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MTN Uganda announces sponsorship of the Nyege Nyege Festival

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Olivier Prentout, the Chief Marketing Officer MTN Uganda, addresses guests during the launch.

Olivier Prentout, the Chief Marketing Officer MTN Uganda, addresses guests during the launch.

MTN Uganda has become the official title sponsor for the annual Nyege Nyege International Music Festival. The announcement comes after MTN Uganda reached an agreement to sponsor the festival for the next three years. The sponsorship is effective from the September 2018 edition.

“MTN Uganda is delighted to be the title sponsor of the Nyege Nyege International Music Festival. As a brand we recognize that being part of this celebration of the arts and culture for three days non-stop helps create sustainability of this very important festival,” said Olivier Prentout, the Chief Marketing Officer MTN Uganda.

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He said this at the unveiling ceremony that took place at The Square, Industrial Area on Wednesday evening.

MTN is sponsoring the Nyege Nyege International Festival with the aim of ensuring it continues to develop, attract artists and the thousands of music, arts and culture enthusiasts that show-up for the three days.

“This festival is a celebration of music and culture from all over the world. This 3-day celebration allows people to connect, learn something new and have a good time. MTN feels that this is the right festival to partner with since we are all about celebrating, innovation and facilitating the growth of others,” Prentout added.

The festival not only attracts local revelers but is also an opportunity for Uganda’s tourism sector to thrive as people from several parts of the world attend. It will take place from Thursday, 6th September to Sunday, 9th September 2018 along the shores of The Nile in Jinja.

“We would like to thank MTN Uganda for believing in this celebration of music and culture. This will be an opportunity for us to keep hosting the event and supporting the ever-increasing numbers that turn up to celebrate,” said Derek Debru, one of the Founders of Nyege Nyege.

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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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Irene Ntale, Winnie Nwagi set to share same stage

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Songbirds Irene Ntale and Winnie Nwagi will soon be performing on the same stage. Following Ntale’s exit from Swangz Avenue, the two stars grew apart but will now be reuniting to light up the Kampala Night run after-party.

The two talented singers have been confirmed among performers for the Kampala Night Run event slated for Sunday, June 2.

They will be performing alongside other entertainers including B2C Soldiers, Pallaso, Grenade, Hit Nature, DJ Dash, and DJ XYZL among others.

The night run is returning for its second edition with runners expected to be flagged off 7pm, with the start and end points being Torino Bar and Restaurant.

After the run is done, the flag-off point; Torino Bar will be converted into a party venue as it will host the run’s after-party.

Party animals at the venue will also be covered in glow-in-the-dark accessories to lite up the night courtesy of Tusker Lite.

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