Urban contemporary gospel quintet First Love, now based in the UK, arrived in the country mid last week and are all set for their first local performance in two years. The group will perform at the Kampala Pentecostal Church (KPC) auditorium on Easter Monday from 3:00pm for sh3,000. The concert will feature gospel rap outfit THUG Squad as the openers. The Weekly Ad and SMS Media are the showâ€™s sponsors.
First Love are Paul Kim, Sharpe Sewali, Fred Walusimbi, James Damba and Nicholas Mayanja.
Group leader Paul Kim, in an exclusive interview, told The New Vision: â€œWe will expose our audience to some of our new material from the upcoming album Exodus. But the main aim of this concert is to challenge upcoming talents to get to greater heights. We hope this will be an encouragement to them to hold on to their dreams. Itâ€™s a way of saying, â€˜we were like you but have now made great strides.â€™â€
First Love are set to leave Uganda next month. They are here to record Exodus, their third album which is has 15 songs is being recorded at AV-1 Studio on Acacia Avenue. Local producer Steve Jean who co-produced their last sophomore release, Asante (December 2000) is working with them. First albumâ€™s maiden album, Afaayo was released in 1998.
â€œThis (Exodus) is an album we are recording with the object of breaking onto the international music scene. We hope it will impress record companies enough to grant us a record deal. Put another way, it is an album we expect to take First Love to the next level,â€ Paul Kim says.
The group will be travelling to Geneva, Switzerland in May, then to Sweden in July. They will be in the United States in August and in Japan by early next year. Ends
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