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Ugandan Music Artistes and Their Districts of Origin:



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By Ian Ortega

Masaka Tops List After carrying out a month long survey, we now reveal the full list of popular Ugandan music artistes and their districts of origin. We can now tell which district produces the most popular artistes.

1. Keko: Tororo District

2. Bobi Wine: Masaka

3. Juliana Kanyomozi: Fort Portal

4. David Lutalo: Luwero

5. Jackie Chandiru: Arua

6. Rachael Magola: Iganga

7. Maro: Jinja

8. Eddy Kenzo: Masaka

9. Gravity Omutujju: Butalejja

10. Captain Dollar: Jinja

11. Abdu Mulasi: Masaka

12. Coco Finger: Lira

13. Lady Mariam: Ntugamo

14. Don Balaam: Ntugamo

15. Mathias Walukaaga: Masaka

16. Sizzaman: Wakiso

17. Jamal: Masaka

18. MUN G: Masaka

19. 1rail: Jinja

20. Bebe Cool: Masaka

21. Late Herman Basudde: Masaka

22. Late Prince Job Paulo Kafeero: Buikwe District

23. Cindy: Hoima

24. Pr.Wilson Bugembe: Masaka

25. Ronald Mayinja: Gomba

26. Navio: Masaka/Kampala

27. Sister Charity: Bushenyi

28. Tonix: Mbarara

29. Judith Babirye: Mbale

30. Rema: Masaka

31. Jose Chameleone: Wakiso

32. Santana: Bushenyi

33. Lumix: Gulu

34. Annet Nandujja: Gomba

35. Barbie jay: Fort Portal

36. Bella: Jinja 37. Kid fox: Jinja

38. Aziz Azion: Fort Portal

39. Geofrey Lutaaya: Rakai

40. Charles Sekyewa: Rakai

41. Vampino: Pallisa

42. Maurice Kirya: Pallisa

43. Late Martin Angume: Kayunga

44. Edwin Ruyonga: Masindi

45. Atlas: Mbarara

46. Loketo Lee: Gulu

In the list, it was revealed that Masaka District topped as the district that has produced the most popular Ugandan artistes. Most artistes, alive and dead were revealed to have been born and raised in Masaka.

In fact, if there is one district that has the biggest say on Uganda’s music industry, it’s definitely Masaka. Jinja came in the second position, though most of its artistes did not always last for long in the music industry.


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



By Reporter

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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