By Ronnie Twinamasiko
“Today I am here for the girls. I will be glad to bounce back next year for the boys,” PJ told attendees between her performance, causing thunderous cheers, mostly from the male attendees.
At the age of 57, PJ is still girly. She proved so during her performance. Her voice was sharp and powerful, like a child’s. And her knees were flexible. She threw her legs in the air like an athlete through her performance much to the amazement of revelers who reckoned she, perhaps, was going perform in a wheel chair, considering her old age.
She proved otherwise.
Before she took the stage, a dance group called, Rocky’s Troupe prepared the house for what was to come. It was Flavia Tumusiime, charming as ever, who unveiled the next performers, Radio and Weasel.
A girls party is never complete without the boys. The Gudlyfe pair got people on their feet, dancing and shedding a lot of sweat, singing their hit tracks, but mostly from their old glory glory days.
Their performance was unsurprisingly heated, but things got fired up more when the lady of the evening, PJ, joined them on stage whereupon they sang their collaboration, Home to Africa.
The left immediately after, leaving PJ to own the show, and sure she did.
She was engaging, working the crowds with much energy and playfulness. The highlight of the night came when she sang, Jabulani, undeniably the crowd’s favorite.
The show was intended to raise funds for the Girl-Up initiative, a local non-profit organization which educates girls.
Among the notable faces in attendance was, Speaker of parliament, Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, who was the Guest of honor.