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The Ultimate Guide to Your Prom Night

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By Staff Writer

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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Why MTN Uganda Delivered First Ever Online Zzina Awards

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A week after the Zzina awards ceremony, the number of views has almost doubled as Ugandan music lovers from all over the world continue to watch the awarding ceremony that appreciates Ugandan music. For the first time ever, the seventh edition of the awards were held online due to the social distancing guideline that prohibits public gatherings as a way of preventing the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

Despite the grim situation occasioned by the pandemic, Ugandans cast their worries aside and took to the various online platforms to enjoy a spirited and entertaining award ceremony that spanned 3 hours and forty minutes of nothing but pure fun and entertainment.

The show had 22,000 live viewers across all the platforms on which it was broadcasted live, such as; the MTN, Talent Africa and Galaxy FM facebook pages. By press time, the show had 400,000 views.

While announcing the artiste of the year, Sen Somdev, the MTN Uganda Chief Marketing Officer said that MTN was delighted to put a smile on Ugandans faces during these hard times as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic.

“We are trying to keep people happy in these troubled times. So any contribution that we can make to keep the smiles going makes us feel proud so we are here to sponsor people’s smiles through music,” said Somdev before announcing Eddy Kenzo as the artiste of the year.

Dr Innocent Nahabwe, the proprietor of Galaxy FM the radio station that hosts the annual music awards appreciated MTN for supporting the Ugandan music industry over the years.

“This is the second year that they have directly sponsored the Zzina awards.  These awards are all about the love of Ugandan music and we appreciate our relationship with MTN on this,” Nahabwe said.

He noted that as the main sponsors of the awards ceremony, MTN Uganda took care of the production, shooting and videography to ensure that Ugandan music fans enjoy the online awards show.

“A lot of artistes and fans are very happy with the awards and although they were online, as lovers and supporters of Ugandan music, we achieved what we set out to achieve and even more,” Nahabwe said. 

While announcing the Luga flow artiste of the year who happened to be Fefe Busi, Jimmy Ssempuuma the marketing manager central region at MTN Uganda mentioned MTN’s support towards music and specifically rap music with MTN Pulse Rap battles an initiative which was concluded early this year as well as sponsoring the HipHop awards for the last three years, among many other music- related initiatives.

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PHOTO: John Blaq Finally receives his Zzina Award

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This year the Galaxy FM Zzina awards were scientific and we all know why – COVID 19. For the first time in 7 years the awards were held online. Only a few artistes were allowed on set as they observed strict Social Distancing rules.

Fast forward, many artistes did not receive their physical awards because of this. John Blaq has just received his today, several days after the awards happened.

The singer who has a new song called Mulubiri was named Male artiste of the year at the online award ceremony. This was the only award that he scooped in this year’s edition.

When he received the award Blaq rushed to show it to his fans and thank them for the support. He said;

“This is to you my people…
Thank you for believing in me .
Male Artiste of The Year 🥇
Thank you for loving #JohnBlaqMusic, thank you Galaxy FM 100.2 , MTN Uganda and Talent Africa Group
More music to the TOP. ⬆️”

Congratulations once again Blaq. Keep shinning.

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Bad Black Money: Promoter Balaam to arrange payment

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Socialite Bad Black is one who doesn’t mince her words especially when it comes to issues if her money.

The socialite who took part in the Tonsemberera campaign commissioned by Precision Media on behalf of Ministry of health has been busy on the internet in the past couple of days. She was throwing tantrums left right and centre for failure to get payment for the advert she did.

The ad which was supposed to sensitisatize young women about the dangers of Coronavirus has been running on all media. However, Bad Black the model in the ad says she was not paid and has been demanding 500 million shillings from government.

The agency that worked with her, Precision came out and clarified that the advert was supposed to be probono as her contribution to the fight against COVID19. However Black disagreed and asked to be paid.

Today the socialite and mother of 2 managed to get an audience with promoter Balaam owner of Radio 4 and NRM mobilizer.

Black together with her lawyers and Balaam signed an MoU calling for a ceasefire from Black and promised her an audience with the President of the nation.

Black who welcomed the idea seemed very happy and hopeful that her issue will finally be sorted.

Speaking about the meeting Black who has promised to stop supporting the NRM party and cross over to Bobi Wine’s people power said that she is prepared to talk to the president and also bring to light the plight of prostitutes in Uganda. Key to note however is that prostitution is illegal in Uganda.

We will keep you updated.

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Survivors of 2010 terrorist attacks give testimonies of how Prophet Mbonye prophesied tragedy before it happened in new documentary

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Several Christians and followers of Prophet Elvis Mbonye, of Zoe International Ministries, who survived the 2010 Al- Shabaab terrorist attacks in Uganda that occurred at Kyadondo Rugby grounds and Ethiopian Village, Restaurant in Kabalagala, respectively, have given touching testimonies of how the man of God prophesied the horrible incident just a month before it happened!

In their chilling confessions, the Christians, most of them survivors of the terrorist attacks at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds, gave their confessions in a new documentary filmed by Zoe Ministries, in which they all revealed how Prophet Mbonye told them during a conference held in May 2010 that he had received a vision from God about a pending terrorist attack in Uganda, although none of them knew it would really happen just a month after the prophesy.

It is now exactly 10 years since the brutal attacks on July 10th, 2010, which left over 74 people dead and at least 71 injured after the Al-Shabaab terrorists exploded bombs in a fully-packed rugby field where soccer fans were watching the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals.

Frank Kakooza, who survived the bomb blast at Kyadondo Rugby grounds, said that “I just heard a blast. I can’t even tell you how loud it was But the State has to come out clearly and respect the word of prophesy that comes out of Prophet Mbonye, because he has been saying things which have come to pass. For instance he prophesied about Trump, The choppers, this bloodshed that happened in Lugogo; now why don’t you talk to that person? Fore warned is forewarned; Why wouldn’t anyone want to listen to him?”

Judith Akankwasa, another survivor, added that “we were screaming and scampering for our lives. Not many of us; really few of us had sensed that this was an attack. What made it even more interesting was the sound behind us of a second explosion. My instinct told me to take cover and I was crying to God; have mercy on me. I repent. I repent. But I was astonished to later know that the man of God had actually seen this before hand and he had endeavoured to warn his people. This message was out there although it wasn’t received by everyone, it was out there. I am amazed at what God can do.”

Robert Semujju, whose head was partly shattered by shrapnel from the bomb, miraculously survived the explosion, said that; “I was seated, watching the match. Then all of a sudden I don’t know what happened next. My skull had been blown to the extent that even part of it was shattered and it was open. I think God never wanted me to see that situation anymore. Because after Lugogo, me I went to the mortuary directly. It’s by his God grace, I am here. But later I recalled the man (Mbonye) had prophesied about it. Meaning that through him, God had warned about what was going to come.

Annet Bananuka, a teacher, said that “When I heard news of the attack, I remembered that I had been at a conference during which Prophet Mbonye had warned of the first ever terrorist attack in Uganda. He said he could see an explosion. He could see bloodshed.”

Prophet Mbonye has since prophesied about several other events that have come to pass. For instance, in 2012 he prophesied that Uganda would be engulfed in grief after losing some of her citizens in a plane crash and asked Christians to pray about it. Just a few weeks after he had pronounced the prophesy Uganda lost gallant soldiers who perished in a chopper crash that occurred on Mount Kenya. Seven out of a 28-member crew lost their lives when the Mi-24 chopper failed to negotiate the 17,000 foot altitude of Mt Kenya.

Watch the testimonies in video below.\

 

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