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Bayimba Foundation To Honour Exiled Ugandan Singer Geoffrey Oryema

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 16:27

For someone spending 39 good years in exile, nothing would beat the joy that grows in their heart especially if they are set for a mega home-coming. We are talking about exiled,  internationally renowned, Ugandan artiste Geoffrey Oryema  who will be performing live at the first edition of the Bayimba Honours annual series of music shows on Saturday the 17th of December at Lohana Academy organised by Bayimba Foundation.

Born to the then cabinet minister in former Ugandan president Idi Amin Dada’s era in 1953, Oryema was forced to go to exile after the death of his father Erinayo Wilson Oryema. It was not easy for him to escape to exile as he was smuggled across the Ugandan border in trunk of a car.

Exiled Ugandan singer Geoffrey Oryema performing live at the Bayimba Honours show

Oryema will be the headlining act come D-day and is expected to put up a splendid performace considering he is eagerly awaiting to step on home soil for the first time in a long time. However, the Bayimba Honours platform is not recognising him alone but will also boast of showcases from KSO, Luga Flow Veteran Babaluku and Julius Lugaaya.

Hello Uganda, My name is Geoffrey Oryema from the land of Anaka, I can’t express how happy and greatly honoured I am to be coming home to my motherland to perform for you. We will be more than happy to entertain so buy your ticket now before the sell out. Looking forward to seeing you very soon.” Oryema posted a video of himself on Facebook

More about Geoffrey Oryema

Oryema garnered his worldwide reputation after he released his second album in 1993

He was once signed to Real World record label

He is currently signed to Sony International based in France where the artiste stays from the time of exile.

He has 7 albums namely Exile (1990), Beat the Border (1993), Night to Night (1996), Spirit (2000), The Odysseus/Best Of (2002), Words (2004), From The Heart (Released on Long Tale Recordings) (2010)

He sings in Acholi (his mother tongue), Swahili, English and French languages

To the fans and Ugandan music lovers, Lohana Academy located on plot 50-54 Prince Charles Drive in Kololo is the place to be for all the action at an entry fee of UG Shs 100,000 ordinary, 200,000 VIP, 3 million for a table (of 10 people) and tickets are available at

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Designers Flaunt Creativity And Boldness At Genesis 4 Fashion Show

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 13:44

Hellen Lukoma just might be organizing her Genesis fashion shows with a reflection of her personality; to be as creative as daring. The model cum actress lit up Cayenne Bar and Restaurant in Bukoto last night with a powerful serving of the works of various designers, many of which were so bold that they raised as many brows as they received standing ovations. The event started at around 8pm, with guests being ushered onto the red carpet. Many of the ladies cut a retro old school look, while most men stepped out in casual soiree outfits. The night’s host Malaika Nyanzi was quick to warm them with stereotype jokes and soon all were settled in, ready to see yet another display of art through fashion.

Malaika looked glamorously

Lukoma’s surprising creativity was pronounced right from the start. As the lady of the night, one would have expected her to be the last to showcase-but no! Helen chose not to wait for the whole crowd, but to give her earliest guests the priority. She was the first to showcase, and nailed it as usual, if the ululations and ovations from the crowd were anything to go by. The other designers too seemed to have picked a leaf. They showcased gowns and wedding attire, jewelry and black and white themed outfits. Among these were Kaz Divo Fashions, Linda Butera Mulira (Nunu) of Omuringa designs, Miriam Muziranange of Momo Designs and Guy B.

This bride and groom were designed by Nunu

The most eye catching was Nina Mirembe’s Gypsy collection. Having hyped the audience satisfactorily, Malaika ushered in Nina’s models, and they were all dressed in provocative lingerie, that was hand stitched by Nina herself! The showing that amount of flesh caught many off guard and an aura of surprise loomed all over the place. However, the models skillfully and playfully worked their way around it, and soon the surprise was turned to intrigue and by the final model, the crowd was totally overwhelmed.

The guys in masks were designed Kaz Divo

The show was punctuated with performances from Alvin Keys who hailed Lukoma as a “diverse and daring designer”, Ykee Bender of the ‘Nimiro’ and ‘Munakampala’ fame as well as a cloth changing dance from Alex popper. Malaika then called upon all the designers who gave the fans a runway moment, much to cheers and claps. Lukoma sealed the show by thanking her fans for diligently coming for her show, before opening the place out for partying till late.

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Laftaz Comedy Lounge Machines Confiscated

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 11:30

Wednesday Afternoon, blows were almost exchanged between Laftaz comedy lounge owners and officials from The Uganda Performing Right Society (UPRS) who wanted to confiscate their machines alleging that they don’t have the rights to play Ugandan music.

The officials arrived at the hangout at mid-day along with some bouncers, good enough; they found two shareholders Dolibondo and Jona at the premises who first reasoned with the officials before things got out of hand.

According to Jona, it’s the musicians who bring their music at the lounge to be promoted. “What rights do you have to confiscate our machines? On whose behalf are you working on because as far as I’m concerned, Ugandan musicians are the ones who come to this bar with their music to promote it.” Jona said.

The UPRS representatives couldn’t give an explanation as they straight away ordered the heavily built bouncers to start taking the speakers, microphones and other portable machines that are used to play music.

One of the comedians crackingthe revellers at Laftaz Comedy Loungue

Jona and his company couldn’t allow this to happen and both parties started throwing insults at each other for close to 30 minutes.

It was finally agreed that Jona and other shareholders go to UPRS offices and resolve the matter from there before next week.



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Mc Kats Signs Dance-Hall Artiste Rabadaba

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 20:43

It sure looks like MC Kats is seriously considering artiste management as his next job after Television because the rate at which he is signing artistes is really increasing by the day.

After taking on Ray Signature, the NBS ‘After 5’ presenter according to news we have just received, has also signed dance-hall artiste Rabadaba under his management.

Kats real names Katamba Edwin confirmed this last evening at Coco Bar in Ntinda where he had gone to emcee. After doing what was required of him, Kats took the opportunity to break the news after which, he gave the microphone to the new recruit who performed songs like ‘Love portion’, ‘Mukyamu as well as ‘Body’ with Jody.

Rabadaba in one of his music videos

It looks like Kats wants to emulate Team No Sleep boss Jeff Kiwa who is soon retiring from artiste management and wants to leave it all for his young brother Allan Kiwa. So because of the success Jeff has seen in this industry after managing big brands like Chameleon, Radio and Weasel, Pallaso and Sheeba among others, Kats thinks he can do exactly what Jeff has done.

MC Kats

His admiration for Rabadaba goes way back when the artiste was still signed to UG Records but didn’t have the stability to sign him then because he was one of the most sought after artistes. But now, since he is also trying to revive his career, Rabadaba thinks Kats is the right man to help him do so.

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Producer Nessim’s Mother To Be Laid To Rest Today

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 15:53

For a week, Badi Music’s main producer Nessim commonly known as Nessim Pon Production’s beloved mother Mrs Resty Nalukwago has been battling typhoid which unfortunately left her lifeless yesterday at Mulago hospital .

Many artistes, fellow producers and the general public have taken to social media to pass on their condolence messages to the producer who is behind many hit songs by Ugandan artistes like A Pass, Bebe Cool and many more

Producer Nessim pausing for pictures with his mother

“RiP Mummy Nessim My friend and my producer Nessim Pan Production and his family lost their beloved mom, it’s very sad and painful but only God knows why. Our prayers go to Nessim and the family in this trying and sad moment. Burial will be on 8th December this Thursday Time: 4:00 PM this evening. Location: Mubende road when you get to Mitiyana, branch off at Kalamba stage then you ask where the home of Mr Kanekolere Sekiziyivu is located.” A Pass said.

Nessim’s mother who has been living in Kamwokya a Kampala suburb is said to have been battling the stomach problems before succumbing yesterday evening. Chano8 confirmed from reliable sources that the burial indeed will take place this evening at 4:00pm along Mubende road.

Chano8, we take this opportunity to say Rest in Peace mummy Nessim as we gather more details.


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Throw Back Thursday: When Big Eye Big Eye’s Concert Sold Out

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 11:52

Last weekend was a massive one as Ugandans witnessed two mega concerts that sold out – Big Eye’s ‘Nkuziniremu Self Contained’ and Sheebah Karungi’s ‘Nkwatako Album’  launch at Hotel Africana after the cancellation of WizKid’s.

Hundreds filled the Bwaise-based La Grand Hotel as early as 7PM on Saturday evening where many artistes thrilled them with their performances up to 12:50 AM when the main act Big Eye took to the stage at the MTN , SMS ONE , BBS Terefayina and NBS TV sponsored event.

Fans represented in big numbers

The artistes who performed included Dr Jose Chameleone, HE Bobi Wine, Pallaso, Geoffrey Lutaya, Gravity Omutujju, Tuff B, Sasha Brighton, Captain Scooter Cooter, Big Eye’s elder brother Big Chief, Victor Kamenyo, Aziz Azion, B2C, Mikie Wine, Nubian Li, Chris Evans, Lyto Boss, Mesach Ssemakula, Mary Bata and Nutty Neithan.

Below is a throw back of the action through our lenses.

Big Eye performing at the concert

Fans getting closer to their artiste Big Eye

Big Eye kneeling for his father and mother

Big Eye performing alongside his brother Big Chief

Big Eye gave had an energetic performance

Big Eye’s brother Big Chief performing

Dr Jose Chameleone graced the concert

Some of the women dancing their excitement away


Chris Evans

Bobi Wine performed and after advised those going to the villages not to do their shopping in Kampala but in the villages to benefit them as well

Bobi Wine and Nubian Li

Mikie Wine

she was attentive not to miss anything on stage

Victor Kamenyo

Comedian Mad Rat and Chico cracked the crowd

Irene Namatovu

Geoffrey Lutaaya

It Reggae time: These rastas from Solid Band excited the crowd with Reggae music

Hassan Nduga

The Ghetto Kids

Scooter Cooter

Nutty Neithan and Mary Bata performing their ‘Mulimuki’ collabo

Mesach Semakula

Lyto Boss


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Adele & Beyoncé Rule 2017 Grammys Nominations

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 11:31

It would be safe to say that the 2017 Grammys are Beyonce’s to pocket regardless of the threatening completion. With the nine nominations including the main awards of Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Record of the Year, she is eligible to own these Grammys . Right behind her is Adele with five nominations also among the major categories including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, and Best Pop Vocal Album.

She has worked tirelessly hard this year with her ‘Lemonade Album and she deserves every bit of these Awards

Rihanna and Drake are also topping the list with eight nominations each across pop and R&B categories and a massive competition for Queen Bey. Thanks to nominations in the “Urban Contemporary” and Music Video categories, scored nine, including a wild-card one for Best Rock Performance for “Don’t Hurt Yourself,” her Lemonade collaboration with Jack White.

These nominees were announced on Tuesday CBS by Meghan Trainor for the four major categories in the 59th Grammy Awards, which will be broadcast live on February 12 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The rest of the 84 categories were posted onto the official Grammys website.

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Nigerian Actor Jim Iyke To Be Featured At The Film Fest In Fort Portal This Christmas

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 09:56

The Famous Nigerian actor Jim Iyke is expected to participate in this year’s film festival in Kabarole alongside David Fernandez Junior from Los Angeles, Rose Anguayo, Dericka Sternberg and Nkem Owoh among others as confirmed by says Stephen Asiimwe, the Executive director Uganda Tourism Board. The festival organized by Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) in partnership with Nile’s Diaspora International Film Festival (NFIEF, will run from 16th to 23rd December.

According to Mr Asiimwe the film festival is a major player and catalyst for tourism and hopefully this year’s will inspire young movie professionals as they interrract with international artists. While addressing the media on Tuesday at the Uganda Media Center, Ann Bagaya, the Minister of Tourism in Toro Kingdom mentioned that this not only a great chance for Uganda to tell its story to the world but also an opportunity for both employed and unemployed youth to gain skills in acting during the trainings at the fest.

The Nile’s Diaspora International Film Festival is an annual event held since 2012  intends  to bring artistes together and other arts professionals to ‘influence the conversation on Africa through African stories told by Africa. They main aim is to exploit the power of film in educating, entertaining and celebrating Africa.

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Teacher Mpamire Scoops A Nomination For 2016 Africa Youth Awards

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 07:57

Ugandan comedian, Herbert Ssegujja Mendo, a popular stand-up comedian aka Teacher Mpamire has been nominated for the 2016 Africa Youth Awards in the ‘Discovery of the Year’ category. He will be battling with Vincent Nsubuga (Ugandan), Brian Okepher (Kenya), Esman Sinare (Ghana), Emtee (South Africa), Husayn Zaguru (Nigeria), Mark Angel (Nigeria), Mr Eaazi (Nigeria), Ndiki Djem M. Valerie (Cameroon), Togo Borga (Ghana) in the same category for the award.

Teacher Mpamire in action all suited up

This nomination comes as big news and a sign of appreciation of Ugandan comedy. To see Teacher Mpamire competing with other very talented funny people as a sign of recognition for his work is an encouragement to many young people and up coming comedians.

Africa Youth Awards were Launched in 2014 with the principal aim of appreciating the works of young Africans in Africa and the Diaspora. It was inspired by the lack of recognition for young Africans who have selflessly dedicated their lives to making sure the future of Africa is optimistic. And today this prestige award scheme  has contributed a lot to African artists.

However for our artists to grow they need our support. Mpamire’s manager, Johnson Mujungu mentioned via social media that It’s your votes that will get your Teacher Mpamire home with the award and  that the “voting starts today ” The winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony to be held in Accra, Ghana. Congratulations Mendo and we wish you the very best. Keep at Chano8 for more details.


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UBL’s Responsible Drinking Campaign Wins Award

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 18:24

UBL’s Responsible Drinking Red Card campaign won the award for Best Concern for Consumer Issues at the 2016 Uganda CSR Awards organized by Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) and GIZ.

The award`s aim is to encourage private sector organizations in Uganda to carry out sustainable activities and to increase the recognition of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) principles in their operations.

This year’s award brings the total of awards on Responsible Drinking to three in the past three years. In 2013, the campaign was awarded for the Best CSR Campaign in the 1st CSR Awards and last year the RED CARD campaign to drink driving won the award for Best Social/Digital Campaign in the Public Relations Association Uganda (PRAU) Excellence Awards 2014/2015.

 “By being mindful of our consumers and the society’s welfare, we have touched the lives of many with our messages and we are glad to be playing a role in promoting responsible drinking”, said David Onyango, UBL’s Corporate Relations Manager.

UBL’s Corporate Relations Manager_ David Onyango receives the award for Best Campaign for Consumer Issues from the Private Sector Foundation Executive Director, Mr. Gideon Badagawa

“At UBL, doing good is good business and so we will continue to do our part in encouraging responsible consumption of alcohol to adults who choose to drink while discouraging underage consumption”, he added.

Running for the last 5 years, the campaign tackles the issues of underage drinking and driving under the influence of alcohol.

The campaign against underage drinking entails advocacy engagements and evidence driven communications to the youth, teachers, parents, religious and political leaders and local government officials.

The campaign against drunk driving is a multi-media campaign that entails messaging across all media platforms as well actual engagements with the consumers at public events points of purchase and consumption as well as equipping bartenders and bar owners with skills and knowledge on responsible serving.

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Socialite Bad Black Taken To Jail Once Again

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 17:18

Bad Black’s CV is one heavy one mostly laden with controversy. She was a socialite, then musician, pastor and business woman but what transpired earlier today might perhaps be her worst nightmare ever since she transformed both her life and skin color.

Bad Black was put inside the coolers this morning after her maid opened up a case against her at a police post in Entebbe.

It was reported that Bad Black has NOT been paying her maid for over a year now and that she owes her a sum of 2million shillings.

After the case was opened up, the police went straight to Black’s house where they found her resting. She was picked up and detained at Abayita Ababiri Police post along Entebbe road for some hours before she cleared the outstanding salary.

Bad Black after being released from jail earlier

But on realizing that journalists were waiting for her outside the police cells, Bad Black real names Shanitah Namuyimba is said to have paid the police to stop the press from taking her photos.

It is at this point that, they swung in action and chased away all of them with some even sustaining minor injuries in the process.

This has been the second time in four years that Black has been put behind bars but for someone who is alleged to have embezzled over 11billion shillings to refuse to pay 2million to someone who offers a service is simply despicable.

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Purple Party: A Celebration Of Ugandan Music

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 16:45

The FOMO is building and hype is sky-rocketing as the biggest end- of- year party – The Purple Party Is around the corner. The party organised by NTV’s Douglas Lwanga, is happening this weekend on Sunday December 11th at the Uganda Museum in Kitante and this year’s edition dubbed the ‘All VIP Half a decade celebration’ is going to be a family affair.

According to Lwanga, Purple Party is strictly a celebration of Ugandan music and therefore there will be no headlining acts coming from abroad and instead 200 local talents from across the country  has been lined up to grace the day and party with the fans.

“Just like in previous editions, there will be no international artistes to headline the party because it is a celebration of Ugandan music. We are also giving a chance for our artistes with whom we have worked to shine and interact with their fans” Lwanga told Chano8 in an inclusive interview.

Douglas Lwanga(L) is the organiser of Purple Party

This edition sponsored by SMS ONE, , NTV, KFM Club Music among others, will have a combination of the crème de la crème as well as upcoming talent from across the country selected from the regional Purple Party tours in Jinja, Mbarara, Lira and Gulu. This will be the biggest party and therefore blended with top DJs, MCs, dancers and comedians. So the idea is to involve all stake holders in the entertainment industry.

Lwanga also says this will be an all-inclusive family edition where children will be part of the party and a fun experience they will not forget. It is natural that children too enjoy entertainment and therefore will be catered for with a special play area and children’s section sponsored by Mixakids Newspaper with several activities ranging from bouncing castles, face painting to board games.

Entry fee is 10,000/= for children and 20,000/= for adults and VIP is 100,000/=. The full program for the day’s activities will be released soon and Chano8 will keep you updated.

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Zari Hassan Gives Birth to Her 5th Child

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 08:20

Yesterday the very gorgeous ‘Boss Lady’ put to birth a bouncing baby now named Riaz Dangote boy at Netcare Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa on Wednesday, December 6. This is her second child with the one of East Africa’s best artists Diamond Platinumz. The socialite got social media wagging with this news up to date with the fans congratulating her and literally thirsting for pictures of the new born.

Zari gave Diamond the first Child last year in August, Princess Tiffah  Dangote and now just a year after; she has given him a bouncing baby boy. This paints a picture of a big family now considering it is her 5th child but we all know that Zari takes her motherhood role as serious as her looks. Congratulations Diamond Platinumz and Zari Hassan.

The whole family before Riaz Dangote

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Daniela Atim To inherit Late Father John’s Property

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 15:43

Information we are getting is that Singer Jose Chameleon’s wife and mother of her children Daniela Atim is the sole beneficiary of her late gurdian’s property worth millions.

The late Father Scalabrini adopted Daniela ever since she was a little girl and from then, she had always considered him a father until his passing three months ago.

The latest is that Daniela is the sole inheritor of the Priest’s multi-billion shillings social-business empire which includes schools, hospitals, charitable construction company, and real estates, among others.

Daniela Atim 

Controlled through the Emmaus Foundation, Father John Scalabrini entrusted his empire to his daughter who will be in charge with immediate effect.

And this came after the being best friends besides being father and daughter. It is even reported that Daniela was always by his side during his last days on earth.

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Sheebah’s Africana Concert Attracts Record Crowd

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 14:43

No one thought this would happen. No one thought that an artiste who was rejected back then because of her luck of talent, because of her indecent dressing, because of her looks could actually turn out to be arguably the best Ugandan artiste in 2015 and this was further cemented after she broke Africana’s attendance record last Friday evening.

Sheebah Karungi from Team No Sleep did what few artistes like Geofrey Lutaya, Bobi Wine, Goodlyf and David Lutalo had previously done and why it has to be put into consideration is because she’s the first female artiste to fill Africana to the extent that people who already had tickets were denied entry due to the fact that the venue was full to capacity and this was during her ‘Nkwatako album launch’.

Sheebah(2nd L) performs alongside Aziz Azion on Friday

By 6pm, people were already streaming into the venue and by 10pm, all the gates were closed with hundreds still stuck outside. And different from other events, almost everyone paid to watch Sheebah including a few journalists who were supposed to cover the event.

There was a massive turn up at Sheebah’s concert at Hotel Africana

Before Sheebah came on stage, a chance was given to other artistes to perform on this historic day and they too didn’t disappoint. Roden Y, Chozen, Diamong Oscar, Fefe Busi, Desire Luzinda, Rema, Aziz Azion, Mesach Ssemakula and Bebe Cool all showed their support to Sheeba who’s performance was preceded by a video clip in which she explained her musical journey.

At first people were touched to hear her story but after ten minutes, the audience grew impatient and started indicating that time was being wasted. This prompted the UB5 band to starting playing their instruments, after which Sheebah along with her dancers took to the stage.

She did songs like ‘Jordan’, Automatic, By the way, Ice Cream, go down low, Kisasi Kimu and the title album track ‘Nkwatako’ all these and others in two sessions.

The former Obsessions dancer knows how to work the crowd as they responded well on every song she did. At one point, she instructed them to light up their torches in honor of her fallen friend and fellow TNS artiste AK47 and they gladly adhered.    


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Chapecoense Awarded Copa Sudamericana Title After Plane Crash

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 11:10

The football world has been in mourning ever since Brazilian club Chapecoense were involved in serious plane crash that took most of their players and some officials. In a gesture of fair play, the team has been awarded the Copa Sudamericana title by South American football confederation Conmebol after most of their team died in a plane crash en route to the final.

Last Monday Seventy-one people, including 19 players and staff, were killed in a serious plane crash as the team headed to Colombia for the first leg of what would have been their biggest soccer achievement.

The soccer world has since been sending tributes, inacial and emotional support to the team with Colombian opponents Atletico Nacional asking Conmebol to award Chapecoense the trophy, have been given a Fair Play award to acknowledge their “spirit of peace, understanding and fair play”.

The tributes have been coming through for the team

Chapecoense will be given the $2m (£1.57m) in prize money while Atletico Nacional will receive $1m (£787,000) and as  Sudamericana champions, Chapecoense get a guaranteed spot in next year’s Copa Libertadores, South America’s equivalent of the Champions League.

Last photo of the team before the crash

Three Chapecoense players were among six people to survive the crash as investigations continue into the cause of the accident although a recording suggests the plane was out of fuel moments before the crash outside Medellin.

The small Brazilian city of Chapeco held a massive funeral on Saturday after the victims’ coffins arrived home, each draped in the club’s green and white flag. Following the aftermath, 13,000 people have applied to become club members in just two days.

Massive prayer held or the team over the weekend

Brazil’s leading football clubs have pledged to loan players to Chapecoense for free and asked for them to be safeguarded from relegation from the top flight for the next three seasons while former Brazil and Barcelona forward Ronaldinho and ex-Argentina international Juan Roman Riquelme have reportedly offered to play for the club.   

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Why Malaika Nnyanzi Is The Top 2016 Fashion Banger And Style Crush

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 08:58

Malaika Nnyanzi is pretty much the perfect definition of a fashionista. For everyone with an elevated sense of style,  this gorgeous diva has been everyone’s style crush this year. This TV girl is the 2016 unmatched queen of fashion, which brings me to the painful fact that we will miss those pretty outfits that got her ‘Fashionista’ fans drooling on Urban Tv now that she has left the show. But not to worry because it is her famous red carpet looks that got us pink with envy and those are still here and more are coming.

Her personality and energy dazzle the fashion world whenever she appears for an event in her breath taking costumes never afraid to flaunt her hot body and toned physique. On the every red carpet Malaika has been a princess and a royal rocking anything without much effort. And her hair is always amazing. Her glam squad is definitely doing a great job.

One of her designers Anita Beryl describes her as “pretty much every designer’s dream client, her personality is just the main source of inspiration. She’s very vibrant, sweet, gorgeous and classy.  When you spend 10 minutes with her, you could have a full 20 piece collection.”


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16 Year Old Madina Nalwanga Nominated for Critics’ Choice Awards 2017

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 07:47

The Broadcast Film Critics Association, which hands out the Critics’ Choice Awards, released its nomination slate hailing the best films of 2016 and our very own Madina Nalwanga has been nominated for ‘Best Young Actor/Actress’. Alongside Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea), Alex R. Hibbert (Moonlight), Lewis MacDougall (A Monster Calls), Sunny Pawar (Lion) and Hailee Steinfeld (The Edge of Seventeen), Nalwanga, who plays as Ugandan chess champion  Phiona Mutesi in the movie ‘Queen of Katwe’was nominated.

Madina Nalwanga aka Phiona Mutesi with her chase trainer in the movie

These Awards are aimed at honoring the finest in cinematic and television achievement, this is clearly a big step for our young start yet another female ‘making black golden’ and at such a tender age. Nalwanga to start swimming in the deep waters at 16 years is hope for the young people especially here in Uganda that they can also achieve their dreams no matter their country, color or age.

The Critics’ Choice Awards have announced this year’s film nominees, with La La Land, Moonlight, and Arrival leading the way. Damien Chazelle’s lavish musical La La Land topped the list with a whopping 12 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Ryan Gosling), Best Actress (Emma Stone), Best Director, and two separate nominations for Best Song. (Gosling also scored a second nomination for Best Actor in a Comedy for The Nice Guys.)

Other big nominees include awards season favorites like Manchester by the Sea, Fences, and Jackie, while Captain America: Civil War, Deadpool, and Doctor Strange cleaned up in the action movie categories.

The winners chosen by subsequent voting will be revealed at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards ceremony in January 2017. The awards will be handed out during a televised ceremony on December 11. We wish this golden girl the very best as Chano8 will keep you posted on this story.

Madina with Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o playing her mother in one of the scenes sharing  a moment

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Muhammad Shaban: Onduparaka’s Star Shines Brightest

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 20:26

As you may already know, last Friday Ondupara’s live-wire striker and skipper Muhammad Shaban Jagason was voted as the Airtel-FUFA player of the year 2016 beating veteran Goalkeeper Denis Onyango to the gong.

Shaban who received his award at a colourful ceremony held at Speke Resort Munyonyo was overwhelmingly voted for by his ardent fans and fans of his club Onduparaka FC from Arua with a soccer-mad following. He also made it to the FUFA team of the year.

“I am grateful to the fans for voting me and thank God for this award. I did not expect to win but here I am now holding the award which will inspire me to work even harder” Shaban told Chano8 in Munyonyo after receiving his award and keys for his prize – a Lexus car.

Onduparak’s Muhammad Shaban won FUFA Male footballer of the year while was female player of the year

Although his win has since generated a lot of debate both in the mainstream and social media, Shaban was out rightly a deserving winner considering the method of selection was through public voting which his fans followed while the so called favourite nominees got fewer votes since their fans either took things for granted and never voted or were simply out numbered. The heroes welcome he got from Westnile yesterday also proves how popular he is.

He receives his keys to the Lexus he won from Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) president William Blick

FUFA President Eng Moses Magogo jokes with Shaban as he hands over the car

But first things first, Shaban got on the nomination list on merit considering the talented teenager almost single headedly took the team from Westnile to the Azam Premier league netting 13 goals in the FUFA Big League despite starting the league mid way through.

He followed the excellent scoring form by finishing joint top scorer in the Uganda Cup with 7 goals after guiding his team to the finals at the first attempt beating giants like Sports Club Villa in the process. He was voted the MVP of the Uganda Cup and best player of the Big League.

So far the youngster is also joint top scorer in the Azam Uganda Premier league with 8 goals and has 4 to his name for the Uganda Cranes in the regional tour.

So it is very clear he was not on the list by accident although Onyango who is also nominated in the 2016 CAF Awards in the category of African Footballer of the Year based on the African continent looked like the favourite considering his achievements were bigger especially on the continental stage. Other nominees like Farooq Miya (Standard Liege – Belgium) and Erisa Ssekisambu(Vipers) and Joseph Ochaya (KCCA)were also strong contenders

The Mamelodi Sundowns and Uganda Cranes goalkeeper apart from winning the 2016 CAF Champions League medal with Mamelodi Sundowns also guided the side to their 10th league title and the Ned Bank Cup on top on being named the 2015/2016 Premier Soccer League goalkeeper of the year.

He is the current Uganda Sports Press Association Male Footballer of the year and also a rock in goal for the Cranes as Uganda qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 1978 after playing all the six group matches and keeping four clean sheets in the process.

He later conceded defeat and congratulated Shaban for the win. Saying although he is disappointed for not winning, Shaban who celebrated the achievement with a winning goal against The Saints on Saturday, deserved the accolade not only because his fans voted for him, but because he is also a young talented striker doing great things.

List of Winners

  • Best Male Player:Shaban Mohammad (Onduparaka)
  • Best Female Female:Hasifa Nassuuna (Kawempe Muslim S.S)
  • Coach of the Year:Mike Mutebi(KCCA)
  • Beach Soccer Player of the year:Somoka Roch (Nkumba Select)
  • Fair Play Award:Vipers Sports Club
  • Referee of the year:Ivan Kintu Bayige (FIFA Beach Soccer Referee)
  • FUFA Presidential Award:Ali Tomusange (Retired FIFA Referee who officiated at the 2002 World Cup)
  • Fans favorite player of the year (Ugandan):Farooq Miya (Standard Liege – Belgium)
  • Fans favorite player of the year (Non Ugandan):Muhammed Salah (AS Roma)
  • FUFA team of the year: Mathias Muwanga (GK), Denis Okot, Joseph Ochaya, Musa Walangalira, Halid Lwaliwa, Ibrahim Kayiwa, Muzamir Mutyaba, Keziron Kizito, Robert Sentongo, Shaban Mohammad and Erisa Ssekisambu



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Buzz Leavers Rock Returns As Mountain Dew Injects 100Million

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:55

Lock down your Saturday December 10th, 2016 for the Buzz Leavers Rock 2016 party that will be on at Garden City in Kampala.

According to Ms Berna Kizza brand manager Mountain Dew, her brand has already supported the event with shs100 million.

“Mountain Dew has injected shs100 million into the 2016 Leavers Rock event. This is because the event fits in well with brand Mountain Dew’s attributes. It is an event to let loose and show your bold, daring, different and adventurous side. I just want to assure the teens that this year they are going to experience extreme fun,” said Kizza.

More than 10 performers have already confirmed gracing the event code named Holy Fwayah.

Kiss Daniels performs at a [previous Leaver’s Rock party

“We are set, everything is on point, entertainers have confirmed, we are just waiting for 10th and we hit the floor. Entry fee is just shs5000 and gates open at noon goes on until 6pm,” said Julius Kyazze of Buzz Events, the organizers of the event.

Kyazze also warned that security at the event is going to be very tight and that those intending to cause havoc will be dealt with. 

“We are in talks with the Uganda Police and a number of other private security firms to ensure the event goes on smoothly. We don’t want any trouble at the event and those that intend to cause any kind of trouble are hereby warned, “added Kyazze.




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