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Reggae Artiste And Producer Tshaka Mayanja Loses Father Aged 85

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 15:55

Reggae artiste Tshaka Mayanja, Buganda Kingdom and the country at large are currently mourning the death of former Attorney General, Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister and Buganda Kingdom’s Prime Minister (Katikiro) in 1966, the late Mayanja Nkagi who passed on today morning at 8:30 AM according to media reports at Nakasero hospital after succumbing to Pneumonia.

While at Nakasero Hospital, the deceased had been pending a transfer to India for further treatment until today when death robbed him of his dear life.

Chano8 extends heart felt condoleses to Reggae artiste Tshaka Mayanja for the loss of his father the late Mayanja Nkangi (Photo by Habre Muriisa)

Current Buganda premiere  Charles Peter Mayiga visitig the late Mayanja Nkangi at Nakasero Hospital

In an earlier press statement issued by Josephine Nkangi the deceased’s daughter earlier last week she said. “Until this week, we didn’t really know what the extent of the damage was. The doctors said it was pneumonia. However, on Sunday, my father took a turn for the worse. An oncologist was called in and on Monday, we learnt that dad is seriously ill.” 

Chano8 tried to inquire from Tshaka Mayanja about further preparations like when the requiem mass and burial  will be held but our efforts were futile as we couldn’t reach him.

Mr. Nkangi has been a lawyer who attended Kabungo Primary School in Buddu County, Kings College Buddo, Makerere University and later Oxford University in England. He was a very close to King of Buganda and president of Uganda in 1962 and he served him as a minister without portfolio.

As Chano8 we take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt condolenses to the family, friends and relatives of the deceased and may he rest in peace.

The late Mayanja Nkangi’s fact file

1931: Born to Isaya Sibakyalwayo and Yozefina Nantale of Kalungu

1937 – 1946: Went to Kabungo Primary School

1944 – 1946: Kako Junior School

1947 – 1949: Joined king’s College Buddo

Obtained a bachelor of Arts degree from the University of London

Joined University of Oxford (Keble College) for a Bachelor and Master of Arts in Politics and economics

1962 – 1963: Served as Minister without Portfolio

1963: Represented Uganda in the EALA

1964 – 1966: Katikkiro of Buganda

1966 – 1971: Exiled in United Kingdom after the overthrow of Ssekabaka Muteesa 1’s government by Obote

1980: Founded Conservative Party

1986 – 1989: Served as Minister of Education. He oversaw the creation of Kyambogo University.

1989 – 1992: Minister of Planning and economic development. He oversaw the establishment of Uganda Investment Authority.

1992 – 1998: He served as Minister of Finance

1998 – 2002: Served as Minister of Justice and Constitutional affairs

2002 – 2012: Served as Chairperson Uganda Land Commission.





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Chameleone Responds To Critics As His Legend Concert Is Pushed To June

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 13:54
  •  Dr Jose Chameleone responds to critics spreading he canceled the Legend Hit After Hit concert
  • The concert was initially announced for March but later postponed to 19th May, then to 26th May and back 19th May
  • The latest change is that it has now been pushed to 30th June with extra shows on 1st and 2nd July.

Chano8 wouldn’t be wrong to say that Chameleone’s Legend Hit After Hit concert is one of the concerts that have changed dates many times and the reasons are still scanty but we promise to keep you updated on every step until D-day.

The last weekend was all full of confusing rumours that Uganda’s self proclaimed music doctor cancelled this highly anticipated concert that was initially announced for March. Due to some reasons, it was moved from March to 19th May, then later to 26th May, back to 19th May and now the latest on ground is that Friday the 30th of June is the newly confirmed date according to Balaam Barugahara the main organiser.

HIT AFTER HIT CONCERT 30TH JUNE 2017 CONFIRMED DATE & VENUE CRICKET OVAL. POWERED BY BELL. Colline hotel Mukono 1st July 2017, 2nd July 2017 Freedom city.” Balaam Posted on his Facebook page

Despite the date changes, Chameleone’s Legend Hit After Hit concert is now finally settled on Friday the 30th of June

However, this whole baseless information about the concert’s cancellation over the weekend comes in a few days after Balaam recently changed the concert’s dates again from 26th May to 19th May again. Making critics come up with their own side that misleads fans.

“I have defeated all odds with the Charisma and self believe the almighty instilled in me as a believer. Now all the weak ones trying to spread hatred that I cancelled the “LEGEND”Hit after hit at LUGOGO Cricket oval must understand that I am fully Charged and Nothing will stop it – God over devil. My Friends and Fans who have prepared to show me love please don’t be moved by cheap talk.” Chameleone posted on Facebook in response to the critics.

You heard it all, Fans brace your selves for a jaw dropping show that will see the Chameleone showcasing what he has in stock the especially basing on the fact that he held his last concert (Wale Wale concert) in May 2015.


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Nicki Minaj’s Breast Exposing Attire Raises Dust At Paris Fashion Week

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 16:50

Being one of the revellers, USA based Trinidadian born rapper Nicki Minaj left attendees who were at the Haider Ackermann Womenswear Fall/Winter 2017/2018 show that took place yesterday (Saturday 4th March) in France at the Paris Fashion Week staring when she sat in one of the front rows clad in black Mugler shots and a jacket that fully exposed her left breast.

Following her breast revealing outfit at the show, to Nicki it was not enough but as she also went ahead to post a photo of her in the eye catching outfit on her social media plat forms.

“Nicki Minaj turned heads at the Haider Ackermann Fall 2017 show at Paris Fashion Week today” Nicki Minaj posted on her Facebook page


However, some people have taken to social media as well saying she copied her rival Lil’ Kim’s outfit she wore at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards held in New York City on 9th September where as some have appreciated her.

“You are so beautiful, if I would be like you I would walk naked.” One of her fans Tweeted in a way of complementing the 34 year old rapper’s outfit

Haider Ackermann   is a Colombian born but based in France designer whose ‘Haider Ackermann Fashion Show has been an exemplary one at the Paris Fashion Week since 2001. The event pulls hundreds of designers and different celebrities who come to watch the showcases from different models.

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Hugh Masekela Proves That Age Is Just A Number

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 11:57

Last Sunday, Hugh Masekela, a South African legendary Jazz musician was in Uganda for the third time, having been in Uganda in 2006 and 2015 but for someone who has actively been doing music since 1956, getting nominations and receiving some of the world’s most prestigious awards, the instrumentalist refuses to be called a ‘Legend’.

He said this in a press conference at Serena Hotel ahead of his show alongside Uganda’s Isaiah Katumwa which was a fundraising for the new blood bank at Mengo Hospital. The concert was aimed at completing the new trauma Rotary Hospital in Mukono and to also celebrate 100 years of the Rotary Foundation, as well as 60 years since Rotary Uganda was founded.

“I have been inspired by many people in my career so calling me a legend is unjustifiable,” Masekela said when asked why he prefers not to be called a living legend. Chano8 begs to differ from his statement and here is why.

Hugh Masekela and Isaih Katumwa performing at the concert


some of the revellers who were in attendance

The overwhelming love he receives from Uganda.

For the three times he has been in Uganda, Hugh Masekela’s concerts have been full house and the amount of money people have been paying to watch him has been not less than Ug Shs 50,000 with last weekend’s entry fee at Shs 200,000.

However, throughout all those concerts, people haven’t had enough of him like one of the reveller’s in his mid 50s stated. “I’ve attended all three events Masekela has performed in Uganda and I will continue doing so every other time he will come.” He said. But besides, Ugandans showing him some love, the musician also has a lot of love for Uganda because he has always shown up every time he has been invited.

“Uganda has always been my home but this time, we came during a drought season and immediately we touched down, it started raining. We are sending an invoice to the government to pay for our good luck because it has now been a week of rain,” the award winning artiste said while on stage.

Former Makerere University Chancellor Professor Mondo Kagonyera (right) was among the hundreds of attendees


Masekela is among the few multi-talented artistes Africa has because aside from playing instruments he is also a music composer and singer behind songs like ‘Stimela’, ‘Grazing In The Grass’, ‘Song of Love’,‘Bring Him Back Home’ among others. He performed for close to two hours, playing his instruments like the flugelhorn, trumpet, cornets, doing rare dance strokes and singing as well. One might disagree that he is not making 78 years a few weeks from now. Wow

His Versatility

77 years just don’t come like that. They come with experience and Masekela proved that during the evening. He not only just performed his songs but gave Isaiah Katumwa a run for his money on his own. They collaborated on his ‘Mama Africa’ and ‘This Is Me’ songs but Masekela was so familiar with them as if they were his. Their collaboration worked the crowd and his magic also worked well with the band that consisted of Steve Keys on the ‘keys’ and Charmant Mushaga on the guitar among others.  

He Is A Performer.

What defines a good performer is selection of his music, engagement with the audience, stage performance among others. The award-winning artiste has all these. Despite the fact that a big number of people in the audience were above 50 years old, Masekela convinced most of them to stand up and shake their bones ‘paka chini’ (Swahili for till down). Not once but more than three times and they complied. He even advised the young ones to lend a helping hand to those who couldn’t handle.

Former husband to Miria Makeba, Hugh Masekela didn’t just stop at singing. He gave a brief background and what inspired every song he did during the evening, taking some time off to also ask the audience if some of them knew the songs.

Whether or not the African legend will be coming back to Uganda is for another day but what he has so far given to Ugandans for the three years he has been here clearly puts him into the legendary league of African greats.    




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Actor Benon Kibuuka (Dube) Survives Accident

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 11:01

It is only God who knows everyone’s destination because if that was not the case, we would all take life the way we want. On Friday evening, Andrew Benon Kibuuka was one of the guests during Mesach Semakula’s ‘ Totya Bigambo My Journey’ concert at Hotel Africana pool side and he was given a notable mention all the time by emcee Meddie Nsereko Ssebuliba but on Saturday morning, we were shocked to learn that he was involved in a nasty accident as he was heading back home from the concert.

Actor/comedian Benon Kibuuka commonly known as Dube at Mesach Semakula’s Totya Bigambo My Journey concert at Hotel African on Friday

Although he’s out of danger as we speak, the Uganda National Performing Arts Association president was feared dead according to rescuers. “By the time we reached the scene, he was unconscious,” said one onlooker.

The incident happened in Bwebajja after a drunkard rammed into him while he was driving back home.

Kibuuka was rushed to a certain clinic in Bwebajja but later transferred to Cadic clinic Bukoto where he’s currently admitted.

He’s out of danger now and if all goes well, he will be discharged on Monday or Tuesday.


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Mesach Semakula Proves His Worth At Sold Out Totya Bigambo Concert

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 17:21

Do you know that you all paid Ug Shs 100, 000 for Mesach Semakula isn’t that great.” as hundreds of attendees ululated were some of the words veteran singer Mesach Semakula said last night as he performed at his long awaited Totya Bigambo My Journey Concert that took place at Hotel Africana’s Pool Side, although it was initially slated for the hotel’s Nile Hall.

In an earlier interview, The ‘Sigwe Ansimila’ singer told Chano8 that he owed his fans a lot and yes, he paid the debt last night with an amazing performance that he commenced at 10 minutes past 9 PM when he took the stage. Without a waste of time, he sang songs like ‘Thank You’, ‘Ndeka ’, Walumbe Mubbi’ ‘Ritah’, ‘First Aid’ and ‘Mummy Nzize’ which he performed to his mother live on stage, and later ‘Kankutendeleze’

Mesach Semakula had a time to kneel down for his fans in way of saying thank you to them at his sold out Totya Bigambo My Journey Concert

This is part of the crowd that attended the concert

Mesach Semakula kneeling down for his mother as he sang ‘Mummy Nzize’

Mesach gave his fans his best of the performance

Mesach and veteran singer and dancer Annet Nandujja puuling some Kiganda dance strokes

Dr Jose Chameleone joined him on stage and together they performed ‘Sigwe Ansimila’ and he resumed with ‘Kyalimpa’ and ‘Ntongo’ before giving room for more artistes to showcase as well, as he took a break.

Among them was Mary Bata, Eddy Kenzo, Bebe Cool, Pastor Wilson Bugembe alongside Maureen Nantume. However, before them, there were other artistes who curtain raised and they are Stecia Mayanja, Maureen Nantume, Catherine Kusaasira, Ronald Mayinja and Hajji Haruna Mubiru.

Dr Jose Chameleone came to support a brother

Bebe Cool performing at Totya Bigambo concert

Eddy Kenzo performing

Minister of sate for tourism hon Godfrey Kiwanda was in attendance too

Semakula then returned for round two with Desire Luzinda with whom they performed their collabo ‘Mubya Love’ and a few other songs before calling upon the speaker of the parliament of Uganda, Honourable Rebecca Kadaga who had some remarks to make.

Mesach Semakula and Desire Luzinda performing Mubya Love collabo

“I am a fan of Mesach Semakula and he always turns up on functions I invite him to perform at in my home town in Kamuli. W e have really enjoyed this evening, all these artistes are good.” Said Hon Kadaga before she urged fans to buy original Mesach Semakula album cds which available on sale.

Honourable Speaker of the parliament of Uganda Rebecca Kadaga giving her remarks at Mesach Semakula’s concert

Hon Rebecca Kadaga and Mesach Semakula pulling some dance strokes

Apart from the Hon Kadaga, there were other VIP’s who were in attendance like 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 Meddie Nsereko, Hon Kato Lubwama, Hon minister Ronald Kibuule, Hon Minister Katumba Wamala.

Hon Ekwee David Ethuro (centre) the Speaker of the Kenyan Senate was in attendance as well

Hon Agathon Rwasa (left) the deputy speaker of the republic of Burundi was there too

Kamapala Member of parliament Meddie Nsereko was in attendance

Rubaga South member of parliament Kato Lubwama

Honourable minister Ronald Kibuulewas there too

All in all, the concert was a success and double thumbs up for the sponsors SMS ONE, NBS TV, BBS Terefayina, Galaxy FM and Face TV. With forgetting Silk Events  who worked on the sound near to perfection and good set up of the stage and lighting.

Pastor Wilson Bugembe and Maureen Nantume performing

Rema Namakula performing alongside Mesach

Mesach’s  fellow Golden Band member Ronald Mayinja performing


Catherine Kusasira

Stecia Mayanja was simply flawless

Maurinr Nantume

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Fashion Tips For This Raggae Edition Of Roast & Rhyme

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 17:26
  • As the date to the third edition of Roast and Rhyme draws closer, not only are organizers and artistes prepping themselves, so are revelers.
  • Excitement is building up amongst passionate fans of the quarterly Bell Lager sponsored event set for this Sunday; March 5, 2017 at Jahazi Pier in Munyonyo.

Revelers usually put in a lot of effort to look their best during these events; one would say it is because of the countless paparazzi present.

None the less, there is that group of people that still outdo themselves. This can be a learning phase for them.

What to wear!

For women, outdoor events are usually the best excuse to slip into something sexy yet fun. Most will go for shorts, preferably denim but easy glamour is the right play.

That said, a well-tailored African printed dress will do most of the styling work for you if you don’t want to accessorize too much. Just slip into a pair of cute sandals, grab a matching clutch and enjoy the bright sunny afternoon.

A finely cut maxi skirt or dress with bright colors perhaps reggae themed colors especially on petite girls can complement your appearance in terms of skin complexion as well as height.

If you want to be able to use your hands, a shirtdress, ballet flats/gladiator sandals and a cross-body bag would work magic, making it easy for you to grab the mouthwatering BBQ you’re already salivating over.

To add that bit of glamour and fabulousity to your outfit, top up your look with a cute trendy pair of sunglasses and a straw hat.

For the men, there are only a few things you need to consider. Keep it casual, polished and remember to finish with warm weather accessories.

Start with a comfortable, neutral colored (black, grey, white, navy blue) t-shirt but you can also stand out in a bold striped t-shirt or one with a striking graphic design. Wear this with shorts, perhaps a simple khaki pair.   

A linen or light cotton shirt with a light color is also ideal to keep you cool in the heat. You can also try a brightly colored polo shirt because with a polo, you can never go wrong. This would go well with a pair of preferably khaki, beige or gray shorts.

A pair of leather sandals works well with shorts and a t-shirt. If you’re not a fan of having your feet exposed, go with a pair of simple stylish shoes but be sure to skip socks.

Don’t forget a pair of stylish preferably aviator sunglasses for an edgy look, accessorize your hands with some reggae themed wristbands and rock a baseball cap or fedora for the finishing touch.

Sources have also intimated to us that anyone who will go with a braai (BBQ stove), will automatically get a free pack of Bell Lager. What better way to accessorize for the day?!

Remember to carry camping chairs, masai blankets (lesu) and just in case it rains, don’t forget to grab that umbrella and scarf.

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Mightyson To Step Foot On Stage After A Long Time

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 16:38

We bet only a few of you know the artiste named Mightyson but that particular artiste declined to sing with Beenie Man, one of Jamaica’s biggest artistes during the time he came to Uganda not forgetting that that’s the time when the Jamaican was at his peak.

Mighty Son is one of the most talented acts in Uganda but his talent, we can say has not been embraced the way it should have been. Maybe because he’s not doing anything about it or because he was overpowered by other some other stuff he uses.

Mighty Son set to perform at Roast and Rhyme Reggae Nyam Nyam edition

Well, for those who have been asking where he is, Sunday is the day when the reggae maestro will be stepping on stage after a very long time.

Mightyson has been added on the list of performers this Sunday during the Roast and Rhyme event that is taking place at Jahazi Pier in Munyonyo and his last time inclusion will spice up the event because he will be performing alongside Bebe Cool, Benon and Vampino alongside a poet known as Ife.  

Some of Mighty Son’s songs include ‘Step on the floor’, ‘Leggo’, ‘Kilimululu and ‘Uptown Girl’ among others.


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Beenie Gunter And Eddy Kenzo Combine On A New Love Story

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 15:28

Sometime back last year in an interview Chano8 had with the Guntalk City boss Beenie Gunter , he told us that he was aiming at doing a collabo with BET viewers’ choice award winner Eddy Kenzo although he did not specify when they were to do it.

The next thing we heard early this year was a collabo tune between the two artistes called ‘Tompaana’ loosely translated as ‘Don’t Praise Me’. This is s Love Dancehall track produced by Prosper Sky and it is full of a message telling girls who play their boyfriends not to waste their time but instead be straight forward and make it clear from the start.

The video directed by Martin Beta has a simple set up where Eddy Kenzo acts as a waiter at a bar and in the middle of a conversation with fellow waiters, a beautiful girl marches in which takes away his attention as he stares at her admiringly. As she takes her seat, he finds a man with whom they connect immediately as Kenzo the waiter makes a move to ask her for her order and probably tell her what he feels about her.

The girl’s minds don’t seem to be connecting with Kenzo’s words as she constantly winks at the guy she just seen at the bar which forces Kenzo to look around and then walk away in protest. She does not do this to Kenzo alone but also Beenie Gunter who meets her in the hotel room.

The two have a good time in bed but the worse comes in when Gunter gets to read the love messages sent to her phone, although she tries to explain, he could not take any of it because of the anger that grows in his heart. She is simply not into them but wants to play them. In more scenes, a group of dancers are seen pulling some energy-filled strokes which also ends the action.


The message in the song and video is clear; don’t play with my feelings if you are not into me. It goes especially to women who are after material things and the story line is interesting mostly because of the bar setting and Kenzo’s acting is not too bad though we expect better facial expressions from the vixen.

Some of the behind the scenes pictures of ‘Tompaana’ video shoot


Watch the video below


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Barcelona Coach Luis Enrique To quit At End Of Season. What Next?

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 21:01
  • Barcelona boss Luis Enrique will step down at the end of the season, saying he needs to “rest”.
  • Former manager Pep Guardiola (now at Manchester City) sad because of the manner in which his former team mate is leaving.
  • Sevilla’s manager Jorge Sampaoli, old boys Ronald Koeman and Michael Laudrup among favourites to replace Enrique as manger next season.

It is no longer a secret as may very well know that Luis Enrique announced that he will step down as Barcelona coach in the summer after what observers sighted poor form for the team especially in the Champions League where they were thrashed 4-0 by  Paris St-Germain(PSG) on 14 Feb.

The 46-year-old having been in charge since the departure of Gerardo Martino in 2014 but has now decided it’s time up as he is tired and needs ‘to rest’. He believes it is the right time for some else to take on the mantle and drive the club forward.

He made the announcement following a 6-1 victory over Sporting Gijon last night that took the Catalan club to the summit of the Spanish La liga table. The team sits a point ahead of arch rivals Real Madrid who have a game in hand and whatever happens at the end of the season, will not change his decision.

“I will not be the coach of Barcelona next season,” Enrique told the assembled media at Camp Nou stadium. “It is a difficult, measured and well thought out decision and I think I have to be loyal to what I think.” He told reporters.

“This is a very difficult decision for me which I have thought about for a very long time but I think I have to be honest and fair about what I think,” he said. “Pre-season, I had a meeting with [club directors] Albert Soler and Robert Fernández in which I told them about the possibility of not renewing my contract. They told me there was no hurry to make a decision”. “Now that moment has arrived. The reason is that in my work I am constantly looking for solutions and that means I get no time to rest, I need to rest and that’s my main reason [for leaving]”.

Am out: Louis Enrique has finally thrown in the towel

The 46-year-old manager who won the Champions League as part of the treble in his first year and led them to a domestic double last season was grateful to the club for having given him the opportunity to manage one of the world’s greatest clubs.

“I would like to express my gratitude to the club for the confidence they have shown in me throughout my career. They gave me the chance to coach the reserve team. I did that, and these last three years have been unforgettable. I would like to thank them for their support and professionalism and I will not forget that we have three very exciting months left together.” He explained.

Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu added: “We’re very happy with the work he has done up to know and with what he has left to do. We have to accept the coach’s decision and support him. Now we have to focus on the competitions in the next three months, but Luis Enrique will leave in the summer and we’ve had a super coach in the last three years”.

Luis Enrique won the UEFA Champions League with Barcelona against Juventus 


Like his former teammate Pep Guardiola, who stepped down after four glorious years in charge of Barca in 2012, Enrique highlighted the pressures of the top at the Camp Nou as his reason to step down. And now it is no surprise that the current Manchester city manager has expressed his shock and sadness at Enrique’s decision.

Guardiola believes Luis Enrique is “perfect” for Barcelona after the Spaniard announced his exit from the club saying the Catalan side have lost ‘the perfect trainer’

Guardiola and Enrique are tight friends


It is yet early days as Enrique and club management believes there is yet a lot the former can achieve with the club in the remaining 3 months. However this cannot stop the bosses from looking around for a potential replacement.Several names have already been fronted as ‘favourites’. Top on that list are former players Ronald Koeman and Michael Laudrup who a considered ‘more appropriate’ because they know the philosophy of the club. However, the hottest property currently in football management seems to be Sevillia’s Jorge Sampaoli who is also the player’s favourite and the most popular choice among Barcelona fans. He is also also admired by Lionel Messi who usually has a big say in who takes over the reigns at Camp Nou. 

Sevillia’s Jorge Sampaoli could become the next manager of Barcelona for next season

 Other names popping up include Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, Athletic Bilbao boss Ernesto Valverde, Borussia Dortmund manager  Thomas Tuchel, Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri and Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino.

Enrique can now start thinking about his future plans






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Top City Makeup Artist Atafo Exposed

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 17:25

You can’t miss the name Zipper Atafo every time you mention make-up in Uganda and this is because he is one of the best at the game, having been behind the making up of socialites and celebrities like Judith Heard, Desire Luzinda and Leila Kayondo among others but what these celebrities and more others didn’t know is that Atafo has been stealing from them all along – at least according to complaints and reports surfacing now which point fingers at him.

Atafo whose real name is Meddie Matovu, is said to have no limits because according to information reaching our desk, he allegedly made off with about Ug Shs 600,000 from his best friend Sue Ochola with whom they frequent parties together.

Make Up artiste Zipper Atafo

Ochola is not the first person that is suspecting Atafo as it is also reported that, he stole some items from singer Jackie Chandiru and Patricia Ssewungu who all reported him to Central Police Station for stealing their iPhones. Others like Irene Ntale, Juliana Kanyomozi and other models have since all had misunderstandings with him over ‘missing’ phones and other valuable items but didn’t suspect him at first.

And among the other victims who allegedly fell prey to the make-up artiste is an unnamed editor at Daily Monitor who claimed Atafo stole her iPhone while at the Kool & The Gang show at Kololo airstrip a few months ago.

It is also reported that, the makeup artist is so into iPhones and will do anything possible to get his hands on them. We are keeping our ears on the ground to get more details and confirmations to these allegations and will keep you posted as usual.


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How To Style A Multi Colored Skirt

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 17:20

A Splash of color should be exactly what you need to lift you spirits, but it does seem rather complicated to pull off,  Right? We have come up with at least 5 ways to pull off a stylish and fun outfit depending on the occasion.  Where you are wearing this outfit to is key. If you are wondering if you can wear a super bright skirt to work, the answer is yes!

  1. Skirt

First things first you need the skirt. hehe. Now the reason we bring up the skirt because the style is important. Colored pencil skirts are adorable, a round colored kitenge skirt or a free maxi skirt is great. The problem is when you opt for anything in between. The bolder, the better.


  1. Tops

This part is always difficult for us because we are daring and we love to try to put the impossible patterns together just see what works. To be on the safe side I suggest subtle colors

Such as light hues of a single bright color in the skirt. If you are not risky at all, stick to a black and white top. Denim shirts are pretty chic when paired with a multi colored pencil skirt. Now you have all the options close your eyes and pick one.

3. Shoes

No outfit is complete without shoes. It’s key and usually puts the sparkle on the outfit. The shoes you decide to wear are to be mostly chosen according to the function or occasion. To work, we would suggest pumps or closed wedges.  Soft colors are great but so are one bold color. The hard part would be if tried a multi colored shoes on a color adventurous skirt.


  1. Accessories

We are thinking a scarf or swear of single color would be nice. If it’s breezy and you want to throw on a hat for your outdoor event, say Roast and rhyme am sure that flowing long skirt is beautiful. When it comes to bags we are partial to bold colored bags.

  1. Lipstick/ Makeup

We suggest you go with a nude lipstick if you’re going into the office but with a multi color skirt out to the club a dark lipstick is fine. Sunny day out with the family then a nude lip is perfect. Our point is the occasion matters a lot.

At the end of the day, colors are good embrace it and have some fun. It should be great to enjoy your fun and bold side – fashion wise I mean. We can’t wait to hear feedback from you email us on


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UHMG Alongside Dj’s Association Bring You The Ladies Affair.

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 16:14
  • UHMG brings you The ladies Affair.
  • Seven female Dj’s on one stage.
  • Celebrating the international Women’s day in style.

The Pilplan Plus brand marketed by Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG) in conjunction with the Dj’s Association of Uganda is scheduled to hold the first ever “The Ladies Affair.” The event that is slated for the 7th of March 2017 in celebration of the International Womens day normally held on the 8th is the first of its kind that will bring together top female Dj’s in the country t celebrate with the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women all over the world.

The Ladies Affair Dj’s posing for photo with UHMG officials.

The ladies affair will have seven top female Dj’s showcasing their deejaying skills for over 2000 revelers free of charge. Dj MaryJo one of the seven talented Djs is the brains behind this first ever event. She started her art back in 2010 under the Ras clan brand and made her way up to the Platinum djs. As one of the founders of the Dj’s association in Uganda this event is very important to her for it shines a light on not just the talent that Uganda has but that the female community have in an industry predominantly covered by men.

During the Ladies Affair conference at the UHMG offices.

Under their 2017 theme “BE BOLD FOR CHANGE” they intend to not only change the stereotype that this profession is for men but also create awareness for the family planning campaign that Pilplan plus have to offer. Uganda with the highest fertility rate at 6.2% and a contraceptive prevalence as low as 26%, it is therefore imperative that the fertility rates are managed with family planning methods. 43% of the women tend to drop off this particular family planning method after a year of using it. Issues that have been sighted by the Uganda demographic research are the fact that women are very forgetful since it is something that has to be taken on a daily and also mainly because injectables are more of private and more discreet.

Marketing manager UHMG.

These ladies have faced several challenges in this particular industry and are using this event to break the silence and also stop the stereotype that only men are fit for this type of business. Dj MaryJo will be joined by the following;

  • Dj Poffia, been in business since 2012, has played for punchline, T1 now Club Play, Venon, Amnesia, Dinners pub, Ambiance and currently works with Kadanke, Purple party and Kampala street Jam.
  • Dj Lola, in business since 2015, currently plays for Nyondo club and Up country.
  • Dj Sheila, in business since 2013, was currently trained by the famous Gong Dj Academy has worked with V pub, Gekko lounge, Sky lounge and Club Dj awards.
  • Dj Cathy, started in 2015 and currently works with club silk and ripper Ink 256.
  • Dj Racheal and Dj Exile will be joining this esteemed team.

The show will take place on 7th March in 2017 at Kyadondo rugby club and it will free of charge. There will be a mobile clinic courtesy of Pilplan plus to offer free family planning services and also free counseling for the revelers in attendance.

Catherine Nabbumba, Brand officer Pilplan Plus.

Pilplan plus and UHMG value the contribution of women to their families by consuming our brand to plan better their families and providing for them.” said Catherine Nabbumba, Brand officer Pilplan plus.

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Vinka And Irene Ntale Team Up In New ‘Stylo’ Video

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 16:02
  • Swangz Avenue’s Vinka and Irene Ntale released a fresh audio and video for their collabo song ‘Stylo’
  • Irene Ntale realeases a song with former Swangz Avenue camp member Vinka
  • ‘Stylo’ becomes Vinka’s second song after ‘Level’

Irene Ntale’s sudden exit from the Swangz Avenue music label where she had been for four years created a lot of controversy in the public and if you can remember those days, it was all over the news as it took many by surprise.

Well, it came to pass with the birth of a new Dancehall artiste Vinka who had been Ntale’s manager although many said that she (Vinka) was the quickest replacement of Ntale something Swangz Avenue management rubbished. Regardless, the two artistes had to hit Eli Arkhis studio and record a song dubbed ‘Stylo’.

For a while, the two had teased their ardent fans on social media with a 20-second video trailer but all that became history yesterday when the video and audio were finally officially released for the world to see.

‘Stylo’ the audio

Sang in 3 languages Luganda, English and some Jamaican Patois, ‘Stylo’ is a Love Dancehall tune in which they sing about a ‘hot’ man whom they love and how he makes them and other girls blush everywhere they see him. In some lines, Vinka confesses how the man is ‘the best’ she knows where as Ntale needs to cherish and give him everything he needs in order to win his love.

All this is manifested in the chorus that simply goes as ‘Onkuba onkyuusa stylo abawala obakuba mayilo your body nice and your stylo you are the best I know’ loosely meaning that ‘I fall for you, you change my style and make girls go crazy, your body is nice, you are the best I know.”

‘Stylo’ the video

The 3-minutes and 18 seconds video shot and directed by Marvin Musoke of Swangz Video, portrays the real gangster feel in the video which is set up in a ware house whose walls are designed with graffiti paintings. It is not about just the paintings but other things like costume, fire burning in the metallic barrels, the wire mesh, old car tyres which turns the entire setting into one irresistible composition to watch.

The other thing is how Xenson the costume designer comes up with eye catching attire which the artistes and video vixens are clad in. Vinka also spices up the video to her best with the energetic dance moves she pulls alongside the dancers in almost every scene which remind us of Rihanna’s dance moves in her ‘Disturbia’ video.

The entire video was shot in a dark ware house however; the video director did a good job of lighting up the scenes with effects from editing and the burning fires in the background. Black is the dominating colour in the costumes which sets the mood of the song probably to reflect the theme of the song which is done well.

 Check out some of the the behind the scenes photos of ‘Stylo’ video shoot ( photos by Aaronaire of Swangz Avenue)

Watch the video below

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Singer Angella Katatumba Sitting In For Her Late Father

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 11:17

Renowned  Ugandan singer and philanthropist Angella Katatumba’s father Ambassador Bonney Katatumba passed on last week and it is reported that cancer and Pneumonia were the cause of death. However, it wasn’t only the business fraternity that lost one of its own, but the government as well because he was a Consul General at Pakistan Consulate in Uganda.

Usually, when an incident like this happens, the government finds a replacement with immediate effect but this in this case, nothing seems to have happened yet almost a week later.

It is not yet clear why there is no announcement or replacement yet. May be because many people have been mourning his Excellency all along.

Angella Katatumba sitting in for her late fathersBonney Katatumba (RIP)

After the family returned from the village, Angela straight away took it upon herself to take over her father’s duties until government finds a suitable person for the job as well as family business affairs.

The musician as we write this, can be found in the Pakistan consulate office in Muyenga just next to Hotel Diplomat which also gives her an advantage of running two offices at the same time because she has been managing the hotel for over five years now.

“His excellency Prof. Bonney Katatumba’s death was unfortunate and sudden. However, the Pakistan Consulate remains open. For anything regarding the office, I’m available,” She told us.


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Singer And Actor Tyrese Gibson In Secret Wedding

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 15:51
  • American Singer Actor in secret wedding which happened on Valentines Day
  • The lucky woman remains unnamed as Tyrese Gibson releases series of videos

American Superstar singer and Actor Tyrese Gibson ‘has broken many hearts’ after announcing on social media that he got married on Valentine’s day. The Fast and the Furious star tied the knot during an intimate ceremony away from the prowling eyes of the public though he has been hinting on the particular event in previous teaser posts.

He broke the news on Tuesday in a video announcement posted on Instagram which he also shared on Facebook which features photo montages and video clips from the wedding with the mystery bride who has remained unidentified.

The clip which he terms “They say a happy wife equals a happy life” brings the best highlights from the romance-filled wedding showing Tyrese in a Black and tuxedo. His smiling bride is in a pink halter gown an elaborate diamond crown.

It is not clear for how long Tyrese has had the relationship, but it looks like a fairly recent affair that blossomed so fast with the lovebirds only first photographed publicly in December 2016 at a charity event in Atlanta. 

The video set to Brian Courtney Wilson’s “I’ll Just Say Yes,” highlights all the special moments from his nuptials in which they show off two uniquely stunning rings each encrusted with plenty of diamonds. 

Man and Wife: Mr Mrs Gibson 

With the wedding coming up as a big surprise to many fans, the 38-year-old star actor has been on the roll updating the followers on the proceedings. He elaborately captioned the wedding moment in the video, “Mark 10:8 And the two will become #OneFlesh Mr & Mrs Gibson…….”

The only hint to the whole process was an earlier lost post he wrote to ‘future wife’ descring her to be one whose “voice is so soft and she has the energy and presence of grace and regal sophistication.”

Pre-Marital sessions, prayer fasting and internally standing still……

I hope this proves that even in this day and age where it seems NOTHING is private you can still move and keep things private until you WANNA reveal your life…….

To God be the glory for the things he continues to do in and over all of our lives….

First time out? Tyrese and his love spotted at an event in December

Tyrese was previously married to Norma Gibson for two years until 2009. The two were blessed with 8-year old- daughter Shayla Somer Gibson.


Tyrese Darnell Gibson was born December 30, 1978 is an American Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, actor, author, television producer, former fashion model and MTV VJ. He is best known for his roles as Joseph “Jody” Summers in Baby Boy and as Roman Pearce in the Fast and the Furious series. After releasing several albums, he transitioned into films, with lead roles in several major Hollywood releases.

Gibson was born and raised in Watts, Los Angeles, California. His mother, Priscilla Murray Gibson (née Durham), raised him and his three older siblings as a single parent after Gibson’s father, Tyrone Gibson, left. Gibson attended Florida A&M University.


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Organisers To Cough 2 Billion Shs For Morgan Heritage Concert Equipment

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 15:24
  • Buzz Events to pay Ug Shs 2 billion for equipment to use at the Jam with Morgan Heritage concert
  • The concert is taking place on Thursday the 13th of April at Lugogo Cricket Oval.

Nothing enrages like having a pathetic sound at an event where they have paid their money to come and have a good time. Therefore, the event organisers should always bear one thing in mind before show time and it is none other than ‘Good Sound’.

Well, that left aside, on Thursday the 13th of April Jamaican legendary band Morgan Heritage will for the first time be in the Pearl of Africa to Grace the ‘Jam With Morgan Heritage’ concert slated to take place at Lugogo Cricket Oval and on a bid to have the best sound, Buzz Events the organisers are set to spend Ug Shs 2 billion to ship in the best sound equipment.

Buzz Events the main organisers for the Jam With Morgan Heritage concert will pay Ug Shs 2 billion for equipment

Chano8 was tipped by inside sources that Live Gigs, a company that handled both Ne-Yo and UB40 shows in Kampala was called upon to do the sound. Another company called Gear House that provided lighting in the 2010 FIFA world cup has also been hired to do the concert’s lighting design.

However, these companies hired seem to all be international with only Uganda’s Silk Events on board and according to the source, will provide lighting as well as building a state-of-the-art stage for the Jamaican stars.




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Disrupting Style 2017: Male Crop Tops Line Launched In Kenya

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 13:57

By Embukane Libosso Vincent of Whats Good Net Work- Kenya

Kid Cudi, Kanye West and lately some Nairobi men seem to embrace the tricky trend that has had women working their abs off, the crop top.

Now, a renowned stylist and designer in Kenya – Dineyo Mkare with the Jamdown Looks Empire launched male crop tops in February and broke the internet.

Not quite a new trend in the international fashion books, menswear fashion designers had already introduced the shrunken shirt look over the past five years during men’s fashion weeks.

Besides catwalk shows, some inspiration for the cropped look also comes from classic films from back in the days.

What is your take on this style disruption?


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Onduparaka FC Give Fans Win Against Police FC.

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 11:09
  • Onduparaka Fc beat Police FC 2-0.
  • The Caterpillars are currently third in the table standings.
  • Will they go ahead to win the Uganda Cup?

After a grueling loss to KCCA FC that saw Onduparaka FC concede 7-0 at the famous Phillip_Omond stadium on Saturday last week, The Caterpillars who are currently third in the table standings had a point to prove yesterday against Police_FC as they beat the experienced side 2-0 at the same stadium. After the referee denied them the opportunity for a penalty, the fans grew wild and it took the team to calm them down. However a display of brilliant ball handling skills the club came off triumphant.

Onduparaka FC doing the nakapit dance after scoring a goal.

Onduparaka FC have not been having a good run of late  and it was evident when they ended up drawing against URA FC in the dying minutes of extra time in an earlier fixture. From then on we have seen the team play at a standard which was less than satisfying for the loyal fans. Case in point is their game against KCCA FC where we saw the Coach chose to test a new goal keeper during an already tense game that had fans come all the way from Arua to fill up the stadium. He then chose to play a formation the club was not accustomed to 3-5-2 which exposed the weakness in the defense that KCCA took full advantage of to win the game 7-0.

Onduparaka FC who started way back as Senke FC have grown into the most followed team in the league. After Betway Uganda picked interest in the team and offered the Caterpillars a life changing opportunity to be sponsored by a company that sponsors West Ham United FC, the CEO could not pass up such an opportunity.

Onduparaka fans playing dress up

It did not only change the future of the club but it changed the future of Ugandan football as we know it. Clubs like KCCA have seen improving not just their kit, branding but also the general organization of the club. Onduparaka FC came into the league as the newbie and underdog but they have a strong weapon that the rest of the clubs have not taken advantage of; NUMBERS. Like the Golden StateWarriors in the NBA always say, “Strength in Numbers” Indeed it is this factor that will see this club become the greatest club in Ugandan history.

Gone are the days when the race was between the all time favorites Villa FC and Express FC. This young talented squad has a lot show the legends and it has only just begun. If all factors remain constant, The Caterpillars will rule the Ugandan football league for years to come.

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Can Snoop Dogg Boost Radio And Weasel’s Career?

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 09:34

Having an international collaboration might perhaps revive some artiste’s career. At least that is what Radio and Weasel believe if we can go by their recent project.

The duo it is said have secured a huge collaboration (which you can say is their best ever) with none other than Snoop Dogg, a famous American artiste.

Radio and Weasel set for ‘Plenty Plenty’ remix featuring American rapper Snoop Dogg (photo by Habre Muriisa-Chano8)

It is said their collaboration is not on a new song but rather a remix of their just released track ‘Plenty plenty’ and they managed to get this deal after the rapper liked this song thus contacting them to throw in a verse or two.

In fact, the American rapper, we have been tipped is willing to finance the video shoot with the artistes in Hollywood, all costs on him.

Snoop Dogg set to feature on Radio and Weasel’s ‘Plenty Plenty’ remix

Whether this passes or not we shall see but it has so far gotten them a great deal of publicity from different websites but it so happens, then this will be a great deal as it will once again break their international barrier.


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