He has one of the sweetest voices in the country and his love ballads endeared him to women who form the biggest chunk of his fan base. Jamal Wasswa was a big hit with the ladies a few years back after releasing the song ‘Abakyala Bazira’ which was a really big hit.
He followed it up with several other songs that dominated the airwaves before doing a disappearing act till he resurfaced on Sunday at the Roast And Rhyme Story Tellers’ edition where he was one of the main acts of the night at Jahazi Pier in Munyonyo.
Backed up a live band, Jamal turned back the times with an energetic performance where he first unleashed some reggae vibes as the crowd got up on its feet to give him the much needed support as they sang along.
He performed songs like ‘Musomesa’, ‘Omwana Oyo’, ‘Anakwagala Anavaawa’, ‘Soka Osabe’, ‘Oba Wuwo’ and ‘Love teri Fair’ among others before he was joined by Mr Mosh and comedian Salvado Idringi who did some free-style rapping to spice up Jamal’s sweet soft voice.
And talking about free-style, the new kid on the block Feffe Bussi also did not disappoint when the crowd asked him to do free-style when it was his turn to showcase his budding skills in Lugaflow and once again just like he did a few weeks back at the launch of the Swangz Avenue All-star tour.
He picked his lines basing on what was in front of him especially the celebrities who were in the crowd and the Roast And Rhyme event in general. Although he used the same beats for the popular ‘Who is Who’ challenge, he this time replaced the lyrics with what he was seeing while creatively playing with the flow and rhymes.
With the Roast And Rhyme basically built on reviving careers of artistes as well as giving mileage to fresh talent, they once again did it by a giving chance to yet another fast-fading artiste in the form of Chagga who also rolled back the years with some old school ‘kidandali’ music and Afrobeats.
The young ‘Aka Dope band also gave a good account of themselves with a convincing opening performance as they did some covers and mixed it up with original compositions before the hip-hop duo of The Mith and Navio took as through some hard core hip hop rhymes.
Sunday’s event as usual started as early as 3pm with the slay queens dominating with their colorful outdoor picnic outfits and settled straight with their make up kits and selfie moments as they waited for the performances while munching on muchomo and other bites. Bell lager who is sponsors kept beer flowing throughout as the place filled up to capacity.
The event then closed at about 10pm with some serious mixing from DJ Crim who got the now charged up crowd dancing as they retired at leisure.