Thursday, September 27, 2007

Chameleone to perform at BB Party on Sunday


NUMBER ONE: Chameleone for Big Brother this Sunday

Huh? There is a lot of Chameleone in the news or rather a lot of news ‘in’ Chameleone?
Well, all I can say is that the latest at my desk from Multichoice Uganda is that Chameleone’s performance at the Big Brother Africa II Eviction Party in South Africa is this Sunday.
The initial communication had indicated October 28 but Rafshizzle received a press statement from Multichoice two hours ago and it indicated September 30 instead.
And the African music “heavyweight” will fly from the US straight to South Africa where he is to perform while backed up by his young brother Weazal.
Chameleone will perform a few minutes before we get to know whether it’s the South African overweight eating-machine Lerato or the Zimbabwean python Bertha leaving the House.
Chameleone, who has been described by South Africans as Africa’s crowd-pleasure, has promised to do his best to impress the Big Brother audience and he has told Rafshizzle on phone that he would perform Sivyo Ndivyo or Mawoko Na Mawoko, the 2006 hit he sang in the Shona language of Zimbabwean.
What a coincidence in case Bertha leaves!
Well, watch the space for more info and stand-by for the performance review next week.

Paris Hilton Coming

CAPTION: Paris Hilton's T-Shirt says it all about her pending visit to Uganda and Rwanda
Can you believe Paris Hilton is swapping partying for poverty, A-list for aid work and beach life for street life?
Hilton who is America’s most famous heiress is putting her money where her mouth is by visiting Rwanda and Uganda in November, according to E Online.
26-yearold Hilton is an American celebutante, businesswoman, singer, model, actress, and television personality. She is an heiress to a share of both the Hilton Hotel fortune and the real estate fortune of her father Richard Hilton.
But the biggest news is that the blonde socialite is set to invest in her caring sharing nature by taking a trip to Rwanda.
Hilton plans to visit the former African warzone in November after completion of her horror-musical movie, Repo! The Genetic Opera.
She told E Online: “There’s so much need in that area, and I feel like if I go, it will bring more attention to what people can do to help.”
Meanwhile, a source said that Hilton would secretly sneak into Uganda before leaving for Kigali.
I’m not quite sure what the Rwandan locals will make of the beauty, better known for sex tapes, partying and one notorious prison stretch.
Perhaps life behind bars really has changed the Hilton, who vowed to do more charity work when she came out of the clink.
“I want to visit more countries where poverty and children’s issues are a big concern. I know there’s a lot of good I can do just by getting involved and bringing attention to these issues,” she said after her release recently and now us Ugandans and Rwandans should be proud that we are one of the people she has thought about first.
According to Forbes Magazine, Hilton earned approximately $2 million in 2003–2004, $6.5 million in 2004–2005, and $7 million in 2005–2006 --- you see, another American millionaire coming but guys before you think of detoothing her hear this:
Hilton was engaged to fashion model Jason Shaw from mid-2002 to early 2003. On May 29, 2005, she announced her engagement to Paris Latsis, a Greek shipping heir; the engagement was called off five months later. Thereafter, she began dating another Greek shipping heir, Stavros Niarchos III, but in May 2006, Hilton publicist Elliot Mintz informed the press Paris Hilton and Stavros had broken up. In an attempt to rediscover herself, Hilton imposed a ban on sexual activity for one year starting in July 2006. She told Regis and Kelly: “One-night stands are not for me. I think it’s gross when you just give it up. Guys want you more, if you don’t just hand it to them on a platter.”
In July 2006, Hilton was photographed kissing her best male friend Brandon Davis, the man who “ranted against” Lindsay Lohan (another famous US actress) on national television, five days later.
In January 2007, Hilton’s private life again created headlines with the launch of, a website that featured images of personal and medical documents, video, and other private material, allegedly obtained when the contents of a storage locker rented by Hilton were auctioned off due to lack of payment.
On February 3, 2007 Hilton obtained a temporary injunction against, closing down the website for a short period of time before the site went back online.
In a June 11, 2007 phone interview from jail, Hilton told Barbara Walters that while serving time in jail, God has given her a new chance, and that she will no longer “act dumb.”
And Rafshizzle is very sure that this visit to Uganda and Rwanda is no dumb act.
Huh, it’s time to prepare that paper for an autograph…

Bums Continue Daring To Bare!

Good grief.
Or should that be good brief?
I have just consulted my cultural or rather Ugandan style bible and I can’t locate an entry on bottom flashing being up to standard whatsoever.
The closest I can find is a blurb on big knickers being a la mode for queen dancers just in case as they do their thing - but I’m not even sure this lass is wearing pants. And if she is, big they are not.
But all in all, why not use longer pants or just give up on skimpy stuff when you know that day you’re doing some vigorous strokes.
This queen dancer knew very well that she would dance like this at Gulu University during the MTN University Fests launch...

Haruna Over Tempted in Ramadan!

Ding ding! Round one of a celebrity’s Battle of the Souls is underway.
In the left corner is Haruna Mubiru of Kitooke Kifa Nsalira, in the right, Temptation or call him Satan.
In the two weeks of the holy month of Ramadan Haruna has been attacked by numerous Temptations that have almost spoilt his Shawm (fasting).
The first Temptation faced him in Masindi where he performed at the B2K Nite launch at Club Liquid a week ago. A girl from the audience told Haruna: “I love you, please can I spend the rest of tonight with you, please…” and he said, “I’m sorry I can’t do that” but that was not the end of the Temptations.
Even last week as he performed with Eagles Production on the Ssese Islands, Haruna was faced by even tougher Temptations.
Doing his thing, a girl joined him on stage, she undid her zip a little bit and started dancing seductively. Another even had a beer in her hand and remember Haruna had just broken his fast.
Everyone knows what the Qur’an says about booze and music but, anyways, it’s the same Qur’an that advises us not to judge others.
Haruna’s situation has got my brain whirling, and I have decided to investigate the matter in my own unique way considering singing is the guy’s job and he cannot avoid the fans.

Check photos:

Monday, September 24, 2007

Chameleone gets nod in MTV EMA 2007


CAPTION: Over 26 awards and he is still counting

Wow! He never dies!
The latest news to reach Rafshizzle’s desk is about the nomination of Ugandan music heavyweight Jose Chameleone in the 2007 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs).
He once becomes the first Ugandan to get nominated in the prestigious awards.
The MTV EMAs 2007 will take place on November 1, 2007 in Munich, Germany at the Olympiahalle. Nominations of the world will be announced mid this week but Rafshizzle has managed to have a peep into the list and I found Chameleone’s name included.
The awards show will be hosted by Snoop Dogg. So far, confirmed performers are Mika and Foo Fighters.
Watch the space for more info…

IDP Kids Love To Party

LET'S GO DOWN: Gulu kids get jiggy with it at Gulu University

If Street Kids in Kampala can get their groove life back with music played in the red-light-districts then so can the suffering kids of northern Uganda.
The village kids were seen getting jiggy with it during the MTN Campus Fest at Gulu University last week.
I love kids but mostly I love seeing kids happy and it was my pleasure to see the Gulu kids having an enjoyable evening---and they were happy to be pictured together. Their love and togetherness that night washed away the image I had of them---I used to think they can only think about violence.
They have suffered a lot and it is our task to help them get back happiness because they can.
Gulu kids you are the champions of freestyle dancing starting this year until further notice.

Rwandans Baying For Chameleone's Blood

HEAD-SCRATCHING: Chameleone is at logger-heads with Rwandan refugees

What do Jose Chameleone and President Yoweri Museveni have in common?
Rwandans always wade in with an opinion on their lives – and with a lot of negativity!
If you ask Chameleone the matter giving him a terrible head-scratch today he will tell you the Rwandan refugees who hired him to perform in UK but he never turned-up.
And now the Rwandan fellas are taking the matter political, and the office of Vice President is already aware of the matter, which Rwandans are relating to the poor relationship between the two countries.
“Can you imagine these guys (Rwandans) have made the matter political and they are swearing to do anything possible to tarnish Chameleone’s name,” said a source in the VP’s office.
However, Chameleone’s brother Humphrey Mayanja, who also coordinated the deal, said that the show flopped because of the Rwandan organisers’ disloyalty.
He said: “We initially asked for 3,000 pounds for the show but they convinced us to accept half of that saying that it was a charity show and moreover Akon was to perform at the same event and so Chameleone would get massive publicity. But as days went on, they kept changing words and we discovered that actually Akon was never to perform there. However, Chameleone was willing to take the burden and perform alone until when they wanted him to even use the deposit they gave him to buy three visas for him and his two back-up singers.”
“A UK visa in the US is $450 but they told Chameleone to use the deposit which was 750 pounds to buy three visas and moreover this communication was made quite, merely a week to the event,” continued Humphrey.
Meanwhile, Chameleone has said he would perform for these Rwandans again if the show is rescheduled and there are better arrangements.
Hope it ends well...

What makes Briton MP O’Brien an African

MOTHERLAND UG: Stephen O'Brien enters a hut in Amuru IDP camp on Sept. 19

This one is a very humorous politician.
I’m talking about the Conservative Member of Parliament for Eddisbury, United Kingdom, Mr Stephen O’Brien who left many Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in Gulu and Amuru districts beaming over with joy when he said he belongs together with them.
“I was born in Tanzania and my coming to Uganda is a return to my home East Africa,” he said, “All of you here are my sisters and brothers.”
He said this after he had just exited a hut in Amuru IDP camp where he played freely with kids.
Mr O’Brien, who is also the chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Malaria Consortium and Britain’s Shadow Minister for Health, and he left on Saturday.
And it was publicised that he came purposely to boost the Malaria crusade and follow-up on projects by the Malaria Consortium in Uganda but as usual Rafshizzle brings you the news behind the news.
It was indeed a return home because the latest at my desk is that O’Brien and his wife owns Cooper Uganda Limited and his major reason for coming was to celebrate 40 years of Cooper Uganda Limited held at Sheraton Hotel on September 18.
Cooper is the leader in the distribution of veterinary Pharmaceuticals, assorted equipment and environmental health products in the country. Coopers is also actively involved in public health with products which include Insecticide Treated Mosquito nets (Cooper-Net), Interceptor long lasting Insecticide Treated Net, indoor residual spray chemicals, Fendona and household sprays (Farco rapid kill insecticide, and other Farco rat killer).
Now you can see the connection? Well, watch the space as I return with how much he was paid to tour northern Uganda!
This is Rafshizzle!

Bebe loses 'broken' Mobo to 2Face


Ugandan reggae maestro Bebe Cool has lost the Mobo award for Best African Act to Nigerian 2Face Idibia.
2Face beat fellow Nigerian D’Banj (Nigeria), Kenyan Nameless, Wambali Mkandawire (Malawi) and South Africa’s Kabelo to claim the award, which was handed to him during the 12th edition of the MOBOs held at the 02 Arena, Greenwich in London on Wednesday September 19.
Innocent Ujah Idibia a.k.a 2Face becomes the first Nigerian to win a Mobo whilst Bebe Cool becomes the second Ugandan to miss out on winning at the prestigious UK awards.
Jose Chameleone, who was the first ever nominee from East Africa, lost the same category to Ghanaian Batman Samini last year.
Chameleone was nominated alongside South African Lebo Mathosa (RIP) and Nigerians Tony Tetuilla and P-Square (Paul & Peter Okoye).
Meanwhile, 2Face was left wordless and embarrassed at Wednesday’s event after he held his award carelessly and it fell and broke into pieces, just as he was about making his acceptance speech.
His country-mate, co-nominee D’Banj was around to calm him down but 2Face looked like he would shed tears any moment.
2Face was nominated for the same award in 2005, but he lost to Senegalese Youssou N’doir and now he could only take the honour home but no plaque.
Meanwhile, Bebe Cool is defiant despite the win and he is optimistic ahead of the Channel O Spirit of Africa Music Video Awards slated to take place at the Johannesburg City Hall on October 11 2007.
Bebe Cool, under E.A.B.C, is nominated for Best Ragga Dancehall Video, Best African East Video, Best Director and Video of the Year for their hit Kube.
Voting is still on and you only need to log on to

Monday, September 17, 2007

Sengo mugged in UK over Rakim’s death!

CAPTION: Sengo hides his face at Entebbe Airport during his recent visit to Uganda.

A LOT has been said on the death of UK-based music promoter Rakim Owori, and Rafshizzle is not ready to join that confusion especially over the stuff that grabbed his life…
However, there is only one story that cannot go without my interest and this is the beating-up of another music promoter tycoon Yunus Sengo of the famous Hummers and Range Rover cars that caused a stir on Kampala streets some time back…
A VERY reliable source told Rafshizzle that Sengo was thumped to pulp by a clique of Ugandans in London as he tried to rob them of their money in regard to Rakim’s death.
“Sengo invoked all Ugandans in London to go to his nightclub and pay seventy pounds as entrance fee on grounds that he would use all the proceeds to transport Rakim’s body back home (England to Uganda),” said the source, “But things went sour for him when one of the mourners learnt from a relative in Kampala that actually Rakim died in Uganda.”
The source said that the war in the club was sparked-off by a lady who started hauling all sorts of insults to Sengo and a man standing next to her threw a punch that touched his left jaw. The source also said that when Sengo tried to retaliate, a gang went for him and they started punching him until police intervened. He was left with serious injuries.
What an entry into the Holy Month of Ramadan, Swahaba Yunus…Let me reserve my comments…otherwise, over to you Sengo!

Have Gays Started...?

There were a LOT of stuff at the Royal Ascot Goat Races in Munyonyo (two weeks ago) and so don’t blame anybody for not telling you some of them because even Rafshizzle remembers one at a go…they were just too many!
The event had food, girls, booze, the goats and a bit of a mass wedding feel to it, fashionably-speaking.
But one couple in a white wedding gown was to be confused for a bride and bridegroom.
I ask you: how many of you would be happy to watch a Mrs-marries-Mrs wedding?
I guess nobody and even people at the Goat Races looked shocked after seeing the two ladies exemplify what the gays have been fighting for in recent days.But when Rafshizzle asked them if they were gays, the two said “no” but they just thought of something to sex up their appearance at the event... and by doing so, they managed to stand out from all the rest of the posse.

Friday, September 14, 2007

David Obua’s brother rotting in Luzira

“May he come for my rescue…”?
Those are not my words but words by budding footballer Gilbert Obua towards his elder stepbrother, the Cranes Star David Obua.
Well, Rafshizzle can exclusively reveal to you that Gilbert Obua, who was set to sign for local club SC Villa in July, was arrested for idle and disorderly by Patrol Police merely a month ago.
A source only identified as Charles told Rafshizzle that Gilbert is one of the several sons of former FUFA President Denis Obua but his father has since denied him.
Charles said that Gilbert has been incarcerated in Luzira prison for close to a month and half “but Obua Senior said he is not the father and therefore he cannot take responsibility.”
Actually, Charles had wanted Rafshizzle to help connect him to David Obua, maybe he could help, but unfortunately the request came in a little late after Obua had just returned to South Africa to join his club K-Chiefs.
Gilbert was in court on Tuesday at 2 p.m. but Obua had left the country on Monday morning.
Charles said that Gilbert would be released on a bond of Shs100,000.
How much pork can Shs100,000 buy?
You’ll give me the answer after the break.
In the meantime I believe Obua could have used a portion of the Shs17 million he got from Mike Ezra plus other bonuses to help Gilbert at least as just a fellow Ugandan if not a brother but unfortunately the footy lad is already out of the country.
Don’t ask me why I’m not paying that money…Thanks

Rafshizzle unveils Maureen’s boyfriend

We have watched her during Shower Hour in the Big Brother House and we have seen what her mama gave her.
But which lucky lad is the man in Maureen Namatovu’s life.
Don’t look any farther than the National Drug Authority.
A source told Rafshizzle that Maureen’s guy is a senior employee at NDA and that he is called Moses (I’m not ready to give second name but if you think I’m pulling your legs, his phone number starts with 82 and ends with 08, it’s actually a 0772)
Oh, God why am I going this far…
And with all that is happening between Maureen and the Malawian guy Code in the BB house, I know most people are eager to know Moses’ reaction.
But I could guess the guy doesn’t care any more if Maureen’s words are anything to go by.
Remember last week she told Code that she is uncertain of her relation with her boyfriend (Moses) because he didn’t support the whole thing of her going for Big Brother.
That he even refused to accompany her to the airport when she was leaving Uganda for South Africa and she didn’t call to ask how she was after she checked in a hotel in South Africa even if they had given him her hotel room number.
And now with the kissing and touching and all the crazy things between Maureen and Code in the BB house, it will need God’s intervention to convince Moses that Big Brother is just game and game but a dirty game where you can do anything in the name of Shs100,000.
Over to you, Moses.

Bobi Wine’s dig on Katongole

While some of you focus on the issue of Bobi Wine pirating Lord Laro’s song World News to make his reggae tune Abalungi Balumya, I spy with my little eyes and ears...
There is another story behind this song and I just don’t get it, and probably never will I.
Why celebs always fight for the same girls and yet we think they have the means to have as many as they would want…
Perhaps it’s a game?
Check out the video of Abalungi Balumya and see the girl in it. She is an actress and ex-girl-lover of Beat FM presenter Dennis Katongole (Omutongole). She chose the Ghetto President over the local presenter. The break-up forced Katongole to release a song titled Kankute, calling her back.
But to expose it more Bobi Wine put her in the video where a woman walks out on some guy even if the guy is insisting on calling her back.
Little wonder, Bobi opens the song with the words, “ooh ooh, this is a true bad man love story…”

Sunday, September 9, 2007

I Beg Your Pardon!

Sir! Sir! Sir…Those plants get enough irrigation and I don’t…
Well, I would not think of rapping a smartly dressed lad like this one.
But this behaviour of releasing in the bush deserves a telling off, or two.
I would have excused him if the lavatories were like a mile away from him and he was dying to piss, but he did this during the Royal Ascot Goat Races in Munyonyo and we all know that both mobile and sited toilets are always available at everybody’s convenience here.
Normally people with his colour are taken as trendsetters of note in our country, and they are known for doing things the modern way but now…
Anyways, to avoid sounding offensive, let me end here and you also judge for yourselves.