Till today, Oyo is the World’s youngest reigning Monarch #TulumbeFort

The accession of King Oyo to his father’s throne marked the beginning of a challenging and exciting period for the people of Toro. At the infant age of three-and-one half years old, King Oyo of Toro earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest reigning monarch.

Being a minor, King Oyo was aptly placed under the guardianship of several capable individuals, to ensure his smooth maturation into his role as cultural leader of his people. Among his guardians are H.E. Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda; Prince James Mugenyi, his paternal uncle, Princess Elizabeth N. Bagaaya, his paternal aunt and Godmother; and the other kings.

 

 

 

-Tooro Kingdom website

Come let us experience this Uganda tourism gem #TulumbeFort

Fort Portal municipality at the foot of Rwenzori Mountains is currently known to the cleanest town in Uganda and a gateway to various national parks including Kibale, Semuliki, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable, Rwenzori and Toro-Semuliki Wildlife reserves. It is famous for the stalagmites and Nyakasura waterfalls linked to the rich Chwezi culture. The area is surrounded by scenic crater lakes, beautiful tea plantations and the Rwenzori mountain ranges besides a cool climate and hospitable people boasting of the youngest and most handsome king in the world. It is also known for the Bigodi wetland sanctuary. -UWA website
This beautiful place is a the only place you want to be at this weekend because in addition to all the above natural goodness you will experience, Capital FM and Dyelo Entertainment will be bringing you a party to remember. Join us as we experience Fort like never before this Martyr’s day weekend.

Of graceful Batooros and their praise names #TulumbeFort

Fort Portal is home to the most gracious tribe in Uganda, the batooro. From the way they speak to the way they carry themselves, you can always tell when you find a mutooro.

According to the Tooro Kingdom website, the batooro have ten endearment names known as empaako in their local dialect. These are only unique to the batooro and the Banyoro in Uganda.

In addition to one’s name, every mutooro is given a endearment name which is picked among these;

Amooti,Abbala, Atwooki, Abwooli, Araali, Abbooki, Ateenyi, Adyeeri, Apuuli and Akiiki.

The batooro however, have a special mpaako reserved for the King of Tooro locally known as the Omukama. The special pet name, Akaali is only used to refer to the king during traditional celebration as a sign of exalting and worshiping him. On a daily, the Omukama of Tooro goes by the endearment name Amooti.

Calling an elder by their name an not pet name in Tooro can be seen as a sign of disrespect or poor upbringing.

The interesting fact however is these endearment names do not have specific meaning because they are not originally picked from the Tooro diction. Over time, people have attached certain meanings to the pet names.

For example, Abwooli means cat, Akiiki is associated with savior of the nation, Ateenyi legendary serpent of river Muziizi among others.

It should be remembered that the batooro pride so much in their pet names. If you haven’t been calling your mutooro friend by their praise name, you better start, they might love you for that.

From Fresh hits for Kampala to Fresh hits for Uganda #TulumbeFort

Ghetto president will be the lead artiste at the one of the kind street Jam in Fort Portal this weekend. Many artistes will be part of the fun night. They Include Sheeba, Irene Ntale, and Ziza Bafana among others

Capital FM together with Dyelo Entertainment will be blazing the cleanest town in Uganda  during the street jam on 4th June.

Come be part of the transformation  of our catch phrase from , ” Fresh hit for Kampala to fresh hits for Uganda”

All your favourite presenters will be in Fort Portal to launch 89.4 FM Fort Portal.  Don’t be left out we are talking about the biggest upcountry bash.

#tulumbefort