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Once again, it was hard luck for the Ugandan nominees

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Uganda had a reason to celebrate as Africa had all its eyes on Lagos last Saturday. Quietly, the team made up of Rwamusigazi Kyakunzire that was representing The Forbidden, Eleanor and Mathew Nabwiso, the producers of Rain, Joan Agaba and Raymond Rushabiro, the lead actors in The Torture, as well …

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It’s a modest start for the Uganda Hip Hop awards

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The debuts editions of events in Uganda have always been challenging, barely scripted and always do their best to make time a victim. It wasn’t so different at the inaugural Uganda Hip Hop Awards that took place at the Kampala Golf Course Hotel; the awards started almost three hours after …

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Bayimba to honor arts and culture philanthropists

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When Kenneth Mugabi released his debut album Kibunomu, many wanted to believe he was a fresh artiste that made a descision to record music a couple of months back. Yet in real sense, Mugabi had spent countless months writing the music, later composing and performing it – even by the …

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You’re not our target audience – BET to East Africa

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Last week, Black Entertainment Television commonly known as BET, announced the nominees for this year’s BET Awards. As imagined, Africans were looking out for Best International act Africa category that has been around since2011. It should be noted that when the category was first introduced in 2010 though then, it …

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Dry, a film about underage marriages rules the 2016 AMVCAs

#AMVCAsoNaija should have been the in house hashtag leading into the just concluded Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards.Not that all the other countries had been shunned, but because we are kind of used to the Nigerian thing at everything fronted as African.But it wasn’t the case, yes, the show was …

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‘Africa is on the rise’ – Grammy winning Kidjo

Angelique Kidjo at the Grammy Awards. Net Photo A break from the normal; this year’s Grammy Awards were held on Monday night other than the traditional Sunday.But that wasn’t all, over the years, the audience from Africa has been catching music’s biggest night on South African music TV Channel O, …

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Chameleone and Lilian Mbabazi nomited for AFRIMA awards

The Music award season is on. Before many could get over Eddy Kenzo’s win or Bebe and Chameleone’s loss at the MTV MAMAs, we can yet reveal that other nominations have been released.The All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), remember the guys that launched in Kampala this May? Yes, the first …

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MTV MAMAs, they should have known better

Uganda’s Bebe Cool talks to a journalist Last week, the MTV MAMAs were the talk, down in Durban. Lots of stars coming together, the bling, showing off and selfies – these boys almost overshadowed the ongoing Durban International Film Festival.Then we got to the event it’s self – I can’t …

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