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Nyege Nyege Music Festival: An explosion of culture, fashion and music

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Last weekend, the world headed to Jinja, Uganda, specifically to Nile Discovery Beach for the second edition of Nyege Nyege International Music Festival 2016. The festival was nothing short of an explosion of culture, fashion, music and art from various places across the globe and takes inspiration from the legendary World Festival of the Black Arts’ that took place in Dakar Senegal in 1966.

Nyege Nyege International Music Festival

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Hundreds of tourists and thousands of people from all over Uganda came to the Source of the Nile to witness an action packed weekend of entertainment at the three day non-stop musical experience that ran from September 2nd to 4th. Considered among the biggest music festivals in Africa, the Nyege Nyege Festival lined-up a massive list of artists from 31 countries for the best of contemporary African music with more than 200 artists and DJs showcasing their work. It was a diverse mix of genres and styles which included live bands, singers,  instrumentalists, cultural acts, dance acts and topped off with some of the world’s top EDM DJs.

Some of the major international acts included tropical bass pioneers Daniel Haaksman&Schlachthofbronx, both hailing from Germany, Dub Morphology (UK) DJ Zhao (China) and Tropical Camel (Israel). Burkina Faso Hip Hop act Joey le Soldat and the revered African electronic music legend from Niger MammanSani also brought the festival to life. Other headliners included the multifaceted GatoPreto from Mozambique and talented Ibaaku (Senegal) and Malian Balani pioneer Luka Production.

Kenya’s TetuShani, Nu Fvnk, Cosmic Homies, Jinku, Yellow Light Machine, Labdi and the Kaya Collective, Uganda’s Lady Slyke, Albert Ssempeke, Undercover Brothers, and The Dons were among the main acts from East Africa at the event that will see the return of Kenyan DJ/Producer Blinky Bill. However, one notable performance came from Uganda’s own Young Cardamom &Hab, a young hip-hop duo whose songs address the concerns of modern day Kampalans.

Nyege Nyege International Music Festival

The festival was set up over nine acres of land at Nile Discovery Beach Resort. It offered several food stalls, bars, lounges, fashion stalls, art exhibitions, chill out areas, swimming, boat rides, DJ stage and a main stage. More than 1000 people camped at the festival and the majority of Jinja’s hotels and guesthouses were full to capacity. The daytime vibe was relaxed as people enjoyed watching live music and chilling out with a good view the River Nile. While the nights were epic as people partied until the wee hours of the morning as they danced from one stage to the other.

The NyegeNyege Festival was organized by Boutiq Foundation and Talent Africa. Boutiq Foundation is acommunity based organization in Uganda that seeks to develop the local arts and culture industry by creating opportunities for upcoming artists while connecting underground acts from around the continent. Talent Africa is a leading events and entertainment company known for putting on some of the biggest events in the East African region.  The NyegeNyege International Music Festival was sponsored by Bell Lager, Brussels Airlines, XFM, Urban TV, British Council, Ethiopian Airlines, Talent Africa and the Boutiq Foundation.

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Mesach Semakula Promises Powerful Performance at “Bwagamba Experience” Concert

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The Golden Band singer Mesach Semakula has promised a powerful performance at his 2019 concert dubbed “Bwagamba Experience”. The concert will take place on Friday 14th June 2019 at Hotel Africana in Kampala.

Speaking to this website, Mesach Semakula revealed that the ““Bwagamba Experience” concert will be a memorable event.

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“I will be performing all my songs since I started for my friends and fans that have supported me for all this years. Preparations for the concert are ongoing. Am working with my team to make sure we give a memorable event,” he said.

The concert comes a few weeks after Mesach Semakula was honored by the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II at his 64th birthday celebrations. The Kabaka honoured Mesach with special certificate for his enormous contribution towards the Buganda Kingdom.

Mesach Semakula last held a concert in March 2017. The successful concert dubbed “Totya Bigambo” attracted a huge crowd of revelers.

The “Bwagamba Experience” concert will also have subsequent shows at Colline Hotel in Mukono on Saturday – 15th June, Luweero on Sunday – 16th June, Zebra Spot Kira on Friday – 21st June, Kyotera on Saturday – 22nd June and Maria Flo in Masaka on Sunday – 23rd June 2019.

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Photos: Jose Chameloene Donates Bus to Wakiso Giants FC

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Leone Island CEO Joseph Mayanja alias Jose Chameleone is in a high gear and anxiously campaigning for his mayoral post come 2021.

The ‘Champion’s hit maker unveiled the new travel monster to the local Oscar club Wakiso Giants FC.

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Below is his speech after the official handover of the travel facility.

“It’s was a great morning as I presented a BUS to WAKISO GIANTS FC at the home ground in Wakiso.

Upon my recent travel around the USA 2018,

As I was on my way to Phoenix I fortunately sat next to one kind Man, As we chatted he took me though an adventure of his business. I also shared to him who I was which got him overwhelmed and upon off boarding the flight we shared contacts and promised to reach out each other again.

Yes we did when I met him again In Oregon, we talked about passions in which I told him of what I do beyond music. I love sports and – Wakiso Giants FC my team that I have loved and supported regardless!!

He picked a lot of interest and asked me what best he can contribute to us.

On more talk he mentioned that he had a bus company and asked Whether giving WAKISO GIANTS one would make a change. I was so happy and immediately reached the administration of this team because he only gave a bus to the team and wasn’t responsible to ship and pay tax for it.

Long story short the Bus is finally here and today morning I officially handed it to the team together with the FUFA president Mr. Moses Magogo

I am so proud that we have ability that we can exploit if given a chance. PURPLE SHARKS – Enjoy your bus LEONE ISLAND MUSIC EMPIRE” Chameleone affirmed.

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Photos: Jose Chameloene Donates Bus to Wakiso Giants FC

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Leone Island CEO Joseph Mayanja alias Jose Chameleone is in a high gear and anxiously campaigning for his mayoral post come 2021.

The ‘Champion’s hit maker unveiled the new travel monster to the local Oscar club Wakiso Giants FC.

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Below is his speech after the official handover of the travel facility.

“It’s was a great morning as I presented a BUS to WAKISO GIANTS FC at the home ground in Wakiso.

Upon my recent travel around the USA 2018,

As I was on my way to Phoenix I fortunately sat next to one kind Man, As we chatted he took me though an adventure of his business. I also shared to him who I was which got him overwhelmed and upon off boarding the flight we shared contacts and promised to reach out each other again.

Yes we did when I met him again In Oregon, we talked about passions in which I told him of what I do beyond music. I love sports and – Wakiso Giants FC my team that I have loved and supported regardless!!

He picked a lot of interest and asked me what best he can contribute to us.

On more talk he mentioned that he had a bus company and asked Whether giving WAKISO GIANTS one would make a change. I was so happy and immediately reached the administration of this team because he only gave a bus to the team and wasn’t responsible to ship and pay tax for it.

Long story short the Bus is finally here and today morning I officially handed it to the team together with the FUFA president Mr. Moses Magogo

I am so proud that we have ability that we can exploit if given a chance. PURPLE SHARKS – Enjoy your bus LEONE ISLAND MUSIC EMPIRE” Chameleone affirmed.

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