When renowned guitarist Myko Ouma advertised that his Friday concert had sold out, even with a Saturday one at the same venue Kati Kati, it raised eyebrows; it is rare for a Ugandan artiste to have two consecutive days of concerts in the same venue.
But as it turned, the Friday concert was an invite-only event to celebrate Silk Events’ 8th anniversary. The events management company pulled all its best equipment and Myko Ouma, who was the night’s chief entertainer, got chance to test the equipment before his main concert on Saturday.
The night started off with a dinner for friends, media, politicians, and the company’s customers. And then the surprise of the night followed – with Julianna Kanyomozi and Iryn Namubiru, sharing the same stage. The former I-Jay singers came on stage as backup vocalists for Afrigo band’s Moses Matovu as he did the Sirina song.
The pair that has been rumoured not to be seeing eye-to-eye came to the venue holding hands and laughing like they had buried their hatchets. This was after the emcee, Isaac Rucci, had announced that he was only going to unleash ‘classics’.
And when Matovu emerged from backstage with his saxophone, the audience nodded in approval that it was a classic evening. This was followed up by Ouma’s performance and he wowed guests with his magical hands on the guitar.
The all-white party saw Silk Events display new state-of-the-art machines and stage. The lights and fireworks turned the evening more joyful even after the Stingerz and other entertainers had spiced up the dinner party.
“We thank those who have worked with us for the past years and we welcome new people as we have the capacity to serve you all,” said Elvis Ssekyanzi, the proprietor of Silk Events. He also praised his team for being dynamic and committed.
In the well-decorated auditorium, the guests, led by the Nnaabagereka of Buganda Sylvia Nagginda, Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah, Prof Gordon Wavamunno, Hajji Ibrahim Kibirige (BMK) and artistes enjoyed the evening.
Pastor Wilson Bugembe’s promoter Musa Kavuma, who has bankrolled Silk Events for Bugembe’s September 20 concert, was all praises for the sound.
“Those are the machines you are going to use on your show. I hope you will like them?” Kavuma of KT Promotions told Bugembe.
Amidst all this, the wining and dining continued well beyond 11pm.