By Our Reporter
Tanzania’s music star, Diamond Platnumz is set to headline a concert organized by Comedy Store Uganda. The 2015 MTV Africa Music Award (MAMA) winner, whose 2023 release Yatapita has gained wide popularity, will be performing at Kololo Airstrip in Kampala on July 14.
It is the first time the dancer and founder of Wasafi Record Label is playing in Uganda since his July 2019 captivating showcase at Comedy Store that many reviewed as having been outstanding and energetic. He has been in Uganda only twice before that – 2014 and 2017.
Comedy Store Uganda’s CEO, Alex Muhangi, says the upcoming show is a fundraiser that will hopefully be Comedy Store’s lifeboat following the COVID-19 brunt and the gruesome impact that the entertainment industry has faced following a two-year lockdown and the subsequent economic pinch resulting from inflation.
“We are excited to have Diamond Platnumz back. He had a blast on his previous visit in Uganda when Comedy Store hosted him. He was humbled by the warmth he received. And the audience got 200 percent from his performance. And he’s promised it’s going to be even better this time round,” Alex Muhangi said.
Since the beginning of the year, Comedy Store reduced its frequency from a weekly show to holding one show a month.
“The entertainment sector, especially events, is yet to recover from the ravages of COVID-19. Interestingly, the cost of everything else has been hiked, except for ticket fees to concerts. Yet our clients no longer have as much money at their disposal due to the general economic conditions,” he said, adding; “We hope this fundraiser can help us get back on track and provide the much-needed impetus for Comedy Store Foundation to execute its projects many of which are focused on skilling the youths.”
The July 14th show will also feature other East African stars such as Nameless (Kenya) famed for hits like Sinzia, Inspire and Boomba Train. Rwanda’s Bruce Melodie known for hit songs like Katapilla, Saa Moya, Nyoola and Sawa Sawa is also lined up to perform. Uganda too will be represented by the finest of its entertainers – comedians and musicians.
Tickets go for Ugx 70k (Normal), Ugx 150k (VIP) and Ugx 3 million (Table of 5). But for the early birds, tickets will be available at Ugx 50k and Ugx 100 for Normal and VIP respectively.
Platnumz is performing for two full hours, which gives his fans and lovers of thrilling performances an idea of what to expect. Fenon Events will be producing the show.