By Julius Senyimba
Sunday was yet another blankets, fashion and wine day at Lugogo Cricket Oval. The battle of who had the best-cum-most expensive outfit was on as flesh was exposed to the fullest. This was all good for the fashion forward crowd, as they downed luxurious bottles of liquor.
Unlike the past outings, this one had more new faces, which gave the event a fresh look. However, one might wonder why the old faces were few and there are a couple of clues, ranging from the increase in the entrance fees to the performance list as many feel cheated.
The first editions had the cream of Africa and beyond grace the stage and when the crowd got bigger, the search for a new venue was on. The organisers settled with Cricket Oval, from Uganda Museum. But as you read this, they are struggling to pack it full and Sunday’s outing was evident to a brand fighting for survival.
Apart from the good optical nutrition, the performances were mediocre, as the main artist, Nigerian singer Skales, had few songs the crowd was familiar with. The Booty Language hit maker could have envied local singers MoRoots, the Voltage Music duo of Kent and Flosso, not forgetting Fik Fameica.
They kept the vibe high, despite the deejays’ intervals that killed the vibe created by Gloria Achillah, Eli Maliki, Herbert Ssensamba among others.