Alex Muhangi, Diamond Platnumz (M), & Sammy Wetala

Diamond Platnumz, a Tanzanian singing sensation and one of Africa’s most well-known artists, will be the headlining act at a show put on by Comedy Store Uganda on his fourth appearance in the country.

On July 14, the 2023 album Yatapita, which won the 2015 MTV Africa Music Award (MAMA), will be performed at Kololo Airstrip in Kampala.

The dancer and creator of Wasafi Record Label is performing in Uganda for the first time since his enthralling Comedy Store showcase in July 2019, which many praised for being amazing and energizing. Prior to it, he had only visited Uganda twice, in 2014 and 2017.

The upcoming show is a fundraiser, according to Alex Muhangi, CEO of Comedy Store Uganda, and it will hopefully be the company’s lifeboat after the COVID-19 brunt and the horrific effects that the entertainment industry has endured following a two-year lockdown and the subsequent economic pinch brought on by inflation.

“We are excited to have Diamond Platnumz back. He had a blast on his previous visit in Uganda when Comedy Store hosted him. He was humbled by the warmth he received. And the audience got 200 percent from his performance. And he’s promised it’s going to be even better this time round,” Alex Muhangi said.

Since the beginning of the year, Comedy Store reduced its frequency from a weekly show to holding one show a month.

“The entertainment sector, especially events, is yet to recover from the ravages of COVID-19. Interestingly, the cost of everything else has been hiked, except for ticket fees to concerts. Yet our clients no longer have as much money at their disposal due to the general economic conditions,” he said, adding; “We hope this fundraiser can help us get back on track and provide the much-needed impetus for Comedy Store Foundation to execute its projects many of which are focused on skilling the youths”.

The July 14 show will also feature other East African stars such as Nameless (Kenya) famed for hits like Sinzia, Inspire and Boomba Train. Rwanda’s Bruce Melodie known for hit songs like Katapilla, Saa Moya, Nyoola and Sawa Sawa is also lined up to perform.

Uganda too will be represented by the finest of its entertainers – comedians and musicians.

Tickets go for Ugx. 70k (Normal), Ugx. 150k (VIP) and Ugx. 3 million (Table of 5). But for the early birds, tickets will be available at Ugx. 50k and Ugx. 100 for Normal and VIP respectively. [For inquiries, call +256772977979]

Platnumz is performing for two full hours, which gives his fans and lovers of thrilling performances an idea of what to expect. Fenon Events will be producing the show.

Last year, Platnumz hit another milestone when he surpassed the seven million subscribers mark on YouTube underlining his unique position among the elite African artistes on the platform by number of subscribers.

His catalog of popular songs so far includes Waah!, Jeje, African Beauty, Tetema, Kanyaga, Inama, Mtasubiri, Marry You, Number One, Salome, and Nana among others.

During his 17-year singing career, he has collaborated with the crème de la crème of the industry including Rick Ross, Morgan Heritage, Omarion, Davido, P Square, Ne-Yo, Tiwa Savage, Koffi Olomide, Fally Ipupa, Adekunle Gold and Focalist among others.

To make this fundraising concert possible, Comedy Store is partnering with Méstil Hotel & Residences, The Auto Show 2023 Kampala and Galaxy FM.