For years, Ginuwine, real name Elgin Baylor Lumpkin, captivated Ugandan R&B and soul music lovers as his songs like the senior and Pony dominated local airwaves.
Now, his Ugandan fans have an opportunity to experience the R&B star up close and live in concert. Saturday, December 1, 2018 cannot come soon enough. That is the day Ginuwine takes to the stage at Speke Resort Munyonyo to give Ugandans the perfect start to the festive season.
For lovers of soul/R&B music, nothing could possibly better an evening with an artiste who has sold millions of contemporary R&B albums and who became a household name after transforming into one of R&B’s top artistes during the late 1990s and early 2000s.
The American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor will be performing in Uganda for the first time after the Johnnie Walker Jazz and Soul Safari was this year split into two separate events, with the jazz show preceding the Johnnie Walker Soul Safari.
Ginuwine stands out as one of the most iconic artistes of our times, an example of progress and success. He gave R&B music a sleeker, sexier feel.
The Washington born 47-year-old who boasts seven studio albums to his name hit the upper reaches of both pop and R&B music charts with charming hits like Pony, Differences, So Anxious, What’s So Different, Stingy, None of Your Business, plus the vastly popular Same Ol’ G, among others.
Stanbic Bank Marketing Manager Sonia Karamagi Kasagga said Stanbic is proud to support the Johnnie Walker Soul R&B Safari which they have partnered with for some time now.
“As the official financial partner of the Johnnie Walker Soul-R&B Safari, we believe convenience is key in fostering lifestyle,” she said.
“Ginuwine has pedigree and consistency, which is the criteria we use to choose artists”, said Soul Safari show organizer and co-founder TShaka Mayanja. “He’s coming with a full band and dancers. He’s a must-watch”. ”.
The Johnnie Walker Jazz and Soul Safari, before it was split into two, was at the forefront of supporting various charitable causes, and this year the Jazz Safari, working with friends and partners in England set up a new ICT center, complete with specialized equipment valued at £50,000 (approximately Shs250 million) for disabled children earlier in the year.
The next step, according to Jazz Safari founder Tshaka Mayanja is connecting the center to other children all over the world.
“”We are now getting them connected to the internet so that the children can exchange ideas with kids around the world in similar conditions,”” he said.