Irene Ntale must be the happiest woman right now after registering huge success at her Ntale Unchained concert that happened on Friday 6th July 2018. This was her first concert since breaking away from her former record label, Swangz Avenue.
In August 2016, while still under Swangz Avenue, Irene Ntale held her maiden concert at Sheraton Gardens. It was a success and we all know how much was contributed by Swangz. She later left the Muyenga based record label and set her sights on a solo career. Along the road, she developed a dream of breaking free from her past life. Together with her management, they decided to hold a concert they dubbed ‘Ntale Unchained’.
On Friday evening, Serena Hotel was filled by revelers who came to witness Irene Ntale being ‘unchained’ and to have a share of the singer’s magic. The show that was held in Victoria Hall was hugely anticipated for by her fans and critics alike. The singer was however not let down by her faithful fans who came out in large numbers to support their ‘Stamina Mummy’.
Irene Ntale, dressed in red, showed up on stage at 9:30pm. The band; which included Myco Ouma, Joseph Sax, Emma Dragu, were already positioned to give their best. Together with her back up dancers and vocalists, Irene Ntale kicked of the show with energy performing her big hits; ‘Go Down’, ‘Ono Omwana’, ‘Kabugo’, ‘Promise’, and a cover of Chronix’s ‘Smile For Me’.
She took a break and returned with her guitar to perform ‘Langi Empya’, ‘Obudde’, ‘Sembera’ which seemed to drive the crowd crazy. The jolly crowd sang along as she wrapped her husky sexy voice around the sweet melodies. She did a couple of other songs, and covers to set the mood right for her faithful fans.
For her third session, Irene made sure she gave the crowd what they had exactly come to see. She invited her mentor, the person who introduced her to the big stage in the industry, Bebe Cool to perform their collaboration, ‘Love Letter’. As you would expect, Bebe Cool sent the crowd to their feet with his energetic performance. She then called on Goodlyfe singer Weasel Manizo to perform their ‘Bikoola’ song. A few other artistes did perform as well including Zulanda, Ray Signature, among others.
Her three hours of top quality sound, lighting, and performance were ended with a grateful gesture as she thanked her fans for not disappointing her. She also thanked the people who worked tirelessly to make the show a success including her manager, who doubles as her sister, Sandra Ntale, and Steve Jean of Fenon Records who made a meal of the stage lighting and sound.
Everybody who attended left in awe and satisfaction for their money and time well spent.
Congratulations Irene Ntale, you are finally UNCHAINED!