There had been quite several worried faces at Lugogo Cricket Oval final evening as recurrent heavy rains threatened to disrupt Nigerian dancehall star Patoranking’s concert at the soggy and particularly wet venue. Patoranking himself should have been worried someplace ahead of coming to the venue.
The indicators have been there in particular considering the fact that September with rains falling virtually just about every day in Kampala and neighboring places. Some taking half a day though the most of the timings have also been unpredictable. So, when the early morning shower had seized, the rest of the afternoon looked promising only for points to modify abruptly in the evening at about 6pm.
There had been drizzles and even an evil storm threatening to strike. This was not going nicely according to program and so several faces looked definitely worried as time went on in particular on the side of the occasion organisers.
Comedian Salvado Patrick Idringi kept the couple of charged fans in the ordinary section busy as he cracked jokes and animated the music. But time kept ticking and the VIP section nonetheless had a handful of people today though the VVIP section was entirely empty save for the beautifully decorated and nicely arranged tables and chairs by 10pm.
Having said that, as time went on, the quite energized Ordinary section looked filled up though the VIP section to got a couple of additions right here and there as the curtain raisers like Hit Nature, Vinka, Cindy and the rather subdued Beenie Gunter attempted to up the tempo on stage with reside performances backed by the Evoke Band.
As the artistes had been turning on the heat on stage, Mother Nature was turning on the coolers someplace. And no sooner had the man of the moment Significant Trill stepped on stage, than the heavens opened after once again. All through his time on stage, it was raining and even when he did his monster hit ‘Parte immediately after Parte’, it was be concerned immediately after be concerned for organisers as midnight was starring them on the face.
Fik Fameica was subsequent to attempt and raise the spirits in the crowd but the freezing revellers had had it sufficient with the locals and only wanted to see the Nigerian star. He peeled off his shirt in an try to lift the rapid-fading moral from the ordinary section, to no avail.
That was the moment the organisers also felt ‘enough is enough’ and ushered in Patoranking as time verify was 11:50pm. Dressed in army camouflage sweat pant and army green T-shirt, the Lanky dancehall artiste looked surprisingly unfazed, but rather lively. The rain had stopped and most of the VVIP tables had miraculously attracted some occupants from nowhere.
Patoranking true name Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, went about with his business enterprise devoid of any interruption kick-beginning the performances with arguably his significant hit ‘Suh Different’ straight away to set the mood appropriate. Followed by other well known hits like ‘Daniella Whine,’ ’Wilmer,’ Girlie ‘O’, ‘Confirm’, No Kissing Baby’, ‘Happy Day’, ‘This Type Luv’ and ‘My Lady, My everything’, which got the crowd crazy waving all sorts of points.
“I thank you from the bottom of my heart. It was raining but you guys waited for me ” He mentioned.
The highlight of his efficiency was the emotional reunion with Fik Fameica as they met and performed for the initial time considering the fact that recording the block buster hit ‘Omu Botyo’. Hugs had been flying all more than the location accompanied by ‘Thank You’ repeated more than and more than.
His band and backup crew did a fantastic job. He had to do an acapella of ‘Suh Different’ to say superior bye to his fans.