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Germany Based Nigerian Gospel Singer Mano Ezoh Jetting Into Town

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 12:38

Nigerian born Germany based singer Mano Ezoh is jetting into town tomorrow for a 2 day media tour. This is an gospel artist whose music has received international recognition for his spectacular work as an exceptional singer and songwriter. He has managed to spread his music all over the corners of the world including USA and Europe.

The talented singer, songwriter and producer started his career at the age of five. Even as a child, he dreamed the same dream again and again. He saw himself in the spotlight in front of a large audience. Since then he touches the hearts of people all over the world with his music and numerous live concerts with great choirs, which he instructs and directs himself. In 2011, Mano Ezoh made his dream come true and was the first to get an entry in the Guinness Book of Records with his “Greatest Gospel Choir in the World”. 

His first album, released in 2015, has achieved top ratings on radio and television, and has once again proved Mano Ezoh’s extraordinary talent. After reaching the title “Europe’s largest gospel choir,” together with various other awards in 2015 and the release of his hit album “Fly”, produced in Munich and USA, Mano Ezoh has now decided to bring his music to Africa. His first single, which has already appeared in Nigeria and Germany, is dedicated to the most important people in his life: his beloved mother. He has followed this up with another catchy tune titled Brand New Day.

With his emotional songs, each piece is special, by the exceptional artist himself and by the best producers in the world. Listening to Brand New Day, the whole song palette is as colourful and full of life. It serves all genres and meets the taste of every music lover. Mano Ezoh will be appearing on NTV The Beat hosted by Douglas Lwanga this Wednesday. Please tune in and keep your eyes on Chano8 for his detailed interview.
Below is a link to his Brand New Day video:

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Photos: The ‘Blue Carpet’ Sights At Club Music Video Awards

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 11:28

Blue carpet and Club Music Video Awards are the words that are still on the the lips of those who attended this annual event where local music videos are recognised and accolades given to winners in the specific nomination categories.

Well, Last Friday at Kampala Serena Hotel’s Victoria Hall the 2017’s edition of the awards took place but before the awarding time, there was the blue carpet session that did not only attract attendees to pose for photos but also excited them since it was the first ever blue carpet event in the Pearl of Africa.

Revellers were as usual dressed to impress and Chano8 picked some of the Blue Carpet looks you missed in a pictorial below

Former Urban TV presenter Malika Nnyanzi and Kabs Haloha

Miss Uganda 2013 Stellah Nantumbwe (Ellah Ug) rocked the green

The current Miss Uganda 2017 Miss Leah Kagasa

Even on the blue carpet, she din’t let go of her club beer

Malaika Nnyanzi rocking the kitenge

Fashion designer Kim Swagga

One of the attendees posing for our camera

Multi-genre singer Ykee Benda

Miss Uganda 2011 Sylvia Nmutebi with her husband Aly Allibhai

Malaika and Anita Fabiola

Dancehall artiste Cindy Sanyu

Cindy Sanyu (2nd right) with her family

Former TV presenter Sheilah Soltoft

Anita Fabiola

Urnan TV’s Denzel and friends

 

   

 

 

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The Nitty Gritty At The Club Music Video Awards 2017

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 16:52

Yesterday night (18th of March 2017), local music videos Uganda loves were for the second time awarded at the Club Music Video awards (CMVAs) at a glamorous blue carpet function that took place at Kampala Serena Hotel’s Victoria Hall.

Kicking off as early as 7 PM, the night’s agenda began with the blue carpet session where attendees had all the time to pose for photos without forgetting that this was the first ever blue carpet event in Uganda’s history. Revellers were as usual dressed to impress with Kitege being one of the attires worn most. This went on up to 9:30 PM when the awarding part commenced.

Abaasa was overwhelmed with awards. His ‘Voice Inside’ song’s video with Patrobas won 5 awards.

Urban TV’s Denzel and NTV’S Sheilah Gashumba on the blue Carpet

The awarding session that was hosted by comedian Alex Muhangi and radio presenter Crystal Newman was kicked off with a performance from Karama who ignited the crowd’s excitement singing his hit single ‘Amasanyalaze Negagenda’. It was a night for Abaasa and Patrobas whose ‘Voice Inside’ song’s video won in 5 categories.

While handing over the awards to the specific winners, they had several breaks in form of musical performances which kept the revellers active and entertained from artistes like Spice Diana, Voltage Music, Hellen Lukoma, Lillian Mbabazi, B2C and Vampino respectively.

Comedian Alex Muhangi and Crystal Newman were the hosts

Spice Diana performing

Karama perfoming Amasanyalaze Negagenda

The event was attended by encouraging number that gives organisers a go ahead next year and the coming years and Chano8 spotted some guests like Ragga Dee, Miss Uganda 2017 Leah Kagasa, Leila Kayondo, Aly Allibhai, Keko, Frank Gashumba J Kazoora, top TV presenters and other local artistes who were nominated and not.

The awards were well attended

Lilian Mbabazi perfporming

Hellen Lukoma perfoming

A special round of applause goes to VUQA TV who did production near to perfection and Fenon events for the good stage set up and sound. Until next year, the club music video awards is a platform that will always recognise Uganda’s local music videos.

Check out some pictures. More pictures coming….

Cindy featuring Kenya’s Wahu ‘Yeye’ song’s video won in the category of best use of technology

Vampino performing

Fashion designers Abryanz (left) and Kim Swaga in attendance

Exodus’ ‘Nyinimu’ video won the category of best choreography

The blue carpet session got revellers like this

Below is the full list of winners. NB: the nominees’ names in bold and italics are the winners in each category.

Best Choreography

Magic – Winnie Nwagi
Njogereza – Navio
Kabulengane – Bebe Cool
Nyinimu – Exodus

Best Cinematography

Akaliro – Rema
Voice Inside – Patrobas x Abaasa
Yeye – Cindy Sanyu x Wahu Kagwi
Mariana – A Pass

Best Costume and Make Up

Sembera – Irene Ntale
Only You – Lilian Mbabazi
Bukolomoni – Byazy x Cindy Sanyu
Mbilo Mbilo (remix) – Eddy Kenzo and Niniola

Best Directing

Style & Flows – Double 5
Sembera – Irene Ntale
Voice Inside – Patrobas and Abaasa
Magic – Winnie Nwagi

Best Duo or Group

Pull Up – Kent and Flosso (Voltage Music)
Plenty Plenty – Radio & Weasel
Nkwagala – B2C
Dagala – Radio & Weasel

Best Set Design

Thank You – Benjamin Spartos
Sembera – Irene Ntale
Mwana Gwe – King Saha
Nkwatako – Sheebah Karungi

Best Special Effects

Emergency – Keya Nemesis
Pistol – Fik Fameikha
Smart Wire – Vampino
IAIAO – Black Skin

Best Use of Technology

Voice Inside – Patroba and Abaasa
Still Standing – Cindy Sanyu
Yeye – Cindy Sanyu & Wahu
Kabako – Roden Y
Tempo (Remix) – Cindy Sanyu and Dufla Diligon

Collaboration of The Year

Only You – Lilian Mbabazi
Gamululu – APass and Konshens
Bukolomoni – Byaxy and Cindy
Yeye – Cindy Sanyu and Wahu
Voice Inside – Patrobas and Abaasa

Female Video Of the Year

Magic – Winnie Nwagi
Go Down – Irene Ntale
Akaliro – Rema
Omukwano gwe Kilo – Irene Ntale

Inspirational Message Video Of The Year

Tonzoleya – Topic Kasente Ft Sheebah
Gwenafunye – Esther Nabatanzi
Thank You – Benjamin Spartos
Voice Inside – Patrobas and Abaasa

Male Video Of The year

Plenty Plenty – Radio & Weasel
Viva Africa – Eddy Kenzo
Voice Inside – Patrobas and Abaasa
Movie Star – Mi Casa x Eddy Kenzo

Newcomer Of The Year

Thank You – Benjamin Spartos
Run Away – Abaasa (Winner)
Gwenafunye – Esther Nabatanzi
Tonzoleya – Topic Kasente x Sheebah

Viral Video Of The Year

Musawo – Winnie Nwagi
Magic – Winnie Nwagi
Farmer (Remix) – Ykee Benda x Sheebah

Video Of The Year

Go Down – Irene Ntale
Voice Inside – Patrobas and Abaasa
Movie Star – Eddy Kenzo
Omukwano – Irene Ntale

Special Recognition (was not up for nomination)

Daniel Ogong (Former NBL Marketing Director)

 

 

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Hellen Lukoma Shows Her Philanthropic Heart

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 07:31

Hellen Lukoma woke up early on Wednesday, called a few of her friends and hit the road to Mukono. Many didn’t know what was going on. They thought she was going to maybe shoot a video or visit friends but they were all surprised to learn that she was visiting Immaculate Nabatanzi, an old lady who appeared on one of the TV stations crying for help.

She appeared on the station asking for help because she has no job and looking after two handicapped children.

Hellen ran to her aide with soap, rice, posho and other items that she might need for this struggle.

At first, the musician was in her moods, taking selfies with Mrs Nabatanzi but on learning what she has been through, Hellen shed tears and at her story.

Nabatanzi says she has been abandoned by society and has to struggle to take care of her two disabled kids through doing different odd jobs. She was recently hit by another misfortune as her house was destroyed in a storm and she is now homeless.

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Zuena Celebrates 15 Years Of Her Relationship With Bebe Cool

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:07

It’s already fifteen years since Bebe Cool and Zuena started their relationship which has seen them blessed with four children.

Like every relationship, they haven’t been on a smooth ride and at one time they broke up after Bebe allegedly committed adultery and like what a loving wife and mother does, Zuena forgave him and returned to her marital home.

But Zuena reminisced where the seemingly perfect relationship started off, pointing out that one evening that she will never forget.  

“I remember on this very day we drove our first owned car (Golf) and that very night after his performance it rained so heavily that we had to park around industrial area, get in the back of the car and wait for the rain to stop….because whenever it rained the water would shower into the front, so we tried covering the gear area with a kavera to protect that part so it can take us to our next destination,” She narrated.

However, Zuena said that Bebe promised her that he will make her the proudest and happiest wife which he has done.

“I remember him telling me ‘honey I’ll make you the proudest & happiest wife Inshallah, you’ve been here for me when I need you most & trust me I’ll never let you down. Ladies, if he loves, respects & cares about you…he’s definitely a keeper. Don’t rush to date rich men coz they will never respect you, stay with your broke man who will appreciate you for being there when he was a nobody.

 

 

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Bayern Draws Real Madrid As Juventus Faces Barcelona In Champions League Quarters

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 16:01
  • Europe’s elite clubs discover opponents for quarter-finals for Champions League and Europa League.
  • Spanish giants and defending champions Real Madrid drawn against Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich.
  • Manchester United takes on Anderlecht in Europa after winning 1-0 last night at Old Trafford.

As the Champions League reaches the lucrative stages, the big guns raring to go as the draws have been made a few minutes back. And it can’t get any better when defending champions and Primera Liga table toppers Real Madrid were drawn against Germany giants Bayern Munich by Uefa competitions director Giorgio Marchetti.

The draws were made a few minutes back. 

Marchetti who was joined on stage by 1984 winner Ian Rush, also drew Spanish superpowers Barcelona against Italian giants Juventus. See full draws below;

  • Atletico Madrid vLeicester City 
  • Borussia Dortmund v Monaco
  • Bayern Munich v Real Madrid
  • Juventus v Barcelona

The First legs will be played on April 11 & 12 while Second legs will be played on 18 & 19 2017

UNITED IN EUROPA ACTION

Meanwhile the draws for the Europa Quarters were drawn too and Manchester United who are now favourites to win the title were drawn against Belgium’s Anderlecht and will play the first leg away after beating Russian side FC Rostov 1-0 at Old Trafford last night courtesy of a Juan Mata Goal.

Juan Matat(Left) celebrates with team mates after scoring in Last night’s Eurorpa last 16 at Old Trafford

Last night’s game in which manager Mourinho complained of fixture pile also saw world record buy Paul Pogba walk off early second half with a Hamstring injury he pulled just seconds into the second half and will now be out of action at for least a week. Daley Blind also had a concussion and was withdrawn too.

Full Europa Quarter-Finals draw to be played on April 13 & 20 2017.

  • Anderlecht v Manchester United
  • Celta Vigo v Genk
  • Ajax v Schalke
  • Lyon v Besiktas

 

 

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Is It Possible To Not Be considered Black Enough?

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 14:24
  • A review of the movie Get Out.
  • Controversy behind Daniel Kaluuya taking on the role.

Our story today is drawn from a topic that is very familiar to most of our readers. It is drawn from the now famous movie Get Out. This fantastically twisted and addictively entertaining horror-satire on the subject of race plays like an Ira Levin rewrite of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner but highlights the black race .

Review of Get Out.

British actor Daniel Kaluuya is Chris, the black boyfriend of Rose, a beautiful young white woman played by Allison Williams (from Lena Dunham’s series Girls). They’ve dating for a few months and she plans to take Chris back to her family home to meet her hugely wealthy and excruciatingly liberal parents Dean and Missy (wonderfully played by Bradley Whitford and Catherine Keener), a surgeon and psychotherapist, respectively. Rose predicts that her embarrassingly well-meaning dad will assure Chris that he would have voted for Obama a third time if that was possible.

Daniel Kaluuya in one of the scenes of Get Out.

But when Chris arrives at their colossal home, he is deeply disconcerted to find that Rose’s family, though impeccably progressive, are surrounded by black staff, who lock eyes with the family’s honoured guest with glacial correctness. (Watching the movie, I found myself thinking of Michael Gove’s legendary, gushing description of arriving for his interview with Donald Trump last year: he was whisked up to the president-elect’s office in a lift plated with reflective golden panels and operated by an immensely dignified African-American attendant kitted out in frock coat and white gloves.”)

It so happens that the young couple’s visit coincides with a big family get together, and the hospitality becomes more and more unsettling. Get Out is very creepy, very funny and as pitiless as a surgeon’s scalpel. However, the focus was diverted more to who took the leading role; Daniel Kaluuya.

Who is Daniel Kaluuya?

Daniel Kaluuya was born on 8 May 1989 in London, the son of Ugandan immigrants. He attended St Aloysius College, London. Kaluuya’s early roles included Reece in the BBC’s controversial drama Shoot the Messenger.

Kaluuya then joined the original cast of Skins as Posh Kenneth and was a contributor on the first two series, as well as being a staff writer, and the head writer of the second series episode “Jal” and third series episode “Thomas“. He also presented the Skins Podcast (also called Skinscast).

British Black Actor on the red carpet.

After Skins, Kaluuya appeared as a guest star in many established series such as Silent Witness, the Doctor Who special Planet of the Dead and Lewis. He has also appeared in the sketch show That Mitchell and Webb Look twice and the sketch show Harry and Paul.  Kaluuya starred in the lead role, Chris Washington, in the horror film Get Out, which was released in theaters on February 24, 2017.In December 2016, Kaluuya was cast in the Marvel Studios movie Black Panther. The film is due to be released in 2018.

Samuel L. Jackson hits at the Get out Star.

Upon the release of Get Out, famous Actors like Samuel L. Jackson came out to condemn the fact that the role would have been portrayed better by an American black actor. He noted that the use of the British actor left a lot to be desired since he has never had to go through what black Americans did during the times when racism was on a high.

Samuel L. Jackson one of the greatest black American actors.

Samuel also pointed out his concern that Hollywood was looking more towards the British actors for major roles that the American bred actors. However critics claim that it is easier to work with the British actors because they have a theater background which gives them the edge and the talent it requires to conform into the sort of artist that can make a huge impact in the movie industry.

Daniel Kaluuya responds to Samuel L. Jackson.

In an interview with GQ, Kaluuya criticized the notion that he could somehow not fully understand the plight of African-Americans due to his nationality, commenting, “I resent that I have to prove that I’m black. In order to prove that I can play this role, I have to open up about the trauma that I’ve experienced as a black person,” Kaluuya said. Kaluuya was reacting to Samuel L. Jackson’s musings on whether or not having an American in the role of a black man meeting his girlfriend’s liberal, white, racist family would have made the film different somehow.

During one of the scenes in the movie Get Out.

“I’m dark-skinned, bro. When I’m around black people I’m made to feel ‘other’ because I’m dark-skinned,” he added. “I’ve had to wrestle with that; with people going ‘You’re too black.’ Then I come to America and they say, ‘You’re not black enough.’ I go to Uganda, I can’t speak the language. In India, I’m black. In the black community, I’m dark-skinned. In America, I’m British.”Kaluuya also compared the situation to the plot of “Get Out,” in which black people are often made to speak for their race. “Just because you’re black, you taken and used to represent something,” he said. “It mirrors what happens in the film.”It is surely something to think about.

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‘I Want To Buy A Private Jet’ Says Dancehall artiste PARDESA

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:56
  • Pardesa is a Ugandan Dancehall artiste trying to find his feet on the Ugandan music industry.
  • He has travelled in several African countries trying to make a living and his story is very touching.
  • Now he feels he is ready to take on the mainstream industry heads on as he plans for a majo concert.

All dreams are valid says Kenyan superstar actress Lupita Nyang’o and indeed the saying comes to mind as soon as you listen to upcoming Dancehall and Ragga artitse Pardesa speaking. The dread-locked singer who paid a courtesy visit at our office in Kololo sent the chano8 team to dream land when he said he wants to buy a private jet Asap!

Well not that it is a bad idea or impossibility, the young artiste is actually confident one day his dream will come to pass. He says he is tired of Kampala’s snail traffic that bores to the core and makes him miss important appointments.

Pardesa holding the Chano8 a copy of the Chano8 Magazine(Below he is taken through the website)

Pardesa real names Nyakana Batte Muhamad known for the club banger ‘Burn dem’(ft Joy Good), has been struggling to stay afloat in this challenging Ugandan music industry has travelled in different Africa countries from Kenya, Zambia, Botswana to South Africa and many others.

His story just like for many other struggling and upcoming artistes has been of real street hustling. He has seen it all tough and tough but his story can inspire many as he has stayed focused on his music dream and has a collection of his music which he feels is ready to hit the Ugandan airwaves and even have a major concert at the end of the year.

You can read Pardea’s detailed street life and music journey in our full interview coming soon on this platform..

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Ahmad Ahmad Is The New CAF President.

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:49
  • Ahmad Ahmad is the new CAF president.
  • He has taken over after a period of 29 years.
  • Hayatou defeated by Madagascar football chief.

Madagascar’s football chief Ahmad_Ahmad was elected president of the Confederation of African Football(CAF) Thursday, ousting veteran leader Issa_Hayatou after 29 years in office. Ahmad won the election in the Ethiopian capital by 34 votes to Hayatou’s 20, official results showed.

Ahmad had challenged Hayatou and promising change; after a discreet playing and coaching career, Ahmad Ahmad took the reins of the Madagascar football federation in 2003 and on Thursday challenged the long-serving Issa Hayatou for the African Football Confederation (CAF) presidency.

New CAF president Ahmad Ahmad after he won yesterday.

Favorite Hayatou, who has been in charge for 29 years, and Ahmad went head to head in Addis Ababa seeking a four-year term as African football boss. With Eritrea disqualified for not entering any recent CAF competitions, the other 53 CAF member states were entitled to vote and a simple majority was needed to win.

Hayatou, who is currently also the senior vice-president of global football body FIFA, offered continuity and experience while Ahmad favored change. “If people want change, there is no other choice. It is only me who dares to run against Hayatou; my program is the reform of the administration of CAF to prevent politics interfering with the organization of the confederation,” said the 57-year-old father of two; Ahmad told AFP in the Malagasy capital Antananarivo.

Brief History of Ahmad’s decision to run for office.

The emergence of Ahmad as the standard bearer of those seeking change took many involved in African football by surprise. Part of the Muslim minority in a small village in northwestern Madagascar, he has kept a low profile since taking charge of the football federation in his country. “He is a man who speaks little during CAF executive committee meetings,” said a source close to the Cairo-based organization.

Ahmad officially had the support of the 14 member countries of the southern African confederation (COSAFA), of which Madagascar is part. CAF comprises of 54 member countries and Hayatou, first elected in 1988, was seeking an eighth consecutive term. He was challenged in 2000 and 2004 and inflicted humiliating defeats on Armando Machado of Angola and Ismael Bhamjee of Botswana. “Hayatou tires a lot of people, but overall the African federations will support him again,” said a source close to FIFA.

Ex President Issa Hayatou.

Ahmad brushed aside the argument that the president of CAF could not come from a weak football nation like Madagascar, who is ranked, 39th of 54 African national teams. “This is an argument to try and defeat me, but look at the presidents of the Asian and North-Central American confederations — they are from Bahrain and Canada.” The senior vice-president of CAF, Suketu Patel, comes from the Seychelles, whose national team is ranked 51st in Africa.

Ahmad had based his campaign on “transparency in the management” of CAF and an end to “obsolete practices”. Ahmad was named by the London-based Sunday Times regarding the award of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. According to the newspaper, Ahmad would have received 30,000 (28,000 Euros) to 100,000 dollars in exchange for his vote for Qatar. “It does not make sense,” said Ahmad “(as I) simply asked for financial aid to organize the elections of the Malagasy federation.”

Ahmad during one of the CAF meetings earlier on this year.

Last January, CAF withdrew the organization of the Africa U-17 Cup of Nations from Madagascar and gave it to Gabon. CAF cited lack of preparation for the decision, which was announced after Ahmad said he would challenge Hayatou. Ahmad said the move was a political maneuver. “Withdrawing the tournament from Madagascar came at the time I declared myself a candidate for the CAF presidency.” Ahmad is pleased with the reform last year of the CAF statutes, limiting presidents to a maximum of three four-year terms.

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Brothers Chameleone, Weasel And Pallaso Remember The Late AK 47

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 18:21

Today the 16th of March 2017 marks two years since Dancehall and Ragga artiste AK47 passed on while he had gone to hang out with his friends at his then boss Jeff Kiwa’s bar Dejavu located in Kansanga. Up to now, the real causes of death of the ‘Champion’ hit maker are still scanty with just confusing and controversial reports that clam his untimely death coming out.

Today, his fans have taken to different social media platforms re-posting the rest in peace messages to the fallen singer and his elder brothers’ that is Dr Jose Chameleone, Weasel Manizo and Pallaso messages were ones we could not just let pass.

“Today it’s exactly 2 Years without my Gun!!! AK47, I know you are in a better place. You are missed so much. But we know God takes what is his. REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER.” Chameleone wrote on his page

Chameleone and his brother the late AK 47

Weasel also posted on his Facebook page saying how he will never forget AK and how will always celebrate his legacy.

“Never Be Forgotten The True Dancehall king AK Fourtyseven Music We will always Celebrate Your legacy”

Pallaso who could not hide how much he misses the brother also posted saying. “Today marks 2 years since he was taken away. I still look at his picture and either smile or cry. It is very hard to just forget someone who gave you so much to remember. R.I.P AKAY my Angel P loves you and misses you so dearly.”

RIP AK 47

Well, all that left aside, a lot of tears were shed those days, condolences messages passed on and up to know, AK 47’s death took his fans and the entire the country at large by surprise. He was laid to rest of Thursday the 19th of March at his ancestral home in Busaato in Mityana district. Rest in perfect peace AK 47.

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Vybz Kartel Finally Given Leave To Appeal His Conviction

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 15:52
  • Dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel was given leave to appeal his conviction
  • Jamaican Supreme Court had given him 35 years before he was eligible to parole
  • Kartel was convicted with three of his friends Shawn Campbell, Kahira Jones, and Andre St John whose appeal will be heard too with Kartel’s

Things might truly not be good in the Portmore Empire also known as Gaza following the March 2014 incarceration of founder and one of world’s celebrated Dancehall lyricists Vybz Kartel real names Adidja Azim Palmer. According to what the 41 year old artiste said before he went behind bars, he said he had been given an unfair sentence of serving 35 good years before court hears his appeal.

The Jamaican-born together with three of his friends namely Shawn Campbell, Kahira Jones, and Andre St John lost the murder case of their associate Clive Lizard Williams on the 16th of August 2011 but the convicts were yesterday granted leave by the Jamaican Court to appeal their conviction and sentences slated for sometime in September.

Vybz Kartel’s appeal hearing for September 2017

Come September, the ‘Summer Time’ artiste’s appeal will be heard by the court and from now till that time, fans should wait to see what fate holds of him. However, since Vybz Kartel was jailed, he has not stopped releasing more songs and a living example is his ‘King Of The Dancehall’ album which he released in prison.

 Jamaica Supreme Court’s Justice Lennox Campbell at the time of sentencing ordered that Vybz Kartel serve 35 years in prison, with hard labour, before he becomes eligible for parole.

Shawn Campbell and Kahira Jones are to serve 25 years before becoming eligible for parole, while St John is to become eligible for parole after serving 30 years of his sentence.

Vybz Kartel before he bleached to become light skinned

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MC Dagy Nyce Proves His Worth On The Mic

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 12:24

It is that time of the year when musicians, events hosts are praying that they can be included on the list of performers during this year’s convention slated to happen in two months’ time but one person who is already guaranteed is emcee Dagy Nyce after he was chosen for the second time to host this prestigious ceremony.

Dagy Nyce Mc aka Suubi Douglas was confirmed at the beginning of this week and will be the host of the upcoming Twegaite Convention again that’s going to be in Washington DC between the 25-30th of May 2017.

MC Dagy Nyce set to host the Twegaite Convention to be held in soon

The Spark TV presenter was the host of this convention 2015 in Minnesota and he must have done a fine job as he was again voted atop of all other events hosts.

He couldn’t hold his joy soon as he learnt of the news and immediately run to his social media platform and posted the video Ad of the event with these words. “The Flow of blessings is unbelievable…clearly heaven is in charge of my hustle.”

 

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Photos: When DJs ‘Dressed To Kill ‘During The Launch Of Their Association

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 19:58

Monday will go down into the history lane as a memorable day for DJs mostly because it was the day their association – The DJs Association of Uganda was launched and also because the DJ surprised other guests and journalists by turning up in unusual style in very fancy and ‘classy’ dress code not associated with DJs.

Well the invitation to the event at Imperial Royal Hotel may have dictated that, but how often do you get to see Ugandan DJs or DJs around the world for that matter dressed in tuxedos or glowing evening gowns?

And who best to lead by example, no other than the chief guest Capt. Mike Mukula (a DJ himself) who turned up in long sleeved silver shirt with black floral prints, black pants and black shoes. He looked elegant and comfortable in the outfits that looked specially tailored just for the event.

Capta. Mike Mukula with the ladies.

Veteran DJ Alberto also showed the world that DJs can be smart in suit while his colleague co-founder Joseph Katamba took it to another level with a glittering Hollywood look. But it was the female DJs who stole the show in the fashion department right from veteran DJ Rachael to the youngest DJ Lola who stunned the rest with an angelic white fitting evening gown with open shoulders that gave that ‘extra sexy’ look. Her male colleagues could be seen stealing glances at her future which looked great from behind.

We are not going to spoil it for you as we have the photos for you to judge for your selves;

       

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Rema Signs Mega Deal With Itel Mobile

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 17:01

Telecom company Itel has today unveiled Rema Namakula as their brand ambassador at a press briefing held at Hotel Triangle on Buganda road.

As the brand ambassador of the phone, Rema will add to the company’s national visibility, increase social reach, promote and increase awareness of the brand in all regions of Uganda. On why she was picked among the thousands of artistes in Uganda, Alex Liu, Itel mobile Uganda sales manager said that besides Rema being a top musician, she is young and energetic with a huge following.

 “We as Itel are tapping into a market that consists of young, energetic and focused people and Rema falls into that category. She is one of the most followed musicians in Uganda and loves her social media network. Those are some of the reasons we looked at for choosing Rema.” He said.

He added that the songstress will help connect the brand with Uganda through her dedicated love for music.

The contract the artiste signed with Itel is going to last for a year and the amount believed to have exchanged hands is not less than Shs20m.

 

 

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Rapper Soulja Boy’s Brother Disses Him In A Song For Neglecting Their Mother

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 14:56

Artistes go through a lot to earn their money so at times critics should think twice when pouring scorn on how they spend it. However, money at times makes some artistes forget their old friends, relatives and even family – generally where they came from.

In relation to that, American Hip Hop star Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em real name DeAndre Cortez Way, is one whose music success and ego have made him forget about his real mother and young brother.

Recently, Soulja Boy’s  brother John Way posted a video on Instagram of him and their mother in their house which happens to be in the middle of the hood (ghetto) a justification that the rapper who was named number 18 on the Forbes list of Hip-Hop Cash Kings of 2010 for earning $7 million for that year, has abandoned his family which apparently is on welfare

 Video of John Way (Soulja Boy’s young brother) and their mother admitting they are broke

Whether it is a claim or not, Soulja’s young blood brother John Way went ahead and released a diss track dubbed ‘Overdue’ hitting hard at his older brother and the song fully exposes Soulja negatively with majority of its lyrics saying he is just a braggart who never owns what he goes braging about.

“All on the ‘gram flexin’ like you the f**kin’ man / My momma still on welfare, s**t I can’t understand it,” John Way said on the track. “This n***a is a fraud, that’s exactly what I’m sayin’ / The house you got is rented, the cars you drive is too / You even rent your crew, Atlanta isn’t f**kin’ with you.” This is the song’s first verse

Soulja Boy and his brother John Way some time back

Well, being on welfare and staying in a hood in USA implies that you are poor and can’t afford the basic needs. For a rapper who has got all the fame and money, is this the life his close people like these should be living? Will the diss track the brother released help out or is it the start of beef between the two?

That left aside, Soulja Boy took it to his Twitter’ page to rubbish all this saying it is not true and that John Ray does not live with their mother in the hood (ghetto)

A look at Soulja Boy’s tweets

Listen to ‘Overdue’ (Soulja Boy diss) by John Way (Soulja Boy’s young brother)

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Angella Katatumba Relieved After Mum Recovers From Surgery

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 11:46

Barely two months since the death of His Excellency Bonney Katatumba, who was also the father of musician Angella Katatumba, there was total fear in the family as their mother was rushed to hospital a few days ago.

It is reported that Angella’s mother was rushed to International Hospital Kampala a few days ago and after some checkups, it was discovered that, she had a Graves’ disease.

Mama just had a Thyroidectomy operation at IHK this morning. The devil is after us this 2017. What a year, but in Jesus’ name, we will prevail,” posted Angela.

The Thyroidectomy is an operation that involves the surgical removal of all or part of the thyroid and surgeons often performed when a patient has Thyroid cancer or some other condition of the thyroid or goitre.

 

 

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American Hip Hop Duo Rae Sremmurd Is In Uganda

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 18:30

Uganda is swiftly becoming a top destination for the entertainment fraternity. Rae Sremmurd duo is here!

While the music fans in Uganda are going crazy over the landing of American HipHop and TV star French Montana, no one has quiet been able to tell why he is here let alone if that rumor is ‘True or False’.

This puzzle was later made easier when the new Hip Hop sensation duo Rea Sremmurd yesterday shared an Instagram video saying they were on a flight to Uganda.

Well, the group that is made up of two brothers, Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi, is renown for their platinum album Sremmlife which was also their debut. They have worked with renown names in the industry, like Nicki Minaj and Gucci Mane. They made a huge splash with their single ‘Black Beatles‘.

Rumor has it they will be here to shoot a video for their upcoming music video. We are not sure why Uganda, maybe we are that cool.

Hip Hop duo Rae Sremmurd in Uganda

 

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Friday Night Lights Season 7 Resumes With A Bang.

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 17:32
  • Friday Night Lights is back.
  • New game, new season, new rules.
  • Ten new teams for this season.

The 7th edition of FNL is here again! Starting on the 10th of March 2017 at the YMCA, Wandegeya, and this FNL7 will run for 5 weeks! Friday Night Lights started seven years ago, a concept unlike any other that had been done in Uganda. Uganda has a competitive basketball league and it is from this that Friday Night Lights was born.

Team Otim receiving their prize from Anton Country Manager Betway.

FNL provides fans with the opportunity to interact with their favorite players while experiencing a fast paced, action packed game and also gives the players an opportunity to play with players that they normally play against during the national league. The draft ensured this mixture and the limited time provides for a fast paced game.

Friday Night Lights unveiled a new concept in managing the competition framework for this season. For the first time in Basketball history the team captains will be selected by the fans through an online voting platform. This season even goes further to have the fans determine the winner of the game by voting for the winning team though an online platform regardless of the final game score. This totally revolutionizes the playing field by putting the power into the hands of the fans.

Winners of the Roke Telkom Challenge.

Season 7 which features 10 teams, who are divided into two groups; teams (05) in each group will play against each other to get the top two teams from each group who will then progress to the semifinals and Each Friday’s winning Teams will be determined by an online vote tally by the Fans regardless of the score; the Fans will vote online for the team that entertained (Fans) the best.  The winning team will receive novelties from the various partners. 10 Fans will also receive Gift Hampers every Friday for the 6 weeks winners to the Finals. Each Team must be composed of 3 NBL players (Including the players), 2 ladies, 3 fans and 2 Div and D-league players to make 10 players. The 5 on court must be comprised of 1 lady, 1 fan, 1 Lower division player and preferably two Top division players. Each game runs for 40 minutes (15mins halves and with a 10mins) and is officiated by 2 umpires.

Fans during the Roke Telkom challenge.

FNL as a brand seeks to give back to the fans for their support in the growth of the sport by creating an off season basketball bonanza that caters to the needs of the different stakeholders in basketball but specifically give back to the fans and the players. It allows corporate to have an opportunity to brand a vibrant and fast growing product that is capturing the age demographics of 18- 55 years old, from all walks of life.

The Roke Telkom staff at Friday night lights.

This year’s FNL is expected to run from for a period of 5 weeks, playing every Friday starting from 10th March to the 7th April 2017. The games tip off at 6:00pm and run through to 10:30pm at the Y.M.C.A Wandegya Court. Tickets will be available at the gate as early as 5pm on game day.With a new twist to this season where fans will vote in their favorite teams that will display the most entertainment, stay here for more information.

This year’s team Captains will include:

 O’team (Otim Jonah), McGyver(Paul Odong), Flish (Oketcho Flavia) , Wazee, Sudi (Sudi Ulanga), Fahmy (Fahmy Ssebatindira), Ayo ( Judith Nansobya), Blick( Norman Blick), Enabu (Jimmy Enabu) and Makiadi (Michael Makiadi).

Umpire Baker Kyambadde.

This year we are fortunate to have various partners come on board to support FNL and they include:

ROKE TELKOM:

Roke Telkom is one of the most innovative ISPs within the industry today, with a wide range of internet and business solutions for every Ugandan. Over the last one year our ROKESPOT Wi-Fi has changed the face of internet access in public places across the country. Naturally we are excited to be a part of this year’s FNL because of the trend setting nature of this brand. Our sponsorship package consists of Wi-Fi at all games, Cash, Prizes for fans and Media coverage.’’- Grace Namutebi, Marketing Manager of Roke Telkom

House of DJs:

House of Djs guarantees a unique, fun, well organized and high quality event and that is what FNL strives to achieve. Through this partnership we share a rare concept that supports the sports industry in Uganda, a field we have been very eager to venture in. We therefore pledge all our support to FNL to make the most entertaining sports event in Kampala while bringing awareness to the game of basketball in the country.

DINERS LOUNGE:

‘‘Diners Lounge believes in a good mix of partying and sport. We are already a preferred party venue for many in the basketball fraternity. The decision to work with Friday Night Lights as the official catering and beverage partner therefore came naturally.’’ Abel Mujongola – Sales and Marketing Diners Lounge

BETWAY:

Betway is interested in Sports development and has partnered with FNL to enhance that agenda. As Betway we believe FNL offers a splendid platform bring the sport of Basketball to the fans.

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Chameleone Hits At ‘Flopped Concerts’ As Legend Concert Settles For 30th June

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 17:16
  • Dr Jose Chameleone throws jibes at concerts that flopped as his Legend Hit After Hit concert settles on 30th June, 1st and 2nd July
  • He is determined to make history come D-day
  • He called upon his fans not to be moved by the concert’s date changes.

It is true that self proclaimed ‘music doctor’ Jose Chameleone’s ‘Legend Hit After Hit‘ concert changed dates four times from March 2017 to 19th May then to 26th May to 19th May again but finally, it settled on 30th June with two subsequent shows on 1st and 2nd July at Colline Hotel Mukono and Freedom City respectively.

However, a lot of baseless rumours were rife recently that, the concert was cancelled. A section of Chameleone’s fans were misled but the ‘Badilisha’ singer rubbished all the rumours and maintained his stand of giving his fans for the best showcase ever and also threw jibes at the other ‘flopped concerts’ especially the much hyped concert (Wizkid’s though he did not mention it) which never took place last year yet people had massively paid for it.

We are going to make History 2Getha Lugogo Cricket Oval. Thanks all my Friends and Fans with whom we are thinking positive and anticipating the day we are going to make HISTORY. Those making a big deal from the numerous Changes of dates should also ask why some billboards are still hanging in my city and no future date was promised!!! More so you paid for a show that never was.” Chameleone posted on social media

Chameleone performing at one of the events last year

Although the organisers settled for the 30th June date, some critics have still continued to spread rumours that it was completely cancelled especially basing on one fact that it changed dates several times. To Chameleone, the several concert date changes is not a big deal as she is set to make history and prove to his fans that he is a real music legend.

Fans you heard it all from Chameleone so brace your selves for historical showcase he promised come 30th June at Lugogo Cricket Oval, 1st July at Colline Hotel Mukono and 2nd July at Freedom City. The concert is organised by Balaam events and sponsored by SMS ONE, Bell Lager and Pepsi.

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Former DJ Capt. Mike Mukula Officially Launches DJ Association Of Uganda

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 16:28
  • Ugandan DJs across the country congregate to officially launch their association
  • Veteran DJs Alberto, Bush Baby, Rachael and Boby give inspirational talk to young and upcoming DJs and advise them to stay focusssed
  • Guest of honor Capt. Mike Mukula pledges full government support to the association.

He is a Jack of all trades and well on the social scene who doesn’t know Captain Mike Mukula? Well we know many things about the flamboyant politician but surely something many people do not know is that, the Captain was once a DJ. Yes you read it well – Mike Mukula once owned a night club called Tropicana 110 and was also one of the senior DJ’s at the same club.

Last night, the now retired DJ was invited to officially launch the DJ Association of Uganda which is expected to take the industry to the next level and create new avenues for the fast-growing industry.

Capt. Mike Mukula speaking at the event last night

Last Night’s event which was hosted at the posh Imperial Royal Hotel pool side attracted several DJ’s and most interestingly the veteran DJs like DJ Alberto Alipacho, DJ Bush Baby, DJ Bobby and DJ Rachael. There was also excitement with the grand appearance of the new breed of young female DJ’s who also recently got together under their new Female DJs Association umbrella led by DJ Mary Jo.

VETERANS SPEAK OUT

Proceedings officially kicked off at 9:00pm after the arrival of Chief Guest Capt. Mike Mukula following a slight delay in fixing the place as guests arrived. As soon as the MC of the night announced the ceremony was finally on, journalists kicked of their clicking business as the guests walked the red carpet and posed for pictures.

Veteran DJ Busbaby was full of inspirational words for the other DJs

Veteran DJ’s Alberto, Bush Baby, Rachael and Boby gave inspirational remarks as they stressed challenges affecting the industry but also encouraged the ‘new’ generation DJs to stay focussed and consistent and unite to grow the industry. Most of them have been in the industry for more than two decades.

While giving a brief history and background about the association, the Chairman Mr Charles Lwanga Mukasa says they formed the group with about 7 people (executives) in 2014 “To unite all disc jockeys in Uganda” and create a platform to share ideas “through the use of advocacy and dialogue”

The Chairman DJs Association of Uganda

According to him, other reasons for coming together also include;

“Engage with the general public to raise awareness about the art of Disc Jockeying. Adding a ‘DJ voice’ into the Music Industry of Uganda. Building and developing relationships to strengthen the support across all stakeholders in the Music Industry network”.

MUKULA PROMISES GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

Mukula who looked jolly throughout the evening, pledged his full support to the association and promised to arrange a meeting with President Yoweri Kaguga Museveni so that they can discuss a way forward.

 He also praised the ‘peace and stability’ in the last 30 years which contributed to the growth of the industry in Uganda which has made Uganda the entertainment hub of ‘East and Central Africa’. 

“You can become what you want just start small but think big. No one has become a billionaire in the world by being employed, no one!” He emphasised.

Capt. Mike Mukula being given a gift from sponsors Uganda Waragi

The veterans posing for a group photo

DJ Nimrod of Galaxy FM was the MC of the night

Lemi Paul one of the founders speaking on behalf of his collegues

Mr Katamba Joseph (2nd R) with some of the organisers of the event.

Group photo with the DJs      

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