Uganda’s renowned gospel artist and evangelist Pastor Wilson Bugembe will be performing in Kigali for first time this Sunday the man of God announced.
The concert dubbed, Victorious Album Launch is organised by Kingdom of God Ministries and will be held at the famous Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village.
Bugembe’s performance in Kigali is a far cry from the recent cancellation of appearance at a Kampala gig by Rwanda’s duo Charly Na Nina citing security reasons.
Part of the Owooma hit collaboration were slated to perform in Kampala in a show dubbed Unplugged on 1st May together with Uganda’s vocalist Geosteady.
In an interview, Nina Muhoza confirmed the news of turning down the invite to the labour Day gig in Kampala.
“We have already canceled the 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 including Geosteady Sheebah Ka
The Uburyohe singers are slated to perform in UK early September on the same stage with Uganda’s comedian Alex Muhangi and Kenya’s Eric Omondi.
The duo courted controversy last year when they were replaced with fellow Rwandan artist Bruce Melodie on a collaboration, ‘Embeera zo’ they had earlier recorded with Ugandan dancehall star Sheebah Karungi.
Controversy is surrounded the song after Sheebah reportedly replaced Charly na Nina, who originally featured in the song, with Bruce Melodie, 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, Sheebah was not happy after Charly na Nina failed to prioritise the project, and instead chose to focus on their collaboration with Bebe Cool, dubbed ‘I do’, forcing her to replace them.
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