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Female Ugandan writer wins big at International Literature Awards

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Female Ugandan writer, Harriet Anena won big yesterday after walking away with the Wole Soyinka prize for Literature at the Monson centre, Onikan in Lagos Nigeria.

Established by the Luminor foundation in honor of Africa’s first Nobel Laureate in literature, Wole Soyinka, the Pan African writing prize worth 10,000 USD is awarded every two years to the best literary works produced by an African.

Ms.Anena won the award jointly with Professor Tanure Ojaide,a Nigerian writer who authored “Songs of myself” while Harriet Anena on the other hand authored, “ A nation in Labour,” a collection of poems that talk about Uganda being entangled in a political conflict since independence causing the citizens “labour pains.”She also explores her encounter as a child during the LRA insurgency war.

“Super happy to be the joint winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa 2018, for my book, “A Nation In Labour” she tweeted

A total of 110 submissions were submitted from over 11 countries in Africa.

Congratulations Harriet!

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Big Eye StarBoss rushed to hospital after Freedom City reject him

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Singer Big Eye has for the second time this year been pelted bottles while performing.

The second incident happened at Spice Diana’s concert this evening.

Big Eye has been rushed to hospital ajdy according to him, he suffers high blood pressure.

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Photos: Spice Diana fills Freedom city to the brim, gates close at 6PM

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There has not been a time concert gates close at 6PM, atleast not in Uganda. Spice Diana has today set record as the first artiste, male or female to close out fans at a time some concerts do not even have revellers. By 6PM all gates at Freedom city had closed and only those with table reservations were left to enter at their time of convenience.

The concert that is on going has had Freedom City management open the kids game side too to accommodate flooding revellers, even then, gate have been closed out on the public.

Spice Diana, who is still on stage must be smiling and both for her hardwork throughout the past year and to the bank.

Here are some photos taken hours back.

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Mbarara begs Chameleone for more after epic display at Signature Premium

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Jose Chameleone is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Mbarara witnessed the Legendary singer display a show to remember on Thursday night at a Johnnie Walker event at Signature Premium.

Chameleone who stepped on stage and had a round of his older songs made revellers who were earlier fighting for seats disowned them. They grooved and sang along to every song. Because the venue was smaller to accommodate all that wanted to attend, those that attended begged the singer to hold a major concert in their town. A plea the singer could heed to.

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