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Nyege Nyege; The Greatest Uganda Story Never Told (yet).

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By Staff Writer

Every year come August, Ugandans get that strange little tingle, a feeling grows towards september and finally it hits you, it’s Nyege Nyege and you feel no pain, only joy and hapiness from what has now become one of the most talked festivals on the planet.

Everyone has an opinion on Nyege Nyege. Those that have attended: “the best party of my life”, “life transforming experience”, “I feel recharged” and even “I met my wife at Nyege”… And those that have not attended: “Nyege Nyege is evil”, “Nyege Nyege is too wild”, “Nyege Nyege is for rastas” and the list goes on. But what if we asked the artists, the people from Njeru, the hotel owners and the minister of Tourism, they all will have positive things to say about an event that directly affects them, in a positive way.

But few people know that Nyege Nyege is actually just a part of a much greater vision for the creative industry. The founders beieve in the creative arts economy as a potentail income greater than any resources found under the ground. Before Nyege Nyege was even an idea, the founders used to work with musicians and djs and music producers, as well as filmmakers, photographers, dancers, graffiti artists and fashion designers, always aiming at building strong communities and working together to find new ways to showcase creative talents.

With the demographics and job market of Uganda in a complex bind, the founders of Nyege Nyege saw that by expanding the access to market for people in the creative sector and by giving last mile support to talented individuals, it would generate interest worldwide and create more opportunities for the artists. That brings us back to the Nyege Nyege not many people know about. The two labels they run, nyege nyege tapes and hakuna kulala have both received internationa critical acclaim, the community studios that pushes young talents to the next level, a place for bands to rehearse and a networks that now spawns the whole planet. The festival received about 500 artist applications this year, a testament to its value for the artist community.

Artists know that Nyege Nyege can make careers the same way it has made designers and restaurants, right there and then, with over 40 international bookers in attendance, an underground artist has the chance to break through. Nyege Studios train and support emerging artists, the record label Nyege Nyege Tapes and the Nyege Nyege Festival now help promote the artist to a wide audience, and then come international tours and considerable income.

Nyege Nyege Tapes now has over 25 artists on it’s roster, 75% of the making considerable income from Europea, Chinese, American and South American tours, inspiring more artists to come to Uganda and learn about East African music and the region as a whole. So the festival is a celebration of the year’s works, for artists know that this is the performance that doesn’t do playbacks, it’s where the best come and shine.

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Faridah Nakazibwe endorses Bruno K’s latest song “Tonta”

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NTV Mwasuze Mutya presenter Faridah Nakazibwe many rumoured to be an item with Bruno K has endorsed the singer’s latest song “Tonta”

Bruno K who recently signed under Black Market records released his first project under the label and it is already shaking the industry getting many positive responses from strong stake holders of the industry and from public figures and the latest is Faridah who he composed for a song earlier this year

Faridah shared the song on her social media with praises on it and urged everyone to watch it because it is worthy

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Zari fights with People Power fans

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By BigEyeUg Team

Ugandan-South African based businesswoman, Zari Hassan (Zarina Tlale) is at over head with People Power supporters and she can’t hold to their venomous any longer.

This follows her recent Facebook live video where she questioned People Power Movement flag bearer Bobi Wine’s credentials of contesting for the Presidential seat.

Zari’s remarks on Bobi Wine’s potential of becoming the President of Uganda sounded unpleasant to his fans and the People Power supporters worldwide as they immediately flogged her on social media.

Zari Hassan

Today (Monday) morning, the self-proclaimed ‘Boss lady’ took it to her social media with a decision to limit accessibility of commenting on her live videos, which will only favour strictly her friends.

She has also promised to help and educate her tormentors more about her recent ‘Credentials’ request concerning Bobi Wine’s candidature in the upcoming Presidential elections.

Read Zari’s statement;

Going live 12pm South African time (1pm Ugandan time)

We will continue to educate you as much as you think intimidation and abuses is what works for you.

Comments limited to ‘friends’ only since some you listen with your behind and don’t listen with a brain to understand. Tell a friend to tell a friend that The Bosslady has a message for the country and its citizens.

See you later….

We will keep you posted

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Kasuku and Sheila Gashumba fight takes new twist

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By BigEyeUg Team

Sheila seems to be in control of the Uganda’s media at the moment with her one month old ‘Stop cyber bulling in Uganda’ campaign.

After her victory over Urban TV’s Tina Fierce whom she accused of using her ‘Scoop On Scoop’ show to throw malicious insults at her, Sheila has now turned guns at Nation Media’s Isaac Katende aka Kuku Wazabanga (Kasuku).

This follows Kasuku’s remarks on Sheila Gashumba’s ‘Stop Cyber Bullying in Uganda’ while appearing on NBS TV’s ‘Uncut Sabula’ show.

Kasuku

During the interview, Kasuku asserted that Sheila has no moral authority to run such a campaign having also been a culprit of social media bullying when she used her handles to insult, former NTV presenter, Robin Kisti.

Kasuku’s opinion didn’t sound pleasant to Sheila even for a blink of an eye as she immediately set a Facebook live video to drop her response on his claims.

In the video, Gashumba revealed how Kasuku should have been their (Sheila and Gods Plan) target to hunt-down in this campaign because of his continuous malicious criticism to musicians.

Sheila Gashumba

She also says that Kasuku is just being a hypocrite whom she once helped to have his first buffet at Kampala Serena Hotel.

Sheila has also shifted the war to Twitter as she continues to shower the ‘Talk and Talk’ show presenter with unbearable insults of his career.

Age is just a number it has never meant Intelligence!! Kasuku you should be retired now allowing other young talented youth to have a chance to be on radio and tv than attacking public figures!! You should be on holiday right now!!” tweeted Sheila.

Surely Kasuku seems to have been a valuable item for Gashumba to ruin under this campaign as she has also onboarded boyfriend, Gods Plan in the war.

Gods plan indirectly thumbs Kasuku for having begged him Shs. 50K for transport.

Sheila Gashumba and boyfriend, Gods Plan

He also advises him to first pocket adequate evidence before giving opinions during discussions.

I remember giving someone 50k outside guvnor for transport. Naye MUJOOGA

My advice to journalist or radio presenters is always investigate before opening your mouth to give an opinion. Your opinion has to be based on facts not because your friend told you his side,” tweeted Gods Plan.

However, Kasuku seems not over taken by the couple’s words as he buries hope of getting any reply from him.

Afta alot of thought,am not going to get involved in a verbal exchange with Sheila Gashumba or the boyfie.This has become their way of life lately. They can mek all the noise in the world and enjoy retweets but not today… Time will tell. Gudnite,” wrote Kasuku.

The campaign was initiated by Sheila and boyfriend, Gods Plan last month to curb the thrilling social media harassment in Uganda, marking celebrities as the best victims.

Having landed Kasuku, one of the most celebrated critic media personalities in the country on her docket, the public highly anticipates the fresh war to escalate beyond this point.

We will keep you posted.

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Bae @31: Bad Black bosses with a seductive photo album at her 31st birthday

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Whenever the annual calendar clocks to the 5th day of July, social media is buzzed with birthday wishes to Kampala City socialite, Shanitah Namuyimbwa alias, Bad Black.

Bad Black is fond of taking up the day in the news without anybody’s favour but instead on merit of possessing one of one of the highest numbers of following.

Today, Shanitah marks her 31st Anniversary in life and she has got to pomp it in style with a huge volume of photos where she appears at-ease with friends.

The photo album also features her cozy and imminent moments with boyfriend Sky West.

Bad Black and boyfriend, Sky West kiss

She has even run out of words to explain God’s blessings’ abundance to her and territory at an age of 31 because she looks better despite blooming a late age.

Lord am so grateful. 31yrs today it looks good on me. If you indeed bless me & in large my territory,” she wrote.

The mother to three is also astonished by her aging like fine wine and compares herself to an Egyptian goddess.

See how at 31yrs Aging like fine wine no competition but accept am Egyptian goddess,” Black adds.

Unlike her past birthdays where she has hyped the parties with glamorous designs and valuable gifts brought by friends and family, Bad Black is expected to celebrate this in a scientific way, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here is Bad Black’s full photo album;

Happy Birthday Bad Black!

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