An events promoter once said for one to start reaping profits from organising concerts, you need to have organised at least seven concerts. Going by his words, the seventh edition of the annual Tugende Mukikadde that happened at Kampala Serena Hotel Victoria Hall on Saturday evening was it.
This has so far been the most-attended event at Serena this year. In fact, the hotel had to bring in extra chairs to accommodate the big numbers that attended while some revellers were seen seated on the stairways. True to the name of the event, you could barely see young revellers. It was a show for those in their 30s, 40s, 50s and onwards.
The set-up to the show was remarkable as Kadanke brand house that was responsible for the production. Before accessing the hall, a lounge was set up outside Serena for people to take pictures and videos of themselves while on the staircase, they displayed vintage items such as retro phones, radio cassettes, old TV sets, among others. In the hallway, there were mats, stools and calabashes.
The stage, as promised in the last press conference, looked like a radio cassette while the UB5 Band had a big task that they accomplished well, backing up all the entertainers for the evening.
Janzi Band kicked off the performances before Gerald Kiwewa was helped to the stage in a wheelchair. The Kadongo Kamu artiste was on Thursday involved in an accident but that could not stop him from putting up a good show. In fact, he was regarded as one of the best during the event with his songs such as Obuwangwa, Lukanyala and his most popular Ekyeddalu, Gundi Okuze and Nantaba. It was at this show that he publicly announced how he needs a manager and gave out his number for those interested.