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Friday, July 4, 2014



It is touted to be Uganda's most expensive concert of all time ever staged by a local act. The concert organized by Jose Chameleone will be charged at $500 per person at the five star hotel Serena in Kampala this December. And the concert is already creating online buzz. The Ugandan musician Jose Chameleon has defended his fee of $500 (1 million Uganda shillings) for a concert planned at Serena Hotel on 19th December 2014. The concert which follows in the footsteps of concerts by Juliana Kanyomozi, Judith Babirye, Desire Luzinda and with expected concerts by Bebe Cool and Goodlyfe has caused a massive discussion about its price. Chameleon says that those concerned about the price should not be bothered about it because he set that price for diehard fans of Jose Chameleon. In his statement posted on facebook he says, “I have never asked or even debated with any business institution how they determine their prices of their commodities.The One man, One night, One show, is NOT for anybody below affordance. Honestly it's for the loyal Fans and The crowd that can't come to the other usual venues. But am also very glad it's the doubtful ones debating about it and doing me free advertisement unknowingly.


 There are rumors going around about RnB/dancehall artist CINDY SANYU being held hostage in DR. Congo....The Singer finally spoke out. Cindy was contracted to Perform in Lubumbashi, D.R. Congo at a concert that was supposed to take place on Monday 30th June 2014. She then arrived in Congo with one of her managers on Sunday 29th June in time for the show. The promoter then cancelled the show that was due to take place on Monday for un known reasons . He then suggested Cindy performs on Saturday 5th July which Cindy rejected due to the fact that she already had bookings scheduled for the weekend. The promoter then decided to hold Cindy and her manager hostage and confiscated their passports. Cindy the contacted her team in Kampala who in turn contacted the Uganda Embassy in Kinshasa who then contacted the Governor of Lubumbashi who came to their rescue. travel arrangements were made for them to leave Lubumbashi immediately. Cindy arrived in Kigali, Rwanda last night in time for the celebration of the 20th Liberation day of Rwanda alongside Davido from Nigeria scheduled for Friday 4th July at Amahooro Stadium.


In this era of smart phones, one would wonder what most people in Uganda especially the youth search for on Google. Well wonder no more. According to Google Trends, renowned local Ragga artiste Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine is the most searched for person by Ugandans on Google in 2013 and counting. Social media website, is also the most searched for website by Ugandans and the most searched for ‘how to’ phrase is, ‘How to kiss’.


A new report in Tororo says that hundreds of boys are dropping out of school to sell sex to long-distance truck drivers. The report was released recently by Share An Opportunity Uganda (SAO), a non-governmental organization that works to protect children from exploitation. It shows that the truckers are now avoiding pricey prostitutes and opting for young boys who they pay as low as $2.50 (UShs 5,000) for sex. Tororo district, near the border with Kenya, lies on the Great North road, used by trucks from Mombasa to Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan and beyond. It has many trailer parking yards, which have increased market for foodstuffs and commercial sexual work. Clare Babirye, a SAO programme officer, said some four hundred pupils were involved in the sex trade at UCI trading centre, often missing school and many dropping out altogether.Babirye challenged the government to operationalize the Anti-Homosexuality Act to stop truckers from molesting the children. On June 24, Tororo district authorities and SAO organized a charity walk in Osukuru, the most affected sub-county, to sensitize children on the dangers of early sex. According to the survey, Babirye said, most of the victims are not aware of the long-term effects of being used as sex objects since their aim is to get money. A prostitute at UCI trading centre, only identified as Pamela, confirmed to us that she and her colleagues were facing competition from the small boys. “It is true, all these truck drivers are no longer paying us for our services but want boys for sex and we were wondering why, until one of our friends recently got a driver having sex with a boy inside a truck during broad daylight.” LC5 Vice Chairperson Betty Akichot said the district leadership would initiate dialogue with the management of Uganda Cement Industries to try and minimize the vice.
As a district, we register an apology. However, we did not have any information regarding the practice but now that we have been tipped, we are going to use these findings to wage war against the perpetrators,’’ Akichot said.