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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

 

 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.

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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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5 Most Popular Ugandans in 2019

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Without doubt, these are the most popular Ugandans at the moment.

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1. Fresh Kid
The young boy came, saw and conquered. He’s been on our lips. He’s shaken the ground in the ministry of gender. He will keep shaking the ground till we don’t know when.

2. Sheilah Gashumba
Ever since she found God’s plan, life has never been the same. It is no wonder she now seeks for half a billion in compesation. She spends 5 million on every outing.

3. Bobi Wine
Speak of favour, speak of Bobi Wine. It is as though he can never do any wrong. Everything he touches becomes gold. If you want to succeed in 2019, just get the Bobi Wine endorsement.

4. Bebe Cool
When he says he is the author of the Ugandan showbiz booklet, believe him. Trust Bebe Cool to be relevant everyday everywhere. He will never be ignored in life. At least he will annoy the whole country so they can give him attention.

5. Bad Black
Snail baby is the queen of snapchat. She has given us the Maama Jonah episodes. She exposed Bebe Cool as small size. Bad Black sneezes, the whole country catches a cold.

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Meet Sheila Atim, the Ugandan Acting in Game of Thrones Prequel

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The stars of Uganda are shinning brighter and brighter. We can now confirm that two Ugandans are part of the Game of Thrones Prequel.

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These are none other than Sheila Atim and Ivanno Jeremiah.

Sheila Atim is not new to greatness. The 27 year old played Emilia in the Shakespeare’s Othello. Atim is also a dancer, singer and fashionista.

In a world where blacks face it hard, Atim is surely shattering the glass walls.

As we say, this is just the start for Uganda…

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History Made: Janzi Launches New Ugandan Music Instrument

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James Ssewakiryanga aka Ssewa Ssewa finally unveiled his musical invention to the world at Serena Hotel Kampala.

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Ssewa Ssewa unveiled the “Janzi” instrument, a music invention that is purely Ugandan.

Performing at the event were icons such as Kenneth Mugabi and Michael Ouma. Mugabi put up an amazing performance as he did his Nakki song getting the crowd to cheer on in amazement.

Ouma then joined Ssewa Ssewa on stage. It was one of the finest moments as the greats shared the stage. Earlier on, Ssewa Ssewa had done an improvisation of Bob Marley’s ‘No Woman No Cry’ with a former boss of his at Qwela band.

The history of the Janzi music instrument all started when Ssewa Ssewa got an idea of a two scale music instrument. It is this idea that he threw to a group of carpenters and together they created a completely new music instrument. It was an instrument that arose out of the adungu and took on a life of its own.

At the event, Lt. Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba represented by Maj. Gen. Leopold Kyanda pledged 40 million towards the Janzi. The Janzi will be displayed in the Ugandan museum as a true testament of the rich Ugandan culture.

Ssewa Ssewa took out time to thank his mother and lovely wife. It was such a sweet moment when mother and son shared a dance on the stage.

The historical launch of the Janzi instrument was sponsored by Tusker Malt Lager aka TML. TML has pledged to continue keeping it real while supporting real Ugandan music.

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