The annual Bayimba Festival struck again over this recently concluded weekend and it never left revelers the same.
It was a show packed weekend with performances from some of the very best artistic musician we have in Uganda.
The cozy Saturday night turned frenzy when Sandra Nankoma took on the stage at about 7:00 Pm, clad in a short silver shiny dress.
She treated the audience to some of her best songs with her mind-blowing vocals. She sung the ‘melanin’ song, a song that previously won her an AFRIMA award.
“This song is about celebrating black skin and being proud of it,” she narrated to the audience that kept on dancing to the background music played by the band.
A one Rodzzy exclaimed in amazement, “Sandra’s vocals though.”
Immediately Nankoma got off the stage, Kenneth Mugabi took over with his exceptional band.
The ‘Naki’ singer won the crowd’s hearts and melted them with his carefully chosen lyrics and extraordinary voice.
Mugabi’s performance can hardly be expressed by mere words. He made the revelers go wild, screaming at the top of their voices as they could not contain their thrill.
He also sung most of his songs like Kibuno’mu, Nkwegomba, Ugandan. Before he finished the second song the crowd was already chanting ‘Naki, Naki’ as they could not wait for their most favorite song.
He finally sang it towards the end of his performance. Whoever was left in the tents sprinted over to the stage just for this song, Mugabi left the crowd panting and asking for more.
No sooner had he left, than the ‘love doctor’ and king of love songs Aziz Azion jumped onto the stage. People had barely caught their breath when he started pumping them with more exhilarating music.
Wearing flowered shorts and a multi-colored stripped shirt plus a cap, Azion had the crowd sing along to his love ballads like Wampisa, Nkumila omukwano and Yegwe among others.
It was a night at the festival that left a mark in each and everyone that witnessed. The Bayimba foundation recognizes the relevance of culture and arts; indeed, so much art was recognized.