12 February 2013

Uganda: Start Trail

Bobi Fights to Chauffeur Mampi

KT Promotions' Musa Kavuma had hired an air-conditioned Prado to chauffeur Zambian singer Mampi from Entebbe to Kampala, but Bobi Wine, who has a duet [Mampi mu Mawanvu] with the singer, fought for the honour and won.

"I am Bobi Wine from Kamwokya, I am the president and I like ganja...," is how Bobi Wine introduced himself to Mampi.

Meanwhile, at least five musicians have lined up for duets with the former Big Brother Africa housemate. Through Kavuma, they will be censored before Mampi's Valentine's Day show at Hotel Africana.

Chameleone, the trouble magnet

Singer Jose Chameleone is said to have abandoned his home and relocated to Mutungo-Bbiina, but that doesn't mean he is trouble-free. On Saturday he had an exchange with Heiton, Club Rouge's marketing and events coordinator.

Trouble started when a member of his Leone Island crew was believed to have taken a T-Shirt belonging to a waitress, and when Heiton tried to calm the situation Chameleone confronted him and the two were separated before tempers boiled over.

This comes days after the singer was finally cleared of murder charges, due to a one Robert Karamagi who died at his Seguku home early this year.

'Silver Kyagulanyi still my love'

Jalia Namazzi Kyagulanyi has answered all those who thought she was divorcing her man. ?The grapevine had it that Jalia had a man in London and had divorced the Tebalemwa Maka singer and songwriter, Silver Kyagulanyi.

"I will never leave Silver for another man, as all men are the same," said Jalia.

"Silver and I are still together and no man shall separate us apart from God who put us together."

She told an online Ugandan forum, Xclusive, that rumours of her divorce were being circulated by people who wanted to take her man.

"I know there are many out there who are very happily waiting for us to separate but I am sorry to say that it will never happen. So please let people keep our family out of their issues," she said.

Last year closed with news of the Kyagulanyis' impending divorce, but glad to hear all is well.

Jay-Z, Kanye, sweep Grammys

The Jay-Z and Kanye West collaboration Watch the Throne was arguably the biggest hip-hop superstar collaboration ever - and the pair were rewarded with three gongs at the Grammys on Sunday night. The song No Church in the Wild was named best rap/sung collaboration, while Niggas in Paris won the awards for best rap performance and best rap song.

Nevertheless, Watch the Throne couldn't take the prize for best rap album, which went to Drake, for Take Care. Also, Gotye, FUN. and Mumford & Sons took the top honours at the awards. The British folk band Mumford & Sons picked up two Grammys, including the coveted album of the year for Babel.

Gotye won three Grammys, including record of the year for his heartbreak hit Somebody That I Used to Know, featuring New Zealand singer Kimbra. The night's other winners included DJ Skrillex, Adele, Zac Brown Band, Miguel and Kelly Clarkson.

Justin Timberlake made his long-awaited return to the spotlight with his first televised performance since he released Suit & Tie in January, his first new song in five years.

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