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Pepsi brings back Konshens for mega Kampala concert

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Ushers at the Konshens Kampala Media Launch

Ushers at the Konshens Kampala Media Launch

Pepsi has announced that it will bring international music icons Konshens and Alaine for the August 2013 concert, to deepen its Live For NOW global campaign in Uganda.

Pepsi, the flagship brand of soft drink giants Crown Beverages Limited (CBL), has injected more than Shs200 million into the fete which is due on August 23. The sponsorship makes the refreshing brand the official sponsor of the Pepsi Konshens & Alaine Live In Kampala concert 2013.

Innocent Tibayeita, CBL head, sales & marketing, told journalists on Friday that sponsoring the Konshens & Alaine concert fits well with Pepsi’s Live For Now brand promise, which reflects the insight that its fans all around the world desire to capture the excitement of now – a mind-set that is aligned at the very core with the brand’s DNA.

“Pepsi has decided to sponsor the Konshens and Alaine concert because it is a perfect fit between Live For Now, a belief shared among all its fans and what the international music stars live for. By bringing them to Uganda to connect with Pepsi fans, we want to deepen the brand’s global equity in a relevant and authentic way.  At Pepsi, we believe it’s not enough for our brands to just say something, they also have to live it,” Mr Tibayeita said at Club Venom.

He added that Pepsi is about fun and entertainment which many people always desire at a particular time. Many times that very moment, which is Now.

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Crown Beverages’ sponsorship for the concert comes at a time when the company is rolling out the new Pepsi global marketing campaign in Uganda.  The campaign, announced earlier this year by PepsiCo Inc., is intended to rekindle the company’s deep heritage in pop culture and music. It wants to connect with the “Now culture”.

Konshens & Alaine will perform at the Lugogo Cricket Oval in a concert, which will also feature most of the top local musicians.

Konshens last came to Kampala in October 2012 and his songs like; Gyal a Bubble, Bad Gal, Jah Love Me, Gunshot a Fire, Don’t you Try Con Me, Stop Signs, Do Sumn and Couple Up are club anthems as are Alain’s Spin Me, All or Nothing and No Ordinary Love.

Mr Tibayeita said even before the concert is held, lucky Pepsi customers will win tickets and other Pepsi goodies during the concert’s activations in bars and nightclubs throughout the country in the next two months.

“The Konshens & Alaine concert starts now because we believe people must make the most of every moment. So, be on the lookout when we visit you,” he said.

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Ugandan cosmetic line, Minama launches new skin care product

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Ugandan beauty and cosmetics brand, Minama has released a new skin care product on the market.

The brand’s C.E.O Afsana Pey S.K has announced the release of its Minama skin oil, which goes on the market today, in Uganda and across the continent.

“Minama skin glow oil has really helped many of our clients and myself, particularly for ailments like Acne, blemishes, black spots, scars etc. It also clears your skin and leaves it glowing with that beautiful shine,” she explains.

When asked what was her motivation for setting up the skin care line, Afsana explains that she suffered with skin issues for a long time, and being as there weren’t many solutions available on the market, she decided to start up her own skin care line, whose many other products include lotions, soaps, creams and other cosmetics.

“I know first-hand how bad skin can affect you, especially your confidence, so I started the line to help others and myself. We have more products launching in December, and we can’t wait for all our clients, old and new to get their hands on this skin oil,” she concludes.

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Vivo Energy donates 15 million shillings worth of school materials to Kiswa Primary School

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Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants in Uganda, has today visited Kiswa Primary School in Bugolobi, Kampala and donated school materials and sanitary towels worth Fifteen million Uganda shillings to enhance its Schools’ Education Support programme.

The donation was handed over by Vivo Energy Uganda Managing Director, Mr. Gilbert Assi in the presence of the school community, Vivo Energy Group Chairman, Mr. John Daly, Non-Executive Director, Ms. Hixonia Nyasulu, Executive Vice President for East and Southern Africa, Mr. Hans Paulsen and staff. 

Kampala Capital City Authority’s Director of Education and Social Services, Miss Juliet Nambi Namuddu was the guest of honour at the colourful function that was also attended by the Mayor of Nakawa Division, Hon. Ronald Bamwezo under whose jurisdiction the school is located.

Speaking at the school visit, Mr. Gilbert Assi remarked that education is one of Vivo Energy’s priority areas of community investment.

“We believe in empowering the future generation of leaders by giving them opportunities to learn. We hope that the support that we have given to this school today will in turn lead to improved literacy, better grades and overall improvement of the school’s performance.”

He added, “Vivo Energy Uganda’s Schools’ Road Safety Education programmes have in the past five years trained pupils in over 120 primary schools as road safety ambassadors. Kiswa Primary School was one of the first schools that we approached at the time. We are pleased that this relationship has progressed to the point where we are confident in the abilities of the children to support fellow children to observe safe road practices. We focus on children as the future drivers in order to inculcate in them a culture of road safety at a young age. Children can also be effective in influencing their parents’ behaviour and through these efforts, we would like to win them over first as a way to reach their parents.”

Ms. Aisha Bagaya Ntege, the Head Teacher of Kiswa Primary School commended Vivo Energy Uganda for identifying the school’s challenges and supporting the administration to address them.

“Our school population consists of over 2000 children, drawn from the less fortunate communities near and far from our location. We try our best to manage the existing challenges such as limited learning resources, nutrition, absenteeism of female students due to poor management of menstruation and more. I am delighted that companies such as Vivo Energy Uganda have a heart for the communities around them and reach out to support education. We appreciate this gesture.”

KCCA Director of Education and Social Services, Ms. Juliet Nambi Namuddu expressed her appreciation to Vivo Energy Uganda for supporting education in Uganda: “On behalf of KCCA, that manages public schools in the city, we commend Vivo Energy Uganda for continually partnering with us to make education experience for the children less of a challenge. We encourage like-minded organisations to join us in a similar initiative.”

Adding, “It is a sad reality that one out of 10 African girls skip school or drop out of school entirely due to lack of menstrual products and proper access to proper sanitation according to United Nations Children’s Fund. However, this hindrance to the education of female students is now a priority for the KCCA and for the Ministry of Education.”

Vivo Energy Group Chairman John Daly and Non-Executive Director, Ms. Hixonia Nyasulu are currently in the country on a business familiarization tour of Vivo Energy Uganda.

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Nsenene Ku Beat Event slated for November

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Ruspolia differens aka katydids, locally known as ‘Nsenene’ is a Uganda delicacy that’s mostly consumed in the months of April to May and November to December.

The lastest is that Striddle Events Africa, an events company has come up with several recipes such as Samosa Nsenene, Burger Nsenene, Pancake Nsenene, Bread Nsenene and Chapati Nsenene which will be exclusively unleashed for the ardent consumers to enjoy whilst dancing to soothing musical beats by our local talents.

Speaking to the press, Sebulime Peter alias Demo Riley the CEO Nsenene Ku Beat, asserted that they were supposed to have this event in May this year but decided to postpone it to November so they can prepare well enough to give people a better experience.

He added that the idea is to promote food tourism and this event thus presents a unique opportunity for Uganda’s vendors, consumers, corporate companies and tourism institutions to celebrate the country’s rich and original snack Nsenene and music culture.

There will be activities like cooking competitions, games, live video mixing, live band, celebrity cookouts and artists performance.

The event which will happen on Sunday 24th November at HillTop Garden, Naguru and gates will be opened at 10am till late. The cover charge is only UGX 10k and children enter for free.

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