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Top Ten Ugandan Bloggers Who Influence The Nation

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By Ian Ortega

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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?

 

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“I Will Shut Down Laparonis this month,” Sheilah Gashumba Warns

Gashumba insists that Laparonis is now engaging in constant cyberbullying and she can’t tolerate it anymore.

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Sheilah Gashumba through her new lawyers has backed once again. She is threatening to close up Laparonis should they fail to heed her new commands.

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Gashumba insists that Laparonis is now engaging in constant cyber bullying and she can’t tolerate it anymore.

It should be noted that the law firm being used is one of the little known briefcase firms. But then again, this is not your ordinary Ugandan.

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Musician Full Figure Arrested For Not Having a National ID

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Uganda’s motormouth, Full Figure is currently detained at Gulu Police Station for failure to display her national ID.

Full Figure was found participating in the Gulu University student campaigns. According to police, Full Figure has no right campaigning for a student yet she is not a student at the same university.

To make matters she didn’t have a national ID yet the Ghetto President has been asking them to get national IDs.

Well we hope she can be released soon…

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Top artistes lined for the inaugural Mc Esco showdown

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Times are changing, and we are fasting moving away from the days when only musicians could become show headliners. Different actors in the entertainment industry from deejays to dancers to emcees, are now all hosting their own shows.

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The latest on the list of entertainers hosting their own show is MC Esco. The renowned event emcee and TV personality has today officially unveiled his own show dubbed “MC Esco Showdown”.

Speaking at a press briefing held on Thursday at Fame Lounge, Esco revealed that his show will be unlike anything seen before on the local entertainment scene.

“This is a big step in my career,” he said. “For the first time I will headlining my own show. It will be a musical celebration and we shall be holding it annually.”

“We are doing lots of rehearsals and we will deliver something very big and different. It will be unlike anything you have seen before.” He added.

Meanwhile, the showdown will also feature top musicians including Eddy Kenzo, B2C, Voltage Music, Lydia Jazmine and Nina Roz among others.

The MC Esco Showdown will be conducted in two shows, one scheduled for April 18 at Fame Lounge while the second is scheduled for April 20 at Spennah Beach.



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