Entertainment, Film and Music

Demarco, Wayne in Ugandafor concert

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Dancehall artistes Demarco and Wayne Wonder arrived in Kampala on Wednesday ahead of the KFM ‘Koncert’ to be held tomorrow at Lugogo Cricket Oval.

Mr Alex Asiimwe, the managing director of Monitor Publications Limited, the company which has brought the two leading Jamaican artistes together with Kenyan rapper Madtraxx, said all is set for the concert.

At a press conference in Kampala yesterday, Mr Asiimwe said the KFM concert will be a celebration of many achievements.

“KFM is celebrating being number one station, Monitor Publications is celebrating her 20th anniversary, Uganda is celebrating winning a gold medal at the Olympics and all this has come when Uganda is celebrating her golden jubilee,” he said.

“What better way to celebrate all these achievements than to bring the best group of artistes to town. Uganda will be awake on Saturday.”

Ugandans gave the visiting artistes a rousing welcome from the airport to Kampala. Madraxx said he was proud as an East African to welcome the two Jamaicans to East Africa.

Demarco said he feels at home, adding that he was more than ready for the show tomorrow. Wayne Wonder thanked the organisers and sponsors for “giving me this opportunity to come and sing for Uganda. This is a global thing and it is going to be a bombshell.”

The show has been organised by Eclipse Marketing and Events and the company’s managing director, Dr Mitch Egwang, said the successful arrival of the artistes was a product of prayers, hard-work and fans’ support.

“To bring these big stars to the Pearl of Africa during our golden jubilee celebrations deserves a big applause,” said Mitch.
It was a full house at the press conference with a horde of local artistes promising to give their all at the show.

Local artistes hailed the Jamaican musicians for influencing the Ugandan music industry and also asked to do collaborations with the visiting pair.

“I introduced dancehall in Uganda way back in 1993 and I am requesting to do a collabo with you guys,” said veteran rapper Shanks Vivi Di.

Other supporting artistes for tomorrow’s show are Keko, Navio, KS Alpha, Emperor Orlando, Grace Nakimera, Jackie Chandiru, Mowzey and Weasel, among others.

Prices
Ordinary tickets are going for Shs30,000 while VIP tickets go for Shs120,000 each. Meanwhile, there will be 50 Pioneer buses dedicated to transporting revellers to and from the venue. The buses will run at a nominal fee of Shs500 from wherever you decide to board as long as you are headed to the concert.
SMS Media will also help upcountry mobile phone owners keep abreast with the show proceedings with minute to minute messages.

arafsanjan@ug.nationmedia.com

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