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Sunday25 June 2017

Cleopatra Koheirwe

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Cleopatra Koheirwe is a Ugandan singer, actress, writer and radio host.

Music

While in school, Cleopatra always participated in school plays and concerts and she used to sing in the school choir.

In 2001, she joined a popular music, dance and drama group known as Obsessions now Obsessions Africa until March 2007 when she resigned from the group to continue on her own path.

In 2010, she started working on her solo singing career after friends and fans encouraged her to perform again. Her first single titled Ngamba, a Luganda word that means, "Tell me" was a pop song, a sound different from the usual. It was about deceptive relationships. The song was well received and given airplay on a couple of radio stations within Uganda but Cleopatra did not promote the song much due to lack of resources.

Film & TV

She has starred in film & TV productions such as: The Last King of Scotlandas Joy,Yogera in a lead role as Hope-a deaf girl & G her twin sister (played both characters), Changes an M-Net TV series in seasons 1& 2 in a supporting role as Nanziri, State Research Bureau(S.R.B) in a supporting role as Faith, and Bethe Judge, a Kenyan local TV series as Lucy Mango. In 2011, she was nominated for Best Actress in a TV Drama for her role in Be the Judge at the Kalasha Film & Television Awards in Kenya. In 2012, she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in S. R. Bat the Pearl Film Festival (PIFF) in Uganda.

She also got nominated for Most Gifted Actress in the Super Talent Awards 2012. In 2013, she got a role in another new M-Net TV series titled "Kona" where she portrays the role of a girl named Jakki, a wannabe boxer trying to reconnect with her father, a boxing coach. It premiered in August and airs on DSTV's Africa Magic channels 151 & 154 at 7.30pm daily with repeats at 2pm & 4pm respectively, as well as on GOtv channel 1. The Omnibus airs on Saturdays at 3.30pm-6pm on DSTV channel 154 & on Sundays on channel 151 at 2.30pm-5pm.

Writer

Cleopatra was the Staff writer then later became the Celebrity & Features Editor at African Woman Magazine from 2005 when the magazine started to July 2012. She has done freelance writing for the Health & Sanitation Magazine, Magazine7, and websites such as Music Uganda and UG Pulse. She is also a blogger although she does not get to blog as much as she wants to due to her schedule.

Radio

Her first radio gig was at Capital Radio in 2003/2004 where she was a co-host on the Drive Time Show from 3pm to 7pm and The Big Breakfast on Saturdays from 6am to 10am with Hakeem Saga a.k.a Hakeem the Dream. In 2008, she worked at KIU FM hosting The Left Drive from 3pm- 7pm and her own created show dubbed Rock & Soul on Saturday from 10pm to 2pm.

In 2011, she got back into radio and was co-hosting a show called The Jam at Radiocity 97fm every Monday to Friday between 3pm to 7pm with her former colleague, Hakeem. Towards the end of 2012,her radio show THE JAM was nominated for Best Late Afternoon Show-English in the Radio & Television Academy Awards (RTVAA) and won the award in 2013 when the awards were held. Cleopatra and Hakeem were also nominated for Radio Music show host(s) of the year for their show The Jam.

She is now a co-host of theU-Request every Monday to Friday from 7pm to 10pm at Radiocity 97fm.


Twitter handle: @CleopatraCK

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