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“I Am Not Going To Sue Buganda”- Bobi Wine

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 13:21

Despite the mistreatment he got from Buganda Land Board last Friday when they graded part of his One Love Beach Busaabala, musician Bobi Wine has vowed not to take Buganda Kingdom to the courts of law.

“I have invested all my youthful energy, earnings and time in this place that I had become so attached to. It is such a tough time for me and my family but I’m not going to sue the Mengo establishment.” Bobi said.

And to prove his point that he holds no grudge against Buganda, he even participated in the Kabaka run last Sunday.

Bobi Wine was last Saturday victimized after the kingdom demolished part of his beach especially the road that leads to beach and the parking space after it was alleged that he encroached on Kabaka’s land.

Bobi still took part in the Kabaka (King) of Buganda run despite the injustice that exercises on him

During some interviews that he did, whereby he even cried in one of them, Bobi Wine was expected to take the kingdom to the courts of law and never participate in any of the kingdom’s activities.


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Singer Ykee Benda Proposes To His Long-Time Girlfriend

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 19:45

If songs can determine someone’s personality, then Ykee Benda should be considered a spoilt man. But that is not the case because his ‘Farma’ song had an inner message prior to people’s perception about it.

To prove that he’s a serious man, the artiste over the weekend proposed to his girlfriend of nine years at a glamorous occasion that happened at Golf course hotel.

The ‘Munakampala artiste took Mumbejja Batenga Julie to an outing (at least that was what she thought) but midway through this, Michael Ouma emrged from nowhere and starting plucking his guitar to which Ykee Benda started singing her favorite song ‘Malaika’.

YK Benda on bended knees proposing to his girlfriend


Soon after he was done, he went on his knees, pulled out a ring from his pocket, held her hand and put a ring on it thus proposing.

She was so surprised that she even forgot to reply on the question, Will you marry me? But after all the excitement, she said yes.

“I put my heart and soul in the surprise and she loved it so much. I wanted this to be a memorable moment and I hope it was,” Benda said.

The event took place at seven hills restaurant on Golf course hotel but we are still waiting for the details of the wedding.

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Kenya’s Nameless To Grace The Magic Washington Legacy Show

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 18:57

Ahead of his highly anticipated Magic Washington Legacy show slated for Easter Monday the 17th of April at the Acacia Avenue based Casablanca Bar, today morning producer Washington hosted Journalists and stake holders at a press briefing where he shed more light on what is expected plus officially unveiling who the sponsors of the event are.

Hosted by Natty Dread, The presser was kicked off by Washington who took through the journalists on what the fans should expect come show time but first he recognised the show’s sponsors namely SMS ONE, Chano8, Galaxy FM who gave him Ug Shs 18 million, Casablanca Bar, Roots Retreat and Camping Resort, Goodlyfe, Hot House of Talent, Njanko Land And Property Developers and Flex Events.

Producer Washington shed more light on what is expected at his Magic Washington Legacy show

“ This whole event is about my legacy, I have been in the industry for 20 years and most of you know me because I have worked with Natty Bread for a very long time and in Uganda, producers are not respected and celebrated. The reason why I am doing this celebration is just to encourage the young producers and artistes out there that you can be a living legacy. You don’t have to be dead or out of the scene to be praised.” He explained

Sponsors SMS ONE and Chano8 representative Gloria Batuta speaking at the presser

One of the sponsoring companies Galaxy FM handed Washington a dummy check of Ug Shs 18 million

Natty Dread was the host of the presser

A lot is in stock and all fans should do is brace themselves for a full package of fun and entertainment from the headlining performers with the most important thing being that the show has payable entry fees.

“The gates will open up at 4PM and the show is quite different. We have a table that goes for Ug Shs 1 million and it comes with different packages like your favourite spirit, soft drink and a light dish but it will be very nice. We have VIP for 30,000 and ordinary for 10,000 and we are going to have different stages of entertainment.” Washington added.

Mr Tesfalem Gherahtu the owner Casablanca Bars in Kamapala speaking at a press conference

But what will take place on these stages and who are the headlining performers? Washington explained saying.

“We are going to start with a live band that is going to play any favourite Lingala and Zouk song that you have heard just to show you where our music came from then we shall have Mr. Okello who does traditional music mixed with modern music then after that we shall have the cream that is Radio and Weasel, Cindy, Ziza Bafana, Natty Dread, myself, City Rock Entertainment and some superstars from South Sudan that is WJ and Silver X. We shall also have a performance from a fashion designer Sir Latif.”

Washington stressing a point

There will be other activities taking place like selling of Washington branded things like T-shirts, Key holders, wrist bands to mention but a few but one of the most important things is, Washington will showcase what he does in studio to the fans.

“This is Magic Washington Season one, we are going to have other seasons, it’s not going to stop here and on the show, I will going to showcase what I do in the studio, I am going to produce a song for an artiste on stage, we shall start a song from scratch and build it up and show you how it is made.” Washington Concluded.

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One of the journalists asking question to Washington

Singer Bruno K who is mentored by producer Washington speaking at the presser




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The Fun Color Run Heads To Jinja This Weekend

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 18:11

The fun filled and exciting Color Fun Run event returns this Easter weekend and will be held in Uganda’s adventure town of Jinja courtesy of Uganda Waragi. The 5km event that has participants run, jog or walk with a splash of color at every kilometer will be held at Heralds Ground on Saturday 15th April, 2017 from 10 am till late.

The activity has no official winners, but rather chooses to celebrate the last five finishers; encouraging participants to enjoy fitness with a fun twist to it whilst being splashed in color along the way and having fun with friends.

The Jinja edition will start with the fun run kick off and thereafter feature a fun filled afternoon with activities like rugby, football, a live turntable deejay session with DJ’s Nimrod, Djenerate, Black Supremacy and Ruck on the deck and plenty of Uganda Waragi cocktails.


According to Uganda Waragi Brand Manager, Roy Tumwizere, the color fun run is a good fit for the brand, a true Ugandan icon fondly named the Spirit of Uganda. “Despite our differences and diversity, at our core we are vibrant, energetic and fun loving Ugandans. The color fun run offers an all-round fun experience that you would not want to miss.”

The event was first held last year and has so far had 3 editions, the first two in Kampala and the third one in Gulu town.

According to the organizers, the idea to take the event countrywide works well with promoting fun and adventure in tourism rich areas in different regions. “Color Fun Run was started with the purpose of encouraging fun and encouraging Ugandans to travel and see more of our beautiful country and what it has to offer. This is why the tour this year will go to Jinja, Kampala and Mbarara,” said Eric Omondi, the Color Fun Run Proprietor.

Tickets are now available for purchase at MR. Price outlets in Kampala and selected shops in Jinja. Other activities on offer bungee jumping and white water rafting at an extra cost.

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Aganaga Interrupts Sheebah’s Performance

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 14:55

Artistes or socialites can do anything to stay relevant on the scene or get recognition at events they grace so that they can keep their ego on a top notch. Dancehall and Ragga artiste Khalifah Aganaga surprised the revellers who were in attendance at the recently concluded 4th and 2017’s edition of Zzina Awards that took place at Theatre Labonita last Friday.

Apart from winning the biggest award of the night (artiste of the year), Best Female Artiste of the year and best collabo (Farmer alongside Ykee Benda), Team No Sleeps Sheebah Karungi was also one of the artistes who performed at the awards and as she did, Aganaga out of the blue appeared on stage holding a bag which forced Sheebah to pause her performance for some minutes.

“Am happy to see you guys but what has brought me here is just to inform this girl that she really works hard I am thankful and I support you.” Aganaga told Sheebah as fans screamed loud and pulled out Ug Shs 50,000 note and gave it to Sheebah and added. “This is just for you, please give a phone call.”

“No Khalifah I will not call you, do you know why? You just gave me this money it is not for airtime man, you are talking to the queen of the area.” Sheebah jokingly told Aganaga and later resumed her performance.

Sheebah jokingly telling Aganaga how she will not use the money for airtime





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Hellen Lukoma’s Skimpy Dress Gets People Talking At Zzina Awards

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 10:03

Wearing skimpy cloths in not something new singer and fashion designer Hellen Lukoma has began doing of late but she has through the years been getting people talking about some cloths she is seen clad in at the various events she has been at.

Last Friday night at the fourth and 2017’s edition of Zzina Awards, Hellen Lukoma was one of the invited guests to hand over the award of Best Fans Team to the specific winner. She surprised and got people especially men talking about the revealing dress she was clad in. The gold ‘daring’ dress had her back and thighs fully exposed, as if that was not enough, it also had slits on both sides of her right and left thighs.

While taking to the stage to hand over the award, Lukoma almost fell down but she clung on one of the microphones stands until she gained momentum to stand on her two fit in the high heeled pair of shoes she wore. All this was happening as revellers watched and cheered her on.

“I wore this dress for you people, you have excited me a lot.” Lukoma told the crowd and later went ahead to hand over the award of Best Fans Team which went to Sheebaholics. Like said above, the former HB Toxic girl crew Hellen Lukoma is used of this so were not surprised but we could let it go unnoticed.

“I dint know whether she does it to impress men or is she doing this to seek attention from the media.” One of the revellers was heard talking about Lukoma’s outfit.

She did the same thing last year at the Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards (ASFA) when she appeared in another gold dress which a very long slit that almost exposed her genitals.

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Hellen Lukoma reading the winner of the award

Hellen Lukoma (right) handing over the award to Sheebaholics

Hellen Lukoma hugged Sheebah after her Team Sheebaholics won the award of best fans team


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The Nitty Gritty At Zzina Awards 2017

Sun, 04/09/2017 - 18:37
  • Zzina Awards 2017 went down on Friday the 7th of April 2017
  • It was a red carpet treat this at this year’s edition
  • Reggae legend Maddox Ssematimba and Denis Onyango were awarded specially
  • Sheebah Karungi took home the biggest award

Last Friday (the 7th of April), Uganda and the revellers who filled up Theatre Labonita witnessed the awarding of Ugandan artistes at the sold out Zzina Awards 2017 (4th edition) with Dancehall artiste Sheebah Karungi taking the biggest award of the night (Artiste of the year). It was a fun filled event that had top performers in music and comedy entertain the revellers.

Galaxy FM’s Mr Mosh handing over the artiste of the year award to Sheebah Karungi

“Only God Knows My Story” SheebahKarungi gave thanks to God

Unlike last year’s edition, this year’s came with a mega difference in set up, with the red carpet being one of the sessions that took people’s attention despite the fact that the run way was a little crowded. This however went on until a few minutes past 9 PM when awarding time commenced with a performance from Ykee Benda who sparked off people’s excitement with his hit tune ‘Farmer’.

Ykee Benda sparked off the revellers’ excitement performing Farmer

Dancehall artiste Ceaserous on the red carpet

The overwhelming number of attendees was felt through the heat that was all around the venue, getting fresh air were those who sat near the AC fans. In attendance were different celebrities, socialites and artistes who were mixed up in the ordinary and the VIP sections.

The best dancehall song was Dangerous by this man in black Ceaserous

The ordinary section was full so was was the VIP

Singer Fille dancing off her excitement in the ordinary section

Every nomination category of the 18 had an invited guest(s) to hand the accolades over to the winners and among them was Jose Chameleone, J Kazoora, BBS TV’s CEO Joe Kigozi, Leila Kayondo, Hellen Lukoma and MC Kats. The awarding session was however accompanied with comedy and musical performances  in form of breaks from comedians Mad Rat and Chico and artistes like Sheebah Karungi Naira Ali, B2C, Maurice Kirya, Vampino and Rabadaba.

Maurice Kirya Perfoming

Sheebah engaging the crowd with her performance

The revellers were excited throughout the entire function with Sheebah and her ‘Sheebaholics’ emerging the biggest winners, taking home four awards namely; ‘artiste of the year’, ‘best female artiste of the year’, ‘best collabo of the year’ (Farmer alongside Ykee Benda) and ‘best fans team’ (Sheebaholics). A round of applause goes to Galaxy FM the organisers.

Jose Chameleone after handing over the award of best comedian of the year Swengere.

Comedians Mad Rat And Chico were too funny

With an aim to recognise the immense talent Ugandan artistes have, the awards successfully went down and on top of awarding the nominated winners, there was a special recognition of Reggae Artiste Maddox Ssematimba Ssemanda who was given the life time achievement award and former Uganda Cranes captain Denis Onyango who was awarded as the best sports personality of the year.

Vampino (centre) alongside Party Pipo Entertainment pulling some Micheal Jackson moves while performing

Clad in Kitenge,Naira Ali had an amazing performance

Some of the revellers posing for the Chano8 camera

Some of the Sheebaholics at the event

Hellen Lukoma’s dress got men talking

Leila Kayondo was one of the award givers

Here is the full list of winners. (N.B) Names written in bold and italics in each category are the winners


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


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


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


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


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


  • Bad Black
  • Jack Pemba
  • SK Mbuga
  • Zari


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Denis Onyango


Madoxx Ssematimba



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‘Mambo’ A New Classy Restaurant Opens In Kampala

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 19:15

There have been very many restaurants in Kampala and some which could not qualify according to the standards required by Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) were closed. Many people believe that eating down town Kampala is rather risky and some who work from there find it hard to locate clean restaurants they can comfortably have their meals from.

All this is now history following the grand opening of classy Mambo restaurant located in 3rd floor Park Enkadde Mall in Kampala old taxi park. With an aim of being one of the most sought for food places in Kampala, Mambo was set up with the background of Dubai restaurants and they pledge to give Uganda different types of food.

The opening was attended by different journalists from different media houses and they also had a taste of the restaurants’ food and good services by the waitresses and waiters. According to Chano8’s observation, Mambo restaurant is properly furnished, strategically located and their food is actually affordable for an average earner.

“We are here to give you different types of food and concepts. We have signature dishes most especially in pillawo because we have many brand from Saudi Arabia like pillawo mandi, the local pillawo and coconut rice and all our recipes are from Dubai and Saudi Arabia. Day and day we are getting more people, their response is so positive and they appreciate. First of all because the set up and the ambiance, the taste of food and consistency.” Ashraf Nsereko the restaurants manager told Chano8

Nsereko Ashraf the manager Mambo restaurant talking to Chano8

The place is well spaced, aerated and has a city view which could interest the customers while having the meals. It is however not all about the food but the place is also open to things like meetings, parties, baby showers to mention but a few and there are rooms designated for above on top of the eating area.

Take a look at how the grand opening went down in pictures.

One of the waiters serving a client

The restaurant is not only spacious but also well furnished

Some of the customers enjoying a meal

Some of the Muslim community invited at the restaurant’s grand opening had a time to say prayers

Will not necessarily need to to come to Mambo restaurant but waiters and waitresses can bring to you the food where you are (the bag can carry maximum of eight plates)

This is one of the rooms designed for parties, baby showers and so on


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Juliana Shocked At Criticism Of New Video

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 18:40

Juliana has heavily been criticized lately by her ‘I’m still here’ video which has scenes taken from Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Aint your mama’ video. Much as she has to be taken accountable, she says she wasn’t the brains behind the script. That we understand but during an interview with Douglas on NTV, the artiste said something that made us question her reply.

She said that she wasn’t angry by her criticism but was surprised it was such a big deal. “Copy and paste” was not my intention at all. I was just releasing another song. It didn’t break me down though. I like to listen to people’s criticism. I wasn’t angry but I was surprised it was such a big deal,” she said when asked how she felt by the negative feedback she was getting.

Juliana Kanyomozi surprised by new video criticism

For an artiste who has been in the game for such a long time and inspires many upcoming artistes more originality is expected from her and above all she should have at least been remorseful about it. Many observers think this could also impact negatively on her career which had taken a lull.


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Teacher Mpamire Excited About His First Ever One Man Show In London

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 15:05

Success does not come at once but is gradual process that needs hard work and patience although it has its pitfalls. From the time he put on his comedy switch, comedian Teacher Mpamire has had jaw-dropping performances in and outside of Uganda with a good example being his previous international show that thrilled Malawians at the College of Medicine Sports Complex Hall located in Blantyre City, Malawi in November 2016.

This time around, courtesy of The Great Commission Church-London and Grajoh Talent Management and PR who manage him, Teacher Mpamire is slated for a solo performance in London at the highly anticipated Night Of Comedy Show on dates 29th and 30th April 2017 at    Greats Centre located on 102 Longbridge road and Cherry Orchard Day Centre located on 171 St James’ Road. When Chano8 contacted Teacher Mpamire, he excitedly told us this.

“I have been to UK before and I had a great show in Eastham. My sense of humour is very unique and universal. As a teacher, my content cuts across, I believe everyone has ever been in school so it’s very easy for my audience to tap my joke. I am so grateful and excited. This is my first one man show ever and I am very ready for it. Being in London is even making it a great show for me. My creative team has already started preparing me for this mighty show and I believe this is going to kickoff Teacher Mpamire Comedy tour 2017.” He narrated

Teacher Mpamire set for his first ever one man show

Mpamire who is one of the top notch comedians in Uganda is very ready for his London fans and promises to teach them until they get tired and ask him to stop

“To all London Students just get ready for Teacher Mpamire Comedy Class. I am going to teach you till you say Teacher Mpamire Stop it. You’re killing us with laughter.”     





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Salvado Gets Free Tattoos For Taking The ‘Bebe Cool Tattoo Challenge’

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 17:36

Earlier this week, Big Size Bebe Cool surprised his wife on her birthday that was on Monday when the name ‘Zuena’ was tattooed on left side of his neck. This got very many people talking on social media but comedian Salvado Idringi made the whole situation too funny by trying out the ‘Bebe Cool Tattoo challenge’ whe he wrote his wife’s name ‘Daphine’ on a small white piece of paper and attached on his right neck with tape then posted on his Facebook page.

Salvado did this inform of a joke little knowing that Kampala Ink, the tattoo shop where Bebe Cool got his tattoo would call him for a free one and it all happened yesterday. The comedian got two tattoos of his daughter Abigail and Aayden on his right and left arms respectively.

Salvado’s daughters’ names Abigail and Aayden will forever appear on his right and left arms

The entire tattooing process went on as Salvado was live on Facebook at the Kla Ink base located at Yasigi Beer Garden in Kololo.

“My previous posts got me my first ever tattoo, these are the experiences we should get before we die, get a tattoo. If I can get a tattoo, who are you not t have it. All you hatters saying that my tattoos won’t be seen, shame on you. I am light skinned these days. I had a meeting with Bad Black so she gave the recipe so my tattoos will show.”

Well, Kla Ink tattoo shop has truly turned into a destination for many celebrities who need to be inked and for the time they have spent in service, they have inked celebrities like Chameleone, Pallaso, Weasel, Judith Heard, Wiinie Nwagi, Bobi Wine among many others.

This is the picture that got salvado free tattoos at Kla Ink tattoo shop

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Cafe Javas Entebbe Roof Collapses

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 15:20

Cafe Javas at Victoria Mall on Berkeley Road in Entebbe, last night left the whole country worrying and in deep shock after its ceiling collapsed. Varied reports came out of casualties with some claiming there were injuries while others saying there were no people inside by the time it collapsed.

Some eye witnesses have also reported that, there were people inside although no serious injuries reported by the time we went to press. Cafe Javas is a popular eat out and hangout joint with several branches around the country.

The management of the building Knight Frank Uganda earlier released a statement to clear the air and rectify on the reports although certain things are not clear like what would have caused the fall.

Photos share on social media of the collapsed roof of Cafe Javas.

“As you may be aware or may have witnessed, there were parts of the ceiling boards inside the Cafe Java premises in Victoria Mall Entebbe that fell down last night . This happened in the evening past 9pm towards the closing hours of business on Wednesday 5th April. We’d like to confirm that there were no injuries or casualties sustained as a result of this incident. “

As ususal the management is carrying thorough investigations to ascertain the causes and hopefully we can get a report on all this as the safety of the citizens can be at a huge risk with such occurrences.
“At the moment our primary concern is for the safety of all involved; especially our beloved customers, therefore we are undertaking thorough investigations to ascertain the cause of this incident. Together with our dear tenant we shall also institute immediate measures to avoid a repeat of the same”. 


The management also decided to close the whole place for renovation and sent the following message;

“This is to inform you that we had an unfortunate incident at our Victoria Mall Entebbe Branch last night 4th April 2017 when part of the ceiling board collapsed. Fortunately no one was hurt. We are grateful to God for that.

We take the safety of our customers and staff very seriously and hence we shall close the Entebbe branch and ensure that full repairs are made. We regret the inconvenience this will cause. In the mean time we invite you to visit our seven other branches in Kampala where we will be glad to serve you.”

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Maddox Ssematimba To Be Honoured

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 12:29

Every legend has been honoured at some point but Maddox with all his talent and great songs has not been fully recognized as a legend apart from just words. But tonight, the artiste is going to get his official recognition for the contribution towards the music industry during the 4th edition of Zzina awards happening at Theatre Labonita.

Maddox will be given a lifetime achievement award for his role in inspiring reggae artistes in Uganda since his return from Sweden almost 20 years ago.

Maddox to be honoured at the upcoming Zzina Awards 2017 (Photo by Habre Muriisa)

Despite losing out on most awards to Bebe Cool in the reggae category, the ‘Namagembe’ artiste is undeniably the best in that genre of music if songs like ‘Mwami’, ‘Kankulage’, ‘Abaato’, ‘Irene’ and ‘Bakaddebo’ are anything to go by.

With just two albums to his name, he fits in the legendary class of Ugandan musicians who are never recognized the way they are supposed to.

In the recent years, he has headlined major shows from Blankets and Wine to Roast and Rhyme and on Good Friday, he will be having his one man concert at Imperial Royal Hotel.


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“Ugandan Kids Dance Better Than Chris Brown”- French Montana

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 10:59

Whether this was just to inspire them or not, French Montana’s statement might spark off a long lasting beef with Chris Brown.

The ‘Freaks’ artiste while doing an interview on Wednesday this week in the US, he was asked of his tour to Uganda and among the things he said was that the Ugandan kids, referring to the Ghetto Kids are better dancers than Chris Brown.

He attributed this because when he was down here about two weeks ago, he featured them on his yet to be released video that also has Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd

Up to now, nobody knows why Montana, real names Karim Kharbouch would make such statements even after having some good collabos with Chris Brown.  

It is said the rapper who also happens to be Chloe Kardashian’s ex was blown away by the moves made by the ghetto kids during their video shoot and a source told us that he had never seen such talents in his whole life.

The Triplets (Ghetto Kids) made a name for themselves after appearing in Eddy Kenzo’s ‘Sitya Loss’ dummy video and from then, the rest was history. They are continuing to be recognized worldwide and French Montana’s motivating gesture is surely what they needed to make more impact. 

Some of the scenes in the yet to be released video that features French Montana, Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd and The Ghetto Kids


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‘Sipapa Is A Burglar’- Chameleone

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 19:33

The relationship between Jose Chameleone and music promoter Sipapa has for the last two or so weeks been on the verge of breaking up although the self proclaimed Heavy weight had not yet come out to say a thing about it. We were tired of the confusing rumours alleging that the two fought until today morning when Chameleone shed a light to the whole matter.

Accusing him for being a burglar, Chameleone expressed his dissatisfaction on his cooperation with Sipapa after realising that he is a burglar who has nothing on him but poses with stolen things from rich people’s homes.

“Now I realize I made fake friends, who have continuously abused my kindness and love. From the day I knew Sipapa was a burglar, He got uncomfortable and we lost the logistics of friendship. It’s sad it’s all been interpreted in the name of a family conflict, Yes. Daniella ain’t happy with some Of my ways but above all I am not going to be belittled by a thief, Burglar, posing as a boss to disguise himself in my family issues. Last week after discovering he’s burglar, He got uncomfortable with our friendship.” Chameleone’s Facebook post read

Chameleone and Sipapa at a previous event, it is very surprising that the two are now enemies

The ‘Badilisha’ singer did not only stop at saying that Sipapa, a person he has done successful projects with is a burglar but also poses as a millionaire who has no permanent residence and goes stealing here and there.

“Posing as a millionaire with no permanent address. Mr, you have terrorized Prince Charles avenue Kololo and should put effort to prove me Wrong. I was your friend and never knew you break into people’s houses for a living!! That’s why I asked my wife to stay away from you. But since you are proving me wrong, please explain why you were almost killed for breaking into Jalal Elachkar House at 3 am, and Bob Kabonero’s house some day. It’s the truth and it’s your duty to defend it!!

Annoyed Chameleone concluded his long Facebook post daring Sipapa and the gang who are threatening to kill him for the truth he has revealed and says he is ready for them.

“SIPAPA with your Gang. Threatening to kill me is a joke, I dare you. You will pay for the bloody money and poses you pose. You can lie to anybody hungry for money, But for me who discovered that you have people crying as you brag. I will stand for my truth and defend my family reputation forever. You have used me a disguise whilst I didn’t know!!!STOP.”

Take a look at the pictures Chameleone shared on his Facebook page of Sipapa when he was allegedly beaten sometime back because of theft;


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It’s A Baby Girl For Katsha And Shamira D’Bank

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 18:44

Renown socialite and South Africa-based Ugandan businessman, Shaffiq Katumba also known to many as Katsha De Bank’s is overjoyed after his partner Shakira D’Banks gave birth to a healthy baby girl yesterday. Both mother and daughter are in sound health and Katsha is over the moon.

“Another Blessing in the Family, Shahmeen Katumba De’bank! Shahmeen means Princess According to the Holy Quran. Thanks Allah”. Katsha posted on social media

The baby named Shahmeen Katumba De’bank is the second born for the couple and according to Katsha, Shahmeen means ‘Princess’. Their son called Shahzad Katumba (meaning son of the king) was born in January.

Katsha D’ Banks with son Shahzad Katumba

The new member of the De’bank family


Excited family members and friends have been busy sending their congratulataory messages to to couple and wishing them well. And we too from would like to send our sincere congratulations to Katsha and Shakira D’banks

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Sky Lounge Silent Disco Sells Out

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 17:34

The Silent Disco has never been an affair to under look as it has now become a lot bigger than anyone had anticipated. With recent successes at Gekko Lounge, Gatto Matto and Jinja. Last Saturday, Sky Lounge one of Kampala’s trendiest hangouts hosted the Silent Disco and to everyone’s surprise, it was the biggest we have ever experienced. Most of the previous silent discos have attracted large numbers but this previous edition was beyond that.

The event started at 8:00pm but by 9:00pm, the entire venue was full to the brim with all the headphones sold out. This meant that for anyone to enter, you had to pay and enter without headphones or wait for someone who is leaving to hand you their pair. The rooftop section was the most occupied and this saw most revellers flocking it for the great ambiance and nice kavuyo vibe it gave off. Imagine more than 300 people packed on a rooftop dancing silently to a range of more than 2 genres of music.

The deejays headlining on this one included  Dj Roja and Slick Stuart, Dj Naselow, Dj Aludah, Dj Mary Jo, Dj Kas Baby and many more. There were 3 channels (Red, Green and Blue) with an option of switching to your preferred channel. Celebrity appearances included BebeCool, Sheilla Gashumba, Eleanor Nabwiso and his wife, Ken Kayongo of Swahili Nation and many more. This edition was definitely the biggest and we are yet to establish whether any other will match up to it. Meanwhile news coming in from Kellagram, the official organizers of the event is that we are yet to experience a silent disco in Entebbe. The date and venue are yet to be communicated.

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Ugandan-Based Congolese Singer Rogatien With New Song For Mama

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 15:22

It is almost becoming an acceptable norm and tradition world over for artistes at some point of their careers to pen down lyrics in praise of their mothers or just to celebrate mothers all over the world. The tradition has been going on for a long time with some turning out to become all-time classics.

From old classics like Brenda Fassie’s 1994 Mama, Spice Girls 2009 and Boys 2 Men’s ‘A song for Mama’, the tributes have been coming through with the new generation picking it up with West Africa’s Kiss Daniels having his own ‘Mama’ song.

While at home in Uganda, gospel artiste and now Member of Parliament Judith Babirye’s version of ‘Mama’ has turned out to be one of the all-time selling songs on Caller Ring Back Tune (CRBT) platform in the country. Juliana Kanyomozi’s ‘Woman’, Jose Chameleone’s ‘Sweet Mama’ and also his younger brother Pallaso’s recently released ‘Mama’ have also made a big impression on the music scene among others.


Back to our main subject, Rogatien Milord who is a Ugandan-Based Congolese singer, his own tribute song to his mother titled ‘Maman’(French and Persian for Mom) hit the airwaves officially on March 8th 2017 as the world marked the international Women’s Day.

Rogatien Miloard with his beloved mother 

In the song done in French and a bit of Kiswahili and smooth Afro-Jazz flow, Milord speaks his heart, expresses his love and pays tribute to the woman (mother) for her precious kindness, unconditional love and her matchless maternal qualities and appreciates her struggles to raise him.

“One Woman Struggled, worked so hard, and gave everything she had for Me to be who I am today… She raised Me with lot of love, grace,simplicity, and this sweet voice of her, caressing My inside beauty, every single day! Now I am living in a Universe full of dreams and tenderness because of Her endless sacrifices”. Milord said.


Rogatien Milord is a young Congolese artiste (Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist), from Goma in Eastern Congo. He is now based in Uganda as a performing artiste. His solo carrier started in since 2014 and has performed on different musical scenes in and out of Uganda alongside many well known artists.

Rogatien Milord

Milord is now tirelessly working on his first solo album “TRUST” which will soon be released and it will be available on Media & Streaming platforms! To listen to the song “Maman” You can follow the links below:

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Bebe Cool Gets People Talking About His New Tattoo

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 10:28

Islam prohibits body tattoos but Bebe Cool decided to put religion aside and impress his wife Zuena Kirema with a tattoo on his neck on Monday to prove how much he loves her.

Remember Bebe Cool doesn’t have any tattoos on his body and this was the first one but with the video clip that went around on social media of him painfully getting it done, can prove that the ‘Azina Aseka’ artiste can do whatever is necessary for his wife.

Bebe Cool gets Zuena’s name inked on his neck

He has always been known to be so protective of her. In fact, it was reported that he fell out with Eighton and Rain (Kiwoko Boys) a few years back after they got so close with Zuena.

The tattoo came a day after the artiste had surprised Zuena with a birthday song featuring Sauti Sol on Sunday and more surprises are coming this Saturday during the Gagamel boat cruise happening at Mutoola Island with celebrations expected to resume.

Bebe follows Barbie Kyagulanyi’s footsteps as she got a huge tattoo of Bobi Wine her husband two years back on her back.

At her birthday last year, Bebe Cool presented Zuena with a Mercedes Benz that he had just bought.

Check out some of the public’s comments on Bebe Cool’s new tattoo


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You Won’t Believe What Forced Benezeri To Quit Music

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 09:35

April 1st which is fool’s day is long gone as we are in the 5th day of the month but when we got this information, we were also surprised like you are right now.

Gospel musician Benezeri has quit music and he points this decision to ‘conviction’. The artiste who had made a name among the talented artistes passed this information through a face book post that read.  

“I’ve succumbed to a strong conviction to honorably bow out of the art that I’ve devoted the last 10 years of my life to. It definitely hasn’t been an easy decision to make but for the last 4 months it’s been heavy on my heart. This morning, I once again failed to complete my night’s rest because of this conviction. Living in a foreign town, without a smartphone has allowed God to speak to me clearly in the silence, once again, I’ve reached a crossroads in my life and He is pointing me into this direction,” he posted yesterday.

Benezeri quits music, But why?

Benezeri who last year successfully held a concert at UMA show grounds thanked everyone who helped him during this journey including his parents, friends, siblings and other individuals that played a huge part in his musical journey.

Born Benezeri Wanjala Chibita, Benezeri is famed for songs such as ‘Ndiwabulijjo Mama’ and ‘Abeyo’ among others. His decision to quit music might come as a big surprise to his fans and may even leave some disappointed. However, Benezir’s conviction could also be leading him to the right direction in his life, only time will tell.


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