Alien Skin has shared his thoughts about Hamis Kiggundu, aka Ham,alleged intention to pay Nigerian Afrobeats music star Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, aka Burna Boy Shs3.7bn for Nakivubo opening.
As the dust over the Cindy-Sheebah music battle settles, another storm in the Uganda entertainment circles is growing.
This is over the alleged report that Nakivubo Stadium developer Hamis Kiggundu, aka Ham, intends to pay Nigerian Afrobeats music star Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, aka Burna Boy Shs3.7bn for the stadium's grand opening.
Alien Skin believes Ham is making a strategic business decision with a bigger picture in having Burna Boy perform at Nakivubo's opening.
While addressing fans in a TikTok live video, Alien Skin acknowledged Ham might be interested in attracting international attention, a stimulus for prospective business.
"He might be interested in marketing the stadium because he will receive free international publicity about the facility, which might get him bigger opportunities."
When asked about fellow artists' concerns that he ought to have considered local musicians, Alien Skin believes that the experience of performing on the same stage as an international artiste
"Local artists will freely mix and perform on the same stage with an international star," Alien Skin said.
"Which can come with a chance for an instant music collaboration, something that would have taken a lot of resources to pull off single-handedly. There is no stupid rich man."
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Ugandan rapper Ernest Nsimbi, aka GNL Zamba, has shot his shot on receiving information that Nakivubo Stadium developer Hamis Kiggundu, aka Ham, intends to pay Nigerian afrobeats star Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, aka Burna Boy Shs3.7bn for the stadium's grand opening.
Earmarked as one of the training grounds in the 2027 Pamoja Afcon bid, Nakivubo Stadium redevelopment works have given the historic grounds a makeover.
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With the grand opening of Nakivubo Stadium not so far away, it's becoming a scramble over the artists that should headline the main event.
In the latest developments, the stadium has fully installed artificial turf and seats.
Furthermore, goalposts have been fully fitted, and the corner flags have also been erected. The official opening date of the facility is yet to be revealed.