Ariana Grande and the stars she corralled took the stage for her One Love concert in Manchester … and they left quite an impact on the city after a horrific terror attack.
Ariana performed throughout the 3 hour benefit concert with the likes of Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Black Eyed Peas and a number of other acts and guest appearances that filled the Old Trafford Cricket Ground arena with music and good vibes.
Some highlights included Ariana’s manager, Scooter Braun, having an emotional moment onstage while introducing Ariana mid-set; Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry paying tribute to the Manchester victims; Mac Miller joining Ariana onstage; Bieber’s unifying words; Coldplay blowing away the crowd with an epic performance; Liam Gallagher from Oasis crashing the show; and, of course, Ariana singing an emotional “Over the Rainbow” cover to close things out.
The event comes just a day shy of 2 weeks since the bombing after her show in Manchester killed 22 people … and 1 day after a second terror attack in London that killed 7 and injured at least 48.
As we reported … the show sold out in 6 minutes and security measures were tightened up in anticipation. Guests of her original concert in Manchester were allowed to see Ariana again for free.
Seems like everything went off without a hitch. They raised more than $275,000 by the end of the show.
Ghetto gladiator , Bobi Wine and his wife Barbie spent the better part of their Monday improving livelihoods of unprivileged children in Kifumbira located in Kamwokya a Kampala suburb .
Specioza singer Bobi said he joined his wife’s team known as the caring heart to improve these children’s lives by giving 100 matresses, 100 blankets and 100 mosquito nets . The beneficiaries were street kids who have live in Kamwokya and two children’s homes.
In his Facebook post”
7:57pm and each one of us is heading to a place they call home. To a soft bed we want to retire. Most people around us have no bed to lie on. Today, together with my wife Barbie Kyagulanyiand her #caringheartsteam accompanied by #heartforchildren, we visited the most vulnerable children around us and we took about 100 mattresses 100 blankets and 100 mosquito nets. The beneficiaries included 1. Kyankima home for abandoned children in Kasangati run by a single elderly woman with a big heart, 2. Child focus Uganda in Gayaza home for children and youth with intellectual/ physical disability 3. Save Street children uganda in kamwokya 4.To 15 homes in kifumbira zone in kamwokya. Later on in the afternoon I gave a motivational talk about entrepreneurship to Students of Makerere university in the university Main hall. Creative minds is all we need for the present generation. The little we can do we must do.
Kudos to the Ghetto president for touching these little children’s lives.
By Waswa Deo
Local Artist Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi wine is organizing a car wash to raise 90 million shillings for the heart operations of two children suffering from heart diseases.
The two kids who need to undergo heart surgery are, Elimia Muwonge aged 1year and Shamran Ssemwogerere aged 5months.
‘’Few months ago, I went to Mulago national referral hospital to see doctors, and I was told that my son is suffering from heart disease, and 20 million shillings is need to carry an operation, I didn’t have a single coin on me, so I decide to go back to the village”, says Muwonge’s mother, Nakate Hasfah. Meanwhile, Stella Ntale, the mother of Shamran Ssemwogerere, and resident of Kisimbiri in Wakiso, told journalists that she also went to Mulago hospital for her son’s medical check-up, and was told that her son can’t be treated in the country, and they advised her to go in United Kingdom for an operation.
In an effort to raise the 90 million shillings, ghetto gladiator has organised a car wash at Panamera Bar in Kampala on Saturday 28th May.
According to Bobi Wine, each car will cost 50.000 shillings, while Bodaboda shillings 20.000 and Bicycles at 10.000 shillings.
Other activities during car wash will include shoe polishing, and entertainment.