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Sunday, 31 August 2014
Sunday evening was hot with Bebe Cool's fans sending a tirade of abuse to Jazz maestro, Tshaka Mayanja, aka Winston.
It all started with this post as Tshaka revealed that the Tusker Project Fame 2 winner, Esther Nabaasa aka Estah was the song writer of Love You Every Day.
"Finally, I got round to watching Bebe Cool's new video, for the song 'Love You'. I kinda recognized the writing, phrasing and composition style of this song but wasn't very certain. As soon as I was told Michael Fingaz was the producer, I knew straight away who the songwriter was. Project Fame winner Estah. She can craft a song that girl, she really can."
This did not go down well with Bebe who came roaring like a hungry lion, saying that he wrote half that song;
"Just to correct Shaka Mayanja of Jazz Safari, if u want to know who wrote love u every day, at your age, u should not nose around since u know who sang it and u have his number, call him and ask otherwise stop misleading people by under looking BEBECOOL. Micheal Fingers wrote half the song and I did half and mark u, u are in for surprises if u thought u knew me well."
"That shows how bad hearted Ugandans can be. Instead of appreciating an artist, they will lllok for things just to bring them down. Let's say Estah wrote Love You Everyday, if she sang it would you have cared about it or loved it? Grow Up love you everyday."
Tshaka- Well done Bebe. It's a good song, no matter who wrote it. I wasn't knocking you at all or bringing you down. Far from it. If you wrote the song, well done. About bringing you down, you're backing the wrong tree. I ain't.
Bebe Cool - Winston, next time if u want to know , Pliz call me. if u wanted to give yo comment genuinely, u would have talked about the producer of the video n the musician who sang the song. That is the best way to show appreciation.
Tshaka - Bebe Cool, my post is about the song and its quality. All good. Next time I'll post about the video. I really don't see any harm in crediting the songwriters, is there?
Wednesday, 27 August 2014
The Bedroom Bully singer, Busy Signal real name, Glendale Gosha Gordon has cancelled his Ugandan show that was slated to take place at the Waterfront Beach in Entebbe. A new date will be communicated. Using his verified facebook profile, Busy Signal said;
"This change was due to circumstances solely in the promoters control and was not contributed to by Busy or Turf Music Entertainment."
On the other hand, Suudiman, the booking agent or the promoter behind the show says that Busy has over shs 200m on his account and he was ready to pay more money, but the situation was beyond him. Suudiman is yet to hold a press conference after holding separate talks with sponsors of the show.
Some of the fans had already paid using Payway Machines (which do not give change), so they, would love to hear from the promoter on whether or not they will get their money back or keep the receipts till the next show date.
"It is with disappointment that these events are postponed because Busy Signal was looking forward to performing for his fans in Kenyan and Uganda, " he concluded.
Monday, 25 August 2014
First things first, Samira Tumi seems to be the most beautiful thing that has happened to brothers Douglas Mayanja aka Weasel and Emmanuel Mayanja, formerly AK47, now Akay.
AK47 is not a happy man on learning that he will not end up together with Samira as he explains.
"Weasel came to me asking for Samira to be featured in one of his videos, which was okay with me. Unfortunately, around the end of last year, they became so close. I was hurt though I thought, Samira would come back given the love I had for her. The next thing I heard was that they were staying together in Makindye, Kizungu zone. Some sources say she is pregnant, it is then that I gave up..."
Emmanuel Mayanja adds that they actually did not inform him about the ceremony that saw Chameleone, Moze Radio plus others going to meet Samira's parents in Jinja. On learning about it, I sent them this message; (AK 47 Blesses Weasel and Samira).
Weasel who is currently in London wondered how AK47 could go on claiming that he took his girlfriend. "All he told me was that they were just friends and not lovers.."
In spite of all that, my heart is with Samira, because with her, I have peace at heart,Weasel concluded.
Chameleone Speaks Out;
Their elder brother, Jose Chameleone says that AK47 has not approached him on the matter but if at all their any issues, then our parents are in the best position to address this rather sensitive issues. Chameleone also expressed shock as to why AK47 was interested in Samira and yet he has other girl friends.
I went to Jinja because Weasel asked me to, besides, he had introduced Samira to me something that AK47 has never done, Chameleone concluded.
Monday, 25 August 2014
Last Saturday was the first ever daytime concert by Hip Hop star, Navio. Lots of artistes including Peter Miles and Cindy among others entertained revellers.
Bebe Cool and Irene Ntale were slated to perform but that was not possible as they were at different shows elsewhere. Bebe was in Dubai while Irene Ntale was in the UK where she took off time to appear on BBC's Focus on Africa programme.
"I want to thank the fans and sponsors for making the show a success. A special mention goes out to the artists who came out to support! We have conquered new ground and moved to new heights with the music and you all made it possible, " Navio noted on his wall.
Friday, 22 August 2014
It's All White
"To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don't need to be accepted by others." Those were Zari's words as she shared shots of her white lingerie and cream 'beads' rolling all the way...!
Could this be part of her White Party campaign, may be not, but now that the annual party is around the corner who knows. "This is my Queendom, woke up like this, flawless," she concluded.
Looks like her fans will be treated to more of her body than the new model rides she used to flaunt back in the days. White will be the dresscode for her white party that will be held on December 18, 2014 at Guvnor. For more of the white clothing trend and lingerie, you can check out Zari Jewels at Garden City basement on Yusuf Lule road.
Friday, 22 August 2014
Rema Namakula (23) is fit to burst and in under four months, she will be a mother. She was last spotted at Freedom City during the Physically Fit concert. The Sitya Loss singer, Eddy Kenzo is top on the list as the baby daddy though Rema is tight lipped.
Talking to snoops at Freedom City, Rema revealed that it was agreed between her and the baby daddy not to disclose his identity to the public.
Eddy Kenzo who is currently in the US but will be here for his Sitya Loss concert in September has a daughter with his ex Tracy Nabatanzi. It should be recalled that during his Kamunguluze Concert last year, he introduced Tracy as the mother of his daughter and also called Rema on stage.
The Jambole singer told his mom that Rema was his very good friend.
Thursday, 21 August 2014
Moze Radio and Weasel are currently on tour in the UK together with the local drama stars, The Ebonies. Back at home, Team No Sleep, the group that was formed after the Goodlyfe Crew split a few months back, is indeed failing to get some sleep.
One of their very own, producer Bushingtone spent yesterday night in the dock on allegations of breaking into Neverland in Makindye with an intent to take a laptop which had the duo's yet to be released music. Samira alerted the police right away that went after the producer.
Chagga Yagga, who happens to be the current manager of Radio and Weasel also confirmed the arrest of Jeff Kiwa who is right now helping police with the investigations.
While at Kibuye police station, members from the different camps were trying to engage in another fight. Meanwhile, fans loyal to Radio and Weasel are like what goes around comes around, you made Radio's mom shed tears after being slapped by cops, this is your time to pay.
But inspite of all these developments, Weasel is a happy man now that they did not assault his pregnant Samira in any way.
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
In one of Huddah's response to Vera's boob job, she wrote: "How gals with no boobs take pics Lol and trust me, money ain't a problem they can be bought but we choose not to!"
The battle for supremacy between these two Kenyan socialites continues. These remarks from Huddah Monroe came after Vera Sidika's boob job.
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Monday, 18 August 2014
Updated - Businessman Sully K Mbuga, also Leila Kayondo's better half has been slapped with a travel ban. It's in relation to outstanding tax obligations amounting to shillings 219,155,869/- million which is the equivalent of US$ 84,290/-.
According to the letter dated 15 Aug 2014 addressed to the Director Citizenship and Immigration Control, SK Mbuga is not allowed to leave the country unless the above amount is fully settled. The amount continues to attract interest for as long as it remains outstanding.
A few days back, bailiffs went to Mbugga's residence to try and attach at least two of his Hummer vehicles to compel him clear the outstanding amount but they were denied access.
The bailiffs came back later after reinforcing, but the rides had been relocated to some un known destination. Uganda Revenue Authority is now pursuing a travel ban to the South Africa based businessman.
Mbuga says that he does not own any businesses in Uganda and wonders why URA is demanding such an amount from him. According to the Income Tax Act, any resident taxpayer has to declare each year of income as stipulated by Section 9 of the Income Tax Act. Additionally, a resident person is supposed to file returns for every year of income.
“If the income arose as a result of activities outside Uganda, such a person has to declare here and in the other country so that they can benefit from foreign tax credits,” Waiswa explained, adding that the foreign tax credits would reduce one’s tax liability.
Sunday, 17 August 2014
Last Friday, was the 'Every One Charity Concert' at Hotel Africana with over 10 artistes slated to perform. Bobi Wine, Moze Radio, Weasel and Peter Miles were some of the artistes who performed to empty chairs.
Many learnt of this concert during the press conference, which was held just a day before the D-day.
Entrance fee was 20K for the general happiness, 50K VIP and 1.5m for platinum, but there were just a handful of revellers.
Chameleone was supposed to perform but he snubbed the show. He was at Freedom City on Entebbe road, where the crowd was getting physically fit with sounds of Big Eye in his very first concert which was massively attended.
Sunday, 17 August 2014
South African based flaunting queen, Zari Hassan was able to chat up with her ex-hubby Ivan Semwanga at their son's birthday bash. Pinto is their first born, he turned 11 on Aug 07, 2014.
He demanded for a slumber party also known as a sleepover party, his parents did not disappoint, they did just that. The three-day-party ended on Saturday.
''Being in a limo and drinking wine,'' Pinto noted on his instagram while communicating to his other friends who could not make it for the bash.
Rumours were spreading like a wild fire that she had returned to Ivan, but Zari was quick to issue a statement to dispel any rumours about her reuniting with Ivan; "We are very ok and happy. Clearly where does it state I broke up with Farouk coz he is broke or coz of the White Party..... We are ok and very much together."
"As for Ivan, he has every right to attend any of his kids functions, soccer games, B-Day parties, school events you name it, he has a right to be there. Our relationship differences does not make any of us less of parents. We still execute our duties as parents like expected."
Meanwhile, Farouk is not happy with this development. He has even gone into facebook hibernation, just to confirm that all is not well.
The birthday boy who uses statements like 'It's my dad's lamborghini, but it's my mom who drives it' gave the parents time to catch up on a few things as he went playing with his peer group.
Friday, 15 August 2014
Weasel is dating the same girl his brother dated some time back, but the amazing thing is, Akay, formerly AK47 is not hurting and is all okay with the whole arrangement, he has actually blessed them.
"Tonight I want to congratulate my brother Weasel and Samira for both having the confidence to overlook each other's past and choose to move on with their future responsibly." Now that is a very bold and brave statement coming from an ex and a brother at that.
He adds: "I am so happy for you Weasel and I want to wish you a happy future with your soon to be wife Samira...God Bless You!!" It's not clear why the Team No Sleep member, AKay, was not part of the team that went to Jinja.
Pallaso adds his voice; "Congratulations to Weasel Manizo on your recent achievement !!! It takes a man to man up and go respectfully to his lovers parents and tell them he got big plans.."
Weasel was yesterday meeting Samira's parents in Jinja to forge a way forward. Samira is five months pregnant.
Friday, 15 August 2014
It all went down yesterday and it's official, Samira is officially Weasel's and within no time, they will be finalizing with the other nuptials. Chameleone and Moze Radio were among those who went to Jinja.
Samira's little baby bump was visible under her red floor length dress (Gomesi). She was and still is excited that Weasel was able to meet her aunt and also hint on a nearby date for the introduction ceremony.
Weasel could not hide his excitement after being given the green light. Moze Radio seems to say: "Mwana Samira is all your's"
Friday, 15 August 2014
Samira Tumi is the video vixen in the Tukikole Neera video and she is around five months pregnant. Weasel is the baby daddy. Inset is Weasel and Samira kissing in the Neera video. Weasel was on Thursday afternoon meeting Samira's Aunt in Jinja at a function that is normally held before the introduction ceremony, locally known as (Okukyala).
In the pic, Weasel was so humbled as Moze Radio and colleague stood with swagg. AK47's ex, Samira, has even updated her relationship status on facebook to reflect ''In a relationship" with Weasel. It should be noted at this point that AK47 and Samira had both moved on.
Weasel's elder brother, Humphrey, has gone ahead to congratulate him on this milestone. The Bomboclut singer has had many babes, had many kids to that but none of the baby mama's had got close to this, so many are branding Samira as the winner.
On their way to Jinja, songs like Can't let you go and Neera were being played back to back in his navy blue ML.
Thursday, 14 August 2014
Juliana has warned of fraudsters who are duping the public asking for money, and also taking advantage of Keron's death to extort money from unsuspecting individuals.
Just a few weeks back, we told of how Capital FM's Flavia Tumusiime facebook account got verified (has a blue badge). Take note, it's the only individual account after President Museveni.
Juliana has been warning her fans and she continues to do so, but the fake network seems to be too large for her to handle. The solution to this Juliana is for your account to be verified and we trust Mark Zuckerbeg is considering this very seriously. However, matters were made worse when her only son, Keron passed on, the fraudsters were having a field day as Juliana explains.
"You all know that these fake Facebook accounts are still out there. Now until the authorities can come out in a big way n help with the problem of Internet fraud, there's not much we can do."
"I've done everything I can in my power. You people who are creating these fake accounts in my name, even using My son Keron's passing to con people, You stink, You are evil and you are disgusting."
"You will not get away with this. But even those who send these idiots money, Don't be so gullible. I've been warning you for so long. So if you send your money to these con men, you do so at your own risk. Peace and love."
In relation to fake facebook accounts, NTV Be My Date show has suffered similar problems, when you google NTV Be My Date, it's the fake account that shows up making matters worse for Anita Fabiola.
Monday, 11 August 2014
A list of 100 celebrities was last Friday released by New Vision and comedian Anne Kansiime was ranked number one on the list followed by Angella Katatumba. Bebe Cool, Chameleone and Juliana followed in that order.
The list mainly comprised of musicians, radio and TV presenters. socialites, sportsmen and women, comedians among others.
Responding to one publication that had expressed shock over Chameleone being beaten by Anne, the Wale Wale singer said; "Celebrity and popular are two different things."
Again, Chameleone was asked about his rank internationally, now that Eddy Kenzo was proving to be a force to reckon, he said that he was not sure about that but would comment after a team that is investigating that development gets back to him, otherwise, when it comes to numbers, he is no longer number one but numberless.
Chameleone will be live at serena Hotel on December 18, 2014 and the amount to access Serena that night will be 1,000,000/- shillings per head.
Monday, 11 August 2014
Moze Radio and Weasel were over the weekend thrilling fans in Dubai. The dynamic duo was performing live at Mansion Club, Melia Hotel Bur Dubai.
They did most of their latest hits ranging from Neera, Ntunga plus old hits like Bread and Butter, Amaaso and Magnetic. Queen dancers from Hungary plus UAE based East African artists were backing them up. Bebe Cool will be in the same venue on 23.Aug.2014.
The dynamic duo relieved Jeff Kiwa of his duty as their manager after noticing some financial discrepancies, but now, they are the happiest as Weasel reveals;
"Goodlyfe is goodlyfe no one can change it...but u don't know how sweet lyfe we live since we fired those rats out of our cupboards.....no need for traps any mo...money straight to de?"
He later added, that there are no more third parties involved when it comes to matters of money. So If you got to chop their money, this looks like the best time of their career.
Saturday, 09 August 2014
Alpha, Beata and Bebe on their knees thanking fans
Bebe Cool was yesterday celebrating 20 years of music in a show dubbed Best of Bebe Cool. It was live on NTV from 8:30pm for at least 30 minutes and later at 10:30pm during the Koona Ne NTV show by Miles Rwamiti.
The show had about 1,400 revellers, but the VVIP section was full. As you may be aware, a table in the VVIP section was going for a cool 5 million shillings, so the game has changed. This has been branded as the best show in the year so far. Bebe Cool kicked off the show at 8:30pm and by midnight, he wrapped the show with Love You Everyday.
There were no curtain raisers, it was only Bebe, guitarist Myco Ouma and Annette Nandujja that performed. Notable among the guests were Sudhir Ruparelia, Gordon Wavamuno. He thanked them in a special way, his version of James Brown I Feel Good.
Bebe Cool's wife, Zuena speaks out; "Last night was off the hook, I must say am proud of my husband. Whoever attended the show knows what am talking about, I was super excited no wonder I was forced to step on stage & shake a lil bit. My highlight of the night was when my babies stepped on stage and surprised their dad with a bouquet of flowers, he was so emotional."
"Thanks to everyone who attended the show and sorry for those who came in late when the tickets were sold out, now let's meet in Mukono, " Zuena concluded.
Renown music critic and reggae singer, Jenkins Mukasa had this to say; "It was a well produced show and Bebe did his best. The band was tight and Michael Ouma + Nanduja did just great. All in all, it's the best Bebe cool show I have watched."
Saturday, 09 August 2014
It's one thing to drive a Tundra, but another to drive a 2014 model.
Businessman, Desh Kananura, is proud to be among the few Ugandans cruising a model that is just months old. The 5.7L pick-up truck that is about $48,000 before taxes is so huge that it's glove compartment alone can have as many as 19 tennis balls.
The Panamera Bar boss also has a Rolls Royce, the only one in the country at the moment, and just recently, he converted his orange Audi Q7 into a pick-up but one of his drivers sped off with it to a ditch. He is not in a hurry to repair it though.
He is one wealthy person who has been kind enough to share his story of where he has come from, what he has done to even be able to afford a 2014 model which will be affordable to an average Ugandan in 2024.
Using his facebook profile, Desh told of how he tried out several businesses including the bridal car business but failed miserably, sold second hand clothes commonly known as Mivumba, but was fleeced by business associates, Imported Hummers for footballers in the UK, but lost everything.
‘Swim or sink’, ‘Never Give Up’ and prayer are Desh Kananura’s guiding lines that he followed while doing ‘kyeyo’ in the UK. "I work best under pressure, buying cars from scrap yards fixing them and selling them..", so if you are looking up to him, that has been part of his journey, and he adds, I'm not yet there.
"I sometimes have the Chinese belief that there is no such a thing as luck, blessed are they that believe in the Lord that's where am anchored, prayer changes a lot, I beg you to trust me, I'm a living testimony."
Friday, 08 August 2014
"The New Vision paper just ranked me Uganda's No.1 celebrity. Thank you my Ninja's," Anne Kansiime wrote on her wall on learning that she was ranked the top celebrity. The celeb list by New Vision is for the period starting May last year to June this year.
The list excludes businessmen like Sudhir Ruparelia, Patrick Bitature. Politicians were also not included this time around. The celebrities were picked from music, TV, movies, sports, books and modeling. The list does not take into account how much money one has, facebook and Twitter likes played a role.
Angella Katatumba beats any Ugandan in terms of facebook likes, she has over 300,000 likes though Mark Zuckerberg is yet to verify her account. This could be one of the reasons she takes up the second spot.
Urban TV's Mary Luswata is quickly making her way to the top ten, the next time this list is updated, she could be in the top 5 now that mentions in print, TV or radio count for this particular list not forgetting that New Vision has all of them.
According to the list, Iryn Namubiru was just about to join the likes of Sheebah Karungi, Bad Black and Ragga Dee who are in the next 50.
Friday, 08 August 2014
The US-Africa leaders summit was held between 4-6 August in Washington DC, the first ever event any US President has held with African heads of state and government. The theme for the August 4-6 summit was "Investing in the Next Generation''.
On the side events of the summit, recording artist, American RnB and hip hop recording artist, Akon met Kenya's President at his hotel suite to discuss a number of issues.
"Visiting President Kenyatta of Kenya. He has great visions for Kenya and we shall be there in September to discuss how to make those vision come to life," Akon noted on his Instagram profile.
Through his project, Lighting Africa, Akon intends to bring electricity to one million households before the end of this year.
Thursday, 07 August 2014
Revellers will have to consider putting aside their night concert outfits on the 23.Aug.2014 when Navio will be performing live at Kati Kati starting 10am to 8pm.
The No Turning Back singer says it will be the biggest day time rap show ever. Bebe Cool, Keko, Irene Ntale, Sheebah, Coco Finger, and Chameleone among others will perform alongside the hip-hop rapper. The event is sponsored by Pepsi and Uganda Telecom.
According to the new KCCA regulations for night events, all shows should end by midnight. This leaves the revellers yearning for more and also artistes performing few songs taking curtain raisers into consideration. Day time events are the way forward.
Thursday, 07 August 2014
Our local celebs have been showcasing one thing or the other lately, if it's not their nud# bodies, it's baby bumps, flat tummies, booties, rides and so on, but Chameleone is doing it differently and that is by handling a wad of cash.
The Wale Wale singer was a few days spotted at Serena Hotel with Shs 80 million after selling 80 tickets for his December 18 One Million Show. When Chameleone announced his concert date and price, Bebe Cool released posters for his Best of Bebe Cool show indicating packages way higher than Chameleone's.
For example, he has the VIP going for 3 million, the xTRa Large going for 5 million and the general happiness which is 50,000, but these could change hours before the concert. Payment at the entrance will be 100,000/- according to insider sources, so for affordable tickets, better to try your luck today.
Chameleon's is a single payment plan, so there's no need to rush as the price is strictly one million, no more no less.
Wednesday, 06 August 2014
Huddah Monroe represented Kenya in last year's version of Big Brother Africa, she was evicted in the very first week along side our Charlie Denzel. Vera Sidika is likely to be Kenya's representative for this year's Big Brother reality game that kicks off on September 7, 2014.
Vera came back from Nigeria recently where she was on holiday with her loaded boy friend, and for the record, she just bleached and also had a boob job. Now, Huddah Monroe is currently in Nigeria busy flaunting her curves and somehow, Sidika is concerned.
The two socialites have always been at each other's throats, though they had taken a long break, however, it looks like they are now back at it. Vera attacked first on getting info from her pries.
"Damn right I got into some gossip. Yes. Bit** always lie about one thing it two!!! FYI; these are bbm messages and chose to keep my friend anonymous and not show dp cz I honestly don't want to involve.
Well. She's the FACE OF CAMPARI LIke really??? Campari really? Damn atleast lie about being face of summit beer by Keroche breweries a local company that nobody would bother to google that sh!t! you own a boutique!?? Enheeee! You forgot to mention you also own a "REAL ESTATE" company that doesn't have a website neither a physical address coz honestly I'm interested in properties!! They say you look broke cz damn B!tch claims she own all these yet even her hair looks like the perfect spot for chicken to lay eggs! While you were struggling with braids for two years straight to save up for two lace wigs that don finish. Yet still pointing fingers at the Queen of weaves. You just learnt this the other day! Sit yo azz down"
Huddah shoots back:
"One obsessed Bi_-h always attacks me when I am out of my Country! Jealousy and envy! All my fans want to know what's up with yesterday's story! I am not in my country so I can't do anything or say anything at the moment! But my story is very brief and clear with picture evidence! Just know there are haters and haters will do anything to make you look bad! Your time is very limited! Your obsession with me needs to stop!!!!!.."
After driving her point home, Vera Sidika apologized.
"Sometimes people haven't apologized because they are ashamed, forgive them anyway. Forgiveness unblocks your blessings, I forgive you. It's only human to react when someone pisses you especially when you try to hush it in silence and they don't wanna listen. I'm not perfect. Nobody is perfect. This is not me at all, but hey, I forgive you.
Monday, 04 August 2014
She was to share the stage with Nasibu Abdul Juma popularly known as Diamond Platinumz from Tanzania, Kenyan based Burundian singer, Jean Pierre aka Kidum, Burundi's Dr. Claude and Rwanda's Knowless.
On Saturday, Juliana thanked all those who were there for her after losing her only angel, Keron.
She also noted that; "I know there's gona be a lot of tough days to come, a lot of crying, the pain is not gona go away, but I trust my God that he'll give me the strength and courage jus like he's been doing this past couple of weeks."
Monday, 04 August 2014
+Meddie Ssentongo is Bad Black's ex while Ivan Ssemwanga is Zari's ex.
These two have made headlines for being comfortably well off. Ivan has a chain of schools in South Africa while Meddie is linked to Bad Black who is currently serving a jail term in the shs 11bn case.
Like the saying goes, 'Birds of a feather flock together', so the two loaded fellas were at Munyonyo Resort cooling off. Meddie is still battling with a court case in which David Greenhalgh wants his property attached. On the hand, Ivan is getting to terms with a muscled man, Farouk Sempala, who is dating the mother of his three sons.
They both love posh cars. Meddie's cars are no longer seen these days but just last month, he came to the commercial court in a silver Mercedes Benz-AMG. The only man with a Lamborghini in Kampala is Ivan Ssemwanga. He also adds a Hummer, Range Rover Sport among others.
They are philanthropists - Meddie has on several occasions donated to charity while Ivan not once, not twice has donated millions of shillings to the Uganda Cranes football team.
Sunday, 03 August 2014
Juliana has thanked her fans for reaching out to her. The I'm a Ugandan singer is having a tough moment in her personal life after losing her love, angel and son, Keron.
Sunday, 03 August 2014
Princess Ruth Komuntale shows off her flat tummy in denim shorts and a leopard print top which was way above her innie belly button.
One close pal who felt skinny jeans weren't working for her was forced to ask Ruth for the flat-belly tricks, which she gladly shared ; "Do sit ups and cardio everyday or at least 4 times a week..eat as clean as possible too."
Short of that, you could try eating a snack that contains protein between 3pm and 4pm, chew food until it's like apple sauce in your mouth, and, laughing is the best thing for your abs, so going for comedy nights could indirectly help you get that flat tummy.
The flat tummy aside, the Princess looked stunning and comments that followed were simply confirming excatly that. Pretty and cute, fabulous, so romantic and so on were the key words in the comments.
Friday, 01 August 2014
It's a case of ex-flames avoiding each other. Tonight, Ivan Semwanga will be among the revellers gracing the Versace night at Club Venom. The dress code is world class labels. On Wednesday, Ivan was spotted at Club Venom on a serious hunt for hot babes.
When the news got to Zari that her ex, Ivan was around, she did not wait but get onto the next flight to SA, of course to avoid drama. Somehow, drama follows Zari wherever she goes and it was not long when an airport security screener tried taking $1,200 from her bag without permission as she narrates.
"The security lady at the desk figitated inside my hand bag and removed my jewelry and make up kit. She tried to distract me by asking me to open the kit while she folded $1200 from my inside zip pocket of the handbag. She folded the money and tried to push it inside her jacket sleeve around the wrist."
"I suspected what she was about to do the minute she tried distracting me by opening my make up kit. As the confrontation began, the guy officer next to us asked me not to cause a scene which to me was like asking me to 'get loud ' yep that's what I did."
"Let me get this str8 you're 'searching' for weapons but end up pick pocketing me and ask me not to cause a scene? Sorry am not dumb, am too fast & smart for that crap."
That is Zari for you!
Friday, 01 August 2014
Socialite Priscilla Ray is now competing with the likes of Huggies, Pampers and so on in the baby disposable diapers business. The socialite is currently on a business trip in Madagascar where she is finalizing with the Wellness Funky Pants deal.
Priscilla says the diapers will soon be in stores near you. Meanwhile, in Madagascar where she is, her business associates warmly welcomed her at least as seen from the shots. Unlike her colleagues who are all pursuing the same line of business, clothes, the ex-model has done it a little differently.
The next time you hit a gigantic store near you and the shelves have been stuffed with Wellness diapers, then you know it's Priscilla at work, way to go gal!
Thursday, 31 July 2014
A few weeks back, Farouk's crown jewels were on display for all to see after leaking online. It was too much for him that he had to fly down South to cool off. The new lovers (Zari and Farouk) are now back in town and preparations for the Zari All White Party slated for December are in top gear.
However, as we were still getting to terms with nud# pics doing rounds from various angles, another set of pics for a London based fashionista have leaked. She is suspected to have leaked Farouk's pics that went viral, so is this a revenge of sorts? In the pics, the fashionista is in a hot pink 2 piece set pulled to the sides...
Monic is now attributing the blame on Zari and Farouk being behind the allegedly leaked pics, but when this got to Zari, the mom of three did not have kind words.
"Some 45yr old woman had her nud# pics leaked and came back to blame some pple. Did I ask you to undress, did I take those pics, was I present during your photoshoot? "
"If I ever have my nudes leaked in anyway, I will be the person to blame coz I will be the person responsible for everything. When other pples' pics leak, your the 1st ones to comment. When yours do, you switch the blame. So madam, Take full responsibility, no one undressed you."
The fashionista's boyfriend has been very supportive to his girl friend; "Thanks for the support to everyone and stand by ma woman....Zari is just a lost sheep looking for Sheperd in a lion's den."
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Bebe Cool has started sampling some of the songs that will be performed at the Best of Bebe Cool show on Aug 08, 2014 at Serena Hotel. He first released Moyo Wangu, a collaboration song with Edith K which he dedicated to his Swahili fans. The song has a bit of Kinyarwanda, Luganda, English and of course Swahili.
Bebe has now released 'Love You Everyday' which is off his forthcoming Go Mama album. The video was doing rounds on Channel O and MTV base even before being launched in Uganda. Bebe Cool's latest hit was produced by Nigeria's renowned video director, Clarence Peters.
The audio for Love You Everyday was produced by Uganda's Michael Fingers of Fenon Records. Bebe Cool's fans and artists like Maurice Kirya are loving the song already and Bebe Cool too is pretty excited, he says: "Love You Everyday. Haaaaaaaaa!!!! More is coming soon. 8TH Serena Hotel, 9TH Mukono Satellite Beach,17TH Gaba Beach."
One fan wrote: "You proved the haters wrong...now they have nothing to say but to stare at you with envy. This is the Bebe Cool we have been missing and we need more of such tracks. Sir, this track shows that you have the potential to do anything on the international scene. You have rich talent. I am a diehard fan of yours."
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
18-Dec-2014 - Arab Money Party VS. All White Ciroc Party
It's only July, but the month of December seems to be all booked. The Arab Money party by socialites, Sue Ochola and Judith Heard, is being held on the same day with Zari's All White Ciroc Party.
The two parties were last year held one week apart in the same venue. Zari's White party was the first to be held at Golf Course Roof Top and a week later, it was the Arab Money party. This year, it's all different.
When Zari and Ivan fell out, it was rumoured that the White Party won't take place now that it was Ivan bank rolling it, but Zari was quick to defend it "The Zari All White Party'' is a Zari brand and not a Zari & Ivan thing...."
Well, like both parties say, mark the date to see which socialite camp splashes more money...!
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Former HB Toxic member, Helen Lukoma and the Ghetto gladiator, Bobi Wine are doing final touches to a new movie titled Situka.
The 90-minute-movie is about the ghetto youth being involved in activities around their communities as Bobi Wine explains;
"I have made my mark on the music industry, it's time for me to make my mark on the movie industry too. In this feature film, we are trying to encourage the ghetto youth to be proactive and be involved in the daily governance and decision making of their communities."
"You're not too young to take charge and be the instrument of change. You want change, be the change, period! It's running 90mins, it's called Situka and it's coming soon."
The film is a must watch at least based on the trailer and the shots from the movie.
Meanwhile, Helen has resorted to local herbs commonly known as 'Omulondo to boost her prowess. It's nine months since Helen celebrated her birthday and her demands were clear on that night, "Best party ever, am grown I need a baby lol," were her words, now with Omulondo in place, the House of Lukoma owner's tummy might gain some weight in weeks to come.
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Gorgeous socialite, Zari Hassan is back in town doing what she does best-partying. Zari was over the weekend spotted in the company of her new lover, Farouk Sempala at Protea Hotel. They seemed to be having a quiet evening by themselves.
The two lovers were cruising in Zari's black Chrysler. Zari flew into the country just in time for Eid. Close pals are wishing they could have twins by around early 2015, a period long enough to show off fruits of their labour.
Zari's Ex, Ivan Ssemwanga was not able to travel to Uganda for Keron's burial, but he sent Shs 8,000,000/- to Juliana Kanyomozi as condolence fees.
Thursday, 24 July 2014
Flavia Tumusiime Verified on Facebook
Celebrities, journalists, Government officials plus other popular brands will have a blue badge next to their facebook profile. This makes it very difficult for would-be scammers to fleece people like it has been the case with Juliana and other celebs.
TV Host, Channel O VJ, 91.3 Capital FM radio host, Flavia Tumusiime is the second Ugandan after President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to have her facebook profile verified.
The blue badge helps to eliminate all the confusion that could come up as a result of people trying to take advantage of a celebrity or brand and in some instances extorting money. A fake Juliana facebook account was created, and, the person was asking for money from the public until the diva came up to clear the space.
That is just as far as facebook verifications for individuals are concerned. Flavia is the first Ugandan VJ on Channel O, first Ugandan to co-host the Big Brother Africa Reality show, and now, the first celebrity to have her account verified. Otherwise, in June, Radio and Weasel's Twitter account was also verified.
The thing with verification of social network accounts is that not all authentic accounts are verified. Flavia's account of only 32,000 followers has been verified while Bebe Cool's account of 200,000 plus followers and Angella Katatumba of 300,000 plus followers are yet to be verified.
MTN Uganda and Airtel Uganda are some of the Ugandan brands verified by facebook.
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
"On Sunday morning our beloved Keron went to be with the Lord after battling valiantly but ultimately unsuccessfully for his life at the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi. We have been overwhelmed by the love, prayers and support we have received and continued to receive from friends, fans and family."
"We ask that you keep us in your thoughts and prayers but also allow us some privacy in this difficult time to mourn our terrible loss. A funeral programme will be announced in due course. For messages of support, kindly contact: Eddy Ndawula (+256712942418) or Paul Kaganzi (+256772316145) We thank you all."
Keron's body will be in the country tonight at 7:00pm. Juliana is right when she asks for privacy because some people were taking advantage of the situation to extort money from unsuspecting individuals, others made it worse by giving the impression that it was Juliana who had passed on.
Monday, 21 July 2014
Death is part of life, but it's only fair for your child to bury you. Juliana Kanyomozi is known as Uganda's favorite female artist and East Africa's best because of her role as a Tusker Project Fame judge. Juliana lost her only son, Keron, on Sunday, 20.July.2014. The 11-year-old was at school when he got an asthma attack.
He was later rushed to AgaKhan Hospital in Nairobi, but unfortunately, Keron did not make it. Earlier reports had indicated that the body will be in Kampala tonight, but that program has since changed.
"On behalf of Amon, Juliana and the committee. I wish to inform you of the following; The funeral service will take place on Friday morning at 9am, All Saints cathedral and thereafter burial at Mattuga, Kiryagonja at 2pm. There will be two days of mourning at the residence of Mr Misusera Kabugo in Kawuku on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Discard all previous announcements."
"Keron will be escorted by his parents from Nairobi tomorrow (Jul 22) evening aboard Kenya airways. THIS IS THE FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT concerning burial dates. RIP KERON," Roger Mugisha noted on his wall.
Most of Juliana's fans and friends have changed their profile pictures to Keron's as a way of paying tribute.
Saturday, 19 July 2014
21.Jul.2014 - Updated: Keron did not make it. He passed on Sunday at 10:25am. My angel has just gone to the world. What was spreading earlier was a rumour. He passed away at 10:25am this (Sunday) morning. He's been such a fighter. Thank you for praying for my lil angel. I will try n be as strong as I possibly can. Rest in peace Keron. Sleep well my son. Till we meet again, " Juliana wrote.
Keron's body will arrive on Monday (21.Jul). There will be a night vigil at Kawuku, Gaba followed by a requiem mass on Tuesday at All Saints Cathedral. He will be buried in Matugga. R.I.P Keron.
19.Jul.2014 - Earlier:
Juliana's son, Keron Raphael Kabugo, is currently admitted at Aga Khan hospital after suffering an asthma attack. The 12-year-old got the attack while at school.
"My Family and I would like to inform my friends and Fans that my little Angel Keron has not been well after suffering a severe asthma attack while at school. He is currently admitted at Aga Khan Hospital Nairobi, and is getting the best medical attention."
The Tusker Project Fame judge asked fans, friends and family to include him in their prayers. "I am by his bedside 24hours. Please join us in Praying for my Little Angel for his quick recovery. Thank You," Juliana communicated through her personal assistant.
Recently, Keron was watching telly with her mom when a video by Juliana was showing on TV, and in the video, a male model was holding Juliana in a manner that forced Keron to pose questions; 'Who is that guy in the video?'.
Explanations by Juliana did not add up without mincing any words, Keron told his mom that he does not like the way the model in the video was touching her. Quick recovery, Keron!
Monday, 07 July 2014
Keron - "I Don't Like The Way He Touches You !"
Juliana Kanyomozi's son, Keron (10) cannot stand the sight of his mom being touched in a certain way. This afternoon, Keron told his mom that he does not like the way the guy in the 'Olibeera Nange' video touches her as she goes on to explain;
"So we are watching tv with Keron n they play 'Olibeera Nange'.. about 2mins into the video he asks with a serious face. "Who's that guy in the video?".. Me: Oh he's a model by profession. We hired him to act in the video. Then he drops the bomb.. "I don't like the way he's touching you". Hoooo trouble!! hahahaha."
In the video, the model assures Juliana that they will be together at all times just like the title of the song suggests. In the same vein, Juliana returns the love as the model plants a hot kiss on the head while the two hold each other tenderly.
"Awwwwwwww... Protective I like. You need to rethink future videos," Fellow Tusker Project Fame judge, Ian Mbugua, commented.
Juliana split with Amon Lukwago the father of her only son several years back. Keron was young then but now, he is old enough to know a bad touch and a good touch.
Thursday, 03 July 2014
Details of how Chameleone came up with the idea of the 'One Million Show' have emerged.
Two weeks back, Chameleone was spotted with East Africa's richest man, and number 24 in Africa, Sudhir Ruparelia busy chatting the evening away and the billionaire whose net worth is $1.1Bn as of today gave him a few ideas.
Now that concerts are slowly becoming more of an indoor as opposed to an outdoor affair, many patrons who have otherwise been missing out for different reasons are going to start embracing these shows. Sudhir Ruparelia whose conglomerate is spreading to Rwanda after Crane Bank opened a branch there will be one of the notables on the 'One Man One Night One show' slated for the December 19, 2014.
Chameleone also had a message for any doubting Thomas out there:
"I have never asked or even debated with any business institution how they determine their prices of their commodities. The One man, One Night, One Show, is NOT for anybody below affordance. Honestly, it's for the loyal fans and the crowd that can't come to the other usual venues."
Assuming the billionaire pays for just one person from each of the companies that he owns (taking care of the partners too) the numbers would already be adding up.
Chameleone concluded: "But I'm also very glad it's the doubtful ones debating about it and doing me free advertisement unknowingly."
Sunday, 15 June 2014
Eddy Kenzo is on a Sitya Loss tour in the US. Last Friday, he was performing alongside Jamaican dance-hall star DeMarco. They are even thinking of doing a Sitya loss remix, a song that is proving to be Kenzo's best. It would be a great moment to see the I love My Life singer trying out some 'Stamina' strokes.
Kenzo was among the top 20 KORA artistes in Africa for three consecutive weeks. In week 22, he was number 18 and in week 23, he moved up to number 14, in week 24, he was number 12 and now, a top contender for week 25. KORA Awards fans on facebook do the voting.
Kenzo went for the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) that will be held on Jul 26, 2014 where he is nominated as the 'Best New Comer'. Other Ugandan artistes that were nominated include his better half, Rema Namakula, Bebe Cool, Navio and Irene Ntale.
Meanwhile, Kenzo's 'Nice and Lovely Sitya Loss' concert will be held at Kati Kati on 19.Sep.2014.
Sunday, 08 June 2014
Desh 4 Bugatti Veyron
Updated - Desh Kananura - "The bugatti you have just seen is real and it has dubai plates but take time and think would you ship such an expensive car.? I would fly it? So it's not true that there is a bugatti in East Africa. As for my Haters! You only push me to the next level and as Americans say any
We would have noticed this because he first called it a Bugatti Verom...!
Earlier Version - Tycoon Desh Kananura is renowned for his enviable car collection and boasts of a garage including supercars, vintage cars and now the Panamera boss has brought in a Bugatti Veyron, a mid-engined sports car. It's an 8,000 cc litre engine, petrol with a 7-speed transmission. It's designed and developed by the Volkswagen group.
"Bugatti Veyron just landed in Mombasa! Arab money!!! Haters go hate!" Desh noted on his wall while communicating the news. The sports car will be in Kampala on Monday.
It's less than two months when he brought in a Rolls Royce. Back to the Bugatti, only 300 cars have been sold worldwide since inception in 2005.
When not enjoying his other cars that include a Bentley, Maybach or Lincoln among others, the rally driver is often found travelling to Western Uganda using his over 1,000 cc BMW monster bike.
Saturday, 07 June 2014
Successful Show It Was !
Black or White, Black-and-White fashion was the dress code for revellers at Desire Luzinda's concert that was held yesterday at Victoria Hall, Serena Hotel Kampala.
Just like Juliana, Desire held her second concert in six years, in the same venue at the same price though of course, Juliana's crowd was way better, but, Desire Luzinda beat her on the number of times she changed. It's no wonder that some music pundits are now referring to the show as a fashion show and not a music show.
Desire showed off her amazing curves in a white long back short front skirt, then a long red split dress clearly showing off her ass-ets followed by a body hugging black and white dress. As if following the theme colours, she put on a black pant and black top accessorised with white lingerie.
It was a charity event with 25% of the proceeds going to Ibanda Babies Home. Moze Radio and Weasel did their Amaaso, Ntunga and later Desire joined them for their collaboration Fitting song, which some say was the best performance by Desire.
Tonix did 'Tukyekole' and 'Sikyetaga', a duet with Desire followed by a gospel song performed by Desire's sisters and her daughter, Michelle Heather.
Her Ex-lovers (Michael Kaddu, Juma Seiko) were among the notables at the event, though Seya took the day home as Desire cat-walked to him for a 'paka-chini' dance as she thanked all those that had made her show a success.
Others who attended include: Prince Wasajja, Capt. Mike Mukula, Ministers Byabagambi and Kibuule and businessman Godfrey Kirumira among others.
Over 8m shillings was realised from the CD auction sales.
Friday, 06 June 2014
Radio and Weasel are the first artistes in Uganda to have their twitter account verified by the online social networking site joining President Museveni on the list of verified personal accounts.
This means that if you are on twitter and looking out for East Africa's dynamic duo, @RadioandWeasel on twitter, then you should be able to see a blue badge, and if not, you had better look out for the right account. The account was verified on Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014.
"Twitter verified us finally, God is great," the 2013 BET nominees tweeted while sharing the good news. This is a good step as Radio and Weasel are some of those personalities whose accounts are prone to impersonation.
Monday, 02 June 2014
I've Seen The Light - Zari
The lady that can't live without hair extensions, Zari, is now too blessed to be stressed. Yesterday, she gave her life to christ and in the above pic, you can see Zari being baptized after putting her faith in Jesus Christ. Zari was raised as a muslim, but yesterday, she became born again.
Since her troubles with ex-hubby, Ivan Ssemwanga, Zari has been expressing her love for Farouk Ssempala and the last citing was a few weeks back at Serena Hotel, Kampala during the Fashion Intro.
After letting off too much as a socialite, Zari has decided that it is time to change. If you've followed her tweets lately, you could easily confuse her for a pastor of sorts.
It's not clear what is behind Zari's new religious findings but what is clear though is that her new boyfriend, Farouk, is a muslim and many thought this could bring out the spark that was missing in the (Zari-Ivan) affair.
This morning she said: "I'm at a point in my life where if it ain't about money, progression or family I ain't into it." So there you go!
Thursday, 29 May 2014
Shs105m Debt Case Dismissed!
Bad Black was all smiles yesterday when the high court dismissed a case in which she was required to pay shs 105m to businessman Mpanga. Court ordered that Bad Black should be paid all costs incurred now that she was wrongly sued.
Mpanga rescued Bad Black with a shs105m loan that she used to sort out various legal costs after her bank accounts had been attached. The loan was for one month and it was secured with a Mercedes Benz, UAP 777 W, as collateral security.
When the one month elapsed, the businessman banked the post dated cheque Bad Black had given him but the bank could not honour it after it turned out that Bad Black's accounts had been blocked.
"The fact that Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) did not transfer the alleged car in the names of Mpanga does not mean that Bad Black had changed position after handing over car documents to him, " Justice David Wangutusi noted.
The application was dismissed with costs. Clad in red heels, a pink top and floral pants, Shanita Namuyimba aka Bad Black looked relieved much as she is still serving her four-year-jail term.
Unlike Meddie Ssentongo who is still in court with David Greenhalgh demanding USD3M from him, Bad Black asked for forgiveness from the complainant and once her sentence is done, she might not have any other cases unless otherwise.
Wednesday, 28 May 2014
We're Not Intimate - Maurice Kirya
Rumors that singer Maurice Kirya and TV personality Flavia Tumusiime are dating have been spreading like wild fire and fueling interest. They were part of the TuskerTwende Kazi team that went to UK last month and while there, Maurice was touchy feely with her something that made many to believe they were an item.
"Well it is not true, even though we are friends who work in the same industry. To set the record straight, there has never been an engagement or an intimate relationship between the two of us! I hope that the false rumors have not affected Flavia and I wish her well," Maurice wrote on his wall.
Flavia is one of Maurice Kirya's regular customers at his Garden city based The Sound Cup.
Saturday, 24 May 2014
Greenhalgh Demands Shs 7bn from Meddie
David Greenhalgh and Meddie Ssentongo were in court yesterday. After serving 18 months in prison for the criminal case, Meddie is now faced with a civil lawsuit in which David Greenhalgh wants the defendants property attached because of his closeness to former socialite, Shanita Namuyimba aka Bad Black.
Testifying before the commercial court, Greenhalgh told court that Bad Black had written to him apologizing for having stolen only USD 600,000 which is the equivalent of Ushs 1.5Bn and that the rest should be recovered from Meddie Ssentongo. Greenhalgh now wants USD 3Mn approximately Ushs7.6Bn from Meddie Ssentongo.
Court asked Greenhalgh if he had ever sent or transferred any money to Ssentongo directly, he said NO. Justice Adonyo adjourned the case. Bad Black and Meddie Ssentongo were sentenced 4 years and 18 months respectively for having embezzled USD 4M (Shs 11bn). Bad Black is still serving her sentence while Meddie served his jail term. The Anti-Corruption court did not ask them to refund the money prompting Greenhalgh to go to the commercial court.
Bad Black has since promised to refund her bit and now Greenhalgh is on Meddie's case for the USD 3m. Bad Black was David Greenhalgh's better half and also a minority shareholder in the Daveshan Development company which they jointly owned.
Sunday, 18 May 2014
Zari In Town, Farouk on 'Rampage'
Zari is back and this time in a Stabua Natoro's Tujanjawaze style. The two were yesterday spotted at Serena Hotel following the fashion proceedings, but Farouk did not spend any second with his arms off the mom of three.
During the fashion show, Farouk kept on telling Zari how beautiful she was and that she was so special. The couple looked happy throughout the event.
Zari's Easter holiday was cut short when Ivan made plans of coming to Kampala, so to avoid a scene, she got onto the next plane to SA, but exactly after one month, she is back to start from where they stopped with her new found love, Farouk Sempala.
In the past one month, the couple has been in a long distance relationship but, those 'love sanctions' have been lifted at least for now. On the other hand, Ivan and Doreen Komuhangi's affair hangs in balance after it was publicly denounced by the NBS TV star.
Saturday, 17 May 2014
Radio and Weasel NOT in Goodlyfe Anymore
Radio and Weasel are yet to make an important announcement this Monday.
No details have been released yet, but considering the fact that speculation about their split has been mounting, the announcement is certainly about their music.
What is clear though is that they are not in the Goodlyfe Crew anymore which is now under new management of Chagga who replaced Jeff Kiwa. Radio and Weasel will use the opportunity to tell the fans who their new manager is.
But some of the fans are speculating that the announcement is for the split of the 'Ntunga' singers, a move that most fans would not support, but, if Brick n Lace who are sisters can split, how about Moze Radio and Weasel...!
In a related development, Chameleone has changed his manager from Sam Mukasa to Robert Mutima of Mutima Entertainment. Talking of splits, Chameleone's young brother, AK47 has also quit Leone Island Crew and moved to The Goodlyfe Crew while Papa Cidy has again joined Leone Islands a group he had once been fired from.
Moze Radio and Weasel broke off from Chameleone's Leone Island Crew to form The Goodlyfe Crew in 2008. They were nominated in the BET awards and now World Music Awards.
Saturday, 17 May 2014
The 22nd edition of the international World Music Awards will be held on May 27, 2014 at the glamorous Monte Carlo Sporting Club in Monaco. The awards event will air on over 180 networks around the world.
Our very own Jose Chameleone has started off his Tubonge Europe Tour 2014 and will tonight be in Oslo, Norway. After his tour, the Tubonge star will wind up at Monte Carlo for the awards. Chameleone is nominated in the categories of 'Best Live Performer' and 'Best Male Artist'.
Other Ugandan nominees include, Moze Radio and Weasel. The show will have top music acts from around the globe. These awards are presented on sales merit plus voting on the internet by the public. The fans who vote and buy the records are the basis of determining the winners.
Each year, a hospital, school or orphanage is put in a place of need courtesy of the World Music Awards and this year, a second orphanage will be built in Haiti.
Tuesday, 13 May 2014
In March, businessman Patrick Bitature warned the youth on engaging in binary pyramid schemes. Some of those schemes were being promoted with claims that he was a beneficiary, something he was quick to refute.
"This is a get rich quick scheme like a ponzie or pyramids scheme and is simply not sustainable. ....too add, I can't be involved in such short term gains investment opportunities. I once again encourage the youth to look at establishing good standing businesses that will last generations."
"Growing slowly maybe frustrating but wealth creation is a patience game and those who understand it earlier won't regret it." Patrick Bitature, proprietor of Simba Telecom wrote.
On May 9, the day when his refurbished Club Rouge opened to the public, Ronald Muramuzi, 30, also the new owner of The Notice Newspaper was arrested by police following several complaints.
According to Patrick Onyango, the Police spokesperson, Muramuzi got shs1.5m from 375 people with a promise to get them jobs abroad using his internet based firms. At the time, he was using Bob Mugisha as his name. Once he was done with that, he switched to opening up several online companies that have left many in tears after losing the little savings on them.
His trick was 'high returns, minimal risks' which worked and within a short while, numbers had grown. The early ''investors'' got their weekly returns and these are the ones who excitedly spread the word.
A similar scheme was banned in Rwanda leading to a sharp reduction of new entrants here in Uganda and thus causing the scam to implode.
Tuesday, 13 May 2014
Better Than Ever !!!
"I'm back better than ever..." were her words when she shared the latest pics.
Last Thursday, her ex-Christopher Thomas tweeted about missing Uganda. "I'm missing my home in UG... how yall doin out there?" The comments that followed seemed to point at him missing his Princess, but he was quick to respond with this post: "Hold up nobody said I miss a gal .. please learn how to read."
In March, Chris told off all those who were asking him about Princess Ruth and assured them that they were not getting back any time soon and had better get used to it.
"Stop asking me about Princess Ruth, she is in Uganda so ask her how she is doing or does she not talk to you ,, hmmm I wonder why ... If a person don't talk to you be smart she cares nothing about you... We not getting back together so everyone move on and chill .. If you don't like me delete me its simple... Peace!"
Here is a comparison between her latest look and that of 2013 !!!!!
Tuesday, 13 May 2014
On Saturday, Ivan was showing off his new catch, Doreen Komuhangi, who turned out minutes later to say that she was not engaged to anyone.
This gave Farouk the guts to show off to his rival that their affair is only getting better by the day and also reminding Zari that his intentions and feelings about her are 'Clear'.
"For two years, she was single, no male bothered..now I'm with her and all you say is that I'm showing off, " Farouk wrote after sharing the cozy shot.
Meanwhile, Zari is taking advantage of Beyonce's enraged sister, Solange who beat up Jay Z in the elevator last Monday saying that there is no relationship without problems.
"So Solange attacked Jayz? It cracks me up when people say they want a relationship with no problems and no arguments. Well, stay single because you're dreaming. Jay & B look perfect but surely I know not all that glitters is gold." Zari wrote on her wall.
Monday, 12 May 2014
Frank Gashumba Bitter With the BTA Team
The Buzz Teeniez Awards (BTA) 2014 were held on Saturday. The big boys (Bebe Cool, Bobi Wine and Jose Chameleone) were not any where on the winners list and so was Sheila Gashumba (18) who has been dominating the Teeniez Teen TV show presenter category for the last so many years. This year, she lost it to little known MC Talha.
This rubbed Sheila's dad, Frank Gashumba the wrong way and in his long tirade, we managed to extract these lines.
"It’s not about Sheilah Gashumba, it’s about the credibility of Ugandan Awards." He went on giving a long list of Sheila's achievements overtime.
"We are not grooming Sheilah for the Local market, we are grooming her for International market, we are grooming her to Lead not to be Led by people below her. At her age, she has been invited to different countries. That’s why I always say on Radio and TV that this country is dead. it will take us 50 years to bring it back. How can you doctor awards for teenagers and you have no shame?!"
We dont' buy awards, we work for awards. Respect is not bought, It’s earned, he concluded. Some of his close friends advised him to look at it on a lighter side and instead focus on the bigger things ahead for his daughter.
Sunday, 11 May 2014
'I'm Not Engaged to Anyone - Doreen'
Tycoon Ivan Ssemwanga has over the past several days been getting to terms with the mom of his three boys Zari leaving him for a six packed guy, Farouk Sempala. A new report claims the search is finally over. Ivan and Doreen Komuhangi, a news anchor at NBS TV are hooking up.
It's no secret that Ivan and Doreen are close. A friend to Doreen asked her if she was ready to be wife No.3, and her response was; "Do you have a problem with that." But in another post, as the hook up news were spreading like wildfire, Doreen came up with the above post.
"I'm not replacing Zari, I'm not engaged to anyone." Doreen noted on her wall. Ivan's fans were so excited about the development not after what Zari had taken him through, but, it looked like a false alarm. The comment from Doreen has been perceived by some as a person who does not like to make her affair public.
The same source went on to say that the annual 'Zari White Party' for this year hangs in balance as Ivan won't be bank rolling it, instead, it will be the Doreen White Party.
Zari was quick to come to her defence through this post: "The Zari All White Party'' is a Zari brand and not a Zari & Ivan thing, so kindly restrain from tarnishing my brand as it still lives...Thank you."
On top of declaring that there was nothing going on between her and Ivan, Doreen went on to say that white has never been her colour!. For now though, we are watching to see if Farouk will be behind the All White Party and what theme party Ivan will sponsor for his new boo...!
Friday, 09 May 2014
Nader to Wed Dorah This Month
It remains unclear when the Nader Barak-Dorah Mwima wedding will take place but it's certainly this month. Miss Uganda 2008 is so excited about her dream wedding which she says will only have about 100 guests.
One key detail about the ceremony, regardless of where or when it takes place, it will be held at a classy and exclusive location according to Dorah. Barak Nader is a general manager at Darling Hair Additions, Dorah Mwima's former work place. They've been together for four years now.
Nader has a child with his ex, Elizabeth Kabahuma who dragged him to court some time last year for child neglect something that did not go down well with Dorah, who also, has a child from her previous relationship.
"He put a ring on it! God only knows I wasn't even chasing for it...But hey "What God has put together, let no man separate"...Yes am engaged to Nader El Barrak and soon to be a Mrs. Barrak...Yeah, Yo don't know about us u don't even know about it," Dorah assured her rival.
Thursday, 08 May 2014
Demarco is in town and his press conference was held today at Club Silk. During the press conference, he was asked whether his song with Peter Miles was popular or known at all in Jamaica, the dance-hall star said that the 'Blessings' songs is not played at any of the Jamaican airwaves.
This prompted another question of who the best Ugandan artist in Jamaica was following several collaborations that include 'Blessings' that he did with Peter Miles, 'Dilemma' by Cindy, Bobi Wine and Mr. G among others, the 'Love My Life' singer said that he does not know.
This left folks in shock. In July last year, Bobi Wine told of how his 'Clean and Out' collabo with Mr. G was a hit and at some time featured among the top fifteen dance-hall songs of the week, that was not all, Bobi Wine flew to Jamaica specifically to shoot the Clean N Out video. He also held several performances while there but this was not enough to get him closer to being known according to DeMarco.
"But when I'm in Uganda, all I seem to hear is Chameleone and Peter Miles,'' DeMarco added. Chameleone also has a collaboration song with Konshens. "All these songs are not played in Jamaica and for them to be played, your artistes are supposed to got to Jamaica and promote them otherwise, they will not be played." DeMarco concluded.
Wednesday, 07 May 2014
Seanice Leaving Sanyu FM Morning Show, with Patience aka 'Pesh' tipped to replace her.
Seanice Kacungira's last day at the Sanyu FM's breakfast show was this morning. Seanice is one of the longest-serving Sanyu FM breakfast show presenters.
"I really did not want to do one of those long status messages that seem to go nowhere and announce to the whole world that a career spanning over a decade is coming to an end."
"Thank you ... For the messages, tweets, watsapps and phone calls saying best of luck in your future endeavors I receive the blessings and to say that this status is dedicated to you. For allowing me to find my voice.. Especially the critics or as the youth say 'haters.' Yes! You made me stronger and better."
"I owe you a debt of gratitude as well. May you all prosper and realize that I will always be humbled and floored that this skinny lanky girl from Soroti was allowed to be a part of your lives. Wherever you listened. As I do my last radio show tomorrow, Sanyu Fm will always be one of my greatest career love affairs."
Seanice advises her successor to be able to reason, use logic, be ready to tolerate nonsense from Fatboy, but the one important qualification is to have Jesus. She adds that even if the next presenter is not born again, after a few days on the show, they will be born again.
Responses from some of the fans:
"You have made Sanyu FM the best station to listen to in this country & as a fan & friend, am grateful. Wish u success in the next chapter of your life. Aluta Continua."
"Mornings will be different without your calming effect on Fatbouy. Good luck"
"I will never forget the morning u gave James Onen his studio name now' Fatboy' he had stuck to James...,u were amazing Sean all the best."
Tuesday, 06 May 2014
Chameleone's wife, Daniella Atim Mayanja was last Friday representing her hubby at the Amaaso-Ntunga launch at Hotel Africana, but, what surprised many of her fans was her see-through outfit.
The mom of four rocked an outfit that intentionally showed off the black bra and everything underneath. She was not in the company of her hubby at the time as he was in Tz having different shows.
Daniella is the laid back type of person and rarely hangs out unless when it's really a special event like it was the case last Wednesday when she was celebrating Chameleone's birthday on turning 35.
Otherwise, compared to the other celebrity wives, Daniella is more of a stay at home mom and wearing this is certainly not a big deal to Zuena or Barbie.
Meanwhile, during the launch, she seemed to like the 'Amaaso' song as she was seen joining the rest of the revellers in singing the 'Goodlyfe and Pallaso, Pallaso, Pallaso' line.
Monday, 05 May 2014
Last Saturday was the Kilimanjaro Tanzania Music Awards (KTMA) 2014. Jose Chameleone's 'Tubonge' song was voted the best East African song. The star singer picked up the award himself as he was in TZ for two Tubonge live shows.
"We did it again! at Kilimanjaro Music Awards - Tubonge is the Best East African song, thanks everyone that voted for me," Chamelone tweeted.
Chameleone was on the line up of artistes at the Amaaso concert which had two of his brothers (Weasel and Pallaso) performing, but he could not make it. The singer sent his wife to represent him as noted in his earlier message.
"I wish Weasel and Radio of the Gudlyfe team a good evening at their concert 'Amaaso-Ntunga' at Hotel Africana, not forgetting Pallaso. First Lady Leone Island Music Empire will represent me, enjoy the show."
Saturday, 03 May 2014
The two-in-one Amaaso-Ntunga concert was held yesterday at Hotel Africana. Earlier in the day, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) officials had stopped the concert, but, they were later cleared after organisers provided the officials with a traffic flow plan plus ensuring that the kitchen and toilet facilities among others were in good condition.
The show was well attended. Irene Ntale, Desire Luzinda, Pallaso, Sheebah Karungi, Iryn Namubiru, Bebe Cool and Bobi Wine were among the curtain raisers. Jose Chameleone did not make it as he was performing in TZ. Bebe Cool did Coccidiosis and then Nkola Byafayo which he dedicated to the Goodlyfe boys.
The dynamic duo came on stage in a loader crane kicking off the show with their hit songs like 'Nakudata' Nyumbani, 'Bread and Butter', Nyambura. Sheebah and Pallaso did their 'Mundongo' song. The duo returned with their 'Magnetic', 'Obudde' before winding up the show with 'Ntunga' and 'Amaaso' in that order.
"A big thank you to all our wonderful fans who made it to Hotel Africana last night amidst all the bad mind that was published all over the media. We really appreciate your support because you brought a meaning to our small humble lives, respect and blessings. Today we are heading to Mukono to do what we do best, see you soon," Moze Radio noted on his wall.
Friday, 02 May 2014
Which is better, Old Music or New Music!
Old is usually better. However, with some of these artists, the reverse is true. They've been around for sometime but looks like the music they are doing now is far better than what they did before. Dance-hall queen, Bella's 'Kikuteyo' is proof that her music is taking a different direction from what it was back then and, yes, it is better. The only thing that hasn't changed though is her 'traditional' dance that keeps her male followers on tenterhooks.
Sheebah Karungi - Everything that Sheebah has touched in the recent past has turned to Gold. 'Twesana', 'Ice Cream', 'Mundongo', 'Mbakwekule (Jordan)' among others are some of Sheebah's latest, but if she continues at this rate, she will be ranked among the best female artistes.
They seem to realize that the new breed of female artistes like; Fille, Irene Ntale, and Zany Brown are a threat to their music space forcing them to up their game.
Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Chameleone on BBC Focus on Africa Programme
Star singer, Jose Chameleone is back from the UK, but while there, he took time off his busy schedule to chat with the team behind BBC's Focus on Africa programme. Chameleone talked about his music and family.
"Just back from BBC TV and Radio. Setting a greater way forward, 2014 forward is the ultimate goal. We are bound to excel and there will be no turning back, " The dad of five noted.
Before going to the UK, Chameleone was in Beijing China but he proved that he was also good at photography just by the way he took shots of his wife, Daniella Atim Mayanja, the mother of his four children.
Monday, 28 April 2014
Whatever she looked at was Awesome!
This was at the Zzina awards last Thursday at Theatre La Bonita. Amon - dad of singer Juliana Kanyomozi's son, Keron was spotted with his on-and-off girl friend, Liz following proceedings at the award event that saw Radio and Weasel win five awards.
However, in the pic, Amon's babe looked in awe at the way the performers at the Zzina awards did their thing. Amon was composed but the babe was so glued to the performance that not even a vibrating phone was loud enough to divert her attention.
Meanwhile, Juliana's ex has resorted to decorating his body with multiple tattoos.
Monday, 28 April 2014
What Zari Likes About Farouk
Lot's of Zari's followers have been posing all sorts of questions as to what the mom of three likes about Farouk. This was her response:
"I fell in love with him...not sure why or even how. Yes, they've asked me what I see in him, but I smile, look down and say nothing because I don't wan't them to fall in love with him."
That does not kind of explain why Zari could dump the father of her 'three soldiers' to hobnob with six packed Farouk Sempala. This is what caused Zari to fall out of love.
Zari was bored. Having been with Ivan for over 14 years, she had slipped into a comfortable routine which was no longer exciting according to her thus sparking the spontaneous drive in her.
Zari is way older than Ivan, but looks like the older woman-younger man relationship had stopped working anymore. Zari now wants someone way older and that is how Farouk assumes Ivan's place.
Domestic violence is involved. Zari has taken off from Ivan's home not once, not twice for fear of being battered. And now, she is in the hands of the man who says; "In this life, we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love."
Well, Zari's needs and priorities seem to have changed, there is not much that can be done for now.
Sunday, 27 April 2014
Ivan now spends more time with pet!
Zari's estranged husband, Ivan Ssemwanga, was this morning feeling down and low so he reached out to his pet that gave him unconditional love. The pet kept him smiling as it curled up on him. Ivan just loves this dog and just as well, it has reciprocated the love now that he spends so much time with it.
"Me and my friend had some time for him after church," Ivan noted on his wall. On the other hand, Zari and Farouk are busy enjoying their long distance love. "Everybody deserves somebody who makes them smile for no reason, It takes a strong man to handle a broken woman. I love you Farouk."
Within no time, Farouk shot back using Lugudde's tone; "And indeed it takes a calm, s3xy, curvy, loving lioness like you to tame an alpha male like me."
Saturday, 26 April 2014
I’m Not after Money, But Giving Back to Society
Desire Luzinda ‘25’ has bought a car five weeks to her second concert in six years, and this is making history according to her.
Using her wall, Desire wrote: “Coming from a humble background and working hard everyday…am glad to say that am the first Ugandan musician to buy a new toy 5 weeks ahead of a concert.”
The Equation singer adds: “This should show you that I’m not after money when it comes to my music but giving back to society, so let’s join hands and support Ibanda Babies Home.”
This message left a section of fans confused. Some wondered what this new car had to do with giving back to charity. Tickets at the Desire Luzinda Black and White Affair will be going for 100,000 and 50,000/- and 25% of the proceeds will go to charity.
Thursday, 24 April 2014
President Museveni's twitter account has been verified. It now has a blue badge and the only twitter account for a Ugandan that is verified. This means that it is authentic. He joins other Presidents like Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania, Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya whose accounts are also verified.
President Museveni's account was created in March 2010, but his first tweet was made today. The account has over 20,000 followers though the President does not follow anyone.
"I send my first tweet to salute Uganda science students; they modified this vehicle's engine to run on ethanol." This was at Kyambogo University today while launching the Students loan scheme.
Thursday, 24 April 2014
US based Ugandan boxer, Kassim Ouma (35) also Juliana Kanyomozi's ex was arrested last Friday in Los Angeles on allegations of knocking out a man he had just met. Minutes after meeting, Ouma went to this man's home and it's there that this 'stranger' was making gay advances on the boxer, who for a moment thought he was in the ring, knocking him out the in the process.
The victim was transported to a near by hospital as Kassim Ouma was arrested for battery, a criminal offense involving unlawful physical contact, but according to latest reports, prosecutors have dropped those charges and are now considering cocaine possession charges.
Once convicted on the cocaine charges, Kassim Ouma (The Dream) faces up to three years in jail. He is still in custody and can only be released on a $10k bail.
"Cocaine affects people differently. It can make you very talkative, violent or horny. Maybe he made a pass at him & he lost it. I just don't get why he didn't hide the drugs or flush them down the toilet while the cops came. Certain things don't make sense, " one commented on the Three Miles Zone site.
Thursday, 24 April 2014
It all started with a simple pic of Farouk's mother on his wall, and like all posts, this one too attracted comments. Zari's comment was the best; "Bless her, she was good to me and to 'us'. Zari came to Uganda before Easter just to meet Farouk's parents.
Then one made a comment asking Zari what happened between her and basket ball star, Isaac Lugudde (LK4). 'My past is past, I'm with Farouk now," Zari replied.
Meanwhile, Farouk still has some cozy shots that were taken a few days back when Zari was around. In one of them, Farouk is seen bitting Zari's ear and had they not been lovers, this could be similar to the scene of Mike Tyson bitting off Evander Holyfield's ear. In the other shot, you could think a bird is feeding it's young one.
However, the shots are doing the trick for Farouk, and to some extent, he is contented. "I'ts always nice to have someone in your life that makes u smile even when they're not around, Farouk wrote.
On the other hand, Zari's estranged hubby, Ivan has resorted to writing in parables: "Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you will look back and realize they were the big things."
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Star singer, Jose Chameleone, has invited ladies to do a collabo with him, but this is after participating in a contest he has called; 'Valu Valu Lady Remix 2014'.
To participate in the VVL Remix 2014, you must do a video recording of yourself either with the help of your cell phone or camera doing 'Valu-Valu' and post to Chameleone's official facebook profile. The video with many comments that suggest it's the best or one with more likes, will be declared the 'Best Video'.
The lucky lady will then stand a chance to do a song with Jose Chameleone. This is part of his Chameleone Foundation efforts aimed at searching for talent. Below is Chameleone's statement in full:
"The contest is on "VALU VALU LADY REMIX 2014" the winner will have it recorded by the master mind Paddy Man, a professional video to follow. This is out of the "Chameleone Foundation" in sense of TALENT SEARCH and UP LIFT....You can be the STAR.
NOTE:- It's strictly a lady's contest all over the world. The winner wins a FRESH COLLABORATION with Africa's Celebrated Artiste DR. JOSE Chameleone. Don't be shy, take your camera, phone & record yourself sing to stardom. Post your recorded video clip onto this page timeline. The Lady with the highest number of comments in support will be the WINNER...Ready, Lets goooooo"
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
NTV's 'Be My Date' dating show started last Sunday. Singles looking for love are busy signing up for the show in search for love. Anita Fabiola, the first runner-up of Miss Uganda 2013/14 is the show host, but some bachelors last Sunday wished she was one of the singles on the shelf.
Anita who managed to steal the limelight from the 12 ladies will for the next couple of weeks use her knowledge of love to make others find love on the show that starts at 8:00pm every Sunday. Her beauty alone has attracted a section of viewers who have promised to follow the show to the very end.
Fabiola, through the Be My Date show is likely to give Bukedde's 'Abanoonya' a run for their money. In 'Abanoonya', singles do a bit of catwalk, and give a profile about themselves before stating clearly the qualities of the person they want. In Be My Date, the chemistry is instant.
According to Fabiola, the camera's will follow the couple to the time when they are fully satisfied that they have found love. These alternative forms of dating are fast becoming the norm and this one in particular could be better than finding someone on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Monday, 21 April 2014
Rally Driver and Panamera bar boss, Desh Kananura is the proud owner of a black Rolls-Royce Phantom, an ultra-luxury saloon automobile made by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, a BMW subsidiary, in the United Kingdom. It's a 2013 model.
Unlike other tycoons like Ivan Semwanga who have achieved similar success and wealth by driving Lamborghinis on dusty Kampala streets, Desh was spotted in a black rolls-royce. It's the first of its kind in Kampala.
Desh had an inspirational message to those who looked up to him. "Not all is lost C. Saunders, founder of KFC got his break at the age of 60yrs of age. As long as the thing you carry over your shoulders is still working!!! keep fighting, only the strong survive!!! Happy Easter People."
Monday, 21 April 2014
After the successful Abanoonya show on Bukedde TV, NTV Uganda has also started a dating show dubbed; 'Be My Date'. The first episode had three bachelors, but only two were lucky to hook their significant others for a perfect getaway at Lake Victoria Serena Resort.
Most viewers wished the show host, Anita Fabiola, was among the ladies searching as she looked the most beautiful of them all. The show that started at 8pm, on Sunday had 12 ladies, six on each side as the bachelor walked in dancing to background music. The bachelor could then give a short profile about himself.
Based on the short profile, the ladies were asked by the host to indicate RED if they did not like the dude or GREEN if they were head over heels for him. The ladies were then asked as to why they chose Red or Green, one said, she liked bald headed guys and since this guy had hair, it was a turn off for her.
The bachelor is now given the chance to interview the ladies with a green light with an aim of choosing the very best between them, unfortunately, one guy aged 21, a model had all the girls indicating RED, implying that he was not the one they were looking for.
The multilingual author from Rwanda, who loves traveling and spends most of his time in the gym seems to be having a good game so far. The show will be following the new couples and what they are up to in the subsequent episodes. However, it looks like the ladies are just acting and not a reality show.
Sunday, 20 April 2014
City glamour gal also former Bad Black's hanger-on, Rasheeda Masudi, introduced her lover, Sisoko Jibril at her parents home in Kayunga yesterday. "Thanks to you all, you have made my day colourful am grateful," Rasheeda noted.
Some were overheard saying that; "It has taken the curvy babe a while but the waiting is now over." She also wrote on her wall that; "He who laughs last..and asked her close pals to complete the idiom.
Her ex lover, Eddy Kenzo was among the artistes that performed doing his latest hit, 'Sitya Loss' attracting wild cheers from the crowd. The 'Kukaliba' singer, Rema Namakula, also performed.
Other notables on the invitation list included ex-con, Meddie Ssentongo and Jamie Jam who a few months back got the bride locked up at Katwe Police station for some good hours. Talk of the crazy girl fights.
Friday, 18 April 2014
Zari and Farouk are now in a long distance relationship after Zari flew back to South Africa. Her estranged hubby, Ivan Ssemwanga is in town for the Easter holiday, so to avoid a nasty scene, she had to take off for her dear life.
Zari and Farouk have been dating for almost two months, and according to Zari, everything about Farouk is amazing. The problem now is that the couple is not together. Zari is constantly thinking about her boo and missing him terribly. She is already suffering from lack of sleep and loss of appetite.
This morning, Zari wrote on Farouk's wall: "The greatest feeling in the world: To wake up and see you have a text from the one you love." and this was Farouk's response: "En d greatest feeling is knowing...yo love is reading n feelin dat text."
Zari continues to reveal more info of what went wrong between her and Ivan. For example, she told one that Ivan spends most of his valuable time with King Lawrence as opposed to spending it with his boys. She also burst Ivan's bubble when she revealed that not all cars that Ivan posts on his wall are his.
Meanwhile, Ivan is yet to make his presence felt. He will be at Ange-Noir tonight for the 'Night in Vegas' themed party, so those vying for a place in his heart well knowing that he is searching know where to find him.
Thursday, 17 April 2014
That is part of Bebe Cool's 'Nkola Byafayo' chorus...! And to him, watching the Arsenal VS. West Ham game at Emirates stadium on Tuesday was part of making history.
"Watching the Arsenal vs West Ham match live yesterday at the Emirates stadium....Gagamel Tukola Byafayo," Bebe Cool wrote. This attracted a lot of out burst on social networking sites.
"For sure not in a bad way yadde kiluma abatesi ba I think am glad to be the first east african artist in the Emirates, hyde park, and now the O2 arena. Nkola byafayo gagamel east african carnival Easter Monday nkola byafayo. Headin back home ...level," Bebe Cool added.
Thursday, 17 April 2014
Today is the day when tycoon Ivan Semwanga is expected in the country, but by this morning, Zari was tweeting from her bedroom in South Africa and her lover boy, Farouk Sempala, rumoured to have taken off to Nairobi.
"Every girl deserves a guy who can make her forget that her heart was ever broken..... Good morning," is Zari's latest tweet.
In the tweet, it's evident that Farouk had made her forget that her heart had once been broken, but knowing what lay ahead when her estranged hubby jets into the country, the mom of three just took off.
Early this week, Ivan had warned that he was coming to Uganda to sort out Farouk. The new lover boy shot back with these words: "Love is stronger than violence...don't take my silence for granted. Thursday is here and with all due respect, I dare you, I'm patiently waiting for my slaps."
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
A lot has happened in a very short time. Zari and her latest lover, Farouk Sempala, are the talk of the town, but her Ssenga, Halima Namakula says that she is not aware of all this.
However, she promises to get back to whoever cares to know with what is happening to her 'daughter'. "Banange Senga kino tanakitegera, bwanamaanya ajja kubategeeza. Senga akyaali mubungereza." Literally translated as: "Colleagues, as Zari's auntie, I'm not aware of the latest developments, but I will let you know the moment I establish the truth."
With Ivan, Zari felt that she had waited for too long to get married. Her status updates as of this morning are a repeat of one word: 'Happy' 'Happy' 'Happy'. Well, with Farouk, she is not only happy but also looks happy. Farouk and Zari share the same religious beliefs, one of the reasons for her happiness. Wedding talks are underway again another reason to be happy.
Ivan has been busy with a series of meetings, but he is now done and he says he is ready for Uganda. Watch this space!
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Judith Heard is the latest socialite to rock the reality TV world. The ex-model has finally entered into TV business and she is set to premiere her reality TV series similar to 'Zari The Boss Lady'. The show will air on Urban TV.
JH's reality show will feature her life as a mother to twin daughters and a boy, her Bugolobi village mall based fashion store and socialite lifestyle. Her not so close buddy, Zari was the first to venture into this field with the ZTBL reality TV show on UBC, but after a few episodes, it was stopped.
She tried a come back with another version that was to be screened on NTV but, the TV series is yet to start. Then came Bobi Wine with his Omubanda Wa Kabaka show that later changed name, it was rocking Agataliiko Nfuufu fans on Bukedde TV.
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Dr. Hilderman of the Mazongoto fame has joined Golden Band. He is expected to join other fans at Nakawa court, a few hours from now for the dispute between Balaam Enterprises and the former Eagles Band members.
The 'YeKikyo' singer who will be launching his album on May 9 at Hotel Equatorial Parking revealed yesterday that; "I'm a Golden Band member from now on."
Iryn Namubiru, Bobi Wine, Mesach Semakula, Rema, Tigan, Ronald Mayinja and Chris Evans are some of the artistes that will perform at Hilderman's 'Yee KiKyo Abafirisuuti' album launch.
Meanwhile, Grace Sekamatte, one of the members of the new Golden Band group is inviting their fans to Nakawa court today at noon for moral support. ''Balaam and Geoffrey Lutaaya are claiming that we owe them money. It's funny how one turns around to sue you for what they took," Sekamatte wrote on his wall.
Court on Monday stopped Mesach Semakula, Ronald Mayinja, Geoffrey Lutaaya and Fred Seruga from holding any Easter concerts and if they happen to do so, it should be on the terms of Balaam Enterprises.
Monday, 14 April 2014
In mid March, Farouk went to South Africa for a short holiday and that's where he found some love. In just the last couple of days, Farouk has been treating Zari like a lady, opening the door for her, the loved up couple is always cuddling, something that Zari hadn't felt in a long time.
It's not the first time though that Zari and Ivan are splitting. Some time in 2012, the couple split citing domestic violence. Zari gave this reason for the split; "Domestic violence is a no no, had my share for a long time and I'm officially out." Ivan is a no nonsense fella, he even beat up Zari's sisters on suspicion of linking her to some dude.
A few days back, he revealed how he was going to slap Farouk the moment he lands on him, but Farouk's response was; "I'm a lover not a fighter." Ivan is expected in Kampala for Easter, though some think he might not make it this time around. On the other hand, Farouk is also keeping fit by constantly hitting the gym just in case he has to defend himself from the impending slaps.
Saturday, 12 April 2014
Zari and Farouk might as well be your next showbizz couple, the love birds aren't afraid to flaunt their romance. Ivan Semwanga let out a little too much in his phone interview.
Looks like they are both determined to move on. Zari was yesterday checking on what she proudly refers to as her in-laws in Masaka and later settled at a top hang out. Their PDA just confirmed that Zari was head over heels for her new boyfriend, Farouk.
"A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you..... Life is short. Make each day count. Give thanks and take nothing for granted. Live each day as if it were your last. It just may be....Good morning & have a blessed Saturday!!!!"
''The best revenge you can get on all of those horrible people in your past is to show them that nothing they did stopped you from being you.''
Those are some of Zari's tweets that speak volumes about her affair with lovesick hubby, Ivan Semwanga.
Saturday, 12 April 2014
In a phone interview between Ivan and top social scribe, Henry Ndugwa, the loaded fella says:
Socialite Zari did not wait for the dust to settle, and this is what she wrote:
"Hahahah.....oh bambi!!!!! Ate okwanjula tekulina divorce ate am seeking divorce to get money (how do I seek divorce b4 marriage) ate this ate that....banange. lolest!!! Pple need prayers and physiological professional help, that's too much for one mind to handle or contain. Sometimes I do wonder if pple are stripped of the small money they claim to have what will define them as Men, as in a real MAN!"
The mom of three, in her conclusion says that she wonders what will be left of Ivan if he is stripped of the 'little money'. One thing is for sure, Ivan is even failing to pretend that he's not feeling for Zari. Many are advising him to get another woman, but looks like he is not about to let go, though Zari is equally not in a hurry to go back as she seems happy, Just yesterday, she was in Masaka checking on Farouk's parents hmmm!
Thursday, 10 April 2014
Looking at Chameleone's BTI card, you could easily think that he has already signed up for the National ID card better known as a Kitambulisho, but, it's the Busoga Tourism Initiative (BTI) card. It should be recalled that just recently, the speaker of Parliament, Hon. Rebecca Kadaga appointed the 'Vumilia' singer, Jose Cameleone as the Busoga Ambassador.
The choice of Chameleone as the Busoga Ambassador got tongues wagging with many wondering why Chameleone, who is not a Musoga had to be chosen to promote Busoga's tourist sites and yet we've got quite a number of artistes hailing from that region. Rachel Magoola of the 'Obangaina Fame', Afande Mega Dee, Maurice Kirya and fast rising star, Maro, the 'Kyokoba' singer among others.
The organisers are looking at how popular one was and that's why they chose Chameleone, a Ugandan who is popular in the country and abroad.
Chameleone is now appealing to every one, friends and fans to register for the Kagulu Rock Climbing Challenge that will be taking place in May 2014.
"I am greatly honored to be using my office as Ambassador of Busoga Tourism Initiative as appointed by the RT. Honourable speaker of parliament to invite all of my friends to register at the Uganda Tourism Board offices at the National Theatre for the thrilling Kagulu Rock Climbing Challenge that is to take place on the 9th and 10th May. Leone Island fans join me as we build Tourism in Uganda."
Meanwhile, his 'Leone' Cadillac Escalade has been released as it was spotted along Entebbe road. It had been attached over a 7m tax, but all that is now behind him.
Wednesday, 09 April 2014
Zari's on and off hubby, Ivan Semwanga, has added a black Lamborghini to his fleet. Given the heavy Kampala traffic in the last two days, it will be 'Tourism' being stuck in the jam while cruising that 'black mamba' or better still the orange beast (IVAN 10 GP) that has been around for some time.
We hope this is not a publicity stunt aimed at shifting attention from his wife who has been making headlines with her new found love. Just yesterday, Ivan was cruising with one of his managers.
"Working days but can't resist a cruise in ma new lambo...! with ma financial manager," Ivan tweeted. On a positive note, Ivan was passing out graduates from some of his 8 campuses located in several states in South Africa. Some of the campuses are located in: Pretoria, Johannesburg, Polokwane, Durban and East London among others.
Monday, 07 April 2014
Last Thursday, The Sound Cup was the place to be as Irene Ntale performed most of her hit songs.
"A big thank you to Irene for a splendid evening!" Maurice Kirya, tweeted. Cooperations like these are good for our artistes. Maurice Kirya invited Irene Ntale to perform at his Garden City based coffee shop.
Irene did some of her songs that include: 'Stay With Me', 'Gyobera', which is one of her latest and 'Smile Uganda', a rendition of Smile Jamaica by Cronixx. Irene has moved to the top and she continues releasing hit after hit.
Sunday, 06 April 2014
Others included Prince David Wasajja. Golola did not run, though, he was seen busy massaging mostly ladies who had developed muscle sprains. Proceeds from the Kabaka marathon were earmarked for the treatment of the Fistula disease which is rampant in villages.
The Buganda Premier, Charles Peter Mayiga was seen introducing some of his subjects to the Kabaka plus other dignitaries that included Vision Group's boss, Robert Kabushenga who bowed down before the Kabaka.
Runners who had crossed the finish line had to shake hands with the Buganda Premier and among them were none other than Phina Mugerwa who took off a moment from Cindy's woes to keep fit.
Sunday, 06 April 2014
Bebe Cool is selling like a hot cake on TV's and Radio stations following his remarks on Uganda music being played more often compared to foreign artistes.
NTV hosted him on Friday and just yesterday, 93.3 KFM also hosted him answering a number of queries in the process. Among them was the age of his dear wife, Zuena Kirema who became older by another year on Thursday.
Bebe Cool said that Zuena is 28. The couple recently celebrated 12 years of love, implying that Bebe Cool met her when she was 16. The issue of Zuena's age is just as controversial as Desire Luzinda's. Bebe Cool met Zuena on the night she contested for Miss Uganda in the year 2001.
Did Zuena contest for the pageant when she was below 18 or Bebe lied about his wife's age last night?. Meanwhile, Zuena is grateful for the surprise birthday bash that was held at Forest Mall based V-Pub.
"First came dinner, then the surprise birthday party...a big thank you to all those that made this possible, you just blew me off never expected it," Zuena wrote.
Saturday, 05 April 2014
"I see a new war online. People fighting for rights on radio and TV compared to the West African music played. DJ's make sure you appreciate the good music you get and artists make sure you keep giving them that good music."
That was Navio's response to the (UG VS.9JA) music debate which was started by Chameleone at his Tubonge concert and later brought to social media by Bebe Cool. The online discussion was turning into a flame of war prompting NTV's Douglas Lwanga to invite Bebe Cool to throw some light on the topic.
XFM's DJ BK was equally invited to the TV show but he instead opted to a phone-in interview as opposed to appearing in the studio. During the show, Bebe Cool mentioned Navio's name opening up a whole can of worms with fans loyal to hiphop and reggae/ragga genres of music.
"When Bebe Cool makes a comment and people twist his words, those are the people I will address. You make it seem like I didn't make the most cash of any artist in the last 2 years," Navio wrote.
The hiphop rapper who felt the remarks were belittling came out citing his many awards: "So don't talk about who is big in EA right now. Open your eyes. You can't talk about Bobi Wine, Chameleone and lastly Bebe Cool without talking about Navio in UG music, Never put me in the category of a small artist."
"I'll say it again, you can't talk about East African Music without talking about Navio. Full stop," The No Holding Back singer, Navio concluded.
Thursday, 03 April 2014
Bebe Cool's campaign of 'Play Ugandan Music More or You're Shunned' had stolen the limelight from Chameleone's successful 'Tubonge' concerts which saw fans at Lugogo Cricket Oval soaked by rain all in support of his music.
But, trust the World Music Awards nominee, he made sure he adds his voice to the campaign that was started by Bebe Cool. Chameleone seems to agree with Bebe though his message is communicated differently and at this rate, we could see the music doctor giving the 'Nkola Byafayo' star a run for his money through his post.
"I stand as a musician to the best of my music knowledge. When we ask to take charge of our industry we also have in mind that we are NOT asking for segregation of foreign music."
"We just deserve a fair share of an industry that we have stood by against all odds. In such an exchange we also know that our products are not to what many can call "standards" but also it's partially every Ugandans duty to contribute to our growth evenly. It's not about Nigerian, Jamaican, South African, American or whatsoever."
"It's about Uganda and what's ours. Example if your father is broke, would you seek a richer dad? We stand together, Grow together if we are to fall together. Lets be patriotic and grow our music."
Thursday, 03 April 2014
The 'Owa Boda' singer, NTV Life Stories host, Zuena Kirema has turned 27 on April 03! Bebe Cool's wife has shared a 'keep calm It's my birthday' image on her wall.
The mom of three continues to receive birthday wishes from friends and relatives but none of them beats Bebe Cool's message.
''Happy birthday my lovely wife and mama to my babies, you are a special friend and you have been there through thick and thin, many admire your looks while I admire your heart, your smile lights up my darkness, I'm stronger when I'm with you, I wish Allah blesses you with all that you have prayed for, may you live to blow a million candles. I love you my wife Zuena," Bebe Cool wrote.
Wednesday, 02 April 2014
On Monday, Bebe Cool launched a Ugandan music campaign urging all artists to shun TVs and Radio Stations that don't play Ugandan music more often, but instead, opt to playing Nigerian music.
CEO's of the various Radio and TV stations have taken the message and it's now left to them on whether they heed to Bebe Cool's advise or otherwise. To the DJ's, this was a direct attack on them. XFM's DJ BK and Sanyu FM's Fatboy have so far come out giving their views and they say, Bebe Cool needs to focus on quality and not quantity.
"Instead of complaining, you and your other complainants should borrow a leaf from Nigerians and Jamaicans. Their secret is simple, quality," DJ BK wrote.
Fatboy had earlier said that: "I like Bebe Cool as a person, but I'll be frank, to me his music ain't all that. And I feel the same about most other Ugandan artists' songs. And if patriotism is important to Bebe Cool, then why does he pretend to be Jamaican."
Bebe Cool took off time again to respond to Fatboy asking him to grow up as opposed to growing fat. In all this, Bebe Cool had a very good message and many seem to agree with him based on the responses, though in future, he might have to get someone to run his social networking profiles as he spends most of his valuable time producing music.
Tuesday, 01 April 2014
Below is Fatboy's statement in full:
"This man does not understand how the radio industry works. They are not charities. They exist to make money. If Ugandan artists want their songs played on radio, they need to make GOOD music."
Fatboy adds that: "As it is, very few Ugandan songs make the cut as 'good', and that's why you don't hear a lot of it on the airwaves. I like Bebe Cool as a person, but I'll be frank, to me his music ain't all that."
Fatboy goes on to ask why he imitates Jamaicans if he is that patriotic! "And I feel the same about most other Ugandan artists' songs. And if patriotism is important to Bebe Cool, then why does he pretend to be a Jamaican? Him and most other 'local artists'? Because they are essentially imitators, the market typically prefers the real thing to these guys.."
The 'Be My Valentine' singer concluded: "Why listen to Bebe Cool when there is Konshens? Why listen to Cindy when there is Nyanda? I think you get the point."
The Nyonyi Nkezze singer is yet to respond to this one too. He has already sorted XFM's DJ BK whom he told that he does not give out eggs to be popular, but instead, he plays good music.
Monday, 31 March 2014
Ex model, Judith Kanyengwa Heard (28), is married to Dr. Alex Heard. They got married in Las Vegas on November 17, 2006 after two years together. The couple is blessed with four-year-old twin daughters and an adopted son.
Judith Heard's husband is almost twice her age. The two met when she was just 17 years old and two years later, they got married. In an interview with the Saturday Monitor, she was asked why an older guy, could it be that he is well established, this was her response;
"When you meet someone, you don't know what's on their account. He respected me as a woman and treated me very well, so, it was love. I'm not bothered about our age difference. I prefer older mature men anyway."
In other Judith Heard news, she relocated her JHFYS store from Forest Mall to the Village Mall in Bugolobi. The clothing store is yet to open.
Saturday, 29 March 2014
Recently, Zari and Ivan separated. Zari is now seeing some well built dude, Farouk Sempala. She even told off those who were on her case for hooking up some one new, that, which law stops single moms from dating again.
Zari is now trying to get used to the new reality which seems to be taking a toll on her. On Tuesday, Ivan went to see his bankers probably to change the way the joint accounts will be operated following their separation. "Waiting for my private banker," Ivan who bought tickets to the tune of shs 5m for the April 6 Kabaka Birthday Marathon noted.
The new terms are now into force and they seem to be biting if Zari's posts are anything to go by.
"Lord be my witness, they had NOTHING when I found them. Then we made it, now they think they have it all. The 'wanna be ladies' think am a gold digger. But I worked for it. I made 'them' Lord I surrender....let them have it all. I don't want none of it. I seek my peace!!"
One who told her to calm it down was like making matters worse.
"I know, but I ain't here to kiss azz. All them b.... saw u now I saw u in a single bed mattress with nothing now u wana tell the world u made me. No noo hun I made u, Don't run around feeling big, I know your history they don't!!!! He shldn't f....insult me!!!"
Saturday, 29 March 2014
At about 10:00pm, as the Tubonge star hit the stage, it started raining heavily, but most fans did not move an inch. Lugogo Cricket Oval had about 8,000 revellers who were dancing and singing along to sounds of Kipepeo, Dorotia, Bayuda, Valu-Valu and Tubonge among others.
Her performed for two hours. AK47, Micki Wine, Khalifa Aganaga, Fille Clear, Geoffrey Lutaaya, The Goodlyfe Crew and Bobi Wine were among the other performers for the night.
Thanking his fans for the massive attendance, Chameleone had this to say: "As God blessed us with a rain shower we kept moving!!!! I am so happy and want to thank all my friends who endured the rain for me the TUBONGE PRIDE is yours may God bless you all. I love you all. We made HISTORY."
Today, Chameleone is in Mukono and tomorrow, he will be performing live at Resort Beach in Entebbe.
Friday, 28 March 2014
Hours to the Tubonge concert, officials from Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) stormed Lugogo Cricket Oval where Jose Chameleone was busy rehearsing and testing his vocal range before being disrupted.
Chameleone was told that due to his outstanding value added tax, they were impounding his SUV, which can ONLY be released after paying the shs7m he owes to URA. Chameleone tried giving them the BMW that was donated to him by Meddie Ssentongo claiming it was worth Shs70m, but the officials did not buy any of that.
"Chameleone has been elusive from the time of the Badilisha launch last year, so, getting him at the Tubonge show was the only option left, " one official said.
Chameleone later allowed them to take the Escalade but on condition that it was not towed. "I'm ready to pay the taxes though they have to tell me how they arrived at that figure," chameleone said.
Meanwhile, the turn up is very good at the Tubonge show with fans dancing in the rain to sounds of Kipepeo. He started an hour back.
Thursday, 27 March 2014
Bobi Wine is yet to release his next single which he has dedicated to the 'haters' and in his words he says, they had better be real scared.
"Am writing this one in a red pen, so haters, better be scared, real scared! Anti bogera nnyo." The best thing for an artist is to see people singing along to his/her song, we hope this won't be another Luganda Patois of 'DeMaKaKana Wen Dema See Mi'.
His wife, Barbara Ituungo-Kyagulanyi, better known as Barbie got a chance of listening to him this morning, and she says, it's an anthem.
"Woke up to a loud rehearsal of sorts in our compound; My husband's voice competing with the sweet morning melodies from the birds. According to what I heard, Bobi Wine fans are in for another anthem..Good morning friends, mine started earlier than I thought."
Insiders say, the 'Siri Size Yo' song could be directly hitting at Bebe Cool. In one of the lines, Bobi says the butt bouy needs to shave his beard. They add that, this one is even worse than By Far and Mr Kataala combined.
Wednesday, 26 March 2014
The concert organiser, Sezanah Production has hyped the show saying it will be one of a kind. Rema left this morning for South Africa with this message to her fans; "Off to South Africa. See you soon lovely people."
Rema is going to flash her cheek dimples for the Sangoma's who will in turn shower her with rands while doing some of her best tracks that include 'Sitaki', 'Oliwange', 'Kukaliba' among others.
Tickets for the show will be going for R-300. Fans down South are excited about the news and many have promised to make it.
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Comedian and radio presenter, Salvador, has resigned his job at 91.3 Capital FM. Following recent reports that he was fired, Salvador has come out to clear the space. He says that he will be out of the country for a greater part of the year, so it's only fair for him to quit.
Here is Salvador's full statement:
"No I'm not quitting Capital Fm, No I've not been fired but Yes I will be leaving the station coz I resigned in totally good faith, I will be out of the country on shows for most part of this year so it was just fair for the station for me to make this decision."
"It wasn't easy coz Capital has been and will forever be in my life, the management and staff have shown me nothing but love and I pray one day I will return. But for now to all my Capital fans and friends, it's not goodbye but see you later and please grant me your blessings as I take on these new challenges ahead of me."
"This is my last week on air and I Wana enjoy every moment with you my friends of the overdrive. I will forever be grateful for the 3yrs I've worked on Capital Fm and maybe one day I'll come back and become a legend like ma man Alexander Ndawula. Adios, May the good Lord bless you all."
Patrick Idringi, a Telecom Engineer by profession worked for MTN Uganda between 2007 to 2011. He has been working for Capital Radio for the last three years.
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Chameleone who has been given the 'Ngobi' name by the speaker of parliament will promote over 40 tourist sites in Busoga region. Given Chameleone's music muscle, the speaker is convinced Chamili will do a commendable job.
The 2nd Busoga Tourism drive will take place on 9 to10 May, 2014. Adults and children will be climbing the Kagulu rock which is located in Buyende District, 30kms from Kamuli District.
"It's evidential that music is a global language and is also a tool that is relevant to today's society unlike the past where Musicians were not respected in sects of development. Today morning (Mar 24) was a fruitful one as I was at the Parliament of Uganda in a board meeting with Hon. Speaker of Parliament of Uganda, Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, Hon. Edward Baliddawa and the various honourables as they nominated me to be the esteemed Ambassador of Busoga Tourism," Chameleone who could not hide his excitement noted.
"It was a great feeling as I also invited her for the East African concert 3 days away and she acknowledged my invite!"
Saturday, 22 March 2014
Last week, we told of how Iryn was in a jovial mood after her manager, Thaddeus Mubiru went to Japan to pin Kim Ueno in the drug-scandal case. She is now back to music and any time soon, she will be releasing 'Oli Baluwa' written by Abbey.
If you liked 'Kabi Ki' or 'Tebiba Bingi', then, 'Oli Baluwa' is likely to be a nice one too now that it's coming from the same song writer, Abbey Mpungu of Audio One Records.
Initially, she had called it 'Baluwa' but another artist had just released a song with the same title, so she changed it to 'Oli Baluwa'.
Last month, Iryn was spotted at Fenon Records, again doing more music for her next album and while there, she landed on Eleanor, a Hostel TV series star who is pregnant with Matthew Nabwiso's second child.
Friday, 21 March 2014
Ivan is still getting to terms with his best half, Zari moving out with another man, Farouk Sempala, and in an effort to defuse the situations around them, Ivan is now sharing a Mercedes Benz A 250 on his wall calling it his 'small toy'.
We hope this is not a move aimed at shifting attention. Sometime back, Ivan took shots next to an Audi R8 which disappeared shortly after the photo session, congs for the A250.
On the other hand, Zari is labouring to explain to whoever cares to know that the bathtub pic which has since gone viral is not her but Kenyan socialite, Huddah Monroe. Hmmm Zari and Huddah both use 'The Bo$$ Lady' as taglines.
Meanwhile, Farouk and Zari's pics continue to leak. This became a bit too much for some people who were quick to tell her that this had publicly disgraced her, but the mom of three had this to say; "Which rule states that single mom's can't /don't date?"
In the latest pic, Zari is lost in Farouk's arms busy recording the moment, so you even know who is behind the taking of these cozy shots!
Friday, 21 March 2014
Star singer Jose Chameleone has scoffed at those claiming he was involved in a car accident yesterday.
"On your way to greatness you can only get there by associating yourself to winners NOT losers. I am standing against Lugogo Cricket Oval on the 28th March which I think is also a good step for our music as Ugandans since foreign artistes have dominated this venue but some foolish Ugandans don't want us to grow!!!!!!! Be ashamed for this and stop spreading rumours that I got involved in an accident today (Mar 20)."
Chameleone goes on to say: "I was home with my family playing my fatherly duties!!!! Why do you always plant evil against every good works of a man. Please I'm a Ugandan, why all this hate to the extent of wishing me the worst!!!! Swallow your failures and work on them, I have never been an obstacle to your success."
Chameleone concluded by letting his fans know that nothing was going to stop the show and that he is in fully charged. "My fans and well wishers, nothing is going to stop this show we are still in charge!"
Thursday, 20 March 2014
Matters of love in area code 256 are becoming complicated by the day.
On top of her Toyota Kluger, Cindy will now cruise her latest ride from lover, Ken Muyiisa and as if she knew they will talk, she was quick to write this:
"They will talk talk and talk even when they don't know anything about what's really going on. Haters see you walking on water and say its because she can't swim."
Sharing the silver BMW which was exempted from paying taxes, Cindy wrote this on her wall: "They see me cruising they hate it." Cindy and Mario Brunette split a few weeks back and they have been trying to sort out child custody rights. In the pic, Ken Muyiisa is seen with one of his light boo's down South.
Meanwhile, he confirmed on his wall that it's over between him and Phina 'Masanyalaze' and may be that resonates with what Cindy is referring to. "There's no way I can start talking about ma previous relationship..Dats so childish n whoever is spreading lies should stop," Ken wrote responding to recent articles.
Thursday, 20 March 2014
Ivan hooked Nickita and later Sharon O paving way for Zari hooking up with LK4. I'ts now an equalizer after Zari added Farouk on to her radar.
Zari's introduction ceremony was held in December 2011 on a budget way bigger than most wedding ceremonies today. But less than four years later, the couple that has been together for close to sixteen years seems to be addicted to drama than never before.
Over 300 heifers plus an assortment of gifts were given to Zari's parents as dowry for their beautiful daughter. Zari's brother (Muko) was given a golf car and her mother too received a car. Zari received a Hummer, but she rejected it claiming it was manly. She was later given a Range Rover Sport.
However, the couple has registered more drama in the past years. Initially, Zari was all over social networking sites, something that Ivan wasn't so much into, but when his wife got so close to basket ball player, Isaac Lugudde, Ivan was forced to up his game on social networking sites.
His efforts soon paid off and It was not long before Nickita came to his life and later Sharon O. Looks like Zari is now revenging. After splitting with LK4 as his side dish, Zari is now close to Farouk.
Wednesday, 19 March 2014
After making up with their mentor, Jose Chameleone and later being nominated for the World Music Awards, Moze Radio and Weasel are now asking their fans if they are ready for Chameleone's Tubonge concert slated for Mar 28, 2014 at Lugogo Cricket Oval.
This will certainly be one show not to be missed as Chameleon has lined up lots of artistes that include the; Goodlyfe Crew, Bobi Wine, Khalifa Aganaga who says that he is not doing it for Chameleone, but for Uganda and he is equally proud. Talented saxophonist, Michael Kitanda will also be among those to perform on that night.
During the Tubonge launch, Chameleone will officially release the seven videos that he has been recording from his recent trips in Australia and South Africa. Looking at the 'Gimme Gimme' trailer, you can clearly see that the Tubonge singer is done with Africa and his music now is for the global audience.
Wednesday, 19 March 2014
Socialite Zari who dated basket ball player Isaac Lugudde aka LK4 before splitting to reunite with Ivan Semwanga, the father of her three boys is at it once again. Some cozy pics with a guy only identified as Farouk are doing rounds on social networks. It's alleged that these two hooked up two weeks back.
Four days back, Zari wrote: "The right relationships will never have to be forced or chased," while Ivan seems to be strong and not shaken by the latest developments. Yesterday morning, he shared some holy quotes, something that left many amused.
"Dear Jesus, Im ready for what is in store for me because I trust you. I know that you have good plans for me, Thank You Lord, Amen."
It's not the first time that this couple is going through this, but looking at Farouk's body and LK4, then, you must be muscular or having six pack abs to get this close to Zari, no wonder, Ivan had to even try out a stomach surgery all in the name of getting that bod that Zari loves most.!
Wednesday, 19 March 2014
This Sunday, Tusker Twende Kazi reality show will be fun to watch as it will feature highlights of Bebe Cool in Ethiopia. Last week, we saw how Navio was struggling with Swahili in Nairobi, but that was just next door where some Kenyans could even speak Luganda.
However, star singer Bebe Cool was able to learn a few words of the amharic language and managed to get to the lion of Judah in Addis Ababa where Flavia was waiting.
At the lion of judah in Addis Ababa about to take off for my part of the race on Tusker Twende kazi.
Monday, 17 March 2014
"Early this morning(15Mar) while heading home I got a nervous break down lucky enough I didn't knock down any one and good people pulled me out of the car thinking I was dead. Doctors say I need to rest my body but all dat am alive am just a busy body or a workaholic, " MC Kats wrote on his wall.
Guvnor's Selector Jay was juggling between being the host of the Xpozed show and playing his VJ role which certainly wasn't easy to the extent that he even forgot to tell viewers what had happened to Kats Mc that morning, short of that, he gave it his best shot.
During the show, Sheebah's latest, 'Twesana' video was played, another reason for the Sheebaholics to love the 'Ice Cream' singer. Atlas also premiered his latest video on the very show.
Mc Kats has now resumed tweeting with his latest that appears to be drumming up support for Chameleone's Tubonge album launch, a sign that he will be able to host the show next Saturday and before that, you could see him doing the emcee job at the event next door.
Close friends have asked him to scale down on his activities or else, Fille Clear Muthoni might have to take on his huge family.
Sunday, 16 March 2014
Aisha Mayinja, a wife to ex-Eagles Production member, Ronald Mayinja is more than happy to take on her husband's kids that he fathered with different baby mamas. Mayinja was emulating Chameleone who had earlier called on all women with his children to bring them.
Ronald Mayinja suspects to have children with 8-12 women in and around Kampala, one of them being an Ex-Eagles band member, Jemimah Namatovu who recently joined Golden Productions following the Eagles Production split.
This was a clear indication that Mayinja had no problem with adding kids to his legacy prompting one person who sought Aisha Mayinja's views on this development, but she sounded pretty excited, "As long as my husband accepts that the kids are his, they are welcome to our home, " she noted.
The late Paddy Bitama's issue was a wake up call, so, most of these stars are not taking anything for granted and want to have at least less drama when they are long gone.
Saturday, 15 March 2014
Zuena giving support to hubby
Team 12 - Maurice and David had to ride bicycles and also fill up some charcoal sacks in Kyabakuza as they made their way to 'London' to deliver the Tusker beer bottle.
Navio was certaionly having issues with Swahili. His only two words were; 'Habar'i and 'Nduggu'.
Friday, 14 March 2014
First off, we are not splitting! Moze Radio and Weasel have spoken out. Appearing on NTV the Beat, Moze Radio came early at Serena based NTV while Weasel who was clad in a track suit joined him later.
They were asked if at all they were separating or separated based on recent articles, the two just laughed it off before going on to explain how they are a big brand that keeps newspapers busy, they write about us instead of concentrating on pertinent issues in the country, Moze said.
Weasel added: "I have two cars and Moze has three cars, so we do not necessarily move together and that is what these 'cows' keep on writing that we have separated, they lack what to do."
Then, hell broke loose when the show host, Douglas Lwanga asked Weasel about Lillian's pregnancy. Instead of controlling anger, anger controlled Moze Radio as he roared and not allowing Weasel to say a thing.
"Hey Hey Hey! you're talking about my family, Don't say nothing about my family. I don't talk about your mum, aunties or dad, I don't know them, so please forget about my family..."
This was after pregnant Lillian was headlining two tabloids that claimed Moze Radio and Weasel were responsible for her pregnancy, but in one, Weasel said he had used protection, something that upset him.. "Lwaki muba mutwasamirako, family zaffe teziyimba."
The cameras shifted but Moze was still driving his point home. They will be launching their 'Ntungaa Tunga' album on 2.May.2014 at Hotel Africana.
Friday, 14 March 2014
On the 8.Aug.2014, he will be performing at Serena Hotel followed by Satellite Beach in Mukono the next day and wind up with Gaba Beach saving his fans the long stretch to Entebbe which usually has heavy traffic volumes on Sunday from noon to evening.
Bebe Cool was yesterday performing at Fire Bolt bar in Kansanga where he will be live every Thursday. On Tuesday, Bebe Cool's fans and lovers of live music can catch up with him at Club Amnesia. He is also participating in the Tusker Twende Kazi reality show which can be watched live on NTV and Citizen TV on Sunday at 8:05pm.
"That moment when you are happy with your life, wife and work. Thanks Allah for guiding and protecting me. Gagamel full force 2014," Bebe noted a few days back. Meanwhile, his official facebook page has reached over 200,000 likes.
Friday, 14 March 2014
Iryn Namubiru could be the happiest woman at the moment. This is after Japan authorities arrested Kim Ueno (the Japan based promoter that got her into problems last year) and just yesterday, Iryn Namubiru's Manager, Thaddeus Mubiru pinned Kim Ueno Tumwesigye at the Chiba District Court in Japan.
Among others, he showed the court all the Whatsapp conversations between him and Kim who was arrested in Uganda but later released due to lack of enough evidence.
"If Uganda never had enough evidence against him, Japan does!!. I was never at any one time called to court in Uganda about the case."
When I was arrested last year, many people said a lot of things with some claiming it was a publicity stunt! "Whether that still stands I don't know, what I can tell you is that Thaddeus Mubiru my manager has testified against Kim Tumwesigye Ueno."
Chiba District Court in Japan is yet to pass it's verdict on Kim Tumwesigye.
Thursday, 13 March 2014
Star singer Jose Chameleone has asked 'haters' to keep off his page. The 'Tubonge' singer referred to them as 'fleas' who follow him on his social platforms and yet they are only frustrating his efforts.
"Annoying! Are the fleas who like my page aiming to frustrate me. Please! Why waste time visiting me here. Spend time on building your artistes who entertained you so many years with WORDS not WORKS," Chameleone wrote.
It's about two weeks to the Tubonge Launch that will be held at Lugogo Cricket Oval on March 28, 2014 but the music Doctor is busy putting finishing touches to his album.
"It's been long since my fans have requested for an uplift in my Video Quality and we are finally here! I took a wild trip and shot 5 Standard Videos. I also took a chance to correct 2 videos since you were not contented with the previous ones. Now we are moving forward and we are NOT turning Back! Its all packaged for release at the Anticipated TUBONGE LIVE CONCERT. To my fans worldwide, this is the beginning of a fully charged Dr Jose Chameleone to the future."
Thursday, 13 March 2014
"Isn't it amazing that my girls and I were born on March 13? To have twins is special, but to have twins born on your birthday is unbelievable. Isn't God amazing! Happy birthday to my girls Branda Jolie and Briana Bella."
Ex model Judith Heard has turned 28 today (Mar13). She carved out a successful modeling career, marriage and had twin daughters and a son all before the age of 30. Oh she also has a fashion line in Texas, Houston and JHFYS here in Kampala.
Judith Heard's birthday coincides with her twin daughters, Briannah and Branda who have turned 5. The birthday girls are yet to celebrate their day.
Judith Heard's best female friend, Sue Ochola who was celebrating her birthday three weeks back in Malindi, Kenya was the first one to congratulate her: "Happy birthday my darling, I could spend years saying it, trying to express but only you know how much you mean to me, love you."
Last month, Judith Heard revealed that having children was her biggest achievement. "Having children is my greatest achievement. It was my saviour. It switched my focus from the outside to the inside. My children are gifts, they remind me of what's important."
Wednesday, 12 March 2014
Eagles Production Band are being forced to split after years of musical service, their manager, Moses Kavuma revealed. Geoffrey Lutaaya confirmed the breakup due to the new laws he termed as unbearable, though, he will stay in Eagles Production with his wife, Irene Namatovu.
The rest of the members that include among others: Mesach Semakula, Ronald Mayinja, Maureen Nantume, Stecia Mayanja, Grace Sekamatte, Catherine Kusasira, Fred Serugga and Jemimah Namatovu have crossed to Golden Production, a new band that has been formed after the breakup.
According to the official band profile on facebook, a message states that: "The Eagles Production Now Golden Production," a move that reminds us of how members of Phillip Luswata's Theatre Factory left the group to form the now, Fun Factory.
The band's Director, Geoffrey Luttaaya has made it clear that he cannot afford to see the name Eagles Production go off the music radar just like that and yet he has done so much to see them where they are in the last fifteen years.
In January, over five stag parties were held in and around the city plus a wedding reception in Masaka for Irene and Geoffrey Lutaaya that cost over 1bn shillings, could this be one of the reasons or Ronald Mayinja who called out for all the women with his children to come up, only time will tell.
Sunday, 09 March 2014
For the second year in a row, Juliana has won the Woman of Substance award.
As part of the celebrations to mark the International Women's Day, Airtel organised the Inspiring Women Concert at Garden City Rooftop and among others, they recognised women who have excelled in several areas. Juliana was recognised for the second year in a row for the role she has played in the music industry.
"Thank you Airtel for this wonderful recognition. As a young girl singing was my dream, but my prayer was, "lord help me use my music and voice to become a source of inspiration to others". To all the ladies out there, never let anyone tell you you can't. People will only put you down if you let them. Thank you to my amazing fans for voting, but most of all, for always helping me keep the faith. We did it in 2013 and we've done it again in 2014. Team Juliana, Lets go!."
Last year, she got a similar award from Warid Telecom which has since merged with Airtel, an award she dedicated to her mom. This year though, she has a positve message to the ladies: "To all the ladies out there, never let anyone tell you you can't."
After receiving the Airtel Woman of Substance Award, Juliana who was in a relatively long dress thrilled her fans with a crotch-grabbing performance leaving many of her fans excited because, it was a surprise performance as she was not part of those lined up to perform that night.
Sunday, 09 March 2014
Cindy Sanyu replaces Mario Brunette, hooks Ken Muyiisa who happens to be Phina Mugerwa's lover.
As Cinderella Sanyu aka Cindy was looking for love after splitting with Mario, she landed on Ken Muyiisa, a Ugandan based in South Africa. Ken plays for Black Ace Football Club and like most Ugandans down South, Ken is equally loaded.
Phina Mugerwa's game is to shake her booty like Shakira, something that has won her lots of ardent fans over time and among them, was Ken who took this love to another level. In 2009, (Ken and Phina) hooked up and have since been in a long distance relationship, an affair that resulted in a child in 2010.
Talking to one publication, Phina said: "When Cindy realised that Mario was cheating on her, she went on a revenge mission of hooking up with someone who was far better and richer, unfortunately, she landed on my man." Phina has vowed to fight for the father of her child, though looking at how Cindy has been performing at Garden City during the Women's day concert alongside her Queen dancers, chances are, Phina's strokes were not measuring up anymore.
Kenneth says that he will still continue to provide for his son. ''But still I'll never forego my responsibilities as the father of my boy, Sandton."
Friday, 07 March 2014
We all know what Cindy is capable of when it comes to teaming up with Jamaican stars, the Dilemma song is testimony to this.
Jamaican star, Nyanda of the Slippery When Wet fame is in the country ahead of her performance on International Women's Day. However, the ex Brick N Lace half duo and our very own Cindy Sanyu have redone the Slippery When Wet song, it will be first performed on Women's Day, Saturday Mar 8, 2013 at Garden City Roof Top.
This afternoon, Nyanda was on 88.2 Sanyu FM giving highlights for tomorrow's concert with her voice sounding like it was gone, but she said by tomorrow, it will all be fine and she will be mashing up the place.
Cindy will join her in doing their remix and the fans should expect fire when the two are doing this part; All night long we dancing on the florr we grinding...
One fan asked her the meaning of the song and this is what she had to say: "When searching for love, be careful as everything has a price." This will be her second collaboration with a Ugandan artist. She first did 'Like A pro' with Navio.
Wednesday, 05 March 2014
88.5 Super FM's CEO, Pastor Peter Sematimba has been evicted from Muyenga Club. Peter had assumed ownership of the club following the passing of it's owner, Paul Ssebalu, who was found dead on Friday, November 8, 2013 at his home. He suffered from diabetes and hypertension.
A funeral service was held at 8pm on Saturday, and on Sunday 10, 2013 the veteran advocate who died aged 88 was buried. Themi Nakibuka Sebalu, a cousin to Peter Sematimba was Sebalu's only child who arrived three days after his burial. Efforts to delay the burial ceremony led by Peter Sematimba so that she could attend were frustrated.
On December 11, 2013 Peter Sematimba transferred Muyenga Club into his name something that forced Themi to drag him to court over what she termed as a fraudulent transfer of her father's land.
On Wednesday (Mar.5.2013), Court bailiffs together with police raided Muyenga Club which had since changed name to Muyenga Resort Club to evict Peter Sematimba. The eviction process was peacefull. Court bailiff Moses Kirunda who was overseeing the process noted that the transfer was forged and that the property belonged to Themi Nakibuka Ssebalu.
Employees who were demanding for their salary for the last three months were left stranded as some did not even have transport back.
Tuesday, 04 March 2014
Jose Chameleone has vehemently denied being a father to video vixen, Naila Salim's four-year-old daughter and to prove his innocence, he went for DNA testing. Naila (23) dragged Chamili to FIDA accusing him of child neglect.
Test results were released on January 24, 2014 and they excluded the Tubonge star as the biological father to Naila Salim's daughter. Naila featured in Chameleone's 'Vumilia' and 'Nkwagala Nyo' videos.
Much as the results have ruled out Chameleone as the biological father his accuser is sure that the 'Tubonge' star is the dad and her family maintains, she had not been with any other man. Chameleone has five children, four with Daniella and one with his ex, Onsea Griet better known as Dorotia.
Meanwhile, the number of people accessing DNA services has gone up based on the recent happenings.
Tuesday, 04 March 2014
RnB reggae artiste, Nyanda of the ex-Brick N Lace sister-group is in town ahead of her performance on Women's day at Garden City Rooftop. Talent Africa's Aly Alibhai was at the airport to receive her.
Nyanda will be performing with local artistes that include Keko, Cindy, Jackie Chandiru, Sheebah Fille and Irene Ntale.
The 'Slippery When Wet' singer is determined to take her solo career to higher levels. "After being one half of a group for so long, the time has come for me to find myself as a whole... to stand on my own two feet, and I am feeling the pressure. I try not to think about it too much so I am just concentrating on the music," she told one publication from Jamaica.
As part of her European Tour that starts in March, Nyanda will perform in Holland and she says; "Holland will not be the same after this."
Monday, 03 March 2014
Following the collapse of Esther Akakwansa's marriage to Nico Damminger, another German, Heiko Grund has gone on rampage spilling secrets of most Kampala babes that were in his circles.
Heiko Grund was staying in Kampala between 2002 and January 2007 when he relocated to Tanzania where he operates his Motor Sport business. During that time, Heiko had many close relationships with Kampala socialites and among them was Cindy's sister, Belinda, an affair that resulted into a son.
However, the failure of Nico and Esther's short marriage has left Heiko very excited. These two were in direct competition for the socialites, dated and played by the same girls, and now this is the time to bring out their differences. For now though, Nico is still recovering from the shock, so he might not have much to say.
Heiko adds that he has dated Hellen, Cindy and also Miss Uganda 2004, Barbara Kimbugwe who was quick to rubbish this talk. "Searching for attention under my shadow. It's a pity but take your crack head back to Germany (ooops!! They kicked you out too) and Ugandans kicked you out.....'what an idiot," Barbara wrote.
With more info unfolding now, we are yet to see more socialites coming out with their versions. Heiko is yet to respond to this!
Sunday, 02 March 2014
Have you listened to the 'Ice Cream' eating song? Sheebah Karungi is the artiste behind it! Of late, the ex-obsession's singer has developed an obsession for tattoos with her most recent being five words describing the real Sheebah!
Her back has been inscribed with these words; 'Iam Strong', 'Iam Worthy', 'Iam Beautiful','Iam Imperfect' and Iam Me.. Now if you are looking for one with such a CV, then Sheebah could fit in those shoes.
She also has a 'Shee' tattoo written on her index finger which is seen when she sticks up her finger. We've seen different tattoos like Barbie having a portrait of Bobi Wine on her back, Chameleone having a neck tat of his wife's name and kids, plus other drawings of the things they like.
However, Sheebah had to go under the needle to prove how beautiful, strong and worthy she is but since she did not leave out 'Iam Imperfect', we will leave it at that.
Sunday, 02 March 2014
Birds of a feather flock together - Leila Kayondo (top) and Helen Lukoma (bottom) are best of friends and seem to share a lot in common lately.
Leila Kayondo (24) is from the defunct all girl group, Dream Galz, while Helen was formerly with the Obsession group which she left together with Brenda Nambi to form HB Toxic that was dissolved in 2012. Hellen and Brenda have since been concentrating on music and fashion.
For now though, Helen has teamed up with Leila and the two seem to have a lot going their way. They cruise BMW convertibles, given to them by their significant others, they both have fashion stores( L-Kay Kollections and House of Lukoma) and they continue doing music. Leila's latest is 'Amazing' and Helen's is 'Samina Mina'.
With music not working out the way she had hoped and her acting role in The Hostel Series not bringing in enough, Helen is thinking of venturing into a new field all together (Hellen Lukoma Gone Wild) though the timing might just not be right.
Helen's significant other, Dean Nsubuga gave her a BMW on Valentine's day while Leila became the proud owner of the convertible ride when her lover, SK Mbuga upgraded to a BMW X6. One thing is for sure though, SK has done so much justice to Leila's music.
Friday, 28 February 2014
Just like Juliana did on her upclose and personal concert, the first of it's kind in six years, Desire Luzinda has also come up with a similar concept.
She will be holding her first concert in six years on 6.Jun.2014 which she has code named; 'Black and White Affair' On that day, she will perform for three hours for her guests who will be dressed in Black and White. Entrance fee will be 100k just like Juliana charged.
Juliana's concert was sold out to the point that even when she was doing her last track, there were people trying to access the concert venue that was at the time filled to capacity. We are yet to see how well curvy Desire will pull this off.
Just yesterday, she was excited about meeting the Ogopa DJ's while having a discussion about shooting a video for her latest song, 'Equation'. This is what she had to say:
"Had a long day meeting with one of the Ogopa video crew am excited about the Equation shoot." Meanwhile, she looked hot in her torn jeans, one fan sought her views on the mini-skirt law and she said: "The mini-skirt law ain't gat nothing on me."
Thursday, 27 February 2014
Sometimes It's not meant to be. Glamour gal Esther Akankwasa and her German based hubby have split after nine months of marriage. These two were wed in a Kansanga quickie wedding, four months after hooking up, and now, Nico has filed for divorce citing infidelity.
Nico says that he thought that she could change, but this was not the case. On Valentine's day, Esther's new lover gave her a Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
Esther confirmed this further in a hot exchange with Nico Damminger's friend who told her that; "Make sure they don't take the car from you when they find out who you really are leaving you like it happened before.."
"Yes I divorced Nico and that I guess is none of your business, whoever bought me the car is not an issue," Esther wrote.
Chatting with a close pal on WhatsApp! Nico said: "Fact is that I financed 100% of her life for 13 months that I offered her stuff for over 25M, that I bought her a RAV4 last December and that I financed this fake wedding all alone. All together around 100M..But that's only money and for me not really important though painful to lose for such a person."
Nico and Esther are the latest casualties. Last year was Christopher Thomas and Tooro's beautiful Princess, Ruth Komuntale.
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
Former HB Toxic member, Helen Lukoma used facebook to flaunt her legal assets. She got nak3d for this social media portrait. The posting was not accidental because she had this to say:
"Day in day out...I learn to appreciate myself...I learn to love myself whether I'm doing good or bad, people will always talk and hate. One day I will die but until then, am going to live my life to the fullest. With lots of love and respect for those who love me, my life is mine and mine alone," as she signed off.
On Valentine's day, her lover, Dean Nsubuga gave her a BMW Roaster as a present but some were quick to flag it as a publicity stunt, may be they are the ones she is referring to when she says; 'whether I'm doing good or bad, people will always talk and hate.'
Meanwhile, in the shot below, Barbie is proud to show off her gigantic tat of her hubby, Bobi Wine while Hellen's tat has been lost in the pic above as it's underneath below!!
Sunday, 23 February 2014
NTV's Login host, Robin Kisti is fit to burst. She is expecting her first child, a baby boy. Many fans to her show have been wondering the secret behind the weight gain lately, but this will clear all their doubts.
"After a long wait at the doctors, we are excited to announce that we are expecting a baby BOY! I cant wait to meet my lil prince because i am so ready to be his mummy, " Kisti noted on her wall. Her biggest craving is chips.
Oh the pregnancy has also got her hooked to 88.2! "Sanyu fm, thank you for turning my boring car rides into soulful and fun rides. I feel like I have discovered this radio too late because for the past 2 weeks I have not found anything to complain about this radio. Keep up the great work coz am hooked!"
Last week's Login show had Valentine's day highlights plus the launch of Katomi Kingdom Resort in Garuga among others, and Robin was in a red dressed that clearly exposed the bump.
Saturday, 22 February 2014
Isaac Mulindwa of the defunct Pearl of Africa Music Awards, better known as PAM Awards has spoken out on what he thinks is the future for the music awards in the country.
His invitation on NTV The Beat came on the heels of the Hipipo awards that had one artist winning six accolades and a host of fans and nominees complaining that the awards were not fair.
PAM Awards were around for 10 years, but, have been on hold for two years now. However, in just the two years the PAM awards have been on hold, we've witnessed all sorts of awards ranging from Diva awards, Golden Awards,Twaweza, Gospel Awards, Hipipo, Social Media Awards to mention but a few.
However, some of them don't go beyond their first year. Isaac is of the view that individuals cannot organise awards, it should be government or an association in the music industry to organise them, short of that, you are bound to witness more confusion.
Isaac also revealed that most sponsors have changed their sponsorship packages and the current ones do not favour those who join the wagon to earn in the short run.
"Corporate companies no longer sponsor these events and that is the reason most of the awards don't go beyond their first year. Sponsors are now into 'sales oriented' campaigns like Kyakala. In the past, they used to put in so much, but things are different now," Isaac said.
Friday, 21 February 2014
Bad Black was at City Hall Court on Thursday looking-good for someone coming from jail.
A week back, Shanita Namuyimba aka Bad Black pleaded guilty after telling the court Magistrate, Juliet Hatanga that she was drunk at the time of knocking, confirming, that she was guilty.
Dressed in some outfit that was long enough not to attract other charges, Bad Black was sentenced to a fine of Shs5m or face a jail term of one year. Fearing that this could affect the period she was to spend in jail, she opted to pay the fine that will be used as compensation to the victims.
Meanwhile, her troubles are far from over. The ex-socialite will be back in court on Mar 07, 2014 for having defaulted on a loan of Shs80m that increased to Shs105 with interest. According to court documents, Bad Black borrowed 80m in October 2011 from Mpanga with a promise of paying back after one month.
She used her maroon BMWx6 as collateral, unfortunately, at the time she was required to pay back, her accounts had been frozen, the BMW attached by Uganda Revenue Authority (URA). As fate could have it, Bad Black was jailed in July 2012, released four months later to go for treatment.
It was only in November 2013 that she was extradited from Rwanda to continue serving her sentence. This has also allowed other cases to take off.
Wednesday, 19 February 2014
The World's Music Awards are redifining the who is who in the music industry after our very own artists were nominated for the 2014 awards.
Chameleone made it to the World's Best Male Artist and our 2013 BET Nominees, Moze Radio and Weasel have also been nominated in the World's Best Group Category, becoming the first Ugandan group to make it to the World Music Awards.
In that category, over 240 groups have been lined up for the nod ranging from Backstreet Boys, Bon Jovi, Boyzone, Destiny's Child, Mafikizolo and Nigeria's dynamic duo, P-Square.
Twelve groups from Africa are among the over 240 groups nominated. Moze Radio and Weasel broke away from Chameleone in 2008 and six years later, they are rubbing shoulders with their mentor on the same global platform only that they are dealing with him as a team.
Voting is underway on http://vote.worldmusicawards.com/selectnomination.asp?cat=6.
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Star singer, Jose Chameleone is a nominee in the World's Music Awards 2014. He becomes the first Ugandan ever to be nominated for the awards which have an estimated worldwide audience of over one billion viewers.
In the category of 'World's Best Male Artist', Chameleone will be tussling it out with over 300 nominees that include; Wyre, Whiz Khalifa, Snoop Lion, Rick Ross, P.Diddy, Kanye West, Jay Z to mention but a few. Chameleone is also nominated in the Worlds Best Live Act.
The WMAs honor the world's best selling artists in the nine categories that include: World's Best Song, World's Best Album, World's Best Video, Best Female and Male Artist, World's Best Group, Best Live Act, Best Dance Music Artist and World's Best Entertainer of the Year.
Chameleone is currently in Australia for shows, wrote this:
"When I add a lot to describe this achievement, doesn't make sense to those that want to see leave in no achievement, BUT for my people with whom we believe and understand the same way, I thank you for all the support! It's time we lift Uganda music to the next level as a team. Iam encouraged to work even harder when I realize that they feel the works no matter where we come from!"
"World Music Awards recognizes my outmost ability. I stand against the Odds in the Best 300 Male artistes. worldwide."
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
"YES!!! Another one for you haters who hated on my 'DANIELLA' tattoo. ohooo!! Iam an artiste, my body is becoming an art piece. Where Iam deliberately decorating my love. Iam not going to wait for 'Fathers' Day. Mr. Mayanja Senior-my Dad, you are worthy more than anything in this world, you know me, inspire me, this one is for you."
Fathers Day is June 20 and as the Tubonge star says, he is not going to wait for it to pay tribute to his dad. Two weeks back, he was in South Africa where he got a Daniella neck tat, a special way to celebrate his love for Daniella now that he wasn't going to be with her on Valentine's day.
He also has his names of his four children on his forearm. He is yet to add his first born though. Now that his body has become an art piece, he is looking for a suitable place for the mom too!. Tubonge launch will be held on March 28 at Lugogo Cricket Oval.
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Katsha is back. His friends and Sushi fans have been wondering why the South African based businessman had disappeared from their facebook lists. His last post was on January 14 and he only resumed postings yesterday. However, before coming back, he hatched a plan with best friend, Stella, of Star QT fashions.
Stella wrote on her wall: "Katsha is in Sun City Jail. He was found in possession of an unregistered firearm."
On bouncing back, this is what Katsha wrote: "Sometimes you have to pretend, know your friends, haha I now know who my haters are!!" Katsha decided to deactivate his page to recover from the Sushi party losses.
Meanwhile, he introduced the Sushi party theme here in Kampala and less than two months later, another Sushi Party combined with a White Party is being planned at Satellite Beach in Mukono on February 28, 2014. Ziza Bafana, Rema and Sizzaman among others will be the performers for the night.
Monday, 17 February 2014
It's a remotely controlled aircraft with it's pilot on the ground or in a vehicle. They are mostly used in military operations but civilians can as well use them say in cases of fire fighting or real estate photography for high buildings, a cheaper option to chartering a helicopter. Drones come in handy for places that are "dull, dirty or dangerous" for manned aircrafts.
"Action drone camera at Nkola Byafaayo video shoot now,'' Bebe wrote. This was during the shooting of his latest song; 'Nkola Byafaayo' which means doing wonders. Most Gagamel fans can't wait to watch what they are already terming as the 'Video of the year 2014'.
Most posts that followed had more of Big is Big, Wamalayo, Akola byafaayo and so on. The drone pics had more than 2000 likes.
Meanwhile, two days back, Bebe Cool was performing at the Grand Opening of the New Katomi Kingdom Resort in Garuga where he left his fans yearning for more.
Sunday, 16 February 2014
"Can't wait to see you there, we coming to MASH UP Uganda in March," Jamaican dance-hall diva, Nyanda, noted on her wall.
Nyanda from the musical duo; Brick n Lace will be performing live on Women's Day, (Mar08) at Garden City Roof Top alongside Ugandan artistes; Cindy, Keko, GNL Zamba and Irene Ntale among others.
They have already recorded 'Your Ways', a song that advocates for youth to live positively, safe sex and highlighting drug abuse effects. It also talks about cross generation sex and HIV. It's video will be released on March 08, when Nyanda who is The Reach a Hand Uganda (RAHU) Ambassador jets in for the show.
"I'm honored to be part of this great movement. People need to be reminded that AIDS still exists and many are still dying from it. We all do this for the love of the music but when you get the opportunity to make a difference and touch hearts, you become purposeful, that's what this all means to me," Nyanda said while responding to her latest appointment.
Nyanda will perform her 'Slippery When Wet' hit and 'Your Ways' that she did with the local artists under the Reach a Hand campaign.
Sunday, 16 February 2014
The Ex-Wafagio singer, Edith Muthoni, who was part of the all-girl pop group with their debut song, 'Mukidongo Club Version Wafagio ft Coco Finger' is dead. She died on Saturday morning at her parents home in Kasese. She has been ill for sometime and only returned from China two weeks back. The singer who appeared in the 'Sula Indicator' video died of cancer.
Edith worked closely with Leila Kayondo of the Amazing fame, and Coco Finger among others who were at the time under Xscape Star Agency managed by Emma Carlos and Earl.
Other than Mukidongo, Wafagio were known for songs like 'Wekyakalire', 'Love Doctor'. Citing irreconcilable differences, they disbanded the group to form another girl group they called Krystal Babes that had Sheila, Aggie, Linda and Edith.
Edith will be buried today at her ancestral home in Kasese.
Saturday, 15 February 2014
It's not clear what is disturbing these two, but Josephine Karungi should come in to save the situation.
First things first. Vince Musisi is NTV News Anchor Josephine Karungi's hubby, they tied the knot in December 2012, however, they have been having issues lately and Joel Khamadi is a sports anchor with the same TV station, NTV Uganda.
In his post on Saturday evening, which he deleted shortly after following several respondents telling him to grow up, Vince made his point clear to Joel Khamadi.
"This boy JOE Khamadi who reads news on NTV....him and his tabloid friends say that I'm a bad boy and other things..Dude I'm not the reason you're stuck in adolescent stage and talk to our nation while drunk. I'm a married man, a parent and God fearing. I'm a grown up and not searching, so better grow up too."
Vince Musisi who is a music producer with Swangz Avenue talked to a sqoop writer a few days back revealing what his worst habit was; "To let you know when you make me mad, I don't keep it inside. I have failed to learn how to deal with anger up to now."
Looks like his worst habit had gotten hold of him.
Saturday, 15 February 2014
Fatboy's Freaky Valentines party was for the 'Truly unromantic and currently unattached,' and guests were not allowed to put on red, a dress code they all respected.
February is the month of love when most people celebrate Valentine's day by giving out flowers, candy and a BMW like we saw in the case of Hellen and Dean (Happy Valentines! Hellen's Lover Says It With a BMW).
Sanyu FM's Fatboy had something on the side for those who were single, unromantic and currently unattached, and Capital FM's Alex Ndaula was one of the guests. This did not come as a surprise following his facebook messages early this month in which he revealed that he was hurting.
"I have to say this, I hurt! I have been with a lady who I love deeply! want her, need her but she does stupid shi*t!" was one of the posts on his wall clearly indicating that all was not well.
At Fatboy's Freaky Party, he was spotted in the company of Anisha, a top exotic dancer.
Friday, 14 February 2014
Love is in the air: Ex- HB Toxic member, Hellen Lukoma is a proud owner of a BMW Roadster (UAU..P series).
"I got you a small toy to play with for some time. I hope you like it, " was a note that her lover, Dean Nsubuga, placed on the silver convertible BMW. This is what followed; "My Jesus I love this man...oooh my Allah. Happy Valentines, I love you Superman and I love my Valentine's gift."
Dean has made many men look ''bad'' on this day after giving his significant other a brand new BMW. Just yesterday, Dean warned gals who were sending him Valentine messages through his facebook inbox that, Hellen has the password to his facebook profile so they should be careful with what they post.
"Just a reminder..Hellen has the password to my facebook ...so for all u sending me weird messages, just know we read together..as we laugh out loud..Happy Valentines."
Friday, 14 February 2014
However, It has since emerged that the socialite was putting on padded panties giving her an extra bum. Photo experts were quick to dismiss Zari's butt as real. In the pic, you could see the butt enhancer lines.
"Zari is blessed with a backside, why does she even have to put on those silicone pads, " one said. Padded panties and hip enhancers are selling like hot cakes these days in most fashion stores around town.
Friday, 14 February 2014
Clad in a blue sheer panel dress, the 'Ice Cream' singer looked more than ready for Valentines day last Saturday. In the company of producer Nash Wonder, the two looked fired up at Wonder's World in Kansanga during the Hipipo awards.
Sheebah could not hide her excitement when she emerged the winner of 'Best Dressed Female Artist' in the just concluded Hipipo awards. Meanwhile, she was seen showing off her 'SHEE' index finger tattoo.
Nash Wonder is the producer behind Ziza Bafana's 'Jayo Ntekeyo' and Khalifa Aganaga's 'Ndabirawa' among others.
Thursday, 13 February 2014
Yesterday was Bobi Wine's birthday. The singer turned 34, but just like Desire Luzinda, his Wikipedia page reflects that he is only 32.
"My life has been earned and is still a long walk. I give thanks to the Almighty every time I celebrate a New Year. It's my birthday today. Look how far I've come, " as he shared an old time photo of back in the days when he was still referred to as; DJ Bobby Rob and Chameleone was Ragga Man Jose.
His wife, Barbie Kyagulanyi had this to say: "Today we celebrate another year of his existence. Join me friends, let's wish the Ghetto president, Bobi Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) a very Happy Birthday. My only love, I'm blessed to be sharing the future with you."
In a related development, Bobi Wine's father-in-law, Dr. Kagaaju turned 60 today. It's a special moment for Barbie. Yesterday was Bobi's birthday and today, the night before Valentine's day, is her dad's birthday which calls for a celebration.
Thursday, 13 February 2014
Bring your sweet heart to watch Macka do her thing on Valentine's day.
The Money-O singer held her first press conference at Silver Springs Hotel in Bugolobi on Wednesday afternoon and later in the evening, she was at the same hotel, Pebbles Bar for her Meet and Greet party.
Lady Cham or Miss Dye Dye as she is fondly called will on Valentines day perform for One and half hours. Couples will be paying 70k and 40k for singles.
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
With Valentine's day fast approaching, scenes like these will be the order of the day as lovers try to say 'I Love You' in various ways.
Bebe Cool is one type of lover who will not hesitate to do a PDA - that's a public displays of affection once the feeling to show Zuena just how much he loves her strikes.
And, he never runs out of ideas. If he's not grabbing his significant other by surprise, he will be thinking out of the box with his teeth or his very latest, a simple kiss on the thigh that took Zue by surprise. With these unique ways of saying the three magical words, it's not surprising to see that just a few days back, the couple was celebrating 12 years of being in love.
The Gagamel CEO might get away with some of those unacceptable PDA's, but, that does not mean that you treat your lover to Bebe's PDAs and if you do, then proceed with caution.
Tuesday, 11 February 2014
"It was a lesson learned not to go for beauty but to go for what God wants and that is peace and love." Christopher Thomas noted on his wall.
As expected, friends and followers were quick to respond with one telling him of how Ruth has also changed. She is now into charity taking care of the needy and depressed women, I guess your divorce was God's plan, one wrote.
This rubbed him the wrong way: "Ha you call giving biscuits to children who need water, fruits, vegetables to survive as life changing lol, Then doing it in Entebbe of all places not Tooro. I guess she is a Princess of all Nations. First she needs to stay in her own lane before she goes to others."
"Look how the children gave her a what the hell is this look. No joy nor happiness in that picture."
The Tooro Princess, Ruth Komuntale was a few days back in Entebbe donating clothes and food in Kituburu along Entebbe road. She later visited Sanyu Babies home in Kampala. However, some were siding with Thomas claiming that she could have started from Tooro other than Entebbe and Kampala.
Monday, 10 February 2014
During the just concluded Hipipo Awards, Rema thanked Bebe Cool for all that he had done for her and did not stop at that but also reached out to him for a handshake.
As she left the stage, she reached out to Bebe Cool for a handshake in appreciation of all that he had done for her while still with the Gagamel Crew, but Bebe Cool's body language spoke volumes.
"There comes a time when a child must get on his/her feet, but that does not mean that a baby can run," Those were some of Bebe Cool's words shortly after firing Rema from Gagamel Crew. In what seemed like a baby running, Rema was among the top winners for the widely criticised Hi Pipo Awards.
Rema's 'Kukaliba' got the nod for 'Best Female RnB song and Bebe Cool was called in to hand over the accolade, but, he declined. The organizers passed on the accolade to Rema. The 'Sitaki' singer won two more accolades including one where she beat all the female artistes to take 'Best Female Artist'. The other was her 'Kukaliba' song winning 'Best RnB Song'.
On the other hand, Bebe Cool was the man of the night with six accolades that included; Artist of the Year, Best Male Artist, Best Artist on Social Media, Best on Stage Performer, Kokodiosis was voted the best Ragga Dance Hall song and Love Letter which he did with Irene Ntale was voted the Best Male Reggae Song.
Monday, 10 February 2014
Lawyers and law students have a good resource to refer to when dealing with matters to do with property.
City businessmen, Mukesh Shukla of Shumuk Group of Companies and the Pakistan Envoy in Uganda, Bonny Katatumba have for the last five years been in a legal battle for the ownership of Shumuk House which has now been renamed Katatumba Suites following a court order that Bonny Katatumba repossess the property.
"God has finally answered my prayers by getting this 5 year long awaited justice from court where my building has been given back to me." Police was this morning deployed at the building to oversee the eviction process which went on smoothly.
In 2008, Dr. Katatumba was indebted to the tune of $5m, so he approached Mukesh Shukla. A deal was struck and Katatumba agreed to sell Blacklines House to Mukesh at $5m. Two months later, Mukesh pulled out of the deal citing the global crisis effects. He later softened by shifting from the original $5m to $4m, Katatumba accepted.
Mukesh paid $3,059,000. There was a balance of $1.7 which he had failed to pay forcing Katatumba to drag him to court. The High Court ordered Mukesh to pay within a specified period, but he still failed. Meanwhile, there is an ongoing case in which a one Hassan Wandera accuses Mukesh of hiring him to eliminate Katatumba.
Monday, 10 February 2014
Pherrie Kim resigned her position a few days back to go and join her hubby, Abdul Lubwama in the US. Her send off party was held on Saturday at Guvnor where she has been the Club's Publicist/Guest Relations Manager.
In her message, she thanked the Club owner, Charlie Lubega, for giving her the opportunity to be part of the very crazy madness called night club entertainment. She went on to praise him as the king, the chief and the best boss one could ever have. In all this, Kim did not forget to thank her cousin and mentor, Isaac Mulindwa of the defunct PAM Awards.
Before introducing the new PR, Kim thanked all the Guvnor staff and crowned it off with a special thank you note to Club Silk's PRO, Lindah Lisa. "Through you I have learnt what it takes to be and remain in the game..through you I learnt to grow a tough skin especially with this very cruel media and tabloids, you have taught me to dust myself off when I fall and fly again."
"Finally, I introduce to you the new PR and Guest Relations Manager, Natasha Kayondo, I trust she will cater to your every clubbing need."
Linda had this to say: "I wish you all the best. Even though you are going miles away from us, we shall forever be sisters and friends."
Saturday, 08 February 2014
Zari is committed to a regular gym routine to ensure she gets that smashing body. Staying in shape is number one on her agenda. Zari has managed to fight the belly by balancing eating and exercise.
Socialite, singer, fashionista and, uh, Ivan Semwanga's wife is determined to stay a s|xy sassy baby mama.
Saturday, 08 February 2014
Meet singles on Valentine's day in Kampala.
If you are single with no plans of celebrating valentines' day, Sanyu FM's James Onen aka Fatboy has a plan for you. In his Freaky Valentine party, he will be performing his latest single, 'Be My Valentine', on February 14, 2014. Entrance will be free and chocolate for the single ladies as long as they are not dressed in red.
The party will be held at Kisementi based Fatboyz and according to the host; it's for the truly unromantic or those currently unattached. Since every one at that party will be single, it will not be surprising to see how numbers get exchanged at the end of the evening.
"It'll be a night of Booze, Hot Music, Cool Guys, and Hot Chicks looking to have a GOOD TIME… with OR WITHOUT their special companion. What can we say? Love is complicated these days. No need to stay at home just because you don’t have a Valentine."
Fatboy went ahead to invite those who could be done with their Valentine dinner and wished to join them to do so provided they were not in dressed in red, "come in red and you will be thrown out."
Saturday, 08 February 2014
NTV's T-Nation presenter, Sheila Carol Gashumba, turned 18 yesterday.
Sheila, who has attracted more attention from her TV show was so excited to be an adult. "Iam alive and breathing to begin a series of days with a new age...Happy 18th birthday to me."
"Special shout outs to my mom and dad..Thanks for introducing me to the world." Later in the evening, she stepped out for a surprise dinner that was organised by her friends that included model Asma Uwase among others.
Her Dad, Frank Gashumba brought her flowers which she said were the most beautiful flowers she had seen in the last 18 years. Friends and fans were quick to dedicate to her Bakri's '18&Over' song. Sheila's twitter and facebook profiles were filled with birthday wishes.
Friday, 07 February 2014
The Tubonge Singer is on a music tour in South Africa and also recording some videos, but while there, he decided to show some love to his family by inking them on his body. With a few days to valentine's day, Chameleone inked Daniella's name on his neck. ''2014 we stand tall for the ones we care for and those that love us back with their whole.''
The proud parent of five did not forget his four children with Daniella, he got a name tat for each one of them on his left arm. But that is not all, he is yet to add another tat for his first born, Ayla.
His previous two concerts; Badilisha, Valu-Valu have been great and no doubt, Tubonge, that will be held on Mar 28 will equally be good. Most fans across East Africa have dedicated that day to the show.
Meanwhile, through his pries, one top artiste was busy going through his wall but for purposes of 'Tubonge', he says he won't mention his name but had this to say: "Mr. Mmmmmmh, I won't mention, I hope you like what you see."
Friday, 07 February 2014
Ex-Big Brother Star and Polokwane Trailblazers basket ball star, Isaac Lugudde, aka LK4 is now into real estate business.
"I may not drive the most expensive cars, put on the finest gear, or pop bottles at every club, but I know for sure that I am contributing to the forward motion of society! Introducing the 6 month project of 4UApartments! I'm providing shelter n jobs! This is my baby! Every penny, shilling or rand, goes here! May 2014 is my opening! God willing!"
The multi tattooed star managed to remain in the spot light fo a while, but he is now enjoying life in South Africa where he plays for the Limpompo basket ball team. LK4 is now putting his rands and shillings to good use.
He writes: "There's no greater joy than adding to that which will be here longer than ur butt!"
Wednesday, 05 February 2014
Tubonge star is mourning the death of his close pal, ADAM KEITA, following his death on Tuesday (04Feb14).
The Rastaman, famed for his appearance in Chameleone's 'Jamila' video and also playing a big part in the star's music journey, died after collapsing near Rubaga filling station and Chameleone has been left heart broken by the sad news.
In his Wednesday (05Feb14) post, the singer reveals of how he has not forgotten how far they have come. Chameleone talks of their childhood times, and how Keita promoted him in Nairobi.
He writes: "RIP comrade "Adam Keita" We came along way as kids from Nakasero Primary when we met as childhood friends, We further grew into boys and still kept the relationship as friends."
"You Introduced me to the streets, and promoted me to Nairobi as a hustler on the "Mawingo bus" I returned as a brother and we together planned the "Jamila" video in which your face will remain for life even when you gone. May the almighty father keep your soul in eternal peace."
Juliana Kanyomozi was also a friend to Keita and very saddened that no one had told her about his condition. Keita had been ill for sometime.
Juliana writes: "Adam Keita.. It is so sad you are gone. You were such a wonderful soul, every time I saw you ,you had this big smile on yo face. You always reminded me of my late cousin brother prince Roger (R.I.P), jus like him, you lit up a room when u walked in. Jus like him, everyone in Kampala was your friend. Rich, poor, big, small, black, white, famous, powerful you name them."
"But it breaks me that you died in such conditions. You didn't deserve that. Someone should have said something. I'm sure we would have joined hands to help a good brother out. Sleep well Adam Keita. R.I.P"
Tuesday, 04 February 2014
Mario and Cindy have been on and off but looks like the latest troubles stem from the former barber taking long to walk the singer down the aisle. The singer is not happy with the way things have been moving between her and the father of her daughter.
The dance hall star has been patiently waiting for the big day since 2011 but looks like her patience has run out and now up for grabs. Just yesterday, Capital FM's Alex Ndaula was going through emotional pain stemming from his lover, Zari talked of being shot if she did not return to Ivan's life and now, here goes Cindy.
It's not clear if this is attention seeking but one thing is for sure, after going through the breakups of Christoper and Ruth, Zari's on and off affair and now Cindy, it may feel like love doesn't live here anymore.
Monday, 03 February 2014
"I have to say this, I hurt! I have been with a lady who I love deeply! want her, need her but she does stupid shi*t! why?I don't know! But she is where she is coz someone had her back! For those who know me, please tell her- I love her and whatever is jack!"
"I'm just pissed off coz of BS and my lady doing BS! Yet I have to come correct."
"Dre (i.e Drucilla) Wherever, Whatever..Be real coz where you are is coz someone had your back! others reading this ..yes BS"
It's at this point that many told him how they appreciate what he was going through but facebook was a wrong fora for him to vent.
"I'm hurting Nuff said, It may seem like a rant but your boy is hurting for real!"
Some were telling him that big boys don't cry, he had this to say: "Thanx to all with good intentions! But truth is............I hurt! And I'm not Superman!"
Monday, 03 February 2014
"This Saturday, February 8, 2014 I will be ending the amazing journey at Guvnor and personally saying farewell to my clients and also handing over to the new PR!"
On that night, the new PR will be unveiled. "100 cocktails free for the 100 most fabulous ladies of the night! Don't miss the unveiling of the new PR! Lots of cake! and a shuffle dance performance by you, Pherrie Kim and the new PR!, A glamourous night filled with lots of fun, a source from Guvnor said.
Pherrie has been the publicist for the plush industrial area based Guvnor night spot since December 2010 when it opened it'doors to the public.
The industrial area discotheque, Angenoir, Ange Mystique and Guvnor is owned by Charlie Lubega. He also owns Guvnor UK located at 14 Ruby street SE15.
Monday, 03 February 2014
The fight between Sylvia Owori and Seya for their love child has eventually come out in the open. The Nakawa family Court on Friday granted Seya custody of his 5-year-old son. Court ruled that during holidays, the child will be staying with the mother and there after, with his biological father.
Court has also ordered that the child's names be changed to those of Seya's preference. In light of this development, many were seeking to have Sylvia's take on the matter but she declined all calls and promised to issue a statement today (Feb 3) at yet-to-be known location.
Seya seems to have borrowed a leaf from the late Paddy Bitama incident, and has decided to clear up things before it's too late.
During the time when he was the Kampala Mayor, Seya met Owori in 2006 and two years later, the two were blessed with a child who was being taken care of by Owori's lover then, Munk Nielson. They later split and the fashionista ended up with kick boxer, Malik Kalisa.
Friday, 31 January 2014
Nigerian-born international supermodel, Oluchi Orlandi is in town to officiate at the Aamito victory celebration dinner that will be held at Kampala Serena Hotel today.
''A giant step further'' was her tweet on touching Entebbe International Airport. Oluchi was the host of the just concluded Africa's Next Top Model that saw our very own Stacie Aamito Lagum win the ANTM competition. Fashionistas and models will tonight gather at the five star, Serena Hotel to know how to make it big in the modeling and fashion industry.
Later in the evening, it will be 'The Aamito After Party' at Guvnor. Tickets go for 25k. Africa's Next Top Model is affiliated to America's Next Top Model (ANTM) hosted by Tyra Banks. Oluchi is the host for the African version.
Oluchi is married to Italian fashion designer, Luca Orlandi.
Thursday, 30 January 2014
"I think my son is really a good photographer. Oh I love him to bits." Those were Juliana's comments after sharing pictures that were taken by her son, Keron.
One wondered if it was the photographer who was good or the one who was photographed was just photogenic, the 'Olibeera Nange' singer insisted the photographer was good. It was not long before some of her fans told her that, he's so grown now, time o have another one, which demands she ignored.
Juliana is busy with her 2014 music with her first release for 2014 already out in which is a slow song.
Thursday, 30 January 2014
Comedian Anne Kansiime is among the guests who will attend this year's reception to celebrate the Commonwealth day on March 10, 2014 in London. The function which is held every year is attended by invited guests and dignitaries including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as Head of the Commonwealth.
Her UK based Manager, Johnson Mujungu added that she will be a special guest to the Commonwealth Secretary General and his wife. On coming back, Anne will have a lot in store for her 'Ninjas' as the only Ugandan comedian that has met HM Queen Elizabeth.
Thursday, 30 January 2014
Socialite Zari is known for her high-end hair extensions, but yesterday, she decided to switch things up. Posting a photo of herself on Instagram, Zari revealed some beautiful hair underneath it all with this caption: "Meet my real Hair".
Zari must have been feeling pretty uncomfortable for those few minutes she did not have her wig on. The mom of three has been rocking these weaves that go all the way to her waist since emerging on the social scene in 2009.
Interestingly, this was the first time some of her close buddies were seeing her real hair.
Wednesday, 29 January 2014
Burundi's Jean Pierre Nimbona aka Kidum is in town and already in talks with our very own Maurice Kirya. The two were seen at Maurice Kirya's Garden City based The Sound Cup holding talks, something that has left fans pretty excited even before the song is out.
"With the legendary Kidum at @thesoundcup, we are planning a collaboration and we are super excited about it," Maurice noted on his wall.
We all know Kidum for having teamed up with Juliana to release 'Haturudi Nyuma' and now, him collaborating with Maurice Kirya is a combination that fans should look forward to.
One wrote: "Now that's one collabo I'm waiting for, I'm sure, it will blow us all." Kidum has a collabo with Nameless, a top Kenyan artiste, he has just done one with TPF3 Winner, Alpha and now, Maurice Kirya will soon join that list.
Kidum is based in Kenya though he frequents Rwanda and Burundi for performances. He does both secular and gospel music.
Tuesday, 28 January 2014
"Am in a dilema to tell you da truth, I love two guyz and the two dem cute one uptown, one is a ghetto youth," is a line off the Dilemma song by Bobi Wine, Mr.G and Cindy. It was uploaded on YouTube, a top video-sharing website and within two weeks, it had over 12,000 views which is massive by our standards.
Barbie thanked the fans for the overwhelming support, but also told them to get ready for the 'Time Bomb' another track from Bobi Wine with claims that it was way better than 'Dilemma'.
Time Bomb was premiered on January 26, 2014 at Busabaala, One Love Beach.
Tuesday, 28 January 2014
That was Ivan reacting to a message stating that his wife, Zari, could do anything for money. Ivan's account has over 5,000 followers but the fake account had 624 followers. It has since been removed.
In the 'fake account', Ivan was expressing shock over the info he found in his inbox that was pointing at Zari having hanged out with over 50 men, most of them Nigerians.
The issue of fake accounts cannot be taken lightly though! During the Komuntale-Christopher saga, Christopher talked of his account being hacked into and as it later turned out, he was apologizing.
Meanwhile, as the over 50 guys story was making rounds on social networks, Zari was busy sipping the moment away and she had this message to her haters; "To those that hate me that much, thank you for giving me that control over you...!"
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Tuesday, 28 January 2014
They also know how to cook. Club Venom's Marketing Manager, Nickita Bachu is busy mixing wheat flour as her boo, Gareth Onyango patiently waits by putting his phone to good use.
Last year, we brought you Zari who had decided to give her maid a day off to assume kitchen duties, and now, here is Nickita doing more or less a similar thing. In both cases, it is one-pound-technology at play, charcoal all the way and no need to worry about UMEME-YAKA bills or gas running out before the chapati are ready.
Zari needs no introduction but a little bit about Nickita. She is a mom of one, working with her lover, Gareth Onyango at Club Venom. These two are a team. Initially, they were at Club Rouge, resigned at the same time to join Club Venom.
A few days back, Nickita was celebrating her (_ _) birthday which she had dubbed the Champagne Birthday Party but according to one socialite, Tracy Bora, It was a guinness birthday party. This sparked a heated argument on facebook between the two.
Sunday, 26 January 2014
It's been 4 years since their introduction ceremony and the wait for Irene is over as Geoffrey, eventually put a ring on it yesterday. Sections of Masaka town were paralysed as the two Eagle's Production members made their way to St.John's Church of Uganda, Kijabweemi and later to his parents home in Mityeebili village, Rakai district.
The wedding that was estimated at shs1.2bn had five stag parties in and around Kampala, two of which were held in Masaka. Most of the guests from Kampala made their way to Masaka using choppers while others had to use SUV's.
Traillers were seen transporting beers to Masaka. Meanwhile, at the church, it was chaos as event organisers were busy throwing out some of their fans from church to pave way for the likes of kick-boxer, Ronald Mugula.
On social networks, friends and fans are busy congratulating the two singers on their marriage. To Geoffrey, the majority seem to say that; he should stick to Irene and not even look at the 'Oli Nice and Lovely' gal anymore and for Irene, mostly women are applauding her for having been that patient.
Saturday, 25 January 2014
"12 years ago, I met this handsome dread locked singer at Crane Chambers, most of my friends said where am I taking this 'muyaye' because of his standing dread locks then, but I instead stuck with him because of love."
Zuena adds that having been in love with Bebe Cool for that long, she has turned out to be a love consultant (Ssenga) busy advising others on how to keep a man for over a decade.
"..and my friends are instead proud of me and I'm now like their Senga, we have cried and laughed together and are proud parents of three and I must say, we are going stronger than ever, I love you my superman."
When this got to Bebe, he reciprocated the love: "Through thick and thin, ups and downs, in love with my queen and today we make 12 years, can't ait for my wedding day because I have to wed this lady. Congs wify, good job done one me. Behind every successful man, there is a strong woman, kwatilawo tosulaaaaa "
Saturday, 25 January 2014
During that time, Bebe Cool came up with an instant hit dubbed 'Agenze' in which he was confirming to his fans that indeed Zuena had dumped him. These things happen in love. The couple rekindled their love after nine months and since then, they've only been growing stronger.
Just recently, Bebe Cool introduced to the media his 18-year-old son he fathered from an earlier relationship, but somehow, this did not bother Zuena that much after being assured that she was the one 'in things' after all. In the month of September 2013, Zuena started off with her latest job as NTV Life stories host after spending so many years without a job.
Meanwhile, the latest news from Bebe Cool's camp is his participation in the Tusker Twende Kazi reality TV show that will see him carry a Tusker bottle to London with other well known personalities.
Thursday, 23 January 2014
"New hit 2014 activated All Di Girls, Chameleone and Davido," the 'Tubonge' singer noted on his instagram account. It's a new year and new music rocking all the way. On Thursday evening, he was seeking views from his fans on when to drop the new single.
Juliana, Bebe Cool, Bobi Wine and Cindy have all sampled their songs in the new year. However, teaming up with foreign artists seems to be the in thing now.
Bobi Wine, Cindy and Mr. G have their 'Dilemma' doing well so far and now Chameleone with Davido. Davido was here last Decemeber to face off with Chameleone in what they termed as the 'War of Titans', a club beer-sponsored event. Unfortunately, the turn up was low after the show was cancelled by KCCA.
They later gave them a go ahead, but it was too late.
Thursday, 23 January 2014
Cindy was among his sureties after paying Shs5m, also not cash. The complainants say, Mario's Bukoto based bar, Cayenne, has been playing loud music between 19 October 2013 to date, proving a noise nuisance to the neighbours.
The noise was way beyond the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) maximum noise levels permissible during the night. Investigations into the case are ongoing. It was adjourned to 4 Mar 2014.
Wednesday, 22 January 2014
Twende Kazi Reality Show is yet to start and Bebe Cool seems more than ready to deliver a Tusker bottle to Humphrey Kayange in London. Last Saturday, he was in Nairobi for the Twende-Kazi all star video shoot that will be used to promote the coming season.
One of the Twende Kazi officials, a lady, shared a moment with Bebe Cool, she seemed fascinated with the way he planned to do his thing. She was later seen taking Bebe Cool's number.
Back home, Bebe Cool's fans are so excited with the recent developments and so is his wife, Zuena Kirema who had this to say: "Go Bebe the sky is the limit for you." In the UK, some of Bebe's fans are wishing he could carry for them a bell bottle or nile special bottle as Ugandan beers are so costly if you are to buy them from the UK.
88.2 Sanyu FM's Seanice Kacungira, 91.3 Capital FM's Flavia Tumusiime and Bebe Cool are part of the top 25 well known personalities in the show. Recruitment of the other 25 contestants is underway and they will be mostly from Uganda and Tanzania.
Monday, 20 January 2014
The Uganda Cranes Team that is down in South Africa has already got 10m from philanthropist Ivan Semwanga, King Lawrence and Cheune.
The Ugandan team will be playing Morocco this evening at 8pm and should they win, that will be an additional 20m for them making it 30m. The game will be live on UBC. If Uganda wins this game, it will make it to the last eight teams in the biannual championships.
Meanwhile, unconfirmed reports coming in indicate that Ivan Ssemwanga was last night battered with a baton at Marvel pub on long street in Capetown. We will return with more on this story as it develops.
Sunday, 19 January 2014
We told of how Bebe Cool is among the 25 well known personalities that will be featuring in the Tusker Twende Kazi reality show that will be airing soon. The Big Size singer will be joined by two female radio personalities in representing the country in the reality show.
Sanyu FM's Seanice Kacungira, radio and TV personality, Flavia Tumusiimwe are the other two Ugandans in the reality show.
On Saturday morning, Flavia and Bebe Cool were at Hilton Hotel in Nairobi doing some work in line with the reality show. But trust the 'Enyonyi Enkezze' star, by Saturday evening, he was in Malaba to join his Gagamel band for a performance at Queens Palace. Bebe Cool performed most of his hits for the fans up to the wee hours of Sunday morning.
One female fan joined him, but this was before he had removed his shirt. Bebe Cool promises more fire in 2014.
Sunday, 19 January 2014
Chameleone did not stop at that, he also went on to reconcile with his brothers, Weasel and Pallaso. Several family meetings had failed to unite them, but for now, It's Tubonge. Pallaso is the one behind the 'Amaaso' song with the Goodlyfe Crew.
Chameleone has also made peace with Moze Radio and they've already had performances together confirming that they've left their past behind them. Moze Radio was particularly on Chameleone's case over the Karamagi case.
The whole of last year, Chameleone spent a greater part of it worrying about the case of Robert Karamagi who allegedly torched himself from the singer's sitting room on Dec 26, 2012. He later died from those burns.
The latest information regarding that case is that all evidence that was gathered was inconsistent and contradicting. "We re-evaluated all the evidence, but it's contradicting and inconsistent. We have not found any evidence and therefore we directed the police to close the file," Ms Jane Kabugo, the DPP spokesperson said.
Sunday, 19 January 2014
Goodlyfe Crew member, Weasel, has shared a pic posing with a gun followed by this comment; "All ya men shall fall down if they cross ma lane..." We wonder if he's been faced with any threats lately but cross his lane, might not be a wise move.
A week from now, Moze Radio will be launching his Soldiers Bar in Wandegeya and a source from the Goodlyfe Crew says: "It's the Soldiers Bar not soldiers with guns but soldiers of fun, money and lovers of good music."
The gun lovers list is growing. Last September, as Barbie was celebrating her birthday, she teamed up with her hubby, Bobi Wine and the two went for gun shooting lessons.
Saturday, 18 January 2014
Members of the other family have also apologized for what went wrong. They have opened another chapter though, they want to be compensated for having taken care of Paddy when he was actually not their son. Police has left them to carry out those negotiations.
Amarula Family member, Messe, is now comfortable with which family to work with. Earlier on, they were on his case for not being cooperative with the money that had been collected, but they have since apologized. Messe is now working very closely with Paddy Bitama's dad, Peter Njegula.
In a related development, one pastor who claims to have predicted Paddy Bitama's death is now saying that Kadongo Kamu star singer, Mathias Walukaga is the next one to die, something that has left him disturbed that he had to rush to police and report the matter. Police is now hunting down that pastor. One person has been arrested to help with the investigations into those allegations.
Friday, 17 January 2014
A height difference which favors the lady is certainly not an easy one. Frank Gashumba was on Friday afternoon posing with the newly crowned Africa's Next Top Model, Aamito Stacie Lagum (21) at Sheraton Hotel, which was the venue for her first press conference.
"I would like to thank everybody for their support and for believing in me," Aamito said during the press conference. Then, came the photo moment with the top model, Frank Gashumba was one those who dashed for the session. Stacie tried looking shorter for the social activist but he was too short to handle.
"From Kitgum to Kampala, then Nairobi to Johannesburg and then to the World Business Center in New York. Do not tell me you can't make it!" Frank wrote on his wall.
Stacie later went to Kisementi based Capital FM for a radio interview. Meanwhile, Sheraton Hotel Kampala has offered her a fully paid weekend, so you now know where to find Africa's NTM.
Friday, 17 January 2014
The latest information from Amarula Family regarding Paddy Bitama's burial is that the waiting is still on before he can eventually be laid to rest. Messe informed friends and family that the DNA samples have now been taken to Nairobi after it was discovered that the body was contaminated.
"Dear friends and Paddy Bitama's fans, the police and Doctors from Mulago Hospital have just informed us that the body was contaminated and the DNA process could not be completed. They have now decided to take the samples to Nairobi. We shall keep you informed."
Understanding the aspect of DNA contamination might require DNA experts for now. Police has also appealed for calm from Paddy Bitama's friends and family until they get a response from Nairobi.
Paddy Bitama lost the battle to cancer last Saturday and he was to be buried by Monday, but that was not possible as Peter Njegula interrupted the process by claiming that Paddy was his son to the utter shock of the family that was responsible for his upbringing.
Meanwhile, Peter is ready for whatever outcome of the results and he says that once all is done, Paddy can actually be buried on Masaka road, Mitala Maria where they had planned to bury him but also expressed shock over the other family that says should it turn out that Paddy is not their son, Peter will have to refund all the money that was spent on Paddy.END.
Friday, 17 January 2014
Peter Kasozi adds that; "Should the test results reveal that Paddy is not my son, I will respect that decision." However, some family members in Nansana, where Paddy was staying at the time of his death are accusing Nicholas aka Messe, one of the Amarula Family members for not being transparent and cooperative with the money or condolences. They have bills to clear.
"Mourners have been here for the last one week and we are short of funds to feed them and these Amarula members are not cooperating. All our efforts of demanding for funds are landing on deaf ears," one family member in Nansana said. When Nicholas heard this, he shot back.
"We are equally stuck as we do not know who to deal with between the Nansana family and the Magere family. We've been forced to bank the money on the Amarula account up to the time when police can advise us of which family to deal with."
We paid for the funeral services to the tune of 4.2m and the balance of 1.2m is safely banked. It could have been 1.4 but some of the notes were found to be counterfeit notes, Messe said.
Comedian Paddy died last Saturday and his body is still at Mulago Hospital morgue. He will be laid to rest after the DNA results are out.
Thursday, 16 January 2014
As he was bunch trimming, you could think Bad Black's ex was shooting a documentary, though he might think of using gumboots as opposed to slippers next time for better results. Many were quick to tell him that this was the way to go, this type of investment is way better than cars, though, it's no field for jokers and as he rightly puts it, 'It's a new year, no jokes'.
"This is indeed a new year, a wise man has to do what you just did. It's a lifetime investment. Leave alone these people who are buying cars and call them assets, you rock!" a close pal told him.
Last Sunday, he was at One Love Beach with Bobi Wine and Chameleone busy touring sites around Busabala on Bobi's ''Yacht''.
Wednesday, 15 January 2014
Venom's Nickita calls socilaite Tracy Bora a grand Ma!
City socialite Tracy Bora and Club Venom's Marketing Manager, Nickita Bachu are at war. Trouble stems from the comments that Tracy Bora made on her wall following Nickita's birthday bash that was held at Club Venom on Saturday.
"Nickita's Birthday party was a Guiness party and not a Champagne party," Tracy wrote. This post attracted a lot of activity from camps loyal to Nickita and Bora, but to Nickita, that was not enough minus adding in the granny flavour.
"This old woman, she doesn't even know how to diss, granny brain busy showing her granny tits on facebook. Me and you aren't on the same page. You are so hurt over my party, but switiie!, I got no time for ediots like you."
Tracy Bora promptly shot back; "How can I start a war with such a rat, I'm not her class, she came from far and I'm a city born." It must have got hot that Nickita just had to pull the post down as both camps were about to break through their 'firewalls'.
Wednesday, 15 January 2014
Female guests at the bar have been walking with difficulty because of the very many stones on the floor of the bar that opened last November.
Sharon O was pretty much aware of that and has been working round the clock to have that sorted, but, she was also in a hurry to launch before the festive season. "My baby is growing. Thank you so much for the support. Your comfort is our first priority. Blu-Ice bar floor is under construction, shout out to my gals, I know how destructive it has been."
Some of the lady customers had gotten into a habit of moving with spare shoes that they could use while at the bar or some had just stopped wearing heels at all if they were to go to Blu-Ice Bar which Sharon runs jointly with Ronnie Mulindwa, the father to her son, Lisbon.
Ronnie did actually conduct the recruitment of the Blu-Ice bar gals and some of the qualifications were; they had to be prepared to put on high heels for at least 8 hours, had to be cute, eloquent, smart and in shape.
Ronnie and Sharon O had issues some months back, but just like any other couple, they made up and now, Sharon O says nothing can come in between them.
Wednesday, 15 January 2014
Updated - Paddy Bitama has been an icon to the comedy industry. Colleagues and fans at large who have been rubbing shoulders with him are still in shock following his death last Saturday. In line with that and the desire to recognize his achievement, his body was taken to National Theater on Sunday night for public viewing.
Several stars have contributed adequately to ensure that Paddy is given a befitting burial that is yet to take place once the paternity wrangle is sorted. Below is the breakdown of the contributions in dollars:
Dr. Kizza Besigye - Over $12,000 (He's been supporting the fallen comedian from the time he fell sick).
Jose Chameleone - $200
Ragga Dee - $40
Fred Sebatta - $40
The full list of those who contributed in Ugx is right below. However, some of the mourners were putting fake 50,000/- notes claiming that they have contributed 10k and in the process taking out 40,000/-.
Tuesday, 14 January 2014
This follows a one Peter Kasozi sticking to his guns that Paddy Ssali aka Bitama is his son, and, must be buried at his ancestral home. At the same time, the known family members to the late Paddy Bitama as expected, were ready to have him buried yesterday with his grave neatly done, but they might have to wait a little longer.
How Long Will This Take?
Last Friday, it was rumoured that Paddy Bitama was dead which turned out to be a death hoax, but a day later, Paddy Bitama died but many still doubted. Friends and family including Peter Kasozi went to Nansana where his body was to prove, but unfortunately for Peter, he was chased by comedians and die hard fans to The Amarula Comedy group.
Peter Kasozi had to involve police and that is how events have unfolded so far.
Tuesday, 14 January 2014
Ex-HB Toxic member, Brenda Nambi of B'ambi Fashions went swimming at Speke Resort Munyonyo though, it was after a few bottles.
"Life is too short to be sitting around miserable, I will drink to that, " Brenda wrote as she cooled off. We hope that drinking wasn't in reference to pool water like Desire did a few days back.
Lately, Helen and Brenda seem to be more into fashion than music. Helen juggles between promoting her House of Lukoma (HL), her acting role in The Hostel drama series and her music.
On October 5, 2013, Helen was celebrating her belated birthday at Guvnor, a party she enjoyed promising her lover, Dean Nsubuga a baby, which makes it another role onto her busy schedule.
Monday, 13 January 2014
Early in the day, Barbie invited all that wished to rub shoulders with top musicians to join them. ''We have Bobi Wine and some surprise musician visitors coming in for their first time today. Want to rub shoulders? Come through today. You are all welcome."
Bobi took Chameleone on a guided tour of One Love beach discussing in details what future plans he had in the best place to eat chips and fish in Busabala. The two stars in the company of Meddie Ssentongo went for a boat cruise touring areas around the beach as he told him of his expansion plans.
They later settled for fish, chips sending it down with a wide assortment of drinks with background music that included some of their top hits. Chameleone, then, told him; 'Let's march to the 28th Mar Tubonge date.
Sunday, 12 January 2014
In the last three weeks, Juliana has been dominating front pages courtesy of her latest true friend, King Lawrence. On Friday, The Mighty Red Pepper under the title - 'Why Men Use and Dump Juliana' wrote that; "Despite being stable financially, Juliana gets a lot of excitement with her men."
"She recently, for example, left her kid alone in her posh crib in Lungujja and shifted to plush Serena Hotel to please King Lawrence, but 'the seer' King Lawrence did not see in her characteristics of a responsible wife." The article went on to list other men in her life that include Amon, the father of her son, US based Kick-boxer, Kassim Ouma, Mujib Kasule and now King Lawrence.
This and so many others rubbed Juliana the wrong way. On Saturday, using her facebook profile, she wrote a 'lovely' message to her haters:
"To my haters, I'm gonna say this and it comes with love. I have always wondered why one chooses to hate on another fellow human being, especially when good things are happening to that person. I've seen this pattern play out in my life for very many years."
Juliana goes on to say: "There is a reason why God chose me out of so many and gave me this amazing voice and success that has come with it. There is a reason he did not choose you. 1. Because you don't have the character to carry it and handle the success that comes with it, 2. Because he has an individual plan for you."
She concludes: "I have found my plans, go and seek yours, I have also found my purpose in life. Stop wasting your time trying to hate on others. That hatred is poisoning you inside. Just because you want to have something does not mean it's right for you. God Bless You."
The message that is about to receive 1,000 comments is loud and clear to the 'hater' or 'haters' and interestingly, King Lawrence was on of those that responded to her post. "My Good Friend, It's good you finally tell them." Juliana immediately responded to King Lawrence by saying: "Thank you for being a true friend my dear."
Sunday, 12 January 2014
Office Romance - Bina baby (35) was spotted giving Kasuku (29) a head and shoulder massage. Kasuku must have been suffering from some tension of sorts so he shared a light moment with Robina Mbabazi aka Bina baby, who had come in for her radio slot on Saturday.
The Dembe FM presenter did not disappoint as she gently moved her hands in tandem with Kasuku enjoying every move. You could clearly see that the stiffness and the tension brought about by his neck was loosening at least from his smile. Bina baby excused herself for a while leaving Kasuku staring at her behind with a big smile.
Meanwhile, during the Talk-and-Talk show yesterday, they were breaking down several roles that are played by promoters and music managers and Booking agent, Suudiman was the guest on the show talking about Macka Diamond aka 'The Money Goddess, a Jamaican artist who will be performing live on Valentine's day at Club Venom.
Sunday, 12 January 2014
Paddy Bitama, the man who started comedy in this country has died aged 33.
He died on Saturday afternoon at the cancer institute, Mulago Hospital where he had been brought after his health condition deteriorated further. Paddy is one of the three founding members of The Amarula Comedy, a group he left after 11 years. Paddy, later formed his own comedy group, Amazon which he abandoned to join politics.
"Dear friends, Paddy Bitama has passed on," Messe noted on his wall.
Sorry for our brother Paddy Bitama who passed away this evening. So bad, may his soul rest in peace, " Amooti wrote on his wall.
Bitama's body will then be taken to it's final resting place in Mitala Maria, Masaka road on Monday.
Saturday, 11 January 2014
Updated: Comedian Paddy Bitama is dead. He died this afternoon at Mulago hospital where he had been admitted in a critical condition.
Paddy tried setting up his own comedy group, but the good plans didn't work out as planned. Being the pioneer of comedy in the country, he also had bigger plans of setting up a Comedy University, but the illness has affected all this.
Before falling sick, Paddy had embarked on his political plans of contesting as Kyadondo North MP in 2016, but looking at his condition now, it's left to be seen if he will still pursue those plans. Paddy had been with the Amarula family for eleven years before quitting to join politics.
Still on his political ambitions, Paddy Bitama tried to contest for Presidency in the year 2010, but his academic papers could not measure up. Being a comedian though, it wasn't easy for him to be taken seriously as most of his efforts were continuously treated as comedy stints.
Saturday, 11 January 2014
The Divas shop features clothing and accessories from the USA. Shoppers at the boutique will also be contributing directly to her charity organisation that caters for the needy children. The launch party starts at 4:00pm and VIP tables will be going for shs 100,000/-.
Divas Boutique will be competing directly with Zari Jewels and Sylvia Owori at Garden City, Santa Anzo's Arapapa at Oasis Mall and JHFYS at Forest Mall among others.
At Diva Fashions; shoppers will find shoes, jewellery and clothes from top labels.
Friday, 10 January 2014
First things first. This evening, Bobi Wine and Cindy were appearing on NTV during The Beat program with Douglas Lwanga, the show host to premiere their 'Dilemma' video which they did with Jamaica's Mr. G. 'Dilemma' was among the tracks that Mr. G did when he stayed around town following the massive 'Akalimu' Charity concert.
In the 'Dilemma' video, Cindy is torn between two guys; the uptown boy (Mr. G) and the Ghetto buoy (Bobi Wine), she doesn't know who to give her fruit. In the video, Cindy is on a big bed with white sheets armed with two pillows (Mr. G and Bobi Wine) letting you know of how she is failing to make a choice between the ghetto youth and the uptown guy.
"I'm in a dilemma but don know the truth..I like two guys and tour them cute, one uptown one is ghetto youth, mi wonder which one I go give this fruit..." is a line off the track.
Bobi Wine says that of the top female artistes, he could have worked with Iryn or Juliana, but then again, he opted for Cindy who in the end delivered.
As the song comes to the end, Cindy does the dilemma bit as Mr. G does his thing till it fades.
Wednesday, 08 January 2014
The Tusker Project Fame judge, Juliana Kanyomozi is top on the list of artists to look out for in the next 12 months. Though she is good, Juliana is a talent that has to be watched in 2014 following the King Lawrence issue.
Having set the region alight with her track 'Nabikoowa' on falling out with Amon, the dad of her son, Juliana is now showing us that she is not just any type of girl jumping around and looking pretty but actually has some thing in store for her fans.
"2014 fasten your seat belts." is a message off her wall while in studio busy recording her latest music which is likely to have a track to do with King-Lawrence. Our artists have a tendency of releasing music based on situations around them.
We've seen this happen in Bebe Cool's 'Agenze' after Zuena left him, Chameleone's 'Abayuda' when Weasel and Moze Radio left his Leone Island's Crew and many more.
Now, given Juliana's vocal ability, that statement should not be taken lightly especially in the cirlces of fast rising female stars like Irene Ntale, Fille Clear and the old guards alike. Iryn Namubiru was one of those who responded to her post by writing; "Fastened."
Meanwhile, 2013 was an amazing year for her as she sums it up:
"What an mazing year it's been for me. And I thank my God for it. I've had a couple of milestones some of which I won't mention here. My dream came true when I finally had my 'Upclose and Personal' concert which was a success. Thanks to the fans, sponsors and my team who always leave me humbled by the love they have for me, I salute you all. And were I haven't been perfect, I apologise for being human. Happy and blessed 2014."
Wednesday, 08 January 2014
Bebe Cool's wife, Zuena Kirema has revealed her new year's resolution.
"This year, I want Allah to lead my way, I want to do the undoable, I want to reach for my goals, I want to be a better WIFE, mother, daughter, sister, friend, TV presenter and baker."
The busy mom of three literally wants to be better at everything which is common for most people around this time of the year, but what caught our attention was the message for her critics.
"But above all, I want to silence my critics and I know with God nothing is impossible, so help me God." Being the NTV Life Stories host, Zuena expects some people out there to criticise her show like they have done anyway, but she has managed to pull through.
Just recently, a Monitor journalist, Connie Nankya, criticised her show but Zuena's hubby, Bebe Cool, dealt with her 'personally'.
Tuesday, 07 January 2014
These were Moze Radio's words then: "Chameleone, Chameleone, Chameleone...u almost killed my brother...u beat up Weasel in Rouge...u kidnapped a man from Masaka..n now you are telling the whole world mbu yo wife scared a thief so much dat he set himself on fire!!!! Joseph Joseph..I hope u still remember wat I told u...stop living dangerously...obudde bugendelera... meaning that time is rushing, its high time you acted your age"
However, these two made up publicly on new year's eve at Sheraton Hotel, Kampala. During the Battle of The Champions, Chameleone was supporting the Goodlyfe Crew.
Tuesday, 07 January 2014
"Soldierz bar will officially open on 25th January, 2014 come let's celebrate in style, Wandegeya Vanilla city," Moze noted on his wall.
Soon, those with an appetite for fame will be on the look out for these bars and restaurants owned by celebs. In Wandegeya, you could be served by Moze Radio and once you happen to be at Garden City, Maurice Kirya could be at your service with The Sound Cup rolex.
And, when out of Kampala and heading to Naalya, Big Brother fans and Sharon O music lovers could easily blend with Blue Ice Bar and lounge adjacent to Quality Supermarket in Naalya.
Tuesday, 07 January 2014
His lover, Iryn Namubiru is pretty excited with the new year so far. "And the best News 2014 is; he is out of Intensive Care Unit, My God has never failed me!"
More information on his condition was availed by fellow workmate and also NTV news anchor, Josephine Karungi Musisi.
"To answer the much asked question in my inbox...Gabriel is doing so much better, I'm sure one of these days he will take a selfie to just to show you that soon, he will be on his feet. Your support has been overwhelming. I'm sure his family and Gaby himself are thankful for you. Keep praying."
With Gabriel having been down for over a month and Nancy Kacungira crossing to KTN TV in Kenya, there has been a new anchor only identified as Mabel trying to bridge the gap.
Monday, 06 January 2014
The drama kings, King Lawrence and Ivan Semwanga are done with their holiday and are already off to South Africa after causing a lot of social mayhem. "The rich gang is out of 256, anybody can now take over," King noted on his wall.
Having visited all top hang outs in the city, King and Ivan wrapped up their holiday with Club Venom last night doing what they do best, and as you can see, they just dashed to the airport there after. They must have had their luggage in car boots, because, they are clad in the same clothes they were in at Club Venom.
This has been the most interesting season ever that saw King hang out with Juliana at Serena in all forms. His explanation that nothing went down landed on deaf ears, but then also, Juliana came out to put this on record that whether you believe it or not, she is best of friends with King Lawrence.
Then the beating up of Zari's sisters by Ivan was the epitome of madness that left Zari very bitter and terming him a disgrace, in fact, her tweets indicate that they are yet to reconcile following the beating.
Monday, 06 January 2014
Like Father, Like Son.
Chameleone's seven-months-old son, Amma Christian Mayanja is a proud owner of a ''Cadillac Escalade'' courtesy of Santa Claus. The power wheels Cadillac has a working FM station and rear sound boosting speakers that will transmit hits like 'Tubonge'.
It's suitable for ages between 3 to 5, but with Amma less than a year old, it's yet to be seen if he will enjoy the ride. It comes with a 12-volt battery and charger.
''You just won yourself a brand new Cadillac Escalade son with love from Dad,'' Chameleone wrote as he shared the shots on instagram.
One fan said to him that: "You're a real Dad," and his reply was: "Our joy lies in seeing the future bright."
Sunday, 05 January 2014
Jose Chameleone, Ivan Semwanga and ex-con Meddie Ssentongo together with former HB Toxic member, Helen Lukoma were among those in attendance. The birthday girl was clad in a white short outfit with a beaming smile.
Early in the day, the birthday girl sought services of a top celeb make-up artist, Zipper Atafo who does his thing with a passion. She then went to Guvnor to ensure all was moving on as planned.
Sunday, 05 January 2014
South African based Stella of Star QT Fashions might not have come to Uganda for the festive season like her fellow 'ba-summers' who include; Zari, Ivan, King Lawrence, Adam and Katsha among others did, but this has not stopped her from having fun.
Stella, who represented Uganda in the Miss Asia Pacific World pageant shared some of her hot shots that most of her followers seemed to enjoy at least going by the comments that followed. "Sun bathing, 2014 looks very bright," Stella wrote.
Then came curvy Desire Luzinda in a two piece swim suit who was being taught how to swim by her daughter. However, the daughter had a fun day as her mum was simply drowning and taking in too much water as she tried to stay afloat.
"My daughter teaching me how to swim but what she does most is laugh at me." Well, Desire, you just have to follow her instructions as one is never too old to learn how to swim and before you know it, you two will be competing against each other, good luck.
Sunday, 05 January 2014
On Thursday, Bebe Cool was reaching out to his friends and fans through his wall wishing them a happy new year. He also urged them to attack the showbiz like never before, do more charity and most importantly 'Think out of the Box', which was a positive message.
But in the midst of all that, one perturbed fan wrote asking why Bebe Cool was a no-show in Gulu on New Year's eve and yet all posters and banners that were displayed in the area indicated that he will be performing. Seven minutes later, one wrote: "A guy who does not turn up for his concert is so annoying, check on your weaknesses!"
This rubbed Bebe Cool the wrong way. He responded immediately; "It depends..., did you pay me?" Bebe was right though, because, it was a known fact to his fans and followers that he was performing at Casablanca with the Goodlyfe that night, so the issue of him being in Gulu at the same time was out of the question.
Because of that, all hell broke loose on social media but Bebe just pulled out and left his 'army' to deal with it.
Saturday, 04 January 2014
Ivan is around and not in South Africa. He has actually deleted posts from his wall that indicated he had already travelled to South Africa to 'chase paper'. Communicating from Bulenga, he noted that; 'The Untouchables- Ivan&King are partying till dawn' seemingly not bothered about being 'on wanted' for having beaten up Zari's sisters and a son to tycoon Ntake.
Zari is very bitter and these were her words following the incident; "You're a disgrace! Can't believe you beat up my sisters like dogs. Who the fcuk does that? That's barbaric. Insecurity in a man is a total turn off and an ugly trend."
Trouble stemmed from the tycoon's son who tried to squeeze juices out of Zari's butT as Ivan watched from a distance, but Zari was quick to push him away well knowing that this could be bloody if the father of her three sons spotted them. Unfortunately for her, he had already seen them.
Shortly after, Zari came to join her hubby who was then seated with his manager Kato. ''You told me that was Zahra's boyfriend,'' but before Zari could explain, Ivan tried slapping her in the face but she has been through this quite a lot and now learnt how to deal with it, she ducked and the person who was next to them suffered the ducking consequences.
Fearing to nurse red cheeks, Zari took off and the rest of Saturday night clubbing was spent through tweets. At the time, the young man had sensed trouble, so he dashed to the washrooms. The doors were forced open as he had taken a bit long and yet other club goers wanted to use the washrooms.
This was when bouncers descended on the young man on the advise of Ivan and dragged him out of Club. Zari's sisters were equally called out of the club to explain their side of the story but looks like it was not adding up, they were all slapped.
Friday, 03 January 2014
In his follow up post, Mc Kats has stood by his decision and he says, we're getting married: "Happy new 2014 and I will get married coz we both not drunk or under 20 years."
On Dec 22, Kats proposed to Fille and four days later, Pherrie Kim, the Guvnor publicist was ambushed in one of the corners at Guvnor when his lover went down on one knee with a ring asking for her hand in marriage, she had no choice but to say yes after all, they had been dating for over a year.
Now, fast rising star, Fille Clear, who was proposed to by her music manager, MC Kats is coming up with really weird marriage proposals as summarised in her post:
"These niggers who have brought a trend of proposing to ladies in Clubs..why don't you wait when they have just walked into the toilet and slowly open and be like..Baby, I want to spend the rest of my life with you even in hard times like these."
Well, we hope at this rate, we won't see an influx of guys hitting ladies washrooms with marriage proposals, but for as long as there is no poo involved.
Thursday, 02 January 2014
During the Battle of Champions press briefing at Alfredoz bar last year, Bebe Cool was asked which Goodlyfe song he loved most and he said it was 'Zuena'.
The year 2014 has seen the Goodlyfe Crew of Moze Radio and Weasel make peace with Chameleone and Bebe Cool. Now this simply means more music coming out of these top artistes and not just any music, but we could see a collaboration between Bebe Cool and the Goodlyfe, The Goodlyfe and Chameleone something that was next to impossible.
Bebe Cool loves the way his wife Zuena dances to the 'Zuena' song when it's playing in club, so this could be one of the awesome collaborations coming out of this union.
However, there is still more that needs to be done for Bebe Cool to come to terms with Chameleone and Bobi Wine. During the Battle, Chameleone's remarks were evident that he still had issues with Bebe Cool.
Then, during the celebrations to usher in the new year at Sheraton hotel, Bobi Wine was like; "Bad Man Tawagira Bisiyaga..." clearly pointing at Bebe Cool's recent remarks on the gay-bill that is before the President.
Thursday, 02 January 2014
The days of Ivan Semwanga being the only man with a Lamborghini on the dusty streets of Kampala are numbered. SK. Mbuga, a Ugandan businessman based in South Africa popular for his four gas-guzzling Hummers seems to be pretty much aware that they are no longer the in thing, so he is upgrading.
Leila Kayondo's lover, Mbuga is in the process of shipping in two powerful sports vehicles that include a metallic gray Lamborghini Aventador prompting this comment from one of his close pals; "Kyakabi Nyo Kyakabi" a line off one of Leila's songs, 'Awo'.
During the Abryanz Style and Fashion awards, Zari's husband warned SK. Mbuga and Meddie Ssentongo that when he is around town no one should talk, because, when it comes to matters of money, he's better than them all as he gave out shs5.5m t the organizers.
Thursday, 02 January 2014
"Quick shout out to my exes...I just wanna thank you all for paving a way for me to find my magnet, my Scorpio, my husband, my LA...if you hadn't let go...I'd never have found such happiness!!"
Those were Pherrie Kim's words after finding her Mr. Charming in February 2013. Last Tuesday while at Guvnor, Lubs, as she fondly calls him went down on one knee and made a romantic proposal to her, which she gladly accepted.
Preparations for Kim to introduce Abdul to her parents kicked off right away, and by Thursday, December 29, 2013 fellow publicists; Nickita of Venom and Lisa of Club Silk along with other babes were ready for the do. Clad in black and white 'busutis', high heels and walking like catwalk models, they made her event memorable.
However, most of them were very uncomfortable in this type of outfit as they are always donning micro minis. This was further revealed by Pherrie while thanking them for a job well done.
"..you could have been anywhere else but instead you chose to spend the entire day in the hot sun in those very uncomfortable gomesis, which makes you genuine friends and great caring human beings. I thank you from the bottom of my heart and will forever hold each one of you in my heart."
One of them was over heard saying: "I have tripped in this damn azz gomesi all day, my feet hurt, I've sweated buckets all so you could have a fantabulous day." Meanwhile, Pherrie says its now going to be babies, babies and more babies as they prepare for the big white wedding.
Wednesday, 01 January 2014
Earlier on, Radio and Weasel said: "2013 has been a wonderful year for us, musically, socially and financially. We've hit marks, we've accomplished goals, we've grown stronger and bigger and best of all, we are alive." The Goodlyfe Crew have also made peace with Bebe Cool, and to confirm this, they performed together on Boxing Day.
On Thursday, there were reports that Weasel had beaten up fast rising star, Khalifa Aganaga, but the boys were quick to clear this; @Some people are posting on social networks that Weasel had a fight with Khalifa, it's not true and it will never happen, keep on dreaming though.
So far so good, and we only hope it remains this way as this is only the first day of the year.
Wednesday, 01 January 2014
This was Zari's birthday message; "Mansions come and go, cars come and go, men come and go, money comes and goes but my sons, that will never go. I will always be their mother no matter what! Happy 9th birthday Raphael aka Didi. I love you son."
The couple has the money to rent out Wonders world so their son can have the coolest birthday present but given the timing, most of those venues had been fully booked for the new year's eve celebrations.
Then came the musical chairs game, Ivan was the last man standing.
Tuesday, 31 December 2013
Socialite Judith Heard's nak3d photos found their way onto the internet on Dec. 31, but, she seems not bothered about the controversy based on her reaction below:
"Love yourself! Forgive yourself! Accept yourself! You are YOU and that's the beginning and the end - no apologies, no regrets."
These are self shot pics that might have leaked from a stolen or misplaced phone and in that way found their way to the net. Judith Heard joins the likes of Bad Black and Cindy who have had nud3 photos leaked.
Monday, 30 December 2013
Big heart, nice hearted were some of the words that Zari's close pals told her when she paid a courtesy visit to M-Lisada Orphanage in Nsambya just a day before Christmas. The South African based socialite was in the company of her three boys; Pinto, Didy and Quincy.
It was a special Christmas gift for the kids as Zari helped with the preparation for the X-mas food and later donated an assortment of items worth millions of shillings to the kids. Some of the items donated were; sanitary pads, sugar, biscuits, rice and matooke.
Zari was glad she had put a smile on their faces. The kids equally paid her with acrobatic performances and rare dancing skills in appreciation of a job well done.
Monday, 30 December 2013
Club Venom was the venue for the first ever Sushi party that was held on Boxing Day. The Luo Ambassador, Coco Finger, was the main performer for the night, though at some point, he lost his 'stamina' as he tried out 'pakachini' strokes with a babe who was clad in a blue micro mini dress.
The party went on till the wee hours of the morning though the Sushi babes were a no-show. The word Sushi was a problem to many including the organiser. On inviting revellers, he kept on saying 'Mujje tulye sussi'. Matters were made worse when some babes were over heard saying that they were going to attend the 'Sushu' night, others shishu.
The Most Outstanding Female Model, Doreen Kabareebe was among those that attended.
Sunday, 29 December 2013
Bebe Cool's first born, Alpha Thierry Ssali has turned 10 today. Zuena is so happy as she reveals in her message communicating the good news.
"On this day 10years ago, I gave birth to my 1st born, motherhood was new to me and I was very young, but this angel of mine came out with love and we immediately bonded that I forgot the outside world, how time flies. I'm also in shock you've brought joy into our lives. I love you Alpha Thierry Talik Ssali. Happy 10th birthday love."
In her message, Zuena seems to be in shock that her own child has brought them that much happiness and joy, was it supposed to be otherwise now that she gave birth at such a tender age.
Alpha has grown into a young happy little man and not small any more. A few days back, he was the emcee at the Kids end of year party that was held at Kololo Airstrip.
Sunday, 29 December 2013
In his post, Bebe Cool adds: "Big up to Andrew Mwenda and the President for the move on the anti-gay bill, let's find another way we can tackle that issue to save our culture." In the bill, it's proposed that those found guilty be sentenced to life imprisonment though Bebe Cool is of the view that they should handle them with kids gloves.
In the last 48 hours, most of his posts have been about the gay bill. First, he was against the President signing the bill fearing that Uganda will lose millions in donor aid for not tolerating minorities, and now, he has even proposed 'better' ways of dealing with the problem.
"My advise is start by mixing all single schools because then you will have given a student in adolescence an option," Bebe concluded in his latest gay-bill post.
Below are some of the views from respondents:
"Rasta ekintu kino Okikwasizza manyi."
"Bebe Cool is confused. He talks of saving our culture and yet he's the same person who does not want the President to sign the bill!! Are you trying to say that our culture is for homos? wake up Rasta!"
"I think Bebe Cool had better leave issues of the generals to the generals, let him concetrate on music."
Saturday, 28 December 2013
Christopher Thomas has spoken out on Princess Komuntale's selfie pics that have been making rounds on social networks. In the pictures, the Princess is seen taking shots of herself in a bathroom mirror while clad in a two piece lingerie.
"I'm being blamed for pictures of Ruth I don't know why and would never do that to the women I married." Now, the way Christopher comments leaves a lot to be desired, so one asked him how many women he has married so far?
Christopher added that he has never seen these photos before and that he cannot share the body of his wife. On the other hand, Ruth says; it's Christopher behind this irrespective of how the intimate pics got to the sources that eventually leaked them to social networking sites.
Meanwhile, the Princess was in Fort Portal on Christmas day. She had her Christmas prayers from the very church they exchanged their vows with now her ex-husband, Christopher Thomas.
Friday, 27 December 2013
Earlier, on Thursday, there was a video clip of Katsha eating Sushi off a model that went viral with many wondering what was going on, but he just wanted to give a sneak peek of what was in store for the night.
During the night, fellow 'ba summers' who included King Lawrence, Ivan Semwanga and Zari did not grace the party even after several calls and reminders. One of the posters had Zari as the main person to grace the event though they needed to have paid her $1000, but this wasn't the case. Zari did not show up.
The Sushi party was running concurrently with Bebe Cool and the Goodlyfe show in Kiwatule, so some revellers opted for the Sushi models as opposed to eating goats meat that was being served by Bebe. Radio and Weasel, but they were disappointed to find that even the models were a no-show.
May be all this could not have come to the lime light had it not been for some videographer, Haruna Sebagala who dragged Katsha to Kabalagala police station demanding for his dues. Apparently, he had been paid shs 500,000 with a promise of receiving the balance during the Sushi eating party.
Unfortunately, this didn't happen. The videographer, with the help of other bouncers who were equally demanding for their pay plucked off the 'KATSHA' customised number plates from the Premio he was driving and later dragged him to police.
At the police station, Katsha got into an agreement to have them settled but after staking his Iphone5. A statement off one of the Sushi party pages states that, it was history being made, and that it will be an annual event.
Friday, 27 December 2013
Juliana took off a moment from her busy schedule with new found love, King Lawrence to thank her super fans who made an x-mas cake for her.
"Thank you my super fans for my cake. You guys are truly amazing and I'm blessed to have you in my life. Merry Xmas Team Juliana. I will revenge so be afraid."
One of her super fans was Judith Heard who had this to say: "Merry Christmas my beloved. As we know, the year 2013 is soon out and 2014 in; may God bring back to you the best memories of 2013 and take away the troubles you went through in 2013; above all, he may make your desires, wishes, dreams undertaken, projects become realities in 2014.
Meanwhile, Dec 24, was her mom's birthday. "I can't find words to describe how much I love you and adore you mum. I'm so thankful to God for you, Happy Birthday Abwooli."
Friday, 27 December 2013
Now, Bebe Cool has also come out with his stinger that clearly defines his stand on homosexuality. The'Tozimba Mutima'singer is also worried about the millions Uganda would be losing for failing to tolerate minorities. Below is his post in full:
In his post, Bebe Cool made it clear that, he does support gays and we don't have a right to condemn them either. This facebook post was made on December 24, 2013, but by yesterday, it had over 500 shares, 1,000 likes and 5,000 plus comments. He signed off by wishing both gays and non gays a merry X-mas.
Tuesday, 24 December 2013
On Sunday, Desire Luzinda took to facebook to answer questions from fans.
The questions were more to do with her personal life. The session lasted for at least two hours and twenty minutes before she went off. The questions kept on coming though.
How old are you? – You just killed me. Anyway, there is no crime in being old, we definitely have to grow unless you wanna die.
How do you keep in shape year in year out? - I try to eat less, take plenty of water and supplements. I also do a lot of walking.
Marriage Status? – Marriage is just a ring but I’m happier than most married people and that’s what matters most. However, when Mr. Right comes around, we could hit it off.
Do you ever go to church or spare sometime and thank God for who you are and what you have? – Everyone has a God they serve and I don’t have to invite the world to see that I’m going to church. God knows our hearts. Psalms 26:2.
Can you get a show on TV to connect with your fans? – I love TV and I’m one of the best talented presenter Uganda has, but everything has it’s time. Talent is in born.
At about 3:35pm, the time of her last response, the mom-of-one was done trying to respond to her fans who were still asking pertinent ones like What happened to Seya? and now that the mini skirt has been banned, what next ?
Monday, 23 December 2013
Fearing the mini-skirt scouts to trail her, Juliana was spotted putting on a blue short that was relatively long enough but also comfortable for her new found boo, King Lawrence, who is on a rush mission to ‘explore’ the diva in the few days he’s around.
The two were at Serena Hotel enjoying a cool breeze as she sipped her lager, though, she would have loved to be clad in something more revealing than the short she was putting on.
"So this anti-pornography bill that will ban mini skirts, what criteria will be used to conclude that this is a mini skirt and this is erotic behavior? and by whose standards? Just wondering," Juliana wrote on her wall.
Meanwhile, the couple spent a greater part of this afternoon resting in their hotel room while listening to hits from Tupac and Beyonce. King Lawrence earlier dedicated ‘Kibaluma’ to his ‘haters’.
Now those excited about the new love birds have even changed the ‘Kibaluma’ lyrics to reflect the current situation; “Buli Koyambula, Kibaluma Buli Kalungi Kosaza Kibaluma…”
At this rate, all these dudes from South Africa will hook themselves a female musician. First it was Ivan with Sharon O, Leila and SK Mbuga are in the thick of things. Just recently, Phina Mugerwa of the Masanyalaze fame lost her luggage while coming from South Africa after checking on her boo, Kenneth Muyiisa, and now, Juliana Kanyomozi with King Lawrence.
We wonder who is next because Katsha should equally be looking for one now that his Sushi party is around the corner.
Monday, 23 December 2013
Matthew, Farouk, The Truth, Ojok, John, Sharon Male, Enosh, Derrick, Patience, Rachel, Robert and Roeunah. The grand finale best performer was none other than Lucy from Fort Portal who did the late Brenda Fassie's 'Wedding Day'. She got the audience and the judges dancing and singing along.
It was even worse for Bebe Cool who shed a tear while Lucy performed. ''She is the greatest performer Uganda can have,'' he said. Meanwhile, after the show had ended, news came in that saxophonist Isaiah Katumwa had decided to take Lucy on, something that brought a smile to many of her fans who were still getting to terms with her not making it to the cover band.
NTV's Aggie Konde thanked the judges; Bebe Cool, Jackie Chandiru, Isaiah Katumwa and Phad Mutumba for weathering the storm from social networks. The show will be back next year.
Sunday, 22 December 2013
Hours after Juliana made headlines for the new found love, now, fast rising star, Fille Mutoni Clear got engaged to her manager, Mc Kats yesterday and preparations for the wedding are already underway.
The celebrated MC shared the good news and wedding plans as the two showed off their engagement rings. "Done....oooh 2014 wedding meetings," Edwin Katamba aka Mc Kats noted on his wall.
At 28, he has five kids from different mothers. He was earlier engaged to Tracy Asiimwe with plans of marrying her, but looks like all this has changed from the time he started managing the 'It's not about money' singer.
Sunday, 22 December 2013
Initially, many thought it was a case of a celeb taking a pic with a fan which was kind of okay, but then, the two were again spotted together at Zari's White party with Juliana taking red wine and King sipping white wine. Realizing that the photo sessions had become too much, King tried to cover up:
"Bumped into JK and asked for a pic, " a comment that Juliana and Ivan plus 77 others liked. Seconds later, Juliana replied: "Yapppp..I seem to bump into the King a lot. Hmmm." This 'bumping' into each other has caused some eyebrows to raise though some raised eyebrows like the radio presenter won't like this a single bit.
Juliana seemed not to like the way the radio presenter was making her the topic for the day, she quickly shot back saying that she does not choose friends based on position in society. Here is her full post:
"I just heard a radio presenter up in arms because Juliana is friends with someone who apparently shouldn't be. He made a statement that: Juliana Princess waffe Omulamba, Now to you Ssebo, what does it matter whether i'm a princess or not when i'm choosing my friends?"
I don't choose friends based on position in society. I will choose who I want to be friends with and I will not have to explain to no one. Juliana concluded in her stinger to the radio presenter that:
"So to you radio presenter, I'm not going to change my friends because you don't like them, get used to it and move on."
We hope this is not another case similar to that of Sharon O. King Lawrence and Zari don't see eye to eye as he was one of those who were very happy after Zari pulled out of her relationship with Ivan after finding them with Sharon O, she even blessed them. King Lawrence even went to the extent of photoshopping a customized number-plate in the name of SHARON O which he placed on some Range Rover.
Saturday, 21 December 2013
Katumba Shaffic aka Katsha, a South African businessman and the man behind the first Sushi Party is in town. On Thursday, he was part of the team from South Africa that was dishing out cash to revellers. He was last spotted on NTV a few minutes back during the Xpozed show with Kats MC as the host.
On the show, he talked about the Sushi party that will be held on Boxing day at Club Venom. On that day, models clad in two piece costumes will be lying on platforms all decorated with sushi, a Japanese cuisine for revellers to enjoy.
While on telly, Katsha said that some people call him 'Young Money' and others 'Presdo'. It's yet to be seen just how much money he will be giving out at his own party after dishing so much at Zari's Ciroc Party.
He's never short of drama, first he's a 'Havard graduate', next he takes a video of himself inquiring about a Vertu, one of the world's most expensive phones and before boarding to Kampala, he told his close pals that he had acquired a Maserati Ghibli all in the name of justifying his self imposed titles like 'YMCMB' and the likes.
Insiders say, models are busy flooding him with their pics in all poses, so that he can enroll them for the first ever Sushi party. watch this space!
Saturday, 21 December 2013
First it was Mun G who performed his hit song; ‘babes bees looking gooood.... and flashed the mic for the audience to sing along at the 'Sejjusa' concert but the response from the 180 revelers was not loud enough.
Then came yesterday, the music doctor was faced with a similar fate of a low turn up of fans who came to witness the Battle between him and Nigeria’s Davido. Trouble stemmed from the KCCA security operatives and the police who cancelled the show after the organizers had failed to liaise with them on the closing time.
It was later resolved that the show was to take place and at about 5pm, Chameleone communicated using his wall; "KCCA Has sealed it up!! we got the green grass and the green light, Davido in th blue corner, Chameleone in the red corner."
Unfortunately, at the time, most show-goers had kind of switched. At about 11pm, just one hour to the end of the show, one could think that the show was yet to start. Meanwhile, those who turned up were enjoying hits from Chameleone and Davido who performed; 'Gobe' and 'Skelewu' among others.
Earlier reports of cancelling the concert are widely responsible for the low turn up of the Club sponsored event and to a smaller extent, some could be saving for Christmas which is around the corner.
Saturday, 21 December 2013
Last Thursday was Zari's 'All White Ciroc Party' at Guvnor. Most of the guests came dressed in white except for a few who didn't get the dress code right. Entrance fee was 30,000/- for general happiness and 1m to have a table. Zari was smart and many seemed to like her dress though some had issues with her hair. She came driving her orange beast.
The Goodlyfe Crew of Moze Radio and Weasel were among the performers for the night. The White party was dominated by 'Ba Summers' from South Africa and UK. It was then time to reward the best dressed. Victoria Nakabuye's passion for fashion made her win shs1.5m which the MC demanded to count to verify if it was the right amount, but this money did not get to winner somehow.
The girls then mounted a seach for MC Kats to give them the money or an explanation but he was nowhere to be seen. After a few hours, through his wall, Mc Kats responded to the allegations that he had vanished with the money claiming that he is not a thief; "When rich men want to play, you give them a game of their worth, and as the person behind the game, I have to be paid..by who, when how much that's your business, but you have to be paid."
His posting did not seem to address the situation either. Short of that, ciroc vodka was flowing non stop as babes who could strut their thing well ended up getting some of the free money from the Ba Summers. Among the notables were; Kasha, who will be holding his Sushi party at Venom on Dec 26, 2013, King Lawrence who has been inseperable from Juliana Kanyomozi from the time he landed, SK. Mbuga and Zari's husband, Ivan Semwanga.
Friday, 20 December 2013
Chameleone has urged his fans to turn up in large numbers for the War of Titans between him and Nigeria's Davido tonight at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds.
Security operatives from KCCA were last evening seen at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds, the venue for the 'War of Titans' asking the organisers to pull down the stage on the grounds that they had failed to liaise with police on the closing time for the show. However, looks like all that has been sorted.
This is what Chameleone wrote: "My 13 years music experience and God's will has broken many barriers and lifted me a height that when you look down to where it all started, I thank God, my family, fans and friends who have built a rock in me to challenge all odds."
This is another barrier he has broken and from Davido's last tweet which is not clear, he seemed to be equally perplexed by the developments, but this is all behind them and the show is on.
Chameleone concludes: "As anticipated for the fans, the time is here when together we are facing Davido, a comrade and celebrated African artiste as we represent the East Africa. Today the lion is roaring!!!"
Friday, 20 December 2013
The 'Basusi Bamenvu' singer was a few days back given a show that he will live to tell. Nince Henry was at Entebbe Resort Beach busy thinking of his next track whose theme was to be adopted from the beach circles, but as he was in deep thought, a video vixen came talking on a cell phone.
What disturbed Nince was the way this model was dressed. The girl was in preparations for a video they were shooting when she got a call. She then came and stood right by his side giving him an ample view. Trust this song writer and now singer, his next song could be; 'Bana Bawala Wat a Guan'.
While on phone, this model was talking to a male friend and letting him know that they were at Resort beach shooting a video. In this way, she thought, Nince could get her contacts or sign her up for his upcoming video, but he was like; Basusi Ba Menvu which means peeling bananas.
The 'Omukyala Ba Mukwata Mpola' singer was later seen putting on his black hat and walking towards his silver Mercedes-benz and sped off to Kampala.
Thursday, 19 December 2013
This year has been quite a blessing for Bebe Cool's wife, Zuena Kirema and she is not hiding it if the last post on her wall is anything to go by.
"I'm a happy woman, Allah, Thanks for listening to my prayers." Like the saying goes, behind every successful man, there is a woman and Zuena is the woman in Bebe Cool's life. Zuena is justified to celebrate. In September, she kicked off with her latest TV job at NTV following several years of being a house wife.
With Zuena Pastries receiving so many cake orders at this time of the year, being on the payroll of one of the top paying TV stations and now, hubby is shs300m richer! what more can one ask for other than being thankful to her God.
Meanwhile, after the judgement, Bebe Cool said that he was not happy with the amount because it was way below compared to what he spent on medical bills. Bebe added that he won't appeal the decision as he is not prepared to rotate in courts.
Thursday, 19 December 2013
Leila gave one male fan a night to remember when she invited him to join her as she performed at Club Venom. The song she was performing was none other than, 'Awo', her latest blockbuster hit.
Seconds into the dance, the man seemed to be taken up as Leila who was clad in a red short and a black top started gyrating seductively against his groin. It was not long when she invited former Bad Black's hanger-on, Halima, who hit the dance floor with her rare strokes.
Related Photo: Leila Takes On A Fan at Club Venom
Wednesday, 18 December 2013
Bebe Cool is all smiles after the highl court in Kampala awarded him Shs380m following his being shot at by a policeman in 2010. Initially, Bebe Cool had asked for Shs800m to cover for the period he was bedridden and operating on a wheel-chair.
Bebe Cool was shot twice in the thighs by a one Alfred Achikan at Centenary Park as he walked towards Nakumatt Oasis with members of his Gagamel Crew.
As they walked, they came across night patrol policemen who were exchanging bitterly with a couple they had found in a car. Bebe asked: "What is your problem?", but at the time, one of the Gagamel members' was exchanging bitterly with David Oluka, a police cop and even tried to disarm him.
This was when Alfred resorted to shooting in the air to try and disperse them, a move that did not scare off the Gagamel crew members who were charging at him, he fired several bullets at close range, and that was how Bebe Cool was shot in both legs. His bodyguard Alan Masengere, Kaiza and Kabobyo were seriously injured in the process. The rest of the Gagamel Crew who were still standing took off in different directions.
Bebe Cool was rushed to Nsambya Hospital and later to America for specialized treatment. On coming back, he was so grateful to the President for the financial support he extended to him.
Wednesday, 18 December 2013
Google Trends has released it's year end Zeitgeist report for Uganda with Bobi Wine ranking number one under the 'Most Searched People' for the year 2013.
Using his facebook profile, Bobi Wine who could not hide his excitement wrote: "So according to Google, I'm the most searched celebrity in Uganda, I'm honored." Chris Brown and Rihanna followed in that order and the 'Ndisa Butti' star, Bebe Cool was fourth. The top ten list did not have any more Ugandans.
Kim Kardashian, Messi, Obama, Konshens, Beyonce and Nicki Minaj are the other top names in the 'Most Searched People' list. In the just released lists, Google Trends also featured the top institutions with Makerere University at the top followed by Uganda Revenue Authority.
Then came the list of 'Most Searched News Sites' with New Vision at the top followed by Daily Monitor and Bukedde. Red Pepper and Weekly Observer were also among the top ten.
Ugandans were also interested in knowing about Love, development and the Internet but when it came to Health, not even AIDS was number one as Stress took the number one position followed by Health in general, Ovulation, bloating and then AIDS.
Schizophrenia, a disease that the 'fake' interpreter at the Mandela funeral claimed to be suffering from came in at number ten.
Short of that, other top searches in the year were more to do with English football, death or unique situations. Among the dead are Eriya Kategaya, James Mulwana, Stephen Malinga and UBC's news anchor, Susan Namasaba.
Tuesday, 17 December 2013
The Super Star Green X-mas party was held on Sunday at Kololo Airstrip. Parents spent quality time with their kids as they had fun playing all day long. There were camel and horse rides, bouncing castles, water slides plus lots of entertainment. Kid-friendly restaurants were all over and of course lots of fizzy drinks. The weather was good for the water games.
Zuku TV provided free video games, Toto magazines were on the house for those who felt like reading though, they were obstructed by crying kids who had got lost from their parents. There was a Zoo section that was manned by officials from Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC).
In the zoo, you could find a lioness, leopard, ostrich plus a rare species of a monkey among others. The kids who were daring had photo sessions with a huge python, of course with the help of the UWEC officials. On stage, Bebe Cool's son, Alpha was the MC and occasionally pulling rare strokes as 'Kokodiosis' played in the background.
NTV Life Stories host, Zuena Kirema had a stall selling cakes from her Zuena Pastries as Judith Heard and her twin daughters' were seated in the same tent. Later on, Zuena and JH together with their kids joined Alpha on stage with a huge cake from Zuena pastries that was served to the kids.
Meanwhile, a host of other holiday makers were busy taking photos seated or stepping on Judith Heard's Bentley or the 'Big Size' Hummer2 that Zuena came driving. Bebe Cool was busy with Talent XP, so he could not make it. Coco Finger was one of the entertainers for the show.
Monday, 16 December 2013
When you see Zari in her Lamborghini or other posh rides that she cruises around, one could easily think that she can't get off that horse, but the mom of three has not forgotten where she came from, so once in a while she comes back to Uganda to do things she can't do in South Africa.
She recently shared a picture on her wall while preparing rice and chicken thighs not on a gas plate or cooker but using a charcoal stove, something she did with ease and enjoyed. This is what she had to say: "Fame and glamour aside. I took to our back kitchen to make some chicken stew, rice and Matooke."
In the picture, you could see a down to earth woman lighting up a charcoal stove, a role that is normally undertaken by maids or house helpers. Meanwhile, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, something that women who know how to cook enjoy over those that don't. Zari seems to know that well and this could be one of the reasons Ivan considered as he was dating her.
It's okay to look pretty, but even better if you are able to hold it down physically, sexually, mentally and domestically just like Zari is doing it. So ladies, being good in bed and just feeding your man on fast foods from KFC and the likes might not be a complete package.
Zari is in the country for her Ciroc White party that will be held at Guvnor on December 19, 2013.
Sunday, 15 December 2013
In the same period, we’ve seen Chameleone reconciling with the Goodlyfe duo of Moze Radio and Weasel who have been at war since 2008 when they left his crew, Leone Island. Five days later, Bebe Cool also made peace with Radio and Weasel. This happened in a span of hours after battling with them musically. It should be recalled that these are the guys he once beat up for composing the ‘Zuena’ song. Zuena is Bebe Cool's dear wife and the mom to his three kids and will do anything to protect her, Connie Nankya, will soon tell her story.
During the Battle of the Champions (Bebe Cool's) press conference at Alfredoz Bar in Bukoto, he was asked which song he liked most from the Goodlyfe Crew, he said; 'Zuena' attracting wild cheers. He added that he enjoys the way she wiggles to the song as it’s being played in club.
Isn’t that amazing! Meanwhile, every December 26, Bebe Cool performs at Kiwatule Recreational Centre and what is more amazing, this time around, it is Radio and Weasel drumming up support for the show in the radio advert.
“Tondekka Ekiwatule Embuzzi yangeeee People are you ready! Kiwatule So…Magnetic..Yoyoyo Bampita Weasel Manizle from the Goodlyfe Tugenda Okubera Ekiwatuule alongside Gagamel Tubakube Omuzik,” is the ad doing rounds on several stations. Interestingly, Bebe Cool does not feature anywhere in the ad and yet he is the main act.
This will be one show not to miss as hits like ‘Amaaso’, ‘Magnetic’, ‘Bogolako’, ‘Kasepiki’ and 'Zuena’ will be played live on Boxing day. On that day, the former rivals will even sample some of the tracks they’ve recorded together.
However, some fans are still skeptical about the whole move. Last Sunday, The Goodlyfe Crew were to perform in Entebbe, the last leg for the Battle of Champions but they were a no-show, so, many will only believe this hype when it happens.
Saturday, 14 December 2013
Zari is in the country ahead of her Ciroc White Party that will be held at Guvnor on December 19, 2013. She flew in with hubby and kids. During the style and fashion awards that were held on Dec.12 at the MTN Arena in Lugogo, Zari emerged as the winner for 'Best Female Dressed Celebrity'.
In that category, Zari had been nominated with Leila Kay, Sheila Gashumba, Helen Lukoma and Judith Heard. Zari's hubby, Ivan Ssemwanga was still in a jovial mood after turning (30), he gave shs 5.5m to the team behind Abryanz Collection, the organisers of the awards.
Other winners included Meddie Ssentongo as 'Best Male Dressed Celebrity', Sylvia Owori taking the 'Life Time Style Icon'.
Doreen Kabareebe did not spare the category of 'Most Outstanding Female Model' not after showing off her football skills when she took full control of the ball around her thigh area. Football lovers paid her back by voting in large numbers. Bad Black's lover, Maysean, tycoon SK. Mbugga and Club Venom, Silk and Guvnor publicists attended.
Friday, 13 December 2013
Ever since Zuena kicked off with her latest job as NTV Life Stories host, there has been growing criticism, both negative and positive from a section of viewers.
But lately, many have come to her defence including her hubby, Bebe Cool Ssali who did not have kind words for a one Connie Nankya, a former Publicist for the collapsed Pioneer Easy Bus and a journalist with the Monitor newspaper.
"Today, I will comment about my wife's Life Stories TV show following a very unfair article from Connie Nankya which seems to be personal.'' Bebe Cool is so bitter with the writer for choosing to attack the person of Zuena than criticising the show. A case in point is when she brings up the issue of how Zuena responded to questions from the beauty pageant panelists way back in 2001.
It should be noted that Connie Nankya and Zuena were contestants in the same beauty pageant, and both were among the top five, but Zuena has come out 'bigger and better'. Bebe Cool is of the view that this is the reason behind the 'unfair article'.
In a wall post that had 88 shares, 755 likes and 822 comments in just the first one hour, Bebe Cool unleashes his wrath on Connie by letting her know of how Zuena is way better than her; armed with two jobs, three kids, a husband compared to her who used to drink stagger and pass out.
"Keep off my wife because if you were better than her, you should have been doing Life Stories," Bebe Cool concluded with his post that has left many on his side for coming to the rescue of his wife but also insisting that, he should get someone to manage his facebook profile.
Bebe Cool spotted Zuena on the night of the pageant in 2001 where she was a runner-up. At the time, she was in her S.4 vacation. In 2003, she conceived their first born, Alfa. On Sept 22, 2003, when Zuena was six months pregnant, Bebe Cool called her at the Registrar's office for their civil wedding.
On the other hand, Connie Nankya is a Mass Communication graduate from Uganda Christian University (UCU), which she defended recently over the s3x tapes, wondering why the UCU name was more pronounced than the three students who committed the act.
Friday, 13 December 2013
As the year that appears to have been difficult for Iryn Namubiru draws to a close, The singer has turned 32 today the Friday, Dec 13, 2013. She started off by singing the birthday song to herself before others joined her with congratulatory birthday tweets.
The 'Nkuweeki' singer has every reason to celebrate after going through a series of set backs.
First, it was the brutal attack by her ex-hubby last November, then in May this year, she went to Dubai for a show that turned out to be a nightmare when authorities there arrested her on suspicion of drugs. The singer was held for 20 days in Japan, but, she was later cleared.
Iryn lost her Dad shortly after returning from Japan. She then travelled to France to check on her kids who had equally missed her love while she was held up in Japan. The 'Begombeko' star had to return to Kampala ahead of her 'Tebiba Bingi' album launch whose attendance was kind of affected following the Nakumatt Westgate Attack in Nairobi.
But a day before the album launch, as Iryn was engaged in a series of meetings with different organisers to ensure that her launch was a success, URA officials stormed the meeting venue and demanded that she pays up on her tax obligations for the 2011 'Birowoozo' concert, which money she did not have at the time, they ended up impounding her Land Cruiser Cygnus. It was later released when she made good.
It was a bit too much for Iryn because matters were even made worse when her Begombeko song got plagiarized by a top Madagascar artiste to come up with her version of 'Walawala'.
In all this, NTV news anchor, Gabriel Epenu, her latest boy friend was there for her through thick and thin but just three weeks back, he was involved in a serious accident that left him critically injured. Regarding his condition, Iryn says: "He's getting better and we continue to pray for him everyday."
Iryn has dedicated this day to loved ones' gone too soon and the sick.
Thursday, 12 December 2013
Chicken lovers in Kampala are in for a treat after fast food restaurant KFC opened shop just in time for Christmas. The Bugolobi based branch was opened on Tuesday at 3pm. Maurice Kirya was one of the main celebrants.
The second branch will be opened in January 2014 at Acacia Mall right opposite Capital FM offices and by the end of 2014, Kentucky Fried Chicken will have a total of five restaurants with a branch in Entebbe as revealed by South African entrepreneur, Simon Schaffer following the launch of the first outlet in Kampala.
Just last Sunday, the fourth branch of KFC in Nairobi was opened. Meanwhile, the restaurant had very long lines on it's first day of operation though some were ranting about the prices being 'high'. The KFC 21 piece bucket is going for 99,000/- which precisely is 4,750/- per chicken piece.
Most chicken outlets in Kampala have always had issues with the size of chicken coupled with high prices, a thing that KFC is likely to address. Short of the 21 pieces, you can still do with a 'Variety Feast' going for 65,000/- that include 9 pieces of chicken, two burgers, french fries and a coke.
In other news, early this year, Steers on Kampala road closed and it was later taken up by another entity whose menu pricing was way above average, but then again, they also closed for renovations with a promise to resume operations by November 15, but up to now, there is a 'Closed for renovation' sign hanging at the door.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
She's no stranger to looking her best when it comes to flaunting curves.
But instead of showing off some cleavage, Juliana Kanyomozi opted for a stunning open back animal print as she attended the Tusker Project Fame Grand Finale in Nairobi on Sunday.
The 33-year-old ensured her back could be seen while supplementing it with black leggings, but once the show was done and Burundi's Hope was declared the Tusker Project Fame 6 winner, it was party time. In one of the pics, the 'Nakazadde' singer is armed with a wine glass.
During the Grand Finale, she completed her look with ankle strap heels and black leggings, but as you can see, they were later pulled off to reveal more of her slimline figure.
Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Last Friday was the Battle of the Champions between Bebe Cool and the Goodlyfe Crew which Chameleone attended. However, the 'Tubonge' singer opted out after a misunderstanding with the organisers and instead went for the 'Battle' which was taking place in the same vicinity .
It's on record, Chameleone is not on good terms with any of the Battle contenders but he sided with the Goodlyfe Crew that has his young brother, Weasel, confirming that blood is thicker than water. The Goodlyfe Crew performed all their songs and at some point, their MC announced that they were done, but Bebe Cool still had over 40 songs which he performed up to 4:00am.
“I am a prime witness to Ugandan Music! And I love to see it grow! Is the reason I scout able talent. I am proud to be part of the Weasel and Radio Team! I had a blast at the Battle. I was your biggest believer before the world accepted that ...talent! Even when you fail, you are a winner to me, but am also very glad that you have never failed,” Chameleone wrote on his wall.
To confirm that he believed in the Goodlyfe Crew before any one believed them, he held an 'RIP BebeCool, 100%Fool' placard sealing his support for his brother and his 'good friend', Moze Radio.
Meanwhile, the Goodlyfe Crew did not show up for the Entebbe show claiming that they were not paid their balance, something that let a number of their fans disapointed after gracing long hours in the jam on Entebbe road. Bebe Cool is now asking, who is next, could this be the reason Chameleone behaved that way, only time will tell.
Monday, 09 December 2013
Busy Signal performed for three hours doing hits like 'Reggae Music Again', 'Step Out', 'D.O.B' and when it came to the 'I born as bedroom bully, bedroom bully fi di gyal pickney..' the VIP section had to bend over for as long as the song was performed.
"This is one of my biggest shows, I love Uganda. I'm contemplatiing buying a hiouse to make Uganda my second country, I feel at home. People said a lot of things that I was not coming but here Iam singing live music and not miming."
After reggaelizing Uganda, he took to his wall to pour out his love though the Entebbe show equally excited him. History created in Uganda two nights sold out "tonight" 35,000 people tightly packed in venue 20,000 angry fans outside can't get in! Entry fee was doubled and people was still paying to get in... "God bless 400 police to provide escort service back and forth to the hotel! Omg God bless the Turf!"
Monday, 09 December 2013
Fans who spent several hours in the jam had to again wait for longer hours just for the stars to show up but as it turned out, it was a no-show for the 2013 BET nominees. The show had to go on anyway but not as planned, so it was Bebe Cool’s live performance VS. Goodlyfe music on CD.
Bebe Cool is no joke because after giving D’Banj a run for his money, the Goodlyfe Crew had it rough on the Friday show. The dynamic duo had more hits compared to Bebe Cool but not even that coupled with Moze Radio's voice could save the situation, the duo ended up quitting the stage way before the 'Battle' could end.
It's not clear if it was their voices that had given way or it was the songs that were few compared to Bebe Cool's but they had to leave the stage for Big Size somehow. Moze Radio and Weasel, using their facebook profile have issued an apology to their fans explaining why they did not turn up.
"Ladies and gentlemen, we didn't perform at the Battle of champions at Resort beach tonight because the promoter failed to honor his part of the contract! We had agreements that both parties were supposed to follow!! The promoter failed to pay up the balance of the agreed fee and we therefore couldn't't perform for free!! We have decided to take this up with the police because we feel our fans have been cheated; a case of breach of contract/fraud has been opened! The law will take it’s course! We hope Bebe Cool was paid!! We apologize to our fans that have been inconvenienced by this occurrence.
Well, most of their loyal fans have sided with them though some insist, the Goodlyfe Crew were to perform just like Bebe Cool did because they equalkly do not have the proof taht Bebe Cool had been paid the full amount. Interestingly, they were demanding for a balance, so it could have been fair for them to perform and then pursue the course of direction they are taking now.
Sunday, 08 December 2013
The 8-week show that kicked off on Oct.13 finally came to an end on Sunday, December 8, 2013 with Burundi's only contestant, Hope taking the Kshs.5m and a recording contract with Sony music.
Hope beat other finalists that included: Tanzania's Hisia in the fourth position, our very own Daisy Ejang who finished in the third position and then, Kenya's Amos and Josh who finished in the second position.
This year, all the finalists came out of the academy with their latest singles fully recorded on both audio and video, but from Hope's sneak peek video, you could tell that it was win material. Yesterday, the dreams of Nyambura becoming a millionaire were shattered when she was evicted alongside with Patrick from Rwanda.
Performance at the grand finale had previous winners like Ruth Matete and Davis Hillary Ntare performing plus a host of previous TPF contestants.
Earlier, Judge Juliana wrote this on her wall: "We wind up yet another successful season of TPF. Like I said, TPF6 has had some of the finest talent I have seen in TPF history and I'm proud to have been apart of it. As we count down to the finale tonight, I wish all the finalists the best of luck. You all deserve to be there. Thank you East Africa for all the support."
Sunday, 08 December 2013
During the first 30 songs, the dynamic duo of Moze Radio and Weasel did their best at losing their voices as Bebe did his thing while seated.
The Battle started taking it's toll on the duo as their voices could not be easily heard after performing several of their hits. They later left the stage for Bebe. This was when the ‘Tozimba Mutima’ singer who was performing with his band engaged a top gear leaving his fans and some of the Goodlyfe’s fans yearning for more given his good skill at live performances.
During the press conference, Bebe Cool was bitter that a foreign artist was performing on the same day of the ‘Battle of the Champions’, an event he terms as the biggest event to have ever happened to the Uganda Music Industry.
His prayers indeed paid off because the venue for The Battle was filled to capacity as Busy Signal concert had a relatively smaller crowd, may be because, there is another show by Busy Signal tonight at Speenah Beach in Entebbe.
''Welcome back from the long awaited concert of this year, The Battle. I would like to thank all my supporters for the love and respect you all showed me, I wish I could pay you back. I also want to thank Radio and Weasel for the out standing performance they put up yesterday, thank you all Ugandan fans for choosing the battle, you guys made us proud. Who’s Next?'' Bebe Cool asked.
Friday, 06 December 2013
"Our nation has lost it's greatest son. Our people have lost a father. Although we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sense of a profound and enduring loss," South African President Jacob Zuma said in a televised address.
President Obama referred to him as the "most influential, courageous and profoundly good" people to ever have lived. "He achieved more than could be expected of any man." He went ahead to order that the flags be lowered to half staff in honor of Mandela.
On completing his law degree in 1942, he joined the African National Congress (ANC) and for 20 years, he was leading a non violent campaign against the South African government. He decided to change strategy to armed struggle, this is when he was arrested for plotting to oust the government by violence. He was sentenced in 1964 to 27 years in prison. On Feb 11, 1990, he was released and a year later, he was elected the President of ANC.
At the age of 75, Nelson Mandela became the first black President of South Africa between 1991 to 1995 when he retired to concentrate on a number of human rights activities.
Celebs have since been paying their respects to the fallen leader and some of them include:
Rihanna: "You made your people proud!! We'll always love you for it!"
Bill Gates: "Every time Melinda and I met Nelson Mandela, we left more inspired than ever. His grace and courage changed the world. This is a sad day."
Whoopi Goldberg: "I want to give the world a hug I was told Mandeba just passed. Nelson Mandela R.I.P. Time for a well earned sleep. Condolences to his family."
Larry King "Sad to hear about the passing of Nelson Mandela - he was the greatest figure of the 21st century - a fascinating man."
Mike Tyson "I'm hearing about Nelson Mandela's death while on African soil in Oran, Algeria. Sending prayers to Mandela's family."
Tributes from our very own stars:
Iryn Namubiru: "RIP Nelson Mandela. I continue to pray for our loved ones and all those fighting to get back on their feet where ever they are!In God's Name."
Bobi Wine: "Rest In Peace, Father of Nations."
Bebe Cool: "With deep sorrow I would like to announce the departure of the greatest black African freedom fighter who just passed on to heaven a few minutes ago, Nelson Mandela may your soul rest in eternal peace. Uganda and Gagamel will always respect you."
Juliana Kanyomozi - "R.I.P baba Nelson Mandela. What a legacy. I remember an interview you did where the host struggled to get you to take any credit in the anti - apartheid struggle. You kept giving credit to others instead. You are a hero and one of the world's greatest people and yet yo humility and modesty always shined through. That is wat I'll remember most about you."
Thursday, 05 December 2013
The Jamaican dance-hall star jetted in this morning and will be performing most of his latest hits and the old ones. Tickets are available at Mega Standard supermarket.
Thursday, 05 December 2013
"The convoy is ready. 4 Hummers, from SK Mbuga 1 to SK Mbuga 4 and 1BMW convertible and a Range Rover Sport as a birthday gift for my love. It's swagger holiday," The tycoon wrote while inviting one of his close pal.
Just recently, he gave the BMW convertible to Leila after adding a Range Rover Sport to his fleet. All is set for Jan.01.2014 which happens to be Leila Kayondo's birthday on turning (24).
The two-in-one celebration is a combination of the house warming and his love's birthday more so, happening on new years' day has been branded as the 'Swagger Holiday.'
It's a new year, new crib and the birthday girl will also be the main performer on that day. The former Dream Galz member has had a few collaboration songs that include: 'One Moment' with GNL Zamba and 'Hooray' with Jose Chameleone. 'Awo' is her latest single and is doing well on both radio and TV stations.
Wednesday, 04 December 2013
At about a few minutes to 1pm, Bebe Cool clad in a red Gagamel T-shirt was already at Kyadondo Rugby Club for the press briefing. Twenty minutes later, Moze Radio and Weasel arrived and the meeting kicked off shortly after.
A coin was tossed and it turned out that the side the Goodlyfe Crew chose was on top, so they will be the first to perform 5 songs and Bebe Cool will follow and in total, both camps will perform 75 songs each. Amazingly, the artistes were all in a jovial mood and both spoke well of each other.
During the briefing, Bebe Cool thanked the promoter behind the battle for having put in so much in local artistes. He was equally very bitter with Suudiman for bringing in Busy Signal who will be performing on the same day. He did not forget the Park Yard vendors who lost their property this morning, he promised to do something.
Other than telling all who were around that they were ready for the show, Weasel looked composed but Moze Radio was roaring like a lion. One asked him to speak up, Moze Radio retaliated in his voice: "Tondekanyaaa Gweee Nja kukuba Ragga"
He was then asked if this was a battle about Zuena? Moze Radio replied that even Bebe Cool should be wondering if you are okay! Then the usual questions about Mandela's birthday performance and the BET nominations followed but the guys maintained, it was all about the BATTLE.
KFM, Pepsi, Movit, Carlsberg are among the sponsors. Meanwhile, there is a car to be won. To participate, you just have to send a text with either Goodlyfe or Bebe Cool to 8778. Silk Events is on sight busy working on the double stage.
Tuesday, 03 December 2013
The Goodlyfe Crew with their song; 'Can't Let You Go' lost the Channel O award for 'Most Gifted Ragga Dance Hall Video' to Kenya's P-Unit.
P-Unit's 'You Guy' did not spare them in another category of 'Most Gifted Ragga Dance Hall Video', the same category Navio has been nominated.
Tweeting from South Africa, the Goodlyfe Crew were quick to congratulate P-Unit. "Congs P-Unit, East Africa, Africa CHOAMVA well represented."
The 'Leka Kwenyumiliza' singer, Navio did not forget those that voted for him. "Big up to all my fans that voted for me. We'll get it in next year proper! 2014."
On the night of the awards, The Goodlyfe Crew wrote: "Tonight is the night of giants, let's celebrate like giants Channel O style," but Bebe Cool simply branded them as losers when it turned out that they had lost.
Goodlyfe's camp was quick to shoot back: "Being nominated is an achievement in itself, Radio and Weasel are nominated every year, where is Bebe Cool?"
This Friday, Bebe Cool and the Goodlyfe Crew will be battling it out at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds. On the same day, the dynamic duo will also be premiering their latest video, 'Miles Away' before facing off with Bebe Cool who will be in the red corner.
Monday, 02 December 2013