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Afrigo Band Set To Celebrate 40 Years Of Music

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By Derrick Luyombya

Afrigo Band, known for their hit singles like Sikulimba, Speed Kendeeza, Olumbe lwo’bwavu and many others, will celebrate their 40th anniversary in a show scheduled for 21st November at Hotel Africana. The band was formed by a group of eight musicians led by their band leader and alto saxophonist Moses Matovu, who has continued to lead the band on their 40th anniversary.

Billed to be the best show of the year, the band is expected to take fans on a music journey as they perform their songs from way back in the 90’s to their most recent ones.

“We are going to perform for three hours non stop. I am going to play different saxophones so all our fans from the ones of the 90’s to the ones of the new millennium should all come and experience the best show of the year,” said Moses Matovu.

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“People are used to seeing me drumming with the hands but this time around I am going to use my head. I will give our fans the best,” added Herman Sewanyana.

Tickets to the show go for 5 Million, 3 Million and 250K (general). Gates will open at 6pm as guests are treated to a cocktail party and performances will kickoff at 8pm.

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Vinka Celebrates her Birthday with Grand Gesture from fans

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By Staff Writer

There’s no such thing as a celebrity without their fans. Today is musician Vinka’s birthday and her fans couldn’t let it slip by without getting involved. They surprised her with an early birthday cake yesterday something that made her so happy, but mostly shocked about how they managed to pull it off with the current restrictions.

“Thank you so much my vinkaddicts for the early birthday cake. Y’all made me cry, you made it even with the hard transport measures. I love you guys so much.” She captioned the photo.

Talk about a loved artist; Vinka is loved by so many people and it’s on days like these that people get to express their love through birthday wishes. Fellow artists and fans have already started send her birthday wishes.

Happy birthday Vinka.

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Giovanni Kiyingi out to tussle for top spot in Afro-soul music

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United States of America -based Ugandan multi-instrumentalist Giovanni Kremer Kiyingi is out to give fellow instrumentalist and Afro-soul artists a run for their money and top spot since he released his fire anthem dubbed ‘KamaDudu’.

The development comes through after the jam is receiving massive air rotation on different mainstream media outlets such as TV’s and radio stations.

On top of receiving massive airplay, the lively and uplifting jam that consists of local musical instruments such as ‘Entogoli’ that added the much needed flavor to the song, has so far seen many music critics predict the song as the next Ugandan biggest jam to “Sitya Loss”.

Just to jog you back down the memory lane, Giovanni Kiyingi has always been a great live performer at every event where he took stage.

His name went down to history books when he staged an electric and powerful performance during Pope Francis visit to Uganda in November 17th, 2015, a show that left many yearning for more at Kololo Airstrip.

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Ministry of Health PS, Dr. Diana Atwine picks interest in Sheila Gashumba’s fight against social media bullying

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By BigEyeUg Team

It’s such an amazing moment for socialite Sheila Gashumba after the Ministry of Health – Uganda Permanent Secretary, Dr. Diana Atwine picked interest in her campaign dubbed ‘Stop Social Media Bullying in Uganda’.

Through her Twitter handle, Dr, Diana Atwine revealed how interesting this topic is and hopefully she is ready take part as one of the respected public figures to help end cyber bullying.

Very interesting topic #Stopsocialmediabullyinginuganda,” she tweeted.

Dr. Atwine has since received good feedback as her followers have retweeted with their appreciations to her for standing with the victims of Cyber harassment.

Ministry of Health – Uganda Permanent Secretary, Dr. Diana Atwine.

The cause against social media bullying is an initiative solely started by Sheila Gashumba and her boyfriend Ali Marcus Lwanga aka Gods Plan.

It has been deeply rooted against Urban TV’s presenter Tina Fierce whom Sheila and boyfriend accuse of compromising their lives and careers via her gossip programme ‘Scoop on Scoop’.

Sheila Gashumba

The campaign has attracted a lot of attention from both celebrities and their fans as concentrates on speaking for the voiceless victims.

It’s a big theme trending among the top five topics on social media for the past two weeks now.

We will keep you posted.

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Sheebah, Spice Diana, Feffe Bussi to headline the ‘Men at work’ E-Concert this Sunday

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By BigEyeUg Team

The Men at work for Gender Equality and Women empowerment campaign is set showcase in an E-Concert this weekend and a number of top Uganda artistes have been lined-up for the event.

It’s confirmed that Sheebah Karungi, Spice Diana, Feffe Bussi, B2C, are among the few selected musicians to feature in the upcoming event with their respective music pieces preaching about Gender equality and formulations of empowering women in the society.

The concert will roll under theme ‘Building Positive Masculinity Under and Post COVID-19’.

Men at work for Gender Equality Campaign is a United Nations Women initiative adapted from the Global ‘HeForShe’ Movement that recognizes men and boys as powerful influencers to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women, according to Dr. Maxime Houinato.

It’s also clearly noted that the Men at Work for Gender equality and women empowerment’s booked media campaign will run between 2020 to 2023.

The Campaign is led by High Level Network of Positive Masculinity.

Day one of the Men at work initiative was thoroughly a deep conversation with contributions that are part of the opening remarks.

The aim to establish why it is critical to associate men to efforts to achieve Gender Equality, and eliminate patriarchy and toxic masculinity was also discussed.

On the second day, it was the official launch of the cause.

It was agreed that contributions that are part of the opening remarks on Day 1, will the aim to explore, between culture, faith & positive legislation, how can men contribute to sustainable social justice in the household.

The event will be broadcasted live on local TV channel NBS TV and on the Men at work for Gender Equality social media and YouTube on Sunday, 2-5PM.

We will keep you posted.

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