GETTING READY; KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Musisi Semakula

Celebrated Tanzanian crooner Naseeb Abdul Juma aka Diamond Platinumz will be the leading entertainer at this year’s Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Festival slated for October 6-8, the Executive Director Jennifer Musisi Semakula has disclosed.

Speaking at the launch of the 6th Edition of the KCCA Festival at City Hall, Ms. Musisi said Diamond Platinumz, who is also the husband of Ugandan socialite Zari Hassan, will grace the charity event at Kololo Airstrip on October 6, aimed at raising funds for the renovation and refurbishment of KCCA and also to cater for its health facilities.

Ms. Musisi noted that the festival has captured the interest of city residents, with the numbers of attendees rising from 800,000 to over a million last year.

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Local artistes including Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, Bebe Cool, Jose Chameleone, David Lutalo, Eddie Kenzo, Swahaba Kasumba, Irene Namubiru, Julian Kanyonozi and Stecia Mayanja will perform at the different stages that will be sat up in the city.

John Ddumba, the chairperson of the festival organizing committee, lauded service providers and advertisers including among others the East African Breweries Limited (EABL), the manufacturers of Bell Lager, Century Bottling Company, manufacturers of Coca Cola; Movit, City Tyres, Airtel and Kampala Casino for their contribution towards the success of the event.

City officials said the Shs1.3 billion event is not expected to carry on past midnight, in contravention of the city regulations.