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Kony movie official screening a success amid grief for fallen lead actor

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It was all about pomp and glamor as ‘Kony-Order From Above’ movie was being officially screen on Friday.

The movie premiere took place at Century Cinemax Acacia Mall, Kisementi.
The highly attended screening started with red carpet and cocktail at around 6pm before sending revelers that included among others Tooro King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru and Aruu County legislator Odonga Otto to a fun-filled experience.
Steven Ayeny, the movie director thanked Ugandans for the overwhelming attendance.

“The movie Premiere was a success, people turned up in large numbers. It became so emotional and it was so hard to hold my tears. I apologize that there was a technical issue that was sorted. I want to thank Uganda, UCC, Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Phaneroo, UGarol, APT communications”.

“Wow it was amazing! People loved it and their response was so positive, King Oyo, some MPs, UPDF, UCC guys were all there. It was the powerful premier expected, the cinema hall was too full, some people stood, others sat on the carpet,” said Simon Nyahahuma, one of the people who watched the movie.

“Very Inspiring. By God’s Grace I am buying another 10 tickets for people,” a one Joe Rwabose noted.
Despite the excitement, a somber mood found its way into the hearts of the merrymakers when it was disclosed that the Kony role actor Chanpapo Godfrey was unable to evidence the successful story of the movie he acted; he passed on last year.
The premiere was also used to honour the fallen star. Chanpapo’s relative who described the deceased as a fighter revealed that he died of organ failure.

Ayeny described the actor as a man with so much talent, passion and calmness both on screen and in real life.”The screening became so emotional and it was so hard to hold my tears.” “So sad Mr Kony passed on. Very emotional moment at the end,” said Comfort Asimwe.
Meanwhile, the movie is still in cinemas for six more consecutive days till September 26, 2019.

Kony-Order From Above was selected by the Uganda Academy Selection Committee (USASC) as Uganda’s official entry for the 2020 Oscar Awards in the category of Best International film.
This marked the very first time Uganda is submitting an entry to the prestigious awards following the launch of the seven-member UASC in July this year.
Given out annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in the United States of America (USA), the Oscars are an international recognition of excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy’s voting membership.

According to Godfrey Musinguzi, UASC Chairperson, the seven day screening is part of the eligibility criteria, a selected movie needs to undergo ahead of the October 1, 2019 Oscar submission deadline for all country entries. “We implore all the relevant government agencies, cultural entities, the media and every Ugandan to support the film to meet all its outstanding requirements, including showing at the cinema for at least seven consecutive days, before the deadline,” said Mr Musinguzi in a statement dated September 11,2019.

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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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Photos: What you missed at the “Kyaddala” movie premiere

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Reach A Hand Uganda (RAHU) in conjunction with Emmanuel Ikubese Films and partners premiered their long-awaited pan African series “Kyaddala: It’s Real” in an exclusive black carpet event held at Kingdom Kampala on Friday evening.

The evening kicked off with a cocktail where revelers were serenaded by the soulful Kenneth Mugabi and Steve Keys, before later being ushered to the screening room to watch the first episode of the TV series.

The exclusive premiere attracted key players in the film industry from Uganda and beyond ranging from movie directors, producers, actors and actresses beyond the cast of Kyaddala.

Based on real life experiences, Kyaddala depicts young people’s sexual and reproductive health issues through a rich storyline with compelling themes like HIV and its impact on young people, Teenage pregnancy and the role of “gatekeepers/ stakeholders” in averting child marriages, Sexual and gender based violence among young people and how it affects their SRHR needs and Myths and misconceptions around young people’s SRHR and how to create an enabling and safe environment for young people to seek SRHR information and services.

“Kyaddala is a real conversation starter, tackling topics that people are afraid to have. This show will provoke important conversations on young people’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Challenges,” noted Humphrey Nabimanya, the Founder and Team Leader, Reach A Hand Uganda.

Featuring stars like Martha Kay, Salvado Idringi, Mathew Nabwiso, Anita Fabiola, Emmanuel Ikubese and Olumide Oworu (from Nigeria), the 8-part series will officially start airing on October 5th on NBS Television and on the official Kyaddala YouTube page and Sauti Plus TV.

Here are some photos from the premiere.



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I dated Sheilah Gashumba because I was young – Fik Fameica

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Rapper Fik Fameika says his relationship with Sheilah Gashumba only happened because he was young. He insinuates that it was a mistake. And that he would perhaps have done better.

Defiant Sheilah dumped Fik Fameica when she met Ali Lwanga alias God’s Plan. They have been dating for close to a year now. Fik Fameica has not yet come out to declare where his heart falls.

However, he has been reportedly linked to a model in the US known as Halima Aden.

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