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Four continental musical heavyweights to Light up the Big brother Africa Finale

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Four continental musical heavyweights will light up the Big Brother: The Chase stage this Sunday during the stunning 2-hour live finale, as Africa’s votes decide who out of Beverley, Melvin, Elikem, Cleo and Dillish will take home the USD300 000 prize after 91 days of epic action. Ice Prince, DJ Ganyane, Keko and R2bees are household names across the continent, and will add the perfect musical accompaniment to what promises to be a dramatic evening.

Ice Prince has been performing and rapping since he was in secondary school. Since then, the Nigerian superstar has charted and performed around the world, collaborating with some of the continent’s hottest artists and selling out shows wherever he goes.

Influenced by Notorious B.I.G, Rakim, Jay-Z, Common, Talib Kweli, Kanye West, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Lauryn Hill, M.I and Jesse Jagz, he has won numerous awards such as The Headies Awards 2011 for Song of the Year and Best Rap Single, African Act of the Year at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2012, the Ovation Award: Africa Pop Songs 2012, Best Hip Hop Artist at the 2012 Channel O MVA’s.

He has performed at the HMV Apollo Afrobeats Festival, the O2 Arena in London, Botswana’s Wharic Park, the Expo Hall in Lagos, hosted the 2012 Channel O MVAs, played at SXSW in Texas in 2012 and was the audience host for Chris Brown’s show in Nigeria in 2012. South Africa’s Ganyani Tshabalala – DJ Ganyani – has been in the music industry for over 20 years.

His passion for music led him to teach himself DJ-ing techniques, aged 15. Today he is recognized for his mastering of harmonic mixing – and killer beats! A household name amongst the youth in South Africa and the SADC region – particularly in Lesotho, Swaziland and Botswana, he is the DJ of choice for the South African Football Association.

DJ Ganyani has tutored, mentored and inspired a host of local and international DJ’s and his latest album, Ganyani House Grooves 5, achieved gold status within 3 months of its release. Multi Award-winning Ugandan rap star Keko recently joined the Sony Music stable, alongside international superstars like Alicia Keys, P!nk, Usher, Christina Aguilera, Pitbull and Chris Brown. Her rise to fame began in 2010 with the release of “Fallen Heroes”, where she appeared alongside other established Ugandan artists like Don MC, SP, DAVIS and the Mwanba Children’s Choir.

Keko began to turn heads with her lyrics, delivery style and sheer presence. Her 2012 chart-topping club hit entitled “Make You Dance” featuring Kenya’s Madtraxx, became a smash hit on radio stations across Africa, with the video on high rotation across leading music television channels. Ghanaian group R2BEES believe in not only making songs for Ghanaians living at home or abroad, but believe that the world can relate to their message. Comprised of cousins Peadae and Mugeez, they started out as a group called Camp Yard in Tema, winning radio contests and competing at shows around Greater Accra.

The group released its first single in August 2009 titled “Yawa Gal”, which was an instant hit. They followed their debut track up with “A Dey Mad”, which immediately topped charts across Ghana, while their third single “Kiss Your Hand” ft Wande Coal made massive inroads across the continent and catapulted the group to international fame. At the 2013 Ghana Music Awards, the group took home wins in 6 of the 9 categories in which they were nominated, including Song of the Year and Artist of the Year.

Don’t miss out on the Big Brother: The Chase Finale this Sunday at 19:00 CAT live on DStv Channel 197 & 198 and AfricaMagic Entertainment as these musical superstars rip up the stage, and the massive USD 300 000 prize is handed over to one of the remaining housemates.

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Kampala edition of Evoke Night in photos

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Kampala night life lovers had an extra option last night at he Evoke Night. The crowd which mainly was composed of young people was entertained by Evoke Band who had the first act of the night. The night was histed by Mama KLA.

The night was fun filled with Art, Music, Fashion and Games that had the young crowd thrilled. DJ Ssese was on the decks with some of the latest grooving music. The event took place in Kampala at the Square in industrial area. The night was sponsored by Club beer.

Here are some photos from the event:

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AFRICAN MOVIE CHANNEL’s AMC SERIES RETURNS TO STARTIMES

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A year after African Movie Channel’s AMC Series channel departed StarTimes, it is making its return to the television platform.

Following a new deal signed in August with StarTimes, the international Pay TV operator and UK based broadcaster, African Movie Channel (AMC) will launch African Movie Channel Series (AMC Series) on the StarTimes DTT and DTH African television platforms, on 30th August 2019.

AMC Series is a premium 24-hour African entertainment channel, showcasing only the best and award-winning TV soaps, comedy and drama mainly from Nigeria, peppered with some of the best series from all over Africa. The channel is modern, fun, urban, in addition to being classy and aspirational.

AMC Series carefully curates high quality content for viewers across Africa. From Nollywood series, exciting talk shows and entertainment magazine shows freshly produced in AMC’s studios, to an exclusive slate of AMC’s own original movies, AMC Series provides the full package of unrivalled top tier Nollywood and African TV programming for the whole family.

StarTimes’ subscribers will be entertained with action packed, adrenaline-boosting blockbuster series like Oghenekome starring Ramsey Nouah, Rachel Oniga and Segun Arinze, among other top Nollywood stars; exciting comedy shows like Gina and Friends, brand new seasons of Papa Ajasco Reloaded, Relatives, and Life Of A Nigerian Couple, contemporary vibrant TV series such as She Drives Me Nuts, After Wedding, 40 And Single, Meltdown and many more.

AMC Series viewers will also have exclusive access to various AMC in-house productions like AMC Movie Talk, The Hangout, AMC Music Lounge and Nollywood 360. Future programming will feature new dramas, sitcoms and comedies alongside celebrity and entertainment TV shows that will resonate with its broad spectrum of viewers.

AMC Series is the second premium channel from AMC, and it complements the already phenomenally popular African Movie Channel that has been on the StarTimes DTT and DTH platforms since 2012. Both channels together provide the full package of unparalleled first-class Nollywood and African TV programming that is in a league of its own.

Anona Langa, AMC’s Head of Productions and Channel Manager for AMC Series commented: “AMC Series has always satisfied the growing appetite for African TV serial and short content, and with its new look, including the injection of some exciting exclusive content from our very own production hub, AMCOP, we are sure to thrill current viewers, and attract even more subscribers to StarTimes.”

‘Yinka Mayungbo, founding director of AMC said of the return, “The relaunch of AMC Series on StarTimes comes with a promise to our StarTimes audience that the channel is back to stay. We heard the outcry that ensued following AMC Series’ departure in August last year. We are thoroughly delighted to be back, and this time, for good”

Lily Meng, deputy GM of StarTimes Media Division says, “StarTimes welcome all old friends just as AMC to create better cooperation together in respond to the expectation and requirement from our audiences. As an Africa-oriented media company, we trust that the joint effort put in local content will further facilitate the development of African culture ”.

AMC Series is available from 30th August 2019, on StarTimes DTT channel 017, and DTH channel 184.

“We are serious about promoting more of African content and supporting our own. With time, StarTimes will also acquire more Ugandan/East African content on its platform.” StarTimes PRO Cleopatra Koheirwe said.

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Pastor Bugembe to use concert money to build 6,000-seater church

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Pastor Wilson Bugembe today held a press conference at his Nansana based temporary church where he will also hold his upcoming concert ‘Tuzimbe’. His concert is slated for 31st August at his church in Nansana and will be accompanied by other artistes doing both gospel and secular music.

During the press conference the pastor revealed that all monies collected that day will be used to construct a well furnished church with sitting capacity of over 6,000 people. The said church is expected to be completed by January 2020.

Bugembe urged all his fans to flock his Light The World Ministries church and also not to politicize his concert by wearing attires with political colors especially the berets because he was warned by police not to allow politics to interfere in his concert or risk being stopped from performing.

Pastor Bugembe has over years domeyhits albums and singles like Kani, Ani, Yellow, Njagala Kumanya, Akawala Ako, Sibiwulira, Wanaza, Biribabitya, and Lengera Embaata among others.

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