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Belgian-Ugandan film, “Papi” premieres Thursday

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Shooting a scene in the movie

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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.

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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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Kawempe blesses Chameleone for new political journey, declares self independent candidate for Mayoral race 2021

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Celebrated singer Jose Chameleone aka Joseph Mayanja today started his journey to his political career. On 8th April the singer in a press conference announced he had intentions to run for Mayor ce 2021.

This morning Joseph Mayanja started his journey with a visit to his birthplace in Kawempe where he did general cleaning in Kawempe market before he played soccer with natives.

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Joseph Mayanja then addressed residents and made his intentions for Mayoral race more clear. “I started my music journey here and you were the first people to support and push harder. Today I begin a new journey and I seek your blessings like you did with my music journey 20 years ago.” Chameleone said.

Joseph Mayanja has over time stressed he doesn’t hold any political card as he is an independent candidate. “I do not belong to any party, I am independent.”

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Rajiv Ruparelia Offers Fresh Kid Lifetime Bursary To Study All He Wants

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Sudhir Ruparelia’s son and heir to the throne, Rajiv Ruparelia just made a big announcement to Fresh Kid.

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He has given him an open cheque to study all he wants for life. Rajiv says Fresh Kid is an extremely intelligent kid that should be given all the attention.

That means from primary all the way to University, Fresh Kid will be under the full care of the Ruparelia Group.

Now that is what not so ordinary Ugandans do…

“Today I met a young man called Fresh Kid – I was moved by his ambition being only 7 years old. I would love to see him become a guide and inspiration to many young people out there hence, Ruparelia Foundation is presenting this young man with a full scholarship from the Ruparelia Foundation to go to Kampala Parents School,” wrote Rajiv Ruparelia, the Managing Director of Ruparelia Group on his social media platforms.

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“I Will Shut Down Laparonis this month,” Sheilah Gashumba Warns

Gashumba insists that Laparonis is now engaging in constant cyberbullying and she can’t tolerate it anymore.

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Sheilah Gashumba through her new lawyers has backed once again. She is threatening to close up Laparonis should they fail to heed her new commands.

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Gashumba insists that Laparonis is now engaging in constant cyber bullying and she can’t tolerate it anymore.

It should be noted that the law firm being used is one of the little known briefcase firms. But then again, this is not your ordinary Ugandan.

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