Since it is just one day out of a couple of hundred, Women’s day is a big deal, because well, women are the self-professed runners of this world we live in. And as a way to celebrate this day with Uganda’s party women, Talent Africa and Konektor took the party to the Garden City rooftop in what was dubbed the Women’s day bash, with an artiste roster that included; Lillian, Ekky, Cindy, Brenda and Jackie Chandiru and other notable female artistes and Dee jays.
The night kicked off with DJ Karo trying to get the crowd into the party mood with her mixes. When I arrived, I noticed something unusual at the entrance; the cue for the ladies was way longer than that of the men… that is a rare find. But later in the show I was reminded by the day’s MC, Lucky, that this is a women’s affair after all.
The thing about women dominated events is that there is always a sure show of top end fashion and slight tantrums coupled with suspicious men trying to whisper in to their ears. It’s always like a rich Cassanova threw a party at his house and said ‘free entry for ladies’, and then made it almost impossible for the men to get through, although they still did.
The night’s major performances were kicked off by house/afro pop music singer, Ekky, who the Mc of the Night introduced as the Ugandan Adele. Wearing designs by Gloria Wavamuno, the talented singer performed her party hit Tonight, followed by Nzijukira before crowning it off with Why Lie.
The other star performance of the night was by Lillian Mbabazi. A renowned live performer with the Sundowners band, Lillian shot her vocal energy through the crowd that was seemingly docile the whole evening. She was later joined by Cindy and Ekky as they performed Get out the Door. It is this performance that got the crowd screaming. Get out the Door is a beautifully sung pop piece that has become some sort of women anthem since it dropped.
The women’s day bash is one of those events this year that will leave a lasting impression on most people, women especially because it did go beyond just fronting the emancipation talk, to giving the ladies a show of their lives, by the artistes they love.