13 January 2013

Uganda: 2012 Marked By Flopped Concerts

Kampala — Since the early 1990s Uganda's music industry has grown tremendously.

The country has a vibrant music sector that plays a big role in the social and economic lives of the people.

Musicians are top celebrities and concerts are very popular.

Many corporate companies spend lots of money sponsoring concerts. The biggest success in this industry was the introduction of the PAM awards in a sense of appreciating local musicians for their endeavors.

The PAM awards are conducted every October though they were not conducted in 2012 for reasons best known to the organizers. Numerous concerts were held in the year 2012 in which both local and international artists but most especially Jamaicans thrilled Ugandans with their lovie dovie music.

In the same year Uganda registered a great number of international artistes performing live in Kampala city. First were De-Marco and Wayne Wonder both Jamaican artists whose show was poorly attended.

Then came Sisquo an American R&B singer, rapper, song writer, producer, who un leashed the dragon in a concert that was also poorly attended according to attendee standards. When Ugandans favorite Konshens a Jamaican artist whose show was the most successful in east and central Africa.

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