Talented Nigerian singer and songwriter, Rema, will perform for the second time in Kampala, Uganda on October 8th as part of Talent Africa’s Afropalooza festival in honor of Uganda’s 60th anniversary.
KAMPALA, UGANDA | NOW THEN DIGITAL — Nigerian singer and songwriter Rema will perform in Kampala, Uganda on October 8th at Talent Africa’s Afropalooza music festival. The festival will commemorate Uganda’s 60th year of independence.
- Afropalooza, Talent Africa’s gig celebrating Uganda’s 60th Independence Day, will feature Nigerian singer and songwriter, Rema.
- The first edition of Afropalooza is scheduled to take place at the Lugogo Cricket Oval from 7th to 9th October 2022. It is organized by Talent Africa Group.
- This year’s Afropalooza joins the line of continental music festivals with an emphasis on showcasing Uganda. Previously known as the ‘Pearl of Africa Festival,’ this festival aims to bring together thousands of Kampalans and tourists from all over the world to commemorate Uganda’s 60th anniversary of independence.
- There will also be a number of top Ugandan acts performing at the Afropalooza festival, including Maddox Sematimba, Cindy, Spice Diana, Navio, Lilian Mbabazi, The Mith, Ragga Dee, Beenie Gunter, Sandra Nansambu, DJ Zato, Janzi Band, among others.
As part of the “biggest African festival” in October 2022, sensational singer Rema, real name Divine Ikubor, will make a return appearance in Kampala at Afropalooza. He first performed in Kampala at the Ciroc Pop Night grand finale in December 2019.
In a tweet on Sep 29, 2022, at 2:46 PM, Rema confirmed his second performance in Uganda, saying “UGANDA, Oct 8.”.
UGANDA, Oct 8 🦇🇺🇬 pic.twitter.com/bgCjORIx6u
— REMA (@heisrema) September 29, 2022
Rema’s visit to Uganda comes during his busy schedule as he is currently touring across 7 countries and has 13 concerts scheduled. The tour is promoting his album “Rave & Roses,” which was released on 25 March 2022.
The first edition of Afropalooza will be held at the Lugogo Cricket Oval between the 7th and 9th of October 2022. Afropalooza is organized by Talent Africa Group.
What is Afropalooza Festival?
Previously known as the ‘Pearl of Africa Festival,’ Afropalooza is the first continental music festival to focus on showcasing Uganda. Ugandans and tourists from all over the world will flock to Kampala to celebrate the 60th anniversary of its independence during this year’s edition to celebrate the anniversary.
In addition to showcasing several Ugandan entertainers, such as bands, artists, DJs, comedians, dance troupes, and more, Afropalooza is expected to provide a weekend full of arts, culture, food, dance, music and entertainment for the whole family.
Afropalooza Festival announces its lineup
Among the performers scheduled for Afropalooza are Maddox Sematimba, Cindy, Spice Diana, Navio, Lilian Mbabazi, The Mith, Ragga Dee, Beenie Gunter, Sandra Nansambu, DJ Zato, Janzi Band, among others.
The Talent Africa Group CEO Aly Allibhai indicated that two more phases of the festival’s lineup, including international and Ugandan entertainers, will be announced in the weeks leading up to the event.
Photos from the Afropalooza Festival press conference
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