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Kenya and Uganda To Battle In ‘Embozi Za Malwa’ Challenge

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 20:39

In a bid to make the song ‘Mbozi za Malwa’ popular both in Uganda and Kenya, artistes Bebe Cool and Kenya’s Sauti Sol, have embarked on a strategy to have one lucky dancer walk away with a cash price and an opportunity to mix and mingle. 

The artistes soon after releasing the song penned up a dance challenge between Ugandans and Kenyans with the winner taking away not only Shs1.750,000 but also a date with either of the musicians. The dance challenge is on and the winner will be announced on the 26th of this particular month. 

Bebe Cool(C) promoting their new song

“So, Bebe Cool claimed that Ugandan girls are better dancers than Kenyan girls. To prove him wrong, we’d like to announce an online dance contest between Kenyan girls and Ugandan girls to settle this once and for all,” said Sauti Sol posted on their page. 

They also added that they will preside over the Kenyan dancers who have to shoot a video clip dancing to ‘Mbozi Za malwa’ and upload it on Instagram and Facebook while Bebe Cool does the same about the Ugandan dancers. 

The audio is already getting a lot of shares, reviews and as of yesterday, it was one of the most talked about song in both countries with the video expected to come out a few days from now.


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Kabale’s Amani Amaniggar Setting Pace With ‘Zagwa’

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 18:51

The young and talented Amani Amaniggar is one artiste determined to reach the top echelons of his music career and representing Western Uganda on the local and international scene. The young, versatile artiste who was born in Kabale Western Uganda recently released a new song ‘Zagwa’ which is taking the airwaves by storm in that region where he comes from and hopes soon, it will get the attention of other regions as well.

Amani Amaniggar also refereed to as the ‘King of Kigaflow’ (hip hop) is passionate about his music and beliefs. In this new song “Zagwa” meaning ‘they have fallen’ done in his usual hard hitting emotionally-filled lyrical style, talks about his prediction for the future where he becomes a dominant force in the music industry. Zagwa was produced by the legendary Ugandan producer  Henry Kiwuwa and mastered by Tim at HF mastering UK. The video is expected to drop soon.

“The day I started singing, i was doing Hip Hop but now I do a variety of music genres for example Reggae-dancehall, some Afro beat and traditional Kikiga songs.” Amani told Chano8 in an earlier interview 

Amani Amaniggar


Byaruhanga Asuman AMANI who perfoms as AMANI AMANIGGAR was born in Kabale district,Uganda,on December 25,1991.
Amanistarted as a karaoke singer in 2004. In 2010 at the age 21 he recorded and released his first single “Omukiga womuniga” that went viral and drew a lot of interest in his native Kigezi region and beyond.

Since then, he never looked back and has released many other songs like,”Ne Must”, “Kemerwa”, “Oraba Orandabaho”, “Kyahwire”, “Guma” and many more which have earned him different awards both at home and nationally and also won him a respectable fan base that keeps growing by the day.. 

1.Artist of the year 2014,2015 -KIMMA(Kigezi music and Media awards).
2.Best western organised innovative artist of the year-2016.
3.Best western rapper of the year 2016-UGHIPHOP awards.

Amani has perfomed on different events like the Annual Radio west Ekinihiro and Rukundo Egumeho Cultural Festival 2nd edition, Kampala 2016.
In January 2017, Eddie Rush one of Uganda’s seasoned artistes and entrepreneur, took the young artiste under his wing becoming his Mentor in both Music and business. 
On the 10th of April, Amani released his latest single “Zagwa” under Rush’s independent record label, Big beats entertainment.


Referred to Passionately by fans as “Kiga flow most wanted”, Amani is known for his Kiga-intricate rhyme patterns, metaphors and wordplay.
Amani’s philosophy is “Culture first”. He derives inspiration when writing his music from everyday people and their real life experiences.
“To me, its about my culture and the people I make music for.If I can touch the common person with my lyrics then the rest will just fall in.” He said.

You can listen to ‘Zagwa’ below;



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Kim Swagga Showcases New Collection Ahead Of Boston Fashion Week

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 17:44

Ahead of his Fashion collection showcase at the Boston Fashion week slated for October this year, one of  Uganda’s top fashion designers Kim Swagga exhibited some of his latest stuff under his Kim Swagga Clothing label at the season 4 of his Konvicted 2 Fashion Ciroc party that happened last Saturday the 15th of April at the Bukoto based Cayenne Restaurant and Lounge’s pool side.

Aimed at fashion lovers, the well attended and fun filled party that began with a blue carpet session pulled different fashion designers, well wishers and celebrities like artistes and they got entertained by live Dj mixes until a few minutes after midnight when the official MCs Sheilah Soltoft and NTV’s Esco kicked off party time with performances from the headlining artistes.

Kim Swagga and his frind and fellow fashion designer Abryanz after arrival at the Konvicted 2 Fashion party

Artistes Grenade and Nina Roz put up their performances before models who included Alicia Nasolo showcased to the crowd Kim’s latest fashion collection in both male and female attires. Immediately after, musical performances resumed from artistes like Atlas Da African, Fefe Busi and Team No Sleep’s Diamond Oscar, Chozen Blood and Roden Y.

“I thank everyone who is supporting me, from the models, makeup artistes sponsors like Ciroc, Kibo Media, Jomayi for 5 years now and Cayenne Uganda. Am showcasing at Boston Fashion week in October so I had a chance to first showcase what I will showcase in Boston at home. I sketched and designed them for 10 months.” Kim Swagga told revellers.

It was a moment of fun, fashion and glamour and the attendees enjoyed the party in all angels from the live Dj mixes, fashion showcase, blue carpet and the musical performances. The function had notable attendees like Rabadaba, Yung Mulo, fashion designer Abryanz, former Miss Uganda 2013 Phiona Bizu, Gareth OnyangoIM and Manager Sam Mukasa.



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South African Legendary Musician PJ Powers In Town

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 16:35


Legendary South African musician PJ Powers is in Uganda courtesy of the Girl Up initiative that will also see her headline a charity show in the Pearl of Africa in June. 

The artiste behind songs like ‘Jabulani’, ‘There is an answer’ and ‘Soweto’ among others was earlier today in a press conference where she advocated for the girl child to be given special care. 

PJ Powers arriving at Entebbe Airport

The musician emphasized that Women should be on the fore front for leadership and that she will always support Uganda because it’s one country that has been loyal to her music career. 

The ‘Jabulani’ singer also promised to expose the Uganda music to South Africa for the love they have shown her during her visit and already her promise is living to expectations because she already has a song with Radio and Weasel titled ‘Home to Africa’. 

The Girl Up Initiative Uganda is a young women-led NGO that puts women & girls at the centre of development, girl leadership, economic and empowerment programmes.


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Bebe Cool and Sauti Sol Talk About ‘Embozi Za Malwa’

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 15:13

Last year, Bebe Cool announced that he was not going to organise a concert this year in a bid to stamp his authority on the international scene. So far, he is on the right track because he is getting more airplay in Uganda more than most artistes.  

He dedicated this year to having more regional collaborations and what better way to start than with award-winning Kenyan band Sauti Sol.

Bebe Cool yesterday officially released another high flyer that is expected to take the continent by storm.

He teamed up with Sauti Sol on ‘Mbozi za Malwa’ which made available on sound cloud and if the reception it’s getting so far is anything to go by, then it’s definitely going to be a hit.

Bebe Cool (C) with Sauti Sol partnering on ‘Mbozi Za Malwa’

” In many African communities, you only have to go to a local bar for a drink with friends to get to know the latest news happening around your community”

‘MBOZI ZA MALWA’ for Luganda ‘Conversations that usually take place when friends are having a drink at a local joint (bar)’  Says the brief intro on the song.

Produced by Dans Ku Mapeesa and written by Rafiki, this song defines the latest trend of Baxx-raga and it’s about the conversations people have when drinking (local brew).

Bebe Cool does the first verse and the chorus is shared between him and Sauti Sol’s Bien-Aimé Baraza both in Luganda and Kiswahili. The second verse is done by yet another member from the band Savara Mudigi before Bebe chips in.

The most interesting bit is that, Savara Mudigi tries out Luganda and it’s not that bad.

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Radio And TV Presenters Awarded

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 09:51

They are paid to talk but when representatives from a certain moto company were invited on stage and asked what they hate about presenters, their answer was the same. “We hate radio and TV presenters because they talk a lot.”

All this was during the third edition of the Radio and TV academy awards that happened at Kampala Serena Hotel last Friday evening where media practitioners were rewarded for their work in the previous year.

Despite this function being about the media, a few presenters turned up for their only ceremony and on asking around why, those who were kind enough told us that most presenters have given up on the award ceremony because they are no longer competitive as the categories make it easy for everyone to win.

Some of the people who were in attendance

This couldn’t stop the event from going on and many were recipients of several accolades in their respective categories.

NBS TV were the biggest winners of the night as they took over seven awards including Most Improved female presenter that went to Midred Tuhaise,  Urban music programme that went to KURT, Exceptional gospel programme going to Mission, Big Deal scooping TV entertainment performance as well as current affairs TV station among others.

There was no representative from NTV regardless of the fact that the situation is just a few meters from where the event was happening but that aside, they also won some awards like Exceptional sports TV programme that went to Omumuli, Popular news programme going to NTV tonight and others.

Besides the awarding, there were a few performances from Rabadaba, New Chapter Africa, a cultural dance group from Rwanda and Harmonics.

This cultural group from Rwanda thrilled the attendees


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Photos: When Chameleone Shared Stage With Morgan Heritage

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 09:03

The few minutes Uganda’s multitalented artiste and self proclaimed music doctor Jose Chameleone spent on stage with legendary Reggae family Morgan Heritage was enough mileage to him especially basing on the fact that he has the upcoming Legend Hit After Hit concert on 30th June.

As the ‘Don’t Haffi Dread’ singers performed at their long awaited and sold out Jam With Morgan Heritage concert last Thursday the 13th of April at Lugogo Cricket Oval, in the middle of their close to two hours showcase, the lead singer Peetah Morgan called upon Chameleone to join them.

Chameleone and Peetah Morgan the lead singer Morgan Heritage band

With all his excitement and the ululations from the crowd, Chameleone took to stage jumping up and down before throwing some freestyle lyrics on a Reggae beat that was playing as he walked on stage. Peetah later started a brief conversation and asked Chameleone whether he comes from Jamaica.

“You sure you no com from Jamaica?” Speaking in Jamaican Patois, Peetah Morgan asked Chameleone. “No man mi is a Ugandan man.” Chameleone replied as the crowd cheered loud before he left the stage and let the Jamaicans continue with their performance.

It was a big moment for Chameleone because ever since Morgan Heritage came in Uganda, we had not yet seen them with any Ugandan artiste until last Thursday when they shared the stage with Chameleone. However, Jamaican artiste Konshens did the same thing of calling upon Chameleone on stage while performing at the Konshens and Busy Signal live in Uganda concert in 2015 which also featured Busy Signal.

Both Chameleone and Morgan Heritage were privileged and happy to have shared the stage and this can be told from their social media posts.

More pictures below

Morgan Heritage’s Facebook post thanking Chameleone for his time on stage

Chameleone thanked Morgan Heritage for the moment they had on stage


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Here Is Why French Montana Shot ‘Unforgettable’ Video In Uganda

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 08:00

Ugandans were so excited on learning that American rappers French Montana and Swae Lee were in Uganda to shoot a video for their song ‘Unforgettable’ with the triplets dancers. We present to you the main reasons why the musicians chose Uganda as their destination.

French Montana and Swae Lee are ambassadors of the Slum/ Ghetto Tourism project that has seen them shoot other videos in different slums across the globe in countries like Brazil, South Africa, India, Kenya, Indonesia among others.


They are doing this to show the entire world how third world countries look like but with the ‘unforgettable’ video shot in one of the biggest ghettos in Uganda, this may help in pushing the Uganda Slum Tourism project even further.

The video was endorsed by P Diddy before it was even released and besides the project, it’s going to help in promoting the Ghetto kids who are currently on a tour in Europe. The Ghetto kids who featured in the popular Eddy Kenzo ‘Sitya Loss video are also prominently featured in this video.

Showing the unity in the video through the different country flags

It was even because of this video that French Montana released a statement saying that the triplets are more talented than Chris Brown, growing more anticipation for the video.

You can watch the video below;


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Makerere University Mitchell Hall Fall: Was It A Case Of Rape Or Rather Suicide?

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 07:00

There have been conflicting media reports concerning the fall from third flow of Makerere University student Brenda Nakyegwe from Mitchell hall that happened Friday night. Although one thing  which was confirmed by press time is that, there was a case of a lady who fell and seriously injured herself and is now recuperating at Mulago hospital.

Social media has this morning been awash with disturbing images of a badly injured young lady apparently who jumped off third floor at Makerere University’s Mitchell lHall which is a boys’ hall of residence. The lady who was rushed by sympathisers in a very critical condition to hospital apparently told the students who helped her that, she jumped off because of fear of being raped by the male host who had locked her in the room.

Injured: Brenda Nakwegwe in pain after falling from Mitchell Hall  

Some reports had earlier indicated that Nakyegwe a second year Bachelor of Music, Dance and Drama student who resides in Cyber hostel opposite Nakiyingi Hostel in Makerere-Kikoni, was pushed through the window by the suspect now identified as Jeremiah Mugyema a fourth year Medical student after a bitter disagreement. He is said to have attempted to rape another girl in 2015 but case was amicably resolved out of court.

Suspect: This is the person who allegedly in involved in the saga

Mitchel Hall

There has also been a social media ‘war’ between some halls of resident accusing each other of black mail and image tainting where some students claim Nakyegwe simply attempted to commit suicide after she had a fight with her host. Similar reports also claim she poured hot water on her host and then jumped off through the window after he threatened to rape and kill her. 

Some other versions of the story claim she Nakyegwe allegedly was high on drugs or drunk and ended up in Jeremiah’s room where he attempted to rape her.

Whatever the case, it has been an unfortunate incidence and police is currently investigating the matter and hopefully the culprits will be brought to book. And we wish Nakyegwe a quick recovery.

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Tempra Omona Ready For Historical Gulu Concert

Sat, 04/15/2017 - 21:10

Tempra Omona is set for a historical concert in Gulu tomorrow 16th April 2017 which is Easter Sunday. Speaking exclusively ahead of the much anticipated show, Tempra told that he is ready re-write history in Uganda.

He says the concert is historical first of all because it’s the first of its kind upcountry concert which is sponsored by major Kampala-based brands Club Beer (Nile Breweries) and Cocacola (Century Beverages). Secondly because it is going to some sort of official unveiling of his new hit song ‘Gulu’ which is a tribute to his home town where the show will take place. oTher sponsors include Mega FM, Kiti FM, Tembo FM, Speak FM and Legends Investments.


“I am ready to make history and promise the concert of a lifetime for my fans in Gulu. Everything is set and the performances will be electric” The soft-spoken Tempra told Chano8.

The show which is expected to attract a massive crowd follows yet another of the successful Easter shows he staged yesterday in Kitgum at the Bus Park which also attracted a huge crowd. He put up a superb performance and was well received by the chanting crowd.

Tempra performing in Kitgum Friday night

Tempra who is an artiste, songwriter and video director came onto the Ugandan music scene in the early 2000’s with the biggest local hit then ‘Nen Awene’ (when will I see you again?) which dominated the airwaves across the country and region.

He made a serious come back into the scene after returning from almost a decade hiartus from the music in in US five years ago. His song ‘Gulu’ which he released early this year is already doing well across airwaves especially in the North.

He will performa alongside stars like Everyoung AjuluOjegele OdidaScape Winger, Kuchie,  Blamo MoverLaxzy MoverLiama Irene, Maria A and Polite Mosko. Entrace fee is only 5,000 for Ordinary and 10,000/- for VIP. 

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Maddox Sematimba’s Class Act Leaves Fans Yearning For More

Sat, 04/15/2017 - 15:58

Many a time, people miss use words and superlatives to describe works of art and the people behind them and one such word is ‘legend’. However, Ugandan Reggae maestro Maddox Ssemanda Sematimba last night looked to have inked his place in the history books of Ugandan music with a master class act at his ‘Return of the Champion’ concert in Imperial Royal Hotel In Kampala to book space in the specially reserved list of Uganda’s greatest music acts.

Not that he was not there yet, but yesterday’s proceedings simply acted as a confirmation for an artiste celebrated for his masterpieces mostly produced a decade or so ago that keep on playing like they are just freshly being churned out of studio.

This was the one piece of jigsaw that many have been ‘waiting’ for to qualify the easy-going down to earth reggae superstar. The timing could not be any better than just a few hours after Grammy award- winning Reggae music family Morgan Heritage had put Uganda in the moods of some high flying Lovers rock and roots reggae at the Lugogo Cricket Oval.

So when Maddox said his final ‘Thank You’ and left the stage, it was not surprising at all when the audience stayed fixed on their seats for minutes before it hit them that the show had actually come to an end. Their hero long gone had furnished in thin air after the moods of the crowd had hit cloud 9

It was Maddox Sematimba’s night to remember at Imperial Royal

It all started at 10:00 pm when The UB5 Band that ably backed the main man took to stage to warm it up with some reggae instrumentals with Bob Merley’s ‘No Woman no cry’ setting the tone.

Then in his trade mark Rasta look, Maddox majestically stepped on stage 20 minutes later wearing black jeans, white –T-shirt,brown jacket which he crowned with a Rastafari-themed multi-coloured hood that held his heavy dreadlocks together. And all this cannot be complete without the black and white shoes as well as that big scarf hanging on his firm left shoulder.

Although he hesitated abit to make sure the sound was perfect, he then just easily rolled into the groove as he joined the band quarter way into ‘Eddembe’. The crowd that was fully packed to capacity was ecstatic as they welcomed him on stage with wild cheers.

With a combination of passion and concentration on his face while pouring out his heart and soul, Maddox surely showed he was finally back home after a long hiatus in Sweden where he initially lived and did most of his music from. The fans joined him in singing along as they sucked it in.

On his play list, he had a mix of the old classic songs and some of his latest productions. And by the time he hit the fourth song ‘Muna Kyalo’ on that rich list, the fans could not hold back but get on their feet and dance, the sing-along got even louder and more frenzied. And when the intro tune for just hit the first key, the screaming turning into yelling and many ladies like singer Irene Namubiru could be seen holding back tears.

Vision Groups Robert Kabushenga takes a selfie during the VIP show

In fact, the list of celebrities who turned fans was long and included Uganda’s self proclaimed music doctor Jose Chameleone, Ghetto President Bobi Wine and First Lady Barbara Itungo, Vision Group’s Robert Kabushenga who was chief guest, Sheila and her father Frank Gashumba, Sofie and Sam Gombya, Nubian Li, Rema Namakula among many others who were all seen happily dancing and singing.

This was the moment Maddox surely has been waiting for to wash away all the controversies that followed his return home a few years back. He has been on a steady recovery period in which he convincingly won back his lost fans and gained new ones in different gigs he recently featured at.

Among the 12 songs he performed, some of the popular ones that rocked the crowd included “Nakatudde”, “Leka Nkulage”, “Easy”, ”Wowooto”, “Omukwano”, “Omuyimbi” and crowned it all with the crowd’s all time favourite “Namagembe” to which the whole house stood up. He invited events promoter Balaam who organise the show to join him on stage as well as singers Maro and Geosteady who had also curtain raised for him and Nubian Li, Bobi Wine and Rema Namakula who were also given an opportunity to sing a few verses.

Bobi and Nubian Li join Maddox on stage

Geosteady and Rema Namakula sing as Balaam , Kabushenga and Gashumba dance in the background

The UB5 Bnad was confortable with the reggae star

The event sponsored by Vision Group, Balaam Events, Pepsi, Bell lager, Fenon Records, NBS Tv, UHMG, among others had a perfect VIP only setup with all guests seated at tables. Fenon Records also did a perfect job with lights and sound making the UB5 band feel at home and on point as well as the MCs of the night MC Kapale, Mad Rat and Chicco. Maddox who only let his music do the talking then closed the historical show at 11;35 pm with the fans still yearning for more of the action.

Mad Rat and Chicco entertain guests with comedy

Maro singing ‘Mubi Mubi’ was one of the curtain raisers        

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Morgan Heritage’s Uganda Concert Thrills Hundreds

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 15:51
  •  The Jam With Morgan Heritage Concert thrilled hundreds with Reggae vibes
  • The Reggae Brothers had an amazing  performance of approximately 2 hours
  • Local artistes Juliana Kanyomozi and Vampino curtain raised before the main curtain raiser Jemere Morgan

Last Night the 13th of April 2017, the long awaited Jam With Morgan Heritage concert finally took place at Lugogo Cricket Oval amid hundreds of fans who began flocking to the venue as early as 5 PM. Themed the Easter Weekend 2017 Lovers Rock And Roots Reggae Concert, it ushered the revellers into the long weekend that includes the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ plus other gigs set to happen.

The Royal Reggae Family of Morgan Heritage took to the stage at a few minutes past 10 PM with lots of ululations from the crowd, with the ladies taking the lead in screaming loud. With no waste of a second, they kicked off their breathtaking performance with songs like ‘Strictly Roots’, ‘Don’t Haffi Dread’, ‘A Man Is Still A Man’, ‘Can’t Get We Out’, ‘Works To Do’, ‘Inna Dem Ting Deh’, and ‘Nothing To Smile About’.

Peetah Morgan (the lead singer Morgan Heritage) had a remarkable showcase

Gramps Morgan doing his thing

The ladies did not disappoint but they cheered Morgan Heritage

The four were organised in an order where Peetah Morgan lead the singing, Gramps Morgan on the piano and vocals, Lukes Morgan on the guitar where as Mojo Morgan was on the percussion. Mid their performance, Peetah called upon Jose Chameleone with whom they did some brief Reggae freestyle as the fans cheered them on.

It was a big moment for Chameleone

A section of fans in the ordinary section

Gramps Morgan did very good back up for the brother Peetah

More of the songs the family performed were ‘Wanna Be Loved’, ‘More Teachings’, ‘Jaja City’, ‘Why Dem Come Around’, ‘Down By The River’, ‘Reggae Bring Back Love’, ‘Selah’, ‘Light It Up’, ‘I’m Coming Home’ and ‘Reggae Night’ which is their latest track off their upcoming Avrakedabra album before finalising their close to 2 hours performance with ‘Tell Me How Come’

Fans had no option but swing and sway because the Reggae music was on point

Lukes Morgan on the Guitar

Mojo Morgan doing his thing

Some of the attendees in the VIP section

“Uganda we love you and thank you all for coming. We fell like we are home in Jamaica.” Were some of the words Gramps told Uganda as they performed?             

On the other hand, before Morgan Heritage, show time commenced at 8:40 PM when Mr Mosh the official host introduced the curtain raisers Juliana Kanyomozi and Vampino before the main curtain raiser Jemere Morgan (son to Morgan Heritage’s Gramps Morgan) took to the stage and performed some of his tunes like ‘International Love’, ‘Gold Old Roots’, ‘Anything You Want’, ‘Neighbourhood Girl’. He was later joined by his father with whom they performed their ‘Try Jah Love’ collabo

Jemere Morgan singing his heart out

Gramps Morgan came to show support to the son

Juliana Kanyomozi made an appearance

Vampino and alongside the Party Pipo Entertainment ‘Smart Wiring the attendees’

Organised by Buzz Events UG and sponsored by Bell Lager ,Pepsi Uganda, Africell UG, KLM Airlins, Protea Hotel, GalaxyFMUg, and NBS TV, the attendees were kept entertained throughout the entire show with Djs Naselow, Apeman, Selector Jay and Shiru keeping them in a real Reggae mood, playing songs by world’s renowned Reggae stars like Richie Spice, Everton Blender, Marlon Asha, Alpha Blondy to mention but a few

Like expected, the concert was well attended and Chano8 landed eyes on celebrities like Gaetano Kagwa, Vboyo, Winnie Nwagi, Michael Ross, Salvado, Mun G and Nince Henry.

More Pictures

Our boss Chano8 Mr Elizabeth Mushabe (in black) was in attendance as well

Dj Nimrod and Winnie Nwagi

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Ensassagge Ya Easter Monday To Happen Despite One Love Beach’s Demolition

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 16:31

The Bobi Wine-Buganda Kingdom’s royal treasury Busaabala land wrangles that saw the demolition of part of Bobi’s One Love Beach are still in the news with the latest being that the self proclaimed Ghetto president wrote a passionate letter to the Kabaka (king) of Buganda although we haven’t heard any reply from the king.

However, in the wake of all this, Bobi Wine and the entire Fire Base Entertainment were gearing for the annual Ensassagge Ya Easter Monday concert slated for the 17th of April . The irony is that the demolished part of the beach included part of the motorable road to beach’s main gate but regardless of this ‘unjust act’ as Bobi Wine called it, he is ready to put up a mega performance for his fans come D day.

Although part of his One Love Beach Busaabala land was taken by The Buganda royal treasury, Ensassagge Ya Easter Monday concert will still go on

Chano8 tried to contact Bobi Wine for a comment but by the time we went to press, he could not pick up his phone.

The Ensassagge Ya Easter Monday concert boasts of a lot of activities slated to take place like boat cruises, beach games, jaw dropping performances from artistes like Eddy Yawe, David Lutalo, King Saha, Ceaserous, Mary Bata and Fire Base entertainment members like Nubian Li, Mikie Wine, Banjo Man, Bilangi Langi, Dax Vibes among others.Entry fee is only Ug Shs 10,000 and 5,000 for children.

Bobi Wine’s elder brother Eddy Yawe will perform as well

Well, for those who still have no idea on what happened, Last Friday the 7th of April, officials from the kingdom’s royal treasury (Nkuluze) backed with some police officers, demolished some of the developments including a parking space Bobi had set up at his One Love Beach Busaabala’s land with the aid of graders basing on the fact he was occupying it illegally although they say that they warned him.


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Re-Branded Spennah Beach Set To Re-Open

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 14:09

What happened last year stayed there and we all know that one of the best beaches in Uganda and a top hang out place Spennah Beach located on Entebbe road, closed its businesses last year on allegations that seven people were murdered their in the festive season of the year 2015. However, the main reason for their closure was to give room for expansion to their neighbours Protea Marriott Hotel.

Well, following a year of closure, the management re-opened the beach although it will no longer be called Spennah but White Sand Beach. With no change of location, this beach will officially open its doors again this Easter with a whole lot new feeling of white sand. This makes it the only beach in Uganda with white sand which was shipped in the country a while ago.

Speenah beach now called White Sand Beach will nolonger have brown but white sand

This is one of the beaches with white sand in Jamaica, so White Sand beach former Spennah will be looking like this

 The re-opening party dubbed the Easter Beach Rave whose entry fee is Ug Shs 10,000 only will have lots of activities taking place like live Dj mixes, sand games, meat roasting (nyama choma), boat cruises among many others and the party will be hosted by G.Power MCz from G.Power Concepts who are the organisers.

Were you a fan of the beach? No more worries. Just brace yourself for the grand re-opening come Sunday and Chano8 will keep you updated on the re-opening

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Solome Basuuta Gets Emotional In ‘Nsuubira’

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 11:02

Solome Basuuta has proved over time that her talent is natural. She is one who doesn’t struggle to look for publicity because her art speaks for itself. Well, the musician a few days ago released her video of her latest track ‘Nsuubira’ (Luganda for I hope) and it is worth checking out.

Shot by ivizualz the video is green screen and a big percent of it has a white background with Solome consoling herself after losing a loved one.

This is the type of video that gets you into the moment, bounces from one scene to another like past and present. It’s easy on the eyes, and the camera angles are nice. Unlike other videos where there are more than five characters, this one has two characters that is Solome as the main character and a video vixen.

Singer Solome Basuuta started out singing as a gospel musician but later switched to other genres like RnB and love ballads.

Watch how Solome Basuuta got emotional in her new video ‘Nsuubira’

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200 Million Rent Debt Gets Kato Lubwamwa Evicted

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 10:12

This is not comedy but Kato Lubwama might just be the unluckiest person right now as he has no business he calls his own following an eviction from his Royal Theatre on Tuesday after failing to pay rent.

The comedian who also doubles as the Rubaga South Member of Parliament had been in possession of Royal Theatre which he always said he completely ownrd after completing a debt until on Monday when we got to know that he actually had a pending debt.

It is said that Kato Lubwama has a debt of Ug shs 200 million which forced those he owes to involve the law enforcers to evict the him.

Royal Theatre which is located on Plot 10, Berkey Road, Old Kampala Road had been the home of Diamond Ensemble and they have been having their weekend plays over there for the last five years or more.

Kato Lubwama hasn’t yet come out to discuss matters to do with this theatre.

This is not the first time Kato Lubwama is facing trouble after he was taken to court a few months ago concerning his academic papers that almost cost him his Parliamentary seat.

Kato Lubwama’s furniture in Royal Theatre thrown out


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Morgan Heritage Promises Uganda A ‘Historical’ Concert

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 19:11

The wait had been long and finally the Jam With Morgan Heritage concert slated for Thursday the 13th of April at Lugogo Cricket Oval in Kampala is just a few hours away. The Rasta community and well wishers are already excited and waiting to jam with the Royal Family of Reggae, Morgan Heritage.

Following their arrival in Uganda last night at 9:20 PM aboard KLM Dutch Airlines, today morning at Kampala Protea Hotel, the ‘Don’t Haffi Dread’ singers namely Peetah, Lukes, Gramps and Mojo Morgan addressed journalists at a press briefing to shed light on what Ugandan should expect especially basing on the fact that they were told that Ugandans are number one Reggae lovers in Africa.

Some of the Morgan heritage brothers (L-R) is Gramps Morgan, Peetah Morgan and Mojo Morgan

The brief presser was kicked by the artistes who introduced themselves and later straight to the question and answer session .However, while still in the introduction part, Gramps expressed their ecstasy to be in Uganda and how Internet has enabled it for them to be known internationally saying.

“We are happy to be here finally. It was a mission and it is always a mission to bring artistes from Jamaica, from the western hemisphere but the help of God and the faith of these promoters in Africa that take the chance to bring us all the way from Jamaica, give them a round of applause please. Secondly the fans of Uganda, our fans are the best in the world.”

Gramps Morgan literally answered most questions

He however gave thanks to the Internet which has enabled their fans worldwide to know who they are.

“To keep on listening to music, we give thanks to the internet because if it wasn’t for the Internet and a lot of the sound men and selectors and the Djs, a lot of the fans wouldn’t know who Morgan Heritage is and to see that we have arrived here from very far away, it is a joy and we are happy. The sponsors that believed and those who did not believe, we hope to return before we even play the show tomorrow. We hope that we shall return bigger and better because this is Africa.” Gramps added.

The lead singer Peetah Morgan at the press conference

The Reggae family excited the journalists when they disclosed that for long, they have been hearing that The Pearl of Africa is a big lover of Reggae music.

“We have been hearing about Uganda that they are bigger lovers of Reggae music and so tomorrow night we shall see how much Uganda loves Reggae music. We are here and some people did not believe we were coming.” Gramps further narrated

No more rumours, Morgan Heritage Reggae Family is here

While asked why their sister Una Morgan made no show, Gramps went ahead to explain saying.”Our sister had a heart attack a year and half ago so she can’t travel far for a certain amount of hours.”

Son to Gramps Morgan Jemere Morgan taking at the press conference, he will curtain raise for them

Although the journalists asked these Reggae singers to unveil what they will be showcasing at the show, all they urged fans is to go buy tickets and come for the show.

“Everything is top secret, I can’t tell you at the press conference. You have to go buy the ticket and come to the show tomorrow, it is going to be historical, we are excited to perform for Uganda and we might have some surprises.” Gramps explained

The presser was finally concluded with remarks from Julius Kyazze the CEO Buzz events, who are the concert’s organisers.

“We will open our gates at 4PM, general entrance is at the upper gate, VIP they will use the lower gate opposite Lugogo Mall and VVIP’s will transported into the venue with our executive vans. We intend to close in time before KCCA interrupt us. We won’t go so much in details of what to expect but please buy your tickets and come and find out.” Julius Kyazze said


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Just In: Finally Morgan Heritage Arrives In Uganda

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 22:32

Ahead of their highly anticipated Jam With Morgan Heritage concert slated for Thursday the 13th of April 2017 at Lugogo Cricket Oval in Kampala, Jamaican legendary Reggae Family, Morgan Heritage has finally landed in Uganda at Entebbe International Airport. Three members of the five, namely Peetah Morgan, Gramps Morgan and Mojo Morgan landed at 9:20 PM aboard KQ Airways.

However, the sound engineers and their managers arrived in the country last Sunday and the others including the instrumentalists will come later at 11 PM.

“We are excited to be in Uganda, It is definitely the first time we are in Uganda but expect a memorable show.” Gramps  Morgan Said.

With the entry fees being Ug Shs 50,000 and 120,000 VIP,  this Thursday all roads lead to Lugogo for this concert organised by Buzz Events and sponsored by Bell, Africell, Pepsi, Galaxy FM, Protea Hotel. The wait had been long and all fans await now is just showtime.

We shall keep you updated, but check out Morgan Heritage’s arrival in Uganda in photos

Gramps Morgan speaking to journalists after arrival

(L-R) Gramps Morgan, Mojo Morgan and Peetah Morgan talking to the journalists


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Bobi Wine Writes Passionate Letter To The King Of Buganda

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 20:21

They say two wrongs cannot make a right therefore using amicable means to solve grievances is a sense of maturity and professionalism. On the same note, Ghetto president Bobi Wine real name Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has continued to show his loyalty and respect for the King of Buganda his highness Ronald Muwenda Mutebi despite the fact the office the royal treasury (Nkuluze) took over part of his One Love Beach Busaabala land last Friday.

Bobi Wine and the entire Fire Base Entertainment were left in shock when officials from Nkuluze brought graders amid tight police deployment and demolished all the developments Bobi had set up for the past six years as he watched them do.

Although some people were expecting him to react negatively, Bobi Wine did not and one of the things he said in the different media interviews on the matter, he said he will not sue Buganda Kingdom and following that, today he personally wrote to the Kabaka himself.

This is the photo of the letter Bobi Wine wrote to the King (Kabaka) of Buganda

In a letter written in Luganda language, Bobi Wine expressed his dissatisfaction on the way he was he was treated saying that he was mistreated and be shamed innocently.

“Mpandiise ebaluwa eno kwekubila omulanga jooli kubanga nyigilizibwa era nswazibwa awatali musango. Jebuvuddeko nakolagana ne office y’obwakabaka e’ mengo eya Nkuluze, nebanguza etaka e’Busaabala, nendisasula sente nenzimalayo era nendikulakulanya nga nkozesa sente mpitilivu. Wabula oluvanyuma lwemyaka mukaaga, basaja bo bebamu okuva mu office yemu banefuulila era nebansendawo mubukambwe obwekitalo wakati mukuswaazibwa n’okuwemukaMukama Wange nfubye okutukilira abakulu okuva e’ Mbuga nfune obwenkanya nenemesebwa era nessimu zange tezikwatibwa

Nsaba n’obwewombeefu , bwekuba nga kwekusiima kwo ayi sabasajja, mpebwe omukisa nange okuwulilizibwa mu maaso go ayi Beene, nkubulire AMAZIMA kubanga nina okukiliza mumutima gwange nti basajja bo bakuwa amawulire agobulimba kunze wamu ne ku mbeera yona. Naasanyuka nga okilizaokusaba kwange.”

Loosely translated as, ‘I have written this letter to forward my cry to you because I have been mistreated and be shamed innocently. A while ago I cooperated with your office in Mengo called Nkuluze and they sold me land in Busaabala which I fully cleared and later developed using a lot of money but after 6 years, the same men turned against me and forcefully displaced me.”

‘My King I have tried to reach the officials so that I get justice but I have failed and they can’t even pick up my calls. I kindly ask if it is your will my lord that I also get an opportunity to meet and tell you the TRUTH because I believe your men gave you wrong news about me and the entire matter. I will be happy to get your reply.’

Hoever, today Mr Noah Kiyimba the minister of information and spokesman Biganda Kinddom issues a a statement reveling how the ‘Dembe’ Singer was illegaly occuping that land which was on Friday 8th of April rightfuly taken over by Nkuluze.

“On several occasions, Bobi Wine was informed that the lease application for this land had not been approved and should therefore not carry out activities beyond the confines of One Love Beach” Read part of th statement.

We don’t know where all this will end up but we shall definitely keep in theknow of any new development on the matter.

A picture showing the demolition of the development Bobi Wine had set at Busaabala

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Irene Ntale Having Fun On Her European Tour

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 17:36

We remember when songstress Irene Ntale left the Muyenga based Swangz Avenue critics talked a lot of things like how she won’t make it, where as some alleged that she left because of clashes with Vinka who was then managing her but all that is now history with Ntale’s latest project being the release of a tune titled ‘Kyalowoza’ plus she is currently on her European tour called Irene Ntale Sembera Come Close April Tour.

Alongside her manager and elder sister Sandra Ntale, the ‘Sembera’ singer kicked off the tour in Istanbul, Turkey on Sunday the 9th of April performing in Black Boss Night Club. She had a good time over there and the posts on her social media platforms tell it all.

Irene Ntale on her arrival in Istanbul Turkey

The tour is however ongoing and today she arrived in Stockholm, Sweden where is probably just passing by ahead of her Copenhagen, Denmark Show dubbed De Spring Easter African Nite Craziness on 15th April at a venue called Bisparparken .

“Arrived Safely in Stockholm And Yes am ready for Showtime on The 29th At #eventhusetstockholm .” She posted on her Instagram account after her arrival and her fans should brace themselves for a mega music showcase come that day. After Denmark, she will continue to Germany on 16th, Holland on 22nd and finally conclude her tour in Stockholm Sweden on Saturday the 29th of April.

Irene Ntale is currently in Stockholm, Sweden where is just passing buy ahead of her Copenhagen, Denmark show on Saturday

Before this European tour, she was briefly in the USA where she had a performance in Boston city in March.We wish Ntale all the best throughout her entire tour organised by Mama Africa and Nile A.P.

Take a look at more pictures and videos of Irene Ntale in the tour so far

Irene Ntale pulls her bags after landing in Istanbul

Irene Ntale slaying at the Mall of Istabull (One of the biggest malls)

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