Diamond Platnum’z performance during last year’s Kampala capital City carnival ended prematurely because he had exceeded the midnight deadline when outdoor shows are supposed to end in Kampala.
But Bebe Cool’s Golden Heart concert that happened last evening at Kololo Airstrip went up to 2am in the morning and if he wanted, it would have even gone on till later.
Maybe because President Museveni was the chief guest at this show which also happened to be the very first time he has attended a show during his presidency.
The president was such an attentive partier that he did not even budge an inch despite the fact that there was total darkness for close to ten minutes when there was a power problem. This happened at midnight and many thought it was KCCA behind this but it was silk events behind it all as their generator ran out of fuel.
Bebe Cool and the president are good friends and unlike on Bebe’s concert at Serena two years ago, where he was advertised to make an appearance but instead just sent footage, Museveni made his way to Kololo at 11.45 midway through Bebe Cool’s performance.
They had to stop the machines for the national anthems to be played before he proceeded to his already reserved seat. The president seemed to enjoy every bit of Bebe’s performance for the close to thirsty minutes he was around to the extent that he even requested the musician to sing for him his favorite jam Kabulengane.
To that, he added that. “I love Ugandan musicians especially Bebe Cool because they are preserving our cultures through their cultural songs. In fact I would like the western worlds to embrace these songs,” the president said.
The man of the moment did three sessions and came on stage at 10.15pm with tracks like Ki Ekiganye, Ndi wuwo, Batidemu, Nananana, 18 and over, Nasalawo with Chizzo, I do, Tofayo, freedom, Love you everyday and Sente for his first session leaving his son Hendrick on stage who was followed by Fik Fameica.
In the second session, he did Oga, Bogolako, Kuss Kuss, Kasepeki and Kabulengane.
The first two sessions were really not that impressive. It was the third and last session that moved everyone especially after he did hits like Fire, fire anthem, Azina Aseka, one more touch, want it, mbozi zamalwa, katono and wrapping it up with Up and whine at 2am. Bebe also paid tribute to Mowzey Radio by sampling their Zuena song.
The decision to shift from Serena to Kololo paid off as the show sold out with just a few seats remaining empty at the back of the dome while all tables that had gone for shs5million were occupied, making his dream of having five children with heart problems get treatment in India alive.