By Ntambi Jimsal
It is now Five years since the super talented Young dancehall artist one Emmertone Mayanja Also Famously known as Akay 47 Died .
Ugandans especially His fans and Friends still question the family, Team No Sleep boss Jeff Kiwa and Police what really took their star but up to now they haven’t received any reply from the above mentioned parties.
It should be noted that Akay 47 died from Nsambya Hospital after getting unknown attack at Team No Sleep Bar and club known as Deejavu in Kansanga which is currently rebranded as Dons club .
According to the allegations, they were some people at this Bar who were chilling with Akay 47 in this bar and one of the names mentioned is Mumbere who disappeared after the death of this youngster and rumours had it that up to now the guy is hiding in Kasese at the Border of Congo in the place known as Bwera.
This brings many questions to us , Why Mumbere who was a bouncer and at the same time a cleaner at Deejavu disappeared after Akay47 ‘s incident?
Why was he not arrested? And so many other factors .
Akay 47 got his breakthrough song Champion in 2011, he continued to release other hit songs like , Yono, Kaleba , Moving Star , Nalongo wange , Tukikolemu and he died after releasing his first gospel song dubbed as Ndimulokole .
Ugandans miss this talented boy and they really need to know what exactly killed their star.
Meet Phillip Ganja a Ugandan film actor and comedian based in South Africa
Mutebi Norman aka Phillip Ganja is a prominent film director, Producer, Actor, Comedian and studied Drama while in Uganda.
Born to Eddy Ganja, a Ugandan music legend, Soloist and vocalist with the Afrigo band with his six siblings. Nana, William, Vicky,Morgan, Colline and Milva.
I was one of the best student in my drama school during that time and by then he managed to get a scholarship in high school, then after joined one of the best drama groups in Uganda the Bakayimbira Dramactors who featured in the film hotel Rwanda, i then later travelled to South Africa to promote my acting career.
Together with his brother, Norman, they started a music and films Production company under their father’s name “Ganja” music production to basically help upgrade talent.
The two brothers have worked with some of the top South African Kwaito artists including Arthur Mafokate, the late Zombo, Purity and Penny Penny the Shangani music star.
Their Film Company has produced movies like “welcome to south Africa” which sold up to 2 million copies in Uganda and 5000 copies in South Africa on the day of its release. They also produced “Buladina”, a tribute film about the life of fallen star Paulo Kafeero..
In 2004, he opened a music company called GM Production which dealt in music events and actors after which he later started another company called Celeb Entertainment which traded in Celeb Movies in South Africa.
‘I produced a movie called Welcome to South Africa 1 and 2 which was later signed by Next Movies Company also in South Africa’.
The movie was also recognized as the most selling Ugandan Movie ever on the market before I produced Bradina (1 and 2) and in both Movies am the main character and Producer. Adds Ganja.
Am very flexible with any role that am assigned to play or act that’s why in the said movies above I managed to act as a traditional doctor and a farmer respectively.
My current production is a Comedy/ drama piece called ‘The Bachelors’ and am also into charity activities with my ‘Streets Of Africa’ Program where I give back to the poor.
Besides films and commercials, I mostly spend my other time dealing in car spare parts as well as estate and properties.
Vinka enlists Mr Eazi’s Producer for new album
By Our Reporter
Musician Vinka who signed to Sony Music last year is working on her first big project under the label, we have learnt.
Sources have intimated to us that the “Chips na Ketchup” hitmaker is working on a new music album.
We have further learned the label has enlisted some of the best music producers on the continent for the project.
Vinka will be working with top producers including Mr Eazi’s producer, E Kelly as well Diamond Platnumz producer Lizer.
This will be Vinka’s second studio album.
Comedian Salvado tips students on venturing into business
By Our Reporter
Comedian Patrick “Salvado” Idringi has tipped University students on entrepreneurship and managing personal finances. This after he was invited by the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) to speak at Nkumba University and YMCA during the NSSF Career Expo 2020.
Salvado was invited to give a talk about self-startups, how to manage finance by young people and common mistakes made by young in handling their finance.
YMCA students who did not hide their excitement upon seeing the seasoned comedian flooded the venue and before the lecture had started, they were begging for selfies with the comedian.
Salvado who is a Makerere graduate of Telecom Engineering started off the lecture with his story of how started his career as an Engineer in one of the biggest Telecom companies and ended up on stage as a stand-up comedian.
He resigned from his office job for comedy in 2010. He kick started his comedy career by auditioning for the Multichoice Stand-up comedy competitions where he emerged second, winning US$5000.
“I realized that I was doing serious things but getting unserious money but now I am doing unserious things but getting serious money,” Salvado said.
The father of two told the students that they should not be stuck to what they learnt in class because the society outside school is different and needs people with open minds, who can adjust to different the changing environment.
He added that most of the Uganda have failed to attempt to start any business because when they only see starting capital in terms of cash, mentioning that there is a lot of untapped human or social capital that is capable of starting and maintaining any business in the world.
Of course, comedy was his best way of delivering his lectures as he tried to emphasize the relevance of technology in searching for knowledge when he jokingly said that even you want to become the best night dancer in town , you can go to YouTube and get the most recent information.
Photos: King Saha, Feffe Bussi, Azawi excite at Comedy store
Comedy store is a platform that further shines talent, bith comedians and artistes. Thursday night was no exception as four of the country’s celebrated artistes exhibited at UMA. All King Saha, Feffe Bussi, Karo Kasita and Swangz avenue new kid on the block Azawi performed to the crowd.
Alex Muhangi the comedy store proprietor once again thanked the audience for always turning up and also announced his country wide comedy store tour which starts in Eatern Uganda this month.
Some moments from the show
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