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Cristiano Ronaldo Rumored To Become A Father Of Twin Boys.

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 16:54
  • Cristiano set to be father of twin boys.
  • He wants his son to have brothers to grow up with.
  • this comes after Ronaldo and Georgina  a model make their relationship public.

Cristiano_Ronaldo the real Madrid striker is rumored to be expecting twin boys from a surrogate in the USA.He is the football superstar rumoured to have sired his first son Cristiano Jr via surrogacy back in 2010. And now a source has told The Sun that Cristiano Ronaldo is set to be father to ‘twin baby boys’ by a surrogate mother in the USA – who is said to be due ‘very soon’.

Cristiano Ronaldo with Georgina and his son.

The news comes as the 32-year-old  Real Madrid forward continues to date and appear publicly with Spanish model Georgina Rodriguez, 23.Aura of mystery: Ronaldo is known to be a generally private person and the circumstances surrounding his first son’s birth are still unknown.

On Saturday The Sun reported that a source close to Cristiano said he had told his inner circle he will fly his baby twins to his £5million mansion on the outskirts Madrid when they are born. The source said: ‘Cristiano and his family can’t wait to meet the new members of their clan.He likes to keep a tight lid on his private life but has told loved ones and close friends the baby boys are due to arrive very soon.’  As reported by the Sun.

Ronaldo and his son

The source reportedly said that the family does not know the identity of the mother of the twins.He added:  ‘[Cristiano] feels the time is right for his boy to have brothers to grow up with.Parallels could be drawn with the mystery surrounding the mother of Cristiano Jr, who lived in San Diego and was allegedly paid £10million by the footballer; but whose name has never been revealed.

Before he met Georgina, Cristiano dated Russian model Irina_Shayk, but the couple did not have any children together.In January, Georgina and Cristiano made their red carpet debut as they stepped out with the Cristiano Jr to attend the FIFA Football Awards in Zurich.And the model was snapped having fun with the young boy and giving him caring attention at a recent Real Madrid game.

At the FIFA awards.

Cristiano is apparently proud of his son, posting several pictures to social media of the pair despite generally keeping his private life to himself. At the end of January the star posted a father-son shot to Instagram with a Cristiano Jr, where his son looked incredibly similar to his famous dad.Both had swept, gelled black hair and natural pose on camera, and Ronaldo Sr cheekily captioned the snap ‘perfect couple’ with a couple of love heart emojis.Within days it had raked in over millions of likes, including from famous sporting names such as John Terry and Anthony Joshua.

Looking suave on the red carpet.

Georgina is reported to have worked at a Gucci store in Madrid and as a nanny in Bristol before embarking on her new romance.The pair are believed to have met after she caught Cristiano’s eye in the VIP section of a recent Dolce & Gabbana party.It is said that they dated in secret for a few months, before going public with their romance by enjoying a date at Disneyland Paris in November.And since then they have been seen going on several dates in and around Madrid – though their social media interaction has been minimal.

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Photos: Sights At The Thrilling Inaugural Yella Cultural Festival

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 13:25
  • The inaugural Yella Cultural Festival in Uganda thrills revellers
  • Artistes like Giovanni Kiyingi, Haka Mukiga, Suzan Kerunen, Igulu, Winnie Lado (South Sudan), Blood Brothers Reggae Band and Famous Friends Acrobats lit the fest up

Yella Cultural Festival is a project conceived by the Senegandan (Senegalese origin/Ugandan resident) percussionist and musician, Mame N’Diack Seck Thiam of Mame Sounds. The fest aims at bringing young people together to embrace cultural heritage and diversity through the arts and last Saturday (11th of March), the very first edition went down successfully at the 5th Street Industrial Area based Design Hub Kampala amid thrilling performances from the night’s headliners.

Performances were all live and they kicked off at 7:20 PM with a showcase from Giovanni Kiyingi a folk singer who thrilled the fair crowd of revellers with songs like ‘Happy’, ‘Buddu’, ‘Nkwesuunga’, ‘Tebalimba’ and ‘Ssemusajja Agenda’.

Famous friends Acrobats added on to the crowd’s excitement with their energetic and eye catching acrobatics and other entertaining things like playing with the fire, sitting of 6 inch nails and many more as the revellers ululated.

More performances came in from Winnie Lado from South Sudan, Haka Mukiga, Suzan Kerunen (Alur Queen) and finally Blood Brothers Reggae Band. According to our observation, revellers enjoyed every bit of performances from the artistes and each reveller represented for their culture. Kitenge was the dominant attire amongst the attendees.

Apart from the performances, there were other things that took people’s attention like the art pieces which were on exhibition and other African things like cloths, bags and footwear which some bought.

Here is how the whole event went down through the Chano8 lens.

Folk singer Giovanni Kiyingi doing what he does best

The attendees enjoyed every bit of the performances

Famous Friends Acrobats just thrilled the crowd with their acrobatics

One of the Famous Friends Acrobats’ members playing with fire

Haka Mukiga performing

All the way from South Sudan, Winnie Lado doing her thing

Singer Igulu performing

Suzan Kerunen (Alur Queen) was simply flawless

Urban TV’s Denzel Mwinyeretsi was the host

 

 

Reggae singer Jamal Waswa was there too

Dj Ras Brown Mugisha entertained revellers with reggae music

Blood Brothers Reggae band doing their thing

Joe Kahirimbanyi the lead singer Qwela Band and a friend were there too

Yella Cultural Festival organiser Mame N’Diack Seck Thiam (left) with a friend posing for our camera

         

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Heathens Cement 2017 Uganda Rugby League Championship.

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 12:48
  • Heathens cement 2017 championship.
  • Brian Odongo pops shoulder.
  • Can Kobs take the Uganda Cup this year.

Hima Cement Heathens RFC is to be crowned the 2017 Nile special rugby league champions after their brilliant display of rugby on Saturday 11th March at Legends Sports Club over the weekend.

Heathens players in an earlier game

When Kobs visited Heathens at Kyadondo in the first round, the former lasted 40 minutes before letting in second half tries to lose 33-17. Kobs had taken a 17-13 half time lead but their lethargic display in the second period gave Heathens the advantage to win the game and finish the first round unbeaten.

Yet, even with the title lost, Kobs  did not lie on the ground and accept to be stepped onto. It has been a stop-start season for Kobs who had to axe former head coach Mirko Dal Molin earlier in the season with the team struggling to impress. Betway Kobs put up a formidable fight to try and win this particular game for the fans that came down in numbers to show support for the blues.

Betway Kobs celebrating a try.

Betway Kobs started the scoring earlier on in the game by taking advantage of Heathens mistakes and taking two penalties in the first ten minutes. However this run both ways as Heathens quickly equalized with two penalties. Both sides made several mistakes and they conceded a number of penalties. Brian Odongo aka Captain Fantastic steam rolled a one Ogwal Romano from heathens as he took a leadership role to help the blues get their first try from Aredo Joseph. It was converted by Kobs kicker James Ilonjat.

Joseph Aredo from Betway Kobs in an earlier fixture with Black Pirates.

Betway kobs failed to convert a total of four tries that could have seen them at least win against their arch rivals. Heathens captain Romano Ogwal revealed, ahead of the clash, that the loss to Pirates was a reality check which should help them deal with Kobs better. “Pirates gave us a reality check and we have to work hard against Kobs,” the flanker said ahead of the tie. Heathens were outsmarted, outhustled and figured out by a youthful Pirates side for their first loss of the season.

Scrum down time.

The champions did not want to lose another game and they pushed hard through the Kobs defense. This led to an injury for the Kobs Captain Brian Odongo when he ended up popping his shoulder. The captain had to step off leaving kobs without leadership the rest of the game. Heathens won the game 20 -16 making them the 2017 champions. Betway Kobs are to regroup and try to win the Uganda Cup later this year.

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Is P-Square The Richest Duo In Africa?

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 08:08

Wealth is measured by many things and assets is one of them. When it comes to musicians, an example of Ugandan ones, they are always quick to point out their houses as their most expensive asset. We are talking about Bobi Wine and Eddy Kenzo to mention a few.

 But if you are to compare their houses and the rest of the houses owned other African artistes, we can say P-Square are perhaps the richest artistes in Africa if houses are the parameters.

 The Nigerian singing duo entered their new manshion a few days ago in Park View Ikoyi Nigeria.

It consists of three different houses, in three different compounds. It has a state of the art cinema hall, swimming pool, fancy red and white kitchen, a huge sitting and dining room among others.

 Peter Okoye said on his Instagram that. “This is why I don’t go to the cinemas bring the movies to the house, theatre at home.” in regards to the cinema hall in the house.

 It is reported that the duo charge $100,000 (359,900,000 Ug Shs) to perform outside Nigeria and with such a fee for a performance yet they are always travelling for performances and with such a house, you could say they are the richest in Africa.

 They have performed twice in Uganda previously and during the first time, Uganda was the first country they performed in at the start of their career.

 

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Stylist Abryanz Takes Career A Notch Higher

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 12:05

He achieved what no other Ugandan designer has and he has done it at quite a tender age. Ahumuza Bryan alias Abryanz has two boutiques in town, he is the Ciroc brand Ambassador in Uganda and not only that, his annual Abranz style and fashion awards are the best award ceremony in Uganda.

He’s continuing to grow his brand and being into fashion, there was one thing that Abryanz was paying little attention to. And that was sewing his own clothes.

This is so vital to the fashion industry because almost all renowned fashionistas sew their brands. This would have triggered him to think about going for sewing lessons.

 

The stylist didn’t comment much on who and where the lessons are taking place but said that this was the only missing link in his trade. “I’ve always felt a vacuum in what I do and it’ time I fill it up,” He said.

Bryan also confirmed that he will soon hold an exhibition where he will showcase his first designs and also intends to have a whole set of designs that he hopes to showcase at his Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards (ASFAs) in December.

We were able to get a glimpse of his first hand made piece and if he could pull it off like that, then the future is bright for him.

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Major Lazer’s Dj Diplo Confirmed For Mega Performance In Kampala

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 15:56

 News reaching our desk is that Talent Africa has confirmed world renowned DJ and producer DIPLO for a mega gig on April 21st in Uganda.

Talent Africa’s CEO Aly Allibhai states “We look forward to hosting DIPLO one of the world’s best DJs and Producers here in Kampala as a part of his African tour. This will go down to be the biggest party to ever happen in Uganda with a mind blowing production. Stay tuned.”

Thomas Wesley Pentz better known as Diplo, is one of the most dynamic forces in the music industry today. A superstar Dj, sought after producer, label owner and the wizard behind Major Lazer.  The Grammy award winner has an unprecedented career that has taken him from the outer fringes of club culture to the top of pop’s A-list.

Dj Diplo at one of the events he performed at

Diplo is one of the most in-demand producers in the music industry. He has produced massive hits for numerous A-list artistes including Justin Beiber, Madonna, MIA, Beyonce, Usher, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Britney Spears, Iggy Azalea, Sean Paul, 2 Chainz, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown and many more. Diplo has created a unique blend of electronic dance music fused with pop, reggae, dancehall and hip hop. Major Lazer is Diplo’s outlet for his lifelong love of Jamaican Dancehall music.

Major Lazer’s single “Lean On” took the world by storm, becoming the most successful independently released song of all time after peaking at #1 on the Top 40 chart, becoming the most streamed song on Spotify of all-time with more than 673 million streams to date. The song is currently the most played track on Sound Cloud, and became one of only a handful of videos to reach 1 billion views on YouTube and the 7th most watched video of all time. “Lean On” is certified six times Platinum.  

Watch ‘Lean on’ below;

 

 

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Meet The Hosts Of The First Ever Blue Carpet Event In Uganda

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 15:18

Through the years, we have had a lot of red carpet events which have in a way gotten common to people’s eyes but the Club Pilsener organised Club Music Video Awards will for the first time ever have a blue carpet run way on Saturday the 18th of March at Kampala Serena Hotel’s Victoria Hall.

According to the organisers, this blue carpet is intended to observe Club’s brand colour which is blue and a group of four hosts has been called on board to host this session where they will be having one on ones with revellers who will be expected to speak out their experience and what they expect of the awards.

The hosts are none other than Urban TV’s Denzel Mwinyeretsi, former Miss Uganda 2012 Stella Nantumbwe aka Ellah, NTV The Beat’s Sheilah Gashumba and Radio City’s Deedan. These four have already taken to social media to create hype and call upon the fans to come in hundreds and witness how Uganda’s music videos will be recognised and awarded.

Club Music Video Awards are organised to seek, celebrate and recognise the best of Ugandan music videos. They first happened in 2013 and for some scanty reasons, they din’t happen again until this year when they came back with a big bang.

Nominees will tussle it out in 15 categories but the public will vote in only 8 namely Male Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year, New Comer of the Year, Collaboration of the year, Best Duo or Group, Inspirational/Message Video of the year, Viral YouTube Video of the year and Video of the year where as the other 7 will be voted by the technical team and Judges.

(L-R) Radio City’s Deedan, Sheilah Gashumba and Stellah Nantumbwe will be the hosts of the Blue Carpet session at the upcoming Club Music Video Awards

“Super excited to announce to you that I will be hosting the first ever BLUE CARPET experience at the @clubmusicvideoawards on Saturday 18th March 2017!! You already know what time it will be, it’s time to get your glam team ready because it’s SLAYINGGG time.” Sheilah Gashumba posted on her Instagram.

Urban TV’s Denzel and Sheilah Gashumba

All roads lead to Kampala Serena Hotel for these anticipated awards whose entry fee is only Ug Shs 100,000 ordinary and 150,000 VIP.Top of Form

 

 

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Ziza Bafana Rubbishes Hospitalization Rumours

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 15:10

It has been reported that Dancehall musician Ziza Bafana is in critical condition after he was beaten by unknown people last night but the artiste has come out and disregarded those rumours saying that he’s well and doing his daily routines.

“Contrary to words going around that I have been hospitalized, I am well and doing my routine duties as always, I was not beaten or even been involved in any acts of violence as rumours had it last night.” He said.

We can also confirm this because we heard the musician on Galaxy radio today morning where he was hosted to premier his latest ‘Joker’ song.

He added that, some people are just determined to do anything to fail him but the works of his enemy to tarnish his name have again ‘fallen on barren land’.

While on radio, the musician talked about a lot of things where he also clarified about his involvement with Bukedde TV’s Fifi Da Queen whom he says is just a friend. “Fifi and I have never been involved in a relationship beyond friendship. She was part of my management back then but beyond that, nothing else.” He added.

 

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PSG Offers Wenger Escape Route As Fans Riot.

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 13:09
  • Around 200 Arsenal fans protested outside the Emirates on Tuesday night
  • They called for Arsene Wenger to leave, accusing him of ‘killing the club’
  • Fans held up signs urging the club not to renew the Frenchman’s contract
  • PSG’s sensational loss at the hands of Barcelona could impact Arsene Wenger 
  • Arsenal took an unprecedented step to release statement about Wenger’s future

Arsène_Wenger is seemingly the unhappiest coach in the English Premier league this week after suffering a major thrashing from Bayern Munich in the UEFA champion’s league. Arsenal lost their chance to contend for the cup in the first round when they conceded four goals. This meant they had to fight to score at least six goals to get back in the game.

As a result Arsenal supporters staged protests calling for Arsene Wenger to leave the club prior to their thrashing by Bayern Munich on Tuesday night, even accusing the manager of ‘killing’ their club. Wenger has faced increasing dissent from the stands in recent months after Arsenal slipped out of the Premier League title race and suffered a humiliating 5-1 defeat by Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie. The Frenchman, who has been in charge since October 1996, is in a tight spot but stands his ground. “I will not be forced out of a club I helped build up.”

Arsenal Management reacts to the Riots.

Arsenal broke their silence on the speculation about manager Arsene Wenger’s future Thursday, with PSG interested in snapping up the veteran boss. The Gunners board took the unusual step of releasing a statement to clarify the future of their under-fire boss; who remains defiant despite calls from disgruntled fans for him to leave at the end of the season. Intriguingly, the statement indicated that the decision over whether or not Wenger will sign a new deal would not be made solely by the Frenchman, but collectively with the board.

A message to Arsene Wenger from his fans.

But the statement from the club’s chairman Sir Chips Keswick was met with apathy from Arsenal fans given its ambiguity. The statement read: ‘We are fully aware of the attention currently focused on the club and understand the debate.We respect that fans are entitled to their different, individual opinions, but we will always run this great football club with its best long-term interests at heart. Arsene has a contract until the end of the season. Any decisions will be made by us mutually and communicated at the right time in the right way.’

Fans protesting against Wenger.

PSG persues Wenger.

The statement stopped short of publicly backing Wenger, with results between now and the end of the season likely to be the key factor in whether he stays. Wenger, privately, retains the full support of majority shareholder Stan Kroenke. Indeed, in an ideal world Wenger would prefer to sign the two-year contract on the table. But, as it stands, the animosity towards him from growing sections of the club’s fanbase means announcing he is staying at this juncture would only serve to fan the flames. The surprise statement acknowledged the differing views of supporters regarding Wenger’s future.

And the manager admitted the discontent would be a factor in his final decision. He said: ‘Yes, fans’ opinion will have an impact on my decision, you consider everything. It will not be the most important factor, but of course, you consider it.’ And following Barcelona’s remarkable Champions League comeback against Paris Saint- Germain on Wednesday night, Wenger then pointed out how opinions about Barca coach Luis Enrique have changed.

‘It just sums it up that two weeks ago he (Enrique) was an idiot and everyone said, “You have to leave”, so he did. Today he is a hero. That sums up the job,’ said Wenger.The demise of PSG at the Nou Camp could yet have an impact on Wenger’s future. Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the Paris club’s chairman, is a huge fan of Wenger and has failed on more than one occasion to lure the manager to the French capital.

Key players not happy.

Meanwhile, Arsenal players and staff are more convinced than ever that Alexis Sanchez wants to leave the club at the end of the season, having noticed a drop of intensity in training.The former Barcelona striker’s mood has deteriorated recently, culminating in him storming off during a training session last week. It appears Sanchez erupted because his side were losing a training match and then he suffered a heavy tackle from a team-mate.

Alexis Sanchez looking very disappointed.

Laurent Koscielny, among others, went into the dressing room to confront furious Sanchez, who was then dropped for last weekend’s defeat at Liverpool. But Wenger said: ‘We have a good, united, determined group. When you go through disappointing results, you always have some disagreements.‘Overall, on that front I don’t worry. In our job, you have to be competitive and competitiveness doesn’t always mean love.‘It is about performing. In the past, it’s not the team who loves each other the most who is the best on the football field.’

Laurent Koscielny on the pitch.

 

 

 

 

 

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Photos: Reggae And Nyama Nyam Affair At Roast And Rhyme

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 11:53

When do you ever get the chance see Reggae stars like Bebe Cool, Mighty Son, Benon and Vampos share the same stage? Well it happened last Sunday at the Roast and Rhyme picnic event that took place at Jahazi Pier in Munyonyo.

The event organised by Swangz Avenue record label which has picked up so first, was this time held under the theme “Raggae Nyam Nyam” and true to the promise, there was massive reggae as revellers enjoyed meat in different forms on the backdrop of the cool breeze of Lake Victoria.

Reggae fans started storming the venue as early as 1pm and wanted to have fun to the maximum with some carrying their own meat and cooking stoves, drinks in ice coolers and mats. Others stormed the place with their families and got to business immediately.

After the DJ’s warmed up the crowd with some Reggae mixes, the event kicked off officially with Mighty Son giving the best of his vibes and veterans Benon and Vampose proving to fans that they still got it with their old-time classics like ‘Mumuleete gyendi mwe,’ ‘I know,’ ‘Smart wire,’

“We are grateful for turning up in big numbers and supporting local talent. Next time it will even be bigger and better”. Said Benon one of the brains behind the event.

Bebe Cool concluded the night with some energetic performances backed up by his Gagamel band as he performed both old and new jams till midnight.

Our cameras captured some of the best moments.

  

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Legendary Reggae Maestro Maddox To Finally Hold Concert

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 10:21

It has been a long time coming for the legendary Maddox to step on stage, not to support others but for himself and this is happening at Imperial Royal Hotel on Good Friday in what is dubbed as ‘The Return Of The Champion’.

The show is going to cost Ug Shs 50, 000 and Shs 1 million with other subsequent shows happening at Satellite Beach Mukono and Resort Beach Entebbe for Ug Shs 10,000 each.

Legendary Reggae Maestro Maddox Ssematimba Ssemanda set for his Return Of The Champion Concert (Photo by Habre Muriisa)

Maddox last staged a concert in 2001 when he had just returned to Uganda and it was highly attended going by the fact that his Namagembe album was on heaving rotation.

He recorded his second album two years later and the artiste hasn’t recorded anything in 15 years but the love he has been receiving has been overwhelming.

His career almost came to an end when it was reported that drugs had taken the best of him but he bounced back. It was at this point that events promoters decided to use him as the headlining act on most of their shows like Qwela Junction, Tula Ku Mukeka, Roast and Rhyme among others.

 

 

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Will Smith Did Not Visit Uganda, Kenya

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 19:42

Social media and even main stream media has been awash of Will Smiths African tour which saw him visit East Africa after connecting from Egypt on Women’s day eve.

However, there have been varied reports of which country he had actually visited with twitter having 3 different accounts as Uganda claimed Smith had visited and Kenya as well had twits of the movie and music super star’s visit when actually he had visited Tanzania and not Uganda or Kenya.

After photos emerged of Smith at the airport disembarking from his jet, many excited people started posting about being ‘proud of hosting’ of Hollywood’s greatest ever actors and calling up on him to visit their respective countries ‘again’.

The different posts claiming Will Smith visit

Smith, who jetted in Tanzania for a private visit, is believed to be on a mission to check out nice sights for his next movie project while at the same time enjoying the beauty of Africa.

Will Smith pictured at Serengti with Chantal Iman 

Uganda has also recently become a hub for movie shooting with the success of bloc-busters like The Last King of Scotland and Queen of Katwe. However Smith has not yet posted any confirmation about his visit or where exactly he is.

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All Star Female Djs Light Up Kyadondo

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 16:19

Women’ day is celebrated worldwide and the entertainment celebrations in Uganda happened at Kyadondo rugby grounds for the 3rd edition of the women’s deejay event which happened on Tuesday.

The event had deejays like Mary Jo who was the host, Xzyl, Rachael, Sheilah Ats, Lolah, Pofia, Kathy and each played mixes for 45 minutes during their sessions but Mary Jo only played for fifteen minutes and later the event got done because it had exceeded midnight, yet Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) only allows events to have happened before that time.

Veteran Dj Rachael on the ones and twos, she caught the crowd with mixes

 

Every Deejay came with a different strategy of exciting the fair crowd that attended. Some played old school jams, some concentrated on a mixture of Jamaican and Nigerian hits and others just played whatever they felt comfortable with.

The deejay line up was cool, the set up was on point and the crowd loved every bit of the performances. However, the publicity was so bad in that some of the people who attended had just gone to the venue to do their own stuff, only getting to know that there was an event of such magnitude after noticing the stage and asking around

Dj Pofia was simply good

 

 

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Is Barcelona FC’s Win Over PSG The Biggest Comeback Ever?

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 15:19
  • Barca thrash PSG 6-1 to reach Champions League quarter-finals.
  • Late Sergio Roberto volley sends Barca through 6-5 on aggregate.
  • Edinson Cavani goal looked to have killed tie off in second half .
  • Neymar scored twice in three minutes before Roberto struck.
  • Barcelona through to the last eight for the 11th year in a row.

Wednesday night will be a night that goes down in history as Barcelona FC managed to beat Paris Saint Germain 6-1 at the memorable Camp_Nou stadium.This was a game that will resonate; a match that goes down in history. It was the first time ever in the Champions League that a team had overcome a four-goal deficit. But it was more than that. It was so, so much more than that as the disbelieving looks on the players, the staff, coaches, fans of Barcelona showed.

Barcelona FC players celebrating after final whistle.

Barcelona FC and its players have done everything but they have never done this. Even the stoniest of hearts will feel for Paris Saint-Germain, this fledgling team who were overwhelmed, despite their formidable advantage coming into this second leg. They scored a precious away goal, which should have ended it, then missed two golden chances and somehow conceded three times in the final eight minutes, including five added minutes. This will hit them and their coach, Unai Emery, hard. Glory turned to dust.

That explanation, though, does not do justice. But, then, what does? Barca had managed to get themselves three goals in front after 50 minutes and the impossible seemed possible, seemed probable, before they conceded. Then it emphatically appeared over and it was only on 88 minutes that Neymar scored the first of his goals, before creating the decisive third with effectively the last kick of the match and with goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen having abandoned his role as he played as a striker.

The goal keeper tries to deny Barcelona.

Neymar said he would score twice. No-one expected the Brazilian to leave it so late. Barca coach Luis Enrique – tired, haggered and on his way out at the end of the season and broken after the first leg of this last-16 tie – said if his team could concede four goals in Paris then they could score six to reach the quarter-finals. And they did score six.

These are two of the biggest, wealthiest clubs in world football with huge financial backing. But it boiled down to a desperate football match desperate because of the desire to win not because of the quality, which was brilliant and a flood of emotion as PSG were over-wrought and Barca were left with nothing but naked competitiveness and some wonderful, remarkable skill to see them through.

The view as seen through the net.

Neymar, Luis_Suárez and Lionel_Messi all scored and it was a night when they had to reassert themselves; when Barca had to reassert them and show defiantly that reports of their demise, that the obituaries are premature. They are. Wildly premature on this evidence. The decisive goal was scored,by a local boy, substitute Sergi Roberto.

History at Camp Nou.

The drama on Wednesday night not only equaled but superseded that crazy night when Bayern Munich’s ribbons were on the trophy but they didn’t get to take it home. “Football,” as Sir Alex_Ferguson famously said, “Bloody hell!” I can’t speak for anyone else, but I know that Patrick Kluivert was at that 1999 game and he was here again, in this same stadium, watching Barcelona not only score six times like Enrique  but hit three goals in the last eight minutes against Paris Saint-Germain, the team for which he’s now Director of Football.

Neymar Jr. celebrating after his goal for Barcelona FC.

By the end, Kluivert’s eyes had that thousand-yard stare. His expression said: “Haven’t I seen all this before?”Eighteen years ago, Bayern fans filed out of the stadium, despondent, as Manchester United players and fans celebrated with the trophy. Barcelona aren’t there yet, obviously — this was just the round of 16 — but the post-match fan scenario was different here.Not only couldn’t the PSG fans do anything but sit there, so high up in the stadium that they could whisper “Why, Lord, why?” to the clouds, but the Barcelona fans, who aren’t renowned for their ferocious loyalty, hadn’t left; not one of them had moved when Luis Enrique’s side still needed three goals from the 87th minute onward.

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The Fun At Gekko Lounge Silent Disco

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 13:37

The Silent Disco is becoming a trend in Kampala nightlife of late. From Garden City to Gatto Matto and many more venues that have hosted one previously, it is highly evident that we are yet to see bigger and better silent events in the months to come. Last Friday at Gekko lounge revelers were treated to a silent party Courtesy of Kellagram, RadioCity, TangaFX and House Of Djs.

 

The event started at about 8:30pm at the Mackinnon Suites based hangout and this saw revelers trickling in steadily, picking up their headphones and heading up to the ­terrace. The place was dead silent and all you could hear were mumblings of song lyrics. The djs were all at the top of their game and you could see everyone dancing to one of the 3 music channels. Well, all these events are not limited to a certain audience hence we got to see some celebrities stepping in to experience the silent experience. These included comedians; Anne Kansiime, Salvado and Bugingo, musicians; Navio, Flex D’Paper, Ken Kayongo of Swahili Nation, Timothy Code and socialite Judith Heard.

The venue was full house by midnight and everyone was enjoying tunes from a concrete lineup of Kampala’s finest deejays including Deejay Jo, Dj Simples, Dj Crisio, Dj Naselow, Dj Ciza, Selector Jay, Dj EdWizzy and many more. The event went on till late and everyone went home with total satisfaction. We are also sure the neighbors had no noise complaints raised and no one asked the organizers for their money back. We hope to see you all at the next edition.

Below is the pictorial:

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Reggae Artiste Mighty Son Promises To Make More Appearances

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 13:20

Reggae Dancehall artiste Mighty Son is one of the rare talented artistes and he is one who needs no big recognition regardless of the fact that he never makes many stage appearances. If we are to ask the last time you ever watched Mighty Son performing, someone would first scratch their head trying to remember.

Are you an ardent fan who enjoys Mighty’s performance? All this is now history as he promised to massively avail himself at the different musical functions going forward with Roast and Rhyme Reggae Nyam Nyam edition that happened at the Munyonyo based Jahazi Pier last Sunday being the first event he has performed at this year.

“My fans should most definitely look forward to watching more of my performances this year. Am now officially available and let us work hard.” Mighty Son told Chano8

Mighty Son performing at the recent Roast and Rhyme Reggae Nyam Nyam edition (Photo by Roy Ruva-Chano8)

Mighty Son the artiste behind songs like ‘Step Pon Di Floor’, ‘Leggo’, ‘Kilimululu’, ‘Up Town Girl’ among others, also told Chano8 that he is currently in studio cooking more songs and only time will tell. He has truly been off the scene not because he faded but he has other side businesses he runs alongside music.

The last event we saw the artiste perform at was the Bayimba Festival of the Arts held at National Theatre last year in September and we had last seen him perform at Konshens and Busy Signal concert in 2015 August.

Mighty Son (left) performing at Bayimba Festival last year alongside Mr Mosh (Photo by Habre Muriisa)

 

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First Ever Blue Carpet Treat At The Upcoming Club Music Awards

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 17:41

When was the last time you attended a function that had a blue carpet treat? we are used to the red carpet but for the first time in Uganda, the upcoming Club Music Awards will have a blue carpet run way. Last month on the 14th, Club officially unveiled the nominees to the awards slated for Saturday the 18th of March in Serena Hotel’s Victoria Hall. A lot has from then been said about the awards including artistes like Bebe Cool and Sheebah Karungi who distanced themselves from them by withdrawing their song videos’ nominations.

Voting in the 8 categories of the 15 that is Male Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year, New Comer of the Year, Collaboration of the year, Best Duo or Group, Inspirational/Message Video of the year, Viral YouTube Video of the year and Video of the year is still ongoing.

Officials from Club the awards’ organisers Peter Katonene (left) and John Katete speaking at the presser where the nominees were unveiled.

Chano8 was tipped by the public relations officer Club that they are more than ready and all fans should do is buy the tickets going for Ug Shs 100,000 and 150,000 for ordinary and VIP which already on sale.

It is going to be a blue carpet event starting at 6pm. We are working with a team from South Africa and Vuqa TV for quality production of the event which is the first ever blue carpet event in Uganda. It will be hosted by Crystal New Man and Alex Muhangi and tickets are on sale at all Shell outlets and easyticket.co.ug but they can also like our page and share to win tickets.” PRO Club said

Comedian Alex Muhangi will be one of the hosts

Do you know how to vote for your favourite artiste’s video?

To vote simply visit  www.mva.co.ug click vote now and sign up. After that the system will take you to the part of registering with your email address. Type in your full name, email adress and create a user name and pasword then you can be able to vote.

All roads therefore lead to Serena Hotel on the 18th where artistes’ video will be awarded in the various categories they are tussling out in.

 

 

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DJ Crisio Bows Out Of Uganda’s Night Life

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 14:20

Having been in Uganda for the last seven years, Christopher Van Dogen alias Deejay Crisio called it quits to Uganda’s social life last Saturday at Panamera bar with a farewell party organized for him by Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL) under its Love Scotch festival.

Crisio is headed back to his home country Netherlands to concentrate on raising his family which includes a Ugandan wife and a child as well as to pursue other business interests.

Dj Crisio ( holding a green bottle) at his farewell party

“I have been in Uganda for the past seven years and I must say I have enjoyed my time here. I am married to a Ugandan lady and I would like my children to experience the opportunities available back in the Netherlands.” he said.

He added that he is leaving Uganda because he wants his young family to experience the European life as well. He said this with teary eyes.

“The amazing Kampala night life got me hooked and I thus made the decision to stay here longer. I have to admit I will miss the Kampala night life. I will be coming back from time to time.”

Dj Apeman posing for pictures with Dj Crisio

Crisio came to Uganda as a researcher and was supposed to stay for a month but Uganda’s social life tipped him to become a deejay. Besides just being a deejay, he has been the General Manager of Talent Africa and among some of the biggest events he played at includes Neyo’s concert at Cricket Oval, two Sauti Sol events in Kampala, Kool and The Gang as well as mixing jams at Gekko lounge, Cayenne, Sky Lounge and others clubs and hangouts.

Dj Crisio has entertained at many of Kampala’s biggest concerts and parties such as Roast and Rhyme, Blankets and wine, Neyo’s concert and Sauti Sol’s concerts among others.

 

 

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Is Ykee Benda’s Career Moving Into The Right Direction?

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 13:31

Last Friday, the media, some artistes and other stakeholders in the entertainment industry where invited at Galaxy Fm for the unveiling of this year’s annual Zzina awards slated to take place on the 7th of April at Theatre Labonita.

Some artists where jubilating while others seemed not happy with the results. However, Ykee Bender, despite the fact that he is a new entrant on the entertainment scene was the biggest artiste of the night because he received the most nominations.

Ykee Benda gets most nominations at the upcoming Zzina Awards 2017, will thispush his career to the next level? (Photo by Habre of Chano8)

Whether this will help push his music career ahead or just giving him hope, we are yet to find out but he was able to get seven nods, more than artistes like Sheebah, Rema and Ziza Bafana among others.

While addressing those who attended, Galaxy FM  and Zzina Awards CEO Innocent Nahabwe emphasized that the artistes are nominated entirely on merit and that the fans will decide the ultimate winners.

The CEO Zzina Awards Innocent Nahabwe speaking at the inveiling of Zzina Awards 2017 edition

“The artistes recognized are those nominated and voted for by Galaxy FM listeners. So all you will see is the urban, youthful entertainment talent being recognized. These awards are purely about the votes and the nominees list comes from the nominations done via our Facebook and SMS platforms for the last one month.” Nahabwe added.

Artistes will be voted for via the Galaxy FM Facebook page, Website (www.galaxyfm.co.ug) and USSD code (*289*6#).

A look at the list of nominations

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Bobi Wine
  • David Lutalo
  • Rema
  • Sheebah
  • Winnie Nwagi
  • Ykee Benda
  • Ziza Bafana

BEST FEMALE ARTIST

  • Cindy
  • Fille
  • Irene Ntale
  • Lydia Jasmine
  • Rema
  • Sheebah
  • Winnie Nwagi

BEST MALE ARTIST

  • Bobi Wine
  • Eddy Kenzo
  • Geo Steady
  • King Saha
  • Radio & Weasel
  • Ykee Benda
  • Ziza Bafana

BEST DANCEHALL SONG

  • Dangerous – Ceaserous
  • Gamululu – A Pass
  • Pull Up – Kent & Flosso
  • Smart Wire – Vampino
  • Tempo (Remix) – Dufla Diligon & Cindy
  • Tuli Majje – Ziza Bafana

BEST DANCEHALL ARTIST

  • A Pass
  • Ceaserous
  • Cindy Sanyu
  • Nutty Nathan
  • Vampino
  • Ziza Bafana

BEST LUGA FLOW/RAP SONG

  • Nkalabuka – Da Agent
  • Omusomesa – Gravity
  • Sala Pulesa – Mun G
  • Yongeza Omuliro – Victor Kamenyo

BEST LUGAFLOW/RAP ARTIST

  • Da Agent
  • Gravity
  • Mun G
  • Navio
  • Victor Kamenyo

BEST INSPIRATIONAL SONG

  • Dembe – Bobi Wine
  • Gula Emotoka – Lil Pazo
  • Katonda Wange – David Lutalo
  • Mama – Pallaso
  • Money – Gravity & David Lutalo
  • Somesa Eggwanga -Radio & Weasel

SHOWBIZ PERSONALITY

  • Bad Black
  • Jack Pemba
  • SK Mbuga
  • Zari

BEST CONTEMPORARY/RnB ARTIST

  • Fille
  • Geosteady
  • Irene Ntale
  • King Saha
  • Lydia Jasmine
  • Rema
  • Winnie Nwagi

BEST FANS TEAM

  • B2c Soldiers
  • Fire Base Army
  • Nwagicians
  • Radio & Weasel
  • Sheebaholics
  • Team Spice Diana

BEST PRODUCER

  • Andre
  • Danz Kumapeesa
  • Diggy Baur
  • Morgan Isaac
  • Nessim

BEST AFRO BEAT SONG

  • Aidah – Bobi Wine
  • Farmer (Remix) – Ykee Benda & Sheebah
  • Musawo – Winnie Nwagi
  • Mwana Gwe – King Saha
  • Ndi Wa Mululu – Geosteady
  • Njogereza by Navio
  • Onsanuula – David Lutalo
  • Soraye – Eddy Kenzo
  • Tokigeza – B2C

BEST SONG WRITER

  • Andre
  • Black Skin
  • Doctor Brain
  • Radio
  • Ray Signature

BEST COMEDIAN

  • Alex Muhangi
  • Anne Kansiime
  • Mad Rat & Chiko
  • Mariachi
  • Salvado
  • Swengere

BEST COLLABORATION

  • Agatako by DJ Pius & Jose Chameleon
  • Byagaana – Ziza Bafana, Radio & Weasel
  • Farmer (Remix) – Ykee Benda & Sheebah
  • Gudi Gude – Kalifah Aganaga, Radio & Weasel
  • Mulimu Ki – Mary Bata Nutty Neithan
  • Tempo – Dufla Diligon & Cindy
  • Waddawa – Chozen & Sheebah
  • What Did You Do – Fille & Nutty Neithan

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST

  • Da Agent
  • Ykee Benda
  • Lil Pazo
  • Kent & Flosso (Voltage Music)
  • B2C
  • Ceaserous
  • Roden Y

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Dangerous – Ceaserous
  • Farmer – Ykee Benda & Sheebah
  • Muna Kampala – Ykee Benda
  • Musawo – Winnie Nwagi
  • Nkwatako – Sheebah
  • Smart Wire – Vampino
  • Tokigeza – B2C

 

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Photos: The Sights At Mesach Semakula’s Totya Bigambo Concert

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 10:51

When Mesach Semakula told Chano8 that he owed his fans a lot  since his last concert dubbed Omwana Wa Mutesa in 2015. He paid his fans’ debt last Friday at Hotel Africana’s Pool Side at his sold out Totya Bigambo My Journey Concert.

Being the VIP show, with extra shows he held in Freedom City and La Grand Hotel on Saturday and Sunday the function pulled lots of very important people in Uganda and Africa at Large like Right Honourable Rebecca Kadaga the speaker of the parliament of Uganda, Hon Ekwee David Ethuro the speaker of Kenyan senate, Agathon Rwasa deputy speaker Republic of Burundi and other Ugandan politicians like Hon minister Godfrey Kiwanda, Hon Muhammad Nsereko, Hon Kato Lubwama, Hon minister Kibuule, Hon Minister Katumba Wamala.

Fellow artistes accompanied Mesach and showcased well like Dr Jose Chameleone, Big Size Bebe Cool, Pastor Wilson Bugembe, Desire Luzinda, Eddy Kenzo, Rema Namakula, Ronald Mayinja, Hajji Haruna Mubiru, Catherine Kusasira, Stecia Mayanja, Maureen Nantume and Mary Bata.

Until his next concert, fans still have stories to tell about the Totya Bigambo concert and it was sponsored by SMS ONE, NBS TV, BBS Terefayina, Galaxy FM and Face TV.

Below is how the concert went down through the Chano8 lens.

 

 

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