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The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Side Of The Tugende Mukikade Concert 2018

The day and the moment for Afrigo Band’s highly publicized Tugende Mukikade Concert finally came on Saturday, 5th May 2018. By 6:30pm, everything was good to go and not even the entrance fee of UGX 100,000 and the VVIP UGX 300,000 could deter the oldies’ lovers from thronging the venue.

Uganda’s number one beer, Nile Special, had already set the bar high, by sponsoring the oldest music band in the land, alongside the legendary Chance Nalubega, Lord Fred Ssebata, Sam and Sophie Gombya. The lighting was up to the mark, the sounds were perfect and the day’s DJ Alberto didn’t disappoint.

The setting: To people who love and cherish the sweet old times, venues mean a lot and that is you will hear people in their evening years talking fondly about places like Suzanna, La Bella Bar and White Nile. Kampala Serena Hotel was the perfect choice for the Kikade Concert; convenient enough for the A-List to mix with the social climbers without the usual chaos associated with bivulus in Kampala. Security was well regulated the staff was on top of their game.

Emcees: It was a Kikadde concert that could have been pulled off by old timers who have been there, seen it and done it all. The nights emcees, Kyamagero and Flavia Namulindwa lost it with their jokes that weren’t relatable with the crowd.

Kyamagero started losing it once he started cracking jokes about Jack Pemba’s sex tapes, Fameica’s Kutama video and Geo Steady’s Owooma song to a crowd comprising of old timers like Prof Wavamunno, Justice Wambuzi, Justice Egonda. For heaven’s sake this was a Kikade concert that needed an emcee who was well conversant with the 80s and 90s.

This was a non partisan show and any sober organizer would have played it safe by steering away from politics and concentrated on entertainment. But the emcee spent too much time attacking the personality of the president, his dress code and decision to import Cubans, something that left many guests uncomfortable. More experienced emcees like Abbey Mukiibi or Meddy Nsereko could have done a better job.

Then came the auction nightmare: Chance Nalubega pulled off one of the greatest stunts and marketed her CDs and DVDs midway her powerful performance. She rode on her energy to sell and didn’t force anyone to buy. By the end of her performance, all her items had sold out, and the stage was now set for Afrigo Band.

Then came the emcees with their amateurism. In an attempt to auction Afrigo Band’s first Kikadde Concert portrait, Flavia and Kyamagero singled out Prof Wavamunno to say state his price for the portrait. Feeling a little embarrassed, Wavamunno hit back at the emcee and told him that he doesn’t speak at night.

That would have been enough signal to Kyamagero and Flavia that the old tycoon was not ready be part of the auction. But then emcees insisted that he had to say something, and that’s when the nonsensical Consul asked the emcees how they have managed to maintain their poverty.

He lashed out at them for attempting to squeeze money out people yet they had charged them highly to enter, and there was no need for auctioning because they had generated enough from gate collections.

Afrigo performing late: The idea of having dance interludes between performances was really great but it had a negative effect on time. Only Lord Fred Sebatta and Alice Nabatta seemed to be time conscious with their three songs and skits. Chance Nalubega, Sam and Sophie Gombya seemed like they never wanted to leave “the podium.” By the time the Afrigo Band hit the stage, it was past mid night and people were tired.









Brave Pupils Excite Parents At Kampala Parents School Sports Day

Kampala Parents School brought term one of this academic year to an end on Saturday in a befitting manner. The school used the day to hold it’s annually sports day where pupils exploited and showcased their talent and sports abilities.

The state minister for sports, Charles Bakkabulindi, was among the parents who graced the sports to cheer the young ones. To kick off the day, pupils, led by boy scouts and girl guides showcased an impressive parade.

The school Principal Ms Daphine Kato said Kampala Parents’ School offers their pupil’s endless opportunities to flaunt their talent. Parents were invited to witness what their children are capable of when it comes to sports.

Below are some pictures captured from the day’s event.

Comedy At Speke Hotel’s Rock Bar Comes Of Age

Comedy in Uganda in the recent years has become a big thing on the entertainment calender and night life. Comedy Nights are characterized by laughter, good food, expensive drinks and beautiful women.

And the latest addition to the comedy fray, Comedy Tuesdays, at Speke Hotel’s Rock Bar and Grill has not deceived. Every Tuesday, the country’s best comedy acts queue up to perform at Kampala’s old hotel. And last Tuesday, it was not any different as the picture below suggest.

Dolphin Suites Treats Customers To Serene Easter Holidays

Easter season gives you, the busy bees, an opportunity to enjoy a mini holiday as you get closer to your religious beliefs. One day you can achieve this is if you take a break from your daily hustles and nestle away in a serene environment.

This Easter, Dolphin Suites Hotel is giving you and your loved ones an endless opportunity to serenade the good moments at their exotic environment. They have lined up appetizing offers from which one can choose to meet their holidaying needs.

“The Easter holidays are a celebration of second chances, that’s why we're giving this opportunity to wow the people you hold dearly with full board access at just $120 per night – Tax Inclusive.

“Choose happiness and spend the Easter Holiday with us at just $120 per night. The offer comes with access to gym and sauna facilities. The kind of relaxation you deserve this weekend.

Placidity & First Class service in the serenity of our establishment are guaranteed when you choose to stay with us. Spice up your plans this Easter Weekend with the Dolphin Holiday treat.

We have the perfect accommodation packages for you; and a variety of delightful nourishments for the holidays.” The hotel, located on Prince Anne Drive in Bugolobi, said in a series of social media announcements.

La Cabana Restaurant Unveils Easter Special Offers

This Easter Under, you have a chance to try out over 200 cover multi-cuisines from Brazil and India at the premium La Cabana Restaurant located Plot 19 - 20 Wampewo Avenue, in Kampala, Uganda. Continental foods will also be available.

“Gather your loved ones and come celebrate Easter at our house, this Sunday April 1st (Easter Sunday),” the restaurant announced on social media. It said kids will pay a special Cabana price.

The Brazilian Easter Special for adults comes with a glass of wine or cocktail of your choice, unlimited 6 cuts of Brazilian Churrasco meat, Easter Special Dessert (Chocolate brownie and Easter Egg) at only Shs85, 000.

The kids experience (kids below 10) comes with a soft drink of their choice, unlimited 6 cuts of Brazilian Churrasco meat, Easter Special Dessert and Easter Special Dessert (Easter Egg) at only Shs40, 000. the offer stands on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.

La Cabana at Speke Apartments, Wampeweo Avenue, is Kampala’s premium and ritzy churrasco grill restaurant in Uganda.

Speke Resort, Munyonyo Return With Easter Bounty Packages

Speke Resort Munyonyo and Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort are treating their customers to yet another Easter holiday of fun and merry making. The five star sister luxury hotels have lined up an unbeatable line of events catering for young and the old.

The hotel management described line of evens as the kind for people who love adventure. “Are you a kind who loves adventure? We have the best Easter package for you. If you are looking for where to go with your family and friends, it's not too late.” Said Speke Resort Munyonyo general manager Greg Petzer.

The hotels kick off the fun craze on 29th March until 2nd April with a discounted offer on deluxe rooms. The fancy rooms have been discounted from $201 to $149 per night to enable their clients to live the unexpected Easter.

On Friday 30th, it will be bank to sooth clients who will be enjoying an A La Carte candle lit dinner at the Lake Terrace while the following day, Saturday 31st there will be a Sundowner Boat Cruise for exclusive guests on the Easter package.

On East Sunday, 1st April, guests will kick off the day with an Easter Brunch meal at Lake Terrace between 11:30am to 4:00pm. Adults will get a complimentary glass of wine while children will have access to bouncing castle.

Easter Sunday will also be a day for family time with activities like jumping castles, face painting, beer pong, jengo, basketball, volleyball, kids jungle gym, water obstacle course and a variety of foods and drinks.

To crown Sunday night a live band, Unit 446 Band, will serenade guests at the lakeside. Monday will be all about the children with the Kids Carnival. The little ones will enjoy fun activities like push carts, jumping castle, swings, merry go round, face painting and cotton candy.

La Cabana Restaurant Introduces Live Music

The night life is never complete without music and good food. This is even more heavenly if the ambiance is serene, artistic and exotic. Deemed as the restaurant of good food and specifically meat, La Cabana Restaurant is crowning it with sounds of soothing live music.

Every Wednesday, La Cabana Restaurant has introduced the sounds of Herbert Sensamba a performer of acoustic live music. He also performs at splendid places like Speke Hotel.

“Hope you guys are ready for Mr. Herbert Sensamba,” La Cabana Restaurant announced on their social pages recently, adding “trust me nothing like amazing live music with a cold one plus some Brazilian style bbq, to wind down after a hard day of work,”

La Cabana at Speke Apartments, Wampewo Avenue, is Kampala's premium and ritzy churrasco grill restaurant in Uganda. Like many hotels owned by the Ruparelia Group, La Cabana Restaurant exudes class and finesse.

This restaurant has the best customer service. I had hands on care from management. I will surely make this my ultimate place to relax, Aloysious Katto said in a Facebook review.

This time we got a good service and very nice food. Thank you ikramullah Liagath Ali (the manager) for the wonderful experience, Aarti Sethi Taneja, another customer wrote on Facebook.

Kabira Country Club: Home To Kids Parties

There is no better way of inspiring your children by giving them the fine things life has to offer. As children, these are memories they carry with them through their entire lives. Such moments spent together are used by both parents and children to connect.

And as a hotel that cares about the wellbeing of their customers, Kabira Country Club is cutting its own niche as a home for kid’s parties. The hotel has subsidized on much of the food and drinks on the menu to enable parents afford to show their toddlers love and care.

On top of an exciting menu, the hotel is also offering venues for such parties for free of charge. This means that a parent doesn’t have to pay for the venue. All you do is bring the kids and pay for services like food and drinks.

For just 30k per child every weekend, a parent gets a free cake from the hotel, free entrance, food plus a drink and free access to kids play area. “It’s endless fun with the little ones every weekend. Celebrate your children's memories with us and get a free cake for a party of 10+ kids,” Vismay Maniyar, the hote manager said.

Kabira Country Club, located in Bukoto, Ntinda road, is a full-service hotel, offering elegance and comfort in a relaxed atmosphere in Kampala's northern suburb of Bukoto. With stunning views of the greater Kampala cityscape, Kabira combines gracious hospitality with contemporary style.

Its Terrace Restaurant overlooks the swimming pool and the courtyard. It extends from the restaurant, bar and coffee shop, giving a relaxing outdoor informal dining experience. Its proximity to the playroom and the swimming pool makes it an ideal for all to dine.

Kabira Adds America Brunch On Menu

Kabira Country Club together with Breakfast Club launched the fresh, funky and off the hook American Brunch onto their rich menu on March 11, 2017 to serve American foods.

Vismay Maniyar, the general manager of Kabira Country Club, explained that the breakfast club is all about having a unique brunch (a combination of breakfast and lunch) in a different manner. They chose to offer their customers the American breakfast club.

“We are coming up with more like Italian brunch and English brunch. It’s a concept we want to endorse in Uganda.” Maniyar said. He revealed that the all American brunch will cost a paltry Shs125, 000 per person in a prestigious venue, lovely location and with elegant and unmatched service.

“The charge covers mouth-watering American foods, access to the Kid's play arcade, a complimentary drink and a discount on swimming and drinks all day, all night,” he added. The brunch will take place once a month depending on the ‘month and festivities’.

Kabira Country Club located in Bukoto offers elegant and well-equipped venues perfect for any event from large-scale conferences to small meetings. Kabira is one of Kampala's premiere party venues for executive guests.

“Our dedicated staff are on hand to meet your every requirement, however complex, helping you create the perfect event,” Maniyar explained. Kabira country club is a luxurious and deluxe hotel located on plot 63 Old Kiira Road Bukoto opposite St. Andrew’s church Bukoto.

Kwesé, iflix Partner To Strengthen SVOD Service In Sub-Saharan Africa

iflix, the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, and Econet Media’s pan-African media company, Kwesé, are thrilled to announce an expansion of their ground breaking partnership in sub-Saharan Africa.

Kwesé has acquired a significant stake in iflix Africa, which will now form part of Kwesé’s diverse broadcast offering, as the core vehicle to deliver seamless mobile experiences to millions of viewers in Africa.

Having set up operations in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and South Africa, iflix offers users the region’s most extensive collection of highly acclaimed local African and international series and movies, including first-to-market exclusive programming.

This, in partnership with Kwesé’s broadcast operations and footprint, will create an exceptional mobile offering for consumers on the continent.

Both companies have committed extensive resources with local and international expertise in mobile entertainment to serve Africa’s diverse markets. Econet Group Founder and Executive Chairman, Strive Masiyiwa remarked: “We are thrilled to deepen our operating partnership with iflix to lead the transformation of media in Africa.

Our companies share a mutual passion for innovation, along with a deep understanding of the culture and evolution of digital businesses. Mobility in content consumption has grown exponentially in Africa and by partnering with iflix Africa we are ensuring that we are not only taking part in the evolution, but are leading the movement.”

The partnership between iflix and Kwesé ensures the delivery of relevant and compelling content on the best possible platforms. iflix Group Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mark Britt said: “The strengthening of our relationship with Econet Group is a huge milestone for iflix. Following the initial phase of building our business in Africa, we have seen tremendous growth across our operating markets, far exceeding our expectations. Econet’s deep experience and success in media and telecoms, will be a huge advantage and enable us to continue to grow rapidly.”

The deal cements Kwesé’s commitment to deliver premium content through unrivalled TV programming, leading sports, up-to-the-minute news and the latest in entertainment. This coupled with iflix’s vast collection of international and African SVOD content, will offer users an unparalleled viewing experience, tailored to meet the needs of Africa’s diverse markets.

Kwesé is currently available in 13 countries with its ground-breaking pay-as-you-watch Pay-TV service, and has built the largest pan-African free-to-air broadcast network showcasing Kwesé Free Sport in over 25 countries. The operating partnership will see iflix drive Kwesé’s go-to-market mobile delivery in each of its territories.

Now available to over one billion consumers across 24 territories throughout Asia, the Middle East and Africa, iflix has established itself as the clear market leader in video streaming. Offering consumers, a vast library of top Hollywood, Asian and Middle Eastern regional, and local TV shows and movies, including many first run exclusives and award-winning programs, each subscription allows users to access the service on up to five devices, including phones, laptops, tablets, and television sets, for viewing wherever, whenever.

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