Highlights and Lead Stories from the Red Pepper Uganda's first Tabloid.
Thursday, 14 April 2011
Pin it Down - Have you ever wondered why while some girls are yelling yuck, you will find most dudes screaming ohh yeah when their babes have pierced navels or tongues and eyelashes? Apparently, apart from one looking sexy and chic, it also shows some kind of strength and power in a woman.
Hhhm, no wonder the majority of our celebs are running to have this craze fulfilled. Well gals, if you want to look exotic, just go and get sexy piercing. Trust me you'll be chic.
Desire - Hhhm, which gut wouldn't get the desire to have a small piece of her after looking a the sexy body; especially that long navel ring leading you down to her paradise? Well she was as well strong enough to get a stud on her nose. Call that sexy.
Jackie Chandiru - You might have spotted her with a python in one of her videos and wondered; the power! Well she undoubtedly has all the might for she was daring enough to pierce almost every part of her body.
Rachel K - Speaking of might, our very own Punk Rock star is more daring than the mighty power. Apart from changing her hair at least uuhmm..20 times, she was Gyal enough to pierce her nose.
And to add a little icing on the cake, she has a big ring to prove her point. Go Rock Star!
Bad Black - She has certainly brought out the BADNESS in her for sure. This loaded sexy ''Black'' babe has shown us that indeed money can buy everything; be it power and uhm, the little piercing on her eyelash. Big Ups Badness.
Judith Heard - It's not so many words, soupy Heard had has proven to us all that not only does power come from dollars and pounds. It also comes from courageous and daring enough to get both her navel and nose pierced. Yup there goes some guts.
Juliana Kanyomozi -This long time Ugandan sexy song bird was considered the first to see the light in the art of body piercing. She has had a simple lureling stud on her eyelash for like a decade.
Not only does it make her look gorgeous. She looks young and chic as well.
Thursday, 06 January 2011
It was the same old story as veteran singer Halima Namakula's organised concert flopped at Aero Beach. It is on record that everything Halima organises flops. American superstars Joe, KCI and Jojo flopped.
And this time she had imported Jamaican sensation Ms Triniti. Triniti, we are told, is regretting why she wasted her time to come to Uganda. The sexy slim ragga muffin was left disapointed and pissed off after her show at Aero Beach massively flopped.
The show was also featuring Halima's daughter Rachel K. The show didn't attract thousands of beach revellers like expected. It was too dull and boring that it ended before the fireworks display.
Several artistes including Jamal and Peter Miles snubbed the show.
Friday, 31 December 2010
Someone tells us that telly Radio presenter Brian McKenzie is secretly dating rock star Rachel K. And we are told the pair has been seeing each other for at least a month. On Boxing day the pair was spotted kissing and getting intimate at Food Court at Garden City.
"You could clearly see that McKenzie was looking at Rachael with love. She is certainly the best thing to happen to his life," an onlooker told us. The pair later ordered for food and soft drinks.
After their meals, they left hand in hand. McKenzie has previously been linked to a string of city girls including UBC's Lauryn Ntare.
Tuesday, 28 December 2010
From the luckiest, to the Drunkos, and the sexiest, the year had it all - Stop wondering how today's kids grow too fast as if they are genetically modified. Instead, blame the speed with which years fly by.
As you reflect on the resolutions you failed to achieve because the year has been too short-yes it been a rollercoaster twelve months but they seemed less to you - we bring to you the people who, in one way or another made news this year.
This is part one of the bonkers, boozers, sex champions, etc, who caught our attention in 2010.
Luckiest person of the year - Mpozi how many times did Bebe Cool cheat death this year? Don't scratch your head counting coz we don't need your answer. But we advise the 'Big Size' singer to make a pilgrimage to Mecca and thank Allah for the breath he still has.
Serial Man Eater of the Year - Our team was torn between Naira and Daphne. But to be free and fair, we thought that the two can share the award equally. We hope they will defend the trophy next year.
Boozer - Two ladies in the world of fashion were in a tight race for this award. And with so much thought we gave it to them without 'nugu'. Ladies and gentlemen, congratulate; Jackie Klein and Judith Heard.
Disaster of the Year - It's said that bad stuff makes the best news. The Bududa landslides made global headlines this year. The other tragedy was the 7/11 bombings.
Unique Hair Style - This is a trio of Diana of Club Rouge herr Mohan was great. We can't miss out Rachel K who looked sassy this year round. Margla was cool with her trademark hair do.
Sexiest Woman of the Year - Zari Hassan, the mother of three, still causes scrotal eruptions with her sensual looks. That should give Ivan sleepless nights honestly.
The most Indebted Person - Uganda's most wanted corn artiste, Mike Ezra scoops this award. Interpol has joined hands with the local police to make the elusive conman to the books of the law.
Friday, 10 December 2010
Singer Rachael Kiwanuka has finally been recognised for her international collaboration song with superstars Akon and Keri Hilson. She has been voted Ugandan International female artiste in the just concluded Diva Awards 2010.
The awards took place at Theatre La Bonita over the weekend. Rachael K featured in the song 'Oh Africa' that sponsored by beverage company Pepsi. She also scooped Video of the Year Award for her song video 'Feel You'. She is certainly going places.
Thursday, 12 August 2010
Photo: Rachael Kay - New Pepsi Ambassador
Word from the corridors of power at Crown Beverages is that singer, singer Rachael K's contract is hanging in balance. We have been told after her current contract as Pepsi's Goodwill Ambassador expires in a few months time, the beverages company might n ot renew it.
A source told us, "We are looking at a drafting new fresh talent whom our customers can associate to easily." Raised in the US, Racheal K has appeared in different Pepsi Promotions and commercials including the 'Oh Africa' 2010 World Cup song where she featured alongside American Superstars Akon and Keri Hilson.
Apparently Crown Beverages is closely watching another female artiste to take over the role. Watch this Space!
Saturday, 07 August 2010
WHAT! VETERAN singer Halima Namakula has been told by her boyfriend he needs a kid with her. We are told the 'Ekimbeewo' star has been dating this unknown fella for sometime and only stopped getting hitched to him because she wanted to raise her kids. A close pal informed 3am desk,
"Now the kids are grown and looking after themselves, the fella thinks it's right time Halima conceded his penalty." Halima is blessed with three lovely kids; Rachel K, Hemdee K and some other fellow who likes to keep his profile low.
And she was married to Mr. Kiwanuka who sadly passed on. What is ringing in our heads though is whether at fifty years of age, Halima can still push tot out of her vuvuzela. We wish her the best!
Friday, 14 May 2010
Ever since she got her self a cool deal with Pepsi, Halima's daughter, Rachel K, has been acting funny according to events organizers. The first is that she now demands over two million shillings per show.
We hear last Thursday, the diva once again snubbed singing at Serena Hotel after ha-ha, eating and drinking their stuff. Now that is typical Rachael, the Ugandan rock n roll wannabe.
Sunday, 09 May 2010
They are referred to as celebs just because they are in Uganda. It is only in Uganda where we have celebs driving cheap Toyota’s of 1980’s or early 90s model. Meanwhile, those are the blessed ones because others are too broke to afford coins for Boda Boda’s.
The count down goes:
Their fast ride to fame made them instant ‘celebs.’ Their hit, Zuena, was replica of P-Square’s No-One Like You. They have successfully made more songs out of their endless feuds with fellow artistes. Then when they featured on Zambia’s General Ozzy’s potential, they thought it better to think along the same lines with Ability. And the killer of all was, Abatesi! For God’s sake, how, of all musicians to have ever graced this country, could these guys do a Chance Nalubega song?
This puts their creativity in question. Either they cause trouble to get themes for theirs dongs of duplicate some song from somewhere. Nuff said.
About four years ago when she appeared on the scene, she was only known as a daughter to an ageing musician. Now, Rachael is struggling with a bleak music career and unlike her mum whose kindergarten rhymes had a drop of humour, she has unsuccessfully penetrated the music scene. We hope she will use her name as the face of Pepsi to propel into another field where she’ll fit.
She became a ‘celeb’ because of her aah..er, Kandahar generosity! And perverted Ugandans have since then given her a position in society because she is out and about, prowling for the next celeb to lay. Celebrity status sometimes costs nothing as long as you utilize what God endowed you with. It’s just as simple as that.
Shamir? Shamir who? The guy owes his meager popularity to Desire Luzinda. Aah, that one! Well, he’s nowhere near the others mentioned, but he should have every reason to thank Desire. His Unplugged show at Silk Last Saturday proved him as another struggling fella who thinks that holding a mic on stage can turn himn into a ‘hit’ wonder in a country where the word celebrity carries no meaning. It ain’t an easy task, dude. Even Ugandans can at times eeerrr.. have taste.
He wouldn’t be on this list if Ugandans new the source of his income and out to rest the various questions about his wallet status. Otherwise, he’ll always be viewed as a broker who cracks a deal, appear to impress poor Ugandans and vanishes off the scene faster than someone bathing on a veranda before running broke.
For starters, we know that Wine is not a family name. He like many other new artistes couldn’t think of anything better to launch his career with. So he opted to use his brothers name to propel himself. Doesn’t he know that he need to toil rather than being referred to as Bobi Wine’s tot brother? Hope he won’t end up being a copycat, or worse still feud with the bad boy from Kamwokya over songs in the near future.
Sunday, 18 April 2010
Pepsi Ambassador Rachael Kiwanuka has vividly spoken out how she wants to bonk Maurice Kirya of all the men she has met in Uganda. We over heard her telling pals outside Bukoto based radio station Hot 100 that she likes the way Kirya trims his beard and his shaky hair.
She also talked about his good personality. He truly melts her heart.
Thursday, 08 April 2010
The 2010 Music album launch craze is fast hitting Kampala. Just after we told of how Good Lyfe stars Moze Radio and Weasel TV are set to launch on the same date with Grace Nakimera that is 14 May, we have learnt that other artistes are following suit.
Last year's flop General Mega Dee has set the June 30 for the l;launch of his er, album. To be sure I don't know if he has any but according to reliable sources he will be launching an album he has dubbed Ina DI Dance alongside Bobi Wine, Ssizaman and Buchaman.
Now Mega Dee has been going around telling whoever cares to listen to him that he is the owner of the song and as a matter of fact that he will launch on June 30. He claims he will bring back Jamaican star Mr. Vegas. The launch will take place at KCC grounds.
Meanwhile Eagles Production singer Geoffrey Lutaaya will be in concert on 4th of June at Hotel Africana. Interestingly I hear Rachael Kiwanuka(she prefers Rachael K) and Eddy Kenzo also want to launch in June. This is a joke.
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Rachel Kiwanuka who loves to be referred to as Rachael K wont be struggling financially again by the look of things. She has landed a juicy job as the new face of Pepsi soft drink. She bragged to some fellows: "You guys have been saying Iam broke but I can tell you I'm the new Pepsi Ambassador in Uganda."
Thursday, 14 January 2010
The former WBS presenter is set to relocate to UK very soon. Her last project was when she hosted the stand up comedy show by Multichoice which Pablo emerged the winner taking the prize money of 10,000Us Dollars.
Rachael has been offering free services to No End Entertainment owned by her brother Hemdee and Mother Halima Namakula. Unfortunately, not very many artistes use the studio for recording and the last time she launched her album, not any single company expressed interest in sponsoring the launch.
Now the latest coming her way is a six months contract she has got with British Council's Dinners and Exhibitions London office. The star who was in Las Vegas for Christmas will be moving anytime soon.
Photo: Rachael K Performs at the Miss Ug Event
Thursday, 24 December 2009
'BINULA' STAR and TV presenter Rachael K is a woman going places with her body. The gal who has multi piercings has gone an extra mile and had her simple rear tattooed at Shedrack's studio. We hear Rachael had an imitation of a dragon posted onto her right butt.
She was overheard intimating to her friends that Khan has done a good job, though according to our snoops based at the studio, the dreadlocked fellow was drooling as he painted Rachael's bum.
Friday, 18 September 2009
Struggling Musician and daughter to expired musician Halima Namakula Rachael Kiwanuka has been having rough times, our snoops have revealed.
Apparently, Rachael who has been claiming to be virgin for a long time is currently worried about her delaying periods, something that forced her to go for a pregnancy test last week at family doctors in Kamwokya.
It was a relief when she learnt that she was clean, she left the healthy facility smiling from ear to ear, as if giving birth is something abominable to her.
Friday, 10 April 2009
Due to popular demand we bring you more of the celebrity education levels
Qute Kaye - Is indeed a troubled fella. With the ongoing economic crisis hitting him real hard, the Ginkeese star must be regretting why he stopped school in senior five. We definitely feel for him.
Mesach Semakula - He has been greatly successful in music but the same can't be said of him education-wise. He dropped out of school in primary three, we are told. You can imagine if he did not have a talent of singing.
Gaetano Kaggwa - Huh this man! the BBA favourite was the first man in the world to have live sex on TV. As in not in the movie stuff; real shit The former Capital FM morning show star has a bachelors from the states and was pursuing a law degree from Makerere. But after having it with SA's Abby, he never went back to finished the course.
Rachael K as she is commonly called spent the best part of her early days in the United States. Well it is not exactly known what she studied but at least she had the qualification to join KIU on return(Note: KIU). Upon return she joined the Kansanga based campus for a course in some studies. But a few months later she quit.
Maureen Namatovu -Another Ex-BBA hopeful! now married but almost divorcing. No wonder she never put enough effort in books. All she holds is a certificate in Fashion and Design. And this time no Blah Blah.
AK-47 - The Mayanja's might be a talented bunch in the music industry but clearly their up stair department is not good. AK-47, Chameleone's young brother just holds a certificate Ok, Chameleone is better as he has a senior six certificate. AK-47never went beyond senior four.
Oulanyah Columbus - Great Comedian I must say! but sadly he lost the plot when he was almost up there! With a degree in law within his sights, Oulanya, real names Jimmy Okoth, decided the short cut to booze was radio. and he got it. But when he was chopped from capital FM, Iam sure he thought about his abandoned degree course when it was too late.
JKazoora - One thing I admire about Kazoora is his shrewdness. At a young age, he already has worked for KFM, WBS, Capital FM and Crown Beverages. But I don't admire how he completed school. Ok he has a degree in Business Administration from MUBS but sadly, it took him six years to complete bearing in mind that BBA is a three years course. He must have struggled.
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.
Friday, 24 October 2008
The Red Pepper has landed on shocking details that led to the popular presenter, Rachael Kiwanuka a daughter to Halima Namakula to be sent on forced leave.
The popular presenter was proud and disrespectful to some staff members something that did not go down well with the staff members and to make matters worse she was a pal to the top boss, Gordon Wavamuno. Sources from the station added that Racheal is close to one of Wavamuno's sons which made her feel invincible. This brought about an anti Rachael K Camp that peddled lies against her to management.
A good number of managers have been interested in Rachel and have been laying strategies for bedding her but the no-nonsense Rachel turned all of them down. An sms from one of the managers read:'' Hi Rachael, Do you mind if we have a chat at Serena Hotel at 10:30? I will be through with my work..Urgent Dear" and Rachael's response was "Thanks. I'am very busy at no end studios. May be another time though I think its better we meet at office!"
This reply made her extremely worried but at least she was not about to sleep with that man. This man was aging and suspected to be infected. The very manager intensified plans of her sacking.
Other issues were Rachael's fashion and Design. She dressed like Alicia Keys among others and some of the babes were envious of this. Most of her attire is imported and she likes expensive jewelry and shoes. Now that Rachael has one of the furnished and loaded wardrobes in town and she is very kind to help girls who storm her place borrowing clothes, she has ended up in lots of problems.
When she fired back at the cleaner who insulted her that was the last blow. She was summoned and sent on forced leave.