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Ugandan born athlete, Joshua Cheptegei set a new 5,000m world record in Monaco Diamond League meeting on Friday, 15th August.

Cheptegei’s new world road 5 km record of 12:51 in Monaco, bests the old fastest time by 9 seconds and at the same time sets a new 5000 metres world record of 12:35:36 in Monaco, breaking Kenenisa Bekele’s 16-year old world record of 12:37.35 set in Hengelo.

Joshua has since been bathed with different congratulatory messages from fellow citizens and Ugandan nationals world-over.

Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei (born 12 September 1996) is a Ugandan long-distance runner.

In 2017, he became the silver medalist in the 10,000 meters run at the World Championship in London.

In 2018, he set a world record for the 15 km road race and became the World Cross Country champion in 2019.

That year at the World Championships in Doha, he won a gold medal in the 10,000 meters men’s final.

Joshua Cheptegei’s career;

He is a silver medalist in the 10,000 metres at the 2017 World Championships in London.

He also competed in the 10,000 metres at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing finishing ninth.

He ran at the 2016 Summer Olympics in the 5000 metres and 10,000 metres, finishing eighth and sixth respectively.

Cheptegei was the 5000 metres and 10,000 metres champion at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Cheptegei is the four-time winner of the Zevenheuvelenloop 15 km road race in Nijmegen, Netherlands.

In 2018 Cheptegei set the world record for a 15 km road race. He finished in 41:05 and improved the world record by 8 seconds, formerly set by Leonard Komon at the Zevenheuvelenloop in 2010.

Abrar Osman finished second with 42:34 and the 2017 5000 m world champion Muktar Edris placed third with 42:56.

Cheptegei was the winner of the senior men’s race at the 2019 IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Aarhus, Denmark.

He won in 31:40 on the 10.24 km course. Ugandan teammate Jacob Kiplimo finished second in 31:44.

As Thomas Ayeko placed 7th and Josehp Ayeko tenth, Uganda won the team first place title.

Congratulations Joshua!

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26 years later, Sanyu FM first presenter Chris Ireland appointed General Manager




After an illustrious career in sales and marketing, Sanyu FM’s first radio presenter Chris Ireland has taken the reigns as General Manager. Chris replaces Betsy Mugamba who was recently shown the door after leaked audios pinned her for leaking a workers’ strike in June.

Chris, then under the moniker “Darling DJ Chris” presented the stations’ first breakfast show in 1994. He now returns to lead the vibrant station with a wealth of experience across the entire radio business platform.

“With a natural inclination to music, Chris is best suited to guide the station that brags a sound that can only be described as ‘Today’s Best Music,” a release from Sanyu FM reads.

“Chris portrays the true Jack of all trades and has cleverly mastered all of them. From running the country’s only jazz club in the form of Jazzville, to creating the Code 9 band, Chris remains rooted in music.”
On the corporate front, Chris has a rich CV, having managed several brands including MTN Uganda, Nile Breweries Ltd and SAB Miller. He was also Sales Manager at Madvani Group and the Broadband Company.

Ireland also introduced Uganda’s very first bowling alley, Alleygators in the early 2000s. With music at the heart of his soul, the bowling games were interspersed with hugely popular sing along karaoke nights.

“As the new General Manager, Chris Ireland will spark a new wave of dominace over the airwaves with a fresh set of presenters and a dedicated team with one goal in mind- To be the market leader of Uganda’s radio scene, the release reads.

“Expect a season of many firsts and new achievements at Sanyu FM under the leadership of Chris Ireland,” the Sanyu Release reads.

Roger Mugisha is now Programmes Director.

Another Sanyu FM veteran, Roger Mugisha who cut his radio teeth 24 years ago as “The Love Doctor” recently returned to Sanyu and he holds the position of Programmes Director.

Sanyu was the first private FM radio station in Uganda. It was started by the Katto Family in December 1993 and acquired by the Ruparelia Group in 2000.

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Ziza Bafana bedridden as he suffers from a strange illness




Magic Town Music Limited CEO Ziza Bafana has started the last month of 2020 in a sorry state as he is bedridden suffering from an illness that is yet to be disclosed.

The information about Ziza Bafana’s health status came in late Monday night after photos of himself resting on a sickbed with a cannula and a syringe on his arm were shared.

The multi ward-winning Ragga, Reggae, and Dancehall artist shared the update on all his social media accounts where a number of his followers wished him a quick recovery.

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As we dig deep to gather more information about what Ziza Bafana could be suffering from, lets join in prayer to wish him a quick recovery and total healing.

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A Pass opens up about relationship with Sweden-based Ex Winnie




Ugandan musician Alexander Bagonza, alias A Pass has revealed why he separated with his former girlfriend Winnie Ruhweza (Babs Winnie).

The duo had been thick as thieves for nearly three years but their admirable relationship went cold without much light on what was happening.

Good Old Days: A Pass and Babs Winnie

While sharing with his fans on Twitter, A Pass opened up in a fans Q&A session where he talked up what seemed to be quite an eventful journey with Winnie.

When quizzed on whether he still talks to Winnie, A Pass replied “not really” before divulging how both failed to connect on “personality” level.

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“Sometimes didn’t work well more on a personality level not love, I still love her..” he added.

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