Musician Bebe Cool addresses the media while the French Ambassador Stephanie Rivoal and UOC boss William Blick look on.
Top Ugandan artistes have landed juicy deals with the French Embassy.

Among these include musicians Bebe Cool, Eddy Kenzo, Sheebah and Navio plus a host of others.

These have been lined up to perform at a concert that has been organised by the French Embassy in Kampala.The event, scheduled for March 25, 2017, will kick off with a football match between the Uganda Cranes against the French Military team at Mandela National Stadium.

“We preferred the Cranes playing against the national football team of France but when we checked with them, we found out that they had a tight schedule at the moment,” the French ambassador in Uganda, Stephanie Rivoal told the media at the announcing of the week long festivities that will end with a concert.

She however assured Ugandans that the French football team might be here sometime since they have a similar fete in June.

“In France, people would attend a concert even if it were only one artist lined up at a concert. However, we have been told that Ugandans only attend when several artists are to perform so we have brought you; Bebe Cool, Eddy Kenzo, Sheebah, Navio, Buganda Cultural Ensemble and Nilotika.”

On his part, Bebe Cool said he was pleased to be part of the event and appealed to his fans to turn up. “Please turn up for the event because if you don’t, all blame will be on me,” he joked.

Kenzo, too, said he was happy to be part of the event and promised his fans to expect the best from him. “It’s a special day that both things I love most; music and football will take place on the same day at the same venue. Expect the best performance from me. I hope Coach Micho will give me a chance to play for the Uganda Cranes as well.”

Some of the sponsors of the event include; Airtel Uganda, Total, Hima Cement, Nic Holdings, Brussles Airlines, Nile Special, FUFA, Cipla QCI and Talent Africa to mention a few.They are to give out 1000 free kicks while the rest of the other tickets will go for Shs5000, 10,000 (VIP) and 15,000 (VVIP).