All roads on Boxing Day led to Kiwatule Recreational Centre in Kampala where popular musician Bebe Cool held the traditional annual music festival, attracting thousands of revellers.
The party started as early as 4:00pm with curtain raisers singing and dancing with the excited fans.
The show came against the backdrop of police’s decision to block the concert of Bebe’s rival Bobi Wine at Busabala beach.
Police said Bobi didn’t secure the authorization to hold the concert.
On his part, Bobi said he wrote to police to inform them about the music concert.
Some pundits urged Bebe to cancel his concert in show of solidarity with Bobi, a proposal the former rejected.
“I feel bad for Bobi Wine, but it is his organisers that did bad to advertise the concert before getting clearance from Authorities,” said Bebe a few hours before his concert.
“I am a friend to President Museveni but I went through all procedures,” he added.
The ‘Tondeka e Kiwatule Mutima Gwa Zzabu’ concert is meant to raise school fees for 200 needy children under a charity project run by Bebe Cool.
During the music show, Bebe appeared to have intensely prepared for the show – both physically and emotionally.
His performances were hugely energetic as he sang and danced for the fans.
Occasionally, Bebe joined the excited fans whom he asked to sing along with him most of his latest hits.
His latest club anthem ‘Wasibuka Wa’ saw a sea of fans drown in ecstasy as they recited the song.
Bebe could not hide his satisfaction.
“I am so grateful to all of you for coming in big numbers to Kiwatule,” he said.
“I will be eternally grateful to you for standing with me in good and hard times.”
He also praised fans for supporting his ‘Mutima Gwa Zzabu’ initiative which is raising school fees for 200 kids.
Some of the artistes who performed at the event include Fik Femeika, Gravity, A Pass, Irene Ntale and Catherine Kusasira.