By Pato Patrick’s Sentongo
As this week started on Sunday 28, June, all the excitement was about starting the other half of the year “Tweny Tweny” with the advent of the month of July on Wednesday, little did we know that the week would turn out to be a roller-coaster of big stories in the entertainment scene.
Starting this weekend, we will be making a review of all the entertainment stories that have shaped the week in a special column dubbed “WEEK IN REVIEW” and this week we bring you these stories in order of their
1. SHEILA GASHUMBA & GOD’s PLAN Vs TINA
What started as a trending hashtag #stopsocialmediabullyinginuganda on twitter resulted into an initiative to put a stop to cyber bullying in Uganda. The hashtag was started by celebrity couple of Sheila Gashumba and Ali Marcus Lwanga alias God’s Plan. The two later paid other social influencers to trend the hashtag for the past two weeks with their attack directed to Urban TV’s gossip show “Sqoop on Sqoop” and it’s presenter, Christine Kirungi alias Tina Fierce.
Finally, on Thursday evening, UCC suspended the show for the meantime as a few issues get sorted. The couple claimed the show brought them a lot of frustrations through insults thrown by its presenter.
2. LYDIA JAZMINE & MC IBRAH
Just as the fire was still burning between Sheila and Tina, Singer Lydia Jazmine retaliated against Star TV’s gossip show host & Wolokoso No Xtress YouTube content creator Ibrah Mukasa lias MC Ibrah. Through a tweet quoted with a video, Lydia Jazmine claimed that the latter constantly attacked and dragged her name into dirt, something she said was gross harassment to her, her management and also her sick mother.
In the video, Ibrah claimed Lydia had aborted Fik Fameica’s pregnancy and a lot more in that line. However unlike Tina & Sheila, Ibra on Wednesday issued an apology to the songstress through his social media platforms. He remorsefully described his utterances as degrading, appalling and regrettable.
On Thursday evening, Ibrah’s boss and Head Of Entertainment at UBC Mr Calvin Kalule aka Calvin the Entertainer together with singer Mesach Semakula brought Lydia Jazmine and Ibra Mukasa on a round table and they made peace.
3. BOBIWINE FREEDOM CONCERT.
Bobi Wine continued to show he is a class apart when it comes to online concerts. This particular concert dubbed “Freedom Concert” was Bobi Wine’s second online concert in these Covid Times. It came so fast at the start of the week on Sunday at 4pm and this time Bobi Wine did more justice to his performance; what took peoples eyes and attention was the life and creativity that was put to this show.
The ghetto Gladiator started the show while on a boat on the waters of his One love beach in Busabala. The production of the show was so on point both visually and in audio. To many, Bobi Wine set the pace for the online shows and many of his supporters started ranting that his fellows who wish to hold online concerts should first consult him.
4. BRYAN WHITE’s HEALTH STATUS.
City socialite, Brian Kirumira Alias Brian White’s Heath condition continued to deteriorate. when Sabasaba contacted Brian White’s PRO, Media Personality “KASUKU” said Brian was bedridden for close to two weeks at Nakasero hospital after contracting intestinal complications. He added that his blood samples were flown to South Africa for further examination.
Meanwhile, Brian recently skipped summons by the parliamentary Human Rights committee where he was supposed to appear on allegations of sexual harassment.
5. GRAVITY & GNL ZAMBA’s BEEF
It all started as simple misunderstanding between these two artists but later turned into real beef with day-to-day social media attack’s. GNL Zamba claims he inspired the generation that came after him in the hip hop music in Uganda. Gravity on the other hand says that he has never been inspired by the GNL claiming that all GNL is looking for is relevancy because he has faded down here in Uganda.
However on the other hand, GNL says he’s trying to revive the lost glory of the Hip hop game in Uganda. Their beef is not to end anytime soon.
6. JOEL SENNYONYI HONEYMOON.
After People Power spokesperson, Joel Senyonyi wedded his lovely wife last Saturday, many questions from the public remain unanswered. Among those questions include; who the wife was and whether a homeymoon for the couple would be possible since it is still Covid time. This website is informed that Senyonyi’s Wife is Called Febres Nagawa.
On Monday, however, photos of Senyonyi and wife circulated on social media at an unknown destination enjoying blissful moments on their honeymoon. Ugandans on social media ended up confirming that Senyonyi who claimed was a virgin a year back, has officially lost his virginity.
7. YKEE BENDA IN & SOPHIE GOMBYA TO TUSSLE IT OUT FOR UMA PRESIDENCY
Uganda Musicians Association (UMA) this week saw Mrs. Sophie Nabukalu Gombya tender in her resignation letter as the body’s president and letting Ykee Benda take over the position.
Sophie Gombya said she is joining politics and vying for Kampala LC 5 Woman Councillor. She said, the UMA constitution does not allow any leader in the body to be in active politics and therefore, that’s the reason why she resigned. Ykee Benda immediately took over as the new president of Ugandan Musicians.