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Bunny The Only Existing ‘Wailer’ To Open A Museum In April

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 17:29

The history of Reggae Music mainly revolves around three legends namely the late Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh (Bob Marley and The Wailers ). On Monday the 10th of April 2017, the only existing original member Bunny Wailer real name Neville O’Riley Livingston will officially open his own museum, a tribute to his life and legacy. This will also be the day the Jamaican born will be celebrating his 70th birthday.

With everything fully done and set, the museum is located at 10 Darley Crescent and it extends up to Trench Town in Kingston,Jamaica where the three lived and formed the band ‘Bob Marley and The Wailers ’ 1963. Bunny was the only founding member of this internationally celebrated Reggae band without a museum but all this has changed.

Bunny Wailer poses in front of the wall that holds some of his accolades

This follows a 3 minutes and a half viral video that shows Bunny Wailer himself at the museum showing the world and his fans what to expect come the grand opening in April and amongst the things were all his music accolades.

It is on record that on 30th of September 2015, Bunny was assaulted and told to leave his former colleague Bob Marley’s museum by a security guard as he went to pay a visit although we are not sure whether it’s one of the reasons he based on to set up his own.

The Wailers Band which was started by the three in 1963 is perhaps the most recognized band that made the transition through the early Jamaican popular music.

Take a look at how the Bunny Wailer museum looks like in pictures

Bunny Wailer shows off the welcome to Miami City Key he received in appreciation of his music

Bunny Wailer shows off the welcome to Aukland City Key he received in appreciation of his music

Bunny relaxing on his chair in the museum

A portrait showing Bunny Wailer and his parents

The original founding members of The  Wailing Wailers Band portrait on one of the museum walls

The Museum’s main gate

 

Watch Bunny Wailer unveiling to the world a sneek peak of his museum to be officially opened and launched next year

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Onduparaka FC Fans To Give Back To Community At Fans Fest

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 20:28

Preparations are in high gear as Onduparaka Football Club fans prepare for a massive end of year Fan Fest scheduled for Saturday 31st at their home ground in Betway Green light Stadium. Excitement is written all over the faces of the fans who have travelled all over the country for the big do­ which will mainly have activities centred around handing over of funds contributed by the fans for a face-lift of the changing rooms as well as doubling as a charity where they will be‘giving back to the community’ and will conclude with ­­­merry making later in the evening.

Onduparaka FC which announced its entry into the local Ugandan football scene by storing the finals of the Uganda Cup last season also has one of the most passionate fans in the whole of East Africa and have been the main driving force behind the success of the team from West Nile which has since followed up the Uganda Cup feat with qualification to top flight football The Azam Uganda Premier League where they comfortably sit third on the log after first round of football played.

Onduparaka FC fans at Nakivubo during the Uganda Cup final 

The fans also have more cause to celebrate after their star man Muhamad Shaban was voted the Airtel- FUFA Footballer of the year and is on course to feature for the Uganda Cranes in Afcon in Gabon come January 2017.

Onduparaka FC players pose before a recent AUPL match

Many observers have since praised the unity and courage exhibited by the team and their fans with FUFA president Eng. Moses Magogo in the lead praising the team also known as ‘The Caterpillar’s for being a good example to other teams and bringing life back to the AUPL ‘without which the league would not be the same’

According to the club Patron Hon. Atiku Benard (Ayivu county) and some organisers www.chano8.com talked to, the day’s program will kick off as early as 7am and will run till 7pm where “fans will be delivering procured items to the children’s ward of Arua hospital while another group engages in the ‘keep Arua’ clean campaign.”

This will be followed by a ‘Bull Roasting session’ for the fans to enjoy free meat as a thank you gesture from management of the team. There will also be a meet and greet with the heroic players who will be without their inspirational captain Shaban, who by press time, was enroute to Tunisia with the national team for international duty.

Other activities will include blood donation drives, exhibitions by local business entities, a­ message from the management and head coach, as well as handing over of the funds contributed by fans for the face-lift of the stadium.

The fest which is being coordinated by Onduparaka FC fan’s spokesperson Mercy Munduru, will conclude with a mix and mingle session where fans will also engage in fun games including a football match between ‘Arua fans’ and ‘Kampala fans’. The party where fans will pat with 5,000/- as the entry, will then continue into overdrive with entertainment from leading local and regional artistes as well as club ambassador Lilian Mbabazi.

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Eddy Kenzo Shows Philanthropic Heart

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 12:43

Eddy Kenzo on Christmas day was involved in brawl after his fans poured buckets of water on him in celebration of his birthday that was actually on that same day. It’s been a trend but it went overboard when they mixed beer in it. Being a staunch Moslem, this was offensive and he physically fought some of them.

But on Tuesday, the artiste rectified his mistake by being philanthropic because he went straight to Masaka and not any other place but at the referral hospital which is also the biggest in that area.

Kenzo along with his aides went to Mulago hospital in Masaka and gifted mothers at the maternity unit with goods that will probably pass them through to next year.

Among the things that they were given include, food like rice, posho, sugar, soap, bread among others.

From there, the artiste was involved in a charity match between Buddu and Masaka select. A lot of people were present and this indeed was a good gesture.

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Judith Heard And Anita Fabiola Headlined To Be Belaire Black Bottle East African Ambassadors

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 12:19

She might have been washed off the social scene by other socialites but Judith Heard is not all out because the latest we have on our hands is that she’s been headlined to be the Ugandan brand ambassador of Belaire Black Bottle which is equivalent to Ciroc while Second Chance (Ugandan version) actress Anita Fabiola is also tipped for the role.

Judith Heard

Heard and Fabiola will be joined by Huddah Monroe from Kenya and Nick Mtuma from Tanzania while others will be revealed this Saturday at Gekko Lounge where the Belaire official launch will be taking place in a mega new year’s eve party.

Organised by Talent Africa, the party will have a glow in the dark theme and feature entertainment by Navio, Maurice Kirya, Atlas Da African, DJ Crisio, DJ Aludah and will be hosted by Anita Fabiola with entrance at only 30k.

Anita Fabiola

Talent Africa in conjunction with alcohol distributor QWay are involved in a mega deal to bring Luc Belaire Wines and Champagne to the East African region. Luc Belaire is the most in demand beverage currently in the nightlife industry. The brand is heavily marketed and endorsed by brand ambassadors; American superstar rapper Rick Ross, DJ/Producer DJ Khaled and many other celebrities in the urban music scene. Luc Belaire’s bottle design is key to its allure.

Black with highlight-pink lettering, the look emits an aura of sophistication, class and glamour. Luc Belaire Rosé Fantôme (French for phantom) is the new glowing, limited edition Rosé, featuring a luminescent label that makes a glowing statement after dark. So turn down the lights and turn up the night with Luc Belaire Rosé Fantôme.  

 

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“I Love What You Do For Me” – Sheebah Hails Jeff Kiwa

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 09:33

It is understandable that at times it just not all about talent, but an artiste needs a productive manager for them to shine and reach out near and far. Talking about that, Team No Sleep’s Queen Sheebah Karungi took all her appreciation to social media where she posted a heartfelt thank you message to her manager Jeff Kiwa.

Sheebah Karungi’s manager and Team No Sleep’s boss Jeff Kiwa

“Thank you so much for not just being my manager but also my advisor. Thank you for having my best interests not only as a musician but also as an individual. I respect and love what you do for Me, TNS and Uganda’s music business at large, you set the pace. I can’t wait for the next album. You are the best manager alive, Happy New Year. I wish us more creative and successful years ahead. 2017 Here We Come.” Said Sheebah.

However, this doesn’t come like a surprise for Sheebah to say thank you to Jeff but a way of showing respect to him for the success they have had since he began managing her and the entire Team No Sleep camp that has artistes like Roden Y, Diamond Oscar and Chozen Blood

It’s on record that years 2015 and 2016, the Dancehall artiste has done visible things like having hit songs like ‘Nkwatako’, ‘Ndiwanjawulo’ , ‘Farmer’ collabo with Ykee Benda plus having successful shows, that is the ‘Nkwatako’ video premiere in April and the Nkwatako Album Launch that broke Hotel Africa’s attendance history this December.

Jeff Kiwa is one of the artistes’ managers who have through the years been a stepping stone for some successful artistes on the Ugandan music scene like Uganda’s self pro-claimed music doctor Jose Chameleone, East Africa’s Dynamic Duo Radio and Weasel, Pallaso and the late AK 47 (RIP)

Sheebah Karungi performing at her Nkwataako video Premiere at Laftaz Comedy Lounge in April 2016

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Uganda Waragi To Usher In 2017 With Fans At A Party

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 15:25

It’s obvious that as the year comes to an end (December 31st), various end of year gigs are held to say bye to the previous year and it’s up to the revellers to choose where to go. This time round the same is happening with the Uganda Waragi Mix Dance Party being among the parties to be at come Saturday at Sheraton Hotel’s Gardens in Kampala.

Organised by Uganda Waragi and sponsored by Radio one, Pepsi,NBS TV and Radiant ,this year’s party has a list of top city performers among who include legendary Reggae singer Maddox, Heavy Weight Dr Jose Chameleone, H.E Bobi Wine, Big Size Bebe Cool, Radio and Weasel, Sheebah, Big Eye, Nince Henry, Winnie Nwagi, Mesach Semakula and comedians Mad Rat and Chico.

Chameleone will perform

Big Szie Bebe Cool will be there

The events entrance fee is only Ug Shs 10,000 shillings and 5000 at Resort Beach Entebbe where the party will head on 1st January.

Look out for a performance from Sheebah

Last year, the same event thrilled hundreds of revellers where artistes like Bobi Wine, Bebe Cool, Jose Chameleone, Juliana Kanyomozi, Sheebah, Pallaso, Ziza Bafana, King Saha, Naira Ali and many put up jaw dropping performances as Uganda said bye to 2015 and this year, bigger and better things are expected.

Chano8 will be there to bring to you the highlights of the event as it happens.

Flash Back of some highlights of last year’s Uganda Waragi Mix Dance Party on Thursday the 31st of December 2015 at Sheraton Hotel’s Gardens)

Ziza Bafana performing

Bebe Cool

Pallaso

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“I Don’t Regret My Actions”Geoffrey Lutaaya

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 22:37

Last Saturday, Geoffrey Lutaaya lost his dad and burial took place on Sunday in Masaka. But among the mourners were his former workmates and Golden Band members Mesach Ssemakula, Musa Kavuma, Catherine Kusasira, Ronald Mayinja among others.

This gesture did not please the ‘Nice And Lovely’ singer who claims that his former colleagues are fully responsible for his woes after separation which saw him alongside his wife Irene Namatovu form Da New Eagles Band.

Geoffrey Lutaaya and his Wife Irene Namatovu the Founders of Da New Eagles Band

Geoffrey grabbed the flower which the Golden Band members had brought at the funeral and took it to the casket himself while crying. His action however has raised a lot of concerns with some people in the public claiming that he was in the wrong as he would have put his wrangles aside.

 However, the artiste earlier today said that he doesn’t regret his actions because he was emotional at that time and couldn’t just pretend to be okay with his rivals.

“I don’t want people to pretend on my late father’s funeral. They are not my friends and I didn’t want them there. When people like silver Kyagulanyi, Mathias Walukagga, Kazibwe Kapo and Catherine Kusasira came, they had good intentions unlike others. You can never change an evil person in the presence of people. I couldn’t embrace their presence especially on the day I was bidding farewell to my late father.” said Geoffrey Lutaya.

He also added that they have been sabotaging his shows especially at Calendar Rest House in Makindye and at Hotel Africana where they even paid 3million shillings for his ‘Lwezza’ show not to take place. He also added that if they were his friends, they might have visited his sick mother.

“They have never visited my sick mother at Nsambya hospital for the 369 days she has been there. And now they say they are my friends.”

Speaking about the incident, Musa Kavuma commonly known as KT, the Golden production band manager said that they were so surprised by Geoffrey Lutaaya’s behavior. “What hurt us more is that our backcloth was not brought forward and we have never had any intentions of blocking his concerts like it has been claimed.” Kavuma said.  

 

 

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Casablanca Bar Goes Ablaze

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 22:10

Just after a week or so when Mugiez Bar in Bugolobi went in flames, another bar known as Casablanca located in Kabalagala has also gone ablaze a few hours back.

The cause of the fire just like at Mugiez is still unknown but goods worth millions were destroyed in the process and among these are 4 speakers, 1 base speaker, 7 sofa sets, 7 chairs, 7 fridges, 3 flat screens among others.

The bar which was going to open in a few days’ time was however not all burnt as part of it survived according to the police.

“The main building was not affected. Only the wooden extension was burnt and the fire brigade was fast in putting out the fire.” said Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Mr Emilian Kayima.

He also added that investigations have started on what caused the fire.

 

Already, the bar has two branches, one in Kololo and the other in Mukono. This is the third branch and it’s located on one of Kampala’s busiest streets.

 

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Comedian Madrat Survives Fatal Accident

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 21:03

 

Lately, the comedy industry revolves around two guys. Madrat and Chicco. Not that the rest don’t know what they are doing but simply because the two are currently on everyone’s lips. However, much they recycle their jokes on different occasions, they still make people laugh and because of their talent, they were slated to have a huge performance in Masaka town.

Unfortunately, the two comedians were involved in a fatal accident that almost claimed Madrat’s life. They collided with a speeding car and Madrat, the short one of the two, sustained big cuts especially on his arm while Chico survived with few scratches.

Madrat and Chicco are a force to reckon with in comedy circles

It was Chicco who broke the news on his Facebook that his partner was admitted after the tragedy. “Madrat has got an accident in Masaka town just now. Pray for him bambi,” Chico wrote.

We have reliably been informed that the comedian is improving and will be discharged soon.

Madrat recovering in hospital

 

 

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Denis Onyango Named Among Top Ten Goalkeepers In The World

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 13:25

When  Muhammad Shaban was announced the best player in Uganda a few months ago, beating Denis Onyango, many branded the USPA awards unfair because there is no way a player who helped Uganda cranes reach the African cup of Nations tournament after 38 years and win the African champions league loose to a player who just won the golden boot.

Denis Onyango achieved both on the international stage yet Shaban won on the local but that was decided by Magogo and his company and it can’t be undone. However, what the goalkeeper is still achieving more than just team honours because the latest is that he’s been named among the top ten goalkeepers in the whole world. Yes the whole world and beating some we thought were superior.

Denis Onyago shortlisted among top 10 goalkeepers on earth

In the list that was released a few days ago, Ugandan number one stopper Denis Onyango is in number 10.A slot below Arsenal and Czech Republic’s Peter and Čech and slightly higher than Belgium and Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois.

The list that has Germany’s Manuel as number one also has other goalkeepers like Buffon, David De Gea and Hugo Loris among others.

 

The Top 13 Ranked Goalkeepers in 2016 by IFFHS

  1. Manuel Neuer (Germany/FC Bayern München) 156 points
    2. Gianluigi Buffon (Italy/Juventus Torino FC 91 points
    3. Rui Patricio (Portugal/Sporting Portugal) 50 points
    4. Claudio Bravo (Chile/FC Barcelona/Manchester City FC) 45 points
    5. David De Gea (Spain/Manchester United FC) 37 points
    6. Jan Oblak (Slovenia/Club Atletico de Madrid) 31 points
    7. Hugo Lloris (France/Tottenham Hotspur FC) 29 points
    8. Keylor Navas (Costa Rica/Real Madrid CF) 18 points
    9. Thibaut Courtois (Belgium/Chelsea FC) 13 points
    10. Denis Onyango (Uganda/Mamelodi Sundowns) 5 points
    11. Petr Cech (Cech Republic/Arsenal London FC) 4 points
    12. Samir Handanovic (Slovenia/FC Inter Milano) 2 points
    13. Marc André Ter Stegen (Germany/FC Barcelona) 1 point

 

 

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Photos: How Judith Heard Spent Christmas At Sanyu Babies Home

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 11:57

As others were busy celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ at their homes and other different places, award winning model, radio presenter, philanthropist and events hostess ‘Nalongo’ Judith Heard, family and friends chose to spend their Christmas afternoon at a special Christmas luncheon she organised at the Namirembe Hill based Sanyu Babies Home a place that has through the years been home for abandoned babies from 0 months to 4 years.

It was an interactive moment between Heard and the kids as she personally participated in bathing the babies and dressing them up in preparation for party time that began with serving lunch to all the children, inmates, staff and later was entertainment that saw children dance off their excitement so did Judith.

She also had a special time with the babies and she was seen carrying some, taking selfies with them and posting live pictures on her social media platforms.

It is noted that Judith has always offered exceptional companionship and support to this children centre and she continues to spread cheers and love to the vulnerable an act that has earned her a reputable position.

Below is how it went down in Pictures

Judith plays with one of the babies

Judith Heard personally participated in bathing the babies

Judith Heard dressing up one of the babies after bathing them

Judith Heard’s son Brandon takes her pictures

Zziwa of Hair By Zziwa Salon looks on after the baby refluxed on Judith

Judith Heard’s twins Branda Jolie and Briana Bella carry a set of twins

Judith pulls some dance moves with one of the kids

Judith’s daughter passes the baby to her

Food time

Judith Heard’s son Brandon carries a baby

Judith poses for a selfie with one of the babies

 

 

 

 

Judith Heard poses for a group photo with the children

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Allan Toniks Explains How He Survived A Fatal Accident

Sun, 12/25/2016 - 09:46

It would now be a bad Christmas to the family, friends and fans of RnB artiste Allan Toniks who yesterday morning survived a fatal road accident that almost left him lifeless, but like they say, God is great. The ‘Beera Nange’ singer escaped the devil’s trap with minor bruises.

All this happened as he drove to Ntinda on the slope after Buddies Studio when a trailer registration number UAB 312R  rammed into his BMW car and badly damaged his car’s right side of the bonnet.

Toniks’ damaged BMW after the accident

Chano8 contacted Toniks who is known for songs like his breakthrough ‘Beera Nange’, ‘Mulamwa’ among many others and speaking with a very calm voice, he had this say.

“There are no serious injuries like broken bones or anything like that. The trailer actually came into my lane and one side of the road there was a trench and the other side is the trailer so I tried as much as possible to squeeze myself but the thing still hit my car.”

We went ahead to ask the artiste about the after math and he added saying

“After hitting me off course the air bags got out, smoke was everywhere but the trailer’s driver run away. I think he thought he had killed me before I got out of the car. By the time Police arrived, he was nowhere to be seen so just opened up a case at Kiira road police station until the owner is found, but nothing all happed to the trailer.”

 

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Dream Weekend Silent Disco Impresses

Sat, 12/24/2016 - 17:54

The Silent Disco trend is booming right about now and with brands like House Of Djs, Kella and Radio City to usher it to its throne, the sky is the limit. Yesterday was the last silent disco of the year and as they say the best is saved for last, it surely was this time. The venue was Gatto Matto in Bugolobi and as early as 9:00pm, revellers were flocking in and grabbing pairs of headphones to get into the groove. With each passing hour, the crowd grew bigger and by midnight, all headphones were sold out and everyone was in a party mood.

The Djs on the decks were the RadioCity Dream Weekend Djs who included Dj Ciza, Mr Continental, Selector Jay, Benon Dj and Dj Naselow. The Dj lineup made this one of the most memorable events of the year with genres like Old Skool, RnB, HipHop, Pop, Electro, Dancehall, Reggae and  AfroBeat rocking our ears, everyone was in a dancing mood… forcefully.

Some of the celebrities in attendance included Andrew Kabuura, Cleopatra, Brian McKenzie, Byg Kahuna and Denzel. The event ended at 4:30am and no one went home with regrets. We at Chano8 are observing this silent party trend and predicting like hmmmm soon we are going to find silent weddings.

Below are some of the photo moments:

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Photos: When Fenon Records Threw An End Of Year Party For Staff And Clients

Sat, 12/24/2016 - 16:11

It is the festive season and during this time, many companies throw parties for their staff and clients in a way of congratulating them upon finishing the year. One of them is Fenon Records an events organising company that has also been doing audio and video production for various artistes since 2004 who organised an all white end of year party on Wednesday evening

The party that took place at their head offices located on 2nd street Industrial Area in Kampala saw their clients and staff members share good moments and at the same time being treated to the best live Dj mixes by Dj Brian, lots of comedy and other fun things

Below is how the event went down in pictures.

Isaac Rucci (2nd left) and friends posing for cameras

Dj Brian made sure no one got bored

Singer Iryn Namubiru was in attendance too

(L to R) Swahili Nation’s Charlie King, Gospel singer Levixone and friends pose for pictures on the Fenon backdrop

MC Deedan takes the lead as the others pull some rare dance moves

Comedian Salvado Idringi was one of the people who served food

Dj Ape Man does the singing as the rest do the dancing

Chano8’s business development manager Tonny Mutengu posing for pictures with MC Deedan

A look at some of the chicken pieces 

(L-R) Alex Muhangi, Salvado, MC Deedan, Selector Jay, Flower and Afsa from House of Djs

Some of the members of Team Expendables Salvado and Sams

 

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Iryn Namubiru Proves Her Worth At Concert

Sat, 12/24/2016 - 12:43

Recently, legendary singer Iryn Namubiru promised an ‘Intimate’ kind of showcase and indeed she fulfilled the promise last night at Kampala Serena Hotel’s Victoria Hall where her One Night Only Concert sponsored by Bell Lager, Sms One, Fenon Events , Kampala Serena Hotel , Capital FM and BBS TV was held.

Irene Namubiru posing for the cameras after arrival for her concert

Fans marked time and as early as 7:30 PM they were seen marching in the hall ready to watch their star Iryn perform live. At exactly 9:30 PM, the diva was introduced on stage by the host who was Capital FM’s Flavia Tumusiime while lights were off with attendees standing up to give her an energetic welcome. The crowd’s ululations were perfect evidence that they were more than ready for her.

Capital FM and NTV’s Flavia Tumisiime was the host

Buganda Kingdom Premiere Mr Charles Peter Mayiga was the guest of honour

Clad in a hugging white dress and a pair of silver high heeled shoes, she kicked her performance doing ‘Nkuweeki’, ‘Nkwagala Nyo’, ‘Anjagala’, ‘Nabulo’, ‘Akawowo’ and ‘Tebiba Bingi’ which concluded her first round. As she went for a short break, Singer and multi instrumentalist Kenneth Mugabi took to the stage too performing his ‘Kibunomu’ and ‘Naki’ songs which thrilled the ladies.

“How are you all fans, I love you and thank you for coming, you have given me the energy” Iryn  Namubiru told the atendees

Asection of the crowd

Kenneth Mugabi performing ‘Naki’

Iryn later returned and resumed singing ‘Empisa Zo’, ‘Nsonyiwa’, ‘Emunyenye’, ‘Bona Obasinga’, ‘Temperature’, ‘Ofuuse Oluyimba’, ‘Bilowoozo’, ‘Esimu Yekilo’, ‘Kabiki’, ‘Newadeyo’ , ‘Kyadaaki’ and went for yet another short break.

In the 3rd and final part, she got a time to sing for her fans the famous Christmas carol ‘Feliz Navidad’, ‘Gwe Ansanira’, Bya Mbirigo’, ‘Katika’ alongside…, ‘Kachumbali’, ‘Ondi Muda Eli’ alongside Dr Hilderman, ‘Nze Nawe’, ‘Begombeko’, ‘Nsula Wuwo’, ‘Samwa Samwa’, Yoono’, ‘Simbalala’ and finally ‘Nakukolaki’

Iryn Namubiru doing her ‘Katika’ collabo with Eppy

Iryn and Dr Hilderman performing their ‘Ondi Munda Eli’ collabo

It was noted that fans kept ululating as Iryn put her live performance, danced and sang along her songs and the concert was attended by different socialites and celebrities like Mr Charles Peter Mayiga the Buganda Kingdom Premiere who was the guest of honour, singers Irene Ntale, Leila Kayondo, Winnie Nwagi, Angella Katatumba and Halima Namakula, TV presenters Douglas Lwanga and Calvin Da Entertainer, fashion designer Abryanz among many others.

Singer Winnie Nwagi posing for a selfie

Singer Angella Katatumba (L) was there too

Buganda Kingdom Prime minister Charles Peter Mayiga and the wife in attendance

UBC TV’s Calvin Da Entertainer and the wife

Singer Leila Kayondo (left)

 

Iryn Namubiru’s mother (in white) and a friend posing for our camera

Fashion designer Abryanz and a friend did not miss

Dr Hilder Man (R) watching the proceedings on stage

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Man Whose Story Inspired The Movie ‘Machine Gun Preacher’ To Donate To Northern Uganda

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 18:29

If you haven’t watched a movie called ‘Machine Gun preacher’, better go watch it. First because it’s a nice and inspirational movie but most importantly because it’s a about Uganda and acted by Gerald Butler, renowned international movie actor.

It made headlines in 2011 and was inspired by Sam Chidler, a US ex-marine who fought the LRA rebels to protect the children in northern Uganda and southern Sudan.

Because of this movie, Chidler also won the Mother Theresa International Social Justice Award in November 2013, which makes him the only American to own it.

And five years after the movie, Sam Chidler has decided to donate rice worth millions to the northern region, Adjumani and Southern Sudan, the same places he’s so familiar with.

Chidlers’ story inspired the movie

Growing up in Pennsylvania, Childers has spent more than two decades in Africa where he now lives full-time.  

“I am donating a full lorry of rice on Friday, 23rd December to Northern Uganda, Adjumani and Suthern Sudan. The amount of rice I am donating, if sold, would amount to shs7,000dollars. But that money could change people’s lives. It could give someone out there a bigger reason to live.” He will donate the rice together with 3 cows and whatever other donations he will gather along the way.

Childers has been booked to share his “story of hope” in places around the world over the last eight years including Christian venues, secular venues and even at factories, he said. Sometimes, like Sunday evening, he will stand in the pulpit and preach. “Some people say I’m a motivational speaker, some say I’m a preacher but I just carry a message of hope. I don’t ever preach at people. I just tell my story,” he said.

A fighter for his cause, Childers at times has been called a mercenary. His Christian deeds, however, have been acknowledged internationally. Recognizing his humanitarian contributions, the Harmony Foundation in 2013 presented Childers with its most prestigious award, the Mother Theresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice. At a ceremony in Mumbai, India, Childers became the first American to receive the award.

The cover of the movie

 

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“It Is Going To Be An Intimate One” Iryn Namubiru Speaks Out Ahead Of Concert

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 18:47

With only two days to yet another big gig by a legend that is none other than Iryn Namubiru who will be hosting her highly anticipated ‘One Night Only’ that is slated to take place at Kampala Serena Hotel on Friday the 23rd of December.

A lot is expected from the talented diva and so far fellow artistes and the fans are already anticipating big things taking to social media sharing the ‘I will be there’ post to show support for the ‘Bilowoozo’ hit maker’s concert with entry fees set at Ug Shs 100,000 ordinary, 1 million VIP and 3 million VVIP.

It promises to be the best of Iryn Namubiru as she takes fans through the works done over the years till 2016. When Chano8 contacted her for a comment about what to expect on Friday, she had this to say.

“Friday is going to be everything, we will be reminiscing from 2006 to date. The Best of Iryn. It is going to be an intimate one, not many people, well managed sound and a lot of security. I am very ready and already lodged in Serena.”

The concert which is proudly sponsored by SMS ONE, Fenon Events, Kampala Serena Hotel, Capital FM and BBS TV among others, will kick off at 6pm and Iryn Fans have to brace themselves for the best of the year-ender as Iryn will be performing her hit songs like ‘Bilowoozo’, ‘Nkwagal Nyo’, ‘Simbalala’, ‘Kabiki’ among others, live on stage.

There will be many VIP guests expected to grace the event however Charles Peter Mayiga the Buganda Kingdom Premiere will be the guest of honour. Chano8 will be there as usual to give you all the  updates.

 

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Why Mugiez Bar Went Ablaze

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 15:24

With a few weeks after Satelite Beach Mukono going in flames, another high end bar in Mutungo known as Mugiez Bar went into flames earlier yesterday with goods worth millions being destroyed and burnt into ashes.

An official statement has not yet been released by the proprietors regarding the cause of the fire, but unconfirmed information has it that, it was caused by a short circuit that sparked off at the VIP section.

A picture showing Mugiez Bar on fire

The fire that gutted the buildingand destroyed items worth millions of shillings and it kept spreading due to the grass thatched roofing. Among the items destroyed were fridges, computers, flat screens, laptops, sofa sets and tables among others but luckily enough, no life was lost in the process.

Mugiez Bar has been one of Mutungo’s biggest happening places that attract people from surrounding areas like Biina, Luzira, Bugoloobi, Kireka and Kitintale. It has been busy especially during weekends and also been a  favourite joint for soccer lovers when it comes to airing premier league matches on screen.   

By the time it went up in flames, management had plans of renovating it with a grand re-opening scheduled for next month.

 

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“This Year’s Party Is Coming With A Few Changes”-Ivan Ssemwanga

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 13:41

It’s that time of the year when party goers start dusting their nice looking outfits and ready to party because of the endless ‘Bu-summer’ parties thrown everywhere but one that is highly anticipated is the ‘Rich Gang’ one that happens every year.

This year’s party themed ‘Money, fame and power’ unlike the previous two occasions where it was held at Liquid Silk is happening at club Guvnor and the hosts, Ivan Semwanga, ED Cheune and King Lawrence promise that it’s going to be a party like no other.

Speaking at press briefing earlier yeasterday at  Club Guvnor, the two Ivan and Cheune said this year’s party is going to be bigger and better than all the other parties they have been having.

(L-R) ED Cheune, Ivan Semwanga , their friend and Natasha from Club Guvnor at the press conference

Some of the journalists who were at the press briefing

“We got feedback from our fans who complained that Liquid Silk was so small for them and that they couldn’t get access to some of the things we had earlier talked about like beer and so on. It was because of these two that we decided to change the venue for this year’s party.” Ivan said before confirming that this time round an open bar is really happening.

And this was confirmed by the club’s PRO Natasha who said that all bars will be operating as open bar points tomorrow.

Club Guvnors PRO Natasha stressing a point

The other surprise was the unveiling of a new member onto the team known as Prince MJ who was also in attendance. He says he’s an up keep developer as well as the CEO of an academy down in South Africa.  

 

 

 

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Photos: Fun Factory Closes Year With 5 Star Laughter

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 19:49

Lat Friday, comedy outfit Fun Factory wound up their annual end of year performance with an undoubtedly awesome show at Serena Hotel’s Victoria Conference Hall.

The much-anticipated event dubbed ‘5 Star Madness’ was well attended by top city comedy enthusiasts and comedians who thronged the venue at 6 PM to enjoy the show hosted by Uganda’s sketch comedy group Fun Factory.The event powered by Bell Lager saw revelers jam packing the foyer at the Hotel by 6 PM enjoying free Bell Lager and Uganda Waragi cocktails. At 8:30 PM, they were ushered in to the hall serenaded by jazz melodies from Joseph Sax and band and by 9 PM when the show had gone just a skit deep, the hall had about 800 comedy fans ready to be thrilled.

The group featuring  award winning comedian Anne Kansiime, Richard Tuwangye, Herbert Segujja aka Teacher Mpamire, Veronica Tindi, Hannington Bujjingo were some of the comedians who headlined the affair as they excited revelers with  a number of their best rib-tickling skits over the years ecntred around common life situations, leaving the audience cracking from the word go.

People from all sections of society turned up including celebrities, socialites, corporates and comedy lovers. Notabe among them was celebrated Gagmel powerhouse couple Bebe Cool and Zuena Kirema, Lillian Mbabazi, Patrick Idringi Salvador, Renah Nalumansi, Ziza Bafana, Michael Ouma and many others. Check out our picture Gallery for more highlights.

Thast my beer, Hanington Bugingo seems to say

Revellers enjoyed cocktails by Uganda Waragi

Beer beer was in plenty for the comedy lovers

Selfie time before we laugh our hearts out

Memories

Joseph Sax and the band kept the crowd entertained with smooth Jazz

Mendo Seguya aka Teacher Mpamire opened the comedy session with his trade mark ‘class in session’ jokes

UBL’s Roy Tumwizere and Maureen Rutabingwa Bell Lager Brand Manager at the event

Singer Lilian Mbabazi could not hold back her tears

Anne Kansiime crys like a baby

Karitas Karisimbi and her friend ‘died’ as Benon Mugumbya swallows the jokes

Comedian Salvado Idringi and wife Daphine Frankstock were in attendance

The pastors leading the congregation in prayer

Today we should also just laugh

Bebe Cool and wife Zuena enjoying the show

Ronnie McVex

Napoleon Emma

Anne Kansiime did stand up comedy too

Kansiime’s hubby Ojok and Tonny Mutengu laugh their hearts out

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