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Film Maker Jayant Maru Brings Kiprotich In New Movie

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Former Miss Uganda Leah Kalanguka and filmmaker  Jayant Maru

Former Miss Uganda Leah Kalanguka and filmmaker Jayant Maru

Long gone are the days when local movies were characterized by poor picture quality, jittery sound and comical cinematography. As more people appreciate the art, their demand for quality too increases.  While mediocrity may still exist, some Ugandans have chartered a new path. Multi award winning film maker Jayant Maru could be Uganda’s answer to the Hollywood dream. The chubby film maker is soon releasing a new movie starring Stephen Kiprotich and former Miss Uganda Leah Kalanguka.

For starters, Jayant Maru is a giant in the local film industry. The chubby second generation Indian born in Kenya and lived in Uganda, cuts a humble demeanor despite his towering accomplishments, at least for the local film industry. When I met him, he adorned shorts, half-buttoned orange shirt with matching slippers. I watched him walk along the streets with ease. However don’t be fooled, Jayant is no mediocre. He has curved a name for making movies about societal injustices affecting children and the youth. If you checked out the teaser for his new movie “Sipi”, then you know what am talking about.

“I am a film maker by profession and I do my work with great passion. I have a knack for producing movies that highlight social issues in society.  I started film making in 2013. My debut film, “The Route” is the biggest success story thus far. Whilst doing my Sociology research, I was inspired by the magnitude of human trafficking across the globe. According to a research, human trafficking is an industry worth 39 billion USD with almost 28 million people trafficked across the world. As I reflected upon this, I realized that many youth from this country have unsuspectingly fallen victims to this brutal world. Due to the scams that keep coming up, I felt inspired to do a movie about it. It is public secret that many dubious companies have wasted lives of desperate young men and women as they search for a better life. That gave birth to “the route”   which became an African sensation.

“I narrated the unfortunate story of a teenage girl whose life’s hopes came crushing after the death of dad. She left for the city and ended in the merciless hands of fake employment agencies. The movie becomes dramatic as she was sold into sex slavery in Asia instead of a job opportunity. We sold the movie and it is currently showing on DSTV. The movie opened wide doors for me. It was embraced far and wide.  I was invited by film maker Onyeka Nwelue to attend the prestigious Africa Academy Awards. Upon the return, I was selected and trained with Mira Nair under Maisha Lab initiative which Oscar award winning actress Lupita Nyongo is an alumni. The movie bagged several awards and fueled my resolve to concentrate on bringing local problems to the silver screen. It was a powerful start!

Leah Kalanguka stars in new movie

Shooting “Sipi” movie: Leah Kalanguka in one of the scenes.

“Sipi is my third feature film, a venture that was produced by RohitPandit, AndikPandit and Ajaye Shah under the banner APEX-R1 Media craft Ltd. Sipi is a story of an 18-year-old boy whose family became a victim of the 2010 Bududa landslides. The movie narrates his journey as it takes us through the thickets of life from living on the streets, joining slum gangs and a chance encounter with Olympic gold medalist Stephen Kiprotich. The movie captures the scenic beauty of Kapchorwa, the majestic Mandela stadium, the hustle on Kampala streets and Mbale’s and some parts shot in Busabala One love beach. The teaser wraps hints on a complete cultural story of a Sabiny with a mind-boggling scene of male circumcision. It features Sammy Wetaala as the lead actor.

“My other movie is a children’s movie titled K3nt and kat3. It is about a child who miserably fails his exams and cannot get anything right. Both teachers and pupils taunt him before his own parents also join the fray. However, when he meets a person who believes in him, his life turns into a thrilling adventure. We are yet to release it.”

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Big Eye StarBoss files Lawsuit against NRM & President Museveni, Demands For Shs. 270Million

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By BigEyeUg Team;

Singer Ibrahim Mayanja aka Big Eye continues to troll social media than never before.

In the past days, Big Eye has been claiming that the National Resistance Movement political party owes him a large sum of money for performing at H.E President YK Museveni’s campaigns in 2011.

He hoped that if he received this pay, it would help him settle his alleged Ugx. 450Million debt.

The self-proclaimed ‘Star Boss’ has now amplified his guns against the National Resistance Movement (NRM) with desires of suing the political party together with its chairperson, H.E YK Museveni if his payment is not met.

According to the letter addressed by Big Eye’s Lawyers, KM Advocates and Associates to the National Resistance Movement and its Chairperson, H.E YK Museveni, Big Eye was part of the Presidential elections in the year as a performing artiste.

Big Eye StarBoss

His musical performances undoubtedly contributed to the re-election of the NRM chairperson in the office of the President with 68.38% of the vote in the 2011 General elections.

The lawyers also claim that their client ought to have been fairly and reasonably remunerated not only on a contractual basis but also on grounds of intellectual property law.

Bearing in mind that one of the ideologies of NRM is ‘Economic Liberation’ and that the NRM has, continuously been seen to respect individual and/or private rights they thereby demand that he is paid a sum of Shs. 270Million being full and final settlement of the claims that he has against the NRM jointly and/or severally.

They further note that should NRM fail to heed the demands set out in the letter within a period of 14days, upon receipt thereof, their stem instructions are to invoke all possible legal remedies against them.

These include but not limited commencing a suit in a competent of law.

Big Eye’s Letter of intention to sue NRM

Big Eye’s intentions to sue President Museveni land barely a month ever since Kampala city socialite, Bad Black similarly focused as she demanded for payment of her COVID-19 advert.

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Video: Ykee Benda Showers Son ‘Dante’ With Love In New Song ‘Blessing’

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By BigEyeUg Team;

The first touch of our newborn is one of the most precious moments of our life.

The moment they are born brings the thrill of amazement. It brings a smile on our face which never fades away.

Babies are the most precious gifts on the earth. You love to stare at them for ages.

Babies touch gives you satisfaction, joy, pride, relief and a close companion.

Though few words cannot take the place of the happiness of that moment, singer Wycliffe Tugume alias Ykee Benda has given it a try, making that moment special for his son, Dante Quain.

Ykee Benda & son Dante Quain

In commemoration of his first birthday, Ykee has sang out his heart for his lovely son Dante in new song ‘Blessing’.

He ascertains that Dante is a blessing to their lives and has extremely conveyed happiness and success to them.

Ykee also equips son with relevant characters that would help him overcome the tempting world and groom into a successful and responsible person for the future.

Dante is Ykee’s first children born from now his ex-girlfriend, Julie Batenga.

It should be noted that, the ‘Turn Up the vibe’ singer was late last year reported to have fallen apart with his baby over yet undisclosed reasons.

However, Benda has since molded the rumors confidential and not willing to open up sooner.

Julie Batenga

Benda has followed musicians such as; Patoranking, DJ Khaled, Beyoncé, Simi, Jordi and many more who have manifested love to their children through songs.

With such a heart-warming piece, Dante will forever live never forgetting his Dad’s love.

Watch Blessing video by Ykee Benda here:

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Crysto Panda and Sheebah Fired-Up In ‘Kyoyina Omanya Remix’ Video, Watch It Here

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By BigEyeUg Team;

The long-awaited ‘Kyoyina Omanya remix’ visuals are finally on release and guess what, it’s another blast to coup TV airwaves this year.

When singer Crysto Panda announced that he had landed a collabo with songstress, Sheebah Karungi for his Kyoyina Omanya song remix everyone was surprised by how true this was until he dropped the audio.

Kyoyina Omanya remix audio surpassed normal listenership and downloads on most digital platforms to an extent of trending in the number one position on Twitter.

This sent the fans bananas as they desperately demanded Panda that he seals the mega project with a video, a requested he consented to.

Two weeks back, Panda alerted his fans that he had shot the video in a Busabala Warehouse and he was to drop it soon. Yesterday, all focus was on his socials with fans waiting for the video after he hinted that the release time was 10PM.

Panda dropped the audio and is currently receiving impressive attention.

As she is often known for being unique when it comes to fashion, Sheebah Karungi’s attire in this video doesn’t disappoint and is a perfect fit for her sexy body.

The song is a club banger and the self-proclaimed ‘Queen Karma’ pulled-off the right vibe with fascinating dancehall strokes have left fans amazed.

Panda’s dress code is that trendy and simple for him to make showcase of his famous, hoppy dance move dubbed ‘Bina dance’ in company of other professional choreography groups.

The video is a simple neat flick from fabled videographer, Aaronaire on set.

It should also be noted that the two preferred to have talented music producer, Artin (Axtra Nation) exclusively retain the production of the remix like it is for the original version.

Its no doubt that Panda who also doubles as a TV presenter, is making remarkable statements in the music business.

Watch Kyoyina Omanya remix by Crysto Panda and Sheebah video here:

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God’s Plan Eyeing To Join Ugandan Professional Soccer

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By BigEyeUg Team

Kampala City socialite, Sheila Gashumba’s boyfriend, Ali Marcus Lwanga aka God’s Plan has finally re-thought about his dull soccer career after over 10years.

God’s Plan who last had a professional soccer moment over 10years ago is set to make a recap and this time round he is eager to have it in one of his home country, Uganda’s football clubs.

Might join a professional Ugandan team for next season. What you guys think?” Marcus wrote on his social media.

Ali Marcus Lwanga (God’s Plan)

In his early age, God’s Plan played for Arsenal and Yeovil town Youth and reserves in England.

Unfortunately, Marcus lost touch with his talent after ten years in jail.

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