Uganda: Awilo Longomba for Serena Concert

Awilo Longomba.

Fans of lingala, soukous and zouk music have an opportunity to reunite with one of Congolese music's greats when soukous star Awilo Longomba takes the stage at the Kampala Serena hotel this Friday.

The flamboyant Congolese legend will perform live in Kampala and his legion of fans can expect a healthy dose of his energetic moves that endeared him to Uganda and Africa over the years.

While hits such as Rosalina are tipped to evoke feelings of nostalgia, revelers can also count on the evergreen Awilo to bring the house down with all-time favourites including Coupe Bibamba and Karolina, among others.

Awilo, who started his music career 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.

Nevertheless, this weekend's show in Kampala, organised by Cents in partnership with Singleton, will have fans particularly excited as it will be the star's first concert in more than a decade.

Awilo will jet into town with his entire band, while fans can also look forward to curtain-raising by leading gospel act, Levixone, as well as the long-lost Jackie Chandiru, who will make her comeback by sharing the Serena stage with the big man, himself.

Tickets go for Shs 100,000, while VIP tickets go for Shs 400,000 and a table for Shs 4m.

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