Wednesday, January 7, 2009

KFM now owns Dembe FM

DONE DEAL: Aisha Alibhai (R) has been part of a sucessful KFM

Everybody will be saying, “Who else could have gotten this news before Rafshizzle” and it’s not because of my relationship with Monitor Publications Limited (MPL) but because stories are on this blog now and soon they’ll be somewhere else.
Well, we can exclusively reveal to you that MPL has bought Dembe FM from Bitature.
MPL is under Aga Khan’s Nairobi-based Nation Media Group of Companies (NMG), who also owns the Daily Monitor newspaper, NTV Uganda and KFM radio in Uganda.
Our Sherlocks have revealed to us that some of the staff at the Nakasero-based Dembe FM will be retained but most of them are bound to lose their jobs as the new owners have a different vision of the station and its running.
“The station will remain in Nakasero for the time being but they will move it to Namuwongo near its sister KFM,” said the source.
The details of the deal, especially how much money was paid to money-man Bitature, are something we can’t release at the moment. But rest assured that we will keep you posted on the developments especially about the staff to be affected.
Bina Baby? We also don’t know!
Anyways, all we know is that the move is part of NMG’s attempt to take over the media field in Uganda.
In fact, KFM will have its signals strengthen all over the country by Friday this week.
Daily Monitor newspaper is in a process to add more magazines into their paper and now NTV Uganda is also on DStv.
Doesn’t that sound quite an improvement?

Jackie hits at Cindy in Mombasa

Cinderella Sanyu has many fans and friends...
But former Blu3 group-mates, especially Jackie Chandiru may not be some of them.
The Blu3 girls have been talking about the breakaway singer in less than favourable terms.
Remember Cindy was replaced by Mya Baganda while she was on holiday with her Spanish boyfriend Mario Brunetta last year.
So when Blu3 was in Mombasa for the East Africa divas beach party, last week, the audience kept asking the whereabouts of Cindy, according to a source at Kenyan newspaper Daily Nation.
Our Kenyan source also told us that the girls tried to dodge the question but the audience kept stubbornly asking, “Where is Cindy” during every break.
Questioned so many times, Jackie replied: “Oh my god. We really, really would have loved to be with her but she was not serious. She left the group for a man. There’s no way we would have worked with such a person.”
After those controversial comments, Jackie went ahead to introduce Cindy and the girls didn’t hold themselves back by putting up an exhilarating performance.