By Ian Ortega
1.Edward Echwalu (Photographer)
Gone are the days when photography was left to school drop-outs. Echwalu is one of those bloggers who changed the Ugandan thinking about photography. He was 1st Runner-Up, CNN Multichoice African Journalist of the Year Awards 2012 (Muhammed Amin Photographic Award). He is a freelance photojournalist with Reuters and The Observer. His blog is popular in and out of Uganda. He tops the list of Ugandan bloggers. He is probably, the most talented and most professional photographer in Uganda.
Find him on www.echwaluphotography.wordpress.com
2. Leah Cherotich (Fashion Blogger)
She made her name as the first fashion blogger in the history of Uganda. Her blog under the tagline, Haute-mess etc and with the URL address www.leahcherotich.com has grown to become one of the Ugandan trend-setters in the field of fashion and design. Her concepts are original and she’s an expert in her field.
3. Grace Nafuna (Entertainment Blogger)
She blogs about fashion, music to love, gossip and entertainment. Her blog, www.gracenafuna.blogspot.com is one of the most followed blogs in Uganda and it influences the trends in the country.
4. Daniel kalinaki (Social-Political Blogger)
The former managing editor of Daily Monitor continues to influence the political sphere through his blog: www.kalinaki.blogspot.com. Even though he’s not as active as he used to be, his blog continues to receive traffic on past articles. He’s definitely a major voice.
5. Drew Ddembe (Social-Political Blogger)
He rose to fame following his exchanges with Nina Mbabazi (the PM’s daughter) through the ‘letter to Nina’ series and having replies from Nina with ‘Letter to Ddembe.’ He has no political affiliation but his views are always the backbone of many political ideologies in the country. He blogs under the tagline of Drew Ddembe’s musings on www.ddembe.wordpress.com.
6. Timothy Kalyegira (Political Blogger)
This avid Museveni critic who was once arrested for his rabid criticism of the president and other government policies has grown into a brand name in the online world. With his www.dispatch.ug he’s a force to reckon and he influences the Ugandan citizenry with his thoughts. His first blog, Uganda records online was hacked and closed down by the government.
7. Ernest Bazanye (Humour Blogger)
Just like his blog says, this satirist’s blog is about Lies, treachery and sundry deceits. When it comes to this field of comical ‘writivisim’, only people like Harry Sagara can try to compete with him. He enjoys his huge following on www.bazanye.wordpress.com
8. Charlotte Beauvoisin (Tour and Travel Blogger)
She runs the blog; Dairy of a Muzungu. Her Uganda travel blog documents her adventures in the country as she comes in touch with nature and the environment as a whole. She is the most respected in this field for the case of Uganda. Her blog is www.muzungubloguganda.com
9. Sheila Gombya (Gossip Blogger)
She’s all about gossip in the Ugandan entertainment website. And she does it so well on her blog www.sheilagombya.blogspot.com. She’s followed and her gossip usually makes it to many Ugandan Daily Newspapers.
10. David Tumusiime
This Daily Monitor columnist runs a popular blog ‘Mad and crazy’ aka www.madandcrazy.blogspot.com. He is all about life stories, wonderful cut-across social stories and sometimes, political stories. His blog is worth a read and it’s very informative and he takes it so serious.
We have given you the top 10 Ugandan bloggers, which Ugandan bloggers do you follow and why?
We intend to have the biggest event of the year in ASFA 2019 – Talent Africa boss Ali Alibhai
The Abryanz style and Fashion awards are back for the 7th time and for the first time they have partnered with Talent Africa group.
Talent Africa group under it’s events and promotion wing will come active and handy in the ASFA 2019. We were keen on the partnership and quizzed Talent Africa boss Ali Alibhai on why he chose to partner with Abryanz this year.“We are a 360 entertainment company and have over years mastered the art of events marketing and this is another event we look forward to evelevating further. Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards have a very good reputation and we are sure our contribution will be felt” he said.
Talent Africa Group has in the past yet somilarly big events like Nyege Nyege and hosted many foreign artistes and have at all instances sold out. With such momentum we can be sure ASFA 2019 will be another event to look upto, probably the best ever edition so far.
Photos: What you missed at the “Kyaddala” movie premiere
By Our Reporter
Reach A Hand Uganda (RAHU) in conjunction with Emmanuel Ikubese Films and partners premiered their long-awaited pan African series “Kyaddala: It’s Real” in an exclusive black carpet event held at Kingdom Kampala on Friday evening.
The evening kicked off with a cocktail where revelers were serenaded by the soulful Kenneth Mugabi and Steve Keys, before later being ushered to the screening room to watch the first episode of the TV series.
The exclusive premiere attracted key players in the film industry from Uganda and beyond ranging from movie directors, producers, actors and actresses beyond the cast of Kyaddala.
Based on real life experiences, Kyaddala depicts young people’s sexual and reproductive health issues through a rich storyline with compelling themes like HIV and its impact on young people, Teenage pregnancy and the role of “gatekeepers/ stakeholders” in averting child marriages, Sexual and gender based violence among young people and how it affects their SRHR needs and Myths and misconceptions around young people’s SRHR and how to create an enabling and safe environment for young people to seek SRHR information and services.
“Kyaddala is a real conversation starter, tackling topics that people are afraid to have. This show will provoke important conversations on young people’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Challenges,” noted Humphrey Nabimanya, the Founder and Team Leader, Reach A Hand Uganda.
Featuring stars like Martha Kay, Salvado Idringi, Mathew Nabwiso, Anita Fabiola, Emmanuel Ikubese and Olumide Oworu (from Nigeria), the 8-part series will officially start airing on October 5th on NBS Television and on the official Kyaddala YouTube page and Sauti Plus TV.
Here are some photos from the premiere.
I dated Sheilah Gashumba because I was young – Fik Fameica
Rapper Fik Fameika says his relationship with Sheilah Gashumba only happened because he was young. He insinuates that it was a mistake. And that he would perhaps have done better.
Defiant Sheilah dumped Fik Fameica when she met Ali Lwanga alias God’s Plan. They have been dating for close to a year now. Fik Fameica has not yet come out to declare where his heart falls.
However, he has been reportedly linked to a model in the US known as Halima Aden.
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