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Exclusive: Why Vision Group Is Closing Urban Television

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Urban TV

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After years of trial and error, the great experiment that was Urban Television could be coming to an end. It is the end of the road for a channel that promised so much, had the ability to be too much, yet lived below its potential and was curtailed by its fears, and limits. It was an experiment that was to go right, yet went wrong. Now it has been decided by the Vision Group Board of directors that Urban TV must be closed, and the most it can be left to survive is two years. But the Board wanted it to close much earlier.

In another board meeting, the second after one where Kabushenga was asked to exit come December, the board decided it’s high time, Vision Group started to bite what it could chew. As such, a number of dead weight projects are to be scrapped off. “For a long time, we have been starting out projects that deliver nothing to the business but instead take away from it. We are doing too many fancy things that are adding no value to us as a business,” one of the board members noted.

Among those projects that were mentioned included Urban TV, XFM and Kampala Sun. “These are all nice things to talk about, but where are the returns. All I see is us paying out salaries to employees at these projects yet we gain nothing. We just need to swallow our pride and start letting go of them,” someone else commented.

But it was Urban TV that drew the most criticism. It was mentioned that the television had failed to define its target audience. It had also failed on the programming. “Who are we targeting with Urban TV anyway? Why did we even start in the first place? Who among us even watches it? Who among our youngsters watches that channel? I think we better wind up with that Urban TV thing. We can do better,” furious members kept chanting.

For the first time, Kabushenga swallowed a humble pie and accepted that Urban TV ought to be closed but it was a transition that had to be managed carefully. “In the next two years, we should not have that TV. That’s the most we can let our shareholders to suffer. But if possible, let’s close Urban TV much faster. We have tried everything with this channel but it has just failed to pick up. There is a difference between persistence and being stubborn. We are just being stubborn here. All signs show that we should let go. It is hard, but we must close. Can it be done this year?” another member asked.

The news has not gone well with most employees at Vision group who are now busy scampering on life after Urban TV. The channel according to the books of accounts has not made any profit from the time it started neither has it broken even. Every year, it’s been a continuous promise of this is when we shall break even, but they always fall short.

To Be Continued…

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Mesach Semakula Promises Powerful Performance at “Bwagamba Experience” Concert

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The Golden Band singer Mesach Semakula has promised a powerful performance at his 2019 concert dubbed “Bwagamba Experience”. The concert will take place on Friday 14th June 2019 at Hotel Africana in Kampala.

Speaking to this website, Mesach Semakula revealed that the ““Bwagamba Experience” concert will be a memorable event.

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“I will be performing all my songs since I started for my friends and fans that have supported me for all this years. Preparations for the concert are ongoing. Am working with my team to make sure we give a memorable event,” he said.

The concert comes a few weeks after Mesach Semakula was honored by the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II at his 64th birthday celebrations. The Kabaka honoured Mesach with special certificate for his enormous contribution towards the Buganda Kingdom.

Mesach Semakula last held a concert in March 2017. The successful concert dubbed “Totya Bigambo” attracted a huge crowd of revelers.

The “Bwagamba Experience” concert will also have subsequent shows at Colline Hotel in Mukono on Saturday – 15th June, Luweero on Sunday – 16th June, Zebra Spot Kira on Friday – 21st June, Kyotera on Saturday – 22nd June and Maria Flo in Masaka on Sunday – 23rd June 2019.

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Photos: Jose Chameloene Donates Bus to Wakiso Giants FC

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Leone Island CEO Joseph Mayanja alias Jose Chameleone is in a high gear and anxiously campaigning for his mayoral post come 2021.

The ‘Champion’s hit maker unveiled the new travel monster to the local Oscar club Wakiso Giants FC.

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Below is his speech after the official handover of the travel facility.

“It’s was a great morning as I presented a BUS to WAKISO GIANTS FC at the home ground in Wakiso.

Upon my recent travel around the USA 2018,

As I was on my way to Phoenix I fortunately sat next to one kind Man, As we chatted he took me though an adventure of his business. I also shared to him who I was which got him overwhelmed and upon off boarding the flight we shared contacts and promised to reach out each other again.

Yes we did when I met him again In Oregon, we talked about passions in which I told him of what I do beyond music. I love sports and – Wakiso Giants FC my team that I have loved and supported regardless!!

He picked a lot of interest and asked me what best he can contribute to us.

On more talk he mentioned that he had a bus company and asked Whether giving WAKISO GIANTS one would make a change. I was so happy and immediately reached the administration of this team because he only gave a bus to the team and wasn’t responsible to ship and pay tax for it.

Long story short the Bus is finally here and today morning I officially handed it to the team together with the FUFA president Mr. Moses Magogo

I am so proud that we have ability that we can exploit if given a chance. PURPLE SHARKS – Enjoy your bus LEONE ISLAND MUSIC EMPIRE” Chameleone affirmed.

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Photos: Jose Chameloene Donates Bus to Wakiso Giants FC

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Leone Island CEO Joseph Mayanja alias Jose Chameleone is in a high gear and anxiously campaigning for his mayoral post come 2021.

The ‘Champion’s hit maker unveiled the new travel monster to the local Oscar club Wakiso Giants FC.

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Below is his speech after the official handover of the travel facility.

“It’s was a great morning as I presented a BUS to WAKISO GIANTS FC at the home ground in Wakiso.

Upon my recent travel around the USA 2018,

As I was on my way to Phoenix I fortunately sat next to one kind Man, As we chatted he took me though an adventure of his business. I also shared to him who I was which got him overwhelmed and upon off boarding the flight we shared contacts and promised to reach out each other again.

Yes we did when I met him again In Oregon, we talked about passions in which I told him of what I do beyond music. I love sports and – Wakiso Giants FC my team that I have loved and supported regardless!!

He picked a lot of interest and asked me what best he can contribute to us.

On more talk he mentioned that he had a bus company and asked Whether giving WAKISO GIANTS one would make a change. I was so happy and immediately reached the administration of this team because he only gave a bus to the team and wasn’t responsible to ship and pay tax for it.

Long story short the Bus is finally here and today morning I officially handed it to the team together with the FUFA president Mr. Moses Magogo

I am so proud that we have ability that we can exploit if given a chance. PURPLE SHARKS – Enjoy your bus LEONE ISLAND MUSIC EMPIRE” Chameleone affirmed.

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