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NTV Zeroes Down On Dagy Nyce For The Beat Show

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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Spice Diana has done it again

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:38

Staff Writer

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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Black Age studios, solution for all your creative solutions in town.  

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:08

Black age studios is the new creative in town for top Designing, Creating and Delivering professional Corporate Advertising through a combined alliance with our clients, Black Age Studios creates a higher business profile and company image in any advertising market, including Radio, Television, Print and Web.

Black Age Studios is known for its professionalism, creative design services, successful marketing strategies, development, implementation and quick delivery.

Their production and design team solutions will help place your corporate identity in the spotlight, regardless if your target audience is Local, Regional, National, or The Global Market.

They offer careful competitive analysis, industry research and follow up to ensure that your business marketing strategies stand out above your competition. We also provide Media Planning and Buying for both Radio and Television.

From Ad Agencies to Independent Producers around the world, we provide Audio / Video / Web / Print for National, Regional, and Local Markets on a wide variety of projects including: Radio and TV Ads, Commercial Jingles, Corporate on Hold, Station Imaging, Documentaries, Educational / Corporate Training Video’s to Creative Online Websites and Presentations.

We make your Ads “Stand Out” in all the clutter!

Reaching a wide variety of clients and offering a unique blend of creative marketing and advertising, our team delivers the results you’re after.

Un-Noticed advertising is a waste of valuable money! Tired of all your commercials looking or sounding the same? Same announcer voice as every other commercial on your local Radio or T.V. Station ads?

We Deliver Major Market Production, You Can Afford!

They provide Voiceovers, Radio Commercials, Television Commercials, Radio and TV Station Imaging, Corporate Jingles, On Hold Messages, Print Ads and Graphics, Website Design & Development, Media Planning and Buying, Video Production, Green Screen Video Production, Music Videos, Online Multimedia, Songwriter Talent Development Educational Videos and many more.

 

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Singer Yvonne Mulugi one rising female singer who eyes top spot.

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:26

Each passing year comes with its young promising talents, 2018 has come with female songwriter, performer, model and actress. Queen Vee has hit the Ugandan Music Industry by storm, with a song called “Direction”. Yvonne is born to Rwandese and Tanzanian parents and was named BASATA female top model in Tanzania in 2013.

“My musical story began when I was nine years old, spending time with a group of friends dancing and singing our way into vocal competitions and performances at the street, local clubs and small concert venues in Kampala. We gradually morphed into God’s generation, a group that sang only Gospel songs. As a joint collective, God’s Generation reached many East African churches with vocals and dances.” Yvonne revealed.

“In 2010, I began modeling in Tanzania and became a super model in 2013 certified by BASATA, where the guest of honor was HE Jakaya Kikwete, the then president of Tanzania. Also, I was among the top five at the prestigious competition of Miss Jetset USA.” She further revealed.

Yvonne has become one of the defining artists, model of our generation working with different agencies in Tanzania, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Germany USA and France and she has worked with one the best supermodels and talented producers in the region.

In 2016, Yvonne started recording with many young talented producers in Uganda and Tanzania including Master Jay from Tanzania, Witty Witty, Nash Wonder, Baur, Andre and others, consequently sharing stages with successful talents like Diamond Platinumz, Eddy Kenzo, Irene Ntale Sheebah, Jose Chameleon, Ali Kiba, Vanesa Mdee and others.

Watch never knew here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yy1WUHRpQ4

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Airtel Uganda launch blood donation drive in Arua

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:05

In preparation for their first health camp of 2018, Airtel Uganda has launched a blood donation drive in a bid to curb the blood shortage currently experienced across Uganda. Organised in partnership with Uganda Blood Transfusion services, blood donation centres will be set up at St. Joseph Ombachi, Manibe Republic School and Wandi Progressive schools in Arua district.

Commenting about the blood donation drive, Mrs. Charity Bukenya, the Airtel Uganda Corporate Social Responsibility Manager called upon residents of Arua and surrounding areas to join the fight against blood shortage.
“At Airtel Uganda, we believe it is our responsibility to support the work of the Government and other health practitioners in ensuring that Ugandans have access to the very best medical treatment, and this includes availability of blood in the health centers,” she commented.

Bukenya also called upon the residents to come and receive free diagnosis, treatment and referrals from expert health officers at the Airtel regional health camp that will be held at St. Kizito Primary School on 24 th February 2018 starting at 8:00am to 5:00pm.

“At this health camp, there will be free health services that include Cancer prevention Awareness, Antenatal Care for Expectant mothers, Free screening for HIV, Hepatitis B, diabetes, ulcers, blood pressure, syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases, Occular/eye care, Dental care as well as a full body checkup. We shall also teach girls how to make re-usable sanitary pads and distribute mama kits to the expectant mothers,” she added.

This is the first health camp that the telecommunications company will be holding in 2018. Last year, Airtel Uganda held similar camps in Masindi, Kisoro and Kampala districts in partnership with Hinds Feet Project Uganda various medical practitioners and health institutions such as Red Cross, Cancer Institute, Doctor Agrawal, Re-pad, Maristopes, Uniliver, District health centers and individuals. The health camps have also dedicated time to educating Ugandans on different topics such as HIV prevention, sexual and reproductive health, maternal and child health, nutrition, prevention of communicable & infectious diseases among others.

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Bebe Cool surprises DJ Slick Stuart with iPhone

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:59

By Staff Writer

When he confessed on live television that he pays DJs to play his music, many thought Bebe Cool was kidding.

He however shocked everyone last night at Sky Lounge when he gifted DJ Slick Stuart with a brand new iPhone.

Yes, Bebe Cool gave Slick a new iPhone X as a present after the DJ asked for it jokingly. This comes after another DJ Aludah asked for a gift from Bebe Cool on twitter and he didn’t respond positively.

Slick was lucky to ask in person. Enjoy your new iPhone X Slick.

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Chameleone, Irene Ntale to perform at the Uganda Youth Convention

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:50

Ugandan musicians, Chameleone and Irene Ntale will be the headliners at this year’s Uganda Youth Convention in the UK, we have learnt.

Slated for Saturday, May 26 at Royal Regency Hall, Manor Park in London, the convention is aimed at empowering the youth, promoting education as well as supporting rights and well being of the youth.

The day’s activities will include workshops, and seminars among others. This will be crowned with entertainment at their after-party where Chameleone and Irene Ntale will entertain the guests alongside comedian MC Kapale among others.

Staff Writer

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MTN Uganda to unveil Sponsorship of the Nyege Nyege Festival

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:30

MTN Uganda is expected to announce sponsorship of the Nyege Nyege Festival, an annual non-stop musical extravaganza that takes place along the shores of the River Nile.

Nyege Nyege Festival, which means “The irresistible urge to dance”, brings the most cutting-edge musical acts from around Africa and beyond in a magical setting on the shores of the river Nile in Jinja Uganda. This year it is set to take place from Thursday 6th September to Sunday 9th September 2018.

Speaking ahead of the official launch the MTN Chief Marketing Officer Mr. Olivier Prentout was ecstatic about the partnership and the role the festival plays in the hearts of Ugandans.

“Since its inception, the Nyege Nyege Festival has been revered for its work in exploring, producing and releasing outsider music from around the region and beyond. Ugandan artistes will enjoy a unique opportunity to showcase their music and arts on the same stage with other 100 foreign artists and thousands of audiences attending the event and viewing it online. Through this partnership, we look forward to celebrating culture, booting tourism and creating a platform for people from all walks of life to enjoy and celebrate all kinds of music; as you know, music is food for the soul!”, Prentout said.

Details of the sponsorship will be announced today, Wednesday 21st February 2017 at The Square, Industrial Area.

Last year, a host of artists from Uganda, East Africa, Africa and Europe descended in Jinja along the banks of River Nile for a three-day festival of music and dance. So successful that the rain couldn’t take away the enjoyment of the attendees.

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Installation of first set of Radial Gates at Karuma Hydropower Station commences

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:06

The Karuma (600MW) hydro Power project has registered yet another milestone – the installation of the radial gates at the dam section. This installation commenced on the morning of 26th January, 2018 according to Mr. Deng Changyi – Acting project Manager, Sinohydro Corporation the project contractor.

The spillway of Karuma hydropower station is designed (with) 9 radial gates, whose main function is to control orifice flow, undertake blocking main water, and can be opened and closed during flood conditions to prevent overtopping of the dam. Each of these gates has a height of 9metres, 10metres wide, and weighs 54 tonnes. Despite this huge size and heavy weight, these gates are designed to flip and hold a huge resistance to water pressure. Mr. Deng, confirmed that the installation of all the gates was done successfully and within the agreed project timelines.

Commenced in 2013, Karuma Hydro power project was scheduled for a 60 months construction period. Today, it’s crossed the 50th month mark and is expected to be commissioned in December this year. By the end of January 2018, the overall progress of physical works (civil, hydro-mechanical and electrical-mechanical) at Karuma HPP was
about 74%. Concrete works for dam blocks #1 to #16 are practically completed paving way for the installation of spillway sections at blocks #1, #2 and #3. At the intake, work progress is at 95% with concrete casting nearing completion. Installation of Hydro-mechanical equipment for gates at intake block 1 and back filling are the main activities currently on-going.

To ensure quality is not compromised at this project, a team consisting of UEGCL, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, the supervising engineer Energy infratech Pyt Limited (EIPL) and the contractor Sinohydro left for China earlier in January to conduct Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) on the following equipment; Intake maintenance gates, Outfall maintenance gates, spillway stop logs, Generator Step Up Transformer, Intake trash rack gantry crane among other equipment. Upon successful completion of these tests shall this equipment be shipped to site for installation.

The 600 Megawatt Project is financed partly by China’s Exim Bank and the government of Uganda at 85% and 15% respectively. The total cost of the project is USD 1.7 billion catering for the generation and transmission components at USD 1.3 billion and USD 400 million respectively. There will be three transmission lines to evacuate the Karuma Power; the longest being Karuma-Kawanda, Karuma- Lira and Karuma-Olwiyo. Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited UETCL is implementing the transmission component of the project.

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Emirates and Arsenal Renew Sponsorship Deal

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:55

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, and Arsenal Football Club, have announced a new sponsorship deal. The sponsorship, the largest ever signed by the club and one of the biggest ever agreed in football, grants the airline a 5-year extension to their shirt partnership with the Club until the end of the 2023-2024 season.

The new sponsorship agreement, strengthens one of the most recognizable and respected partnerships in sport. The agreement was formally finalized by Arsenal Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis and Emirates President, Sir Tim Clark on Monday.

Mr. Gazidis said: “Our shirt partnership is the longest running in the Premier League and one of the longest relationships in world sport.  This mutual commitment is testimony to the strength and depth of our unique relationship. Emirates are again demonstrating their great belief in our approach and ambition and their significantly increased investment will help us continue to compete for trophies and bring more success to the club and our fans around the world.

“Emirates is a great partner for Arsenal – a world class brand with a truly global reach. The airline plays a significant role in our ambitions to extend our influence and following around the world. The new deal, extending our shirt partnership until 2024, underlines how much both organizations value and benefit from the relationship.”

In addition to being shirt sponsors, with the Emirates brand continuing to appear on Arsenal’s playing and training kits, Emirates will provide access to their award winning planes for Arsenal to use on pre-season tours. Emirates will retain marketing rights to develop campaigns and initiatives around the world. Arsenal’s home will continue to be known as Emirates Stadium up to 2028, as part of the extension agreed in 2012.

Emirates President, Sir Tim Clark, said: “Arsenal’s strong appeal and influence around the globe, combined with their ambitions as a Club makes them an ideal partner for Emirates, with values that reflect ours as a brand. As a long-standing supporter of football, we are passionate about the game and are a proud partner to the team.

“As a business, we are hugely committed to supporting sports all over the world and our relationship with Arsenal is no different. Our partnership with Arsenal Football Club is a great combination of two truly global brands and we’re very pleased to have extended this relationship for five more years – connecting fans from around the world with one
of the greatest teams in the world.”

Emirates’ shirt partnership began in the 2006/2007 season, and this extension means that Emirates branding will remain on the shirt of all Arsenal teams for at least 18 years.

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MTN announces new data rates

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:44

MTN Uganda CEO Wim Vanhelleputte (left) addresses the media at a briefing held at MTN Towers on Tuesday. He is flanked on the right by Olivier Prentout (Chief Marketing Officer).

MTN Uganda has revised data rates to continue the drive towards ensuring offering affordable internet to Ugandans. The reduction in data is expected to drive further internet connectivity, facilitate business growth and enable communication through internet-based channels.

The rate reduction, according to Wim Vanhelleputte the MTN Uganda CEO is an indication that as uptake and internet usage continues to grow, the internet rates will also continue to fall. “What we are currently witnessing is data revolution coming into full swing. The reduction in pricing is by over 100%, indicating our commitment towards internet connectivity and affordability for all,” he said.

The revised data bundles are not just price based but also include increased volumes for a lower price. For instance, the lower data bundle threshold has been increased to 15MBs from 10MB at a price of Shs250. For Shs5000, a customer would get 325MB but with the new rates, a customer gets 1GB for that price. This is more value for the customer at the same price.

For Shs100,000, you can now get Shs30GB for a month. In the old rates, a customer had to pay Shs285,000 to get 30GB.

“It is important that our customers not only get lower rates, but also experience a good quality network – where we are keen to continuously invest; everywhere. MTN Uganda over a two year period of 2017 and 2018 has budgeted over Ugshs 400 Billion invested in network upgrades in order to improve customer experience. This will increase our 3G sites and 4G/LTE sites to deliver a bold digital world to our customers,” he added.

According to Wim, MTN Uganda’s planned investment will upgrade the network in order to ensuring quality, good coverage and better experience. Further investment in the network also means the internet speeds continue to improve, which will facilitate business growth and innovation.

“In the world right now, the internet is driving innovation to unprecedented levels. We are seeing this in our numbers and data continues to be one of the fastest growing sources of revenue and subscriptions for MTN Uganda. We expect this trend to continue,” Wim pointed out.

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Black Panther Breaks Domestic Box office Record.

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:39

When it comes to marvel, we really expect the best. Black Panther opened at number one with a record-breaking performance, which is currently estimated at $117 million by Sunday 5pm. picking up a muscular $25.2 million in Thursday preview showings. And $71 million on Friday .The comic-book adaptation has stopped on that it has smashed the Domestic (Uganda) box office weekend record set by Fast and Furious.

It’s the first Marvel Cinematic Universe movie to feature a black protagonist that includes 2 Ugandans. Its barrier-breaking potential

With an almost entirely black cast and a powerful Afrocentric story line, Black panther is one of its kind and is expected to beat yet another international record held by Star wars. The force awakens at $247 million and take in at least $250 million worldwide by Monday Evening, reports coming in from local box office records at century Cinemax and other cinemas in Uganda, on Friday “Black Panther” was its No. 1 pre-seller of all time, ahead of all the last three “Star Wars” movies and fast and furious 7

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Nutty Neithan, Latinum to share stage at this week’s unplugged.

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:36

Unplugged, the leading live music platform in Kampala has hosted a single artist or group since it started in November in 2017. This is about to change as Liquid Silk Naalya plans to host two acts on the same stage this Wednesday.

Nutty Neithan and Latinum, will grace the Unplugged Sn 2 stage this Wednesday in what is being dubbed Unplugged Sn 2 – Double trouble. Afrigo Band, Bebe Cool, Chameleone, Cindy and most recently Myko Ouma are some of the acts who have enchanted fans in the upscale Naalya-based club.

The introduction of two acts on the same stage is definitely a departure from this norm, and it appears to be an attempt by the management of Liquid Silk to add flavour to Unplugged.

Nutty Neithan who has built a trademark with his blue tinted hair is popular for tracks like “Bakuwe Kyonywa”, “Binkubye,“ “Walk To Work” as well as ”Follow My Rules,“ – a collaboration with Mun G.

Similarly, Latinum who finished S.6 only last year is equally a formidable artist. The young talent who is know for his distinct dancehall voice is popular among the young audience for tracks like “Ova Kampala,” “Baabo,” “Man Away,” “Some Mi Want” and “Amanya Gange”

Since this is going to be the first Double trouble edition, there is a lot of anxiety.

 

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Smart Djaba shoots ‘Show Them Love’ Video – Photos

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 09:53

By Staff Writer

Smart Djaba has kicked off serious business  upon signing under Gifted Music Group. We have releiably learnt that the singer over the weekend was in Kenya shooting the video for his latest song Show Them Love

In his bid to conquer East African music industry, Smart Djaba has not only worked with top audio producers, but also he chose to work with one of the top video directors J Blessing for his project

The video which was shot in Malindi according to the singer’s management, it is expected to be out early next month. here are some of the photos we manged to get you behind the scene

 

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Jose Chameleone extends charity to Congo.

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 13:46

Profound singer Chameleone did not only make us proud when he filled Goma grounds in DRC over the weekend but also extended his giving heart to the Congo people.

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Jose Chameleone after his successful show in DRC visited Don Bosco Ngagi orphanage where he donated essential items amounting upto 3000 dollars. The singer supplied the orphanage with bags of rice, Posho, sugar, beans and boxes of soap to better the lives of the young unprivileged children in the camp.

“It does not make sense for me to come here and make upto 30,000 dollars and I cannot even leave 10% of it to the people that gave it to me.” He said. Jose Chameleone added “May the almighty guard us all so we can meet soon enough. Let us stay in peace like the event theme was, Amani is peace and let us keep that.”

Chameleone has previously been so involved in Charity under his charity organization “Chameleone foundation” where he has schooled children, provided basic needs for the needy. Just like his music, the singer could be breaking boarders with the organization.

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Photos: Pallaso shoots new video in Rwanda.

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:34

Team Good Music singer Pallaso is not taking the any year lightly. Pallaso has vowed not to rest his workaholic nature at all. The singer recently flew to Rwanda to do and shoot a video that will kick start the year. Pallaso has vowed to leave no stone unturned.

Here are some moments from the shoot.

Staff Writer

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Video alert: King Saha outs new video.

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:23

King Saha who recently flew to Tanzania to shoot two videos has finally released his debut video this year. The new video is titled “Am on my way” another of his love cries.

Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCAccdKgL24&feature=youtu.be

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Tip Swizzy on the rise after Big Talent, releases new video.

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:18

TIP Swizzy seems to be moving on smoothly after being shown exit at Big Talent. TIP Swizzy who recently hooked up a new manager Arafat is releasing song after the other. His latest project is Squat-Stand produced by KaySam.
TIP Swizzy has recently done movie, Loudly, Side and side, Akabimbi amongst others.

TIP Swizzy left Big Talent to form his own crew, Helicopter where he is managed by Arafat, former Feffe Bussi manager.

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Bettinah scoops international gig

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:07

TV star Bettinah is in things.The style project show host has landed an international gig where she will be hosting a red carpet event later this year in the US.

The TV star and model will host the red carpet event at the UNAA causes later this year.

For the first time UNAA causes is having a red carpet host from Uganda, they have been eyeing Bettinah for sometime now following her success with The Coca-Cola Fifa World Cup trophy tour campaign and the fact that she is a TV host on Uganda’s most watched fashion show the style project. Bettinah is also an award winner Asfa 2017 Best dressed female media personality.She will be flown to DC where the UNAA causes convention will take place later this year.

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