The Observer (Kampala)

4 December 2012

Uganda: Madtraxx, Keko Rock Kadanke

Madtraxx hit song. ( Resource: BigShot - Madtraxx

It is that time of the year when they descend on this town in the streets with their sagging jeans, bright-coloured shoes, leggings, jeggings, jumpsuits, mohawks and different colours of hair pieces. I am not talking about aliens; the students are back from school for the long Christmas holiday and on Saturday they took over every inch of Garden City. They had come for the end-of-year buzz leavers kadanke at the shopping mall's rooftop.

Kenyan producer, deejay and emcee, Madtraxx was the main performer of the day. He was returning to Kampala after performing at the flopped Demarco show. He performed some of his hits like Boda Boda and Ita Waiter (call the waiter).

However, the young crowd didn't feel his flow until he performed Skamaress and the popular hit, Get Down. It was time to do the helicopter, mosquito, kuku, and sting dance moves that made the song big in the region.

He was joined by Keko to perform their collabo, Make You Dance. Keko later sang How We Do It before giving way to The Mith and JB from Klear Kut. Earlier, Vampino, Viboyo, Mun*G, Toniks, among others, had set the stage ablaze. The crowd totally loved Viboyo's remix of his latest hit, Zina, featuring Baboon Forest.

They also could not get enough of Vampino's Love To Dance. Allan Toniks used the chance to reach out to his high school fans who were away when he held his first concert at the same venue in October. He also used the opportunity to unwrap his latest - Mu Ngatto.

The entertainment scene needs a new breed of female emcees after Straka went into hiding, Karitas retired, while Crystal and Flavia favour corporate events. That's how Robin Kisti 'fell in things' on Saturday.

On a positive note, Uganda Cares, partnering with Aids Healthcare Foundation and the ministry of Health had a setup at the entrance where they did voluntary counselling and testing, it being World Aids day. Organisations handling drug abuse, road safety, and other related issues should also target such events to reach out to the youth.

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