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DJ Alex Ndaula Retires After 40 Years

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 15:52

Few employers can afford to award their longest serving employee. The more they can afford to do is just throw a party for him or her and that’s it.

But Capital FM showed people how it’s done by not only throwing a farewell party but also buy Alex Ndawula a luxurious new ride as well as giving him a cash price.

Alex Ndawula who has been at the helm of Capital FM for over 20 years was yesterday evening thrown a farewell party at the stations gardens and given a Toyota Prado and a cash price of 30million as gratitude for the years he has been at the station.

A signed portrait in honor of the veteran DJ

Alex and Dr Jose Chameleone at the party

The event was attended by musicians, presenters from different radio stations and his fellow workers.

Besides the car and cash price, Ndawula was also given an art painting with over 10 signatures of people he has worked with or helped during his tenure.

Alex Ndawula stopped working three weeks back and his programmes ‘Dance Force’ and ‘Sundowner’ have just been playing music.

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Club Dj Awards Championships Back With A Bang

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 15:22

Two months ago, Club held the Club Music Video awards where Ugandan local artistes were awarded for their music videos that  managed to win in 18 categories. As if that was not enough, they launched the annual Club Dj Awards Championships and Djs are to win trophies and cash prizes but after a battle.

However, there are no nominations for these awards but it is the Djs skills in mixing and the crowd’s reaction that will keep them in the competitions which are apparently on regional level before the Grand finale on 21st May. Yesterday, Djs in the western Uganda districts namely Mbarara, Bushenyi, Masindi, Kanungi, Kasese and Kasese tussled it out at the Mbarara based Ice Longue and the winner won a trophy plus instant cash.

One of the Djs at a previous edition of Club Dj Awards Championships

On 12th May, the Dj battle will head to Eastern Uganda in Mbale at Club El Tanjia where the winner will win also take a trophy and instant cash. The final battle like mentioned above will take place on 21st May at Lido Beach, Entebbe where only one winner will take home the  main Dj trophy on top of a 2 million Ug Shs grand prize.

“Our forte as a brand is music, we believe in the Ugandan DJ industry as a whole. Our span of interest goes from musicians’ right to DJ’s. To us, as long as people are skilled in music in any way, our role is to give them whatever support we can to take them to the next level.” said John Katete, the Brand Manager of Club.

Uganda DJ Awards founded by Anthony Yawe also known as DJ Tony in 2008 are marking 10 years under the sponsorship from Nile Breweries.

See how the Western Uganda Dj battle went down in photos

               

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Rashford Bends It Like Becks To Give Manchester United Advantage

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 15:03

Estadio de Balaídos : Celta Vigo 0-1 Manchester United.

Manchester United Manager Jose Mourhino has been clear on what his priority is this season and his message is Europa is the way to Champions League football next season and his troops seem to head to the call as they responded with a convincing performance in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final match against Spanish side Celta Vigo.

Teenage striker Marcus Rashford was the man who provided the key moment as his superb free-kick put the English side in firm control of the tie.

In the absence of injured veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovich, the 19-year old was handed the responsibility to spear head United’ attack and has so far delivered. After scoring in the quarter-final against Anderlecht his curling rocket free-kick effort following a Daley Blind’s decoy run did not only give United the lead but also a precious away goal to provide the cushion ahead of return leg next Thursday.

Rashford celebrates after scoring against Celta Vigo

United had wasted a string of good chances through in the first half and three clear ones Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Jesse Lingard and Rashform himself that were saved by excellent on form goal keeper Sergio Alvarez before the opportunity came at a time Celta were in ascendancy.

With this lead going into the return game at Oldtraford, Jose Mourinho’s side will be strong favourites to progress to face Ajax or Lyon in Stockholm on 24 May in the final of a competition they have never won.

Ajax also had their own chances through Daniel Wass and former Liverpool player Iago Aspas who headed wide while Pione Sisto’s deflected shot forced Sergio Romero to save in the second half.

AJAX TAKES HUGE STEP TO FINALS

Meanwhile in the other semi-final dutch side Ajax moved closer to the brink of a first European final in 21 years by overwhelming Lyon in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final on Wednesday with on-loan Chelsea striker Bertrand Traore opening the scoring.

Ajax players in cloud nine after thumping Lyon 4-1

Kasper Dolberg drove in a second after defensive confusion and Amin Younes added a third via a deflection after the break. Traore added his second after Mathieu Valbuena had given the French side a glimmer of hope and now take a 4-1 advantage.

 

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It Is Going To Be Only A Classic Act At ‘Tugende Mukikadde’ – Afrigo’s Eddy Yawe

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 19:33

The hours are running and the big day is drawing closer as organisers are putting final touches on arrangements to make the ‘Tugende Mukikadde’ show a memorable. According to Eddy Yawe one of the celebrated vocalists at legendary band Afrigo Band, the show will surely be classic as its theme suggests.

Yawe who is the bridge between the old guard and the young blood at the 40-year old band while exclusively speaking to Chano8 about what to expect said they are more than ready come Saturday 6th April at Kampala Serena Hotel.

“Classic doesn’t have a dad or a date and is organic just like the word itself, it is going to be a classic show. Music on that day will be classic not classical because classic is reality. From the guitars, drums, vocals to the dress code, everything will be classic.” Yawe explained

Happy: Eddy Yawe smiles after speaking to Chano8 earlier today at Nyonyi garden

“As a fan, one should expect 100% of live music from myself Eddie Yawe, Mariam, Kabuye Semboga, Frank Mbalire, Afrigo Band and others. Come 6th we are ready to give it all to the fans.” Headded.

When asked about what type of crowd the show has been packed for and what they expect to see at the show, the youthful Yawe proudly said. “We expect the oldies to attend as well as the youth with taste as well as corporate and those who do not want to listen to bubble gum music”

He also added that three different bands – Solid Band, Zinyuma, and Afrigo will be backing up the stars which include;  Halima Namakula, Sammy Kasule, Mariam Ndagire, Kabuye Sembogga, Frank Mbalire and Afrigo Band which has Moses Matovu, Joanita Kawalya, Eddie Yawe, Herman Ssewanyana, Joe Tabula, Rachael Magoola among others.

The group will play both their old and new songs and expect gates to open as early as 6pm. Entry charges are set at 100,000/- for VIP, 500,000/- for VVIP (Individuals) and 5,000,000/- for VVIP tables which comes with drinks and some bites. The show is sponsored by Uganda Waragi, Sproud Africa, Radio City, Payway, Silk Events, MTN, SMS ONE, BBS Telefaina, Kampala Serena hotel among others.

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Flash Back:16th Edition Of Blankets And Wine Through The Lens

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 14:44

Blankets And Wine is one of the quarterly events takes Kampala and Kampalans by storm and basing on a fact that it is a social and family event, families and friends throng this event’s venue in large numbers where they get entertained the different headlining performers.

After 15 editions, recent 16th was yet another full blast which had a much bigger number of performers from Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia among who included Afrigo Band, Cindy, Afrie, Pelindah, Joash, Daniel Lema and Muthoni The Drummer Queen.

However, like usual, the event will no longer happen four times but three in order to give House of Djs (the organisers) ample time to for selection and booking of headlining artistes. Until the 17th edition, which is three months away, this is how the 16th went down in photos

Afrigo Band’s lead singer Moses Matovu had a spectacular performance

The official MC of Blankets and Wine Deedan doing her thing

 

Muthoni The Drummer Queen from Kenya with her dancers

Cindy lit Blankets and Wine with Dancehall vibes

Revellers came in large numbers

Some of the attendees arriving at the event

It is selfie time

One of the headlining artistes Joash

Pelindah performing at Blankets and Wine

Essie performing at Blankets and Wine

Afrie singing at Blankets and Wine

Dancing was the order of the day

Luga Flow artiste Mun G and Dj Roja posing for the Chano8 camera

Swangz Avenue’s Vinka rocking the Gladitor sandles

Love at Blankets and Wine

House of Djs’ Dj Bank Robber excited revellers with live Dj mixes

Gladiator sandals were one of the new fashion trends this time around

Dj Rachael was one of the headlining performers

Friends, socialites and business men Ivan Ssemwanga (in white) and King Lawrence

Some of the revellers posing for our camera

A couple arriving at the event

Daniel Lemma and Hot This Year band all the way from Sweden had a good Reggae showcase

One of the Afrigo Band’s members Eddy Yawe performing

Some of the revellers dancing their excitement off

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Bebe Cool Mends Relationship With Ziza Bafana

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 13:07

Who ever knew that a time would come when Bebe Cool and Ziza Bafana would be sitting on the same table but that happened yesterday at the Africell offices in Kampala. 

The two musician shared the same seat, sent greetings to each other and even posed for pictures as the telecom company was rolling out the ‘Don’t be cheated’ campaign where they are both ambassadors. 

A few months back, Ziza Bafana verbally attacked Bebe Cool saying that his eldest son Allan Hendrick was the one penning most of his songs and that the ‘Mbozi za malwa’ artiste cannot even pen down a song. 

This must have been put in the past as the two artistes who are ambassadors of the company’s new campaign alongside Sheeba are working together. 

The new project that and it aims at giving customers their rightful value for money by offering the best products, network and tariff plans. 

The ‘Don’t be cheated’ campaign involves a social bundle package known as ‘SWIFT’ which is an acronym indicating all five key social media platforms that involving SnapChat, WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. 

During the start of the unveiling of the campaign, Bebe Cool said that the rates are the best. “We are in an era where information spreads faster than anything and everyone needs this social bundle because it allows you get access to all social media platforms with the lowest rates,” he said.

 

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Fashion Hits And Misses At Blankets And Wine 16

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 12:14

After 15 seasons of Blankets and Wine taking place in the same city with the same crowd, you would have expected the same goers to move on to other exciting and newer fashion trends but nope, the Kitenge is still the go too look for most ladies and gentlemen when it comes to Blankets and Wine fashion.

There is no crime in trying something new each edition of this prestigious event, maybe the organisers should set a dress code because some outfits should have never left the owners’ wardrobes. I won’t say much about this seeing as these photos speak for themselves.

When it comes to accessorize the gladiator knee high sandals were a favourite this time round but with the rainy weather boots would have been the best option.

There is nothing, completely nothing wrong with being covered in fabric when going to Blankets and Wine, it seems someone told the ladies that it is bad omen not to be skimpily dressed at this event. It was freezing but the ladies still insisted on clothing that only covers private parts chanting ‘smartness knows no weather’ oh well who are we to judge?

 As usual enjoy our event gallery and we pray the 17th edition brings us variety and style.

If only zebras looked as good in this outfit as Cindy does

Is this not the Grammy’s

Kill them with off shoulder and gladiator boots

Stylish but length is our enemy

You have got to love African print chokers

Gladiator sandals on fleek

When the rain maker is on your side, boots for the rainy season

Black on white on fleek

Covering the weather and the fashion at the same time

Happiness is killing her

Kill them

Way too much lace

We are not sure this skirt is in the right place

Hasn’t this jump suit made it to Blankets and Wine

Matchy Matchy

When Kitenge does not mean a thing

Hellen Lukoma looking gorgeous in this plaid outfit

His and her Kitenge

Who cares if it rains

She clearly did not feel the rain

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Cristiano Ronaldo Draws First Blood After Scoring Yet Another Hat-trick

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 20:11

Cristiano Ronaldo once again showed his class after scoring yet another hat-trick as Real over ran their Madrid neighbours Atletico in style in the first leg to put one foot into the finals of the Champions League.

Ronaldo’s heroics once again bring to the fore the debate of the Worlds’ greatest of all time with his and his tightest rival(for individual accolades) Lionel Messi’s name being the most forwarded in recent times.

And with Messi just a few day back adding more points in his favour at the El-Classico which his team Barcelona won 3-2 at Santiago Bernabeu, Ronaldo responded in emphatic fashion with his 47th hat-trick which wil go a long way in swaying the debate in the course of time.

However more importantly, this will have a significant part to play in determining who wins the next Ballon ‘Dor and FIFA player of the year awards that have since been split up. The debate for The Greatest of all time will rage on and everyone will have their take with names like Brazil’s Pele and Ronaldo Da Lima and Ronaldhino still in the picture.

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with team mates after scoring against Atletico Madrid

On the individual stage the Portuguese forward has now drawn first blood in the final bend of where the individual Awards will end as his team also took a huge step as well.

Ronaldo’s former Manchester united team mate Phil Neville has also come up openly to add more fuel into the debate fire by claiming Ronaldo is up there alongside Pele and George Best.

“I listened to my dad talk for 20 years about George Best and Pele and Cristiano Ronaldo is easily the equal of those. Neville said after yesterday’s game which he watched from Spain.

What sets Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi apart is that they deliver on the big occasion. We aren’t talking about the two best players in the world, we are talking about the two best players who have ever lived. I think that’s how good these two players are.” He added.

Man of the moment Ronaldo

Real who are chasing a double were clearly the dominant side throughout against their city rivals which they also beat in Last season’s finals led after 10 minutes when Ronaldo headed home Casemiro’s cross.

Ronaldo  who is now the top scorer in the history of the Champions League with 103 goals, added the second after 73minutes following a lucky bounce which he smashed in the top corner from 16 yards past Atletico keeper Jan Oblak, who had made several saves to keep his side in the tie.

He then rounded off the night with the third in the 86th minute with the easiest of goals to wrap it up. That was the eighth goal in only his last three games and a second consecutive Champions League hat-trick having scored five goals in the quarter-final against Bayern Munich.

Ronaldo completes his hat-trick against Atletico

Real coach Zinadine Zidane said “Cristiano is a goalscorer. He is unique. All the players were brilliant.

“I am happy with what I am doing here and with the players, we played a great game. We can hurt any side with our weapons.”

The other semi-finalists Juventus of Italy and Monaco of France meet tonight in another interesting encounter.

 

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What To Expect From The Uganda Music Awards Voting Process

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 18:14

It has been a while since any awarding body has taken the responsibility to give the voters transparency in how the voting will be done. Chano8 sat with Enoq at their offices at Acacia to further understand how different the first ever TUMAwards will be.

Meet Ikiriza Enock the team leader The Uganda Music Awards

He made it clear that the awards would have kicked off last year but were prevented by the negativity in the industry about music/entertainment awards. He went one to further explain the processes put in place to ensure the awards nominations.

The academy which consist of may be 20 people who are music professors, producers, critics and so on has the original role to vet all nominations and filter out music according to set requirements such as being in the right category, the Ugandan factor to the song, and censoring of language. Then the filtered list is sent to the auditors. The academy and voting stays true to its promise of awarding real talent and helping artists.

Urban TVs Danzel and NTVs Sheila Kashumba at the launch

Gospel artiste Levixon Lala(R) was also present

When it comes to nomination, Enoq says it is not a democracy and no one will be nominated just because of popularity because this will not give a fair platform for great artists with talent that have not yet acquired massive fan bases. The academy goes on to mentor the nominee in regional workshops leading to the final awards.

Enoq goes on to say that checks and balances have been put in place to see that people aren’t pushing the agenda or favorite artist. He himself being a member of the academy and running the show he is not allowed to vote. Nominations are taking place on the TUMA app and social media and so will all the voting.

The auditing firm will not be revealed to the public to avoid tampering but they will be in charge of holding the academy and organizers of the event accountable through the process and generating a final nominee list from the academy’s findings.

When the nomination list is presented to voters, the academy will have 60% say while under supervision from the auditors, and the listeners/voters will have 40% this is still to ensure that this is not a popularity contest.

Well after all is said, we wish all participants luck and hope this team can live to the high standards they speak of.

 

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Jack Pemba Detained Over Money Laundering

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 17:24

Socialite Jack Pemba was arrested on Sunday at Entebbe international airport as he was leaving the country over alleged money laundering.

It is said that the money bags has been one of Uganda’s most wanted after he got involved in criminal acts for the time he has been in Uganda but police was still doing more investigations which came to pass three days ago.

Having cooperated well during his arrest by plain clothed personnel, Pemba was later released although the case is not yet closed. He’s supposed to be reporting to police every time they need him to.

It is alleged that the Pemba sports academy CEO’s source of income was what led to the investigations as he’s believed to be dealing in fake gold and money laundering. This was raised from the after he has been seen throwing money around on musicians and events he has been invited to.

In trouble: Jack Pemba

However, we also got to learn that Uganda is not the only country where Pemba is a victim as Tanzania, where he hails from is also undertaking investigations against him according to Asan Kasingye, the spokesperson of police.

“Tanzanian and Uganda police were investigating him over money laundering when I was still Interpol director.” He said.

Up to now, we don’t know where Pemba is as he’s phone is switched off but one thing we are sure of is that he’s not allowed to leave the country.

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Photos: When Purple Party Exited Jinja Again

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 17:21

NTV’s Douglas Lwanga came with an idea of Purple Party, it caught up and it is here to stay because every passing year, its revellers’ numbers increase. Well at first it used to happen once a year (in December) until last year when Douglas decided to make it regional through tours. Last year, Jinja, Mbarara, Lira and Gulu towns respectively had an experience of this Purple themed party which brings top notch entertainers closer to the fans.

This year the party’s regional tours are back in full swing and Jinja town took the lead again last Saturday at Bax Bar. There were lots of thrilling performances from Kampala and Jinja based artistes. Among the Kampala ones there was Dj Shiru, Selector Jay and Dj Brian, Gravity Omutujju, Maro, Lil Pazo, Big Eye, Leila Kayondo, Kent and Flosso, Ykee Benda, Fille, Zil Zil, Fik Fameikha, Topic Kasente, New York and Eddy Wizzy.

More performance came from Jinja based performers like Park You, Zedicas The Jamaican, Solomon, Shaba M, Armstrong, Kim Nana and Tommy Race. One who attended will agree with Chano8 that the party was a success and here is how it went down through our lens.

Douglas Lwanga talking to his fans

Ykee Benda performing at Purplr Party Jinja

Dj Shiru

Fans represented to the fullest

Douglas Lwanga and Dj Shiru posing for the Chano8 camera

NTV’s Selector was one of Djs who made sure revellers were not bored

NTV’s Dj Brian on the wheels of steel

Kent and Flosso (Voltage Music) performing

Big Eye Star Boss was there too

Fille Mutoni

Gravity Omutujju

Leila Kayondo

Fik Fameikha

Lil Pazo

Eddy Wizzy and one of the dancers exciting the crowd

New York performing

Team No Sleep’s Topic Kasente

Douglas Lwanga interviewing Dj Shiru before his showcase

Velvet Club-Jinja’s Dj Wicky Wicky also made sure revellers weren’t bored

This Rastaman was on point with his long 19 year old dreads

Some of the revellers in the ordinary section

A section of revellers in the VIP section

It was full house Bax Bar-Jinja

One of the dancers showing what she got

The fans were too excited

 

Jinja artiste Zedikas The Jamaican

Soloman from Jinja

Shaba M from Jinja performing

Park You from Jinja

Zil Zil performing

Gravity Omutujju performing Luswata with one his dancers

Kim Nana from Jinja

                        

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Ziza Bafana’s ‘Katonda Wa Ragga’ Video A Glimmer Of Hope For The Industry

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 12:47

Video director and Cinematographer Sasha Vybes is one of Uganda’s most sought after and celebrated music video directors have stormed the scene just a few years back. He has since been impressively on the rise with his consistency winning the hearts of many admirers and fans that has come with many business opportunities.

Well Sasha and his Savy Films in their latest production seem to head in the right direction as they showcase not only talent and creativity but send a clear message that when the right resources like time and money are invested in a project like this, the results inevitably amazing.

Shot in a dingy warehouse, the music video in which Bafana claims to be some Ragga god aptly portrays him as a crude underworld god who despite his supposedly ‘superior’ and immortal status is actually left helpless in the hands of his tormentors who perhaps accuse him of ‘misleading’ the public like he says in the song and want to get rid of him using poisonous gas.

Someone once accused Sasha of not having a script writer for his concepts as some of the videos his produces luck basic storylines but in ‘Katonda Wa Ragga’, there is something running and the story is hidden in what looks a darkness at noon.

The tension can be felt in the dark shades as Bafana pours his claim to the Ragga throne via an overloaded microphone laden with heavy wiring. Of course the message is loud and clear as the motor-mouthed Bafana fires rapid shots in his trademark one-billion-words-per-second style.

Sasha’s traditional signature camera swinging style is also present but this time enhances with background flicker lighting and introduction of creeping animals and insects that look like they just escaped from the ‘Dark Age’. Whatever they represent alongside the masked men is story for another day.

The camera angles and movement is typical Sasha and not that am complaining, but appreciating the fact that it is actually one of his selling points and can only continue to perfect it although the transitions tend to be too fast at times. This is a step in the right direction together with his other project ‘Kisasi Kimu’ by Sheebah which will definitely receive local and international airplay. There are other good videos out there too from Uganda already doing great.

 And oh, it has some cool dance moves in there too. This surely must be Shasha.

You can watch full video below;

 

 

  

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Photos: Chano8 Wins Big At Slau Media Challenge

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 19:45

It just doesn’t come easy for a company to come on board as sponsor at an event and we have never seen event’s organisers come out to award sponsors until last Saturday the 29th of April at St Lawrence University’s Main Hall where the second edition of the Slau Media Challenge took place at an awarding function dubbed Slau Media Awarding dinner.

The dinner saw us Chano8 Digital Magazine emerge winners of the award of Outstanding Sponsor, beating our contenders namely NBS TV, Media Challenge and DTB who had also sponsored the event. The award and certificate were handed over to SMS ONE’s Joanita Asiimire who together with Jerry Ssesanga had represented for Chano8 a subsidiary of SMS ONE Uganda Limited.

SMS ONE’s Joanita Asiimire recieves the certificate from Mrs Metta Doreen (head of Mass Communication) at St Lawrence University before receiving Chano8’s Award from the university’s deputy Vice Chancelllor Mr Andrew Ssemwanga (2nd right)

On top of bagging the award, Chano8 also got a very big opportunity of explaining more on what we do and the products we have before St Lawrence University’s Deputy Vice Chancellor Mr. Andrew Ssemwanga and the university’s head of mass communication department Mrs Metta Doreen.

The dinner and awarding ceremony that kicked off at 6 PM and went on up to 10 PM and it was also attended by representatives from other Universities like Islamic University In Uganda, Uganda Christian University- Mukono, Kampala International University, Uganda Martyrs University-Nkozi, Muteesa Royal University and Makere University.

One of the attendees reading the chano8 Magazine

SMS ONE’s Joan Asiimire who picked the award on behalf of Chano8 posing for photos with the award

 

 

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Cindy, Afrigo Band Light Up 16th Edition Of Blankets And Wine 2017

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 14:58

Organised by House Of Djs Uganda and powered by Tusker Malt Lager, last year at the 15th edition of   Blankets Wine Kampala, Tanzania’s Alikiba left revellers asking for more and for close to four months later, fans had been waiting for the 16th edition that went down successfully last Sunday the 30th of April at Lugogo Cricket Oval in Kampala.

Going to take place three times and no longer four like the previous years, this edition had a bigger number of headlining performers who entertained the attendees especially basing on one fact that most of the music genres from Reggae, Dancehall, RnB, Hip Hop and Soul were represented by the artistes.

Fans came in large numbers

Led by their lead singer, Afrigo Band had an amazing performance

Cindy represented for Dancehall music at Blankets And Wine 16th edition

The usual hosts of the event Deedan (left) and Shaqib were doing their thing

The afternoon drizzle that first changed the weather in Kampala did not hinder people from thronging Lugogo and dressed to impress in different fashion styles with the ladies taking the lead, revellers began marching in the venue as early as 4PM and later were seen booking the best spots near the stage to enjoy the performances which were kicked off by Pelinda, Essie, Apio Moro, Afrie and Joash on a good note.

Some of the revellers marching in Lugogo Cricket Oval for Blankets And Wine 16th edition

Pelindah Performing at Blankets And Wine 16th

Essie performing

Singer, model and actress Natasha Sinayobye

Some of the early birds

As the crowd grew bigger, more performances came from Byg Ben who excited the fans in a Hip Hop vibe before Reggae crooner Daniel Lemma alongside Hot This Year band, put up a spectacular Reggae showcase. With all the excitement, fans crowded near the stage to watch Legendary Afrigo Band’s performance who were the next performers.

A section of the crowd

Byg Ben did it in a real Hip Hop style rapping in his mother tongue ‘Lumasaba’

All the way from Sweden,Daniel Lema alongside Hot This Year band had some nice Reggae vibes

 

Dj Rachael did a good job of making sure that the crowd did not get bored every time performers left the stage, with live Dj mixes although there were other Djs who showcased like BK, RPM and Bank Robber.

Veteran Female Dj Rachael made sure revellers were not bored

Some of the revellers dancing it off

Afrigo Band’s Eddy Yawe performing

The last performances came in from Kenya’s Muthoni the Drummer Queen who showcased her skills in singing, and dancing together with Dancers and finally Cindy who was welcomed with ululations from the crowd. She performed songs like ‘Amateeka’, ‘Still Standing’, ‘Ayokya’, ‘Love’ among others alongside her dancers too.

All the way from Kenya, Muthoni The Drummer Queen had an awesome performance as well

Cindy was just flawless

In a nut shell, the event went down successfully with lots of celebrities and socialites in attendance like Anne Kansiime, Keko, Hellen Lukoma, Ivan Boss Ssemwanga, King Lawrence, The Mith, Mun G, Dj Roja, Leila Kayondo, Aly Alibhai, Stella Nantumbwe, Natasha Sinayobe and many others.

Friends and Rich Gang members Ivan Ssemwanga and King Lawrence

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Former Miss Uganda 2012 Stellah Nantumbwe aka Ellah Ug

One of the revellers dancing her excitement off

 

Dj Bank Robber was one of the Djs who showcased

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No More Comedy At Laftaz Comedy Lounge

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 12:30

For the last couple of weeks, Laftaz comedy lounge has not been hosting the weekly comedy that has been happening every Wednesday of the week and no one from management had come out to explain this.

Because of no explanation, rumors started spreading that most of the management members had fallen out due to financial issues which forced the people behind the comedy to pull out.

But today, an official statement has been released about this whole issue with the hope to put the matter to bed and to those who have been frequenting the hangout, comedy has been scrapped perhaps forever according to manager Jonathan Kyeyo confirms.

Salvado hosts Bad Black at one of the comedy sessions at Laftaz Lounge

“I would like to make it clear by dispelling a few rumors that have been spreading recently, that management had split up because of money issues. The fact is that we are all too busy, running various projects and comedy is not our priority at the moment,” he said.

Jonathan however said that Laftaz Jinja will continue hosting some shows as it has always done.

This decision has affected the business because people have started snubbing the hangout for other happening places with comedy like Diners Lounge, Waikiki among others. And not only that but it sure looks like Monday is the only happening day Laftaz is surviving on lately.

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‘Chose Career Path Wisely’, Michael Ross Advises Upcoming Artistes

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 10:18

Michael Ross was at one time known as the king of RnB and that was during the days when he released hits like ‘Senorita’, ‘Nalulungi’, ‘Nze Akwagala’ and ‘Tell me’ among others, but as time went on, he went into a hiatus and even people started forgetting about him.

But having been there and done it all, the musician has yesterday in inspirational mood as he decided to give some free advice to all upcoming artistes who want to thrive in the industry.

Michael Ross said that in order to be successful, one has to first ask themselves what their main priority is to be involved in the music career. Whether it is for money purposes or for a career because the industry is so competitive these days.

Michael Ross in one of his latest videos

“First of all ask yourself, are u in it as a life career or just for the money? Because this industry ain’t what it used to be 15 years ago. Real talent is being neglected and suffocated because of greedy people in the media. Therefore young and upcoming artists are being told that they don’t need talent to make it in music, just money to pay off the right people in the right places and you are good to go,” He said.

The ‘Yooyo’ musician also added that People can tell an artist from a struggling person which will eventually affect an artiste along the way and advised every musician not to get involved in beef.  “Beef and controversy make u relevant. But your music is what makes u loved.”

In conclusion, the musician said that whatever one does for money, they should not compromise one’s spiritual and moral values.

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KCCA ED Jenifer Misisi Excites Revellers At Limit X Re-union Concert

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 18:32

Kampala Capital City Authority Executive director Madam Jennifer has done some amazing things in the Kampala and has been credited for some of the god things in the city. However, one thing many people did not know about the hard working Musisi is that, she can sing and actually sing well.

On Friday during the Limit X reunion concert, Musisisi did not only surprise revellers but also excited them with a cameo appearance as she sang ‘Wahamba Nati’ at Kampala Serena Hotel.

The Limit X trio of  Paul Mutebi, Dennis Sempebwa and Isaac Rucci are one of Uganda’s all time best gospel singers and rocked the industry in the 90’s before deciding to pursue different other career paths abroad especiall in UK and United States of America.

Friday’s show was the first time the trio was performing together in almost 2 decades of being out of action. And they had to organise the show with almost all members away from each other. Only Isaac Rucci who returned in the country in 2004 being the main stay and doing the ground work.

Limit X doing their thing

The show which was delayed ‘due to unavoidable circumstances’ kicked off officially close to 9:00pm with talented 6-year old Abigail Akol alongside pianist brother Abba J. Akol warming up the stage before the Canaan Gents acapella group did their thing.

Limit X the officially took to the stage at 20 minutes past 9:00pm smartly dressed in all white costumes and backed by a talented band. The live music sounded smooth to the ear with crystal sound courtesy of Fenon Records whose founder Steve Jean was behind the machines.

Abigail and her brother after performing at Serena

Limit X spread their performances into 3 sessions with the introduction part having a mix of praise and worship as well as oldies where they did ‘Follow you’, ‘Falling in love’, ’Dont Pass Me by’ J.E.SUS. that got the crowd grooving, and ‘Clap your hand’.

Dennis Sempebwa (C)was joined on stage by son Adama(R)

Isaac Rucci((C) was celebrating his 50th birthday

The second session was mostly for chatting up the crowd as the trio shared their life’s journey story. They sang ‘Heaven’, ‘Troubled man’ ‘love me as you’, ‘I love Jesus’. ‘Crying’ and ‘Why why’

The climax of course had the crowd’s favourite songs like ‘Abba Father’, ‘Miracles’ and ‘Malibongwe’ that got the revellers off their feet dancing and sing along. But it was Jennifer Musisi who almost stole the show when she was invited to sample what she had kept away from the public for a long time.

And the last song was for introducing the band members and the revellers mostly comprising family and friends of the trio left Serena at midnight with big smiles on their faces.

The crowd also joined in singing and dancing

The back up was very lively and energetic

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Sold Out Jinja Party Turns ‘Purple’

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 13:47
  • Ahead of the main Purple Party in December, 2017’s Purple Party Tour is back with a bang
  • Jinja town again took the lead like last year at Bax Bar last nigh the (29th of April)
  • Kampala based performers and Jinja basd ones thrilled revellers.
  • Mbale town is next on a yet to be identified date

Hosted by NTV’s Douglas Lwanga, the annual Purple Party used to take place once a year in December but Douglas, a TV presenter who has fans all over Uganda, he decided to start the party’s regional tour which began last year with districts Jinja, Mbarara, Lira and Gulu respectively.

Well, in 2017 the tour returned with a big bang and last night the 29th of April, for the second time, Jinja town experienced this event that brings Uganda’s local artistes and other entertainers closer to the fans through performances. Held at Bax Bar, It kicked off as early as 5:30 PM with the Purple Carpet session that caught revellers’ attention as they posed for photos, with the women taking the lead.

Purple Party host Douglas Lwanga (right) and Dj Shiru posing for the Chano8 camera

Some of the revellers posing for photos on the purple carpet

A section of the crowd in the ordinary section

Although there were surprise performances from artistes who were not announced together with the event’s headlining ones, one who attended will agree with Chano8 that attendees were kept entertained from the first to the last performer. Kampala based performers like Dj Shiru, Selector Jay and Dj Brian, Gravity Omutujju, Maro, Lil Pazo, Big Eye, Leila Kayondo, Kent and Flosso, Ykee Benda, Fille, Zil Zil, Fik Fameikha, Topic Kasente and New York had spectacular performances that gave attendees value for their entry fees.

Dj Shiru thre the revellers into a frenzy with live Dj mixes

Selector Jay was one of the Djs who made sure the crowd was not bored by kept dancing

Ykee Benda asked Douglas to sing it was not easy 

Gravity Omutujju performing ‘Luswata’ alongside his dancer

Maro was home in Jinja

On the other hand, there were performances from Jinja-based artistes namely Park U, Zedicas The Jamaican, Solomon, Shaba M, Armstrong and Tommy Race. With the next edition slated for Mbale on a yet to be identified date, Purple Party is still the word on the lips of the people who filled both the VIP and ordinary sections of Bax Bar Jinja last night and the party was sponsored by SMS ONE, NTV Uganda, Club Pilsener, Fanta and I Factory Africa companies. 

Jinja based artiste Park U performing

some of the VIPS dancing it off

“Purple Party is a party where we celebrate Ugandan local stars talents, we don’t bring Jamaicans but people you are used to.” Douglas Lwanga told the revellers

See more pictures below but keep your eyes on Chano8 for the full pictorial

Douglas Lwanga talking to his fans

Leila Kayondo doing her thing

Fille Mutoni

Kent and Flosso (Voltage Music)

Big Eye

Lil Pazo

Caption this on your head

Selfie Time

Dj Shiru being interviewed by Douglas before his performance

Dancer Eddy Wizzy on stage

     

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Why Dj Bush Baby Resigned From Urban TV

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 08:41

Veteran media personality Dj Bush Baby, real names Michael Owori handed in his resignation at Urban TV following un-known people getting involved in his business.

If the tweets we came across are anything to go by, Bush Baby said that his leaving the Vision TV station was based on the fact that someone exposed him by demonstrating to know better.

“When someone exposes you by demonstrating they can do your job better, you don’t hate them. You learn fromthem,” his tweet said.

Dj Bush Baby quits Urban Tv

When someone exposes you by demonstrating they can do your job better, you don't hate them, you learn from them. #PositiveVibes

— DJBUSHBABY (@djbushbaby) April 28, 2017

One of my last assignments at @urbantvuganda #UrbanToday refresh, shout out to all support teams… https://t.co/95NDXH6np3

— DJBUSHBABY (@djbushbaby) April 28, 2017

Bush Baby has been at the helm of the TV station for more than three years and he said that he is leaving the station in the safe hands of Philip Namayo who he says is consistent.

Team @urbantvuganda I leave you in the capable hands of Phillip Namayo. He's consistent &… https://t.co/WEtU2NWdqM

— DJBUSHBABY (@djbushbaby) April 28, 2017

With him, Urban TV has been one of the best watched especially among the youths and he was the one who initiated programmes like Skizzy and Salon talk among others.

Before going to Urban TV, Bush Baby was working at East African Radio and TV doing UG central and his programmes where the most watched and listened too.

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“Sometimes Music Is A Waste Of Time”-Bobi Wine

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 07:49

It was last Thursday that we got to know Bobi Wine had actually made up his mind to fully participate in politics but his statements when announcing that he will stand for the Kyadondo East Constituency seat left us bemused.

The musician said that he has been singing for a longtime but has realised that not songs alone can change the world.

“Yes I have spent a lot of time singing but I have come to learn that even if you sing so many songs but when you have not reached the real places of decision making and also participate, it is a waste of time,” He said.

Leave the rummours last year, Bobi Wine is this time around standing for Kyadondo East Constituency MP

The father of four then added that he is not a politician but he comes to offer his leadership skills because he has been talking about issues that affect the people especially the poor.

Bobi Wine thinks that the people of Kyadondo East constituency will have a voice in him and in case his voice is not heard, at least he can resort to singing on floor of Parliament if elected to power.

The ‘Situka’ singer last Thursday declared his intentions to contest for the Kyadondo East constituency seat that fell vacant on Wednesday, burying the rumors of his political ambitions.

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