Often, she had been referred to as “That TPF chick” (referring to her Tusker Project Fame win), but after Saturday night, not any more. Daisy Ejang made her mark as a great live vocalist at the “Unveiling Daisy” concert at Bugolobi-based spot, Gatto Matto.
The event, which started a few minutes shy of 8pm, starred a few curtain raisers with dance groups and upcoming gospel acts with somewhat eye-popping performances and singing.
By 9pm, all seats had been taken, but that did not stop more revellers from turning up.
The Tusker Project Fame 2nd Runner-up made a grand entrance with her rendition of Yolanda Adams and Donnie McClurkin’s duet, The Prayer, which her shrill voice nailed to the dot.
In a bright yellow dress, Ejang managed to pull off being the centre of attention.
It was not a one-man show as she welcomed several artistes to the stage, including crooner Levixone, rapper Ruyonga and gospel reggae artiste Holy Keane Amooti, all whose performances did not disappoint. Along with Levixone, she paid tribute to fallen gospel artiste Mac Elvis with his song Church Boy, an act that drove the crowds to wild cheers.
Her versatility helped her keep the audience on their toes, or at least at the edge of their seats, as she did songs from different genres. The crowd danced to her husky twist of Nakupenda Malaika and Asa’s Jailer and thereafter were soothed by her rendition of Emeli Sande’s ballad, River.
In spite of a packed venue, people were still streaming in after 10pm to see the spectacle that was Ejang.
Most of the audience by this time was standing and seizing photo opportunities with the artistes who were freely making their way through the crowd. The show drew its curtains down to 11pm, leaving the audience wanting more, for Ejang’s crooning was just something they couldn’t get enough of.
Tusker project fame
The project. . Tusker Project Fame is an East African reality-singing competition show sponsored by Tusker Lager. The show is similar to American Idol and Project Fame South Africa. Musicians compete to win cash and a one-year record deal with Universal Music Group South Africa. Tusker Project Fame has so far aired six seasons. To be eligible to participate, one must be at least 21 years of age and must be able to sing and perform or sing and play a musical instrument.
Ejang’s time. She participated in the project’s 6th season early this year where she emerged 2nd Runner-up.