Highlights and Lead Stories from the Red Pepper Uganda's first Tabloid.
Tuesday, 31 March 2009
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Saturday evening all all roads led to Kati Kati Restaurant for the Miss Makerere Beauty pageant which saw nine lovely ladies battle it it out on the catwalk.
The show started at around 9:00pm. The event which was organized by by Pulse Events and sponsored by the Mighty Red Pepper, Sky Hotel International and Excite Technology, was graced by performances from the alluring ladies of HB Toxic, Blu3, Toniks and Michael Ross. Revellers were treated to an energetic creative dance from the contestants alongside impressive catwalk. At midnight the, judges declared Winnie Nantumbwe, the true Makererenean Queen.
Sandra Nankaja and Peris Wanjiku were 1st and 2nd Runners-up. Too overwhelmed with joy, Winnie thanked every one who made it possible for her to win the crown. The winner walked away with a year fully paid tuition, a computer and a weeks holiday in in Kalangala.
The 1st and 2nd runners-up walked away with laptop and a flat screen TV respectively
Sunday, 29 March 2009
Ever since the Sekandi committee refused to approve her for a ministerial appointment, Sex oozing legislator Margaret Mbeiza has mysteriously disappeared from the corridors of the house, not even coming for preliminary sessions!
Word from the pigeon hole is that horny male legislators about the whereabouts of this itchy legislator. They have since revealed that gorgeous Mbeiza was blocked by fellow women MPs from attaining her position. "The woman has disappeared completely. I don't know what she is up to now. We are not seeing her and I think she is still recovering from the sex shock, " a snoop overheard two male MPs conversing in the corridors.
Well dazzling Mbeiza, prove to these people that you are still a strong woman.!
Saturday, 28 March 2009
Love sick Zuena broke every one's jaws over the weekend when she jumped up like she had been pinched by a sharp needle just to dance to the Agenze song.
This happened at Club Silk where Zuena accompanied by three juicy babes had gone to have some fun. "As soon as the DJ played the song, Zuena jumped to the dance floor and began shaking her behind like it was merely joined by soft threads.
Saturday, 28 March 2009
Iryn is the true description of what a diva is supposed to be. Oozing with sensuality, she is more than just a beautiful face. She is intelligent, humorous, hardworking, and her personality is like a magnet drawing everyone to her.
A loving mother of two beautiful boys, Iryn has got the kind of voice that can melt any heart. Revelers at Angenoir were last weekend treated to a sample of her new song 'Dance Floor', which she sang with Ragga Dee. Red Pepper caught up with her at Webcity Cafe.
RP: I noticed that you have lost weight and look gorgeous. What is your secret?
Iryn: I'm naturally a small woman, but I mind what I eat and usually work out for 45 minutes four days a week. I also mind the kind of Cosmetics I use.
RP: What Inspires your music?
Iryn: Iam inspired by many things, like my life an beautiful memories, the way people will identify with my songs.
RP: Are you working on any new songs?
Iryn: Yes I am. My album will be out in two weeks with eleven songs like 'Omukwano Gwafe', 'Bandeke', 'Nina Omwana', 'Obulamu Bwa Kisera', Samwa Samwa and other love songs.
RP: I noticed that most of the songs on your album have got dance-hall beats, quite different from your usual music. What's up?
Iryn: I noticed that people love dancing a lot, so I decided to do the kind of music that can excite them into dancing.
RP: When should we expect the official Album release?
Iryn: That will be around July.
RP: Any last words for your fans?
Iryn: I just want to assure them that Iam here to stay and will be giving them my usual best. 'Abatanetaag nazekulema'
Saturday, 28 March 2009
Sad News reaching our desk indicates new and already popular Lumumba Avenue based bar Blu Haze has closed counters. The bar had attracted a massive A class clientele but following the on and off closure of bars along Lumumba Avenue and Wandegeya, Blu Haze proprietor, Zimbabwean Tich Muzarawa got frustrated and fed up and is now quitting the bar business.
He is so pissed off that he has even closed his other bar, the royal complex based Stillcor Envy Pool. We hear he is selling the bars. Blu Haze becomes the third bar to close after Yakobo's and TLC. We will definitely die of thirst...
Friday, 27 March 2009
Word reaching us from Monsieur Sarkozy's land is that the Nkuweki singer Iryn Namubiru recently had a boob implants done on her in France.
This operation we are told was meant to make her boobs more firm and look like those of a young 17 year old virgin girl. We hear breast feeding two babies left them in no good shape and knowing her showbiz career where having a killer cleavage for her fans is something she couldn't' t do without, she had to make the ultimate sacrifice. We have also been reliably informed that while having a boob job she also carried out a belly suction operation.
The belly suction operation removes all fat and excessive flesh from the belly. We hear the whole operation of making her boobs look like those of a virgin babe and having a stomach as smooth as an aircraft runway cost her over US$ 5,000(Approximately 10 Ugx). So when you see Iryn storming Kampala looking like a 17 year old virgin don't say we didn't tell you.
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
Omulangira Ndausi's ex Faridah is dating Michael Ezuruonye a popular Nigerian actor. According to a snoop from Nigeria ''The world came to a standstill as soon as he set his eyes on Faridah, he instantly knew he had hit pure gold".
Farida was ill a few weeks back and Michael footed the medical bills. Other sources say Farida will be flying to Nigeria in two months time to settle with the new found love.
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
Former RDC and ex-wife to city mayor Seya Ssebagala was two weeks back at Grand Imperial hotel with a known city male model Kenneth Kimuli. Kenneth obviously seemed to be in control of Naava as he was constantly seen touching and caressing her sensuously in a manner that left her visibly very happy.
We wonder what they were really up to.
Tuesday, 24 March 2009
Denis Rackla and Rasta Rob are not seeing eye to eye after Rasta Rob snatched a city gal only identified as Shafinah from him.
''Rasta Rob has the fame and can get almost all the gals he wants. Shafinah is certainly one of them and this has not gone down well with Rackla. He has been dating the gal and always knew they would go on to produce kids and live happily thereafter. Rasta Rob has put a stop to it, Its sad!''
Rackla is furious and will not let Shafinah go like that. Rasta Rob has even stopped playing Rackla's music on his supersonic show at Super Fm.
Tuesday, 24 March 2009
Former stinking wealthy Captain Roy Magara, the owner of Das Air Cargo, Ziwa ranchers may apparently not be as rich as he once used to be. The latest is that the Global financial crisis has left Roy down and almost out. As we write Roy has put up his ranch in Nakansogola up for sale.
Remember Roy is the only private citizen in Uganda who has been having a private game park with Giraffes, Rhinoceros, hundred of Boran cows supplying meat to meat to several meat packaging and processing firms. He at first was selling Das Air Cargo. Now he is also looking for buyers of Ziwa Ranchers. Selling price is a whooping 2Bn Us Dollars. His ranch we are told sits on 15Sq miles of Land.
Tuesday, 24 March 2009
We know that a few years ago, Desire Luzinda dated Mondo Mugisha. However they were later to separate when the "Munene Munene" 'big id big' city boys like Seya came on the scene.
However at an un believable place two weeks ago, snoops saw Mondo and Desire at Pastor Kayanja's Rubaga Miracle centre getting very cozy and into a very lovey dovey mood as if they had rekindled their love.
We wonder whether what they were having was a casual chat or it is something that is more than meets the eye.
Desire - EATV Ug. Central Launch
Desire Undresses !
Desire Perfoms During PAM Awards
Luzinda's Queen Dancers
Monday, 23 March 2009
Emperor Orlando has been down on a sick bed for two weeks in Rubaga Hospital. The cause of the ailment is still unknown but some sources suspect witchcraft.
Of late Orlando has been involved in in a bitter fight with Eagles production star Grace Ssekamate over a woman and not a single member of the eagles production has gone to check on him.
His situation is deteriorating by the day.
Sunday, 22 March 2009
Diva Juliana Kanyomozi on Sunday had an old Mzungu estimated to be between 56-65 years old in Kololo based Protea hotel.
They were having a date and painted the atmosphere a lovey dovey mood. Juliana was drinking blue label while the old Mzungu was drinking wine. They later left in a maroon Mercedes Benz new eyes UAL series to an unknown destination with love intentions written all over their faces.
We wonder whether Juliana too has joined the Bazungu bandwagon like most Ugandan girls and is also dating one.
Saturday, 21 March 2009
Dan Kazibwe aka Ragga Dee will no longer feel high if you temper to call him a simple man. The reason is simple; he has added a brand new Cadillac on his driving profile after spending months admiring Bobi's Escalade. The letter O boss has decided to a dd a Cadillac onto his feet.
The self contained Cadillac is expected in the country early next week. More on Ragga Dee, he has bought land on a beach next to Kazzi landing site to build a love nest for his wife. He has set out to ensure that the construction is complete by 14.Feb.2011 as he wants to give it to her as a valentines present.
Friday, 20 March 2009
Former Big Brother one contestant Gaetano Kaggwa seems to have hit a jack pot of sorts lately. He is seriously turning himself into a mega enterprenuer. We are told in spite of the credit crunch that has left most Ugandans paralyzed financially, Gaetano on the contrary seems to be swimming in money. He recently bought a house in Mutungo Mbuya zone half of which he rents and the other half which he stays in .
On top of that his bar Zone 7 is now well refurbished and looks state of the art. However, snoops were surprised last week when they spotted Gaetano supervising the construction of apartments on Gayaza road. The apartments have been estimated so far to be around shs 200m. We wonder where Gae is getting all this money from in this credit crunch period.
Friday, 20 March 2009
Artistes who include top star Bebe Cool have been struggling financially. Red Banton was offered Red a stick of roasted meat and it turned out to be his first meat in 2009. It's that bad! But there are those artistes who continue to thrive even in the crunch. Today we unveil the top richest artistes in Uganda.
Bobi Wine - Uganja President with his magnificent mansion in Gayaza with a Cadillac Escalade, Lad Cruiser, Bus, and a Ford Convertible. He is building a beach and a hotel. He has a horse and exotic dogs. He is signed to Centenary Bank, MTN, Life Guard Condoms, and Ministry of Health. He has a hardware shop in Kamwokya, a recording studio, posh offices in Bukoto and a garden of weed. He recently bought a motor-bike. Estimated Fortune: Shs 2.7Bn
Jose Chameleone - The Bayuda Star is filthy rich! he has been on the social scene for over ten years and has amassed wealth. He recently imported a Cadillac Escalade worth over Shs 200million. He also owns a Mercedes Benz ML 320, a Super Custom, a convertible and a Premio. He owns a state of art mansion on Seguku hill. He also owns exotic dogs at home. He also owns a house in Arizona in the United States and recently bought a house in Kigali. He has a singing group, Leaone Island and a recording studio. He is signed to Nile Breweries. Estimated fortune: Shs 2.5Bn
Others are: Geoffrey Lutaaya, Ragga Dee, Mesach Semakula
Friday, 20 March 2009
Bebe Cools estranged wife Zuena Kirema seems to be very determined to move on and live her life without ever going back to singer Bebe Cool.
Why do we say this, our ever alert snoops spotted her on Monday at City Center Complex looking for space in the shopping mall.
She was being taken around by brokers who showed her different rooms and finally she zeroed down on shop C33. We do not know what type of business she wants to put there but what we are sure about is that the space she chose goes for Ug.Shs 250,000 a month. Apparently when asked to pay six months upfront, she was hesitant and by the end of Monday evening she had still failed to raise it which leaves us wondering if she is unstable financially. Still on Bebe Cool our reliable US Embassy sources tell us that Bebe has denied a visa to the US which he has been chasing for the last four or so weeks.
Thursday, 19 March 2009
Former Blu3 Singer Cindy is set to make a collabo with award winning Kenyan singer Wahu. Basing on the fact that Wahu has achieved continental recognition with her song 'Sweet Love' its paramount that Cindy does aa thing with her.
Currently Cindy is contacting producers in town to see her album on air waves this month.
Monday, 16 March 2009
There's nothing more tragic than when a fine wine sours, when a beautiful flower wilts or when the stature of an ancient Greek goddess crumbles. Kampala is not immune to this phenomenon and with the credit crunch biting harder than ever; Kampala's girls booze brigade has lost some of its members and at the same time recruited some new members. Here are the top entrants and quitters as broken down by JB Byaruhanga.
Cindy - Despite her problems, Cindy has picked up herself and moved on. With the support of her Muzungu boyfriend; she can still afford a few bottles of beer. She thus keeps her place. Is there hope she will keep it? As long as she doesn't break up with her Muzungu boyfriend.
Suzan Naava - There's no doubt that Suzan's best days came when she was still working at East Africa Tv(EATV). She was untouchable and hot to boot.Every bar in town offered her free booze. Well although she has a rich Dad, who can still fund her drinking sprees, she is slowly loosing her high ranking position. Luckily, she keeps her place.
Bella - The self acclaimed queen of dance-hall is unquestionably out of the brigade. The credit crunch has dealt her a heavy blow that she can barely afford a tot of Uganda Waragi her favorite brew. Chances of making it back; zero.
Karitas - After taking a sabbatical break from radio and TV, the gorgeous former Capital presenter is back. When she combines her small income from her hair garage and her TV job. Karitas can still afford a few drinks. She is safely in.
Barbara Yata - She is not going through the best of times financially but the good news is that she can still quench her large appetite for booze after combining her salary from WBS and KFM. Congratulations Barbara, you keep your place.
Thursday, 12 March 2009
A few weeks back the NRM diehard was bed ridden over food poison related attacks but that is now a thing of the past. He has a son in the United States who really values him as a father and as such he has sent him an Escalade, a double Cabin Pick Up with UAL series.
By Tuesday afternoon the silver machine was being cruised around Kampala. The Escalade family is steadily growing with Jose Chameleone, Bobi Wine having Escalades. The Escalade pick up is estimated at about 130 Million.
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
The Uganja President is set to meet H.E. President Kaguta Museveni. The meeting is slated for end of this month according to inside sources. The meeting between the two Ugandan biggest celebrities H.Es Bobi Wine and Museveni has been arranged by Amelia Kyambadde.
This has been Bobi's dream to meet the President one day. In the same vein the President has an admiration for young hard working men of which Bobi is one of them after donating 10 million shillings to Owino traders.
Tuesday, 10 March 2009
All is not well at Halima Namakula owned No End entertainment studios in Kamwokya. The once blossoming healthy relationship and special friendship between singers Halima Namakula and Menton Krono has gone bad.
Apparently the duo has been feuding over money that Halima managed to raise from her flopped Boyz II Men show. We hear Halima entrusted Menton Krono with the gate collections from the show and he was supposed to deliver the money to her shortly after the show. However Menton Krono didn't deliver the money and when Halima called to find out what had happened, he assured her that she would soon get it. It is now over four months and whenever she calls, he tells her that people who were supposed to deliver the money to him did not.
Worse still Halima can't sue Menton Krono because the two have been very close pals and as such hadn't put anything to do with their transactions in writing.
Tuesday, 10 March 2009
US Superstar Alicia Keys is currently in the final stages of completing two schools in Rakai District. The schools will be for free and are targeting about 500 pupils. The will be full board with accommodation, meals and uniforms being provided by the superstar for the kids that will be admitted in those schools for free. The beneficiaries to the schools will be kids whose parents have been claimed by the deadly AIDS scourge of which Rakai district is the worst hit in Uganda.
Monday, 09 March 2009
We hear even the mighty and powerful like Sylvia Owori haven't been soared by the blistering credit crunch. A few weeks back she was forced to cut down the number of models on her Zipa models payroll. She has been forced to cut them down to about 15 girls only.
Most of the girls however are particularly annoyed with Brenda Nanyonjo because she is the one who spear headed the vetting process and determined who was knifed or who stayed. On a positive note however, We hear Sylvia intends to soon unleash a G-String collection and after that she will seriously delve into lingerie collections.
Her Lingerie and most especially the G-string will be launched in May around the same time she hopes to have completed refurbishing her exclusive nite club at Garden City to be called Black Diamond.
Sunday, 08 March 2009
- House Girl - Zuena was working like a washing machine, baby manufacturing, a cook and a baby sitter. Zuena could also wake up very early in the morning after long work out nights and prepare millet porridge before embarking on washing dirty jeans which shockingly could have used condoms at times.
- Uncountable Girl Friends - Bebe Cool has a girl friend in all the hostels around Kampala and he visits them every night to share huge bottles of Waragi and other spirits. On making rounds with all these babes, he comes back home knackered and cannot fulfill his conjugal duties.
- Spendthrift Like a Porous Sieve - Zuena tells friends that Bebe Cool is like porous sieve and that any dime he gets drowns in a bottomless pit as he showers it on city babylons.
- Serial Text Pest - He receives hundreds of SMS from his lusty fans at times when we are in bed and he would answer them even without looking at the handset.
- Porcupines Temper - Bebe has a fiery temper like that of a porcupine and that at times he could return home stoned and rumble like an earthquake forcing her to flee and hide under the be for hours and yet that is where he would be throwing his smelly socks and shoes.
- Turned Zuena into a Base Drum. - Zuena's pals add that Bebe having learnt to play at least one musical instrument, he had turned her into a base drum clobbering her whenever he felt like instead of strumming her gently like a spanish guitar.
- He is Mean - Zuena adds that the dreadlocked star was mean to her like a white heron and had relegated her to footsbish like a cow where as other real men are busy buying their campus babes RAV 4s Code named "Wampomede"
- A Muzigo Fan - Zuena cannot cope with the idea of staying in a muzigo all her life. Other artistes are parading cribs all around with Jacuzzis and plush sprawling loans guarded by Alsa-Artians, German Sheperds and Dobermans, my Bebe is busy presenting an artistic impression of his house which only existed in dreams.
- No DSTV at Home - The former model adds that she is not comfortable with going to Bibanda and other public places to watch DSTV which she thought was an easy thing for her Reggae star husband to fix. Bebe actually wanted to fix the DSTV but was stopped by the land lord who did not buy the idea of drilling his muzigo.
- Home Like a Skunk's Den - Before Zuena left the home it was a mixture of fumes from waragi infested breath and carbon mugere to forge a foul smell that would make carbon monoxide shy.
So for all to be well with the reggae star, Zuena has set conditions and once fulfilled she will return to his bed. The first condition is to lock his groin with a solex lock with a key permanently kept by Zuena and the second is for Bebe to buy a washing machine and lastly Zuena will be the Chief Accountant of Bebe's funds. All contracts should be perused through by her and all monies spent with her consent. Bebe should also not leave under the connotations of his name (Baby) but he should leave like a man.''Bebe must learn to be as meek as lamb and it's only then that I will open up all my gates for him unconditionally for him to explore to the deep end, '' Zuena wraps up.
Sunday, 08 March 2009
Companies like GTV have already succumbed to the credit crunch while other companies are cutting on their budgets, most bars in town have run out of business with popular nights especially Friday nights now shockingly empty. Celebrities have equally been affected and below are some of them:
Chizzo - Fresh from UK, Gagamel singer should be regretting why he left his wife to come to Uganda and blow the few dollars with new catch Flavia Oketcho. Having drunk all the Bond 7 whisky in town, they are now broke and what is left to them is to hold each other every time they go out. He has even failed to secure a return ticket to the UK.
Sarah Zawedde - All that is left is a powerful car. The Kambele nawe star like defunct Pay TV GTV has faced a credit crisis. In fact she' not only off the social scene but also on the music scene. The arrival of the credit crunch seems to have made her situation tightens she has disappeared to oblivion.
Boyz in September - We are told the MUBS student recently begged Dr. Jose Chameleone for help. He is their long time rich buddy only that they don't fall in the same money category. Their late last year European tour was the lowest in history of local music abroad. With their poor music on the decline, Boyz in September are finished and sadly, September.
Amarula Family - These guys are funny but the Credit Crunch isn't joking. General Manager Amooti and his buddies Paddy Bitama and DJ Messe are struggling financially. By the way their story is a funny one. One day while at a wedding , they were served a bottle of Amarula . After downing it, they decided to call themselves Amarula family. But as expected they couldn't afford a drink. So they resorted to the usual beers with Amooti opting for guinness. Ever since the Credit Crunch hit, he has abandoned and now drinks Vodka. Paddy Bitama has lost his DMC Benz after he failed to pay Ugx 200,000/- he had borrowed for his birthday party. DJ Messe on the other hand has resorted to mc-eeing at the Makerere kavule based Punchline bar branch.
Friday, 06 March 2009
Commonly known as the Ghetto President and now Mazzi Mawanvu, Bobi seems more than ready to become the MP the Ghetto man has been waiting for.
After the generous give away of his monster Escalade, the opening up of a Bukoto office, and a whooping cash donation of 10 million he recently gave the traders, it is quite clear that somebody is yet to receive a bloody nose for their seat.
Bobi Wine has proved to us that he can do anything to support the local man and we shall not let him down if he needs our support. One local trader was heard telling a friend.
Tuesday, 03 March 2009
Buchaman has a new song out there in which he brands Bebe Cool a coward because of his Agenze Track which is about the break up of Zuena and Bebe Cool.
Buchaman in his song is assuring Bebe Cool to solve his problems amicably and not yap about it in public. When Bebe Cool learnt of this he just laughed off and said he cannot fight him but then labelled him (Buchaman) lame in the brain department.
Tuesday, 03 March 2009
Weasel and Radio rocked Sweden over the weekend. This was after Juliana had performed in Stockholm making Sweden a second home for Ugandan artistes. The ''bread and butter'' singers sent temperatures high in Sweden.
On the first day of March they were performing in Oslo and later proceed to Denmark and on 6th March they will be in Amsterdam only to wind up in Brussels on the 7th March. Way to go guys!
Sunday, 01 March 2009
Forget the Rasta Rob of yesterday who used to charge millions of shillings before doing any deejaying work for anyone. Word reaching our desk indicates that he has been employed as the DJ at the just opened T1 Club where he is supposed to be the DJ for the oldies night every last Friday of the month.
Now what is amusing is that Rasta Rob is paid a paltry 100K only. However the reason he could have accepted the deal for such little money, snoops have come to learn could be totally different. We hear while at T1, Rasta Robbo has been getting very close and personal with a renowned city sugar mummy, one of those women who have made their money from Dubai.
She is a hajat and our snoops have so far been able to identify her as hajat Sarah. We hear Rasta Rob met her in London on one of her frequent trips there. The duo used to hit Pier One together and when Rasta Rob shifted to Uganda, the two have been seen together on so many occasions that snoops have been left wondering what is going on.