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Celeb Designers Dolce & Gabbana Get Their Not So Dolce Sentence From Italian Courts

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Designers Dolce & Gabbana might soon miss a few red carpets.

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, whose creations are regularly worn by celebrities from Katy Perry to Taylor Swift to Matthew McConaughey, have been found guilty of tax evasion. The duo, along with five business associates, were given a suspended sentenced of one year and eight months in jail by an Italian judge on Wednesday in Milan, Italy, according to Women’s Wear Daily. (The prosecution sought a whopping three years.)

The company must also pay what amounts to about $670,000 in tax penalties, according to the Associated Press.

The people behind the high-end label were investigated for tax fraud in 2008, before they were indicted in November 2010 for failing to pay taxes on approximately $268 million in income.

At one point, the charges had been dismissed by a lower court, but Italy’s Supreme Court brought them back. Dolce, Gabbana, and certain colleagues were found guilty of avoiding taxes on money earned through its holding company, Gado Srl.steps out

Dolce and Gabbana step out.

However, the designers have always proclaimed their innocence, and in a 2011 interview with Women’s Wear Daily, Gabbana revealed his strategy for dealing with the charges.Matthew McConaughey sports D&G.

“We pretend it doesn’t exist,” Gabbana said. “It’s not in our thoughts on a daily basis.”

The luxury brand is such a celeb favorite that it’s name checked in the Black Eyed Peas 2005 songs “My Humps.” It’s continued to be so popular that pop star Katy Perry wore it to last month’s Met Gala and also models a D&G design in the latest issue of “Vogue” magazine, with celebs such as Scarlett Johansson and Britney Spears having modeled for the label along the way.

When Dolce & Gabbana opened its flagship boutique on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue last month, Gisele Bundchen, “Modern Family’s” Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and fashion icon Chloe Sevigny were just some of the famous faces on hand.

And it was just announced on Wednesday that Bruno Mars will wear exclusive looks from Dolce & Gabbana on his upcoming summer tour.

Lindsay Lohan: The “Scary Movie 5” actress’s mistakes tend to come in multiples, so it should be no surprise that Lohan has been hit with not one, but three different tax liens in her 26 years.

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“I earned 120K at my first job” Brian Ahumuza consoles Sheila Gashumba

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Fashion guru Ahumuza Brian of Abryanz Collection has revealed how he was also being paid 120 monthly salary. Through his social media platforms, Ahumuza Brian has revealed how much he was paid being when he had just started his fashion road years ago.

Ahumuza opened up his first store, The Abryanz Collection Store, a clothing retail opened its doors to the public in 2010 at Prime Complex and in 2014, the Abryanz Collection was awarded as the Best Youth Fashion Store at the Kadanke Youth Awards.At the Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards in 2015, the Abryanz Collection launched its first custom made collection. The majority of the pieces are now on sale in stores. This collection was collaboration between Brian Ahumuza and a few fashion designers in Korea.

The Abryanz Collection has also showcased at many of the past Buzz Teeniez Awards events, and Kadanke Youth Awards. Off the runway, the collection has exhibited in secondary schools within Kampala and across Central region during the school tours organized by the fashion magnet.

The Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards. (2013- To Date)

With the idea of getting the fashion industry in Uganda pronounced and established, Brian Ahumuza begun The Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards back in 2013.

Abryanz was named the new Ciroc UG Brand ambassador on 14 October 2016. The fashion guru broke records as he became the first East African to endorse the Premium Vodka Brand, Ciroc.

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A Mbarara 9 year old releases her debut single

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Have you thought about the children’s entertainment specially during this lockdown? 

This is sorted as a 9 year old girl from Mbarara district releases  her first solo video titled ‘NINZA KWEGA’ literally meaning ‘I WILL LEARN’ 

Murungi is undoubtedly talented  and picks inspiration from her mother Emily Kikazi, the region’s reigning Best Female Artist. Murungi’s project does not come as a mistake since she recently featured her mother in the trending Runyankore song titled Twerinde Coronavirus. Murungi brings out a strong voice and wonderful gestures in the NINZA KWEGA single. It’s not the first time she appears before a camera. In 2019, Murungi appeared in a song visual titled ‘Mwana Wangye’ where the mother was telling her to be a well behaved child. Now in her Ninza Kwega song, the young beautiful Murungi, like her name, seems to be putting into practice what the mother taught her. Murungi is a lucky girl. She is already signed under her mother’s label called SUPER RICH GANG and the song was produced by the best producer Deus Kabagambe of sure tunes and Video was shot by VoltFilms. The mother tells us that she has a full independent management under the same label led by one U-Turn Fahard who is an influencer in the region. 

The mother, Emily Kikazi, an artist, says she is aiming at a big brand Murungi not just a stage performing artist. Murungi is having a personal music coach who doubles as her producer Deus Kabagambe. In just hours, her Facebook page MURUNGI and Youtube channel MURUNGI UG have shown pretty good growth. I recommend this video for every parent and child. Good luck MURUNGI!

Watch her debut single here

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Lydia Jazmine, Feffe Bussi, Tonix and Grenade light up Club Beatz second edition

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The second edition of Club Beatz at Home online concert took place on Saturday and featured singers Lydia Jazmine, Grenade, Feffe Bussi and Tonix. The show as usual was hosted by Martha Kay and DJ Aludah made his debut appearance.

The Club Pilsner organised show lived up expectations and got fans piling praise for the exhibition. All artistes performed in the comfort of their homes.

The show started with Allan Tonix electrifying ‘Swag Meter’ performance. Tonix also did ‘Sikuleka’, ‘Romance’, and ‘Sunday’ before leaving the mic for Grenade. Grenade did his master pieces Nkuloga and Akaama among other songs and still put up a good show.

Lydia Jazmine then took over the show with her ‘Masuka’, ‘You and Me’, ‘Hit and Run’ among others. Feffe Bussi, the master of free style then closed the artistes’ show with ‘Business’, ‘Love Yo’ among others.

The party went on all night with Sir Aludah on the decks.

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UK Based Ugandan Singer BrenJeezy Releases Charity song Aimed at Improving lives of Less privileged Children, Watch here

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UK based Ugandan singer “Brenjeezy” recently released a video featuring some underprivileged children in the small town of Kawempe, Uganda. The song is called “Give Me water, Give Me Freedom, Give me life” it is about the beauty if Africa, but at the same time it highlights the poverty that many young children in uganda face. The song was written by Canadian singer/songwriter Rox Hunter and Adrian Brewer from the UK.

From this single and video we hope to raise awareness and money to help look after the children and their families. Brenjeezy has been working alongside a charity called Walk For Water, and they have been able to provide for the kids in Kawempe during the current lockdown due to covid-19 outbreak

Brenjeezy real name Brenda Caroline Walugembe has also worked with many charities in uganda before and is passionate about children.

Watch it here

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