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6th BAYIMBA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL COMING UP!

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2013 Bayimba International Festival in partnership with Nile Breweries Ltd

This year 2013 promises to be a very unique one for us. We are delighted to announce that we have added Nile Breweries Ltd under (SABmiller flagship) unto our ever growing list of supporters. Nile breweries under the Brand name Club beer has pledged to sponsor the technical budget for this year’s festival. We are very grateful towards Nile breweries Ltd for this wonderful gesture.

Nile Breweries Ltd is the No. 1 provider of locally produced beer in Uganda. Nile Breweries is committed to superior marketing and brand building. The company is committed to developing local brands with growth potential, by developing new brands, and by introducing international brands into local markets – it is these values that we find similar to the Bayimba model of achieving our goals and the reason Bayimba and Nile Breweries have chosen to work together.

While Nile breweries are the number one producer of local beers in Uganda, Bayimba International Festival is the number one arts festival in Uganda while it is ranked among the top ten festivals in Africa. We believe that this new partnership will be mutually beneficial to both brands in terms of not only tapping into new audiences but also in terms of strategic brand positioning.

Snapshot of the 6th Bayimba International Festival programme

With this the support of Nile Breweries Ltd, this year’s festival promises a captivating line up of music, dance and artistic talent. This year’s festival – that will take place from the 20th to 22nd September 2013 at the premises of the National Theatre in the city centre of Kampala, Uganda – will feature over 300 artists, over 60 performances, 36 hours of productions and performances during the three days and will be accompanied by delicious cuisines, beverages, art exhibitions, film, fashion and the ever popular Silent Disco. Despite this, the entrance fee is still set at 1,000 UGX only.

Local acts that will be showcasing this year will include: The Uneven Band (Kampala), Idi Masaba (Mbale), Janzi Band (Kampala), Myko Ouma (Kampala), Coco Finger (Kampala), 12 Keys Band (Mbarara), Bila Wa Movement (Gulu), Okello Lawrence (Kampala), Herbert Kinobe (Uganda/US) and Bobi Wine (Kampala).

International acts that will grace the stage this year will include: Mani Martin (Kigali, Rwanda), Shazi Kool (Bujumbura, Burundi), Leo Mkanyia (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) and Ante Neo Soul (Nairobi, Kenya) from East Africa. From other parts of the world, we bring you Kouyate and Neeman (Paris, France), Nehoreka (Harare, Zimbabwe), KayGizm (Johannesburg, South Africa), Maria Bragança (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) and Mr. Poa (DR Congo).

Other acts on the programme include Dan Mugula, Margaret Nakibuka, Salongo Sebuguzi, all from the Kadongo Kamu genre, while Kaya Kagimu and Aloysious Matovu Joy will treat us with their theatre productions. Yuttah Konvicts, Tabu Flo, Spirit of Uganda, Sesolya Dance Company, Kristina Johnstone are this year’s programmed dance productions while Open Mic Uganda and Lantern Meet of Poets will represent poetry. We will furthermore have some interesting art and documentary films with debates and discussions on the role and future for the arts in Uganda on our programme.

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Manager Roger is a Blessing to Me – Spice Diana Confesses

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The “Bajikona” hit maker Spice Diana says her manager Roger Lubega is a blessing to her.

“He is one of my best friends, I would have not been here if it wasn’t him. I respect Roger and love him, he is a blessing to me,” she confessed. Spice Diana said this while appearing on NTV the Beat Show on Monday.

Spice Diana also said she had never thought of a successful concert not until she meant Roger.

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Ngala Fiesta returns for second edition, party at Ssese Islands this October

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The much anticipated annual Ngala fiesta is back for it’s second season with even better offers this year. Ngala fiesta is a 4 day event that takes the party away from the city acriss the Victoria waters to Kalangala in Ssese Islands. The 4 day event this year is slated for 24th – 27th October, the last weekend of this month.

4 days of camping and 3 nights of music

Ngala Fiesta is highlighted with not your usual fun but unending enjoyments like night music, daily campfires, group camping, forest treks, pool swimming, among many group activities. Ngala Fiesta will give you a different feel of fun away from Kampala night clubs.

Ngala Fiesta takes you on a vacation to Ssese Islands and will charge you only for accommodation.

COTTAGE: This goes for 350k and caters for two people. It’s a self-contained shelter and all the beddings.

TENT SINGLE: This goes for 150k. A person is entitled to an individual tent and the rest of the beddings.

TENT (COUPLE): This package goes for 230k and caters for two people. The Couple is provided with a sleeping bag/mattress and the beddings in their allocated tent.

TENT (SHARED): This package goes for 130k per person. Unlike the Couple package, here the occupants are provided with two sleeping bags/mattresses and beddings each one with their own.

TENT (PERSONAL)⛺: This package is specifically for people who have their own private tents and can carry them along to the event for their accomodation. However, the sleeping bag/mattress are still provided to the person at the event.

Tickets are on sale from as low as UGX. 100,000ugx. Cover charges are inclusive of Transport from Kampala to Ssese islands and back, accomodation and Service charges.

You can buy your ticket now at https://www.ugtickets.com/event/ngala-fiesta-2019/

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Stunning Queen Starr juggles her modeling career with music, watch her “Direction”

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Diaspora based Ugandan multi talented diva Yvonne aka Queen Starr has had her passion divided across a number of things and music is one we cannot ignore. Queen Starr has passion for singing, song writing, modeling and acting and yet still she excels at all.

While Queen Starr has excelled at modeling, many marked her when she started her singing career forming ‘God’s Generation’ gospel music group which performed in various churches across East Africa along with friends in Tanzania.

Coming back home, In 2016, Yvonne started recording with many young talented producers in Uganda including Witty Witty, Nash Wonder, Diggy Baur, Andre among others. She also achieved curtain raising performances for some big artistes like Jose Chameleone, Eddy Kenzo, Irene Ntale, Sheebah, among others. She has done songs like ‘Never Knew‘, ‘Mpambatila‘, ‘Give Me Time‘, among others.

Her song ‘Direction‘ will make you believe she is yet to break chains in the Ugandan singing market as it remains on point despite her not so very vast experience in the market here. The song was produced by Andre, and the video was shot by Meddie Menz.

Watch video here

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