Highlights and Lead Stories from the Red Pepper Uganda's first Tabloid.
Wednesday, 31 December 2008
Information from Kigali is that singer Jose Chameleone is touch with a top Rwandan real estate company. He wants a really beautiful house in Kigali but it's not clear if he wants to relocate." A Kigali source said.
The singer who is down with leg injuries has been a big spender and he continues splashing around monies. If you were wondering where he gets his money wonder no more. Last year Jose bought a mansion in Chicago through auctioning and now rents it out.
Now that he has a huge fan base in Kigali, chances are he is relocating there after the launch of his new album on 30.Jan.2009.
Tuesday, 30 December 2008
Looks like Maureen Akii Bua has a craving for white whoppers. Days back we told of how the black beauty almost romped with an identified muzungu in club rouge, she's now hooked another one. And it's Norman Blick, a local basket ball star.
The two were spotted so close together in club on Friday. Meanwhile she was fiercely downing pints of Uganda Waragi and occasionally touching Norman who seemed to enjoy every minute.
Tuesday, 30 December 2008
Just on Boxing day, singers Bebe Cool and Chameleone reunited in what is arguably the biggest concert of the year at Kiwatule recreation center with a massive stage performance together.
And now word reaching our desk indicates that Bebe Cool will be in concert with Goodlife boys Weasle TV and Moze Radio, we can reveal. Insiders tell us it will be a musical battle between the pus pus singer and the Nyambura boys which will take place at Crested Towers based Super Paradise bar formerly Blue Africa on 31st.
We hear the singers have already agreed to stop fighting each other once fans vote for their best after the performances. Looks like it will be interesting stuff, Huh?
Sunday, 28 December 2008
As always celebrities are sure to give us plenty to talk about in 2009. However here at Red Pepper we have consulted our crystal ball to predict what our much love celebrities will be getting up to in the year ahead. Prepare yourself for a shock as it is revealed who will break up, hook up, and who will be knocked off the social scene. Don't take it seriously; it's all just a bit of fun.
Next to get one of our top predictions in Big Brother flop Maureen. 2008 has been a troubled year for Mo, if her dating line is anything to go by, but we predict there will be a huge change in lifestyle for her come 2009. She is going to give up her bad habits and settle with a nice young man. We can see a future in counseling for Mo, and we believe she could be a next Betty Tibaleka(Untold Story)
Career Change for Bobi Wine
This next prediction happens to be more of a wish for 2009. There has been much debate about Bobi Wine taking on another career. It has been speculated that he will vie for a slot in the 9th parliament but I guess in the meantime boxing will be his next move. It would be fantastic to see if he will get to take on the heavy weight championship.
Our next prediction is for the young, RnB star Toniks. His sudden bolt into fame with his 'Nsaba Mbere Nawe' hit and trying to maintain his name in the competitive music reflects that next year he will give his competitors sleepless nights.
This is our dying wish for next year that Straka will give kids league a break and chase for people in her own age group.
Sunday, 28 December 2008
Top city conmen have ''bonked'' several MPs mercilessly after promising them cabinet posts in Museveni's next reshuffle. The conmen are Drake Twebaze who has two law degrees from Makerere plus a Diploma from LDC and Godfrey Lubowa.
Drake was arrested at Metropole hotel as he waited for his next victim, Susan Apio to recruit under the ''State House recruitment vote''. The two have been masquerading as officers in charge of State House vetting and in the process extorted lots of monies from unsuspecting individuals.
According to Police Drake has spent over 10 years doing what he does best. ''Drake and Lubowa have even conned MPs promising to recommend them for cabinet posts. These conmen have even slept with some female MPs," a security source said.
The case has been filed under police file number GEF/829/2008.
Saturday, 27 December 2008
Former Blu3 Singing group member, Cindy Sanyu stunned the nation with the exposure of a catalogue of her nude photos taken in different poses and exposing her various body orifices. It seems there was so many girls who needed a little prompting and from this a certain Jackie Katatumba and a nor Betty a city model followed suit.
UB40 the legendary band came to Uganda for their last show as a group. The show was a massive success and there has been no other show that has matched the legendary band. The turn up was amazing and even the critics agree that this was probably the best organized show on the Uganda Entertainment scene.
Akon - He performed in Uganda after disappointing fans by failing to turn up as earlier arranged. He came to Uganda the following weekend and this was the only show horny female fans removed their knickers and threw them to the stage.
Big Brother Africa
Morris Mugisha was Uganda's representative to MNET's Big Brother Show aired on DSTV. He was the eighth housemate to to be evicted. Many Ugandan viewers thought that unlike Gaetano and Maureen who was the first and the second representative, Morris was generally boring and not exciting.
Former Presidential candidate and top FDC Official was nabbed a hotel Sheers in Muyenga with a wife of a soldier. He was charged with adultery and chose to settle the matter out of court by paying Shs 10 Million. Aha imagine if the fellow had won elections, he would be a Mswati of sorts.
Friday, 26 December 2008
Ugandan RnB leading female artiste Grace Nakimera has already conquered most Ugandan hearts with her music by winning PAM award for the best Video through her chart ripping Anfukuula song.
Grace Nakimera born in 1985 and lost her Dad at the age of three did a course in hair styling and cosmetology while in Nairobi.Her saloon, Pinky is at Katatumba Suites.
Apart from the current hits like Anfuukula, Kiva Ku Chi, Grace is the one behind hits like Ani Akumanyi which was her very first hit. Grace has a beautiful baby girl (Maira Channel) with her husband Andre.
Grace has assured her fans that having given them the best in 2008, they should not expect less than the best in 2009.
Related Photo: Battle of Queen Dancers
Thursday, 25 December 2008
Big Brother Africa 3 housemates Nigerian Uti and Ghanian Mimi are coming to Uganda pretty soon. The west Africa pair will jet in early next month to work with designer Sylvia Owori. Meanwhile currently Uti is in talks with MNET for a role in the upcoming season of the popular series Jacob Cross.
He has also recorded a single with Ricco and will feature on Kenyan Sheila's upcoming music album.Mimi on the other hand has recorded a single ''Leave me Alone" and has also embarked on a charity road trip "The Mimi Trail" for Ghana Street kids. Anything our boy Morris has done? Hmm!
Wednesday, 24 December 2008
The best disc spinner in the land, DJ Shiru has been banned from the UK for at least five years after falling a victim of the random spot check at Heathrow airport. On checking the club silk DJ, it was discovered that he had traveled with two passports which belonged to unidentified persons.
The DJ had been hired by a top loaded family to take fake passports to some people in the UK no wonder he has been traveling to UK almost every week. A source says:''He's always going to UK as if going to the Edmonton based Club Volts but looks like he's always been on a dirty mission"
DJ Shiru is now not supposed to go to UK until 2013 and for that reason he has resorted to South Africa as a cover up for his deportation and ban from the UK Airport. In the same vein his wedding with his UK girlfriend could be put off till then.
Tuesday, 23 December 2008
Ex lovers are at war after a small scuffle at the wedding ceremony where the two were in attendance. Amon Lukwago a father to Juliana's kid was attending a sister's wedding at Gaba when Juliana stormed the venue uninvited.
Amon was in the company of his girl friend Litz and what he did was indeed expected. He ignored Juliana and simply concentrated on Litz. Juliana was not amused and somehow got hold of the microphone from the MC and played her hit Kibaluma.
The Kibaluma hit was aimed at Amon for ignoring her even after she had tried very much to get his attention.
Related: Juliana - From Lover to Pimp
Saturday, 20 December 2008
Mbidde banishes daughter from Kampala for intoxicating the city with too much love, sends her back to Sweden. Having explored Kampala city sex life to the brim, former city sex siren Susan Naava has been advised to forget Kampala city by her Dad politician Fred Mukasa Mbidde because she was embarrassing him in public with her sexcapades.
We hear these days she is under key and lock at her mum's place in Stockholm, Sweden. News reaching us from Sweden indicates that the city female Casanova is terribly homesick in the Scandinavian country missing Kampala night life. Close friends have intimated to us that the former TV presenter has been calling her friends frequently narrating her sadness for being forced to go back to Sweden where she can't easily land on horny guys like she was doing in Kampala.
Family relations say Mbidde was forced to send her back to Sweden because most fellow politicians were planning to sabotage his political career using his spoiled daughter. This they had planned to use as an exampleto show that Mbidde was not a good leader for any poilitical post in Uganda since he can't control his wings.
Friday, 19 December 2008
Bebe Cool has quit boozing over health problems. Family sources tell us that the Bafudde star was at risk of death with high consumption of spirits and medical doctors told him to either stop and live or continue to drink and die. A family source says: "It was really simple for Docs. They told him he only had a chance of living if he quit boozing and he he did the best choice by doing away with booze."
We hear his problem got out of hand when he developed a vomiting problem anytime every time he could taste the bitter. "He at first thought it was temporary but it had persisted. It was getting out of hand and really worrying him and his beautiful wife Zuena," the family pal went on.
At first he had thought may be he had been bewitched. A few months back, he accused Mowzey Radio and Weasle TV of trying to bewitch him, but when he visited docs, they assured him that he had to stop boozing if he wanted to live. Now insiders tell us that he has quit for good. But can he?
Friday, 19 December 2008
Iryn sits on Chameleone's lap during the performance.
Stars Iryn Namubiru and Jose Chameleone proved yet again why they are top artists with an amazing performance for their hit Samwa Samwa in silk lounge. Fears that the two stars would never perform their hit together following Chameleone's deadly injury were trashed after he made an appearance for silk lounge anniversary in a spectacular form. In his now trademark wheelchair, the BaYuda star proved he is cut above the rest with an unbelievable stage presence alongside Iryn. Irene certainly made a massive statement on her return from France where she's been enjoying the company of her husband. The pair will again team up next year in January as Chameleone launches his latest album in VIP on 31st
Thursday, 18 December 2008
Tycoon Mohammed Ssebuufu must be lonely and if he is not lonely then he is running mad. Last Wednesday the Pine Proprietor ''tapped'' a passing chic on Lumumba avenue and offered lunch which the babe did not object to.
Mohammed was very excited when the averagely looking girl did not turn down the lunch offer. On returning from the luncheon, he asked her to choose a car of her choice from his motor dealing company. The girl behaved like a kitten that had just been handed a bowl of milk and picked a green Rav4.
The Tycoon returned with the keys to the car which was handed to the girl. The girl called a pal who came and drove her away. Surely if this is not madness, what is it?
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
The Basoga in Jinja have embarked on a campaign to unite the people in the Kingdom after realizing that Busoga's most loved prince William Gabula Nadiope is likely to become the next Kyabazinga.
Addressing reporters recently in Jinja, the speaker of Bugabula, Budiope and Buzaaya commonly referred to as ''Bugabula BB", Prince Paul Nadiope Isabirye said they have started convening meetings and that they intend to traverse the entire Kingdom calling for unity.
The campaign team that consists of Jomba Faruuk, Prince Gabula Babalnda, Mzee Mugweri William who is heir to Sir William Kadhumbula, Mrs Mawanda among others is to coordinate and get views from all concerned Basoga on how to unite Busoga that is divided ever since Mulooki Henry Wako died.
Recently the group traveled to Kampala and met with Prince Gabula, where its believed, that the 20 year old orphaned prince gave the idea a go ahead and also emphasized unity for the development of the institution. Meanwhile all politicians from Busoga are at crossroads due to the Kyabazinga issue.
Monday, 15 December 2008
Desire Luzinda and her lover could split over text messages. Ken is mad after learning of Desire's hanging out with the loaded Buganda road based soldier. She landed on information that Desire was at the soldiers love pad late in the night. The soldier has even made matters worse by going around bragging to whoever cares to listen that he is Desire's close buddy.
Ken and Desire have not talked for days. Another source reveals that Desire has been very close to two loaded personalities in town who meet her at a secret pad in Bugolobi.
Sunday, 14 December 2008
In Politics and Music the aging pave way for the young and today this section looks at the young ones below 39 years of age and not the tycoons you are used to like Sudhir, Mbiire and so on. This is an exclusive section from (Redpepper) by Bernard Muhangi.
Mujib Kasule - Former KCC footballer, Mujib owns Pro-Line Sports Academy in which the Ferdinands have injected lots of pounds. He comes from the famous Kasule family that owns most of Wandegeya. His fortunes are estimated at US$1M. No wonder he dates and dumps celebrities like Juliana.
Justus Kashoma, 36 - Kashoma has turned out to be a celeb of sorts due to the infamous shs10bn botched robbery. A part from the US$5M which he is suspected to have tried to acquire through E-Fraud from Stanbic Bank, Kashoma boosts of range of companies under the Kashoma group of companies. He is in Real Estate dealing and money lending. He owns several houses in Kololo, Muyenga, Luzira and Bugolobi. His fortunes are estimated at US$6M.
NALIMA, 38 - He drives a customized America made car valued at US$60,000. His businesses are not clear but he is too much into real states and money lending. His riches are estimated at US$1.5M.
Abu, 36(Hits Telecom)
Abu was the guy behind Hits Telecom before it was acquired by Orange Telecom of France. He is said to have pocketed close to US$6M in the orange acquisition of Hits Telecom deal. However he still owns a magnificent building on Clement hill road that houses Hits Telecom. The building is valued at US$7M. Abu owns several buildings and houses in Kampala near the Libyan Embassy in Kololo, he recently acquired TLC and renamed it Club3. He drives a cross country G500 SUV 2008 Model registration number UAK 444>> valued at US$ 100,000. His fortunes are estimated at US$20M.
Saturday, 13 December 2008
In July this year Halima Namakula composed a Luganda song for her daughter Rachael K but todate she has failed to master the lyrics something that has not gone down well with the mother. She has given her a deadline to either cram the lyrics by the end of this year which is already closing in or leacer her home.
''Rachael is in deep panic, the ultimatum her mom has given her is fast approaching, she does not know what to do. She is really trying hard but nothing seems to be shifting her way,'' a close pal said. An d her mom strongly told her: ''If Michael Ross can switch his RnB to Luganda, who do you think you are?''.
With Cindy's Mbikoye doing well on the charts, Rachael has sought the guidance of Cindy on the matter.
Saturday, 13 December 2008
The RnB Star Toniks who recently lost a Mak Chic to Michael Ross is back in the news. Toniks has a new song titled ''Teri Mulala'' in which he featured a daughter to Mbarara Municipality MP John Kigyagi in the new video. The girl appeared semi nude in the video something that the Member of Parliament (MP) could not stand after watching.
He swung into action and kicked everything around him Uti style. If your remember the way Uti(Nigeria BBA3 Housemate) reacted after Lucille from Namibia had been evicted for the BBA3 house is exactly how he reacted. At some point he tried blocking the video but it was too late as it had already circulated.
The MP believes music is the cause of moral degeneration and the root cause of cultural imperialism. The girl who Toniks co-featured with in his first hit Beera Nange was sent to the United States by her parents after the videos controversy.
Read Also: Mimi, Uti Coming to Uganda
Friday, 12 December 2008
City Casanova John Segawa is not a happy man after being denied pin code to his long term wetland. Mariam Ndagire being his long time custodian couldn't take it any further denying John access codes.
It is said that the two had separated some time back but made a come back a few days ago. However, Mariam has put conditions for their come back which should only stop at surface level. ''We are back together simply as mother and father to keep our son and of course Iam your friend, nothing more nothing less,'' the authoritative Mariam assured the salivating John. On Wednesday, at Bat Valley Red Night bar, John tried to explain to one of his close friends about Mariam's behavior, ''Olowozza Mariam akyankombya kubibala bye? Yagamba nti twasigaza kukuma mwana waffe ebya kaboozi sibiloowoza kko. Takyayina budde bwange mbu katti mazzi mawanvu" literally meaning: Do you think Mariam is still feeding me with her juices? She only said our relationship should stop at looking after our son, she is now at another level.
Friday, 12 December 2008
Desire Luzinda - In the recently concluded PAM Awards she was referred to as the Beyonce of Uganda which can pass for the record but on Saying ''Luzinda'' it is hard to keep a straight face.
Jackie Chandiru - When it comes to body shapes, she's got it all but when it comes to her name Chandiru the best that can be done is for her to be married off and that name be dropped.
Natasha Sinayobye - She is pretty, and used to have very captivating moves when it came to dancing but back to her name, Michael must have invented a nickname to take care of Sinayobye.
Friday, 12 December 2008
The Blu3 star Lillian is catching up with Straka via size any minute from now according to the hot flashes version of the Red Pepper. This could be one of the reasons the Blu3 group has not been succesfull this year. The lead singer has spent most of her time eating and drinking. She had a tough time performing alongside portable Mya and well shaped Jackie Chandiruh during the MTN end of year media bash held on Wednesday at Club Rouge.
Blu3's fan base could be affected due to Lillian's weight medical experts warn.''She needs to check it or else the whole group could be affected. Its just plain simple,'' an expert said.
Thursday, 11 December 2008
The individuals below have dared where others have feared to set foot and started something to earn a living. Tom Kalumula from the Red Pepper takes you through some of these individuals who hold the key to over thousands of jobs in Uganda. You can emulate one of them by starting today.
James Mulwana: Managing Director Uganda Batteries Ltd, Nice House of Plastics and Jesa Farm. If you are employed in any of the sections in his Nice House of Plastics industry which is Africa's first company to produce toothbrushes, then you are working in his Jesa farm or Uganda Batteries Ltd. Alternatively if you are not part of the team working with Uganda Manufacturers Association which Mulwana revived in the late 80's and led for 14 years before retiring, then your education qualifications led you to join the Private Sector Foundations which he led for 13 years and created many jobs.
Professor Gordon Babala Kasibante Wavamuno: Close pals of his say, when he wakes up in the morning, he thinks of the poor in his country and the type of job he can set up for them. Of the many jobs Wava has created is Spear Motors, which has saved many of you from ''streetology'', WBS Tv has changed the life of the majority and now they are known as celebrities in the name of presenters. Some have reached an extent of putting on massive weights which is a sign of good salaries. GM Tumpeco Factory, Wavah Water Industry, Fancy Furniture and Victoria flowers all employ large numbers of Ugandans both skilled and unskilled and all belong to him.
Sudhir Ruparelia: Chairman Ruparelia Group. Probably if you have not filled your application in any of his territories for a job, its high time you did so. But many of your pals are lawyers and his buildings spread all over the city, others are painters, guards, and so on and so forth. But still you can't rent and start up a business or an office housed in one of his buildings. Alternatively if you are not among the staff employed to work at his Sanyu FM, then this is a tip for you to try your talents there. But if you do not have what it takes to work in his radio, at least you can apply to work as a caterer at one of his flagship Speke Hotels in the country. Besides that you can acquire an Investment loan form his Crane Bank where your brothers and sisters are employed as accountants, auditors, secretaries in the different branches all over the Districts in the country and abroad. If you missed a job in his Gold Star Insurance company, I believe Kampala Parents and Kampala International School bosses led by Sudhir, did not rubbish your application letter because thousands of Ugandans like you have been employed regardless of their luck and education background.
Read Also: Top Young 2008 Tycoons Revealed
Sunday, 07 December 2008
Cindy - Survivor
Cindy Sanyu, formerly of Blu3 is our Survivor of the year 2008. When she left the 3 girl group, People booed at her and called her names.
Cindy never looked back when she embarked on a solo career and she has recorded a number of songs a solo artiste. She confessed why she was ever scared of going solo coz honestly she is doing just fine.
The tiny chic who dropped out of school for music realized that she would need an able facilitator with a smiley wallet to make her life comfortable - This explains her hooking up with Italian boyfriend Mario - Survival tactics indeed! Good for her, Mario is always there to hold her hand as she goes through the life of a solo artiste.
She also won this award because since she appeared naked in the papers, Cindy has taken to appearing for all her public shows close to being naked Cindy at the Joe Concert(Uganda Online Gallery). It is no wonder she said it was a blessing for her to appear nude in the papers.
HB Toxic - Mistresses of Music
Hellen and Brenda realized they were not exercising their full potential with the obsessions dance group so they broke away and we can assure you it was the best decision they will ever make in their life. The girls are mistresses in music as they can sing, tease and move..These girls are really toxic, they always keep the guys pocketing and grinning but this time in owe.
Cleopatra and Brenda -Friends of the Year
This title goes out to none other than Cleopatra Koheirwe and Brenda Nanyonjo. The two ladies are as close to each other as Siamese twins. Always to be seen together and complimenting each other, sharing all they have...laughing and crying together, taking trips together and above all they have enjoyed working together for years. To them rivalry is not known and if they must compete, it is to encourage each other to work harder. We would like to call them "The two musketeers of" for this extraordinary friendship.
Karitas - Come Back Star
She once presented the WBS TV show time magazine then left it for the EATV Kampala wired show and whatever happened there, we never got to know but she left that too. Then it was like she had vanished from the face of earth until she came back with the Capital FM morning crew and later moved to Beat FM where things still did not work out. Karitas spread her wings into the business world but she never lost her strength, hope and trying spirit. Karitas has made yet another comeback with her soon to start new programme on WBS Tv again. Welcome back Karitas.
Sunday, 07 December 2008
He is without doubt the finest song writer and sometimes pretends to be very humble and actually born again but looks like he's life isn't that smooth. The song writer, producer, married Silver Kyagulanyi has split with his UK based wife Jalia Namazzi over sex. The pair wed last year at Pastor Simeon Kayiwa's church. He was nabbed with up and coming Priska Mikami, formerly of Dream Galz singing group in his Kisaasi home. Jalia early in the year came to Uganda specifically to nab her cheating hubby after various tip offs from different people, but this time round she drove to Silver's work place where she waited until midnight only to see a girl (Priska)emerging from nowhere and entering the husband's car and he lifted her legs up to the dashboard. This could not have worried Jalia but Priska was spotting a short skirt and her thighs were on clear display. This has left Jalia totally disappointed and she is contemplating on filing for divorce.
Friday, 05 December 2008
The Ghetto President is feared to be dragged to court by his ex girl friend for child neglect. A friend to the Ghetto president sadly revealed to our snoop that Wine has a child who is said to be 8 years but he has recently taken her for granted because of his tight schedule. "Of recent he has not tossed even a coin to his kid" a friend to the mother of the kid was over heard complaining over the President's tight marking. The young babe whose names were not clearly identified was at found at FIDA office in Kamwokya
Last Wednesday as the mother threatened to take the Uganja boss to court if he doesn't release the funds needed May be if Bobi is too busy, she will bring the child to his 'white house' at Magere and of course have to explain to Barbie". "Long before he started singing he was a caring Dad but after he began singing he turned into a mazzimawanvu" The mother of the child lamented.
Tuesday, 02 December 2008
Obsessions Dance and Singing group could be set for total collapsed after it has emerged they are indebted to Protea Hotel and they have failed top pay. The singing girls brought in American based Jamaican star Collie Budz for their Begoonza album launch in April. The show badly flopped with only sixty five people attending with and almost half of them were journalists, we can reveal. The 'Tomorrow is another day singer' was booked in the Acacia based hotel on CREDIT by Obsessions and have since failed to clear their outstanding bill. A hotel insider says:''They (Obsessions) were supposed to clear their bill immediately after the concert but with the low turn up, we gave them more time to sort themselves out. But now looks like they will never sort themselves out. Court action will certainly be taken." We hear the girls are so broke that some of them want to run away fro the group."Ronnie is extremely worried, Sharon is preggie and he doesn't know where he will get the money for maternity. Life suddenly seems to have come to a halt. He wishes he hadn't planted the seed in her womb," a very close pal tells us. So sad!
Monday, 01 December 2008
Uganda Revenue Authority has taken over the running of Super FM, Insiders tell us. Word reaching our desk indicates that URA took over the Rubaga based Luganda station to recover arrears the station CEO Peter Sematimba had failed top pay. We hear Peter Sematimba is debt ridden after his company Semat productions lost out on all money deals after the Global Fund Scandal. Insiders tell us that URA has appointed an accountant who will be directly answerable to Kagina until URA recovers its money. A few months back, we told you of how Sematimba had filled for bankruptcy when URA requested him to clear his outstanding debts.