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“I Will Come Back To Uganda When You Win The World Cup”- FIFA President

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 09:10

A few days ago, Uganda was blessed with a courtesy visit by new FIFA president Gianni Infantino and Moses Magogo yet again proved that his presidency is full capability.

Infantino, came to Uganda last Friday and before anything, he first met President Museveni and both discussed matters to do with improving Ugandan football before he addressed a press conference.

But among the questions that were asked, our interest stuck to one. Infantino was asked when he will be back in Uganda and his answer was, “The moment Uganda wins the world cup.”

 This sent everyone laughing and wondering why his answer was that. This basically means the FIFA president might never come back to the Pearl of Africa because we stand no chance of winning the world cup. Already, it took 38 years for us to qualify for African cup of Nations and we didn’t exceed the group stages.

However, we can take pride from his visit because he laid a foundation for a football facility in Mengo that will see Ugandan talent promoted.    

Here is the foundation stone the FIFA president laid in Mengo

 

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Manchester United On Course For A Cup Treble After Winning EFL

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 18:32
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic was in inspirational form for Manchester United as he scored twice
  • United have now won the League Cup for a fifth time in history
  • They can now shift attention to two more cups –FA Cup and Europa League where they have an opportunity to complete a treble.

Manchester United had lady luck on their side in the final of the English Football League Cup (EFL Cup) on Sunday, when the beat Southampton-1 at Wembley despite a poor performance.

But performances matter less in a final especially when you emerge triumphant in the end as the end justifies the means. Many people believe some managers carry luck where ever they go and if this is true of current manager Jose Mourinho, then the timing of his appointment was as timely as they can come with two managers that kicked off the Post- Sir Alex Ferguson era coming short of both tactical prowess as well as luck on their side.

Manchester United captain lifts the trophy as United were crowned EFL champions on Sunday.

Mourinho who pulled off the same trick with Chelsea, has now cemented his position in the hearts of many Manchester Utd fans after winning his first silverware in his first season and most importantly having a chance to do the cup treble as they are well placed in the FA Cup quarter finals and the last 16 of the Europa league.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic one of the commanders assigned to lead the United rejuvenation was at his cunning best with two well taken goals after Saints’ striker Manolo Gabbiadiani’s goal was contentiously ruled offside.

Ibrahimovic opened the scoring on 19 minutes with a superb free-kick with Jesse Lingard adding the second with a measured finish although United were second best in long periods of the first half as Gabbiadini pulled one back just before first half.

Ibrahimovic was man of the match on Sunday after scoring 2 goals 

The deadly striker levelled matters in the second half to set up an entertaining end to the match with Ibrahimovic having the last laugh in the 89th minute with a powerful header off Ander Herrera’s cross which sparked of wild celebrations from the United faithful although the manger remained static and emotionless.

“I am very happy. It is important for the fans, for the club and for the players. I always try to put myself in the secondary position but the reality is it is also important for me.” He later told the press.

He knew he had pulled this off mostly due to luck but most importantly that this team is work in progress and may be destined for better things ahead. Only time will tell because winning a trophy might not necessarily be a guarantee to stay put at United especially after his predecessor Louis Van Gaal was sacked last season despite winning the FA Cup.

Jose Mourinho waves to the fans as he lifts the EFL trophy

United also still stand a big chance of making it to the Champions League next season, as they are now one of the clear favourites to win the Europa League (Which comes with an place in the Champions League). They are also only 2 points off 4th place in the Premier League table currently occupied by Arsenal.

Mourinho and Ibrahimovic are on course to bring back the glory days at Old Trafford and with their record signing Paul Pogba yet to hit top form, their fans can only rub their hands anticipation especially following the loss of form of arch rivals Liverpool who were beaten 3-1 by defending champions Leicester City yesterday.

 

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Photos:How The Stars Dressed At The 89th Oscars

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 17:25

Last Sunday the 26th of February, America’s and international renowned ‘Academy Awards’ commonly known as ‘Oscars’ 2017 edition came to pass a glamorous function that was held at Dolby Theatre located in Los Angeles, California.

The Academy Awards ceremony is the oldest entertainment awards ceremony. Its equivalents – the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for theatre, and the Grammy Awards for music and recording are modeled after the Academy Awards.

With an aim of recognising nothing but cinematic achievements in the United States of America, nominees tussled it out in the 24 categories and winners were handed their accolades but before the awarding ceremony, there was the red carpet session that saw the various actors and actresses pose for pictures and here is a collection of some of them Chano8 got for you.

Karlie Kloss

That time when singer Justin Timberlake photobombed Jessica Biel

Auli’i Cravalho

Blanca Blanco

Chrissy Taigen

Dakota Johnson

Dave Patel and his mother Anita Patel

Emma Roberts

Emma Stone

Felicity Jones

Jessica Biel

John Legend and Chrissy Taigen

Ryan Gosling the actor in La La Land

Leslie Mann

Loiuse Roe

Luke Bracey

Michelle Williams

Nicole Kidman

Olivia Culpo

Ruth Negga

Ryan Seacrest

Scarlett Johanson

Sofia Carson

Teresa Palmer

Viggo Mortensenwent

(Black beauty) Viola Davis

Zuri Hall

   

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Bobi Wine Expresses Disgust Over Park Yard Market Dismantling

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 13:02
  • The remaining part of Park Yard market was also dismantled
  • Bobi Wine expresses disgust over the matter
  • He questions government whether they are informed of the crisis they are creating by doing this

The first round of the dismantling of the famous Owino market was in 2014 when the biggest part of the market that was acting as a shopping centre for thousands of people in Kampala and the neighbouring towns was no longer existing. Ham Shopping Grounds was the quickest replacement leaving a very small part of the Nakivubo Park Yard market that has been working until yesterday when it was dismantled completely.

Workers who have been earning a livelihood there and other well wishers have since used various platforms to show their dissatisfaction after the new management decided to re-develop it and among them is Ghetto president Bobi Wine who has since expressed his view on social media.

Park Yard market being dismantled yesterday

“Park Yard (Owino market) has been destroyed. Even with the clear knowledge that over 80% of our population is Youthful and also knowing that over 85%of our youth are unemployed (Even when educated), another over Ten thousand youth have been suddenly rendered jobless (and futureless). Who does Uganda belong to??? Bobi Wine asked.

Bobi went ahead and questioned Ugandan leaders for their action or silence over the matter which has now become talk of the town;

Do our leaders know what kind of Crisis they’re creating. The youngest population in the world is the most disillusioned with a very uncertain future. Do our leaders even imagine a Uganda of 20 years to come? With such actions, it’s clear that our leaders do not give a damn about the Next Generation but only care about the next General Election”  Bobi concluded.

Just like Bobi asked whether leaders know the crisis they are creating, the question is, do the authorities responsible have a plan for the business men and women who were working there? Only time will tell.

From yesterday and on wards, there will no longer be Park Yard market

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Mahershala Ali: The First Muslim Actor To Win An Oscar.

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 12:44
  • Mahershala Ali wins his first Oscar.
  • Moonlight takes best picture award.

Mahershala_Ali on Sunday 26th February 2017 made history by becoming the first Muslim Actor to win an Oscar during the 89th Academy awards. A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight_(2016_film) chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. Ali was born in 1974, in Oakland, California, son of Willicia and Phillip Gilmore. He was raised in Hayward, California. In a time where there is a lot of controversy about Islam as a religion and Islam phobia in the USA, this win came at a pivotal time to make the world pay attention to the day to day struggles of not just a black man, but a Muslim Black man in Hollywood.

Mahershala Ali with the other winners of the night.

In an expected but triumphant win for Best Actor in a Supporting Role during the 89th Academy Awards,  Mahershala Ali  gave a humble speech, thanking those in his life who helped him achieve such a deserved feat.

“I want to thank my teachers, my professors; one thing they consistently told me was that it wasn’t about you. It’s not about you, it’s about these characters, and you are a servant. You’re in service to these stories and these characters.” He went on to thank “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins and the film’s cast and crew. He also nodded to his wife and daughter, who was born four days ago.“I want to thank her for being such a soldier through this process, and carrying me through it all,” he said, in an elegant kickoff to the night.

Mahershala Ali giving his acceptance speech.

Ali is the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar, a particularly notable achievement in 2017, when the White House has  placed travel restrictions on individuals from several Muslim-majority nations. This win also makes Ali the fifth black actor to achieve a Supporting Actor Oscar.  Moonlight went on to win best picture after La La Land being announced in a mix up by the presenters of the night. For Ali, this marks the turning point in his life and also the beginning of a bigger and better chapter in his life.

BACKGROUND

Mahershalalhashbaz “Mahershala” Ali born Mahershalalhashbaz Gilmore on February 16. He is named after Maher-shalal-hash-baz, a biblical prophetic-name child. Raised Christian by his mother, an ordained minister, he later converted to Islam, changing his surname from Gilmore to Ali, and joined the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. His father appeared on Broadway He attended St. Mary’s College of California in Moraga, where he graduated in 1996 with a degree in mass communication.

Ali began his career as a regular on series such as Crossing Jordan and Threat Matrix before his breakthrough role as Richard Tyler in the science-fiction series The 4400. His first major film release was in the 2008 David Fincher-directed romanticfantasy drama film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and his other notable films include PredatorsThe Place Beyond the PinesFree State of JonesHidden Figures and as Boggs in The Hunger Games series. Ali is also known for his roles in the Netflix series House of Cards as Remy Danton and as Cornell ‘Cottonmouth’ Stokes in Luke Cage.

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Maro’s Relationship In Tatters Over Video Vixen

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 10:55

It seems all is not well with Maro and his girlfriend Mein all because of video vixens. We have been tipped.

It is said Maro and his girlfriend are not seeing eye to eye after the former went a bit overboard with video vixens in his new video ‘Dance with me’. It is reported that the musician during the video shoot got a little bit cozy with the girls which didn’t impress his lady.

Our sources say that Mein is threatening to pull out of the relationship, a relationship that is based on trust. “She is convinced Maro had coitus with the vixens. They have had issues for some time and now things have reached a crack point.” The source said.

For over five years they have been dating, Mien and Maro have been preparing to walk down the aisle but nothing has been put in plans yet. All the artiste has been saying is next year and that is it.

 

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Did Alaine Really Get Married To A Kenyan Musician?

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 10:07

Over the weekend, some Kenyans were jubilating after one of their own was seen on the aisle with a famous Jamaican musician tying the knot and social media went awash over the photos that did rounds not only in Kenya but the rest of the East African region, Uganda inclusive.

The pictures had gospel musician Willy Paul fully dressed in a suit and holding hands with Alaine, with a best man and other people usually escorting the bride and groom by their sides.

Alaine 4th left and Kenyan artiste Willy Paul

The Kenyan artiste further confused everyone by first covering the face of her bride and later after a day unveiling Alaine.

“My family you amaze me with your quick assumptions and predictions …I know the problem is that I didn’t show my newlywed wife’s face ….Here she is …Yesss!!! Alaine said yes. GOD has good things in store for the faithful ones.” Willy Paul captioned.

Willy Paul revealed he was no longer a bachelor afterwards, but the truth behind this wedding was that it happened during their video shoot.

This is not the first time it’s happening as other Kenyan artistes like Jaguar and Bahati all shot fake wedding videos before.

 

 

 

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I Initiated The Awards Boycott, GNL Brags

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 18:48

He may be in the United States of America pursuing his movie career but home is still home for GNL. He is keeping tabs on everything that is happening on the local scene when it comes to entertainment and one important factor brought him out in the open to comment about.

The Luga Flow artiste a few days back said that all artistes boycotting awards now are too late because he was the one who initiated it.

 “Now every artist is acting like boycotting awards is in. You are late to the party I started doing that in 2014. I declined further nominations because I felt my work was being disrespected. I was shocked that most local awards were bought instead of earned so I refused to have my brand used as a pawn,” he noted.

Hip Hop singer GNL Zamba says he initiated the boycotting of awards in Uganda

Also adding that he has always seen 3.5 moves ahead and saw that the music chess board was rigged for people that play draft.

“I’m not saying that all awards are bad or unnecessary but if your committee bows to patrons/sponsors don’t have 3/4 of arts people judging, then I respectfully decline from your glass models purchased for cheap in Dubai. I can engrave my own. If you have never supported any artist grass root growth movement then you are just a culture vulture only here for profit. I’m not interested in a free party, honestly I can save money on suits and throw a better party. Other players should recognize that gone are the days when artists were impressed to do anything for liquor now days even those who smoke tones of riffa employ a smart management team to call Bs when they see it. Now everybody got a brand to protect. Tuvudewala but we have evolved, experienced and expanded.”

He concluded by saying that he’s not bragging but he called it first 3 years ago.

 

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Chameleone’s ‘Legend’ Concert Changes Dates For The 3rd Time

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 18:05
  • Dr Jose Chameleone’s Legend Hit After Hit concert changes dates for the 3rd time
  • It was first announced to take place in March this year but later pushed to 19th May
  • From 19th May it was pushed to 26th but the latest is it has been brought back to 19th.
  • New venues for extra shows have been unveiled

Initially,Dr Jose Chameleone’s Legend Hit After Hit concert was slated for March but due to some reasons, it was postponed to Friday the 19th May. Adverts then began running until last week when Chameleone himself announced that the highly anticipated concert had been pushed to 26th May. Need for quality and perfection was the reason why it was postponed.

Well, May 26th was the date fans and well wishers had marked but on Thursday evening, the concert’s organiser Balaam Barugahara brought the concert back to Friday the 19th, but Lugogo Cricket Oval has been maintained as the venue. Another change is the addition of new venues for extra shows like La Grand Hotel in Bwaise on 21st May and Maria Flo in Masaka district on 22nd.

Chameleone’s Legend Hit After Hit Concert changes dates for the 3rd time

“HIT AFTER HIT CONCERT 19TH MAY 2017 CONFIRMED DATE & VENUE ! (NOT 26TH MAY ) CRICKET OVAL POWERED BY BLACK BELL. La Grand hotel Bwaise 20th may , Masaka 21st Maria Flo & Freedom city 27th May 2017” Balaam posted on his Facebook page

At first, the extra shows were to take place at Colline Hotel in Mukono and Freedom City but for an unknown reason, Colline Hotel was removed, retaining the Namasuba based Freedom City but fans in those areas will have to wait until Saturday the 27th of May.

It’s not easy to hold a concert and who know or deal in this business will tell you that a couple of hills and valleys are encountered from the time you set dates up to show time when the artiste performs to the revellers.

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Tool Man Bashes Ugandan Deejays

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 18:23

Ragga artiste Tool Man may no longer have the hits that drive the nation but his words are something we couldn’t just leave without noting.

The artiste behind songs like ‘Zaamu’, Nzijja’ and ‘Leka Tuzilye’ among others a few days ago came out and lashed out at Ugandan producers for being corrupt.

“I come from a Land where a couple of Djs when they receive a song from an Artiste, before they even listen to it first, they ask for what I may term as Service fee with no receipt.” He noted adding that they would rather promote their artistes first than playing Jay Z and other international musician’s songs whom they will never meet in life.

Tool Man not happy with Ugandan Djs

The Ragga artiste based his anger on the fact that he met a couple of Deejays during his London tour playing Ugandan Music on Merit and among those is Dj Shotz David Steel who plays Ugandan music because he loves it and he doesn’t only stop at just playing but he also coordinates other Djs in his circles, gives them the songs and they put among the top bangers.

Tool Man with Dj Shotz

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Roden Y Ecstatic About His New Car

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 17:31

Good things happen to those who wait. That is one saying Roden Y can attest to going by what happened to him yesterday.

The Team No Sleep artiste about three months ago reported that his car was stole at freedom city after he left it in the parking lot and it was alleged by most entertainment websites that it was just a publicity stunt by TNS to get their artiste in the news while other claimed that it was the person they had bought it from took it after his balance was not completed.

Well yesterday, Kabako was all smiles as his management team decided to buy him another car to compensate for the lost one and the white Mazda Premacy ride replaces the black Toyota Runx.

After the los of his car a while ago, Roden Y was given a brand new car

The ‘Kabako’ artiste was seen at different hangouts with the new car registration number UAY 848C parked where everyone could see it.

“Join me thank my management for the gift they just presented to me. Mazda Premacy UAY484C is the gift, well am really comfortable and happy. Big thanks to the TNS Management.” he posted.

 

 

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Hugh Masekela In Town Ahead Of Rotary Anniversary At Serena

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 16:20
  • South African Legend Hugh Masekela back in Kampala for another breathtaking jazz concert.
  • He will perform alongside Sax Maestro Isaiah Katumwa.
  • Rotary Uganda celebrates 60 year anniversary.

The South African Jazz Legend Hugh Masekela has joined hands with RotaryUganda to hold a special concert aimed at raising funds to help complete the Rotary Blood Bank at Mengo hospital and equip the Trauma Centre at the Rotary Mukono Hospital.

He will play alongside our own celebrated Sax Maestro Isaiah Katumwa for this cause. The two have promised to give fans an unforgettable experience. During the press conference Hugh was more than pleased to be back to Uganda. He said, ” I love the people and the hospitality, its almost like being back home.”

Hugh Masekela having a laugh earlier today.

This concert is also a part of celebrations to mark 60 years of Rotary serving humanity in Uganda. Rotary in Uganda has prioritized the need for bigger and bolder projects to humanity, like the Blood Bank at Mengo hospital, the Mukono Hospital and the Cancer Centre in Nsambya. all though there are several blood donations in the country, Uganda has only one known blood bank which does not efficiently supply all hospitals in time. Having another blood bank set up will ease the pressure at the Nakasero blood bank and save lives.

The concert will take place on Sunday 26th February 2017 at the Kampala Serena Hotel Victoria Hall, starting at 6:00pm. The guests will be treated to a red carpet affair as they enter the conference hall just like those events in Hollywood. It is anticipated that all the A-listers are expected to grace this particular event.

Hugh Masekela at the press conference this morning.

Tickets are now on sale at UGX 200,000/= per person for gallery seating and UGX 5m for corporate tables.

These tickets are available Total Service Stations (Wampewo Avenue and opposite Uganda House), Simba Telecom (Kampala Road, Garden City and Lugogo Mall), Aristoc (Garden City and Kampala Road) and the Rotary Office- NIC building Kampala.

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Bobi Wine Tell His Love Story In ‘Specioza’

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 15:45
  • His excellence Bobi Wine has a new song called Specioza
  • He explains his love story in the song
  • The song teaches men to stay strong when their girlfriends chuck them

His excellence Bobi Wine is back with a new song and this one is not his usual kind of songs he always does. It instead takes our minds way back in early 90’s ‘Kadongo Kamu’ style.

‘Specioza’ is a vibrant sound that throws your minds to the past and slowly brings them back to the present where Bobi brings a recap of his youthful days before he met his current wife and mother of his 5 children, Barbie. He connects the days when he was in love with a girl he identified as Specioza Nantaba whom he loved to the bits but to his surprise, she chucked him at the climax of his love for her.

Produced by Dream Studio’s Sir Dan Magic, The song is entirely about Bobi’s love story that begins in Kamwokya after falling madly in love with ‘Specioza’ who suddenly wakes up one morning and chucks him. With all the pressure, Bobi pleads dearly but this is all in vain.

Bobi brings out his point in his usual ‘edutainment’ style with him as an example in Luganda lyrics like ‘Singa yali teyankyaawa, sandisobodde funa omukazi ananziimba’ loosely translated as ‘hadn’t she chucked me, I would not have gotten a very supportive woman’.

Although the song’s beats don’t seem to be upbeat, the producer did a very big job as he played with and mixed different musical instruments like the trumpets and drums which make the whole song too irresistible to listen to plus it is a story you would want to follow till the end.

Bobi Wine tell his love story in new song ‘Specioza’ have you listened to it

Bobi Wine swallowed the bitter pill of being chucked as years later; he meets Specioza in a very sorry and disgusting state because she had ruined her life while in bad groups. Funny enough, she draws closer to the Ghetto president thinking he would now get attracted to her but it was the former.

Bobi is heard explaining what hardships she got him in those days including playing him with other men and when he complained, she told her not to worry because it is the first feeling. All in all, this a song that shows and teaches men not to always cling on girls when they say no to their love proposals.

In conclusion, Bobi confesses that this experience was an eye opener and he was forced to sing this song to enlighten the youth not to cry every time their girlfriends chuck them.

Listen to ‘Specioza’ by Bobi Wine below

 

 

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Fans, Pundits React Angrily To Claudio Ranieri’s Sacking From Leicester City

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 12:17

Being Champion of England, Manager of the year and Leicester City’s ‘Greatest manager of all time’ were not enough to save Claudio Ranieri from the axe at the Foxes’ helm. The Italian was shown the exit last night just 9 months after being crowned Champions of England  for the first time in the clubs history.

Well the news broke off last night and shocked the football world and infact got some really boiling in rage after the much loved 65 year old was thrown out ruthlessly into the cold despite all his achievements last season. It has become something common in the footballing world with club owners caring less about sentiments and rather focussing on financial and club positions in the leagues.

History was written by Ranieri and his troops when the Foxes took the Premier League title by 10 points despite them being rated 5,000-1 shots at the start of the campaign, but now have just won five of their top-flight games this season which prompted the Thai owners to press the panic button with 13 games left to the end of the season.

“The board reluctantly feels that a change of leadership, while admittedly painful, is necessary in the club’s greatest interest,” They said in a statement.

Sacked: Claudio Ranieri  

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However, this has not gone well with some the club ‘historicals’, pundits, fans and the general footballing family, with former Foxes striker and now match of the day pundit Gary Lineker leading the outrage with a vicious post on social media, condemning the ‘brutal’ act saying the decision to sack him is inexplicable, unforgivable and gut-wrenchingly sad”

 

After all that Claudio Ranieri has done for Leicester City, to sack him now is inexplicable, unforgivable and gut-wrenchingly sad.

— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) February 23, 2017

Lineker who played for his hometown club for seven seasons, added that the Italian’s dismissal shows the “game’s gone” and many of his colleagues seem to agree with him with Ex-England striker and Match of the Day pundit Ian Wright saying the Leicester players may feel they are responsible for Ranieri’s dismissal.

“Unfortunate news,” Wright said on social media. “I wonder how I’d feel if I was a Leicester player right now? Could I have done more? At least Claudio left them as champions.”

Former Wales striker and Match of the Day pundit John Hartson said: “Very hasty and very harsh. The owner/board are obviously having a major panic and feel a change in a relegation battle is needed”.  

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher said Claudio deserves a statue of himself at King Power Stadium for what he achieved at the club with the likes of Jose Mourinho also showing support for the Italian who won the hearts of all supporters with his good humour, class and dignity.

Former England striker Michael Owen said the sacking was a “total and utter disgrace”. He added: “I’ve lost a lot of love for the beautiful game today. The players and fans of Leicester have been massively let down.”

Ranieri celebrates with his players after winning the Premier league last season

Most of the reasons fronted by the board hinge around the club’s current precarious position of the table with relegation staring at theme just around the corner as they stand a point ahead of the last three and could become the first defending champions to be relegated since 1938.

Of course as things stand now, the stats are worrying and one could argue that the owners are right to let their beloved manager go as Leicester’s dramatic fall from grace could even get worse this weekend. A win for any of Sunderland, Crystal Palace and Hull City this weekend would put the Foxes in the relegation places. Wins for all three and they would be bottom by the time they face Liverpool on what will now be a highly charged occasion at the King Power on Monday.

Some comments from Ugandans on a Facebook post.

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More Celebrities Follow Qute Kaye’s Way To Christ

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 17:25

With Captain Dollar known for his hit tune ‘Emese’ being the opening celebrity to embrace salvation at the ongoing 77 days of Glory at renowned pastor and philanthropist Robert Kayanja’s Rubaga Miracle Centre, former singer Qute Kaye followed next recently.

After shading a lot of tears The ‘Ginkese’ singer declared that it was a brand new beginning of his life as a born again Christian. Following Kaye’s declaration, other celebrities like former Leone Island member Papa Cidy, Luga Flow singer Eddy Kigere and Amarula Family comedy group member Kapere.

Qute Kaye and Pastor Robert Kayanja on the day he got saved

Papa Cidy with Pastor Robert Kayanja   

It must be noted that after his top of the charts single ‘Ginkese’ Qute Kaye became the man of the moment, attracting quite a number of ladies and getting a huge fan base. But that celebrity status might have cost him a lot because he didn’t have a plan B for his music career and within a very short time, no one still remembered the musician and he did nothing to revive his music career with many branding him a ‘One hit wonder’.

Luga Flow artiste Eddy Kigere (left) gave his life to Jesus Christ

It has been reported on a number of occasions that Kaye had died but somehow, information later comes out that he is still alive and this was because of the rumours that he was sick and suffering from an unknown disease which he apparently claimed to have infected many women with.

We would like to commend these artistes for embracing salvation and we hope they stay saved as it is the only way to join God’s kingdom.

 

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After ‘Tubonga Naawe’ Project, Artistes Meet Museveni Again

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 15:16
  • Artistes Meet president Museveni at state house again
  • They are working on a new project
  • The last project Mr Museveni did with local artistes is ‘Tubonga Naawe’

Last year February’s Tubonga Naawe project is where we saw various local artistes campaign for incumbent president of Uganda HE Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in the then presidential elections where on top of normal campaigns, the artistes recorded a song ‘Tubonga Naawe’ that became controversial somehow.

News reaching our desk is that on Tuesday, more artistes met the president at State house Entebbe. Among them were those who took part in ‘Tubonga Naawe’ song like Dr Jose Chameleone, Radio, Catherine Kusaasira, King Saha, and others who didn’t participate like Stecia Mayanja, Gravity Omutujju, Ragga Dee, Dj Michael, Dr Hilderman, Omulangila Suuna, Fiina Masanyalaze. However, the group didn’t comprise of only artistes but other people like comedian Teacher Mpamire, Radio and Weasel’s, manager Chagga, events promoter Balaam among others.

However in a bid to keep you in the know, Chano8 had to go an extra mile to find out exactly what they had to meet the fountain of honour and Dr Hilderman explained to us saying.

“This is not yet a done project so I am sorry I can’t disclose the particulars. We were on the campaign trail for the president so we have some other things we are coming up with but they are not in that line of being disclosed but the meeting was not about artistes who sang in Tubonga Naawe but who were part of the campaigns like me.”

However, after their meeting with the Mr Museveni (Sevo), he thanked them for calling on him and being patriotic.

I thank these young men and women, the artistes, for calling on me. I also thank them for their patriotism. @BebeCoolUG @JChameleone pic.twitter.com/KMpflKIzoe

— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) February 22, 2017

That aside, The ‘Tubonga Naawe’ project had a lot of good things and bad things associated with it like when a section of the general public took it to social media to declare war against the artistes by promising never to attend their concerts unless they come out to publicly apologise for participating on the project. Some artistes did apologise where as some did not and from then we haven’t heard of any new project not until yesterday when we saw a couple of artistes at state house posing for pictures with the president.

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‘Play Your love’ Valentines Promo Winners Awarded

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 13:25

February is known as the month of love and this is because of Valentine’s Day which is celebrated worldwide and to make a great deal out of it, companies came up with all strategies to get people talking and Africell is one of those companies. 

If you thought the sweet old culture of lovers exchanging sweet words (dedications) was long gone, you should think again. A week to Valentine’s Day, the company revitalized the awesome culture in a caller tunes promo dubbed ‘play your Love’ which was a brilliant campaign in which subscribers downloaded caller tunes to play to their loved ones each time they called. 

To encourage downloads, Africell staked over 31 pieces of 4G smart phones and over 300GBs of data to be given out to lucky winner’s every day of the week. The draw ended yesterday and all 30 Smart phone winners received their prizes at the company headquarters.   

The winners with their goodies from Africell

According to Africell Commercial Director, Mr. Milad Khairallah, the idea was to enable customers share love and flare up their relationships, in the season of love. 

“Music feeds the soul. We all love music, especially sweet soul soothing music. As Africell, we thought the best way to support our customers would be to encourage them to download our caller tunes so they can play their feelings out loud once their lovers called,” Milad said.

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Singer Angella Katatumba’s Father Bonney Passes On

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 12:37

Angella Katatumba one of Uganda’s celebrated female artistes and philanthropist with an amazing heart today, mourns the death of her father Ambassador Dr. Bonney Katatumba this morning. It is beleievd according to family sources and unconfirmed reports that, he succumbed to pneumonia and asthma early this morning.

RIP: Dr Bonney Katatumba (Courtesy photo)

Katatumba who was also the Honorary Consul of Pakistan to Uganda was born in Mbarara in 1946 and he was a self-made businessman who rose to prominence in the 1980s as a hotelier, manufacturer and property developer. He was also the president of the Uganda Chamber of Commerce for a number of years. And has been helping in the fight against cancer alongside her daughter Angella under the ‘Mulago Yaffe’ campaign as patron of Angella Katatumba Developement foundation (AKDF)

Many people will remember the business man for being the first Ugandan to acquire a personal Jet and it is also well known that at his peak, Katatumba respected for his signature businesses like Blacklines House, Hotel Diplomat, Katatumba Resort Island and Katatumba Resort Hotel in Mbarara and Katatumba Academy. His business entities inspired many and his stories documented in several books also have been used as reference for many researchers and scholars across the globe.

The late Bonney Katatumba (L) her daughter and wife during Agella’s Mulago Yaffe’ concert at Serena (Photo by Ruva Roy Collins)

Many believe that one of the reasons for his health decline could be related to the the fact that in recent years his business empire had been in decline and the businessman had been embroiled in various legal battles in a bid to save his major businesses like Blacklines House and Hotel Diplomat in Muyenga from being taken over. Many of the court battles escalated into personal attacks and negative media publicity.

And therefore it is battles like these that could have subsequently weakened and probably led to his health considering he was also of advanced age. Although he managed to win most of his battles, it still left him weak and frustrated in the way all these issues were handled in the public and also on a personal level. .

We call upon all the people in the music industry to say a prayer for Angella and her family. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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Recipe Books: To Do Or Do Away With Them?

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 11:23

By Pauline Bangirana

Ever thought of going for cooking lessons or possibly coming up with a ‘Cook Book’ of your own?

Well I have watched movies and there is this traditional cook book or rather guide of recipes passed down from a thousand generations. I mean the Kardashians boast of a famous traditional dish, even the famous chefs; Cake Boss’ Buddy Vastro always says he makes cakes using some, if not recipes from his father who got them from his father who also got them from the father and the blah blah blah…

It goes on. But who are we kidding any way. Cooking is very mysterious… even when you follow someone’s recipe to the dot, it just never comes out right. (I actually wonder why)

Well back to my topic, which is coming up with a cookbook of recipes. I have tried and failed but one thing is for sure – experience sure is the best teacher.

  

I have over the years mastered the art of making a fine dish no matter how basic it is… Why? because I try to do it over and over again. Even sausages do not taste the same even when they are the same kind or even viennas that just need boiling.

After all the blubbering, what is my point? Forget about the recipes or basic guides… Just do something over and over again. After a number of attempts, you will be as good as that chef you so droll over because of the food he makes and how tasty it is. Presentation! No worries, it will come with time. It is allowed to get messy before it arrives to perfection.

I love cooking and how am I nurturing this love? I am on food groups and I watch cooking shows because I know with time, I will get there. So do not stress over a failed recipe or something like that. After all, you never drove after one lesson. So no hustle just relax and always do everything with love (passion) even if you are trying it out for the first time.

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Sheebah’s ‘Real Age’ Put To Test By Her Sister

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 10:05

Age and women usually don’t mix. In fact, that also applies to footballers because both always want to stay forever young unless for some reason it pops up through a family secret.

An artiste like Desire Luzinda has always said she is 25-years old until last year when she celebrated her 26th birthday. Leila Kayondo, Juliana Kanyomozi and many more have all changed the subject when questions about their age arise.

But yesterday, we got closer to finding out Sheebah’s real age, not directly but through her sister and the details are rather shocking.Sheebah while celebrating her last birthday claimed she is 26-years old but it emerged that the artiste has actually been mentioning her sisters age all along. Yes her sisters age because her younger sibling on Tuseday celebrated her 26th birthday.

Sheebah(R) and her younger sister

Mariam Jumba although looks ‘healthier’ and bigger physically, is the little sister to Sheebah Karungi and just like a big sister, the ‘Akuse’ musician ensured that she kept  by her side all the time by making her a member of the Sheebaholics the fans club behind Sheebah and other Team No Sleep members.

Now the question is, if Jumba is 26-years old and is the younger sister to Sheebah, how old is the musician herself? Well this is a question that only her family members can answer. But your guess is as good as mine.

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