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Save Ugandan Music: Only artistes can save themselves

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Tekno, Mr. Eazi, Diamond Platinumz, Morgan Heritage, Seyi Shay, Oliver Tuku, PJ Powers, Hugh Masekela, Diplo.. are some of the foreign acts that have performed in Uganda just this year, yet, even before it ends, Wizkid, Tarrus Riley, Skales, Timaya are set to have shows in Kampala.. Now I see …

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​To or not to watch Big Brother Naija?

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The ongoing edition of Big Brother Naija is codenamed See Gobe! Just like that song that made Nigerian artiste Davido famous. And much as the house is located in South Africa, all housemates are Nigerian, in fact, listening to all of them talk is a memory run through the pathetic …

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​How the CMVAs can win over artistes

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On Saturday, the organizers of Uganda’s inaugural visual music awards, the Club Music Video Awards embarked on what may become their hardest journey – consistency. This was after the awards made their return after being out of action for three years, with the confusion that has engulfed them since they …

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Five important songs of 2016

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2016 was what one could call a year that fell short of music activity; in fact, the songs that ruled the airwaves came from about ten or less artistes and many of these were collaborations Sheebah Karungi was part of. But after all these hits, songs are usually forgettable, yet …

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Why WizKid snubbed Uganda

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During the last edition of Blankets and Wine, there was a rumor that WizKid would be the next act to grace the festival stage. Though the next morning, even before journalists would run their rumor mills, an early video on the StarTimes page announced that since the pay TV was …

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Cover songs, Coke Studio’s best move so far

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Coke Studio Africa came back for this year’s edition last week. Since the show debuted back in 2013, they’ve successfully established themselves as a performance arts junction of sorts – a connection that has resulted into meetings by artistes from different places that has even given birth not to only …

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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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Why Ugandans are yet to appreciate folklore music

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It’s always been a major problem when festival curators are looking for acts to programme; it’s said, many would want to give our famous artistes a chance but most of the times, the artistes barely make even half of these festivals’ tall order. In 2012, it’s basically hard to forget …

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E! taps into the African market, and we are not excited

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It’s a common belief that with Africa making strides in many of the fields of science, education and business; it has been a target market for different economies. Of course with the investment coming into the continent, it’s rather easy to assume that the western exploitation of the African markets …

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