The 2nd Edition of the Malembe Block Party lived up to the high expectations of ‘Kampalans’. Partnering with Club Pilsener, a big beer brand and a big supporter of the entertainment scene in Uganda, Malembe managed to pull off what was an exhilarating show headlined by the NSG, a British afroswing artist group.
The Party got started as early as 5pm with revelers trickling in in numbers showcasing some punctilious rap fashion sense.
The performances kicked off at around 7 o’clock with massive energy from MC Etania a.k.a Life of the Party, one of Kampala’s new found Party hypers. She was later joined by Timothy Code, a celebrated emcee and one of Kampala’s top rappers. These two got the crowd fired up before each curtain raising act came out on stage and then got the audience in the most perfect ‘vibe’ for the main acts.
Revelers were treated to top performances from local rappers Atlas Da African, Zaggazilions, Mun G, CDave Honcho and DJs Spinny, Dash, Emmie and Ssese and a huge surprise act from the legendary Ziggy Dee.
The main acts; Kruddz, OGD, Papii Abz, Dope, Mxjib, and Mojo from the British afroswing group NSG (an acronym they say has multiple meanings such as; Non-Stop Grinding, Never Stop Growing, Nigeria Slash Ghana among others) stepped on stage at about half past 10 o’clock to a loudly cheering and excited crowd. They shot through most of their top hits including Options, Petite, In Da Car, Roadblock with the audience singing and rapping along.
The Party could have gone on and on thanks to Club Pilsener and Malembe but every good thing comes to an end. The revelers were left yearning for more with the NSG promising to be back to Uganda soon.