It was a time to celebrate Uganda and as such, artistes brought their A-game on and kept it strictly entertainment.
Despite the hardships that have hit many artistes this year, many did not sit back and sulk but adjusted to adapt to the situation. And now as the year closes in, a number of entertainers took to some enjoyment on Saturday evening as they marked Uganda’s 58th Independence.
Previous celebrations at the same time of the year have had venues filled to capacity but this time round, all the fun and excitement was online.
Among the events that happened was the UG Connect Peace and Love concert which drew more than 30 entertainers, including A Pass, John Blaq, Irene Ntale, Eddy Kenzo, Mary Batta, Mesach Semakula, Kent and Flosso and well as Ykee Benda, Crysto Panda and Daddy Andre.
Like many other online events, the concert was prerecorded but aired on Saturday on different TV stations and social media.
Among the highlights of the show was the chemistry between Lydia Jazmine and Fik Fameica as they performed their latest collabo, “Binji”.
The two teased the viewers, and left them guessing even more considering the rumour that they might be more than just collaborating artistes.
Gravity Omutujju did not get to showcase the energy that he always serves on stage as he was sitted through his performance, owing to the knee injury he sustained recently.
Other performances came from DJ Michael, Cindy who was magnificent with her band, Karole Kasita, Mary Bata, B2C and Mathias Walukagga who did well on his “Obululu” and “Namboole” songs after his original beats were modified to give the songs a more urban beat.
Fenon Events, who curated the show, went all out and in fact most performers appreciated the awesome sound and lighting.
As earlier promised by the show organisers, indeed no artiste campaigned or mentioned any political statements.
“It is called the ‘UG peace and love concert’ because we want to preach peace. “We are entering a political season which sometimes brings about violence that sometimes results into death,” said Balunywa, the events promoter.
The show also saw people winning 3GB data for a month courtesy of MTN Uganda.
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