Connect with us

Leader board

Specials/Features

Mary Hill High School crowned Western regional winner of National Schools Championship

Published

on

Stanbic Bank Regional Manager, Ronnie Muganzi poses with the winners.

Get 50% off all your Safeboda rides. Click here to download the app

.  

Mary Hill High School has been crowned Western regional winner of the ‘Stanbic National Schools Championship’ for 2017. They beat off stiff competition from four other schools and will now represent the region at the Grand finale set to be held in Kampala on 29 th April 2017.

Congratulating the team from Mary Hill High School at the prize giving ceremony, Ronnie Muganzi, Stanbic Bank Regional Manager said, “This is great news for Mary Hill High School, it wasn’t an easy competition but they are brilliant talented students and this clearly came through, I am very excited for them and wish them the best in the finals.”

The regional quiz competitions are the third stage in the National Schools Championship which started with classroom competitions and an essay challenge in February; held in each of Uganda’s four regions the students are tested in a team quiz format on financial literacy, life skills, logical thinking and general knowledge.

Giving an update on the progress of the competition so far Cathy Adengo, Head of CSI and Communications said that the bank was very happy with progress of the programme and pleased to see the amazing talent from across the country. “The level of enthusiasm and support from the students has been incredible and we are pleased that this competition is moving on to the next level that will show us the greatest minds in the country.”

Speaking about the next stage of the competition Martin Muhwezi, the Programme Director of the implementing partner revealed, “The teams who make it to the Grand finale are expected to develop and run a bank simulation project over a one month period. At the end of the month they each make presentations before a panel of judges on their project. The team deemed by the Judges to have conducted the best project wins the grand prize which is a fully paid trip to South Africa for the two team mates and their patron teacher plus lunch with the Chief Executive of Stanbic Bank.”

40 schools and 4,000 students have taken part in this year’s competition; these include both Government and Private Schools chosen with due consideration by Stanbic Bank’s partners in the Championship the Ministry of Education and Sports.

(Visited 106 time, 1 visit today)

Entertainment News

When Drugs Become The Music: The Addiction Problem in the Entertainment Industry

Published

on

By

By Our Reporter

Get 50% off all your Safeboda rides. Click here to download the app

.  

At his peak, Bobi Wine, now a member of Parliament remixed one of the Late Paul Kafeero’s songs; ‘Dippo Nazigala.’ The Kadongo-kamu singer had sang about his long journey towards quitting alcohol, Bobi Wine on the other hand sang about his struggles with marijuana. He laid down reasons why he had quit and went on to take a swipe at his musical competitors; Chameleone and Bebe Cool both of whom had come close to death. He blamed Chameleone’s fractures and Bebe Cool’s bullet injuries on addiction. Yet subtly, Bobi Wine had blown the lid off the drug problem in the entertainment industry, but no one did take him serious, at least no serious case had yet to surface.

It’s more than five years since the ‘Ghetto Nazigala’ song, the country awakens to the Ginkesse Star, Qute Kaye, who’d just survived a lynching over stealing car headlights. There were more questions than answers; “what happened? what went wrong?” How could a music star fall so low into an abyss that could not be explained any longer? “Drugs,” some guessed. But if it was drugs, how many had gone down this path? Did they ever find their bearing back to a normal life?

1. Dave Dash (Davis Lukwago), TV and Radio Presenter

Dave Dash

Last year in September, social media was hit by shockwaves as a video circulated. It was of Dave Dash taking a naked mile, his dreadlocks had given him away. Dave Dash would immediately check himself into rehabilitation at Butabika. A month later, he were to give a testimony of his recovery describing this moment as the most alive he’d been his entire life. Today, he seems to have left his past life behind and seems excited about the future ahead. He’s also gone on a drug awareness drive, partnering with organisations such as Reach A Hand Uganda to sensitise the youths about the dangers of drug use. He clearly did not live in denial about his problem, he came out and confronted it and seems to be winning so far.

2. Kennedy Zziwa, Hair Stylist at Hair by Zziwa

Zziwa

Speak of relapses, and Zziwa is there as a witness. He first publicly shared his story in light of the Dave Dash saga. In April this year, he once again came open and talked about his relapse. “I discovered from the news sites that I knocked an electricity pole in Biina. Survived being lynched. And then I was whisked to Rehab where I have been for two weeks,” confessed Zziwa. He’d been unaware of being high on drugs. Despite the relapse, he described it all as part of the recovery process and apologised to those he’d disappointed. It was no clear that there comes a point when drugs take control of one’s personality enslaving them in ways they can’t explain.

3. Iryn Namubiru, Ugandan Musician

The Ugandan music artiste was detained in Tokyo Japan for illegal possession of drugs. The singer claimed innocence and blamed her promoter, one Nigerian Kim Ueno for setting her up. Although Namubiru survived a punishment that could have gone up to seven years in jail, it still left the country talking. Till today, the facts of the matter remain unclear. Was Namubiru trying to export drugs? How many other Ugandan celebrities were in this kind of business?

4. Jackie Chandiru, Ugandan Music Artiste

Jackie Chandiru

Of all the former Blu3 girls, none has faced it rough more than Jackie Chandiru. The cracks of her life were first revealed by a leaked photo that showed her body with needle marks at various points. She had morphed into the Ugandan Elvis Prisley. Drugs were digging gold from her music stardom. But what could have driven Chandiru to drugs? Could it have been her failed relationships? Was it something she’d started out as an experimental exercise only to find euphoria in it? Chandiru last surfaced in public in 2017 during another of her relapses. The family rushed her back to rehab in a Bunamwaya health facility. We thus wonder; “did she hit a point of no-return or will there be a music reformation for this artiste?”

(Visited 106 time, 1 visit today)
Continue Reading

Entertainment News

BBS Terefayina launches World Cup in live broadcast.

Published

on

By

Yesterday as the long awaited World Cup final kicked off, Mengo based BBS Terefayina as the only authorized local station to broadcast all 32 games broadcasted its first match. While the station broadcasted the match between hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia, there was also a ceremony to mark the milestone where VIP guests like the Katikiro graced the live broadcast on big screens in Bulange.

Get 50% off all your Safeboda rides. Click here to download the app

.  

BBS Terefayina will continue to broadcast the remaining 31 matches live.

(Visited 106 time, 1 visit today)
Continue Reading

Companies

PEPSI ISSUE PRESS STATEMENT ON TRAGIC ACCIDENT.

Published

on

By

Yesterday evening a Pepsi vehicle registration no: UBD 061D was involved in an accident with a pick-up and a Boda boda along the Kampala – Gulu highway at Nakasongola. Unfortunately, five people lost their lives in the incident including a member of the Crown Beverages’ fraternity, Mr Emma Kibira, a sound engineer. Other injured persons were taken to Laco Hospital in Luwero for further treatment, they are currently stable and will be transferred to a health facility in Kampala.

Get 50% off all your Safeboda rides. Click here to download the app

.  

The Crown Beverages Limited fraternity is deeply saddened by this tragic accident and send their deepest condolences to all the families that have lost their loved ones.

May the souls of the dearly departed rest in eternal peace.

(Visited 106 time, 1 visit today)
Continue Reading

Yop Polls

Bigeyeug TV

Facebook

HOT RIGHT NOW