Edrisa Musuuza commonly known as Eddy Kenzo made Uganda proud last year by being the first East African artiste to win a BET award added another international gong at the African Entertainment Awards USA (AEAUSA) that were held at Liberty Theater in New Jersey, USA on Saturday evening. Kenzo beat off competition from the likes of Diamond Platnumz (Utanipenda), MC Galaxy (Hello), and Ommy Dimpoz (Achia Body) among others to walk away with the award for video of the year for his single “Viva Africa” Now in their second edition, the African Entertainment Awards USA aim to support, celebrate, promote, and uplift the achievements of African musicians on the continent and in the diaspora.
Senior presidential advisor on finance and planning Dr. Ezra Suruma has downplayed claims that the economy is melting down due to recent developments in the banking sector. This follows fears raised over the state of the country’s economy after the central bank took over management of Crane Bank last week. Prof Suruma says like any other business, banks also face challenges and this is not unique to Uganda. He however says government cannot allow a bank to fail with people’s savings and he explains the intervention of the central bank.
Fallen sports journalist Patrick Luwandagga will be laid to rest today at his ancestral home at Kawempe -Katooke village. Luwandagga died on Saturday morning at his home in Namasuba. Yesterday Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson Emilian Kayima said the postmortem report they received indicates that Luwandagga died of natural causes. According to today’s program, there will be a Funeral service at Namirembe Cathedral starting at 10:00am followed by burial at 4:00pm Luwandagga died at age of 61 and was one of the renowned veteran sports journalists in Uganda.
The National Social Security Fund has asked government to prevail over players in construction industry to ensure reduction in the cost of building materials if the cost of housing is to reduce. The NSSF has over time been criticized for selling houses at a range between 150-200 million which locks out low income earners. The Fund’s managing director Richard Byarugaba tells KFM that land has been over valued and building materials are extremely expensive and this directly affects the end cost of such houses. Byarugaba suggests a 30% reduction in the cost of building materials if the housing projects under taken so far are to be affordable.
Kanye West has revealed that he and the husband of Beyonce have had a falling out. The 38-year-old rapper aired his grievances about his relationship with 46-year-old Jay during his Saint Pablo Tour date at Key Arena in Seattle on Wednesday. Several videos posted on social media showed that Kanye got really personal with the crowd as he revealed his mentor merely called him after his wife Kim Kardashian’s armed robbery in Paris last month and that their children never even play together. No doubt still emotional in the wake of his 35-year-old’s ordeal, The Life Of Pablo rapper seemed hurt by the fact that 46-year-old Jay Z didn’t visit. Kanye said: ‘Don’t call me, after the robbery, and say …