fbpx
Connect with us

Leader board

Entertainment News

MTN Uganda Launches MTN Pulse Rap Battles

Published

on

You could win big cash with FortBet. Click here for more

By Reporter

MTN Uganda has launched the Pulse MTN Rap Battle (MPRB), a three months rap competition that will also act as a lead up to the MTN Hip Hop awards in February 2020.The telecom giant has sponsored the MTN Hip Hop Awards for the last 3 years. The MTN Pulse Rap Battles, however, offer the rap community a sustained opportunity to express their talent and are a fitting lead up to the awards.

The MTN Pulse Rap battles will provide a minimum of 6 months engagement inclusive of a countrywide talent search, production and online/TV broadcast of the competition. The 12-episode televised show will be set in a battle format in various settings like cages, streets, etc. in the presence of 3 renown judges, a super hyped host and the participation of the general public especially through digital. Commenting about the project, Hellen Kirungi, the MTN Uganda Youth segment manager said, “Pulse has been mainly positioned as a lifestyle proposition. The MPRB however, explore how the youth can use the platform as a potential future source of livelihood while continuing to enjoy the hip lifestyle that comes with it”. It’s worth noting that Uganda’s Hip Hop industry has grown from being only popular in High School and as Karaoke acts, to become the most loved music genre today especially with the advent of Lugaflow, the vernacular version of Hip Hop that accounts for almost 90% of urban music played today.

The epic rap competition will see contestants face off in the following competition categories:

Pass on the Mic: A beat is dropped in a cypher set up and each rapper is supposed to freestyle without losing the beat and passes on the mic after the given time period

Can U Handle the heat: Contestants are subjected to physical activity while rapping out

Speed TEST: Contestants are rewarded for speed and articulationSpoken word: Contestants are challenged to write and perform the spoken word

Street Concert: The challenge is set on a busy street with the objective of attracting the biggest crowds through rap

#NOFEAR challenge: Contestants are expected to rap despite any barriers meant to instill fear and disrupt their lyrical flow. The MTN Hip Hop awards night will see 16 of the competitors walk away with various prizes. The grand prize for the overall winner will be a mentorship and recording deal in addition to cash, MTN Data and Voice minutes.

Furthermore, the winner will be an MTN Pulse ambassador for a year and his/her music will be uploaded on to Tidal, a top music streaming app that is available to MTN customers and is owned by renowned American rapper, Jay-Z. This potentially means, that the winner can, with time start earning income from the revenue earned by artistes whose work features on the app. Aspiring rappers can take part in the MTN Pulse Rap Battles by registering atwww.pulse.mtn.co.ug/rapbattles

Loading...
(Visited 1 time, 1 visit today)

Celebrity Gossip

Mbarara begs Chameleone for more after epic display at Signature Premium

Published

on

You could win big cash with FortBet. Click here for more

By Staff Writer

Jose Chameleone is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Mbarara witnessed the Legendary singer display a show to remember on Thursday night at a Johnnie Walker event at Signature Premium.

Chameleone who stepped on stage and had a round of his older songs made revellers who were earlier fighting for seats disowned them. They grooved and sang along to every song. Because the venue was smaller to accommodate all that wanted to attend, those that attended begged the singer to hold a major concert in their town. A plea the singer could heed to.

Loading...




(Visited 1 time, 1 visit today)
Continue Reading

Celebrity Gossip

Ragga “god” Ziza Bafana claims thrown in “NDIISA MPOLA”

Published

on

You could win big cash with FortBet. Click here for more

By Stuart G-Khast

Ziza Bafana has returned from his music break and hit 2020 hard with his first release for the year Ndiisa Mpola. Ziza who has been nicknamed King of Ragga is back to claim his vacant place and retain it.

After signing with new management, the Ragga King has embarked on a more aggressive career this year and is only aiming at the top spot.

Mdiisa Mpola was produced by Brian JJ and video by Simon SPK.

Watch video here:

Loading...
(Visited 1 time, 1 visit today)
Continue Reading

Celebrity Gossip

Kampala’s oldest bar “City Bar”re-opens

Published

on

You could win big cash with FortBet. Click here for more

By Stuart G-Khast

The heart of Kampala is now an option rich with the new addition of “City Bar” which lies in the city centre along Jinja road at Thobani Centre. The proprietors of the bar seek to re-ignite the burning blames of the oldest bar of the 1960s that attracted al the cool people of the time across all classes. Unlike then, it now lies on the 11th floor of the building and has a restaurant, bar and lounge.

The manager of the new bar, city bar Rajeev, told the website, there was need to rekindle their iconic bar and it is set to open on the 1st of February this year.

Artistes Fik Fameica and Sheebah Karungi will be the entertainers of the night as the oldest city centre bar re-opens.

Nina, the Operations manager said they have the best prices in Kampala central business. They have an offer of 3 beers at 10k from 3pm to 9pm which is not available in other big bar around town. They also have a buffet at 20k with a drink.

Here is the new look of the newest bar in town

Loading...




(Visited 1 time, 1 visit today)
Continue Reading
Loading...

Facebook

HOT RIGHT NOW

%d bloggers like this: