Afrig Band celebrated 48 Years in the industry with a concert dubbed “Legends of Sound” that was held at the Kampala Sheraton Hotel Gardens which was featuring Awilo Longomba, Jose Chameleone, Mesach Semakula, Ragga Dee and hosted by Abbey Mukiibi among others celebrities .
All this kicked off last Saturday at 7:00pm, starting with opening acts by Mesach Semakula and Ragga Dee who serenated the over waiting audience as they danced and grooved to the jams of Live Band playing.
No time was wasted as Afrigo Band took on the stage at 8:20pm amidst a stunning firework display that welcomed them to the stage.
Their performance began with popular songs like; Abaana ba Afrigo, Emmere Esilide, Mundeke by Joanita Kawalya, Emaali by Bugweri Woman MP Racheal Magolao, and Wololo.
The event was expertly hosted by veteran media personality Abbey Mukiibi and as Afrigo performed for an hour, taking a break at 9:30pm, the chief guest performer, Congolese legendary musician Awilo Longomba, took the stage bringing out his energeic cordinated moves.
Awilo’s lively performance, backed by Ugandan dancers and the Afrigo live band, delighted the crowd.
He praised Afrigo Band’s skills and experience and expressed his joy in performing with a local band for the first time.
Eddy Yawe followed Awilo at 10:00 pm singing hits like Mukayembe and Tukiggale and then Rachael Magoola returned to the stage, getting the audience excited with her hit song, Obangaina.
DJ Alberto took over at 10:30pm, playing a mix of old school tunes. Afrigo Band made their final appearance at 10:45pm, delivering a captivating session featuring classic hits like Taliyo, Mpedembe, Music, and Speed.
The concert peaked with their iconic hit Jim, performed alongside Awilo.
At 11:47pm, a surprise act stole the spotlight, Jose Chameleone as he wowed the audience with performances of his songs such as Wale Wale, Kipepeo, and Mama Rhoda, concluding the show at precisely 11:55pm.
Unlike typical concerts, this event saw a smaller turnout of flashy individuals, with the majority of attendees coming for the music.