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Gato Preto kick off Nyege Nyege Music Festival

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The annual music festival MTN Nyege Nyege kicked off on Friday at an exclusive launch party at Design Hub in Bugolobi. Music Duo Gato Preto entertained contemporary music lovers to give fans a glimpse into what to expect at this year’s festival which is billed to be the biggest since Nyege Nyege was started in 2015.

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The festival, which is sponsored by Bell Lager , Uganda Waragi and MTN Uganda, will go back to its home town, Jinja, at the beach front of Nile Discovery Beach. The Afrofuturistic duo Gato Preto –Lee Bass from Ghana and Gata Misteriosa from Mozambique – opened up this year to a line-up of 300 artistes selected from around the world who will be bringing contemporary African music to Uganda. Selected artists will be performing a collection of kuduros, kwaito, Afro house, hiplife, Tuareg rock, cosmic synths, Arab tech, Morrocan bass, zouk bass, soukous, balani, funana, swahaili trap and Tigrinian blues.

Uganda will showcase the best of the traditional musical heritage with musicians from over 15 tribes and a host of DJ’s from around the country including electro Kadodi producers from Mbale, Acholi Dj’s from Gulu and a who’s who of Kampala’s EDM music community.

From South Africa; Sho Madjozi, Rude Boyz, Dominowe and Phatstoki, folk/funk diva Zetina Mosia and underground electro producers Sleeping Buddah. The Tanzanian line up will feature the cream of the Singeli scene of Dar Es Salaam including the “Godmother of Singeli” Rehema Tahiri for an exclusive performance, as well as rhythm heavy Jagwa Music troupe and Gogo multi-instrumentalist Msafiri Zawose. Tuareg rock band Etran de l’Air will leave Niger for the first time to perform at MTN Nyege Nyege.

Kenya will be represented by L’Orchestre Les Mangelepa, considered as one of the golden era of Kenyan Lingala.

“Nyege Nyege is a unique music festival attracting a vibrant audience from Uganda and the world at large. Year on year, the festival has grown in strength and we are pleased to have been part of this journey for the past three years. We have made a commitment to this activity for the next three years and are confident that it will deliver guaranteed unique experiences with Bell Jamz and Uganda Waragi as partners,” said Agaba Tumusiime, Brand Manager, Uganda Waragi.

In addition, the festival has birthed Nyege Nyege regional experiences in Gulu, Arua, Mbarara and Entebbe.

Nyege Nyege is a showcase of the connections between Africa and the rest of the world with Cumbia from South America, vodou jazz from Haiti and underground hip hop from America. Nyege Nyege takes its inspiration from the legendary World Festival of the Black Arts’ that took place in Dakar Senegal in 1966.

Four days of non-stop musical celebration will include state of the art sound systems, games, picnics, boat rides, film screenings, custom made afro-futuristic decorations, biking and quad biking on the shores of the River Nile in a stunning location surrounded by over four acres of lush tropical forest.

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Abryanz Collection runs new campaign with Top Kampala Entertainment Editors

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Kampala’s top entertainment editors are the latest humans to land in an Abryanz Collection campaign photo shoot. The shoot highlights the top Kampala fashion outlet’s latest collection this month as seen on the three entertainment editor.

The shoot got Solomon Muleyi of Kampala Sun, Lawrence Ogwal of Daily Monitor, Isanga Brian of EnewsUg and Stuart Gkhast of Bigeye on set with celebrated photographer Giulio Molfese.

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I was a pool table champion before I ventured into music – Banina brother disclose

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By Stuart G-Khast

Well known for recently venturing into the music business, the Banina brothers have another hidden talent you have not known them for. In a shory chat with the brothers one of them told us “Before leaving Uganda, I was a pool table champion. I used to play pool table tournament and was excellent at it.”

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When asked if he still plays pool, he said ” I enjoy to play pool but now for fun”

The Baninas have done songs like Win anything, Body Language among others.

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Sheebah Karungi Thrills Campusers At Club Amnesia

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Club Amnesia treated campusers to another exceptional campus night hosted by diva Sheebah Karungi.

The campusers turned up in large numbers to witness and enjoy performances from one of the best artistes of their generation.

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The self proclaimed Queen Karma arrived at the premises at around 1:00 pm amidst wild cheers and stepped on stage at about 2:00 AM donned in a stripped white and black costume that left many of the male campusers excited.

Sheebah performed most of her songs including “tunywe”, “Beera nange”, “mummy yo” and many more.

She performed for almost an hour before exiting the venue leaving the campusers enjoying non-stop entertainment from Galaxy Fm deejays like Nimrod, Herbert, Switch and Denno.

Our snoops managed to capture some of the magical moments, take a glimpse

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