Freedom City is now the concert venue of choice, since its location at just outside Kampala district allows artistes to party till dawn, if need be.
Kampala city venues, according to new Kampala Capital City Authority guidelines, have to be quiet and clean by midnight. And the giant mall on Entebbe road was home to the Goodlyfe Crew’s Neera concert last Friday, and it sold like hot cake.
The show kicked off close to 8pm, with dancehall star Beenie Gunter, upcoming artistes and a surprise appearance from Mad Tiger (Obulamu bw’Ensi Bunyuma Kiro), Sizzaman, Mun G, Oscar, Gravity Omutujju and King Michael.
At 10:43pm, Jose Chameleone jumped on stage and performed six songs for nearly one hour. His new hit Wale Wale left nobody seated as fans sang and shook along.
Chameleone introduced his sons on stage, saying: “I am nurturing these boys into music stars and let no one deceive you that Wizkid is the best. Those guys [Nigerians] are nothing compared to our music my music is still the best.”
Bobi Wine performed three songs and later the men of the night Radio and Weasel backed by UB5 band came on stage with Ani Amanyi Mukama, Mugati Gwa Bata, Heart Attack, Why Do You Do Me Bado, Can’t Let You Go and Take My Breath Away.
They were later joined by Sizzaman, with whom they sang Good For Them.
“We started singing in a bad state with tears we fought with our brothers, but thank God it is in the past and we are now [celebrating] with them,” Chameleone’s brother Weasel, told fans.
The downside was that the concert title-song, Neera, was sampled for only a minute!
Still, revellers were not complaining the Goodlyfe boys had put on a two-and-a-half-hour non-stop performance that ended at 1:40am.
Source : The Observer