Singers Emmanuel Mungi aka Mun G and Moses Okoi aka Coco Finger had two things in common as they were unplugged at Club Silk last Thursday.
First, they both broke away from their mentors to run solo careers. Secondly, they both had maiden concerts at Kati Kati bar and restaurant. So, in a way, the unplugged show was one of the ways to see if they could hold down solo careers. The club had employed the services of UB5 band and Mc Percy was the emcee of the night.
The stage was opened with Mun G taking the lead. However, the rapper, who hails from Masaka and a student of computer science at Makerere University, gave fans a raw deal. Together with his hype-man, they sounded like they were doing karaoke in a local bar.
His songs may have that lyrical richness, but when it comes to stage performance, he needs to stop performing like he is doing his fans a favour. The rapper performed Kijja Kuggwa, Namalayo, Speaking in Tongues – the song that put him in the limelight – and Kyaba Too Much, arguably the song that made him.
He called out Sheila, with whom he did Mbwase, but she couldn’t resurrect him with her off-key gig. Coco Finger, on the other hand, just ‘killed’ it with his energetic stage performance. He started off with his ‘Monkey dance’.
The dancehall singer then did his rendition of Ekimuli kya Rose, followed by Don’t Break Ma Heart, and Ladies’ Nite – where he was joined by Kenzo. He also belted out Party Animal, and Mikono Waggulu before taking a break. Coco Finger, who was heading to Lira for a concert on Friday, closed off with his new song Chini Chini – with many fans demanding for more.
Mun G returned for his final session doing Babadule before calling out Chameleone for their collabo Born Fighter. They were later joined by Ray Signature to do Nagenze Kuvuba. Mun G surprised the crowd when he called out his former colleagues at Baboon Forest: GNL Zamba and Big Trill.
He refuted media reports that he quit the group because of “bad blood between him and GNL” but, rather, because he had “grown up.”
The trio did Ssesetula, Sejusa and a freestyle session before winding up past midnight. As to who will be able to take his solo career further, Mun G looks to be on the right track. His music continues to play on the airwaves during prime time. Coco Finger, however, continues to ride on his old songs.
Source : The Observer