Many doubted him while others questioned his decision of taking his maiden concert to Kampala Serena Hotel. But Wycliff Tugume aka YKee Benda believed in himself and worked hard to achieve his dream which came to pass last Friday.
He did not only get a big turn up, Victoria hall was actually almost filled to capacity with many revelers occupying the upper gallery parts, a milestone which so many big name artiste have failed to achieve.
Buganda Prime Minister Okek Charles Peter Mayiga who was chief guest at the event made his way at the venue as early as 7:30pm and patiently waited till 9: 30pm for proceedings to officially kickoff. Several other notable names like fellow artiste and veteran Raggae maestro Madox Ssematimba, Bebe Cool, Nina Roz businessman Rajeev Ruparelia were in the crowd too.
Dressed in all-white, Benda took his fans through his 4-year musical journey and was joined by freestyle rap king Feffe Bussi, crooner Rema Namakula, Quitar maestro Mycho Ouma and Saxophonist Joseph Sax among others, in making the evening memorable.
As usual, the ladies were there to support the Kireka boy; a boy so tender. We captured the best moments from the event organised by his Mpaka records and sponsored by Bell Jamz just for you;
Ykee Benda makes a grand entrance at the start of his Singa concert on Friday.
All his dancers and opening acts were also dressed in white accessorized with precious stones.
Smart and gentle. Benda pours out his heart for the fans as he sings the night’s theme song ‘Singa’.
On bended knees. He makes his feelings known to everyone.
Rema Namakula joins in to spice things up with her sooth voice as they sing ‘Whistle’
The Gladiator: He endured a long night like a gladiator he turned into as he continued with the show deep into the night.
The message is clear: I am from Kireka and i am proud of it.
Prime minister of Buganda Oke. Charles Peter Mayiga was at the VIP Section enjoying the performances.
It was a full house at Kampala Serena Hotel as revellers turned up to enjoy the enjoy
Flying high: Benda dressed like an Angle with wings to symbole his ‘take off’.
This is for you mama: He also sang passionately for his mother and father who were in the crowd.
There was also a session dedicated to the late Moze Radio
An African king sings for the prime minister of Buganda.
Joseph Sax and Mycho Ouma adding the Afro-Jazz touch to the event.
Jaeev Ruparelia was also in attendance with his wife.
The Katikiro listens to Hope Mukasa
He gives certificates of recognition to his sponsors
Malaika Nnyanz and friends enjoying the show
This is how we do it.