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Music Review: Nva Ntinda By St. Nelly Sade

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This will fluff feathers. Do you remember Kendrick Lamar’s bars that stirred the Hip Hop fraternity across the face of the world? Well, to bring it up to speed with you, as a Hip Hop fanatic, you might have had a shove on the East Coast-West Coast feud between rappers from both hoods. Maybe you were barely out of your diapers then, but still, you have the internet which can make you take a detour and recall what ensued in a single click. And it was grim, that one. Grim and ugly.

‘Nva Ntinda’ might trudge on the same path. The newly dropped track by St. Nelly Sade, ‘Nva Ntinda’ is sort of a laid-back piece against an equally laid-back instrumentation. It opens up with Nelly Sade introducing himself and proudly barks that he is from Ntinda, skimming from Wandegeya weaving through the alleys and jumping over rolex stalls and chapattis. He yaks on to Mulago, Kamwokya, Bukoto, past Country Kabira Club and, poof, to Ntinda. 

What started off as an innocent track entirely about the location of Ntinda, as the song choked on, it took a completely different tangent angle. I expected Nelly Sade to talk about the fragile and the cajoled middle class that stays in Ntinda. I expected him to, with unmatched pride, talk about the smoking hot birds that roam Ntinda town, and the likes. But he veers off that path and throws darts at the Hip Hop world in Uganda, blaming rappers for abusing their fans (yawn). And at some point he mentions Rubaga and I am sure the diminutive rappers that hail from those precincts might have sunk in their seats (or caps).

Nonetheless, ‘Nva Ntinda’ is an extremely smart piece that pounds on the soul, slowly, like raindrops that pour on your roof at night when sleep is lazily shooing you off this world. But, to me, I expected much from this seemingly well-executed piece of vocal art. I expected a man from Ntinda, proud to hail from those rich echelons and, perhaps, with sarcasm, battling other parts of this dusty town. I expect much and, clearly, I was robbed of the much prospect I had for the song.

Good song; well-executed and all, but Nelly Sade, you would have yakked on a bit. If you were going to Ntinda, you left me in Bukoto, see?

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Pastor Wilson Bugembe receives standing ovation at his first ever comedy store appearance, crowd asks for return leg

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For the first time ever Pastor Wilson Bugembe who doubles as a singer Graced Alex Muhangi’s comedy store for the weekly show at UMA. Unlike all previous shows, last nights show was different. Pastor Bugembe made both believers and not so much church people stand on their feet throughout his entire exhibition as he sang through most of his songs.

The crowd that so much turned up for the gospel singer kept on their toes wondering what the singing pastor had in store for them. A usually delivering pastor did not disappoint as he stepped on stage and later went into the standing crowd performing his ever loved songs.

Towards the end of his exhibition, the crowd asked for his Omwooyo song that he did not expect the crowd at UMA loved so much. He performed it with all hands in the air for the crowd that worshipped along. Pastor Bugembe prayed for the crowd and Alex Muhangi before introducing a group of young people that he got off the streets and now takes care of at his Nansana based church. Comedy Store audience asked he returns soon since they did not get enough of him.

The night show also featured, Spice Diana, Tonix and Chozen Blood who equally put up an exciting exhibition.

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Brunch party finally comes to Uganda

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Brunch Parties happen allover Africa ever since it’s initiation in England in the 19th century and became popular in the US in the 1930’s is finally in Uganda. As the saying goes, better late than never, the Brunch Party has come to Uganda and will take place this Sunday at Seven Trees in Kololo. The party that is titled Drunk at Brunch will happen from noon till late and for starters, the word Brunch is is a combination of breakfast and lunch, and regularly has some form of alcoholic drink served with it.

Drunk at Brunch will happen for the first time and in it’s first edition, it will run under the Havana Theme where the revelers will be required to dress in Havana inspired outfits. While the crowd will be enjoying, Breakfast, Lunch and the drinks, DJ Kasababy among other Deejays will be engaging the crowd.

The table Packages that will be available for the Drunk at Brunch Party will be The El Hefe Package that will go for Shs500k. The table of 10 or 5 and it will come with a bottle of Tanqueray or Johnnie Walker Double Black and one gigantic food platter, mixers and two complimentary hookah. The other table known as The Capo Package will go for Shs300k for 10 to 5 people. It will come with a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black, one mega food platter, mixers and one complimentary hookah. The last table known as The Consigliere package going for Shs200k. The table of 10 to 5 people will include a bottle of Uganda Waragi, one friends and family platter and mixers.

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Jose Chameleone and Teacher Mpamire clash

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Singer Jose Chameleone and Herbert Mendo Ssegujja have clashed just like the four concert dates that clashed and fell on the same day last Friday. As you read this, Chameleone and Ssegujja will both hold shows on the same day.

As Chameleone will be hosting his East Africa Ggwanga Mujje at Cricket Oval a few metres away from UMA in Lugogo where Ssegujja will hold his Teacher Mpamire Live Comedy show. The comedy show will be organized by Unik Star Agency and Chamleone’s show will be organized by Balaam Marketing Agency.

We are yet to confirm which artistes will perform at Ssegujja’s show and which ones will perform at Chameleone’s show.

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Multi-Talented Flavia Mawagi Narrates Village Love in New Song

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You might remember Flavia Mawagi from her successful debut single Napakinga and her groovy song Gutojjere, two songs that thrust her in the thick of Uganda’s music industry before she broke off to pay much more attention to her theatre and movie acting.

Now, Mawagi is back and in her own words, not about to go away again. She returns to the music scene with a new single calledNdiwakyalo, a song that will certainly have her fans and critics pay attention.

“Ndiwakyalo is a song that features a village girl who has fallen head over heels in love with an uptown guy. In the song, I labour to make a case that despite being a village girl I am ready to love him,” Mawagi says of the song.

“In the song, I bring to the relationship, rural-urban excitement and I tell my lover that he shouldn’t be surprised when I treat him like how village women treat their men. In the song, I portray a submissive but strong lover,” she explains.

Mawagi, also a practising fashion model, recorded the song at Esos Music with Micky Pro handling the production. Already the song is playing on radios across the country. A video, according to Mawagi, is being worked on.

The singer’s music journey dates way back to the days when she was a choir member of various schools she attended. She first professionally recorded a song in 2014 when she released Napakinga.

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