18 December 2012

Uganda: Star Trail - Kanzu Lands Mao in Hot Seat

As DP Legal Advisor Fred Dennis Mukasa Mbidde readied himself for his Kwanjula last Saturday, DP President Nobert Mao caused a stir when he turned up without a kanzu.

Although he is the man said to have influenced Mbidde's decision to choose Bukomansimbi Woman MP Susan Namaganda for a wife, some members of Mbidde's entourage camped at Golf Lane Hotel in Masaka and told Mao to find a kanzu or abandon the trip to Namaganda's parents' home.

He was later saved by his Secretary General, Mathias Nsubuga, who arrived with an extra kanzu. Meanwhile at Kisojjo, several armed guards were hired as organizers feared that Mbidde's former girlfriends would storm the function and cause commotion. It is no secret that Mbidde's social life has been quite colourful.

Namaganda is said to have doled out about Shs 875,000 for 25 armed guards that were placed at different points.

In fact as she emerged from the house to greet her guests, a security officer followed her to ensure her safety. The bodyguard was later asked to keep on the sidelines. Round one clearly went to Namaganda.

Maurice Kirya joins The Hostel

Singer/Actor Maurice Kirya has joined the cast of local TV series The Hostel, currently in its third season. This has come at a time when its ratings have been dropping and the exit of another star comedian, Daniel Omara (Odoch), has hit fans really hard.

Maurice may not be as funny, but he has a big following and his acting abilities have been proven. He acted in Hollywood blockbuster The Last King of Scotland, played the lead role in The Painter and a couple of other short films. Watch out for Maurice acting as Luke Okwalinga.

Eh, Keturah!

You know her as the fashion critic at The New Vision and also as the editor of Flair magazine. But did you know that Keturah Kamugasa was also such a neatness freak? Or is she just picky?

At Sparkles salon at Forest mall last Friday, where the fashion journo was having her hair and nails done, a hairdresser went to such pains to find a clean towel to meet Keturah's taste. She is known to carry her own towels to salons. Never mind that this salon (with branches at Garden City, Lugogo mall [as Salon Ultra] and Oasis mall) is rather on the high side of things - first daughter, Diana Museveni was also there that Friday.

But Keturah kept sniffing at the clean-looking towels suspiciously. The hairdresser even folded one to cover just her nape and nothing more, but wapi!

Eventually, the magazine editor totally abandoned the salon's towels and pulled out a scarf from her bag to drape over her shoulders. Eh!

P Square, Chameleone rock Kigali

Before coming to rock Kampala over the weekend, Nigerian duo Peter and Paul Okoye aka P Square, made a stopover in Kigali and performed to a full house in Amahoro stadium. The two jetted into Kigali in their private jet, while Jose Chameleone used RwandAir.

Pictures on his Facebook page show Chameleone posing with the duo. Lilian Mbabazi is one of the Ugandan artistes who were invited to perform.

When Chameleone's fans saw the pictures, they began demanding for a collabo. Kyokka Ugandans! Will he record a song with everybody? P Square is set to perform in Uganda on December 21 at Lugogo Indoor stadium.

Uganda's beauty queens love Falcons

As you read this, Warriors are Uganda's basketball champions after beating Blue Cube Falcons in Game 6 at the MTN Arena in Lugogo over the weekend. But the Falcons will go down in history as having the hottest supporters ever, if the judges of Miss Uganda are to be trusted.

Blue Cube's Prim Asiimwe, who was first runner-up at Miss Uganda in 2011, leads beauty queens such as Miss Uganda 2012 Phiona Bizzu and a host of other 2012 finalists to the Falcons' side.

Star Trail has since established that even Miss Uganda 2011 Sylvia Namutebi (pictured), is also a Falcons fan. At least the boys at team Falcons have something to console themselves with.

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