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Oprah Winfrey explains why she refused to have children

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Oprah Winfrey never became a parent and she has explained why.

“I didn’t want babies. I wouldn’t have been a good mom for babies,” she says in an interview for Good Housekeeping UK in its April issue. “I don’t have the patience. I have the patience for puppies, but that’s a quick stage.”

Winfrey, who has been with her partner, Stedman Graham, since 1986, says leading the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls gave her the role of mother figure.

“When people were pressuring me to get married and have children, I knew I was not going to be a person that ever regretted not having them, because I feel like I am a mother to the world’s children.”

“Love knows no boundaries. It doesn’t matter if a child came from your womb or if you found that person at age two, 10 or 20. If the love is real, the caring is pure and it comes from a good space, it works.”

Winfrey says being a mentor for 172 students at the girls-only boarding school in Johannesburg was the equivalent of having her own children.

“It is more rewarding that I would ever have imagined,” she said. “I was doing this to help them, but it has brought a light to my life that I can’t explain.”

When Winfrey was 14 she gave birth to a son who died a few weeks later in hospital.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

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Video: MC Norman Ganja drops Wanachukia Furaha

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South Africa-based Ugandan singer Mc Norman Ganja alias Mutebi Ronald has dropped his latest single “Wanachukia Furaha”

Norman was born to Ugandan music legend Eddy Ganja and is also a Multi –award winning artiste, producer, songwriter and political activist who advocates for the people power movement is yet set to release is Swahili and Luganda doubted banger ’ WANACHUKIA FURAHA’ Which means “Haters”? This time round decided to release Swahili and Luganda song because Swahili is common language a cross East Africa countries and targets his message to be received by all Africa and East African people.

Wanachukia Furaha, the message behind this love song is that he is trying to talk about haters who invade in people’s relationships and family affairs and he was assuring his lover that no hater will separate them or enter into they love affair. It was written by MC Norman and audio was produced by A kron production.
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Interview: Meet Hatim and Dokey, the new music duo in town

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Hatim and Dokey

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There is a new duo in town — Hatim and Dokey!

After writing several chart topping songs for other Ugandan artistes, songwriters, Hatim aka Ken Hatim and Dokey aka Dokta Brain have teamed up to also share in the spotlight. They are getting behind the microphone to record music.

The duo was recently signed under Subwami Empire, a local Talent and Events Management Company and are currently working on their debut music album.

We caught up with them for a quick chat:

1. Who is Hatim and Dokey?

Hatim: Real name Ken Hatim, I am a Ugandan singer and songwriter. I started out as a solo artist in in 2015, but that didn’t pan out. Currently I am one half of the duo, Hatim and Dokey, which is signed under Subwami Empire, a Talent and Events Management Company.

Dokey: My real name is Nkwanga Geoffrey but many people know me by my stage name Dokta Brain.

I started my music career at Sous Records in 2014 where I was an in-house songwriter with producer ManPollo.

In 2015, I got my breakthrough after working the legendary Angella Kalule on her single ‘Malaika’. Later that year, I met with the late Danz Kumapeesa and wrote several hit songs including ‘Musawo’ and ‘Magic’ for Winnie Nwagi, as well as ‘Juice Wa Mango’ by Rema.

I have since written several other songs like ‘Kisasi kimu’, ‘Binkolera’, ‘Omwoyo’, and ‘Beera Nange’ by Sheebah Karungi; ‘Sabula’, ‘Nakupenda’, and ‘Katijjo’ by Fille; ‘Olindaki’ by Lydia Jazmine, just to mention but afew.

2. How did you meet and what made you decide to team up?

Hatim: We met for the first time in studio in late 2019. It is after this that we discovered that we could do good music together. The chemistry, how our vocals blend, and the positive feedback from other people made us confident and we talked about becoming a duo and the rest is history.

Dokey: I met Hatim in 2019 at Nuff Empire studio where I had gone to record a song with Skills On the Beat. We had a long chat about the industry and music at large, listened to each other’s music, and thereafter decided to record a song together. We realized there was a good vibe between us, and decided to record even more music together in that same week.

After taking time to look through what we had done together, it was addictive and irresistible to our consciences, we felt we belong together musically. It is after this that we thought of becoming partners.

We formed HD Music, H from Hatim and D from Dokta Brain, but felt the name didn’t sound catchy enough. We later settled for Hatim & Dokey.

3. Describe your kind of music and the creative process that goes into making it?

Hatim: Our music falls in quite a number of genres and is mostly influenced by the surrounding environment at the time. Writing lyrics and creating melodies is a natural skill and ours has evolved over time with training and experience.

Dokey: We are versatile artistes, both lyrically and melodically. We are not confined to one music style. We may do a lot of Afrobeat music but we are very flexible, allowing us to realize our full musical potential.

4. Are you working on any music projects at the moment? If yes, when should we expect them to drop?

Yes, we are working on our debut album titled Vibes and Themes (VAT) which will have 20 tracks. So far we have released 2 songs and hope to be releasing more music soon.

5. What challenges have you so far faced in the music industry and how have you dealt with them?

Hatim: The lack of funds to attend studio sessions, record and produce music, shoot music videos and promote the music is one of the biggest challenges we have had to go through, not to mention unsupportive people along the way.

Dokey: Just like any other business, the music industry is challenging, especially financially. But thank God for our management, we’ve overcome that struggle. Now, the remaining struggle is just a question of time, and all will be alright.

6. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Hatim: We pray for life, otherwise we are working to get to the top. We see ourselves holding successful album releases, music concerts, and global tours.

Dokey: We are just going to do what we have to and continue to grow. Through hard work and persistence that we intend to put into our careers for the next five years, we should be able to put our name on the global map.

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Video: Alan Scoop strikes again in new video “Birthday Queen”

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New York based Ugandan singer Allan Tumusiime aka Alan Scoop has struck again. From his first album on 2015, Allan has evolved into a better singer evident in his new release “Birthday Queen”

Birthday Queen was produced by The Wizzy on the Beat and video shot by Sasha Vybz, the song is another love ballad piling praise to a woman. “This is just one song off his new upcoming album” sources from his camp have told us.

Who is Alan Scoop?

Alan Scoop is a New York based Ugandan who recently persued music. He owns Scoop entertainment a music label he rins along with other artistes. He was introduced to us by the famed Coca Cola/MTV Video Joker (VJ) search in 2007, before going on to host Theatre Factory’s Barbed Wire show on NTV, and appearing in Henry Ssali’s films: Kiwani; The Movie and Bullion. He then suddenly went off the scene, only later to learn that he had gone for kyeyo in the United States.

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Daddy Andre donates 3 tones of food to Moslems in Mbaale

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Singer and Producer Daddy Andre teamed up with Occupy Love NGO and donated 3 tones of Maize Flour to the Moslem fraternity of Mbale district

The gesture is part of the campaign by the league to help those in need especially the Muslim community in different parts of the country, during the COVID-19 Pandemic lockdown

On his part Daddy Andre who is under Black Market record label, noted that these are very trying moments that have left a number of people vulnerable and in dare need saying “These people need our support.”

By the grace of God, I and my management (Black Market Records) were able to stand with our brothers and sisters in Mbale. In these trying times which also happen to be the holy month of Ramadhan were our Muslim brothers and sisters are fasting, we were able to avail them with food to take them through this time,” Andre said.

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