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Coke Studio Africa Reveals Music Acts Drawn From Across The Continent

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Following a successful launch and the production of the 2019 edition of Coke Studio Africa in Nairobi – Kenya, The Coca-Cola Company unveils over 25 of Africa’s talented artists set to feature on the upcoming new season dubbed ‘Coke Studio Africa 2019’. Music acts and producers drawn from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Nigeria and other countries across Sub-Saharan Africa will set your mood right come next year, Feb 2019 –when the show hits TV screens across the continent. Once again, lovers of the show will experience new and exciting music fusions; from covers to throwbacks and original compositions.

Uganda will be represented by top award-winning diva, Sheebah, returning on the show for her second time. On the show, she will be joined by popular Ugandan music acts including Fik Fameica and King Saha. As “Vimbada” Kenyan hitmaker Moji Short Baba will be making his Coke Studio Africa debut alongside Naiboi, currently riding high on his smash hit single “2 In 1’’; Kenyan hip-hop heavyweight Khaligraph Jones, recently crowned Best rapper in Africa at 2018 AFRIMMA Awards will be making a return to the show for the second time. From Tanzania, BET award-winner Rayvanny and top bongo balladist Nandy will grace the show for the second time. Some exciting new comers on the show from Tanzania include Harmonize of the “Kwangaru’’ hit fame and Juma Jux, the celebrated bongo R&B sensation and Mdee Music signee Mimi Mars. A roaster of first timers on the show from Ethiopia includes celebrated songstress Mahlet, to seasoned crooners: Bisrat, Abush Zekele, Yared Negu and Rophnan Nuri.

The West African flavor on the show this season will be injected by celebrated music producer GospelOnDeBeatz and Nigerian music stars Skales and Rudeboy (formerly of P Square) as they light up the stage with groundbreaking performances and hit records. Production of Coke Studio Africa 2019 is ongoing, with artist duos and music producers creating music that will connect people across the continent. It will include over 10 original compositions and a unique Coke Studio Africa Christmas playlist set for Dec 2018. The anticipated new season will be a Celebration of different musical genres and cultures. Its coming together will be a source of celebration for African content and music, highlighting stories and reunions that you can’t miss!

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Female Ugandan writer wins big at International Literature Awards

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Female Ugandan writer, Harriet Anena won big yesterday after walking away with the Wole Soyinka prize for Literature at the Monson centre, Onikan in Lagos Nigeria.

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Established by the Luminor foundation in honor of Africa’s first Nobel Laureate in literature, Wole Soyinka, the Pan African writing prize worth 10,000 USD is awarded every two years to the best literary works produced by an African.

Ms.Anena won the award jointly with Professor Tanure Ojaide,a Nigerian writer who authored “Songs of myself” while Harriet Anena on the other hand authored, “ A nation in Labour,” a collection of poems that talk about Uganda being entangled in a political conflict since independence causing the citizens “labour pains.”She also explores her encounter as a child during the LRA insurgency war.

“Super happy to be the joint winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa 2018, for my book, “A Nation In Labour” she tweeted

A total of 110 submissions were submitted from over 11 countries in Africa.

Congratulations Harriet!

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Ykee Benda to compile list of “worst” Songs produced this year

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As the year comes to an end, people usually make a review of how it has unfolded in terms of their specific areas of life.

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Last year, musician Bebe Cool came under fire for writing a list of his favorite top artists and songs,a list that left very many disgruntled as their favorite artists were left out, while others complained that some acts that made his list were not deserving.

Looks like Ykee Benda is picking a leaf from Bebe, only this time, he will be compiling a list of the bad songs, call them not so nice songs that were produced this year.

“Am making a list of all the bad songs this year …wait for it…bad I mean not nice songs!”

Like he has asked us to be patient, we shall do just that and keep you posted on which artist makes this ‘not so good’ list.

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Teenage mothers graduate with aid from NBS’s Annatalia Ozzie

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Early Pregnancy is a life changer for teenage girls who drop out of school. NBS TV uncut presenter Anatalia Ozzie supports teenage mothers in kitala Entebbe based rehabilitation school by providing sewing machines, clothes and stationery to study and train away from the stigma.

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Over the weekend, 13 young women graduated with hands on skills in bakery, tailoring, hair dressing am other skills. Speaking to canon Jonathan kisawuzi the chairman board of governors informed the media that his so thankful to the to tvstar annatalia ozzie for always spearing time and sharing with the stigmized teens when ever needed.Wamukisa youth centre was started to help out teenage mothers,end stigma and provide second chance to the girl child through providing counselling,footing medical care till the give birth and provide care to the newly born baby for 3months” said ssalongo canon kisawuzi the chairman board of governors. Gold_hearted annatalia how just recently Celebrated her birthday with tenage mothers at wamukisa youth centre pluged to get raw materials for the girls that will her them durimg their trainings like weaves and tailorings machines. “share whatever littel i have with such people not to show off but because of the love i have for girl child since girls are the mothers of this nation” said annatalia

“Use the skills u have acquired very well because am skill is the biggest tool one can have” she added

Through her girl project named ” annatalia for her ” she empasises more on girls health,education and human rights just like we all saw in the first edition of annatalia for her that happened at lugujja a few months back where she have out sanitary pads, argued girls to go for hiv testing,family planning and taught them skills like cooking and makeup lessons recently.

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