“Chill with all that palaver about good looks,” a friend once quipped as we shot the breeze, one weekend in one of Kampala’s nice and quiet hang out places. A couple of young nice looking females were parleying in our midst.“Iam for brains over beauty. In propositioning to a lady, I go slow to gauge if she is intellectually worthwhile to speak to or not,” he closed out. In my reverie at home, after, I thought about what he had said. At length, I figured writing something on it, would not be a bad idea after all. I did some online searches…
 By Richard Wetaya If there is one hustle; which has consistently proven difficult to push in Uganda, it is a rap career. Through the years, numerous Ugandan rap artists have rhymed for pittance; barely making make ends. If you are ever in any doubt about the validity of that; ask the Big Trill’s, Lyrical Proof’s, Burney M.C’s, Don M.C’s, Unique’s, etc of this world. They may not unequivocally share with you their disillusionment, but needless to say, it is a rough and tumble jungle out there. The law of the jungle applies in the Ugandan rap industry-only the strong hearted…
By Richard WetayaThe Silver-bucks, the bulk of whom, are well into their 30’s have once again just proved why Uganda is a basketballing behemoth in the Zone 5 region. Qualifying for Africa’s biggest basketballing showpiece, for the second time, on the trot, even as the Bucks lost to arch nemesis-Egypt in the finals was not exactly a jarring experience. Many may have not expected it but by now, all and sundry should know that the Silver-bucks can ball. They showed and proved that in their Group B preliminary games against Somalia and Burundi and in the semis against Rwanda. Egypt,…
By Richard Wetaya Few players in the Ugandan Basketball league possess as cracking a handle and as lethal a clutch shot as Sudi Ulanga, the KIU Titans shooting guard. The Tanzanian’s yo-yo handles have long become a byword for breaking opponent’s ankles, metaphorically that is. With the Friday Night Lights season kicking off this Friday, basketball fans are on the giddy up, waiting with bated breath to stand a treat of Ulanga’s exciting skill set. With Jimmy Enabu and Joseph Ikong on national duty, FNL fans will look up to Ulanga, to provide the sparks and highlight reels. Ulanga has…
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