Blankets and Wine Kampala will play host to Africa’s number one artist, Alikiba, come the 18th December at the Lugogo Cricket Oval alongside Ugandan artists The Mith, Jemimah Sanyu, Giovanni Kiyingi and superstar deejay DJ Naselow.
Powered by Tusker Malt Lager and organised by House of Deejays, the 15th Edition of Blankets and Wine will be the last of the quarterly picnic-style event on Uganda’s social calendar of 2016.
Fresh off winning the MTV Europe Music Awards as Africa’s Best International Act, Alikiba will be performing some of his famous songs such as; “Mwana” “Aje” “Chekecha tua” “Cinderella”, “Nakshi Nakshi” “Usiniseme” “Dushelele” “Single Boy” “Mapenzi YanaRun Dunia” among many others.
The Tanzanian born sensation whose full names are Ali Saleh Kiba is not only a singer but also a song writer, dancer and actor. Alikiba has released some of the best songs in Africa which have won him various awards such as; Best Male Artist, Song Writer of the year, Afro Pop Song Of the year, Song Of The Year all at the 2015 Tanzania Music Awards, Favorite Male Artist at the 2016 Tanzania People’s Choice Awards and Favorite artist at the 2016 Nollywood and African Film Critics’ Awards.
Alikiba will be joined on stage by one of Uganda’s fastest rising star female artists, Jemimah Sanyu. Well known for her energetic stage performances, Sanyu has performed on various stages across Africa. Famously known for the hit single Ziba Amaaso off her ‘Amaaso go googera’ album, Sanyu is also a music producer and voice coach.
Ugandan HipHop artist The Mith will bring a touch of urban music to the stage. With albums such as Destination Africa and The Week of September, there will be plenty to look forward to when The Mith gets onto the stage come 18th December.
Returning for the second time, Giovanni Kiyingi, folk singer-songwriter and Afro-fusion multi-instrumentalist, will be a welcome addition to the already epic line up.
Celebrated deejay, DJ Naselow, will be making his debut at the Blankets and Wine Kampala editions. DJ Naselow is famously known for his ‘’I Love Dancehall” mixtapes and his ability to move the crowd and get everyone dancing along to his playlists. With his prowess in mixing music and selecting the right songs to play for the crowd, best be guaranteed that we shall have a memorable experience.
Uganda Breweries Limited Head of Promotions, Roy Tumwizere said; “It has been a memorable journey that Tusker Malt Lager has had with Blankets and Wine. Fifteen editions later and our experience continues to be more extraordinary with each passing event. For the fifteenth edition, Tanzania’s Alikiba will give us a perfect end of year party. Notably Africa’s best artist of the year, Alikiba’s music resonates well with our goal to host the finest afro-based music acts.”
“The lineup of Ugandan artists will add the flavor to entice the revelers with our very own home grown talent. As Tusker Malt Lager, we appreciate our consumers and thus, give them an opportunity to discover some of the finest afro-based music acts through Blankets and Wine.” he added
A quarterly, picnic style music festival, Blankets and Wine is East Africa’s premier music experience, designed to showcase outstanding musicians in the emerging genres of afro-based music.
Entrance fee is 100,000 UGX at the Lugogo Cricket Oval and gates open at 12:00pm on 18th December 2016.
Revelers can buy early bird tickets by dialing *252# on MTN mobile money or at Definition stores at acacia mall, Garden city, Uganda Wines & Spirits, Kanyana’s Bakery in Kiwatule, PayWay outlets & House of DJs Office in Bugolobi.
In line with its support for responsible drinking, Tusker Malt Lager will be maintaining a strict ‘over 18 only’ policy for sale of alcohol.