This will definitely come as a shocker to probably everyone, but struggling rapper Atlas is planning on flying down American hip hop stars Rick Ross and Dj Khaled.
Word reaching Star Trail is that he is already in talks with the artistes and they will be able to reach a conclusion by the end of the month. We don’t know where Atlas will get the money from to pay these guys because having them down here would cost him an arm and a leg. Probably Club Beer will bail him out, who knows; any way Star Trail will keep you posted.
Biggie returns May 6
The countdown is on. Africa’s biggest reality show Big Brother Africa is coming to TV on May 6, with American rapper J. Cole performing.
Last year it was Busta Rhymes and the bar just got raised with this young Grammy nominee signed to Jay Z’s Roc Nation. We wonder who will comprise the Ugandan tag team this year in the run for the grand prize of $300,000. In case seeing that figure just tickled something in you, forget it; the Kampala auditions ended at the Sheraton hotel on March 12.
This year’s 91-day show is dubbed Big Brother Stargame, sponsored by Coca Cola and produced by Endemol as usual. Contestants will enter the house in teams of two that auditioned together. The question remains, who are the Ugandan housemates?
Goodlyfe turning sour
They might be in preparations to launch their latest album next month but things are not rosy in the Goodlyfe camp. First, the boys were involved in a bar fight last week where they injured a Star Fm journalist, and now word reaching Star Trail is that their producer Washington has parted ways with them.
Washington has been the mastermind behind their hit songs and considering that we don’t have many talented producers as him, it might be hard for the duo to keep rocking the charts like they have done for the past three years.
Chameleone thrills Mubende crowd
Just days after he duped Luwero fans, self proclaimed doctor Jose Chameleone was lined up to perform at Simon’s Gardens in Mubende for Pilsner Lager’s ‘Pilsener Live Music Experience’. The campaign which kicked off last Friday will see East African Breweries under their Pilsener Lager brand tour different parts of the country with each tour having a Ugandan artiste who has to perform live.
The Mubende fans were worried that Chameleone wouldn’t show but to their surprise by 8pm he was doing a sound check and at 10pm he got on to the stage and put up a great two-hour performance. The crowd which had earlier shouted “oyo mufere (he is a conman)”, left the grounds saying “oyo guy tewali amusinga, (that guy is the best)”.
Badi now into film
At 27, Bashir Lukyamuzi, better known as Badi is fast conquering screens across the region. Having produced truckloads of award-winning music videos, including Where You Are (Blu 3 Ft Mowzey Radio and Weasel) Talk and Talk (Mowzey Radio and Weasel) and How We Do It (Keko) among others, Badi has now branched into film production. Having worked on Ashraf Semwogerere’s 2009 Mukajanga, Badi is set to out another film.
“Film has always been my dream; this project is a story about Buganda culture, love and marriage,” Badi told Star Trail. He has enlisted the help of celebrated screenwriter, Usama Osam Mukwaya to do the penning.