Art can solve youth unemployment in Uganda- Israeli artist

Art can solve youth unemployment in Uganda- Israeli artist

Youth unemployment in the country is one of the greatest challenges faced by the government since over 70% of youths are jobless! However, Rebecca Uziel-Karl an artist from Israel believes that if fine art is taken seriously, it can actually go a long way into tackling youth unemployment. Rebecca first came to Uganda in 1995 […]

Uganda’s bead king Gateja doing historic Nairobi showcase

Uganda’s bead king Gateja doing historic Nairobi showcase

As the team at TheUgandan wishes you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, we’ll bring you details about locally bred artist and jeweller, Sanaa Gateja’s high profile exhibition. The Gateja exhibition besides the art of five East African artists who the exhibition’s curator calls ‘pioneers’ have been on display from December 17 […]

(PHOTOS) Geoffrey Oryema gives Uganda “Most Riveting Performance”

(PHOTOS) Geoffrey Oryema gives Uganda “Most Riveting Performance”

‘AM SO HAPPY TO BE HOME!’ In Saturday’s performance, Geoffrey Oryema showed Ugandans why he is considered by the West as among the “voices of Africa.” Kampalans and the Acholi community experienced firsthand why he is highly esteemed for his musical intelligence and ability to cross the stylistic boundaries of culture and time. He has […]

5 Star Madness winds up Fun Factory’s year

5 Star Madness winds up Fun Factory’s year

Fun Factory on Thursday wound up their annual end of year performance with an undoubtably awesome show at Serena Hotel’s Victoria Conference Hall. The ‘5 Star Madness’ was well attended by top city comedy enthusiasts and comedians who thronged the venue at 6 PM to enjoy the show hosted by Uganda’s sketch comedy group Fun […]

Queen of Katwe” Actress, Madina beaten to Critics’ Choice Awards 2017

Queen of Katwe” Actress, Madina beaten to Critics’ Choice Awards 2017

Officially kicking awards season into full swing, young Ugandan actress, Madina Nalwanga, one of the lead actresses in Disney’s movie, “Queen of Katwe” failed to win in the 2017 Critic’s Choice Awards hosted by Silicon Valley star T.J. Miller. Nalwanga, who plays as Ugandan chess champion, Phiona Mutesi in the movie had been nominated in […]

Brighter chances for Uganda at 2017 America WG Awards, as Kibuuka, Opio make nomination list

Brighter chances for Uganda at 2017 America WG Awards, as Kibuuka, Opio make nomination list

Getting nominated for the prestigious screenwriting award in the world, Writers Guild of America Award is a huge deal. Again is on the entertainment world map as two of Uganda’s comedy exports, both on Trevor Noah’s The Daily Show support team as staff writers, is nominated for an award in the Outstanding Achievement in Comedy […]

African Movie Night Kampala returns at Yasigi

African Movie Night Kampala returns at Yasigi

In a nutshell: Between Friends’ is a stylish, funny tale of a group of college friends reuniting after 7 years at an up-market Game Lodge in South Africa. When old friends know all your buried secrets, tensions are bound to arise in current relationships when those secrets are revealed. Will Nkanyiso’s engagement to Nisha survive […]