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Uganda International Cultural Fair to Focus on Food

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By Consolate Namyalo
The 3rd edition of the Uganda International Cultural Fair will mainly focus on food at this year’s celebrations. The three day event which will be happening from the 21st -23rd of September 2018 at the Uganda Museum will give the Ugandans an opportunity to experience local and international cultures in one place with the main focus being food.

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All cultures within and beyond Uganda will prepare their signature dishes which will be sold to revelers in samples which will go for as low as ugx 1000.

The local cuisines from different cultures and tribes in Uganda will be on exhibition at the Uganda museum for three days, together with International cuisines from different communities living in Uganda like the Indian, Chinese, Turkish, Kenyan, Rwandan, Ethiopian, Mexican among others.

Participating communities will also get to showcase their cultural music, dress codes, poetry, Storytelling, comedy, games, technology, ancient beverages/brews and everything that surrounds their culture.

You will have to part with UGX. 5000 & 2000 for adults and kids respectively to enjoy the cultural fair.

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Meet Shillo, Kezimbira Shillo a slay queen living large off her entrepreneurship skills

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Not so many ladies in town can slay and yet spare sometime off partying to work hard to afford their life style. Shillo kezimbira’s success serves as proof that slayers can make it too.

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Shillo is into fashion, music, real estate and she is also the founder of Shilloh Foundation and Bleak bar and lounge located in kyaliwajjala. Other than that, she is a professional accountant, with a degree in BCoM and also a good researcher. Shillo aka kezshillo is also a lover of charity and helping the helpless is where she invests most of her spare time and energy and she does this through her foundation.Shillo loves to play hard because works hard too and she plays on boat rides to islands, and also puts up at above the basic apartments. She is a lover of nice things and works hard to make sure that she can afford them for herself. She, however, hates fake people and pretenders, those that assume to be more than they actually are.“I love charity, and am charitable, my foundation is here for many, as a young woman, I believe women like me can change this world, and we should also keep voting for the reigning Miss Uganda in the miss world as she represents Uganda, which we all stand for,” she says.

Shillo is doing a Christmas charity with the youth of NBS youth voice this festive season and she seeks to bring Christmas to the less fortunate, vulnerable children and communities.

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Female Ugandan writer wins big at International Literature Awards

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Female Ugandan writer, Harriet Anena won big yesterday after walking away with the Wole Soyinka prize for Literature at the Monson centre, Onikan in Lagos Nigeria.

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Established by the Luminor foundation in honor of Africa’s first Nobel Laureate in literature, Wole Soyinka, the Pan African writing prize worth 10,000 USD is awarded every two years to the best literary works produced by an African.

Ms.Anena won the award jointly with Professor Tanure Ojaide,a Nigerian writer who authored “Songs of myself” while Harriet Anena on the other hand authored, “ A nation in Labour,” a collection of poems that talk about Uganda being entangled in a political conflict since independence causing the citizens “labour pains.”She also explores her encounter as a child during the LRA insurgency war.

“Super happy to be the joint winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa 2018, for my book, “A Nation In Labour” she tweeted

A total of 110 submissions were submitted from over 11 countries in Africa.

Congratulations Harriet!

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Philanthropist Ladiva Millen Magesa celebrates birthday at Sanyu babies’ home (Photos)

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Tanzanian born philanthropist and BET global good will winner Millen Magesa has today celebrated her birthday in Uganda and made s a delibarate decision to celebrate ot at Namirembe based Sanyu babies home where she also cut and ate her cake with friends, babies and their care takers.

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Millen amongst many other items carried and donated items like pampers, food stuffs, beddings and further pledged more support.

Millen is the CEO of Millen Magesa Foundation and her foundation has extended extensive aod to Ugandans woth recently donating over 100 life jackets after the boat that capsized on Lake Victoria.

Here are some moments at Sanyu babies home.

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