There was excitement all over Nansana last Sunday as local Celebrities from all Uganda came to pray at Pastor Wilson Bugembe’s Light The World Church in Nansana along Hoima road in Wakiso District.
The church was already packed to capacity by 10AM with a few seats left for invited guests and those reserved for celebrities on the front rows and on the ‘high table’
Celebrities were treated to a red carpet for the ‘Celebrity Sunday’ mass hosted by Bugembe himself. There was the usual glitz and clamour associated with celebrities as well as hysteria as locals and the congregation were treated to free drama by the celebrities who included musicians, actors, comedians TV and Radio personalities, DJs, song writers and Record producers.
Politicians led by former Kampala lord Mayor Alhaji Nasser Ntege Sebagala, current Mayor Elias Lukwago, EALA representative Fred Mukasa Mbidde were also in attendance.
The celebrities were received with loud cheers and ululations as they made their way through the red carpet to reserved seats in front of the rest of the congregation with cameras capturing proceedings for different media houses and a live broadcast on NTV.
Gagamel boss Bebe Cool, Juliana Kanyomozi, comedienne Anne Kansiime and Ghetto President Bobi Wine received the biggest cheers and also gave inspiring testimonies. However the congregation was brought to its feet when super traditional herbalist Sylvia Namutebi aka Mama fiina made a grand entrance with wild cheers ushering her to the high table, followed shortly by Desire Luzinda and Alhaji Ntege Ssebagala who sat next to each other causing quite a stir.
A celebrity gathering without performances does quite click and therefore when Juliana took to the podium to give her testimony about her life’s journey and last year being the worst, she crowned it all with what she does best, a flawless performance of ‘Kanyimbe’ that left tears rolling on many cheeks and a standing ovation from fellow celebrities.
Comedian Mendo of funfactory who is known for imitating President Yoweri Museveni fooled everyone in the church when the MC announced that ‘the president was coming in’ and everyone stood still only for only Mendo to show up to the amusement of everyone. He then gave a ‘speech’ thanking Bugembe for inspiring him into music and sent the congregation into a bout of laughter when he claimed Lukwago had vision by attending the celebrity mass unlike the Besigye’s who were missing.
Other performances were from the Devine dancers, The Cape Brothers and the Church‘s praise and worship choir who also put up an electric performance.
STAR- STUDDED CONGREGATION
As expected, the celebrity Sunday had all sorts of local celebrities in attendance that also attracted locals from the neighborhood and the usual Church members. Among them were top Musicians and surprise guests which included; Singer Cindy, comedian Amooti, NTV’s Miles Rwamiti, Afrigo’s Joanita Kawalya, Benon Mugumbya of Swangz, Izon T, Producer Nassim, Miss Uganda Leah Kalanguka, Geofrey Lutaya and Wife Irene Namatovu, Halima Namakula, Socialite Judith Heard, Singer Chirs Evans, Aziz Azion, Exodus of Igwe fame, Katongoloe Omutongole and wife Titie Tabel, Ebonies’ Julie Underwood, King Saha of Mulirwana fame, Maro, Mun G, GNL Zamba, Khalifa Aganaga, comedian Pablo, Rebecca Jjingo, Abbey Mukiibi, Catherine Kusasira, John Segawa, Ruth Wanyana, Sofie Gombya, Producer Crouch, Tony Houles, Paddy Man, Dr.T, Dembe’s Bina Baibe, Omulangira Ndausi, Dean Lubowa Sava, Vampino, Eddie Yawe, Levixone, Coopy Bly, Nince Henry, Beat FM presenters, David Lutalo, Hanington Bugingo, Traditional Singer Nandugya, Maurine Natume, NTVs’ Douglas Lwanga, MC Kats and many others.