Posted Monday, March 11 2013 at 00:00
Whereas former ethics minister Miria Matembe will go to radio or TV stations to champion the women’s cause, Jackie Chandiru, Cinderella Sanyu and Lillian Mbabazi chose to use their talent of music to celebrate womanhood.
Their music is attestation of emotions, daily struggles and triumphs in women’s lives. This is what fans got to internalise in Get Out the Door, a song performed by Cindy, Lillian and new kid on the block Ekky.
In Amateeka, Cindy sang about the ills of having an overprotective hubby. Fans had fun dancing to the groovy dancehall tune, perhaps letting the lyrics sink in too.
This was all at Garden City Rooftop at a gig dubbed Women’s Day Bash, organised by Talent Africa and Redds Vodka Lemon on Friday.
This year’s International Women’s Day theme was The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum, which seeks to celebrate the achievements of women while remaining vigilant and tenacious for further sustainable change. The louder message, of course, being creating a global momentum for championing women’s equality.
Brenda Nambi, a fashion designer and singer was in the house, sharing the stage with her musical partner Hellen Lukoma, with whom they form HB Toxic. They entertained the audience as it has been a while since they last performed together. The show was on till about 1am.