UGANDAN PRESS PHOTO AWARD

Published on: Jun 28, 2018


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Ugandan Press Photo Award is seeking applications from the residents of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda and Ethiopia for its ‘East African Photography Award 2018’. UPPA will accept published and unpublished photographs and the entry is absolutely free.

The EAPA winners and the finalists will be notified by email at their email of record. Winners will be announced at the exhibition opening, on the site and in media releases. The jury will select 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Prizes will be awarded for each place. Winning entries will be printed and will form part of an exhibition.

Only photographs in digital form will be accepted. There should be no watermarks, identifying marks or names of authors written on the photographs. Each photograph has to be saved as highest quality jpg, at 300 dpi, minimum 3000 pixels on the longer side. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization will not be accepted.

Only minimal adjustments are allowed. All photographs should include a caption (short description of who, what, where, when, why. Not more than 50 words per photograph. Include when and where the photograph was first published.) in the EXIF data/metadata.

Any noteworthy subjects may be used as a theme for a story entry, but images submitted should show a clear narrative that is improved, not diluted by the inclusion of multiple images.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The EAPA competition is open to all photographers from 18 years of age who are citizens of Uganda,
    Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Ethiopia.
  • Members of UPPA & Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Uganda, the judging panel and any family members cannot enter the contest.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For further information, please visit Ugandan Press Photo Award.

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VICTOR WANYAMA, MCDONALD MARIGA AND ROYA ENTERTAINMENT

Published on: Jun 28, 2018


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VICTOR WANYAMA, MCDONALD MARIGA AND ROYA ENTERTAINMENT UNVEIL THE UNDER 16 WANYAMA ROYA CHARITY CUP IN NAIROBI (30TH JUNE & 1ST JULY 2018 AT ST. MARY’S HIGH SCHOOL)

International Kenyan football stars, Victor Wanyama signed to Tottenham Hotspurs and McDonald Mariga signed to Real Oviedo will launch the ‘Under 16 Wanyama Roya Charity Cup’ in Nairobi, Kenya in a tournament set for 30th June and 1st July, 2018, in partnership with ROYA Entertainment. The 2-day event, targeting under-16 players, will be held at St. Mary’s High School along James Gichuru Road between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on the Saturday 30th June and between 1 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday 1st July. This is the first edition of Under 16 Wanyama Roya Charity Cup Tournament and from here on it will be held annually in all Kenyan counties from 2019 with the finals been held in Nairobi.

Ahead of a press conference to officially launch this initiative (planned to take place at KICC’S Shimba Hills Room Friday 29th June 2018 from 1 PM, Wanyama says: “I am happy to be back in Kenya and to launch this tournament with my big brother as it’s something we have dreamt of for a long time. Majority of players in our country lack information on how to build careers that can sustain them past their active football careers and make wrong decisions after their retirement.” Mariga adds, “With the milestones we’ve made in our individual careers, I am confident that we can teach the young a few tricks. We would like to use this platform to inspire the next generation of young stars to make better choices and break this cycle.”

The knockout tournament will be an 11-a-side set up with a total of 24 teams drawn from various neighbourhoods within Nairobi including Kangemi, Lavington, South C, Mathare North, Kahawa Sukari, Ruai, Gigiri and Kaloleni, among others. Each team will have a maximum of 20 member players who must be under the age of 16. Cash prizes of Ksh. 500,000, Ksh. 300,000, Ksh. 100,000, and Ksh. 50,000 will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd 3rd and 4th teams, respectively. Participating teams have already been selected through an on ground mobilization.

The under-16 tournament seeks to sensitize the youth, more so budding players, on the importance of investing into a healthy lifestyle focusing on key pointers like health, nutrition, and education, as a way of developing professional careers that attain longevity.

Wanyama Roya Charity Cup comes before a planned countrywide tournament tour and a mentorship program that will recruit young children from around the country and offer them training, education sponsorship and health covers from NHIF. The initiative also plans to rehabilitate former football stars that have since fallen to vices after the end of their prime football years.

 NOTES

Roya Entertainment is a full-service event management company established in Kenya. It is a brainchild of passionate professionals from the field of events management to bridge the gap between events and integrated marketing communications.

Victor Wanyama is a celebrated Kenyan professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and captains the Kenyan national team, Harambee Stars. In 2012, he became the first Kenyan player to score in the UEFA Champions League when he scored the first goal in Celtic’s 2–1 win over Barcelona. Wanyama also made history in 2013 by being the first Kenyan to be signed by an English Premier League team when he joined Southampton in a move that also made him the most expensive player ever from the Scottish premier league.

McDonald Mariga is a celebrated Kenyan International Football star who has an impressive career that spans from playing for top flight clubs in Spanish and Italian leagues such as Parma FC, Latina FC, Real Sociedo and Real Oviedo where he is currently signed. He was the first Kenyan to ever play and win the coveted UEFA Champions league in 2010 with Inter Milan. He was the first East African player to win Treble and the World Club Championships while still at Inter Milan. Individually, he has won multiple awards for his outstanding sportsmanship.

WANYAMA ROYACHARITY CUP TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

v Wanyama RoyaCharity Cup: St. Mary’s High School, along James Gichuru Rd. Saturday – 30th June 2018 (7am – 6pm).

v Wanyama RoyaCharity Cup: St. Mary’s High School, along James Gichuru Rd. Sunday – 1st July 2018 (1pm – 6pm).

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“GROWING YOUR BUSINESS AS A FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR”

Published on: Jun 28, 2018


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OVER 300 FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS GET TRAINING ON SUCESSFULLY “GROWING YOUR BUSINESS AS A FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR”

Nairobi, Kenya: – May 8TH 2018: Sinapis, a business accelerator program over the weekend held the second female entrepreneurship workshop titled ‘Successfully growing your business as a female entrepreneur’ at Daystar University Valley Road Campus, Nairobi.

Attended by over 300 women across different sectors, the workshop armed women with more knowledge on topics such as; major hurdles you will face as a woman when growing your business, the top 5 things women need to stop doing that are hindering their business growth and resources that will help you take your business to the next level. Panelists included veteran entrepreneurs namely: Terry Mungai – renowned entrepreneur in Kenya’s beauty industry, running the Ashleys chain of high-end salon and beauty shops, Judith Owigar – co-founder of AkiraChix and the founder of Juakali Workforce, Pat Okelo – founder of Conferencing In A Box Limited and Willart Production Limited, She is also the author of “A Candid Handbook For Women Doing Business in Kenya.” Mary Muthoni – The 1st elected female director (Women & Gender) at the Kenya National Chambers of Commerce & Industry and Renee Ngamau (Moderator) – A certified business and career coach, NLP trainer and speaker.

 

“Make no mistake, starting a business is a lot of work, but personally, I love hard work, as do so many of us. And I much prefer to pour all of that work and all of those hours into something that my team and I own – financially and emo­tionally, and I know many women who feel the same way and while the rise in female entrepreneurship is being enabled by technology, it’s rooted in the fact that the qualities women bring to the workplace can also make us terrific entrepreneurs.” Said Terry Mungai.

 

“Many people want to change their financial situation but aren’t willing to change their choices and this eventually, changes nothing, you have to get up and act, when you reach an hindrance which will constantly happen, turn it into an opportunity, refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel.” Added Pat Okelo.

The Sinapis Training Program held bi-monthly tackles the challenge of insufficient business knowledge among Kenyan entrepreneurs by providing practical business training skills in areas such as sales and marketing, finance, operations and human resource management which are critical ingredients for a successful entrepreneur.

 

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#FORMNIGANI

Published on: Jun 28, 2018


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FENA, SERRO, SUZZIAH, GRAVITTI, JULIANI & MORE PERFORM AT #FORMNIDIVA MUSIC CONCERT AT THE ALLIANCE FRANCAISE

#FormNiGani (“What’s the plan”) movement is engaging Kenyans in conversations about making informed decisions about our future and the crucial role of family planning in it. Despite its importance, many Kenyans lack access to both family planning methods and information.

Top Kenyan artistes: Fena, Serro, Suzziah, Gravitti band and Juliani are among music acts that performed at the Form Ni Diva music concert by the #FormNiGani Movement by Kenyan creatives last Sunday, 17th June 2018 at Alliance Francaise. Other acts who performed include: Wen, Zikki, and poets: Spontaneous the Poet, Qui Qarre and Teardrops.

Form Ni Diva was the second concert organized by Form Ni Gani Kenya – to create awareness and encourage Kenyans to hold free and open conversations regarding Family Planning. The concert is especially targeted to sensitize women on issues around Family Planning. It was part of the activities within the #FormNiGani Movement (launched 17th April, 2018). So far, they include the “K63” Visual comic book on Family Planning by top Kenyan animator and graffiti artist: Point Blank and #FormNiNgoma music concert (12th May, 2018) in Bungoma. In addition, there was the #FormNiBall 7-a-side football tournament held at Starehe Boys (28th & 29th April, 2018), an exhibition by Boniface Mwangi highlighting more than 60 personal stories on sex, and a theme song performed by Juliani and Suzziah—all to create awareness and address issues on Family Planning.

FORM NI GANI SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FormNiGaniKe/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/formniganike/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/@formniganikenya

Follow the hashtag: #FormNiGani for more.

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VILLA ROSA KEMPINSKI HOSTS THE ZURI AWARDS 2018 GALA DINNER

Published on: Jun 11, 2018


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Established in 2017, Zuri Awards is an annual celebration of women and organizations that are bringing change through their work in their community. The awards are the brainchild of Go Gaga Experiential Ltd in partnership with Barclays Bank of Kenya, Couture Africa Magazine and Sochin Agency. They continue to create a platform that recognizes individuals making an impact in regards to women and girls in their communities.The awards seek to recognize and support remarkable women who are dedicated to creating positive change through work in their communities and those inspiring other women through exceptional displays of leadership. In addition, they will also spotlight women rising against all odds and being courageous in the face of adversity. The awards are open to outstanding individuals, NGO’s and Corporate’s .

The 2018 Zuri Awards will be judged in the following categories:

1. Corporate Award: Open only to organizations that are for profit and that work towards gender parity within their organization or as their CSR agenda

2. NGO Award: Open only to NGO’s that work towards gender parity

3. Leadership Award: Open to individuals

4. Innovation Award: Open to individuals

5. Impact Award: Open to individuals

Zuri Awards attracted some of the most prolific individuals in the society in the previous year. This year, the nominations are largely based on individuals who are running projects that have an impact on women’s livelihoods, taken risks to change existing social and/or cultural norms and those who continue to stand up for what the
individual or organization believes in. The chief guest will be United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative to Kenya – SIddharth Chatterje and Zebiba Kavuma UN Women Country Director.

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THE ZURI AWARDS 2018 WINNERS UNVEILED AT ANNUAL GALA DINNER

Published on: Jun 11, 2018


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Kenya’s most inspiring event – Zuri Awards 2018 unveiled the winners for this year’s awards during the gala dinner held at Villa Rosa Kempinski last Friday. The awards that seek to recognize and fete exceptional women and organisations doing outstanding work in their communities.Guest speaker Siddharth Chaterjee, United Nations Resident Coordinator (UNRC) & UNDP Resident Representative to Kenya said, “Congratulations to Zuri Awards for this great initiative, I want to see more women coming into these spaces ,rise up and shine since you are the ones who will take this continent forward.”

The full list of Zuri Awards Winners is:

  1. Leadership Award

Dr. Chao Mbogo, Founder, Kami Limu.

  1. Innovation Award

Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan, Founder and Executive Director, Hodi Africa.

  1. NGO Category Award

Kesho Alliance

  1. Impact Award

Carolyne Nyambura, Founder, HELD Sister Foundation

  1. People’s Choice Award

Anne Cheboi

“As founders of the Zuri Awards we are so glad and excited that an idea that started last year is growing in bounds! We are now able to celebrate more Kenyan women and organizations each year who have not been recognized before, yet they are doing amazing work in our communities.” The director at Go Gaga Experiential Norah Mumo said. “We hope that this recognition will spur the women to soar to greater heights.” She adds.

This year’s awards were judged by various jurors who included Dinah Musindarwezo – Executive Director, Femnet.  Derek Bbanga – Strategic Communications Specialists – MD Public Image , Evelyn Chibole – Creative Designer and Entrepreneur, Rev. Dr. Julius Weche Founder and CEO Akad Education Group- Africa, Faith Oneya –Journalist, Barbara Akello – Communication Strategist, Faith Mutwiri, Paul Mugambi – CEO Kytabu, Faith Mutwiri – Quality Analyst & GM Transken-Limited  and Jenniffer Muindi .

Some of the guests included Zebib Kavuma, Country Director UN Women, and Winfred Buya Mukonzo, Founder Empower Her among others. The awards were curated by Go Gaga Experiential Ltd and have been sponsored by Barclays Bank of Kenya, Safaricom, Couture Africa Magazine and Sochin Agency.

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Muthoni Drummer Queen unveils #SHE album art and album release concert plans

Published on: Jun 09, 2018


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Muthoni Drummer Queen has released the album art for her highly anticipated 3rd studio album titled #SHE

SHE is the product of an ongoing collaboration between Nairobi based Muthoni Drummer Queen and SWISS beat makers Greg “GR!”Escoffey and Jean “Hook” Geissbuhler.
The stunning artwork is a collaborative project between Muthoni, renown visual artist MICHAEL SOI, together with the acclaimed creative team of LUCY ROBI (Stylist) PETER MUTUMA & ROY N’CHERIE (photography) and MUSA
OMUSI (Graphics designer)

#SHE drops this FRIDAY 2ND MARCH.  It is already AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER on iTunes and the Boomlay Music app (available for free for all android phones)
In her typical out of the box ways, Muthoni will release the album on 2nd March through a DAY- LONG CONCERT ON HOMEBOYZ RADIO, with 15-20 minute live performances, broadcast live on the radio and streamed on
HBR and MDQ’s facebook and Instagra pages. Muthoni will also be making a special appearance on NTV’s #TheTrend where she will be presenting a specially pre-produced showcase.

In Muthoni’s words “The album art matches the level of excellence the Swiss Production has set for the project. I want to show the world that Kenyan Creatives are truly world class and able to create and present conceptual work that is at par with leading creatoves from all over the world-“

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HARMONIZE SET TO HEADLINE THE LAUNCH OF A NEW CLUB IN TOWN- HIGH CLUB

Published on: Jun 09, 2018


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High Club, a state of the art club set to revolutionize the entertainment industry is set to open its doors to revelers on the 5th of May 2018.

The launch dubbed the biggest cub launch in East and Central Africa will culminate with a performance by Tanzania superstar Harmonize of WCB featuring renowned Kenyan DJ’s – DJ Flash of Radio Citizen and Mseto East Africa and DJ Crème De La Crème among other local talents.

Speaking about his upcoming performance, Harmonize said. “I’m super excited and honored to be doing my very first club performance in Kenya and at High Club. My fans have been requesting for this for a long time. Come through and let’s party like never before.”

High Club is situated on Wood Avenue, near Yaya Centre in Kilimani. Tickets for the night will be sold at the gate Kshs 1500. The club boasts of a sitting capacity of about 600 people with multiple screens
around and a state of the art DJ booth and dance floor.

Speaking on the launch of the club, High Club proprietor Mary Nyamz, said. “We are super excited about this new venture and we aim to give our patrons get the best services and treatment in town, with the best ambience and class that has never been experienced before in Nairobi. We are looking forward to having a wonderful night with harmonize and also look forward to hosting other artists as well.”

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