Two years ago, Karole Kasita took a bold move. She was going solo after almost 10 years of being the lead singer of S and S Band, a band that had laid a foundation for her music career.
Her progress has been slow and on Thursday last week, Kasita hosted her fans to a mini concert at Fame Lounge in Kololo. The concert kicked off on a low note, so it was not surprising to see social media users spreading information of a possible flop. The Yaka singer has not been widely embraced yet but it would be a lie to say she has not had a good year.
To start of the evening were performances from upcoming artistes as well as singers Daddy Andre, Kent and Flosso and John Blaq. Kasita started performing a few minutes to 3am, doing covers of different gospel songs but most notably Jesus You Love Me by Mercy, a Nigerian singer.
She then performed her songs, both old and latest hits Gal a Bubble and Binyuma. The S and S Band was there to support her and Cindy later joined in to do their collaboration, Mwooto.
During her performance, Eddy Kenzo joined Kasita on stage and he did some of his songs, blowing revellers away with his latest hit, Semyekozo. He spiced things up by splashing money on Kasita who said Semyekozo is a song for men who give women money.
At 4am, curtains fell and what better way to end it with her monster hit Nkuba Yaka – which was also the concert title name. She performed it twice.