By BigEyeUg Team
Mothers day is here and people world over are appreciating the mothers who have been there for us, the mothers of the world, the ones who helped you take your first step, gave you your first meal, guided you through life, gave you an education and support you all through.
Today, we share our top 11 celebrity mothers that we love and look up to.
Barbie Itungo Kyagulanyi
Barbie is married to Bobi Wine real names Robert Kyagulanyi. She is a special mother who has a beautiful relationship with her children Solomon Kampala Nyanzi, Shalom Namagembe, Shadraq Shilling Mbogo and Suubi Shine Nakaayi Kyagulanyi. To her, parenting her children is the first calling.
Zuena is an events guru and wife to top singer, Bebe Cool real names Moses Ssali, who she started dating at 16. If she is not working, she is home with her kids being the good mother she was created to be. She even took in Bebe Cool’s son Allan Hendrick who was born outside wedlock. Her children are; Caysan Ssali, Deen Ozil Ssali, Beata Ssali, Eman and Alpha Thierry Ssali.
When she lost the love of her life, Mowzey Radio real names Moses Nakintije Ssekibogo recently, singer Lillian Mbabazi depicted one of the strongest images a person who has ever been in her position could be all for her children Asante and Ayana Kazooba Sekibogo. The mother of two is the true definition of love when it comes to her young ones.
We cannot talk about celeb mothers and forget NTV/Spark TV’s Faridah. Every weekday, she wakes up, prays and cleans up, prepares her two girls for school before dropping them off to go for her breakfast show on TV. Mothers should give their children education and this is just what she does. You are our hero.
Margaret Blick Kigozi, commonly known as Maggie Kigozi, is one of our favourite celebrity mothers. You can tell when you see her in public with her son, Navio, a rapper that the Ugandan medical doctor, business consultant, educator, and sportswoman has groomed him to be his very best. The consultant with United Nations Industrial Development Organization just has that mother x factor naturally.
Continental socialite Zari Hassan, may be a busy woman who is always up and down doing business, shows and the like, but she has her five children at heart. Zari who gave birth to three sons with the late Ivan Semwanga also has two children a boy and a gal with Tanzanian superstar Diamond Platnumz. If you want to see Zari’s true colours, touch her children and you will live to tell the story.
The always quiet Daniela is Chameleone’s wife and mother of the music legend’s children. To her, children are everything and that is why she has made her life rotate around family, the kids and all. Sometimes, when she travels and leaves the kids with the dad, we are told she calls almost every possible moment available to check on her babies. True mother.
She may have been in different marriages, but Mama Fiina real the most famous traditional healer in Uganda is soft when it comes to her children. She will do all he hard stuff at work but go back to make sure her children are fine and have everything they need. What a supermom.
Eddy Kenzo’s woman, Rema Namakula has one baby, Aamaal and she treasures her more than anything in this world. Because of her great motherly skills, Aamaal who recently celebrated her 3rd birthday has grown to become a beautiful baby gal. The singer also looks after Eddy Kenzo’s Maya Musuuza that the BET Award winning artiste sired before meeting Rema.
A mother at 16, Zanie brown was urged by everyone to abort but she refused and today she has a very beautiful child. She recently said in an interview, that when she looks at her daughter, she gets emotional because she is everything to her. ‘Imagine I had aborted such an innocent soul?’ she said in the interview.
Miss Kitone Desire Luzinda is inseparable with her daughter Michelle. The two do everything together. From attending shows when she is on holiday from school to vacations outside Uganda mother and daughter live for each other. To Desire, who was also asked to abort her daughter by aunties years ago, Mitchell is a gift from God.
Hymn Experience to bring christians together on Good Friday
Christians of different denominations will come together to celebrate Hymn music on GoodFriday in a Christian event dubbed The Hymn Experience. The show that will beheld at Kampala Serena Hotel is organized by Masrob Events and the idea was championed by Hymn Singer Julian Nakato also known as Nakie Julian. Accordingto Nakie, gospel events have not seen success and have not been fully supported over the years. “I sat down in 2014 and thought of how to change the mindset of those who attend gospel concerts and thought about something fresh” Nakie says. She goes on to say that the Hymn Experience is an idea he got because Hymnsongs are forgotten but loved by many church goers. This year’s theme will be Bring Back The Choir and different choirs from different churches will come together to perform for the crowd at Kampala Serena Hotel. Among the notable performers who will be on stage alongside Nakie Julian will include calvary Cross Choir, Golden GateChoir, All Saints Choir, and Jehovah Shalom which is an Acapella outfit. Singer Levixone will also perform alongside Ezekiel and Esther, the youngsters who recently won the East Africa has got talent music competitions. The only difference is that these singers will not perform their songs but will perform together with church choirs and they will perform Hymns.
Cindy looking to inspire fellow female musicians in daring Cricket Oval concert
By Our Reporter
Musician Cindy Sanyu is set for a mega concert dubbed “Boom Party Concert” slated for this Saturday, March 7 at Lugogo Cricket Oval.
The “Ayokyayokya” star will be hoping to make history as the first Ugandan female musician to take on the arduous venue, one that has predominantly been used by international artists and countable Ugandan male artists.
Although she admitted worrisomeness about the choice of venue, she insists it is for the greater good and hopes to inspire fellow female musicians with the daring move.
“As a female musician who has been in the industry for over a decade, I wanted to cement my legacy with something that has not be done before. This is why I ended up choosing to hold my concert at Lugogo Cricket Oval.” Cindy told media during a press briefing held at Bight of Benin restaurant on Monday.
“I also want to squash this notion that it is only international musicians that can fill up Lugogo as well as inspire fellow women that it can be done.” She added.
Meanwhile, Cindy has promised to give fans a memorable experience, revealing that she will be performing with twice the number of dancers and instrumentalists than she usually does.
The “Boom Party Concert” will feature other artists such as Kent & Flosso, Eddy Kenzo, Maro, Karole Kasita, Rabadaba, Silver X (from South Sudan), and Viper Ranking among others.
“I know I can’t do this on my own. I am calling on everyone to come and support me. Join me and we make history together.” She concluded.
The concert is being organised by Nexus Events and sponsored by Tusker Malt. Tickets are on sale at Shs. 20,000 (ordinary), Shs. 50,000 (VIP) and Shs 1,000,000(table).
Talent Africa’s Sam Lamara aka Samurae shines at the MTN Hip Hop Awards
For over a decade, the name Samurae has echoed through the corridors of the Hip Hop fraternity as he has been producing and engineering urban music under Talent Africa Studios. His real name is Sam Lamara and has worked with some of biggest brands that have driven the UG HipHop industry including Klear Kut, Navio, The Mith, Tucker HD, Play 01, Flex D Paper, Byg Ben, Keko, GNL and so many more. Whether he is producing the track or recording, mixing & mastering, its no secret that what Sam touches comes out a master piece. His prowess with instruments & ear for great beats have earned him his place among the most respected music producers in the country right now. Last Friday at the MTN Hip Hop Awards Samurae was awarded the accolade of the Producer of the Year.
Another product of Talent Africa is hip hop artist Tucker HD who won Album of the Year for his album titled “Vroom” which was recorded, mixed and mastered and executive produced by Samurae at Talent Africa Studios. Tucker HD now a solo artist was signed to Talent Africa in 2012 through a talent search that formed the musical group called AirporTaxi.
The Collaboration of the Year was “UG’s Most Wanted” which featured Byg Ben, Tucker HD, Tushi Polo, Play 01 and J Watts. The project was produced by Josh B and engineered, recorded, mixed and mastered at Talent Africa Studios.
The Inspirational Song of the Year was “Amen” by The Mith Ft Mal-X. The track was produced by Kozneffekt and also engineered, recorded, mixed and mastered by Samurae at Talent Africa Studios.
The Rap Fusion of the Year was a “Giddem” a collaboration by Big Tril and Talent Africa’s dancehall sensation Beenie Gunter.
Talent Africa’s CEO Aly Allibhai states “Talent Africa has always been a strong supporter of Ugandan hip hop music and culture and it very nice to see that our projects and talents are being rewarded for their hard work and dedication. We are also set to open our brand new state of the art studio premises in Kololo where we will be offering 360 degree content creation services with a brand new audio studio, video studio, editing suite, live music production and a music school. The new studios will be re-branded under the name TAG Studios.”
Vusi Thembekwayo to host cocktail this Friday
Acclaimed South African business mogul, venture capitalist and global speaker, Vusi Thembekwayo, will host entrepreneurs and business enthusiasts to a Johnnie Walker cocktail this Friday, March 6, 2020, at Protea Hotel by Mariott Kampala Skyz.
Vusi is set to land in the Pearl of Africa this Wednesday for high-class engagements with the business community at Kampala Serena Hotel on Thursday, where he will host a breakfast meeting and later on Friday, where he will host the Johnnie Walker cocktail at the Protea Hotel by Mariott Kampala Skyz.
The self-made millionaire will share from his well of expertise in strategy, leadership, and sales.
While addressing the media, Uganda Breweries Limited Head of Luxury Portfolio, Annette Nakiyaga, urged the public to seize the opportunity and draw from the wealth of knowledge Vusi will share at the cocktail.
“Johnnie Walker celebrates success, achievement, ambition and hard work. Vusi is a true representation of these values we hold dear and as such, we are more than honoured to host together with him, the cocktail at the Protea Hotel by Mariott Kampala Skyz. This is Johnnie Walker way of contributing to the passing down of the same values to entrepreneurs and the business community in Uganda,” she said.
Vusi is currently the CEO of Boutique Investment & Advisory firm in Africa, a firm that guides large and listed businesses towards more lucrative directions. He is also the chairman of MyGrowthFund, a venture capital Fund and business accelerator.
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