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On Friday, Ghetto President Bobi Wine published a message on his Facebook page about the good worldwide publicity that the Queen of Katwe movie was bringing for Uganda.
In the same post, he informed his followers that; “My song with Nubian Li called #NdiMunaUganda is the first song you will hear when the movie starts. It plays over the Disney logo.”
This post was followed with a lot of hullaballoo from the audience both online and offline. Many understood the post while others totally misunderstood Bobi Wine’s post.
To reemphasize, Bobi Wine clearly noted that “am the only artiste to have a song featured on the Soundtrack that wasn’t in the film. All songs on the sound track were in the film.
Our sources have revealed that the Queen of Katwe full soundtrack will be ‘released on September 23, 2016 by Walt Disney Records. Currently, it is available for pre-order on Amazon.”


Oscar Award winner Lupita Nyongo embraces Madina Nalwanga in a Queen of Katwe Movie scene. Photo Source : Internet.

According, to ‘Soundtrack Tracklist’, there are 37 songs on the Queen of Katwe Soundtrack. Most of the songs come from Alex Heffes, A Pass appears thrice and Weasel appears twice.
Queen of Katwe Track listing

  1. #1 Spice – HAB and Young Cardamom
  2. Sekem – MC Galaxy
  3. Budo! – Alex Heffes
  4. Tuli Kubigere – A Pass
  5. Bomboclat [feat. Weasel] – Jose Chameleone
  6. Brian, My Brother! – Alex Heffes
  7. Skelewu – Davido
  8. Juicy – Radio and Weasel
  9. It Is Fine – Alex Heffes
  10. Engoma Yange – Nsubuga Saava Karim
  11. Wuuyo – A Pass
  12. Oswadde Nnyo – Afrigo Band and Moses Matovu
  13. Mbilo Mbilo – Eddy Kenzo
  14. Escape from Hospital – Alex Heffes
  15. Nfunda N’omubi – Afrigo Band and Joanita Kawalya
  16. Kiwani – Bobi Wine
  17. The Promise of Harriet – Alex Heffes
  18. Kyempulila – A Pass
  19. Home Again – Michael Kiwanuka
  20. Back to Life – Alicia Keys
  21. Am I Ready? – Alex Heffes
  22. We Have a Champion – Alex Heffes
  23. New World – Alex Heffes
  24. Phiona Wins Joseph – Alex Heffes
  25. At the Threshold – Alex Heffes
  26. Father Grimes – Commence Play! – Alex Heffes
  27. Such Aggressiveness in a Girl Is a Treasure – Alex Heffes
  28. You Make a Plan Mama – Alex Heffes
  29. Is This Heaven? – Alex Heffes
  30. Like Ghosts – Alex Heffes
  31. Olympiad – Alex Heffes
  32. The Water Takes Everything It Wants – Alex Heffes
  33. Robert Katende, I Am Your Mother – Alex Heffes
  34. School – Alex Heffes
  35. Entering Rwabushenyi – Alex Heffes
  36. You Belong Here – Alex Heffes
  37. We Are Home – Alex Heffes

International Premiere
Queen of Katwe received its world premiere at Roy Thompson Hall on Saturday 10th September during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
The film, which is based on the vibrant true story of a young girl – Phiona Mutesi, from the streets of Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, stars David Oyelowo, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o and newcomer Madina Nalwanga and is directed by Mira Nair.
An email titled ‘Save the Date’ reads; “The Walt Disney Company Africa invites you to Save the Date for the Special Event Screening and Press Events of Queen of Katwe in Kampala on 1 – 2 October 2016.”
It is expected to start showing in Ugandan cinemas on the Independence weekend starting 7th October.

Queen of Katwe cast at the Roy Thompson Hall during the international premiere.

Queen of Katwe cast at the Roy Thompson Hall during the international premiere. Photo from Queen of Katwe FB page.