Wednesday July 18, 2018
By Aiden Graw
South African singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka in town for charity concert
South African singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka is in town. The legendary singer, who is known for her numerous hits including Umqombothi, Let me be free and many others landed in Kampala on Wednesday evening, ahead of her Charity Concert this Friday, July 20. She was received by the Shule Foundation team, comedienne Anne Kansiime and members of the press.
Upon her arrival, the internationally celebrated musician expressed excitement at being part of this good cause and promised to give Ugandans nothing short of a memorable performance.
“I don’t see why we should have street kids when they have an extended family. It is your job and my job to take these kids off the streets and put them back in a classroom and make them responsible citizens,” she said. “God has given me breath and a platform and I want to use it to the best of my abilities to help others.”
“I urge you all to come out and let’s enjoy a great evening celebrating African music while supporting a good cause,” she added.
Proceeds from the show are to aid with the construction of a school for former street children in Kampala.
“With 48% of the children on the streets under the age of 15, we should take it upon ourselves to ensure that these children are granted atleast one basic right, which is education,” says Jacqueline Wolfson, the CEO and founder of the Shule Foundation.
The music fest, organized by The Shule Foundation, will take place at the Kampala Serena Hotel and will also feature a performance from Ghetto president Bobi Wine.
Tickets to the show are already on sale, at UGX100K (ordinary), UGX300K (VIP), and UGX5M and UGX8M for the table seating.
Anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela, who died in 2013, was born on July 18, 1918 and would have turned 100 today.
On Friday, South African musician Yvonne Chaka Chaka will address children at Bweyogerere Muslim Primary School and hold a concert at the Kampala Serena Hotel whose proceeds will go to the Shule Foundation, which extends education to children in rural Africa. To conclude the celebrations, there will be a family day on Saturday organised by the Rotary Club of Kampala at Kaazi camping grounds to fundraise for their education projects.
SOCIALITE BRYAN WHITE IN 560m DEBT
City socialite Bryan White has been painting the country with cash but it looks like the cash wells are finally drying up.
Bryan White’s home was raided and his car confiscated due to a debt he has reportedly failed to pay.
According to Luke Oweyesigire the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, the pencil sized socialite bought a car from a one captain Alex for an agreed amount of USD 250,000 but paid USD 100,000 leaving a balance of USD 150,000 that he has failed to pay.
Bryan White claims the real value of the car is USD 74,050 and he has been demanding the owner to take it back and refund his money, something which has not been taken well by Captain Alex.
Now our snoops have learnt that an arrest warrant has been issued after Captain Alex filing a case against the socialite of obtaining goods by false pretence. Bryan White is set to appear in court today.
If the case is ruled against him and he fails to raise 560M, he will be sent to jail.
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