Nandujja wins hearts with traditional beat

Monday October 8 2007

By Enock Nsubuga

Traditional music artistes were given great exposure at the launch of Annette Nandujja album's six-track album Tuulimukuzunga at the National Theatre gardens on Friday night.

The album has songs like Emigga, Obuwulu and others. You have probably watched her do her thing on WBS TV. She is the lady behind that WBS TV commercial doing the Kiganda dance with the station's presenters.

In her own words she explains that Tuulimukuzunga talks about women and the struggles they go through while looking for money. She goes on to point out the Kimansulo girls as an example. The show was a blend of Afro-beat presentations from artiste like Sophie and Sam Gombya, her group the Planets and the likes of Chameleone, Menton Kronno and others.
The crowd

What would you expect once you put a traditional Kiganda dance wizard on stage? Of course senior citizens like Kampala Mayor, Mr Ssebaana Kizito, WBS TV Chairman Mr Gordon Wavamunno, Buganda Kingdom Minister for Education, Mr John Chrysostom Muyingo and former Local Government Minister Mr Bidandi Ssali
However, the organisers underestimated the crowd, forgetting that it was end of month and there were few seats. This prompted enterprising Ugandans to begin a quick money-generating scheme of hiring out plastic chairs at Shs1000 each. As if that was not enough, there was a group of tired revellers who resorted to breaking each beer bottle they emptied.