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Burna Boy impresses at concert despite poor organization

Nigerian Musician Burna Boy (left) performs at Sheraton hotel in Kampala on Friday night. PHOTO BY MICHAEL KAKUMIRIZI

Singer Burna Boy’s highly anticipated concert came to pass on Friday evening at the Kampala Sheraton Hotel Gardens. The concert kicked off as early as 8pm with various DJs mixing music as revelers looked for their way into the venue.

Gates to the events were closed as many people were stranded at the event trying to find their way into the gardens. By 10pm, there was still a war at the gate as revelers pitched camp outside the exit, entrance and the small gates of Sheraton but they were still denied entrance.

Dj Roger (left) with friends during the Burna Boy show at Sheraton on Friday at night. PHOTO BY MICHAEL KAKUMIRIZI

After pushing the gates, the revelers finally got into Sheraton Hotel but another hurdle was at the ticket-receiving points. Some of the revelers who bought tickets online and on Mobile Money were sent back to bring proof even when they displayed their phones. A member of the organizing team said that the crowd was overwhelming and the people at the gates failed to manage them.

Partiers taking a selfie during Burna Boy’s concert at Sheraton. PHOTO BY MICHAEL KAKUMIRIZI

Inside the venue was packed and performances went on. It was unfortunate that some people didn’t see Sheebah and Irene Ntale’s performances as they performed when the entrance was still blocked.

Nigerian Musician Burna Boy performs at Sheraton hotel in Kampala on Friday night. PHOTO BY MICHAEL KAKUMIRIZI

Burna Boy came to the stage when everyone had lost hope. They had assumed that, like other artistes, he was going to be a no-show. At exactly 11:45pm, with only 15 minutes to the end of the concert, Burna Boy showed up on stage.

Part of the crowds at the Burna Boy concert at Sheraton on Friday night. PHOTO BY MICHAEL KAKUMIRIZI

The crowd went wild, the venue was hyper as the Nigerian Singer kicked off his performance with Miss You bad. As the he went on to perform more songs, the revelers proved it that they were really waiting for him.

Local musician Sheebah Karungi enjoying Burna Boy’s show with friends at Sheraton hotel on Friday night. PHOTO BY MICHAEL KAKUMIRIZI

They sang together with him as they did songs like Giddem, Sekkle Down, Like to Party, Run My Race, Yawadey. Ugandans went crazy when he performed two songs Gbona and On the Low which are currently popular in the country. Although everyone thought the event will end at exactly midnight, Burna Boy performed up to 12:20am before calling it a night.

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