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Vinka gets Sony Recording Contract

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Humble beginnings are usually not the best way to judge where someone will end. Look at singer Vinka for example who has made it from being a little known artiste manager, to a fully fledged musician under Swangz Avenue and now a Sony signed artiste.

Vinka who promised a new song release every month has today signed to Sony and will be aiming higher with her music.

The artiste will be working with both Sony and Swangz avenue to take her brand higher.

Swangz Avenue has come out to congratulate Vinka. Here is what they posted.

“Congratulations Vinka upon your exclusive recording contract with Sony. We are so proud of you and what we have achieved so far in just 2 years. We are very excited to have Sony joining hands with us to propel your brand to new heights. This new partnership is evidence that you haven’t put a foot wrong since you started and we are committed to even do more with this new development.”

It should be noted that Rapper Keko and Naava Grey are some of the Ugandans who have worked under Sony previously.

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Eddy Kenzo to spearhead national tree planting campaign

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CCBA’s Simon Kaheru (R), musician Eddy Kenzo and representatives from ESSI share a moment at the launch of the tree planting campaign held on Friday at the Coca Cola plant in Namanve.

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Eddy Kenzo has been named green ambassador. The singer will spearhead a conservation campaign in which he will raise awareness about climate change and also encourage masses across the country to plant trees.

Championed by Environment Social Safeguards International (ESSI) in partnership with Coca-Cola Beverages Africa(CCBA) in Uganda and National Forestry Authority, the initiative targets to plant over 4000 trees in effort to conserve the environment.

“I am excited to be working with ESSI on this campaign to plant trees across the country and want to encourage all Ugandans to join this initiative,” Kenzo said. “Planting a tree is a blessing because you are giving life while also making our country look beautiful. It is time for us to all go green.”

Eddy Kenzo plants a tree.

Eddy Kenzo plants a tree.

According to Khasim Ngabirano, the CEO Environment Social Safeguard International, the campaign aims to create awareness about the importance of tree planting in combating negative effects of climatic change. He noted that trees play an essential role in mitigating the impact of climate change and we therefore should act now to mitigate its negative effects.

Simon Kaheru, the Public Affairs & Communications Director Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Uganda expressed excitement about this partnership saying: “We are looking to beat climate change but also protecting the environment by planting trees. Planting trees is one of the most important things we can do as Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Uganda to contribute to conserving the environment.

“At Coca-Cola, we place priority on watershed protection and conservation, and we are proud of the work that ESSI has done in Uganda to help restore trees. The trees not only add beauty and provide shade but they also provide a barrier to storms and help retain water in the soil, which is very important for the country.”

Uganda’s forest cover has been depleted to 8% up from 24% in 1990s, and this is largely attributed to human encroachment for different activities such as agriculture and urbanization.

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Bobi Wine’s Best Friend in trouble for shooting DJ

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Babu Owino, could be Bobi Wine’s Best Friend but he is never far from controversy.

During a bar argument at B-Club in Nairobi, Babu Owino drew his pistol and shot at DJ Evolve.

Babu had been smoking shisha and appeared to have been high. Hours earlier, Babu had posted that Raila Odinga would be president by ballot or bullet. Many wondered whether the argument had been about Raila versus Ruto.

By press time, it was being rumoured that DJ Evolve had passed on. Babu Owino is currently in jail over attempted murder.

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I am not in debt — Rema

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Rema in Tikula video

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Singer Rema Namakula has dismissed reports claiming that she is choking on debts.

It had been alleged that Rema had sold off several of her valuable assets to fund her introduction ceremony. The rumors become rife after it emerged that the singer’s car, a Prado TX model, had also been put on sale soon after her introduction. It was alleged this was the singer’s effort to raise more money to pay off debts.

Speaking to media on Wednesday, the “Gutujja” hitmaker insisted that the sale of her car has nothing to do with her current financial position, adding that all the service providers were duly paid.

“You saw how big my introduction ceremony was. The money from selling the car would not have even been enough to feed the guests.” Rema said.

“I am not in debt, and that is one thing I am very scared of,” she added. “I always pay all my service providers promptly and this is why you have never seen anyone come out complaining or say I have defaulted.”

Rema introduced her lover, Dr Hamza Sebunya, in a lavish ceremony that was held in November last year.

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