Deception Season V Premieres Next Week

Its back and it’s full of drama! Local drama series Deception is back with a bang.Deception cast crew pose for a photoDeception cast crew pose for a photo

The drama series which airs on NTV Uganda will premiere its fifth season on Monday 12th January 2015 according to Aggie Asiimwe Konde, NTV Uganda Managing Director. She said, “I hope the year is going well so far, I wanted to make it official. Deception’s season V premieres Monday January 12th @ 8:00pm only on NTV Uganda. Thanks for making Deceptions, the most watched local series. Please save the date,”.NTV Managing Director, Aggie Konde said Deception season V premieres on Monday

NTV Managing Director, Aggie Konde said Deception season V premieres on Monday

Get ready to enjoy full packed actions from Lillian, Monica, Chris, Gilbert to mention but a few.Some of the ladies who act in the drama series looking amazing. Catch the action on Monday

Some of the ladies who act in the drama series looking amazing. Catch the action on Monday

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

On Wednesday 10th December 2014, Cinema Magic Naalya premiered the last chapter of Peter Jakson’s Hobbits.

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With showcasing all 3 Chapters Cinema magic hosted its clients to an 8 hour movie showdown dubbed The Hobbit Trilogy Marathon, a lot of people lined up for movie tickets and were longing for the final piece of 45minutes nonstop sword play in the middle earth ‘fantasy World’.

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This however is the best movie by far in cinema this year and cinema magic would love you to be part of the publicity team that will spread this message.

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Review of The Battle of the five armies
Movie Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

Running Time: 144 minutes

Rating: 12A

Director: Peter Jackson

Writers: Fran Walsh (screenplay), Philippa Boyens (screenplay), Peter Jackson (screenplay),
Guillermo del Toro (screenplay), J.R.R. Tolkien (novel “The Hobbit”)

Cast: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lee Pace, Evangeline Lily, Luke Evans, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Hugo Weaving, Christopher Lee, James Nesbit, Billy Connolly, Graham McTavish, Bret McKenzie, Sylvester McCoy, Stephen Fry, Ken Scott, Ian Holm, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Adam brown, Aidan Turner
And so it has come… The deceive chapter in Peter Jacksons Hobbit Trilogy, culminating a body of work spanning over 7 epic years. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you; The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
The story picks up where The Desolation of Smaug left us, where Thorin and his band of merry dwarves including one dishevelled Hobbit, unwittingly set forth the wrath of Smaug the magnificent – a fire breathing dragon – on the unsuspecting people of Lake Town. But just as lizard leg meets his demise, word quickly spreads to the four corners of Middle Earth of an unguarded mountain of treasure. And so, armies of men, elves, orcs and everything in between, make haste for the Lonely Mountain, were Thorin (overcome with dragon sickness/greed) now King under the mountain, must answer to the cries of war.hobbit
Peter Jackson was always going be up against it when it came to filming the Hobbit. The sheer volume of primary characters on screen at any given time was going to prove a problem right from the very start. The obvious decision was to focus on a few key characters, namely Thorin and Bilbo, acutely developing their own story along the fraught and perilous journey. And while the entire cast turn in a wonderful range of colourful performances, it is the core relationship between Bilbo (Martin Freeman) and Thorin (Richard Armitage) that the film offers a welcomed sense of realism and emotional weight, amongst the fractured narrative and countless battle sequences.
Peter Jackson has created a spectacular finale to an epic trilogy
Once again, Freeman effortlessly commands every scene he is in. From his jittery persona to his often hilarious physical responses, lift the film from what may have been a very monotonous 8 hour jaunt, into something far more interesting. His performance feels altogether natural and even with the often stiff Tolkien-esque dialogue; Freeman delivers it with conviction, genuine emotion and utter authenticity.

Opposite Freeman is Richard Armitage, who offers his best performance in the trilogy, perfectly conveying Thorin’s intoxicating sickness and greed, but never overplaying it – something I feel plagued his performance on occasion in the previous offerings. His character arc comes to a head and Armitage and every nuance of emotion and realisation is felt in his heart rendering final act.
So what can be said of the narrative itself? Well, the title pretty much says it all; it really is a battle royale. However, as the many glorious battle sequences rage on, key character arcs and subplots are finalised, and this all too often creates a problem. Jumping from one location to another, or from one splintered party to the next, immediately voids any emotional connection or moment of tension that was created in the previous scene. Indeed, tragedy is quickly followed by visual gags and epic ariel shots of war are followed by intimate one on one stand offs. While these sequences are all visually stunning, the inconsistent tone and rhythm often feels unbalanced. And even at 141 mins, the film still feels rushed, as new key characters (Dain – a rather CGI Billy Connolly) appear without any real introduction, as do the sudden appearance of countless foes, worms, goats, trolls, goblins…where did they all come from so quickly? There really is so much going on in the final act that few scenes are given the room they require to breath, not least the blink and you’ll miss it journey home. One can only hope a lengthy extended cut is on the way to flesh out these scenes and characters.

Once again, Freeman effortlessly commands every scene he is in
Despite its few flaws, Peter Jackson has created a spectacular finale to an epic trilogy. He is the master of set pieces and the battle sequences showcased here have never been realised on screen with such magnificence and awe, they truly are artistically flawless. The camera swoops in and out of scenes creating an exhilarating, almost roller-coaster effect that will have you on the edge of your seat. On top of all the visual wonderment, this final chapter is without a doubt the most powerful, thrilling and genuinely emotive in the entire trilogy, and although this Middle Earth is perhaps a little more child friendly the LOTR, it really is true escapism at its very finest.

Luzira ‘Escape From Uganda’ Premieres

The long awaited grand premiere of Indo-Uganda movie finally happened on Friday at Victoria Hall, Kampala Serena Hotel.

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The movie Luzira; Escape From Uganda. Producer Girisch Nair thanked Ugandans and Indians for working together to out the movie. The $1m movie is now showing worldwide in Cinemas.

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Several Ugandan high profile personalities, actors, actresses and entertainers attended the premiere that had glitz, fashion and glamour. Among those are Jennifer Musisi Chief Executive Officer Kampala, Jose Chameleone, Sam Bagenda aka Bossa, Iryn Namubiru,Miss Uganda 2014 Leah, Flavia Tumusiime, Frank Gashumba, Michael Wawuyo and several other socialites and entertainers.

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The movie
LUZIRA, is the story of a young middle class Indian family living in Kampala whose lives are turned upside down, when the wife Shika Samuels (played by Indian award winning actress Rima Kallingal) finds herself faced with the double murder charge of her close friend and the Mayor’s daughter, Audra (played by reigning Miss Uganda 1st Runner Up, Anita Kyarimpa). The film follows the extensive and daring efforts of Shika’s husband, Jay (played by Indian actor Vijaay Babu) to prove her innocence in the Ugandan courts.

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The film stars a stellar cast of some of Uganda’s leading actors, Michael Wawuyo and Ebonies’ Sam Bagenda and also marks the debut acting performance of East African musician and performer, Jose Chameleone in a cameo role as a playboy and kingpin smuggler, Don Dada. Chameleone and diva sensation, Iryn Namubiru, also perform the songs in the movie creating a soundtrack that will be a surprise change of pace for their thousands of fans.

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The film is a multi-billion shilling production, shot entirely in Uganda across 60 locations in Kampala, Jinja and Entebbe. RNMP flew in a team of 62 cast members, crew and technicians and 5 tons of equipment to shoot across a 2 month period late last year. “It will be difficult to replicate such a top quality, high budget, local African production for a long time to come, for exclusive consumption for the African market” said Mr. Girisch Nair, producer of the movie and also Chairman of RNMP.

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He added “LUZIRA, can however become the game changer. Like any business, production budgets follow distribution and consumption revenue. Given the nascence of our industry, distribution is currently limited, despite the slow growth of the number of quality Cinema theatres or indeed the growing TV network base. The discerning consumer is driven to the pirated DVD to fulfil their appetite for high quality cinema entertainment.

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LUZIRA is demonstratively a world-class, local production that will definitely connect with the local consumer and hopefully catalyze the local and regional industry. Distributors should take full advantage of this local production and draw consumers to their networks and Cinemas.”

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‘Beneath The Lies’ Series Set To Rock Uganda

Beneath The Lies is a 12 part TV series set within the city of Kampala, Uganda. The audience is taken into the dark side of the City filled with extortion, drug trafficking, the exploitation of women and child prostitution.Some of the actresses in the TV seriesSome of the actresses in the TV series

This is a drama revolving around the life of two females, sold as children into prostitution, and their plight to escape a life filled with blackmail, manipulation and murder.

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The audiences are introduced to the characters they encounter, from the seedy bar rooms in the ghettos, to the clientele of the city’s rich and powerful. Slowly it becomes apparent that escaping isn’t as easy as they planned, and perhaps targeting a certain man will help them. Their target: a young powerful player in the judicial system, the wrong man; Stevan Amaru.

The character Helen plays
Helen plays the role of Helen Mutungi. She is the lead role Steven Amaru’s PA. She has been in love with him for years, and although she considers them an item, in reality they aren’t.

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Helen is unable to separate her personal and professional life with Steven being the focal point of all she does. She desires perfection physically and yet emotionally, she is maelstrom of volatile emotions.

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When the lies beneath each relationship are exposed and loyalties are tested, only death and chaos can ensue. The TV series starts showing next month on Urban TV.

Starring: Flavia Tumusiime, Natasha Sinayobye, Cedric Babu Ndilma, Omara Daniel, Gaetano Kagwa, Diana “Deedan” Muyira, Patrick “Salvado” Idringi, Rabadaba, Susan Nava and Hellen Lukoma.

Genre: Thriller – Drama

Directed By: Tosh Gitonga

Multi-Billion Shilling Indo-Uganda Movie Set For Premiere

River Nile Motion Pictures (RNMP), an Indian and Ugandan film production company, is set to premiere its highly billed and hugely anticipated premier feature film, LUZIRA: Escape from Uganda on 7th November 2014 at a red carpet star studded event. The movie premiere, an invite only affair, will take place at the Victoria Hall, Kampala Serena Hotel. It will thereafter be available at Century Cinema (Acacia Mall), Metroplex (Naalya), Ham Plaza (Makerere) and The Hub (Oasis Mall) from 8th November.

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LUZIRA, is the story of a young middle class Indian family living in Kampala whose lives are turned upside down, when the wife Shika Samuels (played by Indian award winning actress Rima Kallingal) finds herself faced with the double murder charge of her close friend and the Mayor’s daughter, Audra (played by reigning Miss Uganda 1st Runner Up, Anita Kyarimpa). The film follows the extensive and daring efforts of Shika’s husband, Jay (played by Indian actor Vijaay Babu) to prove her innocence in the Ugandan courts.

The film stars a stellar cast of some of Uganda’s leading actors, Michael Wawuyo and Ebonies’ Sam Bagenda and also marks the debut acting performance of East African musician and performer, Jose Chameleone in a cameo role as a playboy and kingpin smuggler, Don Dada. Chameleone and diva sensation, Iryn Namubiru, also perform the songs in the movie creating a soundtrack that will be a surprise change of pace for their thousands of fans.

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The film is a multi-billion shilling production, shot entirely in Uganda across 60 locations in Kampala, Jinja and Entebbe. RNMP flew in a team of 62 cast members, crew and technicians and 5 tons of equipment to shoot across a 2 month period late last year. “It will be difficult to replicate such a top quality, high budget, local African production for a long time to come, for exclusive consumption for the African market” said Mr. Girisch Nair, producer of the movie and also Chairman of RNMP. He added “LUZIRA, can however become the game changer. Like any business, production budgets follow distribution and consumption revenue. Given the nascence of our industry, distribution is currently limited, despite the slow growth of the number of quality Cinema theatres or indeed the growing TV network base. The discerning consumer is driven to the pirated DVD to fulfil their appetite for high quality cinema entertainment. LUZIRA is demonstratively a world-class, local production that will definitely connect with the local consumer and hopefully catalyze the local and regional industry. Distributors should take full advantage of this local production and draw consumers to their networks and Cinemas.”

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Mr. Nair, also Chairman of Technology Associates, the organizers of the premiere, will host guests to a red carpet affair akin to the Hollywood and Bollywood extravaganzas and invited guests will be treated to an unforgettable evening of glamour, lights and celebrities.

Preview Of Escape From Uganda

PRODUCTION: LUZIRA : Escape from Uganda
The film stars a stellar cast of some of Uganda’s leading actors, Michael Wawuyo and Ebonies’ Sam Bagenda and also marks the debut acting performance of leading East African musician and performer, Jose Chameleone. Chameleone and Ugandan diva sensation, Iryn Namubiru, also lend their voices to the soundtrack of the film in what will be a surprise change of pace for their thousands of fans.
The movie will premiere at a star studded red carpet VIP event on November 7th, 2014 at the Kampala Serena Hotel.

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PREVIEW:
The lives of a middle class Indian family living in Kampala are thrown into turmoil when the housewife finds herself embroiled in a murder plot. Shika Samuel (played by Indian National Award winner Rima Kallingal) pursues her hobby of fashion design and opens a boutique at the Garden City Mall. She suddenly falls prey to a conspiracy and is faced with the double murder charge of her close friend Angel Mathews (Indian Star, Tashu) and the Mayor’s daughter, Audra (played by Miss Uganda 2013 1st Runner up Anita Kyarimpa). Husband, Jay Krishnan (Vijaay Babu) attempts to secure her release from Luzira Maximum Security Prison where she’s being tortured that is orchestrated by a well-wisher (Award Winning Tamil star Partiban) from the Indian community. The film essentially revolves around her attempt to escape from prison and from Uganda.

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CAST: Michael Wawuyo, Wilberforce Mutete, Sam Bagenda, Jose Chameleone, Rima Kallingal, Partiban, Vijaay Babu, Mukesh, Sreekumar, Tashu Kaushik, Jojo, Anita Kyarimpa, Brenda Nanyonjo

Director: Rajesh Nair

Producer: Girisch Nair
Production House: River Nile Motion Pictures

‘Escape From Uganda’ Set For Premiere

The long awaited movie ‘Escape From Uganda’ is set for premiere next month at the posh Kampala Serena Hotel.

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PRODUCTION: LUZIRA : Escape from Uganda
The film stars a stellar cast of some of Uganda’s leading actors, Michael Wawuyo and Ebonies’ Sam Bagenda and also marks the debut acting performance of leading East African musician and performer, Jose Chameleone. Chameleone and Ugandan diva sensation, Iryn Namubiru, also lend their voices to the soundtrack of the film in what will be a surprise change of pace for their thousands of fans.
The movie will premiere at a star studded red carpet VIP event on November 7th, 2014 at the Kampala Serena Hotel.

PREVIEW:
The lives of a middle class Indian family living in Kampala are thrown into turmoil when the housewife finds herself embroiled in a murder plot. Shika Samuel (played by Indian National Award winner Rima Kallingal) pursues her hobby of fashion design and opens a boutique at the Garden City Mall. She suddenly falls prey to a conspiracy and is faced with the double murder charge of her close friend Angel Mathews (Indian Star, Tashu) and the Mayor’s daughter, Audra (played by Miss Uganda 2013 1st Runner up Anita Kyarimpa). Husband, Jay Krishnan (Vijaay Babu) attempts to secure her release from Luzira Maximum Security Prison where she’s being tortured that is orchestrated by a well-wisher (Award Winning Tamil star Partiban) from the Indian community. The film essentially revolves around her attempt to escape from prison and from Uganda.

CAST: Michael Wawuyo, Wilberforce Mutete, Sam Bagenda, Jose Chameleone, Rima Kallingal, Partiban, Vijaay Babu, Mukesh, Sreekumar, Tashu Kaushik, Jojo, Anita Kyarimpa, Brenda Nanyonjo

Director: Rajesh Nair

Producer: Girisch Nair
Production House: River Nile Motion Pictures

Basket 53 Movie Crew Hosts Fans On Ship Cruise

The Basket 53 ship cruise floating party organised by Havy media, advert and film production and sponsored by Heineken, Shark media, and Spirit was a success on Saturday. The party was organised to bring the fans and supporters of the movie ‘Basket 53’ together with intentions of promoting the movie. It was meant to give fans a chance to shake hands with the actors and actresses of the above movie before they head to the kitchen to do what they do best.

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Basket 53 is the first ever basketball movie in Uganda from the makers of the first Ugandan dance movie called Game on. This movie features Francis Kasekende as the male lead who is a national basketballer and a former champion with the Kyambogo Warriors, he currently plays for KIU Titans and many other professional actors from the local scene like Okuo Prynce, Ampeire Daphine, Mutaka Ali among others.

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Its the intention of Havy media to keep organizing such invents so that by the time this movie comes out, it has got to the hearts of Ugandans. This arrangement is the first of its kind by Havy media to give the movies underproduction enough market so that by the time the movie is out everyone knows about it and yarning to have a hold of it.

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About The Movie:

Basket 53 movie is based on true events with in the synopsis below.

‘Mugisha K. Junior (Francis Kasekende) a 25 year Old basketballer lives with his dad who was a basketball champion in the late 1980’s. K. Junior discovers he is deeply in love with his best friend Lindsay (Robin Kisti), and he needs all the support to attract his dream which the dad is against.’

Havy Media posses the resources necessary to produce “BASKET 53.” while using our resources to give the film an overall ‘look’ of a feature, this will be accomplished through the use of our ‘connections’ within the industry to some of the finest and most expert individuals in the business.

Our production team is second to none. From Kevin Kix Byaruhanga (Director) who shoots fast and always elicit creative performances that are on time and on target, right from his ‘GAME ON’ Movie the
first ever Ugandan dance movie that the Ugandan movie market is yearning to have a grip on, to the Executive Producer Yvonne Nansinguza (Aka Sista Vich), to Robin Kisti and Gerald Namanya as Producers (Those two will put the money ‘on screen’ where it will do the most good), to Robin Kisti again who is the face of the NTV popular Login show as the female lead, to Francis Kasekende one of our own Ugandan top basketballers on the National team as the male lead.

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Other several members of the cast have been active in the movie industry since 2007 under various teams i.e. Evolv Creations, Onyx Pictures, NTV productions and some have acted in other movies. For example; SRB the best movie of the year 2013, Game On, The Hostel; the renowned TV series. While others are the Cream de´ la´ Cream of the upcoming artists.

We have assembled the best crew, beginning with our chief Sound engineer Mr. Edwin with his Masters in sound engineering, to Mr. Allie Mutaka a professional in light and Photography, moving on to Babangida
Ibrahim with his creativity traits leading the Technical department. We have laid an extraordinary strategy for the best equipment; we are talking about ‘Goodenuff Production House’ that has superseded the entertainment industry with their two black magic cameras, the best lighting and sound tools, and the rest of the gear.

New Ugandan Film ‘Basket53 Movie’ Organises Boat Cruise

This is the first ever Basketball movie in Uganda written and produced by Ugandans is soon launching and are organizing a Boat Cruise on Saturday 21st June 2014. Tickets go for 10K Ordinary and First class 20K. The departure is at Ssese Beach, Entebbe Road at 2pm Executive Director; Nansiguza YvonneExecutive Director; Nansiguza Yvonne

REVIEW
Movie: Basket 53
Description: A romantic basketball Drama.

Plot/synopsis:
K Junior a 25year basketballer lives with his dad who was a basketball Champion in 1980s. K junior who later discovers he is deeply in love with his best friend Lindsay (Robin Kisti) needs all the support to attract his dream even when no one believes in him.
The extra ordinary movie is a production of HAVY Media an Adverts and Film production company. BASKET 53 is from the makers of the first Ugandan Dance movie GAME ON. The production team is second to none, from Kevin Kix Byaruhanga the Director who shoots fast and always elicit creative performances that r on time and target right from his GAME ON movie.

Cast
To Robin Kisti and Gerald Namanya as Producers.
To Yvonnie Nansinguza aka (Sista Vich) as the potential Executive Producer. To Robin Kisti again who is the face of the NTV popular login show as the Female lead. To Francis Kasekende one of our own Ugandan top Basketballers on the National team as the male lead. To other cast members who have featured in several exceptional films like SRB, The Hostel and more.

They assembled the best crew from the chief Engineer Mr. Eddie Director Good enough, Babangida Ibrahim with his creative traits.
Havy Media is Organising a BASKET 53 SHIP CRUISE FLOOTING PARTY on 21st of June where the cast will meet their fans and all party animals in support of the movie. This movie project is likely to employ more than 1000 heads including main cast and Back ground Actors. However the biggest challenge is still to convince the potential investors who haven’t believed in the Ugandan Movie industry.

Breathe Away/Street Lights/Ntunga – Radio and Weasel

This duo never ceases to make one smile. Radio and Weasel have forever been consistent in their music, little wonder they concurrently get nominated for international awards. They have surely earned it.goodlife living a goodlyfe copy

Also, the fact that this former Good Lyfe duo releases songs one after the other without any breathing space, has totally confused me on which one to write about. This is why I have decided to write about all these songs in the same article.

‘Breathe Away’ being my personal favourite (at the moment), puts my oxygen supply to a halt for a few seconds every time I hear it. The song is simply beautiful. Radio even makes it lovelier by exaggerating how this girl takes his breathe away and he wants to be her black Michael Jackson. On the other side Weasel brings in his hoarse voiced vibes which kick us into their imaginary “Oxygen less” world. The production on this love song is amazing. Now when the video comes in, all I can say is, “It is well with this song”. The lighting is perfect and the concept is on point. All these factors put together push this reggae piece into the plane and then onto the world platform.

‘Ntunga’ on the other hand is one of those normal hits these two bring onto the scene. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying it’s a bad song, on the contrary I believe it’s a great song for ‘kwanjulas’.It falls in the same category as ‘Bread and butter’, ‘Nyambura’,and ‘Number Emu’. It’s not very different from what the boys have done before. But that doesn’t stop us from liking it anyway.

Then ‘Street Lights’ comes along. I have to give this one to the boys. They nailed it. Yes, I know there is a lot of hullabaloo about this song being a replica of ‘Do what you want’ by Lady Gaga and R.Kelly, but come on people, aren’t we used yet? I mean there is a Luganda version of ‘All of me’. Same lyrics and a Kidandali beat dubbed over John Legend’s piano melody. I’ve not heard anyone say anything about that but when Radio and Weasel go ahead to recreate the Lady Gaga beat, everyone is up and about their business(not forgetting that they have done it before with P Square and Omulangira Suuna’s songs).I love this song with all the foes it comes with. It basically talks about “baby you and me, me and you, me and you, and the street lights…” and showing their lovers all the love they deserve. If you want to know exactly what they said, feel free to listen to the song.

All these love songs are featured on various radio and television countdowns. They are also available out on CD in the Ntunga and Amaaso albums. Sound cloud, My ziki, and links are available on their social media sites. Download, share and love. Keep on visiting Showbiz Uganda because we’ve got it all!