Top 5 best events photographers around Kampala

Uganda weddings and events website EventoUG has had sleepless nights on this and today we bring you our top 5 events photographers around kampala that will make your wedding , birthday, kwanjula, photoshoot through the lens phenomenal.

1. Paramount Images

These guys confidently topped our list because they have proved their work even without making noise about it. Photos and videos taken by guys at Paramount Images are super unique and in HD. Their photos are of a high resolutions with super high pixels and their drones for aerial photography will give you double heart beat on glimpse on images  they take. They capture every bit of your love story in a creative, graceful and elegant style.

They are located at Serena Conference Center, First Floor Room 327, Kampala, Uganda and Quality Shopping Village, Namugongo, Room B4.

2. Katende Muhammad Photography

This guy has been in business for over a decade and his photography prowess has thrived to level you cant even imagine. He will take a shot in 2d and on paper it will appear as if 5D and in super HD. He has slowly become a king of the lens and apparently you will find him at almost every wedding ceremony around Kampala. He is located in Kamwokya, on Kira road.

3. Dynamic Wedding Photography

When it comes to pre-wedding photoshoots, introductions and birthdays, these guys are just gods in the lens business. During our research, we landed on the photos taken by guys at Dynamic wedding photography and we were  purely blown up by how classic they looked. Whether in soft copy or hard copy, these guys will give you the best of reality through that high mega pixel camera lens.

4. Storyline Pictures

From all kind of videography and events photography these guys will draw your CONCEPT TO COMPLETION. They can do both arial and straight photography for all kind of events be it weddings, introduction ceremonies, birthdays and more. A few of their shoots we saw proved their presence on their list

5. Peak shots Photography

Probably one of the youngest guys in industry, Aine Derrick the CEO of peakshots photography has proved his wrath when it comes to birthday photography, pre-wedding photoshoots, baby showers and concert related events. H has slowly dominated this market and his work speaks on its behalf. What we got to know about this guy is that he will give you quality work at very affordable rates.

Find all their portofolios at www.eventoug.com

 

 

 

Rwandan women are being sold off as brides in Mityana

Rwandan women are being sold off as brides in Mityana municipality, URN reports. Despite the fact that many people shy away from talking about the lucrative practice with strangers, the practice is a public secret in Mityana town.

It is reported that a man interested in a Rwandan bride parts with Shillings 80,000 to facilitate the middleman to ferry the bride from Rwanda to Mityana. Once the bride arrives and agrees to marry the prospective husband, the suitor pays the middleman extra money depending on his bargaining power.

Eddie Ndawula, a boda-boda rider in Mityana town says the sophisticated bride trade came to limelight in 2016 when some pimps used to ferry in ‘Rwandan babes’ to work as commercial sex workers in night clubs and bars.

The practice has attracted the attention of Police and District Internal Security Officer-DISO. Captain Yahaya Kakooza, the Mityana Resident District Commissioner who chairs the District Security Committee, says they have commenced investigations to establish whether there is no criminality involved in the cross boarder marriages

Ugandan rapper GNL Zamba marries American fiancee

Ugandan rapper GNL Zamba’s single days are over. The rapper also known as Ernest Nsimbi Zamba married Miriam Tamar, also an artiste from America. Sorry for the ladies who were eyeing him!

Zamba took to his Instagram page @therealGnlZamba to break the news of his marriage. He posted a photo of him and his newly wed wife at their reception in Malibu, Califonia.

The couple met in Uganda and GNL left with Tamar to the US to further his education and music. He is well known for his luga-flow music including hits like Kikankane, Sesetula among others.

PHOTOS: Kanye West will stay in this spectacular hotel while in Uganda

Earlier this month, Kanye West — also known as Ye — revealed that he would be traveling to Africa, without specifying which countries, to seek inspiration as he finalizes his 9th studio album.

A viral clip on social media on Friday showed West saying he would travel to Uganda first and not South Africa as earlier speculated.

The couple will be staying at Chobe Safari Lodge, a 5-star hotel which is located within the Murchison Falls National Park in and offers panoramic views of the Nile River.

It’s reported that the lodge has been fully booked for the whole weekend.

 

 

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Jinja rocked by MTN Nyege Nyege

The music festival which began  on Thursday, featured a number of industry thought Deejays and performances from dozens of artists on Friday and was graced by people from all parts of the world.

After being voted best event of 2017 by the Ugandan media, the 2018 edition  doubled the size of the festival ground, with a whole new dedicated river side camping area that gave revelers a festival experience that is more comfortable and more fun. The 4-day music and arts extravaganza  featured over 300 artists from more than 30 countries on 4 stages, including the new “Dark Star” stage that  featured a world class line up of electronic music DJs and the “Spirit of Uganda” stage that  featured the best of traditional troupes in an idyllic acoustic setting.

MTN Nyege Nyege  also attracted  an increasing number of foreigners from the region and beyond, putting Uganda on the map as an exciting travel destination.

It should be noted that the Ethics minister Fr. Lokodo had cancelled the event however he  later okayed it through a a letter that was all over social media.

 

Ethics Minister Fr. Lokodo cancels The MTN Nyege Nyege festival

The Minister for Ethics and Integrity, Rev Fr Simon Lokodo, has urged the Internal Affairs minister, Gen Jeje Odongo, to cancel the Nyege Nyege Festival sponsored by telecom giant MTN Uganda, saying it is being used to propagate homosexuality in the country.

Addressing journalists in Kampala said he had written to police to ensure that the event doesn’t take place. Fr Lokodo said the reason for cancelling the event was that he had received credible information that the four-day festival, which was scheduled to start on September 6 at the Source of the Nile in Jinja, has been compromised to recruit young people into homosexuality.

 

[PHOTOS] Money and Power Rock Bridget & Ramaphosa’s Kuhingira

It was power, pure class and money as the niece of former premier John Patrick Amama Mbabazi introduced Andile Ramaphosa in royal-like traditional marriage ceremony dubbed “kuhingira”.

The glamorous customary wedding ceremony was graced by the presence of all high dignitaries in the land. These included H.E President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni along with the first lady Janet Museveni, Chief Justice Bart Magunda Katureebe, Bank of Uganda governor Emanuel Tusiime Mutebile, businessman Sudhir Ruparelia, Buganda Katikilo Charles Peter Mayiga, current serving Prime minister RT Hon Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda among very many others.

 

President Museveni was later called to usher in his South African counterpart President Cyril Ramaphosa and his wife. The event which took place at Amama’s residence in Kololo will go down in history as Uganda’s finest in 2018 and perhaps second to the Royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markel.

Speaking at the event, Amama Mbabazi said; “It is obvious that Andile and Bridget are in love and you can smell it from a distance. For a marriage to be successful, you need to fall in love with the same person every day.”

The family of Cyril Ramaphosa has fulfilled all conditions we put for you to get the hand in marriage of Bridget,” he added.

“We have taught her all good behaviours. Teach her and correct her where she is wrong. Take her.”

“People without a culture are a people without identity

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni: “I wish Andile & Bridget a happy marriage. Don’t have so many children, that’s recklessness. It was back then where people feared that children would die & decided to give birth to many children but now you’re sure they won’t die.”

Photos by Bamulazeki

22 year old Quiin Abenakyo crowned Miss Uganda

A 22 year old, Quiin Abenakyo, beat 22 other contestants to be  crowned  Miss Uganda 2018/2019. The Business Computing student who hails from Mayuge District will be Uganda’s representative in the Miss World beauty pageant that will take place in China this December.

This year’s event was held at Sheraton Hotel Kampala and later, the beauty queens, judges plus other guests crowned the night off at the very hotel for the After Party.

On top of winning a Toyota Wish car (UBD series), Quinn Abenakyo and the top two runners-up, Ahebwa Patience Martha and Trya Margach will go to the Netherlands, have a special treat at Pineapple Bay in Bulago Islands and a one year gym session at Sheraton Hotel Kampala.

But that is not all, the three have also won themselves scholarships at the Uganda Aviation School that will include, among others cabin crew training, customer care for airlines, aviation security and of course ticketing.

10 Tips For Planning The Perfect Wedding This Year

If you’re a bride and groom to be planning to have their wedding later this year, then you should be ready to set things in motion towards achieving that dream. Here are 10 great tips that will help you to process this exciting experience in bite-sized chunks. Keep these in mind as you plan, and everything will run smoothly.

Start Planning Early
Having a clear plan before you start will help you keep on top of everything. Be sure that you don’t forget something important. Rough guest list numbers and the budget should always be your first two things. Don’t make decisions just because that’s the way everyone else does it, or because that’s what’s traditional. Have the wedding you’ve always dreamed of.

Set A Budget And Stick To It
Don’t spend a penny until you’ve set a realistic budget that won’t stretch you too far. It’s a common mistake to forget all the little extras too but, for the budget to work, you need to factor in every detail. Don’t forget to account for additional costs like dress alterations, gifts and beauty expenses or even transport for your potential guests from distant places. These can all add up.

Be Selective With The Guest List
In Uganda, having a small intimate wedding can be tough, but sorting the guest list early is important so you can then focus on finding the perfect venue that will cater for your chosen number of guests. Costs per head will most likely be your biggest expense, so don’t be guilt-tripped into inviting people you don’t want to come. It’s the biggest and hardest decision in the whole planning process, but it has to be yours and your fiancé’s decision only – not your parents, even though they might be paying.

Nonetheless, if you think it’s impossible to exclude people that your parents may want to invite, then give them a limited number of guests to invite that isn’t debatable. Or, engage them early enough to seek their views on the number of potential guests.

Choose the Important Details
A good way to become quickly overwhelmed when planning your wedding is to focus on the minutia details at the beginning of the planning process. Make sure you begin with the large aspects of your special day, then address the details as you go. Think of the planning process as a funnel: you should begin with the large side, then work your way down. If you filter everything through the broadest features first, you should have a much easier time with the smaller details.

Select Your Venue Before Making Any Other Decisions
It is best to select your venue before you plan anything else. By now you already know the number of guests you’re likely to have (at a range in number) which is very key to consider when choosing a venue. Sometimes, the venue will have certain rules or regulations that mandate certain services. For example, it would be a mess if you already hired a caterer, then discovered that your dream venue only allows you to use their in-house caterer.

Get The Menu Right
One of the biggest talking points at any wedding is the food. From the main course meal, cocktails to desserts – the more variety the better. Avoid skimping in this area because hungry guests are never a good thing.

Get A Wedding Gifts Registry
Now this is not common in our Uganda society, perhaps even new to many. But, as a couple, receiving gifts you don’t want can be a disappointment and to some extent a nightmare. You can come up with a gift registry and this takes away the guesswork for guests shopping for a wedding gift and ensures you receive the gifts you really want and need. Essentially, it’s a super easy process for both parties. However, this is simpler for couples having small intimate weddings (have fewer guests).

Anticipate Challenges
So many little items tend to appear on the wedding day you may not expect, such as broken zippers on dresses, missing centerpieces, not knowing where a vendor should be located at the venue, etc. Keep your cool at all times, and have a backup plan to your backup plan.

Take Time For You
Sometimes even wedding planners in the role of bride or groom need some rest on the day of their wedding. One great way to make sure you’re focused on you is to hire a coordinator who can simply pick up right where you left off in your amazing planning.

Don’t Forget What’s Important
Wedding planning can be stressful but if you find yourself getting too caught up in it all, take a step back and remind yourself what your wedding is really about. Think about the fact that you are marrying the love of your life

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