JOSE & KONSHENS: Chameleone pulled off a good performance to get the mood at Lugogo going. PHOTO/Martin Ndijjo
By Steven Odeke
KAMPALA - It all went to plan at the very well attended Konshens and Alaine’ concert held at the Lugogo Cricket Oval on Friday night.
It kicked off at 7:00pm with Dave Dash, the emcee of the night summoning deejays DJ Roja, DJ Alludah and DJ Shiru to take on each other on the spinning wheels.
They were amazing but it was performances from local artists Young Mullo, Rema, Navio, Vampino and Jose Chameleone that upped the mood at the grounds.
It was Alaine's first time in Uganda (and second in East Africa) and she no doubt pulled it off! PHOTO/Martin Ndijjo
American-Jamaican reggae singer Alaine was the first to get on stage at 9:30pm, clad in black-leather top and skinny pants teamed up with black high heels. But she removed her shoes off and perform barefooted because she wanted to do some dancing comfortably.
She started her performance with slow-tempo songs like Rise In Love, Dreaming Of You, Forever More, Sacrifice before going energetic with up-tempo dancehall tunes like Fur Your Eyes Only, Nakupenda Pia (she did with kenyaN rapper Wyre), Without You and Dying For A Cure.
Throughout her one-half hour performance, Alaine was preachy urging people to love one another and have self-belief.
When performing her song Sacrifice For Love, Alaine got one man from the crowds who looked all smitten and became touchy he forgot he was just a dummy for her to perform. But she was all okay with it before capping her show off with a performance on piano.
It was Konshens’ turn and the lights were switched off to cue his arrival. The crowds went into ruptures when he dashed on stage at 11:00pm bellowing out his Bad Gyal hit.
The fans got a taste of Konshens' and Alaine's music first-hand. They were thrilled. PHOTO/Martin Ndijjo
Clad in a black fitting jacket, white shirt and tie with black small pants; he straight away started singing his old hits like Simple Song, Do Sumn, Gal A Bubble, Bounce Like A Ball that the crowds were familiar with.
He then did his latest hits like Couple Up, Tan Up An Wuk, Walk And Wine and Jiggle. Some girl from the crowd managed to beat the security detail and stormed the stage.
Konshens stopped the security operatives from hauling her off and let her dance alongside him. He later proclaimed: “Uganda is my second home”, before ending his show at midnight.