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TUSKER PROJECT FAME: Who Were The 5 Finalists Of TPF5 2012?

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Tusker Project Fame Season 5 Winner is Kenya’s Ruth Matete. They received a recording deal worth KSh10 Million with Universal Music Group, and KSh5 Million cash. The finale aired Sunday night, July 29. Contestants came from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Southern Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. The TPF Season 5 competition started with 18 aspiring African musicians picked from over 3,000 amateurs.

The 5 finalists were

1. Ruth Matete, 26 Years Old, Kenya.
This 26-year-old, is studying Communication, pursuing an undergraduate degree. She names Adele as her favorite musician and loves to listen to Jazz. She decided to try out for Tusker Project Fame because she believes the platform is just right for an aspiring musician. She calls herself loud and worries that this could affect her stay in the academy as it does not work too well for her sometimes.

2. Jackson Kalimba, 25 Years Old, Rwanda
He started singing at the age of 5, and is an Economics university student. Besides watching movies and taking evening walks, he loves to party. His favorite musicians include Stevie Wonder, Mary J Blige, and John Legend.

3. Joe Irankuda Christian, 24 Years Old, Burundi
He is a first year student pursuing a degree in Marketing at the International Leadership University. His favorite musicians are Lionel Richie, Tracy Chapman, and Kenny Rodgers. This 24-year old’s mantra is, “Live life! It’s never that serious.”

4. Doreen, 21 Years Old, Kenya
This free spirited, Neo Soul loving, 21-year-old is a student at the University of Nairobi. She is also a poet and author, who loves to paint. Her mother is her inspiration because of her strong spirit. Her favorite singers are, Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys and India Arie.

5. Steve Homes, 25 Years Old, Kenya
This 25 year old is a simple guy. He is an avid Arsenal fan, who quotes, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”

 

Adapted from tuskerprojectfame.tv

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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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Photos: What you missed at the “Kyaddala” movie premiere

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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.



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