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Anne Kansiime nominated in top UK awards

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Uganda’s celebrated comedienne Anne Kansiime has been nominated in top UK awards.

The pint-sized funny woman has received a nod in the BEFFTA(Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television Arts Sports And Leadership) awards. She is nominated in the category of the best female comedian.

With palpable joy, Kansiime broke the news on social media saying; “I have been nominated BEFFTA 2016 Best Female Comedian. This is my 3rd nomination in the same category in a row. We scooped the award on our first nomination in 2013.”

Voting will be being on Thursday, 15th September and close on Sunday, 16th October 2016. The winners will be crowned at a grand award ceremony slated for 28th October in London.

Meanwhile, Ugandan singers Eddy Kenzo, Kalifah Aganaga and Angela Kalule are also nominated in BEFFTA awards. Eddy Kenzo and Kalifah Aganaga are vying for Best International Male African Act while Angela Kalule is nominated in the Best International Female African Act category.

BEFFTA awards, now in their 8th edition, is Europe’s biggest award ceremony celebrating black and ethnic personalities in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts.

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The inaugural Banyakitara cultural event slated for November

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On November 17, all roads lead to the Uganda Museum for the first edition of the ‘Banyakitara Cultural Revolution’. Like several people have been wondering; ‘Who are the Banyakitara?’ Well, we put our history lessons knowledge aside and tasked the organisers to explain.

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According to the organisers, the Banyakitara are a people who hail from several regions in Western and South Western Uganda.

“The Banyakitara are Bantu-speaking people who hail from the Kigezi, Ankole, Tooro, Bunyoro and Rwenzori. That whole part of Uganda represents the Banyakitara. We come to bring the ‘Banyakitara Cultural Revolution’, with culture as the theme and we are launching for the first time at Uganda Museum on November 17th. We want to celebrate the rich culture and our togetherness”, they informed us.

However, the organisers were quick to state the event does not discriminate people who hail from other regions.

“This does not exclude people from other regions. You might be married to a person from the region. You might have friends from Banyakitara, colleagues, workmates, bosses, girlfriend or an in-law. You might be curious about the people or the cultures of the Banyakitara. This is an event that wraps it all for you! This is an event open to all. Banyakitara Cultural Revolution is about togetherness. Security is guaranteed. Be assured of fun, fitness and entrance is only Shs10,000/-“, they stated.

Banyakitara Cultural Revolution will feature traditional food, cultural troupes, traditional music and dances, dance fitness, workouts, music performances and deejays all hailing from the Banyakitara region.

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Bryan White going back to Arua

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Bryan White is set to embark on another round of charity work in Arua District.

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The tycoon and philanthropist has announced that he will be going back to Arua to continue with philanthropic work under his Bryan White Foundation that he started in August during his first visit of the district.

Brian White has taken to Facebook to post a video documenting their preparation works at the foundation offices in Munyonyo. It shows workers loading hundreds of sacks of goods that will be donated to the people of the West Nile District.

“ Arua 2 loading… this is our second phase of our Arua project that we embarked on a few months ago,it is for your humility people of Arua that the foundation team and I will be returning to empower the youth.” Bryan White captioned.

However, Bryan White has not revealed the exact date he will be kick starting the tour.

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Sheebah Karungi showers Winnie Nwagi with praise

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Sheebah Karungi is all about women empowerment and women supporting eachother.

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The Team No Sleep singer has lavished praise on Swangz Avenue singer Winnie Nwagi who she named her Woman Crash.

Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, the “Wankona” hitmaker posted a photo of Winnie Nwagi that sees her donning a yellow off shoulder top and gazing at the camera.

“Each Time A Woman Stands Up For Herself, Without Knowing It Possibly, Without Claiming It, She Stands Up For All Women”

Keep Being You Mama💪 #WCW😍 @winnienwagi..” Sheebah captioned.

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