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MultiChoice launches digital hub for filmmakers

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Filmmaker Mariam Ndagire speaks at the launch of the MTF online portal.

Filmmaker Mariam Ndagire speaks at the launch of the MTF online portal.

By Our Reporter

MultiChoice Uganda has launched the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) portal, a digital hub for filmmakers. The online portal is the third touchpoint of the initiative following the launch of three regional MTF Academies (in West, East and Southern Africa), a 12-month film training programme aimed at upskilling the next generation of passionate young film creatives launched in October 2018 and the MTF Masterclasses launched in January this year to upskill industry professionals.

The interactive online portal aims at profiling and connecting Africa’s industry creatives and bringing pan-African talent and opportunities together in one place. The hub will allow filmmakers across the continent to network, find talent and showcase their work.

“The MTF Portal forms part of the investment MultiChoice has made to improving the quality and supporting the production of local content and storytelling across the continent. The MTF Portal will serve both seasoned professionals and aspiring talent in Africa’s film and TV industry,” says Patricia Kiconco, MultiChoice Uganda Head of Operations.

Users of the portal can also network with each other, connect and collaborate. The MTF Portal will also provide information on the MTF Academies and Masterclasses.

Mariam Ndagire, a renowned multi-award winning film pioneer said that the MTF Portal has been a long time coming, especially for a growing and thriving industry such as African film and television.

“The fact that it is built in Africa and for Africans is what makes this platform one of the most important tools for our industry. From training, mentoring to collaboration, the MTF Portal undoubtedly connects Africa’s film industry in a way that has never been done before, and this is what will keep the essence of storytelling alive.” She said.

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Stunning Queen Starr juggles her modeling career with music, watch her “Direction”

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Diaspora based Ugandan multi talented diva Yvonne aka Queen Starr has had her passion divided across a number of things and music is one we cannot ignore. Queen Starr has passion for singing, song writing, modeling and acting and yet still she excels at all.

While Queen Starr has excelled at modeling, many marked her when she started her singing career forming ‘God’s Generation’ gospel music group which performed in various churches across East Africa along with friends in Tanzania.

Coming back home, In 2016, Yvonne started recording with many young talented producers in Uganda including Witty Witty, Nash Wonder, Diggy Baur, Andre among others. She also achieved curtain raising performances for some big artistes like Jose Chameleone, Eddy Kenzo, Irene Ntale, Sheebah, among others. She has done songs like ‘Never Knew‘, ‘Mpambatila‘, ‘Give Me Time‘, among others.

Her song ‘Direction‘ will make you believe she is yet to break chains in the Ugandan singing market as it remains on point despite her not so very vast experience in the market here. The song was produced by Andre, and the video was shot by Meddie Menz.

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Stunning Queen Starr juggles her modeling career with music, watch her “Direction”

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Diaspora based Ugandan multi talented diva Yvonne Mulugi aka Queen Vee has had her passion divided across a number of things and music is one we cannot ignore. Queen Vee has passion for singing, song writing, modeling and acting and yet still she excels at all.

While Queen Vee has excelled at modeling, many marked her when she started her singing career forming ‘God’s Generation’ gospel music group which performed in various churches across East Africa along with friends in Tanzania.

Coming back home, In 2016, Yvonne started recording with many young talented producers in Uganda including Witty Witty, Nash Wonder, Diggy Baur, Andre among others. She also achieved curtain raising performances for some big artistes like Jose Chameleone, Eddy Kenzo, Irene Ntale, Sheebah, among others. She has done songs like ‘Never Knew‘, ‘Mpambatila‘, ‘Give Me Time‘, among others.

Her song ‘Direction‘ will make you believe she is yet to break chains inbthe Ugandan singing market as it remains on point despite her not so very vast experience in the market here. The song was produced by Andre, and the video was shot by Meddie Menz.

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Oktoberfest festivities commence at Sheraton

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Kampala Sheraton Hotel

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Although Oktoberfest might have originated in Germany, the beer festival has over the years become famous beyond Germany. In Uganda, Sheraton Kampala hotel will be marking the event with week-long festivities which started on October 1st and will go on til Saturday the 5th for a grand event.

The festival will feature authentic and unique German beverages, plenty of local beer brands, soft drinks served with lots of foods such as beef Goulash, pork Goulash, Jaeger Schnitzel, Roasted belly ribs in beer sauce, Bockwurst, Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, Bread rolls, Pretzol Bread, Spaetzle with creamy cheese, Red cabbage with Green Apple prepared by Chef Alexsander Pavlovic and Chef Hassin.

True to the festival roots, guests were served by traditionally-dressed waiters and waitresses to suit the occasion as the festivities to mark the annual event officially commenced on Tuesday. Also the Golden Brothers performed a live band of classical and traditions music that date way-back.

On top of these, the hotel conducted friendly inter-cultural beer games such as beer straw challenge, tug-of-war, beer pong, arm wrestling, Stein (beer glass) hoisting challenge, beer speed drinking that put revelers in a merry mood as the celebrations went on until late.

Speaking at the event, the PR and Marketing Manager Ms. Joselyn Ngiine said, Oktoberfest is a must for all Sheraton brands. “As the first hotel to land in many cities around the world, Sheraton has for long been the fabric of communities across the globe. Therefore the Oktoberfest is intended celebrate the rich Germany heritage, cultures and extraordinary experience.” Said Ms. Ngiine, adding that, “we are quite excited to give our guests an assured five days feast with cooler nights, hearty food, fine German beverages, good-time tunes and a party atmosphere.”

During the event refreshments kept coming, and the food offered something for everyone, with buffet standards such as roast chicken and beef alongside German classics such as sauerkraut, schnitzel and, of course, delicious sausages for those who want to enter into the Teutonic spirit.



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