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Meet Pastor Mark and Maureen Kigozi; Uganda’s Most Adorable Couple

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Few couples inspire you to fall and grow in love like that of Pastor Mark and Maureen Kigozi.

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On 1st May, the two celebrated their 20th anniversary and it’s been an awesome ride for this couple that pastors Real Life Church.

And indeed they are the definition of real life. They have held each other through thick and thin, mountains and valleys. At BigEye.ug we celebrate this couple.

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Uganda woos global film makers

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Uganda team at Cannes poses for a group photo after a panel discussion on Uganda's film industry at the African Pavilion in Cannes, France.

Uganda team at Cannes poses for a group photo after a panel discussion on Uganda’s film industry at the African Pavilion in Cannes, France.

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A favorable climate, beautiful scenery and a rich cultural heritage all connive to make Uganda the perfect set for shooting internationally acclaimed films and documentaries.

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With a growing film industry that is quickly gaining international recognition, Uganda is position herself as a multifaceted filming destination and hub at the Cannes Film Festival that is currently going on in France.

The Ugandan delegation hosted the Uganda Day where they pitched Uganda as the ultimate film destination to regional and international film makers.

Sandra Natukunda, the Senior Public Relations Officer at Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) believes that with such exposure to a global audience of renowned film makers, the Uganda film industry is destined for greater times.

“The Uganda Day was a great opportunity for us to showcase what Uganda can offer to film makers. We showcased our unique selling points such as weather, which enables film makers to shoot all year round. The Africa Pavilion at Cannes has been a very good learning point for our film makers and we believe that the lessons we take away from here will be of invaluable importance to this budding industry,” she noted.

In its first year at Cannes, Pavillon Afriques is one of the busiest, unique, networking and business hub at the festival this year. Uganda joined a line-up of participating countries including Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Jamaica, USA, and Brazil among others.

Eng. Godfrey Mutabaazi the Executive Director of Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) notes that this is a unique opportunity for Uganda to position local film trade and promotion that outlines the diversity and plurality of Uganda at an International level to drive television content, adding that Uganda has the potential of becoming a center for filming in Africa.

The Pavillion Afrique is an exclusive business platform where film industry stakeholders are meeting to discuss potential trade in Cinematography taking advantage of the unique atmosphere of the Festival de Cannes.

The festival is situated within the heart of the Marché du Film, which is the world’s biggest gathering of film industry professionals seeking to expand professional networks, develop partnerships and sell films.

Under the theme ‘Connecting the Past, Present and Future’; Pavillon packs a full schedule with a mix of private and public sector round-table discussions on film financing and content distribution, a series of country destination seminars, celebrity-hosted panels, leadership workshops, film screenings and more, the programme is the most fascinating hub out of Cannes in 2019.

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MTN to wrap up anniversary celebrations with mega fest in Mbale

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MTN Uganda will wrap up its 20-year anniversary celebrations with a mega fest in Mbale this week.

As it celebrates its 20 years of existence in the country, MTN Uganda has been throwing massive parties dubbed the ‘MTN@20 regional expo’ in various towns across the country. The events have been marked by different activities including charity events, cycling races and music concerts among others. And it will be no different in Mbale.

The celebrations in Mbale will kick off on Friday as MTN, through the MTN Foundation, commissions the refurbished Naboa health center III maternity ward fully equipped with running water and solar lighting. They shall also handover hospital beds, mattresses, blankets and bed nets to the facility.

On Saturday, the day’s festivities will begin with a bicycle race where participants will walk away  with lots of  prizes including cash and ReadyPay solar kits.

After the race, revelers will be treated to a star-studded concert featuring top entertainers like Gravity, Cindy, Fresh Kid, and The Ghetto Kids.

There will also be performances from homegrown talent such as the beloved Byg Ben Sukuya, Titus Vybes, Frencha Nezza, and locally adored song bird, Sharon Sento.

The celebrations will be crowned with an elaborate fireworks display.

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Campusers wrap-up first semester in style

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After stressful months of strikes, coursework, and tests, a refreshing night out was the perfect way to unwind as the long semester came to an end.

And for a chilly Saturday evening, there was probably no other plot for MUBs students in Nakawa than the Bell Jamz Hostel Silent Disco that returned with the End of Sem edition at Ideal Platinum Hostel.

Unlike other events that take long to get lit, hostel silent disco as always did not disappoint with revelers getting entertained from 7pm when they stepped feet at the venue. The night had some of Kampala’s finest DJs, among them Roja and Slick Stuart.

The mood at Ideal Platinum Hostel was cheerful as students’ night was accompanied by music and beer to seal the celebration.

At about 11pm, DJ Roja then took over the red channel with a set up that featured hit songs from Uganda, Kenya and Nigeria, this left party animals grooving even harder, with the guys forming mini dancing teams.

Through its music platform Bell Jamz, Bell Lager is the premium sponsor of the Hostel Silent Disco.

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