Last week, Ugandan film producer and director Matt Bish released the first trailers of his upcoming film, Bella.
The film starring songstress Cinderella Sanyu alias Cindy as Bella is about a homeless girl that sings on the streets for favours including food and money.
However, her fate changes when she saves a renowned former prostitute from rape.
The two-minute trailer is impressive and if it is anything to go by, Matt and his team did a good job; Cindy and her co-actors including Stella Nantumbwe, Isaac Kudzu, Joel Okuyo and Mathew Nabwiso, among others promise a stellar performance.
Canaan Gents debut Nkwagala
On Saturday, a cappella boy group Canaan Gents debuted the video for their Nkwagala song at Food Court, Garden City in Kampala.
Happening amidst unbelievable city traffic hardships, thanks to the East African Jamafest, it was hard to imagine the group would pull off a decent audience.
But fortunately, the night graced by other artistes such as Kenneth Mugabi, Sandra Ssuubi, Coopy Bly, Afrie and Wake the Poet got an audience that danced and sang along to the different performances.
Nkwagala is an a cappella song that stays true to the group’s art form by resisting the temptation of adding even minimal musical instruments, but improvised well with the artistes’ beat boxing.
Beautiful to the ears, the song is signature to those boy bands in the early nineties including Az Yet’s Hard to Say I’m Sorry or Last Night, taking full advantage of finger snaps and calculated clapping that will convince one that they had a full band backing them.
The video itself is a beauty; shot at a lakeshore, the scenery seems to pay homage to the things that make Uganda such a beautiful country – her nature and people.
Directed by Beohrt’s Beard, the video boasts good visuals that tell four stories of lovers that are doing the simplest, modest things to impress the people they love. These include buying for them a rolex, helping them on to a boda boda or pushing their wheelchair.
Well-crafted, the video was well received by the Saturday audience that lauded the boys for remaining true to their Ugandanness in the video. The song also features rapper Benezeri Chibita.
What is ailing Bebe Cool?
After spending Sunday with his family at the Color festival in Kampala, it seems Bebe Cool got his health on the wrong side and was later admitted to an unknown hospital.
Speculation is rife that ever since he started festivities celebrating his 40th birthday, the Love You Everyday singer has not been fine and it could be food poisoning.
Others claim he is dealing with stress of his yet-to-be completed house that is being ‘eaten up’ by a bush, with one gossip website claiming it even has wild animals in it…
Not a good time to crack those ‘no house’ jokes when the brother is battling for his health.
His Gagamel Phamily is keeping mum about his ailment and whereabouts too.
But whatever it is you are suffering from Bebe Cool, Star Trail is praying for your quick recovery.