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A new movie on Uganda martyrs absolves Kabaka Mwanga on murder of his subjects

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Stories have been told and retold about the world famous Uganda martyrs. However, an upcoming movie to be premiered on May 30th, at Theatre la Bonita is a story that you have not been told before. With modern cinematography, the film about the martyrs is set to write history.

The movie challenges the story you’ve been told that Kabaka Daniel Mwanga killed the converts to the new religions. The story tells you who actually did so and what was their motive.

The film starts in Buganda kingdom of 1870. The Baganda worshipped their gods called lubaale. It was a time for witchdoctors such as Mama Fiinas of today, were celebs in their communities. That’s when a witchdoctor’s son asks his dad to quit sorcery. But of course he can’t. However, he was gracious enough to send his son to learn Islam, one of the new religions in the kingdom. And when 97 Muslims are martyred, the witchdoctor’s son freaks out of Islam. His dad gets him a job in palace with the Christian martyrs to be as a page. As fate would have it, Christian Martyrs too are killed. The boy is saved again, but he is castrated. Later, the witchdoctor’s son replaces the man who killed the martyrs. This is the story with background of Buganda history and heritage.

The fully action packed movie was directed by respected film maker Philip Luswata and produced by John Ssempebwa, the deputy Chief Executive Officer of Uganda Tourism Board.

Shot in Kalangala, one of the most beautiful parts of Uganda, the martyrs’ story is a new way of telling Uganda stories.

The red carpet premier is expected to attract high profile guests, including the Speaker of EALA Parliament Hon Dan Kidega who is to be accompanied by more than 15 East African MPs, government of Uganda officials, Mengo officials as well as the clergy.

Miss tourism queens will usher in the film fans and music will be by Frank Mbalire and Sammy Kasule in their new break away band Ziwuna.

Uganda Wildlife Authority and NBS television are the main sponsors of the movie of the year and tickets will be on sale at Theatre la Bonita from 27th May.

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Judiciary secretary Bigirimana Rubbishes Reports he’s been Denied Visa to the US

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SECRETARY TO the Judiciary, Pius Bigirimana has described reports that he’s been denied a visa to The United States as ‘malice’ insisting was in New York just recently.

There was a published story that Bigirimana was denied entry to The States where he was invited to attend the inauguration of Prof Jim Gash as the president of Pepperdine University in Los Angeles. According prior News, Bigirimana was expected to travel alongside other judicial officials including Chief Justice Bart Katureebe.

Reacting to the story, Bigirimana describes the reports as malice and unfounded.“This is malice . I returned from New York recently. That’s rubbish,” he said. Indeed, Bigirimana was in the United States in May this year for the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Organization (ILO) to which he is the secretary. As part of its 100th anniversary, ILO painted a mural at the Uganda Embassy in New York in recognition of the efforts the government has put in place to solve youth unemployment.

The mural, part of the five painted around New York, specifically honours the Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP) for its unique approach in promoting youth entrepreneurship while contributing to the reduction of youth unemployment.To date, the Programme which was initiated by Bigirimana following his posting to the Gender Ministry in June 2013, has funded 20,159 youth projects. Up to Shs9,232 billion has been revolved to finance another youth 1,090 projects.Bigirimana has been at the forefront for integrity and has been praised by President Yoweri Museveni for his role in fighting corruption in Uganda.He has also been praised for his hard work and patriotism.

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We intend to have the biggest event of the year in ASFA 2019 – Talent Africa boss Ali Alibhai

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The Abryanz style and Fashion awards are back for the 7th time and for the first time they have partnered with Talent Africa group.

Talent Africa group under it’s events and promotion wing will come active and handy in the ASFA 2019. We were keen on the partnership and quizzed Talent Africa boss Ali Alibhai on why he chose to partner with Abryanz this year.“We are a 360 entertainment company and have over years mastered the art of events marketing and this is another event we look forward to evelevating further. Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards have a very good reputation and we are sure our contribution will be felt” he said.

Talent Africa Group has in the past yet somilarly big events like Nyege Nyege and hosted many foreign artistes and have at all instances sold out. With such momentum we can be sure ASFA 2019 will be another event to look upto, probably the best ever edition so far.

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Photos: What you missed at the “Kyaddala” movie premiere

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Reach A Hand Uganda (RAHU) in conjunction with Emmanuel Ikubese Films and partners premiered their long-awaited pan African series “Kyaddala: It’s Real” in an exclusive black carpet event held at Kingdom Kampala on Friday evening.

The evening kicked off with a cocktail where revelers were serenaded by the soulful Kenneth Mugabi and Steve Keys, before later being ushered to the screening room to watch the first episode of the TV series.

The exclusive premiere attracted key players in the film industry from Uganda and beyond ranging from movie directors, producers, actors and actresses beyond the cast of Kyaddala.

Based on real life experiences, Kyaddala depicts young people’s sexual and reproductive health issues through a rich storyline with compelling themes like HIV and its impact on young people, Teenage pregnancy and the role of “gatekeepers/ stakeholders” in averting child marriages, Sexual and gender based violence among young people and how it affects their SRHR needs and Myths and misconceptions around young people’s SRHR and how to create an enabling and safe environment for young people to seek SRHR information and services.

“Kyaddala is a real conversation starter, tackling topics that people are afraid to have. This show will provoke important conversations on young people’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Challenges,” noted Humphrey Nabimanya, the Founder and Team Leader, Reach A Hand Uganda.

Featuring stars like Martha Kay, Salvado Idringi, Mathew Nabwiso, Anita Fabiola, Emmanuel Ikubese and Olumide Oworu (from Nigeria), the 8-part series will officially start airing on October 5th on NBS Television and on the official Kyaddala YouTube page and Sauti Plus TV.

Here are some photos from the premiere.



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