When growing up in Uganda, a person who chose a career in Music, Dance and Drama(MDD) was often ridiculed by being called “Musilu Dala Dala!” [very very stupid].
Now imagine it is the future:
Saturday night on WBS TV. The hottest dance show; “Strictly come dancing: Uganda Chapter” is on. Ugandan musician Jose Chameleon is dancing the flamenco with Monela, an agile companion from “G-force” dance group.
The judges are Stephen Rwangyezi of Ndere Troupe, Roger Masaba, formerly of Footsteps dance company and Sharon O Nalukenge of The Obsessions and Big Brother Africa: Amplified fame. Jose gets 6-6-7 from the judges. Fellow musician Bobi Wine together with Natasha of Kombat dancers win, BUT only because 86 year old ballroom maestro Christopher Kato had declined to participate in this year’s show.
In case you are wondering what I am talking about, Strictly come dancing is a popular BBC show in the UK in which various celebrities get to dance with a professional dancer partner over the season of the show. Judges and the TV audience get to vote who stays until the ultimate winning couple is declared.
And what does Strictly come dancing have to do with investing in the dance and entertainment sector in Uganda, the aim of this article?
Well, I am interested in the future and I can tell you that as long as music(and therefore dance) continues to be the dominant form of entertainment in Uganda then I will not be surprised if this is where the trend is going, you are probably thinking; “not so “Musilu Dala Dala” then hmm?”
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