What started as an event where people carried their beddings to go and sit with friends and family over a drink, is fast becoming one of the biggest events on Kampala’s entertainment calendar. Well, the first Blankets and Wine Kampala event this year is slated for Sunday May 3, and it promises to be a better event than the previous editions. News is that Kenya’s Afro-fusion King, Eric Wainaina is set to light up the ninth edition of the event at the Uganda Museum grounds in Kampala.
A household name in his native Kenya, Wainaina will share the stage at the highly anticipated quarterly, picnic style event with Uganda’s singing duo, Radio and Weasel of the Goodlyfe Crew, Suzan Kerunen and Janzi Band.
Wainaina has a reputation for speaking the truth to those in power. His song Nchi Ya Kitu Kidogo, released way back in 2001 is a powerful indictment of corruption and the kick-back culture that had blighted Kenyan politics.
Phoebe Nakabazzi, the Tusker Malt Lager Brand Manager- the sponsors of the event, told us that they are doing all they can to breathe freshness into the event. “The choice of music for this event is rich and varied. Eric Wainaina is an icon whose music cuts right through issues affecting society. We are excited to have him at the event. Mowzey Radio and Weasel’s music will give our revellers the opportunity to showcase their dancing skills,” she said.
More in Four One One
Rich Gang’s Ivan Ssemwanga dies
Flamboyant businessman and socialite Ivan Ssemwanga who was recently rushed to a South African hospital in critical condition has died. Ssemwanga,...May 25, 2017
Kenzo releases two videos
Eddy Kenzo aka Musuuza is on a roll. This year, he has released ten songs so far, three collaborations two of...May 24, 2017
I have given all Ugandan musicians time to release biscuit music- A Pass
If this is a way of getting our attention, the reggae dance-hall artist is doing well because so far, it has...May 24, 2017
VJ Junior behind bars for circulating pornography
Under the instructions of State Minister for Ethics and Integrity Simon Lokodo, renowned movie translator commonly known as VJ Junior was yesterday evening arrested...May 24, 2017
Low turn up but exciting cook offs at Tokosa food festival
Tokosa food festival attracted an overwhelming number last year. Maybe because it was the first edition. The second edition however, which...May 24, 2017
Bebe Cool continues to rant about Tubonga Nawe project
Bebe Cool has clearly not gotten over the backlash he received after the 2015 Tubonga Nawe campaign that saw...May 23, 2017
Drake breaks Adele’s record, scoops 13 awards in single night
Drake yesterday became the first artiste to scoop 13 accolades in the Billboard Music Awards, beating Adele’s 2012 record of 12...May 22, 2017
Afrigo Band celebrate 42 years with a special cocktail party
Being in the game for over 40 years is not easy at all but Afrigo Band has successfully been doing music...May 20, 2017
Miss Leah Kagasa The Face Of UNAA Causes Clean Water Awareness
She might have not performed well at the Miss World beauty pageant as she expected but Leah Kagasa is still...May 20, 2017