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Belgian-Ugandan film, “Papi” premieres Thursday

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All roads will this Thursday lead to Theatre Labonita in Kampala where the hotly-billed  Belgium-France-Uganda co-production film Papi is set to make its local premiere.

Speaking to this website in an exclusive interview on Monday, the film’s Belgian writer and director Kjell Clarysse said he was excited to bring the film back to Uganda following a successful run in Belgium mid last year.

“It’s a huge honour for me and my team to present the film to Ugandan audiences. We had such a fantastic time shooting here, and we hope everybody will get to appreciate the hard work the Ugandan cast and crew put in,” Clarysse said.

The 31-year-old documentary filmmaker and photographer is hopeful his debut feature film will open up doors for more Euro-African co-productions due its universal appeal and positive portrayal of Uganda.

Shot on location in Kampala, Brussels and Paris with a shoestring budget of $15,000 (about Shs 54.5m) back in 2015, the multilingual thriller revolves around its titular character Papi, a Congolese man who finds work as a boda boda rider in Kampala.

Papi’s life however turns upside down when he crosses paths with a troubled local woman and a mysterious European expat, triggering a series of gruesome events that will leave the viewer with a chill.

Congolese actor and fashionista Papy Tshifuaka leads the film’s ensemble cast in the titular role while Belgian film star Fredrik Declercq plays the villain. The duo is supported by a strong team of Ugandan actors including Rehema Nanfuka, Daniel Omara, Felix Bwanika, Wilberforce Mutete and TV personality Deedan Muyira.

Tickets to the premiere cost Shs20,000 and will be available at Theatre Labonita box office on the D-Day. Gates open at 7pm.

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Patrick Salvador unveils plans to celebrate 10 years in comedy

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Comedian Patrick Salvador will celebrate 10 years in comedy in comedy.

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The comedian who is arguably one of the best talents Uganda has produced has revealed he will be holding a show to celebrate the special milestone.

The show will take place on October 8, 2019 at Serena Hotel, Kampala.

According to Salvador, his journey in the industry has not been a bed of roses but one thing he is sure of is; it has been worth it.

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Sheebah Karungi to perform in London

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Sheebah Karungi is set to entertain fans in London. The Team No Sleep singer has announced that she will perform alongside Geosteady and Mariachi at a show that will take place on November 10 at Royal Regency Hall.

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Meanwhile preparations for Sheebah’s 2018 concert “Omwooyo” are in high gear. On Wednesday, she held a press conference in which she promised to deliver the best performance at the concert that will take place on November 30, at Hotel Africana.

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Barbie Kyagulanyi hands over cash to late Yasin Kawuma’s family

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Barbie Kyagulanyi has paid a visit to the late Yasin Kawuma’s family once again.

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The author and wife to singer Bobi Wine, travelled to Masaka on Wednesday October 11, where she handed over cash amounting to Shs 7.5m to Yasin’s children and his mother.

Barbie explained that the money had been collected and sent to her by the Ugandan community living in Los Angeles, US.

The late Yasin Kawuma who was Bobi Wine’s driver was killed during the violence that broke out during the Arua MP by-election in August.

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