Singer Rema in Panic as Hotel Africana Resolves to Stop Hosting Outdoor Concerts

Popular Ugandan female singer, Rema Namakula and her management are currently in panic as the date to her 2017 concert dubbed “Rema Live in Concert” draws closer.

Rema, whose concert was scheduled to take place on May 5th, 2017 at Hotel Africana received the shock of her life when the Hotel management informed her that she could not host her concert at their premises, and even refunded her money (deposit).

This website has learnt that Hotel Africana after a recent closed door meeting resolved to stop hosting music concerts at the Hotel Africana People’s Space and around their swimming pool.

Apparently, the move is aimed at creating a conducive and quiet environment for the hotel customers as music concerts held at Hotel Africana people’s space have always attracted large crowds and produced noise, which has made it difficult for the customers to get sleep at night.

Sarah Kibirige from the hotel’s Marketing department, noted in a statement that whoever wishes to hold an event at Hotel Africana from now on, should be organizing an indoor event.

Speaking about the development, Rema’s manager, Geoffrey Kayemba revealed that they are now working towards securing another venue for the concert and maintaining their concert date (May 5th).

However, The Tower Post understands that there are still talks between Hotel Africana management and the concert organizers to see whether the concert can go on at the hotel as planned.

Hotel Africana’s move to stop holding outdoor music concerts will also affect other Ugandan singers like, Eddy Kenzo, Radio and Weasel, David Lutalo and Sheebah Karungi, who have been holding their annual music concerts at the same venue.

Audrey Ninsiima