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Cindy, Naava Grey to headline the 2018 Oktoberfest

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L-R: Mark Kaheru, Joint Managing Partner, My Food Network , Grace Namutebi, UBL Brand Manager, Premium Beers and Former German Ambassador Klaus Holderbaum during a press conference to announce the 2018 edition of Oktoberfest.

L-R: Mark Kaheru, Joint Managing Partner My Food Network , Grace Namutebi, UBL Brand Manager Premium Beers and former German Ambassador Klaus Holderbaum during a press conference to announce the 2018 edition of Oktoberfest.

By Our Reporter

Major Lazer in Kampala, ticket details here

The world’s largest beer and food festival, the Oktoberfest, is back for its fourth edition in Kampala, promising a cocktail of food, beer and fun for city dwellers come Saturday, September 29.

The annual event which will be hosted at the Uganda Museum Gardens will be headlined by local music stars, Cindy Sanyu and Naava Grey. There will also be performances from flutist Siima Sabiti and singer Afrie, in addition to a DJ showcase by The Almost Famous DJs featuring DJ Mary Joe and DJ Xzyl.

According to Mark Kaheru of My Food Network, the event organisers, this year’s edition is aimed at celebrating women with its theme “Divas edition” hence the an all-female line-up.

He also noted that, “The Oktoberfest has become a tradition that celebrates the friendship between German and Ugandan cultures and has become an important merrymaking event for many.”

As has become the tradition, the Ugandan version of the fiesta will entail celebrations of food, blends of different cultures and merrymaking. The event will feature a mix of friendly inter-cultural activities including wardrobe fun costume competitions overseen by a team of judges headed by former German Ambassador Klaus Holderbaum.

There will also be traditional Oktoberfest games such as a beer straw challenge, tug-of-war, beer pong, arm wrestling, Stein (beer glass) hoisting challenge, eating challenge, beer speed drinking.

“Beer has always been the uniting factor at social gatherings for Ugandans. We celebrate our friendships by sharing Tusker Lite and the Oktoberfest is an opportunity for the German and Ugandan cultures to share and connect over amazing food, excellent beer and lots of fun,” said Grace Namutebi, UBL Brand Manager, Premium Beers.

Tickets are available on discount when purchased using Visa card or Mastercard under the Blue Weekends promotion with Stanbic Bank. For those paying cash, tickets will be sold at only Shs20,000. Gates open at noon.

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Young Zee bounces back with new single — “Give Dem”

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Young Zee aka Zaga Zee

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Rapper Young Zee is back.

The 19-year-old rapper who has been M.I.A on the music scene for sometime now has bounced back with a new single titled “Give Dem”. He collaborated with fellow rapper Ill Gee on the song.

According to our reliable sources, Zee had taken a break from music to concentrate on his studies. We have learnt that he has completed his studies and is back to doing music. To mark his return, he has rebranded to Zagazillions (Zaga Zee).

Signed to Swangz Avenue, he is known for songs likke “Criminal Swag”, “I had a dream”, and “Ayayai” among others.

Watch “Give Dem” video below.

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Broke Sipapa fails to pay rent, arrested for beating journalist

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Embattled business man Charles Alim aka Sipapa is in hot soup after police raided his place and arrested him on double charges. Sipapa is alleged to have defaulted his rent arrears of about three months. It is reported that Sipapa who was being evicted also beat up a journalist who was on scene recording.

The now broke Sipapa is currently detained at Kira Police Station over assaulting a one Alex Bongole, a Spark TV Journalist who was taking pictures of him when he (Sipapa) was being evacuated from his house. Even though this is still a developing story, this is not the first time Sipapa has been arrested as a few months ago on 8th May he was charged with violating traffic rules after getting arrested along Kampala road.

On July 19, Sipapa was once again arrested for being a public nuisance and inconsiderate use of a motor vehicle at Kisekka Market in Kampala, following distress calls from business owners in the area.

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Basket Mouth Robbed at Airport

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By Consolate Namyalo

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Nigerian comedian Basketmouth has lashed out at the staff of Nigeria Aviation Handling Company over theft .He aired out his frustration on instagram saying the company should be ashamed for letting such things happen.

Basketmouth isn’t happy that these guys are still breaking into luggage belonging to travelers and stealing from them.

Basketmouth

“I want to use this medium to appreciate NAHCO, you guys have been doing a great job handling our luggage at the airport…..however, I suggest you advice your staff to have small shame….just a little, I’m not asking for too much. Breaking into passengers checked in luggage isn’t romantic….it’s 2018. Charity begins @ home, not in the luggage of the airline passengers, “he wrote.

Singer, Tiwa Savage also complained about her luggage being stolen at the same Lagos airport some time last year.

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