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Eddy Kenzo signs new artiste

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Big Talent entertainment under the stewardship of top singer Eddy Kenzo has announced the signing of solo artiste Elysha Mutebi aka Ely Dre cementing their commitment towards making him a musical repertoire.

Elysha Mutebi

is a Ugandan singer, songwriter, pianist, and established live performer. The contract was signed this morning Friday 14th September 2018 at the Big Talent offices on Salama Road.

“Elysha is a good artiste and as Big Talent, we feel we are in position to help him change his story,” states Eddy Kenzo, CEO Big Talent

In his words, Ely Dre expresses his excitement about the new deal, “This is one of the happiest moments in my life ever. This is the beginning of a new era. I can’t wait to give to the world what I have in store for all of you.”

Today, Ely Dre releases his first single Amio under Big Talent a fusion of RnB, afro-beats and jazz. Produced by Pyret Beats and Kuseim, the single is currently available on Youtube https://youtu.be/BGv1WSBdczM

Born on 31st July 1992 in Makindye, Elysha began singing at the age of 10 in church without any direction. At the age of 14, he learnt how to play the piano from which he started playing at his church in Buziga. In 2012, he decided to fully pursue his music career by venturing into commercial music. He has performed and still performs with the finest bands in Uganda like S&S Band and Band Cindy
Elysha’s inspiration stems from everyday life experiences and to a small extent, his own imagination.

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Nigerian singer Korede Bello cautions youth against drug use

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L-R: Da Agent, Geosteady, Korede Bello, Spice Diana and Lydia Jazmine during the Fly Fest press conference.

L-R: Da Agent, Geosteady, Korede Bello, Spice Diana and Lydia Jazmine during the Fly Fest press conference.

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Nigerian singer Korede Bello has cautioned youth against using drugs. The “Godwin” star made the remarks while speaking at press conference held on Thursday afternoon at The Lawns Restaurant.

“I know what it means to be a teen,” he said. “But you dont have to use drugs like tobacco to be cool. It is actually very rewarding to lead a clean lifestyle.”

Korede, who jetted into the country on Wednesday night, will be headlining the Fly Fest which is slated for this Saturday, September 15th at Lugogo Hockey Grounds. He will perform alongside several Ugandan musicians including Geosteady, Spice Diana, Lydia Jazmine, Da Agent Levixone and Coop Bly among others.

The Fly Fest is aimed at celebrating teen voices ahead of the new school term. The fest will be a fun-filled event with lots of activities lined up including games, mentor-ship sessions and performances.

“Lets come out in big numbers and do our thing. I am looking forward to having a good time, and engaging in different sports activities with all the young people.” He added.

Fly is a community of teens expressing who they are through the choices they make. It is an initiative that is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with the aim of reducing the uptake of smoking amongst teenagers in Uganda.

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Pearl Of Africa Fashion Awards (PAFA) slated for December

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Pearl Of Africa Fashion AwardsThe Pearl Of Africa Fashion Awards (PAFA) are back in their second edition this year. The fashion awards are slated for December. The awards are geared towards recognizing talent beyond Kampala and the central region.

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Pearl of Africa Fashion Awards founder and CEO, Yoweri Munamasaka said that this year’s event will encourage new entrants to the fashion industry, but also seek to provide a platform for young, unemployed youth to get jobs in the industry.

“Last year there was cash and other prizes unveiled at the nomination gala, but this time around the country should await for a mega prize and surprise come the 15th of December 2018,” he noted.

According to the organisers, the submissions will open in October and the nomination list will be out in November.

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Evoke Nights set for riveting season finale

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Evoke Night episode 5 of season 2

Tina Ford performing at a previous edition of Evoke Night

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After five episodes of artful expression, Season 2 of Evoke Night comes to an enthralling end this September in a sixth and final episode which the organisers have promised will be riveting. The finale which is set to happen on September 27, 2018 at Acchi Restaurant and Bar in Bugolobi follows five episodes held from March 2018.

The event which made its debut on the Ugandan social calendar in September 2017 is a show that celebrates raw, untapped talent by providing a platform for young and gifted performers to showcase, communicate and express themselves through art.

“Evoke Nights has built a reputation for delivering outstanding, breathtaking and original performances over the past five episodes of this season, and we will be pulling out all the stops at the finale, with the most riveting performers to have graced the Evoke stage in a masterful two and a half hour explosion of entertainment,” said Timothy Bukenya, Creator of Evoke.

Evoke Night episode 5 of season 2

Revelers dance the evening away at a previous edition of Evoke Night

The closing episode of the Tusker Lite-sponsored event will showcase acts from all the previous Evoke acts this season and will feature art in its entirety through performances of poetry, music, dance, spoken word and vocal play, acapella among others.

The lineup will include names like Evon, Izaya the Composer, J-Watts the composer, Lus the poet, Heights the Preacher, the Evoke dancers, Nobel the Beat Boxer which will be complemented by DJ mashups in a fast paced high tempo production that is expected to literally blow revelers minds.

“For Tusker Lite, Evoke Nights is an opportunity to play a part in developing and encouraging talent especially among the youth. We are proud to have been a part of this journey, providing a platform where young people can express themselves in a fun environment,” said Grace Namutebi, Brand Manager, Premium Beers at Uganda Breweries Limited.

The main objective of the monthly Evoke Nights is to depict current life situations for Ugandan youth, through entertainment ventures that will translate into inspiration moments for these youth to activate their passions and dreams that can make their country better in the long run. Tickets to the event go for UGX. 20,000 and can be accessed at the gate.

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