South African singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka is in town. The legendary singer, who is known for her numerous hits including Umqombothi, Let me be free and many others landed in Kampala on Wednesday evening, ahead of her Charity Concert this Friday, July 20. She was received by the Shule Foundation team, comedienne Anne Kansiime and members of the press.
Upon her arrival, the internationally celebrated musician expressed excitement at being part of this good cause and promised to give Ugandans nothing short of a memorable performance.
“I don’t see why we should have street kids when they have an extended family. It is your job and my job to take these kids off the streets and put them back in a classroom and make them responsible citizens,” she said. “God has given me breath and a platform and I want to use it to the best of my abilities to help others.”
“I urge you all to come out and let’s enjoy a great evening celebrating African music while supporting a good cause,” she added.
Proceeds from the show are to aid with the construction of a school for former street children in Kampala.
“With 48% of the children on the streets under the age of 15, we should take it upon ourselves to ensure that these children are granted atleast one basic right, which is education,” says Jacqueline Wolfson, the CEO and founder of the Shule Foundation.
The music fest, organized by The Shule Foundation, will take place at the Kampala Serena Hotel and will also feature a performance from Bobi Wine.
Tickets to the show are already on sale, at UGX100K(ordinary), UGX300K(VIP), and UGX5M and UGX8M for the table seating.