The Observer (Kampala)

Uganda: Stecia in Tosala Gwa Kawala Tonight

Sometimes artistes grow into advocates or take on causes for varied reasons.

And lately, Stecia Mayanja's latest songs Fitting and Tosala Gwa Kawala have made her an advocate for women against domestic violence and adultery.

"What do you do if a man wakes up every morning to tell you that you have bad lack and that all the suffering he is going through is because of you? Walk and leave him in peace," says Stecia, who is rumoured to have left her husband because of mistreatment. Some think Tosala Gwa Kawala is her story.

"Many do not know why some ladies do what they do but this song explains why many leave flats and go to villages or go on with guys from slums yet many out there admire them," expounds Stecia.

And today, she will launch the album, Tosala Gwa Kawala at Hotel Equatoria parking, with subsequent shows at Africana bar Kansangati on Saturday and Hotel Explorer Zzana on Sunday. This is Stecia's second album launch, and her fourth album. The Eagles Production singer hopes that with the launch she will erase last year's bad memories and make good ones.

Then, she was going to perform with Charles Sekyewa at Victoria Garden at Katosi landing site. The pair refused to perform until an outstanding balance of Shs 1m was cleared and her car got burnt to ashes. The proceeds from tonight's show will go towards constructing a home for Stecia Children's Foundation that has over 30 less privileged children.

According to fellow Eagles Production Director Mesach Ssemakula, her show is going to be wonderful. Organized by KT Promotions, the guys behind the Mampi Valentine's show, people should expect a great show indeed.

"She is my 'daughter. I know her potential; so, expect a blast come this evening with singers like Mariam Ndagire, Bobi Wine, Bebe Cool and Rema, all escorting her," said Ssemakula.

The show will start at 7pm and tickets go for Shs 20,000, Shs 50,000 for VIP and Shs 5,000 for the Saturday and Sunday shows.

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