GOSPEL reggae maestro Kirwana McAfrica received overwhelming support at the launching of his musical album, Lwana at Fido Dido recently. His concert was delayed because of a problem with the sound system, but his fans waited passionately until it kicked off, three hours after schedule. The audience
Touched by the massive turn up, he knelt down and thanked God for his fans, whose support, he said, had given him a big boost.
Kirwana then made a passionate appeal to the big companies and individual lovers of Soul music to support gospel artistes, whose talents, he said, were being stifled by lack of financial support.
He then sang his two popular reggae hits, Omukisa Ogutalina Buyinike and Golokoka Yaka, which hit the gospel charts in 2003.
All his fans jumped off their seats and grooved uncontrollably as the skinny, but smart gospel minister performed.
Rita Nkemba, a prominent social worker, shed tears as she gave a testimony about Kirwanaâ€™s songs and the impact they have made on her life and that of her husband. She bought Kirwanaâ€™s CD at sh600,000 and also promised to invite him to do karaoke at her Henrietta Gardens in Mutundwe.
Jane Kisaakye of Kansanga Miracle Centre also donated sh200,000. Kirwana introduced his mother and wife Spen, before singing Lwana, the title-track of his new album. Other gospel artistes who supported Kirwana included Joseph Ssegawa, Wilson Bugembe, Wasswa Kiyingi, Muzeeyi Twatinattina, Godâ€™s Army, Betty Muwanguzi, Martin Seku and Florence Rukundo.
Huge turn up at Kirwanaâ€™s album launch