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MTN Marathon Goes To Gulu, Run Expected to Attract Over 1,000 Participants

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  • Gulu is the second leg of the 2018 MTN Marathon Season
  • 1,000 participants had registered for the run by Wed 7th Nov 2018
  • There will be a 5km and 10km run
  • Registration is still open till Saturday 10th November

 

Gulu: From the East in Mbale to the North in Gulu. The 2018 MTN Marathon Season is picking up steam after the Gulu 5km and 10km run were officially unveiled this morning at a press conference held at the Bomah Hotel in Gulu, Northern Region.

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Speaking at the event, Valery Okecho, Manager, Corporate Communications, MTN Uganda said that the proceeds from the Gulu registration would be used for maternal health support in Gulu: “We believe that no mother should die giving birth and therefore as we invite people to come, have fun and enjoy the run, they should do so knowing that they have done this for a good cause”.

 

He, in addition, revealed that the support to the Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) from MTN Uganda goes into developing the regional athletics talent: “With this run, and the other three in the regions, we hope to improve the athlete’s timings that will help improve Uganda’s talent of exports that represent us abroad”

 

These remarks were supported by Omony Okot, the Vice President of the Uganda Athletics Federation who stated that the 7th place position they achieved overall in the Gold Coast Games was thanks to MTN Uganda’s support to the UAF.

 

He also stated plans were underway to introduce longer versions of the runs and in other parts of the country:  “We are looking forward to better runners coming to take part with the longer versions of the run and hope that other districts will come on board for this run”.

 

At the launch, other MTN Marathon partners and sponsors who were present included Ibrahim Kakaire, Sales & Marketing Manager – CocaCola Beverages Africa, Bernard Ogwal, Regional Manager, Northern Region at Stanbic Bank and Allan Kyobe, Public Relations Manager Huawei Uganda.

 

Photo Caption II and III: L – R: Allan Kyobe, Public Relations Manager Huawei Uganda, Valery Okecho, Manager, Corporate Communications, MTN Uganda and Bernard Ogwal, Regional Manager, Northern Region at Stanbic Bank, Ibrahim Kakaire, Sales & Marketing Manager – CocaCola Beverages Africa and Omony Okot, the Vice President of the Uganda Athletics Federation.

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Jose Chameleone blasts King Saha

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Music wars never seem to end in this country of ours and when King Saha came out and claimed to have been the one who wrote Dr. Jose Chameleone’s Valu Valu and Badilisha recently, we knew we were in for another of such wars.

According to King Saha who has been to Coke Studio this year, he is the one who penned the two popular songs. Chameleone has however come out to reveal that this is all bullocks.

Jose Chameleone

Here is what Chameleone said about the entire saga when contacted; “Those young people have things that are disturbing them. Valu Valu is not a song for simple minded people. I don’t want to fight with anyone but he should stop claiming music that is not his. I went to studio and created the entire song, he doesn’t have a genius mind to create the work I create. He is lying. Let him write for someone else and we see. He should stop using the media to sell his lies.”

Chameleone then referred all those in doubt to his producer PaddyMan who also confirmed that the songs are indeed his.

King Saha

“We worked on Valu Valu in 2012. This was after I started my studio audio one in 2011 and I called Chameleone to come and support me. He is a freestyler. He didn’t come with any demo, or book with the song. He got everything from his head as we were recording,” Paddy of Audio 1 revealed.

It should however be noted that some musicians don’t respect songwriters and when the song becomes a hit, they claim it all and leave the artiste with nothing.

We will keep you posted.

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Burna Boy confirmed for Kampala show

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Nigerian Afro-fusion singer and songwriter who rose to prominence in 2012, Damini Ogulu also known as Burna Boy, has been confirmed for a Kampala show during the press conference this morning.

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Burna Boy’s show has been confirmed for March 22nd at a press conference held this morning at the prestigious Shereton Kampala Hotel. The announcement was made by Kasana Events alongside partners MTN Uganda, Nxt Radio and Smirnoff.

Kasana Events CEO, Kim Sebuliba speaking at the press conference.

Speaking about the concert, the CEO Kasana Events, Kim Sebuliba said that, Burna Boy was the right choice for them because he stands for African unity. “He is the right choice for us. He is a star and we all know that. He will do a live show and entertain his fans to the fullest. Our partners will be giving away tickets and there will also be tickets for buying as we shall reveal on Social Media.”

MTN’s Sheila Najjita who was present at the event also said that MTN Uganda is committed to supporting music. She added that there will be discounted tickets on MTN MoMoPay. Furthermore, Sheila said that Tidal customers will have a meet and greet with the Nigerian star once he is in Kampala.

MTN Uganda’s Sheila Najjita making her remarks.

Nxt Radio GM, Marcus Kwikiriza made it known that the station will hold a content to determine which DJs and musicians should appear on the same stage as Burna Boy.

Early bird tickets to the show are 30k and 90k, while ordinary pricing will be 50K and 100k. The show will take place at the Kampala Sheraton hotel.

We will keep you posted.

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Moses Golola to host Hipipo Awards

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He has been out of the limelight for some time but kick boxer Moses Golola is far from done with the entertainment industry.

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The renown kick boxer and partly comedian has been revealed as the co-host of the Hipipo music awards happening in 2 weeks time at the Kampala Serena hotel.

He will host the awards alongside Diana Tinka, Dro Hyve and Abigael Gabby ont he red carpet as well as  King of Radio Wesley.

The 8th Awards theme We The Best highlights the fact that every nominee and eventual winner has done a good job and joins HiPipo Music Awards the high table of the best in music.

HiPipo having served the industry for over 13 years and held yearly awards events since 2012 is none but the best according to the organizers.

While speaking to Innocent Kawooya of Hipipo recently, he revealed that this year is about greatness. He also said that music fans should expect top notch production, star studded performances and glamorous red carpet at the Kampala Serena. Tickets at 200,000 UGX VIP Tables at 3 Million.

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