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Coca-Cola Beverages Africa Uganda & REHORE Sign Mou to Empower Women in Refugee Settlements

Show Biz - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 19:29

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) Uganda has today signed an MOU with REHORE, a local NGO that will see over 10,000 women refugees in Bidi bidi, Kiryandongo and Nakivale camps empowered for improved livelihoods. This initiative is one of the several that Century Bottling Company in Uganda has embarked on under the global 5 by 20 Coca-Cola pronouncement over the years.

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, Uganda, Managing Director Concrad Van Nieker addressing the media

5by20 is the Coca-Cola Company`s global commitment to enable the economic empowerment of 5 Million women entrepreneurs across the Company`s value chain by the year 2020. “Women around the World are already pillars of our business system and as part of our Women Economic Empowerment Program; we shall this time round empower refugees in camps in partnership with REHORE which will be the NGO that will actually do the day to day running of the project in the camps. By doing this, we affirm our need to build both our business and the communities in which we operate”. Conrad Van Niekerk, Managing Director, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa Uganda.

In Uganda, running successful businesses is mainly a male domain. Through 5by20, we address the most common barriers women face when doing business which include; Lack of basic business skills, Lack of financial services or assets and lack of access to peer networks and mentorship. This initiative offers women access to business skills training, linkages to financial services and connections with peers and Mentors, along with the confidence that comes along with building a successful business. I am glad that we are able to support women through this initiative and our value chain. Conrad added.

This program through REHORE will identify women refugees in Kiryandongo, Nakivale and Bidi Bidi Settlement Camps who will be beneficiaries of a skilling program using locally available resources within the camps in addition to retailing Coca-Cola products and establishing plastic collection initiatives in the camps. The activities will include bee keeping, backyard gardening, echo bag production, candle making,  hair and beauty skills, catering, sewing and tailoring, soap making, colouring and painting as well as art and craft. We are pleased that together with our partner the Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, we are making an important contribution towards realization of the government vision 2020, Joseph Rwamihigo, the Founder of REHORE stated.

Joseph Rwamihigo, Executive Director, Restoration & Hope for Refugees (R) addressing the media

An empowered and successful woman creates a ripple effect throughout her community when she can afford her children’s education, provide basic medical needs for her family and help support and mentor other women entrepreneurs, the entire community benefits! said a beneficiary to the project.

Early Bird Tickets At Only 50k As MTN Joins Nyege Nyege Festival Party

Chano8 - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 18:58

The annual international Nyege Nyege festival is slowly but steadily growing into a big force to reckon with on the entertainment scene as it becomes one of those must-attend social events on the calendar. This year it returns bigger and better as telecom giants MTN Uganda join the fray as official sponsor and partner on a 3-year deal.

Several new exciting aspects have also been introduced in this year’s edition and were announced at yesterday’s media unveiling of the new sponsorship deal at The Square in Industrial Area that will be effective from the September 2018 edition.

According to Talent Africa’s Aly Alibhai the man charged with the production and organising of the event, there are new exciting features which will also be introduced starting at this year’s edition that kicks off on Thursday 6th September and runs till Sunday 9th September 2018 along the shores of the Nile at the Nile Discovery Beach in Jinja. 

Some of the notable changes include the shift from three to four days of festival, Five stages instead of three, VIP boat cruise and a bigger camping site that has be expanded to accommodate more revellers and bigger tents.

Olivier Prentout, the Chief Marketing Officer MTN Uganda stresses a point during yesterday’s MTN sponsorship unveling as Alibhai, Derek and Onen look on

MTN’s introduction as an official sponsor has also come with additional aspects like re-naming the festival  The MTN Nyege Nyege Festival,  like reliable connectivity for revellers to share moments on social media by using the MTN Pulse by dialling *157# or .

, Mobile money platform for ticketing and all festival related transactions. This also mans early bird tickets which will go on sale on April 4th will go for only UGX. 50,000 via mobile money.

“MTN Uganda is delighted to be the title sponsor of the Nyege Nyege International Music Festival. As a brand we recognize that being part of this celebration of the arts and culture for four days non-stop helps create sustainability of this very important festival,” said Olivier Prentout, the Chief Marketing Officer MTN Uganda.

“This festival is a celebration of music and culture from all over the world. This 4-day celebration allows people to connect, learn something new and have a good time. MTN feels that this is the right festival to partner with since we are all about celebrating, innovation and facilitating the growth of others,” He added.

The officials applaud as the MTN Nyege Nyege poster is unveiled to the media

Mr Derek Debru who is one of the founders of Nyege Nyege while giving background information on the festival said they are mainly after unearthing new talent, promoting intercultural diversity in entertainment and tourism.

The unveiling ceremony was also graced by Ambassador Onen the owner of Nile Discoveruy Beach who urged Ugandans to embrace their important natural features like the river Nile and promote tourism even if with limited government support.

Members f the press and invited guests listed to Derek giving a brief history about how it all started a few years back.

A few artistes like Alpha Otim, Black Bandana, Mir Steadman and Beenie Gunter sampled to guests and journalists what they will be doing come September at the festival.

Ragga and dancehall artiste Beenie Gunter sampling what he has on offer September.           


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Drama at Naguru Headquarters as Kirumira walks free

Howwebiz - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 18:19
Drama ensued at Naguru police headquarters moments before a verdict that would see former Buyende District Police Commander Muhammad Kirumira was granted bail.

Police yet to make arrests in mysterious Makerere Mosque Robbery

Howwebiz - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 18:05
Uganda police force has launched a man hunt for unknown people, who beat security, broke into the office of Makerere university mosque Imam, and stole computers this week.

“You are A Disgrace”- Goodlyfe Terminates Association With Bryan White

Chano8 - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 17:10
  • “You’re a disgrace to our brand. Stay far away from us”  Goodlfye management told self proclaimed tycoon Brian White as they sent Weasel on leave for two months in the USA

Through their Radio and Weasel Facebook page , Goodlyfe has terminated their working relationship with socialite and self proclaimed tycoon Bryan White citing disrespect. The label accused the socialite of trying to capitalise on the death of Weasel’s singing partner, Radio for fame. Weasel has thus been granted a two-month retreat in USA to recuperate.

A short video went viral allover social media as Bryan White was holding the microphone and yelling out Weasel’s name, calling him to come back as he also warned in a way threatening that he owns shares in the Goodlyfe Duo.

Using their facebook page, Goodlyfe crew has posted an official statement disassociating themselves with White Bryan

“No Company Member should ever leave the podium when am still speaking”, and by Company Bryan White meant the Goodlyfe Company. hence forcing the Goodlyfe Management to now come out and distance themselves from Bryan White

“Our agenda as a brand is to RESPECT and PARTNER with fellow Artistes, Business people and Entities with an agenda of developing one another as we build our great nation, Uganda. Unfortunately, this has not been met with our current client Brian White Foundation.

Its a shame to our brand and our other business partners that believe in us when a client ( Bryan White ) doesn’t accord us RESPECT to the brand in an equal measure even after running to us to use weasel on his brand just during our trying moment.

Its from this that we halt any business dealing or community social responsibility that we have been engaging in with its founder and the foundation as a whole with immediate effect.

Weasel will be currently going on a retreat to USA for two months to freshen up as he recovers from the loss of his dear brother and friend Mowzey RADIO that passed on early this month. #Tokyayitaba Loading”

 They Posted on their Facebook page.


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MC Dagy Nyce The Final Replacement For Douglas Lwanga

Chano8 - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 16:13

After the untimely resignation of Douglas Lwanga a few weeks back from NTV’s ‘NTV The Beat’ show, the station has of late been searching for the perfect replacement.

They had Mc Esco standing in at some point, Sheila Gashumba and Crysto Panda as well. But it looked like no one came close to Douglas who switched to NBS TV. NTV then resorted to the viewers by advertising for that position and after days of screening from the various clips applicants sent it, it seems no one passed.

It is on this note that the Kampala Serena Hotel based station decided to trust Dagy Nyce to that position.

Morning Fam, Today i have been tasked to fill the boots of the BIGMAN himself, my brother @douglaslwanga Douglas UG Ntv Uganda To guest host for THE BEAT on NTV. Am honored and humbled to be the man to take on your LEGACY BROLets keep it burning. We start TODAY…!!!” Dagy Nyce posted.

Dagy is not new on the screens having been a presenter of certain Airtel activations, NTV Expozed at some point among others

MC Dagy Nyce hosting one of a recent event

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VIDEO: More Embarrassment For Spice Diana As Her Wig Falls Off On Live TV

Chano8 - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 15:33

As people are still throwing jibes at and bashing singer Spice Diana over a mistake she made while on an interview on NTV’s ‘Mwasuze Mutya’ show, another trending video of the singer whose wig is seen falling off her head on another live TV show is making rounds on social media. 

In the first video at NTV, Spice confused the country when the host asked her to share about her education background and the points she attained in her A Level exams. To our surprise, she mentioned 32 which was way higher than the the maximum number of points one can attain at that level which is 20.

That left aside, while free styling on BBS TV last night, Spice Diana got embarrassed when in the middle of her dance move which was an accompaniment to her freestyle session when her wig fell off the head and fell on the floor. Instead of continuing with the freestyle, she instead bent down to pick it up as a way of consolation. This could be Spice Diana’s season of embarrassments.

Social media is now of fire with people making more fun of the ‘Onsanula’ singer who recently had a successful concert at the Namasuba based Front Page Hotel with extra shows at Georgina Gardens and Lido Beach

Like they say, positive and negative publicity is all good  to the artistes as days after the saying she got 32 points at A Level, Spice went and bought Uganda Cranes jerseys and printed 32 at their backs and she promised to also release a song dubbed 32.   

Watch Spice Diana’s wig falling off her head

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NTV Zeroes Down On Dagy Nyce For The Beat Show

Bigeye - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 15:22

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Following the departure of talented TV host Douglas Lwanga, the management at Serena based station has been working so hard to find the perfect replacement for the popular entertainment show, NTV the beat.

Initially they thought perhaps Mc Esco could step in the big shoes of Douglas but unfortunately he turned down the offer and a one Crysto Panda of Tnation jumped on to continue with the show.

However, after a few weeks of mixed reactions from the ardent fans of the show, the management was forced call for an open auditions that has seen many aspiring TV hosts sending in their videos and flocking the station for interviews.

Our sources have reliably confirmed that the management made their final decision to take on renowned city emcee Ssubi Douglas aka Dagy Nyce. And he starts the show today alongside Sheila Gashumba.

The hyped up Dagy Nyce is also the host of ‘I Know This Song Show’ at the sister station Spark TV.

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Essay Help on from Professional Writers

Campus Bee - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 15:20

Writing assignments were a bit of a challenge for me. I was trying to do my best and complete the assignment on time, but it was always something wrong. So, this time I’ve decided to ask for essay writing help. You know, there are numerous college papers writing services that can support students through the

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The Fresh Talent Latinum Finally Proud Of His UNEB Results

ICONZ - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 15:10

Latinum aka Tonny Mbangira is an artist who does dancehall and Ragga music,but more so good  in other music genres. I started on my music Carrier in my primary level  in a year 2010 and released my first  audio in 2016. Singer Latinum passed with flying colors. Check also: Reason Why Jose Chameleon Punched Rapper ...

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REVEALED! Kyambogo’s NRM flag bearer was a staunch FDC member

Campus Bee - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 14:31

Controversial news reaching our desk indicate that Akena Eddy, the current Kyambogo university National Resistance Movement (NRM) flag bearer in the ongoing guild presidential race of Kyambogo University was a staunch Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Kyambogo chapter member and delegate . This website bumped into a few Kyambogo university students and political enthusiasts wondering

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Luzira Prison And Butabika Mental Hospital Should Be Relocated-Says Otafiire

ICONZ - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 14:09

Luzira prison the biggest prison in the pearl of Africa Uganda could be re located from Luzira port bell if otafiire’s recommendation is put into consideration. Check also: Presidential age limit could be abolished because it’s not a commandment from God —Otafiire The prison is in the Luzira neighborhood in Uganda’s capital Kampala. According to Wikipedia, The ...

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Spice Diana has done it again

Bigeye - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:38

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Weeks after she broke the internet following a televised interview where she talked about her controversial Senior six results, musician Spice Diana has done it again.

Last night during a performance on BBS TV, the star who was giving her fans the best of her left everyone shocked when her wig fell off on live TV.

In the middle of the song, the wig went tumbling down on the floor. Spice was quick to pick it up and cover her bald head.

Little did she know that clips of the same would be making rounds on the internet shortly after. Now, wig memes and jokes are flooding the internet. Watch the video below and see comments from her fans.


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MAK Guild Campaigns: Livingstone Hall Rally Turns Chaotic- See Pictorial

Campus Bee - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:11

On Wednesday evening, the guild presidential rally moved to Livingstone Hall where over 16 Guild President aspirants showed up for yet another campaign ahead of the upcoming guild elections 2018. Livingstone students began by blocking the entrance for all students without Makerere University identity cards. The entrance blockade was short lived after police ordered Livingstone

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PROFILE! Here’s an Aspiring Kyambogo GRC Advocating for Hostel Owners Forum to Curb Students Exploitation

Campus Bee - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:53

Owembabazi Patricia is one of the very many aspiring Guild Representative Councilors (GRC)  vying to hold positions after the forthcoming elections at Uganda’s second largest public university. Owembabazi says as a non-resident student she clearly knows the woes and troubles that her fellow non-resident students go through while in their hostels; from as far as

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“You Are A Musical Failure” – Eddy Kenzo Blasts Kadongo Kamu Singer Abdul Mulaasi

Chano8 - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:41

According to the look of things, Singer Eddy Kenzo has been taken over by fame. He has been involved in several verbal exchanges with fellow musicians. However, he claims musicians he has attacked always begin the fight.

The latest fight the singer is involved in is with Kadongo Kamu singer Abdul Mulaasi. Over the weekend, the two have been involved in a bitter verbal exchange that has escalated to the extent of branding each other ‘failed musicians’.

Over the weekend, the Big Talent boss Edirisa Musuuza had a concert in Lyantonde town where the Kadongo Kamu star Abdul Mulaasi was at the same location with each fighting to have a big gathering.

Eddy Kenzo performs with Rema at his recent concert in Jahazi Pier

It has also been reported that the “Farm” hit-maker is in a bitter relationship after the Big Talent camp reportedly plotted to decline his show while in Lyatonde. According to sources, it is believed that, in all the shows that were held in Lyatonde, Abdul Mulaasi had a higher capacity as compared to singer Eddy Kenzo’s.

Abdul Mulaasi made an appearance at David Lutalo’s concert earlier this year  

A few days back, singer Eddy Kenzo signed another fresh artiste to his label called New York. The Dancehall singer, New York has earned himself a slot to be part of the group. The signing and unveiling happened on Monday at Big Talent head offices in Makindye along Salama road.

This happened after the big talent boss had also signed a female singer called Pia Pounds which raised eyebrows of his loyal fans.

New York has released songs such as “Nakwatamu”, “Anjagala”  Ft King Saha that received massive reception.


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Irene Ntale Proudly Set To Jazz Junction In Kigali Rwanda

ICONZ - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:36

Irene Ntale was born on 30th January 1989, and she is a Ugandan singer, songwriter, and good guitarist. She is good at RnB, reggae, and acoustic soul. She has been hosted on Focus on Africa a TV programme. She is the campaign ambassador of Red Card to Drunk Driving campaign by Uganda Breweries Limited. Check ...

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Two convicted for murder of Businessman, to serve 47 years in jail

Howwebiz - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:21
He was shot dead in his retail shop in Kitara-Kikaya in Kawempe Division on March 22, 2016. 

Bryan white To Complete The House Radio Left Behind For His Mother

ICONZ - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:48

Bryan white has been of great to the late mowzey radio’s family right from the time mowzey was hit in Entebbe at the bar. Check also: Weasel To Release A Tribute song For Mowzey Radio While radio was still alive, the city tyoon helped radio’s family to clear the hospitalized bills where the fallen singer was ...

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Video: Singer Spice Diana's Fake Hair Falls Off On Live Tv Show

Howwebiz - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:18
In the video, Spice Diana is seen trying to cover her almost bald head as she runs off the set.


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