He might have been undermined by several people for choosing the same date to have a concert with Jose Chameleone, but King Saha can now acclaim to the name of a ‘King’ after successfully pulling a huge crowd and a great performance at Freedom City on Entebbe road last evening.
With gates open as early as 6pm, people of all classes started flocking the venue and by 10, it was full to capacity that some people were denied entrance regardless of having tickets both in the VIP and general section. In fact, some people like Halima Namakula experienced a difficult time finding where to sit as all the VIP section was occupied with some people sitting on empty crates.
The show started on a low note with upcoming artistes exhibiting their talents but it was until Young Mulo came on stage that the concert became epic as a number of notable artistes followed suit to entertain the already fired up crowd. From Nince Henry, Gravity Omutujju, King Michael, Sheeba, Ziza Bafana and Bobi Wine.
However it was Pastor Wilsom Bugembe who stole the show. As the saying goes, when he called on stage Mama Fina, a traditional leader to hold a prayer for the end of deaths to Ugandan artistes.
Clad in a black attire of shirt, coat, hat, leather trousers and shoes with a white stripe, the man of the moment took to the stage at exactly 12midnight and did tribute songs like the late Lucky Dube’s I love, and Tukikolemu by fallen star Ak47 before embarking on his own songs Winner, Ontambuza, Signal, Tondiko and Vimba.
During the interval of the first session, CD auctions were made and BK bought it at a whooping 5million shs and Maama Fina at 3million but promising to run at his aide in case he needs anything.
The night ended at exactly 1am with King Saha performing his last tracks including Mulilwana, bantu baffe alongside Ziza Bafana, teziwela and Gundezze, the title track.