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Meet Nagangsta a Hip-hop musical force to reckon with

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Every now and then we get new talent with some taking over the music waves so fast while others work even harder and never get to be played. One thing for sure is that new artistes never stop coming through and this is what keeps our industry fresh.

One of the fresh artistes is a Hip-hop-musical force to reckon with and his name is Nagangsta whose real names are Brian Naganga.

Nagangsta grew up in Nateete, Kampala and was raised by his mother Christine Nalwanga and father Alex Nkonge. He attended Savio Primary School and two secondary schools – St. Joseph’s Naggalama and Uganda Martyrs Namugongo before pursuing a degree at Makerere University. He works a day job as a Tax Consultant in a reputable firm in town, the proceeds from which he uses to fund his music.

He first got inklings to do music while a teenager and wrote his first songs aged 15.  Since then, he has been writing rhymes profusely.  He boasts of hundreds of songs written which he is now recording in studio a few at a time. He not only writes and records his music, he also energetically performs it in-front of crowds.

His debut studio album entitled ‘Vocation’ is ready and available on all online music stores such as iTunes, Apple Music, Deezer, Tidal, Spotify, Amazon among others.

You can listen to his album on Tidal

He has two music videos out – Digida (ft. Santana) and Beeper (ft. Glen Fame). Off the ‘VOCATION ALBUM’, BEEPER is directed by Frank JAHLIVE. Nagangsta takes it to the streets with this video – bad*ss cyclists, stunt masters and chics, dancing while it’s raining, not caring, chilling and living. Watch it here.

Asked about his future plans, Nagangsta says that they include shooting a video every 3 or 4 months, releasing an album every 2 years, collaborating with various artists and performing on big stages.

Look out for this talent.

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PHOTOS: Simples Entertainment’s Paraa Xperience Thrills Partiers

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By Demo Reily

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Over the weekend, partiers from all walks of life gathered at Panamera to set off for a two day trip to Murchison Falls National Park in what they termed as the last experience of 2018, Paraa Xperience.

On day one, partiers were entertained to bones on a fun-filled UWA bus with smashing music mixes by Simples Djs, shots and later on jumped on a boat cruise along the beautiful River Nile.

Accommodation was provided by Paraa Safari Lodge where the silent disco wrapped up the first night. And on day two, they went for the game drive, a splendid adventure in the park where they had an experience of sights and sounds, spoting and learning about all kinds of wild animals plus hiking on top of Murchison Falls.

On departure back to Kampala, everyone was already satisfied thanks to Simples Entertainment in conjunction with Uganda Wildlife Authority, Jumia Travel, Jumia Party, Murchison national Park and Marasa Group of Companies.

ABOUT SIMPLES ENTERTAINMENT

It’s an entertainment company which promotes domestic tourism by unlocking Uganda’s gem destination at affordable all-inclusive packages by partnering with local tourist destinations, resorts owners and hotels to develop a lifestyle and theme events incorporated with exploration and appreciation of these destinations giving all an opportunity to enjoy the beauty that’s Uganda.

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MTN App Challenge Returns With Focus Of Building Innovations For Digital Payments

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  • Innovators required to build applications that facilitate digital payments
  • Entries are being accepted on www.mtn.co.ug/mtnchallenge
  • The challenge runs from 13th December 2018 to 13th February 2019
  • Entry into the MTN Open API APP Challenge is free

 

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 MTN Uganda has announced the 2018 edition of the MTN App Challenge that will allow innovators develop applications that will be rewarded. The challenge will be executed in partnership with the Innovation village. On Nov 14th, 2018, MTN Opened its Mobile Money APIs. This was followed by training of local developers on how to use the APIs. The challenge will allow local innovators to leverage the exposed API end points to digitize payments in their applications.

Over the years, we have supported local innovation through platforms like the MTN App challenge and the MTN Innovation Awards. It is our intent to avail our infrastructure to be leveraged by local start-ups. Opening the Mobile Money API was further testimony to this intent. We are very excited to have our first challenge on the Open API platform under the theme “Building for digital payments”; we look forward to enabling the best innovators in Uganda to launch new applications which leverage the exposed APIs to digitize payments, explained Elsa Muzzolini, the MTN General Manager, Mobile Financial Services.

 

Unlike previous challenges, the MTN Open API challenge 2018 will be fully managed online. Participants will register to create applications in any of the following categories: Transport, HORECA and Distribution in the FMCG value chain. The challenge will run for a period of 2 months from 13th Dec 2018 to 13 Feb 2018, giving developers enough time to develop their idea into working applications. Participants in the challenge will automatically compete to benefit from the MTN start up program with winners receiving cash prizes as well as seed funding through their start up growth journey. The winning apps will be awarded in March 2019 after the judging process has been completed.

 

To register to participate, follow the following steps:

  1. Visit www.mtn.co.ug/mtnchallenge  to access the MTN Challenge Portal.  
  2. Sign Up to create your account on the MTN Challenge Portal
  3. Under Ongoing challenges, Select the “MTN Open API Challenge 2018”
  4. Register to participate under any of the listed categories:
  5. Start working on your App.

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Photos: Irene Ntale brings on the “Sauce” at Blankets and Wine Festival

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She may be quiet and out of the public eye for months, but when she shows up, she leaves a mark and that is exactly what Irene Ntale did at the Blankets and Wine Festival yesterday. She brought on the “sauce” and served everyone.

Irene Ntale flanked by her dancers didn’t disappoint when it was her time to perform. She brought her A game and gave revellers the entertainment they were craving for.

The former Swangz Avenue record label based star then thanked her fans for the support and promised to keep the fire burning in 2019.

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