Security personnel last night stormed General Tumukunde’s home in kololo and arrested his two sons, a reliable source has told this website. The two sons Phillip Tumukunde and Amanya Nduhura Tumukunde were arrested at around 10:45pm last night and detained at different Police station.
It is said that after the arrest of their father on Thursday night, the sons were also picked from home by Joint Anti-Terrorism Task Force and were taken for further search. According to our source, like how General Tumukunde’s arrested still remain unknown to the general public, his sons arrest for further search also remains unclear.
General Tumukunde who was arrested with a total of 16 other people are said to not have been attended to by their lawyers and the dates for them to appear in court are yet to be disclosed. General Tumukunde last week joined the number of candidates ready to vie for the Presidential seat next year as he declared his bid for Presidency.
Meet Phillip Ganja a Ugandan film actor and comedian based in South Africa
Mutebi Norman aka Phillip Ganja is a prominent film director, Producer, Actor, Comedian and studied Drama while in Uganda.
Born to Eddy Ganja, a Ugandan music legend, Soloist and vocalist with the Afrigo band with his six siblings. Nana, William, Vicky,Morgan, Colline and Milva.
I was one of the best student in my drama school during that time and by then he managed to get a scholarship in high school, then after joined one of the best drama groups in Uganda the Bakayimbira Dramactors who featured in the film hotel Rwanda, i then later travelled to South Africa to promote my acting career.
Together with his brother, Norman, they started a music and films Production company under their father’s name “Ganja” music production to basically help upgrade talent.
The two brothers have worked with some of the top South African Kwaito artists including Arthur Mafokate, the late Zombo, Purity and Penny Penny the Shangani music star.
Their Film Company has produced movies like “welcome to south Africa” which sold up to 2 million copies in Uganda and 5000 copies in South Africa on the day of its release. They also produced “Buladina”, a tribute film about the life of fallen star Paulo Kafeero..
In 2004, he opened a music company called GM Production which dealt in music events and actors after which he later started another company called Celeb Entertainment which traded in Celeb Movies in South Africa.
‘I produced a movie called Welcome to South Africa 1 and 2 which was later signed by Next Movies Company also in South Africa’.
The movie was also recognized as the most selling Ugandan Movie ever on the market before I produced Bradina (1 and 2) and in both Movies am the main character and Producer. Adds Ganja.
Am very flexible with any role that am assigned to play or act that’s why in the said movies above I managed to act as a traditional doctor and a farmer respectively.
My current production is a Comedy/ drama piece called ‘The Bachelors’ and am also into charity activities with my ‘Streets Of Africa’ Program where I give back to the poor.
Besides films and commercials, I mostly spend my other time dealing in car spare parts as well as estate and properties.
Photos: King Saha, Feffe Bussi, Azawi excite at Comedy store
Comedy store is a platform that further shines talent, bith comedians and artistes. Thursday night was no exception as four of the country’s celebrated artistes exhibited at UMA. All King Saha, Feffe Bussi, Karo Kasita and Swangz avenue new kid on the block Azawi performed to the crowd.
Alex Muhangi the comedy store proprietor once again thanked the audience for always turning up and also announced his country wide comedy store tour which starts in Eatern Uganda this month.
Some moments from the show
Why most Ugandan artists have failed To make it to Continental Levels?
By Ntambi Jimsal
Ugandans have thirst of seeing their artistes performing in different parts of the world at the same time being nominated in bigger awards but what is keeping their artists behind?
Yes I believe we have good talent here and our artists with their art can make it to the top . Not only Musicians but even Comedians. We have seen artists like Eddy Kenzo , Annie Kansiime and Salvador trying to push to the next level. Recently we had Big Trial , his Parte Parte moved around high rate speed at continental level but still we are not satisfied.
Now my Question is , Which artists can we push to continental level in case there is a chance of doing this ?
I myself have been going through social media research and I have realized one thing. Our artists can make it bigger but we are all stagnant somewhere somehow and this has kept our industry behind.
At this moment Swangz Avenue, Eddy Kenzo have all connections that we can use to push Ugandan brands but no one among the above mentioned is willing to share the contacts with their fellow artists. This is being selfish and it’s the reason why we are still struggling.
People like Bushingtone , Douglas Lwanga and James Propa that can help our artists to push their music to bigger platforms have been kind disappointed by our beloved artists and I think they fear to get disappointed again yet they have all qualifications that we need or artists are looking for.
We have bigger media platforms here that are watched but artists have not utilized and supported them well . We need to prioritize our very own , we should put tour television and radio stations as our priories before Trace , BET and MTV base . The above mentioned television targeted West and South African Countries because those countries have numbers . However we should not fully ignore them .
We need to creat a strong art Unit . Hire intelligent people , I mean the stakeholders of the industry and we give them a task with the target.
Let us also try to use Digital platforms, the likes of Tidal , Apple Music , ITunes among other platforms before even thinking on the way of benefiting from them . We need the numbers first not the money .
We also need a serious strong Record labels . our artists should accept to be managed and advised too . It’s easy for record a label to look for companies that can help artists to fund their music than individuals. Nigerians have them , the likes of Mavin Records what else ?
These companies can be used to uplift out industry, Music Companies like Content Connect Africa have been trying much to push our artists here Radio & Weasle ,Eddy Kenzo , King Saha are one of the benefits but I don’t know what went wrong . Anyway we shall add on in our next content.
Burundi’s Miss Planet Iry Tina aggressively pursues music, goes to studio
Iry Tina is a Burundian beauty who has made her name for her beauty aftrr being crowned miss planet. While one would think that was her climax, the beauty has sought to add on mkre glory by using her already blosommed fame to venture into music. Real name Irene Laura Uwimana, Iry Tina has hit studio to exploit her singing talent as well.
Iry Tina is a talented female Singer, Super Model, Actress, and Businesswoman and beauty queen, Iryn Tina the Miss Planet Burundi 2019 has revealed she is not yet ready to rest as she is ready to conquer the scene through the use of her voice.
Having participated in Miss Friendship International World Final pageant the same year, the Burundi born and raised Tina is currently pursuing her musical career in Uganda.
Previous, she 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.
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