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Uganda's Action Film Industry 'Wakaliwood: The Documentary'

The Wakaliwood documentary is the story of I.G.G. Nabwana' Ramon Film Productions, the heart of an action film industry in Kampala suburb Wakalig.


Wakaliwood is the rare feel good film that features AK-47s and bloodshed outside in a Kampala suburb. Far easier on the eyes than the trailer for Uganda's "first action-packed movie" is the story of how an action film industry seed came to be planted in the tiny slum of Wakalig. I.G.G. Nabwana, founder of Ramon Film Productions, is the ambitious Ugandan filmmaker who envisioned building from the ground up a film industry in his very backyard. Now a film industry of 100-strong, Nabwana's bloody (simulated, though) ambitions have in just a few years amounted to, as the trailer suggests, a religious-like body for the people of Wakalig. Watch the easy-feeling trailer (+ extended excerpts) below. Ben Barenholtz and Alan Ssali Hofmanis' Wakaliwood is now available on iTunes here.

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

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The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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