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Why Michael Kiwanuka is not famous in Uganda

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Four years ago Ugandan media were excited by a one Michael Kiwanuka, being among the many nominated for the famous BBC Sound of, 2012. He won and went on to release his debut album, Home Again that year. Soon after, it was reported that American superstar Kanye West wanted Kiwanuka …

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Sheebah, Nwagi benefit from Tubonga Nawe drama

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In October 2015, an all-star cast of artistes Bebe Cool, Chameleone, Radio and Weasel and Rema among others came together and recorded a song endorsing the NRM candidate and current president Yoweri Museveni as the best choice for the 2016 elections.Of course the public would react, calling them money minded, …

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Why East Africa was shut in the cold at MTV Africa awards

The highly-anticipated MTV Africa Music Video Awards (MAMAs) were held last week in Durban, South Africa. As you can imagine, even when they call themselves East Africa’s biggest, both Bebe Cool and Chameleone were nowhere near the nomination list. In fact, the only Ugandans nominated were Radio and Weasel for …

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With 3D and 5D, whats left for pirates

My real first time into the Cinema was when my older brother took me with him for a Holiday Makers’ Transday bash. Since I was underage, he paid the patrons at Cineplex that I could watch the two movies showing; Armageddon and Rush Hour (yes, you don’t just forget your …

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The Ugandan – worth the hype

This was one of the most talked about movies last year, premiered at a sold out event at National theatre yet for some reason, many Ugandans have not watched it. According to one of the actresses, the producers are still protecting the original product from pirates and thus, it may …

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The Hostel that was

In a very short time, The Hostel series had changed the way we looked at local TV, achieved what no other show had, a great cast, the right TV station, fan base and a quality production to top it up. Not that this was the greatest story ever told or …

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TPF badly needs surgery

Word from Nairobi is that a fan of Amos and Josh committed suicide when the duo failed to win the annual singing competition, Tusker Project Fame (TPF) – which, by the way, rivals the English premier league’s popularity in Kenya. In Uganda on the other hand, TPF is a shadow …

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HOW WHITNEY STOLE A GRAMMY

After 54 years many wondered whether the Grammy Awards still hard the spark, with a huge reference to the past winners of the big four awards the Academy had a lot to prove just months before it becomes 55 next year. Not that all had been lost but with the …

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