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

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 BBA Africa Forum.

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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South African based Lubi Lubi brings music back home, features Mikie Wine

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Lubi Lubi is a name you may hear so often henceforth. The South African based Ugandan singer has returned home to concentrate on his music passion that has turned into a career.

Lubi Lubi has lived in South Africa since 2014 and has mostly been a song writer until his ‘Kansasanye’ where he feels his singing passion should come alive. He has promised many more songs this year off his upcoming album of 8 songs like Kutama and some South African house songs that you will love.

The audio was produced by Laura Vdh and the visuals were shot in South Africa by Ugandan videographer Oneal Eyes. Watch the video below

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Philanthropist Achai Wiir brings South Sudan peace talks to Uganda through concert

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South Sudanese business woman and philanthropist Achai Wiir has not given up on her efforts to reconcile South Sudan as a country. The South Sudanese tycoon and business woman has made all efforts and the latest was with a “Together for peace” concert that ahe organised at former Didis world in Kansanga.

Last Friday 17th of January 2019 ‘Together for Peace’ concert took place at the Wonderworld Auditorium and entrance was absolutely free for all. The event was attended by various dignitaries, including Hon. Simon Duku Michael, Ambassador of South Sudan to Uganda who was the Guest of Honor, Lt. Gen Garang Mabil, the chief guest, Brig. Gen. Majier Abdalla Mabior, 1st Counselor and Technical Attaché to South Sudan embassy in Uganda and many more peace delegates from South Sudan. 

The event pulled some of the South Sudane community in Uganda which was the sole aim to unite them as countymen. Ugandans were also not left behind as they too engaged to participate and also have fun on the night.

South Sudanese artists who were fully in attendance also provided memorable performances for the crowd. Legendary, Emmanuel Kembe, John Kudusay, Duop Pur Duop, Silver X, Johnson Jok just to mention a few.

The concert brought a platform for the community to talk about the ongoing peace processes and what everyone can contribute. Several were given an opportunity to express their concerns, appreciations and gratitude, suggestions and general opinions on current matters of peace in the country. 

Here are some moments:

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Why Ssebulime divorced Judith Babirye

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Judith Babirye and Paul Musoke Sebulime during their introduction ceremony.

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Gospel singer and Buikwe Woman MP, Judith Babirye is divorced again. The singer’s marriage to fellow MP Paul Musoke Ssebulime has been dissolved by court.

Babirye and Sebulime were married in a traditional ceremony held in July 2018 in Bunga, Kampala.

But barely a year into their union, Sebulime filed for divorce. According to court documents, Ssebulime testified that he had not seen or heard from Babirye since 22 December 2018. In fact, he did not know of his wife’s whereabouts for seven months he waited before petitioning court.

Ssebulime also accused Babirye of denying him conjugal rights. He said that the couple had not been intimate since the second week of August 2018.

He further said that Babirye’s attitude towards his friends discouraged him from freely interacting with them for fear of upsetting her and this caused him psychological and mental torture because he was forced to live a lonely life.

The family division of the High Court, on 20 December 2019, finally annulled their marriage on grounds of cruelty. It ruled that Babirye’s actions were not a demonstration of any commitment to the success of the marriage and therefore the two could no longer stay together as husband and wife.

Judith Bairye was married to Samuel Niiwo in her first marriage, with whom they have a daughter together. They divorced in 2017.

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