Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Nyanda and Ugandan stars has now released their video for the 'Reach A Hand Uganda' Campaign

Nyanda and students from the Hanna Mixed school in Uganda
Nyanda and Ugandan stars GNL Zamba, Ray Signature, Irene Ntale, Maurice Hasa and Big Trill promotes safe sex on their single Your Ways as part of the Reach A Hand Uganda Campaign.

Your ways is an integral part of a youth oriented Campaign led by Reach A Hand Uganda which targets teens and young adults and aims to empower them with knowledge to better understand their sexuality and in turn make informed choices regarding early pregnancy and safe sex practices. Published in Uganda's leading daily, New Vision Uganda's teenage pregnancy rate is worrying.

Nyanda is a proud Ambassador for Reach A Hand Uganda and It Takes Two Campaign.  The goal of the campaign is to engage young men and women, to become advocates for increased access to family planning information and services in Uganda. It is important to note:

  •    Almost 75% of Uganda's population is under the age of 30
  •    One in every 4 Ugandan girls is pregnant.
"Being a strong woman myself and having performed for thousands of female fans around the world, the empowerment of young people, especially girls and women, is an issue I care deeply about" says Nyanda.  "Investing in our world's youth is investing in our greatest resource and in our future.  If young people are allowed their right to control if and when to have children, families, communities, and nations will all benefit.  Giving girls and women in particular, the power to control their fertility will lead to more equal societies across the globe."  Click to watch YOUR WAY


Monday, April 21, 2014

Rihanna turn the spotlight on Buju Banton/Nadine Sutherland and Sizzla

Rihanna singing 
Internationally acclaimed Pop star Rihanna also known as the queen of social media has been off for sometime but decided on Easter Sunday while celebrating 420 to give her fans a treat. Rihanna bff Melissa released a few cameos on Instagram of the pop star singing Nadine Sutherland's verse of the 1993 hit single 'Dickie' by Buju Banton as well as Sizzla's Black Woman and Child.

Although this is not the first time Rihanna has introduced her fans to Jamaican music as she is a big Bob Marley fan among others, but each time she does it, her millions of fans flock social media to check out the music of the artistes, some confess, "Rih has me buying Buju Banton's music now." Rihanna might not have taught about it as she was just enjoying herself but her action was a nice gesture that turned the spotlight on an incarcerated Buju Banton.