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Thursday, 29 December 2011
First Published: 02-Sep-2011
Drop the Guns - It is believed that beef has helped some of our countrymen attain celebrity status. From hard hitting songs to spending luxuriously so they can be seen as better, richer, popular, our celebs have done it.
It is more like what was originally in the western world was imported to our local scene. Some, beef on order to screen to attract media attention and stay in the spot light, others beef out of ego or bonkmates.
But regardless of the cause some of these celebs have beefed for long and today TGIF would like to see them kiss and makeup.
Chameleone Vs Weasel - These brothers Joseph and Douglas Mayanja can't cross paths without throwing venomous insults at each other. Weasel accuses his elder brother Chameleoe who he will never forgive for raping his (Weasel's) babe some time back. These blood brothers need to come to terms.
Juliana Kanyomozi Vs Iryn Namubiru - Sincerely, it has been over two years since these two aging sexy babes began beefing. Their anger against each other stems way back in the days when Iryn deserted the duo and their music career and went with Frank her French man.
But more than a decade down the road, these two have become established musicians and deserve to call a truce and move on. It is not that Iryn is responsible for Juliana's being unlucky in love! We dare Juliana and Iryn to reunite and stage a reunion concert.
Judith Heard Vs Zari Hassan - Another classic case of egos clashing! The two top city socialites disapprove of each other's status, beauty and wealth. Nalongo Heard and Zari once exchanged gut wrenching insults on Facebook.Whether they beef, slender Judith Heard will not grow as big (size) as Zari and the reverse is true for Zari. So bury the hatchet already!
Navio Vs Atlas - The two hunky rappers do not approve of the other's rapping skills and this sparked off their beef. Sometime back, they exchanged blows outside Club Rouge.
Their music is not as hot as they are because most of their fans who by the way are babes, flock their shows and scream their lungs out not because they like what they are wrapping but rather because these guys are hot.
Sharon Nalukenge Vs Helen Lukoma - Sharon O accuses her former groupmate Helen Lukoma of poaching on her baby's father, Ronnie Mulindwa. Whether the accusations are true or not, it happened a long time a go and both have moved on.
Besides, Uganda' representative in the just concluded Big Brother Amplified Sharon O has already tight marked her territory by giving Ronnie Mulindwa a baby boy. She needs to stop being insecure and try being friends with Helen again.
Bebe Cool Vs Bobi Wine -There's has grown from beef to biff and is a classic case of clash of egos. They were once the best back then when Firebase was just starting where they even had a collabo 'Funtula' attacking fellow singer Jose Chameleone.
They later fell out due to unclear reasons. Nowadays Bebe and Bobi can't see eye to eye without going for each other's necks because each claims he is bigger than the other but who cares, the fans know better. They forget that the two have egos.
Thursday, 29 December 2011
They say beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, but we all agree that there are basic standards that cannot be debated about. Some people are simply more beautiful than others. Today, we look at who Uganda's most beautiful female celebrities are.
They may not meet all your requirements but they have something special about them that sends men talking and that's their bodies. Enjoy optically!
Grace Nakimera - She is sexy with a hot body and photogenic. She has nice boobs to supplement the body although there has been debate on whether she had a boob job, but she says they are all natural. She dresses the body the right way. The 'Kawonawo' star exudes sex appeal without compromising intelligence and independence.
Mya Bagenda - She has that look and body every model craves for; tucked in tummy, right curves with no extra hips or buttocks. What the light skinned Blu3 singer may lack in vocals is well compensated for in the body and looks. Surely we are missing her from the music scene as she is out on maternity leave.
Zari Hassan - Few people can give birth to three children and still look as hot as Zari. The South African based singer is simply gorgeous with that body with that body. Her heritage involves many countries with her maternal grandfather being Indian with a Ugandan wife; her paternal grandfather is Somali with a Burundian wife.
Zuena Kirema - She is rated as one of Uganda's sexiest women. Her complexion makes her attractive with or without make up. She has graced more newspaper pages than any other woman. The thing is that this mother of two knows her strong supplementary points- her smooth legs and big eyes. Who can blame Bebe Cool for fighting to get her back?
Desire Luzinda - She is the embodiment of African 'sexiness' The singer has a hot body complete with extra butt-size and hips and a flat tummy. That added to her natural dark beauty, her first name suits her. She is definitely desirable and we now know why several tycoons are craving to have a piece of her.
Thursday, 29 December 2011
First Published: Saturday, 15 January 2011
A new year resolution is a pledge that an individual makes to achieve a personal goal, project, or the reforming of a habit. this lifestyle is generally interpreted as advantageous. It can also be objective someone sets out to accomplish in the year. Here is what our celebrities have set up to do this year.
- This year I am going to keep peace and harmony with everyone including my nemesis, attain all my goals I have for this year and live a better example in society not forgetting upgrading my professional skills and become a better public relations officer.
- Albert Enstein, "another definition of insanity is doing the same thing over again expecting a different result." This year , I intend to take positive steps in my life that will make me a better person, wife and mother. That in turn will help me bring positive change to the world I am living in.
- I don't have lots of resolutions...I just have to be in the right place at the right time doing the right thing...let God give me wisdom. Who needs resolutions when God has the last word.
- I didn't make any resolutions per say this year, but I do hope and pray for more fruitful and a happier new year
- I want to produce better music, broaden my fan base and be the best person I can be to my friends, family, fans and those very dear to me.
- This year, I intend to work hand in hand with the celebrity models and management team to make it to the top in Uganda and worldwide. I am gonna do my best.
- To love God more not that I haven't been in love with him but to love him big time this year and continue with my afro music.
- My resolution this year is to buy a plot of land and build a mega house on it aftyer I fullfilled last year's of buying a car.
- This year, I want to do more music and hope to open up my own fashion house. I want also to do some charity work and then have more fun
Wednesday, 28 December 2011
There are things money can buy and those it can't. For instance it can get you the most expensive producer and song writer but cannot buy you a hit song.Some musicians are born and such are the talented type.
Others are made through learning music in schools and universities but currently in Uganda, there is a new breed of those that want to buy their way to the top charts. TGIF today unearths those 'artistes' who have no art per say and are using more money than talent to get a song.
Zari Hassan - Zari is without doubt the biggest Ugandan musician, who rides cars that are fuel guzzlers and cost a fortune. Although she masquerades as a singer, many people know her as one who pays that her song be played in club as she and her hubby dance away leaving their revellers to stare in disbelief.
Despite the media publicity her songs have not made it to any local charts. You want to know about Zari, It will be either about her showbiz lifestyle and wonder bum that her music.
Angela Katatumba - This supposed R&B songstress is the only daughter of the Honorary Consul of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, H.E Boney Katatumba and Gertrude Katatumba. Her parents are undoubtedly wealthy people and some of their dime and investments they have shared with her.
Although she claims to have started singing at the age of six, she has failed to command a really big following. Not recording for the best studios and advertising her songs has brought her a hit.
In fact she is known more as the British Council ambassador of climate change a role she should concentrate on and forget music if you ask me, seriously.
Mickie Wine - Back in the day, Bobi Wine injected dime in his brother Mickie Wine's hope of becoming a fully fledged singer. Year later, who knows Mickie for music and not being Bobi's brother?
Collabos with big artistes like Kenzo too have not helped him. It should be recalled that months ago, Bobi wanted to throw him out because the fella was \wasting' his money and not coming up with a hit.
HB Toxic - The former Obsessions babes should have remained in the group may be they would still be seen as singers. The group that comprises Helen Lukoma and Brenda Nambi has struggled to impress save for their sexy stage outfits.
Thanks to Talent256 whose manager makes sure they get to perform at high profile concerts and events as well as do collabos with established singers aside from the much publicized.
Henry Tigan - Suudi Lukwago, the Boston based owner of music promotion company Suudi Entertainment, was the one that brought Henry Tigan to the Ugandan Music Scene. And into his music. He did collabos with international stars like Marlon Usher but Tigan still didn't give Ugandans that song that never leaves their lips.
Though the two later fell out Tigan had already failed to use the money that was pumped into him to make it to the top and has since been forgotten.
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Zari Hassan stormed out of Club Rouge in protest after she was told the VIP booth she expected to occupy is reserved for Bad Black. The South African based business lady alongside her hubby and a few pals were on Saturday stunned to find that Bad Black is still held in such high regard despite her recent woes.
When she and crew were denied the big VIP booth reserved for Black - real name Shanita Namuyimba, Zari stormed Industrial Area based Guvnor and partied the night away. Meanwhile, Black hit club for the first time since her prison timewith quite some swag with endless bottles of champagne and fine wines.
Sunday, 16 October 2011
And that's what this list is all about. It's not that we don't find these babes attractive. We'd probably take any of them out for one for the road at our local kafunda. But the reality is that they just aren't as deserving as the hype they receive from both the media and from fans.
Are they sexy? For the most part. Do they deserve all the attention they get? We don't think so.
Judith Heard - Honestly what has Judith Heard done to deserve any attention? Ok she drinks. And real bad. That's all.
Claim to fame: Mbu Fashion.
Verdict: We have heard that JH, as she is sometimes called, is a fashionista but honestly I don't see anything in her that is fashionable.
Sylvia Owori - The city fashionista is fast becoming a serious cougar. Over the years, she 's brought back a notable collection of younger men to her cougar den.
Claim to fame: Fashionista.
Verdict: Now, with stories surfacing that Sylvia is currently shacking up with kick boxer Kalisa Malik, it suggests that this legendary cougar may never give up the hunt.
Straka Mwezi - The plus sized TV presenter isn't shy about mixing business with pleasure. Pamela Oti aka Straka Mwezi hosts 'The Late Show' on WBS a program that aims at promoting local talent. The show gives her the illusion of having to make or break careers.
Therefore she gets her pick of all the starry eyed young boys hoping to make it as performing artistes who believe that they will have to foot in the front door by bedding the presenter.
Angella Katatumba - Angella is attractive, sure, but not that attractive. Is it the willingness to do countless charity projects that still makes her a constant mention in media? I think she deserves to rest.
Claim to fame: Mbu singing for charity.
Verdict: Unless you're hoping to find a female celebrity replacement for a wall mounted singing fish, it is time to let her go, fellas.
Bad Black - Latifah Nalukenge is young and if anything catches her attention whether young or old it does not matter provided she gets her wants satisfied. She recently forked out $10,000 to Nigerian sensation, Mr. Flavour to give her a more intimate performance for one night.
Claim to fame: Spendthrift.
Verdict: We love the fact that she has a large set of boobies, but being a desperado at her age is a total turnoff.
Zari Hassan -Why is this woman still famous? No one seems to know what she sings or if she can actually do so. So it has to be her looks, right? That's the only explanation I can come up with. Which brings me back to my initial question: Why is this woman still famous?
Claim to fame: Splashing dime whenever she can.
Verdict: Zari 's best days appear to be behind her though we're still holding out hope for one more comeback. That hasn't stopped her from remaining in the spotlight though.
Wednesday, 03 August 2011
This is surely a shocker. 3am desk has learnt with great amusement that fading mystery tycoon Meddie Ssentongo demanded for a refund of the dime he had given towards the preparation of Zari Mid year Fiesta at Garden City last Friday.
This was revealed by Zari herself on her wall. This is what she wrote; "Great Corporate party last nite (last Friday) with all the big names in the house. Black turned up with Syliva Owori and we blazed the place...Meddy was there and his other chic Prossy was in attendance...the list is endless."
Meanwhile Black was busy getting cosy with her new toyboy that same evening. But by asking for a refund, does this mean that Meddie's previously bottomless wallet is running dry? Well, all the evidence points to that because more recently, the showy lad was in the news for failing to pay Shs5M he had pledged towards Bobi Wine's wedding.
That used to be his pocket change. Watch out for details on how much refund he was demanding!
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
The beef between loaded city ladies Bad Black and South African based Zari Hassan has been reigntied. In a new down low, Bad Black has attacked her showbiz rival that she is posing around with fake Gold bling.
Black was heard telling close pals that; "that gold bling is fake. It's not real. She must have got them from cheap shops in South Africa. Tell her to come I show what what real gold coated bling looks like."
This latest attack will surely raise hairs and be sure that the white party queen who is in town ahead of her Mid- Year Fiesta party will hit back. The latest outburst stems from the time Zari was snapped a few days back with a Gucci bag that's estimated to cost more than $500 and the watch worth $700 all with gold coatings.
Apparently, she is in town to put an end to any talk about the recently concluded Black Gal Party that happened earlier this month at Club Rouge. Sit back and relax as the hottest rivalry in town unfolds.
Related: Black Gal Should Fasten Her Seat Belt
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
There's a battle heating up between Diaspora based Ugandan singers Zari Hassan and Zani. Zani accuses Zari of raiding her name (Zani) for fame. Zani is the babe who sung the blockbuster 'Ndoowa' song.
While Zani is undoubtedly a very talented singer, high doubts are on Zari with many believing she is talentless though very loaded she can always find her way through things. Now Zani alleges that Zari is taking advantage of the close similarity in their names to make her name.
Zani claimed that Zari was stealing her music and using it to promote herself. She claimed that her music could be played in the background while Zari conducted interviews. However an angry Zari refuted this claim and said: "I've never done an interview with Zani's music in the background let alone claim 'Ndoowa' is mine."
She also demanded to have proof of Zani's allegations or she will follow the matter to the very end.
In this article: Zarie, Zani
Friday, 24 June 2011
Henry Wadsworth once said, "Zari and Ivan, Becky and GNL." Love and Hate are two sides of the same coin so they have established themselves.
When love turns to hate, it leads to a violent cycle of jealousy and revenge. And this destructive force causes nothing but havoc in the lives of people involved. When these marriages and relationships were contracted, they presented with pomp that no one envisaged that these couples would dare look each other in the eyes or hum discordant tunes.
Some barely lasted a few years, while others lasted upwards of a decade. Here are some of the most celebrated unions and their acts of love gone sour.
GNL & Becky - This was basically a tale of "Nothing for Nothing." Before he had all the gals shaking their 'Kinkakane' local rapper Ernest Nsimbi aka GNL Zamba was dragged to Jinja Road police station by his mistress.
Becky Mirembe dragged him to police that he had assaulted her during the Campus Night at Club Silk. Like a typical woman scorned, after Becky realized that she would not swallow GNL's dongle she demanded to demand for all th goodies she had given him.
According to her police statement, she approached GNL demanding for her money but instead he lost his cool which resulted into physical confrontation. He was released on Police bond and the rapper accepted to reimburse Becky's dime but Becky had already been thumped.
Zari and Ivan - TYhis showbiz couple is made up of more than glamour.Furious Ivan thumped his gorgeous wife Zari at Silk Oxygen after he nabbed her with another man identified only as Ali.
She had to check in at International Hospital for first aid. The following week the two showed up at the same club behaving like the perfect couple yet Zari was still nursing injuries on the face and the arm.
Ivan also destroyed her car out of fury. The two later made up but still; he may love you, darling, but it's clear that something just didn't go right.
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Ex City model, Judith Heard has hit back in her war of words with nemesis Zari Hassan. She has told close pals that she will deal with Zari in the best way possible for the 'stupid' insults she has been trading against her on her wall.
Judith told pals; "I don't beef with villagers because she is not even worth my time. But I will deal with her effectively if that's what she wants. If she wanna be a bitch then we will bitch" This comes after Zari recently posted another venomous attack meant to hit at Judith Heard.
Zarie wrote that; "Bitch was in the papers (today) mbu she has this and that!. What does she have except for the house her pensioner left to raise his twins...eat what you claim to have, mbwa gwe! tick tack white balls of your pensioner are shrinking gwe bitch....
When papers say mbu am a seer nonsinika amanyo (and you open your teeth) it is like laughing at yourself..." The two showbiz loving married women are said to have had a deep loathing for each other for sometime now, though that beef started showing recently.
Could this turn out to be th deadliest beef between women in Uganda's history? We will keep you posted!
Sunday, 15 May 2011
This might seem crazy but believe us it is true. We have learnt that there is bad blood intensifying between glamour gal Latifah Nalukenge aka Bad Black, Zari Hassan and Judith Heard.
And to prove this, we are told Black is planning to hold an off the hook party that she says will have Zari and Judith combined look like amateurs at making dos. We hope Black can actually pull off such a fete considering the downtown-ism in her.
However, snoops suspect the pompous Black must be up to something sinister but most probably she wants to proove a point to her presumed competitors. Over the weekend, she stormed Club Rouge in the company of her all gal booze brigade.
We are told she first 'punished' them with all tribes of liquor as though she was up for an award. This sent her brigade into untold drunkenness prompting them to behave in a queer way.
The group's headgal then decided to indulge other revellers and extended her generosity to those close to her table just like Zari and Judith do hmmmm!
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
The beef between Uganda's top showbiz ladies Judith Heard and Zari Hassan has had some effects somewhere else. Latest reaching our desk has it that the bimonthly Fashion Magazine Elyt has parted company with Judith Heard over Zari Hassan.
The two loaded ladies married equally loaded guys have fallen out to the extent that they can't deal with each other anymore.
Judith Heard who used to partner with Elyt Magazine in the monthly party its fans and Kampala's classy class has has her relationship with the magazine on halt after it's owner Sean Ndawula partnered with Zari for the recently concluded Zari All White Champagne Party at Guvnor.
Judith who has been one of the maon sponsors pulled out claiming betrayal by Sean. Judith called Sean at her home in Muyenga and grilled him for over two hours in front of her hubby Alex Heard.
"Sean you are my brother how could you do this to me by partnering with Zari in her party" Judith repeatedly asked Sean for some hours. Sean is now Zari's manager.
Related: All White Party
External Site: Elyt Magazine
Wednesday, 04 May 2011
We earlier revealed how ex model Judith Heard venomously hit at her number one rival Zarie Hassan and among others degraded her recent White Party at Guvnor. Now just as we had predicted that Zarie would certainly hit hit back she hears this, she did so in the worst way possible.
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Related: Zarie Is Not My Class - Judith Heard
Monday, 02 May 2011
We recently revealed how rumour doing rounds in the 'beef industry' showed how showbiz-loving ladies; Judith Heard and Zarie Hassan cannot stand each other. The two loaded ladies, married to equally loaded guys were said to be having a deep-seated loathing for each other.
In fact a source close to both had intimated; "They are always trying to out do each other in terms of the money they splash around, expensive VIP parties they hold, posh rides they cruise, holiday destinations and donating to charity organisations.
'It's an inner competition between the two that few people around town know about" a source concluded. Now after reading the story, ex model Judith Heard has drawn first blood in the struggle between the ladies, already dubbed-Battle of the Philanthropists by gossip pundits.
Apparently, she has been telling close friends that South African-based seer; Zarie is not even close to her class. She was heard saying; "I don't need to talk to Zarie because she is not my friend plus I have no beef with her since she is not even close to my class.
She is way below." Pals also say she didn't attend Zarie's White Party at Guvnor recently because she had another serious party somewhere on the same day. She was also quoted as saying that even if she was to be invited, she wouldn't attend since the people at the party were not her type.
Could this latest attack fuel the beef which most had not thought about? Meanwhile, Like we predicted, Judith is now planning to stage a glamorous party very soon that will erase all the talk of Zarie's White Party.
Hmmm....now sit back, relax and watch who struts her swagg better because it's just the start!
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Tuesday, 26 April 2011
It seems the repercussions of the current inflation are hitting everybody; rich and pompous alike. The latest to prove this, is loaded Zari Hassan. Strange as it may sound, it actually happened on Good Friday night at the Star Qt exhibition at Grand Imperial.
Our ever alert snoops were shocked when they saw Zari ordering her female counterpart to pick the bottle which was already half full with wine leaving instantly. Judging from the w ay she usually offers open bars, no one would imagine that she could carry away a drink at an event.
Could it be that her pockets are feeling the pinch of inflation or the wine was so sweet and special? Over to you Zari!
More articles on Zarie
Monday, 25 April 2011
The hot gals who turned up for Zarie's White Party at Guvnor on Thursday left many guys gasping for air. The restrictive whites-only dress code was respected by almost all the cuties.
Besides, the females guests added colour to the function by not only donning white attire but alluring outfits that exposed flesh. The hotties in little white dresses drew much -deserved attention.
The party that was strictly by invite started at 7:00pm with red carpet material guests trotting in grandly. Zarie who arrived at 9:00pm in a limousine was welcomed like a superstar.
With all the drinks on the house, the guests had no other option other than to swim in beer till the wee hours of Good Friday.
Photos: All White Party
Friday, 08 April 2011
There are plenty of things that can make one famous: scandal, talent, evil doing, doing something out f the ordinary, sleeping with someone famous, etc. But some people are famous for their good looks.
For this group of people they did not set out to be famous-at first.They were catapulted to fame because nature had already decided their fate. We profile for you celebrities who accidentally rose to fame because of their looks.
Mya - Mya might not have sung or released any song but chances are that you have been smitten by her looks. The dancer who later became part of Blu3 became famous as the 'silent' Blu3 member.
Mya joined the group shortly after Cindy was fired to help keep the group together. Aside from her gorgeous face, there was nothing else that Mya contributed to Blu3.
Zarie - Her music talent has been questioned on various occasions. But one thing this belle has aisa beautiful face and a verysupportive a***. Meet Zarie the South African based musician cum seer.
With the help of her loaded beau, Ivan, and her good looks Zarie has bookeda slot in Uganda's showbiz industry.
Desire -First and foremost is the hip blessed Desire because her booty knows no bounds. It is the 8th wonder of Kampala. Mostly I wonder how she finds bikini bottoms that cover more than half of it.
She started out as the sexy girl presenting tHe weekender' show on WBS. Desire exploited all her resources to ensure that she became a household name. Her curves and little cute face did wonders for her. People flocked her launches not because of her music but just experience those curves.
Nvanungi - Before Desire. Navnungi had the best booty in Kampala. For a while there, it was all that everyone could talk about! I wonder if she ever misses teh attention now that the throne has been handed down.
As a musician, she hasn't registered many hits. But one thing can attest to is her well endowed self. Currently she plies her trade as a radio ssenga.
Zuena - The former model cum singer with a pretty face now shakes her booty in the name of making music(is she a singer anyway). She continues to shake it like no one else matters even when her vocal prowess is questionable.
Despite her jealous husband, she is a pretty face to look at and most of horny fellas might not even have to listen to music.
Sheebah Karungi - This former Obsessions dancer flaunts her obscenely sexy body with every chance that she gets. Sheebah is more famous beacuse of her butt-cleavage outfits. You are about to catch her in Club in stripper heels. People love her. She loves her body. What song has she sunbg? Few people can tell. Aaah...she has fine assets.
Saturday, 12 March 2011
Forget the likes of P.Diddy, Beyonce, Jay-Z and many more in the western world of showbiz, today we unveil one of our very own, South African based singer Zari Hassan. She is evidence that being a seer isn't a bad job after all.
Zari is married to Ivan and they are both seers commonly known as Sangomas in Zulu land. She could have failed to conquer the Ugandan Music world but certainly, she has a place in the tycoon world.
Her fleet of vehicles includes BMW-2006, Black Chrysler-2008, Audi Q7-2010, Silver Crysler 2008, JETTA-2006, Mercedes Benz convertible-2008. She also owns a JETTA 4 with Uganda number plates.
All these vehicles have personalized number plates of ZARI 2-4-H GP. This is proof that she is one of the most loaded Ugandan celebrities and we surely know everyone will envy this. The cars are estimated to have cost over Shs2bn.
Related: Zari and Her Rides
Saturday, 19 February 2011
It seems these Ugandan ladies are on a competition of sorts or are they fast falling in love with Audi Q7 car. Days after Judith Heard acquired one as a valentine's gift from hubby Dr. Alex Heard, we have established that South Africa based Ugandan singer Zari Hassan has also acquired an Audi Q7 2010 model.
We are told the car is estimated to be over Shs 150m and was airlifted from South Africa to Uganda on Thursday. Meanwhile, the singer and her family arrived in the country on Thursday for a one week holiday as well as her charity and music work.
Friday, 28 January 2011
It is a fact that these guys are loaded at an early age. They spend money in this town as if they own a granary of it at home. But to the surprise of every one, the source of their dime is still a mystery. This is because these guys were yesterday living a humble life but have all of a sudden jumped from the physiological needs ladder to self actualization.
They have become money bags in a twinkle of an eye. Today our investigative team will show you the inside story through which these guys have been able to make money in just a small time.
Ivan/Zarie Hassan - When they left Uganda for South Africa these two lovers were just ordinary fellas who had no money. Fast Forward. They now have lots of dime. They have amassed massive which they don't fear to show off. They recently finished constructing a mega hostel in Kikoni, Makerere.
They have a house in Munyonyo, fleet of posh cars, a boutique in South Africa and a school called Brooklyn City College.
Moses Balyeku - He is in his early 30's. This young man has risen from nowhere to become Jinja's number one tycoon. Although young lads know him as a wolokoso fellow, all we can say is that the guy is loaded.
After his senior six, he joined Monitor Publications as Marketing executive. Around 2003, he moved to Dubai and became friends with the oil sheikhs there. He then set up a state -of-art restaurant there.
When he came back to Kampala, he set up a printing firm; World Point Group where he has earned a fortune. He then set up Baba FM in Jinja and is building a youth centre near Jinja Hospital.
This NRM flag bearer for Jinja West constituency is also in the business of importing cars. He has a fleet of over 30 cars that include a Cygnus, Benzes, Tundra, several Ipsums and Toyota Premios.
Meddie Sentogo - Now this is true young money. At just twenty eight years, Meddie cannot complain to God. He has all he wants. Little is known of his wealth but there is no doubt he has the dime. He is into real estates.
On Thursday, last week he was spotted with a big bag full of money at Garden City. He is believed to eb in business with super minister Amama Mbabazi and Amelia Kyambadde. He splashes over Shs 10m a week in night clubs. He drives only the best cars.
He owns a Range Rover Sport customized as Meddie 5, he also owns a Tundra customized as Meddie 4 and a Mercedes Benz convertible Meddie 3. He recently donated Shs 30m to Godfry Nyakaana.
Still to come:
Moses Matsiko,Balaam Barugahare, Latifah Nalumansi aka Bad Black and David Katumwa.
Tuesday, 04 January 2011
Come March this year Bongi Dube the daughter to fallen reggae star Lucky Dube is set to step foot in our dusty and potholed city for what sources have described as a mega show.
Back in South Africa, Bongi has some of the hottest reggae songs which are currently hitting across the airwaves and given the high number of fans that her late Dad Dube had in Uganda; her show might turn out to be a success.
We hear South African based Ugandan music flop Zarie is behind the project.
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, 24 December 2010
Ivan and Zari during her birthday in SA.
South African based Ugandan Tycoon and businessman Ivan Lutaya is back in town and we can assure you that drinkards are having a blast once again. It was just a few weeks back when he stormed Club Silk and bought all tribes of booze for every reveller.
We came to learn the bill later totalled to 30m in one night which he cleared by oicking a few notes from his wallet. Well last Sunday, he jetted into tawoo again and on Tuesday he spent the whole night making guys from different hangouts happy. We hear he started off from De Posh in Kabalagala where he put Shs 4m on the counter and told waitresses to serve booze to whoever wanted until the money was finished.
He then went straight to Club Silk and started throwing money in the air as people punched each other scarmbling to get a piece of it. He later ordered booze that was worth Shs 11m. "I will no longer buy booze when I see Ivan in club, this is a real DON" said one of the revellers.
At around 2:00pm, Chameleone came in, performed his Vumilia song and Ivan ordered the waiter to give him four bottles of wine and two of champagne. He later sped off to his crib in Muyenga leaving guys praising him. Ivan is singer Zarie's hubby
Sunday, 28 November 2010
Social networking service in Uganda is fast growing and it focuses on building strong relationship ties among celebrities who share interests. In Kampala, the network has helped to enhance the social interaction among the celebs who every day that passes aim at creating more friends so as to increase the network.
The night life and entertainment in our potholed city is partially responsible for the mushrooming intercourse network among musicians, actors and actresses. The artistes and their star-struck fans have formed a new and intriguing friendship in the entertainment industry.
This trend is favoured by factors like proximity, association, poverty prestige and excitement. This network is made up of individuals who are connected by one of more specific types of interdependency, such as friendship, kinship, common interest, financial exchange, sexual relationship or relationships of beliefs, knowledge or prestige.
Bebe Cool's female pals include his wife Zuena Kirema, Sylvia Namugenyi, Desire Luzinda, Mimi Kirema, Cyclone's Esther and a one Sandra.
Bobi Wine - Apart from his wife Barbie Itungo, Bobi is friends with one UK based chic Safina with whom he has a kid. He is also a friend to Juliana Kayomozi, Daphine Basiima, Prisca Mikami, Anita Tushabe, Shana Sesanga, Faridah Kumba.
Dr. Jose Chameleone -He is been friends with many babes but the most prominent is his wife Daniella Atim and Graent Osea aka Dorotia. He has also been friends with Cherie Adyeri of Cheri bar in Kabalagala, South African based singer Zari Hassan, glamour gal Georgina, Naila Salim, Akankwas Esther of Cyclone, Iryn Namubiru and New Vision's Hope Abimanya among others.
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Interpol has stepped investigations into the murder of head of South Africa based Ugandan witch-doctors Ivan's brother. On Monday we told of how Ivan and his wife Zarie were attacked by thugs suspected to be Ugandans.
Ivan's brother was murdered as kids looked on. Now we hear Interpol has picked interest in the case after it was contacted by Ivan. It is not clear why the thugs attacked them but nothing was stolen.
Zarie's hubby loaded Ivan is the head of seers in South Africa. He is referred to as Sangoma and his work name is Shaba Washaba. However most Ugandans are not happy with him.
Monday, 22 November 2010
South African based Ugandan top seers Zari Hassan and her hubby Ivan survive death after assassins attack them at their home in Johannesburg South Africa. Zari's in law(Ivan's brother) was short dead as Zari's kids watched.
This sad incident happened on Tuesday evening. We have reliably been informed that the pairs home was attacked by Ugandans who are not happy with how Ivan has been running his business in South Africa.
Zari's husband is the head of seers in South Africa. He is referred to as Sangoma a title given to the head of Ugandan sees in South Africa. Ivan's South African name is Shaba Washaba.
However fellow seers have not been happy with him claiming he betrays them on most of their deals as he reveals to their South African victims that they are fake and that he is the only true seer.
In fact a few years back the other seers almost castrated him during Iryn Namubiru's concert at Pretoria South Africa. Then they claimed he owed them a huge amount of undisclosed money. We have learnt that when they were attacked last week, Zari's in law tried to fight one of the attackers leading to his shooting. He died seconds later.
It is not yet clear where and when he will be buried.
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Looks like South African based singer Zarie Hassan is in a Lesbian relationship. Well this stunning picture suggests so. We are told she has been moving out with this girl only identified as Shoaledo from Windhoek, Namibia.
And now fresh info indicates this is the reason why Zarie and her Ugandan hubby Ivan are always hitting the rocks. Here, the pair were pictured about to kiss in Zarie's boutique in Johannesburg.
Shoaledo, we are told, was born in June 1985 and has a four year kid from previous relationship. Zarie also has four kids with her hubby Ivan.
Saturday, 30 October 2010
We are quoting the South African based Uganda singer and seer, Zarinah Tlale Hussein, verbatim. Zarinah Tlale: "They don't even have to like your music. If you're big enough, people are drawn to you. Quote by Jay Z."
This is what this smashing beauty lives on because her music basically, is driven by her beauty and money. She owns a college in South Africa, and cosmetic shop in Uganda; she owns a hostel on Sir Apollo Kaggwa Road; a mansion in Munyonyo and three posh cars with customised number plates carrying her name.
Her music has failed to hit the local charts here in Uganda, but it appears she is confident it will because she is, big and she calls her self boss lady.
Saturday, 24 July 2010
ER...FLOPPED singer Zari Hassan and her hubby Ivan are under pressure from the Ugandan community living in South Africa to quit. We are told Ugandans down south have formed an organisation aimed at discplining Zari and Ivan.
They accuse them of tarnishing their name and image. However, It is not clear how. One told us: "Everyone in South Africa now believes all Ugandans are sangomas. This is because of he image that has been portrayed.
And what is more shocking is the fact that these Sangomas have not really been of great help." Zari's husband, Ivan is the head of Ugandan Sangomas in SA. He stays in Pretoria. What has even brought a major fall out is the fact that they can speak passable English and yet the rest of the sangomas cannot speak any word in English.
Meanwhile, while in South Africa, they must not speak to most Ugandans. In fact we have learnt that this is the reason why the pair had to be in Uganda for the World Cup final game when almost everyone in the world wanted to watch it live.
Also there's fear among Ugandans who picked money in Club Silk that Zari was splashing. "She would first kiss it before throwing it in the air for partiers to pick," an eyewitness noted.
Sunday, 11 July 2010
Dr. Jose Chameleone - Africa will not participate in 2010 FIFA World Cup final but at least we will watch as Music stars rock during the closing ceremony. Celebrated singer Chameleone will be representing Uganda at this do.
Zari - South Africa based sex siren Zari Hassan jetted into the country for holidays and has been rocking her fans around the city. She is still here and we are looking forward to a grand World Cup finale with her today.
Eddy Kenzo - Upcoming local artiste of Stamina fame cheated death after his new Ipsum got written off, following a crash. The singer who was still celebrating his elevation from a footsubish will now have to look for more dime to get a new machine.
Angella Katatumba - Singing sensation and new British council climate change ambassador suffered the wrath of a camera flash lights causing her bodily harm and threatening to make her blind early this week. This was during a video shoot of her new single 'Go Green' A speedy recovery is all we can wish.
Thursday, 08 July 2010
Being a celeb comes with a lot of glamour. Celebs are known for showing off anything they think can impress the masses and then boast of a big number of fans. Toyota, Toyota, and more Toyotas are what most of our Ugandan celebs own.
They should thank the famous Japanese for having made their transport easier. See who drives the best and the worst.
Juliana Kanyomozi - She is an inspiration to almost all the female upcoming artistes. She proudly owns a Toyota Harrier. Estimated cost 25m.
Iryn Namubiru, Desire Luzinda - These two own a Toyota Nadia each. It's a car that most babes fancy just because of its name. Nothing else. Estimated cost Shs 16m.
Grace Nakimera - She drives another common car on our roads, a simple Toyota Premio.
Jackie Chandiru - For a babe of her size, a three-door Mitsubishi Pajero (short chasis seems) to be her dream car. Estimated cost Shs 18m.
Hilderman and Kenzo - We thought the Amelia song earned him much dime to cruise a posh machine. But he and the Stamina star are among the tens of thousands who cruise the Toyota Ipsum, commonly known as Nigina. Straka also drives one . Estimated cost Shs 13m.
Aziz Azion - We don't know how big his family is , but he owns one of the famous family vans, an eight seater Toyota Super Custom mopst probably a 1994 model estimated cost Shs 22m
Zari Hassan - Away from Japanese cars, the south African based beauty has always refuted the allegations of being a seer . But whatever she does must be really good because she cruises a Chrysler, Estimated cost Shs60
Friday, 28 May 2010
It seems that singer Zari has finally accepted fate that she is not destined for the top charts when it comes to singing. The babe who we hear has spent a fortune trying to make it big has switched to making movies.
News around is that Zari and a troupe of Ugandans are shooting a video for home consumption in Durban. The movie is said to have sex oozing skits acted by the thigh watering Zarie.
Saturday, 10 April 2010
Looks like South Africa based seer and singing flop Zarie Hassan has forgiven hubby Ivan following the beating she suffered at his hands five days back. Earlier this week we told of how furious Ivan thumped his gorgeous wife after he nabbed her with another man only identified as Ali.
She had t be checked at IHK. But on Thursday the pair stormed Club Silk together to show the public that they had sorted their domestic problems. But one could clearly see something was amiss as the pair partied from Silk to AngeNoir. All the time they were drinking Red Label.
Tuesday, 06 April 2010
Stunner Zarie Hassan is rushed to International Hospital Kampala(IHK) in coma after battering from her husband at 3am over another man but luckily she was discharged hours later in quite a stable condition.
Her on and off hubby- only identified as Ivan- we have learnt, battered her after a tip off from a pal that she had been spotted in Club Silk cozying up to another man only identified as Ali.
We can reveal that Zari and Ali have been an item for sometime and Ivan has been trying to nab them. When he (Ivan) was tipped off, he drove straight to Silk and found the smitten couple leaving. He chased them to Gaba road when he caught up. He knocked them forcing them to stop.
Ali vanished as Ivan pounced on Zarie beating her into coma in the process. Her customised Chrysler was crushed. She was rushed to IHK in come but later discharged. Earlier that day, she had been spotted with singer Jose Chameleone in Kasangati.
Thursday, 01 April 2010
Er singer Zari Hassan is jetting in town today Fools Day to celebrate and promote her new song 'Nzena'. But why on fools day for satan's sake. I don't expect the South African based singer to make any impact on the music scene once she jets in but one thing for sure is that, many girlfriends and wives of different men in town will be worried.
The likes of Radio, Weasel, Chameleone and a series of tycoons have been linked to her. I rest my case.
Monday, 18 January 2010
Most Celebs are not known for their intellectual prowess but have provided words that wowed us. Whether its insight or sheer audacity, we enjoyed reading these stunning sound bites from our stars.
Zarie - Ok I might be having problems in my relationship, but dating those bu-local musicians? No way! I'm an up-market, sassy loaded woman! Some of those guys can't even afford to buy themselves deodorant! Zarie reacting to her alleged hobnobbing with Ugandan Musicians.
Desire Luzinda - You Red Pepper guys should leave SEYA alone. He has potential. This is when she was reacting to a story about her and Seya while emerging out of a hotel room at 2:00am.
Eva Mbabazi - I can have sex for lunch, super and breakfast without getting tired.
Daphne - I have slept with almost all the celebs in town but no one has taken me to and from cloud nine like Hilderman Mazongoto Daphine's kiss and tell interview about her celeb sexcapes.
Bobi Wine - Between me and Safina there's no love for heaven's sake. I didn't know her name until after she told me she was preggie with my son. I only shafted her once. Uganja President Bobi Wine reacting about his other woman.
Aisha Nabukeera - I can't tell what Kampala guys find irresistible about me. May be I have a magnet or sweets down there. Why don't you ask them? Aisha Nabukeera reacting to Walukaga, Samona cat fight for her.
Tuesday, 05 January 2010
The crippled relationship between South African based Zari Hassan and hubby Ivan is again on the verge of total collapse. Last month we told you of how the pair had split and Zari had decided to shift to Kampala. But somehow, the pair got back and have been sighted together on different occasions.
However, a close source now tells us the pair could be about to break for good. Ivan accuses the mom of his three kids of extravagance and dating various men, particularly musicians. And because of this, he has denied struggling, er, singer Zarie access to his heavy bank accounts. Ivan is a South African based Ugandan businessman and its from this that he mints lots of dime.
Our source told us: "Ivan thought Zari was setting up a construction company in Uganda. But when he came there was nothing. All Zari was doing with the money was to hangout and house musicians. He was very pissed. Even work on her Makerere Hostel has stalled. She has blown all the money."
Music experts are worried Zarie might never achieve her dream. "It is no secret Zari loves singing. But singing isn't part of her. She should try just something else. She can't sing." She is set to launch her album soon.
Sunday, 27 December 2009
South African based Ugandan Musician and traditional business woman has cast a spell-like charm upon most, if not all Ugandan male musicians. Zarie, who until recently was said to be married to a South African Ugandan based businessman Ivan, is in town and all male musicians can't resist the temptation of cocking their whoppers.
Walk in a club today, tomorrow and next weekend you will see her under the tight mark of among others; Weasel, and Radio, Jamal, Chameleone and Shiru. After partying on some occasions she has been sited offering some of her companions 'soft rides' to her place or theirs.
Male artists drawing swords at each other - As a result of her wanton spell that she has cast upon most musicians, beef has already erupted between DJ Shiru and Chameleone over Zarie. The 'Bayuda' boss has been technically frequenting gyms in town building muscles to confront whoever fronts his heartily wish.
Actually, the beef between Goodlyfe crew and Chameleone we hear has intensified as a result of Zarie's love painting which has left almost all male musicians scrambling to have their hearts painted by Zarie. Aziz Azion has not laid down his tools and he is vowing to devour her before any other artiste.
Monday, 14 December 2009
The concert for South African-based singer Zarie and Bongo Dube has been rescheduled to February next year. THe show which was meant to take place on 16.Dec.2009 was put off for fear of flopping due to the festive season.
Meanwhile Zari has shown that she is among the richest female musicians in country by adding a new state of art posh car to her fleet. She bought a new Chrysler registered with personalized number plate of ZARI 3 GP.
She was seen at Garden City on Friday cruising the monster machine with her three kids. She is in town to finalize her duet with Jose Chameleone and also promote her album. Jose and Zarie spent the whole of Thursday putting final touches to the song that will hit airwaves very soon.
Friday, 11 December 2009
Singer Jose Chamleone proves he is the man closest to outh African-bases Ugandan artiste Zarei Hassan’s heart after he steals her from Big Brother Africa flop Phil Okure in Club Silk on Tuesday.
Phil had been having a great time with Zarie in a dark corner until the Vumilia singer showed up. Zarie ran to him and the pair started their cosiness, forcing a frustrated Phil to leave the industrial area based night spot.
Chameleone and Zarie have been sensationally close for about a year but the pair got even closerrecently following Zarie’s split with her hubby and Dad of her three sons. He is based in South Africa.
We are told Zarie and Phil met for the first time on Monday. It was on a plane from Soutrh Africa. Phil had been attending the grand finale of Big brother Africa. A plane hostess told us: “As soon as Zarie set her eyes on Phil, there was a glow. It looked like she had just seen the one as she is still recovering from her split with hubby.
Phill equally looked smitten. He had seen the best thing on two legs and was determined to get closer.” We are told the pair then moved and shared a seat. “He even sat her baby. They exchanged numbers upon reaching Entebbe Airport.”
But on Tuesday, in Silk, Chameleone showed he was still number one in Zarie’s heart. However on Wednesday, a close source tells us Zarie phoned a still heart broken Phil and apologized for her behaviour the previous night.
She even sent a text message after the apology call. The text read: “You are the finest and the sweetest. You are still my number one. See you soon. Love Zarie.” She’s lying you Phil…
Friday, 13 November 2009
South African based Ugandan singer and stunner Zarie Hussein has sensationally split with her husband and father of her three kids, Ivan. The fall out is as a result of Zarie being close to a number of Ugandan fellas whenever she is in Uganda.
Now we are told that she is set to shift to Kampala for good."She is coming with her three sons," her pal told us. The pal added that for almost a year the pair have been going through hardships and psychological mistreatment. A few weeks back, it reached a breaking point when the two who have been married for seven years brought the relationship to an end.
Zarie while in Kampala has been seen and linked to various men among them Dr. Jose Chameleone, HI Table bar boss Dr. Simon Rusoke among others. All these and others have put the lovers on tenterhooks. Zarie and Ivan drive expensive cars, wear expensive and beautiful bling, but behind closed doors it is total chaos and blaming.
More on Zarie Hussein
Saturday, 26 September 2009
Word sipping in from South African snoops indicates that celebrated Traditionist Shaba lost his temper last Saturday at Cape Town during a music show and beat up his fiance Zarina Muhammad, in front of her fans.
It all started when she went to chat with some Ugandan guy, asking how things were moving on back in Uganda. Love smitten and tight marking lover boy Shaba could not stomach the way Zarina was flattering the Ugandan boy.
He hastily jumped up from his seat and pounced on her. He started thumping her seriously, and even decreed a condition on her that she must choose between marriage and music, saying he can't stand the way she's flirting with musicians, and how they touch her.
The two were separated by bouncers before incensed Ivan tore her into pieces.
Sunday, 12 July 2009
Zarina Hussein known by her stage name as Zarie is a Ugandan Musician based in South Africa where she lives with her husband and three lovely boys Pinto, Didy and Quincy. She is an entrepreneur and a business lady back in South Africa where she owns a tertiary college and cosmetics shop.
She was born 28 years back to Nasur and Halima Hassan in Jinja. She moved to Kampala in 1998 and later visited UK for two years where she did a cosmetics course. Came back to Uganda in the year 2000 before relocating to South Africa where she met Ivan Semwanga the father of her kids.
She once dated Karim Jean who was trying to date her and Juliana Kanyomozi and because she could not stand competing with Juliana, she pulled out.
On the music scene she started way back in 1998 with karaoke at DV8 and Sabrinas just like Juliana which she did for fun. Her first single dubbed ''Oli Wange" was released in 2006 and this was nominated for channel O awards in the Best East African Video category. She did not get the award but this boosted her ego.
Sunday Pepper's Angella Kateemu asked her that "You seem to have a hyper lifestyle, how do you handle motherhood? This is what she had to say: Actually I live three lives: The first and most important is being a mother to my three boys and their Dad. Iam a laid back and responsible person - for instance when I'm at home I don't allow anyone to cook not even the maid, I do the cooking myself on top of being a good cook. The second life is of a career woman - I own Brooklyn City College and a Cosmetic shop in Pretoria. I'm hands on , I run these businesses. Then there is the artist lifestyle, I act as a diva but Im not wild. I describe my style as trendy, up market and sassy.
See also:Zari-Upcoming Artist, Zarie in the News
Monday, 06 July 2009
The leone Island boss Dr. Jose Chameleone could be planning a duet with the South African based Ugandan artiste Zarie Hussein.The pair was spotted on Saturday talking deeply in whispers before driving off in Chameleone's Escalade.
The pair hit club separately but the moment they set eyes on each other, the chemistry took took over. An eye witness noted "Zarie bumped into Chameleone and the pair were inseparable there after. They talked at length as they sipped on their drinks. They looked really happy and excited to be together. No wonder they left together in the same car!" More of Zari