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Club DJ Awards 11th edition launched in Gulu

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Club DJ Awards launch in Gulu

DJ Joel (L) receives his cash prize

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Major Lazer in Kampala, ticket details here

The annual Club DJ Awards are back for their 11th edition.

The awards which offer a platform to deejays across the country to showcase their different DJ mixing skills were launched in Gulu over the weekend at an event where DJ Joel and DJ Slim, both from Gulu, took home UGX 1,000,000 and UGX 200,000 respectively after emerging the best on the day.

The competition will carry on to Mbale, Masaka, Jinja Mbarara and will finally end up at Lido Beach in Entebbe on the 13th of May.

At Lido Beach Entebbe on the 13th of May, Spin masters from the Central region will be challenged to the compete for the Title of No.1 DJ in the region. Only one winner will take home Uganda’s Top DJ trophy and UGX 2million cash instantly.

“Our forte as a Club is music, we believe in Ugandan music as a whole and our interest goes from musicians, to the guys behind the music itself right to the DJ’s who play this music. To us, As people are skilled in music in any way, we give them the platforms to showcase their individual talent so that they can take it to the next level,” said Robert Nsibirwa, the Club Brand Manager.

Uganda DJ Awards founded by Anthony Yawe aka DJ Tony in 2008 mark 11 years under sponsorship from Nile Breweries open to the first 20 DJ’s to register in all regions, judged according to their mixing ability towards crowd reaction as they do their thing being voted by their fans.

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MC Kakalaamu replaces Kapalaga on Wolokosso show

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MC Kakalaamu Omugerele aka Seguya Gerald Lubega

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The popular Wolokosso show on Radio Simba has a new face.

We have learnt that the weekly entertainment gossip show which airs on Saturday mornings is now being hosted by a one MC Kakalaamu Omugerele. Real name Seguya Gerald Lubega, he has been hosting the show for close to a month now.

While we understand that its longtime host Kapalaga Beibe is on leave and Kakalaamu is sitting in for him, word on the grapevine indicates that the radio presenter is planning to go on kyeyo soon, leaving a vacuum on the show that is expected to be filled by Kakalaamu.

Meanwhile, MC Kakalaamu has been working with Radio Simba since 2013. He has been the traffic updates man on the station’s morning show.

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Alex Muhangi takes Comedy Store upcountry

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Alex Muhangi

Major Lazer in Kampala, ticket details here

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Comedy Store will for the first time extend its package of humor and entertainment to the countryside.

The comed-tainment themed show hosted by Alex Muhangi has come to be a weekly favorite for many Kampalans who seek to unwind and let go of the strain that work can be.

Now, the comedy enthusiasts in Mbarara will chance at what the organizers promise will be a thrilling show headlined by funny man MC Mariachi and female dancehall singer, Cindy. The show is scheduled for this Friday, September 21 at the Adit Mall in the heart of Mbarara.

Other acts like Tr Mpamire, Godi Godi, Akite Agnes, Kabaata, T-amale Mirundi and funny duo Snake & Zoro are also lined up for the do.

To add icing on the cake, will be two of the most popular Western Uganda based musicians – Ray G and Shine Omukiga who will be part of the entertainers. Ray G has done songs like ‘Mureebe’, ‘Naaba Nkwine’, ‘Orahi’ and ‘Omwigarire’ among others.

Comedian Alex Muhangi says he is excited that the rest of Uganda now can get to be part of the Comedy Store journey, but also have a live experience of what the comedy industry has to offer.

“This is exciting not just for me but the brand as well. We have planned for this to happen, but the time always held us back. It requires extra costs as well. Now, we get to do a couple of shows in the major towns across the country,” Muhangi said.

“Some of the towns we are considering are Fort Portal, Arua, Mbale, Lira and definitely Jinja,” he added.

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Why Julius Kyazze is resigning from the Uganda Musicians Association

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Julius Kyazze

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Swangz Avenue boss has resigned as chairperson of the Uganda Musicians Association.

Kyazze, who has been at the association’s helm since its incorporation in November last year, has become too busy to serve satisfactorily in the role.

This is according to his resignation letter in which he noted that, “I cant not fully serve as chairperson due to unforeseen personal commitments.”

He also added, “My last date of engagement will be 30th September. I will facilitate a smooth handover to my predecessor and also remain an active member of the association.”

The Uganda Musicians’ Association was formed to protect and preserve Ugandan music while promoting unity among musicians. It also seeks to organise the music business and facilitate a collective bargaining of its members.

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