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Ebonies paralyse business at Entebbe

By Vision Reporter

Added 23rd August 2009 03:00 AM

YOU have probably heard that the Ebonies on their fun-filled holiday in the US married off two of their senior actors — Simon Kalema and Juliet Underwood.

By Eddie Ssejjoba and Nigel Nassar

YOU have probably heard that the Ebonies on their fun-filled holiday in the US married off two of their senior actors — Simon Kalema and Juliet Underwood.

The latest is that the two, who said their vows at the famous Graceland Chapel in Las Vegas, were treated to a cruise and exquisite dinner on the Dubai Royal Yacht by their boss’s wife, Margaret Katende.

The Dubai Royal Yacht is the second-largest yacht in the world, floating at 524 feet long. The Ebonies had to escort the couple from the US to Dubai for the sumptuous dinner and cruise on the yacht before they all flew back to Uganda on August 17.

Meanwhile reports that the Police at Entebbe Airport had to intervene to end the drumming and jubilation of the Ebonies artists, their friends and relatives when the group returned.

On arrival, the artists led by Sam Bagenda aka Dr. Bbosa, were received with pomp by the Ingyenzi Cultural Performers and relatives. The artists joined the dancers and drummers amidst ululation and dancing, which lasted for almost 30 minutes, attracting other travellers, visitors and airport staff; some of whom climbed on top of the airport building to have a better glance.

A senior Police official had to intervene and stop the drumming. The artists then hugged, shook hands and made a tale of each one’s experience to a friend or relative.

They were later driven away in a fleet of vehicles to the VCL’s head office in Rubaga. Among them was the Ebonies director, John Katende, who came through the VIP section. Katende congratulated his members for the successful trip. While on their trip, the Ebonies shot some scenes for their two upcoming productions Trials and Tribulations of Love which premieres on Friday, September 8. The second production, also developed on their tour, is Quandary: Ndigida.

These productions are set against the backdrop of beautiful scenes in Las Vegas, New York and Los Angeles and Dubai.

Ebonies paralyse business at Entebbe

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