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Bobi Wine’s Funny Side Of The Stella Nyanzi Saga

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 19:59

Stellah Nyanzi’s social media posts have of recent been all over the news and they are continuing to dominate the news basing on the fact that every day she goes on to pour scorn on president Museveni and the first family. Whatever beef she has with the first family and the entire ruling government (The Musevenis and Musevenists as she calls them) is beyond any one’s control and we don’t know where it will all end.

Nyanzi’s social media platforms are apparently some of the busiest as they attract different people young and old to see what she speaks or writes. One of the people who was shocked by Nyanzi’s posts is HE Bobi Wine who also went ahead to humorously  advise the public on how to read her posts.

“Naye nga obadde okimanyi nti bwokinywaamu, noyambala 3d glasses, nosoma posts za #StellaNyanzi, byona obeera obilaba LIVE?” Loosely translated as ‘Did you know that when you smoke and then wear 3d glasses and read Stella Nyanzi’s social media posts you see everything live?’ Bobi Wine said

Bobi Wine advises public how to read Stella Nyanzi’s social media posts

We don’t know whether it is true because according to the picture he accompanied the Facebook post with, the ‘Dembe’ singer wore normal black shades and we are not sure whether he really was seeing the things live, or was he just making fun of the whole saga.

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Dj Naselow Ecstatic To Play At Morgan Heritage Concert

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 19:07

There are just 9 days left to the highly anticipated ‘Jam With Morgan Heritage’ concert slated for Thursday the 13th of April 2017 at Lugogo Cricket Oval. Already, the vibe is on, the Rasta community and well wishers are gearing for this, so are the DJs and artistes. Although the organisers Buzz Events have not yet unveiled the official list of local curtain raisers, the FOMO is growing bigger by the day.

Hot 100 FM’s Dj Naselow is one of the confirmed DJs to entertain revellers at the concert, this invitation took him to cloud nine and when we contacted him for a comment on what fans should expect, he had this to say.

“Excitement to the roof, fans should expect to have nothing but a real good time. I am going to come through so we can all enjoy ourselves and share our love for Reggae together.”

Dj Naselow excited to perform at the upcoming

Most people already know him as an experienced DJ especially in playing Reggae music, with the Jamrock Thursdays that take place at the Wandegeya-based Valhalla Bar being a good example. Naselow is expected to deliver as he promises and all fans should do is look for Ug Shs 50,000 and 120,000 for ordinary and VIP respectively to be part of this Roots Reggae and Lovers Rock mix.

Last Year, Naselow thrilled attendees with live Reggae music mixes at the ‘Kampala Love Live Music’ concert that featured another Jamaican Reggae artiste Chronixx and we expect him to do the same this time around.

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Rigobert Song Returns To Cameroon, Thanks Fans

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 18:32

Some had declared him dead while others just go confused when a few months back former Cameroon international Rigobert Song went into coma for 40 days and was admitted in a Paris hospital

The world and especially the former Liverpool defender’s fans were relieved when it was later announced he was in a stable condition and recovering very fast after photos of him emerged from the hospital in life support machines.

Song during his hey days

Last weekend things even got better and more exciting when song was discharged and went back to his home land Cameroon after a long period away from family and friends. He was discharged last week and arrived home on Saturday after a six month spell in which he received specialised treatment.

Song while in hospital in Parish

The former Indomitable Lion and hard-tackler thanked the country’s fans and President for their support as he arrived back in Cameroon following six months of treatment in a Paris hospital. He was taken very ill in October 2016 when he suffered a brain aneurysm and was hospitalised in Yaoundé where his condition stabilised before he was taken to Paris for operation.

Song being welcomed back home

Song famous for his playing style as well as his colourful trademark hairstyles returned to Yaoundé to a rapturous welcome on Saturday where he was met by dignitaries, friends and family.

I don’t remember what happened, but after my situation I’ve seen a lot of things. People have told me what happened. So I’m very happy to come back and I want to say thank you to all the people. He said on arrival.


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Model Aamito Features On America’s Beauty Magazine

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 14:40

New York-based Ugandan model Aamito Stacie Lagum is one who has a story to tell about modelling and its advantages. She is now one of the most sought after young models big brands across the world are dying to use as their face. Well, all this began when she won the 2013 edition of ‘Africa’s Next Top Model’ and was signed by the American DNA modelling agency and like they say, the rest is now history.

Recently, she made more news when she appeared on the cover of one of America’s leading beauty and women magazines Allure. Aamito and other two models appeared on the magazine’s April issue 2017 and with all the excitement; the 24 year old took to social media where she posted.

“Super grateful and extremely humbled for my first American Cover for ALLURE Magazine April Issue 2017 alongside these beautiful Women #Dilone & #ImaanHammam on the cover photographed by the legendary Patrick Demarchelier.”

Aamito truly has a bright future in modelling basing just a few we have seen her accomplish and with this first American Magazine cover she has featured on, we hope it will bring for her a platform for even better deals, the sky being the limit

Apart from Allure Magazine, she has appeared in various magazines, including i-D, Interview, Love, W, V, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, L’Officiel, Vogue, Teen Vogue, Vanity Fair. She has appeared in Lookbooks for Hugo Boss, Area, Narciso Rodriguez, Kenzo, Acne Studios, Guerlain, Nordstrom, Barneys New York, Sonia Rykiel, Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as advertorial for Kenzo and an advertising campaign for Marc Jacobs, shot by David Sims

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Uganda Cranes Gets New Captain. Guess Who He is?

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 11:59

A week after former captain Geoffrey Massa hung up his boots at the international level, the Uganda Cranes have got a new captain and it’s none other than goalkeeper Denis Onyango.

The Uganda Cranes number one custodian has been the Vice-captain of the team and it didn’t come as a surprise to many because he was the leading contender.

Although he is away in South Africa at his club Mamelodi Sundowns, Onyango was still unveiled yesterday by Coach Milutin Sredojević Mitcho who said that Onyango’s experience played a very vital role in deciding the new role he got.

Denis Onyango the new Uganda Cranes Captain

Massa quit international football a week ago after more than ten years donning the Uganda national jersey and scoring some vital goals along the way.

By the time he hung up his boots, he was the leading goal scorer both in the African and world cup qualifiers with 12 goals and you would say his retirement came at a perfect time after helping Uganda qualify for the Africa cup of Nations after 39 years.

Onyango on the hand is the reigning African footballer of the year (based in Africa) and was also chosen among Africa’s top 11 players. He was also named among the world’s best 10 goalkeepers in 2016.

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General Mega Dee Graduates

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 20:35

Different artistes have different agenda’s why they seek refuge in foreign countries but a few days ago, we got to know the main reason behind General Mega Dee’s disappearance.

The artiste famous for songs like ‘In Heaven there is no beer’, Kampala Nga Mulungi’, ‘Mundeke Nkineku’, ‘Karibu’ and ‘Mwana Muwala’ among others, went to study abroad and the latest we got is that, he has now graduated.

As others pride themselves in having Music Dance and Drama degrees, Mega Dee is a holder of a degree in Medical studies and he completed his studies in Pasadena, California USA in one of the medical schools.

Mega Dee celebrates the milestone

“The joy inside me is immeasurable. Thank you God for I sowed in tears now I accomplished a major step,” he said about the milestone. “Education has humbled me.” He took to his face book to let the world know of his accomplishment.

Whether he’s returning back to kick-start on his music career or to stay over there and practice medicine we are not yet sure but he’s now among the few educated musicians in Uganda.

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‘We Are Coming To Uganda’ – Morgan Heritage Responds To Critics

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 15:35

It truly demoralises when out of the blue, you get information that a concert you are anticipating for and very sure is going to happen is cancelled. This was the case last weekend following an article in one of the local tabloids which  claimed that, ‘The Jam With Morgan Heritage concert’ slated for Thursday the 13th April at Lugogo Cricket Oval was cancelled.

Well, the alleged reason behind the concert cancellation was that the legendary award-winning band chose to grace another function in Colorado, USA to celebrate American actor Kyle Howard’s birthday on the same date (13th April). However, when this false information reached Morgan Heritage’s news desk, they did a video Tweet in retaliation.

The 18 seconds video Tweet that featured Petaah Morgan, Mojo Morgan, Gramps Morgan and Jemere Morgan (Gramps Morgan’s son) had Peetah Morgan rubbishing the baseless rumours. “No, Uganda we will be there, Morgan Heritage will be there in Uganda soon” Peetah said and Mojo repeatedly uttered out the word Red Peper.

watch the video below

Uganda have no fear! #Avrakedabra

— MORGAN HERITAGE (@morganheritage) April 2, 2017

This was like their 3rd confirmation ever since they were announced to perform at the upcoming concert and all Reggae music lovers and well wishers should do is save Ug Shs 50,000 and 100,000 for ordinary and VIP tickets respectively and brace themselves for a jaw dropping showcase from the 4 Jamaican brothers and a sister (Morgan Heritage).

Morgan Heritage rubbish rumours of their Uganda concert’s cancellation

This concert is organised by Buzz Events and sponsored by Pepsi, Bell Lager, KLM Royal Dutch airlines, Africell Ug, Galaxy FM and Protea Hotel Kampala.



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Joel Isabirye Introduced For The Fourth Time

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 10:12

We can confirm that if Joel Isabirye is not the one with the problem, then the women he gets engaged to need medical attention. Otherwise who would explain the endless engagements he keeps having with different women yet others just keep coming.

Well, that is another debate we can tackle some other time as our job is to keep you informed. A one Hipscious Kylar (Facebook names) is the new fiancée the radio consultant got engaged to a few days ago after he was introduced at a glamorous occasion.

Before this, Joel Isabirye was involved with a renowned radio presenter and singer Rebecca Jingo who he accused of theft before throwing her out. She was the third woman he was engaged with not more than five years.

Let us hope this relationship will last because if they fail, Isabirye will go down history lane as a man who never keeps a woman in his marital home.  



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“Bring Them”, Bobi Wine Asks Women Claiming To Have His Children

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 09:27

Bobi Wine lately seems to be dominating the headlines, not because of his music but more because of his philanthropic works and other things and recently, he was yet again in the news after calling on all women who claim to have his children to bring them forward.

The musician feels it is the right time to have all his children around him just in case something happens to him.

“To every woman who claims to have my child, this is the right time to bring them to me. I won’t say this again. I’m a Muganda man who can never shy away from my children. So if you are out there and know you have my child, bring him or her to me.” he said.

Bobi Wine performing at a previous event

After the announcement, no one has come forward to bring any child but back then, there were rumours that Solomon Kampala is not Bobi Wine’s elder child after a certain woman claimed she had his son.

What sparked of the ‘Mazzi Mawanvu’ artiste to say this is not yet known but now that he has publically said it, we bet people will come forth with those claims.  


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Micheal Wokorach Completes Trials With The UK Based Saracens.

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 19:43
  • Micheal Wokorach trains with the Saracens.
  • He is drafted to play the Hong Kong Sevens.
  • Sevens Cranes team announced.

Is the tide changing for Ugandan Rugby players? News coming in is that earlier this week Hima Cement Forward Micheal Wokorach was spotted in the United Kingdom having some trials with the UK based Saracens Rugby Club.  The very talented player posted on facebook about how he valued such a big opportunity.

Wokorach looking suave in a blue jacket.

The rugby journey of current Uganda Cranes rugby team, Michael Wokorach is no different.  The second last born in the family of three has a telling story that is worthy a film script to be documented by the Tom Cruise and run by the best global news agencies. He started as a child playing tag rugby and from that moment on he has never looked back. It was because of the influence of his childhood friends.

Wokorach during the training sessions in England.

He is a calm and very gentle soul and it is this that gets him respect from his teammates. He is a fan favorite and for the ladies he is definitely easy on the eyes.Although he keeps his private life quiet, it is still something am sure so many readers are interested in. Michael carries himself with a lot of finesse not just on the pitch but also off the pitch. His sense of style is unmatched and his smile is surely captivating.

Wokorach in the UK this past week.

The family is surely blessed for we saw his brother Phillip Wokorach who now plays for Kabras Sugar Rugby club rise in the ranks and is seen as one of the best players Uganda has seen since the days of the legendary Allan Musoke former Betway Kobs player. The brothers have been listed for the upcoming Hong Kong sevens and indeed the whole if Uganda cannot wait to see what kind of performance the Cranes side will display.

Micheal with one of the Saracens.

After intense training, Rugby Sevens head coach Tolbert Onyango has named a 12-man squad to feature at the upcoming Hong Sevens slated for the weekend of April 7-8.Rugby Cranes flank Marvin Odong, new kid on the block Timothy Kisiga and Fred Odur are the new inclusions on the team that featured in the Dubai and Cape Town Sevens. The team will leave Kampala on April 2nd to have enough time to recover before the tournament on the weekend of 7-8.

Team to Hong Kong

Ramathan Govule, Phillip Wokorach, Marvin Odongo, Eric Kasita- Captain, Fred Odur, Timothy Kisiga, Lawrence Sebuliba, Pius Ogena, Michael Wokorach, Adrian Kasito, Byron Oketayot, Solomon Okia.

Head Coach: Tolbert Onyango Strength & Conditioning

Coach: Geoffrey Kimani

Team Manager: Mike Wandera

Physiotherapist: Dr.Noah Benjamin Kayongo

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Youth Take Hiking On Mt. Elgon For Charity, Local Tourism

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 19:13

A group of young, energetic and vibrant youth over the weekend took on the challenge of hiking on Mt. Elgon for fun, charity and as a way of promoting local tourism in Uganda. The hike for maternal health was in Mbale by a team of youth from mostly Kampala.

The youth gave out 10,000 re-usable sanitary pads and Mama kits to Mbale referral Hospital. They were joined by their counterparts from Kenya for the good cause of the locals as they also enjoyed the weekend in style while promoting local tourism which is slowly but steadily picking up.

Ministry of tourism recently came out strongly to promote domestic and local tourism encouraging citizens to take advantage of offers made by concerned bodies and partners to front Ugandans as tourism ambassadors for the rich and endowed pearl of Africa.

Setting of for the mission.

The excited youth after making it atop of the mountain.   

According to Andrew Kyamagero one of the youth leaders behind the initiative, the journey which was organised in conjunction with Makutano Safaris was fun and fulfilling as they got to interact with the locals and also contribute in easing up burden on government by providing the materials.

“It was a great experience and anything health related i guess its imperative  for us all to join forces to make it better for mothers in this country. And travel companies can only interest Ugandans with tours if they can tag these tours to any other activity”. Kyamagero told in an exclusive interview.

Proud: Andrew Kyamagero displays the national colors of Uganda at the top of Mt. Elgon

According to him, It was Makutano Safaris’ idea to tag a charity to the hike as a way of getting youths involved in tourism. The hiking expedition is expected to continue as a regular event.

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“No Producer Has Shown Me Something New”- Washington

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 19:02

If you are talking about audio production and producers in Uganda then one name Washington will pop up and we won’t say he is the Uganda’s number one producer but one thing we are comfortable saying is, he is one of the best who artistes die to work with.

He is one who has spent 20 years in this industry and he has been relevant and every passing year his production skills get a notch higher although he reduced on the number of songs he releases to ensure more quality and perfection according to what he disclosed to Chano8.

Like an experienced producer, Washington has seen a lot of things, seen and trained other producers but to him, no producer has proven to him that they are doing something unique. He claims that the ones there are only replicating things he did some time back.

No producer has proved to Washington that they are doing something new (Photo by Habre Muriisa)

“Other producers are copying the same thing that I did some time back. There is no producer who has showed me they are doing something new, they are not there. The producers are good, they are doing good work, they have been very good students am happy for them but to be a successful producer you need to have your own identity and touch. I cannot start copying Dr Dre or Timberland.” Washington confidently said.

Leaving that aside, He has an upcoming show dubbed ‘Magic Washington Legacy’ aimed at celebrating 20 good years he has spent in the music industry slated to take place on Monday the 17th of April (Easter Monday) at the Acacia Avenue based Casablanca Bar.

“This show is going to be different, I am going to put people into my mind and show them what my mind thinks and how my mind would want artistes to be and the performances are going to be different. At 4PM that day we are going to have a Congolese band because I want the people to remember where we came from and there is also going to a lot of Reggae and Dancehall music, it is so much involved in our music industry and I also have cultural music because our music in composed of these three” Washington told Chano8


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Juliana Kanyomozi Accused Of Plagiarism

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 15:37

Much as fans are excited that Juliana is back with her ‘I’m still here song, there is one alarming factor about it that people are so annoyed with the Diva.

It is claimed that the ‘Mukume’ artiste plagiarized Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Ain’t Your Mama’ video as not only do the scenes resemble but the attire as well.

After a two year hiatus, Juliana first released a teaser of the song and just a few days back, she released both the audio and video at the same time. The audio is working out really well but it is the video that has got mixed reactions.

Shot by Justin Campos, a South African video director, the video is a clear copy and paste of Lopez’s (J-Lo) video. The ironing clips, the mopping clips among others are exactly the same.

Despite that, it’s one of the best video by the artiste but like they say, even negative publicity is good publicity after all.


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Juliana Kanyomozi Is ‘Still Here’

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 14:53
  • Juliana has been a music icon in Uganda for a long time but has been silent for some time now
  • She made a serious come back by dropping ‘I’m Still Here’ off her I’m Still Here album
  • She was last active on the entertainment and social scene when she took part in ‘Tubonga Naawe’ project to campaign for President Yoweri Museveni

Well, we had surely taken ‘forever’ without hearing from super Ugandan diva Juliana Kanyomozi. And now the song bird made a mega come back when she finally dropped the audio and video for the ‘I’m Still Here’ tune she had earlier alone announced.

Juliana who first disappeared from the music scene for close to 3 years is a darling of many and a veteran in the entertainment industry after her golden voice lifted her to the top of the music charts for close to 2 decades. However, her silence following the death of her son Keron Raphael Kabugo was starting to worry some sections of her fan base across East Africa but all that is history.

About the audio

‘I’m Still Here is yet another song Juliana sings in English but this time around not in RnB but she puts a Reggae feel to it. It is an inspirational tune that can comfort the ‘broken hearts’ and it tells her story of how she has been through lots of ups and downs in the music industry including losing her son Keron (RIP) but she is still strong.

Lyrics like “Situations come and go, whatever does not kill you makes you stronger, although I walk through the valley of death I fear no evil, It does not matter if I rise or fall because I know there is a mighty God behind me and I have been through the fire and the jungle” clearly tell the hard times she has been through but she is still here and going nowhere.

The video

Shot and directed by Justin Campos, the 3 minutes and 16 seconds video shows Juliana in what looks like her house where we see her in the sitting room, kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, gallery and gym. It all begins with a shot of her clad in a ‘Kikoi’ (A distinctive East African striped cloth with an end fringe worn around the waist) and a vest sitting on a bed in the kitchen although we don’t understand why.

More scenes show her scrubbing the house’s floor before she later relaxes in the sitting room while reading the bible. It is noticed that she is the only person throughout the entire video with more scenes continuing to show her doing the laundry work like mopping the house and ironing cloths. Without forgetting her taking a shower in a bath tab.

In one of the concluding scenes, she is appears wearing the Miss Uganda sash standing in a room full of accolades while whining her wait gently before the video coming to a conclusion with a shot of her dressed like a princess of some kingdom, seated on a chair in a gallery.


The video depicts the Ugandan culture where we see Juliana clad in a Kikoi and an African head wrap but shortly after the release of the video, some people are saying that she copied Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Ain’t Your Mama’ video concept but we shall leave that for you the reader to judge.

Did Juliana Kanyomozi copy Jeniffer Lopez’s ‘Ain’t Your Mama’ video concept?

Check out some of the scenes in the video

Watch the video below


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Jerry Sesanga’s Short Film ‘The Baby Bride’ Tells A Long Story

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 21:50

When Jerry Sesanga premiered his short film at the recently concluded ‘Parliamentary Conference On Tackling Teenage Pregnancy In Uganda’ organised by Plan Uganda, at Kampala Serena Hotel, his short film moved the delegates into an awkward silence as they shared the pain of the character he had presented in is story about early Teenage pregnancy which has become rampant in the country.

The short film ‘The Baby Bride’ was aptly presented to the audience and the timing could not be any better as the stage was set exactly for that – to highlight the plight of the young teenage mothers in the country who have suffered the consequences of the early pregnancies in society ranging from gender-based violence, stigma, discrimination to ‘unfriendly services’ encountered at health and community centers.  

Mr. Jerry Sesanga speaking during the dialogue at Kampala Serena Hotel

The conference aimed at making budgets for sexual reproductive health rights (SRHR) count for Ugandan youths, was held on 24th of March at Kampala Serena’s Katonga Hall. The campaign seeks to mobilise the public globally to contribute to tangible advocacy asks and objectives in-country around young people’s sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR). It attracted several delegates including Hon. Minister Dr. Chris Baryomunsi who represented Ho. David Bahati as chief guest, Mr Rashid Raved the Country Director Plan International Uganda, Members of parliament, Members of civil society, development institutions, partners, media fraternity and the young people who presented a petition to parliament.

Mr Rashid Raved the Country Director Plan International Uganda and his team are proud of Sesanga

Mr Sesanga who is an Author, Journalist and Film maker is now a Plan International Uganda Goodwill Ambassador, spoke passionately about his project and works and introduced the short film giving a brief background and preview. He also shared a touching story of his life while growing up in very difficult situations before Plan International Uganda came to his aid.

“I am grateful to Plan International Uganda for contributing in making me who i am today and pledge to also use every tool at my disposal to help the young people achieve their dreams by inspiring them with my story” Sesanga said.


The film which is set up in a remote village somewhere in Uganda opens with a scene by the dusty road in which a Boda Boda rider seats and waits for customers. It also introduces the lead actor Ndagire Borah Sumayah who is the beautiful innocent village girl named Maria the cyclist falls in love with.

He plots his cunning move to marry the young belle at the stage which is by the roadside near Maria’s school. The following scene is in a classroom which portrays Maria as a bright and active student. In the village, she is sociable, loved by her peers and above all, hard working.

The only problem being that her parents are extremely poor and facing challenges with paying her school fees. The Boda Boda cyclist takes advantage of the situation and offers financial help in exchange for Maria’s hand in marriage which the parents duly oblige and Maria is forced to tearfully marry the man she doesn’t even know let alone love.

The large screen where the movie was premired from

A few months later Maria gets pregnant and her friends start to shun her. She is stigmatised and discriminated against. She drops out of school and her future is ruined. Maria is devastated but helpless.

The Ullywood film which runs for about 9 minutes and 12 seconds, is mostly a narrative with limited dialogue though some parts have sub-titles with a characteristic African sound track which keeps the atmosphere and emotions in check. It is absorbing and touching even to the hardest heart and soul.

The film by Golden Age Films was written and Produced by Jerry Sesanga himself. It offers a lot of perspective as it tackles a very relevant topic – ‘Teenage pregnancy’ that needs urgent attention from all sections of society as it is slowly eating up into the core of the productive age group.

It was directed by Jovan Kirumira with sound done by Henry Kiwuuwa although with a limited budget. The message is crystal only the team will get better with more projects.


Jerry Sesanga is a young Ugandan Author, Journalist and Film Maker who has written and published several books both locally and abroad especially in the United States of America where many of his publications are sold.

He went to Frobel Primary School in Bukoto, Sharp infant School in Kamwokya, St Catherine Primary School in Bukoto before joining Kikaaya Primary School in Bulenga where he completed his primary education from.

He then went St. Balikuddembe for Secondary before joining Makerere University where he pursued a Bachelors’ degree in education. This is also where his first novel ‘The Social Nonsense’ was published. He then went on to write several other short stories and poems some of which were published by major media houses in Uganda.

Sesanga started writing at an early age while in primary school and has since pursued his dreams with utmost passion and perseverance. He currently works with MixaTeens Publishing an affiliate of SMS ONE Ltd. More from 

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“Look For Quality”, Afrigo Band’s Moses Matovu Advises Artistes

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 19:32

Undoubtedly the best band in Uganda, Legendary Afrigo Band has proven they are indeed good from time immemorial to date. Leave alone their songs, they are also good stage performers who give fans value for their money at the different events they have graced.

Like an experienced band, the lead singer and one of the founders Moses Matovu was called upon to analyse the Ugandan music industry and take on the questions from attendees at the launch of The Uganda Music Awards 2017 (TUMA 2017) that took place at Kampala Serena Hotel’s Katonga Hall on Monday the 27th of March 2017 and he did not disappoint.

Legendary Afrigo Band’s Moses Matovu tells Ugandan artistes to do quality music and be proffesional

When asked what advise he can give Ugandan artistes to also be successful like the band he is attached to, Mr Matovu said.

“We should believe in ourselves and avoid being copy cats. What we have to do, the artistes and the fans we should try to look for quality. By that I mean professionalism. There are some artistes who are being made from studio and for me that is not right. Someone should first learn how to play instruments, learn how to sing and then go to the studio but they should not be manufactured from the studio. According to today’s technology, anyone of us can sing but if you are asked to sing you cannot because you are not a complete musician so we should look for quality and professionalism.”

Moses also talked about corruption being a big problem hindering the Uganda music industry where by artistes have resorted to just using money to be publicised

“There is another problem which is corruption. It is too much in Uganda. For example a musician could be with some money and would like to be publicised and instead of concentrating on what they should do, they just use money so that he can be a celebrity. That is a problem.”

Corruption is affecting the Uganda music industry according to Afrigo Band’s Moses Matovu

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Angella Katatumba And Diplomatic Corps Hand Over 185 Million To Mulago Hospital

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 17:57
  • Singer and Philanthropist Angella Kataumba and partners Diplomatic Corps hand over cheque and cash to Mulago hospital
  • Money was raised at a fundraising dinner organised last year in November at Kampala Serena Hotel.
  • The money will help in fighting cancer at the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) in Mulago Hospital

Well she continues to do amazing things for Uganda and specifically Mulago Hospital where her charity activities are cantered. Yet again, Angella Katatumba alongside the Diplomatic Corps yesterday 29th March 2017, handed a cheque of UGX.185,000,000  (USD 52,000)  to the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) in support of her ‘Mulago Yaffe’ campaign that is aimed at fighting cancer in the country. They also handed over unspecified amounts in cash which was funraised at the 2nd Annual Black Tie Dinner that took place at Kampala Serena Hotel last year on 19th November 2016.

Singer and Philanthropist Angella Katataumba who was invited to entertain special VIP guests at that Black Tie Dinner put up a powerful vocal performance as she entertained the guests among who was Kenyan president H.E Uhuru Kenyatta who enjoyed every bit of her performance.

It should be remembered that, His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Republic of Kenya flew in as the chief guest to the high-profile function which was also attend among others by Speaker of parliament Hon. Rebecca A Kadaga and Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda..

Staff and officials from the two camps in Mulago Hospital

The dummy cheque was handed over to officials from the cancer institute

The guest list to that dinner had over 600 guests which also included high ranking government officials, The Diplomatic Corps and leading business communities as well as the A-Listers in town. The dinner was held at Kampala Serena Hotel’s Victoria hall.

At the dinner, H.E President Kenyatta donated UGX 70 Million and H.E President Museveni who was represented by the Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda, donated UGX 100 Million  for the charity.

Angella Katatumba performing at the dinner last year in Kampala Serena Hotel

President Uhuru Kenyatta (C) was the chief guest

Angella in her capacity as the face of the Uganda Cancer Institute actively worked with the Diplomatic Corps to organise the extremely high-end function that raised over UGX 350 Million  of which the proceeds of the dinner have now been handed over to the  Cancer Institute at Mulago hospital.

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The Affogato To Warm You Up On Those Chilly Nights.

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 13:44
  • The perfect dessert for the cold nights.
  • How to impress your mate.
  • The Affogato the Italian way.

It’s the rainy season and in this really chilly weather you need something hot but definitely tasty to warm up the body. Or after a meal and you would love to try out a different angle to your everyday fruit or dessert to accompany your meal, well I would recommend you switch it up with something classical, balanced and definitely fulfilling.  I personally want to indulge myself when I go back home from a long day’s run about in Kampala and today let’s all celebrate and enjoy the AFFOGATO (Italian, “drowned”).

Italian Affogato.

It is classified as a coffee-based dessert though the debate rages on amongst some in the culinary world calling it a beverage but in my world it will still be a dessert, as I love it that way. So the 2 basic ingredients needed to a perfect Affogato is vanilla ice cream (but you can experiment with different flavors) and a shot of espresso coffee, but if you can’t get espresso you can supplement it with your daily coffee bean.

Barrister pouring hot coffee over the ice cream.

The steps are easy to follow:

In a coffee mug pour your coffee to the half-way point.(for those who want it a little sweeter add a spoonful of honey) Top it off with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream (you can add more ice-cream depending on your taste buds and size of mug) Enjoy. The bitterness of the espresso blended well with the sweetness of the ice-cream, balances out well and makes a great dessert for a cold evening before your favorite TV show .

With a mix of Vanilla nad Chocolate ice cream.

Lately different variations of affogato have come into play in the modern culinary world, different flavors and condiments have been put into play with this classic, starting with your favorite mild coffee bean replacing the stronger and bitter espresso and to other topping the affogato with crushed almonds, Oreos. Others have taken it from the known vanilla ice-cream and experimenting with different flavors like strawberry, coconut, mango flavored ice-creams, and all to a degree of success and good reviews.

Affogato presented in different glasses.

Am personally yet to experiment with different flavors maybe I should do that tonight. In the modern culinary world it’s all about being creative with the way you want to use your flavors to recreate any dish.Hopefully most of you will enjoy this wonderful gift from Italy this evening and on many more cold evenings to come and you’ll all glow in the wonder that’s the “AFFOGATO”

Contributed by: Elisha Nelly Mukiibi.

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Brazil Seals Their Place In World Cup Finals.

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 12:54
  • Brazil seals their place in the World Cup finals.
  • Russia preparing to host an amazing FIFA event.
  • Messi to miss four international matches.

As the FIFA 2018 World cup Russia draws near we are happy to announce that six time World Cup champions Brazil  have again beat the rest to the punch by being the first country to qualify for the World Cup. This happened over the weekend with their win against Paraguay.

Brazil has become the first side to seal their place at the World Cup finals in Russia next year. Their 3-0 win over Paraguay, along with defeats for Argentina and Uruguay, means they cannot finish lower than fourth in South American qualifying. Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho, Barcelona striker Neymar and Real Madrid‘s Marcelo scored Brazil’s goals.

Neymar Jr after scoring for Brazil against Paraguay.

Neymar also missed a penalty as his side moved nine points clear of second-placed Colombia. It is Brazil’s eighth straight win under coach Tite. Paraguay, meanwhile, find themselves five points off the top four with only four games remaining. Two-time World Cup winners Argentina face a battle to qualify for Russia with their 2-0 defeat to Bolivia leaving them fifth, a point behind Chile.

They will have to do so without forward Lionel_Messi, who has been banned for four international matches for directing “insulting words” at an assistant referee during last Thursday’s 1-0 win over Chile. Uruguay, who were beaten 2-1 by Peru in Lima on Tuesday, are third. The team that finishes fifth will face the winners of the Oceania group in a two-legged play-off.

Brazil lifting the cup in 2013.

Brazil is 11 points clear of fifth-placed Argentina in qualifying

“Less than a year ago, Brazil were struggling badly in World Cup qualification. With a third of the campaign gone they were down in sixth in South America’s table and in danger of missing out on Russia 2018. What a difference a coach makes. Out went the snarling Dunga and in came Tite a charismatic and intelligent coach and he made an immediate impact. His side have put together eight consecutive wins, scoring 24 goals and conceding just two. The likes of Neymar and Philippe Coutinho are playing the kind of stylish brand of football that, historically, has made so many fall in love with that famous yellow shirt. They now just need to guard against an excess of euphoria – a lovely problem to have for a proud footballing nation, who just a few months ago were fretting about the prospect of missing out on a World Cup.” South American football expert Tim Vickery told BBC Radio 5 live.

Russia hasn’t had it easy since winning the right to stage the 2018 World Cup.The secret ballot it won in 2010, beating bids from England, Portugal/Spain and Netherlands/Belgium. This was mired in controversy, with soccer’s governing body FIFA having to investigate claims that bribery influenced the voting process. Russia’s football fan culture has also come under considerable scrutiny due to hooliganism and racist abuse of black players. Russia is working hard to make a good impression before the games begin.

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Bebe Cool Mesmerized By The French Ambassador To Uganda

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 11:54

Already, some people have tagged Stephanie Rivoal the best Ambassador in Uganda after what she displayed last weekend during the France Uganda Friendship Week event at Namboole stadium. The ambassador is jovial, interactive and a good musician as well. Yes because she sampled the crowd what she’s made of when invited by Bebe Cool on stage.

Rivoal, unlike other ambassadors who can’t wiggle their waists came shaking her waist, grabbed the microphone and sang Bebe Cool’s ‘Love you every day’. She sang it word for word especially the first verse and this sent goose pimples to the artiste who decided to hug the ambassador and also give her a few pecks. It was like he didn’t expect it. He looked like he was dreaming on hearing her sing and the lady made it even worse when she said it’s her favourite song.

Of course we know where Bebe Cool is coming from because we were also caught off-guard mainly because we didn’t expect her to be the kind of person who would take time off to not only hear Ugandan music but to go ahead and learn the lyrics.

That time the French ambassador to Uganda sang Bebe Cool’s ‘Love You Every Day’ like she did rehearse it


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