The UK-based singing trio Ganda Boys proved their worth last Friday as the headlining performers at a fundraising concert, which also doubled as a celebration of Buganda’s King Ronald Muwenda Mutebi’s upcoming 58th birthday (April 13th).
The event, held at the Kampala Serena’s Victoria Hall, kicked off a little after 8:00pm, shortly after Buganda queen, Sylvia Nagginda, arrived amidst tight security.
The night’s emcee, saxophonist Isaiah Katumwa, right from start of the event fired up the crowd with a host of jokes in a rather humourous
side not many knew he even possessed. His adlib with the saxophonist made the event even better.
The event attracted top city names like Kabaka Mutebi’s son Prince Suuna Junju, Mutebi’s younger brother Prince David Wasajja, city businessmen, politicians and socialite Zari Hussein, among others.
The event, aimed at soliciting funds to help run the humanitarian activities of Queen Nagginda’s Nabagereka Foundation, started in high gear with The Ganda Boys and their band taking to the podium and wowing all and sundry. Many a fan actually realised that The Ganda Boys, previously called Da Twinz and comprising of twin brothers Denis Mugagga and Daniel Sewagudde, was a refreshed group with a lot more songs than known before, and a new member, Craig Pruess, from America.
Denis Mugagga explained the meaning of each song they performed, helping the crowd follow through, with songs like One Love and Sunshine on Africa among others, spread across genres like Afrobeat, Soul, rock, funk and world music. “It is an honour to perform for Mama (the queen) and represent Buganda and Uganda in the Diaspora; it feels great to be back home again; we love you all,” said Mugagga midway the group’s twohour performance.
Many abandoned their seats and danced along before the evening climaxed with the auctioning of Queen Nagginda’s portraits, which fetched sh51m in cash and pledges.
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Ganda Boys fire up Nagginda’s fundraising concert