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From The Grapevine

By Vision Reporter

Added 4th September 2011 03:00 AM

HE publicly called his invitation to Bobi Wine’s wedding an act of provocation. But we have since learnt that singer Bebe Cool actually made a monetary contribution to Bobi and Barbie’s wedding just days to their wedding.

HE publicly called his invitation to Bobi Wine’s wedding an act of provocation. But we have since learnt that singer Bebe Cool actually made a monetary contribution to Bobi and Barbie’s wedding just days to their wedding.

Bebe contributes to Bobi’s wedding
He publicly called his invitation to Bobi Wine’s wedding an act of provocation. But we have since learnt that singer Bebe Cool actually made a monetary contribution to Bobi and Barbie’s wedding just days to their wedding. We could not, however, verify how much, but know that the money was delivered to Bobi Wine by Bebe’s agent together with a letter apologising to Bobi because the Kasepiki singer could not attend the wedding since he had to perform in the UK the same weekend. Bebe and Bobi are sworn enemies and have engaged in a long-running war of words. Meanwhile, we have learnt that the two singers will yet again launch their new albums on the same day early next month. Bebe will be launching his Minzani album at Garden City, while the self-proclaimed Ghetto President will be launching his Matyansi Butyampa album at Hotel Africana.

Bobi Wine, Barbie heading to Jamaica
After throwing one of the most anticipated weddings in town this year, Bobi Wine and his newly-wed wife Barbra Itungo are set for a honeymoon on the Carribean island of Jamaica.
According to our sources, they were planning to go to France and Holland as well, but have settled for Jamaica due to some personal reasons. We just wish our celebrity couple of the moment the very best of their honeymoon in the land of Reggae music.

Chameleone asks Big Eye to join him
According to our sources, singer Jose Chameleone and Big Eye have become really close friends since Big Eye left Eddie Kenzo’s Big Talent Crew. They were spotted hanging out together at the Embaga ye’mbata show recently. Those close to the two have intimated to us that Chameleone is working tooth and nail to persuade the Indicator singer into joining his Leone Island.
He even thanked him for leaving Kenzo’s crew recently and told him it was a good decision for him to leave those small groups, and that he should join the big league (his own Leone Island) Hmmm!!

Peter Miles, Cleopatra make statement at Bobi’s wedding
It is so far the most talked about wedding of the year and everyone who attended probably wanted to make a statement there – from the Kabaka of Buganda’s brother, Prince David Wasajja, to the Lord Mayor of Kampala, Erias Lukwago. Actress Cleopatra Koheirwe and singer Peter Miles, also utilised the chance to make a bold statement to the world about what they meant to each other by coming for the Ghetto President’s wedding hand-in-hand. They were clearing the air about their relationship which has been a subject of all sorts of speculation in the media. Yes, we are in love and together, they seemed to proclaim. Could they be the next celebrity couple to jump the broom?

Tempra Omona set to return
For those who were old enough to follow Ugandan music in the early 2000s when Jose Chameleone and crew were starting to blow up, you remember singer Tempra Omona. The singer, who sported cornrows, blew up Ugandans with his popular luo single Nen Awene, a blend of zouk and Afro-Caribbean sounds. Well, shortly after, he left for the US. Well, word reaching our desk is that Tempra is coming back home after nearly a decade of absence from the Ugandan music scene. He says he is returning to start off from where he left in music, among other ventures. “Now I know home is best and music is the blood in me. I found out the hard way,” he said on his Facebook wall. He is apparently set to jet in only weeks from now. He will hold a gig in Gulu town on Independence Day. Welcome back Tempra, but the musical landscape has changed a lot since you have been gone. We hope you will keep up.

Mwima outs mystery dude
Dora Mwima, the gorgeous 2008 Miss Uganda winner, was one of the guests at the closed door unveiling of the Miss Uganda 2011 contestants in Club Silk recently. For some reason, she seemed to attract a lot of attention even forcing the emcee of the night, Flavia Tumusime, to invite her to the stage where she showed the audience she could still comfortably sashay on the catwalk. But that was not the real attraction though, it was the mystery white guy she was seated with and enjoying a lot of intimate talk with that caught our attention. Although she told us about the father of her baby, Mwima has rarely been seen out with a man since she gave birth last year. But we have seen her with this particular guy before. So, what’s really up Dora?

Sean Kingston for Bayimba Festival
Sean Kingston is already counting himself a lucky man. According to sources within Bayimba Cultural Foundation, Kingston will have a brief moment to witness Ugandan music before his show slated for September 16 at the Lugogo Cricket Oval. On a recent trip to the US, the boss of Bayimba Cultural Foundation, Faisal Kiwewa, had a chat with Kingston and his management team and proposed that the artiste attends the opening day of the Bayimba Arts’ Festival while in Kampala. Bayimba Cultural Foundation organises the annual Bayimba Festival and this year’s fest kicks off on the same day Kingston will be performing. However, Sean Kingston said he would attend the festival “just to have fun” and get the experience of African music while in Africa. He will not perform at the festival. The free-entrance festival will go on throughout that weekend at the National Theatre.

Tempra Omona set to return
For those who were old enough to follow Ugandan music in the early 2000s when Jose Chameleone and crew were starting to blow up, you remember singer Tempra Omona. The singer, who sported cornrows, blew up Ugandans with his popular luo single Nen Awene, a blend of zouk and Afro-Caribbean sounds. Well, shortly after, he left for the US. Well, word reaching our desk is that Tempra is coming back home after nearly a decade of absence from the Ugandan music scene. He says he is returning to start off from where he left in music, among other ventures. “Now I know home is best and music is the blood in me. I found out the hard way,” he said on his Facebook wall. He is apparently set to jet in only weeks from now. He will hold a gig in Gulu town on Independence Day. Welcome back Tempra, but the musical landscape has changed a lot since you have been gone. We hope you will keep up.

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