Sunday, December 31 2017
The Njogereza singer, Navio was on Thursday introduced by his longtime lover, Mathilda at her parents' home, she is also expecting..Read More
Tuesday, July 11 2017
Ugandan musicians to vie for political seats in 2021
The battle lines have been drawn after Bobi Wine won the Kyadondo parliamentary seat with a landslide victory. In the next elections, we could see up to 10 artists vying for political posts in their respective areas.
Top on the list are Dan Kazibwe aka Ragga Dee, who gave a shot for the Lord Mayor of Kampala, but failed, Eddy Yawe (Bobi Wine's brother) who has tried twice for a parliamentary seat and failing on both occasions. The other is Afrigo Band's Rachael Magola who is going to give the Iganga Woman MP slot another try after the passing of Hon. Hailat Kauda Grace.
Magola was trounced by the late Kauda Grace. The Obangaina singer was specifically bitter with those who tried to belittle artistes following the win of Bobi Wine, no doubt, she's coming back with a bang. Hon. Judith Babirye is already in the house.
We now bring you the other artists that are likely to pick up the nomination forms come 2021;
Sunday, May 14 2017
Our Celebrities and their mom's
Artists were busy celebratiing their mothers and interestingly, they all look alike...
Navio - "Leader, Mother, Teacher, Woman, Doctor, Revolutionary, Olympian, Role Model, Friend, Confidant, Kigozi, Blick, Grand Ma, Selfless, Professor, Mum, Scout, Aunty, Reader .....
Maurice Kirya - "Happy Mother's day to all you wonderful mothers of the world! We are nothing without you!" Unfortunately for him, the mom passed on in 2015, she was also Vampino's mom. Vampino is the artist behind the Smart Wire hit song.
The Cherie singer, Lydia Jazmine, is a little version of her mom - "Happy Mothers Day to all mom's in the world..Special wishes to the love of my life!!"
Irene Ntale's message featured a line off Rema's Banyabo song that she dedicates to all the women..."Singa si Mukyala I love you Mommy. From mine to yours, Happy Mothers Day, " The she Go Down singer wrote.
The Tokombako singer, Spice Diana, and her mom can easily pass for identical twins. "She has watched me grow into the lady I am today, help me achieve my dreams, sacrifice her happiness for me, taught me most of the things I know, thank you mama, Happy mothers day to all the mother's in the world."
Sheebah Karungi - "Thank you Mama for not leaving me in a box on someone's doorstep, Happy Mamas Day."
Wednesday, July 06 2016
Margaret BLICK Kigozi commonly known as Dr. Maggie Kigozi added yet another year yesterday, she turned 66. The Njogereza singer and rapper, Navio, had the best words for his mom who is aging-gracefully.
"To the woman who has inspired me and millions of Young Ugandans to get up and do something. A role model to women all over Africa and beyond, a good friend and the best mother I could have ever hoped for, Happy Birthday Mum."
Mom and son spent the day together.
Thursday, April 21 2016
Navio is known for his rap songs but his latest Njogereza hit is a traditional love themed song. It's off his Chosen album. In the song, Daniel Kigozi aka Navio blends it with a bit of hip-hop something that hasn't happened before, he is hoping it becomes a Kwanjula anthem.
Back then, Navio could not do a Luganda song but not anymore. His previous Luganda attempts like 'Naawuliranga' and Mbamalawo, the rapper is helped or does a bit of broken Luganda but in Njogereza, the number one rapper is so fluent.
Twelve years back, he was quoted as saying he could not do a song in a language he could not speak but with the likes of Dvid Lutaalo trying out English via his 'Sooooo Nice' and Omutujju doing wonders with his 'Broken English' song, Navio is left with no choice but to attack.
The video was shot from Entebbe Botanical Gardens.
"This song just gave me chills," Ex-Miss Uganda, Aysha Salma wrote.
"He put swagg into Kadongo Kamu omgucci I love it. Did I just see the dab in this video," Socialite Sue Ochola added.
Leka Kwenyumiriza and Bugumu which he prefers to pronounce as 'Buguma' are some of his Luganda songs.
Monday, December 21 2015
Singers Iryn Namubiru and Navio paid the Zari's a visit at their Munyonyo based home, Diamond Platnumz was there too and among others, collaboration projects were discussed.
"Awww aunt Irene with Shikki," Zari captioned the Iryn-Queen Latty pic, then the boys preferred a photo moment with rapper Navio due to their love for rap music.
It was not long before 'secret admirers' were on board warning Zari about Iryn Namubiru being that close to her, she could end up losing the Tanzanian singer if she wasn't careful.
"Why is she coming out now during the time when Diamond Platnumz is around, where was she before," one asked.
"It's so out dated calling people w.hores, s.luts and prostitutes, the moment you open your legs, you could be one too. Let's find something new," Zari wrote in response.
Iryn made a post to justify that they've been friends way before;
"When you baby sat my boy he was about the same age in 2008. We have come a long way. Only parents can know what it is to spend time with children. All the fun, all the silly talk and being a clown. Our best moments are not on Internet and we can not describe the joy and fun to every one apart from those who matter."
The 'hater' went on to say.."That's how Iryn came to Fusion band in the guise of singing but ended up with the boss, the same happened to Juliana when Iryn ''snatched'' Morel from her but if it wasn't meant to be, it can't be, why is she even still using the Morel name!"
Saturday, August 22 2015
Cindy was doing rehearsals for tonight's performance that will be held at Club Venom featuring Nigeria's DJ Cuppy real name Florence Ifeoluwa, daughter of Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola.
The singer whose 'noodles' leaked in 2008 expressed shock on how her dancers were dressed.."The other day I held auditions for dancers at my rehearsal studio and look how they showed up..."
Looking at the dancers, some were dressed ready for a beach volleyball game while others came in their swimming costumes.
The Ndimukondo singer was in a green vest top and leggings, may be she wanted them to dress like her but did she give them the dress code!
Cindy will be joined by Navio, comedian Salvado and DJ Crispio. Entrance fee is 20K.
Thursday, May 07 2015
Two thugs armed with knives broke into Dr. Maggie Kigozi's house in Rubaga and assaulted her as she came to rescue her niece.
The pair sustained minor injuries as they fought the intruders. The former Uganda Investment Authority boss is out of danger and she's been discharged from Nakasero Hospital where she had been admitted.
Rapper, Dan Kigozi, aka Navio has issued a statement in which he notes that his mom is a lot better now and has been discharged.
"Thank you for all of the support from family, friends and fans. I apologise to the public for not having made a statement yet."
These are the facts so far:
Anything else you have heard about the situation is false.
"Every picture you have seen is pulled off random crime scenes on the Internet. My mother is stable and strong and has already been discharged. We can all learn from the bravery they have shown and I'm proud to call her my Mother," Navio concluded.
Tuesday, September 09 2014
His music journey is one that baffles even the top dogs in the music industry, not even Mun G's airtel advert of 'Toidi Luzungu' can apply to him as he explained a few weeks back while in the US;
"gw'a ate munange olaba abayimbi bafe bwebatakozesa jamaican accent bakozesa nigerian kati olwo fe tugwa mu category ki bwetuyimba olunzugu in our own way nga muvuma so nga ate amawanga amaalala gatufuna bulungi nsaba mukireze twenyumireze mukyetulina tuja kuyitawo nze eno nkutula deal everyday kuba kyakute ebyadala..."
Translated as; "Our artists have also resorted to using Jamaican or Nigerian accents, and when I sing using English in my own way, I'm abused yet fans elsewhere in the world do get me well. I'm appealing to all of you to appreciate your own artists, as a country, we will all benefit.
After spending a few months in the US, the Sitya Loss singer Eddie Kenzo was back in Uganda but for a few hours before proceeding to Tanzania. It's where he learnt of his latest award, 'Best New Music Act (Africa)' in the just concluded Afro Australian Music and Movie Awards.
Last week, Eddy Kenzo and Navio were the only Ugandans nominated in the Channel O Africa music video awards 2014. Interestingly, they are both in the same category of 'Most Gifted East'. The others in that category include; Sauti Sol, Diamond and Elani.
I thank you fans for the love and support but don't forget to vote for me in the category of 'Most Gifted East '
Monday, August 25 2014
Last Saturday was the first ever daytime concert by Hip Hop star, Navio. Lots of artistes including Peter Miles and Cindy among others entertained revellers.
Bebe Cool and Irene Ntale were slated to perform but that was not possible as they were at different shows elsewhere. Bebe was in Dubai while Irene Ntale was in the UK where she took off time to appear on BBC's Focus on Africa programme.
"I want to thank the fans and sponsors for making the show a success. A special mention goes out to the artists who came out to support! We have conquered new ground and moved to new heights with the music and you all made it possible, " Navio noted on his wall.
Thursday, August 07 2014
Revellers will have to consider putting aside their night concert outfits on the 23.Aug.2014 when Navio will be performing live at Kati Kati starting 10am to 8pm.
The No Turning Back singer says it will be the biggest day time rap show ever. Bebe Cool, Keko, Irene Ntale, Sheebah, Coco Finger, and Chameleone among others will perform alongside the hip-hop rapper. The event is sponsored by Pepsi and Uganda Telecom.
According to the new KCCA regulations for night events, all shows should end by midnight. This leaves the revellers yearning for more and also artistes performing few songs taking curtain raisers into consideration. Day time events are the way forward.
Tuesday, June 10 2014
MTV Africa Music Awards were held last Saturday in Durban. Navio, Radio and Weasel were the nominated artists from UG but only Navio graced the award event.
It is said that their former manager, Jeff Kiwa, was and is still the point of contact for the Goodlyfe Crew, a group that Moze Radio and Weasel have since left. They are are now going by the stage name Radio and Weasel. The communication and all info for the duo to attend the #MAMAs 2014 ended up with Jeff who is no longer working for their interests, and, this is how they missed out.
Instead, one Goodlyfe music producer, Bushingtone was the one who went to Durban and the 2013 BET nominees missed out, strange but true.
Below are some of the winners for the MAMAs
Saturday, April 05 2014
"I see a new war online. People fighting for rights on radio and TV compared to the West African music played. DJ's make sure you appreciate the good music you get and artists make sure you keep giving them that good music."
That was Navio's response to the (UG VS.9JA) music debate which was started by Chameleone at his Tubonge concert and later brought to social media by Bebe Cool. The online discussion was turning into a flame of war prompting NTV's Douglas Lwanga to invite Bebe Cool to throw some light on the topic.
XFM's DJ BK was equally invited to the TV show but he instead opted to a phone-in interview as opposed to appearing in the studio. During the show, Bebe Cool mentioned Navio's name opening up a whole can of worms with fans loyal to hiphop and reggae/ragga genres of music.
"When Bebe Cool makes a comment and people twist his words, those are the people I will address. You make it seem like I didn't make the most cash of any artist in the last 2 years," Navio wrote.
The hiphop rapper who felt the remarks were belittling came out citing his many awards: "So don't talk about who is big in EA right now. Open your eyes. You can't talk about Bobi Wine, Chameleone and lastly Bebe Cool without talking about Navio in UG music, Never put me in the category of a small artist."
"I'll say it again, you can't talk about East African Music without talking about Navio. Full stop," The No Holding Back singer, Navio concluded.
Saturday, March 15 2014
Zuena giving support to hubby
Team 12 - Maurice and David had to ride bicycles and also fill up some charcoal sacks in Kyabakuza as they made their way to 'London' to deliver the Tusker beer bottle.
Navio was certaionly having issues with Swahili. His only two words were; 'Habar'i and 'Nduggu'.
Tuesday, December 03 2013
The Goodlyfe Crew with their song; 'Can't Let You Go' lost the Channel O award for 'Most Gifted Ragga Dance Hall Video' to Kenya's P-Unit.
P-Unit's 'You Guy' did not spare them in another category of 'Most Gifted Ragga Dance Hall Video', the same category Navio has been nominated.
Tweeting from South Africa, the Goodlyfe Crew were quick to congratulate P-Unit. "Congs P-Unit, East Africa, Africa CHOAMVA well represented."
The 'Leka Kwenyumiliza' singer, Navio did not forget those that voted for him. "Big up to all my fans that voted for me. We'll get it in next year proper! 2014."
On the night of the awards, The Goodlyfe Crew wrote: "Tonight is the night of giants, let's celebrate like giants Channel O style," but Bebe Cool simply branded them as losers when it turned out that they had lost.
Goodlyfe's camp was quick to shoot back: "Being nominated is an achievement in itself, Radio and Weasel are nominated every year, where is Bebe Cool?"
This Friday, Bebe Cool and the Goodlyfe Crew will be battling it out at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds. On the same day, the dynamic duo will also be premiering their latest video, 'Miles Away' before facing off with Bebe Cool who will be in the red corner.
Friday, October 11 2013
Hip Hop star, Daniel Kigozi aka Navio has lashed out at his 'haters' in an angry facebook rant.
Navio who has just released his latest track, 'On and On', a collaboration with American RnB singer, Keith Sweat is so bitter with a section of people he refers to as 'haters'. He claims that instead of supporting artistes, they end up with a foot in their mouth as he explains below:
"The big challenge is individuals going out of their way to undermine artists. Every artist has people dedicated to this cause of undermining them."
He goes on to explain; "For example, I was excluded from the line up for R-Kelly’s show. A year later, he was mixing me drinks at his pool bar in his Chicago house. And we were about to hit the studio."
Cruises Akon's Lamborghini - "Next I was purposefully excluded from the Akon show. Next thing you know I’m in his Lamboghini driving around Atlanta a month ago."
And finally, in the just concluded Nile Gold Jazz Safari that had Keith Sweat as one of the performers at Kampala Serena Hotel, Navio was told that he won't attend, perform or see Keith Sweat as he explains:
"Next at Keith Sweat, I was told I wouldn’t be able to attend, perform or see him. Keith lands, calls me up for lunch. He demands seats for me at the show, then to really make these guys feel angry, he calls me on stage at the climax of the show."
He wraps up: "The moral is, God's plan always prevails and it is better to help your artists rather than to end up with a foot in your mouth. Like every other country in Africa, be proud and help your artists. Our victories are yours."
Do not be a slave to your bitterness. Promote your culture as he signed off.
Saturday, June 01 2013
The event announcing the 30 categories was held at Euphoria Night Club in Lagos, Nigeria last Thursday. Voting online will kick off on June 28 while the main event will be held in New York City on Sept 01, 2013.
This is indeed a good life for the Goodlyfe Crew. It's slightly after two weeks when Moze and Weasel were nominated in the 2013 BET Awards under the Best International Act - Africa category, being the first Ugandan artists to at least be nominated in the Black Entertainment Television awards that will see them rub shoulders with the likes of R-Kelly at the Nokia Theatre L.A.
Just yesterday, Moze Radio and Weasel left for South Africa where they are expected to give a powerful performance at the first Big Brother The Chase eviction show that has our UG contestant, Denzel up for eviction.
Tuesday, April 16 2013
Shortly after Prof. Maggie introducing her, Molly waved to the crowd and moments later, they broke off for dinner. It's during that time that she collapsed dead. The MC of the night, Roger Mugisha was faced with the worst experiences since assuming this role: "I had just mentioned that the old lady has stamina, that she wasn't on a wheelchair..gosh I gave her so many compliments."
Telling me she is dead is a shocker. I saw her walking and she looked energetic like she could live another ten years. It's a tragedy, can't believe it though, said one person who was attending the function.
The 'Leka Kwenyumiriza' singer had this to say: "People pass away. Remember them as they would like to be remembered." Paddy Blick, Bill, Arthur Blick Mugerwa, Derrick and Maggie Jean Blick Kigozi are Molly Blick's children. Molly loved sports to the point that she used to buy rally cars and motorcycles for her sons.
It's not surprising that the same trend has been picked by the sons and grandsons who have continued to dominate the motorbike racing in the country.
Wednesday, February 20 2013
'Ngaalo', 'Bugumu', 'Kata' and 'Miliki' which he did with the Late Goldie Harvey from Nigeria are some of his tracks. 'We Burn' is a collabo by Navio and the then Blu3, but it's still worth listening to several years later.
On Feb 11, Navio had just made a post on his wall announcing that the Miliki video is about to be released not knowing that three days later, Goldie will be no more.
Navio's tribute to the late Goldie:
"My little sister has passed away. Goldie Harvey honourably Represented Nigeria in the Big Brother House, and was on the fast track to changing the Industry. She believed in a bigger Africa, that went beyond her own borders. Goldie Harvey was an inspiration to me. And will always be my little sis. Rest in Peace Babe."
Monday, September 10 2012
A source close to the situation tells Ugandaonline.Net EXCLUSIVELY that Klear Kut has been banned from Club Rouge for the next six months.
Klear Kut's JB was last Friday involved in a fight with a yet to be identified Nigerian dude who kissed his gal.
The insider source revealed that JB was still walking with a swagg around the club thinking that his gal was by his side, but on looking closely, the Nigerian dude was all over his gal.
The long beard JB charged like a lion wanting to rip the guy into pieces. This prompted the bouncers to move in swiftly to quell the situation. Club Rouge's management decided to slap a ban Klear Kut's music from being played st the club for six months.
This was not all but also other members associated to Navio's group, Klear Kut were not allowed inside the club. Meanwhile, close pals to the gal revealed that the gal and the Megarian are friends. Watch this space!
Tuesday, September 04 2012
Last Friday, Channel O rolled out the nominees for the 2012 Channel O Music Video Awards and four artistes made Uganda proud. Female rapper Keko, Hip Hop star Navio, RnB stars Maurice Kirya and Toniks appeared on that list.
The ball now lies in the hands of the public to make sure that your favorite video wins. Below are the codes to consider while voting.
Related: Keko a Nominee in the 2012 Channel O Music Awards
Thursday, August 02 2012
Uganda will be massively represented on that day with over 40 countries watching the show. Kyle who is representing Uganda is one of six finalists in the run for the USD 300,000 and Navio performing as well just makes it a package.
The star who announced way in advance that he could not make it for Sera's burial as he will be in South Africa could not hide his excitement at least from his posting:
"I'm officially performing at the Big brother finale. East Africa Oye! Another one for the History Books. East Africa, I think its about time we had an East African performing at the Grand finale and a rapper at that"
The choice of an East African to perform on the Grand finale and a Ugandan at that simply confirms the fact that even though Tanzania left in the first week of the show, Kenya and Uganda have managed to hang on in the house for 91 days through Kyle and Prezzo.
Kyle and Jannette were the last couple standing until Wati(Malawi) put Kyle on the chopping block. Jannete being put up with Kyle became the weakest link and therefore had to come back home making her the last housemate to leave because after that, there were no more nominations.
The show will end this Sunday as Prezzo, Lady May, Keagan, Talia, Wati, and Kyle are working themselves to winning US$ 300,000.
Rema Namakula's 30th birthday celebration in Dubai
No wedding for me, I'm in it for the money-Sheilah Gashumba