Monday, September 7, 2009

Uganda’s Maureen Kabasiita on probation

CAPTION: Saved the lady standing on the right

The audience booed the judges as they announced the contestants on probation for this week on Sunday.
But wait a minute; the taunts and boos were at Effendy’s Restaurant in Kampala as a Ugandan was mentioned amongst the people on probation.
The audience became angry immediately after Judge Ian Mbugua told Uganda’s Maureen Kabasiita to join Tanzania’s Illuminata, Rwanda’s Christian and Nina on the probation list.
The audience felt that Maureen sang Angelique Kidjo’s Wombolombo so well but Ian thought otherwise.
The audience cheered the Ugandan girl on doing the classic but Ian condemned her singing as shouting and said she shouldn’t confuse shouting with singing.
The judges also said Christian, who was saved last week from being evicted by the fans, didn’t sing convincing enough to stay in the house.
Then Ian said Illuminata is gorgeous but her singing might not get her out of the dog house.
And Nina was sentenced for choosing a “wrong song” for her voice.
The Principal of the academy Achieng Abura said that the judges got it all wrong. She however applauded the contestants for their great performance during the gala show and encouraged them to make their performances even better, come next weekend.
Maureen’s number is six; if you want to save her simply send tusker6 to 7197.
There is no restriction to the number of messages you send.
Meanwhile the contestant who was evicted on Saturday was Tanzania’s 22-year-old Carol Uliwa.
The beauty takes the number of evictees to two following next week’s eviction of fellow Tanzanian Kelvin Stephens.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Big Brother (4): The Revolution starts with confusion!


Ladies and gentlemen as we promised, we want to be the first in updating you about Big Brother: The Revolution.
The show started tonight (Sunday) at 8 p.m. and as the organisers promised, there are a lot of surprises, changes and twists.
The M-Net show which will last for 91 days has a new presenter in the names of IK plus it has a completely redesigned eye logo and the prize money has doubled to USD 200, 000.
IK was at hand to tell the viewers all the details and even if he didn’t sound good (to me) as good as previous host KB, he managed to control the show.
Well, also audiences will have to vote for the housemates they want to see stay in the house and not one they want evicted like it has been the case.
We saw some new furniture in there and some of the house designers said the number of cameras and microphones has almost doubled.
The number of housemates has also moved from 12 to 14 while housemates will be allowed to form cliques and even discuss the game strategy.
The 14 participating countries this year are Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Each country will have one housemate.
BUT, some countries have gotten in two housemates (i.e. Uganda and Kenya) whilst other countries have no representatives in the house (Angola, Malawi and Tanzania).
NOW, the trick is that some housemates will be evicted this weekend following nominations tonight.
That means, Uganda and Kenya will have to give up one housemate and five girls are on their way to the house come next week.
The twists and turns on the show seem never to end and some of them will be revealed as the show goes on – some should be spontaneous.
In the meantime, let’s present to you the guys who entered the house yesterday.
Hannington Kuteesa Kavuma – he’s a son of Judge Steven Kavuma and Member of Parliament Ruth Kavuma. He has just returned from Malaysia where he has been doing a course in IT. You can’t believe we were with this chap at the Kampala Rugby Club and he couldn’t tell us anything, well, good luck to him.
Meanwhile, the other Ugandan is called Filbert Okure and we’re still collecting information about him so keep it right here. (They tell us, Hannington will leave, mbu).

Anyways, Zimbabwe has sent Itai Makumbe – the 31-year-old loves politics. And you guessed right, most politicians bore except for guys like Ken Lukyamuzi, President Museveni and Idd Amin (RIP).
Kenya also has two in Edward Muthusi aka Teddy and Jeremy Ndirangu.
Nigeria has sent Kevin Chuwang – who is a 27-year-old unemployed chap.
From Botswana: is Kaone Ramontshonyana – I honestly failed to understand the chap.
First-timers Ethiopia is being represented by Yacob Yehdego – he promised to be himself, a thing that almost every Ethiopian says. His nickname is Yac. Need to wait…
The hosts South Africa have a Mzungu called Quinn Silder – at 21 years of age, the charming white is the youngest in the house; plus he’s a DJ and radio presenter so he should be in the know of how to entertain people.
Other first-timers Mozambique sent 23-year-old Leonel Estevda.
Ghana had a dread-locked Code and this year is no exceptional with Rastafarian George Wayde coming from that side. He’s got the spirit for the game and his Patio lingua was the icing on the cake as he entered the house.
Namibia has Edward & Erastus Moongo, the identical twin brothers, who have to keep their relationship unknown for three weeks lest they face eviction once one of them gets nominated.
You must be wondering “where are the ladies,” well, the host said there will be ladies in the house “next week…”
Hope that tells you why some people will have to leave the house. In fact, they showed us the five girls but not their faces and we hope their faces match with their legs and abs we saw…
For more details check later for the next post!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Big Brother and Project Fame Updates

Ladies and gentlemen, we're back!!!

Here at Rafshizzle, we'll be giving you all the updates of the new Big Brother Africa Revolution plus what's happening at the Tusker Project Fame III academy in Nairobi as the news come in everyday.
This is your BBAR and TPFIII blog so don't go no where.

Thanks and see you soon!


And our BBA housemate is…

NEW HOST: IK Osakioduwa (pictured) of Nigeria to take over from KB

Well, well, cool down everybody…
Big Brother Africa season four starts on Sunday and for our good relationship with Multi-choice we’re keeping quiet about the housemate representing Uganda this year – you know, they always want it to be a surprise.
However, we don’t think we can keep our mouths shut on the issue of the show’s host especially after learning that Kabelo has been kicked off the show.
KB has been replaced by Nigeria’s IK Osakioduwa, who also presents M-Net’s flagship Afro-chic lifestyle program Studio 53, Temptation Nigeria and the stand-out stand-up series Comedy Club: Live in Lagos.
An Economics graduate from the University of Lagos who began his broadcast career as Wild Child on Nigerian radio station Rhythm FM 93.7, the dynamic IK has since established himself into television.
Meanwhile, to meet other Big Brother fans, log on to
For now though, the countdown to the show has begun!

Alpha collabo with Metro & Devonte

CAPTION: Tanto Metro and Devonte Perform at Lugogo Cricket Oval last year

KS Alpha is a top dancehall artiste, isn’t he?
Well, if you doubt the man himself has come out to prove you wrong on his new record titled Waistline, which features Jamaican sensational duo Tanto Metro and Devonte.
That’s right; the heavy track was recorded when the Jamaicans came for a concert at Lugogo last year.
Henry Kiwuwa produced the song from No End studios and the video of the song is in the pipeline, according to Alpha.
“I first sent them a copy of the song mixed from here and they added a few things from there so they have sent the finished song,” he said. “I am planning to fly to Jamaica and go and shoot a video with them sooner than later.”
Alpha met Metro and Devonte at the pair’s fans party at Club Rouge and they proceeded to the studio to do the song that very night.
“We just agreed that we had to do a song together and the rest of stuff just connected from there as each of us wrote own lyrics,” adds Alpha.
Alpha says he intended to add this collabo to a number of other songs he has done in the recent past and release a 15-track album.

Tshala Muana at Garden City

If we could invent a saying of our own, it would go like: “It’s easy to get Congolese music out of Uganda but you cannot get Congolese artistes out of Uganda…”
It’s simply because we’re always bumping into Congolese stars enjoying life in different nightspots in Kampala – and it’s not bad!
For instance, we got quite excited to meet Tshala Muana at Simba Casino on Garden City on Wednesday night.
The aging singer, who was in company of a towering bouncer, went straight to the casino machines to try her luck.
She played as the bouncer patrolled her vicinity while another man sat next to her.
Of course we said hi.

AND now we've just been told, by a reliable source, that the Congolese star purposely came here to finalise a deal with some Ugandan promoter and she will be performing at Sabrinas Pub sooner than later.

Bannange, hope she doesn't play all her deposit in the casino!!! Just saying, of course.

Club Silk opens in London

We’ve been waiting for an invitation on this one and we’re a bit disappointed that Club Silk launched in London and we were not invited – we could fly there.
Anyways, as usual we managed to sniff some gossip scent from a distance as the club launched its branch in London on Friday.
A number of Ugandans flocked the newly opened club which is situated on 1-8 Brigstock Function Room, Brigstock Road, Thorntown Heath, Croydon CR7 7HW.
The club opens on Tuesday from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. then on Friday from 11 p.m. up to 5 a.m. and on Sunday from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.
DJ Alberto, DJ Shiru and DJ Michael will be the resident DJs at the club whilst a number of rotational top African DJs will also feature on different nights.
With so many Ugandans living and doing business in Croydon, we might move to ask the Queen to rename this place Half Kampala since we have Half London.