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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.
Tuesday, 27 December 2011
CELEBS BY DEFAULT
Every famous person has something that steered him or her to stardom-whether good or bad. TGIF, snoop Rowland Nkahebwa brings you some of you favourite big names on the social scenes and what they could be without what made them famous.
Gaetano - Big Brother - He was probably the first person to bonk live while in Reality show Big Brother Africa season 1. He romped with South African housemate, the gorgeous Abby. From that moment, a then unknown, clean shaven Gaetano Jjuko Kagwa sporting a channel O beard became an instant hero.
The crowds that welcomed him at Entebbe airport has never been rivaled to the extent that the President was forced to ask his security operatives whether a new rebel group had sprung up suddenly in the middle of the city or a new political party headed by (Gii-tano as he called him).
He later invited him for dinner at State House. He has since got lucrative jobs with big TV and radio companies. Well if it wasn't for his romping prowess, he would be another unknown lad in Kampala that you wouldn't turn to have a second look at when you meet on the streets.
Barbie Kyagulanyi - What is Barbie's claim to a celeb status? Because she is Ghetto gladiator, Bobi Wine's wife. Could Ugandans have known known her had it not been her hubby's music talent; absolutely not. Where would she she be? Probably married with five kids in her district of Ntungamo.
Blu3 (Lillian, Chandiru and Cindy) - They were heralded by music pundits as one of the talented group of girls to ever grace the music scene. And rightly so because all the three have gone on to forge a serious music career.
But the question is; where would they be had it not been the Coca Cola pop stars talent search in 2004? One social critic told us; "When the three girls came, were first unearthed, you could hardly believe they could make it in music. They were talented but hardly the chics you could easily market basing on appearance."
Where would they be? Probably, Cindy would still be in Tororo where she was picked. Lillian and Chandiru would also be unknown party animals in the city
Tuesday, 27 December 2011
The likes of Big Eye, Eddy Kenzo, Ronnie Banton and others won't like this. Singer Toolman has opened a war against artistes who date (or rather) bonk sugar mommas. The singer posted on his wall;
"I pity these artistes who fall for women (bamuvabulaya) who even no longer go in their mps because of age. Reason being that they artistes are looking for better life, pliz how dare you undress a woman fit to be your grand mum."
Over to you musicians....!
Related: Toolman Unleashes His Swagg
Monday, 26 December 2011
SELF STYLED Uganda's godfather of soul music has shaved his trademark - a thing that has shocked most of his females fans. We are told the 'Misubbawa' singer cut off much of his cherished hair a few weeks and later posted the pictures on his wall.
"He is spotting a clean shaven head ant totally looks different from the Maurice Kirya that city chics knew." According to his pals, when he stepped out for the first time last Friday for the East African X-plosion at Garden City Rooftop, several of his female fans could hardly recognize him.
Shockingly, those who did, never approved his new look. One was heard saying; @I don't like him without hair. He doesn't look hot." We are yet to know exactly why Maurice suddenly decided to clean his hair which he had invested so much in.
Monday, 26 December 2011
Life on the fast lane is no mean fete. The flashing lights, dizzying heights and self-indulgent lifestyle are simply exciting and so addictive. The moment you are thrown into the lime light, you never ever want to leave.
You may yap about the Pepperazi denying you privacy, yet you badly need the publicity as well. Rather, you'd be dragged out kicking and shouting than give up the life of being in the peppers - pun intended.
But wait a minute, it's not for free, there is a price to pay. Here are some but a few.
Ouch ..receive a few punches
- We learned that fighting is an intention to kill and two of our top most celebrated stars are equally famous for folding fists.
They have almost kicked the bucket due to a tiff gone really bad with a 'pow pow' as a sound track. We have blamed everything from yoyo wars to being under the influence and still counting. Moral of the story it hurts to be big...literally.
Sexually Starved and Lonely
- They got it all, the body, the voice and even the money...basically to us lay people, they are quite a catch but nobody will have them- at least not for keeps. Apparently they don't want to be hounded by the media and who can blame them?
Wearing 2-Inch Clothes in Biting Cold
- World over sex sells and we aren't going to dispute that but if you are going to strut around in 6-inches of fabric in this erratic weather; not envying you right now..knowing that very few of our 'celebs' own cars.
- The road to stardom is not a smooth one. You may be a star-not really sure if that makes sense but one thing is for sure; that life on the fast lane doesn't come cheap.
Take an example of hairstyles. For one it costs an arm and a leg to to get the 'in' hairstyle at an upmarket salon these days....but most of these babes would rather die than be seen without the trendiest accessory.
That alone you need infinite wardrobe. Normal folks can get away with the same dress all year but woe unto you if you are photographed in the same g-string at different locations.
Saturday, 24 December 2011
- Owori Opens War on Competitors
- Snoops Believe She is Pointing At Heard
Ladies and gentlemen brace yourselves for the newest and most dangerous beef in town. Word whispered slowly around the streets is that accomplished city fashionista and boss of Sylvie's chain of boutiques, Sylvia Owori has ripped her competitors apart with a verbal rant.
According to snoops, Owori is not happy with 'fake' fashion designers who steal and copy her ideas. She posted her rant on her wall that; "Some small minded business people have the nerve to hire my former employees so they can have access to my clients database and company secrets.....
I am flattered that you're a fan and want to be like me when you grow up but slow down on the copying. You have to do the time in the Industry to earn the respect and name. I've done business for over 10 years, you?"
While, she was busy ranting, our snoops got down to the streets to inquire who Sylvie might be firing her missiles at. Though the results are not conclusive yet, our sources believe the most famous fashion designer in the city with over ten years experience in the industry was directing her veiled attack towards city socialite Judith Heard.
"It's possible that the barbed verbal assault could be directed to Judith Heard. The two of course have never been known to be best of friends." Remember, the former model recently opened up her JHFYS Boutique at Forest Mall, Lugogo and snoops say she is employing some of Owori's former models.
Meanwhile, Judith herself posted this on her wall a few minutes after the ex Miss Uganda boss had put hers. She wrote; The essence of competitiveness is liberated when we make people believe that what they think and do is important and then get out of their way while they do it."
Well the stage is set and open for the new beef - Just watch this space for who will win it!
Friday, 23 December 2011
KB REACHING us from the land of honey and milk is that city model Debby Sempaka's romping guy has been identified as Bossa Kazibwe. Debby and Kazibwe, the LC3 flop for Kakoba Division in Mbarara Municiplaity were spotted together while attending Golola Vs Nagy's kick boxing fight at Hotel Africana.
Snoops have revealed that ever since Kazibwe lost the LC3 slot to Rashid Mukasa, he has decided to relocate to Kampala from where he resorted to terrorising the chic's Kandahar.
Back in Mbarara his pals are shocked because of the way heir man is partying. Many thought he had run broke after over spending during elections and that's where he decided to relocate.
Friday, 23 December 2011
All I want for X-Mas.......We love this time of the year- the scent of christmas is in the air, the malls are packed with aggressive shoppers, and everyone is busy bustling to get last minute presents for their friends and family.
But what are our celebs doing at Christmas? What do they want dropped under their Christmas tree this year? So here it is..Willy Byarabaha gets first hand information on what our starts want.
Agatha Kaffoko - An inspirational book would do for me. On Christmas day I will be in Mbarara working at Big Fun Entertainment Centre.
Iryn Namubiru - A watch, Valentine perfume, new car, membership in Serena Health Club and more affection would make Christmas just great.
Judith Heard - I would love to have a 10cart diamond ring this Christmas. My family will visit Sanyu Babies Home and the cancer ward at Mulago.
Liane - I'll have lunch with my family then dash out for performances. I would love to have sexy heels for the day.
Cleopatra Koheirwe - My ideal X-mas gift would be a nice gadget such as iPod, iPhone, iPad etc. I love gadgets but to keep it simple and girly, a classy perfume will do. I do not know how I will spend the holiday....I have not celebrated Christmas in a long time since my mum passed on. It's like she took it with her but I am trying to rekindle my festive spirit.
Jackie Klein - If I get to spend my day with all my family and friends that would be gift enough.
Nambi Brenda - Happiness..i f it can be delivered at my doorstep, even better! But I will be spending time with my family. I will probably have my parents to my house and spoil them a little. I haven't seen them in a while.
Susan Naava - Well, I don't really have an ideal Christmas gift in mind this year...but I've worked hard this year so I'll spoil myself a little. I hope to celebrate the day with my loved ones.
Priscilla Ray - I don't really care much about gifts - it's the thought that counts;). I will be in Thailand for Christmas.