Nadia Mukami – Kenya

Her big debut came when she performed with Suzzana Owiyo on the Churchill show. This is when people started recognizing and acknowledging her as an artiste. Her new single ‘African Lover’ was released last month and it already has over a hundreds of thousands of views. Nadia Mukami is definitely one of those upcoming artistes…

Swangz Avenue, the empire

Today, Swangz is located in a two-storied building in Muyenga, a plush suburb. The company employs about 100 people in various capacities even though most of them are part-timers. Benon remains cagey about how big the business is but he acknowledges it is worth more than a billion shillings. Swangz has since expanded to venture…

Building Swangz from scratch

It was while in the USA in 2007, that Benon made up his mind to go into production as an independent producer. However, it was not a rosy start in 2008 when he finally settled in. “I started Swangz when I set up the makeshift studio in my bedroom because I wanted to follow my…

How Benon Built Swangz Avenue starting with $1500

In an era where celebrities are associated with bravado, tattoos as well as fancy hairstyles and to some extent the ability to stir up controversy, Benon does not possess any of these. Benon has always he had a special knack of writing, arranging as well as producing music. Being an instrumentalist has also been a…

Talent Ugandans will bring back six medals

Our beloved and talented Ugandan Team will return home with six medals – three gold, one silver and two bronze from the Common Wealth Games held in Australia. Our impressive gold medal collection is thanks to the efforts of Joshua Cheptegei who won two gold medals including our first at the tournament. He also produced…

Ajo addresses African Identity

Nuba is a song about African Identity. This song refocuses the attention on self-worth and acceptance of who we are as Africans from skin colour to mental tenacity. It points out some of the outstanding characters in African History such as Shaka of the Zulu Kingdom, Mansa Musa of the Mali Empire, Kabalega of the Bunyoro…

Grace Mugabe #Zimbabwe

She divorced her Husband, Stanley Goreraza, in 1996 because of Robert Mugabe, who she got married to in 1996 still. Talk about speed! Grace Mugabe began her clandestine relationship with the Zimbabwean President when she was still working for him as a secretary and by then Robert Mugabe was still with his late wife Sally Hayfron….

Bisaso teaches music fit for a king

Ugandan performing artist Albert Bisaso Ssempeke is being hosted as a musician in residence by the International Library of African Music (ILAM) until the end of October and will be giving individual lessons on the Ugandan lyre, fiddle and flute, and group lessons on the amadinda marimba for up to eight people at a time….

Hip-hop’s newest power couple, Nicki Minaj and Nas

Rocking Gucci head to toe, Nas and Nicki rode together in an all-white 1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E. The customized whip had Illmatic license plates and a booming system, which Esco used to play his “Hate Me Now” classic.