PHOTOS: Ykee Benda Shuts Down Serena Hotel, Gets Emotional

Singer Wycliff Tugume aka Ykee Benda is indeed a blessed and lucky one after filling up Serena Hotel last evening to capacity during his first ever show dubbed ‘Singa.’

Benda spent sleepless nights and even confessed that he was fasting any sexual activity just for his maiden concert and indeed, all his efforts paid off.

Ykee Benda singing his Kireka boy song

By 6 Pm people had started strolling in for the show walking on the red carpet and posing for photos in all angles before making their way into the hall for a thrilling night. As darkness fell over, it was quite obvious that all roads in Kampala led to Serena.

Partiers were seen flocking Serena as early as 6 Pm


“I am happy to see you all here; I am here because of you all! Thank you for the love people, I am so grateful,” the singer thanked the crowd during the show.

The singer kept on changing different attires through out the show

The ‘Munakampala’ singer took over the stage at around 9 Pm; the audience went into frenzy on eyeing him; clad in all white, Benda started straight away to entertain the already excited crowd.

Powered by Bell Jamz, Fenon records and capital FM among others, the show was Benda’s maiden concert in the country, which really sold out.

It was a full house

Ykee Benda gave his fans hit after hit of his songs which included; Farmer, Kyenkyebula, Singa, Malaika, Munakampala among others. He also performed with different artists that included Fefe Bussi, Rema Namakula among others.

Fefe Bussi Performing with Ykee Benda

Ykee Benda on stage with Rema

Benda dedicated part of his show to do a tribute to the fallen music legend Moses Sekibogo alias Mowzey Radio, whom he always refers to as his hero.

“He is the reason am doing what am doing (music),” he said.

The singer’s performance of some of Radio’s songs such as Lwaki Onumya and more, plus all of his songs left revelers in awe. A one Pearl Elizabeth stated engulfed with emotions, “Ykee singing for his mum is the highlight.”

Benda showcasing his dance moves with Fefe Bussi

‘Singa’ is one of those concerts that made one get mixed emotions of happiness, tears, anxiety, and joy all at the same time.

The Guest of Honor Charles Peter Mayiga also kept his promise and turned up very early in support of the young talented man.

Buganda Katikiro Charles Peter Mayiga(C) with Michael Ykee Benda’s manager

Other celebrities who attended the show include legendary singer Maddox Ssematimba, Bebe Cool, Rajiv Ruparelia and tycoon Mbiire’s daughter Nadia Matovu among others.

With mostly his love-soul soothing hits, Benda now enjoys what one would call, a cult-like following of mostly the youth, a crowd that he now shares with the country’s biggest acts Eddy Kenzo, Bebe Cool, Chameleone and Bobi Wine among others.

There were also performances from Afrie, Myko Ouma & Joseph sax, spring gents and Levixone among others.

Surely, one cannot have better words that can truly give justice to Ykee Benda’s performance. The drummers, band, instruments were all amazing.

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