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PICTORIAL: Sebunya-Rema Namakula kwanjula

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr Hamza Sebunya took a second step to wedding Ugandan musician  Rema Namakula, when he was introduced to her parents in a traditional ceremony called ‘Kwanjula’.  Looking elegant, she shared photographs on Facebook of the joyful ‘Introduction’ held at her parent’s home in Nabbingo Battaka, …

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Ker Luo and Kwar Adhola start World Forum of Luo Kings

  Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nearly 500 years after the descendants of Adhola and Owiny separated in present day Tororo in Uganda, their descendants on Thursday November 7, 2019 signed a pact confirming their blood relationship, and agreed to reunite and work together. There was a brief cultural …

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Art X Lagos, 2019

Premier art fair for the best and the new in Africa ARTS | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | The premier International Art Fair, Art X Lagos, is in its fourth season this year and is offering wider-ranging packages of interest; including a series of curated projects, art talks and live events intended …

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Nigerian contemporary art booms and prices soar

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | First there was Tutu, the “African Mona Lisa” sold last year for 1.5 million dollars. Then a second portrait by revered Nigerian painter Ben Enwonwu, called Christine, sold in mid-October, for 1.4 million dollars. Both record sales of famous works by the late “father of African …

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Art tongue in cheek

Confronting the complex and delicate with sarcasm and self-portraiture | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | As a social-political commentator, Ugandan artist Paul Ndema exploits adversity to provoke intense dialogue and criticism of the socio-political injustices. In his latest series, he delves into the delicate and complex issues of religion, sexuality and cultural …

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PICTORIAL: Sebunya-Rema Namakula kukyala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr Hamza Sebunya yesterday took a first step to wedding Ugandan musician  Rema Namakula, by visiting her parents in a traditional ceremony called ‘Kukyala’.  Looking elegant, she shared photographs on Facebook of the joyful occasion held on Uganda’s Independence Day, at her parent’s home in …

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Oil brushes that conserve birds

Artist turns childhood affection into a challenge for me and you | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Farid Mahfudh loves birds. He cares for birds; lovingly cuddling them and nursing them if they accidently wander into his studio. He helps them to freedom in the open skies. Born in Masaka town, Farid …

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Russian cadets pose for selfies at Kalashnikov exhibition

Moscow, Russia | AFP |  Dozens of youngsters from Russia’s Youth Army have been getting up close and personal with perhaps the world’s most iconic firearm as their country prepares to mark the centenary of the birth of Mikhail Kalashnikov, maker of the legendary rifle. Children from the roughly half a …

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