By Our Reporter
Musician Desire Luzinda is beginning a new chapter in her life. This was marked by the release of her new album titled “Transition” on Monday.
During the album release party held at Sky Lounge, the “Ekitone” star announced that this will be her last album as a secular artist, and she will henceforth be doing only Gospel music.
She explained that this was not an overnight decision, but it had been well thought over for two years now, a time during which she was involved in God’s ministry.
“After my 2014 nudity scandal, I drew closer to God. I started praying harder and seeking God deeper.” She explained. “I engaged in church activities and from there on I knew that it is where I belonged. The calling for worship began to manifest in my life and I began to hate secular music, and wanted to quit.”
“I have spent 2 years praying and seeking God on how to transition and releasing this album, which is my last, is one of the steps to my new journey.” She added.
Meanwhile, Desire also used the opportunity to announce her new campaign dubbed “Girls and Goals” through which she hopes to empower women by sharing nuggets of her life story.
“We live in a society where psychological and social factors among others affect the choices of a girl child in shaping their lifestyles. I want to share my story with the young generation especially girls so that it may help them in making the right decisions while chasing their dreams.” She stated.
Bergman100 Film Festival Launched in Uganda
By Our Reporter
On Thursday evening, Ugandan film enthusiasts alongside media enjoyed a movie giving insight into the life of iconic Swedish film maker Ingmar Bergman. The screening which was organised by the Embassy of Sweden in Uganda at Alliance Francaise offices in Kamwokya marked the launch of the Bergman100 Film Festival in Uganda.
The Bergman100 Film Festival is an on-going global showcase aimed at celebrating the life and legacy of legendary Swedish film maker, Ingmar Bergman, who would have turned 100 years this year. The festival will be a 5-day cinema showcase taking place from 15th -19th October 2018 in Kampala.
According to Polly Kamukama, the curator of the festival, they will screen four films by Bergman during the festival. “We have carefully selected four films, each from a different decade in Ingmar Bergman’s career which spans over four decades,” he said. “We want to highlight his growth journey as a film maker as well as his consistency in his cinematic themes.”
Speaking during the event, Samuel Sandberg, the Head of Administration at the Swedish embassy, noted that festival is timely as it coincides with the European year of cultural heritage and also provides an opportunity for cultural exchange between Uganda and Sweden.
“We will host several individuals in the Swedish film industry during the festival, and this will be an opportunity for Ugandan film makers to network with them,” he stated.
Meanwhile, there will also be a discourse on gender representation in film during the festival featuring a panel of experts as they discuss challenges, opportunities and solutions to the plight of female film makers in Uganda.
Bryan White parades 3BN Shillings as he prepares for Arua return
Bryan White Foundation (BWF) boss Bryan White has today announced that he will return to Arua to continue his quest of rehabilitating members of criminal gangs in the town.
Address Press at his Makeshift offices in Munyonyo, the humanitarian said he will continue his activism of reducing poverty among the young generation but said this time he is focusing more on intoxicated criminal gangs’ members. He unveiled billions of shilling to be used during the entire period of 4 months of project.
Under his Bryan White Foundation, he is set to return to Arua on Friday 19th October for a period of 4 months as a way of reforming the criminal gangs in the area.
Members from notorious youth gangs in Arua will go into a residential camp for 4 months where they will receive training to acquire individual skills in different categories like mechanics, carpentry, brick laying and concrete practice to mention but a few.
The members will also acquire financial discipline and will rehabilitated from their drug and weed affected lives.
“The foundation will spend 4 months skilling and rehabilitating criminal minded youths. After Arua, he will head to Busia and then Kampala doing the same,” a source said.
Kanye West to visit Uganda
By Nila Faisal
American rapper Kanye West is coming to Uganda.
The “No More Parties In LA” rapper has revealed in a video that was taken during his impromptu speech at one of the Apple Stores in Georgia that he will be coming to Uganda to finish his ninth album “Yandhi”.
Kanye revealed earlier this month during his appearance on popular US show Saturday Night Live that he was going to Africa to complete the album that was meant to be released on October 1.
However details about his visit like where in Uganda he will be staying and if his family, Kim Kardashian and their three children will be joining him remain scanty.
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