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UTB partners with MTV Africa to host MAMAs

Kampala, Uganda | Patricia Akankwatsa | MTV Africa and MTV Base have partnered with Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) to host the continental flagship award show of MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) 2021. The partnership was announced during a virtual press conference broadcast from Johannesburg and Kampala by Monde Twala and Craig …

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Pearl Magic sets stage for Uganda’s movie industry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | While marking its 2-year journey, MultiChoice Uganda’s Pearl Magic has continued to shape the growth of Uganda’s film industry by setting stage for showcasing local content and talent. In a Nov.05 statement, MultiChoice said over 145 Ugandan movie titles have featured on the channel – …

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Sean Connery: James Bond actor dies aged 90

London, UK | Xinhua | British actor Sean Connery, best known for his starring role in the James Bond films, has died aged 90, British media reported Saturday. His death was first reported by the BBC on Saturday but the cause is as yet undisclosed. His son Jason Connery told the …

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Laycon celebrates BBNaija Season 5 victory

Lagos, Nigeria | THE INDPENDENT | Laycon, real name Olamilekan Agbelesebioba, has emerged winner of the fifth season of Big Brother Naija after polling 60 per cent of the votes in the final week. The 26-year-old rapper was announced winner at the season’s grand finale on Sunday, September 27. He …

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Local Film Industry gets huge boost

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development has partnered with the European Union (EU) and UNESCO in a joint project aimed at supporting the development of the local film industry. The project will create measures to provide a tax …

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