The much-revered Soukous (Lingala) legend, AwiloLongomba has just landed at Entebbe International Airport ahead of his Kampala concert slated for this Friday April 5 at Serena Hotel.
The Congolese musician touched down at exactly 2:30PM local time, alongside more members of his Paris-based band with whom he will be gracing the stage in a concert that’s certain to have many reminiscing old times as they dance the night away to Awilo’s greatest hits. Other members of Awilo’s band arrived earlier yesterday evening.
Awilo, who became a star back in1995 when he quit drumming to take up singing, has established himself over the years as one of Africa’s finest artistes of his generation and is certainly no stranger to Uganda.More so given that Congolese music, particularly the genre he does called Soukous (locally known as Lingala), was for a long time the staple sound of Ugandans whenever it was time to dance.
Awilo’s Friday show, organised by Cents in partnership with Singleton, is the Congolese star’s first public concert in Uganda in more than a decade. It is expectedfans will have a show to remember as several top Ugandan artistes are also lined up to perform, including leading gospel act Levixone, Jackie Chandiru, Cindy, among many others.
Tickets to the show are being sold at Shs100,000(general), Shs400,000 for VIP and Shs4m for a table of 10.