The number of Nigerian artistes who have performed in Uganda this year alone is beyond us but only few have impressed and among those is Ycee, who was here recently for the second edition of the Castle Lite Lockdown at Design Hub.
It was a slow turn up from 6pm but by 10pm, the venue was full. The venue was divided into a silent disco, another with video games while the main area where the performances were happening had the most people. Several deejays kept the crowd engaged until Timothy Code, the emcee of the night, announced the start of the performances with Bantu Vybz trio. They were then followed by rapper Byg Ben who got the crowd dancing to his Hip Hop grooves, setting the pace for Big Tril.
By the time Big Trill left the stage for South African musician Holly Rey, the crowd was ready hyped up. She gave them a dose of Afro House for 15 minutes.
Ycee came on stage full of energy and straight away kicked off his performance with songs such as Dakun, Salah, Omo and Don’t Need Be, among others. He saved Juice for last because it is what most of the audience was familiar with.
He spiced up his performance by taking off his shirt, driving the ladies wild. He left the stage after midnight but before stepping off stage, he announced that it was going to be parte after parte.