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Beneath the Lies Nominated for 2017 AMVCA, here is full list.

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By Prim Kembabazi

On Wednesday, the 14th of December, 2016, the nominees for the fifth edition of the prestigious Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) were revealed, they include top Ugandan TV series Beneath the Lies.

Announcing the nominees was the duo of popular Nigerian actress and TV presenter, Mitchelle Dede, and renowned Kenyan actor, radio presenter and TV host Fareed Khimani during a special live broadcast which aired on all Africa Magic channels on DStv and GOtv.

Here are the Nominees:

CATEGORYNOMINEE
BEST MOVIE (SOUTH AFRICA) 
MRS RIGHT GUYDUMISANI GUMBI
HAPPINESS IS A FOUR LETTER WORDBONGIWE SELANE, JUNAID AHMED, HELENA SPRING
VAYARETHABILE MOLATELA MOTHOBI
THE JAKES ARE MISSINGBIANCA ISAAC
ALL ABOUT LOVEELVIS CHUKS
BEST MOVIE (EAST AFRICA) 
AISHAAMIL SHIVJI
NAOMBA NISEMESTAFORD KIHORE
KATI KATISARIKA HEMI LAKHANI
EPIDEMICMAGEYE HASSAN
HOMECOMINGSEKO SHAMTE
BEST MOVIE (WEST AFRICA) 
93 DAYS MOVIESTEVE GUKAS/BOLANLE AUSTEN-PETERS/PEMON RAMI/DOTUN OLAKUNRI
76ADONIJAH OWIRIWA / TONYE PRINCEWILL
OLOIBIRIROGERS OFIME
A TRIP TO JAMAICARICHARD AYODEJI MAKUN
THE C.E.O.KUNLE AOLAYAN
BEST TELEVISION SERIES 
JENIFA’S DIARYFUNKE AKINDELE
SOKHULU AND PARTNERS SEASON 3ROBERTA DURRANT
DUPLICITYDELMWA DESHI KURA
BENEATH THE LIESCEDRIC NDILIMA
BEYOND YOUR SIGHT: THE POLICE STORYLANCELOT ODUWA IMASUEN
BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE OR TV SERIES – SWAHILI 
UREMBODOROTHY GHETTUBA
SIRI YA MTUNGI (SEASON 2)JOHN, LOUISE AND JORDAN RIBER
MGANGA BOMBAGBENGA KAYODE
FIHIVICTOR GATONYE
ZILIZALADAUDI OTIENO ANGUKA
BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE OR TV SERIES – IGBO 
AMONYE-BU-ONYECREY AHANONU
OBI-EZEKINGSLEY OKEREKE
OBI NWANYIDOUYE AARON GARVEY
MMAKWARA SERIESTIANA OBOYI
IKPE OMUMAEMEKA OSSAI
BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE OR TV SERIES – HAUSA 
SALIMABDULLAHI ABAS
MAFARIN TAFIYANUHU ABDULLAHI
YAKI DA ZUCIYATIJJANI SHEHU YAHAYA
MAULAMUKTAR BELLO ISMAIL
 BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY (MOVIE/TV SERIES) 
THE BOSS IS MINEIMEH BISHOP UMOH
A TRIP TO JAMAICAAYO MAKUN
ITS HER DAYBOVI
GHANA MUST GOBLOSSOM CHUKWUJEKWU
BROTHER JEKWUMIKE EZURONYE
THE LIFE OF A NIGERIAN COUPLEOKEY UZOESHI
MEET THE INLAWSAMECHI MUONAGOR
BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY (MOVIE/TV SERIES) 
MEET THE INLAWSTINA MBA
MRS RIGHT GUYDINEO MOEKETSI
WIVES ON STRIKECHIOMA AKPOTHA
JENIFA’S DIARYFUNKE AKINDELE
WIVES ON STRIKEUCHE JOMBO-RODRIGUEZ
A TRIP TO JAMAICAFUNKE AKINDELE
WIVES ON STRIKEOMONI OBOLI
BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA (MOVIE/TV SERIES) 
93 DAYS MOVIEBIMBO AKINTOLA
SLOW COUNTRYIVIE OKUJAYE-EGBOH
76RITA DOMINIC
THE ARBITRATIONADESUA ETOMI
VAYAZIMKHITHA NYOKA
DERAILEDMEG OTANWA
LOVE IS A PRANKHANNAH OJO
 BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA (MOVIE/TV SERIES) 
VAYAWARREN MASEMOLA
GHANA MUST GOKOFI ADJORLOLO
THE JAKES ARE MISSINGMPHO SEBENG
JUST NOT MARRIEDROTIMI SALAMI
93 DAYS MOVIEGIDEON ECHE-OKEKE
KATI KATIELSAPHAN NJORA
GHANA MUST GONKEM OWOH
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA (MOVIE/TV SERIES) 
FOUR ONE LOVEEBELE OKARO ONYUIKE
93 DAYS MOVIESOMKELE IDHALAMA
8 BARS & A CLEFKEHINDE BANKOLE
ITS HER DAYADUNNI ADE
SOMETHING WICKEDIVIE OKUJAIYE
HAPPINESS IS A FOUR LETTER WORDKHANYI MBAU
VAYANAMONDE MBUSI
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER (MOVIE/TV SERIES) 
MRS RIGHT GUYADZE UGAH
93 DAYS MOVIEYINKA EDWARD
HAPPINESS IS A FOUR LETTER WORDLANCE GEWER
OLOIBIRICURTIS GRAHAM
76YINKA EDWARD
BEST SHORTFILM 
IRETITOPE OSHIN
LOOTGREG ROM
MEET THE PARENTSLONZO NZEKWE
CAT FACEOGO OKPUE
LIGHT DIARIES: SPIN AROUNDMELISSA HAIDEN
BEST DOCUMENTARY 
ROOTS – GAMBIAEBOH WAGGEH
MAKOKO: FUTURES AFLOATFEMI ODUGBEMI
ALISONUGA CARLINI
AMAKA’S KIN- THE WOMEN OF NOLLYWOODTOPE OSHIN
PETRA’S NABATEAN HERITAGEYVONNE BASSEY
BEST ART DIRECTOR 
76PAT NEBO
93 DAYS MOVIEBOLA BELO
OLOIBIRICHIMA ADIGHIJE
HAPPINESS IS A 4 LETTER WORDGARY SMITH
GHANA MUST GOGODWIN ASHONG
BEST COSTUME DESIGNER 
76PAT EGWURUBE
OLOIBIRIDELE AKINYELE/CHELSEA OLIVER
GHANA MUST GOCHIEMELA NWAGBOSO/ ASANTEWA CLARA ADJOA
CASINOSHILEOLA IBIRONKE AND MOJISOLA SAPARA
KING INVINCIBLEOBIJIE
BEST LIGHTING DESIGNER (MOVIE/TV SERIES) 
93 DAYS MOVIEELLIOT SEWAPE
OLOBIRIAMISU ALADE/EDWIN LAU
76YINKA EDWARDS
HAPPINESS IS A FOUR LETTER WORDLANCE GEWER SASC
A TRIP TO JAMAICAFABIAN HOOKS
BEST PICTURE EDITOR (MOVIE/TV SERIES) 
OLOIBIRINNODIM CHIGOZIE & PAULA PETERSON
VAYAVUYANI SONDLO
76EMEKA OJUKWU
93 DAYS MOVIEANTONIO RIBEIRO
HAPPINESS IS A FOUR LETTER WORDNICHOLAS COSTARAS/MELANIE JANKES GOLDEN
BEST SOUND EDITOR (MOVIE/TV SERIES) 
OLOIBIRIMIKE BARNITT
93 DAYS MOVIEPIUS FATOKE AND MZUKISI MTSHISELO
VAYARICHARD MOHLARI/DAVE HAWKINS
76SOLOMON EMMANUEL
MRS RIGHT GUYJEAN NIEMANDT
BEST SOUND TRACK/ORIGINAL SCORE (MOVIE/TV SERIES) 
OLOIBIRI REX RICKETTS
93 DAYS MOVIEGEORGE KALLIS , TUNDE JEGEDE AND BANKY W
NO GOOD TURNBRYMO
THE ENCOUNTERMICHAEL “THE TRUTH” OGUNLADE
76HYACINTH OGBU, DAPS AGWOM AND UKACHI NNACHI
BEST MAKE UP ARTIST (MOVIE/TV SERIES) 
76CHINWE ELOVAH
OLOIBIRIHAKEEM ONILOGBO AJIBOLA/PEREKEME ODON
UMILILORONWYN JARRETT
93 DAYS MOVIETHEMA OZZY SMITH/LOLA MAJA-OKOJEVOH/ ADETUNMI IMOTEDA
HAPPINESS IS A FOUR LETTER WORDDIANNE ALLEN
BEST DIRECTOR 
MRS RIGHT GUYADZE UGAH
93 DAYS MOVIESTEVE GUKAS
OLOIBIRICURTIS GRAHAM
76IZU OJUKWU
A TRIP TO JAMAICAROBERT O PETERS
GHANA MUST GOFRANK RAJAH
BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE OR TV SERIES – YORUBA 
SOMEWHERE IN THE DARKABIODUN JIMOH & JUMOKE ODETOLA
ODE IKUSAMSIDEEN ADESIYAN
AJOKE AIYEOLAIDE OLABANJI
TOBAJEWOOMIREFA TITUS
IMANOLUWATOYIN BANKOLE
BEST OVERALL MOVIE 2016 (AFRICA) 
MRS RIGHT GUYDUMISANI GUMBI
HAPPINESS IS A FOUR LETTER WORDBONGIWE SELANE, JUNAID AHMED, HELENA SPRING
AISHAAMIL SHIVJI
NAOMBA NISEMESTAFORD KIHORE
93 DAYS MOVIESTEVE GUKAS/BOLANLE AUSTEN-PETERS/PEMON RAMI/DOTUN OLAKUNRI
76ADONIJAH OWIRIWA / TONYE PRINCEWILL

Voting for the AMVCAs opens from midnight on Wednesday, 14th December 2016 and closes on the 24th February 2017.

 

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Why Bebe Cool has rushed to Vietnam

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By Staff Writer

It’s now obvious, Bebe Cool’s generosity has paid off. Bebe Cool who two years ago was appointed a Global Tuberculosis (TB) Ambassador has been invited by TB Reach for a meeting in Vietnam to discuss how he can be funded to carry out duties as a TB Ambassador.

TB Reach is an initiative under Stop TB Partnership in Geneva and UNOPS whose objective is to find all the missing cases of TB with the aim of eradicating the disease from the World.

“Statistics prove that 80,000 Ugandans die of Tuberculosis annually yet many Ugandan’s aren’t aware of the causes, symptoms and remedies for the killer disease. It’s time all key players join hands and invest more in Creating Awareness if Tuberculosis is to be defeated” – Bebe Cool

Bebe Cool has been engaging in many charitable activities under Amber Heart
Foundation, the latest having been last year when he donated over UGX.60,000,000 (Sixty Million Shillings) from proceeds of his Concert towards facilitating treatment of children with Heart defects

Bebe Cool will be meeting UN officials in Vietnam this week to deliberate on among other things how best to execute his fight against Tuberculosis in Uganda.

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Ugandan Athletes Shine At 2019 MTN Kampala Marathon

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The 16th Edition of the MTN Kampala Marathon 2019 has been concluded today Sunday 24th November 2019

  • 25,000 people participated in the various categories of the Marathon including elite runners from Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Eritrea.
  • All the runners were flagged off by the Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, The MTN CEO, Mr. Wim Vanhelleputte and The General Manager, MTN Corporate Affairs, Ms. Enid Edroma at the Kololo Independence grounds
  • All proceeds from the marathon will be used to improve maternal health facilities in a Health Centre IV hospital, to be selected in the region.

For the 16th time, thousands of Ugandans and people from the neighboring countries took part in the MTN Kampala Marathon (MKM). Held under the theme “For a good cause”, the proceeds from the marathon will go to improving maternal health across the country.

Participants took part in a full marathon (42km), Half marathon (21km), 10km run and the differently abled participated in the 5Km wheelchair race. The wheelchair race that  was previously held a weekend before the main marathon event was also held today foster inclusiveness.

Special attention was made to ensure every participant has a vest that fits and enables a comfortable running experience. Additionally, this year’s kit came with a phone holder worn on the arm to enable participants to run with their phones.

The Marathon attracted elite runners from Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Eritrea.

All the runners were flagged off by the Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, The MTN CEO, Mr. Wim Vanhelleputte and The General Manager, MTN Corporate Affairs, Ms. Enid Edroma at the Kololo Independence grounds.

Uganda’s Phillip Kiplimo who covered the 42km race in 2 hours thirteen minutes and 56 seconds walked away with shs. 20 million. In the female category, Uganda’s Nyakisi Adero who covered the same distance in 2 hours, 41 minutes and 11 seconds also won sh.20 million.

In the 21km race, Jacob Kiplimo from Uganda won shs. 4.5 million having covered the distance in 1 hour 1 minute and 53 seconds. In the females’ category, Juliet Chekwel from Uganda also walked away with shs. 4.5 million after completing the race in 1 hour 13 minutes and 8 seconds.

In the 10Km race, Uganda’s Denis Cherotich fished the race in 35 minutes and 29 minutes, walking away with shs. 1.5 million. His female counterpart, Sauline Chelangat, also from Uganda walked away with the same amount having completed the race in 35 minutes and 29 seconds.

In the wheel chair race, Kevin Mubiru came first while Polline Acayo took the lead among the females. In the Tricycle race, Mohammed Ngobi and Mariam Kasibira took the mantle of the day.

Sheraton Hotel won 3.4 million shillings under the corporate challenge. They will spend this money on a charity of their choice under a registered Non-Government Organization.

Levixone, Fresh Kid, Vinka, John Blaq and Spice Diana among others entertained the crowd.

Like last year, the MKM was preceded by regional runs aimed at giving the sixteen year old annual event a national feel. This year’s regional races were held in Soroti, Arua and Masaka. Proceeds from the races will go towards improving maternal health in those particular regions.

The Regional Runs started in Soroti on 3rd November. Thereafter, action moved to Arua on Sunday 10th November, action has been moved to Arua town. Thereafter, the regional runs will be wrapped up in Masaka on Sunday 17th November 2019 ahead of the main MTN Kampala Marathon in Kampala that happened today.

With an estimated 336 deaths per 100,000 live births, Uganda’s maternal mortality is one of the highest in the world. This explains why for the third year in a row, the Marathon will focus on improving maternal health.

Proceeds from last year’s Marathon are being used to complement efforts by the Ministry of Health to improve service delivery in 5 Health Centre IV facilities across Uganda.

While the regional races will feature a single 10km route run, the Kampala Marathon will feature five routes including; the full marathon (42Km), half marathon (21Km), the 10Km race and 5Km fun run and the wheelchair race.

10 KM WINNERS

MEN

Position Number Name Country Time Cash prize
1 15194 Denis Cherotich Uganda 00;29;59 Ush. 1.5 Mil
2 22625 Bushendich Mande Uganda 00:30:05 Ush. 800,000
3 15203 Phillip Kipyeko Uganda 00:30:12 Ush. 500,000
4 20319 Kwemoi Salim Uganda 00:30:14 Ush. 300,000
5 22618 Ezekiel Mutai Uganda 00:30:15 Ush. 200,000

10 KM WINNERS

WOMEN

Position Number Name Country Time Cash prize
1 17171 Sauline Chelangat Uganda 00:35:29 Ush. 1.5 Mil
2 22610 Lillan Cheptegai Uganda 00:35:41 Ush. 800,000
3 15188 Sharon Chepkwemboi Uganda 00:36:12 Ush. 500,000
4 15190 Phanice Chemutai Uganda 00:36:28 Ush. 300,000
5 15191 Ruth Mande Uganda 00:36:34 Ush. 200,000

21.1 KM

MEN

Position Number Name Country Time Cash Prize
1 1708 Jacob Kiplimo Uganda 01:10:53 Ush. 4.5 Mil
2 1640 Filex Chemonges Uganda 01:02:57 Ush. 2.5 Mil
3 1168 Kibet Titus Uganda 01:03:21 Ush. 1.5 Mil
4 1188 Moses Kibet Uganda 01:03:37 Ush. 750,000
5 1709 Isaac Kibet Uganda 01:04:34 Ush. 375,000

21.1 KM WINNERS

WOMEN

Position Number Name Country Race time Cash prize
1 1182 Juliet Chekwel Uganda 01:13.08 Ush. 4.5 Mil
2 1167 Doreen Chemutai Uganda 01:13:09 Ush. 2.5 Mil
3 1643 Dorcus Ajok Uganda 01:14:13 Ush. 1.5 Mil
4 1183 Doreen Chesang Uganda 01:14:21 USH. 750,000
5 1163 Annet Chelangat Uganda 01:14:23 Ush. 375,000

42.2 KM

MEN

Position Number Name Country Time Cash prize
1 341 Phillip Kiplimo Uganda 02:13:56 Ush. 20 Mil
2 346 Fred Musobo Uganda 02:15:23 Ush. 10 Mil
3 337 Anthony Ayeko Uganda 02:15:52 Ush. 5 Mil
4 328 Soyekwo Kibet Uganda 02:16:17 Ush, 3 Mil
5 378 Francis Musani Uganda 02:18:03 Ush. 2 Mil
6 334 Daniel Rotich Uganda 02:18:38 Ush. 1.24 Mil
7 338 Patrick Kiptalah Uganda 02:20:29 Ush. 900,000
8 323 Hable Guta Bira Ethiopia 02:20:49 Ush. 800,000
9 355 Alfred Kiptoyek Uganda 02:20:55 Ush. 700,000
10 9 Allan Andiema Uganda 02:21:00 Ush.600,000

42.2 KM WINNERS

WOMEN

Position Number Name Country Time Cash prize
1 342 Nyakisi Adero Uganda 02:41:11 Ush 20 Mil
2 340 Vanis Chemutai Uganda 02:45:42 Ush. 10 Mil
3 322 Kidist Fiseha Tedia Eritrea 02:47:01 Ush. 5 Mil
4 324 Lydia Wafula Kenya 02:49:08 Ush. 3 Mil
5 354 Priscilla Chelangat Uganda 02:49:45 Ush.2Mil
6 26 Migada Caroline Uganda 02:50:55 1.24 Mil
7 399 Omari Doris Kenya 02:52:59 Ush. 900,000
8 376 Rotich Lydia Chepleting Kenya 02:54:15 Ush. 800,000
9 320 Debesay Yohannes Hibret Eritrea 02:55:43 Ush. 700,000
10 318 Eileen Jepngetich Korir Kenya 02:57:10 Ush. 600,000

Tri-cycle Men

Number Name Position
5510 Ngobi Muhammed 1
5019  Abongo Geofrey 2
10174 Suusa Karim 3

Wheel chair Men

Number Name Position
5514 Mubiru Kevin 1
5016 Ocira Richard 2
5020 Ziraba Christopher 3

Tri-cycle women

Number Name Position
5002 Kasibira Mariam 11
5017 Acen Florence 2
5568 Elivaida Abenoyo 3

Wheel chair women

Number Name Position
5002 Acayo Polline 1
5003 Kyalimpa Vastar 2

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Vinka, Salvado appointed to spearhead positive drinking campaign

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L-R: Media personality Calvin, Uganda Breweries Managing Director Alvin Mbugua and comedian Salvado during the "Be Your Own Ref" campaign launch held at Legends bar on Thursday.

L-R: Media personality Calvin, Uganda Breweries Managing Director Alvin Mbugua and comedian Salvado during the “Be Your Own Ref” campaign launch held at Legends bar on Thursday.

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Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL) under its Red Card Initiative has launched a positive drinking campaign aimed at encouraging responsible alcohol consumption through sharing tips on controlled drinking and highlighting the benefits of responsible drinking.

Dubbed “Be Your Own Ref”, the campaign is urging alcohol consumers to take responsibility for their actions by exercising self-control and self-discipline while consuming alcohol.

Speaking during the launch of the campaign, Uganda Breweries Managing Director Alvin Mbugua said, “Enjoying alcohol is part of life in many societies around the world. It is a part of how people socialize, whether they are celebrating life’s big achievements, catching up with friends or enjoying a football game. However just like other products, when misused, alcohol can lead to individual and social harm. At UBL, we would like to see consumers of our products make responsible drinking a valued and enjoyable part of life. The positive drinking campaign informs and empowers people to enjoy our products in a moderate and responsible way.”

Under the “Be your Own Ref” Campaign, UBL will focus on three major issues: Reminding and motivating alcohol consumers to be their own referees by exercising control and enforce personal rules while drinking; enforce a no drinking policy for underage persons; and prevent Drunk Driving.

“We want people who choose to drink, to make positive and responsible choices about alcohol. Drink in moderation, pace yourself while drinking alcohol by taking water breaks, do not drive under the influence of alcohol, this is what positive drinking means.” Mbugua said.

To spearhead the campaign, UBL has re-appointed award winning musician Vinka as ambassador for the campaign. She will lead the campaign alongside Comedian Patrick Idringi aka Salvado and media personalities Calvin Kalule & Deedan Muyira.

UBL will for the next 7 months be interacting with consumers online, in bars, alcohol selling outlets and higher institutions of learning to encourage positive drinking. A total of 50 bars and 4 higher institutions of learning will be will be covered under this campaign.

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