When it comes to bringing popular retro and classic Ugandan music acts closer to their fans, the Annual Tugende Mu Kikadde event doesn’t need to try anymore. There has been work done to command a significant level of respect.
The 3rd edition of this gig successfully took place last Saturday the 4th of May boasting of showcases from musicians, Madoxx Sematimba, Willy Mukabya, Chance Nalubega, Betty Mpologoma and Angela Kalule
To other party goers, other hangouts were their places of choice but to the classic music lovers, Kampala Serena Hotel is where the spent their whole evening to be be part of what the VIP event sponsored by Africell and Nile Special had to offer.
There was a red carpet treat prior to performances. This session was not however about posing for photos only, there was a band that was entertaining the revellers with live ‘Kadongo Kamu’ music and it was fun.
Show time later kicked off with a special session of paying tribute to fallen musicians Mowzey Radio and Paul Job Kafeero whose ‘Jennifer’ and ‘Bulandina Ndibakoya’ songs were performed by a choir before the hosts, radio presenters Mukunja and Rebecca Jingo opened the stage for the headlining acts led by Willy Mukabya at a quarter to 9 PM.
Mukabya impressed as be performed some of his songs like ‘Amadu Amangi’, ‘Wolokoso’ and ‘Kayanda’ which excited the crowd as he was later joined by a group of actors who acted the skits to bring out the meaning in this song to the attendees.
With no waste of time, Angella Kalule followed and performed her tunes like ‘Elinya Lyo’, ‘Ani’, ‘Mulaalo Wange’ and the fans’ favourite ‘Katikitiki’. At this time, the revellers’ vibe was growing bigger and the next performer Chance Nalubega didn’t disappoint. She took the concert a notch higher.
Chance came with all the energy which really surprised those who had never watched her perform. She sang songs like ‘Guma Omwoyo’, ‘Abenugu’, ‘Amanyi Love’, ‘Abakyakala Mukyakale’ and ‘Abatesi’. Putting exaggeration aside, Chance Nalubega’s session was the most exciting one, she engaged the crowd which was heard singing to her lyrics without forgetting dancing their stress away.
During the interludes, Veteran Dj Alberto played some classics which kept the revellers mood alive
Though her showcase time was short, Betty Mpologoma the second last performer managed to get the crowd feel her presence as she sang her ‘Enamba’, ‘Big Daddy’ and ‘Fasi Fasi’ collabo alongside Dr Tee.
The event ended in happy and Reggae mood brought about by celebrated Ugandan Reggae maestro Madoxx Ssematimba. The Rastaman who took to stage at 11:47 PM excited and got majority of the attendees dancing to his songs like ‘Kampala’, ‘Dembe’, ‘Okabila Ki’, ‘Omuyimbi’, ‘Omukwano’, ‘Easy’, ‘Irene’, ‘Munakyalo’, ‘Namagembe’ among other songs
He did not only perform, he had words to say. “I am happy to see you all” Madoxx was heard telling fans with a smile
The event was well attended, fun filled and among the common figures in attendance was Jose Chameleone, Eddy Kenzo, Full Figure, Bad Black, Sipapa and Lydia Jazmine
Check out some highlights