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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.

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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Cardi B allegedly not getting a divorce because she is pregnant Again!

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Rapper Cardi B is delaying her divorce with husband Offset for reasons not yet confirmed, but could it be her new alleged pregnancy?

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“Cardi’s pregnant again. Her and Offset don’t use protection [contraception]. So, of course, she was going to get pregnant again,” a source intimated, which reportedly complicates their situation as the so-called friend of the Bronx femcee is not sure that she will go through with a divorce. “Cardi’s pregnant, so her emotions are everywhere. I bet they get back together,” the source says, but adds that Cardi is holding strong on her “breakup.”

Cardi announced her split from Offset in an Instagram video posted on Tuesday, December 4. “I’ve been trying to work things out with my baby’s father for a hot minute now. We’re really good friends and we’re really good business partners,” she said, “but things just haven’t been working out between us for a long time.”

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Bebe Cool Finally Returns Home

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Gagamel boss, Bebe Cool has finally returned home after over a month of camping in the United States of America where he has been shooting his brand new video, ”Wasibuka wa” and equipping himself with knowledge on the latest technology for recording music and shooting videos.

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The father of four, who had just won an AFRIMMA in Ghana, jetted into the USA, missing out on important days like his daughter’s birthday.

He has however returned to the country .He touched down at Entebbe international airport yesterday afternoon, Monday the 10th and was received by his family and some Gagamel crew members.

He told media that he will have a press conference today to let his fans know what he has been up to.

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Sheebah ,Navy Kenzo and King Saha lined up for Sheila Gashumba’s Ballers’ Party

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December, the party month is gaining momentum as the extra parties ‘come through, bringing with them all the glitz and glamour, accompanied by the ‘ba summer’ who are ready to make it rain.

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Talking about’ make it rain’, Sheila Gashumbas’s  Ballers party promises to do just that come the 18th of December at Club Guvnor .Some performances have already been confirmed with our very own swag mama, Sheebah Karungi  joining the line-up .

She confirmed this through a tweet saying,

“ITS TIME TO BALL #18thDecember @GuvnorUganda #BALLERSPARTY .Hosted by @SheilaGashumba .I will be performing alongside @NavyKenzo @kingsaha”

Fresh off her ‘Omwooyo” concert, we expect nothing but the best performance from her.

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