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FULL BIOGRAPHY: RACHEL KAY

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Rachel Kiwanuka was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma; U.S.A. She is the youngest girl in the family of four children. Rachel was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma till 1997 when she moved to Los Angeles, California. She was born with the natural talent for singing and dancing. At the age of 7 years old her first song that set off her voice talent was Whitney Houston’s hit “I’ll Always Love You.” She sang that song so well her mom, Halima Namakula, immediately put her in a music school to improve her voice more. Rachel auditioned for American Idol in 2005, she didn’t make it, but that didn’t stop her from achieving her dreams. “It was a great experience and it only made me work harder and realized that there are other ways to make it successfully.” Quotes Rachel. In February of 2006 she moved to Kampala, Uganda to focus on her future as a student and an artist.

AS A TV Presenter: Rachel Kay started off as a TV presenter for Top 8 Videos in Los Angeles, California with her brother Hemdee. Rachel since then came to Uganda and continued presenting on the popular music show, Jam Agenda on WBS. Rachel’s popularity grew and she is today’s best TV presenter according to the Teeniez Buzz Awards where she won best TV personality 2 years in a row.

AS AN MC: Rachel Kay was chosen by the British Council to host and mc the WAPI event that is held once a month at the Hotel Africana People’s Space where young talent is exposed through words and pictures. She was also chosen to mc the Arapapa fashion week hosting the young children.

Choreographer/Dancer: She is one of East Africa’s best dancers from contemporary African to hip hop, Rachel has got it! She teaches dance at the Hotel Africana and offers private lessons in dance. Rachel choreographs Halima Namakula’s dancers for every show performance and has been dancing for 11 years.

AS AN Actress: Rachel has appeared in many school plays in High school in the USA and has played a role in musical Ugandan play, Dawn of the Pearl, at the National Theatre, starring Halima Namakula and Annet Nandujja.

AS A Singer: Rachel has been singing since the age of eight. She has grown into East Africa’s R&B sensation from her first single, Everytime, which had major airplay on MTVBase and a new single I Love the Way.

She has performed in so many concerts but mostly at the corporate functions such Shell end of the year party 2007, Sheraton hotel valentine’s party, British Council Business forum, CHOGM 2007 people’s space and at the weddings. Rachel has finished her debut album titled, “FUSION”, with the hot new single, Unaniumiza featuring Radio and Weasel. Rachel’s music has travelled all over East Africa, especially Kenya where she recently performed opening up for P-Square.

RACHEL IS ONE OF THE MOST MULTI TALENTED ARTIST IN E. AFRICA

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FINALLY: Bad Black has received her money

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By Staff Writer

City Socialite Bad Black has finally received her money. The motormouthed mother of 3 who took part in a campaign to sensitize girls about the dangers of coronavirus has been paid today.

Black who for weeks has been making noise for whoever cares to here confirmed to us today that she has her money and is happy.

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It all started when she shot the ad under Precision Media and later demanded 500 million yet there was no paperwork signed for this. The ministry who were the client for this said that there was no arrangement for Black to be paid and so did the agency called Precision Media.

Black went haywire on the internet, saying that she had been used and now the owners of the ad were claiming that this was her voluntary contribution to the fight against COVID19.

Yesterday, after so much noise had been made, NRM Mobilizer and Radio 4 owner, Promoter Balaam gave her an audience together with her lawyers. An agreement was signed and Black would receive her money today.

Today, the undisclosed sum of money which was packed in hard cash in a boz was handed over to the city socialite who seemed very happy to receive her money.

Black on receiving the money and signing for it said that; “I am signing for my money. I have received the money after 2 weeks. The supporters of NRM worked together to make sure I got my payment. I don’t have any shilling am demanding now. I will not cause any fracas anymore. We have made an agreement and I have been paid. I have nothing bad to say about president Museveni. I have the money now and it is very heavy. I got cash, not cheque, I always want my money in cash. Thank you very much.”

Congrats Bad Black.

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VIDEO: Sexy Lynda Ddane makes appearance in B2C’s new song ‘Munda Awo’

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By BigEyeUg Team

The B2C’s (Kampala Boys) ‘Munda Awo’ fresh release this week is earning a impressive reception from both radio and TV airwaves.

It has come to our notice that, not only the song quality but also the video is scooping enormous attention and delight from the public after NTV Uganda’s presenter, Lynda Ddane featuring in it.

It’s no doubt that Lynda is currently the main talk in the entertainment industry for countless reasons that predominantly men would table and maybe, a few women to spice it up.

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One among these are, her gorgeousness, eloquent possessiveness, versatility that have obtained her a reputable position better place above her contenders of this generation.

In this video, Lynda showa off her weapons emphasized with a typical sense of style and seductive dance moves, it being a love song.

As often known for never disappointing when it comes to dressing, popular city fashionista, Abryanz did execute trendy sessions more than anyone expected for Lynda and the music trio.

This dress code outrightly merged Lynda’s brown body that would suddenly invite anyone to an intimate moment with her.

‘Munda Awo’ is in Luganda local language to mean ‘Inside there’ and the song derives a message of a better place where someone in love desires to be in his/her partner’s life.

Written by the Kampala boys themselves, the song production was satisfied with a production from, Nessim Pan (Shot Gun Studios) and the furnishing done by Anel Tunes.

The self-proclaimed ‘God’s Last borns’ clearly highlighted their sentence in this project as they preferred visuals from video director ‘Aaronaire on set’.

Munda Awo is currently, trending in the 8th position of the most viewed videos on YouTube in Uganda.

Apparently, Lynda is keen on continuously enrolling her unsung gift in the video vixen plot.

Watch Munda Awo video by B2C here;

Way to go Lynda Ddane!

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Why MTN Uganda Delivered First Ever Online Zzina Awards

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A week after the Zzina awards ceremony, the number of views has almost doubled as Ugandan music lovers from all over the world continue to watch the awarding ceremony that appreciates Ugandan music. For the first time ever, the seventh edition of the awards were held online due to the social distancing guideline that prohibits public gatherings as a way of preventing the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

Despite the grim situation occasioned by the pandemic, Ugandans cast their worries aside and took to the various online platforms to enjoy a spirited and entertaining award ceremony that spanned 3 hours and forty minutes of nothing but pure fun and entertainment.

The show had 22,000 live viewers across all the platforms on which it was broadcasted live, such as; the MTN, Talent Africa and Galaxy FM facebook pages. By press time, the show had 400,000 views.

While announcing the artiste of the year, Sen Somdev, the MTN Uganda Chief Marketing Officer said that MTN was delighted to put a smile on Ugandans faces during these hard times as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic.

“We are trying to keep people happy in these troubled times. So any contribution that we can make to keep the smiles going makes us feel proud so we are here to sponsor people’s smiles through music,” said Somdev before announcing Eddy Kenzo as the artiste of the year.

Dr Innocent Nahabwe, the proprietor of Galaxy FM the radio station that hosts the annual music awards appreciated MTN for supporting the Ugandan music industry over the years.

“This is the second year that they have directly sponsored the Zzina awards.  These awards are all about the love of Ugandan music and we appreciate our relationship with MTN on this,” Nahabwe said.

He noted that as the main sponsors of the awards ceremony, MTN Uganda took care of the production, shooting and videography to ensure that Ugandan music fans enjoy the online awards show.

“A lot of artistes and fans are very happy with the awards and although they were online, as lovers and supporters of Ugandan music, we achieved what we set out to achieve and even more,” Nahabwe said. 

While announcing the Luga flow artiste of the year who happened to be Fefe Busi, Jimmy Ssempuuma the marketing manager central region at MTN Uganda mentioned MTN’s support towards music and specifically rap music with MTN Pulse Rap battles an initiative which was concluded early this year as well as sponsoring the HipHop awards for the last three years, among many other music- related initiatives.

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Iryn Namubiru To Headline The World Music Day Online Concert This Sunday

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By BigEyeUg Team

Ugandan sensational songstress, Iryn Namubiru has been named as the main artist to showcase at the World Music Day virtual concert that will be going down tomorrow, Sunday, 21st June at 7PM.

The concert is a joint-package from the French Embassy and Talent Africa Group.

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Other artists lined-up to serenade in the live music night are; Suzan Kerunen, Joel Bunjo, Dodova, Cojack, Sara Vauclair, and Herbert Ssensamba.

Its live streams have been aligned via Facebook pages; Alliance Française, Bonjour Kampala, Talent Africa group and Ambassade de France en Ouganda.

https://twitter.com/FrenchEmbassyUg/status/1274267721484689409

We will keep you posted

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