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PICS: Lillian Mbabazi looks stunning in new shoot

Our Reporter

Former Blu* 3 singer, Lillian Mbabazi, is a lady who is not only good with music but with fashion as well.

The singer’s recent music says it all as her most recent photo shoot also speaks for her great sense of fashion.

We landed on photos from her recent shoot and they look great. Go ahead, take a low and let us know what you think in the comments section.


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0 Comments / 0 View / April 21, 2017 1:27 AM

Michael Kiwanuka’s ‘Cold Little Heart’ puts him on world map

British-born Ugandan soul musician Michael Kiwanuka is one of a kind. His contribution to the hit miniseries Big Little Lies has turned him into a global sensation in less than a month. You see, that beautifully haunting ballad that plays during the opening credits of Big Little Lies is Cold Little Heart, a song by Kiwanuka off his 2016 album Love and Hate.

Boasting some of Hollywood’s finest – Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley and Zoe KravitzBig Little Lies aired on M-Net on DStv.

Kiwanuka’s official video of Cold Little Heart has since spiked in views from about 400k to more than 900k on Youtube in a span of one week. At least from when I started obsessing over it. And yes, I was keeping track.

That’s not all, Cold Little Heart was the most shazamed song from the moment the first episode of Big Little Lies aired.

And in case you haven’t heard, Kiwanuka’s single Home Again was featured on the soundtrack of Queen of Katwe, among other Ugandans like Bobi Wine, Chameleone, Eddy Kenzo and Joanita Kawalya.

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0 Comments / 0 View / April 21, 2017 12:37 AM

Bebe Cool gets Grammy Award tips as he hangs out with Diplo

Bebe Cool gets Grammy Award tips as he hangs out with Diplo

Our Reporter

Gagamel boss, Bebe Cool, enjoyed a good time hanging out with his new friend Diplo who is in town for a show at Golf Course Hotel today.

Bebe Cool who released a song with Sauti Sol this week, could have well been seeking for tips on how to one day bag a Grammy award from the Grammy award winning DJ.

The two shared drinks together, talked and took pics. We hope Bebe Cool got some tips.

Diplos show will be graced by Judith Heard, Navio, Keko, Hellen Lukoma, Bebe Cool, Slyvia Namutebi, Alex Muhangi, Cleo and Atlas among others.

Diplo, real name Thomas Wesley Pentz , is an American DJ, record producer, rapper, singer, songwriter and record executive based in Los Angeles, California. He is the co-creator and lead member of the electronic dancehall music project, Major Lazer, and along with producer and DJ Skrillex, formed the electronic duo Jack Ü.

In 2016, Jack Ü won a Grammy award for Best Dance/Electronic Album and Best Dance Recording.

We will keep you posted.

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0 Comments / 0 View / April 21, 2017 12:08 AM

​Exodus receives massive love from West Nile

​Exodus receives massive love from West Nile

Our Reporter

Musician Exodus is credited for taking Ugandan gospel music to the next level. From releasing massive gospel hits to supporting fellow gospel artistes and even working with secular ones, the singer has cast his name in stone as a great artiste.

This has brought him so much love both from Kampala and several parts of Uganda and the world.

Case in point is West Nile where the singer received massive love in the recently concluded Easter music tour.

Exodus and his team arrived in West Nile on Good Friday and the first show was in Koboko at the Blue Dove grounds which is approximately 45mins drive from Arua. He says that because of the rain, he was skeptical people would turn up. But to his surprise the love they showed was massive.

“As we set off on Saturday, it started raining way from heavily on the way from Arua. I thought the show was going to be a flop but to my surprise we arrive at the Blue Dove grounds in the rain and this big crowd outside as we were helped by security and what was in the grounds was equally overwhelming.”

Exodus then entertained fans and both shows in Arua and Koboko were sold out.

The Igwe singer confessed that he didn’t know he had that much love in Westnile. He signed autographs, sang for fans and had fun before heading to Kampala.

Well done Exodus. Keep the gospel flag rising high.

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0 Comments / 0 View / April 20, 2017 11:52 PM

Professor Big Eye’s baby number two on the way

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Professor Big Eye is expecting baby number two from his latest catch. The singer and his UK based lover, a one, Debbie Lavis Nantongo are expecting their first baby.

Sources close to the newly engaged couple intimated to us that the singer was very pleased on hearing that he will be fathering a new baby. We are told that he was so excited that he made sure everyone who is close to him got to know.

On top of this, Professor has promised to marry Debbie before October this year putting a permanent end to his relationship with the mother of his first child, Sheila Donzella.

We are also told that because of the joy, Professor found it fit to release a brand new video yesterday for the love of his life and the future mother of his children.

The video is called Bantute and you can watch it here on BigEyeUg.

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0 Comments / 0 View / April 20, 2017 9:19 PM

Singer Chris Johnz finally releases Kawunyemu Video

By Staff Writer

Fast rising upcoming singer Chris Johnz has finally released the highly anticipated video for his single Kawunyemu.

Johnz had earlier this year released the audio for the song with no intentions of shooting the video but due to the high demand, he was tempted to shoot the video that he released yesterday.

“Among the songs on my upcoming album, Kawunyemu is of the songs I never thought of shooting a video for but the song had become a big thing, on almost every playlists on local stations and clubs so this drove me into shooting the video” The singer told us

Watch video here

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0 Comments / 0 View / April 20, 2017 5:58 PM

Sheebah Karungi to entertain fans in the UK

Team No Sleep queen Sheebah Karungi has landed a juicy UK deal.

We have learnt that the “Nkwatako” hitmaker has scooped a deal to perform in the UK next month.

She has expressed excitement about the gig as she prepares for the upcoming UK show.

“London, I hope you are ready. This May I’ll be in your zone,” she said. “I can’t wait to see you all.”

Sheebah, who will perform alongside local comedian MC Mariachi, will entertain her fans at Epic Dalston hall in London. The show is slated for May 20.

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0 Comments / 0 View / April 20, 2017 5:52 PM

Crystal Newman reveals why she loves Uber

In this weather, everyone in Kampala deserves a safe, reliable and comfortable ride.

We had a chat with Crystal Newman, a Ugandan journalist, to find out why she rides with Uber and here’s what she told us.

  • Tell us about yourself?

My name is Crystal Newman. I’m a Ugandan Broadcast journalist, Celeb Select host, Events host and Mrs World-Uganda 2011.

  • Why do you ride?

I ride because it is safe and convenient for me. And of course, it’s really affordable. I don’t think many people understand how affordable it is.

  • What occasions do you use Uber to?

I use Uber to work on days when there is traffic. I find that it’s less stressful and it frees up my hands and attention to get work done in the backseat, even if it’s on my phone. But I use Uber most on weekends and nights out.

  • What makes you feel safe about riding with Uber?

Uber is safe mostly due to the transparency when it comes to both the driver and car provided in the app.

  • What’s your favorite feature in the Uber app?

This is an easy one. I love how I’m able to see exactly where the car is and how long it will take for the driver to get to me. It allows for better planning.

  • What’s your favorite place to Uber to?

My favorite place to Uber to is the center of town, where I work. I do not have to stress over the traffic and finding parking.

  • Why did you first download the Uber app?

The first time I used Uber was when I was in South Africa with a friend. As soon as it came to Uganda, I was quick to jump on board!

“New to Uber? Download the app from the Play Store or App Store and enter the promo code MOVEKAMPALA for a free first ride up to UGX 13,500!

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0 Comments / 0 View / April 20, 2017 5:39 PM

Procter & Gamble Marks 12 Years Of Sharing Clean Drinking Water

Procter & Gamble (P&G) is committed to leveraging a tiny packet in a big way for the one billion people who still live without clean drinking water. Today, P&G announced that its non-profit initiative, the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program (CSDW), has provided its 12th billion litre of clean drinking water as part of P&G’s commitment to help address the global water crisis.

This key milestone was celebrated in Kampala, where CSDW was also marking its 12th year of providing clean drinking water to needy communities around Uganda. Since its inception in 2004, CSDW has worked with a global network of more than 150 advocacy and implementation partners by providing clean drinking water during emergencies and in sustained community programs.

Procter &Gamble’s CSDW Program’s Director, Ms Allison Tummon Kamphuis said CSDW Program was initiated to address the global crisis of lack of access to clean drinking water using a simple technology that is the P&G Purifier of Water.

“We’ve seen the tremendous impact these packets can have when they are made available to people who need them,” said Ms Tummon. “The ability for people to make their own clean drinking water helps families avoid waterborne diseases, keeps children healthy so they can stay in school and helps entire communities.”

Commissioner of Water and Environmental Sector, Engineer Disan Ssozi (L), and Procter & Gamble CSDW Program Director, Ms Allison Tummon Kamphuis (R) pose for a photo with the beneficiaries during the celebration of giving away 12 billion litres of clean water.

“Through a powder technology that kills deadly viruses and bacteria, removes dirt, parasites and other pollutants, contaminated water is made clean and drinkable for thousands of families across the country. Since 2004, P&G Purifier of Water Packets have been shared in more than 85 countries and the program has grown thanks to a worldwide network of NGO and government partners,” she added.

The P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Programme in Uganda is one of the larger P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water initiatives worldwide. Working with PSI’s local affiliate PACE Uganda, ChildFund, Alive Medical Services, Save the Children, MSH, FXB, Action Against Hunger and others, P&G has helped purify more than 400 million litres of dirty water since 2005. P&G works with both local and international partners to provide clean water to families in rural areas, people affected by cholera outbreaks and floods as well as to people living with HIV-AIDS.

P&G’s commitment to Uganda continues and specifically, this year, the company will invest more than 1.6 billion UG shillings to provide nearly 60 million liters of clean drinking water to more than 75,000 people in Uganda.

In Uganda, 35% of people do not have access to safe drinking water. This not only affects their health, but also their education and economic opportunities – thus perpetuating a seemingly inescapable cycle of poverty.

Speaking at the event, the Commissioner of Water and Environmental Sector, Engineer Disan K. Ssozi commended Procter and Gamble for their continuous efforts to improve the lives of thousands of Ugandans.

“The impact of the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Programme cannot be over-emphasized because lack of access to clean water has detrimental effects on families and communities. Providing a way for these communities to access to safe water helps them lead healthier, productive lives which in turn lead to better socio-economic standing.”

“The Ministry of Water and Environment has registered great success in improving access to safe water across the nation. And with partners such as Procter and Gamble coming in to supplement these efforts, I firmly believe that we will soon be able to fulfil our vision of providing clean and accessible water to every Ugandan,” he concluded.

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0 Comments / 0 View / April 20, 2017 5:10 PM

Winnie Nwagi set to release brand new song

Swangz Avenue songstress Winnie Nwagi is working on a new music project.

The “Kano Kozze” hitmaker has revealed that she is set to release a new song very soon.

She teased her upcoming single on social media where she noted that, “the wait is almost over.”

The new song is titled “Olukoba”.

A post shared by @winnienwagi on Apr 19, 2017 at 2:28pm PDT

The news was received with excitement among her fans, with many revealing that they can not wait for the new song to drop.

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0 Comments / 0 View / April 20, 2017 1:18 PM