By BigEyeUg Team
Ugandan young athlete Jacob Kiplimo,19, continues to receive hearty congratulation messages from fellow countrymen and women after his stunning performance in the IAAF Golden Spike 2020 Athletics meeting in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
On Tuesday night, Kiplimo edged Ethiopian World Championship silver medallist Selemon Barega to win 5000 metre race at finishing in a meet record time of 12:48:63 in the eastern Czech city.
Unlike other sports events taking place at the moment around the world, Kiplimo’s glorious race was witnessed by over 3,000 spectators in Mestsky Stadium as meeting celebrated its 59th edition.
Upon the massive victory for his country, Kiplimo has was showered with praises on Social Media with iconic names also laboring into the inclusion.
It should be noted that this is Jacob’s third world records (WR) in nine months to add to last year’s 5000m Diamond League (DL) trophy, the World Cross-country title and the world 10000m gold.
He is also marked as the favorite competitor in this race prior its commencement after dominating the track prior to the World Cross-country Championships in Aarhus, Denmark, in March 2019.
Congratulations Jacob Kiplimo!
Bad Black stuns in a Gomesi as she gives to Buganda Kingdom
By BigEyeUg Team
Yesterday Tuesday 8th September socialite Shanitah Namuyimba aka Bad Black rocked Social Media with photos of herself smartly dressed in a ‘Gomesi’.
This scooped her attention from the public as majority kept on wondering the special function persuaded Black to dress unusually.
However, later in the day, it was established that she had actually landed an appointment at Bulange, Mengo for the ‘Luwalo’ function.
‘Luwalo’ is a famous campaign in Buganda where Baganda people around the world are invited to willingly bring their support (social and financial) to the Kingdom.
The royal ceremony was presided over by Buganda Kingdom Katikiro, Charles Peter Mayiga.
Bad Black contributed worth Shs. 200,000 on behalf of her ancestral area of Busiro Kyaggwe and Mawogola.
She was then handed a certificate of appreciation from Katikiro Mayiga.
Black also talked about her current financial crisis and promised to render more support to Buganda Kingdom in the later days.
“When I get something small, I will be giving it to support Buganda Kingdom. Today I have just brought Shs.200K because am broke at the moment,” Bad Black said.
A ‘Gomesi’ or ‘Busuuti’ is a colorful floor-length dress. It is the most commonly used costume for women in Buganda and Busoga.
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Herbert Skillz drops “For Real”featuring Bebe Cool and APass
Who would have thought that Bebe Cool and A Pass would ever be on the same song!!!! Well we have it just in from our sources that HerbertSkillz fresh from his recent International Chart successes including a UK number 1 hit and topping the Billboard top twenty with his contributions featuring Jethro Alonestar Sheeran, Ed Sheeran and Wayne Wonder has managed it and added another first to his achievements in the industry by bringing the two very different artists together on his latest release ‘For Real”
The song is another one of HerbertSkillz own releases where he shows his versatility not just as a groundbreaking producer, but also a performer and artist in his own right.
What many here in Uganda don’t know is that our man Skillz has already performed and Dj’d in London, Bristol, Manchester, Southampton in the UK and also in Denmark with British star Jethro Sheeran’s Team Lit, Jade, Trinidadian Kojo, and their band. They have also just released a joint album Sunshine and Rain and have a tour planned next year.
As if that’s not enough, in recent months Skillz has raised the bar again and made history in Uganda, making the African Music Industry proud by having a hit in the UK being number 1 on the iTunes all genre chart with Jethro and Ed Sheeran with the song Raise Em Up clocking up over half a million streams in its first week and to date totalling over a million streams and in addition Skillz gained a Billboard plaque for his song with Alonestar and Wayne Wonder, featured on the international hit album Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica Reggae Lovers Edition. This album released by the Kontractor Music Group was headlined by Ghanaian Shatta Wale and also ft Vybz Kartel, Tommy Lee, Capleton, Dababy, and Sizzla Kalonji, and was number 1 in many countries including UK, USA and Ghana and was also in the top twenty in the billboard chart for several weeks, making HerbertSkillz an official Billboard artist and producer and putting him in the same league as such A list artists as Drake, Arianna Grande , Major Lazer , and amazingly this album charting just behind an album from all time legend Bob Marley in the official Billboard Charts.
The brilliant “For Real” Herbertskillz song with Bebe Cool and A Pass is out now on all streaming platforms and is already breaking records leaving us anticipating what this understated yet progressive and amazing musical man will come up with next, but we are certain that although he may be quiet he is always cooking up something hot so watch this space for more from him, not just as the producer we all know and love but also a very talented Billboard and International chart topping musician and artist in his own right.
Get the song “For Real” and subscribe to his channel from this link https://youtu.be/ungU3Dsbh4I
Fez Media signs Judas Rap knowledge Da Akbar and Spragga
Last Sunday, the premises of Fez Media LTD in Ntinda played host to the official unveiling of two Ugandan showbiz icons; Kilara Daniel alias Judas Rap Knowledge Da Akbar and Pacoto Jacob alias Spragga – jacobtrigger spragganifficient ug starboy. The unveiling was the crown of a day punctuated by such mirth, as guests were treated to barbequed bites and different tribes of champagne and cocktails.
The party gathered the cream de la cream of socialites from Northern Uganda and Kampala. Famed rapper Judas Rap Knowledge Da Akbar (The Great) and JacobTrigger Spragganifficient commonly known as Spragga were the center of attention all through the function, taking time off to interact with yearning sects of the attendants.
Many in the audience pointed out how Northern Uganda Hip Pop Star; Da Akbar, who is signed officially under Record Label, Fez Records, (a subsidiary of Fez Media LTD, where Spragga is signed) was fast conquering outside Uganda, and how he is celebrated in West Africa more than he is celebrated in Uganda. Da Akbar took West Africa by a storm after his beef with Sierra Leon’s self proclaimed Hip Pop King Kao Denero spiraled into a musical battle that garnered Da Akbar legions of fans in West Africa.
Speaking at the party, Charles Lwanga Otema aka NOBDIZZO said that Fez Media was happy to sign the two, citing that both brought a powerful force to the table of growth at Fez Media.
“Think about it like this, the Ugandan audience appreciates only the people that the media gives hype. Eddy Kenzo has been staging musical festivals and filling stadiums in West Africa, and yet at home, he doesn’t bask in the same quality of adulation. It’s perhaps a phenomenon that best explains why Judas Rap Knowledge Da Akbar is going to shine everywhere. He is already being celebrated in West Africa, and is a major Hip Pop star in Northern Uganda; certainly, because his lyrical prowess is deeply rooted and original, yet cuts across different audiences in appeal. We are happy to ignite the train that takes him to the deserved stardom. We are also glad that we have signed Spraga as a marketing force and brand custodian,” said NOBDIZZO.
Spragga and Da Akbar expressed gratitude for the opportunity, and promised not to let down Fez Media.
“This is a dream come true for me, to join Fez Media. With the exposure I’m going to gain at Fez Media, I am going to be international. Only the sky is the limit,” Spragga ecstatically stated.
Da Akbar promised to use the opportunity to bring international awards to Uganda.
“I am bringing a Grammy to Uganda. Fez Media has given me an opportunity that will catapult my musical career to the heights of glory it belongs to, and in 3 years time, I will be bringing major awards to our homelands like the Grammies and more,” stated Da Akbar.
“As Fez Media, we pride in promoting and supporting young talent and helping young people realize their potential. We picked the two because they’ve risen organically given their immense talent,” explained Patrick Ocira aka Heights P’ Christ, one of the founders of Fez Media.
Sure Entertainment drops Nina Roz for Karo Kasita
Sure Ent is one of the latest entrants in the music industry as a promoter. His entry was impressive as they signed promising female singer Nina Roz. After Nina Roz got attached to the new label, she started to blossom with her latest releases kyoyoyo and Ntinke Nkutinke which have kept her afloat.
However, her short time of shine could be over as the man who made all this possible Sure Ent seems to have put a stop to promoting her music after rumor has had it that he has jumped onto another artiste Karo Kasita. Karo Kasita is rumored to have signed with Sure Ent and this could also be the end of Nina Roz’s working partnership with Sure Ent.
All parties are keeping this amongst them but we can exclusively reveal Karo Kasita is all smiles as Nina Roz drowns in her own tears.
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