For the best odds in town, to win big money.Play here.
Singer Bebe Cool has opened up for the first time regarding his late nephew Allan Masengere aka Shortkut Sojah’s death.
On Monday evening, Bebe Cool revealed that the former Gagamel singer had tested positive for COVID-19, confirming earlier reports that had been circulating online.
Bebe Cool says three COVID-19 tests were conducted on Shortkut, and its on the third one that he tested positive.
Prior to testing positive for COVID-19, Shortkut was battling Tuberculosis of the brain.
Bebe Cool believes that Allan could have contracted the coronavirus from Nsambya hospital since the hospital had registered COVID-19 deaths before Shortkut was admitted.
He further revealed that one of the two nurses who were attending to Shortkut also tested positive for COVID-19.
Read his full statement below.
We were at Nsambya hospital for almost 1 and half months. We did all kinds of health tests on Allan, Nsambya did its first of COVID-19 tests. For a while in the tests, Allan diagonized with Tuberculosis on the brain.
The general turnaround time was, one and a half months in the hospital general ward and 5days in ICU.
Events that led to Allan’s death, I requested KCCA to have another COVID-19 test it being that the hospital had registered two COVID-19 tests in the past days after us being admitted.
They did two COVID-19 tests and all conceded negative.
I asked for another COVID test while in ICU and so it was applied. We expected the results to be back on either Wednesday or Thursday the next week.
Due in the days when the results were pending, Shortkut got a problem with the breathing it being that he had TB on evening and this was on Monday.
Prior we wanted to take him to a different hospital like Mulago but it had not bed nurse for the ICU bed, Norvik hospital had its restrictions and scared of the COVID-19 threat, Nakasero was full.
So here we got stuck at Nsambya for the entire day.
But also, Nsambya ICU was closed because of the past patients in there had succumbed to COVID-19 so it had been sprayed and closed for a while.
We had no option of ICU at Nsambya until Tuesday morning. He wasn’t then fine, he was tired.
We called other hospitals like Victoria hospital formerly known as Cardic hospital and it demanded for a COVID-19 test certificate from us. It being that we possessed the last COVID-19 certificate was 6days old and it was valid, we had to submit the same.
After the boy died, we had no idea that he had succumbed COVID-19 because we had the test certificates and all were negative.
On the same day we travelled to Masaka for burial.
The next day during the funeral I got a call from KCCA telling me that the boy had contracted COVID-19 basing on the last tests done.
Of course I had no authority to deny despite me possessing the last two certificates.
Also, the same nurses and doctors in these hospitals attend likely to different patients.
I was liably informed the next days that one of the nurses who were servicing Allan had tested positive for COVID-19.
This is where Allan might have contracted the pandemic from.
Team No Sleep singer Yusuf Ssenabulya alias Roden Y Kabako has flaunted his house in Gombe, Butambala which is still under construction.
The newlywed singer showed off his house which is almost being completed to his followers and fans through his social media page as he revealed how he is revamping his home area and giving it a facelift.
He went ahead to caption the post encouraging the youths to work hard asserting how they will also reap the same from their hard work.
Kabako shared the photos of his home area just two weeks after his introduction and after enjoying his honeymoon with his wife Jazirah Namuddu.
Hard Work Always Pays, No Matter The Challenges… My Home House
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.
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.
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.
“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, 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.