Management of the controversial Club Music Video Awards (CMVA) has announced the personalities who will be hosting this year’s event.
The CMVAs are scheduled for Saturday 18th at the Kampala Serena Hotel-Victoria Hall. A few days back, organizers of the event named gorgeous radio personality Crystal Newman Kavulu of Sanyu FM as the
day’s master of ceremonies.
The light skinned gorgeous Crystal will be assisted by celebrated city comedian Alex Muhangi. Crystal has since revealed how excited she is about the gig that she can’t wait and has urged many of her pals and colleagues to celebrate what she described as Uganda’s best music videos.
“Sooo…Yours truly will be hosting the Club Music Video Awards 2017! Let’s celebrate the hard work and
creativity poured in to Uganda’s best music videos.
Let’s celebrate the music videos you love!” an excited Crystal posted on her Instagram.
By Our Reporter
A battalion of bats has invaded a government health facility in
northern Uganda, putting both medics and patients under siege.
Our Snoops reveal that Alyec-meda Health Center II in Amolatar district has become some hell on earth of sorts for patients after potbellied, muscled and bummy bats colonizing the facility.
Rose Okwongo, an expectant mother who had gone for antenatal services said that “Many of my colleagues have abandoned the health centre because of the smell and noise made by the bats.” She added that “Every time I visit and take long at the health centre I vomit because of their stench.”
The bats have colonised all the health centre departments, the outpatient and the staff quarters are the worst affected. James Okwir, the in-charge of Alyec-meda health Centre II, says that the mammals invaded the health centre more than five years ago and attempts to get rid of them have been in vain.
He noted that even the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UDPF) deployed a squad of commandos to fight the bats during the Tarehe Sita activities but that even these well-trained commandos couldn’t handle the Ninja-like bats.
When she left Muyenga based Swangz Avenue in January, many predicted that songbird Irene Ntale’s career was good as over.
However, the talented sexy babe seems to be proving those who doubted her career choices wrong by going strong.
Since she left Swangz, Ntale has released a number of songs. Latest is that the ‘He Go Down’ hit maker has landed a major collaboration with Kenyan afro-pop band Sauti Sol.
Ntale is said to be in touch with the BET Award nominated band over a massive project. Ntale broke the news herself last weekend when she was hosted on Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) show Horizon Vibe
on Saturday by Calvin Da Entertainer.
She intimated that the two camps will be releasing the collabo soon though no date was specified. Ntale
also revealed that she has since established a team to handle her music promotion and Calvin is one of the members.
Sauti Sol was formed in Nairobi by vocalists Bien-Aime Baraza, Willis Chimano and Savara Mudigi in 2005.
Initially an a cappella group, guitarist Polycarp Otieno joined before they named themselves Sauti.
By Our Reporter
Renowned controversial Catholic priest Fr. Gaetano Batanyenda, who became popular after constantly criticizing president Yoweri Museveni and his government, is said to have died this afternoon.
Batanyenda, the outspoken priest of Kitanga parish in Kabale district, who made himself a name by becoming one of Museveni’s top critics despste being priest who was supposed to steer away from politics, allegedly died under unclear circumstances.
By the time we received this sad news, neither the Catholic Church nor the government had come up to issue a statement about the matter.
Fr. Gaetano and or his aides hadn’t also come up to either confirm or deny the allegation. But according to sources, the priest was reported ill a few months ago and he has been battling the said illness for quite some time now.
We shall keep you posted about this developing story.
The president of Brasil has moved out of his official residence, blaming ‘bad vibes’ and even ghosts for the disturbance.
Michel Temer, 76, and his former beauty queen wife Marcela, 33, have left the Alvorada Palace in Brasilia and moved a mile away to the traditional residence of the vice-president.
President Temer said he found the cavernous modernist building spooky and his seven-year-old son was the only one who liked the home.
He said: ‘I felt something strange there. I wasn’t able to sleep right from the first night. The energy wasn’t good.
‘Marcela felt the same thing. Only [their son] Michelzinho, who went running from one end to the other, liked it.’
‘We even started to wonder: could there be ghosts?,’ he said to Brazilian newspaper Veja.
The Alvorada palace, which means Dawn, was designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer and boasts a pool, football field, chapel, medical centre and lawn.
According to a report in Globo newspaper, Marcela Temer brought in a priest to attempt to drive out any evil spirits, but to no avail.
The Temers then moved to the still luxurious but smaller Jaburu Palace nearby.
This was Temer’s residence when he served as vice president until last year.
He became president when Dilma Rousseff was impeached for breaking budget accounting laws.
No one filled his vacant vice presidential post meaning he can now take his pick of palaces.
The house moving comes in the middle of a severe political crisis for Brazil, with many of Temer’s allies facing potential corruption probes.
The president himself is battling a case in the electoral court where he is accused of having benefited from illegal donations when he and Rousseff ran together in 2014.
Last year around November, Goodlyfe half singer Weasel real name Douglas Mayanja was reported to ne heartbroken after being dumped by his baby mama/fiancé Samira Tumi.
It was then said that the gorgeous curvy Samira ended the romance with the dread locked singer over
infidelity related issues.
The break up was so bad that the mother of one had to even pack her belongings and move out of their Buziga based rented pad with their son.
A heartbroken Weasel pleaded with Samira to come back in vain. Latest is that the two have since rekindled their romance.
Sources close to the couple intimate that Samira has since returned to Weasel’s house and the two are happy again. “She returned after several promises to change and become a better man” reveals the source.
We are now informed that the loved up couple is planning a massive wedding to legalize their romance later this year.
Just when we thought the era of petty feuds and fights amongst local artistes was a thing of the past, rapper Navio real name Daniel Kigozi Lubwama proves us wrong.
The gigantic Klear Kut rapper seems to have reignited his longtime rivalry with fellow rappers Atlas Da African and GNL.
While appearing on Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) show Horizon Vibe hosted by Calvin De Entertainer on Saturday morning, Navio hit at the two saying they are musical failures.
The ‘Njogereza’ hit maker reasoned that because they have failed to keep up with his lyrical pace, Atlas and GNL do not even deserve to be called rappers.Atlas with First son Muhoozi
It should be noted that Navio and Atlas were a few years back involved in an ego fuelled feud with each claiming to be the better rapper than the other. It was so nasty that at time the two got physical.
However, in 2014, the two made up and even had plans of collaborating. Since then, Atlas has disappeared from the entertainment scene while GNL relocated to the US to be with his American girlfriend while Navio has done everything to remain relevant on the social scene.
He had to swap his English rap for Luganda that many Ugandans understand to win more fans.
Ever since she gave birth to her first child last year, songstress Fille Mutoni has been losing weight at a worrying rate.
It is for this reason that many thought her romance with fiancé MC Kats real name Edwin Katamba could have been the reason as it could have been stressing her. It should be noted that late last year the gorgeous curvy singer had issues with her baby daddy.
However, they made up shortly after words. Even after this, Fille’s situation continued to be worrying as she lost more and more weight. A section of her fans and pals assumed she could have been battling a deadly strange illness.
However, we have since established that the ‘Double Trouble’ singer’s weight loss is brought about by drug consumption contrary to the strange illness talk.Reports doing rounds suggest that Fille is battling drug addiction.
A source close the singer who preferred anonymity reveals that Fille has been consuming Heroine and it is the reason she is losing so much weight.
We are told she takes the drugs with her close pal, struggling singer Pretty Glo. The two babes became
extremely close after their collabo in Rwandese titled ‘Naragutanze’.
Fille and Pretty Glo are currently inseparable and are always hanging at Flames where they choke on drugs and alcohol.
By Emmanuel Sekago
Lightning fans were treated to a thrilling spectacle of sport on Saturday night after Loughborough Lightning soared to a 57 – 44 victory over midlands rivals Wasps, to claim their fourth win of the Vitality Super league season.
Having been tipped as the team to beat this season, Wasps, like Lightning, stepped onto court with three consecutive wins in the bag. Expectations were high with Wasps arguably boasting one of the strongest sides in the league, including a handful of English Internationals.
The first advantage of the night went to Lightning who claimed the first centre pass, easily converting it onto the scoreboard. However with an extremely tight defence and defiant attack, Wasps quickly matched the score.
Quick fire passing and support from defence soon saw Walker drop a ball into crowd favorite Proscovia who executed the infamous ‘Proscovia signature move’ to push Lightning forward , Proscovia and Walker out of the game with the tremendous two sailing the ball through the hoop on numerous occasions.
At the opposite end of the court, Rachel Dunn began to struggle under the threat of Trip and Oyesola, her shooting percentage dropping considerably, allowing Trip to send multiple rebounds back down the court.
With Proscovia treating the crowds to another signature move, landing her right under the post. When the final whistle sounded they were left with a deflated opposition, and an outstanding sense of pride as Lightning secured their fourth win of the season to remain undefeated.
Sexy songbird Juliana Kanyomozi is planning a mega musical resurrection after being off the entertainment scene for a long time.
Juliana, who has been out of the country ever since she lost her son Keron Kabugo recently secretly returned to Uganda, according to Snoops, although she did it quietly so as not to attract attention from paparazzi and fans.
The Snoops reveal that after her sojourn in Nairobi, Kenya, where she has been cooling off the stress, Juliana is currently in studio working on a new album she hopes to release later this year.
By Our Reporter
A wealthy businessman with property in Masindi and other parts of the country died on Sunday evening after drowning in a swimming pool under unclear circumstances.
Charles Sseruganda, the Proprietor of Charles Enterprises, drowned at around 7pm shortly in the Country Inn swimming pool shortly after diving in. An eye witness revealed on condition of anonymity that the businessman drowned after hitting the side walls of the pool.
According to sources, there were seven people in the pool when Sseruganda drowned but none of them could save him. John Bosco Bakashaba, Masindi District Police Commander, confirmed the incident, saying they are still investigating the matter to establish what could have killed Sseruganda.
However, management of Country Inn has till now declined to comment or issue a statement about the matter.
Police in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, say a car bomb has exploded on a busy street near a hotel.
At least 10 people were killed in the attack and a number of others wounded, according to the website of local Radio Shabelle.
No group has said it carried out the attack, but the Islamist militant group al-Shabab has often targeted hotels in Mogadishu.
It is the second explosion reported today.
Earlier, police shot at a speeding minibus when it failed to stop at a checkpoint. The vehicle exploded, killing the driver.
Hundreds of Somali soldiers protested in Mogadishu on the weekend over unpaid salaries, blocking roads and forcing businesses to close.
Masaka Road: Two people have been confirmed dead and four others injured after getting involved in a nasty accident that occurred in Kijjabwemi township, along Masaka-Kampala highway on Sunday night.
The deceased identified as Isma Kulabira and a one Joseph died after a Fuso truck they were traveling on from Kampala to Masaka lost control and rammed into a trailer that was heading to Kampala. The two died on spot while four others were rushed to Masaka Referral Hospital in critical condition.
By press time traffic police had been called the scene and had already embarked on investigations into what could have caused the accident. The deceased were taken to Masaka Hospital mortuary for postmortem while the injured were admitted to the casualty ward for medical attention.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari who returned to Nigeria on Friday after seven weeks of medical leave in London has resumed his official duties today.
Buhari’s assistant Bashir Ahmad tweeted that the president would send a letter to the National Assembly to “formally notify the legislature of his return to the country”.
On Friday the Nigerian leader said he had never before been “so sick” but did not reveal details about his condition, although he did say further medical checks would be necessary.
Critics have questioned whether Buhari is well enough to hold office and his public appearances are set to be scrutinised for any signs of physical weakness.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo was left in charge while he was away and it is reported that Osinbajo showed energy as acting leader that was strikingly different to President Buhari’s own style.
At least 48 people have been killed in a landslide at a vast rubbish dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, officials say.
They say dozens of people are still missing since the landslide on Saturday night at the Koshe landfill. A resident said 150 people were there at the time.
A number of makeshift houses are now buried under tonnes of waste.
The area has been a dumping ground for Addis Ababa’s rubbish for more than five decades.
A city spokeswoman told AP news agency that many children were among the dead.
There are fears the death toll could rise further.
The authorities have been building Africa’s first waste-to-energy plant near the landfill.
They plan to burn rubbish generated by the capital’s estimated four million people and convert it into electricity.
Kyengera: Residents of Kyengera township in Kampala woke up to grief and shock after landing on a body of a young woman that had been chopped into pieces and stuffed into a suitcase by unidentified people.
The yet to be identified babe who is in her early twenties was not known locals in Kyengera, who recovered her body dumped by the roadside.
The locals had first ignored the suitcase that was lying by the roadside but they became suspicious after seeing a finger poking out of the suitcase through the zip line.
On seeing the finger, the locals alerted the police in Kyengera, who quickly went to the scene and opened the suitcase, in which they found the mutilated babe’s body.
Robert Kizito, the are LC I chairperson said that he doesn’t know the deceased as one of his residents and suspects that the body could have been dumped in the area by other people.
Patrick Kidega, the Kyengera police OC said that the body was taken by the police to Mulago Hospital Mortuary as investigations continue, but urged anyone who has a missing female relative to go to the mortuary and check the body so as to help police identify the deceased.
A babe only identified as Rhoda was last week nabbed stealing merchandise from a supermarket in Jinja, which she had hidden in her knickers.
Rhoda, according to an Askari (Guard), went to the said Supermarket (Name withheld on request) like a normal customer and started passing through the shelves, without a trolley or basket, although attendants had seen her pick stuff.
Not knowing that she was being filmed on CCTV camera, Rhoda picked tins of powdered milk, 2 dresses and a blouse, which she stuffed in her knickers .
But when she tried to exit the supermarket, the Askari and attendants stopped Rhoda and ordered her to remove whatever she had stuffed in her knickers.
When she refused, they took her to an inner room, where they stripped her before recovering the stolen stuff from her. The supermarket attendants thereafter gave Rhoda a few slaps after she pleaded for mercy and later let her go.
Delegates from the Federation of Uganda Football Association on Sunday afternoon paid a curtsey visit to inmates at Luzira Maximum prison to deliver a message of hope through football.
Led by FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo, the team donated an assortment of sports equipment (football jersey, balls and referees kits) and basic needs like soap and water.
There also happened a football match between former Uganda Cranes stars and Luzira Upper Prison team (Upper Stars FC). The match ended 2-2.
Players like Hakim Magumba, Hassan Mubiru, Sadiq Wassa and Paul Mukatabala excited the inmates as some of them used to hear them on radio during their active playing days.
The FUFA President came on in the second half and also showed his rare skills.
By Our Reporter
The days of Gregory Mugisha Muntu as president of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) are numbered, after a group of youth in the Party waging a vicious war against him.
The FDC youth who want Mugisha Muntu out accuse him of allegedly being in bed with high ranking members of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM).
The FDC youth base their arguments on Muntu’s actions during the recently concluded East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) elections when he refused to support FDC stalwart Ingrid Turinawe and even attempted to pull her of the race in favour for Florence Ekwau Ibi.
To express how serious they are, these anti-Muntu FDC youth have since written a petition calling for a veto vote against Muntu, so as to oust him from the presidency.
By Our Reporter
Hundreds of traders in downtown Kampala have Monday morning staged a massive strike by refusing to open their shops, complaining of being forced to pay exorbitant rent in fees in US dollars.
The traders who operate from Nana building, Capital Centre, Premium House and other buildings have vowed not to open their shops until they meet their landlords to sort out their grievances. They took to the streets and demanded to meet the landlords.
They claim that their landlords demand rent ranging from Shs1m to 3.5m and want it paid in dollars. Police is currently heavily deployed outside these buildings to ensure that the traders don’t become violent or vandalise the buildings.