The Observer (Kampala)

Uganda: Star Trail - Angela Walks Two Kiliometres On Graduation Day

Angela Namugga Kalule graduated from Cavendish university with a degree in Information Management but her joy was short-lived as she had to walk over 2km because of security checks for COMESA delegations, that caused an unprecedented traffic jam. "Having a rest after walking about 2km. Kyokka this COMESA security!" reads her Facebook status.

Angela, who quit her radio job to concentrate on her studies, was among the best students and she was overheard telling friends that she would be enrolling for a master's degree next year.

We hear the Katikitiki singer is also getting married soon and preparations for her wedding are in high gear; so, it may be a while before you hear her voice on radio or stage.

Aha, Sam Ssimbwa!

He might be troubled by family issues and suspension from his Victoria University coaching job, but that doesn't mean an end to Sam Ssimbwa who is now the coach of the Somali national team in the ongoing CECAFA championship at Namboole stadium.

We hear most members of Ssimbwa's team have never or don't even think of ever going to Somalia. It is alleged that singer Sophia Nantongo's husband handpicked the team from Kisenyi and created the mannschaft that was walloped 5-0 by Burundi over the weekend.

Of course whether the team came from Kampala and Nairobi suburbs as alleged, cannot be verified, but the team raised more suspicious eyebrows when it allegedly expressed dissatisfaction with hotel facilities during the tournament. The 'bayuda' wondered whether anyone genuinely from Mogadishu would question any hotel facility in Kampala. Go Ssimbwa!

Chameleone for East Africa Pamoja:

Word reaching Star Trail is that Jose Chameleone is headed for the Bongo Flava concert. The show will have a collection of the biggest artistes from East Africa like Tanzania's Diamond Platinumz, Kenya's Jua Kali, Kwaheri, Uganda's new kid on the block VJOJ, and Rwandan UK-based Jean Brown, among others, who will rave up partiers at a concert dubbed East Africa Pamoja.

The concert, which shall be held at the Royal Regency Manor Park London on December 8 will be part of celebrating East African independence.

Julianna breaks silence:

If you have been wondering where Julianna Kanyomozi has been hiding musically, wonder no more. The Essanyu Lyange singer has broken the silence and answered her fans with a new release, Ndi Bulungi.

The love song has also helped remind people that Sylver Kyagulanyi still exists, as he is the man behind the latest hit. Kyagulanyi had been forced off the songwriting radar after new boys like Nince Henry came and hogged the stage.

Mampi here in December:

Mampi, real name Miriam Mukape, is here on December 31 for a big concert at Hotel Africana. The Zambian representative in this year's Big Brother Africa house is the lady behind popular songs like Swilili, Shift, Why, I'm Portable and Waliloweleka, among others.

She will be here courtesy of KT Promotions to usher Ugandans into the new year. According to KT Promotion's Jimmy Sserwadda, Mampi will be escorted by other former Big Brother housemates who will come as a surprise that day.

Cee Cee's Chinedu in Kampala:

UK-based Chinedu Ikoroha, the Managing Director of Cee Cee Entertainment that is bringing in Jamaican superstar Mavado for the end-of-year concert, has jetted into the country. According to sources,

Chinedu jetted into the country last Monday evening aboard British Airways, to be part of the organization of the show. Chinedu started the party early by throwing an all-sponsored birthday party at Club Rouge last Wednesday. It was open bar and he invited sexy city party animals, and artistes who will curtain raise at the show. He also gave out free tickets to the show.

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