There is always a display of fireworks to celebrate a milestone and it was the last act last Thursday evening as the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) launched its new baby on the market – Solana Lifestyle and Residences located in Lubowa. The Shs1.4 trillion project was commissioned by President Museveni and on completion, there will be 2,740 housing units, including villas, town houses, bungalows and apartments.
The event was divided into two phases; one during the day and then an after party in the evening with entertainment headlined by Lilian Mbabazi and her Sundowners band. And of course that was the part we went for.
Before Lilian and the band took to the stage, guests enjoyed a performance from the Sax brothers; Michael Kitanda and Happy Kyazze. Their saxophone skills were mind-blowing. They even at one point made it a competition on who could hold their breath longer while blowing and it was Kyazze who took the day with over a minute and some seconds.
The Sundowners kicked off their performance at 5:27pm doing Nerea by Sauti Sol ft Josh and Amos, Papa Wemba’s Show Me The Way, Love Nwantinti by C Kay covers before Lilian joined them to take matters into her own hands.
Kuma Obudde was her first song. She then did Yegwe Weka, which she did with Kitoko after confessing that it is one of her favourite songs and then Dagala.
Lilian took things a notch higher by taking the crowd down memory lane to where she started from – the days of Blu *3, starting this short session with Kankyankye, Nsanyuka Nawe and Where You Are.
She then switched to Mowzey Radio’s songs. “The best way to remember Radio is doing his music and that is the only way to keep his memory alive,” she said, before doing Remember Me, Kuku and Nakudata.
Lilian and the band’s final songs (Danger, Memories and Vitamin) , attracted a reveller who tipped her about Shs100,000. With Vitamin, the band mixed in Afrigo band’s Sikulimba. By this time everyone was on their feet dancing. The band continued with Sauti Sol’s Suzana, Geosteady’s Tokendeza and Kanda Bongoman’s Muchana before the deejay took over.