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Female deejays showcase their artistry in celebration of Women’s Day

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Uganda Waragi Ladies’ Affair 3rd edition

By Our Reporter

In an industry dominated by men, and where music promoters, bars and club owners are likely to favour men over women, female deejays in Uganda have shown that they can break through and overcome these gender diversity challenges.

Talented and ambitious DJ Mary Jo proved no less on Thursday at Nexus Lounge as she hosted and headlined the 3rd edition of the Uganda Waragi Ladies’ Affair. Stepping onto the stage a few minutes after 11pm, the deafening cheers from the overflowing hyped crowd were enough to tell why the popular deejay is one of the country’s favourites.

The event was organised to celebrate the achievements of women in commemoration of International Women’s Day 2019.

The performances from the all-female deejay line-up of the night proved that the highly energetic and young deejays had risen to the occasion and fitted well into this male-dominated role. The female deejays XZYL, Lolah, Sheila ATS, Kathy and Nelly Rwaxxy, who have all grown to become as popular as they are influential, showed off three things that they have in common – girl power, the love for the decks and not being afraid to mix it up.

Uganda Waragi Ladies’ Affair 3rd edition

On what has made her successful this far, event host, Adero Marianne, popularly known as DJ Mary Jo remarked, “I have been in the industry a little over 10 years now and I am proud to see more and more females taking on the challenge. Deejaying is known to be the life of the party. You need to be able to resonate and understand your crowd, their mood and the music they love.”

DJ Mary Jo added that at the time she began, female deejays weren’t a thing. “Today, our hustle has become more respectable and popular,” she added.

Cindy and the Band, who starred as guest performers, were the icing on the cake as they thrilled the crowd with popular jams like Total Satisfaction, Amateeka and Onina.

The event went on till dawn.

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StarTimes Kampala kids run 2019 unveiled

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The StarTimes Kampala Kids Run 2019 kicked off in jovial style at Kampala Parents School on Thursday, 3rd October 2019 under the theme “Safe Drinking Water in Primary Schools”.

This is an event founded and organized by the NGO Kampala Kids Run, in partnership with StarTimes. It is the 6th edition in total but the 2nd edition with StarTimes on board as a sponsor. Other sponsors include Riham, CityOil, The Food Hub, and Ruparelia Foundation.The StarTimes Kampala Kids Run is an annual event that focusses on helping the less privileged children in rural schools.

Founders KKR Muslim & Mariat, StarTimes CEO Mr Franklin & PR Manager Cleopatra

During the speeches, Mr. Rajiv Ruparelia, the Managing Director of Kampala Parents School stated that, “We are very lucky. We work tirelessly to make sure we provide the best yet many children do not have the privileges we have. It is upon us to provide for them. Kampala Parents School students will also do a fundraising to support the cause.”

StarTimes CEO Mr. Franklin Wang said, “We are excited to launch our 2nd edition of StarTimes Kampala Kids Run 2019. The purpose is to come together to support our children in rural schools by providing safe drinking water. We care about each child’s health. So let us make StarTimes Kampala Kids Run a great success.”Much to the excitement of the entire school, the launch was concluded with a performance from the young and talented Patrick Senyonjo a.k.a. Fresh Kid, who is also a pupil at Kampala Parents School.

Rajiv Ruparelia, managing director Kampala Parent’s school

StarTimes Kampala Kids Run is scheduled to take place on 8th December 2019 at the Uganda Museum starting at 6am. For a child to participate in this cause, all he or she needs to do is buy a kit at only UGX 20,000. All proceeds from the event will go to ensuring that there is safe drinking water for children in rural schools.

Besides the kids’ Run which has the 1.5km and 3km race, there will be bouncing castles, a work out with Zumba dancers, kid games by the clowns and more.

Kids run organisers pose for a photo

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Video: Gabriel K strikes again in “Twanywede”

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Gabriel K is not new to the face of music. The singer has further cemented his place in the Ugandan music industry with his new Reggae ‘Twanywede’.

Gabriel K music is steadily rising through the playlists even when little is known of his private life. He has previously done much enjoyed songs We Just Want Love, Abeera Omu, Onsaana, Gimme The love, Done Waiting, Number One, Special Woman, among others.

His latest project has won him an appearance on Capital Radio’s Desert Island discs this Sunday which will make among the few Ugandan artistes to feature on this program. Clearly his works seem to speaker louder than many initially thought.

“Twanywede” was produced by Big Nash and written by the talented Shena Skies.

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Photos: Alex Muhangi Comedy Store reap un-earthed.

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While many people kept wondering where Comedy Store boss Alex Muhangi puts his Thursday reap with many arguing that city women will finish him, our snoops have dug deep.

Alex Muhangi is one of the very well placed people of his age in the country. We snapped the comedian while at his Najeera based apartments that are nearing completion. The comedian who did not want to talk about it declined to say a word but in our interactions with the casual workers we have discovered Alex Muhangi has several other apartments around town, some compete, others under construction. See this apartment in Najeera

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