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?
Hymn Experience to bring christians together on Good Friday
Christians of different denominations will come together to celebrate Hymn music on GoodFriday in a Christian event dubbed The Hymn Experience. The show that will beheld at Kampala Serena Hotel is organized by Masrob Events and the idea was championed by Hymn Singer Julian Nakato also known as Nakie Julian. Accordingto Nakie, gospel events have not seen success and have not been fully supported over the years. “I sat down in 2014 and thought of how to change the mindset of those who attend gospel concerts and thought about something fresh” Nakie says. She goes on to say that the Hymn Experience is an idea he got because Hymnsongs are forgotten but loved by many church goers. This year’s theme will be Bring Back The Choir and different choirs from different churches will come together to perform for the crowd at Kampala Serena Hotel. Among the notable performers who will be on stage alongside Nakie Julian will include calvary Cross Choir, Golden GateChoir, All Saints Choir, and Jehovah Shalom which is an Acapella outfit. Singer Levixone will also perform alongside Ezekiel and Esther, the youngsters who recently won the East Africa has got talent music competitions. The only difference is that these singers will not perform their songs but will perform together with church choirs and they will perform Hymns.
Cindy looking to inspire fellow female musicians in daring Cricket Oval concert
By Our Reporter
Musician Cindy Sanyu is set for a mega concert dubbed “Boom Party Concert” slated for this Saturday, March 7 at Lugogo Cricket Oval.
The “Ayokyayokya” star will be hoping to make history as the first Ugandan female musician to take on the arduous venue, one that has predominantly been used by international artists and countable Ugandan male artists.
Although she admitted worrisomeness about the choice of venue, she insists it is for the greater good and hopes to inspire fellow female musicians with the daring move.
“As a female musician who has been in the industry for over a decade, I wanted to cement my legacy with something that has not be done before. This is why I ended up choosing to hold my concert at Lugogo Cricket Oval.” Cindy told media during a press briefing held at Bight of Benin restaurant on Monday.
“I also want to squash this notion that it is only international musicians that can fill up Lugogo as well as inspire fellow women that it can be done.” She added.
Meanwhile, Cindy has promised to give fans a memorable experience, revealing that she will be performing with twice the number of dancers and instrumentalists than she usually does.
The “Boom Party Concert” will feature other artists such as Kent & Flosso, Eddy Kenzo, Maro, Karole Kasita, Rabadaba, Silver X (from South Sudan), and Viper Ranking among others.
“I know I can’t do this on my own. I am calling on everyone to come and support me. Join me and we make history together.” She concluded.
The concert is being organised by Nexus Events and sponsored by Tusker Malt. Tickets are on sale at Shs. 20,000 (ordinary), Shs. 50,000 (VIP) and Shs 1,000,000(table).
Talent Africa’s Sam Lamara aka Samurae shines at the MTN Hip Hop Awards
For over a decade, the name Samurae has echoed through the corridors of the Hip Hop fraternity as he has been producing and engineering urban music under Talent Africa Studios. His real name is Sam Lamara and has worked with some of biggest brands that have driven the UG HipHop industry including Klear Kut, Navio, The Mith, Tucker HD, Play 01, Flex D Paper, Byg Ben, Keko, GNL and so many more. Whether he is producing the track or recording, mixing & mastering, its no secret that what Sam touches comes out a master piece. His prowess with instruments & ear for great beats have earned him his place among the most respected music producers in the country right now. Last Friday at the MTN Hip Hop Awards Samurae was awarded the accolade of the Producer of the Year.
Another product of Talent Africa is hip hop artist Tucker HD who won Album of the Year for his album titled “Vroom” which was recorded, mixed and mastered and executive produced by Samurae at Talent Africa Studios. Tucker HD now a solo artist was signed to Talent Africa in 2012 through a talent search that formed the musical group called AirporTaxi.
The Collaboration of the Year was “UG’s Most Wanted” which featured Byg Ben, Tucker HD, Tushi Polo, Play 01 and J Watts. The project was produced by Josh B and engineered, recorded, mixed and mastered at Talent Africa Studios.
The Inspirational Song of the Year was “Amen” by The Mith Ft Mal-X. The track was produced by Kozneffekt and also engineered, recorded, mixed and mastered by Samurae at Talent Africa Studios.
The Rap Fusion of the Year was a “Giddem” a collaboration by Big Tril and Talent Africa’s dancehall sensation Beenie Gunter.
Talent Africa’s CEO Aly Allibhai states “Talent Africa has always been a strong supporter of Ugandan hip hop music and culture and it very nice to see that our projects and talents are being rewarded for their hard work and dedication. We are also set to open our brand new state of the art studio premises in Kololo where we will be offering 360 degree content creation services with a brand new audio studio, video studio, editing suite, live music production and a music school. The new studios will be re-branded under the name TAG Studios.”
Vusi Thembekwayo to host cocktail this Friday
Acclaimed South African business mogul, venture capitalist and global speaker, Vusi Thembekwayo, will host entrepreneurs and business enthusiasts to a Johnnie Walker cocktail this Friday, March 6, 2020, at Protea Hotel by Mariott Kampala Skyz.
Vusi is set to land in the Pearl of Africa this Wednesday for high-class engagements with the business community at Kampala Serena Hotel on Thursday, where he will host a breakfast meeting and later on Friday, where he will host the Johnnie Walker cocktail at the Protea Hotel by Mariott Kampala Skyz.
The self-made millionaire will share from his well of expertise in strategy, leadership, and sales.
While addressing the media, Uganda Breweries Limited Head of Luxury Portfolio, Annette Nakiyaga, urged the public to seize the opportunity and draw from the wealth of knowledge Vusi will share at the cocktail.
“Johnnie Walker celebrates success, achievement, ambition and hard work. Vusi is a true representation of these values we hold dear and as such, we are more than honoured to host together with him, the cocktail at the Protea Hotel by Mariott Kampala Skyz. This is Johnnie Walker way of contributing to the passing down of the same values to entrepreneurs and the business community in Uganda,” she said.
Vusi is currently the CEO of Boutique Investment & Advisory firm in Africa, a firm that guides large and listed businesses towards more lucrative directions. He is also the chairman of MyGrowthFund, a venture capital Fund and business accelerator.
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