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200 Artistes on 4 Stages at Nyege Nyege: East Africa’s Biggest Live Music Event

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The first weekend of September 2017 will be a weekend like no other in music history. Nyege Nyege International Music Festival (#NNIMF17) released its final lineup for the 3rd edition of the annual music festival at the source of the Nile River in Jinja, Uganda.

From 1st – 3rd September 2017 Nyege Nyege will present its unique fusion of international and African sounds at the idyllic venue Nile Discovery Beach. The festival, which launched in 2015 immediately established its reputation as one of the best new music festivals worldwide and has continued to be celebrated by festival fans and music editors for mixing stellar curation with Uganda’s renowned party vibes.

Pre Sale tickets for this year’s 72-hour celebration are available to purchase for $36 (130,000 Ugandan shillings) online until Wednesday 26th of August. Tickets will be on sale at the door (subject to availability) for 170’000 UGX for the full festival pass, as well as day tickets on Friday at 70’000 UGX, on Saturday at 100’000 UGX and on Sunday at 50’000 UGX #TheUrgeIsReal #TooMuchSauce

Nyege Nyege released its final additions to this year’s line-up, with the best in influential and eclectic musical acts influenced by the African continent.

Artists added to the line up include rising Ugandan dancehall star Latinum, Canadian Tropical Bass star Ghislain Poirier, UK’s global dancefloor force Cervo, up and coming Kenyan producer Sichangi who is making waves worldwide, as well as Ugandan reggae artist AK Simba who will bring his Belgian-based band “Karamoja” to debut their new EP. French/Brazilian DJ A Macaca and Kenyan techhouse producer Mawe round up the packed line up, joining our Cameroonian headliners Reniss and Jovi, making Nyege Nyege Festival 2017 the biggest music event to have taken place in East Africa yet!  The festival will also showcase Ugandan label Nyege Nyege Tapes, who, since their launch in January 2017, have garnered worldwide critical acclaim showcasing emerging underground East Africa artists including Sisso Records, Disco Vumbi  and Otim Alpha.

With 4 stages this year, the 72-hour musical celebration is sure to impress festivalgoers once again. This year’s sound will be unparalleled in the region, with support from the Nairobi underground who are bringing not one, but two sound systems: the Umojah rig, the first dedicated reggae/dub-style sound system built in Kenya, and East Africa’s first Funktion-One soundsystem coming to Uganda for the first time.

In order to fit in all this music, this year’s Nyege Nyege will open for those who are camping on Thursday morning, with a pre-party on Thursday night for the Njeru community where the festival is held, and all 3 -day pass-holders. Those interested in hiring a tent can do so via easyticket.ug or mymookh.com for only 100,000ugx (3000 kes), which includes a tent with 2 mattresses. Party buses from Nairobi, Kigali and Dar es Salaam will descend upon Jinja for the weekend, making the festival a true regional music celebration of historic proportions. Jumia Travel is making it easy for Kampala residents to join, by offering tent and hotel travel packages to the festival.

Decoration of the Nile Discovery Beach site is also a priority for Nyege Nyege this year, led by critically acclaimed visual artist Mirembe Musisi, a team of 20 stage builders, visual artists, photographers and installation freaks from all over the region will start building the site 3 weeks in advance.

The 2016 edition saw over 200 local and international artists take to the stage in front of 3000 festival-goers, and attracted a global audience thanks to its forward thinking curation of African music. In previous years the festival has served as the East African debut for Kuduro pioneer DJ Marfox, the satirical Ghanaian rappers FOKN Bois, Scottish soundsystem Mungo’s Hi-Fi, Niger-based synth pioneer Mamman Sani, South African house producer Aero Manyelo, Burkinabe rapper Joey Le Soldat, North African electronic music collective Arabstazy, Senegalese electronic producer Ibaaku and Mozambican/ Ghanaian duo Gato Preto.

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Nyege Nyege: (noun, Luganda) The feeling of a sudden uncontrollable urge to move, shake or dance.

Tickets

Early Bird tickets will be available online at www.nyegenyege.com from Saturday May 15th 2017

For images, interviews or more information please contact the festival organizers Derek Debru or Arlen Dilsizian on info@nyegenyege.com or head to www.nyegenyege.com/line-up.

ABOUT NYEGE NYEGE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Nyege Nyege International Music Festival is organized and curated by Boutiq Electroniq, a community based organization in Kampala, Uganda that aims to develop the local arts and culture industry by creating conducive platforms and opportunities for upcoming artists.  The festival aims to connect underground musicians from around the continent with one another and with producers and musicians working with African music outside the continent.

Nyege Nyege International Music Festival Artistic Directors are Arlen Dilsizian and Derek Debru.

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Pastor Bugembe to use concert money to build 6,000-seater church

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Pastor Wilson Bugembe today held a press conference at his Nansana based temporary church where he will also hold his upcoming concert ‘Tuzimbe’. His concert is slated for 31st August at his church in Nansana and will be accompanied by other artistes doing both gospel and secular music.

During the press conference the pastor revealed that all monies collected that day will be used to construct a well furnished church with sitting capacity of over 6,000 people. The said church is expected to be completed by January 2020.

Bugembe urged all his fans to flock his Light The World Ministries church and also not to politicize his concert by wearing attires with political colors especially the berets because he was warned by police not to allow politics to interfere in his concert or risk being stopped from performing.

Pastor Bugembe has over years domeyhits albums and singles like Kani, Ani, Yellow, Njagala Kumanya, Akawala Ako, Sibiwulira, Wanaza, Biribabitya, and Lengera Embaata among others.

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Kenyan DJ Pierre Makena coming to Uganda

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Kenyan Female DJ Makena will be coming to Uganda and particularly to Bbunga based nightlife spot Nomad bar and grill. The grill is slated for 7th September in a night themed “All ladies affair party”. DJ Pierre will be joined by DJ Lola from Uganda.

Event will be hoosted by NTV’s MC Esco, DJ Ace and DJ Kerb. The DJ Makena is also an actress and TV host and has served in the inaugural season of popular reality music show, Tusker Project Fame.

Determined to network with industry bigwigs, she poured herself into her duties and soon enough, climbed through the ranks becoming a camerawoman. The calls she so desperately longed for also started pouring in as the producers of TV drama series Tahidi High contacted her for a role.DJ Pierra Makena won best supporting actress for her role in When Love Comes Around at the annual Nollywood and African Film Critics awards held in Los Angeles.

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The MultiChoice Talent Factory announces MTF Academy Class of 2019

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MultiChoice Africa is thrilled to announce that the final students for the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) Academy Class of 2019 have been chosen. After a two-month long rigorous selection process across 13 African countries, 60 aspiring filmmakers representing East Africa, Southern Africa and West Africa will begin their 12-month training programme at the MTF Academies in Nairobi, Lusaka & Lagos in October this year.

The final candidates were selected after a rigorous interview and adjudication process by film and television experts, as well as regional Academy Directors Njoki Muhoho (East Africa), Berry Lwando (Southern Africa) and Femi Odugbemi (West Africa). Launched in May 2018 as part of MultiChoice Africa’s ground-breaking corporate shared value (CSV) initiative, the MTF Academy is a 12-month fully-funded training programme aimed at upskilling the next generation of passionate young film creatives. As the first touchpoint of the shared-value initiative, the academy’s curriculum was tailored alongside MultiChoice Africa partner institutions Pan-Atlantic University in Lekki, Kenyatta University in Nairobi, and the University of Zambia in Lusaka, which will respectively confer the course qualification upon completion of the academy programme.

In addition, The Henley Business School offers an orientation intervention to the students at the beginning and end of the 12-month programme. The appetite for training opportunities across Africa is massive within the creative film and TV industry, according to MultiChoice Talent Factory Director Cheryl Uys-Allie, which is exactly why the MTF Academy programme was launched.“As one of the few industry players that not only tell African stories but also invest in them, the need for a dynamic training programme such as the MTF Academy has been a long time coming. As MultiChoice Africa, we always ask ourselves: what’s next in the industry, and how can we better prepare for it? The MTF Academy was the answer to that question: By giving young Africans the chance to hone their television and film production skills,” says Uys-Allie.The Class of 2019 is hot on the heels of the inaugural Class of 2018, who are ready to graduate and have their first films screened on M-Net channels and Showmax.

This year’s class will reap the additional rewards of -new partnerships between the MTF Academy and Jasco Broadcast Solutions as well as Nihilent with its connection to Bollywood, as well as existing partnerships with the New York Film Academy College of Visual & Performing Arts (NYFA), DOLBY Institute and Universal Music Nigeria (UMG). As part of their curriculum, the 2019 candidates will also be exposed to the MTF Masterclasses, aimed at upskilling industry professionals and emerging creatives alike by offering exclusive access to practical, expert-led industry skills workshops across the 13 participating countries. Here’s to another year of investing directly in Africa’s dynamic storytelling spirit through the MTF Academy!

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