Welcome to the October/November 2016 issue of Shine On Hollywood Magazine! As we greet the cool breezes of Autumn and welcome the extra hour of sleep signaling the end of Daylight Saving Time, we bring to you with anticipation our first ever issue featuring the world of Top Humanitarians and Philanthropists. There’s never shortage of talent in this town, as we present you with their motivating and inspiring stories—from the industry and beyond.
This month’s cover story features Ganda Boys. We bring you the story of Denis Mugagga and Daniel Sewagudde, two young cousins who grew up in Uganda, and were forced to flee their homeland as refugees. They began a new life in London, where they joined forces and continued to sing the songs of their native land throughout the African nightclubs of the city. After cooperating on a soundtrack with renowned UK world musician, arranger, record producer and film composer, Craig Pruess, they continued their collaboration to form their band, and successfully established the Ganda Foundation, a charity which focuses on interventions that deliver immediate people-centred benefits to refugees in rural Uganda. You won’t want to miss this inspiring article!
This month is Ron C. Peck and Willy Cahill. A chance encounter at their local gym brought together these two distinct individuals. Mr. Cahill, a respected figure in the sport of Judo, and Mr. Peck, a veteran world-class businessman, joined forces to establish The Blind Judo Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps blind and visually impaired athletes achieve their dreams of gold at the Paralympics and top level Judo competitions around the world—and a fulfilling life in general. The foundation is responsible for leading the 2000 US Paralympic Judo Team to two gold medals, and earlier this year to a bronze medal 2016 at the games in Rio. Their contribution to society is immeasurable and we are proud to have them as part of this historic issue.
We encourage you to “Let Them be Your Motivation!”
SOHM remains a politics and gossip free publication with its focus on, Real People, Real Stories, from the Arts and Pop Culture community who make a difference by giving back, and we are delighted to share their heartfelt stories with you. We will continue to provide the industry’s foremost creative meeting place with monthly showcases, news, opinions, analysis, and audience feedback.
Next issue SOHM pays tribute to the life and achievements of American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, record producer, artist, composer, author, director and educator, Kashif Saleem. Taken from us much too early, we will revisit the accomplishments of this industry giant, with an introspect for a life of purpose and fulfillment. Look for exclusive interviews with Kashif’s closest friends and professional colleagues who knew him best. We hope you enjoy this issue and look forward to your feedback and continued support!