Yes we were not colonized by France but our friendship with the European country in indispensable in that there is a long week celebration every year to cement that friendship.
But the climax of that ceremony happened last Saturday at Namboole stadium where Uganda’s football national team (Uganda cranes) played a friendly game against the French military team. Despite their loss (3-1), the military team put up a very good performance.
The Ugandan side was given a trophy for their victory and what better way to end the evening than having a musical performance by some of Uganda’s selling artistes.
The line up of artistes was what the crowd needed and it was Bebe Cool who was on stage first, doing songs like ‘Azina Aseka’, ‘Na Na Na Na’, ‘Sente’, Love You Every Day and ‘Kabulengane’. He even invited the French ambassador to Uganda who pulled some rare strokes to the delight of the fans.
Navio was next and he came on with songs such as ‘Ngalo’, ‘Njogereza’ and ‘Tumunonye’. Helen Lukoma followed but she didn’t make much on an impact until Queen Sheebah came on stage and lit it up with ‘Ndiwanjawulo’, ‘Nkwatako’, ‘The way’, ‘Tunywe and her new release ‘Bamusakata’.
To finalise the event was Eddy Kenzo and his energetic performance alongside the Ghetto Kids who got the crowd screaming their lungs out. ‘Sitya loss’, ‘Mbilo mbilo’ and ‘Jubilation’ are the other songs he performed.