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Will BULLION MOVIE bring Uganda its first OSCAR AWARD?

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BullionBy Ian Ortega

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It’s only once in a lifetime when we await the release of a unique Ugandan movie. That Ugandan comes around and makes us appreciate that indeed we are on the right track. With Bullion, we are having greater expectations of a Movie that may bring us the first Oscar Award.

Henry Ssali, the Producer is one perfectionist who keeps looking for what’s better to make something hitting, to bring something new to the table. Perhaps, we should describe him as the Steve Jobs of the Entertainment Industry.

Even Dr.Sudhir Ruparelia confessed that Ssali has balls, and so we quote from Henry Ssali;

“As we count down to the release of #BullionTheMovie, I will take each day to pay tribute to special people who contributed in various capacities to the making of the movie. First on the list is the big man Sudhir Ruparelia. It all started in 2008 with my first film Kiwani:The Movie, to which he contributed generously, from conceptualization, all the way up to the premiere where he provided the venue The Commonwealth Resort Munyonyo. After the movie premiere, he had three words for me, “YOU HAVE BALLS.” And he promised to support me in the next movie project. I met him a while later at his office about my upcoming project Bullion and he responded with a generous financial contribution and also access to shoot from locations like the Commonwealth Resort in Munyonyo and Forest Cottages. And he is going to play host again for the Bullion premiere at a venue we are announcing soon. Thanks a lot big boss. Much respect.”

But what is this about Bullion that gets us speaking? What is it that gets our eyes rolling? Is it the cast? Or perhaps it is the cast. We have people like Allan Tumusiime (Kiwani the Movie), Ainea Ojiambo (Makutano Junction), Veronica Tindichebwa (Fun Factory), Muwawu Gwayambadde. But we also have other actors like Gerald Lutaro, Ann Kansiime, Juliana Kanyomozi and Laura Kahunde (Juliana’s sister). There is also Michael Wawuyo Sr who has just landed an Africa Magic Movie award nomination, and Wawuyo Jnr (remember Brother John in the Hostel). And for the icing on the cake, there is Veteran actor Wilberforce Mutete, Winnie Lalani (wife to Roofings Ltd Tycoon, Sikander Lalani) not forgetting Carol Agudo, a Sylvia Owori model.

But, I think it’s the director perhaps, perhaps it’s Phillip Luswata being the director that’s making us anticipate the release of this movie. No, I may be wrong, it must be the writer, Billy Ashaba who wrote Matt Bish’s state research bureau. But how about Esther Kintu, yes the Nairobi based lady who edits Kenya’s Makutano Junction.

On Second thought, it may be the storyline, perhaps it is;

“When doctors tell him that his daughter requires expensive open heart surgery in India to save her life, Collins Jjuuko, a bullion van driver, joins a group of money hungry bank employees who are plotting a bullion van robbery. He is betrayed by his accomplices who frame him and take off with all the cash.
While serving time in prison, his daughter dies and the mastermind of the robbery seduces his fiancé with the allure of money. Now he is back from prison to get his vengeance. He wants his share of the bullion and more. And he is taking no prisoners!”

The Movie Premiere may happen at Commonwealth Resort Munyonyo or Kabira International, we just can’t tell but we are certain, it’s at one of the Ruparelia Group of Hotels. For now, let’s wait in joyful hope for a Ugandan movie that may bring us the first Oscar award.

“[katogoaward]”

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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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