Sunday May 11 2014

Tears of joy flow at Dembe FM mama concert

Mothers cheer Mesarch Ssemakula as he sings for them during the Dembe FM Maama Concert on Saturday at Theatre Labonita in Kampala. PHOTO BY DOMINIC BUKENYA 


A section of women who paid tribute to their mothers at Dembe FM Mama Wange Concert, shed tears of joy and gratitude as they thanked their mothers for looking after them with song dedications and gifts.
The concert at Theatre Labonita, which was dubbed “I sing for Mama”, started on Saturday with the first show beginning at 2pm and the second one later at 6pm. It also involved performances from various local artistes.

Before they took to the stage, the cold afternoon and evening were warmed up by the Kangi Band which played jazz music.
Most of the revellers engaged in chitchat as the band played away. Others held onto their sweaters tightly as the theatre was a bit chilly. But when the first bunch of artistes started coming onto the stage to perform after the band, the mood changed.
The women became livelier. From time to time, they would abandon their seats to clap their hands, cheer and dance.
Performances for the 2pm segment came from Joanita Kawalya, Sarah Zawedde, Mesarch Semakula, Little Tummy, Emperor Orlando, Jamal and Pastor Wilson Bugembe.
The other artistes who got to perform during the 6pm segment of the concert included the couple Sam and Sophie Gombya, who moved the crowds with their love ballads, Lady Mariam, Florence Rukundo, Bernard Munyigwa, Harriet Kisakye and Haruna Mubiru.

Yesterday, which was the second and final day of the concert, also had two shows with performances from the same artistes.
The best moment of the night, however, came when the overall winner from an earlier singing competition was awarded Shs1m.
The first runner up received a couch while the second runner up took home a dressing mirror.

The show, which was at a price of Shs20,000 for ordinary seats and Shs30,000 for VIP, was moderated by different Dembe FM presenters including Robina Mbabazi Mulera aka Bina Baby, Aloysius Matovu Junior aka Mulamuzi, Prossy Patra and Wilson Kitata aka Mayende Quick reporter. The first Mama Wange Concert was held last year in 2013 to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day is a special day celebrated in various countries to honour and give tribute to mothers.