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    I Always Acted Dumb To Avoid Court Summons – Kato Lubwama Explains How He Survived For 5 Years In Parliament Without Papers…

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    Kato Lubwama confessing his deeds on the "Mwasuze Mutya" program

    Controversial drama actor and outgoing Rubaga South Member of Parliament, Kato Lubwama has revealed that it was all like a stage set up for him to act for the one term he has spent in Parliament.

    For the record, Lubwama’s five year stay in Parliament was contested since he was elected in 2016 until now when he’s leaving.

    Lubwama in 2016 trounced seasoned opposition politician, John Ken Lukyamuzi. But on so many occasions, the comic legislator seemed so likely to lose his seat.

    According to the political activist who dragged Lubwama to court, he claimed that the legislator lacked the minimum academic qualifications to qualify for the position.

    From his submission on the matter while appearing on the “Mwasuze Mutya” lifestyle show today, Lubwama sounded so guilty on the matter, though he has never been convicted for the same. He confessed that he didn’t intend to contribute so much in parliament due to fear that his educational background would be questioned again if he attracted so much attention.

    “I was very active and I contributed alot in the parliamentary committees. But I made sure I kept my mouth shut at all times on the floor of Parliament as that would attract so much attention and alert those who were hunting me of my position. My importance would remind them of my presence.

    After the general elections early this year, the motormouthed Lubwama allegedly collapsed upon the announcement that he had lost his Rubaga division South seat to National Unity Platform (NUP’s) Aloysious Mukasa Gold, who garnered 49,501 votes compared to Lubwama’s 2,799.

    Lubwama however insists that he was not hurt by his loss, claiming that he moved on from politics and already chasing big money deals.

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    It Took Me Four Years To Heal From Death Of My Son; Juliana Kanyomozi Narrates Her 8 Year Journey To Recovery After Losing Keron And Giving Birth Again…

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    Musician Juliana Kanyomozi

    Renowned musician Juliana Kanyomozi has disclosed that it took her four years to heal from the loss of her son, Keron Raphael Kabugo.

    Juliana is set to host a mega event dubbed ‘Boundless concert’ on 15th August, 2022, at Serena Hotel, Kampala, after eight years without stepping on stage.

    Juliana revealed that Keron grew up with asthma. However, they were used to it and even knew how to handle it whenever he was attacked.

    “We knew how to treat it and I even had a nebulizer at home. During school days, we dressed him in a certain way when it was warm or cold,” she said.

    Juliana further noted that part of the challenge was that Keron was very active in sports at school.

    “The day he got an attack, he was in the field playing soccer and it was cold. They called me at school and told me he had gotten an attack and so I went and picked him up and put him on a nebulizer as usual. However, this time round I would easily tell that the attack was terrible than usual.”

    She furthermore narrated that at night, she realised he was not breathing well and she decided to call a doctor who told her to take him to hospital, first thing in the morning.

    “So, I took him and they treated him. Later, we went back home, but then he got another attack and this time it didn’t stop. When I told his pediatrician, he told me he knows the best pediatrician in East Africa who is in Nairobi and so he asked me if we could take him there.”

    “We then made arrangements and got to Aga Khan hospital in Nairobi. But one week in, he continued to get worse and he passed on just like that.”

    Juliana contended that as a mother, she felt like she had done everything right and was wondering why God decided to take away her only child.

    She added that in the state of blaming herself for what had happened, someone made a statement to her that, “I would not be able to control everything.”

    Juliana emphasized that as small as the statement seemed, it made a lot of sense to her adding that as a mother, she thought she was in control of everything.

    “And so for me, it was such a lesson that in life, you can’t control everything. You can do the best as you can as a human being, but you can’t control everything and to me, that was like a lesson because it helped me come to terms with my son’s loss.”

    She however revealed that for her to start the healing process, it took a lot of time.

    Juliana asserted, “For me to start the healing process, it took me four years. Yes, I was singing but it is like I was like a robot because I was on and off.

    “I remember for four years I kept his room as it was from the time of his death and I would not touch his things. And they used to tell me that the healing process comes at a time when you don’t expect it. I remember waking up one day and I felt like I was ready and so I went and packed his things and took them for charity. That was the first moment I knew that the healing process had started.”

    When asked if social media worsened the condition she was going through, Juliana noted that sometimes it would and so she used to avoid it.

    Juliana maintained that some of the challenges she faced at that time was people asking her to get another child which was not as easy as they thought because a child is not like a phone that when you lose it, one would easily replace it with another.

    “I want people out there to know that when someone has lost their child, stop telling them to get another, it is insensitive because it is not what they want first of all at that moment and secondly a child is not going to be replaced just like that,” she cautioned.

    She added that it all happened after six years despite the pressure because the clock was ticking and so she was expected to give birth so first.

    Juliana went on to emphasize that in that moment of healing, she would be angry with God but at the same time was thankful.

    “I was so thankful for the eleven years God gave me with this boy, I was thankful He gave me an opportunity to be his mother. So, one minute I was angry and the other I was thankful.”

    When she was asked how she handled social media pressure after that moment and how bad being a public figure is, the legendary musician asserted that over time, she has learnt to be in control of what she puts on social media, what to share and not to share.

    She propounded, “That was not negotiable. There are certain aspects of my life that I decided are not for the public like my family, relationship and my child.”

    Juliana further re-echoed that she met so many judgemental people who kept asking her why she was not giving birth.

    “I wish people knew how insensitive and bad it is to ask a woman such a question because you don’t know what she is going through.”

    Speaking about her concert, Juliana noted that she is doing a lot of rehearsals to give her fans the best.

    “Everything I am planning for (my fans) that night will be a surprise so I just want you to come and see.”

    She also noted that the concert is for special guests, so everyone who is invited is a special guest.

     

    By Kalamira Hope

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    Musician Angella Katatumba Reveals Why She Vowed Never To Cook For A Man, Narrates How She Dumped Daddy Andre And Another Man…

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    Renowned musician Angella Katatumba

    Renowned musician Angella Katatumba has vowed to forever stand on her word of never cooking for a man insisting that it is a backward mentality.

    Katatumba, who recently bought a new USD 85,700 Land cruiser that she paraded a few days back in remembrance of her father, Ambassador Boney Mwebesa Katatumba, told theGrapevine that she will forever stand by the motto of ‘no cooking’.

    “I will forever be on the motto of no cooking because to me its not just about cooking, you know for the longest time African women have not been properly educated claiming it is better to educate a son. And a lot of African girls haven’t been given property because the majority of families believe it is better to give the son heirship,” she emphasized.

    Katatumba divulged that there is a backward mentality that Africans do not invest in their girls which makes them (girls) think that they are just supposed to pray for a man to marry them so that they can be domesticated.

    “Me, I am lucky that my parents invested in me. If the boys are going to meet, Angella is going to be there, so my parents raised me on the same standard they raised the boys and that is why I am like this,” she told theGrapevine.

    She added, “The whole message is girls/women need to be on the same level as boys/men. If men are going to look for money in banks, if they are hustling, do the same. If your lucky to have a partner and be married, be partners but be of value. Don’t just think you were meant to clean, cook and be kept in the house.”

    Katatumba contended that all that is summarised in ‘I don’t cook’ but mainly it is about empowering women and telling them that yes, they can have their marriages, love life and children but also should be independent and make money.

    When we asked her if she is in a relationship, Katatumba stressed that she is currently single and contented but open for a serious person.

    “As of now I am single and contented, but open (to a serious person) but it is not like I depend on anyone. You know, a lot of girls here are raised to think that without a man you are nothing. It is amazing how backward our culture is,” she maintained.

    When asked about ex-lover, Ojambo Andrew alias Daddy Andre, Katatumba stressed that, that chapter was 100% closed.

    “I moved on from him, I even dated after him and also the relationship didn’t work so now, I am just single and so it is a negative.”

    When we asked her the kind of man she would like, Katatumba revealed that she would love someone who is more developmental than she is.

    “Somebody who is liberal, open-minded, someone who can support me, as we support each other and we build each other.”

    She propounded that she wouldn’t want someone to come with rules and regulations, because such a person is exposed to the local mentality.

    Katatumba furthermore emphasized that those who are scared of managing her should indeed stay away from her and not come to frustrate her.

    “The men who are scared of me can scatter. God has the right person for me. So, with that in mind I don’t stress. Most importantly, I am not desperate for a man so I don’t even have to put myself in a desperate corner to be belittled by a man,” she told theGrapevine.

    When we asked her about the Ministry of Education directive banning musicians from performing in schools because of their dress code, Angella said that anything to do with children has to be appropriate.

    “On that, we have to learn to deal with different audiences in different ways,” she stressed.

     

    By Kalamira Hope

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    How Bebe Cool Saved Me From Taking Alcohol And Sleeping In Bars – Pastor Bujjingo’s Makula Speaks Out…

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    Susan Makula (L) with Bebe Cool (R)

    Suzan Makula Bujjingo, the wife to House of Prayers Ministries International (HPMI) pastor Aloysious Bujjingo has thanked musician Moses Ssali alias Bebe Cool for saving her from from alcohol and sleeping in bars.

    In an interview on Salt TV, ahead of a mentorship camp dubbed ‘Church girl,’ which is due to take place on 25th August, Makula narrated how she was saved by Bebe Cool at a time when she was emotionally and psychologically lost.

    “One time someone asked me, why do you love Bebe Cool?” she said.

    Makula disclosed, “It is not just music, it is beyond music, one time I was lost after giving birth, and I said to myself let me just go to the bar and join Gagamel.

    “So as I was drinking that day, at a place called Stakeout bar, I went with my son who was three years old because I didn’t have anyone to leave him with, my sister wasn’t home and my mother was away.”

    Makula narrated that, one day, she went with her son to the bar at 6 pm but because security did not allow children, she told the security guards that she was going to meet someone (inside the bar) and she would be out in few minutes.

    “When I entered the bar, I hid my son somewhere in the corner and because my son used to over listen to me, I told him not to talk neither cry because they would chase us away from there. So I gave him a soda.”

    The Church girl founder divulged that as Bebe Cool went about greeting his fans during the Gagamel meeting, he noticed she (Makula) was drinking and had a baby beside her, which impression did not make him happy.

    “As he came to meet his fans, I realised he had drunk alcohol although he was not high, but when he saw me with a bottle of alcohol, he asked me who I was and whose baby I was having and what the baby was doing in a bar?”

    Makula responded to Bebe Cool, “I told him he is my son,” adding that she was disappointed in how he questioned her since she was his fan.

    Makula maintained that she was later told by Bebe Cool that her child was not supposed to be in a bar and secondly, he advised her to stop drinking because she is a girl.

    “Bebe Cool advised me that if I wanted to be successful, I should never drink, take drugs and I should avoid men. He told me that men would use me in the bar and dump me. He said men don’t respect women who drink and so asked me to get my son and take him back home.”

    Makula contended, “So as Bebe Cool was talking to me, my son called his name, he then carried him but later realised I loved him (Bebe Cool) so much and then asked me to take my child home immediately if I really loved him.

    “Bebe Cool insisted that the next time we meet, he wants to find when I no longer drink, and when I am not with my child. And so I got my child and spent more five minutes at the bar greeting other people but later told them I had to leave.”

    Makula propounded that those words that Bebe Cool said to her could not leave her mind and when she went back home they kept ringing in her mind even when she was tempted to get a bottle of alcohol.

    “Whenever I would get a bottle of alcohol, I would remember that a girl is not supposed to drink and no man will marry me when I’m drunk,” she added.

    She asserted that God used Bebe Cool to mentor her in a bar and give her advice she never heard from a sister or a brother.

    “Those days it is the community that used to raise children but now these children have people they admire yet they are bad influence. When a child starts saying so and so is my role model, as a parent begin to find out who that person is,” Makula advised parents towards Church girl camp.

    She emphasized, “Your child could start drinking because of the role model because the one she or he calls role model is the mentor. Your child’s dress code is going to come from the musician she adores.”

    CHURCH GIRL FOUNDATION

    Makula Bujjingo is the founder of Church Girl foundation, an organisation which was launched in 2020, aimed at guiding young girls and women on good practices of marriage.

    The foundation also helps in instilling good morals among the girl child.

    Church girl camp is due to take place on 25th, August 2022.

     

    By Kalamira Hope

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