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2013 Hillywood Film Festival Preps Underway

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hillywoodPreparations are in full gear for next month’s Rwanda Film Festival, otherwise known as Hillywod. The weeklong red carpet event commences on July 20 at Century Cinema, located at Kigali City Tower.

“The preparations have begun and we are expecting a festival full of aesthetic richness. We expect a fun-filmed festival,” PR Rwandan Film Festival, Jolie Murenzi told The New Times.

“The Kigali venues will include many restaurants, hotels and cinemas. And the provisional upcountry venues for Hillywood are Musanze, Rubavu and Huye,” noted Murenzi.

The festival, which will be running under the theme “Our Mothers, Our Heroes”, will include films of all categories; including documentaries, fiction, animation and experimental both short and feature length movies.

So far the ninth annual film festival has received 100 film submissions and participating countries in this year’s festival include Burkina Faso, Egypt, England and United States.

The 2013 Rwanda film festival is organised by Rwanda Cinema Centre in partnership with the Ministry of Sports and Culture. Last year, a total of 87 films ranging from features to documentaries were screened.

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Sumi Crazy grooves in new Reggae release

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Female fast rising singer Sumi Crazy in her latest release LOVE blends well into the Reggae vibe. The singer who has previously made her fans predict her next projects as dancehall has dropped course and returned in Reggae and this piece will make you appreciate the artiste she is, her flexibility and camouflage abilities in genre.

Love is a new song from Sumi Crazy that was written by King Saha, produced by her producer and manager Nash Wonder. The video was shot by Mosh Fx. Watch video here

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Lucky’s Groove Back third edition for Tomorrow

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Capital FM’s Lucky Mbabazi is back with her physical fitness programme in dubbed Lucky’s Groove Back this Saturday at MTN Arena Lugogo starting at 3pm. The fitness program has grown has previously had two editions and this will be it’s third. Lucky promised that there would be four (4) editions every year and so far, two have been held, with the 3rd happening tomorrow (Saturday 7th September 2019). The fourth edition and year finale will be held in December.

While at the press conference today, Lucky announce the 3rd edition, Lucky said she was impressed with the response from previous editions. “The way Lucky’s Groove Back has been received is amazing, it’s so motivating to see that people now appreciate physical fitness more and are willing to take better care of their bodies. From the two editions we have had, I can proudly say that the impact has been felt and I just can’t wait for this 3rd edition,” she said. Participants will be treated to different fun-filled work out sessions conducted by the best instructors in the country. “We will have the best of Zumba, aerobics, yoga, and this time we are joined by two kickboxing Champions Golola Moses of Uganda and Patricia Apolot as guest trainers, so it’s going to be a lot of fun,” Lucky said.

The sessions will start at 3pm and participants will pay 20,000 shillings only. There will be lot’s of goodies to giveaway courtesy of the sponsors of the event-Bata, Nootri Africa and Nivana water. In her concluding remarks, Lucky expressed gratitude to the companies that have supported her along the way. “I want to thank our main sponsors Bata so much because they have been with us for the first edition, thank you for believing in my dream. My Capital Fm family thank you too for being here from day one. Crown beverages through the Nivana water brand have been with us for two editions now, thank you too. And I welcome Nootri Africa on board, I hope to be with you for the long haul. Thank you so much,” she said.

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MC Kats to Emcee at ALI KIBA concert

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Self proclaimed King of the MIC, MC Kats will be the official Emcee as Tanzania’s Ali Kiba performs at Hockey grounds in Lugogo. Ugandan singers John Blaq and Sheebah will be performing too on the night. Ali Kiba will be performing live in Kampala on Friday 13th September 2019. This will be the second time after his first in 2016.

The show that will be at Lugogo Hockey Grounds will be organized by Nexus Events, a new events company. “Expect the best sound and lighting” organisers stressed. Born as Ali Saleh Kiba, the Tanzanian singer is known for songs like ‘Mwaana’, ‘Seduce Me’, ‘Chekecha’, ‘Aje’, ‘Kadogo’ e.tc.Ali Kiba released his album Cinderella which broke record as the best selling album in East African countries including Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. He is best known for his hit songs Mwana, “Aje” , “Chekecha Cheketua” “Cinderella”, “Nakshi Mrembo”, “Usiniseme,” “Dushelele”, “Single Boy with Lady Jaydee”, “Mapenzi”, “Yana Run Dunia”, and “Macmuga”, and for his collaboration with R. Kelly and other African musicians on the One8 project.

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