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Honourable Kadaga Goes Defensive About Witchcraft

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 10:27

After she was elected for the second term as the speaker of Parliament, honourable Rebecca Kadaga went to a shrine to thank her ancestors for the success. The media swarmed over her, saying she had practiced witchcraft.

Today, the Eastern region Member of Parliament came out and discredited the circulating rumours saying that she’s not a devil worshiper.

“I have been severally accused of practicing witchcraft, worshipping evil spirits and syncretism but I do not think that those who practice witchcraft or indulge in acts of devil worshiping would do so in broad daylight and under the full glare of television and still cameras.” she said.

Honourable Rebecca Kadaga

“I also don’t think they would go to do so in the company of such big numbers of people as I was on the said day.”

She said that she is aware of the Baganda making pilgrimages to shrines, and they are never patronised.

“I know that clans in neighbouring Buganda often make pilgrimages to the shrines. Not once have I heard anyone condemning them for celebrating their ancestry or culture. I find it intriguing if not extremely interesting that I am being singled out for criticism for doing what all others do.”

Honourable Kadaga says her position as a Member of Parliament and Speaker of the Legislature do not make her less of a Musoga or a Ugandan.

 

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Kenyan Artiste Nameless Visits VLounge

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 18:18

When someone hears about Vlounge,what comes in their minds is music and Whisky. Vlounge at ForestMall Lugogo is known for having the best whisky brands in town and to host a classy clientelle. News reaching our desk is that not only rich people and bands of friends love the place but also classy musicians have started hanging here.

Nameless, Dj Roja and Alex Muhangi at VLounge

Drone Herts the PR and Marketing manager  was seen flaunting pics on social media with Kenyan artiste Nameless saying, “Nameless in the house right about now. VLounge is a corporate hangout and we set the pace in this town. But we expect Yami Alade, Chronixx, DjPius from Rwanda and many more.”

Nameless performing at the recently concluded Beers and Beer Festival

V Lounge is the current location at which NBS Tv shoots it’s After5 show that is trending in town currently and is hosted by Mc Kats, DjRoja and DjMercy. Nameless was in town for the Beers and Beer festival where he left everyone yearning for more.

Drone Hertz. the Pr and Marketing manager of VLounge chills with Nameless

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Violence, Death Mar Bugiri As Ziza Bafana Snubs Show

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 17:38

News reaching our desk is that two people who were shot by a policeman identified as Wafula Oguttu as a crowd went hostile following Ragga artiste Ziza Bafana’s not showing up for a show they had paid for last Saturday night.

This whole shooting and killing saga was at Jojos Night Club located in Bugiri town as the police officer who was guarding the Clubs’ premises tried to calm down the crowd whose anger kept boiling with every passing second.

Ragga artiste Ziza Bafana

However, the policeman and Daniel Basoma also known as Frog Max (the events’ promoter) are under arrest following this horrible incident.

We contacted Ziza Bafana’s camp and Rokani David the manager had this to say.

“We had agreed with that events’ promoter to pay us 3 million which he never paid. We even told him that for an artiste to leave Kampala for a concert, the promoter has to pay at least 50%. He paid us only 500,000 shillings which doesn’t even reach half.”

“He kept in contact with us saying he will clear the balance but he did not. For the death of the people, we are not responsible.” He concluded.

 

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Highly Anticipated Movies To Watch Out For This June

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 17:26

Entertainment is an important element of the modern Uganda and what is entertainment without movies included. This month has lots of upcoming exciting movies to be premiered in cinemas allover town like Century Cinemax Acacia Mall, Cinemax Makerere, Metroplex Naalya and The Hub Cineplex at Oasis Mall.

Chano8 has taken it to task to give you a rundown of the hottest items in the cinema this July.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out Of The Shadows – June 3

The Turtles come into conflict with T.C.R.I. scientist Dr. Baxter Stockman and the return of their enemy, The Shredder, who has hired Stockman to create mutants of his own in the form of Bebop and Rocksteady to even the score, during which the Turtles discover a Retro-Mutagen in hopes they can become humans following an extraterrestrial invasion above New York City led by the Dimension X inhabitant known as Krang. Upon Krang’s Invasion, the Turtles are joined in the fight with their Master Splinter, their human friends April O’Neil, Vern Fenwick and the vigilante Casey Jones.

Watch out for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out Of The Shadows on June 3

Me Before You – June 3

Louisa “Lou” Clark (Clarke) lives in a quaint town in the English countryside. With no clear direction in her life, the quirky and creative 26-year-old goes from one job to the next in order to help her tight-knit family make ends meet. Her normally cheery outlook is put to the test, however, when she faces her newest career challenge. Taking a job at the local “castle,” she becomes caregiver and companion to Will Traynor (Claflin), a wealthy young banker who became wheelchair bound in an accident two years prior, and whose whole world changed dramatically in the blink of an eye. No longer the adventurous soul he once was, the now cynical Will has all but given up. That is until Lou determines to show him that life is worth living. Embarking together on a series of adventures, both Lou and Will get more than they bargained for, and find their lives—and hearts — changing in ways neither one could have imagined.

Watch out for Me Before You this June 3

Approaching The Unknown – June 3

Captain William D. Stanaforth (Mark Strong) is on a one-way solo mission, taking humanity’s first steps toward colonizing Mars. Although the entire world is watching him, he is completely alone in a dark and distant sea of stars. Stanaforth rockets bravely through space facing insurmountable odds, but as the journey takes a toll on his life-sustaining systems, he is forced to make impossible choices that threaten his sanity, mission and very existence.

Approaching The Unknown in cinemas this June 3

 

 

 

 
The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Experiment – June 10

Reprising their roles, Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson star as Lorraine and Ed Warren, who, in one of their most terrifying paranormal investigations, travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.

The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Experiment coming up on June 10

Now You See Me 2 – June 10

THE FOUR HORSEMEN [Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan] return for a second mind-bending adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights and taking them around the globe. One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the illusionists resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than WALTER MABRY [Daniel Radcliffe], a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.

You cant dare miss this one come June 10th

Warcraft – June 10

The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home. So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something.

The popular game Warcraft is coming to the big screens this June as a movie

Central Intelligence – June 17

The story follows a one-time bullied geek who grew up to be a lethal CIA agent (Johnson), coming home for his high school reunion. Claiming to be on a top-secret case, he enlists the help of the former “big man on campus” (Hart), now an accountant who misses his glory days. But before the staid numbers-cruncher realizes what he’s getting into, it’s too late to get out, as his increasingly unpredictable new friend drags him through a world of shoot-outs, double-crosses and espionage that could get them both killed in more ways than he can count.

Central Intelligence, and epic encounter

Swiss Army Man – June 17

Hank (Paul Dano) is stranded on a deserted island, having given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a corpse named Manny (Daniel Radcliffe) washes up on shore; the two become fast friends, and ultimately go on an epic adventure that will bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams.

Swiss Army Man to feature Daniel Radcliffe of the Harry Porter Series

Finding Dory – June 17

Finding Dory welcomes back to the big screen everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres), who’s living happily in the reef with Marlin (voice of Albert Brooks) and Nemo (voice of Hayden Rolence). When Dory suddenly remembers that she has a family out there who may be looking for her, the trio takes off on a life-changing adventure across the ocean to California’s prestigious Marine Life Institute, a rehabilitation center and aquarium. In an effort to find her mom (voice of Diane Keaton) and dad (voice of Eugene Levy), Dory enlists the help of three of the MLI’s most intriguing residents: Hank (voice of Ed O’Neill), a cantankerous octopus who frequently gives employees the slip; Bailey (voice of Ty Burrell), a beluga whale who is convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz; and Destiny (voice of Kaitlin Olson), a nearsighted whale shark. Deftly navigating the complex inner workings of the MLI, Dory and her friends discover the magic within their flaws, friendships and family.

An exciting animation coming to cinemas this June

Independence day: Resurgence – June 24

We always knew they were coming back. After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

Get ready to witness the Earth on the brink of annihilation in this new movie

Free State of Jones – June 24th

Free State of Jones is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers and local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War.

Matthew McConaughey (center) and Mahershala Ali (center left) star in THE FREE STATE OF JONES

The Shallows – June 24

In the taut thriller The Shallows, Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing alone on a secluded beach when she is attacked by a great white shark and stranded just a short distance from shore. Though she is only 200 yards from her survival, getting there proves the ultimate contest of wills. It’s Jaws for a new generation.

Blake Lively fights off a shark in one of the scenes

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Angella Katatumba, Eddy Kenzo Get CEO Global Awards Knobs

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 17:06

Eddy Kenzo and Angella Katatumba continue to bask in the adulation of numerous musicians, as the two notched nominations in the upcoming CEO Awards. The two continue to enjoy continuous success in their careers, and the nominations are just evidence to that fact.

In an enclosed email, Ms. Angela Bageine the CEO Global Brand Representative in the Great Lakes Region recognized the two talented singers for their exceptional and meaningful contribution they have made in the music industry.

Angella Katatumba is riding so high lately

From the Big Talent camp, it was all happiness and excitement as Kenzo landed another milestone nomination. According to Denis, a source inside Big Talent, the artiste was overjoyed when the news was received.

“He was very happy, because once again he was the first in East Africa to be recognized” Denis told Chano8.

The nomination comes barely a year after Kenzo won the BET award in June 2015.

Kenzo has landed another nomination for a remarkable award

Angella Katatumba, who is currently out of the country attending a landmark United Nations Conference in Turkey, is the other nominee.

She has been in the news for being invited for the conference, as well her tireless job towards helping Cancer patients and other philanthropic acts.

She runs her own initiative, the Angella Katatumba Development Fund, through which she carries out charitable acts.

CEO Global Executive has organized another Symposium on 04th to 05th October, 2016 where business Leaders from across the African continent will join together to network and unpack topics about promotion of cross border trade and networking.

All finalists will be recognized and winners announced at the full day function with a mini symposium in Johannesburg South Africa in July 2016.

This will be followed by a road show where winners in countries Mauritius, Kenya, Uganda, Egypt, Ghana, Zambia and Namibia will be announced.

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Nameless Evokes 90’s Memories At Beers And Beer

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 15:11

Kenyan veteran singer Nameless brought life to the highly anticipated Beers and Beer event that finally went down at the Uganda Museum on Saturday with revellers spending a bigger part of the day munching Muchomo and sipping on their beers as they waited for entertainment and the Champions League finals.

Nameless real names David Mathenge was in high spirits and got the crowd grooving when he stepped on stage at around 9:30 as the revellers prepared for the Champions League finals game between Real Madrid and Atletico at the San Siro in Italy.

Nameless with his queen dancers looked elegant

The Kenyan RnB and Dance-Hall star got things off with some of his old songs that received alot of airplay in the late 90’s and early 2000’s when the FM’s had just started in Kampala during the Ogopa Deejays era. Songs like ‘Boomba Train’ featuring the late E-Sir and ‘Ninanoki’ featuring Amani brought fond memories for the fans who could not resist leaving their seats but ran closer to the stage as they jumped and cheered on.

Fans surrounded Nameless as he performs off stage

Nameless, who seemed to be on a rush, then brought the Ugandan twist with ‘Butterfly’ a song he sang in luganda with the ladies screaming on top of their voices. But when he asked the fans which song they wanted him to perform they all responded in a chorus ‘Nansinzia’ which he duly obliged to add even got off stage to dance with the fans before winding up with ‘Coming home’

Afrigo Band were also in top form on Saturday

Although the event started on a low key with the revellers trickling in from as early as midday, Most remained seated in tents erected by beer companies and food vendors to catch some bites and drinks till When legendary Afrigo band took to the stage and also did a good job performing some old classics like Jim.

DJ Apeman then closed the performances with some mixes before the match was relayed on the big screens.

DJ Apeman behind the wheels of steel

The Afrigo band dancers wiggling away to Obangaina

The fans cheer Nameless

Revellers taking selfies in the colorful Bell tent

The ushers at the Bell tent looking stunning

Its beers and more beers

      

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Joel Sebunjo Out To Defend His Legacy With Live Concert

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 13:44

Joel Sebunjo is arguably the most internationally accepted Ugandan artiste-and there is a reason why. To be known globally, your trends have to become a legacy, and Sebunjo has attained that.

Come Thursday 9th June 2016, the instrumentalist will be out to flaunt that legacy in the ‘Joel Sebunjo Live In Concert’ at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel.

Sebunjo poses with his Kora

The 32-year old will walk onto stage, harnessing his darling instrument, the Kora. He is confident that with the Kora, he cannot go wrong.

“I can do anything with the Kora. I can play jazz and I can sing to it. The Kora and I have a special story, it is a very special instrument” Sebunjo exclusively told Chano8.

Sebunjo gets taken up while stringing the Kora

This time, a name to reckon with sits in the field of guest artiste. It is not other than West African virtuoso of the Balafon, the legendary Aly Keita from Mali.

Him and Sebunjo have been close friends for a while, performing together at 8 international concerts in the last one year. Joel Sebunjo talks of him with high regard.

“He is a colleague and friend of mine. He is one of the best players of the Balafon worldwide. I called him here to share this stage with me, because I love playing with him” Sebunjo added.

Aly Keita at work on the Balafon. He will grace Sebunjo’s concert on 9th June

The multi-instrumentalist also promises a memorable event, and he is sure there is something about it that the fans will enjoy. He intends to bring in a touch of different professionalism and different music. To many he may be new, but he says those who know him will experience “the usual Sebunjo standard”.

The Kora maestro will be back to Uganda, after traversing different parts of the world like France, Belgium and West Africa. He has performed well over 10 concerts in Uganda in the last 10 years, and this one is set to be his 13th.

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“I am Not A Fashion Monkey” – A Pass Tells Fashion Critics

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 13:08

A Pass has fallen victim to criticism as his fashion was questioned by many, following the Nva Kampala singer’s appearance on the Scoop on Scoop show wearing sandals. The Dancehall artist came out addressed the criticism, saying he’s not a fashion monkey.

I am not a fashion monkey and I feel good when I put on African Crafts ‪#‎Sandals‬,’ he said.

‘I am not American am not Kanye west and neither am in Jay Z…: I am A PASS and I don’t follow style I do what makes me happy and comfortable.’ He added.

A Pass was rocking African sandals on the scoop on scoop interview

He further mentioned that when he goes to a TV station, he feels at home,

‘I find it okay to come in sandals and if you feel offended that I did, I respect your feelings but I am not a fashion monkey.’

Looks like A Pass is determined to clean up his image whenever rumors start spreading like a wildfire. It was only a few days ago when the singer denied being in love with Flavia and Fabiola saying that he has his own girl and that she feels bad when people are always asking him how Flavia or Fabiola are.

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Big Eye Indifferent Towards Don Zella After Separation

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 12:14

The love between Professor Big Eye and socialite Sheila Don Zella may be over, and usually such an occurrence comes with heartbreaks, and sometimes hatred. However, not to Big Eye.

The ‘Tusaasanya’ star does not say much about his ex, but he is clear that he does not mind her. He is not bothered by what she does, and he can work with her.

Big Eye who is working on a lot of projects among which include releasing a song entitled ‘Foot Work’, Shooting videos for ‘Until You Love Me’ and ‘Agalina’ songs seems to be relaxed about the break up, maintaining that they have their own lanes of life to stay in, and insisting that they are business people.

“It’s a serious separation and I must say this to clear the air because a lot has been said all around but we separated…If she wants me to help her in anything, I wouldn’t have any problem with her, she is a human being.”

Of late, Don Zella has been attacking the ‘Indicator’ singer in the media including doubting his singing ability. While speaking on UBC TV’s Horizon Vibe show, she said;

“Big Eye and Bad Black are the last musicians I can do a collabo with, may be Navio because we both have class.”

Big Eye however seems unmoved and claims he is not in the know of anything concerning Don Zella’s verbal attacks.

She lives her own life and I live my own life so whatever she speaks about me, I don’t know and I haven’t heard of anything.” he concluded.

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Could This Be Maurice Kirya’s last show?

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 10:03

Maurice Kirya has been quiet lately despite having an upcoming concert this July. Latest we are hearing is that he is planning something big and at that something big basing on his Facebook post saying, “29th July The Last Supper.”

Maurice Kirya’s controversial Facebook post

Our speculation is this may be the theme of his concert, name of the album or at worst his last musical performance ever. The statement has caused a social media storm and while attempts to contact Maurice Kirya for a comprehensive statement have turned out fruitless, his colleagues at The SoundCup stated that he has been so engrossed in planning for his concert and is always on Skype calls and endless meetings. This said, he hasn’t been staying at his home and has been camping at Serena Hotel-Kigo for the past one week.

Maurice Kirya puts up an energetic performance at Kirya Live 2013

Maurice Kirya has been doing music since 1998 and is considered to be one of the silently rich Ugandan musicians who on top of this has achieved a lot of respect and mentored many artistes here and beyond. This spells doom for Maurice Kirya’s fans if he dares quit delivering his always energetic and entertaining performances soon. Many artistes like the Beatles, Tank, gospel artiste Kevin Bahati, Swedish House Mafia, Adele. We will keep you updated on future details and updates as they unfold.

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Stella Nyanzi Excited About Her Protest Art Exhibition

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 20:50

They always say that ‘no news is bad news’ which implies that however bad a story is, it will always get some feedback. At least Stella Nyanzi, a Makerere University researcher who recently broke the Internet when she staged a naked protest is living the saying after an art exhibition about her started running recently.

The Ekajugo art exhibition at CoSe Gallery in Kamwokya is based on Nyanzi’s protest and it opened on May 21 titled ‘The Fist of Stella Nyanzi’.

Stella Nyanzi (R) Admires the art pieces at the exhibition

One of the major pieces at the exhibition  

Stella Nyanzi yesterday decided to visit the gallery and was blown away by the works of painter Collin Sekajugo saying that “While there are wide disparities in the responses to my powerful use of nudity and profanity, alongside other symbolic acts such as chaining myself, sealing my lips with tape, and defacing the walls of my oppressor’s office, some artists were inspired to produce amazing artistic pieces,”. Before adding that.

“In the fight against one’s oppression by agents embedded within powerful systemic structures, we use whatever we have at our exposure to fight for our humanness. Use what you have to fight what you have to fight. Fight to win!! I am both delighted and humbled that this particular social justice artist found resonance with my struggle.”

In response to Stella’s visit, Collins said that “While some folks might drag this socially motivated gesture into Uganda’s political mud, I am overly delighted that the subject herself honored my invite to the exhibition,”

The exhibition is running until 4th June 2016 at CoSe Gallery which is located in the Weaver Bird Arts Foundation building next to the football field close to Kiira Road Police Station in Kampala and entrance is free.

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Tatto Artist Shadrack Kuteesa Weds Long time Sweet Heart

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 20:42

Just like you, we have also been wondering where Shadrack Kuteesa has been hiding of late but the tattooist emerged with what could possibly be the best day of his life.

Shadrack is now a happily married man after saying I do to Susan Kuteesa last Saturday in an event that only had a handful of people including family and close friends.

The two have been dating for 13 years but decided to take things a step further on Saturday.

Shadrack said ‘I do’

We could only learn about this after he posted on his Facebook wall that “I believed God for something amazing this week and He didn’t disappoint me, He is a faithful God. Many thanks to friends and family for this amazing day. For my newlywed wife, thanks for making me new. God bless you all.”

Shadrack and wife dancing at the wedding reception

He also took time to thank the entertainers who included Sylver Kyagulanyi, Brian Lubega, Naava Grey, D King and Charmat Mushaga who performed at his wedding.

Shadrack is known on the music scene having managed GNL Zamba, Keko and Ray Signature as well as owning one of the best tattoo parlours in Uganda.

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Bobi Wine Helps Fundraise Over 6 Million For A Child

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 13:59

Having called upon people to join him on a good cause which was aimed at fundraising for a child who is battling a heart disease, Bobi Wine has further positioned himself as a great leader and mentor to many of the youth who look up to him, it’s no wonder he keeps winning over many fans.

Bobi Wine participated in the car wash

Yesterday, the ghetto president spearheaded the charity car for Muwonge which managed to fundraise over 6 million for the child. In statement, the situuka singer said,

‘I want to say thank you to everybody who turned up for the ‪#‎SaveElimiaMuwonge‬ car wash today at Panamela. Special thanks to those who donated cash money,‘ before going to share a moment when a person walked up to him and gave him money ‘there is this this dark fat guy who walked up to me ,handed me 100,000ushs and said,”Bobi,I know u will deliver this”,then he left. He refused to tell me his name or where he’s from,didn’t get his car washed yet he had also paid for the washing at the entrance.he just drove away. Respect to you sir.’

Some good Samaritans

Muwonge needs about 20 million shillings to have surgery on his heart which was found with a hole.

Those with help can reach Emilia Muwonge’s mother on 0755385642. Together we can ‪#‎SaveMuwonge‬’

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Interview: “I Can Work With Don Zella.” Big Eye Speaks Out

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 16:19

Professor Big Eye is one of the fast rising local artistes who has been doing music for some years now. Many got to know about him after releasing his ‘Indicator’ tune in the year 2010. From then, the self proclaimed Star Boss has never stopped the fire from burning but released more songs that have seen him get a bigger fan base. Chano8 had a chat with him and this is what he is up to.

Big Eye Star Boss performing at one the shows last year

Chano8: What is Big Eye working on this new year 2016?

Big eye is working on new projects. I have a lot coming through though some are already out because I started the year with a new video for ‘Self Contained’ and recently I shot another new video for ‘Agalina’ song featuring some new artiste called Mutima. Concerning products, I have a lot though they are not yet released officially and I have another project called ‘Foot Work’ coming soon.

Chano8: How come you refrained from committing to a political side in the just concluded election period in February?

Big Eye is not so much involved in politics because am working for everyone. So I just don’t want to separate my fans, I never got so much involved in politics for the good of my fan base.

Chano8:  But rumour had it that you were linked to Amama Mbabazi’s camp, what is your say on this?

I was doing business there because my job is to sing so they hired me to go and sing at his rallies and that’s what i had in the contract with Amama Mbabazi.

Chano8: What is your take on the Boycott Saga involving the ‘Tubonga Naawe’ artistes.?

Honestly, me I don’t want to say much about it, I don’t support that kind of way (of doing things). I cannot support the boycott because we are all Ugandans and everyone has a choice and a right. So I cannot judge any one as far as that is concerned because everyone had his own reason why he had to do that. (Long pause) I just don’t want to talk about this.

Chano8: Sheila Don Zella has been making lots of negative comments on you in the media, what exactly  happened or what is happening.?

What I can say is that we separated. That is all I can say. She lives her own life and I live my own life so whatever she speaks about me, I don’t know and I haven’t heard of anything. Its a serious separation and I must say this to clear the air because a lot has been said all around but we separated. Unless if she wants me to help her in anything, I wouldn’t have any problem with her, she is a human being.

Chano8: What are Big Eye’s future plans?

I have a couple of songs, apart from ‘Self contained’ and ‘Agalina’ which are already out, I am having ‘Foot Work’ coming out soon, I have ‘Until You Love Me’ video also coming your way and some more many projects, I can’t speak out all, but I have many tracks in studio and many in stock and am very ready this year.

Chano8: Any concerts this year.

Yes of course thank you for asking. I have a concert coming in December. Am still in talks with the sponsors and  finalising some things then after, I will announce officially but most likely,  December or before that.

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King Saha The Spark At Afrigo Band’s Friday Night Live

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 15:53

King Saha last night lit up Afrigo bands’ monthly show at Guvnor with some electric performances that left the crowd yearning for more. Afrigo’s show that happens every last Friday of the month usually has a special guest performance and after Winnie Nwagi impressed last time round, it was King Saha’s turn to keep the fire burning.

Afrigo has notoriously remained Uganda’s number band doing live music for more than 40 years now and still counting. The crowd pullers have been consistent with their style of music performances and lifestyle that have made them stand the taste of time.

King Saha (R) doing his thing live 

With Afrigo opening the night with slow tempo songs at about 11:pm. The ardent fans of the band had already filled up the place and what has now become a positive twist for both management fo the club and the band is the introduction of the guest artistes usually young performing or recording artiste if you like of the new CD generation who come to spice up things as they tap into the younger fan base

A fan(Left) Joins Moses Matovu and company on stage

This has worked wonders as witnessed in the past 2 months where the place has been packed to capacity with a mix of different age groups and generations blending and bonding well because of a common cause.

Youthful middle-aged music lovers mostly corporate in the 25-35 age group are seen dancing to Afrigo’s ‘Abana Ba Afrigo’ and other classics as well as the 50-75 oldies also shaking well to Saha’s Mulilwana.

Saha who performed in a 25minute non-stop spell did songs like Abantu Baffe, Mulirwana, Gundezze and capped it with Science before dashing off stage. His vocals and energy levels have never been in question and were in full display last night which left the fans screaming for more.

It was a full house as Saha performed at Guvnor last night

Afrigo however, calmed things down with their third and last session as they pulled off popular songs and got the fans grooving with Rudeboy Divo, Moses Matovu, Joanita Kawalya and Rachel Magoola taking the lead on the vocals till late.

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“Aganaga Did Not Consider The Fans’ Wishes” – Tip Swizzy

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 13:43

Although the turn up for Khalifah Aganaga’s Manyi Ga Kazindaalo concert was disappointing, music performances were dominated by upcoming artistes who did not warm up the revellers but Helicopter Entertainment’s CEO Tip Swizzy later became the spark of the night at Theatre Labonita on Thursday.

Tip Swizzy performing at Aganaga’s Manyi Ga Kazindaalo 4X4 concert on Thursday

Performing songs like ‘Akabimbi’ and ‘Agaliko’ Tip Swiizy was cheered by the few fans in both the VIP and ordinary sections although they still waited for more artistes like Eddy Kenzo, Geoffrey Lutaaya, Gravity Omutujju, King Saha, Ziza Bafana, Sheebah, Irene Ntale, Winnie Nwagi, Daxx Kartel and Spice Diana who did not show up despite being advertised as curtain raisers. We contacted Tip Swiizy for a comment and this is what he had to say.

The low turn up at Aganaga’s Manyi Ga Kazindaalo Concert

“I was among the first artistes to perform, so I imagined people were still coming in. His die hard fans came through though but it’s very absurd he didn’t get the right crowd. The next time he is to hold a concert, he should first consider the fans’ demands because a concert is requested for by the people.” Tip Swizzy said.

Khalifah performing at the Manyi Ga Kazindaalo  4X4 concert on Thursday

“Many artistes release a hit song and rush to do a concert without minding the fans’ demands. Personally I have never held a concert but if I am to hold one, I will first see my fans’ demands.” He added.

Aganaga performing with one of the fans at his concert

Meanwhile, Aganaga continues to push the concert in other places like Eden Service Park in Bwaise where he performed last night, Satelite Beach in Mukono today and finally at Darenaz Gardens in Kawanda tomorrow.

 

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A Pass Denies Being In Love With Flavia And Fabiola

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 13:06

Dancehall artist A pass has finally gone tired of the nagging questions about Flavia and Fabiola, the Nva Kampala singer came out and said,

I am not in love with Flavia or Fabiola so please stop asking me how they are doing and how they slept because I honestly have no idea…. You all know by now that I have no class but I have a woman and non of the above ladies is her.

He further went to commend the ladies saying the ladies are beautiful before going on to say that he has a special lady in his life already,

The ladies above are beautiful and lovable but I have a woman that I love so much..
Whenever I come on Tv The ladies above are mixed in my interviews.

A pass isn’t torn between Flavia or Fabiola, he’s just not in love with them

What started out as a joke for A Pass, people went on to take it seriously and he was forced to address the issue a few months ago.

When I said I love ‪#‎Flavia‬ the whole of Uganda and neighboring countries felt it spiritually but did not understand it which is sad, some understood it but refused to acknowledge that they did which is not my problem,’ A Pass added, ‘I said I loved her as an example and I later, on asked a question in the same post, This question was the real deal but it was omitted in the minds of Many because of the first Love statement I made which was the juice bit to many. Some people came up with statements that i was wrong to say I loved her but if you come to think about it I was right to say I love her!!!’

The wuuyo artist further went on to say that the whole situation was a puzzle,

The whole thing was a puzzle that many of you failed to figure out, but that’s not my problem. if I had posted any other person that you didn’t know maybe you would have answered my question. Why i apologized is something i will explain after 5 years.

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Comedian Salvado’s Baby Mama Daphne Graduates

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 07:00

Yesterday Comedian Patrick ‘Salvado’ Idringi was in upbeat moods after his long time sweetheart and baby mama Daphne Frankstock graduated with a Diploma in procurement and Supply Chain Management from Makerere Business School (MUBS)

“I want to take this opportunity to congratulate my love Daphine Frankstock upon her graduation, it hasn’t been easy balancing motherhood and school but somehow you pulled it off.. Super proud of you, I told you I want you to be one of the most respected women in Uganda not bse your my wife but because your a woman of substance. Well done my love…… Educate a woman and you educate the world… Onto the next one .. Masters we coming” Salvado wrote on his Facebook page.

Daphne (Left) with colleagues at the graduation in MUBS 

Daphne who sounded very excited after the ceremony told Chano8 that she was humbled by the experience and wants to continue working hard as she thanked those who supported her in the struggle.

Daphne was joined by Salvado and their baby

“I am overwhelmed,words can’t bring to life the heartfelt gratitude I owe to God, my parents,my friends and my family and most especially the love of my life for standing by me through the whole journey.” She said.

We at Chano8 send our sincere congratulations to Daphne and her family and wish her all the best in her future endeavours.

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Gold Masquerade Fashion Party Goes Down In Style

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 19:30

Gold Masquerade Fashion Party II went down in style last night and this was one for the books. Why? This party saw top notch models showing off both urban and traditional trends and successfully fusing music and fashion with music. The event started at midnight with one of the night’s mcs, HypeMan opening up the runway for the models.

Nemesis from Gifted Music Group entertains guests

From then on, the guests were treated to lots of eye candy with lots of young and old fashion models from Sketch Agencies working the runway. There were performances from several artistes from Gifted Music Group artistes, Kent and Flosso, Jaki O and Leila Kayondo. The uniqueness of the event was the energetic performances all the entertainers put up. It was a sight to behold when Jaki O hit the stage and with ecstatic dance moves that left everyone in awe.

Kent and Flosso of Voltage music rocking their masks

However, all was not good with the attendance which lacked a little bit but was enough nevertheless and judging from the Kampala events business, this event has a very bright future in its upcoming editions. Dj Urban Star and Star Boy spun the wheels while Mc Isaac and HypeMan rocked the mics. A good fashion and music fusion it was and we definitely deserve another rerun of this next year.

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Trend Setters: Tunu From Kenya

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 18:57

My curiosity about Kenyan fashion is mostly limited by my being tied down here. Thanks to the internet I can travel on the cyber journey to check out what is trending in Kenya and who is shaking up the fashion scene there.

While trolling the net for what is hot in Kenya I found a beautiful enterprising lady that love fashion.

Tunu is a Kenyan business owner and a mother but mostly known as a fashionista extraordinaire and well-versed in fashion matters. From per personal blog, she is very passionate about fashion mostly latest worldwide chic-est trends.

She knows what’s IN when it’s still too hot and flying off fashion store shelves and she never minds sharing fab fashion tips. All this is evident from her closet which is often featured on Capital Lifestyle.

Here is a sneak peek of her best looks from her blog.

Beautiful combo of African print and lace

Killer look for everyday

Dinner or red carpet look

Cape mini casual dress

 

 

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