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The Guys We Love To Hate.

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It was a Saturday, the day started off like any other. The sun shone bright and the birds were singing as he opened the windows to let in the morning freshness. He went about his morning business as usual. But that would all change when Bryan decided to take a boda boda to work.

Done with his morning business and all set for work, he rushed out of his room quickly locking the door behind him as he headed for the gate. No sooner had he set his foot outside the gate than the boda boda guys at his local stage beckoned him; they always seem like predators lurking in the shadows waiting for the opportune time to pounce on their prey.

He nodded in acknowledgement.

Two of the guys on the stage raced out, leaving behind a large cloud of dust as they tried to outrace each other.

Meanwhile, Bryan impatiently stood there waiting as his thoughts slowly drifted away from the events of the moment. He seemed to gaze far beyond the unfolding events.  Actually, the previous day, he had been warned about his late coming and he certainly could not afford to be late again. Every second that ticked away, he seemed to die a little inside. He just could not wait to mount the boda boda and dash off to work.

He was brought back to reality by the hooting.

Without even bargaining, he just jumped onto the back as he shouted out his destination to the rider. They were ready to hit the Kampala dusty roads. It was a bumpy ride for the start until they cornered onto the main road.

And off they went. Steadily pacing up. They soared through the streets and made turns like a pro at the grand prix, overtaking cars one after the other. They squeezed through every little space they could find as they tried to beat the jam.

Then the unexpected happened…

As the boda boda guy tried to make a quick turn onto the next junction, a speeding van appeared on the same road forcing him to come to a screeching halt, skidding off the tarmac and ramming into the van. If it had not been for driver’s van agility, Bryan would not have been so lucky that morning. He only bruised his elbow and rib side and also got a minor superficial cut on his face.

Not many people usually get as lucky as Bryan was that morning. Bryan’s story is just a like a drop in the ocean, there are millions of other untold stories.

Most people have experienced worse. A number of people have ended up in wheel chairs, crippled for the rest of their days. Others have met their demise, leaving a huge void in the heart of their loved ones. That is how far reaching, the recklessness of boda boda guys is.

Despite, all such experiences and haunting memories, these are guys we can’t seem to live without!

How will you make it on time to work if you forgot to set your alarm and woke up late? How will you deliver that document across town and be back to your office as quickly as possible? What will you do if your car breaks down and you can’t get a mechanic to fix it in time?

One way or the other you will need the services of that boda boda guy. They are more like a necessary evil.

Sometimes, it’s we that fuel their recklessness, we are often so much focussed on getting to our destination as fast as possible that we subconsciously encourage these guys to ride on, faster and faster, we urge them, pretty much disregarding the imminent danger.

On other occasions, we are just abit reluctant to tell the guys to slow down. Hardly, have I seen a passenger caution a rider about speed before they mount onto the back of that motorcycle. It is rather a common sight to see people grit their teeth, clench their fists and shut their eyes like they are under some sort of captivity.

Funny, if you ask me because you act like you were forced to take that ride. You forget you are paying for the service; you should choose how you want to be ridden unless of course you hitched a ride or something. You are the boss here and you need to reaffirm your position every now and then if you are not comfortable with how you are being ridden around. In any case, it’s your life that is at stake here.

That sigh of relief should not because you could not wait to finally get off the boda boda but because you actually got to your destination.  Your life is so precious; don’t throw it to the wind because you could not say STOP!

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Meet Kwata Esimu Hit Maker, Freeboy

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Freeboy aka Mandela Mubark Adams is talented Ugandan artist who has caught an eye for everyone after his saleout song Kwata Esimu featuring Swangz Avenue’s Winnie Nwagi

Here is all you need to know about him

Freeboy is a young artist from the westnile region / Arua town who started his singing career not so long ago, he has managed to put a couple of songs under his name that have established him and one of the most sought after artists at the moment.

He has songs like Magic, Alemi, Letaa, and Sabala Gwe Abinkubya, among others that made him the biggest artist in the westnile region,

Signed to Viva entertainment an Arua based company they teamed up with swangz avenue in an endeavour to giving him a bigger platform, thus working with Winnie Nwagi on the Kwata Esimu hit song that has become the talk of the town, topping all music charts both Radio and TV

Freeboy comes with a unique voice & style, blending kadongo kamu with afro beats & pop making him an interesting artist to watch out for

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“I earned 120K at my first job” Brian Ahumuza consoles Sheila Gashumba

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Fashion guru Ahumuza Brian of Abryanz Collection has revealed how he was also being paid 120 monthly salary. Through his social media platforms, Ahumuza Brian has revealed how much he was paid being when he had just started his fashion road years ago.

Ahumuza opened up his first store, The Abryanz Collection Store, a clothing retail opened its doors to the public in 2010 at Prime Complex and in 2014, the Abryanz Collection was awarded as the Best Youth Fashion Store at the Kadanke Youth Awards.At the Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards in 2015, the Abryanz Collection launched its first custom made collection. The majority of the pieces are now on sale in stores. This collection was collaboration between Brian Ahumuza and a few fashion designers in Korea.

The Abryanz Collection has also showcased at many of the past Buzz Teeniez Awards events, and Kadanke Youth Awards. Off the runway, the collection has exhibited in secondary schools within Kampala and across Central region during the school tours organized by the fashion magnet.

The Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards. (2013- To Date)

With the idea of getting the fashion industry in Uganda pronounced and established, Brian Ahumuza begun The Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards back in 2013.

Abryanz was named the new Ciroc UG Brand ambassador on 14 October 2016. The fashion guru broke records as he became the first East African to endorse the Premium Vodka Brand, Ciroc.

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A Mbarara 9 year old releases her debut single

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Have you thought about the children’s entertainment specially during this lockdown? 

This is sorted as a 9 year old girl from Mbarara district releases  her first solo video titled ‘NINZA KWEGA’ literally meaning ‘I WILL LEARN’ 

Murungi is undoubtedly talented  and picks inspiration from her mother Emily Kikazi, the region’s reigning Best Female Artist. Murungi’s project does not come as a mistake since she recently featured her mother in the trending Runyankore song titled Twerinde Coronavirus. Murungi brings out a strong voice and wonderful gestures in the NINZA KWEGA single. It’s not the first time she appears before a camera. In 2019, Murungi appeared in a song visual titled ‘Mwana Wangye’ where the mother was telling her to be a well behaved child. Now in her Ninza Kwega song, the young beautiful Murungi, like her name, seems to be putting into practice what the mother taught her. Murungi is a lucky girl. She is already signed under her mother’s label called SUPER RICH GANG and the song was produced by the best producer Deus Kabagambe of sure tunes and Video was shot by VoltFilms. The mother tells us that she has a full independent management under the same label led by one U-Turn Fahard who is an influencer in the region. 

The mother, Emily Kikazi, an artist, says she is aiming at a big brand Murungi not just a stage performing artist. Murungi is having a personal music coach who doubles as her producer Deus Kabagambe. In just hours, her Facebook page MURUNGI and Youtube channel MURUNGI UG have shown pretty good growth. I recommend this video for every parent and child. Good luck MURUNGI!

Watch her debut single here

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Lydia Jazmine, Feffe Bussi, Tonix and Grenade light up Club Beatz second edition

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The second edition of Club Beatz at Home online concert took place on Saturday and featured singers Lydia Jazmine, Grenade, Feffe Bussi and Tonix. The show as usual was hosted by Martha Kay and DJ Aludah made his debut appearance.

The Club Pilsner organised show lived up expectations and got fans piling praise for the exhibition. All artistes performed in the comfort of their homes.

The show started with Allan Tonix electrifying ‘Swag Meter’ performance. Tonix also did ‘Sikuleka’, ‘Romance’, and ‘Sunday’ before leaving the mic for Grenade. Grenade did his master pieces Nkuloga and Akaama among other songs and still put up a good show.

Lydia Jazmine then took over the show with her ‘Masuka’, ‘You and Me’, ‘Hit and Run’ among others. Feffe Bussi, the master of free style then closed the artistes’ show with ‘Business’, ‘Love Yo’ among others.

The party went on all night with Sir Aludah on the decks.

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