GNL To Stage First ‘Uganda Yaffe’ Online Festival On Independence Day

GNL To Stage First ‘Uganda Yaffe’ Online Festival On Independence Day


By Norman Isaac Mwambazi

Popular hip-hop and luga-flow singer GNL Zamaba’s Baboon Forest Entertainment in partnership with Nsimbi will be holding the first edition of the ‘Uganda Yaffe Festival’ online edition during this year’s Independence Day celebrations!


The festival, celebrating Uganda’s Independence Day, will premier online because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ministry of Health guidelines in the prevention against the spread of COVID-19.

The show, for which viewers will not be charged any fee, will be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube on October 8, 2020, starting at 9:30Pm feature some of Uganda’s most prominent and celebrated world artists and personalities celebrating the cultures and people of Uganda.

The event will include performances from: GNL Zamba, as well as his duo Nsimbi with Miriam Tamar, from their residence in the USA.


GNL Zamba’s poster about the Uganda Yaffe festival and other artistes who will perform

They’ll be joined by Ugandan artistes from around the world, including Isaiah Katumwa (New York), Suzan Kerunen (Uganda), Kinobe (Washington DC), Nylah Abitimo-Jones (UK) and many others who will perform and share their stories of patriotism at home and abroad.

The show will feature a youth project presentation of the famous ‘Uganda Yaffe’ tune that became a social phenomenon, newly remixed by Baru and GNL to feature new generation artistes like Fresh Kid, Taurus, Prolific, Maxi, Joyie 7 star and Kadabrah.

The Uganda Yaffe Festival and remix is an Independence Day gift from Baboon Forest Entertainment to highlight Uganda’s rich culture and diversity while bringing people together to celebrate what makes Uganda so unique.

The Festival invites everyone; elders and youth, those at home and abroad, to gather once again like the ancestors did, this time around an online fireplace, to connect, share wisdom and celebrate with music.

Baboon Forest Entertainment is known for its memorable concerts and people-centred social experiences that promote connection and growth especially among the youth.

Evolving over the years, the mission stays the same- deliver impactful and exciting entertainment that bridges the gaps between generations even in these complicated times.

“We want to make Uganda Yaffe an inclusive annual Festival where Ugandans from all over can come together safely to enjoy a well curated line-up of Ugandan creatives from home and abroad share our stories, music, and culture for the whole world to see and for the youth to emulate,” said Zamba.

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