In Uganda, the pearl of Africa, we, unequivocally, might be stuck with social, economic and political pitfalls, limping economy, sky-rocketing prices, unemployment, political instability, potholes, corruption, worrying health systems, rotting institutions, strikes, substandard road network, unstable power supply, poverty, killer endemics, shameless girls who roam around sticking their proboscises in men’s pockets et al, but one thing that garners all the positive remarks is that, Uganda is a beautiful country. It really is. And this can be witnessed in Lary Chary’s Olee Uganda music video.
Hillary Tumusiime alias Lary Chary from the faded singing group Big Tyme comes with an unadulterated video that depicts and mirrors Uganda with the joyful, indigenous instrumentation and the pictorial in the video. It is one song you would retire to after a long day and you feel redemption creeping in your bones. It provides the much-needed solace for the enraged Ugandan populace. It came out after the 50th independence celebrations. And if there is anything that screams patriotism, it has to be this song. I want to think the honchos and big kahunas that ride this nation in their roller-coaster should actually drift from their slumber and use this song in their patriotism campaigns. Yes, it seems patriotism is one thing that they should immunize and inject in people.
But, nonetheless, Olee Uganda is a flawless song that carries with it the delightful, melodic Ugandan beat and the imagery in the video seems to be an alright idea. It is not shabby, it is smart and eye-candy. The largely unknown Lary Chary appeared, recently, on a local television saying how his song was hurled to the backseat. I pulled my chair closer, a few inches closer to my screen, palm rested on the chin, and felt a tinge of pity for this lad. And his well-executed video. Maybe it is about time this video is hurled to the front seat. Maybe it is about time we loved our own. And, indeed, Olee Uganda is our own. Good video. Break a leg, Chary. Even though I am tempted to call you Charlie. Good stuff, this one.
Reviewed by Nimusiima
Ykee Benda impresses with his dancehall single — “Amina”
Ykee benda aka The boy so tender is commonly known for his gentle touch to the note with songs like “Malaika”, “Super Man” and most recently, “Whistle”, a collaboration with songstress Rhema. In most of his songs he has always come off as smooth and easygoing for the ear, allowing his audience to sink into his amazing creativity.
But Ykee Benda took his fans on an unexpected twist with the release of his dancehall hit single titled “Amina”.
“Amina” is a dancehall song crafted around a man’s love for a beautiful African woman. It’s different from any Ykee Benda sounds you’ve had before and you can be rest assured, it will get you dancing.
Last week, he released a world class video for the song in partnership with Swangz Avenue. Directed by Swangz Avenue’s Marvin Musoke, it is a well choreographed and colorful video.
AMINA is a profound demonstration of Ykee Benda’s creativity and flexibility which allows him to freely explore his vocal prowess.
Watch Amina video below.
Review: Olives Restaurant and Bar, the Heaven in Naguru
By Ian Ortega
Located in the middle of Naguru, opposite the Surgery Clinic, Olives Restaurant and Bar is that one hangout spot that immediately infects you with calmness.
It is rare to find the kind of place in the city that would make you feel at ease on a Wednesday evening. Yet, Olives is that place. Speaking of Wednesdays, they have a special where you get a free glass of wine for every meal you buy here.
None beats their traditional oven pizzas, it’s that taste that captures the buds long after the pizza is done. But the environ itself is one of calmness, and relaxation. It’s the perfect place to de-stress.
Then comes their customer care. Despite having a big white clientele, they treat all their guests equally. You really feel at home. And there’s a speed to their meals preparation. You won’t have to wait until you can’t wait no more.
By the way, they have these quotes they scribble on their boards. Such as; “if you want to look thin, hang around with fat people.” Haha, or “why you need to hang around troubled people, because troubled people always have plenty of alcohol”.
There is some cool music that serenades in the background. It’s a super 5 star experience coming in at a very cheap price. I would definitely bet on it every single Wednesday and the days after… It’s the perfect place to grab your cold Black Bell.
Song Review: Rapper Kayce House makes decent effort at trap music on “Trippin”
Trap is the new thing in global hip hop market and some folks are so quick to take the trend and flow with the tide.
The beauty of trap is its enchanting beats and a rather carefree style of wordplay. With this breed of rap, you can get away with what most purists would not stand perhaps the reason some old school rappers have been calling off this kind of rap.
But that’s at the highest level. Back home, anything goes. Upcoming rapper Kayce House tries his hand at this flow on his single “Trippin” and makes a decent effort.
He brings the feeling of enjoying life, living good life, and moving on from a failed relationship. Isn’t that what everyone aims for?
However, such a song would get better reception, if only for the benefit of the local audience, by blending in some Luganda words.
Listen to the song below.
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