Friday, October 4, 2013

SANYU FM STOOPS LOW BY DEFACING RADIOCITY BANNER!

Radiocity banner at Club Venom
Competition—defined to mean, “A contest of skill or knowledge” in the Webster English dictionary but it beats my comprehension when competitors take it a notch further by stooping to a new low!

What am I talking about?  Look at the picture on the right here and tell me what you are thinking. Me too, I was like: “what the hell??” “Is this supposed to be a joke??” “Sanyu FM actually did this??” I was as speechless as you are right now. The hash tag #ThingsSanyuFMCanCopyFromRadiocity went viral on Twitter this Friday morning that I started reading every tweet and the responses were not kind to our fellow radio station but whose fault is it? Why do this and go ahead to upload it to your official Facebook page??


Sanyu FM uploaded the pic on its Facebook page
You may look at the photo and say someone from the Sanyu FM camp did it but it does not mean it is Sanyu FM to blame… but my dear, it is to blame. Its brand was used to try and make fun of another brand. No one should be this na├»ve and unprofessional to pull such a move no matter the competition. What some people do not understand is that when you are a part of a company or brand, you are no longer seen as just an individual. Whatever you do or say reflects on the company//brand you work for. I have friends at Sanyu FM such as Seanice, Crystal, Fat Boy, DJ Pita, Timothy to mention but a few and this is what makes it so damn disappointing and surprising. I doubt they had a hand in it because to me it is ridiculous. So I ask myself, “Who would do this to Radiocity? Is the competition really that strong that someone has to deface the Radiocity brand?” Not funny and not cool at all. 


One thing I have observed with our Ugandan market is that people do not know how to compete and still be friends or get along. Somehow things become personal. We have a problem and difficulty of failing to separate business from pleasure. In Uganda, it is as if a competitor is an enemy. So many now spend a lot of time planning how to bring others down or shame them in order to devalue them and then get more customers/clients… in this case, listeners. From the tabloids to the newspapers, TV & Radio stations to musicians, business people, politicians and so on, there is a hostility brewing and I do not understand where it is coming from or why it is necessary. The Baganda say, “Butayagaliza bano kibi” (hope the spelling is right)… meaning “not wishing the best for others is bad” and this is a vice that is going to kill our industry that has so far been growing and progressing well. Why can’t we all just get along??! 


Back to Basics by Mister Deejay & Val
At Radiocity, we are a team and we like working with others or giving credit where it’s due whether you are a competitor or not. For example; Mister Deejay likes to incorporate other deejays and presenters from other radio stations in his “Back to Basics” event such as Alex Ndawula & Val Oketcho (Capital FM), DJ Pita (Sanyu FM) and others. This is just one of the few examples. If it was about him thinking “I am Radiocity and they are not so I cannot work with them”, that would be stupid. Let’s get work done and let us be there to push the entertainment industry higher with all our various ideas and brands without killing each other—in whichever way.

Let us all be wise and compete in a mature way. We all work for different brands/companies but let us not make it a reason to breed hate and stab others in the back, or be malicious in order to get ahead. Karma does catch up with you one way or the other—you can never fully escape it. It is like death! So watch how you treat others for soon you might have to reap what you sowed—good or bad—it is up to you. I wouldn’t want to be the one to say, “You got served!”

Seriously though, Sanyu FM, I think someone owes Radiocity 97fm an apology. 

Anyway, moving on swiftly, check out the Radiocity website to get to know who Mister Deejay is and the whole Radiocity team. www.radiocity.ug  LOVE LIFE, LOVE MUSIC!! :)

Friday, September 27, 2013

Reaching out a hand!

Now onto the next news my dear bloggers. :)
Most of you who know me and the work I do, you are aware that I am a Goodwill Ambassador for Reach A Hand Uganda (RAHU).
The World Aids Day Campaign 2012
Lately, I have been shooting health skits with RAHU and it is fun and also a learning experience for some of the participants who hope to be serious actors someday. We hope to reach out to various youths out there with our educative messages. Soon, I will share the health skits with you when they are ready. :)
To those of you who do not know RAHU, check out our website www.reachahand.org and stay in touch with what we are doing.

Go on and do something for someone else, reach out. Reach a hand either with advise, assistance or just listening. Let us help our youths get on the path to their destiny/dreams. I urge you to pursue your dreams & not give up! Have self respect & make the decisions that will add to your life, not take away from it. All the best to you.


I'M THANKFUL FOR ALOT! But first, KONA!

Hello my blog darlings,
Been away a while but been busy. My oh my, have I got lots to tell you!! :)
Where do I start?...
Okay, I will begin with my role in an awesome new DSTV series, the first East African Telenovela titled "KONA". It premiered towards the end of last month (August) at Serena Hotel in Uganda, as well as in Nairobi,Kenya and in Tanzania. All premieres were successful with an interesting and excited number of guests. There was a mini boxing match to complement the events.
In my role as JAKKI
I play the character of a young girl named Jakki. She is a wannabe boxer who is trying to reconnect with her father since her mother took her away to Uganda when she was a little girl. Jakki is her father's daughter; strong-headed and stubborn like him and wants to be a boxer, just like him! This is one thing her father cannot hear of though. Catch the drama that ensues when Jakki shows up unexpectedly at her aunt's doorstep. You will enjoy every moment! :) I had to train every day while on set from January til the time I finished shooting my scenes. I must say I enjoyed every bit; got more fit, learned boxing and worked with a great bunch of talented people; both cast and crew! The directors and producers were amazing, so was the whole production team. It was a wonderful experience and I am grateful I made it through the auditions for this role. :) KONA!!



Cast: Janet Sision, Brenda Wairimu & Nini Wacera
A fan, Dale, Brenda, Frankie & Lwanda

KONA premiere in Uganda
KONA airs on DSTV's Africa Magic Entertainment (AME) 151, Africa Magic (AM) 154 as well as on GOTV Plus Ch 1 at 7.30pm, East African Time (EAT) every Monday to Friday. Repeats are aired daily at 2pm on AME Ch 151 & at 4pm on AM Ch 154. If you prefer to watch the omnibus,  and enjoy the week's episodes at ago, catch it every Saturday from 3.30pm-5pm on AM Ch 154 & GOTV Plus Ch 1, OR every Sunday from 2.30pm-4.30pm on AME Ch 151. DON'T MISS THIS KNOCK OUT SERIES! :)


Thursday, July 25, 2013

DECEPTION

He lies through his teeth

And he causes you grief

Your heart merely bleeds

For you know he is nothing but a thief

Stealing your joy, dignity and belief

In loyalty, fidelity and truth

But "no more!", you say,

He is the one to lose.

Monday, February 25, 2013

SOMETIMES...



Sometimes,
We want things we do not need
We crave for the unnecessary
Ignore what is relevant
Take for granted what’s present
And long for what’s not ours
Making mistakes we can never erase.

Sometimes,
We hate ourselves
For not being the best
We think we can be
We sell ourselves short
Not believing in ourselves
Doubting our capabilities
We settle for less.

Sometimes,
 I wish we would accept
We can be anything we put our minds to
Sometimes,
 I wish I could save the world
Jesus did,
Yet he was not loved by all
So who am I? I ask myself.
But we can make a difference in someone’s life.

Sometimes,
I long for a person who will see more in life
Than only the worst
Someone who will see the world’s beauty
And make the best of it
Touching others with inspiration
Everywhere he or she goes.

Sometimes,
Like now
I wish the world was a wonderful place for all
But just like “sometimes”, uncertain are times
Only hope will see us through
But I say to you
Believe….  Hope… Pray…
Without these, you will be lost.
By Cleopatra Koheirwe