Entertainment
Youth give in to charity at the Croak and Rhyme event
Publish Date: Jul 07, 2014
Youth give in to charity at the Croak and Rhyme event
Some of the revelers that turned up for the Croaks and Rhymes charity concert. PHOTO/Denis Dibele
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Ronald Mugabe

Social media; with its numerous platforms is what many Ugandans will say has turned youth into time wasters, but you definitely cannot say the same about one brilliant group that goes by the name; Forty Days over Forty Smiles. You can call them 40:40.


This group led by warm hearted Esther Kalenzi has used the platforms to mobilize support for the most underprivileged children in Kampala’s slums and beyond.

They were at it again last Friday night as they hosted a vast crowd of fun-loving youth at a charity event dubbed Croak and Rhyme at Uganda Museum. The event kicked off at around 8:00pm with each reveler present; parting with sh10, 000 for entrance.
 
As expected of every event that attracts many youth, there was much fun, entertainment, food and drinks for them to partake. Remember this was a charity event to raise money in support of 42 less privileged children at the Agape Children’s Home in Kibuli, a Kampala suburb.

“These children are faced with enormous challenges among them; limited space at the home, insufficient beddings, lack of school fees, insufficient or no medical care and they have only one meal a day,” said Kalenzi as she addressed the audience.

She urged revelers give generously so that the children at the home will have the opportunity to have a better, self-sustaining life.

Lots of entertainers performed their acts ranging from poems, mimes to original musical ones.

Key among them was X-FM’s Cynthia Tumwine, who came on stage to do one of her latest releases alongside youthful rapper, Turker HD. As the youth endlessly beamed up with excitement, silky voiced RnB sensation, Naava Gray stole the moment with a performance of one of her most acclaimed love ballads, Ndinga Omuloge.

One fan, perhaps driven mad by Naava’s voice and curves, jumped onto the platform to have a closer connection with the RnB star. His brave move surely paid off. He had the grandest of opportunities to hold her by the waist as she performed.

The highlight of the night was long lost Maddox Sematimba’s performance. He appeared on stage so drunk on something, but that didn’t rub the fans the wrong way.

They cheered him on as he did his beautiful songs like the most common one, Namagembe. He also did ‘Emiti Emito and  Omuyimbi.’

The proceeds will be used to ensure a better life for the unprivileged children at the Kibuli based home.


.  

 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Al Jareau winds up Cape Town Jazz Festival on a high note
The American Jazz singer was the last of more than 40 artists that put up some very inspiring performances in the 16th edition of the Cape Town Jazz Festival....
Lupita Nyong’o returns to Uganda for Queen of Katwe
In 2006, while working on a project with Maisha film lab, East Africa’s most prized film star, Kenya-born Lupita Nyong’o planted a tree at the Maisha gardens in Buziga, an upscale Kampala suburb...
Sipho
He is renowned as one of the godfathers of South African jazz; so it did not matter that he came on after 11pm, when people had been sanding for hours....
Jaguza Children’s Choir glorifes God through cultural music
Through their music, Jaguza kids highlight the pathetic conditions of most orphans in Uganda. But they also show with absolute clarity that even the most destitute children can lead a successful/productive life, if the Church, the state and civil society paid due attention to them....
Angelina Jolie has ovaries removed over cancer fears
Hollywood megastar Angelina Jolie announced Tuesday that she has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed over fears of a hereditary form of cancer, following her double mastectomy two years ago....
Dances with rules: China to keep performers in line
In China, few activities escape the watchful eye of the state - and soon, that will include square dancing....
Will the ban of food vendors help eliminate typhoid?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter