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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.

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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Tanzanian star Harmonize arrives in the country

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Tanzanian star Harmonize is in the country ahead of the Africa Laughs show slated for this Friday. The day being Valentines, Konde boy will be entertaining the revellers with his love ballads.

Harmonize arrived in the country on Thursday evening at 6:00pm aboard Uganda Airlines. While addressing the media at Entebbe airport Harmonize couldn’t hide his excitement. “Uganda, let’s all pull up tomorrow at Kololo Airstrip. I promise you all a memorable show and let’s not forget to enjoy the show as we celebrate love, it’s all about love.” He said.

Now in Season 5, the Singleton-sponsored comedy fest will also feature some of the continent’s comedy giants like Kenny Blaq, Eric Omondi, Eddie Kadi, and Alfred Kaingo who will share the same stage with the man from Ombokolo Patrick Idringi Salvado.

In addition, there will also be performances from our own crème de la crème, such as Daniel Omara, Prince Emma, Ronnie Mc Vex, Agnes Akite and Madrat & Chiko.

First held in 2013, Africa Laughs continues to be Uganda’s most sought-after comedy festival. The international comedy giants are already in the country warming up for the big night.

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Video: You are a legend in this game, Rude Boy tells Chameleone

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Chameleone has once again got praise for his 20 year old legancy as a star singer on the continent and worldwide. Chameleone hosted Nigerian singer Rude Boy who is currently in Uganda for his show on Friday and in exchange of salutations the Nigerian singer reminded Chameleone how legendary he was in the music game.

Chameleone gifted Rude Boy with the Ugandan flag as treaty to unity amongst artistes. “I will wave this flag as I perform Nakudata in tribute to the late Radio” Rude Boy said.

Here is the video

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Rema announces change in concert venue

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Rema Namakula

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With Valentines around the corner, couples are looking out for shows and concerts to celebrate the lover’s day together and Rema’s concert being one of the most sought out, KT events are already looking at a sold out concert and have reconsidered the venue.

Rema took to her social media late last evening to announce the shift in venue to fans and guests who will be attending the show.

“Attention ladies and gentlemen. Due to demand, love and support from you my friends, Nile Hall can’t accomodate us all (efunze) so I have shifted my concert to Hotel Africana, People’s Space…..see you soon my loves,” the songbird posted.

She went on to add that this will be a much more ideal location as it will have bigger space with a gigantic tent to accommodate every one of her guests.

The queen of love ballads also promised fans a magical night through a post she shared online declaring that she has “Valentines sorted” for all her fans and they should look no further.

The love-attributed concert will have the star share the stage with other artists she has worked with like B2C, Ykee Benda and Chris Evans among others.

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Black Roots Unlimited to put up a Reggae Special showcase on Valentine’s Day

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Black Roots Unlimited band leader, Tshaka Mayanja

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Black Roots Unlimited, who are arguably the biggest and most sought-after jazz and reggae band in the country, will be gracing Guvnor’s Ciroc Pop Night on Valentine’s Day this Friday.

Band leader Tshaka Mayanja is set to perform live at the popular event along with his band members featuring Aloysius Migadde, Samuel Bisaso, Nehemiah Kasika, Yanzi, Lisa, Tonya Michelle Ahenda and Julius Sese.

The musical night will have the band perform live classic soul and R&B music, the perfect touch for those looking to celebrate love on the lover’s day with a twist that will see a couple of band members trade their instruments for a chance at mixing and serving cocktails for revellers during the fun love-themed night.

The band will perform classic duets, solos and soothing jazz music including “Lovers Rock”, “Mund’omwo”, “No one’s gonna love you” and many more that are sure to thrill reggae music lovers.

Spin doctors Selector Jay, DJ Bryan, DJ Dash, and Baby Luv will follow with mixes throughout the night to keep the revellers on their feet till morning.

Black Roots Unlimited boasts of a foundation of reggae music including blends of jazz, funk, soul and afro-pop. It will be the perfect getaway to wrap up the lover’s date night at the popular hangout.

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