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Burna Boy confirmed for Kampala show

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Nigerian Afro-fusion singer and songwriter who rose to prominence in 2012, Damini Ogulu also known as Burna Boy, has been confirmed for a Kampala show during the press conference this morning.

Burna Boy’s show has been confirmed for March 22nd at a press conference held this morning at the prestigious Shereton Kampala Hotel. The announcement was made by Kasana Events alongside partners MTN Uganda, Nxt Radio and Smirnoff.

Kasana Events CEO, Kim Sebuliba speaking at the press conference.

Speaking about the concert, the CEO Kasana Events, Kim Sebuliba said that, Burna Boy was the right choice for them because he stands for African unity. “He is the right choice for us. He is a star and we all know that. He will do a live show and entertain his fans to the fullest. Our partners will be giving away tickets and there will also be tickets for buying as we shall reveal on Social Media.”

MTN’s Sheila Najjita who was present at the event also said that MTN Uganda is committed to supporting music. She added that there will be discounted tickets on MTN MoMoPay. Furthermore, Sheila said that Tidal customers will have a meet and greet with the Nigerian star once he is in Kampala.

MTN Uganda’s Sheila Najjita making her remarks.

Nxt Radio GM, Marcus Kwikiriza made it known that the station will hold a content to determine which DJs and musicians should appear on the same stage as Burna Boy.

Early bird tickets to the show are 30k and 90k, while ordinary pricing will be 50K and 100k. The show will take place at the Kampala Sheraton hotel.

We will keep you posted.

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Seanice Kacungira named among Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business

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Former radio personality Seanice “Lojede” Kacungira has been recognized by Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government and Titans: An award ceremony that took place at the Hilton Sandton, in Johannesburg – South Africa.

The awards are the leading African recognition programme honoring excellence in the private and public sector. The programme covers 23 economic sectors and has for the past nineteen years independently recognized those leaders who are at the pinnacle of their industry.

“Nominees undergo a rigorous multi-tiered judging process,” says Annelize Wepener, Chief Executive, of CEO Global. “The highest possible standard is maintained throughout the judging. Those individuals whom have been recognized as winners in their field can be assured that they have truly excelled.”

The SADC South leg of the recognition programme is the first part of CEO Global’s recognition programme that takes it around the continent to 8 regions. In each of these regions, country and regional winners are identified.

Seanice, who has set up what can be termed Africa’s first Indigenous female run Pan African Digital Agency with physical offices in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, Blu Flamingo Digital Africa, is also the Founder of the Digi-Con Academy, which has to date trained over 25,000 young men and women in all things digital.

“It feels surreal to be recognized, this means so much to me, but at my core I’m really just about the work and pursuing the highest level of excellence for myself and those I have the privilege to work with,” Seanice said about the award.

Seanice was awarded in the category of Business and Professional Services.



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Pastor Bugembe to use concert money to build 6,000-seater church

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Pastor Wilson Bugembe today held a press conference at his Nansana based temporary church where he will also hold his upcoming concert ‘Tuzimbe’. His concert is slated for 31st August at his church in Nansana and will be accompanied by other artistes doing both gospel and secular music.

During the press conference the pastor revealed that all monies collected that day will be used to construct a well furnished church with sitting capacity of over 6,000 people. The said church is expected to be completed by January 2020.

Bugembe urged all his fans to flock his Light The World Ministries church and also not to politicize his concert by wearing attires with political colors especially the berets because he was warned by police not to allow politics to interfere in his concert or risk being stopped from performing.

Pastor Bugembe has over years domeyhits albums and singles like Kani, Ani, Yellow, Njagala Kumanya, Akawala Ako, Sibiwulira, Wanaza, Biribabitya, and Lengera Embaata among others.

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Kenyan DJ Pierre Makena coming to Uganda

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Kenyan Female DJ Makena will be coming to Uganda and particularly to Bbunga based nightlife spot Nomad bar and grill. The grill is slated for 7th September in a night themed “All ladies affair party”. DJ Pierre will be joined by DJ Lola from Uganda.

Event will be hoosted by NTV’s MC Esco, DJ Ace and DJ Kerb. The DJ Makena is also an actress and TV host and has served in the inaugural season of popular reality music show, Tusker Project Fame.

Determined to network with industry bigwigs, she poured herself into her duties and soon enough, climbed through the ranks becoming a camerawoman. The calls she so desperately longed for also started pouring in as the producers of TV drama series Tahidi High contacted her for a role.DJ Pierra Makena won best supporting actress for her role in When Love Comes Around at the annual Nollywood and African Film Critics awards held in Los Angeles.

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