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AFRIMMA AWARDS: Kenzo Beats Bebe Cool To Win Best East African Artiste Award, Ykee Benda Wins Best Upcoming African Artiste



Musicians Edrisa Musuuza alias Kenzo and Ykee Benda lifted Uganda’s flag High in the 2018 Annual African Music Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) that took place at House of Blues in Dallas Texas yesterday.

Kenzo beat fellow Ugandan artist Bebe Cool and Tanzania’s music dynamo Diamond Platinumz to emerge as the winner of East African Artiste of the Year while Ykee Benda won the African Newcomer artiste of the year award.

“Team Eddy Kenzo thank you for the Hustle guys!!! we have again made 256 proud. We made it to  AFRIMMA USA Best East 2018 AND FOR OUR BROTHER Ykee benda WE are so proud of you congrats brother you made 256 Super proud. And big thanks to everyone,” Kenzo thanked his fans for the support.

Below is the full list of winners:

Best Newcomer

Ykee Benda – Uganda (Winner)

Mayorkun – Nigeria

Kuami Eugene – Ghana

Distruction Boyz- South Africa

King Promise – Ghana

Tenor -Cameroon

Dice Ailes – Nigeria

Arrow Boy – Kenya

Neru Americano – Angola

Afro B – Ivory Coast

Song of The Year

Wizkid – Soco (Winner)

Big Shaq – Man’s Not Hot

Davido – FIA

Distruction Boyz – Omunye

Diamond Platnumz ft Omarion – African Beauty

Afro B – Joanna (Drogba)

Nasty C & Runtown – Said

Duncan Mighty ft Wizkid – Fake Love

Major Lazer & Dj Maphoriza ft Ice Prince , Nasty C , Patoranking & Jidenna – Particular

Harmonize ft Diamond Platnumz – Kwangaru

Best Male East Africa

Eddy Kenzo – Uganda (Winner)

Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania

Harmonize – Tanzania

Ommy Dimpoz – Tanzania

Sauti Sol – Kenya

Khaligraph Jones – Kenya

Ali Kiba – Tanzania

Bebe Cool – Uganda

Nyashinski – Kenya

Juma Jux – Tanzania

Artist of the Year: Fally Ipupa (Congo)

Other winners include:

Humanitarian Award: Flavour

Afrimma Shinning Star Award: Semah

Afrimma Beacon of Hope Award: Queen Julie Endee

Artist of the Year: Fally Ipupa

Leadership Award: Fally Ipupa

Song Of The Year: Soco x Wizkid

Afrimma Achievers Award: Bismack Biyombo

Best Live Act: Flavour

Best Female West Africa: Yemi Alade

Best Rap Act: Kaligraph Jones

Best African Dancer: DeDe Emah

Best African Group: Toofan

Best Francophone: Toofan

Best Gospel: Papa Dennis (Kenya)

Best DJ Africa: DJ Dollar Best Lusophone: Kaioku


By Monica Atwiine



I Will Never Watch Any Cranes Match At Namboole As Long As You Are Still FUFA President , Govt Paid You To Frustrate Bobi Wine – Walukagga Tells Magogo



Musician Walukagga

Kadongo Kamu artiste Mathias Walukagga has vowed never to go back to Namboole Stadium to watch any Uganda Cranes game as long as Moses Magogo is still FUFA president.
Walukagga says Magogo has decided to mix football with politics after the cancellation of the Kyarenga concert yet it was cleared by Namboole stadium management.
Namboole stadium management cleared Bobi Wine to have his Kyarenga concert on November 9th. Surprisingly , the football governing body write a letter signed by their Chief Executive officer Edgar Watson Suubi, advising Namboole not to host concerts in the stadium because it spoils it and CAF has already warned that they will dock points off the Cranes if they host games in a bad pitch.
FUFA also said that the national team has a CAF game on the 17th of November against Cape Verde, a week after Kyarenga.

Walukagga, via his Facebook page has also accused FUFA president Moses Magogo of appointing musician Moses Ssali alias Bebe Cool, who knows nothing about football, and cannot even name three Uganda Premier League coaches, as Cranes Ambassador.

He further adds that Magogo doesn’t love Uganda nether does he love to see Ugandan football develop and he is now being used by the NRM government to frustrate Bobi Wine.

“Magogo named Bebe cool as cranes ambasodor the guy who can never menton three coaches in uganda premier league wabula magoggoooooooo. Toyagala uganda
Oli mulabe waayo oli mulabe wamupiira oleese NRM mumupiira naye siriddamu kulaba uganda cranes nga okyaali fufa president. Bakukozesa ggwe bakuwa sente oyavuwaze abalala,” Walukagga ranted.


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Kyarenga Blocked Again: Namboole management Cancels Bobi Wine’s Concert After FUFA Concern



Namboole stadium management has for the second time cancelled Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine’s Kyarenga concert.
This is after the football governing body FIFA wrote to them a letter expressing their concern over the state of the stadium after such events.
FUFA told Namboole management that the national team the cranes is supposed to play an AFCON qualifier against Cape Verde on 17th November, this means that if they give allow a concert to be in the stadium, it will be left in a very messy state yet CAF has already warned them and put the stadium under a red flag.
The football governing body warns that this may also lead to the team failing to qualify for the 2019 AFCON in Cameroon.
Now, Namboole Management has officially withdrawn the provisional offer for Bobi Wine’s Kyarenga concert which was rescheduled for 9th November 2018. They have asked Bobi Wine to look for an alternative.

FUFA’s letter


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SIRI CAKE: I’m Not Sleeping With Kenzo And His Producer – Pia Pounds Speaks Out On Quitting Big Talent



From I’m not a mango to I don’t care and now I’m not a cake.

Tracy Kirabo alias Pia pounds has dismissed rumors circulating on social media that she is having a twosome with her boss Eddy Kenzo and her producer Kuseim.

Rumours have been circulating on social media that Kenzo and Kuseim are feuding over Pia Pounds’ ‘waaka’ after the ‘Sitya loss’ hitmaker discovered that Kuseim enjoys the ‘Tubawe’ singer’s sumbi whenever they are in recording studio, in his absence. It’s further alleged because of this, Kenzo fired Pia from Big Talent.

In a phone interview with the Grapevine this evening, Pia said that she is still with the Big talent. She quashed the rumours saying that she isn’t a piece of cake that everyone shares at will, she called the rumours baseless and false.

Pia further clarified that Kuseim is just her manager because it’s a culture in Big talent that every singer is given a personal manager to manage him or her.

“People will talk and connect you to anyone as long as a woman is working with a man but our relationship is purely business,” Pia pounds told this website.

Pia also said that atmosphere at the Big talent is very normal and she is in good terms with the boss Kenzo. She also disclosed that she is preparing for her music video shoot out tomorrow.

Before the Kuseim allegations, Pia was first blamed for being the witchcraft behind Rema’s loneliness which forced her to run to studio and record her ‘Siri Muyembe’ hit single, hitting at her hubby Kenzo.


By Monica Atwiine


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