Lady Gaga connects with fans by tweeting, Sinead O’Connor types long open letters, Miley Cyrus sends messages via twerk. But Britney Spears, she’s old-fashioned — she communicates with the people using pen and paper (and her official site).
In a handwritten message posted online today, Spears assures fans that her upcoming album Britney Jean will be “my most personal record yet… I want to show you the different sides of Britney Spears. I am a performer. I am a Mom. I am funny. I am your friend! I am Britney Jean.”
The singer also unveiled the album’s cover art, which features a neon heart on a gray Britney.
Johnnie Walker to bring zouk stars Kassav for Uganda-France Friendship Week 2020
Uganda-France Friendship Week 2020 has been launched today 27 February at the residence of French Ambassador to Uganda H.E. Jules-Armand ANIAMBOSSOU. The Week, now in its fourth edition, is filled with a series of events to celebrate cordial relations between the two countries.
The highly anticipated activities centre around music, dance, fashion and sport. This year’s Friendship Week will run from 21-28 March.
Johnnie Walker will fly in popular zouk band Kassav. The band, whose hit song ‘Ou le’ is extremely popular in Uganda, will perform at Lugogo Cricket Oval grounds on Saturday March 28, at the finale of the week-long event.
At a press conference held at the French Ambassador’s residence, the Head of Luxury Portfolio, Uganda Breweries, Annette Nakiyaga urged Ugandans to turn out in big numbers for the upcoming fete.
“As Johnnie Walker, we are excited to be part of Uganda-France Friendship Week. Music is undoubtedly a universal language. With Kassav in the house, you can bet on a good time as we celebrate diversity, life, friendship and of course music between two countries,” she added.
Kassav is a Caribbean band that was formed in Guadeloupe in 1979. The group has gained overwhelming popularity not only in France but worldwide and has been instrumental in spreading zouk Music.
Performing alongside Kassav will be Vegedream [real name Sachtela Evrard Djedje], a French-speaking hip-hop, urban pop and R&B musician of Ivorian origin. The concert will also feature Ugandan stars Jose Chameleone, Bebe Cool and Vinka, among others.
Minayo returns, signs new manager Omulangira Ndausi
Singer Minayo has today announced she will return to the music arena this year and has signed a new manager Simba FM presenter Omulangira Ndausi to effect this.
Minayo has returned after years of a break where she says was persuing further studies. Minayo is signed under Fenda republic and is sponsored by 9 barrels.
Minayo was previously managed by brother Brown with whom it is said to have fallen out terribly. Minayo has returned with a new banger Nyinimu.
Watch out for Minayo this year.
Patoranking launches Africa Reggae & Dance Festival
By Our Reporter
Musician Patoranking has announced his first music festival called the Africa Reggae & Dance Festival, a single day cultural experience festival in his hometown Lagos, Nigeria.
The Africa Reggae & Dance Festival will feature a highly curated selection of artists both local and international. This premier event will have the attendees immersed in music, dance and a cultural experience like no other.
As one of the most celebrated brands in music and having achieved extraordinary success, Patoranking values excellence, unity and is committed to bringing out the best in arts and culture. The festival’s mission is to unite the community and highlight the African Spirit.
Speaking ahead of the launch, Patoranking said, “I have always wanted to bring this experience to the continent, now is the right time and what best way than to start in Lagos where I am from.”
The festival hopes to raise the festival bar in Africa through a distinctive cultural experience and world class performances set to unite music fans.
MTN, Sanyuka TV in partnership to celebrate Ugandan Football
On Saturday, the StarTimes Uganda Premier League official broadcaster, Sanyuka TV, officially unveiled their new partners, MTN, on a one-year-subsequently-renewable contract, in an event held at the StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo.
The event started off with a press conference addressed by all stakeholders; Sanyuka TV General Manager, Joseph Kigozi, MTN Chief Marketing Officer Somdev Sen, FUFA Spokesman Ahmed Hussein and UPL CEO Bernard Bainamaani all addressed the press.
“We are proud to share that MTN are back in Ugandan football after having done so well when they handled the Uganda Cranes years ago,” Sanyuka’s Kigozi said. “This partnership will add a lot of value to the clubs, with even bigger sponsorships expected as corporate companies will now further be assured of visibility.”
MTN’s Somdev pointed out that the company are excited about the partnership, stating, “We have been waiting for a major opportunity to support sport like this one to jump onto, so we are happy. We are looking forward to seeing Ugandans excited about matchdays, more involved in conversations SUPL and much more.”
This one is also a partnership that feeds into something MTN already had going; discounted bundles to watch StarTimes Uganda Premier League games off the StarTimesON App via their *165*81# prompt.
The launch was concluded by an exhibition game between Sanyuka TV and MTN, a game that saw Next Media Services CEO, Kin Kariisa, and MTN Chief Marketing Officer, Somdev Sen, captained their respective sides to a 0-0 draw.
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