SHOWBIZ How Maurice Kirya mended fans’ souls...P.7 Thursday, Thursday, November 8-14, 2018
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Swimming pools; the new deathtrap EXCLUSIVE Sheeba opens out on marriage... P.7
Bobi Wine is my brother Kusasira...P.5
Ray Signature’s ‘Don’t Break My Heart’ is the deal...P.9
CHARITY MTN Marathon paralyses Mbale P.6
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Social Media I Trending I Vibe
Kitatta denied bail again Steve Eligon This should be a lesson to all of you guys when you want to be treated well you also treat others well now this so called kitata mistreated his fellow Ugandans, people’s sons, husbands brothers, uncles and Dad’s now am hearing people making noise Mbu his a Ugandan, a dad and a husband as those who suffered because of him were not among the above mentioned titles #Ugandansyoueasilyforget Kawere Poul he mistreated his his own natives. An eye for an eye Paul Matovu I love it when when stupid Baganda are taught an everlasting lesson... So others can learn a lesson too.. Their boss kayihura is out on bail... Baganda must know their limits, and thats Mengo. until you grow into reality that power belongs in State House NOT Mengo(byooya bya nswa) Thor Knight Kitata deserves a fair judgement like any other Ugandan...Failure to try him fairly is going to breed anarchy... Fair Judgement for all Oshaba F Bangi If all things are handled the way am looking at this, our country would be fit to live. Enjoy flesh air kitata Fredricks Mwebe Even Obote had some sense to keep Baganda who were supporting him on his side. The arrogance of these brutes in power will absolutely blow up in their face. Not that I like Kitata. Mudope Benjamin Kitata can first spend sm years there Ismail Kayanja Let him also suffer like he used to make boda guys suffer.. he used not to care about pple sufferings. Farlai Alpha Dangerous monster should not be released.
Police units alerted to arrest Bakaleke All police stations countrywide have received arrest warrants to apprehend former Kampala South Regional Police Commander Siraje Bakaleke who is wanted for trial on charges of abuse of office and kidnap. “We have sent the warrants of arrest to all police stations and the search is still on,” the Principal State Attorney in the Directorate of Public Prosecutions, Ms Alice Komuhangi, told the Anti-Corruption Court on Monday. However, she added that Bakaleke is still on the run and has not been traced.
Express FC signs 400m sponsorship deal with Betway Betway Uganda and Express FC on Tuesday announced their three-year partnership deal that will see the betting company boost Express’s financial account with Shs400million per year. During a press conference to unveil Betway as the latest partners, chairman Kiryowa Kiwanuka said; “Today Betway you have become musaayi gwaffe. This is a brotherhood we intend to embrace on the principle of strong partnerships, build and mutual development. “With Betway’s continued support, we look forward to shared Express FC footballing glory.”
Army begins night city patrols
Museveni approves 0.5% mobile money tax
The army has kicked off night patrols in and around Kampala City. Together with the Police, they have made several checkpoints where every vehicle is subjected to searches. They also have foots soldiers on the streets that arrest suspected criminals and idlers. The army spokesperson, Brig Richard Karemire, said the military deployments are in fulfilment of President Museveni’s strategic measures to fight crime in urban areas.
President Museveni has approved the controversial 0.5 per cent tax on mobile money withdrawals. This comes almost after a month when parliament passed amendment of the tax from 1% to 0.5%. This came with huge resistance from Opposition MPs and a section of NRM legislators, who were defeated by government that insisted revenues from the tax were essential to finance the budget. 164 MPs voted in support of the tax, while 124 voted against the controversial tax.
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Nakato Irene Nabukela Kumuwomere let me hope they’re not just confusing us Mzee Nyabyondo Vitas Muhairwe If others fail to learn from Kitata............. Peter Mugisha Keep him there Trisha M Trisha Lessons shud be learn Thembo Ow’Ikongo Tit for tat... Sarah Katalemwa Hehehe
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AineMwiru Rushond’abasheija@ abasheija Surely my country is confusing..The continued detention of Dr stella Nyanzi is a big blow to rule of law and democratic governence, the key tenets of constitutionalism.... BOBI WINE@ HEBobiwine Dr. Stella Nyanzi was arrested by CID detectives on Friday last week. To date, she has not been produced before any court. She is being detained illegally by the forces, way beyond the 48 hours. This has become a norm and we must raise voices against it. Chapter Four Uganda@ chapter4uganda We call for the immediate release of Dr. Stella Nyanzi, unconditionally or on bond, or for her to be produced in court. We further call for fair & speedy trial of Ms. Susan Namata, and Stella - if produced in court - as provided for in the Constitution. #RespectRights
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One-On-One I Sheebah
My personal life is not for the public - Sheebah Sheebah Karungi will be holding her second concert dubbed ‘Omwooyo’ at Hotel Africana come November 30. After the concert, she will hold a string of concerts including upcountry shows in Mbale, Mbarara and Luweero. Moses Abeka spoke to her on the sidelines of her the Omwooyo press conference. You had a great 2017, why didn’t you hold a concert? I really don’t believe in having a few hit songs then holding a concert as it has been the case. After Twesana concert in 2016, I wanted to give my fans a great concert with several hit songs and that’s why we are holding the concert this year. Some people say you are dating Jeff Kiwa. Is it true? You see? People will always have something to say. Ever since I joined music industry people have been making up their stories but what I’m selling is music not my personal life. Who is your lover? I’m not a reality star. I have come to sell music. I’m not Kim Kardashian that will want the public to know how old their pregnancy is, who they hang with or who they slept with. I’m a singer and I’m here to sell music.
What did you get to know me for? Do you know what I sell? Music! Let’s stick to that. Do you have children? Will you consider marriage at some point in your life? No. I don’t have children. I want to have two children; either one or two. Honestly speaking, about marriage, I am not ready for marriage and I will not settle down for it. Men might be interested in me but I’m not settling for marriage. Are you a virgin for that matter? How can a 28-year-old woman like me be a virgin? I’m not Mother Mary. For how long have you been in the music industry? I want this to be clear. I dropped out in 2005 when I was in S2. In 2007, I joined Obsessions and then 2010, I went solo. I started out as a young girl and I have spent now eight years so far in music. How many songs do you have to your name? I have very many songs. I had about eight songs before Ice Cream but most people were despising my potential. There talks of you having a battle with Cindy… A battle as people call it is about business not child play. I have also just seen it on social media. So for now, let’s treat that as a rumour. I’m waiting for a call from Cindy or something official. Who are the people to whom you played a
great role in your rise in the music industry? There are so many people. Some are my personal people whom you don’t even know. After starting out in Stingers. After that I joined Obsessions and Ronnie Mulindwa taught us about branding and presentation. I will forever be grateful to him for that. Then Jeff Kiwa as the man who saw what others did not see. He is the man that saw diamond in the dust, picked it up and sharpened its edges. What are the new songs that the fans should anticipate you to perform? There are many songs. Everyone has a song or songs that they will love to see me perform. Some will want the older yet another will want the new ones. So, we are preparing a set that will cater for all the songs. There are really very many songs. Your first concert in 2018 was a huge success. What should the fans anticipate in ‘Omwooyo’ concert? First of all, we are setting new trends. To begin with, we named the concert after a song that was not yet released ‘Omwooyo’. The trend has been so very many years to hold a concert after a hit song. Secondly, I am working with the same people who organized my fist concert; KT promotions and we are back at Africana where they have been accepting others to hold shows. Working with the same people shows growth and maturity. At my first concert, I was so nervous. Yes, I still get nervous but over time, I have matured as a singer and performer and I know what my fans enjoy and I want them to experience that!
The Omwooyo concert will be a string of several concerts with the VIP one on November 30 at Hotel Africana for Shs30k general audience, Shs 50K VIP and Shs2m for a table. Thereafter, she will perform at Satellite Beach Mukono on December 1, Freedom City December 2, Nimrod Beach Luweero December 7, Mbale Street Jam December 8 and Agip Motel Mbabara 9 with all shows going for Shs10K.
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Society News I Tragedy
Are swimming pools the new deathtrap? BY ALEX TAREMWA
thirteen-year old Primary Seven Candidate who was due to sit his Primary Leaving Exams on Monday drowned in a swimming pool at Mestil Hotel in Nsambya, Kampala – an incident most have concluded was caused by negligence from the hotel management. The deceased is said to have often frequented the hotel for the same services until Sunday, November 4, when he met his death in the pool. The media has been awash with several other stories of adults who too have taken a shortcut to the creator through the swimming pool. Victor Mbuga, for example, was a 22-yearold Uganda Christian University (UCU) student drowned at Big Fun Entertainment in Mbarara on April 8, 2016. Two people were arrested in connection to his murder but later released. In April this year, John Paul Mirimu, 22, a student of Information Systems at Makerere University died upon arrival at Mulago Hospital after drowning in a university hall swimming pool. Other related incidents include one of Kevin Waswa, a 17-year- old pupil of Kiswa Primary School in Bugolobi who
swimming pool accidents in Uganda; the trend at which they are recurring is worrying. According to the Uganda Police Spokesperson, Emilian Kayima, the accidents can be attributed to the rising levels of pool development without the necessary measures in place to tame swimmers – especially children from accessing them. “Ideally, every swimming pool should be well gazetted and manned at all times so that people who are poor or weak at swimming are guided on how to go about it. Water has no master. Even if you are a gold medalist in the Olympics, the pool can kill you,” he said. This is a point of view that Moses Kalanzi, the founder of Swim Safe Uganda shares. Kalanzi even founded a nongovernment organisation to promote water safety through multiple training workshops to ensure professionalism, efficiency and quality services among lifesavers and pool attendants in Uganda. “Uganda has 241, 551 square kilometres of land and 41, 028 is covered by water. It is no wonder Uganda has one of the highest rates of drowning in the world and we don’t even have a coastline. Imagine we had one,” Kalanzi said. “Uganda’s drowning toll is in excess of 8,000 annually, the sixth highest level in the world,” he added. Kalanzi now wants a law in place to force all recreation centres to have 24-hours lifesavers and trained personnel that can also train others on healthy swimming mechanisms. His organisation that started in 2011 has so far trained over 300,000 personnel and over 100,000 people the majority being children, teachers, lifeguards, coxswains and tots.
“Ideally, every swimming pool should be well gazetted and manned at all times so that people who are poor or weak at swimming are guided on how to go about it. Water has no master. Even if you are a gold medalist in the Olympics, the pool can kill you.” drowned at Silver Springs hotel during the Christmas holiday. Tycoon Charles Sseruganda, the Proprietor of Charles Enterprises died in March 2017 after drowning in a swimming pool at Country Inn in Masindi town. It is alleged that he hit his head on the side walls of the pool. Although most swimming pools have full-time assistants and swimming trainers, they have proven to be a deathtrap that continues to haunt the owners, swimmers and their families. There are currently no available statistics to quantify the number of
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Next I Radio
Marcus Kwikiriza says NXT Radio is going to change radio for ever Next Media Services launched a futuristic audio-visual station, the first of its kind in Uganda with the plan to give the listener an unforgettable experience – the ‘next big thing’ – they called it. Alex Taremwa chatted up with Marcus Kwikiriza, the radio’s General Manager about what makes NXT radio unique.
hat is next about NXT radio? We are Uganda’s first audio-visual station. We are changing how radio is normally consumed by giving options to the listener because now we can also get the viewer. That is the point of difference between what we are and what everybody else is doing on the market. Many people have said that you’re doing the same old thing. Where is the fresh stuff you promised us? The fact that you can have a live band in studio. It changes everything. If two people are about to fight in studio, old radio would only allow you theatre of the mind. Here, you tune and see for yourself. But isn’t Spark TV doing the same on the morning show on Ddembe FM? Well, what I know for a fact is this is without a doubt, we are the first of our kind. I know we are the second in the region but we are the first in Uganda for sure because this is an inbuilt mechanism. Ours is real time. As soon as the microphones are switched on, so are the cameras. Let’s talk about your content. Aren’t you just riding on NBS TV’s back? Obviously what makes a station or show different is content and because of the fact that we are part of the bigger group of Next Media Services, we have been fortunate enough to have a lot of content because of NBS. But it is one thing to have content and another thing to make it relevant so we have gotten a team of people and trained them to get this content out in a different way. Remember, sometimes it is not about what you say, but how you say it. You have a great team, plenty of content, why then are you still giving consumers the same old stuff we find on normal radio? The truth of the matter is that radio worldwide, topics are the same. Why? Because the challenges are the same. We all fight
without spouses, cheat, and love or hate politics, football, money etc. The topics will remain the same but it is how we deliver them that changes. How did you put your team together? From the presenter lineup, you basically called guys out of retirement. You see when you’re building a team, it is important to have a mix of old and new. You can’t have only new because they give you way too much work in training so the old are here to train the young to take over. When a coach is putting together a football team, you will see like three legends. I have a presenter pool of 11 – only four are old. The rest are new.
You told us you retired from radio, what happened? One of the reasons why I came back was to be part of what I consider the station that is going to change radio as we know it but also to be able to do all the things that I had been keeping in mind. With over 20 years of radio experience in three different countries, I have so much I can offer and being at the helm of a radio station allows me to give that. I said if we are to completely change radio, let’s change it. It is visual, creative and as long as we don’t break UCC rules, we shall give people a whole new experience. That made me come out of retirement!
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Fun Time I Whatâ€™s happening
MTN MARATHON MBALE
Bob Mushikori Umukuka of the Inzu Ya Masaba: Addressing the crowd before Flagging off .
Participants: Getting the rules and regulations.
The MTN Marathon season started in Mbale on Sunday with thousands turning up for the 2nd edition of the MTN Mbale road race. Nearly 2,000 people turned up for the MTN Mbale National Championships that were flagged off at the Maluku grounds, Mbale. The majority of the people participated in the 10kms road race, leaving the 21kms half marathon to the elite runners mostly from Sebei region. The marathon was flagged off by Omukuka Mushikori Bob of the Inzu Ya Masaba at 8:00am on Sunday, 4th November 2018.
Winners that crossed the finish line: The next Inzikuru.
Heyyy: Anything for the gram.
On your marks: Get set...
Mun-g: Moving the crowd. Val Okecho: Awards a winner. He made it: Victory hand shake.
Selfie moment: Even Mbale folks slay.
Future Nzikuru : Warming up.
King Saha: Performing on my way..
The king her self: Cindy performing.
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Events I Party Time
On the Scene
KIRYA SERENADES FANS AT SERENA Maurice Kirya serenaded fans at Kampala Serena Hotel in a packed concert. The clock was ticking towards 9pm, and on the floor people were literally fighting for space to have a glimpse of their star – Maurice Kirya, the King of Mwooyo. Upcoming acts like Shifah Musisi, Afrie, JC Muyonjo and Body of Brian had warmed up the stage. It was the right temperature for a man who’s melted hearts with his voice. Maurice Kirya stepped on stage to officially kickstart his highly-anticipated Kirya Live 2018 edition.
Rasta: Team natural in the building.
ppiest Handful: The ha int. man at that po Yesss: When ‘your song’ starts playing. Man of the day: Kirya performing.
Toast: A great night to drink to.
Our man: Kirya the ladies’ man.
Bambi: As Kirya kisses bae, another struggles for selfie. Hmmn: Salvado blushing.
Oh: When the music hits, you feel no pain.
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Who I What I Where
Salvado to shut down Bahrain
I do not know Tina Fierce Mary Luswata
f there is anyone that is certainly counting their blessings, that ought to be Salvado. His crazy talent and his off the hook jokes have not only made him a household name on the continent but now, also internationally. The man from Ombokolo has landed a gig where he is expected to shut down Bahrain this Saturday, November 10. The show is slated to be held at a prestigious venue, Delmon International Hotel and we can only wish one of Uganda’s biggest export another fun day in the field.
here have always been silent tensions between Urban TV presenters, Tina Fierce and Mary Luswata. When Tina had just taken over the show, she used to deny ever knowing anything about a one Luswata despite the fact that Scoop on Scoop was initially her show. However, Tina always claimed she did not mind whoever Luswata was. Tina was always seen firing shots at the pregnant Luswata then on the show. When asked about Tina Fierce in a recent interview, Mary Luswata expressed shock and said she did not know who the person in question was. However, this could be a game of “who is fooling who” as we are quite certain that both Television personalities could be playing on each others’ minds if not the public’s.
Bobi Wine and I are not beefing. He is my brother- Catherine Kusasira
obi Wine’s and Catherine Kusasira’s camps given their outstanding differences as per political affiliations and beliefs have always seemed to clash. However, the “Tubonga Naawe” singer came out to clear the air and encouraged people to go for Bobi’s concert come Saturday. She was quick to reason that if the two camps were at loggerheads, Bobi Wine would not have honored her invitation to her introduction ceremony or even sang. She then called upon people to go and support Bobi Wine and said to her, he is nothing but a brother.
NBS boss Kin Karisa gives deejaying a shot F
ans of Saturday night NBS show were in for a shocker when the host unveiled NBS CEO Kin Kariisa as a guest deejay on the show. On the Saturday Night Live show, Kariisa kept spinning some of his favorite Ugandan jams as he felt the groove, beat by beat. He appeared alongside in house deejay Faizal and the night’s host, Percy MC. Among those in awe was seasoned NBS After Five host Douglas Lwanga who took to his twitter to express his surprise. This is not the first time the NBS chief is taking on the wheels of steel as he was also seen hanging around the deejays booth last year during the annual NBS beach party, spinning off a song or two.
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Music I Going Out
TALKINGMUSIC WITH TREVOR TAREMWA
Don’t break my heart RAY SIGNATURE R
ay Signature is one of the most underrated artistes of this era. His suave touch to his various works has always been subtle. He operates a little underground but always rises to the occasion. The “Kasenyanku” hit maker takes us down memory lane on his new single, Don’t break my heart. He brings back soothing nostalgia from his melodious times with Big Tym. The song starts off with easy going piano keys whose smooth vibe leads us to consistent adlibs from an anonymous voice over. Like a master of his own craft, Ray opens his first verse in full control of his own space. In a calm suppressed tone, he narrates a story of the “it girl” he met on a bus to Rwanda. He mixes both Luganda and English lingua. His lyrics are deep in poetry and story on this one. He goes on to tell her how he wants her by his side for the rest of their lives thus the chorus, asking her not to break his heart. On this “Love at first sight” song, he stamps foot in the industry with his smooth writing and execution prowess. His versatility in the game has helped him write smash hits and this, could simply be the latest. He is smooth. Impressive effort!
DJ Andy Skillz brings Salsa music, Tango dance at Rock Gardens T
here are several Deejays in this town, each with a niche of their own but there’s one who has taken classics to a whole new level. His name is Andy Skillz. If you have been to Big Mikes on Tuesdays or Racers Lounge in Bukoto, you couldn’t have mistakenly missed the gem mixing the music that used to make school going children jump fences in the early 80s. On Monday November 5, Skillz who calls himself “a corporate DJ” took Mexicans, Latinos and Spaniards on a long night overdrive at Speke Hotel’s Rock Gardens when he unleashed the craziest Salsa, Latino and Tango music in town. “I don’t recycle music and I don’t play ‘kidandali’ music. This is my kind of audience,” he said pointing to the number of foreigners in the room. Skillz brags that he is the Kampala’s corporate DJ of choice having playing at several private parties including at tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia’s personal events.
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Body & Soul
Living I Relating
IF HE DESCRIBES YOU AS WIFE MATERIAL... BY VIVIANE OUYA
Foods to avoid to keep your kidney healthy
he first step in healthy eating is having the right foods stocked in your kitchen. Many foods are hidden sources of sugar and sodium, so it is important to know what is really in your fridge in order to stave off kidney disease. The two leading causes of kidney disease are diabetes and high blood pressure, which is why it is prudent to keep these five foods out of your diet to keep your kidneys healthy:
ife material” is not a compliment, sisters. Stop oooing and aaawwing looking like damned broken records when a man describes you so. The chances are he has spotted a way to benefit from your labour, physical, emotional or otherwise and he is congratulating you for fitting into his domestication agenda. Nothing excites a man more than seeing a woman labour, whether it is cooking, cleaning, child care, tilling the land -your labour will draw a man to you like a moth to a light bulb, and he will then call you wife material and you will be excited and start getting ready to serve your king of patriarchy. He will then be entitled to your labour and when you fail to meet this expectation, you sure are going to learn real lessons. So save yourselves sisters. Married or not, you don’t owe anyone labour. You don’t HAVE to do anything for your significant other. It is not written in any handbook. Arrangements like marriage or any other form of relationship between a man and woman should come with mutual respect, zero entitlements and certainly not a to-do list.
Soda: Soda provides no nutritional benefit and is packed with sugars and this equates to extra calories in your diet and can ultimately result in unwanted weight gain. Diet sodas may be lower in calories, but still often contain additives/artificial sweeteners. Skip the soda and reach for water instead. Processed meats: Scrap cold cuts like ham from your diet! Processed meats can be significant sources of sodium and nitrates, which have been linked to cancer. Choose leaner meats like fresh roasted chicken and always opt for the low sodium, low nitrate meats.
What do the women out there think?
“There is a general societal perspective on who is wife material. It is that particular stereotyping that we want to get rid of. No one will call you wife material because you can dismantle and assemble an engine. They will never call you wife material because you are a bull in the boardroom,” says Irene, who adds, “But they will call you wife material because you know how to cook, clean or entertain visitors.” “Like someone said, calling you wife material is a polite way of calling you a house maid and sex doll,” Desie Jean adds on Facebook. Ongachi says she makes it a point to protest every time she is described as “wife material”. “I hate the term wife material being used on me because most of the time it implies that they think I am somehow domesticable and breakable. 100% of the time someone tells me I try to disapprove by listing all the ways I am unwifeable,” she says. Mildred Awino takes it a notch higher, saying, “If a man calls you wife material, he knows it will get you all giddy for making it to the quarter-finals. He will then proceed to sit back and watch you do the most to earn the finals.” Yet, Mildred argues, it should be the men doing their best to win a woman over, but by unleashing the wife material card, “they flip the tables so you end up courting them instead. Going forward, we are flipping them tables RIGHT back.” So if a guy ever describes you as wife material, it might be the cue to roll your eyes and say to him, “Thanks, but no thanks”.
Butter: Butter is made from animal fat and contains cholesterol, calories and high levels of saturated fat. Margarine is not much better either, but, if you opt for a spread, go for one that is lower in calories and saturated fat and contains no trans fats.
relate Unlocking the matters of the heart
Mayonnaise: One tablespoon of mayonnaise contains a whopping 103 calories! But not only is it loaded with calories, it also contains high levels of saturated fat. A healthier swap could involve replacing your mayonnaise with plain non-fat Greek yogurt, which is high in protein and mixes nicely to bind salads. Frozen/canned food: Studies have shown that processed
foods may contribute to the development of type 2 diabetes. Heavy processing can hide sugar, sodium and fat, which is why it is always a good idea to prepare fresh and whole foods when you can. If that is not possible, balance out the meal by adding fresh fruit and veggies to it.
Smelly armpits might be a sign of fertility, according to study Turn up your nose… Scientists do some pretty out-there studies, but this one has to be up there as one of the strangest. Smells a lil’ fishy, no? In this stinker experiment, 57 men were asked to smell the armpits of 28 women. And the findings are…
All in the name of science, a project with the sole purpose of finding out how attractive men find a woman’s body odour was flagged off. But, before you ladies go dousing yourself in deodorant the, researchers actually found smelly armpits might act as a cue to fertility. The study found how attractive men find a woman’s scent is linked to her levels of reproductive hormones. They also found that men generally agree on who smells the most attractive. In the Swiss study from the University of Bern, researchers found that the higher a woman’s levels of oestradiol and the lower her levels
of progesterone, the more attractive her body odour was rated, suggesting the fertility signal. Researchers made sure they “collected all odours at peak fertility to control for menstrual cycle effects on body odour attractiveness”. It’s also when women smell their best. “We found that men highly agreed on which odours they found attractive and which ones they liked less,” the study authors wrote. “From an evolutionary point of view female attractiveness is thought to provide cues to various desirable qualities that males may seek in mates. “Even though all the odour samples in the present study came from currently fertile women, raters chose those odours to be most attractive that came from women who were most fertile at that moment.”
Look not at her bust… Instead, demand a whiff of her, uhm, armpits.
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Study I Chillax I Live It
MEDICAL STUDENTS STORM ADMINISTRATION OVER UNPAID EQUIPMENT MONEY
he government sponsored year three medical students stormed the Senate building at Gulu University to demand for the money that they are entitled to on Wednesday. Students confronted the Vice Chancellor on his first day in office after returning from a trip to demand for equipment money, living and services allowances at the faculty. Under their umbrella, Gulu University
Government Sponsored Students Association, the students were led by their leaders to fight for their own welfare. It has become a common slogan that, “if you don’t go for your money, they (University) won’t give it you”. Now students have made it their obligation to always match to the administration and demand for their entitlements. The government students were striking against the delay of the equipment mon-
ey which is supposed to be used in buying medical equipment for ward practice. The students who are supposed to receive this money before beginning of semester expressed their grievances over the chronic delays in releasing their money. The meeting was attended by the Vice Chancellor Professor George Openjuru, University bursar, the University Secretary and Dean of students. Campus Bee
National Council of Sports to triple budget for universities
fter lengthy outcries by the public to have sports’ departments financed more the National Council of Sports is progressively trying to achieve this goal as seen from their recent budget developments in as far as sports both at University level and country level are concerned. While addressing the press, Patrick Ogwel, the General Secretary of the National Council of Sports hinted Shs13.1 Billion Shillings spent on sports in the previous financial year adding that this could double to Shs34 Billion in the next
financial year. Key to note is the fact that the National Council of Sports directed a total sum of Shs556m to the Association of Uganda University Sports for the financial year 2017-2018. Ogwel further said that the recent victories of the nation in the World University Championship was actually funded by the state and pledged to have more support derived by the University sports’ association from the Council. Campus Bee
Matooke Republic’s crush this week is Sharlote Kirabo
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Trends I Slaying I Killing It
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LARGER THAN LIFE HATS
he festive season is upon us and that means, there is going to be endless events and parties to be at. And for the fashionista, that means stocking up on something fresh for your closet. Today’s recommendation is the larger-than-life hats that have been worn by the likes of Beyonce, and Cardi B. Depending on what it is worn with, this hat can be worn anywhere from the red carpet, down to the beach in Maldives.
ow would you describe your style? My style is vibrant, colorful, elegant and comfortable.
What is the one fashion item you cannot live without? Ooh.. Jewelry! I feel bare when I have no earrings on, even for a quick trip to the supermarket. What is your worst buy ever? Patterned leggings which are just not my thing. I was convinced by a friend to wear them and I’m still traumatized! What styling trick works for you all the time? If you’re not sure, go with black. You honestly can’t go wrong with a classy black dress but I’d go with an elegant jumpsuit too.
For the more glam look, consider having your hat in a matching shade or print to your outfit. It could be anything from floral or stripes to a bold shade like fuchsia. However, in order not to blunder with this look, speak to a professional like a stylist, so you have the perfect head turning look. Please note that this look is very over the top, so only try it out, if you have the balls and attitude to pull it off.
Any item we would not find in your wardrobe? Hot pants (well, not anymore!) and sweaters. I own just one sweater which I bought in Norway because I was absolutely freezing.
@kana_pata Let your accessories exude your personal style.
@nafunagraceamarachi This was a great way to accessorize your shift dress.
@u_claire_m Pinstripes always make for a great formal look.
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Fashion and passion
pays off for Rose Basemera The 21-year-old Makerere University student operates an online boutique, writes Paul Jjemba.
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ose Basemera is an award-winning sports personality, professional model, basketball player and final year Bachelor’s in Records and Archives student at Makerere University. Being a sports personality right from her O’ Level, Rose, like her name has found only the sweetest smell during her entire educational journey, as she has been the beneficiary of sports bursaries at Trinity College Nabbingo and St. Marys Kitende, where she studied her A’ Level from. Rose went on to join university on a government sponsorship after registering under the sports and disability scheme at Makerere (her sports points and good performance at A’ Level helped her get admitted), and it sure wasn’t just about books and basketball. In the free time she got, she began to craft a modelling career, using attractive outfits that she at times just hired from friends in case she had a show. Her designs, outfits, poses and shoots were well received by her fans, and did a lot in igniting and stirring her passion. “It was the admiration I got from people, appreciating my work from my shoots, events, and always inquiring where I got a certain outfit and where they could get it from. So I got inspired to start my own boutique,” Rose told Matooke Republic. Rose knew she had the passion but not enough capital to open a real boutique. Having realised that her parents were not willing to support her, she instead chose to begin with an online boutique in 2016. That is how ROM3RA came into existence. “To start online selling is cheaper compared to opening a normal shop, and with my small
savings all I needed was social media presence. Basically, I use WTFS-WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat. “ROM3RA’ provides for all; from women to kids to men. Just trendy fashion style from street, party, fitness, sports to casual Ankara fashion,” she added. In order to widen her market base, Rose mentioned offering the best outfits and in time to her clients as one of the tools she has used to get them hooked. “It is all about convincing people why they should go with yours and not another. Give them a reason to stay and keep coming. “Sometimes someone orders something and you have 24-48 hours to tailor it for them. At times we already have stuff at the workshop in Munyonyo where we tailor from,” Rose explained. Through her venture, Rose said she has been able to meet ‘great’ people in the fashion industry. “I got to work with Makerere University by designing the basketball team warmers. I got to partner up with Nilotica Africa, Pearl of Africa Fashion Awards and very many great people plus everyone needs that extra cash,” she chuckled. The main challenge Rose faces is that many customers find it hard to trust online shops as the customers are asked to pay 60% before orders are confirmed. And yet in some cases, customers order and never come pick up their outfits, causing losses.
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This is how we begin: The entrepreneurial tourist! “Lift! Lift!”
henever you see a successful business person whom you might even admire, don’t be intimidated to think you might never get there. They started just where you might be right now. Every lion was once a cub. So practice your roar, and learn the hunting skills...” There is an urban legend I’ve shared with a few of you before which goes like this: One morning a young American tourist was traveling through a typical African township whilst on holiday after graduating from university. As he watched the early morning hustle of people trying to get transport for work, all driving the same direction, he must have heard someone shout:
Next thing a private car stopped and people jumped in. The jam-packed cars, all full, headed to the city. Others were in “little buses” which have different names in every African city, but in many ways are the backbone of transport in urban Africa. “We give each other lifts!” one of the drivers had told this young tourist when he questioned what was going on. “It’s all entrepreneurial and much more efficient that our own (American) transport system,” he observed later with much enthusiasm. If you have ever been to Los Angeles, where he comes from, the scene at the same time would have been very different... cars bumper-to-bumper, barely moving, each with just one or two people inside. For Logan Green, the entrepreneurial tourist, the African transport solution was not as chaotic as some would consider. It was actually more efficient than what he saw back in the more advanced economy. “If we can get people to share their cars,
and get paid for it as they do in Africa, we would have fewer cars on the road, and traffic would move,” so he reasoned. With Africa’s solution in mind, Green returned to America and developed an App to help people find a “lift” from someone driving their way...
The idea of a “ride sharing” app was born!
Green started his first ride-sharing company in 2006, and sold it to a big international rental car agency several years later. He then co-founded another company, named after what he heard in Africa. It is called “Lyft” and is now valued at more than $15bn! Lyft will soon list on a major stock exchange. I first came across the idea, not through Logan Green’s Lyft, but when I was visiting one of my daughters at college, in New York several years ago. She told me she traveled on “Uber” and did not need a car! “Uber?” I had no idea what she was talking about. I went out to try it, and loved it. No more
car hire for me, thank you very much! “How does it actually work?” I asked.
“What is the actual #process?”
I learned what probably most of you now know: The vehicle belongs to the entrepreneur. Uber sources customers for the entrepreneur and gets a commission, using a highly sophisticated platform which the customer accesses with an App. Now most of you will remember a few weeks ago I wrote here about GoGoVan, Hong Kong’s first US$1bn start-up and asked you to read an article. I was so impressed with your responses, the five lessons you said you learned from it and shared as comments, that I decided to turn this into a series...
How do we begin?
“If you want to truly succeed, identify a human need, and reach out to solve it.”(Rev TL Osborne).
To be continued. . .
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why KCCA-Vipers is Ugandan BY WILLIAM KASOBA
or years, Ugandan football had a variety of potent local club rivalries, all of which rode on the historical VEK (Villa, Express, KCC) oligopoly. For generations, players battled for the pride of their badge in these fixtures; (then) KCC against Express, SC Villa against KCC, and obviously none bigger than Express versus SC Villa. Now, all those games, while still present on the Uganda Premier League (UPL) fixture list, stand almost forgotten. The fixture that matters is the one between KCCA FC and Vipers SC. Last weekend as the two sides went head to head in their first tussle of the StarTimes UPL this season, a capacity crowd was on hand to welcome them at the St Mary’s Stadium in Kitende. Vociferous fans clad in their respective teams’ jerseys started cheering even before kickoff, creating an electric atmosphere and demanding nothing from players but spirited play and bragging rights. There is no question this fixture is becoming the most prestigious and Ugandan football’s new ‘derby’ - and here’s why: Similarity in football ambitions For the past five seasons, the UPL title has been exchanged between two clubs only, with KCCA winning it three time and Vipers twice. Last season the encounters between
the two sides had all characteristic of a grudge match. This saw Vipers overpower KCCA in Kitende to claim the UPL title. KCCA responded by halting Vipers attempt at a double as it defeated them 1-0 in the Uganda Cup before also seeing them off on penalties in the Super Cup at the start of this season. If there is any number of clubs to challenge for domestic trophies at this time, KCCA and Vipers are the first two clubs on that list. Excitement and attendance Judging from last weekend’s attendance at St Mary’s Stadium, the tie seems to be getting bigger and better every season. “I can no longer miss a game between my team Vipers against KCCA. It’s the most exciting in the league,” one fan stated. Former Proline coach and ex-KCCA player Mujib Kasule also told Matooke Republic the rise of the KCCA-Vipers derby had something to do with slumps at both Villa and Express. “We all know the problems SC Villa and Express have been facing. Their administration lost vision. “And about the fans, these clubs have been relying on fans they recruited in the 70s, and now at this time most of them have died, aged or even concentrated on other activities,” Mujib said, adding that the clubs must go back to the drawing board and rebuild their fanbases.
Is it the breed of talents? For KCCA’s publicist Moses Magero, it is about the two sides having the best squads in the league for the past three seasons, as evidenced by the national team call-ups. Both sides regularly contribute three or more players to Cranes squads summoned for major engagements. This, according to Magero, is one of the reasons this fixture always sees the highest caliber of football on display, drawing fans back. Plus, it sets the competitive tone. “KCCA players believe they are the best while Vipers players seem not to buy into that from the structures, systems, financials, coaches, fans name it. This is your typical modern day derby,” he said, adding that since KCCA has gone a notch higher and played on the continent’s biggest stage, the Caf Champions League, it has set a standard that Vipers SC is hoping to match. Decline of KCCA’s old rivals With SC Villa’s dominance in local football having ended in 2004 when they won the league and Express having last won it in 2012, it was inevitable that the death of what was once the country’s biggest derby between these two giants would soon follow. Their dramatic decline created a vacuum which the Vipers and KCCA fixture has come to fill. According to according veteran journalist David Lumansi, it is not that the traditional clubs have declined but rather a change in mindset. “Rivalries [tend to] come naturally without a professional touch, just like these clubs got fans naturally with no professional touch.
Vipers’ upgraded Stadium
KCCA’s Stadium in Lugogo
“Our football has just joined the professional bandwagon at a time when the current crops of the ‘would be’ fans are grandchildren of those fans who were around when these clubs were strong. Meaning it is not just a change in generations, but also change in the mindset of football fans,” he reasoned. In other words, KCCA and Vipers switched to digital while Villa and Express are stuck in analogue.
Vipers’ coach Javier Martinez
KCCA’s Coach Mike Mutebi
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Is it the breed of talents? For KCCA’s publicist Moses Magero, it is about the two sides having the best squads in the league for the past three seasons, as evidenced by the national team call-ups. Both sides regularly contribute three or more players to Cranes squads summoned for major engagements. This, according to Magero, is one of the reasons this fixture always sees the highest caliber of football on display, drawing fans back. Plus, it sets the competitive tone. “KCCA players believe they are the best while Vipers players seem not to buy into that from the structures, systems, financials, coaches, fans name it. This is your typical modern day derby,” he said, adding that since KCCA has gone a notch higher and played on the continent’s biggest stage, the Caf Champions League, it has set a standard that Vipers SC is hoping to match. Decline of KCCA’s old rivals With SC Villa’s dominance in local football having ended in 2004 when they won the league and Express having last won it in 2012, it was inevitable that the
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death of what was once the country’s biggest derby between these two giants would soon follow. Their dramatic decline created a vacuum which the Vipers and KCCA fixture has come to fill. According to according veteran journalist David Lumansi, it is not that the traditional clubs have declined but rather a change in mindset. “Rivalries [tend to] come naturally without a professional touch, just like these clubs got fans naturally with no professional touch. “Our football has just joined the professional bandwagon at a time when the current crops of the ‘would be’ fans are grandchildren of those fans who were around when these clubs were strong. Meaning it is not just a change in generations, but also change in the mindset of football fans,” he reasoned. In other words, KCCA and Vipers switched to digital while Villa and Express are stuck in analogue.
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Pirates confident as Rugby Premiership kicks off Opening Day Fixtures Saturday, November 10 Walukuba vs Black Pirates Rams vs BetWay Kobs DusuPay Warriors vs Shell Rimula Rhinos Jinja Hippos vs Plascon Mongers Toyota Buffaloes vs Hima Heathens
Cricket Cranes aim to join the big boys as Div III qualifiers start BY WILLIAM KASOBA
BY WILLIAM KASOBA
fter enjoying their most successful season yet by winning the Rugby Premiership and the National Sevens title, Black Pirates will be out to show those triumphs were no flash in the pan by defending both trophies as the 2018/2019 Uganda Rugby Premiership kicks off this Saturday with five fixtures. With Pirates only adding Eric Mula from Rhinos to their roster, head coach Bobby Musinguzi is confident his side can cement the recently established winning formula.
“Despite our rivals obtaining many additions, I think we have a quality team to successfully defend the league. We have quality substitutes. We will definitely defend the league,” said Musinguzi, whose side start their title defence away to newcomers Walukuba in Jinja. However, this season promises to be even tougher as several teams have been busy with transfer business during the off-season. Pirates’ immediate rival Betway Kobs, the side that beat them a week ago to reclaim the Uganda Cup, has made seven signings including; Pius Ogena, Robert Aziku, Fred Ochan Joshua Oboi and Ronald
Musajjagulanyago. They proved themselves ready when they spurred Kobs to a 21-14 win over Pirates in the Uganda Cup. Kobs also kick off away against the Rams at Makerere Ground. Hima Cement Heathens is another revived side that will be hoping to claim silverware this season. Eleven new players will be donning their jersey plotting to reinstate their winning ways. “I have belief in all our new players because they are experienced and they are ready to do the job. I am sure we shall have a successful season,” said Heathens captain Michael Wokorach.
ollowing a successful Division IV excursion where the Uganda’s Cricket Cranes emerged champions, the boys will tomorrow, November 9 bat off in the World Cricket League Division III qualifiers in Oman at Al Emarat Cricket Stadium in Muscat. Six teams including Uganda will be battling for the two Division II promotion slots. Cricket Cranes open the campaign against Denmark on Friday before taking on USA on Saturday, November 10. The boys will then be back on the turf on Tuesday, November 13 taking on neigbours Kenya. Singapore and hosts Oman will be our last two opponents on Thursday, November 15 and Sunday, November 18 respectively. Team captain Roger Mukasa is confident the boys can afford to pull it up as he vowed to deliver at the team’s flagging off event last week. “This tournament means a lot not to just to us but the cricket fraternity as a whole. We have prepared hard and we want to be back in Division II playing with the big boys,” he said. Oman and Kenya are the top seeds while Uganda, Singapore and USA are the new joiners of the division. With the top two destined for promotion, the bottom two will be relegated to Division IV.
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