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Will BULLION MOVIE bring Uganda its first OSCAR AWARD?

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BullionBy Ian Ortega

It’s only once in a lifetime when we await the release of a unique Ugandan movie. That Ugandan comes around and makes us appreciate that indeed we are on the right track. With Bullion, we are having greater expectations of a Movie that may bring us the first Oscar Award.

Henry Ssali, the Producer is one perfectionist who keeps looking for what’s better to make something hitting, to bring something new to the table. Perhaps, we should describe him as the Steve Jobs of the Entertainment Industry.

Even Dr.Sudhir Ruparelia confessed that Ssali has balls, and so we quote from Henry Ssali;

“As we count down to the release of #BullionTheMovie, I will take each day to pay tribute to special people who contributed in various capacities to the making of the movie. First on the list is the big man Sudhir Ruparelia. It all started in 2008 with my first film Kiwani:The Movie, to which he contributed generously, from conceptualization, all the way up to the premiere where he provided the venue The Commonwealth Resort Munyonyo. After the movie premiere, he had three words for me, “YOU HAVE BALLS.” And he promised to support me in the next movie project. I met him a while later at his office about my upcoming project Bullion and he responded with a generous financial contribution and also access to shoot from locations like the Commonwealth Resort in Munyonyo and Forest Cottages. And he is going to play host again for the Bullion premiere at a venue we are announcing soon. Thanks a lot big boss. Much respect.”

But what is this about Bullion that gets us speaking? What is it that gets our eyes rolling? Is it the cast? Or perhaps it is the cast. We have people like Allan Tumusiime (Kiwani the Movie), Ainea Ojiambo (Makutano Junction), Veronica Tindichebwa (Fun Factory), Muwawu Gwayambadde. But we also have other actors like Gerald Lutaro, Ann Kansiime, Juliana Kanyomozi and Laura Kahunde (Juliana’s sister). There is also Michael Wawuyo Sr who has just landed an Africa Magic Movie award nomination, and Wawuyo Jnr (remember Brother John in the Hostel). And for the icing on the cake, there is Veteran actor Wilberforce Mutete, Winnie Lalani (wife to Roofings Ltd Tycoon, Sikander Lalani) not forgetting Carol Agudo, a Sylvia Owori model.

But, I think it’s the director perhaps, perhaps it’s Phillip Luswata being the director that’s making us anticipate the release of this movie. No, I may be wrong, it must be the writer, Billy Ashaba who wrote Matt Bish’s state research bureau. But how about Esther Kintu, yes the Nairobi based lady who edits Kenya’s Makutano Junction.

On Second thought, it may be the storyline, perhaps it is;

“When doctors tell him that his daughter requires expensive open heart surgery in India to save her life, Collins Jjuuko, a bullion van driver, joins a group of money hungry bank employees who are plotting a bullion van robbery. He is betrayed by his accomplices who frame him and take off with all the cash.
While serving time in prison, his daughter dies and the mastermind of the robbery seduces his fiancé with the allure of money. Now he is back from prison to get his vengeance. He wants his share of the bullion and more. And he is taking no prisoners!”

The Movie Premiere may happen at Commonwealth Resort Munyonyo or Kabira International, we just can’t tell but we are certain, it’s at one of the Ruparelia Group of Hotels. For now, let’s wait in joyful hope for a Ugandan movie that may bring us the first Oscar award.

“[katogoaward]”

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“I earned 120K at my first job” Brian Ahumuza consoles Sheila Gashumba

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Fashion guru Ahumuza Brian of Abryanz Collection has revealed how he was also being paid 120 monthly salary. Through his social media platforms, Ahumuza Brian has revealed how much he was paid being when he had just started his fashion road years ago.

Ahumuza opened up his first store, The Abryanz Collection Store, a clothing retail opened its doors to the public in 2010 at Prime Complex and in 2014, the Abryanz Collection was awarded as the Best Youth Fashion Store at the Kadanke Youth Awards.At the Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards in 2015, the Abryanz Collection launched its first custom made collection. The majority of the pieces are now on sale in stores. This collection was collaboration between Brian Ahumuza and a few fashion designers in Korea.

The Abryanz Collection has also showcased at many of the past Buzz Teeniez Awards events, and Kadanke Youth Awards. Off the runway, the collection has exhibited in secondary schools within Kampala and across Central region during the school tours organized by the fashion magnet.

The Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards. (2013- To Date)

With the idea of getting the fashion industry in Uganda pronounced and established, Brian Ahumuza begun The Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards back in 2013.

Abryanz was named the new Ciroc UG Brand ambassador on 14 October 2016. The fashion guru broke records as he became the first East African to endorse the Premium Vodka Brand, Ciroc.

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A Mbarara 9 year old releases her debut single

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Have you thought about the children’s entertainment specially during this lockdown? 

This is sorted as a 9 year old girl from Mbarara district releases  her first solo video titled ‘NINZA KWEGA’ literally meaning ‘I WILL LEARN’ 

Murungi is undoubtedly talented  and picks inspiration from her mother Emily Kikazi, the region’s reigning Best Female Artist. Murungi’s project does not come as a mistake since she recently featured her mother in the trending Runyankore song titled Twerinde Coronavirus. Murungi brings out a strong voice and wonderful gestures in the NINZA KWEGA single. It’s not the first time she appears before a camera. In 2019, Murungi appeared in a song visual titled ‘Mwana Wangye’ where the mother was telling her to be a well behaved child. Now in her Ninza Kwega song, the young beautiful Murungi, like her name, seems to be putting into practice what the mother taught her. Murungi is a lucky girl. She is already signed under her mother’s label called SUPER RICH GANG and the song was produced by the best producer Deus Kabagambe of sure tunes and Video was shot by VoltFilms. The mother tells us that she has a full independent management under the same label led by one U-Turn Fahard who is an influencer in the region. 

The mother, Emily Kikazi, an artist, says she is aiming at a big brand Murungi not just a stage performing artist. Murungi is having a personal music coach who doubles as her producer Deus Kabagambe. In just hours, her Facebook page MURUNGI and Youtube channel MURUNGI UG have shown pretty good growth. I recommend this video for every parent and child. Good luck MURUNGI!

Watch her debut single here

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Lydia Jazmine, Feffe Bussi, Tonix and Grenade light up Club Beatz second edition

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The second edition of Club Beatz at Home online concert took place on Saturday and featured singers Lydia Jazmine, Grenade, Feffe Bussi and Tonix. The show as usual was hosted by Martha Kay and DJ Aludah made his debut appearance.

The Club Pilsner organised show lived up expectations and got fans piling praise for the exhibition. All artistes performed in the comfort of their homes.

The show started with Allan Tonix electrifying ‘Swag Meter’ performance. Tonix also did ‘Sikuleka’, ‘Romance’, and ‘Sunday’ before leaving the mic for Grenade. Grenade did his master pieces Nkuloga and Akaama among other songs and still put up a good show.

Lydia Jazmine then took over the show with her ‘Masuka’, ‘You and Me’, ‘Hit and Run’ among others. Feffe Bussi, the master of free style then closed the artistes’ show with ‘Business’, ‘Love Yo’ among others.

The party went on all night with Sir Aludah on the decks.

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UK Based Ugandan Singer BrenJeezy Releases Charity song Aimed at Improving lives of Less privileged Children, Watch here

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UK based Ugandan singer “Brenjeezy” recently released a video featuring some underprivileged children in the small town of Kawempe, Uganda. The song is called “Give Me water, Give Me Freedom, Give me life” it is about the beauty if Africa, but at the same time it highlights the poverty that many young children in uganda face. The song was written by Canadian singer/songwriter Rox Hunter and Adrian Brewer from the UK.

From this single and video we hope to raise awareness and money to help look after the children and their families. Brenjeezy has been working alongside a charity called Walk For Water, and they have been able to provide for the kids in Kawempe during the current lockdown due to covid-19 outbreak

Brenjeezy real name Brenda Caroline Walugembe has also worked with many charities in uganda before and is passionate about children.

Watch it here

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