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Opinion: Who is to blame for the death of two revelers at Ziza Bafana’s aborted show in Bugiri?

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By Dixon Bond Okello

Two people were shot dead at Jojos Night Club in Bugiri by a policeman when the crowd became violent after Ragga artiste Ziza Bafana aborted a concert last weekend.

What went wrong?

According to Bafana’s manager, the promoter reneged on agreed terms and failed to clear at least 50%(1.5 million shillings) two days before the show. They, therefore, didn’t bother showing up at the venue and informed the promoter in advance. Despite knowing the truth, the promoter still went ahead and collected money at the entrance assuring revelers that he would turn up.

Lately, there is a growing number of fake concert promoters. The police must arrest them or else the good work done by honest and hard working promoters will be tarnished. It is common for hundreds of people to turn up for a concert expecting to see some of the biggest names in he music industry and none of the headliners shows up. These fake promoters, sometimes use pictures of top artistes on their posters to confuse the public and sponsors.

They even cheat the few artistes who perform and then disappear with the millions of shillings collected, leaving the innocent venue owner in trouble as chairs, tables and music equipment are vandalized and some people getting hurt or killed.

As for the police officer who shot the revelers dead, I believe he was got up in a catch 22 situation. He was either not well trained with crowd control tactics, trigger happy or the revelers approached in a very threatening way(like the Kasese rioters) and he had to react.

All this can be avoided in future if artistes, promoters and security respect their part of the bargain and work as a team.

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Olives and La Cabana win big at the Kampala Restaurant Week

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Kampala Restaurant Week 2018 edition

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Kampala‘s biggest restaurant showcase, the Kampala Restaurant Week, ended in style as a memorable 10-day food experience concluded with a lavish dinner to crown the best participating restaurants.

The annual event had enlisted more than 40 restaurants, including some from Jinja and Mbarara, and treated hundreds of Uganda’s food enthusiasts to a variety of dishes at the best restaurants. Monday, however, would be the day to recognize the restaurants that made the biggest impression on foodies in an award ceremony at Kurb Kisementi.

The winners on the evening were; Kaveli restaurant in the category of Outstanding Service award, Olives restaurant were the big winners of the night going away with both the Innovation award and the Top casual dining award, better known among the Kampala Restaurant Week enthusiasts as the ‘best dish of the week’ award, while the Top Signature Dining award went to La Cabana restaurant.

The event, celebrating its fourth edition this year, was organised by Pearl Guide in partnership with Tusker Lite. It kicked off on August 1 and ran until August 11 and featured Chobe Safari Lodge as a holiday partner.

The Kampala Restaurant Week winners were selected by members of the public and a body of judges.

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Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto to grace Young Achievers Awards

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William Ruto

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The Young Achievers Awards (YAA) return for their 5th edition this Saturday, August 18 at the Kampala Serena Conference Center. To be held under the theme “Rewarding Innovation And Excellence Recognizing of Young Entrepreneurs and Inspiring the Next Generation of world Leaders”, this year’s edition will be graced by His Excellency, Deputy President of Kenya, William S. Ruto who will deliver the Keynote address, and also receive the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Speaking about the choice of Deputy President of Kenya H.E Ruto as keynote speaker, Awel Uwihanganye, Co- Founder Young Achievers Award said, “The Deputy President is a key voice and strong proponent of youth empowerment. His story of triumph against the odds, and achievements in leadership from a humble background to being a key leader in East Africa’s biggest economy resonates with dreams and aspirations of many young people in East Africa and Africa as a whole.”

This year’s Young Achiever Award is organized by the by Reach A Hand Uganda, a youth centered organization focusing on youth empowerment programs with an emphasis on Livelihoods & Skills Development, Behavior Change Communication, Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights, and HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.

Founded in 2009 by two young entrepreneurs, Awel Uwihanganye and Ivan Kyambbade, the Awards have since recognized and celebrated outstanding Youth achievement in the Ugandan Community that have excelled in various realms such as the Arts, Entrepreneurship, Media and Journalism, Philanthropy, Innovation, Sports among others.

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PHOTOS: Glitz and Glamour as Queen Shinah and KC Celebrate 4 years in Marriage

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Last Friday evening (10th August 2018) is a night that will always be remembered for a city power couple of Shinah and KC as they got to celebrate their 4years anniversary in marriage with different celebrities, family members and friends in their company.

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The glamorous and expensive anniversary of their marriage was held at The Pearl of Africa Hotel in Kampala and it was filled with flying cash as KC, Shinah and a few of their guests kept splashing money to different musician that performed for them.

According to sources, King KC, the husband to Shinah was aware of the event but didn’t know anything about the different musicians that the mother of his son had staged for to surprise him with.

The event was kicked off with a Live Band performance from Bantu Xtreme Band and was later on followed by King Micheal, King Saha, Geosteady and Lydia Jazmine right after the 50 invited guests dived into the dinner buffet that was organized for them.

Meanwhile, as the event was about to end in the middle of the night, with fun at its peak and guests dancing to their favorite jams as played by the DJ, everyone who attended the event walked back home with a gift bag filled with surprises from the couple that was celebrating its anniversary.

Below are some of the Photos of what happened:

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