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Local celebrities party with “Queen of Katwe” stars at movie premiere after-party

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The Queen of Katwe movie premiere after party had no promotion and no there were no tickets on sale for this party. But for those who were lucky or connected enough to score an invitation to this A-list party it was an amazing night to remember.

Immediately after the Ugandan premiere of the Queen of Katwe at Century Cinemax (Acacia Mall) there was a private after party that took place at the Sky Lounge Rooftop hosted by Talent Africa, Maisha Film Lab and Pemba Sports Africa.

The glamorous red carpet affair was star studded to the maximum. Some of the celebrities that attended the event included the main cast of Queen of Katwe. Academy award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Daniel Oyelowo and newcomer Madina Nalwanga. Acclaimed Hollywood Director Mira Nair and Disney Executive Vice President of Production Tendo Nagenda also attended the gala.

Other celebrities included former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Captain Mike Mukula, Elly Karuhanga, Bobi Wine, Bebe Cool, Aly Allibhai, Sylvia Namutebi, Jack Pemba, Navio, A Pass, Maurice Kirya, Isaac Rucci, Ambrose Tashobya, Cedric Babu, Dr Ian Clarke, Salvado and many others.

 Gaetano Kaggwa was the event emcee and helped auction autographed posters and photo opportunities with the main cast of Queen of Katwe.

All the proceeds raised from the auction went towards the Maisha Film Lab which is a non-profit training initiative for emerging East African filmmakers.

It was followed by energetic performances by Young Cardamom & Hab, Swahili Nation, Navio and Bobi Wine until DJ Crisio finally took over and opened the dancefloor. The highlight of the night is when the entire cast came on stage and danced during Young Cardamom’s & HAB performance of “#1 Spice” from the Queen of Katwe movie sound track.

Check out the highlight video of the event below.

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Seanice Kacungira named among Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business

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Former radio personality Seanice “Lojede” Kacungira has been recognized by Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government and Titans: An award ceremony that took place at the Hilton Sandton, in Johannesburg – South Africa.

The awards are the leading African recognition programme honoring excellence in the private and public sector. The programme covers 23 economic sectors and has for the past nineteen years independently recognized those leaders who are at the pinnacle of their industry.

“Nominees undergo a rigorous multi-tiered judging process,” says Annelize Wepener, Chief Executive, of CEO Global. “The highest possible standard is maintained throughout the judging. Those individuals whom have been recognized as winners in their field can be assured that they have truly excelled.”

The SADC South leg of the recognition programme is the first part of CEO Global’s recognition programme that takes it around the continent to 8 regions. In each of these regions, country and regional winners are identified.

Seanice, who has set up what can be termed Africa’s first Indigenous female run Pan African Digital Agency with physical offices in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, Blu Flamingo Digital Africa, is also the Founder of the Digi-Con Academy, which has to date trained over 25,000 young men and women in all things digital.

“It feels surreal to be recognized, this means so much to me, but at my core I’m really just about the work and pursuing the highest level of excellence for myself and those I have the privilege to work with,” Seanice said about the award.

Seanice was awarded in the category of Business and Professional Services.

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Pastor Bugembe to use concert money to build 6,000-seater church

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Pastor Wilson Bugembe today held a press conference at his Nansana based temporary church where he will also hold his upcoming concert ‘Tuzimbe’. His concert is slated for 31st August at his church in Nansana and will be accompanied by other artistes doing both gospel and secular music.

During the press conference the pastor revealed that all monies collected that day will be used to construct a well furnished church with sitting capacity of over 6,000 people. The said church is expected to be completed by January 2020.

Bugembe urged all his fans to flock his Light The World Ministries church and also not to politicize his concert by wearing attires with political colors especially the berets because he was warned by police not to allow politics to interfere in his concert or risk being stopped from performing.

Pastor Bugembe has over years domeyhits albums and singles like Kani, Ani, Yellow, Njagala Kumanya, Akawala Ako, Sibiwulira, Wanaza, Biribabitya, and Lengera Embaata among others.

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Kenyan DJ Pierre Makena coming to Uganda

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Kenyan Female DJ Makena will be coming to Uganda and particularly to Bbunga based nightlife spot Nomad bar and grill. The grill is slated for 7th September in a night themed “All ladies affair party”. DJ Pierre will be joined by DJ Lola from Uganda.

Event will be hoosted by NTV’s MC Esco, DJ Ace and DJ Kerb. The DJ Makena is also an actress and TV host and has served in the inaugural season of popular reality music show, Tusker Project Fame.

Determined to network with industry bigwigs, she poured herself into her duties and soon enough, climbed through the ranks becoming a camerawoman. The calls she so desperately longed for also started pouring in as the producers of TV drama series Tahidi High contacted her for a role.DJ Pierra Makena won best supporting actress for her role in When Love Comes Around at the annual Nollywood and African Film Critics awards held in Los Angeles.

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