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Vinka, Flavia Tumusiime and Innocent Nahabwe appointed to spearhead campaign against drink driving

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Vinka appointed Red Card initiative ambassador

Musician Vinka signs the pact against drink driving.

Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL) under their Red Card Initiative, on Friday launched a responsible drinking campaign that is aimed at engaging consumers to make a commitment to never drink and drive, in a bid to reduce drink driving incidents in Uganda.

The campaign dubbed “Join the Pact to never drink and drive” is a continuation of Diageo’s worldwide Join the Pact campaign that has been implemented in over 40 countries since 2008. Diageo, through their Johnnie Walker brand, partnered with global rally champions like Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button as campaign ambassadors and engaged consumers to show their responsible drinking commitment by making a pledge online. The campaign has attracted over 13 million commitments to never drink and drive from inception to date. In Uganda, Join the Pact is targeting to collect 10,000 commitments over a period of 6 months.

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Speaking during the launch of the campaign, Uganda Breweries Managing Legal and Corporate Relations Director Charity Kiyemba said, “Incidences of drink driving account for about 5% of road accidents in Kampala according to Kampala Metropolitan Traffic Police. We at Uganda Breweries, are concerned about our consumers who put themselves at risk through irresponsible practices like drink driving. It is for this reason therefore that we are launching this campaign to promote responsible alcohol consumption and practices.”

To spearhead the campaign in Uganda, UBL has appointed award winning female dancehall artiste, Vinka, real names Veronica Luggya as Ambassador. Vinka will lead the campaign for 6 months, alongside media personality, Flavia Tumusiime and businessman, Innocent Nahabwe.

“We handpicked these Ambassadors because they show responsible attitudes towards alcohol and resonate well with our consumers. Vinka is very popular especially among the young generation which we are specifically targeting with this campaign. She will use her music and social media platforms to encourage her fan base to Join the Pact to never drink and drive,” Kiyemba said.

She added that having Flavia Tumusiime and Innocent Nahabwe as Ambassadors also gives UBL an even bigger platform to continue with the brewery’s 7-year commitment on driving awareness on responsible alcohol consumption.

UBL will for the next 6 months be interacting with consumers online, in bars, alcohol selling outlets and universities to encourage them to make a commitment Join the Pact. They will also be giving away free UBER rides to consumers who sign the pact.

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Jose Chameleone blasts King Saha

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Music wars never seem to end in this country of ours and when King Saha came out and claimed to have been the one who wrote Dr. Jose Chameleone’s Valu Valu and Badilisha recently, we knew we were in for another of such wars.

According to King Saha who has been to Coke Studio this year, he is the one who penned the two popular songs. Chameleone has however come out to reveal that this is all bullocks.

Jose Chameleone

Here is what Chameleone said about the entire saga when contacted; “Those young people have things that are disturbing them. Valu Valu is not a song for simple minded people. I don’t want to fight with anyone but he should stop claiming music that is not his. I went to studio and created the entire song, he doesn’t have a genius mind to create the work I create. He is lying. Let him write for someone else and we see. He should stop using the media to sell his lies.”

Chameleone then referred all those in doubt to his producer PaddyMan who also confirmed that the songs are indeed his.

King Saha

“We worked on Valu Valu in 2012. This was after I started my studio audio one in 2011 and I called Chameleone to come and support me. He is a freestyler. He didn’t come with any demo, or book with the song. He got everything from his head as we were recording,” Paddy of Audio 1 revealed.

It should however be noted that some musicians don’t respect songwriters and when the song becomes a hit, they claim it all and leave the artiste with nothing.

We will keep you posted.

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Sheebah Karungi Thrills Campusers At Club Amnesia

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Club Amnesia treated campusers to another exceptional campus night hosted by diva Sheebah Karungi.

The campusers turned up in large numbers to witness and enjoy performances from one of the best artistes of their generation.

The self proclaimed Queen Karma arrived at the premises at around 1:00 pm amidst wild cheers and stepped on stage at about 2:00 AM donned in a stripped white and black costume that left many of the male campusers excited.

Sheebah performed most of her songs including “tunywe”, “Beera nange”, “mummy yo” and many more.

She performed for almost an hour before exiting the venue leaving the campusers enjoying non-stop entertainment from Galaxy Fm deejays like Nimrod, Herbert, Switch and Denno.

Our snoops managed to capture some of the magical moments, take a glimpse

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I almost became a staunch devil worshipper says Grace Sekamatte

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During the hay days of the Eagles Production band, founding member
Grace Sekamatte had everything going his way. Things turned south when the band disintegrated years ago.

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In his confession at the Miracle Cathedral before a large gathering, the music guru told Pastor Robert Kayanja that he has had many ups and downs that almost led to him becoming a staunch devil worshipper.

Grace said; “I have done a lot of music with Eagles Band before we broke into different groups. There are times when I felt I was on top of the world and then I felt I was so down. I was so tempted. I had a band that ruled over Kampala airwaves for 16 years. Every musician in our era used to respect us. 4 years ago we split and everyone went their own way. This was the end of our happiness. We are still singing but in diminishing returns business ways. This I could do in December I cannot do today.”

Grace added; “Everything in my life is failing. I had 3 options, the first one was to become a staunch devil worshiper, the second one to become a sheikh to read the Quoran or the thrid one, to look for any church that could help me build myself. 3 weeks now, I don’t drink. Pastor help me and pray for me.

It is at this moment that Pastor Kayanja and the church prayed for Grace and dedicated him to God.

Eagles Production was formed in 1999 by Grace Ssekamatte, Mesach Semakula, Ronald Mayinja, Fred Seruga, and Geoffrey Lutaaya. They had all at one time been entertainers – dancers and singers; having started out in Emitos Band, which was led by the late Umaru Katumba, a defector from The Ebonies.

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