The Observer (Kampala)

Uganda: Star Trail - Bad Black Falls Out With Meddie

Whatever Meddie Ssentongo did to Bad Black, God knows.

See, the embattled socialite dedicated her Sunday to insulting Meddie and her former personal assistant, Midah Kibirige.

Those used to reading about Black's infatuated posts about Meddie on her Facebook wall will be taken aback by her change in tone. She hurled obscenities as she dissed her former flame and business associate.

"Midah and Meddie you are cursed. Midah you are 35 and Meddie you are 40 yet he is just renting a house for you and you are suffering because of your jinx. My court case is none of your business."

Bad Black was dragged to court - and Luzira prison - by her ex-boyfriend David Greenhalgh, for allegedly embezzling Shs 11bn from a business account they shared.

She called Meddie a pauper who dates rich men's daughters and detoothes older women, calling him sterile and a fake tycoon; "that is, why you are driving a [VW]Golf".

Black's posts were mostly in X-rated Luganda, making it difficult to reproduce most of them. Midah was once close to Black and is the girl who once upon a time used to hand out the hundreds of dollars in tips in bars and hair salons on Black's instructions. Meddie's crime is probably being so close to Midah, who fell out with the 22-year-old Black once the financial tide changed

Kusasira, Chameleone in duet

It is a strange combo, but Jose Chameleone has paired up with Eagles Production's Catherine Kusasira for a duet titled Nkwagale.

Nkwagale is an Afro-beat love song already enjoying good airplay on local FM radio stations. It comes ahead of Kusasira's album launch next week.

Hellen Lukoma back to singing

They say patience pays. HB Toxic's Hellen Lukoma has released her maiden track after a long hiatus from singing, during which she took a lead role in The Hostel TV series.

With the song written by Julio and produced by Kingsley at Buzz Studios and King David at Mad Man, it looks like Hellen has finally left Brenda Nambi's musical shadow. In other news, Ngoni have also broken the silence with a new track More Money. The song was written by both Pato and Eddie and produced at Goodenuff Studios. We missed you, lads.

Rabadaba makes up with UG Records

After his album launch last year at Kati Kati restaurant, Rabadaba brokeup with UG Records owned by Henry Ssali. But the break up didn't go so well because he struggled to make a hit song after that.

He even signed up with Kinetic Management group to manage him but the move didn't work out so well and he all but went into total oblivion. Like a prodigal son, Rabadaba went back to Ssali and begged to be forgiven, which he was and as you read this, he is in studio recording a new album that will be out later this year.

Then Bobi Wine's Escalade said no

Even the most obedient servant can say no when overworked, and Bobi Wine's Ford Escalade is no exception. The posh ride's tyre jumped off in the middle of Kayunga road in Kamwokya, but thank God the ghetto president was not hurt.

His guys tried to cover the number plate and Bobi was whisked away in another car, but that Escalade has Bobi Wine written all over; so, it was unmistakable. Police gave the 'presidential' car some protection as Bobi's boys fixed the tyre and afterwards sped off like the 'president' was late for a cabinet meeting. Sorry prezido; bibaawo!

Rubereto survives jail

Last week, Robert Ssemakula aka Rubereto, the proprietor of Rubereto Construction, was produced in court on cases of shooting Sam Richard Ojora and Job Nyakana on June 7, at Club Silk. The pompous businessman was released on bail and survived a few nights at 'the beach' that is Luzira prison.

Remember Rubereto is the guy who also drew a gun at Afrigo band's Joanita Kawalya during Fred Maiso's wake at National Theatre, her crime being: she failed to recognize him.

So understandably, before taking him to court, police first took him to Butabika hospital for a checkup; many people had complained about his behaviour. Oh, they also withdrew the licence for the gun from him. Thank goodness! His lawyers led by Michael Mabikke secured the bail and he will reappear in court on July 23.

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