By Our Reporter
Musician Vinka has released a brand new video. Dubbed “Red Card”, it was premiered on Monday evening at Fame Lounge and is aimed at promoting responsible drinking.
While performing during the premiere event, Vinka told revelers it is okay to have fun and celebrate life by consuming alcohol as long as they make responsible drinking decisions.
“Don’t drink and drive. Live is very precious!” She cautioned.
Vinka is the ambassador for the Red Card campaign, an initiative by Uganda Breweries Limited aimed at reminding alcohol consumers and music lovers to shun drink driving, an irresponsible act that could cause harm to their lives.
Speaking during the premier, UBL Public Policy and Sustainability Manager David Onyango said Uganda Breweries decided to use music to amplify the responsible drinking message and reach consumers in their favorite hangout spots where the consumption happens.
“Enjoying alcohol is part of life in many societies around the world. It is a part of how people socialize and celebrate. However just like other products, when misused, alcohol can lead to individual and social harm. As a responsible company, UBL we would like to see consumers of our products make responsible drinking a valued and enjoyable part of life.” He said.
Uganda Breweries Limited has for the last 7 years been running the Red Card campaign to inform, sensitize and engage consumers about the dangers of alcohol misuse.
Watch the “Red Card” video below.
Alex Muhangi Comedy Store go into hibernate following Corona scare
Alex Muhangi and Comedy Store have announced they will take an indefinite break from their weekly comedy shows at UMA and have also cancelled their tours that were starting this month. This comes after the invasion of a dangerous Corona virus that spreads easily at gatherings to which comedy store is prone.
This is a precaution against further spread of the virus. This painful decision means that Alex Muhangi will suffer losses considering he bags tens of millions weekly from his shows.
I want to dethrone Spice Diana – Burundi’s miss planet Iry Tina vows
The Uganda music scene continues to grew and remain attractive all over the Continent. Burundian singer and miss planet has ventured into the Uganda music business and has come with goals to achieve. Iry Tina is a budding songstress that believes she has what it takes to take over the Ugandan music industry this year. Tina intends to step up the ladders to the finest female artiste in the country, a place so dear to our own Spice Diana. Spice has two years in a row remained top female star according to awarding bodies ij the country and Iry Tina looks forward to taking that spot.
Born and raised in Burundi, Irene Laura Uwimana alias Iry Tina is a talented female Singer, Super Model, Actress, and Businesswoman. The Burundian beauty queen won the Miss Planet Burundi crown in 2019 and participated in the Miss Friendship International World Final pageant the same year.
Tina believes if you shine in Uganda, you have shone in East Africa hence her move to base in Uganda. She previously has done songs like Mida Ya Love, Always On My Mind, Emergency (feat. Barbi Jay), Switch (feat. Nutty Neithan), Femme Africaine, Uko Wangu, Nsisitira, among others and still looks forward to growing her collection.
Uganda Police endoserses Ykee Benda to pen down song against gender based violence
The Uganda police recently tasked singer Ykee Benda to produce a song to fight gender based violence and the singer in a fortnight has had results. Ykee Benda today presented his project and has been well received.
We are not sure how much he has bagged from this deal but we can confirm he will be the voice of the Uganda police regarding the subject.
Photos: Nile Special 5s returns for Season 2
The annual Nile Special 5-aside football tournament makes a return for the second successive year following a very successful inaugural campaign at the end of which the Ugandan ladies emerged African champions.
The national premier social football league is scheduled to kick off on Saturday, 4th April in Arua and Kabale at Police Grounds and Main Stadium respectively revealed the brand manager Francis Nyende during the launch of the soccer showpiece today at Fast Fusion Sports.
The unique social league is scheduled to extend its reach to various new regions in an effort to cultivate friendship bonds beyond one’s geographical borders.
“The first edition of the Nile Special 5s was a great one for us as a country. Our girls set the bar quite high and it’s up to the teams to rise to the occasion this year. The feat will certainly be harder to replicate because Uganda is no longer a little known entity in this tournament. We are giants,” said Nyende.
“But the journey starts here at home,” added Nyende. “Teams have to first be national champions before they can conquer Africa. All one has to do is to buy 5 Nile Special beers and register his or her team of five to take part in the competition; first the preliminary level, then the regionals and the grand finale. It’s the winner that this stage that gets the opportunity to represent the county at the continental tournament that will be in South Africa between the 16th and 20th of July 2020.”
Unlike the previous tournament, the national representatives will be escorted by 10 fans to the continental showpiece. To stand a chance to be among the lucky fans, one is required to participate in the Samuel Eto consumer promotion. Information on participation is available on our social media platforms.
In 2018 the campaign launched with six countries mainly from the Southern parts of Africa: South Africa, Zambia, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zimbabwe and east African country, Tanzania. Last year, saw a major step-up with the addition of three more countries in Ghana, Nigeria and Uganda. In addition to widening the leagues footprint into other countries, a women’s division was introduced to the League.
The 2020 edition is set to make an even bigger impact across the continent as the tournament will be extended from eight to 16 countries in both the men and women’s division. Furthermore, the tournament will be opened to amateur and professional players.
This showpiece will see two Continental final winning teams,each bag an all-expenses paid trip to the Serie A classic derby between Inter Milan and AC Milan later this year, hosted by the renowned legend and Africa 5s ambassador Samuel Eto’o.
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