By Our Reporter
Comedian Patrick “Salvado” Idringi has tipped University students on entrepreneurship and managing personal finances. This after he was invited by the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) to speak at Nkumba University and YMCA during the NSSF Career Expo 2020.
Salvado was invited to give a talk about self-startups, how to manage finance by young people and common mistakes made by young in handling their finance.
YMCA students who did not hide their excitement upon seeing the seasoned comedian flooded the venue and before the lecture had started, they were begging for selfies with the comedian.
Salvado who is a Makerere graduate of Telecom Engineering started off the lecture with his story of how started his career as an Engineer in one of the biggest Telecom companies and ended up on stage as a stand-up comedian.
He resigned from his office job for comedy in 2010. He kick started his comedy career by auditioning for the Multichoice Stand-up comedy competitions where he emerged second, winning US$5000.
“I realized that I was doing serious things but getting unserious money but now I am doing unserious things but getting serious money,” Salvado said.
The father of two told the students that they should not be stuck to what they learnt in class because the society outside school is different and needs people with open minds, who can adjust to different the changing environment.
He added that most of the Uganda have failed to attempt to start any business because when they only see starting capital in terms of cash, mentioning that there is a lot of untapped human or social capital that is capable of starting and maintaining any business in the world.
Of course, comedy was his best way of delivering his lectures as he tried to emphasize the relevance of technology in searching for knowledge when he jokingly said that even you want to become the best night dancer in town , you can go to YouTube and get the most recent information.
Photos: King Saha, Feffe Bussi, Azawi excite at Comedy store
Comedy store is a platform that further shines talent, bith comedians and artistes. Thursday night was no exception as four of the country’s celebrated artistes exhibited at UMA. All King Saha, Feffe Bussi, Karo Kasita and Swangz avenue new kid on the block Azawi performed to the crowd.
Alex Muhangi the comedy store proprietor once again thanked the audience for always turning up and also announced his country wide comedy store tour which starts in Eatern Uganda this month.
Some moments from the show
Why most Ugandan artists have failed To make it to Continental Levels?
By Ntambi Jimsal
Ugandans have thirst of seeing their artistes performing in different parts of the world at the same time being nominated in bigger awards but what is keeping their artists behind?
Yes I believe we have good talent here and our artists with their art can make it to the top . Not only Musicians but even Comedians. We have seen artists like Eddy Kenzo , Annie Kansiime and Salvador trying to push to the next level. Recently we had Big Trial , his Parte Parte moved around high rate speed at continental level but still we are not satisfied.
Now my Question is , Which artists can we push to continental level in case there is a chance of doing this ?
I myself have been going through social media research and I have realized one thing. Our artists can make it bigger but we are all stagnant somewhere somehow and this has kept our industry behind.
At this moment Swangz Avenue, Eddy Kenzo have all connections that we can use to push Ugandan brands but no one among the above mentioned is willing to share the contacts with their fellow artists. This is being selfish and it’s the reason why we are still struggling.
People like Bushingtone , Douglas Lwanga and James Propa that can help our artists to push their music to bigger platforms have been kind disappointed by our beloved artists and I think they fear to get disappointed again yet they have all qualifications that we need or artists are looking for.
We have bigger media platforms here that are watched but artists have not utilized and supported them well . We need to prioritize our very own , we should put tour television and radio stations as our priories before Trace , BET and MTV base . The above mentioned television targeted West and South African Countries because those countries have numbers . However we should not fully ignore them .
We need to creat a strong art Unit . Hire intelligent people , I mean the stakeholders of the industry and we give them a task with the target.
Let us also try to use Digital platforms, the likes of Tidal , Apple Music , ITunes among other platforms before even thinking on the way of benefiting from them . We need the numbers first not the money .
We also need a serious strong Record labels . our artists should accept to be managed and advised too . It’s easy for record a label to look for companies that can help artists to fund their music than individuals. Nigerians have them , the likes of Mavin Records what else ?
These companies can be used to uplift out industry, Music Companies like Content Connect Africa have been trying much to push our artists here Radio & Weasle ,Eddy Kenzo , King Saha are one of the benefits but I don’t know what went wrong . Anyway we shall add on in our next content.
Burundi’s Miss Planet Iry Tina aggressively pursues music, goes to studio
Iry Tina is a Burundian beauty who has made her name for her beauty aftrr being crowned miss planet. While one would think that was her climax, the beauty has sought to add on mkre glory by using her already blosommed fame to venture into music. Real name Irene Laura Uwimana, Iry Tina has hit studio to exploit her singing talent as well.
Iry Tina is a talented female Singer, Super Model, Actress, and Businesswoman and beauty queen, Iryn Tina the Miss Planet Burundi 2019 has revealed she is not yet ready to rest as she is ready to conquer the scene through the use of her voice.
Having participated in Miss Friendship International World Final pageant the same year, the Burundi born and raised Tina is currently pursuing her musical career in Uganda.
Previous, she has done songs like, Mida Ya Love, Always On My Mind, Emergency (feat. Barbi Jay), Switch (feat. Nutty Neithan), Femme Africaine, Uko Wangu, Nsisitira, among others.
Sylvia Wilson Allibhai hosts party Celebrating Ugandan Women Paving Equality
Sylvia Wilson Allibhai in partnership with Talent Africa Group and TAG Studios, hosted some of Uganda’s celebrated young female personalities to an evening of Cocktails and Conversations. The invite only A-list party took place on the Eve of Women’s Day at the Talent Africa’s Rooftop Terrace and Studios in Kololo. After a welcome cocktail there was a dialogue under the theme “How influential are women in shaping society?”. A mixed rotating panel moderated by the host, Sylvia Wilson Allibhai, spoke about range of topics pertaining today’s modern woman. Sylvia is the Former Miss Uganda 2011 who is married to Talent Africa CEO Aly Allibhai. She is a mother, professional model, social activist and an entrepreneur. The event celebrated women who are paving a way for the next generation of women aspiring to succeed & thrive in all kinds of disciplines.
Notable personalities like Manuela Mulondo, Deedan Muyira, Brenda Nanyonjo, Anita Beryl, Eleanor Nabwiso, Nana Kagga, Cleopatra Koheirwe, Tinah Teise, Mwaj Ahmed, Flirsh Flavia, Peace Menya, Bettinah Tianah, DJ Vee, Michelle Omamteker, Roz Merie Atim, Cathy Mbabazi, Mathilda Kigozi were in attendance. The night also featured celebrity appearances by Big Tril, Navio, The Mith and Beenie Gunter amongst others. The attendees were also treated to a tour of the brand new Talent Africa Group Studios aka TAG Studios where they recorded empowering messages to commemorate women’s day. TAG studios is Kampala’s latest state of the art audio, video and digital content company.
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