Uganda’s renownedgospelartistand evangelist Pastor WilsonBugembewill beperformingin Kigalifor first timethis Sunday the man of Godannounced.
The concert dubbed,Victorious Album Launchis organised by Kingdom of God Ministries and will be held at the famous Kigali Conference and ExhibitionVillage.
Bugembe’sperformance in Kigali is a far cry from the recent cancellation ofappearance at a Kampala gig by Rwanda’s duo Charly Na Nina citing security reasons.
Part of theOwoomahit collaboration were slated to perform in Kampala in a show dubbed Unplugged on 1stMay together with Uganda’s vocalistGeosteady.
In an interview, NinaMuhozaconfirmed the news of turning down the invite to the labour Day gig in Kampala.
“We have alreadycanceledthe gig we had in Uganda in May over security reasons. Instead we are much focusing on our upcoming UK tour,” says Nina.
Rwanda issued a notice in February warning its citizens not to travel to Uganda due to incidents of Rwandans being kidnapped and tortured in Uganda.
This is not the first time Rwandan artists cancel shows in Uganda.
In December 2018, Rwandan singer based in America The Ben cancelled the show he had been contracted to in Uganda at last minute.
Charly Na Nina have made successful shows and won awards in Uganda in previous years as well as working with Ugandan artists includingGeosteadySheebahKa
TheUburyohesingers are slated to perform in UK early September on the same stage with Uganda’s comedian AlexMuhangiand Kenya’s Eric Omondi.
The duo courted controversy last year when they were replaced with fellow Rwandan artist BruceMelodieon a collaboration, ‘Embeerazo’ they had earlier recorded with Ugandan dancehall starSheebahKarungi.
Controversy is surrounded the song afterSheebahreportedly replaced CharlynaNina, who originally featured in the song, with BruceMelodie, after the girl duo and the Ugandan star failed to agree on the collaboration.
Both versions of the song were released and according to sources,Sheebahwas not happy after CharlynaNina failed to prioritise the project, and instead chose to focus on their collaboration withBebeCool, dubbed ‘I do’, forcing her to replace them.