By Our Reporter
If you didn’t know who DJ Nimrod is, then Spenah Beach Entebbe was a good place to find out. Why you ask? It takes an established brand to pull off the massive crowd that Galaxy FM’s Deejay Nimrod gathered for his All White Singles Beach Party. With support from Uganda Waragi, DJ Nimrod (real name Nimrod Nabeeta) held his biggest and best beach party since he took the chance four years ago. Young and old, the beach front was dotted with revellers in various fashions of white. From young boys and girls trying to make a fashion statement to the men and women making a splash in the dirty algae filled lake water, everyone was having fun in their own way.
The party attracted some of the best artistes and singers on the scene today including Fefe Busi, Fik Fameica, Spice Diana, Lydia Jasmine, Bebe Cool, Chance Nalubega.
When Fefe Busi stepped on the stage, the crowd’s massive welcome confirms without a doubt that he is well on his way to stardom on Uganda’s hip hop scene if he maintains his flow, relevance and consistence. Not only has he woken up the once sleepy hip hop genre, Fefe Busi has also redefined crowd engagement. His free style hip hop performances on stage are especially engaging, not just for the crowd but for many of his contemporaries who he challenges to a battle. This is the kind of performance that calls for creativity, and Fefe Busi never fails. He also took the crowd through his best hits from, Who is Who, to Idi Amin, Business and many more.
Fik Fameica has also stepped onto the entertainment scene and claimed his place amongst the biggest names right now. In fact, it is safe to say that he has replaced so many yesteryear artistes who have gone into hibernation. His performance was as entertaining as it was engaging.
But the young lads still have a lot of catching up to do with old timers Bebe Cool and Chance Nalubega. Bebe Cool still commands respect, 20 years into his music career today. His performances are as energetic as they were 20 years ago. It is clear he has progressed from his disrespectful table top performances, but he still gives the crowd what they are yarning for. Running wild with the dancers and grinding on stage with the girls like a Fefe Busi who has just found fame. He also performed at length a range of his hits including his hit of the moment, Katono, Ndi Wuwo, I do, Teka Sente, Mbozi Za Malwa and many more.
It was Chance Nalubega who was the surprise of the day. A rarity for a beach crowd, Nalubega will forever be etched in the many hearts of Ugandan revellers. Her hits which are well over a decade old continue to command audience attention especially Abateesi and Abenugu.
Deejay Nimrod says that every year his brand grows and his fan base doubles. “I never expect people that come for my parties and every year I get overwhelmed by the turn up. Each year I have different artists coming to entertain the fans and this year we have Chance Nalubega. She has never performed for a crowd at any beach and this then makes it her first performance at the beach. I am glad people still love her,” Nimrod Nabeera says.
Bergman100 Film Festival Launched in Uganda
By Our Reporter
On Thursday evening, Ugandan film enthusiasts alongside media enjoyed a movie giving insight into the life of iconic Swedish film maker Ingmar Bergman. The screening which was organised by the Embassy of Sweden in Uganda at Alliance Francaise offices in Kamwokya marked the launch of the Bergman100 Film Festival in Uganda.
The Bergman100 Film Festival is an on-going global showcase aimed at celebrating the life and legacy of legendary Swedish film maker, Ingmar Bergman, who would have turned 100 years this year. The festival will be a 5-day cinema showcase taking place from 15th -19th October 2018 in Kampala.
According to Polly Kamukama, the curator of the festival, they will screen four films by Bergman during the festival. “We have carefully selected four films, each from a different decade in Ingmar Bergman’s career which spans over four decades,” he said. “We want to highlight his growth journey as a film maker as well as his consistency in his cinematic themes.”
Speaking during the event, Samuel Sandberg, the Head of Administration at the Swedish embassy, noted that festival is timely as it coincides with the European year of cultural heritage and also provides an opportunity for cultural exchange between Uganda and Sweden.
“We will host several individuals in the Swedish film industry during the festival, and this will be an opportunity for Ugandan film makers to network with them,” he stated.
Meanwhile, there will also be a discourse on gender representation in film during the festival featuring a panel of experts as they discuss challenges, opportunities and solutions to the plight of female film makers in Uganda.
Bryan White parades 3BN Shillings as he prepares for Arua return
Bryan White Foundation (BWF) boss Bryan White has today announced that he will return to Arua to continue his quest of rehabilitating members of criminal gangs in the town.
Address Press at his Makeshift offices in Munyonyo, the humanitarian said he will continue his activism of reducing poverty among the young generation but said this time he is focusing more on intoxicated criminal gangs’ members. He unveiled billions of shilling to be used during the entire period of 4 months of project.
Under his Bryan White Foundation, he is set to return to Arua on Friday 19th October for a period of 4 months as a way of reforming the criminal gangs in the area.
Members from notorious youth gangs in Arua will go into a residential camp for 4 months where they will receive training to acquire individual skills in different categories like mechanics, carpentry, brick laying and concrete practice to mention but a few.
The members will also acquire financial discipline and will rehabilitated from their drug and weed affected lives.
“The foundation will spend 4 months skilling and rehabilitating criminal minded youths. After Arua, he will head to Busia and then Kampala doing the same,” a source said.
Kanye West to visit Uganda
By Nila Faisal
American rapper Kanye West is coming to Uganda.
The “No More Parties In LA” rapper has revealed in a video that was taken during his impromptu speech at one of the Apple Stores in Georgia that he will be coming to Uganda to finish his ninth album “Yandhi”.
Kanye revealed earlier this month during his appearance on popular US show Saturday Night Live that he was going to Africa to complete the album that was meant to be released on October 1.
However details about his visit like where in Uganda he will be staying and if his family, Kim Kardashian and their three children will be joining him remain scanty.
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