By Eddie Ssejjoba
Over 10 artistes have signed up to perform at the ‘Ni Sisi’ Concerts organized at regional venues with an intention of mobilizing the public mainly the youth to ‘talk less and act now’.
Coco Finger, Big Eye, Gift of Kaddo, Rockie Giant, Gravity Omutujju,Vampino alias Vamposs, Diva singer Irene Ntale, Santana, comedian Kelele and others have excited crowds in Masaka, Mbarara and Mbale with their classic show of talent.
Rockie Giant performs in Mbarara. Photos/Eddie Ssejjoba
Mobilized by Jenkins Mukasa, the musicians who travel in a bus together as a group moved the crowds at the three venues with high sound music by Steve Jean of the Fenon Entertainment.
The shows, free to the public are sponsored by Twaweza Foundation, the Swahiri word ‘we can make it happen’. It is driving a community campaign with a slogan, ‘Ni Sisi’, which means ‘change is me. You. Us’.
The campaign promotes the idea that citizens can bring about change themselves, rather than waiting for the government, politicians, donors or nongovernmental organizations to do it for them.
Fans in Masaka dance at the Ni Sisi concert
At the shows, the artists pose to relay a message to the audience, reminding them of their duties and obligations to speak out, act and help each other over issues that concern them other than waiting for others to come and do everything for them.
Jenkins says the artists were selected because have music that is inspiring tomainly the young generation who can learn a lot from them and make a positive contribution to their respective communities.
Local talents were also allowed to perform before the big artistes came on stage.