2013 an eventful year full shock, intrigue, and downright absurdity. Our celebrities did their best to make everyone see that we haven’t seen anything yet. While some celebrities elevated their status quo and others became increasingly more annoying or have transitioned from the hot list to the not list.
This is a roundup of the people and events that happened in this year that will forever remain etched on our memories.
Singer, Joseph Mayanja a.k.a Chameleone kicked off 2013 with accusations that he had burned a UPDF officer’s son, Robert Karamagi, to death. It was allegedly that Chameleone, burnt Karamagi with Aviation petrol on December 26, 2012 at his Seguku home, accusing him of trespass and attempted robbery.
It should be recalled that the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) closed the file after police failed to bring enough evidence to pin the singer with murder and advised police to investigate afresh and come up with credible evidence to pin him. Police have embarked on fresh investigations into the murder case to ensure that the singer faces the right law of the arm.
Todate the report has never come out though the singer never got peace at his Seguku home and was forced to quit his residential and started renting.
The twenty two year old beat 21 equally gorgeous babes to be crowned 2013/14 in June and represented Uganda at the prestigious Miss World beauty Pageant.
Like it or not Stella will always be remembered as Miss Uganda 2013. Born in Masaka, Stella, a business computing graduate from Greenwich University was also Miss Uganda Central.
Radio & Weasel
Popularly known as the dynamic duo, Radio & Weasel are loved and loathed in equal measure. But one thing for sure is that they are talented and have ear pleasing lyrics.
Having become the first singers in Uganda and East Africa at large to be nominated for the prestigious Black Entertainment (BET) awards in June, Radio & Weasel made history. The Goodlyfe singers were nominated in the Best International Act (Africa) category alongside 2Face Idibia, Toya Delazy, Donald, R2Beez and Ice Prince. Although Ice Prince real name Panshak Zamani beat the ‘Amaaso’ singers to the award.
Late this year they also got nominated in the Channel O video music awads though they missed out on the prestigious entertainment medals out to Kenya’s P-Unit’s You guy,they represented Uganda really well and that is a huge achievement for the local entertainment industry.
While Juliana Kanyomozi imprinted her mark on the music industry as the certified queen, her former partner Iryn fell even further and found herself incarcerated for alleged drugs trafficking.
Having put the drug debacle behind her, her relationship with NTV anchor Gabriel Epenu thrust her back into the tabloids. To crown her year of scandal, her launch was attended by only a handful people. We have no doubt that she will be glad to see the end of this year.
This battle hardened Uganda people’s Defense Forces (UPDF) fighter Titus Tugume is currently a laughing stock after getting thumped by comic motor-mouthed Kick boxer Moses Golola. After thumping wannabe kick boxer and Sylvia Owori’s lover Malik Kalisa twice, Tugume booked a fight with Golola.
The UPDF fighter vowed to crush Golola and shut him up once and for all. To prove how serious he was, Tugume brought a coffin to a press conference before the much anticipated fight at Freedom City claiming his opponent would be carried out of the ring in the casket. However, Tugume was forced to swallow his words when Golola thumped the living lights out of him eighty seconds (80) into the fight with just a single punch.
Love or hate her, your opinion is the least of Bad Black’s concern. The former big spending city socialite made headlines all year long for being in and out of jail. Bad Black was arrested for embezzling about Shs11b from her ex-lover, Briton David Greenhaughl.
After serving six months of the four year sentence, Black was granted bail to go and have her breasts treated abroad. However, after leaving Uganda, she abused her bail terms and went into self exile.
A few months, Black was rumoured to be hiding in Malaysia. After over three months of silence, she started posting pictures of herself on her Facebook page claiming she was pregnant. Black also claimed to have undergone surgery to correct her nose and later her skin colour to turn brown.
It was after this that Bad Black claimed she was lighter than American singer Beyonce. She was also briefly arrested in Kigali, Rwanda but was later released. However, Interpol finally caught up with her and brought her back to Luzira Prison where she is currently serving the remainder of her four year sentence.
Battle of Champions
Of all the battles we have had, this year’s Battle of Champions featuring Goodlyfe duo Radio & Weasel against nemesis Bebe Cool has been the most significant. To start with, fans had an opportunity to watch two of the biggest singers in the region battle it out lyrically on one stage at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds.
Besides the entertainment, this year’s battle proved that blood is indeed thicker than water by reuniting former pals turned enemies Goodlyfe crew and Leone Island. Singer Jose Chameleone turned up to support his protégés Radio & Weasel against Bebe Cool. Radio & Weasel fell out with Chameleone five years back after breaking away from Leone Island to start Goodlyfe crew. Since then, there has been bad blood between the two camps although Weasel is Chameleone’s younger brother.
Hours after the battle, Goodlyfe crew was spotted partying with Chameleone’s Leone Island at Kabalagala based Club Venom. Radio was snapped posing for pictures with Chameleone as Weasel did the same with younger brother AK47.
Charles Denzel Mwiyeretsi
Described by many as weird, Denzel made history becoming the first Ugandan Big Brother Africa representative to be evicted after just seven days in the house. When the reps were announced, Ugandans expressed joy hoping Denzel and LK4 real name Isaac Lugudde Katwe would give the rest of the competitors a run for their money.
A week after he was evicted, Uganda’s other rep Lugudde was also sent packing making the two the worst reps ever Uganda has ever sent to the continental reality television show.
The former Big Brother Africa representative made headlines when it emerged that she was romantically involved with South Africa based businessman Ivan Semwanga who is also Zari’s hubby.
Sharon O was also said to have dumped her long time lover and baby daddy Ronnie Mulindwa for loaded Ivan. The news was broken by Zari herself on social media and she insisted that she had blessed Sharon O and Ivan’s relationship.
Unconfirmed rumours also suggested that Mulindwa ‘sold’ her to Ivan in exchange for a brand new Mercedes Benz ML and a mansion.
Princess Ruth Nsemere Komuntale
Who knew that this gorgeous princess’ prince charming would turn out to be a complete A-hole? Who would have dared imagine that the Shs 11bn fairytale wedding was a herald of a nightmare? But that’s the unpredictability that makes life interesting.
We are just glad that Komuntale is over her less than a year marriage to Christopher Thomas and we can all have a merry Christmas.
The long distance runner defended his fame by winning a second gold medal at this year’s World Athletics Championships in Moscow in August. The marathoner had also won gold at last year’s Summer Olympic games in London.
The singer ended the year in style with a windfall from Kampala High Court which awarded singer Moses Ssali aka Bebe Cool damages amounting to shs380 million following his shooting three years ago by a police officer.
Here at Exposedug we wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New 2014