Sunday, February 23 2014
Tusker Twende Kazi reality show premiers tonight. It will be live on NTV starting at 8:00pm. Bebe Cool, Flavia Tumusiime and Seanice Kacungira are already in Nairobi for the cross-continental journey that will see them deliver a beer bottle to Humphrey Kayange in London.
Reality show lovers will be able to catch it live on NTV every Sunday at 8:05pm. Its' 50 people, 50 days. The contestants will be faced with a lot of challenges as they go through this thrilling experience. The contestants will go through two continents and thirteen countries before reaching their final destination in London.
Contestants will only have clothes on their backs and depend on locals to locate their way. During the launch in Nairobi more Ugandans were unveiled and those include: Navio, Maurice Kirya, Moze Radio and Weasel.
Moze Radio has teamed up with David Mwita, Weasel with Purity Wines, Navio with Anthony Gitonga. Mercy Kuria teams up with Bebe Cool while Flavia and Seanice team up with Charled and George respectively.
Monday, January 20 2014
Bebe Cool was over the weekend in Nairobi busy with the Tusker Twende Kazi reality show preparations alongside Capital FM's Flavia Tumusiime.
On coming back, he made a stop over at Queen's Palace in Malaba where he joined his Gagamel band for a performance before making his way to Kampala on Sunday.
Using his official facebook profile, Bebe Cool revealed some details about the reality show in which he will be participating. "A bottle of tusker, 25 celebrities and personalities,10,000 kilometers through 8 countries ending in London, a lot of challenges on the way, 2 Ugandan personalities and one celeb (Bebe Cool) among the contestants."
Tusker Twende Kazi is a new reality show by EABL that will see 50 East Africans racing from Nairobi to London in 50 days taking a Tusker bottle to Kenya's Rugby star, Humphrey Kayange in London. They will go through 13 countries in two continents. The 25 well known personalities have already been selected and recruitment of the other 25 contestants is underway, it ends in February.
The contestants will ony have clothes on their backs and will rely on local communities to help them find their way. Ordinary participants from Uganda and Tanzania are yet to get details on how to register.
Saturday, January 18 2014
Bebe Cool and Favia Tumusime are already in Nairobi for the Tusker Twende Kazi Reality show that will be airing on our screens very soon. The reality show will have 25 well known personalities that include Bebe Cool, Flavia and Seanice Kacungira from Uganda plus other personalities that include Ezekiel Kemboi and Kenya's Stella Mwangi among others.
25 others will have to join them to make the number 50. "It will be 50 people, 50 days, 1 Tusker all on an incredible journey through East Africa and Europe to deliver a taste of home and show the world that a little bit of Kenya can go along way."
To be part of the 25 well known personalities, you must have a Kenyan passport. Simply log onto to: twendekazi.tusker.mobi/twende and enter the mission.
Sunday, December 08 2013
The 8-week show that kicked off on Oct.13 finally came to an end on Sunday, December 8, 2013 with Burundi's only contestant, Hope taking the Kshs.5m and a recording contract with Sony music.
Hope beat other finalists that included: Tanzania's Hisia in the fourth position, our very own Daisy Ejang who finished in the third position and then, Kenya's Amos and Josh who finished in the second position.
This year, all the finalists came out of the academy with their latest singles fully recorded on both audio and video, but from Hope's sneak peek video, you could tell that it was win material. Yesterday, the dreams of Nyambura becoming a millionaire were shattered when she was evicted alongside with Patrick from Rwanda.
Performance at the grand finale had previous winners like Ruth Matete and Davis Hillary Ntare performing plus a host of previous TPF contestants.
Earlier, Judge Juliana wrote this on her wall: "We wind up yet another successful season of TPF. Like I said, TPF6 has had some of the finest talent I have seen in TPF history and I'm proud to have been apart of it. As we count down to the finale tonight, I wish all the finalists the best of luck. You all deserve to be there. Thank you East Africa for all the support."
Monday, December 02 2013
Last week, all TPF6 contestants were on probation and East Africa was given a chance to vote for their favourite contestants. Uganda's Derrick Kojjo and Phionah Mbabazi from Rwanda emerged with the least votes, earning them a quick exit from the house.
Contestants were given a chance to perform their favourite songs. Our very won Derrick Kojjo, Hope and Phionah did justice to 'Omulembe Gwa Kirya by Maurice Kirya, except for the microphone that kept on disrupting the session, then came Daisy and Nyambura who did 'Something Inside So Strong' by Kenny Rogers.
With Kojjo having been evicted, Uganda's hopes are now on Daisy Ejang. Other finalists include: Hisia, Hope, Patrick Nyamitari, Nyambura, Amos and Josh who are playing the game as one.
Meanwhile, last Sunday, (Nov 27), Sitenda was performing live at her eviction party that was held at Panamera Bar in Naguru.
Tuesday, November 19 2013
She recently told some snoops that she was closer to Fess than any other contestant in the academy. She added that there's quite a lot they have shared while in the academy, so it will not be in order to end things just like that. On the other hand, Fess is open about his friendship with Daisy and he said that from the time she dedicated him a love song, life has not been the same.
This week, no contestant has been put on probation, so the contestants are having a stress free week but it could have been better for Daisy had Fess not been evicted. Daisy has even revealed that even when Tusker Project Fame ends, she will have a reason to go to Kenya, and this she hopes to do sooner rather than later.
Sitenda was also evicted last Saturday, the very day Fess left the academy, but as fellow contestants gathered to comfort her on being evicted, Daisy was seen shedding tears but since they(Daisy and Sitenda) are competing against each other on the Ugandan ticket, it's highly unlikely those tears were Sitenda. She was heart broken that her boo had been evicted.
Sitenda being evicted is good news to Daisy as it means less competition for her, now those tears were for Fess and not Sitenda, simple!
Saturday, November 16 2013
Last Saturday, Sitenda was saved by fellow housemates only to bounce back on the chopping block this week with deep-voiced Hope from Burundi, Amos and Josh from Kenya who were lucky to make it back to the academy. Fess from Kenya was also not that lucky as he was the other victim of tonight's double eviction.
That puts the number of evicted contestants to 16. Daisy and Kojjo will now need your support to make it to December 8, 2013 when the winner of of the Shs 150m cash prize will be announced.
Tomorrow, all the contestants will perform to determine who gets nominated. Meanwhile, many have predicted that given Sitenda's talent, she might end up like Grey Naava who equally did not win or get close to the prize money but ended up singing, something that has even failed some of the previous winners.
Monday, November 11 2013
Amos and Josh from Kenya were next up doing 'Oleku' by Ice Prince though judge Ian did not like their performance followed by Fess who did Frank Ocean's 'Thinking About You', but it was not all that good and in the end, this won Kenya's Fess a slot on the chopping block.
Patrick doing 'Khona' by Mafikizolo was next and the judges liked his performance. Rwanda's Phiona did Katy Perry's roar while Hisia from TZ hit the stage doing 'Oliver Twist' by D'Banj followed Hope from Burundi with Busy Signal's 'Missing You' though they were all average.
Uganda's Daisy was the last up doing 'Without You' by Alaine though her previous performances were far better. At the end of the night's performances, Uganda's Sitenda was part of the contestants up for possible eviction this Saturday. To vote for Sitenda from Uganda send Tusker 11 to 8338.
Other contestants up for eviction include: (Amos and Josh), Fess all from Kenya and Burundi's Hope. Meanwhile, on Saturday, it was the end of the road for South Sudan's Bior. Sitenda was also up for eviction last week, but Kojjo could not even save her something that did not go down well with a section of Ugandan TPF fans. For now though, you just have to keep voting for Sitenda!!!
Tuesday, November 05 2013
News of Esta (stage name) venturing into hair business was perceived by some as quitting the music industry, but the 'Yoga Yoga' singer was quick to say that: "Some people just like putting others in a box, and feel uncomfortable when that box wiggles even a little! So just because I am an artiste, I cant open a hair studio? Lol, we only live once, do ALL the things you love while you can."
The Najera based hair studio has been getting it's share of customers from the time it opened to the public. It's a full-service salon offering hair extensions, colouring and hair cuts among others. Esther Nabaasa was the first Ugandan to win the top prize of Tusker Project Fame getting Kshs 5m and a recording contract with Gallo records for one year.
Tusker Project Fame 4 was also won by a Ugandan, Davis Hillary Ntare. Ugandans are now putting their money on Daisy or Kojjo in the current Tusker Project Fame season six which is in it's third week. Unfortunately, On Oct 27, 2013, Team Uganda suffered a loss when the UnderCover Brothers were evicted from the Academy leaving behind Kojjo, Daisy and Sitenda who is up for possible eviction this week.
Monday, October 21 2013
According to judge Hermes, the Ugandan duo needed more voice coaching. The other reasons cited for putting up the rest on probation included: failing out on beat control, misinterpretation of the song and lack of confidence.
Uganda is still doing well with fans across East Africa putting their money on our very own, Daisy Ejang, who did justice to Bonnie Raitt’s 'I Can't Make You Love Me.' Judging from the tweets that followed, it's clear that Daisy was the best performer of the night.
To vote for Under Cover Brothers send: Type Tusker 8 and send to 8338. Meanwhile, judge Juliana was not available as she was recovering from last Friday's 'Edibba' concert that was held at Kampala Serena Hotel. Tweeting her fans, Juliana said that she will be back for TPF6 next week.
Monday, October 14 2013
All the contestants from Uganda made it to the academy and these include: Derrick Kojo, Undercover Brothers, Daisy Ejang and Sitenda Kisakye. The underCover brothers (Kakiika Abdul and Kirya John) did a rendition of Craig David's 'Walking Away' putting a bit of Luganda in it. The fans got into a heated argument on which group did better between Uganda and Kenya.
Kojjo did Maurice Kirya's Mulembe Gwa Kirya while Sitenda nailed Mr. Jaila by Asa. Sitenda's voice was being compared to last year's winner Ruth Matete by a host of fans and going by her first performance, she is promising, but this being day one, it looks like too early to judge but so far so good.
The show was live on Urban TV and Citizen TV. Our very own Juliana Kanyomozi, and the no nonsense Ian Mbugua plus Hermy B were the judges. The hosts for the show were none other than Dr. Mitch Egwang and Joey Muthengi, though being her first time, a section of fans seemed to prefer Sheila Mwayingha.
The other contestants include: Phiona and Patrick from Rwanda, Hope from Burundi, Bior from South Sudan, Angel and Hisia from TZ and the Kenyan housemates include: Jenipher, Mishel, Amos&Josh, Fess and Sueoncey.
In the end, fans from Uganda were treated to a free opening gala show at Club Silk which had Tusker Lager on the house plus perfromances from artistes like Cindy Ssanyu.
Thursday, August 29 2013
TPF Judge Juliana Kanyomozi will be joined by Radio City's Cleopatra Koheirwe and Capital FM and Channel O's Flavia Tumusiime who will be deciding if your ''sweet'' voice can make it to the next level or not. The annual show has produced a number of household names and had it not been for this show, may be we could not be knowing them either.
Esther Nabaasa - She was winner of Tusker Project Fame 2, the first Ugandan to win the top TPF prize. The last we heard of her was when they were battling for M7's dime for the official jubilee song with Kaweesa.
Alpha - Rwanda's Alpha Rwirangira won TPF season 3 and he is ranked as the most successful of all the winners. He has a collabo, 'Come to Me' with Bebe Cool and a collabo with Tanzania's AY dubbed 'Songa Mbele'.
Davis Ntare - We met him in season 3 but the judges were not that impressed but when it came to season 4, he won making him the second Ugandan to win Tusker Project Fame.
Naava Grey - This was a TPF2 contestant but has even excelled more than that year's winner by outing hit after hit. She is behind tracks like 'Nteredde' , 'Champion' with Mun*G among others.
Ruth Matete Kenya's Ruth was the winner of TPF5.
The essence of Tusker Project Fame is to identify talent and expose it to the world. However, most of these winners disappear off the radar, we hope this year's winner will keep up with the fame.
Friday, October 12 2012
By the time of independence, the affected parties had already held a press conference to clear the Yoga-Yoga mess that threatened the smooth running of the Golden Jubilee celebrations.
Details of what transpired in the meeting that brought the matter to rest have leaked. Esther was promised Shs500m in compensation in a meeting at State House in Nakasero which was brokered by his excellency.
Esther dashed to her wall to express how happy she was with the developments. "The Yoga Yoga Conflict resolved at last. Never be afraid to stand up for yourself and for what is right and true. One can never put a price on truth and integrity, and we must strive to preserve that always...."
Esther performed the Yoga-Yoga song on independence day much as it was stopped half-way that did not matter that much to her looking at what was in the pipeline.
Saturday, October 06 2012
The Yoga Yoga song was launched but shortly after, Estar was over heard expressing her dissatisfaction with the way she was being side lined after doing so much in composing what has now become the official Jubilee song.
Kaweesa tried to respond to the issue informally but to Estar, this was more like speaking in parables. Knowing that time was of essence here with the count down to the big day that will see Uganda mark 50 years of independence, Esther Nabaasa filed a suit regarding the ownership of the song.
Court stopped the song from playing to that time when the rights issue was sorted. On Friday (Oct 5, 2012), the affected parties had some how gotten a way around it. The CEO of Spirit Africa Ltd, Richard Kaweesa and the TPF2 Winner Esther Nabaasa aka Estar held a press conference at the Media Centre regarding the Yoga Yoga dispute.
In a statement released on Friday, it was agreed that: "In a spirit of reconciliation, we have resolved the Yoga Yoga copyright misunderstanding...The Spirit of Africa went ahead to apologize for the communication gap to other authors of Yoga Yoga Uganda."
Esther Confirms Conflict is Over
And when someone wrongs you and they take responsibility and apologize with sincerety, be willing to forgive and forge ahead. This is the example I would like to set. Happy Jubilee Celebrations everyone!"
Wednesday, September 19 2012
Richard dashed to her wall to post this: "When a thief steals from you and then invites you to come to a public function to witness his ownership claim of what he stole from you; and you actually turn up and say nothing; then I consider you hopeless!"
This very post got a response from a one Abok Jean Joan who wrote: "She might have said nothing because she respected you as her elder in music and didn't want to ashame you in public."
Kaweesa replied: "Know the facts about the project before you comment with an emotional high. I have worked with almost every musician and I have helped many become great across East Africa. Why would I give Estar a chance and then take it away?"
In 'Yoga Yoga Uganda' and 'Sip from the Nile' which Estar composed for Nile Breweries to celebrate 50 years, her fans have once again got the opportunity to hear from her. Estar's first album was titled Rock in Country Soul which she launched in South Africa and since then, she has been taking care of her family.
Friday, September 07 2012
The official Golden Jubilee song was launched on (Sep 5) but less than 72 hours later, one of the featured artistes is up in arms over what she is terming as unfairness. Esther Nabaasa aka Estar is not a happy woman after Kaweesa is being looked at as the brain behind the Yoga Yoga Uganda song.
Speaking to Vision based X-FM 94.8 on Thursday (Sep 6) evening, Estar threatened to take this to another level unless something is done to change this. The 'Omutima Gwange' Star says that she did most of the work as far as the 'Yoga Yoga' song is concerned but to her surprise, the Spirit of Africa Ltd owned by Richard Kaweesa is taking all the credit.
Other artistes who are featured in the song are Barbara Kayaga, Hum Kay and Ruyonga who equally played a big role according to Estar.
Estar, a mother of one will be launching her latest album in 2013. In 2008, Esther Nabaasa won the TPF 2 top prize to which she got a contract to record with South African based Galo records on top of a cash prize of over Shs100m.
Wednesday, August 01 2012
Uganda's Tusker Project Fame 4 Winner Davis Hillary Ntare who recently cut off his dreads and now donning a new look has been signed to Universal Music Group (UMG) a multinational music company.
Davis King who last performed during the Tusker Project Fame season 5 Grand finale told close pals that he had been signed to one of the biggest record label. Its however not clear which one now that it has labels in the US and a number of them outside US.
"I have just signed with Universal Music Group. Now I'm rolling with the best names in the world's Music Industry. I'm so excited, thanks all for your prayers." Davis wrote on his wall.
In a related development, Rwanda's Jackson Kalimba who took the third position in the recently concluded TPF5 has equally been signed to UMG. Jackson was one of those promising contestants in the Academy that even judge Ian Mbugua was surprised he had lost.
Monday, July 30 2012
The TPF5 show had four finalists on the final day i.e. Ruth, Doreen, Jackson and Joe. However, many TPF fans were not convinced that Doreen deserved to be in the second position and when it came to Jackson being in the third position, it made matters worse. Joe was short of crying when asked how he felt being in the fourth position.
Ther winner whose TUSKER number was ''1'' making her a winner right from the start had this to say: "TPF5 Competition has taught me one thing, there are people who will love you genuinely for who you are, and there are people who will hate you for no reason!....
Always be yourself all the time, do good and do right, after all you can never please everyone, you will die and breakdown if you try to please people. To my haters, I love you all because God loves us all equally."
Ruth was pushed to the wall to come up with such remarks after a section of the fans were having mixed reactions over the TPF5 choice of winners. Ruth Matete emerged the winner of Tusker Project Fame 5 and in her words she said: "Thank you God..I love you" before going on her knees.
Related: Kenya's Ruth Matete Wins Tusker Project Fame Season 5
Sunday, July 29 2012
Joe from Burundi was in the fourth position, followed by Jackson Kalimba in the third position. Doreen assumed the second position making Ruth the youngest millionaire of the moment. Ruth Matete did 'Halleluyah' to wind up season five as the planning for season 6 kicks off.
Kenya's Ruth Matete takes with her Kshs5m and a recording contract worth Kshs10m. Kenya's hip-hop group Camp Mulla were the guest performers for the night.
Sunday, July 29 2012
Yesterday, Steve was evicted leaving Joe, Jackson, Ruth and Doreen in the run for the top prize. Uganda's Davis Hillary Ntare performed as the guest artiste and struggled to explain to Dr. Mitch what he did with the money. Steve was the first one to perform followed by Doreen, Jackson and Ruth.
Joe who imitated how Sheila talks was the last one to perform. The show which started with 15 contestants will end tonight. In a related development, all the Ugandan housemates in the Big Brother house are up for eviction a week to the end of the show.
Uganda has no hopes in the Tusker Project Fame 5 after all contestants were evicted but today will determine whether we have a finalist or not.
Sunday, July 22 2012
Uganda's only representative in the Tusker Project Fame was evicted last night after her performance that was only liked by Juliana.
Judge Hermes from Tanzania was short of saying a poor performance but because he was the one that had chosen the Toni Braxton song for her he said; " I think..it was good performance''
Judge Ian tactfully said that was not an 100% percent performance. The other contestants for the night did well especially Joe with his reggae version of 'Ain't No Sunshine' and Halleluyah by Ruth.
Juliana was lenient with Sharon all the way even when her performance was average to the extent that she even saved her as the other two judges opted for Joe. Sharon Nalwoga's eviction party was held yesterday after the show at Club Betty's in Nairobi.
Saturday, July 21 2012
Uganda's Sharon Nalwoga who is on probation was up next doing a song from Toni Braxton which judge Juliana and Hermes loved though judge Ian told her that you need to do a lot more, that was not an 100% performance.
Joe was next doing a reggae version and singing along with the audience. Judge Ian told him that was a good choice for a song and putting the reggae twist into it just made it fabulous. Judge Hermes loved the reggae and the creativity.
Ruth was that last one doing 'Hallelujah' which was well coordinated with creating dancers and at the end of her performance Judge Juliana said: "Im speechless, I'm so proud of you Ruth", she even stood up for her as suffix of respect.
Judge Ian said: "I absolutely loved it and it was a perfect song and you have delivered. Judge Hermes had two words for Ruth and her performance was brilliant and perfect.
Ben from Price Water House Coopers delivered the name of the contestant with highest votes from online voting and SMS. Ruth was saved by the public and the three remaining contestants faced the faculty and Steve was saved.
Hermes saved Joe for creativity, Juliana saved Sharon and judge Ian saved the person who he believed had the potential to grow and he saved Joe. Sharon Nalwoga was proud to have made it to the top five. She will be flying home aboard Air Uganda.
As the show ended , Nalwoga did her last song she could have done on Sunday had she not been evicted.
Related: Tusker Project Fame
Sunday, July 15 2012
After doing 'Thank You Mr. DJ' by the Princess of Africa Yvone Chaka Chaka, Judge Ian told her that; ''She looked better than her performance'' to which she replied 'Thank you' and in the end when it turned out that she was the contestant to go home she had this to say;
"Its not the end of the road, its the beginning of the highway". The Tusker Project Fame Academy has had previous winners who have gone to oblivion. During her eviction party at Tortollia, Nancy Chan promised her fans to watch out for more and thanked them for keeping her in the Academy for that long.The Academy now has six contestants left with Uganda's Sharon Nalwoga among them. Tonight is the Nomination night.
Related: Nancy from South Sudan Evicted from TPF
Saturday, July 14 2012
At the start of the show Seven contestants were left with 4 on probation and at the end of the performance, six contestants were left.
Tonight's show was about creativity. Joe kicked off the Saturday show with a reggae version of 'Shauri Yako' Judge Hermes loved his performance and Judge Ian said it was a very very much improved song and was able to breath. Judge Juliana loved his performance vocally.
Steve was next doing 'Its not Unusual' and Judge Ian was impressed with his performance.
Uganda's Sharon bounced back with her Sweetest Taboo that got her on the line the previous week. She had dancers to back her up in her short blue dress. Judge Hermes told her that if she had done that last week, she could not be on probation, Judge Juliana said she was great though she over danced. Judge Ian said it was 'Bulungi' meaning a good performance.
Nancy from South Sudan was the last one to perform doing a song from South African Diva Yvone Chaka Chaka Mr. DJ. Judge Ian told her that she looks better than she performed. Nancy said Thank you. Judge Juliana also said that she enjoyed her performance more than last week. Judge Hermes did not enjoy her show.
At the end of their performance which was live on NTV in Uganda, the results for the Public vote were delivered and Joe was saved by the public.
Contestant Jackson saved Sharon but it was not enough so it crossed to the faculty to chose from Nancy and Sharon. They chose someone who has talent and so they saved Uganda's Sharon.
Its not the end of the road, its the beginning of the highway were the words by Nancy as her last remarks as she left the Academy. Tomorrow is Nomination night.
Sunday, July 08 2012
East Africa's biggest search for a super star which aims at getting a winner for the 5m K shillings is on but Uganda is under check with Sharon Nalwoga on probation this week.
7 housemates are left in the academy and tonight was the probation night with all contestants performing their best not to get on the probation list.
Kenya's Ruth kicked off with the nite's performance and Juliana was impressed with her performance and even judge Ian added that she is a star. Judge Hermes was equally impressed.
Rwanda's Jackson was next doing his own version of 'No Woman No Cry' and Judge Hermes and Juliana loved it. Juliana complemented his looks too but had issues with the way he pronounced words. Judge Ian told him that it was an improvement from diapers to that'
The only South Sudan contestant Nancy was up next doing Yvone Chaka Chaka's 'Thank You Mr DJ' Judge Juliana said there was no transformation in the song and Judge Ian did not like it. Judge Hermes said it was like she was shouting.
Doreen from Kenya who has been on probation every single week was Doreen doing 'Isn't she Lovely' a song from Stevie Wonder. Judge Ian loved the transformation but told her she does not have the voice to carry it through. Judge Hermes said to her that she tried her best and actually did well. Juliana agreed with Judge Hermes.
Steve Homes from Kenya was next on stage doing It's not Unusual with his crazy hairstyle. Judge Ian had his eyebrows raised even before he could do forty seconds of his performance. Judge Ian said NO I don't like the way you look and I don't like the way you performed. Judge Hermes said it was an average vocal performance and for Judge Juliana, it was an average performance.
Joe Irankunda from Burundi hit the stage next doing a Swahili song. Judge Hermes told him that he was struggling and it sounded like karaoke. Judge Juliana said it was rather tough for him and was just fine. Judge Ian said this was a song too big for him.
Uganda's Sharon Nalwoga was the last one to perform. Clad in her black suit and high heels came on stage doing 'Sweetest Taboo' Judge Ian said not one of your better performances, you've done a lot better this one was bad..Judge Juliana said this was not her favourite performance and Judge Hermes told her that she was just moving on stage and not connecting with the people.
After her performance, all contestants were called on stage. On probation this week is Joe from Burundi, Nancy from South Sudan, Sharon from Uganda and Steve from Kenya. To save Sharon send TUSKER 4 to 8009 for those in Uganda.
Sunday, July 08 2012
The faculty saved Nancy as the public saved Doreen. The contestants vote was a tie so the judges came in to save Steve. This left Samantha from Burundi with no option but to pack her bags to Burundi.
Samantha did Lucky Dube's 'Different Colours' but the mere fact that it got her on probation the first time, she could not reverse much. Interestingly, most of her fans are threatening to stop watching the show now that she is out.
Wednesday, July 04 2012
There were negative reactions from the public when Miss Uganda was crowned, when the couple to represent Uganda in the Big Brother appeared on TV and now Golola has been roasted in the same manner.
Phiona Bizzu - It was a red carpet moment and after carefully screening the 22 finalists, 19-year-old Phiona Bizzu won the crown and will be representing Uganda in the forthcoming Miss World. There was an out burst from the public on the choice by the judges.
Kyle and Jannette - Then came Big Brother Africa in which many had hoped that Michael and Natasha were going to represent the country in South Africa on reality TV. They were dead wrong as Kyle and Jannette matched the requirements of what they were looking for from those that auditioned in Uganda.
Many had predicted that the couple representing Uganda will be the first one to be evicted, but the random nomination ball did wonders for them as the Ugandan ball was not selected to the time they scrapped the system after merging the houses into one. Kyle is now up for eviction but at least after spending half the time in the house.
Golola Moses - After his last fight with Zsamboki Mate from Hungary, many fans started giving motor-mouthed kick-boxer Moses Golola alternatives to his 'game' that he has single handedly promoted and these included: Replacing Paddy Butama in the Amarula comedy group, being an MC, Gym Instructor, Mingling Posho at boarding schools among others.
All that the above mentioned need is your support more than insults. Olympic Games are around the corner so when Team Uganda falls short of getting Medals equivalent to the number we are sending to London, we should still give them a pat on the back nkt like the Golola-Bizzu booing.
Sunday, July 01 2012
Tusker Project Fame season 5 started with 25 housemates and now we have only 8 in the Academy...! Mitch was not around yesterday so he asked Juliana about the show that saw a Ugandan evicted; Juliana said: "Yesterday's show was a competition and it depends on what the people voted"
Joe won the immunity implying that irrespective of what he does, he can't be put on probation. This was a solo show implying that a contestant was all by themselves, with no back-up dancers, all they had before them were the voices.
Joe from Burundi who is immune from probation kicked off the night's show and the audience loved his show. Hermes told him that he knows how to position his voice. Judge Ian said that he sounded okay but he could not tell the language. Judge Juliana said it was fabulous.
Sharon from Uganda was up next doing the Revolution song by Tracy Chapman. Clad in a blue short dress that revealed her sexy thighs, she did justice to the Revolution song at least according to us. The audience loved it if the way the reacted is anything to go by, Sheila loved it and Judge Ian said that was her best performance to date.
Juliana's comment was like Ian's that that was her best performance. Judge Hermes said Sharon's performance was good except for the beginning.
Rwanda's Jackson was up next with his guitar. but Juliana said his performance was amazing and Judge Hermes said with his performance, he was becoming a threat to other contestants. Judge Ian said his performance was not bad. He was on probation last week but with that performance, he will certainly not be back.
Kenya's Doreen hit the stage next doing 'Imagine' and at the end of her show ululations were heard from the audience. Juliana said this was her best performance ever just like she said for Sharon,. Judge Hermes did not agree with Juliana and said it was okay but not fascinating. Judge Ian gives credit where its due and Doreen you have improved from -30 to -25.
Samantha from Burundi was next doing Lucky Dube's different colours one people. She has not been on probation before, Juliana said that this was not her best performance. Judge Ian said that he was confused about the dressing, but he did not like the performance. Judge Hermes concurred with the other judges.
Nancy from South Sudan hit stage next in her long blue dress doing Miriam Makeba's Aluta Continua. Judge Ian said keyboard solo wow. I have seen you do better, that is not what I expected from you, it was okay which is not good for you. Judge Juliana said the same comments. Judge Hermes said that was a good song, so it was an okay performance.
Ruth Mateete from Kenya wa next doing a slow ballad; 'We're the Future' Judge Hermes said her performance was good and he is till her fan. Judge Ian said that he enjoyed it, and loved every word. Judge Juliana simply said, she has a beautiful voice and she loved it.
The last contestant to perform was Steve from Kenya doing What a Wonderful World. The audience loved his performance, we loved it too and so were judges Hermes and Juliana but Judge Ian did not buy any of that.
On Probation this week:
Sunday, July 01 2012
Margla had hoped that Allan Sekiranda would be the third Ugandan to win the Tusker Project Fame top prize of Kshs5mn but after being on probation for several times, Allan's time was up in the academy and he had to pack his bags for Kampala aboard Air Uganda.
Allan performed 'No-EASY' by P-Square and at the end of his performance, the host of the show clearly told him that it's not easy to win Kshs5mn. Whatever that meant, your guess is as good as mine.
When it came to the judges, Hermes told him that it was better than last week. Juliana was assertive and told him that his performance was not that good. To make matters worse, even Sharon, the only Ugandan left in the academy did not save him but instead saved Jackson saying that he had the best performance.
Margla has now taken to the social network and is busy throwing all sorts of insults to the Omutima Guluma star Juliana Kanyomozi who is currently in Kenya for tonight's show of the Tusker Project Fame.
Reactions to Margla's verbal rant:
Precious Kay:"I like Allan but his vocals were lacking compared to other contestants. What Sharon did was wrong but then again don't hate the player, hate the game. Juliana will always be our songbird hate it or love it. What do you know about vocals Margla??"
Saturday, June 30 2012
Yesterday, Golola was thumped in kick-boxing and now Uganda is faced with another blow after Allan Sekiranda got evicted from the Tusker Project Fame season five show.
The Saturday Show kicked off with Jackson from Rwanda performing first taking us back to the days of Lingala to which Sheila said it was a stunning performance, Juliana loved the performance, voice and style. Judge Ian enjoyed the performance and said at least this time Jackson had changed the diaper.
Uganda's Allan Sekiranda performed next doing 'No Easy' by P-Square. Judge Hermes said there was a slight improvement , Judge Juliana told him that he expected him to deliver better than before.
Kenya's Steve hit next doing 'Sina Makosa' to which Judge Ian said it was okay but not his best but Juliana was okay with his performance.
Kenya's Eunice was up next performing 'Love Me' followed by the Princess of probation Doreen from Kenya doing Whitney Houston's I'm your baby tonight. Judge Ian said well done.
Doreen was saved by the public. The contestants including Uganda's Sharon saved Jackson
Allan's time in the house included mostly chatting with female TPF stars like Nancy from South Sudan as a way of improving his swagg, no wonder in his last remarks, he did not forget the ladies. Uganda now has Sharon as the only contestant representing the country.
Sunday, June 24 2012
The night kicked off with ten housemates and at the end of the show five of them were on probation though tonight's performance had more dancing than singing.
Uganda's Sharon did Mafikizolo which judge Gerard was proud with what she had done, Judge Hermes liked her stage performance.
Eunice from Kenya performed next but Juliana and Hermes did not like her vocals a single bit.
Kenya's Steve got on stage doing Sina Makosa, Juliana said he was perfect and the mere fact that he did it his way, he loved it. Judge Ian said NO thinking of the Kshs5m.
Allanroy hit the stage next doing 'Not Easy Ye' Juliana said that Allan has no problem when it comes to dancing though he had a problem with him trying to sound like P-Square as opposed to doing his version. Judge Gerrard concurred with Juliana. When Mitch asked him what more he had to do, he replied that he just needs to add on his swagg before he was told that he needs a voice more than swagg.
Samantha from Burundi hit the stage next doing a track by Mbilia Bell and the comment from Judge Ian left her feeling better. Judge Ian said; 'Unfortunately, Samantha will not be going home tonight'
Doreen from Kenya was next doing a track by Whitney Houston, judge Ian said he did not hear what she was singing about and added that he will be surprised if she is not on probation tonight.
Jackie Chandiru hit the stage doing 'Gold Digger' with ohhh baby can I get you home with me tonight in it. Uncle Mitch asked for some of her goodies at the end of it. Jackie advised the contestants to get in the game because they are interested as opposed to the love for money.
The five on probation this week are Eunice, Jackson, Allan Steve and Doreen. To save Allan sms Tusker 5 who is over consuming your airtime, but you just have to do it for UG.
Saturday, June 23 2012
Allan performed 'She Ain't' You by Chris Brown and its the one that saved him. The competition was between Allan and Fatuma but most TPF fans had long predicted that Damian was leaving the academy.
Allan's support is growing by the day though they warn of his high and low notes which are failing him time and again. Tanzania is now out of the game after the only contestant Damian left on Saturday. Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, Rwanda and Burundi are still in the academy.
Sunday, June 17 2012
The show started with 12 contestants after Imran and Mer left on Saturday night.
Kenya's Doreen kicked off the nights show and the judges plus the faculty seemed to be impressed with her performance before Uganda's Allanroy hit the stage. Judge Ian started off by saying the diction was terrible and if he was singing in Kikuyu it could have been terrible. Even judge Juliana was not impressed. Judge Hermes said that was a good song but you lost the lyrics.
Samantha from Burundi was the next to perform though it looks like Dr. Mitch has a soft spot for her based on his comments as he was drumming up support for her. Judge Ian said yes to her performance, Hermes said if that song was her's it could have been a hit on radio, Juliana told her that she set the house on fire, generally, they all liked her performance.
Kenya's Steve was next with 'Without You'. Judge Juliana liked it, Judge Ian did not like the performance and Hermes disagreed with Ian by saying, it was a good performance.
Kenya's Eunice was the next to perform but Judge Juliana did not like her performance but Judge Ian liked her performance and even compared their beauty to Juliana. Hermes said the song did not work out for him.
Uganda's Sharon took her curves to the stage next after she was saved last night by the faculty. Juliana said her performance was fair, Judge Hermes said this was her worst performance. It had more bad parts than good parts, so it was not good, said Judge Ian.
Fatuma from Rwanda hit the stage next doing Jenipher Hudson's track 'Where you are' Judged Hermes liked her performance, Juliana said her performance was fair. Judge Ian said she had poor mic technic, no voice and wondered what was the point of her even giving it a chance!
Ruth from Kenya probably had the best performance for the night and the crowd went wild at the end of it all. Judge Ian said wow, wow wow, the show has began after the curtain raisers. Judge Juliana said Ruth has such a big voice and she brought the house down. Judge Hermes simply said, Ruth, Thank you very much.
Damian from Tanzania was next and at the end of his performance, Juliana felt he could have done better than that and these were the same comments by judge Hermes. Dr. Mitch saved him form judge Ian now that he liked his shoes.
Nancy from South Sudan hit the stage clad in a black dress with a long slit doing 'Boom Boom' Judge Ian said that was karaokish and he was disappointed. Juliana seemed to agree with judge Ian.
Jackson from Rwanda was up next. Judge Ian said that was an okay performance. Judge Hermes said Ian was totally wrong, he felt like he was in a bar and he was doing karaoke.
Joe from Burundi was the last performer or the night. In terms of performance that was strong according to judge Hermes, but Judge Ian said there was nothing to write home about.
Those on probation this week are Jackson, Eunice, Damian, Allanroy(Tusker4) and Fatuma(Tusker 9).
Sunday, June 10 2012
Kenya's Ruth hit the stage next doing 'Kele Kele' which Sheila(host) said was an awesome performance. Hermes loved the way she engaged the crowd and Juliana told her that she chose the right song, she loved her performance too, Ian said to her that she did justice to the song.
Uganda's Allan Sekiranda hit the stage doing Moze Radio and Weasel's blockbuster hit 'Nakudata'. Judge Hermes assured him that that song is very big in East Africa and the performance was flat, Juliana told him that he went off key and was nervous, so he needed to up the game.Judge Ian told him that "if he was trying to get on probation, well done."
Eunice from Kenya was the next to perform with a swahili song 'Kintu Ki Moja'. Judge Hermes told her that she was nervous and this is a competition, Ian told her the song was bad to the ears bad she looked nice to the eyes.
Mer from South Sudan was next up doing 'Where You Are' from Blu3 which Hermes liked saying it was melow and beautiful and for Juliana, it was a fair performance but she was saved from Ian's comments.
Joe from Burundi got an applause from the audience even before he could start performing and the single ladies ran wild at the end of it. Hermes was impressed by his performance as judge Ian wanted him to take something more challenging next time.
Nancy from South Sudan hit the stage in a red top and short black skirt revealing her long legs which were blending well with the high heels. Uncle Mitch stood next to her and said it was criminal to be that tall. Juliana told her that she loves her voice and she is ready for the market out there. Judge Ian said you are not ready and you've got a long way to be there, but you are on the right track.
Kenya's Doreen hit the stage in a short purple dress revealing her curves wiggling her butt left and right but in the end, judge Hermes did nit give her a good comment, and it was worse when it came to Judge Ian. I know her for crying and would have preferred if she had cried instead, iAN Mbugua SAID.
Tanzania's Damian performed next. Judge Hermes told him that was not good, Juliana told Damian that he has a swagg of a star but the performance was not her favourite, judge Ian simply told him that he is going down and if he continues like that, he will be going home soon.
Iman from Tanzania hit stage next doing a swahili song. Judge Juliana said it was fair, but cautioned her to use the stage well, Judge Ian simply told her it was not a good performance, it was like she was rehearsing.
Samantha from Burundi hit the stage in a black short dress which she could pull up a little while performing. Hermes liked her performance though he warned she needs to control her voice when it comes to the high notes. Juliana who joked about her beauty said it was nice. Judge Ian told her you are adorable to look at, good for the eye.
Kenya's Steve came on stage doing Jaguar's 'Kigeugeu' the audience loved his version. Hermes likes his voice but the song did not work for him. Judge Juliana liked it. Judge Ian you are another of the contestants who is growing, I like where you are going.
Uganda's Sharon hit the stage doing Jackie Chandiru's 'Gold Digger' which uncle Mitch dedicated to all the Ugandans who were tuned in. Judge Hermes said she was dancing more as opposed to singing. Judge Juliana agreed with Hermes. Judge Ian found it easier to look at her than hear her and for the singing eh eh eh..!
Fatumah from Rwanda was the last one to perform. She was another nice one to look at on stage. Judge Hermes and Juliana were happy with her performance and judge Ian said there was a bit of growth.
Doreen from Kenya was on probation already, as Allanroy from Uganda was put on probation. Mer(South Sudan), Iman(TZ), Sharon(Uganda).
To vote for Allan SMS Tusker 5 to 8009 in Kenya and Uganda and to save Sharon, vote Tusker 4 to 8009.
Saturday, June 09 2012
Tonight's performance was for getting to know the contestants better and finding out who was immune from eviction.
Fatuma from Rwanda, Uganda's Allanroy and Doreen from Kenya kicked off the night's performance and Judge Hermes liked the way they moved on stage.
Mer from South Sudan, Pacifiquefrom Burundi and Kenya's Steve were the next to perform and they really danced well and at the end of their performance the crowd went wild. Judge Juliana loved it and asked Mer what it was like singing in another language, Mer said; "She loved it."
Burundi's Samantha, Kenya's Ruth and Damian from TZ hit the stage. The audience loved their performance too and so were the judges but Ian was given the opportunity. "Going by the audiences reaction, that is the best performance of the nite" Ian said. The Academy, loved them as well.
Jackson(Rwanda), Sharon(Uganda) and Iman from Tanzania rocked the stage next with a Luganda traditional song, 'Njabala' and our gal Sharon shook her butt to the impression of the judges and I think it was the best performance for the night. Judge Juliana:"I loved the dance, you shook it like there was no tomorrow"
Nancy(South Sudan), Joe(Burundi) and Eunice from Kenya were the last group to perform for the night. Judge Juliana said it was a fabulous show but Judge Ian said he prefers them performing as individuals otherwise as a team, it was a no for him.
After the contestants had performed, they were all asked to go stage to find out who the first contestant to win the immunity was Jackson. This means that even if Jackson sings the lousiest song on Sunday, Ian's comments.
Tuesday, June 05 2012
Uganda's Brian Luzinda was among those who were on probation on day one when the show kicked off and at the end of the night's show, his presentation was not convincing enough for the judges and as such, he had to leave the academy.
Uganda has won the top prize twice in the past but it's not clear if it stands a chance this time with only two contestants now that Kenya has 4 contestants. Allanroy and Sharon will need your support in the coming weeks.
Other contestants in the Tusker Project Fame Season five Academy include:
Sunday, June 03 2012
The show which was hosted by Sheila and Mich Egwang had an addition of Gerrard Foster on the panel of judges making them four in total.
The contestants started off with short presentations as countries starting with Burundi, South Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania.
It was time for the six who were up for nomination to sing so that the judges can determine who goes home and who stays in the academy.
Uganda's Brian Luzinda aka Snaky B a name that he adopted from his hairstyle was the first one to perform Ne-Yo's 'So Sick' which turned out to be a sick performance in the end as he was asked to leave the academy.
Doreen Muchiri and Linias from Tanzania performed and there after Diana Teta from Rwanda did 'Save the last for last'
The audience ran wild when Nancy from South Sudan hit the stage doing her track. Joe from Burundi was the last one to perform of the six contestants who were up for nomination. Joe's performance and Nancy were rated as the best performances for the night.
It was time to decide who goes home. The faculty saved Joe as Doreen Muchichi from Kenya and Nancy from South Sudan were saved by the judges. This left Diana from Rwanda, Linius from Tanzania and Brian Luzinda from Uganda as the contestants to go home on the very first day the Tusker Project Fame season 5 started.
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Saturday, April 14 2012
Uganda auditions will be held at Hotel Africana on the 14th and 15th April, 2012 between 8am to 7pm and at the end of it all three contestants will be sent to the academy on June 2, 2012 to be trained and guided on becoming East African Stars.
Thee winner will be announced on on July 29, 2012. Uganda has had the chance to win the grand prize twice through Esther Nabaasa (TPF2) and Davis Hillary Ntare (TPF4).
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Thursday, December 08 2011
She recently released her first single 'Aliba Waani' and has not stopped at that but also added 'Nteredde' on the list. Tracks yet to be released areNdi Wano, Nvuma and Njakukwagala.
Fearing to be confused with the NTV Login presenter Susan Naava, she decided to brand herself Grey Naava and seems to be one of those arties to look out for in the year 2012.
Meanwhile, Esther Nabaasa aka Estar who bagged 100mln after winning the TPF2 simply has an album titled Rock in Country Soul which is popular in other countries other than Uganda.
Estar's 'Omutima Gwange' which she did for the local fans is hardly known as tracks like Aliba Wanni and Nteredde by Grey Naava are topping charts.
Sunday, June 26 2011
Kenya's Ngangalito followed and came on stage walking with a swagg followed by Amileena and Patricia from Kenya. Caroline from Uganda followed with a big smile.
The previous two winners were that last one to be introduced to East Africa. Rwanda's Alpha and Uganda's Davis were introduced jointly now that they are winners. The eight stars will be in the academy for eight weeks and there will be no evictions, however the end game will rotate on the top three.
Wednesday, June 22 2011
Big Brother Africa 1 Ugandan contestant Gaetano Kaggwa has bounced back on the reality TV scene but this time as a presenter. The former Studio 53 lifestyle magazine presenter will co-host the All Stars TV show with Eve D'Souza.
The two were chosen after competitive auditions for their compelling stage performance and experience that will be unveiled during the inauguration of the show on Sunday, June 26, 2011.
Tusker's Regional Manager Mburu Karanja said; "We have exciting plans for the show over the next few weeks, including some surprise celebrity guests and amazing performances from the Tusker All Stars."
The eight stars who include last years winner who happens to be none other than Hillary Davis Ntare from Uganda, Amileena, Caroline, Msechu, Rwanda's Alpha, Patricia, Hemedi and Ng'ang'alito will be showing East Africa their talent.
The live show will be showing on UBC every Sunday at 7:30pm with effect from 26.Jun.2011. Citizen TV in Kenya and Tanzania's TBC will be showing the Tusker All Stars at 7:30pm. Fans in Rwanda can catch up with the fun every Monday at 9:30pm on Rwanda TV. The show will start on Jun 26 and end on Aug 14.
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Tuesday, January 04 2011
Its amazing how days move so fast but we have another 365 days behind us and below we take you through the popular stories of 2010.
Desire Given a Run for Her Money - It all started when Desire went to the UK for her birthday party a few months back and being a celeb she is, fans were posing with her for photo shoots and one of them happened to be Julie Kaka. Julie was doing very well as that black outfit did some justice to her. She however looks different while donning white fitting clothes.
Desire Vs Zari - Now this one is about Desire but this time being compared with Zari as it turned out the two loved posing for the camera but as the comparison went on, it touched on their music, dressing, and to some extent their private lives but it was the most popular before the Julie/Desire bit over took.
Big Momma Treat at PAM Awards - This actually happened on Nov 6 during the PAM Awards where Straka was one of the MCs during the award giving ceremony. She had her theme which was the 'Girl Child' and she kept on running a good campaign about the girl child on matters to do with defilement, educate the girls as opposed to keeping them in the kitchen and so forth which was very okay per say. She however killed it when she tried to dress like a school girl fat as she is, tried to dance around and in the process revealing what was better off leaving back stage. This made her win various awards for clown of the year.
Bebe and Zuena at Kadic Hospital - This shocked very many. Bebe and the wife got an accident after performing up country on their way back, the Honda RVR they were travelling in got a tyre burst. Zuena sustained serious injuries as Bebe was admitted with minor injuries.
Boys Earning from the Mic - That was as simple as the statement went but it looked like some of our readers were trying to suggest that DJ Michael was not earning from the mic after being lined up with the likes of Moze, Weasel, Bebe Cool, Bobi Wine and Dr. Chameleone.
Uganda's Davis Ntare Wins Tusker Project Fame 4 - Back in Kenya it was Tusker Project Fame 4 in which Juliana Kanyomozi was one of the judges, Rachel Namubiru made it to the top and Davis Ntare who tried the TPF3 version and failed emerged the winner of Tusker Project Fame 4.
Kampala City Hit by 3 Bomb Blasts - Now this was a sad affair that left over 70 dead after the Al-shabab hit Kyadondo Rugby Club and another bar making life very difficult for parties around the city and also affecting artistes equally as trends changed there after though it has now started to pick more so with the beefed up security.
Nigeria's Uti Wins Big Brother Africa All Stars - It was yet another Big Brother though this one had no shower hour but featured previous film stars er.. big brother stars like Tatiana, Meryl, Munya but Tawana and Ofunekka were not among the stars in the All Stars version. Uganda was represented by Hannington Kutesa who lost his cool after South Africa's Lerato played games with him only to be disqualified 3 days later. At the end of the game, Nigeria's Uti who even lost his father while in the Big Brother House emerged the winner taking the USD 200,000 prize.
Bebe Cool Shot in the Nakumatt Sex Scuffle - Most of our artistes will produce very good music once provoked and if only they can borrow a leaf from the likes of R.Kelly who had just performed in Uganda a night before Bebe was shot, then our music could be at even a better level. After the R.Kelly show, Bebe retired at Effendy's but met some guys he terms as bad company so he excused himself and was moving towards Nakumatt. He met a couple in some old car and tried to intervene, the next minute he was crying for his dear life.
You Want Another Rap - Very interesting indeed because You want another Rap is a title which in most cases comes before you've listened to a rap but in this case you are bing asked You want another Rap leaving you with no choice but to say Ye Ssebo followed in that order but bearing in mind that it also came in the last quarter of the year, it was by all standards popular.
Sunday, December 05 2010
Amileena from Kenya was in fourth position followed by Steven before EABL's CEO was called in to announce the name of the winner who happened to be none other than our very own DAVIS. Msechu was in the second position.
Saturday, December 04 2010
Uganda's Rachel Namubiru was the first to perform on Saturday eviction night as other contestants followed. At the end of the show the judges swung into action with their verdicts before the envelope with the contestant with least votes was unveiled.
The name turned out to be Uganda's Rachel. The crowd booed the move as Rachel was still in shock with the outcome. Rachel could not believe she had just missed out on the Kshs 5mn prize. The audience was heard booing the move as it was clear something was wrong. It is not the first time Gaelle is on probation with strong contenders and she comes out the survivor.
The judges had to evict the second contestant immediately and that was not surprising because it was Gaelle from Rwanda who was supposed to have been evicted in the first weeks of the academy. On announcing the second contestant to leave the academy, Gaelle's name was mentioned, the crowd was not surprised. If anything she had over stayed. Just last week, she was equally surprised when Paleki left the academy as opposed to her.
Gaelle's survival in the academy is attributed strongly to the huge numbers of people voting and not Gaelle's singing antics and in the same vein, Rachel is leaving the academy not because she cannot sing but because Ugandans are not very good at voting and this was also witnessed in the last Big Brother Africa when Hannington was disqualified from the house after a scuffle with South African housemate Lerato.
Analysts have it on a strong note that had Ugandans been voting in big numbers, then Hannington could have not been disqualified but because of the low numbers, our boy was shown the exit.
Rachel together with former Blu3 singer Cindy ended the show with 'Nawewe' which she did as though she had not just lost out on the big prize. The show will end tomorrow and it is not yet the end of the road for Uganda as Davis Ntare is still in the run for the prize money with Kenya's Amileena, Steve and Msechu.
Sunday, November 28 2010
Paleki from Sudan fell a victim of the Saturday night eviction show as Gaelle from Rwanda got a shock on learning of how she had survived yet another nomination leaving many wondering if this was a beauty contest or a singing competition. Paleki who was proud to represent her country was proud to have come this far.
Steven was saved by the fans as the faculty saved Msechu. The Sunday show which is otherwise dubbed the probation night was different from the previous one as all the six contestants are on probation and not four.
The Tusker Project Fame has a week to go and the voting is on for the winner. Msechu, Steven, Rachel, Gaelle, Amileena and Davis are the remaining contestants battling for the grand prize.
Monday, November 22 2010
Uganda's chances of winning Tusker Project Fame 4 are very high with Rachel and Davis doing Uganda proud as judges continue commenting positively. On Sunday Rachel Namubiru did Juliana's 'Nabikoowa' something that was not easy bearing in mind that Juliana is one of the judges.
She however did very well and Judge Juliana was proud of her. As she did the Nabikoowa track the cameras turned to judge Ian who was at the time whispering to Juliana. It later turned out that he was consulting on the Luganda version of you have sung very well.
In his comments to Rachel's version of Nabikoowa, he said "Oyimbye bulungi nyoo" meaning that you have sung very well. Now knowing Ian, it is not easy getting a positive comment and on that Rwanda's Gaelle and Gabiro can bear me witness.
Another Ugandan Davis did very well and starting from Judge Hermes to Ian they all concurred the guy was good, Judge Ian said, "Your performance is way up there with Rachel"
Meanwhile, It is not clear if Rwanda's Gaelle will survive this time, but she is again on probation together with Paleki from Sudan, Msechu and Steven.
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Sunday, November 21 2010
The Tusker Project Fame live eviction show left Rwanda bruised as its top dog Gabiro left the academy.
Rwanda is left with Gaelle as the only contestant and yet as far as judge Ian is concerned, she had better stick to plan B other than pursuing music as a career. Now Gabiro was a better performer, dancer and oh yes singer compared to Gaelle but as we write, Gabiro is operating from outside the company.
Paleki from Sudan kicked off the show followed by Gabiro who by the way performed very well as the crowd cheered him right from the start. Mcheku and Uganda's Davis joined him as the performance got the remix bit and danced till the end. Gabiro was so excited with boost he received from the crowd so he shouted ehhh ehhh ehhh in appreciation.
Judge Hermes said his act was fair as Judge Juliana said Gabiro is willing to learn and his performance for this week was a lot better than last week. Judge Ian simply told him that he will leave the academy a much stronger person.
Gaelle stepped on the flow with her performance and as you know Gaelle, ashe is soft, slow tender and even the dancing takes the slow approach to things but Ian simply assured her to try plan B as this one had failed.
Amileena followed with her 'Twende Nairobi' and the remarks from all the judges signaled a YES as judge Hermes liked her act, Juliana said that was amazing and from Ian, it was wonderful.
East African fans saved Amileena from Kenya as the faculty saved Paleki from Sudan leaving the two contestants from Rwanda Gaelle and Gabiro standing. This is a game and the winner takes it all though unfortunately, the best will be pushed off to make the game simpler for those who are still in the game.
This is exactly what happened between Gaelle and Gabiro. The contestants chose to save Gaelle of course being a weak link there, it would give them a fair run in the coming week. This is how Gabiro left even after a splendid performance.
Uganda's Davis Ntare and Rachel Namubiru are still in the academy tussling it out with Amileena from Kenya, Paleki from Sudan, Gaelle from Rwanda, Stephen Nyabwa(KE) and Peter Msechu(TZ)
Related: Double Eviction as Aneth and Gaga Leave the Academy
Sunday, November 14 2010
Uganda is safe as Davies and Rachel survived being on probation this week after Aneth and Gaga left the academy yesterday. Last Sunday, Rachel's performance was the best and this Sunday yet again another Ugandan Davies moved the crowd as he did Tabu ley's 'Muzina'.
The show kicked off with Msechu followed by Uganda's Rachel who did Yvone Chaka Chaka's 'I'm in Love with the DJ' a performance that thrilled all the three judges. It is not easy to impress Ian but he said this was th best performances of all time.
Gaelle from Rwanda followed with a Swahili track which judge Hermes and Juliana said was okay but with low vocals but judge Ian from Kenya simply said, "Gaelle you are gorgeous" and did not comment on her singing. Now this is not a beauty contest, it is a singing contest, so Ian remarks were open ended and Gaelle got the message loud and clear.
Stevo followed with 'Mario' backed up by Davies and this was another good performance to which judge Hermes said, "You have killed it" and Juliana added this was a spectacular performance and the not so easy to please Ian was also pleased as he said, "It was a fantastic song and you chose your genre''.
Gabiro who was saved by fellow contestants yesterday followed with a fairly good performance in my view and to this Juliana sided with me but when it came to judge Hermes, he said NO as Ian descended on him by watering him down. Ian added that fellow contestants brought him back because he was the weakest of all so they could have a fair run in the game.
Amileena followed but the judges had to be calm with her now that she had a problem with her throat before Paleki who Ian out rightly told her performance was BAD!!!
The last performance was by none other than Davies Hillary Ntare from Uganda who took the crowd by storm with Muzina by Tabu Ley. Judge Hermes from Tanzania said it was War, Juliana from Uganda said WOWWW as Ian concluded by saying, it was the toothless who were not smiling otherwise everyone liked his version of Muzina.
Saturday, November 13 2010
The Tusker Project Fame 4 has this week been faced with a double eviction that saw Tanzania's Aneth Kushaba and Rwanda's Elizabeth evicted from the Tusker Academy. They were on probation with Atete Gaelle who was saved by East African fans & Gilbert Gabiro who was saved by the contestants.
The faculty did not save any one this time and that is how two contestants had to leave the academy on Saturday. Gabiro was speechless on being saved and for Gaelle who is likely to have been saved because of her beauty thanked the fans for voting her.
The show kicked off with Gabiro doing R.Kelly's I believe I can fly and at the end of it all the judges were not impressed. Ian in particular said, "I believe your going home" but he was massively saved by the contestants.
Aneth from Tanzania followed with I feel like a woman which also fell short of the judges expectations. Ian simply told her that was a wrong genre and choice.
Beautiful Gaelle from Kigali Rwanda where the previous winner Alpha hails from followed with "I love your smile" by Seanice. Judge Hermes simply told her that last week's performance was better than today's performance as the no nonsense judge Ian reminded her of how beautiful and gorgeous she was but that she should stop singing. Gaelle did not allow to be intimidated by Ian's remarks, she retaliated by saying, "I won't".
The last performer for the night was Elizabeth Gaga but before she could perform, Dr. Mich asked our boy Davis Hillary Ntare to give her words of encouragement which he did but could not do enough in saving the cutie from Kigali.
With three weeks to go, Gabiro and Gaelle from Kigali, Msechu (Tanzania), Paleki (Sudan), Stevo(Nairobi, Kenya), Amileena(Kenya) and Davis together with Rachel from Uganda are still in the academy in the race for the top prize.
Sunday, November 07 2010
Tusker project fame Sunday live show that was on UBC, Citizen TV among others had Uganda's Rachel Namubiru make the best performance similar to that of Coco Finger in the just concluded Pam Awards.
She did Roxette's "It must have been Love" and all was well starting from stage performance, voice, body movements and crowd control as they cheered her up. Judge Hermes said the performance was fantastic, she has the voice but no attitude.
Judge Juliana Kanyomozi said this was an amazing performance and according to her, Rachel Namubiru sang better than Roxette. Ian is known for dissing even the best act but this was not the case when it came to Uganda's Rachel in the Tusker Project Fame 4.
Judge Ian started off by asking where she had been hiding....well done though. As he made his remarks, the audience was still cheering on Rachel after her splendid performance. Ian added that he will not use the audience to judge her.
When it came to the Principal, he simply concurred with the judges who had already given a thumbs up to Rachel. Another Ugandan Davis did Aerosmith's Miss a thing but this could not measure up. In fact Ian gave him 47%.
This week Gabiro, Gaga, Gaelle and Aneth Kushaba are on probation. Evicted contestants include Leah Mwambogela, Kuonck Deng, Prudence Kibaya, Juvenalis Amonde, Thomas Kirya,
Sunday, October 24 2010
Four contestants are on probation in the Tusker Project Fame 4 that is currently on in Nairobi Kenya. It was a reggae night as contestants were doing Reggage hits only. Davis made Uganda proud as he did Lucky Dube's track as the crowd sang along.
Judge Ian who normally is not easy to convince also gave a thumbs up to Davies' performance who seems to be getting better by the day in the academy. Uganda has two contestants after Thomas Kirya was evicted for bad behaviour.
Gilbert Gabiro from Kigali, Amileena Mwenesi(Nairobi), Stephen Nyabwa(Nairobi) and Juvenalis Ochieng(Nakuru) implying that all the Kenyans are on probation this week.
Thursday, October 15 2009
The Uganda representatives in Tusker Project Fame 3 returned Monday night. Caroline and Maureen came aboard Kenyan Airways that landed at Entebbe International Airport at 11:00pm. The gals did not get the money but they have learnt a lot about music.
On Sunday, Carolyne's prize was announced at Effendy's. She won a one year recording contract with Sound Africa Studio in Nairobi, 25 CDs of her choice, Medical cover worth Kshs 2.5Million and a laptop with a three month internet connection from Kenya Data Networks plus a beauty package from KIMS.
Carolyne said: "Iam so excited, having been on probation more than once, I did not expect to come out third. This is definitely my dream come true and I will forever cherish my experience in the TPF3."
Sunday, October 11 2009
The Grand finale show kicked off with all the 12 contestants on stage with the final four doing performances. Uganda's Caroline did a song entitled "Afro" accompanied with some nice dance strokes to which Dr.Mich concluded that he did not need any judge to tell him that Carol was a nice dancer.
Judge Ian was tasked by Dr.Mitch to do a song. He stood up with a mic and did some slow country track and at the end of it all it was time for the hunter to be hunted. He was judged by the very contestants he had been judging throughout the eight week period.
N'gang'a told him that his performance was 5 percent while Patricia advised him to consult Alpha on how to use the stage. When it came to the faculty to pass their judgement to Ian, one simply turned the guns to Dr.Mich to show cause if he could also sing.
He was quick at admitting that he could not sing but did a 20 second rap before ordering the machines to stop. It was now time to announce the winners. Four envelopes were delivered and in 4th place was Patricia from Kenya, and 3rd place was taken by Caroline from Uganda.
That left two men standing i.e. Alpha and Ngang'a. It is amazing how N'gang'a was confidently smiling at this time as though he had been tipped of the unthinkable but no please they simply turned to the winning envelope and ALPHAAAA from Rwanda emerged the winner.
It should also be noted that it is the first time Rwanda is participating in the academy and the mantle was theirs to take. The winner will walk away with 5Mn Kenyan shillings, one year recording contract with Galore records among others.
Saturday, October 10 2009
The show kicked off with Dr. Mitch and Judge Ian exchanging gifts. Dr.Mitch handed Judge Ian a chocolate bar while Judge Ian retaliated with a chicken doll. Five contestants were still standing but at the end of the show, the contestant with the least votes was to leave the academy.
Carolyne, Maureen, N'gang'a, Patricia and Alpha who were all on probation this week came to the stage as the season 2 winner Esther Nabasa prepared to do her composition which was an English/Swahili track. When Esther was done, all the three girls did Pussy Cat Dolls which impressed all the judges except Juliana who was cross with Maureen's dress code. Judge Juliana advised Maureen to fire her stylist.
Then came the boys combination with "Lean on Me" which Alpha did to the very best with N'gang'a little doing so little. All the judges Ian inclusive were impressed. Time for the girls to do a girl song together and this was R.Kelly's "The Storm is Over". It was a wonderful performance because I liked it and the judges too concured with me.
At about 8:45pm Dr.Mitch asks all the contestants the same question and the question was: If you were to go tonight what would you do? Carol said she would feel very sad, Patricia said that she would feel disappointed but at the same time happy that she got this far. As for N'gang'a he said he came in as N'ganga but he will leave as Super Little. Alpha and Maureen were loudly cheered even before they could answer sending clear signals of how strong they were, but on mentioning who was to leave that night, it turned out to be Uganda's Maureen.
Maureen had this to say: ''I don't think this is the finishing line. My success or failure would be proved at death" The show ends tomorrow and the voting lines are still open until 6:00am on the 11-Oct-2009 with the four TPF finalists. Carol, Alpha, N'gang'a and Patricia are the finalists and tomorrow one of them will be crowned the Tusker Project Fame 3 Winner.
Saturday, October 03 2009
The first contestant from Uganda has been evicted from the Tusker Project Fame Academy. This was expected as all the three Ugandan contestants were on probation the last week. Maureen, Leah, Carolyn and N'gang'a were all on probation.
Maureen kicked off with her performance in Swahili followed by Leah who did a track dubbed "Nepepe'' which judge Juliana termed as a "wonderful performance". Carolyne was next with a Luganda song titled "Nkwensuga" meaning I long for you. She was clad in a nice dress.
Patricia followed with the "Nakupenda" performance only to sum up the night's performance with N'gang'a who also did his track in Swahili. Judge Ian's comments started well as though he was entirely up for the performance only to sum up like this: "If you stop being a comic you can make it as a musician."
Public Saves 2 Contestants, Leah left hanging in balance.
Alpha torn between Carol and Leah
Leah was left in the open of the outside the academy after all the other housemates had gone back to the house. It should also be noted that this is the first time Leah was on probation and it is a pity she did not bounce back to the academy but she had this to say: "I love you East Africa, I love the judges and I will not give up singing because I have been called to do so."
Saturday, September 26 2009
Kenya's Debarl in the Tusker Project Fame has been evicted a few minutes back from the academy. Uganda's Carol together with N'gan'ga from Kenya, Alpha from Rwanda and Debarl from Kenya were on probation and among thm Debarl has not survived.
The public saved Alpha the only contestant from Rwanda in the academy while the faculty saved our very own Carolyne who responded by hugging Dr.Mitch Egwang twice saying: '' Thank you very much faculty I'm feeling very fantastic"
The contestants (Maureen, Leah and Patricia) saved N'gan'ga leaving Debarl very exposed to the world outside the academy. Debarl responded to the eviction by saying that he is coming out informed, thanking the judges for making the show what it is.
Wednesday, September 23 2009
Tusker Project Fame (TPF3) has 3 weeks before the winner is announced with Tanzania out of the race as all the contestants from TZ have been evicted and Rwanda left with only one. Christian and Illuminata who are better known as "love birds" due to their French link were evicted last Saturday.
Meanwhile Uganda is equally having it rough as Carol who survived eviction after being saved by fellow contestants is up for eviction together with N'gan'ga from Kenya, Alpha from Rwanda and Debarl from Kenya. Kenya and Uganda still have a good game going for them in the academy as Patricia and Leah from Kenya and Uganda respectively have not been nominated a single bit.
Sunday, September 13 2009
Given the above statistics, it puts Uganda's Maureen at the top of the game and she is still very much in the game. Tanzania has suffered the first two weeks as seen from this posting Second TPF Evictee is Carol from TZ . This will compassionately save Illuminata from Tanzania.
Rwanda's Nina Bola did not survive. She is the third contestant to leave the Tusker Project Fame 3 Academy.
Maureen still has a good game going for her because the moment she was mentioned for eviction, everyone was very surprised now that she had done Angelique Kidjo's Wombo Lombo very well but to the Judges it did not leave a mark.
Saturday, September 05 2009
It was a Ugandan who voted for Carol to stay but that vote was not magical enough to save Carol from Tz because the other five were saying ''Agende'' meaning let her go. This is a double blow for Tanzania because even last week Kelvin from Tanzania was the first to be evicted.
Other contestants who were on probation and have been saved are: Christian and Nina from Rwanda and Iluminata from Tanzania.
This leaves 10 contestants left in the show. Last year's winner was Esther Nabassa Mugizi, a Ugandan whose music is now ready for launching.
Thursday, February 12 2009
The songs which are in English and Luganda were composed by her with the help of her manager Straka Mayanja. Esther says that it took her this long just because she had to come up with something worth her status.
The album which will be promoted by Gallo Records will be out this March. Meanwhile Esther has dropped her Telecommunication Engineering course at Makerere to pursue her music career.
Esther Nabasa has written over 100 songs, born in Mbarara and her love life is still strong with Tony as opposed to some tabloid article that implied she had dumped Tony for a tycoon's son.
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