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Photos: Mayorkun, Irene Ntale, John Blaq turn up the heat at East Meets West music festival

Lugogo: Kampala is a hub of activityespecially mid year with the  social calendar overflowing with fun and exciting events.

Saturday August 17 was one of those days that saw Kampala party folk flock the Lugogo Hockey Grounds to watch Nigerian star Mayorkun at the Afrofusion festival dubbed East Meets West.

Sponsored by Johnnie Walker, the event was a delightful mixed bag of Nigerian and East African musicians going head to head in an epic showdown that got revelers on their feet. The Nigerian star left no doubt that he was one of the fastrising stars by throwing a showstopping performance.

The star performed two songs  thatChe Che’, ‘Bobofeaturing Davido, True featuring Kiss Daniel,Red Handedfeaturing Peruzzi, Dremo & Yonda ending the show at exactly Midnight.

The star who is signed to Davido’sWorldwide music label also shared the stage with some of Uganda’s best acts like Irene Ntale who sang her heart out performing her smash hits like ‘Go Down, ‘Gwe Aliko’, ‘Stamina Daddy’, ‘OmukwanoGwekiro, as her loyal fans sung along andthe band effortlessly in support.

The highlight of the night was John Blaq whose control of the crowd left many in amazement with songs like ‘ “Obudai”, “Tukwatagane” and  “Do Dat” other stars included larum from Kenya  and oxlade.

“We have a long standing relationship with music as JohnnieWalkerbut this year is a little different because we arefocusing on indigenous talent bypromoting our local events,said RogerAgamba, International Spirits Brand Manager at UBL.

Aside from the musical performances, the event alsoincluded cultural presentations with opportunities given to fashion vendors, food vendors and arts and craft stalls and cultural exhibitions and cool DJ mixes from the day’s spin mastersincluding DJ Simples and DJ Teyi.

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