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Thursday, April 21, 2011

NAVIO'S SWAGG

This is Uganda's top hip-hopper

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

COMEDIAN TO HOST RADIO SHOW

Churchill Live's biggest attraction, comedian Eric Omondi is going places. The wacky comedian is set to join the airwaves and our sources confirmed that Radio Jambo had given him an irresistible offer. The rib cracker is set to join Gidi Gidi and coach Jacob 'Ghost' Mulee on Radio Jambo's breakfast show. Eric joins the station as part of the station's re-launch package set be unveiled in a few weeks time. The comedian has been in the recent past been on top form and is the reason why Churchil Live show is receiving good ratings. Churchil has in the recent past been reduced to a show moderator from a comedian who was once Kenya's best funnyman.

D'BANJ BUYS A BENTLEY


Living large seems to be what Nigerian star D'Banj aka the kokomaster is upto. The star whose traversing the US promoting his music and doing collaborations with mega stars has added another monster whip to his growing list of fuel guzzlers. D'banj and Don Jazzy have joined the exclusive league of Bentley owners two weeks ago. The duo just added the posh rides to their garage...making them the first showbiz stars to own the prestigious autos which is said to cost between $150,000 and $250,000.

Monday, April 18, 2011

DJ BUSH BABY RETURNS ON AIR

After a long break, XXL season 2 premieres Tue 19th April 11 at 9:55pm exclusive to NTV Uganda.
Deejay Bush baby's has a new corporate look on the second season. Season 2 is going to be more explosive, bolder and more provocative. The show also has a new look and image.

NWANKWO KANU BUILDS $2.5 MILLION HOTEL

Footballer Kanu Nwankwo who likes to invest in real estate and the hospitality business, is said to be currently building a new hotel in Owerri which the footballer has told friends will be the best hotel in the Eastern heartland. The hotel will be located along Port Harcourt road, Owerri. Contruction work has already commenced. Kanu owns Hardley Suites in Lagos.The hotel is estimated to be about $2.5 Million .

Sunday, April 17, 2011

GENEVIEVE COVERS NEW AFRICAN WOMAN MAGAZINE


The brand new issue of New African Woman Magazine is packed with lots of fabulous features. From an interview with the first lady of Gabon, Sylvia Bongo Ondimba to a cover feature with African star, Genevieve Nnaji. For her cover feature, Genevieve is photographed in pieces by African designers including Zed Eye and JBL. Gene discussed her “ideal man, wedding bells, her fear of failure and why Nigeria rocks“.
The fashion pages are dominated by a fashion editorial titled “The Mirror Girls“, the spread is inspired by Genevieve’s latest movie “Mirror Boy” and features fresh off the runway pieces from designers including Kiki Kamanu, House of Nwocha and Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi.
The magazine also explores hot topics including extreme plastic surgery and much more.

FORMER TV HOST DROPS TOTS

Former SHEKI FM director and tv presenter Grace Sowairina Msalame is now a mother of two bouncing baby girls. The overjoyed mother delivered last week in  Nairobi hospital. And showbiz xklusivs learnt of the news from an inside member of the station. She immediately named the twins Zawadi and Raha. The father of the twins is said to be her ex boyfriend Paul Ndichu. Grace is the daughter of the late Metro FM presenter Tony Msalame.

NONINI'S GODFATHER'S ALBUM GETS APPLE'S NOD

Genge superstar, Hubert Nakitare, Nonini has launched one of the first Kenyan music Apple applications.
Apple has approved the world premiere of the official Nonini (The Godfather) iPhone, iPod, iPad App which is now available on the App Store and you can download it for free. Once downloaded, users will get instant Nonini notifications on news, photos and shows at the touch of a button.The business minded Nonini is in a class of his own and is setting standards and taking his act to the next level.

P-SQUARE: NEW SINGLES COMING

The twins just announced that the two new singles from their forthcoming album will be released in two weeks. So all you P-Square fans, get ready. Also their new album and album concert will be released on the 30th of July, 2011.

CARNIVAL COMING TO THE STREETS OF KAMPALA

Come July 29 and 30, the streets of Kampala will be lit up with hot girls in dazzling colours with lots of recreational activities as the Kampala Carnival launches. The good news was delivered by His Excellency Patrick Edwards the Trinidad and Tobago High Commissioner to Uganda during a media launch party held at UMA show grounds on Wednesday. The diplomat revealed that the government of Trinidad and Tobago is working hand-in-hand with the Ugandan government and the private sector to ensure the KShs100 million event is a success. The minister of state for tourism Mr Serapio Rukundo attended as the guest of honour and said the annual carnival will propel Uganda into tourism limelight.
“It is an event where all people equally express their delight regardless of their status in public,” he added. “A CEO freely mingles with a messenger and it is very productive on the side of tourism because it is one event people in the East and Central Africa region will be looking forward to every year.”
Mr Edwards said that the Kampala Carnival will be the first Trinidad and Tobago-style carnival in East Africa.“Kampala carnival is intended to build stronger relations, through cultural tourism and public diplomacy, between Uganda and Trinidad and Tobago; Uganda and the East African region and eventually Uganda and the rest of the world,” reads a statement from the organisers.
On the activity front, the organisers say that there will be music, dance and a march on the streets with different bands playing. It will also include a street parade featuring masqueraders in cultural costumes representing the cultural heritage of Uganda’s regions and that of Trinidad and Tobago.
The do will begin at Kololo Airstrip, follow a designated route through the city, with various judging points along the routes – for judging the best band/cultural performance – and finally return to Kololo for the closing party.
Source: Monitor

MADTRAXX TO HEADLINE UG EASTER FEST

Club Silk is organising yet another jam session this Easter season. Dubbed Easter Jam, the evening event, will be happening outside Club Silk on 1st Street Industrial Area on April 23.
The show that starts at 6pm is one of the most sought after music events during the Easter season.
The do will feature a Kenyan entertainer, Mad Traxx, whose hit Get Down, is one of the most requested songs in night clubs. “It’s going to be quite a unique event from the normal Easter jams we host. Apart from the big lineup of local artistes on the programme, we are also bringing in Mad Traxx from Kenya. All the artistes’ performances will be complimented with light displays at different intervals,” says Mr Andrew Kaffoko, the Club Silk publicist. Mr Kaffoko says the management has beefed up security to avoid a recurrence of last year’s twin bombs in Kampala that killed over 76 people who were watching the football World Cup finals.
“Security personnel from Jinja Road Police Station and Saracen are on standby to provide security. There will also be a Fire Brigade truck and a standby ambulance,” he says.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

CLOUDS TV PRESENTER SNAPPED BUYING ROASTED MAIZE




She's Sade,a Clouds TV presenter of Cloud 9 show. The light skinned show host was spotted buying roasted maize by the road side in Dar es Salaam. Eye witness say she loves maize and wouldn't mind who was looking around. Sade ,went to Sacred Heart high school in Ganjoni Mombasa. She later moved base to Dar es salaam where she's worked with Clouds Fm as a presenter. Today,she's one of the celebrated acts.

Friday, April 15, 2011

UGANDA'S SHOWBIZ QUEEN BUYS ANOTHER CRIB

Zarinah Hassan is living large and has added another house. The diva who owns a house in Capetown did not disclose where her second crib is located. She posted on facebook 'Bought me a 2nd crib in Sa, so gud for my boys to enjoy the space and serenity. 2011 doesn't look bad at all. I like! Zarinah who also owns Brooklyn College in South Africa also drives several fuel guzzlers .

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

NOLLYWOOD STARS LAND ENDORSEMENT DEAL

Rita Dominique
infinito press conference
Several Nollywood stars recently gathered at Mike Adenuga Towers, headquarters of Globacom, to witness the launch of the network’s novel tariff plan, New Infinito.
Rita Dominic, Ini Edo, Monalisa Chinda, Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha and Uche Jombo, all Glo ambassadors, were on hand to identify with the package which charges subscribers only 25 kobo per second for calls made to any network in Nigeria. The new plan is devoid of any rental payments, hidden charges, and conditions. Globacom is owned by billionaire business man Mike Adenuga who is estimated to be over $10 billion rich. It was not an entirely Nollywood gathering as the guests at the event included songstress Ego and Stereoman Ekwe. Showbizxklusivs could not get the amount of money the stars were paid as endorsement fees.
Speaking at the event, Rita Dominic said she was thrilled that New Infinito, unlike other tariff plans in the market, charges 25 kobo per second flat rate for all local calls irrespective of which network is being called or time of day or which part of the country the call is originating from.
Ini Edo, on her part, described New Infinito as the best value offer in the country’s telecom industry. She commended Glo for introducing the package which also allows subscribers to call one Special Number at only 2 kobo per second. “It is interesting to note that no daily or monthly rental is charged to enjoy this very cheap rate,” she stated.
Glo Group Chief Operating Officer, Mohamed Jameel, who launched the product explained that subscribers have an option of registering 5 Glo numbers which he can call at 18 kobo per second. Registration is also free and there is no rental charge, he added.
The other stars at the occasion, Monalisa Chinda, Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha, Uche Jombo, Ego and Stereoman Ekwe expressed optimism that the product will resonate well with subscribers and said they were proud to associate with Glo.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

MICHAEL BOLTON AND OMOTOLLA

Nollywood sweetheart is rocking the world stage. Here Omotola Jalade is with legendary singer Michael Bolton in the US.

KENYAN HOLLYWOOD ACTOR COVERS LADYBRILLE MAGAZINE

When Edi Gathegi walks into a room, the room itself, independent of its occupants; takes notice. Gathegi, from his posture to the way he navigates a room, oozes a strong sense of self and charisma that is hard to miss. When he does open his mouth to speak, what he has to says is in sync with the outwardly confidence he exudes. Gathegi understands his purpose in life. He has a plan about how he intends to fulfill his purpose and is doing so, one step at a time by bringing a fierceness, passion and tenacity to America’s big screens; that is slowly but surely gaining him name recognition and fans worldwide. In this exclusive feature/interview with Ladybrille’s Uduak Oduok, Gathegi opens up about his background, his African (Kenyan) heritage, breaking into the business of film in Hollywood and his good fortune of clinching roles in big motion pictures such as “Twilight” and now the highly anticipated “X-Men:First Class.”

Read more here...http://www.ladybrillemag.com/2011/04/edi-gathegi-fierce-actor-ladybrille-man-of-the-month.html

NOLLYWOOD STARS NAMED UN AMBASSADORS

Nollywood Heartthrob Ramsey Nouah and the stunningly beautiful Ini Edo are supposedly in Nairobi, right after they were named as UN Goodwill Ambassadors. This is their second trip to Kenya this year, right after the AMAAs Nomination night was held here in February 2011. Nouah's acting career kicked off when he starred in the Nigerian TV soap opera Fortunes. Nouah has since then appeared in numerous films starring as the lead role and is considered one of the most sought after actors in Nigeria and Africa.
Ini Edo has been a fast rising star,  having begun her film career in the year 2000, and has featured in more than 50 movies since that time. Edo is a Theatre Arts graduate of the University of Calabar. They joined the list of persons making change in the world alongside Vikram Shah of Bollywood.

JULIANI LANDS ENDORSEMENT DEAL

High flying gospel artiste Juliani has added another feather on to his already plumed hat by snatching an endorsement for Nokia's Ovi store online platform.This edition's CHAT awards  key sponsors, Nokia signed the lucrative deal with Juliani to the tune of Ksh. 200,000.The deal will see the rapper endorse Nokia’s mobile applications’ platform – Ovi Store, for the duration of the CHAT Awards.Juliani has been nominated in three main categories including Teeniez male artiste, Teeniez gospel artiste and Teeniez best live performer. He is expected to perform his latest track 'Bahasha ya Ocampo' live and with Nokia enabled visuals, karaoke style.

ANGELIQUE AND IRYN COLLABO

The latest from France is that local diva Iryn Namubiru is set to work on a few music projects with Beninese world music star, Angelique Kidjo. Iryn has just concluded a month-long tour of Europe where she performed in Sweden, France and Denmark.  Iryn apparently met Kidjo during her tour. The two hit off right away and agreed to collaborate on one or two songs. The projects will apparently be worked on in France where both Iryn and Kidjo are regulars.

IS FORMER MISS TANZANIA HIDING HER PREGNANCY?

Well,that could be the case with Nancy Sumari, Miss Tanzania /Miss Africa 2005. The maasai beauty is rumored to be pregnant. Speculation is in Dar es Salaam say that a very senior personality is the father of the unborn baby.  Nancy is the elder sister of singer Nakaaya Sumari. She's an event organizer in Dar es Salaam.

SEAN KINGSTON TO PERFORM IN KAMPALA

FORGET all the empty talk before. It is now official; Sean Kingston will perform in Kampala, Uganda on July 29, 2011. The Jamaican singer will reportedly jet into Kampala in the last week of July.  The event is being organized by Talent Africa. CEO Aly Allibhai said in a release early this week: “We are happy to confirm that Sean Kingston will be performing. We have been working on this booking for sometime and I am now happy to confirm that the contractual obligations and deposits have been handled.  We are excited to bring an A-list superstar like Sean to Uganda. His music is so popular over here in Uganda and we are looking forward to making it an unforgettable event.”  The 21-year-old singer/song writer was born in Miami, USA and later moved to Kingston, Jamaica when he was six.  He burst on to the music scene in 2007 with his smash hit Beautiful Girls and has since put out numerous chart topping singles including: Me Love, Take You There, Fire Burning, Eeenie Meenie (with Justin Beiber), Face Drop, No Letting Go (Dutty Love) and Sleep All Day.

KANYOMOZI ADDS ANOTHER WHIP

SHE has driven almost every luxurious ride you can imagine and by the look of things, there is no sign that she will stop anytime soon. The latest ride diva Juliana Kanyomozi is cruising is the Mitsubishi Shogun 2010 model white in color in the UAP series.  Juliana’s ride goes for between sh117m and sh152m. The 4X4 monster ride boasts of a strong 3.2-litre diesel engine, 7-seater space equipped with 6 airbags, an altimeter and a barometer to predict the weather; this car can only be compared to a BMWX5 or a Toyota Land Cruiser.  Meanwhile, Juliana turned up for the show in Mukono recently driven by her brother and manager in her latest ride which turned heads.

MAURICE KIRYA TO RECORD DUET WITH JORDIN SPARKS



Ugandan artiste Maurice Kirya's International star is getting  brighter each passing day. We are told teh Radio France International Discoveries Award(RFI) winner is set to perform alongside, model and actress Jordin Sparks.
The show dubbed Sparks and her friends is set to take place from a posh hotel in Arizona. This will be the latest milestone in Kirya's glittering career. He told Showbizxklusivs; "I'm so excited about this new project coming up. Jordin is one of the best singers in the world"
Jordin rose to fame after winning the sicth season of American Idol and has since gone on to record top chart hits like Battle field and No Air where she featured Chris Brown.

Monday, April 11, 2011

SHEILA MWANYIGHA

Radio presenter,MC and singer..multi-talented Sheila Mwanyigha....You've probably seen her on Tusker Project Fame...

KAZ SHOWS


KAZ seems to love nudity or maybe showing off her body. Do you remember the infamous nude photos of singer Kaz three years ago. She seems to have handled the scandal well and moved on and for those of you who think she still bares the scars of the leaked photos, think again. On Sunday she showed she's past that.
A quite Sunday afternoon was shattered when Kaz posted her bikini-ready body on Twitter with a message "Oh by the way check this body out. thanks Jim (gym)". #KenyansOnTwitter went on overdrive with many expressing disgust while others admired her well toned body.
Basking in the scandal, Kaz went further and put it up as her avi. We won't hate, that body looks really good.
source :izvipi

CHURCHIL TO GO ON LEAVE

Kenya's top funny man CHURCHIL is taking a break from his highly rated show to re-energize and re-strategies the show's future execution. In his absence, the comedian will be replaced by MC Jesse, who takes over from next week, in the show's Season three premiere.
There will be no break as was earlier scheduled due to new sponsors who have come in, among them PSI and Del Monte. "We have new people on board and we couldn't slot them in the last few shows so we decided to do seasons two and three back to back," says Churchill.
Churchill says the show's popularity also contributed to the decision of the continuous programming.
"Doing that show is no joke and I have done every show since the beginning and I believe I deserve a break to go and rejuvenate," he added. There will be a new face on the show as well, veteran comedian Steve Muturi returns to relevance tonight and Churchill said he expects the veteran to be a regular on the show.

STL SECRETLY MARRIED...

Eurovision finalist Stella Mwangi is somebody's wife.One Saturday in February 2011 Stella Mwangi (24) went from being an unknown talent to a household name in her home country Norway. After a landslide win in the Norwegian selection to the Eurovision Song Contest, Stella has topped the sales and radio charts fencing off the likes of Lady GaGa and Bruno Mars. I know many people never knew this but the smooth rapper is married to Norwegian producer Mads Rieverfield.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

THE BISHOP WITH A SWAGG


Bishop David Oyedepo on Saturday March 26th added another jet to his hanger, for a whooping $30m. Thus bringing the number of his private jets to four. The private jet, a Gulfstream V was declared to the over 10, 000 worshipers who thronged Canaanland on Sunday March 27th, by the bishop himself. The bishop said the new jet will be used exclusively for the ministry's African Mission. In his speech on Sunday, the bishop also announced that a state-of-the art private aircraft hanger that can accommodate five jets at a time is being built for his jets near the international wing of Murtala Mohammed International Airport.Apart from this latest acquisition, the bishop has a Gulfstream 1 which he acquired in 1996. A Gulfstream 4 and a Challenger Aircraft.
When Encomium contacted the spokesperson for the church, Mr William, he confirmed the story. "Yes, Bishop announced the purchase of a jet on Sunday" He said.

Friday, April 8, 2011

GENEVIEVE NNAJI ROCKS NAOMI CAMPBELL'S SHOW


Nollywood actress is stealing the shows everywhere she steps her legs. Genevieve Nnaji also known as D'banj's squeeze was in London for a special event;read charity. The actress arrived at the launch of Naomi Campbell's Fashion For Relief pop up store in London in style.Genevieve is stunning, seriously, like wow! She holds her own any day, even standing next to the world's biggest model.  Dress by Tibi New York, shoes by Christian Louboutin, bag by Chanel.

ANOTHER MONSTER RIDE FOR LATIFA

AS if to increase the curiosity surrounding her, Latifa Nalukenge, aka Black, has bought a Range Rover sport 2010 registration number UAP 838L. The blue monster car is the latest cruise she uses with her girlfriends. Black told snoops that the car cost Kshs.10 Million($112,000).This lady has swagg and soon we'll be getting you some of the monster guzzlers she rides in.watch this space.

DOCTORS WARN BEBE COOL

With tension rising and so much to do, doctors always instruct one to be as relaxed as possible. But that was not possible for singer Bebe Cool who had to run up and about to perform while he was in charge of organising some of his album shows in Mukono, Jinja and Luwero.
Shortly, before his Jinja show that was held the previous  weekend, Bebe had been hospitalised for over a week. When Bebe went back to Mayo Clinic for medication a few weeks to the Jinja concert, doctors ordered the singer to stop drinking lest he risked breaking down even before his long waited Agenze concerts.
You will not believe, but Bebe adhered to the doctor’s directive and he has not touched anything alcoholic for the past three weeks. In fact, we bumped into the singer at Steak Out last week and he told us that he will never drink again! But while we choose to follow the cliché that ‘only time will tell,’ for now we consider Bebe’s move a great one.
Meanwhile,Bebe Cool confirmed that the Jamaican duo, Chaka Demus and Pliers, will grace this year’s East African Carnival concerts over the Easter weekend in Kampala.  Bebe said the reggae gurus will sing alongside top East African artistes. Originally, Bebe had wanted Phillipine’s top film star, Ina - renowned for her soap, Timeless but she asked for a whopping $70,000 which was injurious to Bebe’s budget.

GHANAIAN ACTRESS IN LOVE WITH SOCCER STAR

When you’re a professional footballer they call you a good player and it’s not only the likes of John Terry and Ashley Cole who know the game but African brothers like Michael Essien are also good at playing – women that is.
But women keep falling for them and in another version of the “player wanted” love game, Essien’s ex-girlfriend, who left him over cheating allegations, actress Nadia Buari has fallen for another footballer.
Buari, a Ghanaian movie goddess of immaculate beauty, is reportedly engaged to Ghanaian international footballer André Dede Ayew.
The Buari – Ayew love story has been making rounds throughout Ghana and a friend of the actress is said to have spilt beans saying that Buari and legend Abedi Pele’s son are engaged.The light-skinned Buari is said to be wearing a sparkling ring on the ring finger of her left hand.

“It’s my little secret. I’m not sharing that…,” was all Nadia Buari told a radio station when questioned about the ring. Both Nadia and Dede are Muslims and she is about seven years older than him. Well, age is just a number.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

HOT PREGNANT CINDY

Former Blu3 singer Cinderella Sanyu joins her bandmates who've all given birth. The singer who posted her pregnant photo yesterday is five months pregnant. In an interview with showbizxklusivs the singer said 'I'm engaged to Mario Brunnet. He's the father of my unborn child. Cindy becomes the third Ugandan singer to be pregnant. Lilian Mbabazi,Edith Baganda aka Mya have all delivered and are now baby sitting.

Friday, April 1, 2011

HAS LOUIS OTIENO BEEN FIRED FROM K24?

K24 has shown news anchor Louis Otieno the door.Louis one of the best male TV anchors in the recent past has been loosing grip daily and the his star had become dim.. Many will recall his face at Nation TV alongside Beatrice Marshall.He later left Nation for KTN ..then ditched KTN for SK Macharia's Citizen TV. At Citizen TV, he was given a talk show, a show that was well executed for months. Now rumors are that the JVC has been dismissed and will be missing the silver screen.

D'BANJ TO APPEAR ON BET TOMMORROW

This is not April fool's day prank..it's the truth. The sky is not a limit for D'banj. The Kokomaster is set to appear on BET Presents - D'Banj - Welcome to America. The interview will air on April 2, 2011 at 7:30pm GMT. Watch out for it!