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Uganda Travel Month returns

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The Uganda Travel Month, a domestic tourism drive, is back!

The tourism initiative by  The Pearl Guide Uganda, a local tourism marketing firm, returns for its 2nd edition during the month of October.

The 2017 edition was launched at a ceremony held at Prunes Restaurant on Wednesday evening where one of the guests walked away with a Uganda Travel Month ticket following a raffle draw.

The Pearl Guide Uganda's Philip Kalibwani addresses guests at the Uganda Travel Month media launch.

The Pearl Guide Uganda’s Philip Kalibwani addresses guests at the Uganda Travel Month media launch.

Speaking at the launch, Philip Kalibwani of The Pearl Guide emphasized the need for Ugandans to get involved in telling their own tourism story.

“It is time to get Ugandans involved in telling our own tourism stories, and Uganda Travel Month is that opportunity.” He noted.

The Uganda Travel Month offers Ugandans an opportunity to tour and experience different local tourist attractions across the country through a 4 week circuit at discounted fees.

This year’s edition will start in Jinja on September 30, and then head to Lake Bunyonyi during the Independence weekend, and later Queen Elizabeth in Kasese, and end in Murchison Falls on 21st October. The touring groups will indulge in different fun activities like water rafting, zip-lining, and game drives among others.

Uganda Travel Month is supported by Nile Special, Total Excellium, and Radiocity.

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Ykee Benda clarifies on why he could not perform at World Cup finals

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When musician Ykee Benda featured Jason Derulo on the World Cup song, “Colours”, word started going round that he would perform at the World Cup closing ceremony. However, as d-day drew closer, it certainly became apparent that he was not on the line up of performing artistes.

Although he watched the World Cup final live in Russia, he has not escaped criticism and mockery from a section of the public. He has now finally come out to clarify on what happened. “I did not perform at the World Cup closing ceremony because of contractual limitations. I was invited by Coca-Cola, but the World Cup is organised by FIFA who had their own plans.”

“But even when I did not perform at the finals, it was still a win for Uganda because I raised the Ugandan flag high. It was also a dream come true for me to watch the World Cup finals live because I am a big football fan.”

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Ykee Benda spends over Ugx 50 million on new video

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Musician Ykee Benda has set the bar high. This after he premiered a new video that he says cost in excess of Ugx 50 million.

Titled “Onabaayo”, the video was officially released at a premiere event held at Fame lounge on Friday afternoon. Speaking at the event, he revealed that the new video was shot in South Africa by Nigerian video director Sesan which cost him US$ 15,000(which is approximately Ugx 52 million).

“I am excited to be unveiling my new video,” he said. “I wanted to give my fans something different. And because most of the beautiful locations around town have all been used before, I decided to shoot my new video in South Africa.”

“I shot this video in Johannesburg and it cost me US$ 15,000. I believe it will give me a competitive edge over other top musicians on the continent.” He added.

“Onabaayo” is a dancehall song, and its off his debut album, “Kireka Boy”. The audio was produced by Nessim.

Watch the video below.

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Wema Sepetu found guilty of drug use and possession

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Diamond Platinumz ex-girlfriend Wema Sepetu has been found guilty of drug possession by the Kisutu Resident Magistrates court in Dar es Salaam
The former Miss Tanzania beauty queen was on Friday July 20, sentenced to one year in jail or pay a fine of TShs.2M after having been found guilty of the two crimes.
However, the court set free her employees Angelina Msigwa and Matrida Abas, who were found innocent.
Wema Sepetu was arrested in 2017 following a crackdown by the Tanzanian government on celebrities abusing drugs. The crackdown also led to the arrest of singers like Diamond Platinumz, Vanessa Mdee, TID, among others.

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