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Salvado bringing top African comedians to Kampala for comedy show

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L-R: Speke Apartment's Assistant General Manager Sajeev Kulangarath,comedian Patrick Salvado Idringi, and UBL's Whisky Portfolio Manager Annette Nakiyaga,at the press conference to announce the Africa Laughs show.

L-R: Speke Apartment’s Assistant General Manager Sajeev Kulangarath, comedian Patrick Salvado Idringi, and UBL’s Whisky Portfolio Manager Annette Nakiyaga at the press conference to announce the Africa Laughs show.

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Comedian Patrick Salvado Idringi will treat Ugandans to a steady supply of humour yet again after the return of his star-studded Africa Laughs show was confirmed on Tuesday. First held in 2013, the feast of laughter will celebrate its fourth season on October 8, 2018 at the Kampala Serena Hotel.

Salvado has over the years transformed into one of the biggest brands in comedy both locally and across the continent, with his blend of laugh-out-loud humour and cheeky charm. He pulls crowds wherever he goes and with him hosting a show, the lineup is guaranteed to crank up every bit of laughter with jokes from all over the globe. Five local acts are lined up for the Singleton-sponsored event, including Daniel Omara, Prince Emma, Ronnie Mcvex, Agnes Akite and Madrat&Chiko while international comedians Prof Hamo (Kenya), Kevin J (UK), Basketmouth (Nigeria), Alfred Kainga (Zimbabwe), Eddie Kadi (Congo), Mc Jessy (Kenya) and Arthur Nkusi (Rwanda) complete the five-star roaster.

There will definitely be no reason to miss out on what promises to be an evening of rib-cracking comedy at the Serena Conference Hall come d-day with individual tickets going for Shs100,000 and a table available for Shs500,000. The lineup promises a blend of acts that include dialects, character voices, accents, great insight into human nature and street wise humour.

For Salvado, the journey the Africa Laughs show has enjoyed is testament to the growth of comedy in Uganda and the region at large.

“The industry has risen from nothing to grace. As major stakeholders in the industry, we have the challenge of keeping things new and exciting to keep our audiences satisfied. Africa Laughs returns with lots of additions as we continue to grow and develop comedy,” said Salvado.

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Photos: MC Esco unveils own night

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Ugandan musicians have a new platform to showcase their music. This follows the launch of a new theme night hosted by Mc Esco.

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Last Friday, the renowned media personality and events emcee unveiled his own night dubbed “TGIF”. The night which is hosted at Rock Bar is themed around local music and featured Deejays Malik and Starboy. It attracted a host of revelers who were treated to a cocktail of Ugandan music from past hits to recent chart-toppers.

According to Esco, the theme night is putting emphasis on boosting local talent and it will be strictly playing Ugandan music only.

This night is expected to be welcomed with open warms from Ugandan music lovers as well artistes who have in the past decried lack of ample airplay of their music in local nightclubs and media.

Here are some photos from the event.

MC Esco unveils :TGIF" night at Rock bar

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Uninvited Bobi Wine turns up at Chameleone Saba Saba concert

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The recently concluded Chameleone Legend Saba Saba concert attracted masses from all corners in and around town and it is not surprising that fellow artiste Bobi Wine who was not expected turned up to witness the much anticipated concert.Bobi Wine arrived at about 10:30PM in company of about 15 other people and made his way to the VIP section. Chameleone who was on stage at first ignored him and continued his performance to another three songs before thanking Bobi Wine for unexpectedly showing up. “Thank you Bobi Wine for turning up.” Chameleone then asked all people wearing red beret to put them off as he invited Bobi Wine on stage. “This is not a political show and all people wearing Red beret kindly remove them for the moment”Chameleone requested.Bobi Wine then stepped on stage and the pair mocked each other about their past which was full of fist fights but above all congratulated eachother for building and sustaining the music industry thus far. “You put about 1000 bricks on this mighty wall of Ugandan music industry” Chameleone praised Bobi Wine.Bobi Wine then perfomed his Kyarenga alongside Chameleone. A playful Chameleone mocked Bobi Wine by removing his red beret off his head” they played about.

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Female Ugandan writer wins big at International Literature Awards

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Female Ugandan writer, Harriet Anena won big yesterday after walking away with the Wole Soyinka prize for Literature at the Monson centre, Onikan in Lagos Nigeria.

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Established by the Luminor foundation in honor of Africa’s first Nobel Laureate in literature, Wole Soyinka, the Pan African writing prize worth 10,000 USD is awarded every two years to the best literary works produced by an African.

Ms.Anena won the award jointly with Professor Tanure Ojaide,a Nigerian writer who authored “Songs of myself” while Harriet Anena on the other hand authored, “ A nation in Labour,” a collection of poems that talk about Uganda being entangled in a political conflict since independence causing the citizens “labour pains.”She also explores her encounter as a child during the LRA insurgency war.

“Super happy to be the joint winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa 2018, for my book, “A Nation In Labour” she tweeted

A total of 110 submissions were submitted from over 11 countries in Africa.

Congratulations Harriet!

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