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ENTERTAINMENT: Hon Zaake credits Artist Chris Evans over song

ENTERTAINMENT: Hon Zaake credits Artist Chris Evans over song

Entertainment, UGANDA
KAMPALA – Mityana Municipality legislator Hon Francis Zaake has lived up to his promise after he gifted local musician Chris Evans Kaweesi with what he called an MP handshake on Tuesday at his home in Mityaana. Zaake was appreciating the singer for his latest single dubbed Zaake which resonates with the legislator’s name. The Zaake song bears a story of a man who promises to protect and keep his better half in all ways humanly possible, be it engaging in a fight or any other measures. The gifting follows the legislator’s Facebook post on Monday where he heaped praises on Chris Evans’s song and asking people how he could meet with the singer so he could offer him a gift. Zaake who posted on his official Facebook was moved by the creativity of the musician for the powerful song ...
ENTERTAINMENT: ‘Tell your supporters not to attack people with different views’ – Eddy Kenzo addresses Bobi Wine

ENTERTAINMENT: ‘Tell your supporters not to attack people with different views’ – Eddy Kenzo addresses Bobi Wine

Entertainment, UGANDA
Singer Edirisa Musuza aka Eddy Kenzo has urged the president of National Unity Platform, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine to tame his supporters who keep abusing anyone who doesn’t agree with him. His comments come shortly after the recent leaked audio that made rounds of social media where he expressed his dissatisfaction on how Kyagulanyi treats him. While addressing journalists on Tuesday in Kampala, Kenzo said it’s very absurd and unfortunate to see Kyagulanyi’s supporters jumping on anyone who seems to have divergent views. “I ask Bobi Wine to tame and control his supporters because that is not how things work. Let his supporters be different from other people. I will be very glad if his supporters start to respect the views of other people,”he said. Kenzo said that alth...
ENTERTAINMENT: ‘Bobi Wine has to apologize to Eddy Kenzo because he is bigger than NUP’ -Promoter Balaam

ENTERTAINMENT: ‘Bobi Wine has to apologize to Eddy Kenzo because he is bigger than NUP’ -Promoter Balaam

Entertainment, UGANDA
Business man and event Promoter Balaam Barugahara has sided with what Eddy Kenzo said recently about musician turned politician, Robert Kyagulanyi known as Bobi Wine. Not long ‘Stress Free’ singer, unleashed unpleasant words against Bobi Wine in a recorded audio that went viral over the weekend. In the audio, Kenzo is heard accusing Bobi Wine of being selfish, greedy and that he lacks leadership qualities. He also said that in case the People Power leader becomes President, he will leave the country because he cannot be led by such a bad-hearted person. Now event promoter Balaam has sided with the multi-award winner saying that Bobi Wine is smaller than Eddy Kenzo. Through an interview on a local television, Balaam disclosed that the brand Kenzo is known by a number of people ...
ENTERTAINMENT: Singer Jackie Chandiru opens up on past

ENTERTAINMENT: Singer Jackie Chandiru opens up on past

Entertainment, UGANDA
Former Blu3 singer Jackie Chandiru has said that one of her worst moments during recovery from drug addiction was discovering that her grave had already been dug in preparation to bury her. Chandiru said the revelation hit her terribly, but at the same time strengthened her to fight for her life. The singer made these revelations on a YouTube show with Kenyan Radi presenter Felix Odiwour commonly known as Jalang’o. Chandiru was reported dead in September 2019 following rumors that she had left behind suicide notes. It was discovered later that the singer was in rehabilitation where she had been checked into earlier over relapse. Appearing on Jalango’s show, Chandiru narrated her journey to hell and back, claiming she tried to take her own life a record four times. “The i...
ENTERTAINMENT: Artist Spice Diana breaches presidential guidelines

ENTERTAINMENT: Artist Spice Diana breaches presidential guidelines

Entertainment, UGANDA
Spice Diana is living a life full of her true colours of late. From social media outbursts with fans to ignoring presidential directives of social distancing and wearing a mask while in public.The singer is no longer humble and laid back, these days what the fans get is a buffet. Amidst a Facebook uproar as her fans reacted to Box fashion, she spared time to join Bishop Arnold Muwonge for a charity drive in Katanga slum.The two, who last week donated food and other basic needs to the late dancer Sylvia Nandudu's children in Kansanga this time around, went to Makerere parish where they left smiles on the children's faces .Spice Diana supplied household items and food relief such as posho, matooke, sugar, rice, basins, cups, plates without wearing a mask. There was even a demonstration foot...
ENTERTAINMENT: Minister Nabakooba vows to work on tough regulations on the Arts industry

ENTERTAINMENT: Minister Nabakooba vows to work on tough regulations on the Arts industry

Entertainment, UGANDA
ICT and National Guidance Minister Judith Nabakooba yesterday suspended the regulations earlier proposed by the government through the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) to ‘streamline’ the entertainment or arts industry. The laws required each artiste to submit their work to a select committee at UCC for approval before being consumed by the public. It also required artistes to acquire licenses from UCC before performing anywhere. Artistes have been protesting the laws in various ways but largely through spitting fire on their social handles and during media interviews. Following a meeting between artistes and the minister, Nabakooba has said they are going to form an inter-ministerial technical committee to discuss matters of regulations and other issues to deal with the mu...
ENTERTAINMENT: Ugandan Artists request Parliament to review new regulations

ENTERTAINMENT: Ugandan Artists request Parliament to review new regulations

Entertainment, UGANDA
The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga  has proposed that the government considers the creation of a separate ministry in charge of the music industry. The Speaker Of Parliament Rt Hon. Rebecca Kadaga. “ I will write to the President to consider this.When you have issues,no one Speaks for you” she added. Through one of their umbrella associations called National Union of Creative and Performing Artistes, they expressed their disappointment in the Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) for shoving such harsh regulations down their throats before consulting widely across the entire sector.  Artists Anita Seruwago GM National Union Of Creative Performing Artists and Allied Workers,Bugingo Hannington,President Uganda Comedian Association and Veteran Musician Halima Na...
ENTERTAINMENT: Musician Victor Kamenyo on the run over house rent debt

ENTERTAINMENT: Musician Victor Kamenyo on the run over house rent debt

Entertainment, UGANDA
People Power’s Derrick Katongole alias Victor Kamenyo is being hunted for by his landlord after he took off from the house without paying seven-months rent. The singer who has previously claimed he wants to be Member of Parliament for Lubaga North on People Power’s NUP ticket is said to have defaulted rent for seven months. According to the landlord, Kamenyo has been Shs 350,000 per month but starting January, he stopped paying and asked for some time. “It is very understandable since we had entered COVID lockdown, so I was lenient enough. He kept telling me he would pay, until a time when I said we agree he pays half and then he leaves the house. He has now run away,” the Landlord said. Accordingly, the Landlord is hurt by the fact that the singer turned the house into a ‘pig...
ENTERTAINMENT: YouTube honors Ghetto Kids with Silver accolade

ENTERTAINMENT: YouTube honors Ghetto Kids with Silver accolade

Entertainment
KAMPALA – It is a double bundle of Joy for the Triplets Ghetto Kids after YouTube rewarded them with a silver play button award for surpassing the 100k subscribers mark on the App. Although their YouTube account was hacked thrice, the Ghetto Kids retrieved full ownership. The elated group showed their excitement on their social pages by thanking God for hitting the new milestone. The joy of being rewarded by YouTube came at the right time, just a day after the late Michael Jackson’s sister Janet Jackson endorsed their anti-racism video. Through her Instagram account, the “Someone To Call My Lover” singer re-posted a video of the Ghetto Kids dancing to a “Black Lives Matter” movement song by Buddy. The Triplets Ghetto Kids (TGK) , popularly known as the Ghetto Kids, is a dance ...
ENTERTAINMENT: Singer Pallaso accuses police of stealing UGX 14 million amid his arrest.

ENTERTAINMENT: Singer Pallaso accuses police of stealing UGX 14 million amid his arrest.

Entertainment, UGANDA
Musician Pius Mayanja alias Pallaso has said that police officers who raided his house on Wednesday night pick-pocketed his 4000 dollars (about Shs14m) while trying to arrest him. According to the Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire, officers on Wednesday night raided the musician’s home in Makindye at around 12:46am following a disturbance call from residents of Luwafu zone, that a group of unruly people had gathered at Pallaso’s home. In an interview with NBS UNCUT, Pallaso, who was on a hospital bed denied the allegations that the group was unruly, because they had just gathered to have a good time while respecting the President Coronavirus-induced guidelines on curfew. Pallaso said, “we were at home just as we have always been and we heard someone...
ENTERTAINMENT: Ugandan Artist Iryn Namubiru speaks out on her phobia for water.

ENTERTAINMENT: Ugandan Artist Iryn Namubiru speaks out on her phobia for water.

Entertainment, UGANDA
KAMPALA – As the saying goes once beaten, twice shy, singer Iryn Namubiru’s wounds of nearly dying on a boat cruise are still fresh. The Byokola hit maker in a recent interview with one of the local TV stations has come out to confess of how she is still traumatised about the event “I have not stepped in any swimming pool ever since the boat cruise incident where I almost lost my life. Even if I am with people who want to swim, I let them be and never even sit close to the pool,” she shared. She added that she battled insomnia for some time after the event that got her really traumatised. Namubiru was on the Il-fated MV Templar vessel which capsized in Lake Victoria in November 2017 killing over 30 people. Luckily she was among the survivors. The diva is also set to stage an o...
ENTERTAINMENT: Musician Pallaso escapes from Police with handcuffs

ENTERTAINMENT: Musician Pallaso escapes from Police with handcuffs

Entertainment, UGANDA
KAMPALA – Self-proclaimed King of the East Pius Mayanja aka Pallaso is reported in yet another bloody scuffle, this time round with the Uganda Police. According to a live Facebook video session on his page, Pallaso claims his home in Luwafu, Makindye was intruded by the Police at around 11PM on Wednesday without clear reason. In the video, the Uganda Police operatives led by one, Captain. Mutume shot bullets before beating him and his colleagues as they forced their arrest. Pallaso further reveals how he scuffled with the Police as he denied his arrest which forced him to run away to the neighborhood ghetto despite bearing the Police handcuffs on his left hand “Uganda Police, we are all Ugandans and we are all affected by this Pandemic differently. Using excessive force and sh...
ENTERTAINMENT: Musician Jose Chameleon reconciles with Producer Baur

ENTERTAINMENT: Musician Jose Chameleon reconciles with Producer Baur

Entertainment, UGANDA
KAMPALA – After one month of throwing insults, threats and making all sorts of promises against each other, the feud between Sabula Records C.E.O Producer Diggy Baur and singer Jose Chameleone has finally come to an end with reconciliation. This comes after social media was awash with pictures where the two appear mending their relationship with a brotherly handshake accompanied with smiles. Chameleone who is aspiring to become Kampala Lord Mayor and his producer are said to have buried the hatchet last evening although details about their reconciliation are still scanty. After making several threats of teaching the ‘mayor-to-be’ a lesson if he stepped foot on the Makindye based Sabula Records, fans said were surprised to see pictures of them together and moments after Baur poste...
ENTERTAINMENT: Kiweewa, Bizonto given  police bond

ENTERTAINMENT: Kiweewa, Bizonto given police bond

Entertainment, UGANDA
The four member comedy group popularly known as Bizonto and singer Gerald Kiweewa were on Tuesday evening released from police custody after about four days of detention. Ms Shamim Malende, the defense lawyer said the group was released at about 4pm from custody of Kireka Special Investigations Unit (SIU) on charges of spreading sectarianism and inciting the public. “We thank all those that have stood with us in this noble cause. They are required to report back to police on July 30 but it has not been that easy task. These are some of the few injustices that the people, especially in the opposition in Kampala are facing. We don’t want them to continue,” Ms Malende said yesterday in an interview. In his address at the National Unity Platform (NUP) yesterday, Kyadondo East MP Robe...
ENTERTAINMENT: CID Police alleges that  Bizonto comedians could be mentally unstable.

ENTERTAINMENT: CID Police alleges that Bizonto comedians could be mentally unstable.

Entertainment, UGANDA
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Uganda Police has claimed that Radio Simba presenters who go by their stage name Bizonto, could have a mental problem. According to the CID spokesperson Charles Twine, the group of four that was arrested last week on Friday, are still under detention until their case file is handled by the Director for Public Prosecutions (DPP). Twine says the CID police sought advice from the DPP regarding charging the Bizonto group in court because they are not sure of their mental soundness. “The name Zonto means someone who has a problem with their heads, so we can not take it for granted because we may take them to court and the court claims they are not mentally sound. We thought about it and sought advice,” Twine said. “The file is with the...
ENTERTAINMENT: Kim Kardashian ‘very hurt and exhausted’ after Kanye reunion ends in tears

ENTERTAINMENT: Kim Kardashian ‘very hurt and exhausted’ after Kanye reunion ends in tears

Entertainment, INTERNATIONAL
The much anticipated reunion between Kim Kardashian and her husband Kanye West was every bit as emotional as expected. The 39-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star was pictured crying while in a car with Kanye outside Wendy's in Cody, Wyoming. The reality star had flown in to speak to her husband face-to-face after he had attacked her on Twitter before publicly apologising during what Kim has described as a 'bipolar episode'. TMZ has published photos of the couple in an intense meeting on Monday with the pair looking disinterested in each other in a second snap. A third pic shared by the media outlet was more telling as it showed that Kim had become tearful as she looked for answers as to why Kanye, 43, wanted a divorce. A source told PEOPLE : "As soon as Kim got to...
ENTETAINMENT: Police drops D’Banj rape allegations investigation

ENTETAINMENT: Police drops D’Banj rape allegations investigation

Entertainment
Police in Nigeria say they have dropped the investigation into a rape allegation made against popular Nigerian musician D’Banj. “[It] was discontinued as there was no substantial evidence to prove the allegation of rape against the suspect,” Police spokesperson, Umar Sanda, was quoted as saying by local media. D’banj, whose real name is Oladapo Oyebanjo, was accused by a woman, Seyitan Babatayo, of raping her in 2018 in a hotel in Lagos. He denied the allegation. The police statement came a day after Ms Babatayo had said she had no intention of pursuing the case any further after a meeting with D’Banj’s representatives. She said the decision to resolve the issue with the musician was made by her and her family and that she really wants “peace”. Many people were outraged ...
ENTERTAINMENT: Eddy Kenzo jets home after being stranded in West Africa for four months

ENTERTAINMENT: Eddy Kenzo jets home after being stranded in West Africa for four months

Entertainment, UGANDA
Singer Edirisa Musuuza, also known as Eddy Kenzo was part of the group of 56 Ugandans who had been stranded in West Africa who returned home in the wee hours of Saturday morning. By the time the pandemic broke out, Kenzo had gone to Ivory Coast for a music concert. On Saturday morning, the group landed at Entebbe International Airport at 1:15am aboard Uganda Airlines flight number UR212 before being welcomed by officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Uganda Airlines, Ministry of Health and Civil Aviation Authority. The group of Ugandan nationals and legal residents who had been stranded in West African countries of Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Togo, Benin, Senegal, Equatorial Guinea, the Gambia, Niger, the Republic of Guinea and Cameroon due to the Coronavirus pandemic al...
ENTERTAINMENT: Artists Jose Chameleone and brother Weasel called upon over indiscipline.

ENTERTAINMENT: Artists Jose Chameleone and brother Weasel called upon over indiscipline.

Entertainment, UGANDA
Audio Producers Body, Producers Association Uganda (APAU) have summoned Kampala Lord Mayor-hopeful Joseph Mayanja aka Jose Chameleone and his brother, Douglas Mayanja aka Weasel Manizo for indiscipline. The association gave the Mayanja brothers a 3-day ultimatum to appear for an arbitration meeting or face the consequences. APAU intervention comes after Weasel Manizo together with Messiah and Cyrus stormed Genis Goddy’s City Jam studios last month and vandalized his studio property worth millions. It is alleged that the group also took computer hard disks and other Items from the studio. Another incident happened on Monday when Jose Chameleon attacked Luwafu-Makindye based Sabula Records, beating up a producer and injuring Diggy Baur’s hand. According to Diggy Baur, Chamele...
UGANDA: Anti-Corruption court summons singer Jose Chameleone over tax evasion.

UGANDA: Anti-Corruption court summons singer Jose Chameleone over tax evasion.

Entertainment, UGANDA
Embattled artist, Joseph Mayanja also known as Jose Chameleone has been summoned by the Anti-Corruption court, over failure to clear import duty tax worth Shs 137 million. The summon was issued by the Anti-Corruption court chief magistrate Pamela Lamunu Ocaya on Tuesday, asking Chameleone to appear at the Kololo based court on July, 30,2020 following prosecution. “You are hereby commanded by the Uganda Government to appear in the Anti-Corruption Court at Kololo on the 30th day of July 2020 at 9:00am or so soon thereafter as the case can be heard,” the summon reads. According to the charge sheet that has been accessed by Nile Post, the ‘Baliwa’ singer is charged with two counts: being in possession of uncustomed goods contrary to the section 200 (d) (iii) of the East African Commu...