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Kanye West hugs Trump, muses on presidential run

Washington, United States | AFP | Does rap megastar Kanye West support Donald Trump? He loves him — and proved it Thursday by suddenly striding from his chair at a surreal White House meeting to hug the president. “I love this guy right here,” the serial Grammy-winning artist declared in …

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Instagram ramps up battle against bullying

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Instagram on Tuesday added more weapons to battle cyber bullying, using artificial intelligence to scan photos for abusive content at the Facebook-owned service. The move comes after Facebook also increased anti-harassment measures, following a survey which said young victims of online abuse feel …

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YouTube driving global consumption of music

London, United Kingdom | AFP | If you are listening to music, chances are you’re on YouTube. A music consumer report by the industry’s global body IFPI published on Tuesday found that 86 percent of us listen to music through on-demand streaming. And nearly half that time, 47 percent is …

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Kanye West heads to White House

Washington, United States | AFP | The rapper Kanye West, one of Donald Trump’s most glamorous supporters, will head to the White House for a meeting with the president and his son in law Jared Kushner on Thursday, officials said. Trump, who came under fire this week from another music …

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Eddy Kenzo and Ykee Benda win big at AFRIMMA

Dallas, US | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s flag flew high on Sunday when Eddy Kenzo was voted East African Artiste of the Year and Ykee Benda African Newcomer artiste of the year at the 5th African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA)  in Dallas, USA . The biggest African Music Awards in the …

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Kampala City without its carnival

East Africa’s entertainment capital will be dull this October Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | “Make a date with East Africa’s biggest street party during the festival weekend from Oct.5-7.” Well, not this year. Kampala city, which carries the moniker of “East Africa’s entertainment capital,” will not be having savoury aromas …

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ISAIAH 60 PRODUCTIONS: The official 27 Guns trailer

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | After the recent shooting of scenes in Uganda’s capital Kampala including at Parliament, Isaiah 60 Productions have released the official trailer of the Ugandan film 27 Guns. The film about the National Resistance Army (NRA) liberation war of the early 80s is directed by Natasha Karugire and Sharpe Ssewali, …

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