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Minister For Tourism Kiwanda Godfrey To Grace Nsenene Ku Beat

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Tourism isn’t all about nature that we’re endowed with, this country can promote herself through several aspects such as food, culture, lifestyle, just to mention but a few.

Minister for Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Hon Kiwanda Godfrey Ssubi has hope that Nsenene Ku Beat, an event aimed at promoting food tourism will tremendously sell Uganda as the best tourists destination.

Reports coming in confirm that Kiwanda will be gracing the event as the chief guest on 24th November at Hilltop Garden Naguru. There will be showcasing of new yet sumptuous recipes such as Burger, Rolex, Samosa, Bread, Pancake and Beef Nsenene.

The entrance fee is only 10Ugx and children enter for free.

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What you must know about Bobi Wine’s successful ‘Freedom Online Concert’ live on Lake Victoria

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Many musicians are not shy about expressing their political opinions nor are politicians shy about courting favor of the musical elite. 

Without surprise, popular artists make lots of news, and when a popular artiste says or does something political it tends usually goes viral especially when what they say goes against expectations.

Bobi Wine who is both a musician and a politician is on another game altogether. He showed this at his second lockdown concert, dubbed; ‘Freedom Online Concert’.

The main talk around town now is about his ‘Freedom Online Concert’ that went down on Sunday 28th courtesy of Freedom Foundation Africa.

Similarly, to his recently concluded ‘Ensasage mu quarantine’ concert, the virtually-produced concert was phenomenal and entertaining to watch.

His sound production was a cut above the ordinally as Solid Band’s Charlie Mugerwa gave it his all like it was the case in the first online concert.

Bobi Wine at Freedom Concert

When it comes to the visual aspect, Bobi Wine’s longtime videographer, Kim XP rendered extreme commitment as never before.

The video was alluring and constantly finer throughout despite it being an out-door and daytime event.

It being a politically themed event, Bobi Wine serenaded with his top songs that preach and advocate for freedom in the country.

He was in company of Solid Band that lit-up Bobi Wine and lines with its live music instruments along .

The crew also comprised of singer Aziz Azion executed his guitar skills that prioritized the show with such a groovy live sound.

Prominent saxophonist, Joseph Sax was also on-board as he blended the music with elite pitches from his saxophone.

The Piano/keyboard was solely dominated by legendary Ugandan music producers, Paddy Man and Tonny Houls who unleashed magical touches on Bobi’s tracks.

On advancing, Bobi Wine was joined by music partner, Nubian Li and fellow musicians; King Saha and Dr, Hilderman, comedian Patriko Mujuuka and talent manager Solomon Kayemba and they mashed-up with the ‘Tuliyambala Engule’ song.

To the digital statistics, Bobi Wine this time round gathered an average of 20,000 live viewers on his Facebook page in the 2 hours show, a figure that is less by over 10,000 viewers to his recent concluded concert which had 30,000 viewers.

Freedom Foundation Africa (FNF in Africa) is the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, an independent German organization that is committed to promoting liberal policy and politics around the world in the form of human rights, the rule of law, democracy, innovation, digitalization and free trade.

It is responsible for organizing campaigns, media events, seminars, workshops, study tours, cultural happenings and training courses.

They have activities in many countries in the region such as Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Mali, Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda, Senegal, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

The foundation prioritizes human rights including freedom expression, freedom of the press, violence against women, capital punishment, children’s rights and LGBTQI+ rights.

They believe that Africa has to be free from corruption, free from red-tape, in order to be #FreeToAdvance.

All in all, it was a successful online concert that one ought to watch anytime.

If you missed it, you can watch it here. We will keep you posted.

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Burna Boy & Sha Sha Shine At The 2020 BET Awards, See Full List of Winners

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The 2020 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards were handed out Sunday night, with Nigeria’s Burna Boy and Zimbabwean Sha Sha bagging the trophies for the ‘International Act’ and ‘Best New International Act’ respectively for Africa.

The ‘On the low’singer beat his contenders such as Stormzy, Dave, both UK based, Ninho andS.Pri Noir(France), Sho Madjozi (South Africa) and Innoss’B (DRC).

This is the second time Burna Boy is winning the award in a row.

Also ‘Amapiano’ Star Sha Sha was up against; Rema from Nigeria, Celeste from the United Kingdom, Young T and Bugsey from the United Kingdom, Hatik from France and Stacy from France.

Nigeria’s Burna Boy

Comedian and insecure actress Amanda Seales hosted the annual show, which organizers thisyear said “expanded its footprint to go beyond the confines of atraditional stage show in response to safety precautions in light of theCOVID-19 pandemic, marking a first for the network.”

After apowerful remix by Public Enemy of 1989’s “Fight the Power” — withupdated lyrics and a slew of other artists — kicked off the show, Sealesdelivered a brief monologue that addressed racism.

The annualawards show celebrates creative expression and Black excellence across music,film, television, sports and philanthropy.

During theshow, Beyoncé was honored with the Humanitarian Award, which she dedicated tothe Black Lives Matter protestors.

“Yourvoices are being heard and you’re proving to our ancestors that their struggleswere not in vain,” the singer said during her acceptance speech.

Heading intoSunday night, Drake led the nominations with six nods, followed by Megan TheeStallion and Roddy Ricch with five each. Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Brown, Lizzo andDaBaby follow with four nominations apiece.

Winners in the21 categories were selected by BET’s Voting Academy, which is made up of fansand an esteemed group of entertainment professionals.

A slew of performers and stars appeared, including Alicia Keys, Chloe x Halle, DaBaby, D Smoke, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Jonathan McReynolds, Kane Brown, Lil Wayne, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch, SiR, Summer Walker, Usher and Wayne Brady.

Zimbabwe’s Sha Sha

Manyperformances addressed the killings of Black men and women while in policecustody, the Black Lives Matter movement and the protests over police violence.

DaBaby andRoddy Ricch’s performance of “Rockstar” opened with a close-up ofDaBaby with his face against the pavement, rapping the new BLM intro to”Rockstar.”

As the cameraslowly pulled back, it revealed a police officer with his knee on DaBaby’sneck, a reference to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May after apolice officer knelt on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds despite hisrepeated pleas.

Keys’performance of “Perfect Way to Die” featured her singing at a pianoon an empty street. It ended with the camera pulling back to show a list of thenames of the Black men and women who have been killed while in police custodywritten on the pavement.

Someperformances also referenced the coronavirus pandemic, incorporating COVID-19into lyrics or masks into the performance.

In addition,Lil Wayne paid tribute to Kobe Bryant, while Wayne Brady honored Little Richard.Both the NBA star and singing legend died this year.

A list ofwinners follows;

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Beyoncé

H.E.R.

Jhene Aiko

Kehlani

Lizzo (WINNER)

Summer Walker

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Anderson .Paak

Chris Brown (WINNER)

Jacquees

Khalid

The Weeknd

Usher

Best Group

Chloe x Halle

City Girls

EarthGang

Griselda

JACKBOYS

Migos (WINNER)

Best Collaboration

Chris Brown Ft. Drake, “No Guidance” (WINNER)

DJ Khaled ft.Nipsey Hussle & John Legend, “Higher”

Future ft.Drake, “Life Is Good”

H.E.R. ft. YG,”Slide”

Megan TheeStallion ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign, “Hot Girl Summer”

Wale ft.Jeremih, “On Chill”

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

DaBaby (WINNER)

Drake

Future

Lil Baby

Roddy Ricch

Travis Scott

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Cardi B

Doja Cat

Lizzo

Megan Thee Stallion (WINNER)

Nicki Minaj

Saweetie

Video of the Year

Chris Brown Ft.Drake, “No Guidance”

DaBaby,”Bop”

DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend, “Higher” (WINNER)

Doja Cat,”Say So”

Megan TheeStallion ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign, “Hot Girl Summer”

Roddy Ricch,”The Box”

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom

Cole Bennett

Dave Meyers

Director X

Eif Rivera

Teyana “Spike Tee” Taylor (WINNER)

Best New Artist

DaniLeigh

Lil Nas X

Pop Smoke

Roddy Ricch (WINNER)

Summer Walker

YBN Cordae

Album of the Year

Cuz I Love You,Lizzo

Fever, MeganThee Stallion

Homecoming: TheLive Album, Beyoncé

I Used to KnowHer, H.E.R.

Kirk, DaBaby

Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial, Roddy Ricch (WINNER)

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational

Fred Hammond,”Alright”

John P. Kee ft.Zacardi Cortez, “I Made It Out”

Kanye West,”Follow God”

Kirk Franklin, “Just for Me” (WINNER)

PJ Morton ft.Le’Andria Johnson & Mary Mary, “All In His Pain”

The ClarkSisters, “Victory”

Best Actress

Angela Bassett

Cynthia Erivo

Issa Rae (WINNER)

Regina King

Tracee EllisRoss

Zendaya

Best Actor

Billy Porter

Eddie Murphy

Forest Whitaker

Jamie Foxx

Michael B. Jordan (WINNER)

Omari Hardwick

Young Stars Award

Alex Hibbert

Asante Blackk

Jahi Di’AlloWinston

Marsai Martin (WINNER)

Miles Brown

Storm Reid

Best Movie

Bad Boys forLife

Dolemite Is MyName

Harriet

Homecoming: AFilm by Beyoncé

Just Mercy

Queen & Slim (WINNER)

Sportswoman ofthe Year

Ajeé Wilson

ClaressaShields

Coco Gauff

Naomi Osaka

Serena Williams

Simone Biles(WINNER)

Sportsman of the Year

GiannisAntetokounmpo

Kawhi Leonard

LeBron James (WINNER)

Odell BeckhamJr.

Patrick MahomesII

Stephen Curry

BET HER Award

Alicia Keys,”Underdog”

Beyoncé ft. Blue Ivy, WizKid & Saint Jhn, “Brown Skin Girl” (WINNER)

Ciara ft.Lupita Nyong’o, Ester Dean, City Girls & La La, “Melanin”

Layton Greene,”I Choose”

Lizzo ft. MissyElliott, “Tempo”

Rapsody ft. PJMorgan, “Afeni”

Viewers Choice Award

Chris Brown Ft.Drake, “No Guidance”

DaBaby,”Bop”

Future ft.Drake, “Life Is Good”

Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj, “Hot Girl Summer” (WINNER)

Roddy Ricch,”The Box”

The Weeknd,”Heartless”

Best International Act

Burna Boy (Nigeria) (WINNER)

Innoss’B (DRC)

Sho Madjozi (S.Africa)

Dave (U.K.)

Stormzy (U.K.)

Ninho (France)

S.Pri Noir(France)

Viewers Choice: Best New International Act

Rema (Nigeria)

SHA SHA (Zimbabwe) (WINNER)

Celeste (U.K.)

Young T &Bugsey (U.K.)

Hatik (France)

Stacy (France)

Congratulationsto all winners!

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Bobi Wine’s ‘Freedom Concert’ slated for this Sunday courtesy of Freedom Foundation Africa

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It is yet another phenomenal musical experience that one ought not to miss as Ugandan singer cum politician and activist, Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine showcases in an online concert.

Bobi Wine and musical ally, Nubian Li will feature again in an online live concert dubbed ‘Freedom’ on Sunday, 28th June 2020, commencing at 4PM in partnership with Freedom Foundation Africa (FNF in Africa).

Freedom Foundation Africa (FNF in Africa) is the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, an independent German organization that is committed to promoting liberal policy and politics around the world in the form of human rights, the rule of law, democracy, innovation, digitalization and free trade.

Bobi Wine and Nubian Li

It is responsible for organizing campaigns, media events, seminars, workshops, study tours, cultural happenings, and training courses.

They have activities in many countries in the region such as Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Mali, Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda, Senegal, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

The foundation prioritizes human rights including freedom expression, freedom of the press, violence against women, capital punishment, children’s rights and LGBTQI+ rights.

They believe that Africa has to be free from corruption, free from red-tape, in order to be #FreeToAdvance.

The highly anticipated live virtual broadcast will be accessible on Bobi Wine’s Facebook handle and YouTube channel.

Bobi Wine’s recent ‘Ensasage mu nyumba quarantine special concert’ is one of the topmost successful online concerts that Uganda has registered and still the main talk in the country.

Consequently, this is another musical blast that his fans and followers would not hesitate to miss out.

We will keep you posted.

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Sheebah, Spice Diana, Feffe Bussi to headline the ‘Men at work’ E-Concert this Sunday

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The Men at work for Gender Equality and Women empowerment campaign is set showcase in an E-Concert this weekend and a number of top Uganda artistes have been lined-up for the event.

It’s confirmed that Sheebah Karungi, Spice Diana, Feffe Bussi, B2C, are among the few selected musicians to feature in the upcoming event with their respective music pieces preaching about Gender equality and formulations of empowering women in the society.

The concert will roll under theme ‘Building Positive Masculinity Under and Post COVID-19’.

Men at work for Gender Equality Campaign is a United Nations Women initiative adapted from the Global ‘HeForShe’ Movement that recognizes men and boys as powerful influencers to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women, according to Dr. Maxime Houinato.

It’s also clearly noted that the Men at Work for Gender equality and women empowerment’s booked media campaign will run between 2020 to 2023.

The Campaign is led by High Level Network of Positive Masculinity.

Day one of the Men at work initiative was thoroughly a deep conversation with contributions that are part of the opening remarks.

The aim to establish why it is critical to associate men to efforts to achieve Gender Equality, and eliminate patriarchy and toxic masculinity was also discussed.

On the second day, it was the official launch of the cause.

It was agreed that contributions that are part of the opening remarks on Day 1, will the aim to explore, between culture, faith & positive legislation, how can men contribute to sustainable social justice in the household.

The event will be broadcasted live on local TV channel NBS TV and on the Men at work for Gender Equality social media and YouTube on Sunday, 2-5PM.

We will keep you posted.

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