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Bobi Wine’s Wife Barbie Inspires Malaba Girls To Fight HIV/AIDS

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 18:48

Doing good things for local communities and charity is one thing a few people usually involve themselves in because of challenges that come with it and also the will to do those things is something special that few people have because it involves a lot of compassion and affection. In a nut shell, it all starts with a kind and willing heart.

In relation to that, Ghetto president Bobi Wine’s wife Barbie Kyagulangi Itungo is one of the people doing good things for people going by what is on record especially in social media.

 Through the ‘Girls Kisoboka’ a country wide tour and campaign run buy Public Health Ambassadors Uganda (PHAU) which aims at increasing access to quality HIV Prevention services for young women and girls, the young girls from Malaba were privileged to be briefed by Barbie who taught them different things concerning the monster HIV and how to fight the scourge.

Barbie (in a green skirt) talking to some of the young girls from a school in Malaba

“I looked at my reflection in the mirror before I walked out of my hotel room and said to myself, you have come a long way girl. It’s been a lot of sacrifices and painful choices but it’s all worth it. I walked to the entrance, took this photo and walked to the #girlsKisoboka campaign in Malaba all feeling energised to inspire girls that have faith in themselves. We are out here In Malaba inspiring young girls to believe in themselves and keep focused.” Barbie wrote on her social media platform after the Malaba visit.

The fight against HIV and Aids is what everyone should put in mind because it obvious Aids has consumed many lives of Ugandans and we say thank you to Barbie for this campaign she has chosen to undertake.

Barbi addressing the crowd

Barbie pausing for pictures with some of the girls

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Club Dome Heads To Gulu This Weekend

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 15:15

The last event of the Club Dome event held a fortnight ago excited hundreds at Mbarara University of Science and Technology and tomorrow, the event is for the first time heading to Acholi land Gulu at Acholi Inn starting from 4PM. According to information reaching our desk from Club Pilsener the organisers, everything is set.

The gig boasts of top notch performances from Ragga artiste Ziza Bafana, comedy from Patrick ‘Salvado’ Idringi who will be the official host, live music mixes from East Africa’s dynamic Dj duo Roja and Slick Stuart as well as Dj Dash.

Ziza Bafana to perform at Club Dome Gulu

Salvado will be the official host

“We expect a huge turn up and our key feeling is that the people will experience something that is the first of its kind in Gulu, one that they put together themselves. This is us giving back to them for their love of the brand and we will keep coming back.” Said Mr John Katete the Brand Manager Club Beer.

Dj Roja and Slick Stuart will be there too

Apparently, this event needs no introduction as it has officially spread its wings far and wide in most regions of the country and if you had a chance to attend the previous gigs that have taken place at KIU Bushenyi campus, Makerere University, IUEA and Mbarara University, you will testify that University going students and the general public embrace this gig.

Dj Dash will showcase his Dj Skills that day

A lot is in stock and the anticipation has already begun building up in Gulu University among the students.

With an aim of targeting University going students in a way of bringing celebrated artistes closer to them, this event is in a way working out according to how we have seen and experienced the previous events and we hope it has become a trend that other companies could also follow suit.

Some of the highlight from Club Dome Mbarara

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Angella Katatumba Entertains President Uhuru Kenyatta At Dinner

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 14:19

Yet another milestone for celebrated Singer and Philanthropist Angella Katataumba who was invited to entertain special VIP guests at the second edition of the annual Black Tie Dinner. The event that took place last Saturday 19th November saw Angella put up a powerful vocal performance as she entertained the guests among who was Kenyan president H.E Uhuru Kenyatta who enjoyed every bit of her performance.

Angella Katatumba(L) performs at Serena for the VIP guests

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

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

Kenyan president Uhuru Kinyatta(3rd R), Speaker Rebecca Kadaga(3rd L), Prime Minister Ruhaka Rugunda(2nd L) with other guests at the dinner

In her capacity as the face of the Uganda Cancer Institute in which she was recently appointed, the beautiful singer actively worked with the Diplomatic Corps to organise the extremely high end function that raised over 350M UGX of which the proceeds of the dinner, will go to the Uganda Cancer Institute at Mulago hospital.

Angella Katatumba(C) with Kinyatta and other guests after performing at Serena

Angella who has been spear heading many campaigns under the umbrella ship of her charity organisation Angella Katatumba Developement Foundation (AKDF), has donated millions of cash and other materials to the hospital under the ‘Mulago Yaffe’ campaign. The most recent being a few weeks back, when she donated 15 special single Crank Epoxy Head beds to the intensive care unit.  

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DJ Aludah To Host 2nd ‘King Of The Turntables’

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 11:31

This Saturday, DJ Aludah, Kampala’s renowned turntable king will host a classic deejay showcase dubbed “King of the Turntables”.

Last year’s event was headlined by host, DJ Aludah and guest deejay Crème de la Crème and boasted of unmatched attendance. The venue could hardly contain the numbers. This year, the event will feature Kenya’s popular spin master, DJ Hypnotiq, who has been rated as one of Kenya’s top DJ’s for the past five years.

Dj Aluda

The event which will be emceed by Deedan will cost only 15k and tickets will be sold at the entrance.

DJ Aludah, is an award winning spin master who has earned his place as one of Uganda’s most respected with a career spanning a couple of years. Some of his most notable career accolades include winning Pilsner’s 2010 Spin Master Awards, working for Channel O as a VJ and performing for top musicians including Busy Signal, Konshens and Chameleone. Other DJ’s set to perform are DJ’s Crisio and Konk Mukiga.

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Winnie Nwagi Teases The Public With ‘Kwanjula’ Video

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 10:04

A lot of speculation has been made concerning Winnie Nwagi’s relationship with some sections of the public saying she’s still single while others say that she’s with the father of her seven year old child. But the artiste hasn’t done anyone any justice as she has remained tight lipped about the subject. Well, at least until last weekend when pictures of her emerged while she was introducing someone.

 

Bloggers and several websites were in a hurry to put up stories that the musician had finally introduced her man in a ceremony that happened in Masaka but like always, we are here to clear the air about certain things and the truth is Winnie Nwagi was simply shooting the video of her ‘Kano Koze’ track on Saturday. This information was confirmed to us by Swangz Avenue management who also believe that it’s going to be one of the most expensive videos ever.

“It was just a play to mislead people as if the ‘Kwanjula’ was real because we went all the way. The people, the gifts, decorations and everything else was real. We can’t disclose the figures but it’s definitely one of the most expensive videos in Uganda.”

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Chameleone To Hold Legendary Concert Early Next Year

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 16:47

One of his last concerts that he held at Kampala Serena hotel, Dr Jose Chameleone got half the people he anticipated and to many, this was a total flop going by his brand and previous sold out concerts he has been having. Last year, salt was added in the wound when he emerged as one of the pioneers of ‘Tubonga Nawe’ a project that had 12 musicians campaigning for president Museveni.

Dr Jose Chameleone holding a legendary concert early 2017

His participation annoyed some people in the public and this somehow affected his career. It is even said that it’s one of the reasons he didn’t have a concert last year. But the latest we have up our sleeves is that the self-proclaimed music Doctor has put all the challenges behind by planning for his concert early next year which he’s going to call ‘The return of a legend’.

You will all agree with us that yes Chameleon is a legend after transforming Uganda’s music industry from a Lingala listenership audience to embracing our own Afrobeat. Details about the date, venue and amount for the event haven’t yet been established but with just a month and some days to go until this year ends, we will be letting you soonest.

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Kanye West Hospitalized Following An Abrupt Cancellation Of His Tour

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 16:38

Rapper Kanye West has been admitted at UCLA Medical Center on Monday and he is being treated for “exhaustion. The decision to hospitalize West came after Los Angeles police responded to a disturbance call  that afternoon.

An Ambulance taking Kanye to the hospital

This comes after West’s concert promoter, Live Nation, announced earlier Monday that the remaining dates of his Saint Pablo Tour had been called off. On Saturday, West showed up late for his concert in Sacramento, California, performed just two songs, then spoke at length about more of his political views. West’s mother-in-law, Kris Jenner, spoke to the news magazine Extra about his condition on Monday night. “He’s exhausted. He’s just really tired,” Jenner said. “He’s had a grueling tour and it’s been a grind, so he just needs to rest.”

LAFD spokesman Brian Humphrey said the fire department responded to “an unspecified medical aid request” in the 900 block of North Laurel Avenue. “An adult male, described as medically stable, was taken to an area hospital for further assessment,” he said.

Kanye on the cancelled tour nailing it

After initially refusing to go to the hospital, Kanye allegedly reluctantly checked into UCLA Medical Center for ‘severe sleep deprivation.’ Law enforcement sources confirmed he was hospitalized for his own health and safety. Sources say Kanye tried to resist being transported to the L.A. hospital and had to be handcuffed to a gurney in transit.

Rapper 9th Wonder tweeted: “Been knowing the brother upwards of 13 years. Mental healing is a serious thing, no matter what. Stay strong Kanye West.” US actor and comedian Ronald Funches wrote: “I wish Kanye West love and support through his journey. Mental health is no joke and a constant battle and I hope he makes more dope music.”

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Ykee Benda’s Farming Dream Inspired Him To Sing ‘Farmer’

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 16:09

Most top artistes have that one breakthrough song which raises them to stardom and all the big artistes in the industry have those magic hits that made them what they are. Badi Music’s fast rising multi talented singer Ykee Benda is one of the artistes whose song ‘Farmer’ has put him at the level which he has to maintain or better.

Multi talented artiste Ykee Benda

Just like many fans, we were also curious to know what inspired the song ‘Farmer’ and in an exclusive interview, Benda, a first class degree holder in Chemical engineering disclosed to us that he actually wants to become a ‘real’ farmer in the near future when asked what else he is doing.

“Apparently it’s just the music but I want to be an actual farmer not a figurative one. But for now, I am not yet. He said.

I also want to own a sports betting company, I think it interests me.” Benda added.

From the time Dancehall Queen Sheebah featured on the tune’s remix, you will agree with us that we are not wrong to say that ‘Farmer’ has taken over the airwaves, even in night clubs and other entertainment places, it is now a banger that gets fans and revellers excited.

Ykee Benda performing at a recent concert

We are however not yet sure about how the ‘Muna Kampala’ hit singer will juggle between farming and singing but all know is that, he got inspired by his dream of becoming an ‘actual farmer’ to sing the song.

 

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Simple Silk & Sassy Fashion Styles At The Uganda Rwanda Festival

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 13:34

As the Uganda Rwanda heritage was celebrated at the Ugandan Museum on Sunday ladies looked simple and blazing. There was  a lot of hats, shorts, jeans and simple dresses rocked to make the festival even more colorful. Organized by Travel shorts the festival featured Dj Pius (Rwanda), Chameleon, Radio & Weasel, Sheeba Karungi, Lillian Mbabazi, Masamba, Cindy and surprise international act.

The super hot ladies did not put in lots of effort but may be it is their simplicity that made them stand out as natural beauties. The men were also dressed casually but looked cool. Below are some of the pictures at the Uganda Rwanda festival.

Radio in an Amy camouflage looking good

 

  

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Top Ten Movie Bangers You Should Catch Up This Week

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 10:13

If you are among the 2% of the people that hasn’t watched these movies then you better get your movie game going. What are you waiting for?  Am talking to my dear ‘movieholics’, these two months October and November have been a blast with lots of  great movies in theaters. However there are these movies that can’t go unnoticed, if you haven’t watched them yet please join the movie trend. Experience, love, action, passion, gangster thrillers and the wizardly world like never before.

Andrew Garfield gives an earnest performance as Desmond Doss in “Hacksaw Ridge.

  1. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
    Starring:
    Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Katherine Waterston
    Synopsis: This Harry Potter spin-off focuses on Newt Scamander and his time working on the Hogwarts textbook.
  2. Divines
    Starring: Oulaya Amamra, Déborah Lukumuena
    Synopsis: After meeting a dreamy dancer, two teen girls experience life outside of their Paris ghetto.
  3. The Edge Of Seventeen
    Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick
    Synopsis: A coming-of-age movie about Nadine, whose life falls apart when her best friend starts dating Nadine’s cool-kid older brother.
  4. Manchester By The Sea
    Starring:
    Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges
    Synopsis: After his brother dies, Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) has to move home and care for his teenage nephew. He’s marred by an unknown grief, which makes his transition to life in his old hometown difficult.5. Bleed For This
    Starring: Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, Ciarán Hinds
    Synopsis: The true story of Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza, a boxer who fought to come back into the ring after a near-fatal car wreck.

    6. Nocturnal Animals
    Starring: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson
    Synopsis: When Susan Morrow sits down to read the manuscript of her ex-husband’s book, the plot — which follows a grieving man’s fight to bring his family’s murderer to justice — forces her to see what went wrong in their failed marriage.

    7.Arrival
    Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg
    Synopsis: A lauded linguist is recruited to investigate the language used by an alien life form that has just touched down on earth.
    8. Almost Christmas
    Starring:
    Gabrielle Union, Omar Epps, Kimberly Elise, Mo’Nique
    Synopsis: Family drama comes to a head during the holidays.

    9. Doctor Strange
    Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mads Mikkelsen, Michael Stuhlbarg
    Synopsis: Stephen Strange, a former surgeon, becomes a sorcerer.

    10. Hacksaw Ridge
    Starring: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Vince Vaughn
    Synopsis: The true story of Desmond Doss, a World War II soldier who saved 75 men without carrying a gun.

    11.Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
    Starring: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge
    Synopsis: Jack Reacher is still on the run; this time he comes into contact with his unknown child.

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Cindy, Gravity Omutujju And Ziza Bafana Excite MTN Marathoners

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 19:17

Thousands of people turned up for the 2016 MTN Marathon on Sunday with some heeding to the call for charity while others simply showed up for the fun of it. There were those who took the fun to the next level as they showed up with makeup and smart phones to snap away the ‘selfie moments’.

One particular crazy runner showed up with his favourite sheep and there were those who take advantage of any public gathering to party away. The latter group having kick-started their antics by dawn with light workout sessions and aerobics and crazy dancing.

The real party how ever came in during the award ceremony when special performances were announced by the MC Ronnie Mc Vex.The line up included some big names in the entertainment industry and were kicked off with DJ Mixes. The sound by Silk Events was on point so the massive crow got every bit crystal clear.

Cindy performing at the MTN Marathon

With many people in the 10 Kilometre category still running or rather walking towards the finish line and others getting massaged in the first aid tents, it was dance-hall and ragga artiste Cindy who woke many from the slumber land. We know Cindy for being a talented artiste, but many usually remember her mostly for her sexy dress code and erotic dance moves.

Here it was not different as she stepped on stage in cowboy boots, tight white pants and a matching string-bra that left nothing to imagination. None the less, the marathon runners and crowd stayed glued as they followed every sexy dance move she pulled on stage with her queen dancers who were not dressed differently save for change in color of their tops. After performing hits ‘One and Only’ and ‘Ndi Mukodo’, she left the crowd gazing.

Then stepped in Gravity Omutujju the crowd’s favourite who was welcomed by a loud cheer and straight went on a Lugaflo rampage throwing words at a speed that can compete with light as the crowd cheered on. ‘Ekyebeyi’, ‘Tunyumize’, ‘Sipowa’, ‘Omwoto’ and the adrenaline adducing ‘Winner’ are some of the songs he did as his fans joined him in flowing along.

Other performances came from a talented Acrobatics team, King Saha, Big Eye ‘Star Boss’ and concluded by Ziza Bafana whose queen dancer left many in awe with her booty-shaking antics. The party continued in several VIP tents where there were plenty of eats and drinks. 

The young acrobats desplyed amazing skills

Big Eye

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Insane Acrobatic Dances At Breakfast Jam Finals

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 18:07

The finals of the Breakfast jam took place last weekend from Saturday to Sunday at YMCA located along Bombo road. If it was your first time, the adrenaline was amazing. This was their 5th annual event that was attended by dancers from all over East Africa and other European countries.

The dance moves were just eye catching

Revellers came in big numbers to watch the break dance battles

The show kicked of Saturday afternoon and ended on Sunday at about 11pm. In summary, the performances were breathtaking and the crowd’s appreciation for the arts was heart warming for the performers. In one way or another they all walked away winners. The artistes who performed included Faisal, Ruyonga, St Nelly Sade and many more.

Power outage might have paused the competitions only to crowd a dance break powered by amazing drum play. The amazing B-Boy performers included Thad, Fahad, Flower aka Kimuli, Eric Summer, Boy Kid all from Uganda. Johnson, Bwana and Kijogoo from the B2B crew Tanzania. Heisten from Rwanda too left people screaming in excitement.

The winners of 2016 include Joan in the B-Girl dance challenge, Ndawula who won the Kids B-Boy title, 3 on 3 crew won best B-Boy crew, Eric Summer won the 1 on 1 battle other winners include Unko Walter and Heisten.

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Swahili Fashion Week 2016; East & Central Africa’s Largest Fashion Event Back

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 16:35

Scheduled for 2nd-4th December 2016 at The national museum Dar Es Salaam ,Swahili Fashion Week is back and blazing as 2016 marks the Ninth edition of the Annual Event. Swahili Fashion Week is a platform founded and created by celebrated Pan African couturier from Tanzania, Mustafa Hassanali in year 2008.It is aimed at emphasizing to the region that fashion is an income generating creative industry, meanwhile promoting a “Made in Africa”concept.

Swahili Fashion Week  2015 landing

Being the biggest and largest annual fashion event in the whole of East and Central Africa, Swahili Fashion Week has quite a massive following all over the world. It provides platforms for fashion and accessory designers from Swahili speaking countries and beyond to showcase their talent, market their creativity and network with clientele and the international fashion industry.

Having initiated a dynamic and promising platform for the fashion industry in the region, Swahili Fashion Week is now geared towards being the most sought out after fashion platform in Africa for the international market. Next month is definitely a highlight for all fashionistas as they await this event two weeks from now especially now that one of our own Sam Baranga aka Big Sam is nominated.

Swahili Fashion Week 2014

Swahili Fashion Week 2015

 

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Rwandese Connect With Ugandans At Festival

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 15:14

The first edition of the Uganda-Rwanda Festival took place on Sunday at Uganda Museum located in Kitante. ­Organised by Travel Wonders Africa, the idea began with a small group of friends eager to celebrate their Uganda-Rwanda heritage and share it with the community that embraced them aims at people who live and work in Uganda and Rwanda.

Dj Pius from Rwanda performing at the first edition of the Uganda Rwanda Festival

Sponsored by Club, Njanko Land Property Developers  , NBS TV , Rwand Air and SK Mbuga Foundation , the festival saw revellers trickling in the venue by 3:30 PM and they were treated to best of live Dj mixes as more came in. It was a kind of connection where attendees met and connected with new friends as they enjoyed the venue’s ambiance and perfect weather.

One of the revellers walking in Uganda Museum

Despite a relatively law turn up of people, those who were in attendance were seen having a blast enjoying different types of drinks, eating the fries and smoking Shisha which is has become a trend on many day social gatherings. Although we expected to see Uganda and Rwanda cultural exhibitions of traditional items, there were non on display. However, the Rwanda feel in the air at the venue as majority of the revellers were heard speaking Kinyarwanda.

“We had little time for marketing and coupled with the MTN marathon, [we had a low turn up] but next year, the plan is set.” Explained Simon Rusoke the organiser of the event.

It was the host MC Yanke who took to the stage to introduce the night’s performing acts among who included Dr Jose Chameleone, Radio and Weasel, Dj Pius (Rwanda), Cindy and Sheebah. Show time was sparked off by Ingyenzi Troupe who thrilled the fans dancing to Intore and later was Dj Pius who concluded the night taking the stage at 10PM sharp.

MC Yanke was the event’s host

This dancer from Ingyenzi Troupe thrilled revellers with his energetic dance moves

The ladies from Ingyenzi Troupe had it all

Dj Pius from Rwanda performing his ‘Agatako’ colabo featuring Chameleone

Despite being announced as some of the night’s acts, singers like Dr. Jose Chameleone, Radio& Weasel Sheebah and Cindy did not show up on stage. The reasons why they didn’t perform still remain scanty however, the attendees enjoyed the few performances that stormed the stage.

 

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Sizzling High Heels For The Cutting Edge

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 14:29

Stilettos, heels and boots are statement shoes. They radiate classy and sexy, confident and very high self esteem because they attract an audience and you must be brave and ready for it. Shoes are story tellers, they will either elevate you or shun you. Usually when you meet a smart person the eyes will run straight to her shoes to be able to tell if they are fashion forward, risk takers or slayers.

Heels with great materials and original designs will always make a difference as a matter of fact. But be mindful of the occasion and the venue because these shoes can be tricky if the ground is not leveled. These are shoes that will go to office, on a date and be able to catch a party, a pair that will make you dazzle you female friends with envy and male friends with respect and admiration. Neither edgy nor trashy, just elegance and money radiating. Chano8 brings photos of  perfect  pairs of heels you have to check out as your highheel shoe guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ugandans Dominate MTN 2016 Marathon

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 22:02

With thousands of Ugandans turning up for the 2016 MTN marathon yesterday, the city was painted yellow as participants assembled early morning to run for a good cause as proceeds go to charity in helping bring fresh water to Kampala.

It was also an opportunity for the dot com group to just show up for photo opportunities and selfies to update their social media status. Some simply came to mix and mingle while others came for the fun of it with one particular crazy runner showing up with his favourite sheep.

Back to the serious end of business, this year’s MTN Marathon got many people smiling at the end as Ugandans dominated most of the races 10km, 21km and 42km as well as enjoyed all the fun that comes with the now popular marathon. After the previous editions being dominated by Kenyan athletes, Ugandans came back strongly and almost swept all the categories apart from the women’s’ 42 kilometre race.

Some of the winners of the wheelchair races receive their dummy cheques.

The 13th edition of the marathon was set alight as soon as Elisha Chemutai and Mercyline Chelangat crossed the finish line to set the tone for the other Ugandan runners to the delight of the organisers MTN who were visibly impressed with the big turn up. The two both walked away with 1.5Million in prize money for their efforts after posting impressive times on the clock.

The momen’s 10kilometer winners Mercyline Chelangat(C), Esther Chekwemoi(rR) Risper Chebet(L)

Men’s 10 kolometers winners Elisha Chemutai(C) Micheal Kiprop(R) and Martin Musau (L)

Women’s 21 Kilometer winners

However, it was the more gruelling 42 Kilometre race where all eyes were on. The Kenyan ladies won it while the Ugandan men took all the first three positions. Bernard Cheptoch  2:19:13(14Million), Joshua Bekele 2:21:40(7Million), and  David Cherop 2:22:04(3.5Million) were the heroes for the home crowd who cheered and gave a loud applause during the awards ceremony.

The winners Bernard Cheptoch (C), Joshua Bekele(R) and David Cherop (L)

 

The winners of the 42kilometre race pose with MTN officials

The winners of the ladies 42 kilometre category show off their dummy cheques

Ugandans also dominated the 21 Kilometre races while Roofings Team 1 took the corporate challenge whose prize money of 3million they gave away to charity of their choice. There was a celebratory mood all over the Kololo Ceremonial grounds with the party continuing till late.

Runners getting set for the 10kilometre race   
     

RESULTS

2016 MTN MARATHON 

WOMEN’S 10KM

MEN’S 10KM
1 Elisha Chemutai (UGA) 29:25
2 Micheal Kiprop (UGA) 29:27
3 Martin Musau (UGA) 29:32

WOMEN’S 21KM
1 Racheal Zena Chebet (UGA) 1:18:30
2 Doreen Chemutai (UGA) 1:19:02
3 Dorcus Ajok (UGA) 1:20:00

MEN’S 21KM 
1 Daniel Rotich (UGA) 1:06:01
2 Felix Chemonges (UGA) 1:06:22
3 Fred Arapsudi (UGA) 1:06:24
WOMEN’S 42KM
1 Rael Japyator (KEN) 2:52:56
2 Rosina Kibono (KEN) 2:53:19
3 Monica Jepkorir (KEN) 3:00:21.

MEN’S 42KM
1 Bernard Cheptoch (UGA) 2:19:13
2 Joshua Bekele (UGA) 2:21:40
3 David Cherop (UGA) 2:22:04

 

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Forest Cottages Wins Jumia Traveller’s Choice Award

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 14:33

Last Thursday, Forest Cottages, a local luxurious hotel won the Traveller’s Choice Award at the Jumia Travel Awards, beating off competition from international hotels, resorts, lodges and guest houses operating in Uganda. Louis Badea, the country manager of Jumia Travel said Forest Cottages received the highest number of positive reviews because it offers quality services to customers.
Jumia Travel is a continental company that offers an online platform for hotels and travellers to connect and do business. Jumia Travel allows travellers to get the best prices for more than 25,000 hotels in Africa and more than 200,000 hotels around the world.

Luxurious Forest Cottages

Forest Cottages located at Plot No. 17/18, Old Kira Road, in Naguru, Kampala, Uganda are luxury cottages surrounded by indigenous trees, bushes, shrubs and flowers. All rooms and cottages are fitted with an in room-safe, and en suite bathroom with shower, a television with satellite channels and locally made furniture. Each room and cottage also has a private balcony that overlooks the forest and gardens.

Dhaval Machhar, General Manager, Forest Cottages receives the award

The Cottages which are just 7 minutes walk to Kabira country club and 46 km drive to Entebbe International airport, offer complimentary English or continental breakfast while the on-site restaurant also serves menu options which guests can enjoy al fresco. Self-catering facilities are also available. Guests can access the swimming pool, gym, steam, sauna at their sister hotels. The grounds also provide a small sanctuary for bird watching and a pool billiard.

Positive Online Reviews

After spending beautiful moments at Forest Cottages, hundreds of travellers wrote positively about the ‘overall standard of the hotel and the exceptional service from the staff.’ Most mentioned the nice accommodation, water and Wi-Fi, restaurant and bars as well as the calm environment which is within the city.

Real Forest In Kampala City

Dhaval Machhar, General Manager, Forest Cottages explained that Forest Cottages is a totally unique hotel and truly a forest in the heart of the city. “You can’t see a forest cottage in Kampala apart from ours. Once you are at Forest Cottages, you can’t feel that you are in Kampala,” Machhar narrated.


“We have superb accommodation, conferencing facilities, bars, restaurants and a swimming pool. Forest Cottages is like a safari lodge. We receive all travellers, from corporate organizations, workers of non-government organizations and tourists,”

Power of online marketing

Machhar revealed that they started doing online marketing in 2014. “If you don’t know online marketing then you are nowhere. Social medial is playing an important role in creating awareness about our service and we have set up a social media team.

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What Makes The Wazal “Ova Tété” 2016/2017 Collection Exceptional

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 14:09

This collection is with no doubt  fabulous and unmatched . Designed by one of Africa’s best designers in France, Joseph Ayiisi Marie the ‘Wazal Ova Tete’ collection is a master piece. The collection expresses more of casual wear in a constant search of innovations, new styles and creativity. It is a  mixture of many various colors, and various prints, he adds and blends other materials such as pure cotton, denim jean, wax, leather, fur, synthetic etc.

It is  inspired by a Cameroonian slang ‘ova’ which means bigger and noble person. And Tété which refers to chic and bourgeois.  In addition, the word chic here is used to describe the amazing and modern appearance of the clothings. Therefore those who have good taste and know how to well dress are characterized as chic. Noble and quality materials were used in this collection, including first choice wax (African print) from Senegal or Mali. I will say this collection is indecent, 10 years in advance or shameless 5 years in advance. I prefer being ahead because the fashion world is in constant évolutions.

 

 

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Milege Festival Attracts Bell Lager Sponsorship

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 12:58

Bell Lager has this year come on board to sponsor the Milege World Music Festival which will be held from the 25th to 27th November. The 3-day cultural event aims at strengthening the arts and culture sector in Uganda, by providing a platform to showcase cultural music and dance from the African continent in its purest and experimental forms.

Among the top entertainment acts on the line-up are Maddox Sematimba, Rachel Magoola, Giovanni Kiyingi among others. The event will be held at the Botanical Gardens in Entebbe.

Themed “Celebrate Africa”, this year’s festival will showcase exceptional talent from various regions of East Africa, including performances from artists like Bengattronics from Kenya, Pal Musica from Congo among others. Entrance is UGX50, 000 and gives one the convenience of either attending the entire festival or a day of choice as well as access to a well facilitated campsite.

Afrigo’s Rachel Magoola(R) will be at Milege world music

“Since inception in 2010, Milege has given a platform to upcoming Ugandan artists like Sandy Soul, Ruyonga, Davis Ntare and Janzi Band from which they have gone on to scale to even greater heights. As a truly Ugandan brand, Bell Lager is happy to enable a platform such as this one that promotes and showcases the unique and diverse talent Uganda has to offer,” said Roy Tumwizere, National Promotions Manager, Uganda Breweries.

Maddox Sematimba will be there too

Other activities this year include fishing, biking safaris, boat rides to Ngamba Islands chimpanzee sanctuary, a complimentary visit to Uganda wild life education center, indigenous games, fashion, visual art exhibitions, poetry, storytelling, bird watching, camping, biking, forest walks, and so much more. It is an event for the whole family offering a relaxing and fun experience. Gates open at 10:00am till late.

Tickets are available at Entebbe Airport arrivals, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee sanctuary and Java House outlets or online www.milege.org, Event Brite and Swayhub.

If you’re looking for weekend plans out of town, look no further.

 

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The 2016 Miss Uganda UK™ Beauty Pageant Grand Finale For 3rd December

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 12:20

Saturday 3rd December 2016 will be a night of gilts and glamour for the Ugandans in the UK as there will be crowning of yet another beauty queen at the Ark Globe Academy. The Miss Uganda UK™ Beauty Pageant is back for the 6th year of the annual event under J.M.

This is definitely one of the biggest and overgenerous evenings of the year, not only for the nine  beautiful ladies battling it out for the crown to be the next ambassador of the Ugandan community  but also for Ugandans both here and in the diaspora. It will take place at the Harper road, London SE1 6AG 6pm – 11pm.

These are the 9 finalists battling for the crown

One of our finalists will be crowned Miss Uganda UK Queen 2016/17 on a night of promoting Ugandan Beauty, Descent & Culture.The winner will also become the face and voice ambassador for the Child Sacrifice campaign Uganda with Jubilee Campaign UK. She will also win a two-week trip to Uganda to go carry on the started work of raising more awareness to stop child sacrifice ‘Ugandan’s United to End Child Sacrifice’.

Contestants will demonstrate their ability, commitment to charitable causes and also portray a positive image of the modern Ugandan woman and the beauty of Uganda as a country. The 2016 finalists include: Vanessa Kaitesi, Lesley Tibihikira, Rebecca Amuge, Sandra Masozero, Noor Kalumba, Latisha Antoine, Hayaati Njuki, Bridget Katungi and Catherine Namuddu. The prestigious pageant is brought to you by J.M Promotions (sponsored by: MCT World, Eduuka, Elevate Design Studio, TGM Radio UK, TheTruth Sessions. Partners: Club 701 and JF Solutions)

Miss Uganda Uk 2014 contestants

 

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