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Over Shs. 200M Raised At Judith Babirye’s Massively Attended Maama Charity Concert

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 22:37

She has been raising the flag for gospel  music in the country for close to two decades now and kept making the industry proud with her music that has touched souls, consoled and inspired the weak and oppressed as well as energised and given hope to the helpless. Now a woman Member of Parliament representing Buikwe district, Hon. Judith Babirye is getting even better with age just like the proverbial wine.

Last night at Kampala Serena Hotel, she brought all those above qualities to the fore as her hugely successful charity concert helped raise over 200 million in cash and pledges (by press time, the final figure had not yet been confirmed) for her NGO Arms of love which helps underage mothers to find a new lease of life and at the same time, champion the fight against child pregnancy in the country.

The massively attended concert had all kinds of people attend from ministers, members of parliament, Pastors, high ranking government officials, business personalities to local celebrities, socialites, students and ordinary nationals.

Judith Babirye was elegant and flawless during her performance

Following the narration of the touching story about the child mothers that Babirye takes care of, the crowd went silent and tears could be seen rolling off the chicks of some of the guests who shared the pain of the little girls who are mothers(some as young as 11 years old) instead of being at school.

Notable among those who contributed massively were business man Godfrey Kirumira of Kwagalana group who pledged 15million, Pastor Bugingo of Salt Media who promised to take care of the bills of one of the victims suffering from Fistula, Pastor Irene Manjeri, Herbalist Mama Fina, E.A Legislative Assembly member Mukasa Mbidde, Rubaga division member of parliament Kato Lubwama and Kampala central’s Muhamad Nsereko among others.

With the event also doubling as a celebration for mother’s day, many revellers turned up with their beloved mothers and created a lovely audience as they enjoyed Babirye’s performance which kicked off at 8pm and ended at midnight with the presentation of the popular ‘Maama’ song that got the crowd on their feet.

 

Some of the MPs including Kato Lubwama and Muhamad Nsereko enjoying the show 

 

Pastor Bugembe challenges Mama Fina to a verse as Stecia Mayanja looks on 

 

And when called upon to help lend a hand in support of the charity drive, they did not disappoint as they contributed generously both in cash and pledges.

Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga who was the chief guest led by example by making a cash contribution, calling for an end to child pregnancies as well as shaking to Babirye’s tunes on stage to the delight of the revellers who cheered her on when she stepped on stage alongside Minister in Charge of General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister Mary Karooro Okurut.

Speaker of parliament Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga praises Babirye as minister Mary Okurut looks on

Their dance moves were a joy to behold as the very busy speaker squeezed some time to share the stage with Babirye whom she praised for being a hardworking and loving person but above all, for not abandoning music which she uses to speak to her people. She thanked her for organising the important concert which will not only help raise much needed support but also awareness for the scourge affecting millions of people in the country.

Judith Babirye’s 11-year old daughter Nana Mulungi (R) joins some of the childmothers that her mother is helping out

Te fathers were celebrated too as they joined Babirye on stage

Guessts enjoying the show

      

 

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Bebe Cool Now Targets West African Audience

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 17:52

The rate at which Bebe Cool is outing songs, you might think he is soon retiring from music. But that is not the case. The musician is just giving his fans options of what he has in stock.

Bebe Cool just soon after releasing ‘Mbozi za Malwa’, a collaboration he had with Sauti Sol from Kenya that has once again opened his doors to the Kenyan market is now trying other options.

But not to get confortable, Bebe has aimed his guns further more into the Western Africa industry and what better way to do it than have a song with one of the best over there. The ’18 n over’ musician is soon releasing collaboration with Ghana’s superstar Stonebwoy titled ‘My Wife’.

Stonebwoy from Ghana is working with Uganda’s Bebe Cool

The audio will be the first to be released and it’s expected to be on airplay starting next week with the video to follow a few weeks later.

Stonebwoy, real names Livingstone Etse Satekla is a Ghanaian Afro-pop, Dancehall and Reggae musician, also CEO of Burniton Music Group. He is known for songs like  Pull Up ,  ‘Not Again’and  Problem

He won the 2015 Best International Act (Africa) at the 2015 BET Awards and Artiste of the Year at the 2015 Ghana Music Awards.

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Cindy To Stage Memorable Show

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 17:17

Not many expected this but we can all agree that it has long been overdue. Musician Cinderella Sanyu alias Cindy is slated to stage her second musical show this year, specifically on the 25th of August 2017.

The musician first staged a show in 2013 at Kati Kati restaurant but this time, she will be having this one dubbed ‘A night with Cindy’ at Imperial Royal Hotel and although more details haven’t been brought to the book about the concert, it’s definitely one that cannot be missed.

This is because of how Cindy has transformed herself from just being an artiste to becoming one of the most sought after performers in the country.

Cindy performs at a recent concert. She is now one of the most sought after artistes

Ever since Cindy broke away from Blu *3, she has been on a journey of discovering herself from songs like ‘Nawewe’ which was more of an RnB track that suited few. She switched to dancehall on ‘Ayokya  Yokya’ which actually became a hit of sorts and was later followed up by other songs like ‘You and Me’ featuring P-Square among other songs.

In her journey, she has also had other songs like ‘Still Standing, ‘You and me’, still standing, ‘One and Only’ and ‘Sample Dat’ among others.

Currently, the musician performs at events you never expected her to feature at like Bayimba, Blankets and Wine and was even invited to perform at Kabaka’s birthday party and has been quite impressive in all.

 

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Introducing A Better Way For Employers To Recruit

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 16:19

Uganda’s leading career website, BrighterMonday, has launched a new and improved Employer Centre to help streamline the hiring process – saving 40% on recruitment time. Building upon their database of jobseeker profiles, the easy-to-use online tool makes it faster and easier to post job ads. Then employers can reject, review, shortlist, offer and hire candidates – solving the issue of having to sort through too many applications for open positions.

The user-friendly technology comes after months of market research. “We surveyed employers across East Africa to better understand their pain points.” Said BrighterMonday’s Product Manager James Lawrence. “Our new employer center solves these challenges”.

The top issue facing employers was how to effectively manage the number of job applications that came in for popular jobs. Many HR professionals are currently using work email to handle applications, but this leads to a cluttered inbox and inefficient processes. The employer center allows you to centrally manage the recruitment process end-to-end: reject, review, shortlist, offer, hire.

However, many employers note that unsuitable applicants often apply for roles; those who do not meet the criteria specified in the job description. A simple solution is the employer center’s filters. Sort candidates by education, years experience, current position and other key factors against the candidate’s profile.

For those who do meet the hiring criteria, it’s one click to preview of download their CV, before using the employer center’s in-built email functionality to contact candidates to invite them for interviews or send other targeted communications.

But managing candidates was not the only issue facing employers the in-depth research uncovered. While job websites allow recruiters to reach a larger pool of talent than available in their personal networks, the process of posting a job ad was cumbersome. It is for this reason, rigorous user-experience testing went into posting processes for the new employer center, where HR professionals can now add, edit, extend and expire job ads with ease. Moreover, they can control their ads and access detailed performance statistics 24/7 from their employer accounts.

Lastly, employers often found job seekers who may not be suitable for the advertised role, but would be a good company fit for another role. Yet they had no convenient place to store such profiles. This is solved with the release of candidate pools, where you can save top talent in groups and contact the job seekers when a suitable position becomes available. Meaning employers can staff a position without having to even put the job ad online.

“Our aim has always been to connect employers with job seekers. But we also understand that in some cases, employers may receive too many applicants and this can slow down the recruitment process.” Says BrighterMonday’s Product Manager James Lawrence.

“By improving our technology, employers can quickly and easily filter down to the qualified candidates for that particular role. While saving other candidate profiles who may be suitable for future roles. This serves both sides. Employers hire faster. Job seekers have more opportunities.”

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Ykee Benda Excited To Be Part Of Coke Studio

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 20:01

 

Ugandans are fast becoming a force to reckon with in Coke Studio as they are steadily making a big impact on the annual international music platform.

We have had artistes like Radio and Weasel, Jose Chameleone, Navio, Lilian Mbabazi, Juliana, Lydia Jazmine and Eddy Kenzo among others representing us before. And now already, Ykee Benda is in Nairobi participating as the latest entrant.

He was too excited for this opportunity and he went straight to his social media and posted that indeed dreams do come true if you keep the faith.

Going places:Ykee Benda

Ykee Benda, real names Tugume Wycliff added that he never expected to be on such a big platform.

“Don’t stop dreaming if you are a young person out there. I tell you 2years ago I watched all these African big stars do their thing on this stage. I told myself one day that would be me and that day is here,” he said.

YKee Benda(L) in Coke studio with other artistes

The musician also advised the young musicians to never doubt themselves and to always believe until ‘Belief’ becomes their middle name.

This comes a few months after he was named by MTV base among the most promising artistes in Uganda this year with songs like ‘Farmer’(ft Sheebah), ‘Muna Kampala’ and ‘Eva’ among others.

 

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Anne Kansiime Ventures Into Leisure Business

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 19:24

Anne Kansiime is regarded as one of the best female comedians in Africa and the queen of comedy in Uganda. She has of recent been quiet on the comedy scene perhaps cooking up something new for her numerous fans across the globe or just working on her private businesses and investments..

The entertainment industry and particularly comedy being an unpredictable arena may also have made her think outside of the box and venture into other sectors and the latest we have learnt is that she is unveiling something soon.

The Fun factory comedienne first opened up a bar in Naalya called Kubby’s which is not doing that bad and a few days ago, we also learned that she is soon opening up her leisure and hospitality business which is situated in her home area in Kabale which is fast becoming a key tourism area.

Because of this, Kansiime thought it wise to start the leisure and Inn business so that in about two years, it’s the only stop center for tourists.

Anne Kansiime now into leisure business  

She named the inn ‘Kansiime backpackers’ and it’s located on the shores of lake Bunyonyi, conveniently overseeing the lake. It’s also one of the best places for bird watching.

The Kansiime Backpackers cottages

“My plan is to create a beautiful place to celebrate life. It is almost ready.” She said.

Kansiime Backpackers is expected to officially open in July this year with a big unveiling ceremony to follow in the process.

The comedian has slowly risen to be among the best Ugandan comedians both in and outside of the country, filling up auditoriums and performing for dignitaries in different countries.

 

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New Bata Insolia: Makes Women Walk Further And Taller

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 16:58

You know that moment when you get home from a busy day at work and your feet are on fire? High heels were crafted to empower women’s confidence, but since they are quite uncomfortable and difficult to walk in, many women, especially here in Kampala have opted to shun them. Bata Uganda has just launched a new Insolia heel technology allowing you to wear high heels up to three times longer and walk taller courtesy of the even weight distribution in these shoes that ensures that you keep an upright posture.

This technology was launched recently by Bata Uganda at Garden City. The launch was attended by influential women, top socialites, fashion lovers, Bata staff and several media personel. It featured a fashion show on a runway where models showcased the new Bata shoes introducing the Insolia heel technology. While unveiling the shoes, beautiful smiles could be spotted on the faces of the women in attendance as this solved a major problem for them while the men who attended viewed this as newly found happiness for the women in their lives.

The Bata Insolia Heel technology launch at Garden City

Bata shoes with Insolia heel technology

The Bata team explains that “Thanks to the revolutionary weight distribution system that spreads your weight equally on your feet, women can now walk comfortably straighter and with a lot of ease in these new shoes from Bata.”  “This new shoe tech also includes a combination of  feet balancing which attracts more confidence not only to your look but most importantly, to yourself.” added Bata Uganda Merchandizing Manager, Diana Nabunya. All you need to do is  grab a pair from any Bata store near you and start enjoying your journeys. BATA Insolia is Proven Tested and Guaranteed Extra Comfort.

Why Wear Bata Insolia Heels

  • Wear heeled shoes up to 3 times longer!
  • Walk Straight and Look Taller up to 3 cm!
  • Walk Sexier, Feel Like a Diva!

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Youngster Latinum Speaks Out On Signing With GMG Record Label

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 18:59

Undoubtedly one of Uganda’s youngest and fast rising artistes, Dancehall/Ragga singer Latinum is one who has a promising future if he stays focused. To keep on track, he needs good management and with the latest contract he signed with Gifted Music Group (GMG) at the beginning of this very month, we hope his music is going to reach the next Level.

Chano8 contacted Latinum for a say on the significance of being signed by GMG and here is what he said.

“Signing with GMG means a big deal because according to me, they are going to push me from where I am to somewhere else. GMG has provided me with a lot of staff like new audios and videos, new looks and I think these guys are more promising in promotion and everything is so far at set.”

Latinum is officially a Gifted Music Group recoed label’s member

Born and raised in Rubindi, Mbarara 18 years ago, where he has been based, Latinum who was formerly signed to the Mbarara based Game Park Music was officially signed to the Ntinda-based GMG on 1st May and going forward, the ‘Amanya Gange’ hit maker joins fellow artistes Rey and Shene who are also signed to the same label.

“My former management was good, it was promising but however right now I am in GMG and they have a good team working on the media and me too I have my guys pushing my music so I connected them to GMG and together we are pushing my music.” Latinum added.

Latinum real name Tonny Mbangira came to the limelight last year with one of his tunes ‘Amanya Gange’ which did not only become a hit but also earned him a huge fan base although a section of people were mistaking his voice and style for that of A Pass. He has other songs like ‘Baabo’, ‘Tornado’ featuring Dj Fikie, ‘Sum Mi Want’, ‘Zimenya’ and ‘Ready Know’ featuring Beenie Gunter.

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Emma Carlos Transforms After Finding Love Of His Life

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 12:01

It has been a while since renowned artiste promoter Emma Carlos appeared here but today, we learned of something that really caught our attention.

Emma Carlos has been off the social scene for a very long time but when we bumped into him and by the look of things, he’s doing pretty good for himself.

Coco Finger’s former manager now Khalifah Aganaga’s has put on weight and as if that transformation isn’t enough, he also decided to cut off his dreadlocks which he had kept for a very long time.

On seeing him, we were compelled to ask him about his new look and sudden gain of weight. “Many in family didn’t like my dreads and secondly it was also a phase that I had to overcome,” he said.

But on insisting with burning questions, we learned that there is a woman behind all these changes.

We learned that Emma Carlos is moving out with a certain lady who he couldn’t mention and that the relationship has been going on for about four months.

In fact, we also got to know that one of Uganda’s best artiste manager is planning on marrying this lady.

About a year ago, Emma Carlos broke up with his baby mama over brutality. Hope this goes well this time round.

 

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Moses Magogo Appointed On CAF Committee

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 11:20

It sure looks like Moses Magogo is fast becoming the most successful FUFA president after being named on the CAF executive committee. Magogo has become the first Ugandan to be part of Africa’s football committee after he was appointed on the CAF executive committee following the developments from the ongoing CAF Congress in Manama, Bahrain.

“In recognition of the progress of football development in Uganda and contribution towards African football; At the CAF Congress in Manama Bahrain, I have been appointed a member of the CAF Executive Committee 2017 – 2021 and a member of the CAF Reforms Committee,” Magogo posted on his social media.

Magogo had in March 2017, lost a bid to Djibouti’s FA boss Suleiman Hassan Waberi for the central East zone spot to the Executive Committee but this appointment is equivalent to that.

Through his tenure as FUFA president, the Uganda cranes have been able to qualify for the just concluded African cup of nations after 39 years and has been able to fly in the new FIFA president.

 

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Kalifah Aganaga To Make Musical Come Back With A Carnival

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 19:45

Khalifa Aganaga has appeared in news more for negative reasons than positive ones, which is a bad thing especially in this competitive music industry.

We wrote about his terribly flopped concert last year, we wrote about how he has on several times been beaten by fellow musicians. But this year, the musician settled down and decided to reinvent his life and music career. He mended his relationship with the Goodlyf duo of Moze Radio and Weasel, doing a collabo in the process; he started constructing his rentals in Kawempe and so on.

Kalifah Aganaga

But in between all that, we heard that, the musician had flexed with his landlord and this was because of the excess pressure he has been living with of not having a top song. But he is willing not to put the guns down and besides releasing a song (Omunyankole) that is not doing badly, he is going to organize a carnival tag named AgaNagaCarnival.

“Jennifer Musisi has Kampala Carnival, Bobi Wine has Ensasagge ye Busabala, Bebe Cool has Tondeka ekiwatule. It is time for khalifa to also have his,” he said. 

 

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Philanthropist Monica Agoa Akiiki In A Charity Drive To Help Children

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 19:17

It is said that Ugandans have a big heart and indeed going by the many charity drives being organised recently in the pearl of Africa, one can safely say it is true and big ups to all the organisations, groups and individuals who have taken charity work to the next level.

And one such active individual is United Kingdom-based Ugandan philanthropist, fashionista and model Monica Agoa Akiiki who will be coming back to her motherland for yet another charity car wash whose aim is to help and support children with heart illnesses.

Overtime, Children with heart illnesses have been going to India, London, United Kingdom and other places for surgeries but under her Keith Heart Foundation, Monica has a dream to control this and that is why she organised this upcoming car wash slated to take place at Panamera Bar and Lounge on Saturday the 27th of May.

UK based Uganda philanthropist and fashionista Monica Agao Akiiki in Charity drive to safe children with heart illnesses

Monica will be spearheading this event and the general public is invited to be part of this cause. Cars will be washed for Ug Shs 50,000 and there will be T-shirts on sale at Ug Shs 30,000 each as well. On top of the car wash drive, Monica will also visit Mulago Hospital where she is expected to give out a few items to the children there.

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Photos: SMS ONE’S Naume Off The Shelf

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 17:08

Last Saturday the 6th of May was a remarkable day in the life of SMS ONE’s Finance and Administration Manager Naume Ninsiima who finally wedded her long time boy friend Bless Tusiime at Bugolobi Church of Uganda. The wait had been long and finally, Naume got over the single life and apparently she is enjoying her honey moon outside Uganda in a country we shall not disclose.

After the wedding, reception was at the Nakasero based Arirang Hotel where her family, relatives, workmates and friends gathered to celebrate with her one of the life achievements she accomplished. It was a fun filled function that had music performances from Hon Judith Babirye, Naava Grey and Charmant Mushaga.

This is how it went down (Photos by Habre Muriisa)

Naume and his husband Mr Bless Tusiime

Who wouldn’t be happy on their wedding day?

Naume and Bless after changing

Naume and Bless being entertained

Honourable Judith Babirye performing

Naume’s mother getting lost into Judith Babirye’s performance

Some of the people eating food at the party

Going forward, Bless will be Naume’s shoulder to lean on

Naume dancing with one of her aunties

Mrs Noreen Nkuraija and Rachael of TUMAINI savings group in which Naume is a member had a present for her

Naume dancing with her mother

Director Finance and Operations SMS ONE Mrs. Elizabeth Mushabe who is Naume’s auntie giving her remarks as her siblings Faith and Josh look on

Naume showing what she got in dancing

Director Finance and Operations SMS ONE Mrs. Elizabeth Mushabe giving her speech accompanied by some of the staff members SMS ONE

The Human Resource Manager SMS ONE Mrs. Charity Byarugaba praying leading the SMS ONE staff in praying for and blessing Naume’s marriage

Naume and Bless close eyes for the prayers

SMS ONE’s Director Finance and Operations Mrs. Elizabeth Mushabe speaking at Naume’s wedding

SMS ONE’s/Chano8’s/Mixa Kids’ Visual Content Assitants Habre Muriisa and Joanitah Asiimire with Chano8’s sub editor Roy Ruva Collins (right) posing for pictures. (Photo by Geofrey Mutabazi)

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Juliana Should Have Kept Quiet Says PR Guru Bryan Morel Muhumuza

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 15:34

Bryan More Muhumuza is a renowned Music Enthusiast, Arts Manager, PR Specialist; Events ware man and celebrity personal assistant. He has voluntarily and hands-on worked for eminent figures like Judith Heard, Iryn Namubiru, Nicki Nola, Cindy, Bingwa Awards Kenya, Jackie Chandiru, Blu*3, Diva Awards Rwanda, Dufla Diligon, Qute Kaye, Navio, Angella Katatumba among others. He exclusively talked to www.chano8.com about some itchy topics currently dominating the entertainment industry and gave his opinion on the them. Here is what he had to say.

What is your take on Juliana Kanyomozi’s recently released video and the hullabaloo that followed the concept. With some fans complaining it was a ‘copy and paste’ from some other music video. 

It is freaking true; Juliana’s latest video release ‘I’m Still Here’ has been debuted to overwhelming negative reviews for its express likeness of Ain’t Yo Mama (JLO), ‘Still In Love’ (Ashanti), ‘Sembera’ (Irene Ntale) and ‘Pretty Hurts’ (Beyoncé).    

She took to an interview with Sanyu FM and said that she had never watched either of the videos. Juliana should have rather kept quiet or INSTEAD used different directors responsible for the video scenes in the first place. The authorship of this video is still attributed to her name. I like the song though because of its reggae genus, real-­‐life story, clarion, resonance and the usual Juliana thorough strife. She is a legend.  

Business, wise the whole  gospel seemed to have had a PR methodology steaming right from the singer’s management.  The song finally got all the traffic YouTube views, cross continent tweets and local countdown tags.      

Controversial: The video that got the country talking

Cindy was recently stopped at Kabala’s birthday celebrations  midway her performance.  Were the organizers right to do that  or  was  it  a blunder on their  side to invite her in the first place?

I  actually  knew  about  her  being  headlined  to  perform  at  the  King’s centenary. It was really amateurish to cut her ‘glorious’ presentation short. I’m certain the booking agents of the Kwagalana  Group  knew  Cindy  Sanyu, her stage sultry and sensation when they were hiring her. Being sassy is  now part of her and it has made her a star across Africa. That’s her disco graph and signature.  

Why  didn’t  Nabagereka’s  Aides  prescribe  a  dress  code  during  the booking  contract  with  the  singer  in  the  first  place? Even Lady Gaga is known to dance before the US head of state or Queen   Elizabeth with a full buttocks display. (Laughs). 

However,  she  still  seems  to  be  the  most  improved  artiste  of  late  after  reinventing  herself  and  showing it with a great performance  at  the 16th edition of Blankets and Wine.  What do you think was the magic behind?   

Cindy  has  sincerely  acknowledged  and  mastered  Self  Esteem  as  a  trait   for  a  public  figure  that  she  is.  Rehearsal has also mounted to her constancy throughout the musical career.  I  cannot  believe  she  went  ahead  and  hired  more  two  dancers  on  top of the already  incredible  Sara  Tawa  and  Ritah  Tasha!  And  trust  me  this  has  substantiated a choreography  mark  in her post   Blu*3  arts  excellence.    

Bryan gave his view to Chano8 in this exclusive interview

 

Ghetto President Bobi Wine has finally joined politics.  What do you think he will bring on the table? What  difference  do  you  think  he  can  bring  if  he   makes  it  to  parliament?.

 On  a  comprehensive  outlook,  I  wouldn’t  personally  opt  for  a  politic   pursuit.  It  pays  in  a  long  run  and  at  a  wholesale  expense.   However,  I  can’t  refute  the  fact  that  the  gentleman  already  knows  his   community  grievances  as  heard  in  his  songs,  Tugambire  Ku  Jennifer,   Kadingo  and  Bad  Man  From  Kamwokya  Ft  Navio.  On  the other  hand, I imagine a sphere  of  discomfort immediately surrounding  him once he starts polls, campaigns,  elections  and  balloting   hoop-­‐la.  

I  also  see  Bobi  injecting  squillion of  money  on  such  a  probability.   Seriously,  Legislature  being  a  government  thing  will  humble  him  into  an  official   being  as  opposed  to  fighting  in  bars,  waging  cyber  feuds  over  fellow  outraging  illicit  drugs  etc.  

I  wish him the  best  and  let  this  add to his  already sizeable army of fans.  

Nigerian music still keeps dominating airwaves across the continent and even here at home.   What do you think they are doing right?  

 Two things;  Their  custom  Genre  identity  and  Integrated  PR  System  with   the  neighbouring  communities  of  Ghana,  Cameroon,  Angola,  Djibouti  and Mali. Uganda.  We are steadily getting there.  Have you listened to ‘Mbozi Za Malwa’?  In  this  folk  pop  composition,  the  Kenya  maestro  group,  Sauti  Sol   zealously  tries  our  own  reinvented  style of music. They feature our own Bebe Cool.    

In your opinion what  do  you  think  should  be  generally  done  to  improve  the  music industry  in  Uganda?  

 Investment in publishing well researched and packaged music production.   The  digital  age  of  the  music  trade  is  in  full  effect  now.  The  remnants  are rapidly being  replaced  by  a  new  structure  that  empowers  the  artists  not   Record  Labels.  So  let  the  artistes  personally  mind  the  quality  of  what   they  put  out.    

 I  also  argue  fellow  music  practitioners  here  to  invest  same  energy  and   time  in  procuring  airplay  and  performance  showcases  from  all  around   the  world.  We need to show the world what we can  do.  

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Photos: Sights At The 40 Days Over 40 Smiles’ 5th Anniversary Dinner

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 19:07

Friday night the 5th of May was a night to remember for the founders, members and well wisher of the youth-led charity organisation 40 Days Over 40 Smiles as they celebrated its 5th anniversary at a glamorous VIP dinner dubbed #4040At5 held at Kampala Serena Hotel’s Victoria Hall.

Since 2012, this organisation has been a stepping stone for vulnerable children and communities to access quality, all-round education support and entrepreneurial training aimed at self-sustainability. Marking 5 years was truly required and we have to say congratulations to them because the work they do speaks for itself.

The dinner was just not about revellers eating and having a good time but also acted as a fundraising event where attendees were expected to fundraise money for the organisation’s cause of ‘Be the change you want to see in the world’

Apart from fundraising, there were other activities that took place like music performances from artistes Naava Grey, Ruyonga, Canaan Gents, Sandra Suubi and Afrie.

Below is how the #4040at5 dinner went down through the Chano8 lens

Naava Grey

The founder and team leader 40 Days Over 40 Smiles Foundation Esther Kalenzi speaking at the dinner

Esther Kalenzi after handing over the award of appreciation to D&J Audio for being supportive

Esther Kalenzi after awarding Cipher 256 for being supportive to 40 Days Over 40 Smiles Foundation

Esther Kalenzi awarding The Medical Concierge group for being supportive to 40 Days Over 40 Smiles Foudation

Meet 40 Days Over 40 Smiles’ members

Founder and team leader 40 Days Over 40 Smiles Foudation Esther Kalenzi posing for the Chano8 camera

Power FM’s Ronnie Habasa was the host

Sandra Suubi was just flawless

Asiimwe Jackie mentor 40 Days Over 40 Smiles Foundation speaking at the dinner

A section of the revellers

Songstress Afrie was just more than good

Mrs Joyce Namigadde the founder Happy Times Child Care Initiatives who are the first beneficiaries of 40 Days Over 40 Smiles foundation speaking at the dinner

Canaan Gents had an amazing showcase too

The crowd

Capital FM’s Flavia Tumusiime and friend after getting their meals

It was self service at the #4040AT5 dinner

Revellers serving food

Capital FM’s Flavia Tumusiime

Revellers were given chance to leave an autograph to 40 Days Over 40 Smiles Foundation

Gospel singer and rapper Ruyonga was one of the headlining acts

Some of the guests join Esther Kalenzi (3rd left) the founder 40 Days Over 40 Smiles foundation to cut cake

Mrs. Elizabeth Mushabe the director finance and operations SMS ONE/Chano8 was in attendance too

Esther Kalenzi and Mrs Elizabeth Mushabe posing for the Chano8 camera

One of the revellers filling the pledge card to fund raise for to organisation’s cause

In attendance was the founder TASO Uganda Mrs Noerine Kareeba who urged 40 Days Over 40 Smiles Foundation to become an international organisation just like TASO

Some of the ladies posing for photos at the backdrop

She was very comfortable to show off her curves and thigh

One of the members of 40 Days Over 40 Smiles foundation Mr Benjamin Rukwengye sharing with the attendees what the organisation has done so far

 

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 Mun G Finally Has Last Laugh After Pulling Massive Crowd At ‘Sente Zange’ Concert

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 16:16

They say for one to succeed in something, you should never give up and how ever many times you fall, it doesn’t matter but what matters is always picking yourself back up on your feet. This is exactly what happened with Singer Emmanuel Matovu Mungi commonly known as Mun G who excited fans on Saturday during his “Ondisa Bubi Sente Zange concert that was held at Freedom city Mall, Entebbe Road.

Mun G’s previous concerts were either poorly attended or completely, but this was not the case this weekend as the ‘Ssejjusa’ singer pulled a huge crowd at his concert and wowed them too.

With schools breaking for holidays last week and Mun G’s fan base mostly falling under this category, he and his organisers seem to have got it right straight from the start. The crowd of mainly youngsters started streaming in as early as 5:00pm, the show started at 7 pm with the numbers growing as it went on.

Mun G being cheered up by fans as he performs

By 8:30pm, the venue had registered one of the highest numbers of fans at Freedom City in both the ordinary and VIP sections and looked excited as the curtain raisers like Navio , Gravity Omutujju and other upcoming artistes warmed up the stage for the main man.

The show was well attended at Freedom City

Dressed in a black and white velvet sports suit, Mun G took to the stage at around 10pm and was welcomed by thunderous screams, cheers and ululations from the crowd.

The Kuntakinte entertainment boss didn’t disappoint as he put up an energetic performance that kept the fans on their feet as they danced and cheered on.  He fired up the crowd with his hit songs like ‘Ssejjusa’,  ‘Sala Puleesa’,’ Byayanga’, ‘Big bumpa’, Sente Zange’ among others.

Navio was one of the artistes who supported Mun G on Saturday

 

 

 

 

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40 Days Over 40 Smiles Foundation Marks 5 Years In Style

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 12:50

40 Days Over 40 Smiles Foundation is an independent youth-led charity organisation which from the year 2012 has been a stepping stone for vulnerable children and communities to access quality, all-round education support and entrepreneurial training aimed at self-sustainability.

On that note, this award winning organisation marked its 5th anniversary at a glamorous VIP dinner dubbed #4040At5 that took place at Kampala Serena Hotel’s Victoria Hall last Friday the 5th of May 2017. Starting off as early as 7 PM with serving of cocktail to the revellers, the dinner later on saw attendees get entertained by headlining artistes Naava Grey, Afrie, Canaan Gents, Sandra Suubi and Ruyonga. 

Esther Kalenzi the team leader and founder 40 Days Over 40 Smiles Foudation speaking at the dinner

 

Some of the revellers posing for our camera before the function officially began

After the cocktail, Habasa the host welcomed the revellers and immediately invited the first performer Naava Grey who engaged and excited the crowd, showcasing what she got before Canaan Gents wowed the crowd with their acapella session.

Power FM’s Ronnie Habasa was the host

Naava Grey performing

Canaan Gents had a nice acapella showcase

Dinner was later served and as people almost got done with eating, there was a short thanksgiving speech from Namigadde Joyce the founder Happy Times Child Care Initiatives who are the first beneficiaries of 40 Days Over 40 Smiles Foundation before singer Afrie serenaded the crowd with her beautiful vocals.

A section of guests serving themselves food

Some of guests enjoying the dinner

Afrie serenading the crowd away

The stage was later opened for the team leader and founder 40 Days Over 40 Smiles Foundation Esther Kalenzi who shared with the crowd about how she began it, where they are now and their proposed future plans.

For me tonight is a night of celebrating a dream that I had and everyone that managed to come and dream with me because it is no longer my but our dream.” She said this before handing over appreciation awards to companies Cipher 256, The Medical Concierge and D & J Audio for the supportive heart they have been showing the organisation for the past 5 years.

Esther Kelenzi the Founder 40 Days Over Smiles was just excited and thankful for the good attendance

Esther Kalenzi posing for photos after awarding D & J Audio company

More performances came from Sandra Suubi and shortly after, amid ululations cake was cut and served to the crowd and Ruyonga closed the night with his performance.

Founder 40 Days Over 40 Smiles foundation Esther Kalenzi (in green) is joined by some of the guests to cut cake

Sandra Suubi performing

Gospel singer Ruyonga performing

It was however not just about having and enjoying dinner to celebrate 5 years, but a fundraising function at that where attendees were asked to fundraise for the cause and this was done through pledges.

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Photos: First Adorable Images Of Businessman David Greenhalgh’s Baby Emerge

Sat, 05/06/2017 - 12:22

Ugandan based British Business man David Greenhalgh who last year was in the news for throwing a lavish birthday for his girlfriend Ms Parks Dee Laker Greenhalgh was rewarded with a bouncing baby girl. The couple after announcing the news however remained elusive as they kept away from the prying eyes of the public and media.

They preferred to live in privacy at their Kololo mansion or abroad and only a few close relatives and friends had set eyes on the cute little princess. However, Chano8 has exclusively landed on the first adorable photos of the couple with their little angle. Take a look.

Excited: The couple and their baby

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Rapper French Montana’s Visit To Uganda Leaves Lasting impression.

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 19:51

 

From shooting a video, French Montana has continued to show his love to Uganda by donating a huge amount of money to the needy.

The American rapper yesterday donated shillings amounting to shs$100,000 to the Mama Hope community charity in Uganda.

“That touched my heart when I went out there,” he told Billboard.com of his trip and the reason for his generous donation. “I felt like taking my clothes off while I was there and giving it to them there. “I feel like sometimes God puts you in a platform where you’re supposed to help other people.” He said.

It doesn’t stop at that. Montana also decided to start the ‘Unforgettable’ dance challenge where the people will post their dance moves on the song which will help to raise more funds to help the community.  

French Montana dances with Uganda’s Ghetto Kids in a music video

“I feel like when you do stuff like that, the energy gives off of it itself (sic),” French said. “Us taking 30-hour trips over there, helping kids and using a platform that I got to showcase these kids’ talents from the dancing to the ambition to the hunger, I felt like everything came together.”

The Unforgettable Dance Challenge has already taken off online, thanks to French’s famous friends like Drake, Swizz Beatz, and DJ Khaled helping to push the latest craze on social media.

French, whose family struggled financially during his childhood in Morocco, reveals he learned about Mama Hope through a mutual friend, and his stop at the Suubi Center inspired him to do more for organization officials, who support entrepreneurship worldwide to help kids from tough backgrounds lift themselves and their families out of poverty.

Watch French Montana below;

 

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Photos: Behind The Scenes Of Bobi Wine’s ‘Specioza’ Video Shoot

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 17:20

In the wake of his announcement to stand as Kyadondo East member of parliament in the by-elections whose date is yet to be announced, Bobi Wine has also been a busy head in the video shoot for his latest single ‘Specioza’

Specioza is a vibrant sound that throws your minds to the past and slowly brings them back to the present where Bobi brings a recap of his youthful days before he met his current wife and mother of his 4 children. He connects the days when he was in love with a girl he identified as Specioza whom he loved to the bits but to his surprise, she chucked him at the climax of his love for her.

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

Shot by Sir Lawrence of A.L Magic Filmz, here is how the video shoot which was done in three places namely Namasuba, Entebbe and Kisubi respectively on Wednesday the 3rd of May.

This is the video vixen who acted as Specioza

Bobi Wine and his make up artiste

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