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By BigEyeUg Team

Uganda’s local popular comedy group, Bizonto have finally been released after almost four days in the coolers.

According to Counsel Eria Nawanuwe from the Network of public interest lawyers, today Buganda road court ordered the release of Bizonto after the Criminal Investigation Department failing to produce the accused’s court file.

Today we are glad and happy that finally we have got a Court release order from the Chief Magistrates at Buganda Road Court, Her Worship, Stella Maris Odongo ordering the Police to release five people, Gerald Kiweewa, Ssabakaki Simon Peter alias Akozonto akato, Ssewanja Julius alias Ssabazonto, Mbabali Merceli alias Giant zonto and Gold Kimatono as Jjaja zonto to be released immediately from Police custody,” said Mr. Nawanuwe.

This follows a game where Police was engaging and not being truthful with where the accused’s court file was because yesterday, they informed us that their file was at the DPP’s chambers but we cross checked and it was not true. So today we came with a court order saying that let the Police release the five,” added Eria.

Speaking to the media today, Binzonto group narrated their jail ordeal and reason behind their arrest.

Apparently, Bizonto claim they were charged because of spreading false information regarding some government officials like, H.E YK Museveni, Bank of Uganda governor, Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile and the first son Muhoozi Kainerugaba.

We can’t believe that we are just out of jail. We were accused of unleashing false information to the public about the President of Uganda, YK Museveni. They also blamed us of talking to Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugba. Additionally, we were charged because of talking about the Bank of Uganda head, Mutebile,” they said.

Bizonto group was arrested last Friday after their renowned show on Radio Simba on allegations that they published a sectarian video, dividing Ugandans on tribal basis.

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Spokesperson Charles Twiine, noted that their arrest followed a recording of selected videos that were uploaded and later shared on various social media platforms, which would cause hatred and unnecessary apprehension.

The CID on Monday, 27th July sent a special team of its officers that carried out a thorough search in the comedy group’s vehicle.

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NTV Dance party set to celebrate first anniversary

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In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic that saw the entertainment industry crippled, the world’s most awarded premium vodka, Smirnoff partnered with NTV to give viewers an ultimate dance party experience dubbed the NTV Dance Party.

The show was formed to encourage people to keep up the weekend outgoing spirit, however, this time partying while staying safely at home during the lockdown.

From Lynda Ddane’s dazzling fashion sense to the electrifying music played by Guvnor deejays, Baby Love and Mark Rebel to the energy of presenters Crysto Panda and Esco Mc and the signature Smirnoff cocktail recipes, viewers were taken on an entertainment journey at a time when everything had shut down and the world was a sad and gloomy place, every single Saturday.

Crysto Panda and Lynda Ddane on the Dance Party show

NTV Dance party also held a series of fun games like the, ‘dress up to go nowhere,’ where viewers were given an opportunity to dress up in their favorite outfits and chill with friends and family whilst enjoying a Smirnoff. The best dressed viewers won prizes like the Smirnoff starter packs that included a crate of Smirnoff, two bottles of vodka, a bar set up, a mixologist and a DJ delivered at the winner’s doorstep for enjoyment.

As the show celebrates a year of bringing the party to its viewer’s homes this Saturday April 24, the Brand Manager of Smirnoff, Annet Nakigaya, the official sponsor of the ultimate party says that the most Ugandan thing we can all do is keep safe and hang out from home.

“Smirnoff is a brand that recognizes the importance of adapting as things change in society and is committed to doing the right thing and the NTV Dance Party is the perfect choice to stay connected with family, friends while hanging out from home,” said Nakiyaga.

Several artistes are lined up to perform during the show and there are lots of Smirnoff goodies to be won by viewers.





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Chipper Cash brings Faridah Nakazibwe on board

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Chipper Cash Country Manager Dan Tumuramye and Faridah Nakazibwe

Nearly three years ago, a US-based Ugandan Ham Serunjogi and a Ghanaian colleague Maijid Moujaled launched a cross-border money transfer platform called Chipper Cash.

To the creators of the platform, the purpose was to ease money transfers by enabling sending and receiving money locally at zero cost, while offering instant settlement and the lowest cross-boarder rates.

The duo wanted to create a feasible solution to the blocks associated with exchanging money especially in Africa and the app has since been launched in Nigeria, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa as well as Uganda.

And on Wednesday, April 21, the largest mobile cross-border money transfer platform on the continent unveiled NTV News Anchor Faridah Nakazibwe as a brand influencer.

Faridah Nakazibwe signing the contract

“I’m honoured to be working with Chipper Cash. I have worked with a number of brands and one thing known about me is that I’m a natural influencer and I’m happy to bring on board what I know to Chipper Cash,” Nakazibwe said.

Last week, Chipper Cash was launched in the United Kingdom and now people in the UK can send money back to Uganda and get 15% instant cashback for the sender and 5% for the receiver. Each Ugandan who downloads the app and shares their referral link to a person in the UK (friend or family) gets UGX50,000 as a referral bonus when the UK person downloads the app, verifies their account, and sends £20 to any Chipper Cash user in Uganda.

Dan Tumuramye, Chipper Cash Country Manager

Dan Tumuramye, the Country Manager of Chipper Cash, says Nakazibwe fits the credentials of a brand influencer they needed.

“We wanted to bring on a TV/Media personality on board. We feel Faridah is a right fit for our target market,” said Tumuramye.

Last year, the company also signed Spice Diana as a Brand Ambassador.



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Rema jets out of the country to celebrate birthday with her in-laws

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Singer Rema Namakula has shared a video on her online platforms in the company of her husband, Dr. Hamza Ssebunya and their daughter Aamaal traveling overseas to celebrate her forthcoming birthday.

Surprisingly, Rema was shocked to find her in-laws and her very close friend Evelyne Namulondo in the waiting lounge at the airport.

Rema who had no clue that she would be traveling with her in-laws on a trip overseas to celebrate her forthcoming birthday was welcomed with ululations upon arrival in the waiting lounge.

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The “Sili Muyembe” singer then turned emotional and, in disbelief, shied away from the cameras. She couldn’t stand the surprise that her lovely in-laws showed her.

After a few moments, the joyous singer took to her social media platforms and shared the update with her fans as she thanked her in-laws and her mother-in-law for loving her.



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