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Eargasms at Maurice Kirya Concert As Fans Yearn For More

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Maurice Kirya performs live at the event at Serena Hotel Kampala

Ian Ortega
It was a sold out evening at Victoria Hall, Serena Hotel as hundreds of fans filled the auditorium to capacity, perhaps to prove their allegiance to the Maurice Kirya Era. From the start, Maurice Kirya proved that he was on a mission to turn on a dime, literally and metaphorically.

After what seemed like an eternity (actually only about 30 minutes or so), long after Stuart and I had settled into the front row, the legendary founder of Mwoyo music aka Maurice Kirya hit the stage at 8PM, bringing the increasingly anxious crowd of several hundred people to life. He did not disappoint.

Not trying to over-rate Kirya or something of the sort but seeing him perform Angels Carried me, Boda Boda (where he invited the albino girl to stage) and Malaika was enough for one to crown him as a human triad of talent, artistry and musical mastery.

Because the seats filled up before the show even began, people resorted to sitting down as they shared their love for Kirya. And later on into the show, two ladies handed Kirya placards which said: “Marry Me.” He also magically weaved through a song he wrote during the time her mum went in for surgery. His brother, Vampino and long-time friends like Benon and Michael Ross were in the house to cheer on one of their own.

And whoever said people can’t party on Thursday will surely take back his words. Seeing the guitar maestro, Myko Ouma at his peak, DJ Gero of Radiocity in turntable wizardry and the legendary Aaron Rimbui from Kenya marked the rise and super rise of the Kirya era. Edwin Ruyonga did not disappoint as he dropped lines for the ‘don’t wanna fight song.’

Fans sang along word for word as Kirya angelically voiced through songs such as Blue Dress, Missubaawa, Angels carried me just to mention but a few. The sound system and the lighting did not disappoint either, silk events was tuned to deliver the best. If there is an artiste who commands loyalty, then Kirya does, ask the lady who went into an obsession looking into his shoes. The Backup vocals make you want to relive this experience again and again. The Tabu Flow and Turbo dancers had well-rehearsed moves which fused in well with the ensuing musical emotions.

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Kirya fans turned out in huge numbers to support their own.

From Ugandan Girl, Nanagira, to Missubaawa, Maurice Kirya had managed to mark an era as Uganda’s king of soul music. When he did “Mulembe Gwa Kirya”, many could not believe that such an experience had come to an end. Not that they felt cheated, but they simply wanted the music to continue. Kirya had given them the ear-gasms, and they were now yearning for more. We did not simply celebrate Kirya as an artiste, we celebrated an era of real music, music that teaches, that plays to our souls, that defines the rhythms upon which we string our lives; we had the feeling of what it means to be part of this Mulembe gwa kirya.

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Stunning Queen Starr juggles her modeling career with music, watch her “Direction”

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Diaspora based Ugandan multi talented diva Yvonne aka Queen Starr has had her passion divided across a number of things and music is one we cannot ignore. Queen Starr has passion for singing, song writing, modeling and acting and yet still she excels at all.

While Queen Starr has excelled at modeling, many marked her when she started her singing career forming ‘God’s Generation’ gospel music group which performed in various churches across East Africa along with friends in Tanzania.

Coming back home, In 2016, Yvonne started recording with many young talented producers in Uganda including Witty Witty, Nash Wonder, Diggy Baur, Andre among others. She also achieved curtain raising performances for some big artistes like Jose Chameleone, Eddy Kenzo, Irene Ntale, Sheebah, among others. She has done songs like ‘Never Knew‘, ‘Mpambatila‘, ‘Give Me Time‘, among others.

Her song ‘Direction‘ will make you believe she is yet to break chains in the Ugandan singing market as it remains on point despite her not so very vast experience in the market here. The song was produced by Andre, and the video was shot by Meddie Menz.

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Stunning Queen Starr juggles her modeling career with music, watch her “Direction”

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Diaspora based Ugandan multi talented diva Yvonne Mulugi aka Queen Vee has had her passion divided across a number of things and music is one we cannot ignore. Queen Vee has passion for singing, song writing, modeling and acting and yet still she excels at all.

While Queen Vee has excelled at modeling, many marked her when she started her singing career forming ‘God’s Generation’ gospel music group which performed in various churches across East Africa along with friends in Tanzania.

Coming back home, In 2016, Yvonne started recording with many young talented producers in Uganda including Witty Witty, Nash Wonder, Diggy Baur, Andre among others. She also achieved curtain raising performances for some big artistes like Jose Chameleone, Eddy Kenzo, Irene Ntale, Sheebah, among others. She has done songs like ‘Never Knew‘, ‘Mpambatila‘, ‘Give Me Time‘, among others.

Her song ‘Direction‘ will make you believe she is yet to break chains inbthe Ugandan singing market as it remains on point despite her not so very vast experience in the market here. The song was produced by Andre, and the video was shot by Meddie Menz.

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Oktoberfest festivities commence at Sheraton

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Although Oktoberfest might have originated in Germany, the beer festival has over the years become famous beyond Germany. In Uganda, Sheraton Kampala hotel will be marking the event with week-long festivities which started on October 1st and will go on til Saturday the 5th for a grand event.

The festival will feature authentic and unique German beverages, plenty of local beer brands, soft drinks served with lots of foods such as beef Goulash, pork Goulash, Jaeger Schnitzel, Roasted belly ribs in beer sauce, Bockwurst, Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, Bread rolls, Pretzol Bread, Spaetzle with creamy cheese, Red cabbage with Green Apple prepared by Chef Alexsander Pavlovic and Chef Hassin.

True to the festival roots, guests were served by traditionally-dressed waiters and waitresses to suit the occasion as the festivities to mark the annual event officially commenced on Tuesday. Also the Golden Brothers performed a live band of classical and traditions music that date way-back.

On top of these, the hotel conducted friendly inter-cultural beer games such as beer straw challenge, tug-of-war, beer pong, arm wrestling, Stein (beer glass) hoisting challenge, beer speed drinking that put revelers in a merry mood as the celebrations went on until late.

Speaking at the event, the PR and Marketing Manager Ms. Joselyn Ngiine said, Oktoberfest is a must for all Sheraton brands. “As the first hotel to land in many cities around the world, Sheraton has for long been the fabric of communities across the globe. Therefore the Oktoberfest is intended celebrate the rich Germany heritage, cultures and extraordinary experience.” Said Ms. Ngiine, adding that, “we are quite excited to give our guests an assured five days feast with cooler nights, hearty food, fine German beverages, good-time tunes and a party atmosphere.”

During the event refreshments kept coming, and the food offered something for everyone, with buffet standards such as roast chicken and beef alongside German classics such as sauerkraut, schnitzel and, of course, delicious sausages for those who want to enter into the Teutonic spirit.



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