ENTERTAINMENT

Yvonne Chaka Chaka returns for Street children

Yvonne Chaka Chaka returns for Street children

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, ENTERTAINMENT, UGANDA
 KAMPALA, Uganda Yvonne Chaka Chaka the sensational and glorious  musician icon will perform this Friday at the Serena Hotel, alongside Bobi Wine in a charity show for Uganda’s street children. The legendary singer, popular for her Songs like I'm Burning Up, Thank You Mr Dj, I Cry For Freedom, Motherland and the ever-popular Umqombothi and Bobi Wine will be accompanied by Comedian Salvado in entertaining revelers as they raise funds to build a school for former street children.  
Leo Sarkisian, Founder of VOA’s Music Time in Africa Program, Dies at 97

Leo Sarkisian, Founder of VOA’s Music Time in Africa Program, Dies at 97

AFRICA, AMERICA, ENTERTAINMENT, INTERNATIONAL
MASSACHUSETTS, United States of America The creator and longtime producer of The Voice of America's "Music Time in Africa,"Leo Sarkisian has died aged 97. Leo has spent most of his life traveling the continent of Africa alongside his wife, Mary, listening to local musicians and capturing their performances hence the nick name " Music man of Africa." "Leo always left you feeling like you were special. He didn't treat anyone less or greater based on their social standing or age or anything, it seemed. He was a true gentleman and optimist and lover of the beautiful things in life," said Heather Maxwell, an ethnomusicologist who succeeded Sarkisian as the host of "Music Time in Africa." Meeting Murrow Leo arrived in Africa as a soldier in the U.S. Army. In 1961, a fateful encoun...
Harvey Weinstein is charged with rape and sex abuse in cases involving 2 women

Harvey Weinstein is charged with rape and sex abuse in cases involving 2 women

ENTERTAINMENT, INTERNATIONAL
NEW YORK, United States of America Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has turned himself to the authorities and was arrested and processed on charges of rape, committing a criminal sex act, sexual abuse and sexual misconduct, according to the New York Police Department. The criminal sex act chargers against Harvey arise from two separate incidences where women including aspiring actress Lucia Evans alleged that Harvey forced her to perform oral sex on him in his Tribeca office in 2004. According to a source, Harvey is likely to face more charges as a grand jury continues to hear testimony in the state's case with at least four women expected to testify. Further, Harvey is under investigation for alleged sex crimes in Los Angeles and London. Since 2017, the forme...
Visa suspends marketing with Morgan Freeman amid allegations

Visa suspends marketing with Morgan Freeman amid allegations

ENTERTAINMENT, INTERNATIONAL
NEW YORK, United States of America Marketers are beginning to distance themselves from Morgan Freeman following allegations of inappropriate behavior. Visa said Thursday it was suspending all marketing featuring the actor, while TransLink, the Vancouver transit system, said it would be pausing its collaboration with Freeman, just one day after announcing that Freeman would voice rider announcements this summer. "We are aware of the allegations that have been made against Mr. Freeman," a Visa spokeswoman said. "At this point, Visa will be suspending our marketing in which the actor is featured." Freeman's TransLink announcements are part of an ad campaign with Visa Canada for its tap-to-pay offering. "In light of information we've learned this morning of allegations regarding ac...
Spike Lee slams Trump in expletive-laced monologue at movie premiere

Spike Lee slams Trump in expletive-laced monologue at movie premiere

ENTERTAINMENT, INTERNATIONAL
CANNES,France Director Spike Lee has railed against President Donald Trump in an expletive-laced monologue on Tuesday following the debut of his new film "BlacKkKlansman" at the Cannes Film Festival. Lee criticized Trump’s response to a white nationalist rally Charlottesville, Va. last summer, and reportedly referred to the president as a “mother-----.” The 61-year-old filmmaker’s movie, which premiered at the festival on Monday, is loosely based on a true story about a black police officer who works with a Jewish detective to infiltrate a Ku Klux Klan. The film ends with footage from the protests in Charlottesville, where a woman was killed after a man plowed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters during the “Unite the Right” rally. Lee said he reached out to the mother of He
What you missed at the Tugende Mu kikadde Concert

What you missed at the Tugende Mu kikadde Concert

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, ENTERTAINMENT, UGANDA
Kampala, Uganda Not all is lost for Chance Nalubega, Sophie and Sam Gombya Uganda’s  Afrigo. The artistes proved that old is gold at the second edition of Tugende mu Kikadde Concert on the 5th of May at Kampala Serena Hotel. If you thought these artistes are forgotten,then you are mistaken. To some, Chance Nalubega is a forgotten artiste whose golden days are way past her but many who attended the second edition of the annual Tugende Mukikadde fete last Saturday evening will say she still has the touch to make her a living legend in Uganda’s music industry.   Chance Nalubega, the third person on stage after Fred Sebatta and  Sam and Sophie Gombya, Crowds welcomed her in a style that looked like she was an international one. She was indeed the Crowd’s favorite.