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Comedy Settles In At Speke Hotel’s Rock Bar & Grill

With a lineup of the leading comedians in the country, Rock Comedy happening every Tuesday at Speke Hotel’s Rock Bar & Grill has steadily become the home of comedy in Kampala and Uganda at large.

Every Tuesday, the country’s best comedy acts queue up to perform at Rock Comedy and last Tuesday, it was not any different. The night kicked off early with a number of musicians taking to the stage with an assortment of some the world’s best music renditions.

Witih a line up of comedians MC Mariachi Comedian, Musiimenta Ronnie McVex, The Talkers, Snake and Zolo, Jajja Wasswa, and the Magician and host Kasuku from Spark TV, Rock Bar cracked up in laughter as the picture below suggest.

Photos: When Speke Resort Hosted Ginuwine

Speke Resort Munyonyo offered music lovers an early Christmas when it hosted celebrated American RnB singer Ginuwine, real names Elgin Baylor Lumpkin, at the Johnnie Walker Soul Safari concert, on 1st December, 2018.

Like many events that are organized and hosted at Speke Resort, Ginuwine’s concert was a master piece and will go down in history as one of the most amazing music show to grace Ugandan entertainment industry.

Before Ginuwine hit the stage, Ugandan artistes like Maurice Kirya, Meddy, Naava Grey, Aziz Azion, Kenneth Mugabi and Tonya Michelle Ahenda entertained revelers many of whom are 90s kids and well understood Ginuwine’s music and songs. Below are some of the photos captured.

Speke Resort Offers Discounted Ginuwine Accommodation Rates

If you are planning to attend to the Annual Johnnie Walker Soul-R&B Safari 11th Edition on 1st December, Speke Resort and Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, the two hotel luxurious hotels hosting the music show have spiced your experience at the shores of Lake Victoria a little better. 

The hotel is now offering discounted rates on accommodation to extend the fun filled experience for revelers who will attend the show. This means that after the music show, you don’t have to trek the nigh back to Kampala or wherever you have come from. You just check in and have a beautiful sleep.

Deluxe Single room will go for $101 for room only, $129 for bed and breakfast, $139 for full board and $160 for bed and breakfast plus one gold ticket to the show of the night. Also Deluxe Double rooms will go at $114 for room only, $149 for bed and breakfast, $188 for full board and $229 for bed and breakfast and two gold tickets to the show.

American singer Elgin Baylor Lumpkin commonly known as Ginuwine is lined up to headline the much anticipated show. He will be curtain raised Uganda’s mwoyo king, Maurice Kirya, Meddy, Naava Grey, Aziz Azion, Kenneth Mugabi and Tonya Michelle Ahenda.

Ginuwine stands out as one of the most iconic artistes of our times, an example of progress and success, said Roger Agamba, IPS and Reserve Manager at Uganda Breweries Limited. TShaka Mayanja, the Soul Safari show organizer said Ginuwine has the pedigree and consistency to give Ugandans a good show.

Kabira Country Club Christmas Carnival Returns

The second edition of Kabira Country Club Christmas Carnival will take place on 25 November, 2018 at Kampala International School Uganda (KISU) in Bukoto. The hotel apologetically announced they had moved the carnival from the hotel premises 'due to unavoidable circumstances'.

Kabira Country Club is a lavish hotel in Bukoto, a Kampala suburb, offering accommodation, Health & Leisure, Food & Beverage, Conference & Events. It said the carnival is a perfect start to ‘your Christmas Season and ideal occasion to get all your Christmas gifts,’

“Join us for a heartwarming Christmas event that offers you entertainment, delicatesse, artisan market with over 100 vendors, live band, grand tombola raffle, kids’ activities, playground, jumping castle, face painting, and lots more,” the hotel management said.

Kabira Country Club 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.

With 95 luxurious guest-rooms and exceptional amenities, Kabira Country Club is perfect for a relaxing get away and somewhere to hold a special event or an impressive venue for a business gathering.

KISU Christmas Carnival Returns

Kampala International School Uganda (KISU) will on on 24th November hold it's annual KISU Christmas Carnival at the school campus in Bukoto, Kampala. As it has been the case in the previous years, the event will have lots of fun activities for kids, live band, food and drinks on sale, crèche for toddlers and much more.

Kampala International School Uganda is the leading international school in Uganda educating over 600 students representing 60 nationalities.

Students at KISU participate in an extensive range of extracurricular activities including outdoor education and overseas trips, to diverse destinations such as The UK, France, Italy, Mount Kilimanjaro and a yearly ski trip in Europe.

It's state-of-the-art facilities include four science labs, three computer labs, three music rooms, three performance areas, an indoor gym, outdoor basketball court, 25 metre eight lane competition swimming pool, two libraries, smart boards in most classrooms and a five acre playing field. It has accreditation status with CIS, NEASC and IBO.

Speke Resort To Host Legendary RnB Star Ginuwine

On 1st December all roads will literary lead to Speke Resort Munyonyo as fun loving Ugandans rush to attend on of the music shows to ever happen on Uganda soil. 

On that day, American singer Elgin Baylor Lumpkin commonly known as Ginuwine, the legendary RnB singer will be performing at the Annual Johnnie Walker Soul-R&B Safari 11th Edition.

He will not be alon, curtain raising the smooth singer and dancer will be Uganda’s mwoyo king, Maurice Kirya, Meddy, Naava Grey, Aziz Azion, Kenneth Mugabi and Tonya Michelle Ahenda.

TShaka Mayanja, the Soul Safari show organiser said Ginuwine has the pedigree and consistency to give Ugandans a good show. "He’s coming with a full band and dancers.” Mayanja said.

Ginuwine stands out as one of the most iconic artistes of our times, an example of progress and success, said Roger Agamba, IPS and Reserve Manager at Uganda Breweries Limited.

Vice Chancellor To Celebrate VU Best Performing Students

The Vice chancellor Victoria University Kampala will on 17th November, 2018 at Fang Fang Hotel hosts the annual fanfare Vice Chancellors Dinner 2018 to celebrate academic excellence at the Jinja road based University.

The dinner is hosted by the Vice Chancellor in honor of best performing students with CGPA 4.4 and above from different faculties. This year, best performing students will be given awards.

The sumptous dinner is attended by Victoria University students, Vice Chancellor, Academic Registrar, the University Promoter Rajiv Ruparelia and Naiya K Ruparelia, Faculty Deans and the marketing team of the University.

Last year over 20 students who performed well in various exams were treated to a sumptuous dinner at Nanjing Restaurant in Kampala. The University said this is one way of motivating students to perform well.

The Vice Chancellor, Dr. Krishna N. Sharma, recognized the good performance of Best performing students that got first class CGPA to motivate them. “The overall intention of this diner is to thank and motivate the best performing students to keep performing well.

Huawei Boosts MTN Kampala Marathon With Shs250m

The 2018 MTN Kampala Marathon today,  got a Shs250m boost from Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, at Huawei Uganda Offices at the Cube Building, Kisementi in Kampala. The money will be used to improve maternal health in Uganda

The 2018 MTN Kampala Marathon is set to take place on Sunday 25th November at the Kololo Independence grounds, with the aim of raising funds towards Maternal Health Care in Uganda to ensure safe childbirth, for expectant mothers regardless of their means or where they come from. 

“Huawei considers social good in prioritizing business development by looking at enormous needs and considering outreaches that have the greatest impact such as the MTN Marathon.

That is why today we are going to handover our contribution of 250 million Uganda shillings to maternal health through the Marathon. We are sure that with this contribution, Uganda can only be a better place,” says Mr. Liujiawei, Managing Director, Huawei Uganda. 

MTN Chief Marketing Officer, Mr. Olivier Prentout represented the CEO, Mr. Wim Vanhelleputte at the handover; and hailed Huawei for its partnership.

Kabira Football Tournament Returns This November

Football enthusiasts will once again be treated to a competitive but fun day of athleticism, skills, talent showcase and a big deal of networking when the Kabira Football Tournament returns on o4th November at Kabira Country Club in Bukoto, Kampala. 

The one day tournaments attracts teams from different corporate institutions and celebrities to play football for fun. The tournament which aims at bringing corporate companies together is also backed by Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA). FUFA provides referees and match officials.

In June, over 20 teams, including Yokuku, Bet Yetu, Midocm, Bukoto Heights, Katon Rainbow, JBM FC, Victoria University and Riham, took part in the tournament. Winning teams and individual players took home trophies and cash prizes.

Kabira Country Club general manager Vismay Maniyar in June said the tournament will go a long way in improving the levels of fitness and standards of the game. “This is a very important tournament as we build to grow the game through bringing together corporates and integrating people with our facilities like pitches, gyms and swimming pools.” he said.

Team Pro Zone, made up of former Uganda Cranes footballers like Nestroy Kizito, Simon Massa, Mujib Kasule, Hassan Mubiru, Mutyaba, Hakkim Magumba, Abdallah Mubiru, Nsubuga, Kirya among others won the last Kabira Country Club Football Tournament.

It defeated Victoria University 1-0 in a tightly contested final. Victoria saw off Speke Hotel in the semi finals with Team Pro Zone which edged Cipla in a heated penalty shootout in the semi finals.

Rajiv Ruparelia, the Managing Director of Ruparelia Group, the conglomerate which owns Kabira Country Club hotel under the Speke Group of Hotels, thanked all corporate companies that accepted and honored the invite for the interactive football tournament.

One Year Of Blissful Marriage For Rajiv And Naiya

Somethings are meant to be. It is even more satsifying when the same is said of people who love each other. Going by what has been accomplished in the past one year, you would say Rajiv and Naiya Ruparelia were meant to be. 

The wealth couple has been married for the past year. They hosted their business associates, friends and family and glamours first year marriage anniversary at Speke Resort Munyonyo.

Diplomats, ambassadors, government officials and business executives were treated to a Havana, Cuba’s capital, themed cocktail party filled with an assortment of entertainment, food and drinks.

Rajiv thanked his parents instilling the values of simplicity and hard work in his and his sisters lives.“You have taught us to dream big and act small in order to get the job done,” he said. He is Dr. Sudhir RUparelia's only son.

Sudhir thanked his guests for being part of his son’s special day.He also thanked his wife Jyotsana for raising the kids well. To Naiya, Rajiv's wife, Sudhir said “Thank you for tolerating Rajiv for one year,”

Rajiv met Naiya, a daughter of wealthy British couple Sudheer and Rita Khagram while they were attending university in London. They married at a glamorous event in London last year.

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