking, eating, sharing and bonding. Tokosa aims to promote relationships, explore cuisines offered by Kampala’s best food places, attract visitors to this beautiful nation and celebrates the titans of the kitchens.

Lydia Jasmine doing her thing at Legends

Denzel as usual competed with the singles or Bachelors and came second

Ladies taking part in the eating competition. Now that is a serious winning bite on the extreme right

Children taking part in the egg race which was really fun

The Judgs Rodgers, Sam and Winnie giving the marks to the cooks

And then the sack race

           

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