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Irene Ntalé Signs To Universal Music Group

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Ugandan singer-songwriter, Irene Ntalé has just inked a major deal with Universal Music Group Nigeria (UMGNG). A household name in Uganda and East Africa with over 10 Million streams and downloads, Ntalé is known for her ability to fuse together sounds from the region. She is one of the leading female artists on the continent and the first artist from Uganda to be signed to Universal Music Group.

Ntalé releases her first single, ‘Nyamba’ under Universal Music Group Nigeria on Wednesday 21st August 2019. The word, ‘Nyamba’ means ‘Help Me’ in Luganda, Ntalé’s local dialect. ‘Nyamba’ is a romantic ballad inspired by a past experience, the track is very personal to Ntalé as it speaks to the fragility and vulnerability of love.

Ntalé says, ‘I want all my fans to fall in love, dance, and be unafraid to express themselves when they listen to this song”. A hopeless romantic, she wants her fans to love without the limitations of ego. According to the songstress, love knows no ego.

Ntalé is a multifaceted artist whose genre-blending mix of RnB, Afropop, reggae, and acoustic soul has formed her unique sound. The ‘Nyamba’ release comes highly anticipated following the release of hit singles such as ‘Kyolowooza’, ‘Stamina Daddy’, and ‘Gukuba’.

General Manager of Universal Music Group Nigeria, Ezegozie Eze commented, “We are excited to have Ntalé join the family. She is an extremely talented artist and her dedication to her craft has paid off in East Africa. This partnership has been 2 years in the making and we are excited to be on this journey with her as she sets her eyes on Africa and then the world”.

Since their arrival into the market, Universal Music Group Nigeria has been on a mission to push African sound globally. The signing of this East African superstar is yet another opportunity for UMG Nigeria to take Africa to the world and bring the world to Africa. Ntalé’s deal with the entertainment company goes beyond music, she will also be partnering with U-Live Africa (a division of Universal Music Group Nigeria) to produce her annual concert Ntalé Live, which debuted in 2018 with a sold out show at the Kampala Serena Hotel.

“Being signed to Universal Music Group, Nigeria is the beginning of a new journey as we plan to take over the world.” Ntalé commented.

You can listen, stream and download ‘Nyamba’ here: https://umgafrica.lnk.to/nyamba

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Rwandans ask Salvado To Apologize for Genocide Joke

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Over the week, a video of Salvado’s standup performance went viral. It was one of his most creative jokes to-date about different airlines and their themes.

On one of the jokes about Rwanda Air, genocide was mentioned as one of the topics air hostesses can’t miss.

Now Rwandans have picked that up and taken offence. They have given Salvado an ultimatum to apologize. But he is not about to allow.

On his Twitter profile, he says those offended are missing the humour. The Rwandans insist the 1994 Genocide against the tutsi is not something to joke about.



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MC Mariachi, Maureen Nantume Banned from the US For 10 Years

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Comedian MC Mariachi and Maureen Nantume are some of the entertainers that were deported by the US Government in a weekend sweep.

The two are accused of performing in the United States without a work permit. According to authorities, the two falsified their reasons fof travel. “They had a tourist visa yet were performing in the states,” our source tells us.

The United States has thus barred them from travelling to the US in the next 10 years. “Their passports were stamped with the words ‘no entry till 2029’.



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Bebe Cool Defeats Bobi Wine in Hoima

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Bebe Cool must be the happiest man after declaring victory against Bobi Wine in the recently concluded Hoima elections.

Bebe Cool’s Candidate won with 52% while Bobi Wine’s candidate trailed with 42%.



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