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How Radio And Tv Presenters Are Milking Money Out Of Upcoming Artistes

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By Ian Ortega

If you thought the Entertainment industry was aimed at growing the Uganda talent and promoting the new comers, you may be wrong. Reports now show that behind the scenes, there’s a lot of exploitation going on.

The exploitation is more popular on big radio stations and big TV stations where some presenters have taken on a cult-like figure at such stations. These presenters and deejays have turned this into a money-making scheme where they reap money off upcoming artistes in exchange for playing their song on their shows.

It’s believed that upcoming artistes without a promoter go through the biggest hurdles to make it big. This has seen many talented artistes get frustrated as the industry welcomes mediocre songs from mediocre artistes who have money to buy song airplay.

Apart from the cash-siphoning skills, other presenters are also using this opportunity to get female upcoming artistes to give them sexual favours in exchange for playing their songs. One artiste who preferred anonymity had this to say:

“I approached one of the big radio stations, the presenter asked me to come back in the evening. He then led me to their studios and suddenly began fondling my boobs. He went ahead to tell me, that if I could go further than this, he would make sure my song was played daily and would even ask his colleagues to play the song. He sexually abused me. And he confessed that this is how it happens, I either give in or forget about making it in the music industry.”

This has led to a new phenomenon in Uganda called: “Sex for airplay, cash for airplay.” Analysts say that more than ever before, media ethics have gone down the pipe, since some radio station managers are also involved in these deals.

In our next segment, we shall expose all the Radio and TV Presenters behind the dirty deals, having been trapped by our underground female writer who pretended to be an upcoming artiste. We shall also expose the Ugandan artistes who made it big through paying and through exchanging their bodies for airplay.

For our Luganda readers, here’s what kakensa Henry Ndugwa had to say:

“Kati e Uganda bwoba omuyimbi omupya strategy eriwo okusobola okufunira enyimba zo airplay kwesiba ku bu radio buno obupya obukyezimba. Teri luyimba lukubwa ku radio ennene nga nyinilwo tasasudde bakozi ba radio, Buli lwewabaawo forthcoming launch enyimba zomuyimbi aba akola launch teziva ku radio ennene lwakuba promoter aba asasudde. This frustrates talented upcoming musician who dont have money to pay and hence many girls have exchanged sex for this favor. Its no longer about talent but CASH.”

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Jose Chameleone cleans up Twitter, follows only two Ugandan artistes, your guess is as good as ours.

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After being unfollowed by the President or rather his administrator, Jose Chameleone has not taken Twitter lightly. The singer has done some cleaning up and has been left with only 108 accounts to follow and only two of those are Ugandan artistes.

It is not rocket science that Chameleone only decides to follow his two brothers Pallaso and Radio&Weasel, had it been any others maybe we would be wondering the criteria he used.

Chameleone is one of the most followed Ugandan artistes on Twitter and not following you may not go so well with you as an artiste.

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Judiciary secretary Bigirimana Rubbishes Reports he’s been Denied Visa to the US

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SECRETARY TO the Judiciary, Pius Bigirimana has described reports that he’s been denied a visa to The United States as ‘malice’ insisting was in New York just recently.

There was a published story that Bigirimana was denied entry to The States where he was invited to attend the inauguration of Prof Jim Gash as the president of Pepperdine University in Los Angeles. According prior News, Bigirimana was expected to travel alongside other judicial officials including Chief Justice Bart Katureebe.

Reacting to the story, Bigirimana describes the reports as malice and unfounded.“This is malice . I returned from New York recently. That’s rubbish,” he said. Indeed, Bigirimana was in the United States in May this year for the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Organization (ILO) to which he is the secretary. As part of its 100th anniversary, ILO painted a mural at the Uganda Embassy in New York in recognition of the efforts the government has put in place to solve youth unemployment.

The mural, part of the five painted around New York, specifically honours the Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP) for its unique approach in promoting youth entrepreneurship while contributing to the reduction of youth unemployment.To date, the Programme which was initiated by Bigirimana following his posting to the Gender Ministry in June 2013, has funded 20,159 youth projects. Up to Shs9,232 billion has been revolved to finance another youth 1,090 projects.Bigirimana has been at the forefront for integrity and has been praised by President Yoweri Museveni for his role in fighting corruption in Uganda.He has also been praised for his hard work and patriotism.

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We intend to have the biggest event of the year in ASFA 2019 – Talent Africa boss Ali Alibhai

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The Abryanz style and Fashion awards are back for the 7th time and for the first time they have partnered with Talent Africa group.

Talent Africa group under it’s events and promotion wing will come active and handy in the ASFA 2019. We were keen on the partnership and quizzed Talent Africa boss Ali Alibhai on why he chose to partner with Abryanz this year.“We are a 360 entertainment company and have over years mastered the art of events marketing and this is another event we look forward to evelevating further. Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards have a very good reputation and we are sure our contribution will be felt” he said.

Talent Africa Group has in the past yet somilarly big events like Nyege Nyege and hosted many foreign artistes and have at all instances sold out. With such momentum we can be sure ASFA 2019 will be another event to look upto, probably the best ever edition so far.

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