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Renowned Ugandan videographer, Sasha Vybz turns 29 yesterday, and the celebrations come-in a perfect time when he has mounted quite remarkable success in his career.

Sasha Vybz, original name Ian Akankwasa, is a Ugandan video and movie director, cinematographer and entrepreneur.

He is the founder and CEO of Savy Films, a multimedia company specializing in motion pictures, mainly music videos, movies and documentaries.

Since the beginning, Sasha Vybz has sighted the problem of poor videos and unprofessionalism in the industry.

This he has addressed by pushing the bar higher for Ugandan video quality standards.

For the few years he has been here, Sasha has convincingly earned notable reputation of being ‘game changer’ in the cinematography industry.

He is among the best video directors in East Africa with tens of stunning music videos to his name.

Sasha Vybz’s career;

After completing senior six at Kigezi High School, Kabale Sasha decided to throw legs on journey to Kampala City to find a future as a young hardworking man.

Upon reaching Kampala, he landed interest to hustle through photography and videography taking advantage as quick learner.

This paid off as in a few days, he was already employed at Globetek Studio as a photographer and videographer.

Here, he at times plotted a few side gigs of shooting videos for some musicians like Maro (Biweeyo), Gift ov Kaddo, Blue*3, Mr. X, among others.

Sasha also once pitched into TV production in Uganda, like Urban TV’s Jump Shot show.

A few years later, he raised need to his parents for pursuing further studies in the same field at City Varsity School of Media and Creative Arts, Cape Town, South Africa, which they supported him.

This was after his strong admiration for fabled Nigerian cinematographer, Clarence Peters.

Sasha Vybz came to the limelight in early 2010s producing state of the art music video that were not so common in the Ugandan music industry.

Sasha’s videos are renown with trendy attributes of great picture, coloring and good lighting.

One of the first projects that earned him public attention were; Stress Free by Facee Off & Eddy Kenzo, Jordan by Sheebah Karungi which he all did during his time of studies in South Africa.

After graduating in 2015, Sasha made-up his mind and jetted back to Uganda to reestablish a dynasty that would elevate his dream and the country’s quality in videos.

Here, other Ugandan singers such as; Bebe Cool, Jose Chameleone were also attracted by his competing advantage against Nigerian music videos and thus tasking him too.

Internationally; Davido, Harrysong, P Square, Skales, Harmonize, Charly na Nina, among others, all he has dropped quality videos and earned airplay on most visual platforms around the world.

One of his first elite moments recalled is when Bebe Cool’s Byebyo video that he shot in 2015 came in the 3rd position on MTV Base’s annual chat of the same year.

Awards and recognitions;

Sasha has won several awards and recognitions over the years both in Uganda, East Africa and Africa as a whole.

The nominations are on several times both locally and internationally.

In Uganda, he has out mostly dominated HiPipo Music Awards, Zzina Awards, Buzz Teenz Awards, and many more.

He also won the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) AFRIMA in 2019 for Best Video Director beating the likes of Justin Campos from South Africa, Clarence Peters – Nigeria, and Director Kenny – Tanzania who are some of the biggest names in video directing.

Sasha Vybz was also listed among 2020 Forbes Africa 30 Under 30.

Happy Belated Birthday Sasha Vybz!

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Zari reveals her boyfriend Shakib Cham’s age




Zari finally reveals her boyfriend Shakib Cham’s age…

Classy socialite, Zari Hassan has come out to defend herself after facing heavy criticism, banter and trolls for making out with ‘younger boys’.

About a month ago, Zari left Netizens in wonderland after she was smoked out in a nightclub, grinding a young guy. It later came to light that she and Chap are not just friends but partners in passion.

She took to her Instagram page and confirmed their entanglement and told critics off!

“…I am free to do whatever I feel like. Life is too short. I gotta enjoy it as I’m supposed to,” the self-styled Boss Lady barks. Prior to this, she had just had a fling, GK Choppa, which ended as soon as the holy month Ramathan started.

READ MORE: Zari speaks out after video her grinding toy boy in night club surfaces

Our investigative Bazzinyi laid a strategy, specifically to uncover the identity of this lucky dude, drilling the tried and tested Zari’s honeypot.

Trust the dedicated Bazzinyi team! Within a short period of time, they had already gathered enough info about the chap.

Shakib Cham is the name of the guy, a Ugandan by Nationality, who was raised in the Kawempe slums. Apparently, Shakib’s work is to look good, smell nice, kwetega and smash loaded mamas. Numerous sources tip us that he is in his mid-20s.

However, Zari claims that Shakib is actually older than what is peddled on the social media streets. In a latest interview with a local media house, the mother-of-five trashed all the allegations that she’s molesting Shakib. She says he is a grown able-bodied chap, who is equipped with all the Zzina skills.

“Why are people mad tho? Shakib is 30. He just looks good…lol. I hear 18 year, 20 year old…molesting. Do they even know the meaning of molestation? Smh,” Zari blasted and vowed to continue making merry with her man.

Watch the two lovebirds making merry below:

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He is an old man that looks good




Zari Hassan has revealed her new lover, Shakib Cham’s age following online slurs from critics claiming that she is molesting a teenager.

For about a month now, Ugandan socialite Zari Hassan has been back in the headlines following footage that went viral of her making out with a one Shakib Cham.

Shakib, a Ugandan city boy, is not the most popular and in efforts to know more about him, a few critics have revealed that he is a young boy raised in the Kawempe slums.

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Swangz Avenue launches Creative Academy




Swangz Avenue launches Creative Academy

By Our Reporter

Swangz Avenue, an audio-visual production company has launched a creative academy.

The Academy will offer courses in audio production, cinematography, digital video editing, live broadcast, script writing, and film production, among others.

With over 14 years of experience in producing audio and visual content, Swangz Avenue will skill young creative minds with an intent to build a bridge between basic school education and the creative industry professional world through a curriculum, which is both innovative and modular, under the tutelage of industry professionals to join the immense opportunities the creative industry has to offer.

Swangz Avenue launches Creative Academy

“The sector is heavily unskilled yet the demand for quality audio and visual production is at an all-time high. We believe this skilling initiative will make a significant leap at improving the quality of productions but most importantly create jobs,” says Julius Kyazze, the Head of Business at Swangz Avenue.

All courses will employ an 80% hands-on teaching technique with the rest being theoretical assessments.

The Swangz Creative Academy has started registration for the June entry with focus on the first two courses; Audio Production & Broadcast Production.

The Academy is certified by the Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT) under the Ministry of Education and Sports.

You can register here.

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