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Uganda scoops 7 AFRIMMA 2020 nominations

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It’s that time of the year when we celebrate the beauty and diversity of African music.

The 7th edition of the African Muzik Magazine Awards and Music Festival (AFRIMMA 2020) is set to hold on November 15th, 2020 in a virtual event owing to the global COVID-19 Pandemic.

This will be in Dallas, Texus USA and it is themed ‘Destination Africa’.

Unlike the previous years, Uganda has been honoured with 7 nominations in this year’s edition, slating the country’s nominees among the priority in the awards.

This was confirmed from the official nomination list released on Friday 11th September 2020.

Eddy Kenzo has been nominated in the category of ‘Best Male East Africa’ alongside Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania, Harmonize – Tanzania, The Ben – Rwanda, Khaligraph Jones – Kenya, Gildo Kassa – Ethiopia, Mbosso – Tanzania, Rayvanny- Tanzania, Ali Kiba- Tanzania and Otile Brown – Kenya.

Sheebah Karungi and Vinka have been nominated in the category of ‘Best Female East Africa’ with Nadia Mukami – Kenya, Zuchu – Tanzania, Maua Sama – Tanzania, Rosa Ree- Tanzania, Akothee- Kenya, Nandy – Tanzania, Fena Gitu (FenaMenal) – Kenya and Tanasha Donna – Kenya.

Keko in the category of ‘Best Female Rap Act’ with Eno Barony – Ghana, Nadia Nakai – South Africa, Moonaya – Senegal, Rosa Ree – Tanzania, Bombshell Grenade – Zambia, Muthoni Drummer Queen – Kenya, Askia – Cameroon, Candy Bleakz – Nigeria and Rouge – South Africa.

Sasha Vybz was nominated in the ‘Best Video Director’ category with Justin Campos – South Africa, Dr Nkeng Stephens –Cameroon, Enos Olik – Kenya, TG Omori – Nigeria, David Duncan- Ghana, Director Kenny – Tanzania, Clarence Peters – Nigeria, Gyo Gyimah- Ghana and Patrick Elis – Nigeria.

Masaka Kids Africana in the ‘Best African Dancer’ category alongside Poco Lee – Nigeria, Sherrie Silver – Rwanda, La Petite Zota – Ivory Coast, PapiOjo – Nigeria, Sayrah Chips (Nigeria), Bajuni – Tanzania, Rabbit Crew 255- Tanzania, Neru Americano & Scro Que cuia – Angola and Kora Obidi – Nigeria.

James Onen aka Fat Boy has been nominated in the ‘Radio/TV Personnel Of The Year’ category with Ebuka – Nigeria, Yaw – Nigeria, Jamal Gaddafi – Kenya, Jessica Opare Saforo – Ghana, Konnie Toure – Ivory Coast, Afonso Quintas – Angola, Willy Tuva – Kenya, DJ Fresh – South Africa and Do2dtun – Nigeria.

The AFRIMMA Virtual Awards 2020 is set to be the first of its kind in the African music world with performances coming from different artists around the world and audience catching the performances, speeches and award presentations on multiple streaming devices.

Get ready for the first ever Afrimma Virtual Awards Show that will take you on a journey to Africa as you vote for our Ugandan artists on www.afrimma.com.

AFRIMMA’s are renowned as the international awards and home of the African voice, crossing boundaries with music.

About the AFRIMMA Awards:

African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) is the sole award ceremony in the Diaspora that caters to all musical genres including but not limited to: Afrobeats, Assiko, Bongo, Decale, Funana, Genge, Highlife, Hiplife, Kwaito, Lingala and Soukous.

African music is currently gaining global recognition at a rapid pace following this trend, AFRIMMA will create a platform that promotes the diversity of African music by bringing influential artists from different African countries for a night of celebration.

AFRIMMA’s vision is endorsed by some of the biggest African artists such as Fuse ODG (UK), Lira (South Africa), Tuface Idibia (Nigeria), Flavour Nabania (Nigeria), Miriam Chemmoss (Tanzania), Avril (Kenya), Afro Mask (Ghana/ United Kingdom), Nonini (Kenya), Chub Heightz (Botswana) and many more.

The first award ceremony occured on July 26th, 2014 at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, Texas.

The Eisemann Center has been recognized by clients, patrons and the media as one of the leading performing arts facilities serving the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

We wish the best of luck to all the nominees.





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EXPOSED! Ugandan gospel singer Julie Mutesasira weds fellow woman

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Former local gospel singer Julie Mutesasira has caused a stir online after photos of her kissing a fellow woman during their wedding went viral on social media.

The photos emerged after his ex-lover Pastor Steven Mutesasira officially tied the knot with his new lover identified as Judith over the weekend.

In the past, it was rumored that Julie divorced with her husband and fled to Canada but the rumors where yet to be confirmed until the photos of her marrying a fellow woman made their way on social media.





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Police Bosses Convene at Bulange ,Mengo Over Weekend Security Raid on Mbogo Clan Thanksgiving Function

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Top Police authorities are slated to meet the Katikkiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga this morning to tackle the security raid on a thanksgiving function organized by the Mbogo clan head, and religious leaders at Mugulu in Mityana town over last weekend.

Mobogo Clan head, Kayiira Gajuule had invited Bishop Emeritus John Baptist Kaggwa the retired Bishop of Masaka Diocese to grace the thanksgiving ceremony when anti-riot police stormed the area and sprayed teargas to disperse everyone.

This incident has since drawn widespread criticism from both Buganda kingdom loyalists who have since marched to Bulange Mengo demanding an apology from the Police besides the public condemning police actions

Just yesterday afternoon,. Police were forced to use teargas and live bullets to disperse a group of Buganda loyalists at Mityana municipality protesting the incident and demanding that District Police Commander, Alex Mwine Mukono unconditionally releases all the motorcycles he confiscated during the raid.

This compelled the police boss IGP Martin Okoth Ochola to apologize to the bishop and the Catholic Church.

The police political commissar led by a team of senior officers announced that they would be visiting Bishop Kaggwa at his home to announce their apology to his family and the church on behalf of IGP Ochola .

On Monday, the police spokesperson Fred Enanga apologized to the Catholic Church defending the police action on preventing the spread of COVID19.

He said the firing of teargas was caused by a group of uninvited politicians including Francis Zaake among others who had attracted youth.

Now according to the Buganda kingdom spokesperson Noah Kiyimba, a meeting between the Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga and the top police leadership is scheduled for 11:00 am at Bulange Mengo.



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Martha Kay shows off flexibility while exercising (VIDEO)

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Local Comedienne Martha Kay Kagimba a.k.a The Range Rover Girl showed off her flexibility and fitness in a video where she was recorded doing a full split.

For a couple of years, Martha Kay has often revealed how she is insecure about different parts of her body including her legs and her skin complexion.

Slowly, she has come to terms with her insecurities and she is proud of her complexion. There is one more thing she is working on now and she seems to be on the right track – FITNESS!





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