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Here’s What to Expect at 2019’s Nyege Nyege Festival (300 Artistes; 4 Days Nonstop Fun)

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By Staff Writer
Nyege Nyege is finally here. The fifth Edition of Nyege Nyege is going down at Nile Discovery Beach in Jinja. Yes, right at the source of the Nile. It’s 300 artistes, 6 stages and 4 days of non-stop fun.

There’s not a single festival in Africa that comes close. It’s two stages playing mainstream African music versus 4 stages playing the cream of the East African underground with a carefully selected line up of international artists, including acts from all over the Continent as well as a special focus on China, Indonesia and the US.

This 5th edition really aims to bring forth the amazingness of the Ugandan and East African creative spirit. By showcasing performances and happenings, art installations and delicious cuisine, dancers, acrobats, graffiti artists and fortune tellers, musicians, magicians, all brought together to create one grand adventure that lasts for four days. Even more so than previous years, this year’s edition will be highly participatory and interactive, with a special emphasis on building community and spaces that are safe and fun.

This year Nyege Nyege is endorsed by the Ministry of Tourism and the city of Njeru, making it a joint effort to showcase the beauty and hospitality of Uganda to all foreign visitors. Nyege Nyege is partnering with several touring companies in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, South Africa and Los Angeles to give visitors a chance to combine the festival with other adventures, from rafting to safari and mountain climbing, or simply relaxing, Uganda has something for everyone.

This year the festival will feature 5 stages and one secret stage, as well as roving traditional bands and a few disco shacks outside the festival grounds where surprise acts from the official line up will perform.

Music is once again the main topic on the Nyege program, with over 300 performers coming from over 30 countries, in essence a true celebration of music.

Fulu Mziki the legendary 8 piece band from Kinshasa will make their first appearance outside of the Democratic Republic of Congo, they will be in Kampala for a month building instruments, costumes and recording an album in the Nyege Nyege Studio, ahead of one of the most anticipated performances.

D JDiaki from Bamako will bang out balani tunes, while DJ Serpent Noir will bring Ivoirian coupe décalé to the tropical stage, Menzi, Msaki, Sho Madjozi and DooWop will bring the whole range of South African music from gqom to afrohouse and soul, Hama the synth virtuoso from Niger will take everyone to the Sahel while Infrapa will breath new life in his twisted kalindula soukous hiphop from Kisangani.
From China we will have electronic heavyweights and label boss Kilo Vee, who wil.

Remember, Nyege Nyege is nothing but the feeling of a sudden uncontrollable urge to move, shake or dance.

Are you ready to Nyege?

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APass, YKee Benda turn up the vibe

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Singers APass and Ykee Benda like their new song have put their grudges aside or even burried hatchet and turned to what they can do best, independently or combined. The two young stars last year hit studio and did a song that has kick started their year 2020.

As expected none disappointed and together they pulled it off. According to sources, the video will be released soon.

Watch Turn up the vibe here

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Fille set to make first public appearance this year

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Fille Mutoni

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It is no secret that songstress Fille has had a difficult start to her ‘tweny tweny’ with her name being caught up in the mix of stories connected to her ex-lover MC Kats and his recent revelation about his HIV status.

The truth of the matter is that Fille has been under the radar as social media fell awash with the news about her on and off boyfriend.

News reaching us now indicates that the dismayed singer will finally be making her first public appearance of the year this Saturday at Silver Springs Hotel, Bugolobi at Kampala’s first Social Media Fest.

The ‘Sabula’ artiste will be sharing the stage with other artists like Allan Tonix, Micheal Kitanda, DJ Xzyl and many others live at the Social Media Fest.

Social media junkies will also get a treat with the many online-based activities like free WiFi, Snapchat Challenges, Selfie Challenges, Virtual Games, Live Streaming and #tagging, basically, an online junkies’ haven.

The event is sponsored by Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), Tusker Lite and the Ruparelia Group of Companies among others.

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Chaka Demus & Pliers NOT coming to Uganda

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Chaka Demus & Pliers

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Jamaican reggae duo, Chaka Demus & Pliers are not coming to Uganda, we can confirm. Popular for songs like “Tease Me” and “Murder She Wrote” among others, the Jamaican stars had been rumored to be the headliners for a Valentine’s Day show to be held at Kololo Independence Grounds. As it turns out, it is just that, a rumour.

Salavdo who is hosting the Africa Laughs show at the Kololo Independence Grounds on Valentine’s Day debunked the rumours while speaking to media on Tuesday.

“Chaka Demus & Pliers coming to my show were simply that — rumours,”  Salvado said. “This is why you have not see any artwork or official communication from us about them.”

Salvado, whose Africa Laughs show is returning for the 5th edition, further revealed that the show will instead feature Tanzanian bongo star Harmonize.

“Harmonize is going to bring the Valentines feeling to the show,” he noted.

The Africa Laughs show will also be graced by top comedians from across the continent like Nigeria’s Kenny Blaq, Kenya’s Eric Omondi, Congo’s Eddie Kadi and Zimbabwe’s Alfred Kainga. They will crack up comedy lovers alongside Uganda’s very own like Daniel Omara, Prince Emma, Ronnie Mc Vex, Agnes Akite and Madrat & Chiko among others.

The show is slated for 14th February this year.

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