Friday July 20, 2018
By Aiden Graw
Our entertainment department has learnt that Fille’s tour will kick off on Saturday 21st July in Germany before moving to Sweden and Netherlands.
She is expected to climax her tour in Denmark on August 11th.
However, Fille did not travel with hubby, MC Kats, who was expected to move with her as the organisers of the shows in these different countries had earlier advertised.
Our efforts to reach MC Kats on why he hadn’t travelled were fruitless by press time but we shall keep you posted.
COMEDIAN DOLIBONDO BEATEN BY FELLOW COMEDIANS; SNAKE AND ZOLO
Struggling Comedian Felix Jesero commonly known as Dolibondo was thumped to a pulp by fellow comedians Snake and Zolo following a disagreement at Fusion Auto Spa located in Munyonyo.
Sources revealed to us that comedy duo, Snake and Zolo, were supposed to perform at exactly 10 pm but failed to show up in time. Dolibondo being the weekly comedy host, replaced them with some upcoming duo. When Snake and Zolo appeared some few minutes past 11 pm, Dolibondo pleaded with them to be scheduled for the next show but they were not convinced.
The bitter exchange of words erupted into a fight which left Dolibondo with a few punches landing on his jaws.
Auto Spa management rushed in to save the situation and peace was restored.
Snake and Zolo didn’t perform and weren’t compensated for their time.
BOBI WINE, SHEEBAH TO ENTERTAIN FANS IN MASAKA
Musicians, Bobi Wine and Sheebah Karungi will be the key attractions as the Swangz All Star tour heads to Masaka this weekend.
The two stars who are joining the music tour for the first time since its kick off last month in Mbale are expected to give their fans a memorable show as they perform at Maria Flo in Masaka town on Saturday evening. They will be joined by other top singers including Aziz Azion and B2C among others.
The tour which is part of the activities to mark Swangz Avenue’s 10 years of operation in Uganda has so far been in Mbale and Gulu. It will next head to Arua after Masaka and conclude in Kampala in a mega music showcase that will be headlined by Jamaican star Tarrus Riley. The climaxing show will be held on August 31 at Cricket Oval.
MEET DJ KATHY, A RISING FEMALE DEEJAY
Although the deejaying industry in Uganda is still male-dominated, many female deejays are coming up lately. One such is Dj Kathy, a rising young female deejay. We caught up with her for an interview and here are the excerpts:
1. Who is DJ Kathy?
My real name is Namiiro Kathleen Anna. Although I may seem quite reserved, I am a friendly person and very passionate about music.
2. When and what made you fall in love with deejaying?
I fell in love with deejaying in 2012. But my journey in this line of business started in 2010 after joining the Kampala Music School where I studied music and keyboarding.
I think what made me fall in love with deejaying was seeing people do something I felt I could also easily do given my IT background and love for music. I had previously completed a short course in IT at Makerere University during my S.6 vacation.
3. What is your typical day like? Take us through how you prepare for a deejaying gig.
After I have been contacted for a gig and payment negotiations are done, I start preparing a playlist depending on the type of event where I will be playing and make sure I am ready for my set. But If I don’t a playlist prepared, I simply study they crowd and play music that gets them excited.
4. Are you still in school? If yes, how have you managed to strike a balance between your academics and deejaying career?
Yes, I am still in school. I am currently in my final at MUBS where I am pursuing a bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.
Juggling between school and my deejaying career is quite hard, but I believe I have managed to do it because of my persistence and taking my studies seriously. Actually for me, education is my top priority.
5. What is that one thing most people are wrong about deejays?
One thing that most people are wrong about deejays is that they think deejays did not go to school. But, I tell you these days, most deejays are graduates. Some even have Masters Degrees. I actually want to be the first in Uganda with a PHD.
Another thing people wrongly assume about deejays is that they all have multiple partners, and that is not the case because every individual has their own principles they uphold. For instance, I am still single and not even searching.
6. What is your biggest achievement as a deejay at the moment?
My biggest achievement always is when I get the crowd dancing to the music I am playing. It does not feel good to be playing music and then see all people seated. It is very demoralizing.
My other achievement was being awarded the “Best Female DJ – Central” at Ug Mix Maestro awards in 2017.
I am also proud to say that I am currently the youngest female professional deejay in Uganda, going by records kept by the DJ Association of Uganda(DJAU).
7. Is a career as deejay fulfilling financially or you need a supplementary job to meet your day-to-day needs?
I am earning quite well through deejaying, because I am usually paid per hour. About a supplementary job, I am still quite comfortable with what I earn for now because my parents still take care of the big bills like tuition and I take care of the smaller bills like my upkeep. But, I think in future I will need another job, and that’s why I am still in school.
8. Finally, what is your advice to the youth who are still scared to follow their passion?
If you are following your dream, you have to be very focused because often there are always lots of temptations that could derail you.
The other thing is that you should always pray. I am a strong believer, and I know God will always make a way where there seems to be none.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website