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The Ultimate Guide to Your Prom Night

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Prom night is the biggest night for any high school student. It’s one for the books and nothing can go wrong. From selecting the best outfit from many prom dresses or tuxedos to your date, this day carries many memories you’ll remember for life.

However, with so much to think about and plan for, many students end up ruining this day because they didn’t have a solid plan. No worries though. If you have a fast approaching prom night, this guide will offer you the tips to plan for your big day.

  1. Have a Budget

Prom is a big night and everyone wants to look good, but do you know what you’ll spend on? Chances are you’re too excited with a lot of ideas crossing your head you don’t know what to choose. This is why you must have a budget to list down all your expenses.

Afterward, you can find out what each will cost and whether it’s necessary. For example, take a look at the basics:

  • Your Outfit – This is the most important item for your big day. For the ladies, you may want to pick from amongcheap prom dresses but still maintain a stylish and modern look. For the gents, a flashy tuxedo will do. As you go shopping, have a budget to help you stay on track.
  • Makeup – It doesn’t whether you’ll do the makeup yourself or have a professional do it, a budget is important to avoid overspending.
  • Nails – Pedicure or manicure, including these and other related costs in your budget.
  • Jewelry and accessories – You need to accessorize your outfit with jewelry and other accessories, but don’t hurt your pocket trying to look good.
  • Prom tickets – Many students forget about the tickets since they’re immersed in their outfit choice and other look-good factors.
  • Dinner – Prom tickets differ depending on how much you can afford. Some come with dinner included while others don’t. If your ticket doesn’t include dinner, your prom group should identify a dining location, but make sure you can afford the place.
  • Transportation –Having a prom group allows you to contribute to transportation costs. This will save the entire group of money compared to if everyone paid for their own transport. Besides, where’s the fun riding alone to a big night such as prom night?
  • Boutonniere or Corsage for your date – This long-standing tradition carries from one generation to the next. Don’t forget about it.
  • Photos – What’s a prom night without photos to mark the memories made? However, if you’ll hire a professional photographer for this job, consider the costs.
  • Have a Prom Group

This group consists of your friends and it’ll help all of you overcome difficulties associated with planning for a prom night such as transportation, dining and timekeeping. You can create a Facebook group where the entire squad can communicate. This way everyone will be in synchrony.

  • Synchronize with Your Date

You don’t want last minute rushes neither do you want arguments on the big day. To avoid this, start planning for the prom night with your date and agree on certain basics including transportation, your outfits, boutonnieres/corsages so you appear as one during the night.

  • Make Necessary Appointments in Advance

This includes beauty treatments, booking your transportation and dinner. Making reservations and bookings in advance saves you money and time while avoiding disappointments.

Therefore, do this a month before the big day because chances are during prom season, many high schools may have same day prom nights. Furthermore, some services may book fast during this season.

  • Get Your Parents Onboard

Just like you, your parents have been waiting for this day and it’s normal for them to want in on the action even if it’s just a photo session. Thus, loop them in on your plans and you won’t regret it. Besides, you don’t want them blowing up your phone trying to find out where you are.

  • Enjoy Yourself

This is your big night. One which you won’t get to experience again. Therefore, enjoy the night to the fullest and don’t let small issues bug you. Before you freak out, ask yourself whether it’s worth your fun. These small issues will only affect you if you let them.

If you’re reading this it means you have all the tips required to prepare for your big day. Nevertheless, it doesn’t mean everything will go as planned. For this reason, it’s crucial to have a backup plan for everything. This way your prom night will go on smooth.

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Supa Sigiri’s Relieve Households In Uganda Of Annual Excessive Charcoal Expenses

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The Government of Uganda through the Uganda Clean Cooking Supply Chain Expansion Project, a Government of Uganda project, implemented by Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) is encouraging the public to use improved cook stoves dubbed ‘Supa Sigiris’ designed to use less charcoal, emit less smoke and cook faster than the ordinary cooking stoves found in most homes. Currently, Supa Sigiri’s can relieve their users of at least 360,000Ushs worth of annual charcoal expenses.

According to the 2016/2017 Uganda National Household Survey, almost every household in the country either uses charcoal or firewood for cooking, revealing that the dependency on firewood as a source of energy is straining the environment locally, regionally and globally. Ordinary Sigiri’s emit large amounts of black carbon which in the long run contribute to global warming. 

The collective benefits of using any of the Supa Sigiri types are;

  • Supa Sigiris use less charcoal,
  • Supa Sigiris cooking time is greatly reduced thus making them a faster means of meal preparation,
  • Supa Sigiris emit less smoke, and therefore reduce the risk of health issues household members may face in association with smoke fumes released within the home, 
  • Supa Sigiris also ensure a cleaner and safer environment generally in the home because of their unique design.

Speaking on the sidelines of the Capital FM Cook off with Supa Sigiri held last Friday, 23rd August 2019, Michael Oboth Sales Personnel for the Envirofit and Ecozoom cook stoves explained that the Envirofit and Ecozoom are a product of a World Bank research to combat climatic change which has become a global concern. ‘Both Envirofit and Ecozoom cook stoves save consumption rate of fuel by 58%, have a 78% faster cooking rate and 82% smoke reduction.’ Oboth added that one can cook with the Envirofit cook stove in the comfort of one’s choice:  on top of plastic tables, woollen carpets or tiles and they will not cause a fire outbreak.’

Biolite cook stove Representative Uganda Andrew Abacha said, ‘Biolite improved cook stoves can uniquely charge your phone or light up as you cook. It uses minimal amounts of firewood which in the long run addresses environmental, health and financial challenges. It also saves its users money as they need firewood worth only 500 Ushs to cook with every day.’

Charles Akamanya, Sales Representative and Project Development Officer for the Potential Energy cook stove said, ‘The Potential Energy cook stove is versatile, uses both charcoal and firewood, cooks at double the speed and comes with two provisions for cooking both at the top and bottom.’


Debbi Nansumba, Project Officer for the Smart Home Supa Sigiri Cookstove said that being part of the Uganda Clean Cooking Supply Chain Expansion Project has generally created awareness for the cook stoves and widened the market. She called upon the public to use Supa Sigiris cook stoves because of their benefits that make them unique from ordinary sigiris.

Mugwanya Ahmed the Sales Representative for Ugastove cook stoves said, ‘Ugastoves are durable, can work for 4 years, have less carbon emission, save energy and use less charcoal than ordinary sigiris.’

The Supa Sigiris come in 7 brands and are priced as follows:


Stove typePrice (UGX)
1Smart Home17,000

ILF Smart Home17,000
2Ugastove charcoal stove  45,000

Ugastove dual stove45,000
3Ecozoom Jiko Fresh125,000

Ecozoom Jiko Bora165,000
4Envirofit Super saver charcoal stove200,000

Envirofit Charcoal stove170,000
5Biolite Home stove 2180,000
Potential Energy: Berkley Darfur stove95,000
7BURN Jikokoa150,000

BURN Kunikoa150,000

Any of the 7 Supa Sigiri’s can be bought either by cash or loan (PSFU is reaching out to the various office SACCO’s in and around Kampala for the member credit facility option). Supa Sigiri’s sale points around Kampala and Wakiso can be accessed at the following locations: 

  • Shop No. 4 located at Wandegeya market building, Northern wing,
  • Johnrich supermarket Kabalagala entrance,
  • Bugolobi market entrance, 
  • Nakawa market, charcoal entrance shop No. 278, 
  • Seeta Trading Centre next to Stanbic bank ATM.
  • Capital Shoppers Ntinda and Nakawa Entrance
  • Kasubi Market opposite Kobil Petrol Station

Supa Sigiri’s can also be ordered via the phone on 0783813902; via SMS to 8008, Type Sigiri [leave space] your location and send; Email: info@supasigiri.co.ug; or by visiting the website www.supasigiri.co.ug. The Supa Sigiri’s are also available on the JumiaUG shop.

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Breeze Serenity Saloon and Spa, a perfect one stop serene place for all your body care

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Not so many places around town will have you get all your body services at a one stop. Serenity Saloon and Spa is one of those places that will not need you place to place, the Kimathi based Saloon and Spa has services ranging from makeup, weaving, braids, dreadlocks, massage, pedicure & manicure, facial, body scrub, hair treatment, tattoos and physiotherapy services.

From those that have been at the place, the customer care is excellent and in a conducive and mind relaxing environment that has FREE WIFI. Because we have been there to experience the ambiance, the place is convenient for all classes of people including the working class because it opens through all 24 hours.

While is remains a classy saloon and Spa the charges are relatively friendly. Breeze Serenity Saloon and Spa is located at Kimathi Avenue, Pan African House, next to Kampala Casino.

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Here’s What to Expect at 2019’s Nyege Nyege Festival (300 Artistes; 4 Days Nonstop Fun)

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Nyege Nyege is finally here. The fifth Edition of Nyege Nyege is going down at Nile Discovery Beach in Jinja. Yes, right at the source of the Nile. It’s 300 artistes, 6 stages and 4 days of non-stop fun.

There’s not a single festival in Africa that comes close. It’s two stages playing mainstream African music versus 4 stages playing the cream of the East African underground with a carefully selected line up of international artists, including acts from all over the Continent as well as a special focus on China, Indonesia and the US.

This 5th edition really aims to bring forth the amazingness of the Ugandan and East African creative spirit. By showcasing performances and happenings, art installations and delicious cuisine, dancers, acrobats, graffiti artists and fortune tellers, musicians, magicians, all brought together to create one grand adventure that lasts for four days. Even more so than previous years, this year’s edition will be highly participatory and interactive, with a special emphasis on building community and spaces that are safe and fun.

This year Nyege Nyege is endorsed by the Ministry of Tourism and the city of Njeru, making it a joint effort to showcase the beauty and hospitality of Uganda to all foreign visitors. Nyege Nyege is partnering with several touring companies in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, South Africa and Los Angeles to give visitors a chance to combine the festival with other adventures, from rafting to safari and mountain climbing, or simply relaxing, Uganda has something for everyone.

This year the festival will feature 5 stages and one secret stage, as well as roving traditional bands and a few disco shacks outside the festival grounds where surprise acts from the official line up will perform.

Music is once again the main topic on the Nyege program, with over 300 performers coming from over 30 countries, in essence a true celebration of music.

Fulu Mziki the legendary 8 piece band from Kinshasa will make their first appearance outside of the Democratic Republic of Congo, they will be in Kampala for a month building instruments, costumes and recording an album in the Nyege Nyege Studio, ahead of one of the most anticipated performances.

D JDiaki from Bamako will bang out balani tunes, while DJ Serpent Noir will bring Ivoirian coupe décalé to the tropical stage, Menzi, Msaki, Sho Madjozi and DooWop will bring the whole range of South African music from gqom to afrohouse and soul, Hama the synth virtuoso from Niger will take everyone to the Sahel while Infrapa will breath new life in his twisted kalindula soukous hiphop from Kisangani.
From China we will have electronic heavyweights and label boss Kilo Vee, who wil.

Remember, Nyege Nyege is nothing but the feeling of a sudden uncontrollable urge to move, shake or dance.

Are you ready to Nyege?



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