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StarTimes set to premiere the Hisense Competition

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StarTimes will starting the 4th of August be airing the recently concluded Uganda’s first ever obstacle course challenge competition dubbed Hisense Challengers Uganda.

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The Hisense Challengers Uganda was held at Mandela National Stadium and featured 80 competitors (40 men & 40 women) attempting to complete a series of obstacle courses of increasing difficulty for cash prizes of up to Ugx23,000,000 worth, Hisense Air Conditioners, and nights at Arirang Hotel.

Among various physical obstacles, stepping stones, rope climbing, balancing bridge, bowling, and sack racing were among the sports undertaken.

The Hisense Challengers will be hosted by the humorous World champion Golola Moses, and is scheduled to premiere on StarTimes channels starting 4th August 2019 on Sanyuka TV at 9pm every Sunday, 9th August on Sports Focus at 7.30pm every Friday, and on NBS TV on 11th August 2019 at 11.30am every Sunday.

One can also watch the show on the StarTimes Mobile App by simply downloading StarTimes ON, then click on the “Hisense Challengers Uganda” banner and be a part of the action on: Hisense Challengers— Beyond Limits!

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StarTimes ON is StarTimes’ official App providing video streaming service of 70+ LIVE TV channels, exclusive LIVE football matches (UEFA Europa League, ICC, 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, Bundesliga, Ghana Premier League and online videos, catch up, short videos, plus TV guide of all 400+ channels on StarTimes’ digital TV platform. The StarTimes Mobile Application which can be downloaded for free on the Google Play Store and Apple App store offers viewers over 70 channels.

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StarTimes is the leading digital TV operator in Africa, serving nearly 20 million users with a signal covering the whole continent and a massive distribution network of 200 brand halls, 3,000 convenience stores and 5,000 distributors. StarTimes owns a featured content platform, with 480 authorized channels consisting of news, movies, series, sports, entertainment, children’s programs, etc. The company’s vision is “To ensure that every African family can access, afford, watch and share the beauty of digital TV”.

StarTimes achieves this by combining satellite and terrestrial DTV systems as well as OTT services to provide an open and secure digital wireless platform. The company provides a robust signal transmission service for public and private broadcasters; offers consumers outstanding Pay-TV programs, mobile multimedia, wireless Internet connectivity and convenient online services.

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Club AMNESIA closes today in final party

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For the last eight years, club Amnesia has been open 5 days a week, offering a fresh experience to Kampala’s partiers with a fresh & different theme every night & more. However, this Thursday 1st August 2019 the club have its last night to have one last drink. With effect from Friday 2nd August 2019, Club Amnesia will be no more! On behalf of the Board of Directors, here is a statement from the Co-Founder & Managing Director of Club Amnesia, Dr. Innocent Nahabwe:

“Those who have read my book know my view about business. Business is just business. We should, as business owners, know the trends our industry is taking and if possible anticipate the direction our consumer habits are taking.

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 We have realised that in the nightclub business, everyone is drinking from near their homes – mostly in open spaces. Closed bars are phasing out. We have therefore, taken the step to close Club Amnesia with effect from Friday 2nd August 2019 with the party on Thursday 1st August 2019 being our last.

 We are grateful to you our customers, for keeping us in business for the last eight years. Ever since we opened, the number of similar businesses that have opened and closed are uncountable; but we have thanks to you remained open because of your support. We thank you!

 We have hosted some of the craziest parties this town has seen. We hosted all the top artistes and those starting out. We have birthed many careers and given a platform to so many.

 We have hosted many Kasikis, sending hundreds of you to your marriage. Some of you have found love here while others have lost love in the same place.  So many memories. We must celebrate all that tonight.

We are also thankful to our landlord, Mr. Rajiv Ruparelia and his dad Sudhir Ruparelia who have been good hosts. I hope we have been good tenants. We will remain at the building as a restaurant that serves the true Uganda dish- Katogo 24/7.

 We thank our suppliers, lawyers, auditors, bankers and the beverage companies that have been very supportive over the years. We couldn’t have made it this far without you.

 We thank our dedicated staff. Your energy and passion is what made us go this far. Thank you. To my partners Bobby and Pius, thanks for sticking with me through all this madness.

 Tonight – we shall have one last drink at Club Amnesia. So, ladies and gentlemen, in the spirit of having a great time, please come through tonight and we drink to the memories.

 Where do we go from here? Well, we will communicate our next move soon. But once again, thanks a lot for the support to Club Amnesia; it has been proof that you had a great evening the night before!”

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DJs to win big in this year’s DJ awards

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Fireworks Advertising Limited, an integrated communication, sales and marketing advisory firm announced a partnership with Trance Events International, the organisers of the 13th edition of the Annual DJ Awards to be held in early August.

This was unveiled at a media briefing held at fireworks advertising office in Kololo.

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Uganda DJ Awards is a free style DJ battles competition that ranks top DJs after the battle for supremacy with the aim to empower talented unknown DJs to get known by the music lovers and music hotspot audiences in Uganda. The Uganda DJ Awards platform identifies and helps optimally harness the potential of talented DJs who are unknown in such a way that can strike a balance between their own quality of life as well as towards their meaningful contribution to the society.While briefing the media, Mr. Frank Muthusi the General Manager, fireworks Advertising remarked that the Agency has in the past partnered with and supported different stakeholders with expertise in diverse fields of operation but DJ Awards is the first of its kind in this category that the business is partnering with to identify and support DJ’s talent.

“We shall be providing management services to the Trance Events and we are looking forward to a long standing relation between the two entities,” said Mr. Muthusi.

Adding that, “As an agency well known for igniting talent and building great brands over the last 11 years through executing successful campaigns, we envisaged this as an opportunity to come on board towards a positive cause of empowering the talent of DJ’s and contributing to the overall music and entertainment industry in Uganda”.

Mr. Anthony Yawe, the Managing Director Trance Events extended appreciation to fireworks Advertising for their commitment to this cause, citing a long-term benefit for the DJ’s that will be participating but more importantly, the entertainment industry as a whole. “We have held successful Annual Uganda DJ Awards editions in the past which has seen us steadily progress with time, and we believe by partnering with fireworks Advertising Ltd which is a top tier marketing and communication advisory firm, we shall accomplish our target of best communicating and appealing to our target audiences,” said Mr. Anthony Yawe.

He further lauded Pioneer DJ the makers of Pioneer DJ turn-tables and other top-of-the-range entertainment systems for providing the latest equipment on the market for this competition.

 He said that, “This year, Pioneer Corporation has brought a new twist and exciting experience to the competition and has offered their latest entrant into the market, the “Turntables” that will be used by the DJ’s while competing for the title, giving them a chance to work with one of the world’s most robust pioneer turntable made so far”.

Since 2008 when it was first launched, the Uganda Annual DJ Awards which has so far rewarded over 231 DJ’s, 20 of whom are female, for their distinguished talent seeks to offer a platform for hidden talent for the DJs’ who might not have the stage to showcase what they have and as well be empowered so that these success stories are told through the media.

The DJ Awards will traverse different parts of the country including; Mbale, Jinja, Gulu, Masaka, Mbarara and Kampala.

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Photos: Here is what you missed at the Little Hands Go Green Climate change Match

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The climate change March that took place last Saturday becomes one of the most sucssesful Climate change March in Africa. It was organized by Uganda Little Hands Go Green and powered by Riham, NFA and Nema. The March that too place in the city centre was presided over by the Deputy Speaker of Parliament Hon Jacob Oulanya.

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