Even though an artiste will get paid, performing for an online audience just cannot be compared to performing for a live one. The connection with the audience is missing, but that’s what Covid-19 left us with.
Since Blankets and Wine is one of those events looked forward to on the entertainment calendar, the team couldn’t just left four editions pass us by. They had to go with the new normal of an online event the first of which happened last Sunday.
The virtual online concert was fueled with afro-beat “enjoyments” and had many glued to their gadgets as Vinka, Kenneth Mugabi and Buka Chimey took away the Sunday boredom.
Because he is a good live music performer, Kenneth Mugabi was at his best with his guitar, giving people a worthwhile performance of songs including Kibunomu, Naki and Nkwegomba among others while Vinka also showed her improvement with her live act. She was impressive on songs like Chips na ketchup, Malaika, Bigambo and her latest Love Panic, at the Tusker Malt sponsored event.
The main act of the day was none other than Nigerian sensation Joeboy who did not disappoint despite being miles away. He serenaded his Ugandan fans effortlessly with his hit songs like Nobody, Love, ‘All for You among others.
“I wish I was there with you guys but this is what Covid has done to us, but regardless, I’m here to give you an amazing performance,” he said midway his performance that was done in a studio-setting atmosphere.
Unlike previous editions of the event which take place from midday till 10pm, this online version took place for only two hours.
“The idea was to create something for the fans out there who would be in their comfort zone with their friends and give them that same experience that they would have gotten if they had actually come for the real Blankets and Wine, and it was beautifully executed,” Sandra Awili, House of DJs Digital Lead said.
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