On Friday evening, Adekunle Almoruf Kosoko, better known as Adekunle Gold, promised to give Ugandans a show they will never forget.
And indeed, on Saturday evening Lugogo Cricket Oval was a whole vibe as the Nigerian artiste headlined the sixth season of the Club Dome.
The venue was split into four sections; VVIP, VIP, ordinary and then a dome, and each section was filled with revellers. You would think the VIP section was ordinary, going by the number of people and if it was not for the chairs and table setup, the VVIP would be no different.
The crowd started arriving for the show as early as 4pm and kept flocking in until 9:30pm.
Performances started as early as 7:30pm with Vamos 256 being one of the opening acts with his Konkona song. Being signed to Fenon Records who were behind the stage and sound production, it was almost obvious that he made it onto the stage. Later on, duo Kataleya and Kandle also did their thing at around 8:30pm before Vinka took the show to a whole new level.
After a short musical break from DJ Dash, John Blaq came through.
When he was done, deejay duo Slick Stuart and Roja elevated the show first by playing their songs Sunday, Kigwa Leero, Very Well and Pon Mi, among others before exciting the crowd with other mixes.
Sheebah later joined in with Nkwata Bulunji, Kyolina Omanya, Nkutuse, Nkwatako, Ayi and Boy Fire among others.
It was then that South African deejay/artiste Costa Titch came on with his Amapiano vibes. Those who knew the drift, came with their whistles and this gave Titch some more vibes. He did three songs including Big Flexa and Uthini.
He thanked Ugandans for turning up in big numbers and left the stage for emcees Sammy Wetala, Sheilah Gashumba and others to introduce the man of the moment.
The Nigerian musician ran to the stage at 11:15pm shortly after the band setup and started off his one hour performance with AG Baby, a song that is also his alias. The whole performance was live and the band did a commendable job at it as all details of the instrumentation were audible enough. From the bass guitars, piano, drums to the microphones.
“Who is your baby? Who is your daddy?” he echoed in the microphone as the crowd, including men screamed back: “AG baby”.
“Wow I didn’t expect this much love from Uganda. This is a big crowd and it is all for me,” he said.
He went on and performed his other songs, including It Is What It Is, Okay, High, One Woman, Mercy and No Forget as he called upon some women in the crowd to share the stage with him. He climaxed his performance at 15 minutes past midnight.