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Music Review: Nva Ntinda By St. Nelly Sade

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This will fluff feathers. Do you remember Kendrick Lamar’s bars that stirred the Hip Hop fraternity across the face of the world? Well, to bring it up to speed with you, as a Hip Hop fanatic, you might have had a shove on the East Coast-West Coast feud between rappers from both hoods. Maybe you were barely out of your diapers then, but still, you have the internet which can make you take a detour and recall what ensued in a single click. And it was grim, that one. Grim and ugly.

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‘Nva Ntinda’ might trudge on the same path. The newly dropped track by St. Nelly Sade, ‘Nva Ntinda’ is sort of a laid-back piece against an equally laid-back instrumentation. It opens up with Nelly Sade introducing himself and proudly barks that he is from Ntinda, skimming from Wandegeya weaving through the alleys and jumping over rolex stalls and chapattis. He yaks on to Mulago, Kamwokya, Bukoto, past Country Kabira Club and, poof, to Ntinda. 

What started off as an innocent track entirely about the location of Ntinda, as the song choked on, it took a completely different tangent angle. I expected Nelly Sade to talk about the fragile and the cajoled middle class that stays in Ntinda. I expected him to, with unmatched pride, talk about the smoking hot birds that roam Ntinda town, and the likes. But he veers off that path and throws darts at the Hip Hop world in Uganda, blaming rappers for abusing their fans (yawn). And at some point he mentions Rubaga and I am sure the diminutive rappers that hail from those precincts might have sunk in their seats (or caps).

Nonetheless, ‘Nva Ntinda’ is an extremely smart piece that pounds on the soul, slowly, like raindrops that pour on your roof at night when sleep is lazily shooing you off this world. But, to me, I expected much from this seemingly well-executed piece of vocal art. I expected a man from Ntinda, proud to hail from those rich echelons and, perhaps, with sarcasm, battling other parts of this dusty town. I expect much and, clearly, I was robbed of the much prospect I had for the song.

Good song; well-executed and all, but Nelly Sade, you would have yakked on a bit. If you were going to Ntinda, you left me in Bukoto, see?

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Joan Lule takea SITIMA Y’AMAKA to Top TV

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Former Bukedde and BBS Preseter has again landed in big monenies after Top TV beckoning the presenter to take on a big slot at the station.

Joan Lule’s signature TV show Sitima y’amaka is back but this time on Top TV. The show that started on 20th April has received massive acceptance and support in its two months on air. Sitima y’amaka airs every Saturday at 11PM.

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Joan Lule has maintained and kept her show interesting for long that all the stations that have sought her services have adopted the show into their programing.

Relatedly, the presenter has also shown interest in politics after announcing she will stand for Woman MP Mpigi district.

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Ykee Benda becomes a father, set to celebrate in Burundi

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Singer Ykee Benda is over the moon today. The singer today became a father for the very first time after his yet anonymous fiancee gave birth to a bouncing baby boy.

The yet to be unveiled toddler has been named Donte Quain Tugume Muhagazi. Ykee Benda has taken the celebrations to Lacosta beach in Bujumbura, Burundi where he will be performing for the very first time this Sunday.

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An over joyed Ykee posted “Burundi, it’s a special day because you are going to be the first people to see me perform not just as Ykee Benda but as a father of a handsome young king” The website congratulates Ykee Benda on his new role as a father.

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Batalo East to Produce the Gathering at 10 years of Clay Dance crew

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Batalo East who last year produced the astounding Don’t Push Me (Tonsidika) Dance piece will again produce another highly anticipated Dance Piece dubbed The Gathering at National theatre auditorium in Kampala. The Gathering that will be performed next Sunday at the National Theatre will be presented by a dance crew dubbed Clay.

The Dance group that has risen from ranks performing at several festivals that include the dance Week and Batalo Dance Festival comes to stage to a point where Uganda’s Dance industry has seen great pieces like Dance Choir (Mukirombe) , Nambi and I am Female among many.

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For starters, the dance titled The Gathering is about a sneak peek into the humans of Clay: their Lives, Loves and Struggles. It also shows the ten years of molding, crafting, chiseling away.Clay Dance Company is an amazing collection of dancers with a heart for God, who seeks to create dance movement that is like clay in God’s hands, to be moulded into any of several genres of dance. While we had our roots in contemporary modern dance, we have evolved to learn an array of dances and continue to search and develop new dance styles most importantly in the area of Christian living and worship.

Batalo East, a company created to support young people through arts by building a bridge between traditional and urban arts, encouraging young people and dancers to value and incorporate traditional African art forms into their lives and artistry alongside their development as global citizens and artists on the international stage. Through different programs like the Equation, Batalo Dance fest, Batalo dance Academy, Kuhamahama among others

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