Thursday, April 09, 2020
While growing at a much slower rate, compared to that of countries like Kenya, Uganda’s male grooming industry has steadily been making inroads. Several estheticians in Kampala contend that the industry will likely bask in more glows, as more Ugandan men, strive to look good in the New Year. In many of the country’s urban centers, facial moisturizing, pedicure and manicure parlours are now, not just exclusive to women. Gender barriers are increasing being broken as more upper-class and middle-class men frequent them to keep their nails, beards, teeth, skin, hair, and toes in mint condition. “Increasingly, more Ugandan men…
After nine years of hibernation, Ugandan Hip Hop veteran Jeff Kintu aka-Lyrical G is back with a gritty and cohesive repertoire of beat shredding flows, synth-heavy compositions and rhymes for his ninth studio offering, simply entitled “Geezy.” Geezy Album Official Video Geezy in urban slang means good or gangster. The gangster-bit is however used jokingly. For good measure, the 15 track album, produced almost entirely by Lyrical G, has a feel-good vibe to it. He is joined for the ride by a slew of rappers, to wit-GNL Zamba, Mc Yallah, St Nellysade, Judas Rap Knowledge Key Nemesis, Foever, among others. On…
“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…
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