Behind what may be the most expensive dinner concert in Uganda, there lies a humble soul named Zanie Brown.
On Sunday evening, the singer held a dinner at Gardens Hotel, Entebbe where guests were charged $100 (Roughly UGX 360,000) for entrance and $1000 (UGX 3.6 Million) for a table.
The show was massively attended by corporate companies and key sector stakeholders in the country.
“She wanted an exclusive, special show for her fans,” said a close source. “In terms of ticket prices, this is one of the most expensive shows not only for the artist, but Uganda at large.”
At the show, as earlier publicized, the singer premiered her new song “Mugulu”, an inspirational, melodic track synonymous to her recent uplifting projects like “Muyaye.”
“Mugulu may not just be a track, it could be her album title too,” a source speculated when asked for details of the song.
Despite the subtle advertising, Zanie pulled, according to eye-witnesses, one of the most epic, well-attended plush dinners ever.
By Annah Nafula
Singer Irene Namubiru says it took her sometime to get accustomed to singing along side a CD, a common practice on many Ugandan music shows. The singer intimated to Flavia that her pride cost her because many events organizers did not understand the live band system.
“I missed a lot of money and shows because I always told people who booked me that I was waiting on my band from France. In France we always did live band music and that was how all shows were. I just couldn’t imagine going to perform and you end up simply miming your own songs.” ~Irene
The songstress later realized that it was the culture in Uganda and has since been able to accept invites to music shows.
However, Namubiru promises that at her show that has been dubbed one night only, she will be performing live and will concentrate more on singing and entertaining her fans. She further said that she will sing a proper set of 25 of her songs, she hinted on having guest performers.
Irene Namubiru’s show will be at Serena this Saturday,23rd December . Tickets are on sale at Serena. The Event’s host will be our very own, Flavia Tumusiime, host of the AM-PM show.