For this Thursday’s throwback edition we take a look at Naava Grey The album.
It had been long coming and finally Uganda’s extremely talented RNB, Afro-soul diva Naava Grey had her moment to shine. The former Tusker Project Fame contestant held her first major concert to release her maiden album ‘Naava the Album’
The 20-track album which was on sale at Gatto Matto where she held her first major concert, features some of her top songs since she appeared on the music scene in 2012 like’ Nteredde’ and ‘Soka Lami’ and brand new ballistic songs freshly recorded under her new Multi dollar contract with Rockstar 4000 (RS4K)/Sony a global music label, the Fame Company and FlyCorp Uganda.
The beautiful Naava dressed in an aqua blue free glowing gown complete with headgear and beautiful African accessories stepped on stage at 8pm where she was welcomed to ululations from fans who had come in as early as 5pm.
The highly Multi-talented singer, songwriter and performer who had promised a ‘music tsunami’ this year finally had her moment to shine and did not disappoint with her flawless two-hour live performance punctuated by short messages of appreciation to sponsors like Nile Gold and people who have contributed to the growth and development
of her music career.
Backed by the highly talented Janzi Band, the passionate, versatile young artiste who can sing in her native Luganda language as well as English, took her fans through her short but productive music journey with popular songs like ‘Ndiwano’, Nteredde’, ‘I do’, ‘Ninga Omuloge’ and ‘Soka Lami’ receiving wild cheers.
During her show, she also paid tribute to her late Dad whom she confessed would be proud of her if he was alive and thanked her Mom, siblings and other relatives for raising her into the young woman she is today although she also had a go at media for reporting falsely about her private life.
Congolese born guitar maestro Charmant Mushaga who was playing lead guitar alongside the Janzi Band excited fans when he did a live collabo that got the fans mostly corporates and A-listers off their seats as he did an animated flow with some Congolese rumba tunes. He also performed one of his Afro-pop songs ‘Adonde Ire’ that sent goose bumps onto the
Other artistes who supported Naava included Rwandese superstars Jodi Phibi and DJ Pius, who flew all the way from Kigali and did some beautiful songs during which period Naava took a break to catch a breath. They excited fans as they danced and mixed Luganda and Kinyarwanda while thanking the crowd for showing love to Naava.
Others were Shine Omukiga, Naira Ali, Herbert Ssensamba and Janzi Band who also put up a smooth performance to curtain rise for the now new shining star with Radio City’s Peace Menya the MC for the night.
To have a look at her fun photos, check out the Chano8 July issue here.