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Acholi Cultural Festival receives Ugx 60 Million boost

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Acholi Cultural Festival

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Every year, the people of Acholi under the auspices of their cultural institution, Ker Kwaro Acholi, hold the Acholi Cultural festival to celebrate their cultural heritage and traditions. This year, the festival is slated for December 12th to 14th.

This year’s festival being held under the theme “My Heritage, My Strength”, follows the success of last year’s edition which was a colorful display of the unique traditional music, dance, drama, cuisine, dress, tools and artifacts of the Acholi people.

Pilsner Lager, a product of Uganda Breweries has announced a sponsorship to the tune of UGX60 million towards the festival.

During a press briefing at the Uganda Breweries head office, the organizers revealed that preparations are in high gear and thanked Pilsner Lager for the continued support towards the festival.

“We are grateful to Pilsner Lager for this contribution which is a big boost to the festival and preparations that are currently ongoing. It is only fitting that the King’s beer be part of this celebration organized by His Highness Rwot David Onen Acana II for the people of Acholi,” said Ambrose Olaa, Prime Minister of Ker Kwaro Acholi.

According to the organizers, previous editions have attracted at least 10,000 people and this year they hope to have 25,000 people participating in the three-day festival. The festival will be held at the Boma Grounds in Kitgum.

While handing over the sponsorship package, Juliana Kagwa, Uganda Breweries Marketing and Innovation Director said “Pilsner Lager is a true Ugandan beer made using locally sourced raw materials and deeply rooted in tradition. Our business is about the celebration of life and this festival will bring together the people of Acholi in a unique celebration of cultural heritage.”

The three-day program features a line-up of traditional dances, music, games, displays, cuisine, a health camp and an exhibition. The festival will kick off on December 12th with a procession through the streets of Kitgum.

Some of the notable guests expected for this year’s festival include Hon. Jacob Oulanyah L’ Okori, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Deputy Chief Justice Alphonse Chigamoyi Owiny –Dollo, Hon Betty Aol Ocan, the Leader of Opposition in Uganda Parliament and Woman Member of Parliament for Gulu District, Hon Henry Okello Oryem, the State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament for Chua East- Kitgum District and Hon Onek Hillary Obaloker, the Minister for Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, among others.

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Nigerian singer Ace Berg releases first song under SJW Entertainment

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Nigerian rapper and songwriter, Okoronkwo Ikechukwu, who is better known in the industry with the stage name Ace Berg is back with a bang.

After signing to Sir Justin World Entertainment also known as SJW Entertainment, the rapper has released his first song under the label. The song that is dubbed ‘Heart Breaker’ is one that is a good listen especially for the rap lovers.

The rap star was born and bred in Lagos, but a native of Abia state is a graduate of Computer Science from Federal Polytechnic, Nekede.

He revealed that with his style, which is different from the regular Nigerian rap game, he’s ready to showcase to the world his talent and redefine creativity with his craft.

Ace Berg begun his music career back in 2013. Known for songs like ‘Letter to God’ and ‘Annoyed’ among others, the rapper rose to fame when he won the MTN Rap battle competition in 2014 which took place at federal university of owerri.

You can vibe to Ace Berg’s new song on the link below;

https://ampl.ink/yko0o

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Meet Youthful South Sudanese Achai Wiir who owns businesses across Africa worth $161M at 28

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Estimated at about a networth of $161 Million equivalent to 590 billion Uganda shillings, born in 1992, Achai Wiir is only 28 years of age and continues to run a franchise of businesses in South Sudan, Uganda, South Africa, Kenya and Congo. While she majors in real estate business, she has also not ignored textile, money transfer, hardware and car dealings as businesses that will keep her a float as arguably East Africa’s most promising young entrepreneur.

Achai Wiir is one shining youth in Africa. South Sudanese Achai Wiir has defied all odds to beat the African wealth accumulation norm and made a fortune for herself. Achai Wiir is a known South Sudanese businesswoman and philanthropist who has made a business empire but also given back to her community.

Achai Wiir has also used her philanthropist in her to reconcile her broken country South Sudan with her neighbor as she played a vital role given her long time diplomatic ties with neighboring countries.

Achai Woir among many other things owns business chains under her Achai Wiir name including; Achai Wiir Supermarket, Achai Wiir Kids Boutique, Achai Wiir Gentlemen Boutique and Achai Wiir Restaurant.

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Jose Chameleone joins Bobi Wine’s NUP

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Singer Jose Chameleone and now mayoral hopeful has today announced joining a new political party NUP a year after initiation into the Democratic Party. Chameleone who has long preached joining the people’s side has made it official today at NUP headquarters in Kamwokya.

In his statement through his spokesperson he made it clear that while it was also his desire to join NUP, it was also the party’s intention to subscribe to NUP and as a member he could only oblige.

“Joseph Mayanja alias Jose Chameleone as a member of DP block does not defy his party policies and decisions. When DP block decided to join NUP he was obliged.” Stuart Kagoro speaking for Chameleone posted.

Jose Chameleone still eyes the mayoral seat even more vigorously than ever and as the elections get nearer he intends to intensify his awareness campaigns, he said.

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Marcus and Karitas; Nxt Radio’s “agemates” with an infectious chemistry

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Uganda’s undisputed Queen of Radio, Karitas Karisimbi, will be one of the very few entertainment personalities that will have some reasons to look back at the Coronavirus pandemic.

Ever since she started co-hosting Nxt Radio’s “Morning Zoo” alongside the fellow veteran Marcus Kwikiriza, Karitas has been on an upward spiral, with her crazy sense of homour.

In a sit-down discussion we had with her, she dished out on the gist;

“I’m officially starting my second month as the Morning Zoo co-host. I love the show; it is a mature place (is that a dig at Ronnie McVex, with whom she fought while they worked together on Nxt Radio’s Transit?). I jell well with Marcus because I’ve known him for a long time, and the fact that we’re agemates, work is more than fun. Its morning laughs and more jokes during those 4 morning hours. It’s one great way to start my day every day,” Karitas said of her transition from the evening drive show to the early morning show.

Nalongo, as she is popularly known, smilingly hinted that waking up early is a challenge she looks forward to conquering.

When Nxt Radio first announced the move to pair the Old Skool duo, there was excitement among Nxt Radio’s online fans that had occasionally demanded the duo. Its therefore likely that the move was provoked by audience feedback and brought to life by the General Manager, Marcus that it a good move to make mornings on radio more fun.

Karitas, just like Marcus, is an experienced media personality, mostly remembered for her hugely successful stint as host of the then-famous `Showtime Magazine’ on WBS TV in the early 2000s.

The past month the morning duo have spent together has provoked chemistry with a cocktail of humour and fun, a litmus test we are looking forward to taking after 100 days of the Morning Zoo with Marcu and Karitas. The innovation has been of a brain thinking outside the box. In the past 30 days, we noticed the duo hosting the show on Fridays’ from the luxurious Mestil Hotel amidst delicious breakfast snacks and suspected expensive “teas’ with Italian names.

The “Morning Zoo” has introduced what they have called “Fro-Back Fridays,” playing some of the best old school music to kickstart their audiences’ weekends, with different guest-DJs playing every week.

You can catch Marcus and Karitas on the “Morning Zoo” Monday to Friday from 6:00 to 10:00 am on Nxt Radio 106.1 FM, or StarTimes Channel 234 (this is part where you can watch the duo live on air). Alternatively, you can stream them LIVE via the Nxt Radio app or through nextradio.co.ug/live.

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