Monday August 18 2014

Big Eye launches album in a big way

Dr. Jose Chameleon

Dr. Jose Chameleon (in vest) and Big Eye (in black) entertain the audience with their "latest" dance strokes. Photo by Micheal Kakumirizi 

By Lawrence Ogwal

Last year, artiste Big Eye set an album launch date on the same date with Radio and Weasel. Perhaps because of the fear and pressure from people that his show would not be successful, he decided to cancel it, citing reasons of having to attend to a sick wife.

This year, he again set his album launch date on the same day with Bobi Wine’s charity concert, which had almost all top Ugandan artistes performing on one stage.

Big Eye’s concert at Freedom City on Friday, dubbed Ekikumi Physically Fit attracted a much bigger crowd compared to the charity show that was held at Hotel Africana.

Dressed in a white silky blazer, black shirt and black formal pants matched with shiny black shoes, Big Eye took to the stage at exactly 11.40 pm with the live band playing African Queen as he sang along. He also did songs like Shining and Mango Juice.

Singer Big Eye with girlfriend Sheila Ferguson

Singer Big Eye with girlfriend Sheila Ferguson. Photo by Micheal kakumirizi

He took off some time to thank his parents who were seated right in the front row of the VIP section. “Father, I remember when I asked you for Shs50,000 to go to the studio and record a song, you didn’t refuse. That money is what made me who I am today.” Big Eye thanked his father as tears rolled down his eyes.

Sitya Loss

The Sitya Loss fame kids treated the audience to some of their good moves.

After 30 minutes of his first performance, he introduced his mentor, Dr Jose Chameleone, who gave him a platform for his very first performance, when he introduced him onstage during one of his shows. Chameleone hoped on stage attracting a loud applause from the revellers while performing his track WaleWale.”

Big Eye being carried by colleagues as he

Big Eye being carried by colleagues as he helplessly sheds tears of joy. Photo by Micheal Kakumirizi

The singer called on Papa Cidy for their duet Ememe Katale, and also introduced Melody, a new kid on the block and they did their duet Nkole Ki. He climaxed his performance by singing Wale Wale again.

At 12.40am, Big Eye came back on stage and did his other songs like Indicator, Oyagala Ani, Guweddeko, Already Booked and Going Higher, ending his show with Ekikumi and Physically Fit.

The other artistes who supported Big Eye where King Saha, Ziza Bafana, Rema, King Micheal, Anita da Diva, Geo Steady and Aziz Azion among others. The show ended at 1.20am.