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Hundreds TurnUp for Tusker Project Fame Auditions in Kampala.

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Isaac Mites

Tusker Project Fame Auditions finally arrived in Kampala Yesterday attracting hundreds at Shereton Hotel. The judges were Cleopatra Koheirwe of the former girls group, the Obsessions, Capital FMs Flavia Tumusiime and Juliana Kanyomozi who were present by 8am and the auditions kicked off.

Although the show was to start at 8am, large numbers were seen as early as 7am at Shereton Hotel, where the auditions where the first day of auditions took place yesterday.

There was a showcase of great talents and a sense of fashion among the participants like a man in a pair of blue jean shorts that had been cut above the knee joint caught eyes of many present at the venue. A contestant who started out low and built up her tempo with her own rendition of “Next to me” to impress judge Cleo earned a clear pass to the next round.

Just like her, Irene the rapper from the digital auditions was also among those who got golden passes from Judges. The auditions were supposed to end at 6pm and today will be the final day where they are scheduled to start at 8am and end at 6pm. In a search to discover the most talented individuals that will represent Uganda in the ultimate music show in East Africa in October, TPF season 6 kicked off in the country with the first auditions in late August at Desert Breeze Hotel in Arua.

The judges were renowned music producer Benon Mugumya, Arua one FM presenter, Stella Atizuyo and Urban Tv’s Bush Baby. Mbarara was the next destination on 31 August, 2013 at the Agip Motel. All those who went through from the other districts joined their counterparts in Kampala to tussle it out. Auditions in all participating countries of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and South Sudan are also on going.

The daily highlights of happenings in the tusker Project Fame house will be broadcast on Monday to Friday at 9:30pm-10pm and the live eviction and nomination shows on Saturday and Sunday starting from 8pm and 7:30 respectively. Since 2006 Uganda has had icons of TPF like Jacob, Esther Nabaasa, Davis Ntaare and Naava Grey. Who is to represent Uganda in this year’s season?

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Jose Chameleone cleans up Twitter, follows only two Ugandan artistes, your guess is as good as ours.

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After being unfollowed by the President or rather his administrator, Jose Chameleone has not taken Twitter lightly. The singer has done some cleaning up and has been left with only 108 accounts to follow and only two of those are Ugandan artistes.

It is not rocket science that Chameleone only decides to follow his two brothers Pallaso and Radio&Weasel, had it been any others maybe we would be wondering the criteria he used.

Chameleone is one of the most followed Ugandan artistes on Twitter and not following you may not go so well with you as an artiste.

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Judiciary secretary Bigirimana Rubbishes Reports he’s been Denied Visa to the US

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SECRETARY TO the Judiciary, Pius Bigirimana has described reports that he’s been denied a visa to The United States as ‘malice’ insisting was in New York just recently.

There was a published story that Bigirimana was denied entry to The States where he was invited to attend the inauguration of Prof Jim Gash as the president of Pepperdine University in Los Angeles. According prior News, Bigirimana was expected to travel alongside other judicial officials including Chief Justice Bart Katureebe.

Reacting to the story, Bigirimana describes the reports as malice and unfounded.“This is malice . I returned from New York recently. That’s rubbish,” he said. Indeed, Bigirimana was in the United States in May this year for the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Organization (ILO) to which he is the secretary. As part of its 100th anniversary, ILO painted a mural at the Uganda Embassy in New York in recognition of the efforts the government has put in place to solve youth unemployment.

The mural, part of the five painted around New York, specifically honours the Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP) for its unique approach in promoting youth entrepreneurship while contributing to the reduction of youth unemployment.To date, the Programme which was initiated by Bigirimana following his posting to the Gender Ministry in June 2013, has funded 20,159 youth projects. Up to Shs9,232 billion has been revolved to finance another youth 1,090 projects.Bigirimana has been at the forefront for integrity and has been praised by President Yoweri Museveni for his role in fighting corruption in Uganda.He has also been praised for his hard work and patriotism.

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We intend to have the biggest event of the year in ASFA 2019 – Talent Africa boss Ali Alibhai

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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.

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