Museveni tactics predictable – MPs on Bobi’s army release

By Edwin Muhumuza

A section of legislators have accused government of employing old tactics to suffocate Ugandans who are challenging the regime’s long stay in power. This  was minutes after the military court martial withdrew all charges against Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi.

The events surrounding his arrest remain controversial as the state seeks to thwart any opposition to the NRM regime that came into power 32 years ago, as some critics continue to assert across most media channels.

Right from the manner of his arrest in Arua district on August 13th 2018, it was being reported that Hon.Kyagulanyi was relaxing at Pacific Hotel in Arua town after the campaign. Our sources say he was  preparing to travel back to Kampala with a team of other opposition legislators who had gone to campaign for another fierce regime’s critic, Hon. Kassiano Wadri.

Trouble however, was sparked off by the ‘stoning’ of one of the vehicles of the presidential motorcade, an issue that also widely seen by critics as a ‘game plan’ of the regime that had long had interest in arresting and intimidating Hon. Kyagulanyi, whose presidential ambitions are still not clear. His triumph over the regime’s candidates in four by-elections has caught the attention of regime strategists.

As he walked ,he looked frail and weak after global protests  demanded for his release.

Masaka Municipality MP, Hon. Mathias Mpuuga , Kasambya County MP, Gaffa Mbwatekamwa ,Kabale MP Andrew Baryayanga, and Kasanda North MP Patrick Nsamba say the charges against MP Robert Kyagulanyi are all trumped up, politically motivated and meant to silence the opposition adding that a new opposition wave  has emerged dubbed, ’people power, our power’.

Bobi was freed at around 11.21am but arrested shortly and driven with his wife, Barbie Kyagulanyi to Chief Magistrate’s court in Gulu where he is facing treason charges.Bobi’s lawyer, Medard Sseggona said they do not object to the suspect being remanded but he should be remanded in hospital so as to receive healthcare having only received painkillers and massages to heal the swellings on his face while in detention in Makindye barracks. Bobi was remanded until August 30 but allowed to access healthcare at a facility of his choice.

Micheal Ross plans a big show in Rwanda after sealing deal with Big Rwandese music label

Local R’n’B singer Michael ‘Ross’ Kakooza has signed a huge deal with a Rwandan music label.

The ‘Ndakwikundira’ singer recently entered into contract with Promoafrika, a record label based in Kigali.

According to the singer, they signed a promotional contract that will see the Kigali-based label handle all the necessary promo and bookings for the singer in Rwanda.

Following his new deal, Michael Ross who  last performed in Rwanda last year, is expected to stage another concert there very soon.

 

 

 

-Bigeye

Singer Adele opens up about her postpartum disorder and fame

In a new Vanity Fair cover story, singer Adele discusses fame and also opens up about her struggles with postpartum depression, a disorder that strikes hundreds of thousands of women each year.

“I was obsessed with my child. I felt very inadequate; I felt like I’d made the worst decision of my life,” the star said of the birth of her son, Angelo, now 4.
Born Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, the 28-year-old has won 10 Grammys as well as an Oscar for the title song from the James Bond film “Skyfall.”
“You can’t talk about the downside of fame, because people have hope, and they cling to the hope of what it would be like to be famous, to be adored, to be able to create and do nice things,” she told Vanity Fair.
The singer and Angelo’s dad, Simon Konecki, her boyfriend of the past five years, also co-parent his daughter from a previous marriage.

Inadequacy following birth

“My knowledge of postpartum — or post-natal, as we call it in England — is that you don’t want to be with your child,” Adele tells Vanity Fair. “You’re worried you might hurt your child; you’re worried you weren’t doing a good job.”
According to the magazine, she struggled with these feelings of inadequacy for a time after giving birth to Angelo.
“I had really bad postpartum depression after I had my son, and it frightened me,” she said. “I didn’t talk to anyone about it. I was very reluctant.”
Though Konecki suggested she confide in other women, Adele initially refused. Still, she found herself “gravitating towards pregnant women and other women with children, because I found they’re a bit more patient.”
She did not take antidepressants for her condition, instead finding help by talking about her feelings with other women. “Four of my friends felt the same way I did, and everyone was too embarrassed to talk about it.”
“Eventually, I just said, I’m going to give myself an afternoon a week, just to do whatever the f**k I want without my baby,” Adele said. Though questioned by her friends, she did it anyway.
“They thought everyone would think they were a bad mom, and it’s not the case. It makes you a better mom if you give yourself a better time.”
Adele also acknowledges that she’s “very available to depression” and can slip in and out of the dark mood quite easily.
“The music I’ve always been drawn to is sad. I’ve always been pretty melancholy. Obviously not as much in my real life as the songs are, but I have a very dark side,” she told Vanity Fair. “It started when my granddad died, when I was about 10, and while I never had a suicidal thought, I have been in therapy, lots.
“One day I said to a friend, ‘I f**kin’ hate this,’ and she just burst into tears and said, ‘I f**kin’ hate this, too.’ And it was done. It lifted,” Adele said, adding that she hasn’t felt so poorly since she “snapped out of” her postpartum depression.
-CNN

Lady Gaga tops Billboard charts for the forth time with her new single Joanne

Lady Gaga has a million reasons to be happy after Joanne took the number one spot on the Billboard albums chart in its debut week. Joanne, Gaga’s fifth solo LP, sold 201,000 units, far exceeding the expected 180,000 units music-industry forecasters predicted, reports Billboard.  This is the fourth time the “Perfect Illusions”singer has found herself in the number-one album spot — previously she claimed the title with Born This Way, Artpop, and a joint venture with Tony Bennett, Cheek to Cheek — and the win is a significant one: she is now the only female-artist to have earned the top title with four different albums in the 2010s. As of now, power houses Beyoncé and Taylor Swift each trail Gaga with three chart-topping albums this decade. Gaga, who has been promoting the new release with appearances on James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke and Saturday Night Live, was elated by the news, and responded on Twitter, “That’s a grand slam!” Read her tweet below.

Singer Tigan rises with a new song ,Tulibaawo

Musician Henry Tigan, who has in the past been struggling, seems ready to make a comeback.

The singer who has been off the music scene for awhile has a new song. Just a week after doing a song with Dr. Hilderman, he has released a single titled Tulibaawo.

The singer has revealed that he will today premier his latest audio.

Tigan has told this website he is also planning a video shoot for his new audio.

 

 

-Bigeye

singing group ABBA reunites in more than 30 years

The four members of Swedish pop group ABBA performed together on stage on Sunday night for the first time in more than 30 years — a reunion they had pledged would never happen and which fans had long ceased to expect.

The event took place at a private party held at Stockholm’s Berns Hotel to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the day when the group’s songwriting duo Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson met for the first time.

Towards the end of the evening, the group’s two female members Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad took to the stage to perform the 1980 hit Me and I.

To the delight of the small audience of friends and Swedish celebrities, Mr Ulvaeus and Mr Andersson then unexpectedly joined them on stage towards the end of the performance, reuniting the group in song for the first time since they split at the peak of their fame in 1982.

 

-Telegraph

Justin Timberlake is back with a new single, “Can’t stop the feeling”

It’s been nearly three years since we’ve gotten any new solo Justin Timberlake music, but the singer just released a new single, “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” late Thursday evening.

Watch video here:

The upbeat track is definitely one catchy tune — and the video he dropped is bound to make you smile. The clip features stars like James Corden, Gwen Stefani and Kunal Nayyar rocking out to the song. Why those stars? Well, they all star in the upcoming “Trolls” movie, which stars them all, plus Justin himself.

Anticipation for new JT songs has been growing for quite some time now … and hit a fever pitch after he performed with Chris Stapleton at the CMA Awards back in November. He released “Drink You Away” around the same time, but the song was from his 2013 album, “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2.” Part 1, which contained cuts like “Suit & Tie,” “Mirrors” and “Tunnel Vision,” came out earlier that year.

Since then, he’s been spotted in the studio with acts like Little Big Town, Pharrell and producer Timbaland.

It’s unclear when we can expect a new album from the former NSYNC star, but this will certainly be a song of the summer!

What do you think of the new track? Sound off in the comments below!

 

 

-Too Fab

VIGA AWARDS: Levixone voted male artist of the year.

Gospel artists and producers were recognized and rewarded the fourth edition of Victoria Gospel Academy (VIGA) awards that happened at Royale Imperial Hotel in Kampala. People arrived at the black and white themed ceremony at about 6:41pm, which started off with Evolve Band performance.

The first set of Artists performed and later moved to the VIGA magazine launch session.

Gospel artists and producers numbers are growing in Uganda Church music. This music has evolved over the years and is no longer a preserve of only staunch Christians but also the secular people. Some of these artists have now become household names in the music industry.

This ceremony went on till late in the night till the artists and producers were all awarded in over 20 categories.

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Pastor Wilson Bugeme

Pastor Wilson Bugeme’s song Daala won the overall song of the year award, Levixone emerged as the male artist of the year and Julie Mutesasira was the Female artist of the year.

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Julie Mutesasira Photo Credit-gospelmodes.blogspot.com

Levixone sent out a post on his Facebook account thanking his fans for the love and support. In the same voice, he showed gratitude for being voted, attributing the glory to God.

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Levixon, Best male artist

The Canaan Gents who have been hosted on #TheSundayIspiration show and #TheOverdrive show here at Capital FM received their award for the best Acapella.

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Canaan Gents

The awards included:

Traditional music Category: Betty Muwanguzi – Yagala Uganda

Hiphop/Rap Category: Virtuous woman – New Testament

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ROBIN-SAN. PHOTO CREDIT:upperlifemagazine.com

Dancehall/Ragga Category: Robin San – Simple life

RnB/Jazz/Soul Category: Brian Lubega – Asaanide

Kadongo kamu Category: Kaggwa Edward Frances – Enyambala

Reggae Category: Coopybly – Nkulembeera Mukama

Afropop/Beat; Kwaito category: Irene Kayondo – Asinga

Afristyle/Soukous/Zouk category: Rachel Namubiru – Teri Akwenkana

Diaspora song /artist (for Ugandan artists based outside Uganda): The Bahatizz

Techno/House and Rock category: Holy Keane- Love Love

Video Producer Category: Enock – Cloud media

Audio Producer Category: Kiwa Jason

Worship/praise song category: Justine Nabbosa – Oli Katonda

Inspirational song category: Judith Babirye – Sitarudi

Video of the year (for works that acclaim immense popularity): Coopybly- What a love

Best performer (for artists who exhibit great proficiency at performances): Betty Bada

Elgon song category: Stephen Adhogomola- Oli munene

Exemplary theme category (commendable non-gospel positive message songs): Betty Nakibuuka- Mama

Special entity song/artist (for ‘secular’ artist with the best gospel song): Lyto Boss ft Solome Mirembe/ Omwetaaga

Upcoming/New talent:  Patty Baligasima

Social media song/artist (for best promoted and marketed on social media i.e. Facebook, twitter, youtube, downloads, etc) :  Canaan Gents

Collaboration song: Dangelo Busuulwa & Judith babirye/ Waliwo ensonga


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VIDEO & LYRICS: Kirk Franklin – Wanna Be Happy?

The truth can hurt you
Or the truth can change you
What would truth do to you

I just wanna be happy
But if I keep on doing the things
That keep on bringing me pain
There’s no one else I can blame
If I’m not happy
Wasted time but now I can see
The biggest enemy, it was me
So I’m not happy

Cry yourself to sleep
Shout and raise your hands
It won’t change a thing child
Until you understand
(Preach)

If you’re tired of being the same
If you’re tired of things not changing
It’s time for you to get out the way
Don’t get stuck in how you feel
Say Jesus take the wheel
He knows the road that you need to take
(But it only works if)
If you wanna be happy
(Look at yourself and say)
Don’t you wanna be happy
I just wanna be happy

But if I keep on giving my heart
For people to tear apart
The healing will never start
So I can be happy
Will I ever be happy

Cry yourself to sleep
Shout and raise your hands
It won’t change a thing child
Until you understand

(If I’m talking to you now say)
If you’re tired of being the same
If you’re tired of things not changing
It’s time for you to get out the way
(You been down too long)
Don’t get stuck in how you feel
Say Jesus take the wheel
He knows the road that you need to take
(I feel different right here)
It’s so easy to complain
Addicted to the pain
You give your heart, they push it away
(But I got good news for ya)
Jesus knows just how you feel
Just let Him take the wheel
The love you need, He already gave
(But the question is)
Do you wanna be happy
(If you’re tired of you then say)
I just wanna be happy
(Now if you really mean that, open up your heart and say it)

Let me hear you say yeah
Yeah yeah
(If you’re tired of going in circles)
Let me hear you say yeah
Yeah yeah
(Tired of making the same mistakes)
Let me hear you say yeah
Yeah yeah
(But now’s your chance)
Let me hear you say yeah
(Say yeah)
Yeah yeah

If you’re tired of being the same
If you’re tired of things not changing
It’s time for you to get out the way
(Are you ready, come on)
Don’t get stuck in how you feel
Say Jesus take the wheel
(Won’t He do it)
He knows the road that you need to take
(So easy to complain)
It’s so easy to complain
(Come on)
Addicted to the pain
You give your heart, they push it away
(There’s somebody that’ll never leave ya)
Jesus knows just how you feel
Just let Him take the wheel
The love you need, He already gave
(But the question is)
Do you wanna be happy
(Took a long time but I’m ready)
I just wanna be happy
(Thank you Lord, every day ask yourself)
Do you wanna be happy
(Yes, pull over, let him drive)
I just wanna be happy


Courtesy of YouTube

VIDEO: Sitya Loss Kids dance to Justin Beiber’s Sorry.

The Triplets, famously known as the Sitya Loss Kids lost one of their own Alex Ssempijja in an accident on Monday, November 30 2015. BIG Talent Entertainment mourned after his passing. Alex featured in the famous Sitya Loss award-winning video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7UqDA7WkQQ

This catastrophe has not kept the Triplets, down. Conquering the pain of losing a friend and team mate, they have now reactivated their dancing mood. There is no better way to do a comeback than dancing to Justin Beiber’s Sorry. A song off his album Purpose released 2015.

‘Sorry’ dethroned ‘Hello’ by Adele from No. 1 top the Billboard Hot 100 a position it had monopolized for 10 weeks dating to its debut atop the Nov. 14 chart. “Sorry” debuted the same week at No. 2.

Patricia the girl who was in the accident with Alex has since recovered and she features in the video. The video released on YouTube, maintains the Ghetto Kids’ theme of a rural setting, showing the everyday life of the average African child.


By Tukundane Yonna

Photo & Video courtesy of YouTube