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Go Green SDG Run proceeds to be used to plant more trees in KampalaIn Kampala city

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Air quality is deteriorating at a high rate, causing serious threat to the health of the population across the city. Children, older people and persons with heart and lung defects are amongst the most vulnerable to the effects of air pollution, as they are daily exposed to poor air quality as they commute to work and school. Studies by Ugandan health scientists suggest that about 13.8 percent of children between the ages of 8 and 14 living in Kampala have bronchial asthma (Bitimwine, H. 2011). National estimates for air quality are non-existent and a fast unregulated urban population growth of 5.5% per annum only serves to exacerbate the current situation. Due to the silent and invisible nature and impact of air pollution, majority of the public are unaware of its adverse effects on their health as well as its causes. There is need to raise public awareness on air pollution as a silent killer and involve people in Kampala to enhance their efforts in curbing it. It’s in this spirit that Youth Go Green, KCCA, Office of the Prime Minister and UNDP have speared headed and organizing the third (3rd) SDG marathon/run to be held on Sunday, 27th October 2019 at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds starting at 7:00 am under the theme; “Running for Clear Air”. The objectives of the 2019 SDG Run; Enhance awareness on SDGs through a 17 kilometer road relay and to seek solutions towards achieving clean air mainly in Kampala city in order to check its effects on human life and the natural environment. Create more awareness about individual or organizational practices on Kampala’s climate change partially on Kampala’s Air quality. Provide a platform for interactions between government and other stakeholders in this area so as to bring more organizations or individuals on board in the fight against Kampala’s deteriorating air quality. Launch SDG action Awards. This is meant to recognize individuals, civil society organizations, MDAs, foundations, networks, and private sector leaders who are advancing the global movement for the sustainable development goals in the most transformative, impactful and innovative ways. Raise funds for addressing climate change, environmental and sustainable development challenges affecting Kampala city. The proceeds collected will be used to; Support Kampala in her fight for a low carbon and sustainable path by planting more trees in the five divisions that make up Kampala city. Run awareness communications (T.V and radio shows, newspaper publications, bill board adverts, road sings and community Barraza’s as a way of informing, and educating the public about Air pollution Remove and recycle waste in Kampala city. Chief Guest (Runner) The Chief runner is expected to be His Excellency Gen. Yoweri K. Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda accompanied by other Government Officials such as the KCCA Executive Director, the UN Resident Coordinator and the business community in Kampala city. Participants to the Run The SDG Run is intended to attract people of all age brackets including children, youth, adult, indigenous groups and cultural leaders, in accordance with SDG main principle: “Leave no one behind”. Specifically the participants will include but not limited to, Members of Parliament of Uganda, Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), UN Agencies, youth organizations, Development Partners, Education and research institutions, District Local Councils, Faith Based Organizations, Private sector, Business communities and the Media not leaving out people with disabilities if they are in position to participate. The Run will be at a fee of UGX 10,000 Adults and 5,000 children.

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The Afrigo Band To Serenade Fans In A Special Quarantine Online Performance

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By BigEyeUg Team; Sensational Ugandan music group, Afrigo Band is set to gift its fans with a magnificent online live performance during this Quarantine.

Popularly known as Uganda’s oldest music band, Afrigo will be spicing up its recently concluded performance in 2019 at Hotel Africana as the group marked its 40th anniversary.

The Afrigo Band

This also featured the launch of its 10th music album dubbed ‘Teri Mubi’.

Courtesy of Fezah, the mega virtual performance is slated for Sunday, 28th June 2020 at 8PM and will be streamed at; live.fezah.com.

Online tickets to access the event are available at $5 / Shs. 10000 only.

You cannot afford to miss out this!

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Athen Lyre releases club banger “Onkolera”

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Ugandan South African based singer, songwriter Athen Lyre is yet back again with a high love tempo club banger record titled “ONKOLELA”.

Mayombwe Patrick Wanny who is famously known for songs like Tonkyawa (Written and Produced by Ronnie) has brought smiles on people’s faces yet again in this lockdown when he dropped Onkolela.

According to our sources in South Africa, the song was fully written,composed by (Athen Lyre) and finally produced by his younger brother Jkayz the beat boy who is a producer based in Mbarara. JKayz the beat is muchly known in Mbarara for producing songs like Tamu -Tamu by T-Paul and More for Rasta Dog.

Athen lyre is the most prominate artist in South Africa as a Ugandan, he has collaboration with South African Female B.E.T Award winner Sho Madjozi that is on the way coming soon, according to his Tree House Music Management.

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Navio releases visuals of new song Bangi featuring Daddy Andre and Flex D’ Paper

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Navio whose real names are Daniel Kigozi at exactly midnight released the video to one of his songs off the recently launched Strength in Numbers album. The album has 15 trucks and the singer few hours ago decided to release the one featuring singer and songwriter Daddy Andre and rapper Flex D’Paper. The song was produced by Mio Made and shot by Sasha Vybz at the shores of Lake Victoria.

The rest of the songs on the album will be released one after the other and some of the songs feature big African artistes like Seyi Shay and Ice Prince from Nigeria, Kaligraph Jones and Vanessa Mdee from Tanzania.

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Pallaso Hits Deep In ‘My Baby Is Coming’ Collabo With South African Dr. Malinga, Check Out Audio Here

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By BigEyeUg Team; Surely, multi-talented singer Pius Mayanja aka Pallaso will give it whole heartedly whenever he agrees to render his brand to work with a fellow musician on the same song.

For years now, his international collabos have outstandingly stood taste of time as foreign musicians testify his aggressiveness when working with him on the same project.

We are expecting hails and thumbs-up anytime from now by South African singer Dr. Malinga after witnessing Pallaso’s phenomenal musical maturity in their latest song ‘My baby is coming’.

Pallaso & Dr. Malinga

‘My baby is coming’ is a love song of an Afro pop music genre written by the two music pandits during their time together in South Africa earlier this year.

This was after the ‘Akomelerwe’ singer was reported to have narrowly survived death after a Xenophobic attack with friends as they were shooting some videos.

The song was produced by Ugandan music producer, Artin (Axtra Nation Studios).

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