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Musicians postpone shows

Tuesday July 13 2010

By Darius Mugisha


Several musicians have postponed their concerts to later dates following the bomb blasts that left a number of people dead on Sunday night.
Musicians Daniel Kazibwe aka Ragga Dee and Amos Kigenyi aka Gen. Mega Dee both told Daily Monitor that they postponed their album launch concerts that were due this Friday to dates in the months of December and September respectively.

“I’m a patriotic Ugandan. I’m joining the rest of the nation to mourn our beloved brothers and sisters we lost in the blasts. I decided to postpone the concert to December 3,” Ragga Dee said. Ragga Dee was due to hold a press conference today to officially announce the development. Mega Dee visited International Hospital Kampala and Mulago Hospital yesterday before he officially called off the show. “I’ve decided to push my album launch to the last weekend of September,” he said.

Allah’s mercy
Singer Moses Ssali aka Bebe Cool was among the people at the scene of the detonation at Kyadondo Rugby Club by the time of the blast. Bebe Cool had set October 29 as the date for his album launch, but the singer yesterday called off the concert. “It’s by Allah’s mercy that I survived. I love my fans and for that reason we (musicians) should give security organs time and space to take care of the situation before we can entertain people again.”

In a related development, event organiser Balam Barugahare also announced the postponement of singer Eddie Kenzo’s album launch that was slated for July 23. Balam is in charge of Eddie Kenzo’s Stamina concert. “I’ve pushed the Stamina concert till security is assured. I took that decision as a Ugandan who has respect for the dead, most of whom were my faithful clients.”

Balam who claims to have invested almost Shs50 million in the show insisted that he was not forced to postpone the show by security organs but was rather touched by the massive loss of gregarious people.