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Throw Back Thursday: When Buzz Leavers Rock Thrilled Hundreds Of Holiday Makers

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 14:47

Through the years,Buzz Leavers Rock a social and entertainment event sponsored by Mountain Dew targeted at the youth especially High School going ones has been a top thriller that never leaves teens seated. It comes at a good time to welcome back the teens for third term holidays and usher in the festive season.

This Year’s edition saw a lot of spectacular performances from various artistes, and Djs who lit up the Garden City Root Top where the event was held. It was a whole day of having fun, connection and above all enjoying the performances form top artistes like Run Town from Nigeria, Navio, Mun G, Radio and Weasel, Ceasorous, Ziza Bafana and Djs like Nimrod and Shiru.

Below is how the event went down through our lenses.


All the way from Nigeria, Run Town thrilled the crowd

Navio doing his performance

Radio and Weasel


Dj Shiru

Dave Dash was one of the MCs


Mun G


Dj Nimrod

Coopy Bly





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Fille In Trouble Over Promoter’s Money

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 20:45

It seems Fille is beginning to face challenges without Mc Kats as her manager as promoters are starting to use this chance for their advantage because the latest we are getting is that some Dubai-based promoters are planning to sue the musician after they were conned of their money.

It is reported that a Dubai-based Ugandan who is also a prominent events promoter in the Asian continent known as DJ Waiswa was conned of shs2million which he gave to an individual known as Umaru Kintu to book for Fille for a show.

But it turns out that, he was just a conman who pretended to be under Fille’s management promising that the musician will be in Dubai for a show.

Fille (R) with former manger MC Kats during their hey days

Umar whose mobile money number is 0751859408 after receiving the payment then decided to switch off his phone and get off social media, thus forcing Waiswa to look for Fille herself. Perhaps what he should have done earlier in the first place.

Fille in her defence told him that, he has no connection with the conman. “This number doesn’t belong to me or any of the people I work with. He has coned many people including now Dj Waiswa from Dubai. If Police can help please, he is a hacker. And the names of the guy who corned him are Kintu Umar. So the number he sent in the money is registered under those names,” Fille wrote on her Facebook wall after the incidence.

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Alikiba’s Turn To Shine At The Blankets And Wine

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 19:51

Blankets and Wine Kampala will play host to Tanzanian star Alikiba, come the 18th December at the Lugogo Cricket Oval alongside Ugandan artists The Mith, Jemimah Sanyu, Giovanni Kiyingi and superstar deejay DJ Naselow.

Powered by Tusker Malt Lager and organised by House of Deejays, the 15th Edition of Blankets and Wine will be the last of the quarterly picnic-style event on Uganda’s social calendar of 2016.

Fresh off winning the MTV Europe Music Awards as Africa’s Best International Act, Alikiba will be performing some of his famous songs such as; “Mwana” “Aje” “Chekecha tua” “Cinderella”, “Nakshi Nakshi” “Usiniseme” “Dushelele” “Single Boy” “Mapenzi YanaRun Dunia” among many others.

The Tanzanian born sensation whose full names are Ali Saleh Kiba is not only a singer but also a song writer, dancer and actor. Alikiba has released some of the best songs in Africa which have won him various awards such as; Best Male Artist, Song Writer of the year, Afro Pop Song Of the year, Song Of The Year all at the 2015 Tanzania Music Awards, Favorite Male Artist at the 2016 Tanzania People’s Choice Awards and Favorite artist at the 2016 Nollywood and African Film Critics’ Awards.

Alikiba is ready to rock Kampala

Alikiba will be joined on stage by one of Uganda’s fastest rising star female artists, Jemimah Sanyu. Well known for her energetic stage performances, Sanyu has performed on various stages across Africa. Famously known for the hit single Ziba Amaaso off her ‘Amaaso go googera’ album, Sanyu is also a music producer and voice coach.

The Mith will be doing HipHop

Ugandan HipHop artist The Mith will bring a touch of urban music to the stage. With albums such as Destination Africa and The Week of September, there will be plenty to look forward to when The Mith gets onto the stage come 18th December.

Returning for the second time, Giovanni Kiyingi, folk singer-songwriter and Afro-fusion multi-instrumentalist, will be a welcome addition to the already epic line up.

DJ Naselow

Jemimah Sanyu the stage Gladiator

Celebrated deejay, DJ Naselow, will be making his debut at the Blankets and Wine Kampala editions. DJ Naselow is famously known for his ‘’I Love Dancehall” mixtapes and his ability to move the crowd and get everyone dancing along to his playlists. With his prowess in mixing music and selecting the right songs to play for the crowd, best be guaranteed that we shall have a memorable experience.

Uganda Breweries Limited Head of Promotions, Roy Tumwizere said; “It has been a memorable journey that Tusker Malt Lager has had with Blankets and Wine. Fifteen editions later and our experience continues to be more extraordinary with each passing event. For the fifteenth edition, Tanzania’s Alikiba will give us a perfect end of year party. Notably Africa’s best artist of the year, Alikiba’s music resonates well with our goal to host the finest afro-based music acts.”

“The lineup of Ugandan artists will add the flavor to entice the revelers with our very own home grown talent. As Tusker Malt Lager, we appreciate our consumers and thus, give them an opportunity to discover some of the finest afro-based music acts through Blankets and Wine.” he added

A quarterly, picnic style music festival, Blankets and Wine is East Africa’s premier music experience, designed to showcase outstanding musicians in the emerging genres of afro-based music.

Entrance fee is 100,000 UGX at the Lugogo Cricket Oval and gates open at 12:00pm on 18th December 2016.

Revelers can buy early bird tickets by dialing *252# on MTN mobile money or at Definition stores at acacia mall, Garden city,  Uganda Wines & Spirits, Kanyana’s Bakery in Kiwatule, PayWay outlets & House of DJs Office in Bugolobi.

In line with its support for responsible drinking, Tusker Malt Lager will be maintaining a strict ‘over 18 only’ policy for sale of alcohol.

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Aly Allibhai Becomes The East African Brand Ambassador And Distributor Of Luc Belaire

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 19:15

You have probably seen Rick Ross, Dj Khaled and many more US celebrities showing off black bottles, call them wine with the name Luc Belaire. Well East African celebrities can also toast to that because the new wine is soon coming to Uganda courtesy of events promoter Aly Allibhai.

Reports reaching our desk indicate that, the Talent Africa CEO in conjunction with alcohol distributor Qway are involved in a mega deal to bring Luc Belaire Wines and Champagne to the East African region.

Rick Ross holds a bottle of Luc Belaire Champagne

We heard that Allibhai is handling brand marketing all over East Africa and is planning to hold three mega launches to take place consecutively on New Year’s Eve, in Kampala, Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. 

We highly think Aly’s contacts abroad and straight line of work made him the perfect person to promote the drink in Africa and before you know it, we might see one of the artistes coming to Uganda to perform and promote the brand. The bottle has been driven by celebrity influencer who identify themselves as the BlackBottleBoys and the BlackBottleGirls. Rick Ross, and his rapper-based fan group and friends created the famous Black Bottle Boys phenomenon. When Belaire Rosé launched, Rick Ross fell in love with the taste, and the rest is history and maybe we will also have a Ugandan ambassador of the drink to be in the same league as Ross and Dj Khaled.

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Photos: When NTV’s Douglas Lwanga Painted Kampala ‘Purple’

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 15:34

Organised by NTV’s  Douglas Lwanga and sponsored by Sms One , , NTV , Club, Njanko Land and Property Developers among others, last Sunday the 5th edition of PURPLE PARTY saw top notch artistes like Dr Jose Chameleone, Bebe Cool, Bobi Wine, Pallaso put up energetic performances but on the other hand, other performers kept the attendees thrilled from 4:30 PM when performances kicked off, up to midnight.

It was a mixture of artistes, comedians,dancers and Djs and their showcases excited the crowd till late in the night. Other performers included Kala Kalangi, OJ Maxwell, Selector Jay, Aziz Azion, B2C, Silver X (Southern Sudan), comedian Kobusheeshe, Geosteady, Ceaserous, Zulanda, comedian Jaja Bruce, Beenie Gunter, City Rock Entertainment, Dj Apophia, Roden Y, Dj Crim, Fefe Busi, Young Mulo, Lydia Jazmine, Nava Grey, Big Eye, comedians Mad Rat and Chico, Tonix, Rema Namakula, Ziza Bafana, Michael Ross, Levixone Vampino, Raf X, Gravity Omutujju, Dj Shiru, SK Simeon, Rabadaba, Fille, Nince Henry, Exodus, Kent and Flosso, Allan Hendrick, Dj Slick Stuart and Roja and Leila Kayondo.

It was a family day out set up as children were among the many attendees at the Mixa Kids section

Bobi Wine


Dr Jose Chameleone

Chameleone got rid of shoes mid way his performance

Bebe Cool and Chameleone performing


Pallaso and his dancers killing it on stage


Bebe Cool performing with an unbuttoned shirt

The crowd


Leila Kayondo

Dj Roja

Bebe Cool’s eldest son Allan Hendrick

Kent and Flosso (Voltage Misic)

Gospel gladiator Exodus

Singer and song writer Nince Henry

Fille Mutoni

Dj Shiru on the ones and twos

Djs Roja and Slick Stuart pausing for pictures with comedian Tr Mpamire


People came in large numbers

Australia based Ugandan Ragga artiste SK Simeon made an appearance


Gravity Omutujju

Raff X

Michael Ross

Rema Namakula

Dancing her excitement off





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Qwela Serves Early Xmas-With A Twist!

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 11:09

The Club Twist  sponsored Qwela Xmas will be etched in the memory of those who attended-and those who did not. Whoever was there will recall it for being such a top notch event, and whoever was not will be haunted by the regret of missing it. Hosted at the plush Kampala Serena Hotel on 11th December, it was a perfect blend of Christmas goodness, melodious tunes of music, fun, food and drinks.

Sandra Suubi during her emotional performance

The event brought together the Qwela Divas as well as the Qwela Crooners, and their various instruments. Now here they were, on one stage, and the fans were in for the typical end of year thrill. The guests were all served with a Club Twist on the hose on arrival, while those in the VIP section had the pleasure of the drink flowing to them all night.

In stepped Pablo Kimuli, with the Christmas spirit radiating off his trademark smile. He was only a part time MC, but he cracked warm jokes that got bouts of laughter from the animated audience. One by one, he rolled out the performers, and lo! The show was on.

A stringing session gets with Charmant Mushaga intense

Rita Sabiiti blew the crowd away with a flute, one of the age old instruments in music. The crowd sat back and let her lull them, before  thunderous clap in unison as she took a bow. The Kitanda Brothers showed yet another maestro display on the saxophone, while bubbling vocalist and guitar virtuoso Kenneth Mugabi had to deal with pleas from the crowd to sing his solo “Naki” much to their appreciation and ecstasy.

Then came the vocalists, the ones whose voices can bring a full house to standstill-and they did! Solome Basuuta and Sam Kimera were key performers here, and Kimera took the crowd by storm when he assumed the MC role, and executed it with surprising dexterity.

A section of the audience at the event

Sandra Suubi was further proof of the power of vocals. She sang so passionately and emotionally, getting so lost in the moment that she broke down into tears. The act was so infectious that the band of ladies backing her up also followed suit and cried.

The party climaxed into a Christmas carols performance, and all went home, satisfied with the showing that made them forget the usual “DJ, play track 4”. It surely was a night to remember.

The performers take a bow at the end of their electric performances



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Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Ballon d’Or 2016 After Beating Lionel Messi

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 20:35

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo beat rival Lionel Messi to win the prestigious Ballon d’Or award for a fourth time.

The 31-year-old is now one behind Barcelona’s Messi, who took the honour for a fifth time last year. Atletico Madrid’s French forward Antoine Griezmann finished third in the vote.

Ronaldo helped Real Madrid win last season’s Champions League and scored three goals as Portugal won Euro 2016.

He has now won the Ballon d’Or in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016, with Messi the only other recipient of the award since winning it for the first time in 2009.

“I never thought in my mind that I would win the Golden Ball four times. I am pleased. I feel so proud and happy,” said Ronaldo.


“I have the opportunity to thank all of my team-mates, the national team, Real Madrid, all of the people and players who helped me to win this individual award.”

Ronaldo with son at the awards

The former Manchester United forward has scored 19 goals in 20 games for club and country this term, to add to the 54 he got last season.

Ronaldo’s important stats: 42 games, 38 goals, 14 assists, Third best minutes-per-goal rate – 83.68 – of anyone scoring a minimum of 10 goals across Europe’s top five leagues during 2016, behind Luis Suarez (82.57) and Falcao (59.6) Directly involved in 39 La Liga goals in 30 games – 31 scored and nine assists. The Ballon d’Or is voted for by 173 journalists from around the world.


Ballon d’Or winners   2016: Cristiano Ronaldo 2009: Lionel Messi 2015: Lionel Messi 2008: Cristiano Ronaldo 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo 2007: Kaka 2013: Cristiano Ronaldo 2006: Fabio Cannavaro 2012: Lionel Messi 2005: Ronaldinho 2011: Lionel Messi 2004: Andriy Shevchenko 2010: Lionel Messi 2003: Pavel Nedved

MEANWHILE: Riyad Mahrez was crowned the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2016. Fans from across the world voted for the Algeria and Leicester midfielder ahead of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Andre Ayew, Sadio Mane and Yaya Toure. Winger Mahrez, 25, told BBC Sport: “It means a lot, it’s something big for African players so I am very happy, I am very proud.

“It’s always good to receive awards and for African players it’s a huge honour. To all the fans, thank you very much.”

He added: “Also I want to thank the Algeria fans and dedicate this to them as well and for my family.

“I just have to carry on and keep going with my football and see what I can do.”

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General Defao And Charmant Mushaga Ready To Rock Kampala At Lingala Night

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 19:41

Congolese Rumba maestro General Defao will be in town this weekend for Lingala Night and has sent a message to his fans that he is very ready for the big do. A video post on social media “Siku Yetu Ni Karibu Ku Fika.” Meaning our day is about to arrive shows the man can’t wait to be here for the Friday show sponsored by Nile special,, Total Uganda, NBS TV, Events Warehouse, Sheraton Kampala Hote, Rwenzori,Dax Couture among others.

The Lingala Night which is a celebration of Congolese music will feature the veteran Congolese Rumba and soukous star popularly known for his songs like ‘Amour scolaire,’ ’Sala Noki’, ‘Animation’ and ‘Famille Kikuta’ that rocked Africa in the 80’ and 90’s as well as Ugandan-based Congolese guitar Maestro Charmant Mushaga is a combination that is expected to have a hot live Congolese music.

Clockwise General Defao, Charmant Mushaga and queen dancers are set to rock Kampala on Friday

The Lingala Night will take place this Friday 16th December 2016 at Sheraton Gardens in Kampala in a dome. The Event will become biannual going forward with this particular edition specifically dedicated to charity in support of New Beginnings Foundation Ugandans as fans of Congolese music celebrate end of year in style. 

Besides General Defao and Charmant Mushaga aka Shalma and friends, there will be DJs coming from Kinshasa and Bukavu (Charmant’s home town) like DJ Yannick & DJ Rodriguez also to mix some Congolese music.

“I am excited to perform at Lingala Night alongside a very energetic Congolese Band coming from Entebbe as well as queen dancers. I cant wait to give my all for the fans and i am looking forward to sharing the same stage with General Defa0” Charmant told Chano8 in an exclusive interview.

Defao aka King of bling bling is coming to town

Charmant Mushaga is also ready to give an elctrifying performance come Friday

Before the main acts step on stage there will be cocktail served to guests and a fashion show displaying the best of African wear from Congo by Les Sapuers Congo Fashion from 6.PM. Charmant will then kick off his session supported by close friends like Rogatien Milord and an energetic band from Entebbe doing it live with dancers as they perform popular covers from home as well as original compositions.

Ticket are now out and will go for 100,000/- for advance tickets, Couple 180,000/=(By Dialing *252 MTN Mobile), 130,000/= at entrance and premium table(10 people) is for 2,500,000/=.You can Call 0772559462 OR 0750178144 for reservations.

Defao with Prezzo in Kenya

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Classy Chez Marlez To Change Face Of Salon Business

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 16:05

To be fashionable and to look good, one needs a good salon with professional staff where their hair, nails and the rest are worked on. With an aim of changingig Uganda’s salon standards to first class, last Saturday night a new classy salon called Chez Marlez salon and Spa was officially opened at a media party with a red carpet treat at their fully, and finely furnished base in Lugogo Plaza opposite Kololo secondary School.

A look at the spacious and well lit Chez Marlez Salon and Spa

Journalists were taken around the Salon’s premises and later on, the revellers turned out for the opening party that was hosted by Mohammed Kimbugwe. While giving her remarks, Leslie Karungi the Salon’s proprietor excitedly told the different journalists who were in attendance on how they can accommodate 10 clients for manicure and pedicure at once on the nail bar.

Chez Marlez Salon and Spa owner Leslie Karungi speaking the grand opening last Saturday

It was a light moment that saw journalists and revellers mingle and take pictures in the well lit salon and lastly dinner was served to all, concluding the event at leisure.

We wanted to something we can call home where you come do your hair, nails and everything and then you have somewhere to relax and fell home. We have brought only original products from the UK because Ugandans love cheep things where they go to China for cheep stuff to save a lot and by the end of the day you find some people especially ladies’ skins destroyed. We have different prices for different things. For example hair treatment goes for 30 K we also have that of 15 and 60″ Haddy Sengo Halliwell the Public relations officer Chez Marlez salon told Chano8

Haddy Sengo Halliwell the Public relations officer Chez Marlez Salon and Spa applying lipstick


Check photos below

This is the waiting place

This is where women dry their hair after treatment

A look at the salon’s Nail Pad

Some of the journalists who attended

Some of the revellers pausing for our camera

It was a red carpet treat

Revellers enjoying cocktail

Some of the revellers enjoying their drinks

Owner Chez Marlez Salon Karungi Leslie and his husband

Some of the revellers sharing moments at the cocktails

One of the revellers being worked on

Come on ‘bae’ it’s selfie time

Revellers having a tour around the salon

Attendees being served dinner

Meal time




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MTV BASE Releases List Of Top Ten Ugandan Rappers, Many Are Missing Out

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 11:07

On Sunday, MTV Base released a list of Ugandan Hip Hop artistes they think are the top ten but the list has gotten mixed reactions from the public because some people are missing while some people don’t deserve to be there.

 We however understand that MTV Base spoke to Gloria Haguma, a fashion and pop culture expert in Uganda who revealed that hip hop and rap are thriving in the country and justified the list.

Navio is Uganda’s number one rapper according to MTV Base (photo by Habre Muriisa)

“Hip Hop is the most consistent genre in Uganda. The genre has been getting more appreciation and recognition from the consumers, which has been a great boost to the industry. The artists have gone from just doing music, to starting fashion brands for example Rapaholix, Ziva Muntuuyo, I’m So UG among others, building brands, to using their status to help their communities. Also, hip hop is the only genre that has an award show that is 100% dedicated to the genre.”

With that in mind, the list was released and it has some big names like Navio, Lyrical G, Keko and BigTril. But some indigenous rappers like Babaluku, Sylvester and Abramz are missing out on the list yet they are arguably some of the hottest rappers in Uganda.

The list is as follows.

  1. Navio
    2.The Myth
    5.Lyrical G
    6.Flex D’Paper
    8.St Nelly Sade
    10.Pryce Teeba


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“That Is My Past”-Desire Luzinda Reacts To Her Latest Nudes

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 09:54

The media went wild after seeing Desire Luzinda’s latest nude pictures and because the world is run by social media these days, it was and still is shared on most WhatsApp groups and face book.

It’s on this note that the ‘Kitone’ musician took to her Facebook wall a few minutes later and gave an explanation regarding this matter.

“They bring back your past to haunt you but sorry I am moving forward”. Was all she posted on the picture that fully exposed one of her breasts. The statement was accompanied by her recent pictures of her gorgeous look at the just concluded Abryanz Style and Fashion awards where she was also crowned “most stylish  female artiste Uganda”.

The photo making rounds on social media

Desire Luzinda holding her award of the most stylish  female artiste Uganda at the recently concluded Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards

The musician whose career almost ended after her nudes were released two years back by her ex Nigerian boyfriend has been in the media several times for the reasons. This incident even attracted the attention of minister for Ethics and Integrity Fr Simon Lokodo to summon the singer and explain exactly what happened or else be imprisoned.

But as a blessing in disguise, the ‘Nkomyewo’ artiste decided to release a song titled ‘Kitone’, which worked well on most radio and TV stations thus reviving her career and getting her gigs all over the place.


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“Those Saying That I Am Running For President Are Doing Unethical Reporting”-Winnie Byanyima

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 08:53

Mid last week, reports started coming out that Executive Director Oxfam International and former Mbarara Municipality MP, Winnie Byanyima said that she has no doubt in her mind about her abilities to be president of Uganda and that she made the unprecedented revelation while speaking on the sidelines of the 21st anniversary of Forum for Women in Democracy {FOWODE] at Kampala Serena Hotel.

She was also quoted to have said that she reckons she would need a strong team to back her up when time comes for her to take the seat. “Politics is a game of teams. It is a collective. It is not about you propelling yourself into power.”

Winnie Byanyima tells off media houses saying that she is standing for president of being unethical

However, the wife to Dr Kiiza Besigye might have been misquoted as she took on her twitter and clarified that she’s not intending to stand for president.

She said this attributing her response to one of the local websites. “Poor, very low quality, unethical reporting, sad.”

Byanyima was also reported to have considered running for the top office at the World Bank, which she dismissed recently.



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Lots Of Performers Impress Attendees At Purple Party V

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 16:57

Yesterday was a family day out at the Kitante based Uganda Museum in Kampala where families, well wishers and the performers gathered for one of Uganda’s biggest social gatherings, Purple Party 5th edition organised by NTV’s Douglas Lwanga.

Sponsored by Sms One , , NTV , Club, Njanko Land and Property Developers, among others, the event saw top notch artistes like Dr Jose Chameleone, Bebe Cool, Bobi Wine, Pallaso conclude the day’s performances but on the other hand, other singers kept the attendees thrilled from up to midnight.

Fans came in numbers to have fun and watch the performances

Dr Jose Chameleone just threw the fans into frenzy

Bobi Wine performing alongside his young brother Mikie Wine

Bebe Cool had to perform with with shirt unbuttoned

Chameleone with his young brother Pallaso

Pallaso performing


Purple Party has a promising future of becoming Uganda’s biggest social gatherings

Revellers began marching in the venue as early as 1PM and inside, the set up favoured the young and old. Mixa Kids got the kids busy at their kids’ section with different activities like face painting, bouncing castles among others.

Some of the people marching in Uganda Museum

Selfie time

One of the revellers reading the chano8 magazine

Mixa Kids did not let the kids get bored

Some of the kids reading Mixa Kids news papers in the Mixa Kids tent

This party is mainly about showcasing ones fashion in Purple colour and enjoying performances by Ugandan talents namely artistes, dancers, Djs and comedians. Showtime kicked off at 4:45PM with artistes Kala Kalangi, OJ Maxwell, Selector Jay, Aziz Azion, B2C, Silver X (Southern Sudan), comedian Kobusheeshe, Geosteady, Ceaserous, Zulanda and comedian Jaja Bruce.



Silver X from Southern Sudan represented

An attendee pausing for pictures with our chano8 Magazine


Aziz Azion

Comedian Jaja Bruce

There were nonstop showcases and the next round was mixed up with Djs and singers like Beenie Gunter, City Rock Entertainment, Dj Apophia, Roden Y, Dj Crim, Fefe Busi, Young Mulo, Lydia Jazmine, Nava Grey, Big Eye, comedian Mad Rat and Chico, Tonix, Rema Namakula and Ziza Bafana.

Comedian Kobusheshe cracked the crowd


Naava Grey

Lydia Jazmine

Fefe Busi

Dj Crim was one of the Djs who showcased

Roden Y (Kabako)

Beenie Gunter

The crowd’s excitement was manifested from the screaming, ululations and rare dance strokes majority were pulling and the night was concluded by final performances from Michael Ross, Levixone Vampino, Raf X, Gravity Omutujju, Dj Shiru, SK Simeon, Rabadaba, Fille, Nince Henry, Exodus, Kent and Flosso, Allan Hendrick, Dj Slick Stuart and Roja, Leila Kayondo and Finally the music Legends Bebe Cool, Chameleone and Bobi Wine.

Gospel Singer Levixone

Shiru was one of the Djs who showcased


Australian based Ugandan Ragga singer SK Simeon made an appearance

Gravity Omutujju


Michael Ross

 More Pictures

Some of our readers in the Chano8 tent

Even while sitting down, they still pulled a dance stroke

Come on guys, it’s selfie time

Dj Shiru (left) Naava Grey and her manager Tim Blessing chilling in the Chano8 tent

Some of the people having a meal

You girls were simply awesome in the Kitenge attire



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Top Inspirational Denim Turn Ups You Should Rock

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 15:34

Yesterday i stepped out of my room, and my two neighbors were clad in double denim, a male and a female. so they both laughed at themselves and talked about who had crushed the others Sunday fashion vibe. Today in a taxi two gorgeous ladies were in double demin flattered with kitenge. When we reached at the city square i saw more people in denim looking absolutely beautiful. Have you attended a fashion event of late and missed a pair clad in denim? clearly you havent because demim is the trend that aint going no where especially with the fact that it is mixed up with all sorts of fabric from lace to kitenge. Demin is a fashion statement that says a lot about the people wearing it, it radiates, confidence, great fashion sense, youthfulness, and high self esteem. If you haven’t jumped on this train, hurry up before it is too late. Below are some of the well rocked denim that should get you inspired.




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Designers, Fans Applaud Lukoma For Genesis

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 14:13

A fashion event like Hellen Lukoma’s Genesis 4 fashion show is always left to be appreciated-if not clawed at, by mainly fashion critics. However, after closely interviewing some of the designers and fans in attendance at the event hosted at Cayenne Bar and Restaurant Bukoto last night, we realized that not only the critics have the satisfactory appreciation of this art. Most were full of admiration for Lukoma, and hope for Genesis.


Nina Mirembe, the brain and hands behind Gypsy Collection, the most flashy showing of the night thanked Lukoma for giving her the platform to express her personality.

“Bold is my personality. I did my work according to how I wanted it and felt about it and I’m glad I could freely showcase that here” she said.

Another designer, Linda Butera Mulira had an important message to pass on to the public about Lukoma.

“Helen showcases raw and new talent at absolutely NO FEE! Mark that. It is totally free to be part of the designers showcasing. I’m so blown away that I would want to be part of this forever” Linda said ecstatically.

As for Miriam Muzianengye of Momo Designs, Genesis is proof that fashion in Uganda keeps growing and it is a proud venture to be a part of.

“I love every piece showcased. It is my second time here and I can comfortably say this time is bigger and better than the first, which too was good on its own” the Rwandese beauty commented.

It did not stop there. Host Malaika Nyanzi said she was in awe of Helen Lukoma and Sweet Lips wine for giving her the platform to host such an influential fashion event.

“This is a selfish and very serious fashion concept. I see its growth, and I totally love it. It is my first time hosting so I thank Helen and Sweet Lips wine for making this happen” a smartly clad Malaika concluded.

One of the guests who preferred not to be revealed said she loves Lukoma’s Genesis fashion shows because there is always boldness behind the creativity and something new to the table everytime. With these kinds of endorsements, the sky can be the only limit for Hellen as she gets a firmer grasp on the fashion industry, and continues to take it by storm.

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Ciroc Frost Party Replaces Zari’s All White Party

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 10:58

This Thursday, all roads will be leading to Guvnor for the Ciroc Frost party, the first of its kind in Uganda and you might be wondering how this could happen at such a time when this date is supposed to be the day when Zari has been hosting her ‘White Party’. Well the latest is that the Frost party has replaced Zari’s highly anticipated event which has been happening for the last five or so years.

Reasons why the White Party is no more are still scanty but it seems like Frost party is the perfect replacement because it comes with a special performance from East Africa’s best group.

Zari’s All White Party replaced by Ciroc Frost Party

Yes, Sauti Sol will be performing during the evening and this comes after the mega win at the Mama’s after scooping the best group category.

This is the third time the four artistes will be performing in Uganda and their last encounter with Ugandans earlier this year left a lot of desire especially from their female fans.

The ‘Nerea’ artistes will have their performance on the streets of club Guvnor before they make their way inside and entrance for this party is 50k while dress code is white and blue.

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Photos: When ‘ASFA’ Ushered Revellers Into Christmas With A Red Carpet Treat

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 09:33

ASFA standing for Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards an annual awarding ceremony organised by fashion designer Ahumuza Bryan (Abryanz) where different people across Uganda and the whole Africa at large are awarded through various categories of Fashion and Style and this year’s edition took place at Kampala Serena Hotel’s Victoria Hall amid a lot of many revellers with a theme ‘Dress To Inspire’

It was a red Carpet kind of treat at the entrance which was a very amazing experience that saw attendees, all clad in eye catching fashionable attire as they enjoyed the best moments pausing for pictures by the different journalists and taking live TV Interviews as well

This session went on up to 10:20 PM when the hall’s entrance was opened for the main awarding ceremony. A special round of applause to Ciroc, Serena Hotels, Fenon Events, Capital FM, NTV  and Graphic Systems who made this happen.

Below is a selection of the event went down through our lenses




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Onduparaka FC Get Second Away Win Against Sadolin To Go Third

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 20:06

They promised to change the face of the local football in Uganda and it seems Onduparaka FC from Arua in Westnile are serious about their promise as they have just secured a very vital away win  against Sodolin Paints that moves them to third on the table standings of the Azam Uganda Premier league.

Onduparaka FC Fans stormed Jinja in big numbers

That means the team with a very big and passionate following across the country will finish the first half of the league in that respectable (third) position where they are rubbing shoulders with the big boys. Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) who lost 1-0 to Uganda Revenue Authority (URA FC)in Mehta Stadium in Lugazi, remain top of the table. While Sports Club Villa stay second after overcoming Kirinya-Jinja S.S 0-2 away in Jinja

Onduparaka without talismanic skipper Muhammad Shaban scored through Gadafi Gadhino Cypher. This was after the midfielder curling a beautiful 25-yeard free kick after just 25 minutes of first half. The team led by towering Cranes defender Toha Rashid ‘Per’ and Goalkeeper Richard Anyama then held on to finish strongly defensively despite a soggy pitch to the excitement of the travelling fans who had stormed Jinja in big numbers.

“This win will go a long way in silencing our Shaban and Onduparaka critics who had called us flukers. Now they are going to start taking us seriously” Said an elated Onduparaka FC fan who only identified himself as Andama of Ondu.


Shaban who was sidelined with a hip injury was recently voted Airel-FUFA Player of the year, something that did not go well with some sections of the soccer fraternity who questioned the mode of selection. He sat this last game of the year on the bench and will return to action with the national team preparing for the African Cup of Nations due in January 2017. Check table standing belew.

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Video: Angella Katatumba Performs For Delegates At African Union Symposium

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 19:07

Singer And Philanthropist Angella Katatumba was once again at it representing Uganda at the 4th annual African Union Humanitarian symposium in Nairobi where she was invited by the African Union (AU) convention secretary Mr. Denny Wafula Mike and wowed delegates with a brief performance.

Angella Katatumba performed at the 4th Annual African Union Humanitarian Symposium.

The three day summit in which Angella represented the country from 28th November to the 01st December, 2016 at Radission Blu Hotel in Nairobi Kenya was well attended and she had an opportunity to unleash some acapella for the guests on day one.

Angella Katatumba with Aisaha Alibhai In Nairobi before her performance. Check video below for the 

performanceThe Regional plenary sessions was attended by Presidents, UN officials, European Union delegates and other key humanitarian officials from all over the world to discuss ‘Implementing a New African Humanitarian Architecture’.

Angella perfors during her ‘Mulago Yaffe’ charity concert earlier in the year

This comes at a time when Angella recently donated 15,000,000 UGX worth of single Epoxy medical beds to Mulago National Referral Hospital under her ‘Mulago Yaffe Project’ and followed that by performing for Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta at a dinner recently.

Check out the video of her performance below:

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Fun Factory In High Gear Preparations For 5 star Madness As Bell Announces Sponsorship

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 18:10

Bell Lager has unveiled its sponsorship of the annual 5 Star Madness Comedy Show organized by Uganda’s renowned sketch comedy group, Fun Factory.

This year’s show is slated for 15th December at the Kampala Serena Hotel and tickets are being sold at UGX70, 000 for Silver, UGX100, 000 for Gold and UGX 2 million for a VVIP table. They can be purchased from National Theatre, online via Easy Ticket or at Serena Hotel.

While speaking to our sources at National Theatre, home of Fun Factory, Maureen Rutabingwa Bell Brand Manager said,

“This is the biggest comedy show of the year. This time, as you laugh to Fun Factory’s jokes, you can sip on an ice-cold Bell Lager and toast to a perfect evening. Bell is all about powering those celebratory and fun moments.  What better way to do that than sharing a couple of laughs with friends over a drink?”

Fun factory in a scene during one of their presentations

The highly anticipated event will have different comedians outdo themselves blending most of the hottest and funniest comedy skits that capture the current trends in society especially for their fans who never get the time to watch the weekly shows.

“We will take a jab at the highlights of the year adding a funny twist to them that is definitely going to crack you up. We’ve also added a jazz touch to the show. We will have performances from instrumentalist, Joseph Sax and his band,” said Richard Tuwangye, a founding member of Fun Factory.

Early this year, Bell Lager announced sponsorship of Fun Factory’s weekly comedy shows dubbed “Comedicine”. The announcement was followed by changes to the weekly shows to now feature a 30 minute live acoustic music experience and cocktail in the theatre foyer before the comedy show in the auditorium.

For the build, up to the event, the over 17 comedy group members are seriously preparing for the show and have put on hold their weekly humorous shows.

“We want to give our fans the best, so we have taken off a few weeks to prepare for 5 Star Madness, the biggest annual comedy show in Uganda” Said Hannington Bujingo another member of the group remarked.




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