2017 VMAs full list of winners

The following are the winners from the 2017 Video Music Awards

Video of the Year : Kendrick Lamar: “HUMBLE.”

Best New Artist : Khalid

Artist of the Year : Ed Sheeran

Best Hip Hop Video : Kendrick Lamar: “HUMBLE.”

Best Collaboration : Zayn and Taylor Swift: “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)”

Best Pop Video : Fifth Harmony: “Down” [ft. Gucci Mane]

Best Dance Video : Zedd and Alessia Cara: “Stay”

Best Rock Video : Twenty One Pilots: “Heavydirtysoul”

Song of the Summer: Lil Uzi Vert: “XO Tour Llif3”

Best Direction : Kendrick Lamar: “HUMBLE.”

Best Art Direction : Kendrick Lamar: “HUMBLE.”

Best Visual Effects : Kendrick Lamar: “HUMBLE.”

Best Choreography : Kanye West: “Fade”

Best Editing : Young Thug: “Wyclef Jean”

Best Fight Against the System (all nominees win) :

1. Logic: “Black SpiderMan”

2. The Hamilton Mixtape : “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)”

3. Big Sean: “Light” Alessia Cara: “Scars to Your Beautiful”

4. Taboo: “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL” [ft. Shailene Woodley]

5. John Legend: “Surefire”

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HIP HOP: Unveiling “AJO” the East African rap sensation. 


“AJO” real names Ariong James Oscar is a Ugandan born and raised HOP / RAP recording artist and song writer. 

Born 18th May 1988 to a Dr Atai Anne and Mr James Okaali. AJO has established himself as a vibrabt and an outspoken rapper with an impressive emulsion of wit, literacy and character in his lyrics a skill which has led many to describe him as an intersection of hip hop talent. 
AJO’s ambition and love for music predated his initiation into the hip hop fraternity,  “he always loved music, as a child he used to wake everybody up early in the morning with his humming or chanting away to some orchestra in his mind – Dr Atai Anne. 
AJO started listening to hip hop music round the age of 12 shortly after his primary school. He fell in love with the message, the attitude, the freedom, the intricacy and the respect this genre of music commanded. It was during this time that he started to write cover versions to his favourite hip hop songs and gradually he developed his lyrical skill. 

In high school, AJO together with a few of his school friends formed a music group they called Clean Block Gang (C.B.G). AJO and his peers strongly worked on their music and content development, “he wrote lyrics on almost everything, his locker, his book covers, his jean trousers and every piece of paper be could find” Abel Lubulwa (member of C.B.G)

AJO went further to record a couple of songs like; Rap music I sing, Rap city, Take it down easy & then he teamed up with one of the best music producers in Uganda, HANNZ TACTIQ, together with whom he did his first radio smash song, NEVER BACK DOWN on which he featured Lethal & Hannz Tactiq himself. Tgis song went on to enjoy radio streaming and made it to a music chart on one radio station, HOT 100. 

AJO didn’t stop there, he later got in touch with a former rapper turned producer, Joe Tumwebaze a.k.a J.T founder of Yego productions, a recording label and its here that AJO fully embraced his passion for a hip hop music career. Mentored by J.T, he mastered his craft and released his first music compilation titled “Rap Music I Sing”, a piece that takes the listener through an indepth understanding of hik as an artist and a hukan being plus an appreciation of his lyrical maturity. 
After which AJO released his break through EP titled No Apologies that got nominated for Album of the year and got him nominated for Rookie of the year in the Uganda HipHop Awards 16. 

AJO is definitely a must listen to artist with an ambition and talent enough to be the best in Africa and probably across the continent. 
Get his latest single, #TRANSCEND here 👇

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HIP HOP: Unveiling “AJO” the East African rap sensation. 


“AJO” real names Ariong James Oscar is a Ugandan born and raised HOP / RAP recording artist and song writer. 

Born 18th May 1988 to a Dr Atai Anne and Mr James Okaali. AJO has established himself as a vibrabt and an outspoken rapper with an impressive emulsion of wit, literacy and character in his lyrics a skill which has led many to describe him as an intersection of hip hop talent. 
AJO’s ambition and love for music predated his initiation into the hip hop fraternity,  “he always loved music, as a child he used to wake everybody up early in the morning with his humming or chanting away to some orchestra in his mind – Dr Atai Anne. 
AJO started listening to hip hop music round the age of 12 shortly after his primary school. He fell in love with the message, the attitude, the freedom, the intricacy and the respect this genre of music commanded. It was during this time that he started to write cover versions to his favourite hip hop songs and gradually he developed his lyrical skill. 

In high school, AJO together with a few of his school friends formed a music group they called Clean Block Gang (C.B.G). AJO and his peers strongly worked on their music and content development, “he wrote lyrics on almost everything, his locker, his book covers, his jean trousers and every piece of paper be could find” Abel Lubulwa (member of C.B.G)

AJO went further to record a couple of songs like; Rap music I sing, Rap city, Take it down easy & then he teamed up with one of the best music producers in Uganda, HANNZ TACTIQ, together with whom he did his first radio smash song, NEVER BACK DOWN on which he featured Lethal & Hannz Tactiq himself. Tgis song went on to enjoy radio streaming and made it to a music chart on one radio station, HOT 100. 

AJO didn’t stop there, he later got in touch with a former rapper turned producer, Joe Tumwebaze a.k.a J.T founder of Yego productions, a recording label and its here that AJO fully embraced his passion for a hip hop music career. Mentored by J.T, he mastered his craft and released his first music compilation titled “Rap Music I Sing”, a piece that takes the listener through an indepth understanding of hik as an artist and a hukan being plus an appreciation of his lyrical maturity. 
After which AJO released his break through EP titled No Apologies that got nominated for Album of the year and got him nominated for Rookie of the year in the Uganda HipHop Awards 16. 

AJO is definitely a must listen to artist with an ambition and talent enough to be the best in Africa and probably across the continent. 
Get his latest single, #TRANSCEND here 👇

bit.ly/2uAetuF
Follow the editor on Twitter: bit.ly/2uAr9Sw

AVM for Urban TV’s PM Live CELEBRITY EDITION

UK based Ugandan Afro number one Alice Violet Mutumba a.k.a AVM was yesterday announced as Urban TV’s PM Live: Celebrity Edition’s host. 

The show takes place every Saturday on Vision Group’s URBAN TV station. 

Don’t Miss!!! Tune in at 20:00 EAT (19:00 CAT, 18:00 GMT) on DSTV channel 286. 

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GLOBAL CULTURAL EVENT this Sunday at UG MUSEUM.

Welcome, guess you’ve all heard about the First Edition of the Global Cultural Event, if you haven’t heard about it, here’s a brief intro:

The event hosted by Mary Ingabire Global Events will rock the nation with top cultural performances and showcases from around the globe. 

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The event is aimed at celebrating Peace, Heritage and Pride

We want to resurrect our culture and with such events, young people will be envouraged to love and practice their culture

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Loads of Cultural Stuff like KANZUS, GOMESI, SHOES, WRAPS, CULTURAL ACCESSORIES, DESIGNS, PRINTS and more will be on display come 13th August 2017 at the Uganda Museum. 

Entrance Fee: Children 5K, Adults 10K, Stalls 100K, VIP table 1M, Tents 1.5M





GATES OPEN FROM 10am TO 11pm !!!  



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Flopp 👎 or Nah👍?: Kassim “The Dream” Ouma

Kassim “The Dream” Ouma is a Ugandan professional boxer. 



He is a former IBF junior middleweight champion and has twice challenged for the world middleweight title. 



Ouma was about 5 years rumoured to be making out with the Am Still Here star Juliana Kanyomozi.


So, the question I was asking myself is, where did Ouma go

I guess confined to absolute oblivion 😀😀😀!!!


I’ll be bringing you an more exclusive Ouma report later on my blog.

44th PFA: Kante, Alli scoop big awards.

Yesterday, the 44th Professional Footballers’ Awards were held, another night that will never be forgotten in sporting history. 
The winners of the night as below: 

The Men’s PFA Players’ Player of of the Year – Ngolo Kante (Chelsea)


The 2-times-in-a-row 👍  Men’s PFA Young Player of the Year award for 2017 – Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspurs)


The Women’s PFA Player’s Player of the Year – Lucy Bronze (Man City)


The PFA Special Achievement Award – Kelly Smith 


The Women’s PFA Young Player of the Year – Jess Carter (Birmingham City Ladies FC)


And the biggest 🙌🙌🙌 award 🏆🏆🏆 of the night …. 
Our guest of honour, David Beckham OBE, picks up the PFA Merit Award – David Beckham OBE 


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