By Solomon Muleyi
May be he is an imminent artist; maybe he doesn’t have a gigantic legion of fans to his name; and maybe there are a lot of maybes about him, but Nice henry is undoubtedly a multi-talented musician, the kind of breed that should be kept around if the music industry needs a direction, a positive one on that.
He staged his first music concert at the Garden City roof top last Friday and the turn up was, for some one of his caliber, a mammoth one.
The gates were open by 7:00 but much to the organizers worry, not a lot of people turned up before 9:00pm so when they got tired of waiting, Maro was called onto stage. He ripped the curtains of the show apart with Baby, a duet he did with former Blu-3 dancer, Mya Baganda. He was followed by Urban TV’s Rated Next winner, Daniel Kaweesi.
It also had Pastor Wilson Bugembe performing Ngambila Akawala ako, and thereafter justifying his performance at a secular concert as out of love and support for Nince henry.
But by 10pm it was full house, and suffocating from the mammoth crowd that filled every corner of the roof. Nince Henry then walked onto stage, like the tender yet sophisticated portrait in his music, he was clad in an all-white outfit that deprives me of the description distinction and meek white shoes to nail the all-white kill.
He sung and revealed that he is the brain behind songs like Omukwamo gunyuma by Samali Matovu; Julie Mutesasira’s Tubenga bumu, Bobi Wine’s Tube bayonjo, Bebe Cool’s Eno minzani and Kamwaako, Iryn Namubiru’s Kawoowo, Begombeeko, and Birowozo, Barbie Jayz Tombuuza, Diana’s Kisumuluzo, and Oliwange by Rema.
His art in song writing is the reason why artists like Rema are known now.
An almost mystic touch, one out of the box, yet marinated with skill, Witt experience and flamboyance. Such was the environment the revelers experienced at the Nice Henry’s show.
The crowd gained the impetus to stand, wave, sing along and ululate as he sung his first three songs Kabiriti and Sikyakaba and Yamanyi. The applause made him emotional, something he didn’t expect if it wasn’t for sponsors like Bukedde TV, so he thanked the revelers for coming and broke off to give the advertisers some crowd attention.
He then came back on stage to perform his breakthrough hit, “Cinderella” . The crowd went crazy, bellowing praising locutions to him all through the song till he wrapped up the night with “Mpola mpola’ and like all his songs, the crowd knew the lyrics so they sung the night away in ecstasy