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Photos: Racers VIP Bar And Lounge Opened At Thrilling Party

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 18:47

Located in first floor in Kirabo Complex Mall alongside Bukoto- Kisaasi Road, yesterday a new VIP bar called Racers was officially launched at a glamorous function held at the Bar’s premises amid thrilling performances from legendary Afrigo Band, Naava Grey and Lydia Jazmine.

Before showtime kicked off, revellers were treated to the best music mixes as they enjoyed the cool ambiance of the spacious bar while sipping on drinks of their choice served to them by the waitresses until the first performers Afrigo Band took to the stage. They first gave a chance to the junior members to showcase and later the seniors joined in.

Led by Moses Matovu the Band leader, senior members took the stage at 10:40 PM amid lots of ululations from the revellers and performed songs like ‘Twali Twagalana’, ‘Silina Anantwala’. The revellers didn’t stop ululating even when Rachael Magoola and Joanita Kawalya showcased too.

Naava took to the stage later performin Ninga Omuloge’, ‘Soka Lami’, ‘Aliba Wani’ and ‘Nterede’ songs leaving the stage for Lydia Jazmine who performed ‘Same Way’ and ‘Cheerie’ songs. The Grand opening was a success as it saw celebrities like star comedian Anne Kansiime who pulled rare dance moves with her husband OJ and Ghetto president Bobi Wine.

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Moses Matovu of Afrigo Band doing what he does best

Some of the revellers who attended

 

 

 

Rachael Magoola and Joanita Kawalya

Comedian Anne Kansime tries the Bend Over dance moves as Joanita Kawalya performs

Naava Grey

Lydia Jazmine

Socialite Muzeyi Kanyike aka Dynamite dancing off his excitement

Joanita Kawalya

Singer and instrumentalist Charmant Mushaga

His excellence Bobi Wine and friends were in attendance as well

Anne Kansiime and husband OJ pulling rear dance strokes

Afrigo Band’s percussionist Ssewanyana Herman doing his thing

Isaac Rucci perfoming

   

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Don’t Nominate Me For Any Local Award Says Angry Bebe Cool

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 18:32

Once again Ugandan super star artiste Bebe Cool is in war of words with the media after being branded as the ‘owner’ of a music and entertainment award project – The Hipipo Awards.

This is not the first time Bebe Cool has faced this sort of description and criticism especially in relation to the just conclude HiPipo Award after walking away with four wards this year. Some sections of the public and media have since branded the award as ‘Bebe Cool awards’ after dominating every year though this particular one has rubbed him really the wrong way.

Bebe Cool has now given his side of the story and most importantly, he doesn’t want to have anything to do with any local awards ceremony and wants no one to nominate him for any award as he tussles it out on the international stage. Below is his full statement.

Angry Bebe Cool

“HIPIPO AWARDS.
I was touched when u saw a news paper that I trust in Uganda putting up cartoon impression that is definitely destructive to the music industry of Uganda for such a media house to claim that I personally own the HIPIPO awards and hence award my self.Its a pity seeing such destruction happening at a moment when Uganda needs constructive information to help direct citizens to hard wor
k hence achievement. 


I have worn alot of awards in my last 25 years because of hard work,focus and consistence despite all the negative forces that have been put in my front.
I would have expected an article that appreciates the ones who are focused and have worked hard and encourage the ones who are lazy and not focused to better them selves hence our industry. 
If u wanted to know the truth about who is who and who deserves what in Ugandan,do your personal research on the ground rather than sitting in office and picking one or two rumours off social media.


I have reached great hights in my career and am still focused on greater ones.HIPIPO awards are the only legitimate,consistent awards in UGANDA since PAM awards closed and I don’t remember any male artist working better than me even in the last two PAM awards.
But u did not name them PAMBEBE AWARDS like you have named the later HI-BEBE music awards.


Let last year be evidence to you that despite the fact that I had become the most hated artist allover Uganda because of my political stand,I managed to turn the tables round and make people love me for who I am and the music I did. Remember all artist who did not do public political moves where in their comfort zone while I was focused and working hard.
All the research that was done by every one who analysed the music in Uganda last year by December pointed out clearly the best performing male artists Bebecool and best performing female artist Sheeba.


Don’t forget the music spoke for its self and also how many concerts the two of us where doing could prove to you beyond resonable doubt that these where the best,not forgetting I was from tubonga nawe where Uganda had been asked by opposition leaders to boycott my music and concerts.
Unfortunately I have also heard musicians claiming the same.
Today I have decided officially ask all organising committees of any music competition/awards in Uganda to exclude my name in any nomination in Uganda.Let me concentrate on being appreciated beyond my borders rather than home because it is the way of a GOOD Ugandan to fail a fellow achieving UGANDAN both locally and in the diaspora. 
Finally for those who believe in me,the year begun yesterday when I released my first single for 2017 called #NANANANA. 


I promise I will raise the pride of all my supporters even more these coming years because i don’t sing for awards but people.
For those who are competing with me musically,competition is healthy as long as it’s positive competition and don’t expect me to favour you musically.
Thanks you HIPIPO and my loyal fans.
It’s a GENTLEMAN’S MAJESTIC EXIT.
Have a blessed day.
In gagamel failure is not an option. 
Watch my new mussic video on the link below.”

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Club Dome Social Event Making A New Year Come Back In Jinja

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 17:53

Club Dome a social event targeting university-going students across Uganda is one of the most thrilling social events the masses have appreciated in all the places it has been held at namely Makerere University, International University of East Africa (IUEA), Mbarara University, Gulu and the next  one which slated to take place for the first time in Jinja district.

Organised by Club Pilsener, the event to be hosted by comedian Salvado, will take place at Crested Crane Grounds and fans should prepare for full swing entertainment action from confirmed headliners of this edition namely Nutty Neithan, Maro, Djs Roja and Slick Stuart and Dj Dash.

Nutty Neithan will be performing at Club Dome Jinja edition

Maro set to thrill his fans in Jinja at the Club Dome event

“For the dome in Jinja, we look to pick up from where we left off last year. Beginning the year with a bang, starting from the East. Look out for crazy mixing from top DJs and performances from Uganda’s favourite acts as chosen by the cool people of Jinja. Lots of fun activities for you and your squad till you drop.” Mr Katete the Club Twist Brand Manager told Chano8 when we contacted him for a comment.

 One of the most interesting things besides the performances is the set up that includes a video games zone, mobile beach, other indoor games like boxing and above all, drinks are sold at a cheap price so there is no excuse for one to stay thirsty. There are also loots of goodies to be won.

The last edition of the event last year took place in Gulu at Acholi Inn where performers like star comedian Salvado Idringi, Ziza Bafana, Jackie Akello, BSG Labongo, Bosmic Otim, Kent and Flosso, Djs Emma, Dash, Roja and Slick Stuart threw the hundreds of revellers who filled the place into frenzy on Friday the 25th of November.

Photos of the last Club Dome in Gulu town

Ziza Bafana performing.

 

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“My Dream Was To Be My Own Boss”-Irene Ntale

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 16:52

“At 28 years, I wanted to be my own boss. That has always been my dream and I nothing but to make my own decisions because at that age, one is old enough,” Irene Ntale said.

This surely puts all the assumptions regarding her leaving Swangz Avenue at rest because Swangz Avenue already gave their say in all this and Ntale was the only one left to fill in the puzzle.

When she was asked what challenges she is facing after leaving a record label that pushed her to where she is right now, Irene said that it is the discouragement from the public that is getting to her head.

Irene Ntale

“I hear people saying that I’ve started failing musically, how I can’t keep up the pressure and how I won’t be able to sustain my career among others have so far been challenging for me.” She said before adding that God is the only one who understands every situation.

When Irene announced that she had left Swangz, assumptions started with some people claiming that she had left because she felt she deserved more money than what she was getting, others said it was out of jealousness she had for Winnie Nwagi while others just said she felt she was ready to be solo after four years at Swangz.   

Irene Ntale said all this while she was hosted today morning at Galaxy Fm.

Irene Ntale (holding microphone) at the Sembera Album listeners party at Swangz Avenue last year

 

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Denis Onyango Parades ‘African Player Of The Year’ Award

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 16:30

As we write this, Uganda Cranes goalkeeper Denis Onyango is in South Africa training with his club Mamelodi Sundowns with which he has also signed a new 4-year contract, but before he left for South Africa, he did something that he, and Kenzo know how to do best which is parading awards.

Yes, after winning the first ever BET award in East Africa, Uganda artiste Eddy Kenzo about three years ago decided to move around with his accolade everywhere to the extent that it somehow got damaged; at least that is what some entertainment websites reported. He moved with it in every media house he had interviews with and even to some events.

We thought that was all over but last week, Denis Onyango pulled the same move of taking his ‘African player of the year’ (based in Africa) award everywhere he went. Among the places the Mamelodi Sundowns FC goalkeeper took the trophy includes Kwese TV, Kitende Secondary School, Bidco offices, Club Guvnor, even to radio stations like Galaxy FM.

Denis Onyango paid a visit to St Mary’s secondary school Kitende with the trophy (in black is the school’s director Mr Lawrence Mulinndwa

Unlike Kenzo who gave it to people to pose with his award, Onyango didn’t give them a chance as he was also part of the pictures and the same time the one holding the trophy.  

Denis Onyango has done what no other Ugandan footballer has ever achieved by getting his name encrypted among the heroes of the national football team as one of the players who helped Uganda cranes reach the Africa Cup of Nations after 39 years in Gabon.

However, it wasn’t only Uganda that got the services of Onyango as he also helped his club win its first ever champions league title and winning the league at the same time..

 

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5 Outfits To Standout This Valentine’s Day

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 16:05

 This is dedicated to the sisters with curves, I understand it is hard to come up with the right outfit and with everyone looking for the right red dress it is hard to stand out, here are a few inspired looks for this Valentine’s Day.

  1. Slaying from the office to a date

See as this Valentine ’s Day will be on Tuesday and we don’t get a day off to be pampered, so this look enables you to attend meetings and touch up your make up and walk into a fancy restaurant and enjoying a romantic meal with your man.

A sleek black blazer, chiffon top matched with wine red and black pattern pants and topped off with discreet accessories and pumps.

  1. Cocktails with the girls.

If the only plans you have are with your girl friends, then good for you who said you can’t celebrate the love of great friends on valentine’s day?.  This outfit is perfect for a party girl who is keeping it classy. So this sequined black turtleneck by Malen Birger, Michael Kors sequined pants, if you have a sequin jumpsuit then great! Add some silver accents, perspex pumps and a disco ball inspired bag. These are pricey but you can pick up something similar in the stores near you.

  1. Outdoorsy with your kitenge

You know it’s not African style unless you have a kitenge thrown into your everyday fashion mix.  Currently the new wraps are all the rage and personally, the 3 button wrap is killing it. It can be paired with jeans and sneakers or booty shorts and a crop top or even a dress. Whatever rocks your boat but that paired with sneakers or flat sandles will be perfect for Valentine ’s Day picnic or any event outdoors.

  1. The wow factor

And as you know, a valentine’s day look book is not complete without the dinner gown. I say gown because this is the dress that takes the awards. The dress that is deserving of the 5 star restaurants and that stone you’re hoping for soon. It doesn’t have to be traditional red it could be emerald green or a royal blue, what it must be is jaw dropping!  Accessorise with  a clutch and heels.

  1. Lingerie all the way

This is the most definitely last attire for the day. Whatever you did together this is where it was leading to. Every girl buying now has chosen out her lingerie. It is hard to advise see in as this is affected by personal tastes and preferences. All I can say is. It should be able to cause a heart attack!!  hehe not literally.

 

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Nico Roseburg Walks Away From 18 Million Pound Deal With Mercedes.

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 13:11
  • Nico Roseburg retires from Formula One.
  • He was announced World Champion last year November.
  • What next for the World Number One.

Just days after realizing his lifetime dream by taking the title against his oldest rival, team mate and friend Lewis_HamiltonNico_Rosberg the Formula One champion retired officially from the sport. In his first major interview since he stunned the wider sporting public by going out at the top, forgoing his £18million-a-year contract to drive on at Mercedes, he talks more candidly than he could when he was in the maelstrom of the biggest contest of his life, the battle he won at the Abu_Dhabi Grand Prix last November.

Nico Roseburg after being announced World Number One.

By sacrifice, Nico aged 31, he raised himself to a level of intensity he could never hope to replicate. His journey to the top was not an easy one. He had to sacrifice the things he loved to edge ahead of his rival. It required him to lose weight by atleast a kilogram in order to go faster.

One small example: ‘I stopped cycling in the summer to lose one kilo,’ he says. ‘The next race I was on pole in Suzuka by one hundredth of a second. One kilo is worth three hundredths per lap. So I was on pole thanks to losing my leg muscles. It got me the win. Those were the small details I went into.’

 He paints a picture of a man who squeezed out every drop of his talent in a one-off attempt to do what he had never managed before in any series: beat his old karting pal over the course of a season. With that momentous decision to quit aged 31, an upheaval that some observers believe he should have mulled over to be certain his mind was settled. Others said he should defend his title.

Nico Roseburg after a Formula One race.

 

Nico Roseburg says, ‘My Formula One career book is closed with the most awesome ending I could have imagined. And I love books that end happily.

‘I am turning my life upside down, so it will be full of challenges. The underlying belief, however, is that it felt totally right. I am following my heart.

‘Now I am excited because of all the freedom I have. When I was racing I was in a hamster wheel, a good one, of course, and I am so thankful for everything it gave me. I wouldn’t do anything differently.

‘But to be the best in your sport you have to make a lot of compromises.

‘Now I look at my calendar for March and it’s totally white, blank from start to finish. I can decide to explore whatever I want to. It’s about spending more time with my family, which last year was a serious shortcoming.’

 

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New VIP Bar In Kampala Opening Tonight

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 12:03

The entertainment and social life in Uganda is tremendously going to the next level with Kampala City being the trend setter where you find what we call the entertainers and cool hang out places that seem to come up every passing day. Are you a kind of person who loves a VIP treatment while in a bar? You are at the right place as a new VIP bar called Racers located at Kirabo Complex Mall along Bukoto -Kisasi Road is opening for business.

On its grand opening, tonight a lot is expected with a VIP treat being the first item on the agenda and entertainment from Uganda’s legendary band Afrigo, songstresses Naava Grey and Lydia Jazmine. According to the manager identified as Geoffrey Kyambadde, he pledges that quality service is what they are set to deliver to their ardent customers.

It is a bar, lounge, restaurant and coffee shop, we have private spaces for parties as well and we always offer a wine bottle for every party that is booked above eighteen people. The bar is being launched tonight that is why we opted to do it with the likes of Afrigo band. We are open from 9 Am till late and we will be serving lunch and dinner as well.”

You heard it all, to fans of the headlining performers, brace your selves for a spectacular performance, entrance is free and the gig will kick off at 7PM.

Pictures of how the bar looks like

 

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Hugh Masekela And Isaiah Katumwa To Grace 60-Year Rotary Anniversary

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 11:17
  • Hugh Masekela to grace Serena stage with Isaiah Katumwa.
  • Rotary to celebrate 60 years.

Renowned South African Jazz Legend Hugh Masekela, and Uganda’s Sax Maestro Isaiah Katumwa are set to perform at  the 60 year rotary anniversary fundraising concert on Sunday 26th February 2017 at Serena Conference Hall in Kampala, at 6:00pm. Hugh Ramopolo Masekela (born 4 April 1939) is a South African trumpeter. He began singing and playing piano as a child. At the age of 14, after seeing the film Young Man with a Horn (in which Kirk Douglas plays a character modeled on American jazz cornetist Bix Beiderbecke), Masekela took up playing the trumpet. His first trumpet was given to him by Archbishop Trevor Huddleston, the anti-apartheid chaplain at St. Peter’s Secondary School.

At the press conference with the Rotary team.

Rotary Kampala has been in Uganda for about 60 years to the date and the organization has been in existence for the last 100 years. The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster. First; The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; second; High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society; third; The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;Fourth; the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

A cheerful Hugh Masekela

The concert, which is part of celebrations to mark 60 years of Rotary in the country and 100 years of The Rotary Foundation, aims to raise funds for construction of a blood bank at Mengo Hospital and a trauma center at the newly constructed Rotary hospital in Ngandu- Mukono.

Sax Maestro Isaiah Katumwa who will grace the rotary anniversary.

Speaking from his home in South Africa Masekela said ‘…Uganda is one of my favourite performance destinations and caring for humanity is my passion…’ on his part Isaiah Katumwa said ‘…this is going to be a special concert and we look forward to giving our fans an unforgettable experience. I am glad that Rotary Uganda has prioritized health…’

Francis Xavier Sentamu the Rotary Uganda Country Chair said the concert will be attended by the President of Rotary International John F. Germ, the Rotary International President Nominee Sam Owori and the District Governor Jayesh Asher. Tickets to the concert are on sale at UGX 200,000 per person for Gallery Seating and UGX 500,000 for VIP seating. Tickets can be purchased at: Total Service Stations, Simba Telecom, Aristoc and the Rotary Office- NIC building Kampala.

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Is DFCU Taking Over Patrick Bitature’s Businesses?

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 17:14
  • Patrick Bitature set to lose all his businesses.
  • DFCU’s to collect from all outstanding debtors.
  • Is this the end of the business tycoon as we know him?

Talk of the town now in the business circles is how Mr.Patrick_Bitature‘s businesses are about to be taken over by the new look DFCU Bank following a recent takeover of Crane bank. While embattled Sudhir_Ruparelia has become the face of huge financial misappropriations, scores of other rich men; his longtime friends like Patrick Bitature, also owe millions of dollars to the new owners of Sudhir’s former cash cow, Crane Bank Ltd.

The controversial tycoon behind Simba telecom and Protea-hotel among other investments has been singled out as one of the biggest loan defaulters of DFCU Bank that is re-evaluating some loan agreements after the huge takeover. It is believed that Sudhir who keeps a neat tight circle of friends used his influence as the bank owner to assist his friends access loans even though some of them did not have the right loan requirements that the Central Bank of Uganda stipulates.

Patrick Bitature with his dog.

Patrick Bitature is said to have owed Crane Bank up to 150 billion Uganda shillings a debt piled up from mid June 14 2016. He is said to have staked all his businesses in order to receive this massive loan through the old Crane Bank.  Bitature had allegedly failed to clear his loans and when Crane Bank tried to attach his buildings, he ran as fast as he could to the Indian-Ugandan businessman begging him to preview over his lawyers to give him more time to pay. Unfortunately for him time has officially run out.

It is understood that at the peak of this, Dfcu is set to attach Bitature’s securities; Kyandondo Block 244 Plot 3317 land in affluent Kisugu, Kyadondo Block 244 Plot 3318 also in Kisugu, Plot 17 Kyadondo Road, Plot 1A, Bill Road Kyadondo County, Plot 90, 92, Lake Drive Luzira, Plot No.32 Hill Lane, Kampala and Block 2 Plot 134 at Kaseeta, Buhanguzi, Hoima District.

Also to be taken over by DFCU is Bitature’s signature firm Simba Telecom Limited that has several branches in Kampala and other top towns of Uganda, his Luzira Marina Limited and Chapter Eleven Limited.

Sudhir Ruparelia and his friend Patrick Bitature

 

According to a source privy to the transaction, the businessman used the multibillion loan to construct an oil plant in Hohwa Village, Kaseeta Parish, Kabwoya Sub county, Hoima District to engage in treatment, handling, storage, transportation and disposal of oil and gas. Although this was a good idea at the time, a now desperate man stands to lose all he has worked his entire life for.

Apparently the only real rich people like Madhvani_Group the late Mulwana, Charlie-Lubega and Mukwano know how to keep wealth because they always separate business from their private life. They are true wealth keepers who know how to grow their businesses from small to big, from strength to strength, they become very unique and successful over a number of years. The rest fail badly because they mixed business with politics, seeking unnecessary public attention and useless public approval and combining everything with extremely idiotic pleasures that get them ruined especially when they fall out with government.

What will happen next is unknown at the moment but it sends chills down our spines knowing that so many families are going to be affected by these decisions. Mr. Patrick is just one of many who took advantage of the close friendship he shared with Sudhir; so this is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Chameleone And His Manager Part Ways Again

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 15:47

It sure looks like Chameleone and manager Robert Nkuke alias Mutima’s relationship was never going to work out because from the start, the former has now on two occasions fired the latter precisely over the same reasons.

The first time Chameleone fired Nkuka, he did it by letting the whole public know about it. He paid two of Uganda’s leading media outlets Daily monitor and New Vision to publish his picture that he was fired. But a few months later, he (Mutima) was taken back to Leone Island and given another role and to be precise, he was taken in as one of the booking agents.

Dr Jose Chameleone fires his manger Mutima again

Both have been on good terms lately until Tuesday when Nkuke decided to pocket Chameleone’s Ug Shs 2.5 million off his performance gig in Masindi district.

Singer Jose Chameleone has terminated works with Robert Jackson Nkuke after the latter allegedly failed to pay him his due balance after a show in Masindi last Wednesday according to a reliable source.

It is said that on reaching Masindi, Chameleone demanded for his remaining balance of (2.5m) but was told it was given to Robert who had pocketed it earlier. When the musician realized this, he asked for the money but Robert started speaking in tongues. This is when the ‘Wale wale’ singer decided to take him to the police. After squeezing him, Robert released the money and this is when Chameleone decided to fire him once again.  

 

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City Oil Basketball Club ‘Signs’ Falcons’s Steven Omony.

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 14:38
  • Former MVP Steven Omony set to join defending Champions City Oil Basketball Team next season.
  • Upcoming season shaping up to be very interesting as Oilers look forward to defend title once again.

 

As the basketball season draws nearer and the transfer window is coming to a close, it is rumored that Falcons’ captain and also the Captain of the Uganda_national_basketball the Silverbacks Steven Omony is moving to the league champions City oil.

Steven Omonyi playing against City Oil earlier in the season.

Over the years we have witnessed the success story of a team that started in first division mainly made up of members of the Wazee team Uganda, play its way to become the first division champions. This saw them join the National_Basketball_League as amateurs but little did they know that the new team would be champions. With the backing of their sponsor City Oil one of the leading fuel and spare parts companies in Uganda, they had nothing standing in their way.

They have since gone on to win the championship four times in a row from 2012-2016 consecutively and are referred to as the most successful team the basketball fraternity has ever seen in recent times. Discipline and a well organized management team have seen this team through to the finals in the previous years. Attribute also goes to the fact that the team has a steady flow of money from their sponsors which other teams in the league can only dream of.

This has helped the City Oilers technical team fish from a rather small pond of professional players and pull some of the greatest players of all time to their squad. Over the years, we have witnessed the likes of Komakech Ben, Jimmy-Enabu, Jeff Omondi, Brian Sentongo and Otim Jonah move from their original clubs to join the league champions. It is speculated that Steven Omonyi’s move to City oil is in a bid to fill the gap that Kami Kabenge(USPA MVP 2014 &2015) has left behind after going to Rwanda.

Captain Steven Omonyi in command of his then squad against City Oil.

However, Omonyi’s eminent move is causing a lot of controversy in the basketball circles. Fans and followers of the sport are worried that the league will be boring if oilers have all the stars. Others are insinuating that it will be hard for Head Coach Mandy Juruni who will have a hard time managing the players since it is a combination of too many franchise players who have big egos. Steven has always been a leader; is it time that he took the back foot now?

On a lighter note others are looking at it like a standard  Kevin_Durant move from Oklahoma City Thunder (OKC) to the Golden State Warriors They say “If you can’t beat them, then join them.” Whatever the case, the upcoming 2017 season is shaping up to be epic. As always Chano8 will keep you posted on the major transfers before the transfer window closes on 25th February 2017.

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Marketing Director Daniel Ogong Left Nile Breweries ’Due To Work Pressure’

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 14:15
  • Daniel Ogong leaves Nile Breweries Limited  in cloudy circumstances.
  • Nile Breweries in new management style as pressure mounts on staff

You may at this moment be knowing by now that, Marketing guru Daniel Ogong left giant beer company Nile Breweries recently. There are many different reasons fronted in the media for his departure though no official statement was released to that effect on either side.

However, reports reaching our desk indicate Daniel actually left due to work pressure after new management took over Nile Breweries and the marketing man could not ‘cope with the new changes’ introduced by the new bosses.

Insiders say Daniel who was responsible for reviving the fortunes of beer brands like Club, Nile Gold and Castle Lager, was always stressed from the time the changes took effect as Dutch company AB InBev took over from SABMillers which also follows the exit of Grace Nshemeire who also held a similar position in the rival brewery company Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL).

OGood old times: Daniel Ogong

The new style of management and running of day to day affairs by AB InBev is said to be tightly knit compared to the free flowing style SABMillers had where managers enjoyed freedom to run affairs in their own way. These changes are also expected to force many more other staff members out according to observers, with rival UBL the likely beneficiaries.

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Former Liverpool Player Djibril Cisse Turns Into A Dj After Retirement

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 13:56
  • Djibril Cisse played in Premier League for Liverpool, Sunderland and QPR
  • During his time at Anfield he scored 24 goals and won the Champions League
  • But the French 35-year-old has called time on his 17-year career in football
  • Cisse will focus on new career as a DJ and clothing line ‘Mr Lenoir’

French football player Djibril Cisse’s time at Liverpool was a blast and those who remember so well, he was an energetic player who scored 24 goals while at Anfield and at one time when Liverpool won Champions League, Cisse totally undressed in celebration.

After 17 good years in active football, Cisse recently announced his retirement and you don’t believe what he ventured into. The 35 year old is now focusing on a new career of deejaying which he will juggle with running his own clothing line called Mr Lenoir

After retirement from football, Djibril Cisse is now focusing on Deejaying

In an interview with Yahoo Sports after his retirement announcement, Cisse had these words to say.

“I loved being a footballer, and so far the ball has been my life. I would have liked to continue playing but I must admit today that football is over. With the same passion, I will devote myself wholeheartedly to my career as DJ, producer and consultant, as well as developing my clothing brand. Thank you for all your support. The adventure continues, another life begins. A lion never dies.”

Djibril Cisse celebrating with former Liverpool FC captain during his time there

All that left aside, Cisse played for 11 different clubs and played for his country France 41 matches is a Champions League winner with Liverpool, he has won a golden boot twice and he spent five years playing in the English Premier League.

Going forward, Djibril will no longer run after the ball but make people dance at different functions will be invited to play music at.

A look at Cisse’s career

On top of being a Dj, Cisse will also concentrate on his clothing line Mr Lenoir

 

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Maurice Kirya In A New Hollywood Movie, Rocks New Hair Style

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 11:51

He is a talented singer and actor with the best example showcasing his acting skills in Queen Of Katwe Movie which was produced in Hollywood. Although he is popularly known for music with his  ‘Mwooyo’, Luganda for ‘Soul’ being one of the genres he invented, Maurice Kirya is not letting go the acting side of him. He recently wore a new hair style (Braids) for a new acting role in yet another Hollywood movie and when we contacted him, he had this explanation.

“I have had over 10 styles of hair, I change whenever I am working on something different but this for an acting role. I am involved in another Hollywood movie which unfortunately I can’t share the identity. I hope to reveal the project as soon as I am allowed to.”

Maurice Kirya rocking anew hair style

Acting is very brilliant career Maurice is taking as well and live examples who have earned a living out of are likes of the Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, Will Smith, our very own Philip Luswata, Abbey Mukiibi to mention but a few.

Leaving that aside, The ‘Busaabala’ singer is gearing up for shows in 10 countries namely Sweden, United Kingdom, Belgium, USA, Dubai, Rwanda, Kenya, South Africa and India countries soon as he waits for his agent to finalise the preparations.

 

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Forest Whitaker Makes A Surprise Visit To Uganda

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 18:22

The last time he was in Uganda, it was a surprise visit courtesy of the Uganda Tourism Board but prior to that, he had spent quite a long time in the Pearl of Africa shooting the Last King of Scotland movie along with other actors like Kerry Washington, Abbey Mukiibi among others. It’s this 2006 movie that enabled him win the Academy Award, British Film Award, Golden Globe Award, National Board of Review Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and various critics groups awards.

The movie was about Idi Amin, former Uganda president but the actor is back to where it all started from and his visit was known by less.  Forest Whitaker entered Uganda last evening but his business this time round is not known to anyone but those that ran into him, a little selfie couldn’t hurt.

Forest Whitaker (in black) after arrival in Uganda

Whitaker has earned a reputation for intensive character study works for films such as ‘Bird’, ‘Platoon’, ‘Ghost Dog’, ‘The Way Of The Samurai’, ‘The Butler’ and also for his work in independent films. His recurring role as LAPD Internal Affairs Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh on the Emmy Award-winning television series ‘The Shield’. He portrays Saw Gerrera in the ‘Star Wars’ spin-off film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story among others.

 

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Hellen Lukoma Crucified For Her Ambassadorial Role

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 18:00

A few days ago, Hellen Lukoma was appointed as one of the ambassadors of Luc Belaire, a new drink that was introduced on the East African market courtesy of Talent Africa’s Aly Alibhai.

She joined other ambassadors like Judith Heard and Anita Fabiola who were appointed before the year started but barely a week into her new role, Lukoma is facing the wrath from the public.

Hellen Lukoma bashed over her Luc Belaire Ambassadorial role

One famous blogger and social media junkie known as Rita Kaggwa earlier today posted on her wall that Hellen is trying so hard to get noticed for her new role. And her legion of followers didnt spare Lukoma either either as the discussion continued on the post.

“Singer Hellen Lukoma has done anything to stay relevant. first you rejected her music, then she released her semi nudes but you guys seemed unbothered, last week she ripped off her clothes while performing but still you didn’t give her any attention, now she woke up early morning today semi naked with a bottle but still you pretend as if you didn’t see her, do you want her to walk naked in the old taxi park for you to give her hype.” She asked.

 

 

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Why Bobi Wine Won’t Perform At The Busabaala Valentine’s Day Concert

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 17:19

Through the years, Every Valentine’s Day Bobi Wine and the entire Fire Base Crew organise a concert at the Busaabala-based One Love Beach to celebrate it and for the 6 days remaining to D-day, another concert is on and revellers should indeed brace themselves for a mega showcase according to what the ‘Mazi Mawanvu’ singer told us.

Last year the concert was called Uganda’s Finest featuring Eddy Kenzo and this time around it is the ‘Selfie 4 Love’ lovers should look out for. As we wait for the non Fire Base Crew headlining artistes to be named for this, we have informed that Bobi will not be performing. Chano8 got the Ghetto president talking and he had this to say about the concert.

“This Valentine I am not performing but I will be there. I am only performing on Easter Monday but fans should definitely expect a very good show and I will even be communicating more.”

Ghetho president Bobi Wine will not be performing at the upcoming Selfie 4 Love Valentine’s Day in Busaabala

On Sunday the 5th of February 2017 at the Bob Marley Tribute concert featuring Madoxx Ssematimaba where they were celebrating his 72nd birthday, some revellers were heard complaining that Bobi did not perform although he showed on stage and sang along Madoxx’s songs.

However, at the ‘Uganda’s Finest concert’ on last year’s Valentine’s Day, Bobi Wine thrilled revellers performing songs like ‘Singa’, ‘For Better For Worse’, ‘Kigwa Leero’, ‘ Ndi Muna Uganda’ among others so to those looking out to his performance this Valentine’s Day, you will have to wait a little longer till Easter Monday though other massive performances will be there too.

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Roden Y Displays Energy In Fresh ‘Easy’ Video

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 16:04

Straight out of Team No Sleep camp Roden Y is one of the most energetic performers in Uganda today and those who have gotten a chance to attend the events he has performed at, you will testify that it’s always a thrilling moment when he gets hold of the microphone to showcase.

Songs like ‘Nanfuka’, ‘Ndeku’ ‘Number Emu’ among others add more recognition to his name and on a journey to isolate himself as top notch Ragga artiste, Roden dropped a brand new video to his recent single ‘Easy’ a song produced by Clyde Pro.

About the Audio

This a love song in which Roden Y hails the girl he loves most of her easiness and the good way he treats him as reason forcing him to want to be with her all time including going together to the dancing hall and dance their excitement off. He sings his heart out telling the girl what he is determined to do for her which is evidenced in lyrics like ‘Kankubembejje, ‘Nkumasaginge Male ‘Nkukisinge’ in the songs first verse.

The Video

Shot and directed by Zyga Phix, the 3-minute and 41 seconds video stars with an aerial view Nateete which is one of the Kampala city suburbs where we see Roden Y standing among people watching on from the balconies of old looking story buildings where he introduces the track.

These people who seem to be his fans are seen cheering him on as he moves among them clad in a coloured coat and shots heading to another building where he finds his girl lying on a massage bed in what looks parlour.

The video director later takes our attention to singer Sheebah Karungi who acts as the video vixen walking down the storied building holding an ice cream box. She joins the rest who she finds in a serious dance mood as we see girls dressed in Kitenge attire pulling some erotic dance strokes and Sheebah is seated aside enjoying the ice cream as she watches them.

More scenes show Roden Y at a bare land where we see a couple of bicycles and tricycles parked as he energetically dances besides and around them while shirtless and the same scene shows another vixen pulling the Michael Jackson dance moves and in the background we spot out fellow Team No Sleeps camp member leaning against the wall as he watches the dance moves.

Conclusion

Basing on the fact that Roden Y is an energetic performer, he displays the same energy in the video a thing that captures the viewers’ eyes and the slummy background adds more similarity to video by celebrated Dancehall and Ragga artistes from Jamaica where these genres have an origin.

Photos of some of scenes in the video

 

Watch the video below

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Death Of A Football Legend

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 11:19
  • Ssegwanga Musisi Kezekia dies at 90.
  • Founder of Express FC.
  • Lifetime member of CECAFA.

As the West Nile team was preparing to showcase their talent in an international friendly, the rest of the football fraternity was in a state of mourning as a legend Ssegwanga Musisi Kezekia passed on Friday 4th February at the age of 90.

His contribution to Ugandan football was without a doubt the greatest that has been recorded in this country. In a time of war and unrest Musisi still lived for the game of football. As the founder of Express_FC in the late 60’s his role was not just as administrator but guardian angel too.

A cheerful Musisi at one of the football events

Tales can be told of a time when the red eagles were a force to be reckoned with. Despite the huge following among fans, The Red Eagles dominance did not go down well with many football administrators, in 1977 when Express beat Simba_FC 2-0 and was later on banned by the then National Council of Sports chairman also governor of central province Lt. Col Nasur Abdallah, it was up to Express die-hards, Kezekia Segwanga Musisi , Hajji Abdul Kasuja, Jimmy Mugambe Kiwanuka and Ali Bablo planned the return of Express .F.C after two years in limbo.

This was the pivotal time for Express FC and also Musisi himself. He later was elected as the NCS secretary general and the sky was the limit from there on wards. At this time he had held the positions as the Buganda Football Association chairman 1969-1972, and was also the Kampala district Football Association chairman.

Daniel Ogwang of Nile Breweries shaking Musisi’s hands after receiving award.

He later went on to become the FUFA chairman in 1972-1974 and National council of sports Chairman in 1978- 1980. Sseggwanga succumbed to a combination of diabetes, hypertension and cancer which had kept him in and out of hospital for a while. In 2014 he received a lifetime award from Honourable Rebecca_Kadaga and also became a life member for CECAFA. He was laid to rest on Sunday 6th February. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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