- Published on Tuesday, 01 May 2012 02:07
- Written by ORTON KIISHWEKO
AWARD-WINNING music artistes in the recent Kili Music awards brushed off criticism that they are better in studios recording songs than performing-when they treated Dodoma residents to a thrilling performance which the capital will not forget anytime soon.
At the Jamhuri stadium, the well talented singers cum dancers rocked the stage like teenage boys and sang hit after hit to an ecstatic crowd estimated in thousands. Neither the bad weather, characterized by a hot afternoon later, nor the high numbers on the grounds, could gag the young artistes’ excellent performances at the bonanza.
And by the end, the artiste, who won three awards recently, Diamond’s efforts won him praise and admiration arguably having one of the best pop performances in the city in recent times. His well known “Mbagala” song was one of the masterpieces of a night during which he seemed to extol his other songs from a different album.
The concert lived-up to its great hype with exhilarating performances by top acts from Ben Pol, Ommy Dimpoz, AT, Ally Kiba and Barnaba as they later took to the stage with rip-roaring comic relief. Religiously, the crowd joined Barnaba’s well- thought out lyrics whose chorus the masses sang like a national anthem.
The artiste employed skill and wit to wow the crowd and bring the curtain down with some of his latest releases. The fans were treated to the boisterous performances when Kilimanjaro Music Awards winners lit fire over the city at Jamhuri stadium.
The show started early in the day and the headliners took to the stage in the afternoon alongside the winners of the Kili Music Awards this year “If you were in Dodoma, you would not miss a chance to boogie with these talented musicians,” said one of the Kili awards judges Diamond proved to Dodoma fans that he deserved the awards as he gave a mouth-watering experience on stage.
Diamond was preceeded by his dancing crew on stage that did acrobatic moves and subsequently came on doing the same before the electrifying dancing started. He did his various songs sending the deafening cheers of the fans in frenzy. And rapper, Roma Mkatoliki, recipient of two Kili Music awards, came on stage last to send the entire ground in jumps and cheers.
The rapper showed the audience what his lyrical power was made of, and rounded up with the song that got him the award, “Mathematic”.
During the performance, which attracted thousands, had underground Dodoma artiste, Issa Rubati came tops in the Kilimanjaro start search, beating Juma Madaraka and Halima Ramadhani.