27th November 2023, KAMPALA: On Wednesday 29th November 2023, all roads lead to UMA Showgrounds, Lugogo as a new entertainment show dubbed “Stress Clinic” premieres its maiden edition.
The show which features a stellar artiste lineup headlined by the legendary Maddox Ssematimba and Winnie Nwagi also heralds the return of celebrated and award-winning Ugandan rapper Keko.
Stress Clinic, a fusion of comedy and music, will also feature performances by Ugandan comedy kings Madrat & Chico, Maulana & Reign, Bizonto, Agnes Akite, and will be hosted by Ronnie McVex.
Speaking about the event, the organizers promised show-goers an experience like no other.
“We are partnering with celebrated brands, talent and service providers to give Ugandans a memorable entertainment experience. From the look and feel of the venue to the production and the acts on stage, everything has been carefully thought about to meet our clients’ expectations and even exceed them.”, Paul Ampurire, the Head of Communications for Stress Clinic said.
Event giants ATS, Real Sounds, Vigaras and Peno Events are all partnering on the event. The inaugural event will showcase performances by the top 4 contestants of Sheebah Karungi’s Karma Music Next Big Star initiative, a talent search aimed at unearthing Uganda’s musical gems. Sheebah and her fellow judges will be in attendance.
Ampurire said the show will offer more than merely what’s on stage. The event will be an experience, from when someone walks in, to when they walk to the bar for a drink, to the ambience in which they take it, and how they interact with celebrities backstage.
Stress Clinic is not just a platform for entertainment, it’s an attempt to bridge the employment gap by allowing young people who support the entertainment ecosystem to earn a livelihood.
Other performers at the maiden event include DJ Nimrod, DJ Niyo and Yeffe Band.
Show tickets go for 20k ordinary, 50k VIP and 400k for a table of 4, including a bottle of wine.
At Monday’s press conference held at UMA Showgrounds, rapper Keko said it came natural for her to feature on Stress Clinic’s first edition.
“Stress Clinic seeks to be a platform for showcasing both raw and established talent, especially at a time when Uganda’s entertainment is very vibrant and with so much potential. When the organizers approached me requesting that I feature on the inaugural edition, it was the right thing to do,” she said.