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Queen Karma Sheebah did not come to play

She had two shows happening consecutively and the turnout on Friday was as good as it was on Saturday.

Sheebah, who was holding her debut concert at Kampala Serena Hotel, went above and beyond. PHOTO/MICHAEL KAKUMIRIZI

During her press conference ahead of the show, Sheebah mentioned that at her new age – 33, a few changes were coming in her life and music career. And at the weekend, we indeed experienced a different Sheebah at Kampala Serena Victoria Hall.

This was the first an artiste was having two shows consecutively at the venue; Friday and Saturday.

On Day One, Sheebah made a grand entrance on an escalated metallic seat, a stunt that sent the crowd into a frenzy. When she descended to the stage, she was given a guard of honour by her dancers.

The stage was big enough to accommodate 10 dancers, five instrumentalists and four back-up artistes.

Sheebah appreciated the people who turned up and Club beer, her main sponsors, before kicking off the show with Nipe Yote, Ice Cream and Twesana in her first session.

Sheebah kneels before her mother. PHOTO/MICHAEL KAKUMIRIZI

In her second, she returned with John Rambo, Ndi Wanjawulo, Bamusakata and Onkutude. When she left the stage, a giant screen aired testimonies from some of her family members and helpers.

Her third session was about collaborations, which she started off with Crysto Panda, followed by Mudra and Sama Soulja.

The self-proclaimed Swagg Mama then invited Spice Diana on stage to the audience’s surprise since they have no song together. The surprise was them doing Silwana, a song Sheebah did with Carol Nantongo but Spice Diana did not do justice to it. They then did Batutade, before Chosen Blood joined her on Wadawa and later Farma with Ykee Benda.

The collaboration that got everyone on their feet, however, was the one with Roden Y, Sitani. Their chemistry was visible and they got playful and let loose on and off stage.

Before the audience could settle from the energy, King Saha came next and they did Empeta and Muwomya. Sheebah left him to continue with Biri Biri and Zakayo.

The night’s host, Ann Kansiime, engaged the crowd with comedy as she bought time for Sheebah to return for her last session that had Muwe, Nyanda and Nakyuka.

To close the session, she was joined on stage by her family. “This is the first time in more than 15 years for us to come together as a family and I am the last born. This moment is the biggest moment for me,” she said.

Winnie Nwagi came on with Fire Dancer and left Sheebah to do Boy Fire, Mummy Yo, Wankonakona and Bailamos, which she spiced up with a Latino dance for an epic climax.

Day Two was a replay of Day One but with a switch up of artistes, including Levixone, Pia Pounds, Aziz Azion and Chance Nalubega.

You could tell that she was spent from Friday and it was the band and backup that did most of the work.

She also had more breaks than before, leaving the stage after doing two or three songs.

The audience, however, was as charged up as that from Friday and of course a special mention to Abbas Kaijuka on the wardrobe.

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