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Photos: Artistes Rally Behind Bobi Wine

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 11:50

Many people had disregarded him when he announced his political ambitions a few months back but the sight that was at Wampewo grounds on Monday would drive you crazy if you were contesting with him.

Bobi Wine since that day has been taken serious and his rivals went back to re-strategize on how they might win the Kyadondo East elections.

The musician attracted thousands at his first rally, sending signals of what he’s made of and that signal was further ignited by different artistes who came along to support one of their own.

Geosteady, Hilderman, Eddy Yawe, King Saha, Kalifah Aganaga, Spice Diana Victor Kamenyo and Chameleon among others were all present for this historical moment that even surprised Bobi as well. Some even went ahead and performed for the already excited fans which couldn’t have come any better.

The self-proclaimed ‘Ghetto president’ is vying for the position of Member of Parliament Kyadondo East but all indications are that he’s slightly ahead of his closest rival Apollo Kantinti and if he’s elected to power, he will join Judith Babirye and Kato Lubwama as other entertainers in Parliament.

Check out the photos

Bobi Wine and Barbie Kyagulanyi

Bobi Wine speaking to the crowd

Geosteady performing

King Saha performing

Spice Diana performing

Victor Kamenyo performing

 

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2 Million Each For Uganda Entertainment Award Winners

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 21:45

Last years’ Uganda Entertainment Awards just like the one before that in 2015 were marred in controversy as some award categories and their winners were questioned with some sections of media questioning their legitimacy. However, the Awards seems to be bouncing back every year with a bang.

Kabs Haloha (L)is the main brains behind the event

Last year it received a massive boost when businessman and philanthropist Jackson Pemba injected about 150Million into organising it. And indeed things went on well at least on the side of the organisers. This year yet again, the awards have received some much needed boost from sponsors in the shape of Vision Group  who contributed 100Million as Pemba is embroiled in cases of money laundering and fraud. He is in no mood to throw money around this time as he battles security and other government agencies.   

Kabs Haloha (R) recives a dummy cheque of 100Million from Vison group.

During the official launch of the awards last Friday at Kampala Serena Hotel Poolside, Kabs Haloha the C.E.O of Haloha Architects, the organisers of the awards said this year’s winners will walk away with cash reward of 2million shillings each. He was however quick to add that it will onl­­y be for a few selected categories.

“Our theme this year is; Dance to The Beat. We want to shake up things in the entertainment field. And under our theme, we will be celebrating East African dances and beats. For a long time the two things have been at the bottom of the arts ladder. Our goal is to elevate them.” Haloha said.

During the same event, the hosts of the awards ceremony that will take place on September 9, at Kampala Serena Hotel were also unveiled. They are Malaika Nnanzi, and DJs Roja and Slick Stuart The evening will see several entertainers awarded in 39 different categories.

The host Malika Nnanzi and DJ Slick Stuart

The organisers say, there will also be a conference held on July 19 where they will be addressing problems faced by artistes in Uganda with panellists from continental music channels like Trace TV and Sound City contributing in the discussions.

Cultural performers at the launch

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Producer Danz Kumapeesa Fighting For Dear Life

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 17:30

Renowned producer Danz Kumapeesa has fighting for his life at Nsambya hospital after thieves beat him up from his house last night.

The producer whose real name is Daniel Mukisa, is behind songs like ‘Mbozi Za Malwa’ (Bebe Cool ft Sauti Sol) and ‘Musawo’, ‘Magic’ (Winnie Nwagi) among others was attacked by over five thugs who also took off with valuables from his house and leaving him for dead.

Danz Kumapeesa while at work

Fighting for his life in Nsambya hospital

Danz, according to information we received, had gone home in Makindye from Jahlive studios where he works when he was beaten up and it is also said they followed him up until he had opened up the door when they ganged up on him.

The producer is admitted at Nsambya hospital where he is on life support and the culprits are still at large. Our prayers to him as we keep you updated on new developments.

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Live: State Of The Nation Address

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 16:34

Ugandans are all head up as they await to hear the outcomes of the State of the nation adrees where thhe president is expected to explain to Ugandans on what the government is doing to ensure the that the Pearl of Africa becomes a middle income country.

The president arrived at Kampala Serena Hotel where  the address will be amidst very tight security and he immediately inspected the guard of hour which was mounted for him as more dignitaries continued to stream in.

However, according to an instruction given, no mobile phones are allowed inside the hall where the president will address the nation from and we had earlier that journalists are/will not be be allowed to release videos and photos of dignitaries who will fall asleep during the address,

The address was officially kicked off 3.43 with singing of Uganda national anthem followed by the East Africa’s and by the time we went to press, HE Yoweri Kaguta Museveni had taken to the podium to give the long awaited State Of The Nation Address after being introduced by Right Honorable Rebecca Kadaga (Speaker of the parliament of Uganda) who first gave her  opening remarks

In some of the things Museveni has highlighted  so far is that, there shall no longer be arresting citizens for being ‘idle and disorderly’, Uganda is well equioed to fight terrorism and could be be safer than United Kingdom, government to tarmac roads among others. The #SOTNA17 continues

Check out how the address is going on in pictures;

 

Museveni on his arrival at Kampala Serena Hotel for the State of the nation address

Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi (1st left) and Speaker of Parliament Rt Hon Rebecca Kadaga and some digintaries at Serena waiting for the president

Some of the soldiers on parade before Museveni inspected the guard of honour

Speaker of Parliament Rt Honourable Rebecca Kadaga giving the opening remarks

 

 

 

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McKenzie’s Silent Sweetness Party ‘Obunuzi’ On This Thursday

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 14:53

Radio City’s presenter Bryan Kella McKenzie is a man who never runs out of ideas when it comes to the entertainment scene and the events he organises have turned into meeting point for party animals, well wishers and the socialites  in Kampala, with the Silent Disco being one of the live examples.

Well, have you been missing the Silent Disco? This brand party McKenzie introduced dubbed Obunuzi (Runyankore for sweetness) is one you might not want to miss out especially basing on the fact that it boasts of things like acoustic performances and top notch entertainers all at the Bugolobi based Monot Lounge Bar this Thursday the 8th of June.

Radio City’s Bryan Kella McKenzie introduces a new party dubbed Obunuzi

According to McKenzie, artistes Allan Toniks, Joe Kahiri and Naava Grey are headlining this first ever edition whose inspiration was derived from a private show he organised in Mbarara and it turned into a nice event.

In 2015, I held a private show in Mbarara where we had only guitars and vocalists, we decided to use our wireless headphones to listen to the sound of the acoustic amplified and straight to the earlier… The experience was too sweet, but then we didn’t have enough equipment to make it a big show. So now June 8th is here, we decided to call it #OBUNUZI just because the feeling of the show is sweet.”

Naava Grey to perform at the Obunuzi party

Allan Toniks to perform

All the performances will strictly be acoustic so the fans will get a chance to listen to the real artistes’ vocal ability and later there will be an after party in form of Silent disco which will be lit up by Djs Cizza, Kas B and Jo till late.

It’s purely acoustic, this is where music all began really, so Kahiri will perform his songs straight to your ears through the headphones and you will be able to enjoy your own personal performance wherever you are in the crowd.

The party will be happening every first Thursday of the month and entrance is only Ug Shs 30,000 both ordinary and VIP

“We prefer to have Quality of Quantity really, this is special, a reward to a true fan o music.” McKenzie concluded.

Joe Kahiri to perform

 

 

 

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Just In: Former Newcastle United Midfielder Cheick Tiote Collapses And Dies In Training

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 20:02

Reports coming in from China indicate that former Newcastle and Ivory Coast midfielder CHEICK TIOTE has died aged 30 after collapsing during training this afternoon.

The former defensive midfield star was playing for Chinese second-tier side Beijing Enterprises and was taken ill after collapsing in training the reports say. He was pronounced dead after he shortly arrived at the hospital

A spokesman for the player confirmed he enterprising midfielder had indeed died with Enterprises yet to make an official statement on Tiote’s health.

Sad: Cheik Tiote just passed on after training

  

“It is with deep sadness that I confirm that my client Cheick Tiote sadly passed away earlier today after collapsing in training with his club Beijing Enterprises.

“We cannot say any more at the moment and we request that his family’s privacy be respected at this difficult time. “We ask for all your prayers.” Emanuele Palladino said is quoted to have said.

Tiote’s former team-mate at Newcastle, Demba Ba, is among the first to react after receiving the news and tweeted: “may Allah gives grant you jannah brother Tiote.” He included six crying emojis in his post.

Cheik Tiote comes from Ivory Coast and represented his country at AFCON in 2015 and won it  

The defensive midfielder secured a £3.5million switch to Newcastle in 2010 and his sole and most memorable goal in the premier league for the magpies being the equaliser in a 4-4 draw with Arsenal in February 2011.

Many will remebr him for this goal he scored against Arsenal in 2011

His last game for the Toon was in a 3-1 win over Birmingham in January. More details to follow.

 

 

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Pablo To Crack Ribs At The First-Ever Two Day Gospel Stand Up Comedy Show

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 17:29

Comedian Pablo real names Kenneth Kimuli is one of the big names when it comes to comedy and through the years he has proven he is still on top of his game when it comes to cracking ribs. Last year, he thrilled revellers at the ‘Comedy Meets music’ charity concert that took place at Serena Hotel in October.

The comedian this time around has returned with something new and a different kind of set up as opposed to the usual shows. For the very first time, Pablo has organised the first-ever two day gospel stand up comedy show slated for Friday the 9th of June and Saturday the 10th. The ‘Laugh For Heaven’s Sake’ show that will take place at the National Theatre is a family show which means parents can be free to come with children.

Pablo to crack ribs at the upcoming Laugh For Heaven’s Sake comedy show (Photo by Habre Muriisa)

Being a gospel show, Pablo promises 100% clean comedy showcases and when we contacted him for more information and what revellers should expect, he had this to say.

“The 2hr production will showcase other comedians both established like Daniel Omara, Uncle Bob and the latest comedians like Apollo, Bluetooth among others that have mastered the stand up comedy craft. The comedians will takes us through a rollercoaster of jokes based on the kingdom principles. The opening acts include Jinku acrobats, and artiste John Marie of the Nsiima fame.”

This show whose entry fees is Ug Shs 20,000 both ordinary and VIP is sponsored by Uganda National Cultural Centre ,Sekako, Tangaza Arts Centre, Timeless Events and Illumina Creating Solutions. Chano8 will be there to bring to you the highlights.

Comedian Uncle Bob will crack ribs as well (Photo by Habre Muriisa)

Comedian Daniel Omara will be there too (Photo by Habre Muriisa)

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Pomp And Fun At 3rd Edition Of Bakiga Nation’s ‘Rukundo Egumeho’

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 16:56

Saturday 3rd June was one big night many people will not forget as the third edition of Bakiga Nation’s Rukundo Egumehoevent went down at the Hilltop Gardens in Naguru. The exciting which is held to promote and celebrate the Kiga cultural heritage through arts, Festivals, merchandise and charity is steadily developing into one huge social gathering not to be missed.

The event which is now in its third edition happens twice a year and Saturday’s edition was celebrated under the theme “Uganda for Bunyonyi kids” with mostly a bigger percentage of the crowd coming from the Kiga region of Bakiga based in Kampala coming for a common cause.

 The gates opened as early as 2pm with a picnic setting at the large and spacious Hilltop Gardens with the theme “Uganda for Bunyonyi kids” which also acted as a charity drive aimed at fundraising for life jackets and mechanized boats for young school going children in the Kiga region was aptly coined as these children find it hard to cross the lake everyday while going to the nearby islands for studies and needed urgent help and indeed the revelers obliged as they turned up in big numbers for a good cause.

There was a massive turn up for the 3rf edition of the Rukundo Egumeho in Naguru

The cultural dances were energetic as usual. 

The event which was hosted by NTV’s Login Xtra presenter Tinah Teise saw guests trickling in as family, couples, and even individuals many came to catch up with relatives, friends and acquaintances. There were several activities that took place on Saturday among which included entertainment from Kiga cultural troupes, Art&Poetry, music entertainment from Kigezi local artistes, with a kids play area, there was also a colorful display of Kigezi cultural foods and buffet.

 Different vendors of foods and drinks kept the place busy and not forgetting the fundraising activities for the children where millions of money was raised. Nyama choma, Bushera, local brew enturire and the famous very tasty “karechera sumbis” were in abundance as the guests had fun.

Nyama choma was in plety

The party continued late in the night with guests dancing to the popular Bakiga dances, network working, mixing and mingling.

 

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Red Sofa Sessions Returns This Friday

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 14:16

Red Sofa Sessions, a networking platform where Christian achievers from different spheres of influence are hosted for guests to learn from returns this week with the usual clean fun night out setting. This is one of the events that many people especially Christians should watch out for as there is a lot to learn from because of the inspirational talks from the different speakers.

Following the success of the previous four editions, the 5th edition is expected to resume in high gear this Friday the 9th of June (Heroes Day) at the usual venue Garden City roof top and this time round, there will be two main speakers sharing their success experiences with the crowd and they are none other than pastor Micheal David Kyazze of Omega Healing Centre and Easther Kalenzi the team leader 40 Days Over 40 Smiles foundation.

Pastor Micheal David Kyazze of Omega Healing Centre will be one of speakers at the event

Easther Kalenzi the team leader 40 Days Over 4O Smiles foundation will also share her life experiences

Apart from these speakers, there will be musical entertainment from The Collective Ug Christian band and gospel artiste DReign. The entry fees have not changed but maintained at Ug Shs 20,000 and the event is proudly sponsored by SMS ONE, Power FM, Good African Coffee and Platinum Gospel.

Tickets are sold at 104.1 Power FM reception and online via http://www.appabout.co.uk/this_event.php?id=gI93fGOwsl or one can call 0782300142 or 0702996897 for deliveries.

The last edition was a big success and it boasted of speakers like Amos Wekesa the director Great Lakes Safaris, Peter Mukiibi the creative director Addmaya Uganda and artistes Solome Basuuta and Abaasa who entertained the revellers.

Gospel singer DReign will entertain the revellers

The Collective UG gospel band will also entertain the revellers

 

 

 

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Katongole Omutongole’s Ex Titie Tabel Walks Down The Isle

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 09:00

Tendo Tabel mainly known as Titie Tabel and Katongole Omutongole had dated for a very long time. In fact they have a child together but one thing Katongole had failed to do was walk Titie down the aisle.

If he couldn’t do it, one man proved he can and that is none other than Deo Serunjoji.

After proposing to Titie last year during her ‘Tebyansala’ concert at Theatre Labonita in front of Katongole in May, Deo went further to be introduced at Titie’s parents’ home in August last year before he officially put a ring on her finger Last Saturday.

Titie and his now husband Deo Serunjoji at their wedding reception

The ceremony was held in Masaka with hundreds turning up to witness history.

Titie who is a media personality working for CBS radio and NBS TV was engaged to Katongole before she called it quits after it was alleged that he was nabbed with an underage girl. Before that, it was also said that Katongole was always cheating on her with different women.

It hasn’t even been a year since Serunjoji and Titie have dated but a wedding has taken place. What was Katongole waiting for?

Titie and Deo Serunjoji wave to the revellers at their wedding

 

 

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Rich Gang Exempted For Throwing Money In Semwanga’s Grave

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 08:11

Late Ivan Semwanga was the talk of town during his life and after his death. He has been trending since last week and not him alone but the Rich Gang, a group he was commanding.

They stole headlines when they decided to pop Champagne and splashing money in his grave. This according to the Bank of Uganda was wrong because money is printed to serve a certain purpose and not to be treated in such a manner.

But a few days ago, Bank of Uganda wrote a document saying that it is no longer interested in retrieving the money buried in the grave as it no longer serves its purpose.

It has come to our notice that Uganda shillings notes were thrown into a grave during a recent burial ceremony. The money which was so mishandled, is likely to be defaced, soiled or damaged; and thereby no longer serve the purpose for which it was intended.” the statement said.

This is the money that was thrown in Ivan Semwanga’s grave

Before the statement, an Activist Abbey Mgugu had dragged the Bank of Uganda and A’Plus Funeral Management to court over the issue of burying the money.

Over fifteen Rich Gang members threw different currency notes into Ivan’s grave to give him a farewell send off as it was his custom of throwing money around.

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Break-Fast Jam Eastern Uganda Eliminations Head To Jinja

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 13:31

The annual Break-fast jam will be happening in Jinja at the Town hall on the 11th of this month. 

This is going to be the Eastern Uganda eliminations and will feature tough competitions/battles in break dance (bboying/bgirling), showcases and performances of rap, dance and Beat boxing/vocal percussion and free artistic workshops in hip-hop dance plus exhibitions, live graffiti mural painting among other activities.

Participants from within the eastern Uganda region, other parts of Uganda and Kenya will be at the event and these will include dancers, Djs, Beat boxers/vocal percussionist, graffiti writers, Rappers.

One of the dancers at the previous Break Fast Jam eliminations

Break-Fast Jam is an annual break dance event nurturing and promoting the breaking and Hip Hop dance scene in East Africa. The event originated in Uganda in 2011 and currently does events in Uganda and Kenya plus hosting participants from various parts of the world.

Activities include educational workshops & discussions, competitions, performances, showcases, exhibitions.

To make it exciting, entry fee will only be 5k and free for children below 10 years. The event will be starting at 2pm and will go through till 8pm.

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Africa Day Celebration Pays Tribute To African Artistry

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 12:17

MultiChoice Uganda the leading video entertainment company celebrated this year’s Africa Day in honour of African Art under the theme “Artistry at its prime.”  

Guests were treated to artistic work from various Ugandan artists including cultural dances at the event which was held at Multi Choice Head Office in Kololo.

Speaking at the event, H.E Prof Major General Lekoa Solly Mollo the Guest of honour noted.

“African culture and norms are part of our identity, and therefore cannot be phased out. Art allegory has been used to educate generations and the world about our cultures and social values.  Art doesn’t not only come through paintings, sculptures but is manifested in the language we speak and inter- connection of humans and nature. That is why we appreciate companies like MultiChoice when events such as these are celebrated.” 

H.E Prof Major General Lekoa Solly Mollo the guest of honour speaking at the event

Dr. William Kalema, Director MultiChoice Uganda said, “Multi Choice is an African company committed to the continent. We strive hard in promoting local content and innovation on a variety of our channels including Africa Magic, Maisha Magic, Trace Mziki, History Channel, and Ebony, platforms where various artists are given an opportunity to entertain audiences through arts and culture, music, film and drama.”

He continued, “It is such an honor to witness a diverse range of human activities that create visual and performing artifacts. The ability to express imaginative and technical skill intended to be appreciated for its beauty and emotional power is something that we have learned not to take for granted over time, more so; those elements that speak into African culture. We appreciate our very own artists in their different capacities!”

Dr William Kalema (2nd left) the director MultiChoce Uganda joins the other guests as they look at one of the artist’s artwork

In her conclusion, Tina Wamala, MultiChoice PR and Communications Manager said “Every year Africa as a whole celebrates Africa Day in the month of May to honor and appreciate who we are and the unique qualities that bind Africa as one. This year as MultiChoice Uganda we celebrate African Art with a theme “Artistry at its Prime” as a way of appreciating the different art talent out there that inform and remind us of our African culture and social values

Africa day is celebrated continentally, commemorating the founding of the Organization of African Union which was pioneered in 1963 with the aim of celebrating unity among Africans, by bringing the continent together.

 Tina Wamala (Left) the  MultiChoice Uganda PR and Communications Manager posing for photos with General Elly Tumwiine (an artist as well)

 

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Oliver Mtukudzi Confirmed For A Concert In Uganda

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 11:23

News reaching our desk is that Zimbabwean music legend Oliver Mtukudzi  has been confirmed for yet another concert in Uganda slated for Friday the 30th June at the Nakasero based Imperial Royale Hotel. Courtesy of Mavuno Church Kampala, the Lock Down Concert featuring the ‘Todi’ singer boasts of lots of activities and preparations are underway.

Sponsored by SMS ONE ,NBS TV, Fenon Events and Aj Music, the event will have 5 other top notch entertainers namely; comedians Anne Kansiime and Pablo who will be the hosts, songstress Naava Grey and gospel musicians Pompi and Kanjii Mbugua from Zambia and Kenya respectively.

Zimbabwean music legend Oliver Mtukudzi coming to Kamapal fort the Lock Down Concert

According to the Forbes May 2017 magazine, Oliver (64) is one of Africa’s most bankable artistes. He has 65 albums under his belt-more than Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston and if you are a fan and follower of African music you will agree that Ugandans have a right to pay Ug Shs 50,000 ordinary, 75,000 VIP and 3,000,000 for cooperate tables to be part of this experience to atch him perform live

However, according to the press release, the organisers described this even as fun event that welcomes everyone whether born-again or not.

“The Lockdown is a fun event where artistes that are not necessarily “born-again” but yet are making music that is wholesome and clean are hosted by the church to provide alternative entertainment that is attractive even to the non-church goers in a bid to encourage them that Christianity does not have to be boring.” Read part of the prees release.

For the remaining 26 days to showtime, Chano8 will keep you informed of any developments concerning this concert.

Meet the other headlining acts for this concert

Naava Grey

Gospel singer Kanjii Mbugua from Kenya

Gospel singer Pompi from Zambia

 

 

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Photos: The Sights At Damian Marley’s Concert In Nairobi

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 17:11

Wednesday night the 31st of May 2017 is one to remember for the revellers who filled up the Nairobi based Carnivore Grounds to watch Reggae superstar Damian Marley (Bob Marley’s youngest son) perform live at the Street Fusion Concert courtesy of Head Cornerstone Entertainment.

Just like any other Reggae concerts, this sold out concert boasted of exciting Rasta affair, live Reggae music mixes from DJ Kriss Darling, Damian Marley’s live and satisfying performance and lastly the other headlining local artistes like Jua Cali, Wyre, Kaligraph among others.

The ‘Welcome To Jamrock’ hit maker who took to the stage at a few minutes after 2 AM sang his heart out singing his songs like ‘Set Up Shop’ Roar Fi A Cause’, Medication’ featuring his elder brother Stephen Marley as well as some of his late father Bob Marley (RIP) like ‘Is This Love’, ‘Could You Be Loved’ and ‘Africa Unite’ that left his Kenya fans bowing down and accepting he is truly his father’s son.

This was Damian’s third country to visit off his Africa/Europe tour that began on May 26th in Johannesburg South Africa then to Durban, South Africa on 28th May. He has another performance tonight 3rd of June in Saint Pierre, Reunion Island, Port Louis, Mauritius on 4th June and finally conclude this tour in Addis Ababa – Ethiopia on 6th June
With hopes of Damian Marley coming to also perform in Uganda, here is how his Nairobi concert went down in photos

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Damian Marley saying bye to the fans

Before Damian Marley, Black AM I from Ghetto Youths International record label (owned by Damian Marley), curtain raised for him

Damian Marley’s stage manager calling him on stage

Fans came in large numbers

MC Philipo was one of the MCs of the event

Meet one of Damian Marley’s guitarists

One of Kenya’s music veterans Wyre performing

One of Kenya’s music veterans Jua Cali performing

One of Kenya’s hottest rappers Kaligraph performing

Sauti Sol’s Delvin Mudingi (Left) and Polycarp Otieno with their friend posing for photos

One of Kenya’s Roots Reggae singer Jah Lyric performing

One of the MCs at the concert Jamby Koikai

Selfie time

           

“Put your lighters up in the air” Damian Marley told the revellers

Aclose up of Damian Marley’s arm with his lighter up in the air

Damian Marley has a good position among artistes with the longest dreadlocks in the world

Damian Marley’s Lion of Judah flag waver was on point

Mosh Spice from Dothy Family Sounds one of Kenya’s top Reggae brands hyping the crowd

One of Damian Marley’s guitarists

    

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Carol Atuhirwe’s Body To Arrive On Monday, Funeral Arrangements Set

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 08:00

Carol Atuhirwe who suffered severe throat cancer for more than two yeras finally succumbed to the deadly scourge yesterday. The ever-smiling Carol whose charm and strength to fight on for her life won many hearts of Ugandans last year which led to a massive turn up for a campaign dubbed ‘Save Carol’ which helped raise funds to for her specialised treatment abroad.

Although the campaign which mostly involved a series of car washing drives managed to raise Shs.324, 603,399, it was unable to save her and eventually lost the battle yesterday at Narayana Hospital in Bangalore India where she was admitted for the past one year at around 8:00pm.

Mr. Muhereza Kyamutetera of the main forces behind the ‘Save Carol’ drive made the announcement yesterday and has also come up to share the funeral arrangements for the young lady who passed on aged 31. The message has the detailed announcement coming from the Family of Eng. Franklin & Mrs Agrace Mugizi together with the Send-off committee. 

The late Carol Atuhirwe 

According to the message, the body of Carol will arrive at Entebbe International Airport, on Monday, June 5th at 2pm and also gives details for the funeral.

“There will be a church service on Tuesday, June 6th 2017, at 10am, at All Saints Church Nakasero. Thereafter, the body will be taken to her ancestral home, in Ibanda District, Ishongororo, Kabale Village, (turn off at Mailo 61 on Ibanda-Kamwenge Road) where it shall be laid to rest on Wednesday, June 7th 2017 beginning at 12pm.”The statement reads in part.

Several Ugandans were united during the fundraising drives that attracted politicians, Musicians, local celebrities, socialites and general public who put aside their differences and contributed generously, something which did not go unnoticed from the family.

“We wish to heartily thank everyone for standing with us and fighting with Carol till her last breath. May God reward you abundantly.

For more information and contributions toward funeral expenses, please contact/send to MUHEREZA KYAMUTETERA (0759800326), IVAN MUGUMA (0701930150), PEACE ATWIJUKIRE (0782648569)”

May Her Soul Rest In Peace!

 

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Actors Mathew And Eleanor Nabwiso Now  Reaping From New Productions

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 19:57

Mathew Nabwiso and Eleanor Nabwiso are one of Uganda’s most talented couples behind some of the best movies on the market.

Because of their experience, exposure and love for what they do, they decided to do their own promotions and ‘Rain’ was the first they did a couple of years ago but only got to our theatres a few months ago.

It is a really promising movie and interesting to watch because of the cast, the powerful message and the execution. These and more could have been the reason why the Ugandan film was nominated in this year’s Festicab film festival that has just concluded in Burundi.

The Nabwisos hooked up at while working on ‘The Hostel

The nomination however is not the only good news because the movie took not only one but two awards during the evening of the awards ceremony.

Being nominated in the feature film categories, ‘Rain’ took home the best picture while Eleanor Nabwiso who is the main character in the movie was voted Best Actress.

“Our Nabwiso film feature won not one but two categories at the Festicab festival. Privileged to have won best actress,” said an excited Eleanor.

The couple first gained fame when they were part of the cast in the first part of ‘The Hostel’ a local drama series which used to air on NTV Uganda. It is in the Hostel that they started their relationship which has so far yielded three children and ‘Rain’ is their first ever movie.

The Rain has become a big hit for the Nabwisos

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“Carol’s Death Should Be A Lesson To The Government” – Bobi Wine

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 18:39

Carol Atuhairwe passed on last evening at a hospital in India where she had gone for a number of treatments over a year now.

Why she’s an issue to all of us is that it was actually the public that collected over shs180M for all her treatment costs abroad and among the people who participated in the fundraising drive was Bobi Wine who says Carol’s demise should be a lesson to the government.

“Unfortunately, Carol’s death is not a surprise, as many Ugandans are dying every day due to our sick healthcare system in this country. Carol did her part, creating awareness, but how has that awareness benefitted us in this past year? Let’s talk solutions.” The self-proclaimed ‘Ghetto president said’

Rest In Peace Carol but Bobi says that her death should be an example to the government

Going forward to ask the masses to combine voices and call out together in a massive roar to demand the leaders get serious about cancer care.

He then went ahead and said that people should not forget that it is everyone’s right to live healthy and watch everything that we put in our bodies. This is mainly because Uganda has good organic food

Bobi Wine who has just been given a go-ahead to contest for Member of Parliament of Kyadondo East further advised people to go for check up early enough if they suspect something wrong with their health. And then called on Government to reallocate the money Members of Parliament receive to go for medical treatment to improve Ugandan hospitals.

This and more is what the musician wants the government to do to improve the health sector.  

 

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Damian Marley Shuts Down Nairobi At The Street Fusion Festival

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 14:01

By Embukane Vincent Libosso, of What’s Good Networks Kenya our partners

The ambitious Street Fusion festival got off to a wobbly start on Tuesday morning when Damian Marley landed and a journalist went berserk accusing him and his entourage of insulting his mother.

That aside, Damian went ahead to adopt a lion – ‘Mukoma Marley” before roaring into the Carnivore Grounds for the anticipated Street Fusion Festival. His first ever Africa tour. Am not sure many of us realise why this was important to Damian.

Back in 2010, when Damian Marley & Nas’ Distant Relatives album was released, there were plans to tour Africa, but the tour never materialized. Now, 7 years later, Damian Marley toured Africa for the first time as part of a seven-week Africa/Europe tour, which leads to the long-awaited album release of Stony Hill (out July 21st).

Street Fusion, a medley of phenomenal global street music, brings together three passions to create a wonderfully stimulating and fresh event. It is about adding an unexpected but beautiful twist to the great music we already love.

Although the event got off on a wobbly start with many revellers held at the entrance in heavy queuing due to system issues, when we made our way to the Carnivore Grounds, the event needed something special to recover its momentum.

Kenya’s music veteran Juakali performing

Kriss Darlin and an array of Reggae entertainers took the stage in a show of unity before setting the stage for Wyre backed by Gravitti Band. His performance was electric. Fyah Mummah, Jahmby with Selekta Teknix were next before setting the stage for a young touring act from Jamaica to curtain raise for Junior Gong.

His exquisite musical escort took the stage. First came an elder Rasta introducing Gong before the visuals of Emperor Haile Selassie in the centre alongside a lion on each side took dominion of the stage.

Then in came his voice a few minutes before 2 AM, and his distinctive dreadlocks, gravelly voice and characteristic Djing style, and Damian Marley appeared rocking a cool Adidas sweat jumper with blue jeans.

The grounds erupted. How am I to put in words the experiences of last night? While I still struggle to distil the sonic and visual impressions into written form, I allowed his music and stage performance to be a medication.

Kenyan artiste Kaligraph performing

The attention of the crowd is focused on Damian, who kicks off the performance with such an up-tempo. His first session is one that takes the crowd back to the earlier projects he did before winning us back with new tunes like ‘Roar Fi A Cause’ and ‘Medication’ featuring his elder brother Stephen Marley off the anticipated 2017 album, Stony Hill. His locks down to his feet and his familiar flag waver who was on point from start to the end, Damian Marley owns the stage.

His first break comes at 3 AM after a blend of Bob Marley’s “Could You Be Loved” and the new lyrical clapping, ‘Roar Fi A Cause’. When the lights go off and he walks off stage, everyone believes his performance is done. Some begin walking away and some push forward before the elder makes a return to ask if we were ready for some more Junior Gong?

His second performance draws hugely from his father’s canon—mostly political songs such as ‘Africa Unite’, ‘Is This Love’ and then with a brink, you notice how similar his vocal tone is to his father, Bob Marley. In between back and forth chants with the crowd and waxing some Swahili, he delivers.

Thankfully, he has crafted a vocal style and a career that speaks hybrid on its own. Finishing off with “Road to Zion,” he urges us, “The road to Zion is not easy. Keep your heads up always. Watch out for one another and may God bless us all. Rastafari”

Typical of top-tier performers in dancehall, his final performance is the energy tune, “Welcome To Jamrock!” As the venue emptied, DJ Moh and MC Jushman of Moh Spice play out! The vibes still linger and there’s a smile on most everybody’s lips.

Some of the revellers dancing to Damian Marley’s music

Watch Damian Marley performing in Nairobi

 

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Breaking: Carol Atuhirwe Loses Battle To Cancer

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 23:02

Carol Atuhirwe the ever smiling cancer patient whose charm and strength won many hearts of Ugandans has passed on according to news just reaching our desk. The lady for whom the ‘Save Carol’ drive took the country by storm, has been fighting for her life following a deadly cancer attack on her that kept eating up her organs.

The news was broken by Mr. Muhereza Kyamutetera a of the main forces behind the ‘Save Carol’ drive that saw Ugandans raise money through car washing initiatives and other activities to help Carol receive specialised treatment abroad. He posted a few minutes on social media.

Although the public managed to raise Shs.324, 603,399 through generous contributions, it remained unclear where Carol eventually ended up for treatment after confusion emerged about a year ago concerning her travel arrangements and the hospital she was to be treated at.

With the last communication indicating she was to fly to India instead of U.S as earlier announced.

“Thank God, our dear Atuhirwe Carol is off to India for treatment. Thanks to all of you for your prayers, financial and all other forms of support. What is now next is your prayers for healing.” Kyamu, as is commonly known in media circles said then.

Carol(C) while leaving Entebbe International Airport to go for treatment

The family members and care takers then decided to  keep her away from the public domain so that she could go through the treatment process without too much attention. However she lost the battle a few minutes back and has gone to rest with the lord. We will bring you more updates as they come. May her Soul rest in peace!

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