Singer Irene calls it quits at Swangz Avenue

One of Uganda’s promising female singers Irene Ntale announced to the world that she was leaving Swangz Avenue. This came days after it was rumored that her manager had stopped managing her and started own music career.

Sembera singer took to her Facebook page to tell her fans the latest development;


 

My dearest Fans and friends, they say time flies, and today seems like one of those days when one takes it in stride to announce that after a lot of contemplation, I am officially departing from Swangz Avenue!

I have made my intentions known to my record label and we have both come to an understanding that this is the best move forward.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Swangz Avenue for the knowledge and experience I have gained there. I am truly grateful for the time I have spent with the team along with the musical and professional relationships I have built. I believe both Swangz Avenue and I have enjoyed a remarkable partnership

As always I continue to work hard at my music, to give you my dearests the best I can offer and will also continue to consolidate my presence in the Industry, within Uganda and beyond. New great Music is already on the way only for you!

Moving forward my bookings can be made through this contact
+256-776-050406
Name is Sandra Ntale Byenkya

Love you all!!!!  -Irene Ntale


Through the comments many fans were skeptical on whether Irene Ntale will now make it on her own as they thought Swangz had done a lot to improve her as a brand and her music too.

In related news, Swangz Avenue also took to it facebook page to clear the air, insisting that there was no problem at all. Irene simply chose to leave and her descision was respected.

In their post:


Irene Ntale Departs Swangz

Swangz avenue and Irene Ntale have parted company by mutual consent. We would like to bring to record our thanks to Irene Ntale for the hard work, integrity and honesty she put forward during our four years of work.

All at Swangz thank Irene for her immense contribution since we signed her in March of 2013.

Her numerous awards and numerous chat topping hits in just 4 years make Irene the most successful female artist in our 9 year history. Irene asked to leave the label and we believe it is in the best interests of both parties.

Swangz wishes to make clear Irene leaves us on good terms and will always remain a much-loved, respected and significant figure at Swangz. Her legacy at Swangz and the country at large has long been guaranteed and she will always be warmly received.

We wish Irene all the best in her endeavors.

Swangz Avenue Management.


 

Song bird Cindy could be preggars

Last year, Singer Cindy Sanyu started making trips all over East Africa.  She claimed, she was on her music tour trying to sell her music and move her career.

In the process, news broke out that she had hooked up a new man and was ready to move on. She denied the rumours and went silent.

Over the weekend she leaked a picture on her social media.

In the picture, clearly, it shows how she has piled on weight and when her fans provoked her to explain the source of the weight gain, Cindy responded with answers that clearly insinuated that she is expecting.

On her twitter page, she puts it “Moving on and expecting new life” Cindy wrote.

From her look now, you wouldn’t call her skinny or small. She has flesh on her, which never used to be the case. Her fans now think Cindy could have served the leg to some ruthless guy who never hesitated to plant a live seed in her.

In brief telephone interview with Cindy, she assures us to mind our business and made it clear to us that she an adult and is free to enjoy sex.

However, the singer hasn’t stopped making tours and performances across the country, as the speculations continue to make rounds.

 

 

-Howwe biz

In his new track, Olamide says he sold his soul to the devil

Multi-award winning rapper, Olamide Adedeji a.k.a Baddo recently released his 6th studio album titled “The Glory” on the 26th of December 2016.
Reports reveal that all songs on the album were awesome as the YBNL boss dazzles his fans with incredibility and uniqueness of style.
Olamide spat fire on the intro of the track titled ‘Letter To Milli’ where he talked about selling his soul to dine with the devil.
In the track, Letter to Milli, Olamide said:
“In every level, there is a different devil.
“I sold my soul to the game just to dine with the devil…”
The first verse of the song read;
“Hey, son! What’s up?
“This is your dad. I’m writing this to motivate you whenever you’re down
“Just remember my story and the things that people told me
“9-million-miter to my head couldn’t hold me
“Part from the fact and all the things that I believed in
“And how I treat the special woman with the womb I lived in
 
“How I used to go- go; how I used to go- get
“How I used to go to shows with no cash in my pocket
“I’m talking 08, 09, O10, O11
“For every level, there’s a different devil
“I sold my soul to the game just to dine with the devil
“I hope I make heaven; ahn
“And sometimes, I don’t even think about the fact that my daddy is a driver and my hood is Lady-Lak
“I just grind like am crazy like a maniac
“To make my daddy proud and get all the things my lady lacks.”
-Tori

Ali Kiba might have scooped himself a Ugandan bae

Latest information we have is that AliKiba and this girl named Sharon Fabrinsnky are an item…and there’s proof to that.

Recently, a cozy photo of the two emerged online, sending tongues wagging on whether the two could actually be banging.

In the photo, the ‘Aje’ hit maker was seen shirtless in what seemed like a Hotel, while Sharon on the other hand, was clad in a simple dress.

By mere fact that Alikiba was shirtless, various snoops think he’s already enjoying the central fruits of Sharon who is a fast raising actress based in Kenya.

The insanely hot, dimpled and light skinned Sharon seems to be high in the clouds, as she now frequently litters her social media handles with photos and videos of Ali Kiba.

 

 

-Telescop ug

Soulja Boy making more enemies before we even settle into the new year

Soulja Boy is making a lot of enemies. Aside from a perplexing internet beef with Chris Brown, the Atlanta native got into a fight while streaming on Instagram Live in Compton, Tuesday (Jan. 3).

In the video, SB shouts out his gang affiliation and declares that he won’t catch “no fades” because he’s worth too much money. Seconds later, the 26-year-old rapper is squaring up to fight another guy.

From the sounds it, his phone may have gotten snatched as well.

 

 

 

-Vibe

Trey Songz might spend new years day in Jail over his Detroit Concert Mess

Trey Songz made good on a threat during a Detroit concert Wednesday night … and it landed him in jail.

Someone at the Joe Louis Arena apparently told Trey his set was going too long, but he wasn’t near ready to leave.  In fact, he dared them to cut his mic, promising retaliation if they did.

Well, they did and he did.  Trey started destroying everything in sight, hurling objects in the air.  A cop who tried subduing him was hurt after being struck by debriz.

Trey was arrested for resisting arrest and malicious destruction of property.

 

 

-TMZ

Music composers caught reproducing Acholi anthem without permission

Some artists in Northern Uganda are on the spot for pirating the Acholi Anthem. So far there have been three attempts aimed at changing the order of the wordings of the anthem.

Some local music composers have introduced parallel versions. The original composition, with two stanzas, was the brain child of the late Prof. Okot Pa Bitek, a former novelist, scholar and poet in 1956.

Currently, the anthem is made up of three stanzas. The first stanza calls for the divine protection of the paramount chief, the second, Acholi ethnic group and third, Acholi land.

Denis Ojwee, a choir instructor at Christ’s Church Gulu says the original composition by Prof. Okot Pa Bitek had only two stanzas. He says the silence of Ker Kwaro Acholi on the right version of the anthem is giving room for pirates to distort the anthem further.

Although he vehemently denies wrong doing, Ojwee is one of those accused of pirating the anthem.  According to Ojwee, he came into contact with the original anthem through his deceased father, Luka Labeja.

According to Ojwee, the third stanza of the anthem was introduced by the late Janani Okot, the father of Jolly Andruvile Okot, the co-founder of Invisible Children in Uganda
Another music composer accused of circulating a parallel version of the anthem is a female musician based in the diaspora trading as Nyinomugisha.

In 2014, Nyinomugisha recorded a song titled “Ot Ker Pa Acholi” as the official Acholi anthem and circulated it over the internet, music vendors and some radio stations in the region.

On You Tube, the song plays in Luo dialect with an English translation running over photographs of various dancers putting on the costumes of Acholi tradition dancers.

Uganda Radio Network obtained a copy of the audio but could not verify how it came to be known as the Acholi Anthem alias Lubaro Pa Acholi.

Felix Apire Opoka, is an instructor at Bright Way Band and a junior music instructor in Gulu’s UPDF 4th Division army barracks. He says the anthem has also been transposed by Col. Abenego Orec, the former military music director at the 4th Division barracks.

Opoka says the various copyright violations have resulted into confusion among band members to the extent that different versions are played at parallel functions.

Uganda Radio Network couldn’t trace retired Col. Abenego Orec for an interview. Ambrose Olaa, the Prime Minister of Acholi Cultural Institution, says the official version of Acholi Anthem is that composed by the late Prof. Okot Pa Bitek in 1956.

The Prime Minister says Bitek’s version was formally gazetted as Lubaro Pa Acholi by the then joint Acholi district Council meetings in Gulu district.

He says the major change in the anthem is on the title of the paramount chief, the Lawirwodi which was previously Laloyo Maber (the good leader).

Olaa says recently the Council of Elders, the institution’s policy making organ resolved to produce and distribute copies of the anthem to institutions of learning, local governments and lower chiefdoms to popularize and eliminate pirated versions in circulations.

Although Uganda Registration Service Bureau is attempting to enforce the existing copyright law to protect intellectual properties, the agency is yet to crack a whip on offenders in the country.

Below is a copy of the Anthem being distributed by Ker Kwaro Acholi:

1.     Lubanga gwok Lawirwodi
Kure ikom tic mere
Mi gum ki kuc i gang Kalle
Ot Ker me Acholi
Walegi Rwot madit
Pi Lawirwodi wa
Kure-re, tire-re
I tic merre pi Acholi.

2.     Lubanga gwokiwa Acholi
Wadyero kwowa i cingi
Mi gen, ribbe ki mer ikinwa
Ki kaki murumuwa
Walegi Rwot madit
Mi mar aye oloo lobowa
Rib-wa, tel-wa,
Wadong lobo me Acholi

3.     Lubanga gwok lobo Acholi
Lonye pi pitowa
Mi ceng ki Kot muromo pi
Gin aketa ma iiye
Walegi Rwot madit
Pi lutelawa weng
Rib-gi, tel-gi
Ki ngee ni in aye Won twer.

 

 

-URN

Iryn Namubiru promises Fans a proper live music experience in upcoming show

By Annah Nafula

Singer Irene Namubiru says it took her sometime to get accustomed to singing along side a CD, a common practice on many Ugandan music shows. The singer intimated  to Flavia that her pride cost her because many events organizers did not understand the live band system.


“I missed a lot of money and shows because I always told people who booked me that I was waiting on my band from France. In France we always did live band music and that was how all shows were. I just couldn’t imagine going to perform and you end up simply miming your own songs.” ~Irene


The songstress later realized that it was the culture in Uganda and has since been able to accept invites to music shows.

However, Namubiru promises that at her show that has been dubbed one night only, she will be performing live and will concentrate more on singing and entertaining her fans. She further said that she will sing a proper set of 25 of her songs, she hinted on having guest performers.

Irene Namubiru’s show will be at Serena this Saturday,23rd December . Tickets are on sale at Serena. The Event’s host will be our very own, Flavia Tumusiime, host of the AM-PM show.

Winnie Nwagi denies being in a relationship with Ray Supasta

After a recent wrangle between Winnie and Ray Supasta over her past and the nude pictures that she used to exude in Kampala, musician Winnie Nwagi has come out to reveal what actually happened between the two.

The Musawo singer also dismissed rumors that the two could be in an intimate relationship.

Winnie confirmed that there is no relationship between them and that she has never met him. She said that she got to know about him only when he posted about her.

“There is no relationship. I don’t know him as a person. In fact I got to know him after what he posted about me. He went to my original Facebook page and downloaded my pictures and shared them. I don’t know him and he too doesn’t know me. I saw he posted a picture of me and him but I don’t remember him because it was taken at one of my shows where I took pictures with my fans,” the bubbly singer said.

 

 

-Bigeye

Beyonce sued over Jay Z’s Roc-A-Fella logo pendant in Drunk in love video

Some people just don’t want Beyonce to win. Dwayne Walker, the man who claims he designed the original Roc-A-Fella logo, has filed a lawsuit against Beyonce for the use of his design in her 2013 video with Jay Z, “Drunk In Love.”

According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Walker says he owns the rights to the Roc logo and did not give permission of its use in Bey’s video. Although the logo only seems to show up once on Jay Z’s pendant, Walker believes he deserves a pay cut for its unauthorized appearance in the steamy black and white clip. And even though Jay is the one rocking the chain, the rapper’s name was not mentioned in the suit, TMZ reports.

Interestingly enough, this isn’t the first time Walker has tried to make a buck off of his logo design. In 2012, Walker sued Jay Z and Dame Dash for $7 million, accusing the former business partners of copyright infringement. Luckily for Jay and Dame, a judge threw the case out, ruling that a contract that Walker reportedly signed 20 years prior, prohibited him from collecting any royalties for the logo’s use. He may have lost the war, but it looks like he’s hoping not to strike out with the new lawsuit.

 

 

-Vibe