Kwivuga ensures the future of poetry industry

02:16 by Kaggwa Andrew
Funny girl Ann Kansiime tries out singing
Kwivuga made its way to the social scene in 2012 and ever since, the poetry and comedy event has made Gato Mato, along Bandali Rise in Bugolobi the place to be every last Thursday of the month.
February 27th, was that day, the first Kwivuga show of 2014, and not just any gig, but its second anniversary.
However unlike two years back when they debuted, this time round, this time round, seems the typical Ugandan bug of poor time management bit the Kwivuga fans that much as the shows always kick off at 8pm, it had to be extended for more revelers to show up.
The show was eventually opened at 8:30 after the numbers had steadily grown, Nunu – the brain child behind Kwivuga started the show by introducing Bayimba and Doa Doa bond Slim Emcee.
His first poem was dedicated to all mothers and those intending to become parents. The poet said that he decided to do a piece about mothers in the correspondence of this weekend’s women’s day which also doubles as his birthday.
The most amazing thing about Slim Emcee’s performances is his ability to fuse rap, poetry, storytelling and pop culture into his acts and this, wasn’t different. He talked about his mother in the most sincere ways; the many times she had to take it slow because she’s just like the Ordinary People John Legend sings about.
One Key performs
His other performance was a Pan African one that talked about the beauty of being black, what missed on this one to graduate it to a rhyme was a beat or a beat boxer.
In many of such events were sophiscated art comes to the fore, even when a performer is that good, you will barely hear the ululations that usually greet you on a Bebe Cool show, the kind of crowd simply nodes in acceptance when  a poet nails it.
Then there was the famous Medals the Born again politicians, he’s been so synonymous with Kwivuga since 2012 and call it over confidence, dude has simply stopped putting time into his acts. He fed us on a a poorly arraged and badly wanting Wabera wo addako, it didn’t sound rehersed or even revised that instead of being funny, it simply became annoying.
But that didn’t kill the mood, One Key from Rwanda wowed with his multi lingual skills, Donald Wasike (sibling to former Big Brother housemate Ernest), Natasha Emily, a fan that stood up to the challenge when she recited an exciting original composition with a heavy accent, she went home lucky with a box of Heineken. However, the night generally belonged to Jungle the man eater, a poet from Busoga.
Natasha recieves her beer
He had fun on the stage with Mama before tearing it up with Suzanna, a romantic but sexually symbolic Lusoga/Luganda poem about a girl he loves.
That’s when comedy took over with Salvador making fun of Museveni’s statement about the mouth being for eating only; “seems mamma Janet has not fully utilized her mouth.” MC Kapale also left many in stitches with mostly sex jokes, Alex Muhangi struggled while rebounding jokes – mostly cultural.
Salvador too tried preying on Klint tha Drunk’s reggae joke, but it was Ann Kansiime that surprised many, she refused to be upstaged by the boys thus resorted to performing Rukiga renditions of Celine Dion’s Waiting for you and Alicia Keys’ Falling.
Roshan with a poem about being a bi-racial

The Kwivuga curtains fell with a performance by The Mith who before taking us through the hits like Hustle, On my mind and the fans favorite Fire, debuted his latest outing, Go hard.
He later invited fellow Klear Kut member JB to join him on stage plus other Kinetic Management signed artists like TPF’s Davis Ntare, Ruyonga and Comedian Daniel Omara to close the session with free styles.

Salvador, The Mith, Ruyonga, JB and TPF's Davis Ntare 


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