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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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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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Prophet Elvis Mbonye jets in gospel artiste Ron Kenoly ahead of showcase this Sunday

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In the wee hours of Thursday 29th, American gospel singer Ron Kenoly jetted into the country to an over whelming welcome at Entebbe Airport. Ron Kenoly will on 1st September, this Sunday be at Zoe fellowship grounds in Lugogo opposite the KCCA Football grounds. Ron Kenoly is famous for his worship songs like Ancient of days, Lift him up, I see the Lord, Sing out among many more.

Ron Kenoly was born on December 6 in 1944 and is an American Christian worship leader, singer, and songwriter whose expressed mission is “to create an environment for the manifest presence of God”. His musical style is one of jubilant praise and individual excellence on musical instruments. Although Kenoly himself only plays on one of his recordings, he leads comfortably with his voice and is always backed up by musicians and a large choir.

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Breeze Serenity Saloon and Spa, a perfect one stop serene place for all your body care

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Not so many places around town will have you get all your body services at a one stop. Serenity Saloon and Spa is one of those places that will not need you place to place, the Kimathi based Saloon and Spa has services ranging from makeup, weaving, braids, dreadlocks, massage, pedicure & manicure, facial, body scrub, hair treatment, tattoos and physiotherapy services.

From those that have been at the place, the customer care is excellent and in a conducive and mind relaxing environment that has FREE WIFI. Because we have been there to experience the ambiance, the place is convenient for all classes of people including the working class because it opens through all 24 hours.

While is remains a classy saloon and Spa the charges are relatively friendly. Breeze Serenity Saloon and Spa is located at Kimathi Avenue, Pan African House, next to Kampala Casino.

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Mixa Publishing Limited organizes first ever literacy tour to Dubai

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The Proprietor Mixa Kids Mr David Mushabe speaking at the briefing

Kololo based Mixa publishing LTD has gifted upto 10 students to travel to Dubai in the first ever literacy tour. The occasion for teens from different school who will be part of an exciting experience launched in June 2019 and students from different schools who bought copies of the Wasted Beauty were given a chance to be part of the first ever Mixateens Literacy tour to Dubai.Literacy tours are organized to track where the author was born, lived or what places he writes about in his book.

Literary tourists are specifically interested in how places have influenced writing and at the same time how writing has created places. In order to become a literary tourist you need only book-love and an inquisitive mindset; however, there are literary guides, literary maps, and literary tours to help you on your way. There are also many museums associated with writers, and these are usually housed in buildings associated with a writer’s birth or literary career, such as their home. For the case of Mixa Publishing Limited, the first literacy tour will be to Dubai. Winners are required to write stories that will change not only their lives but their peers. Bearing in mind that the tagline for Mixateens is “Your Story Matters” and the organisers believe the chosen destination will enable them write as many stories ranging from science, fiction, creativity, art among others. 10 Student winners have emerged and will be on a Literacy tour from 30th August 2019 to 3rd September 2019.The places the winners will visit include ;Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall , Dubai Aquarium, IMG, Dolphinarium, the beach and much more.

The Winners and their schools;

BAYIGA NALUGO ZAKIAH TRACY FROM MARY’S KITENDE, KUGUMYA BLESSING ELISON FROM BWERANYANGU GIRLS, BIIRA JOYCE FROM MT ST MARY’S NAMAGUNGA, KATUSIIME KENDRA KIRABO, FROM GAYAZA HIGH SCHOOL, NAMMOMBWE JULIANA FRANCES FROM TRINITY COLLEGE NABBINGO, SEMPIJJA PALVIN GLORIA FROM TRINITY COLLEGE NABBINGO, ABENEITWE TANDEKA PARVIN FROM CALTEC ACADEMY – MAKERERE, NDAGIRE KIRABO TYNER FROM KABOJA JUNIOR ACADEMY, KUOT NYARIAK KON MADUTHANA FROM INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, ABENEITWE TANDEKA PARVIN AND FROM MARIAM HIGH SCHOOL.

The Chief Operations Officer MixaTeens Mrs Mbabazi Charity Byarugaba showing the visas of the winners

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