Azawi Shines bright at second concert
Friday October 20 was a night to remember for all Azawi fans who attended her concert at the Kampala Serena Hotel. The event was a true definition of collaboration and creativity with Azawi, Guinness and Swangz Avenue partnering to bring the show to life.
The evening was intimate and cozy, opening with a captivating performance by Zafaran, Swangz Avenue’s latest signing. Her singles “Matala” and “Sweetheart” set the perfect mood, warming up the eager crowd for what was about to unfold.
Shortly after Zafaran’s performance, the star of the night, Azawi, graced the stage with her live performance, commencing with the electrifying “Champion,” the first track off her recently released “Sankofa” album. This song served as a fitting introduction, speaking to Azawi’s true essence of an African champion and easing the audience into the heartfelt journey that the Sankofa album offered.
Following “Champion,” Azawi continued to enthrall the audience with hits like Tuliwabweru, Lofit, 10 Over 10, Omwenge, Fwa Fwa, Slow Dancing, Quinamino, and Repeat It. She seamlessly blended her old and new songs, taking revellers on a melodic journey through the music that has defined Azawi and the artiste she is today.
“I wanted Sankofa to be different. Every song on this album is a story about my life experiences. I have been the most vulnerable to my fans on this album,” Azawi said.
Among the evening’s standout moments was Azawi’s unexpected collaboration with rapper Keko, which took the audience by surprise. The crowd was also serenaded by the soulful Elijah Kitaka, leaving a lasting impression.
However, the climax of the night came when Azawi invited Fik Fameica to join her on stage, and together, they performed their anthem “Majje,” a song that emerged from a collaborative effort between Azawi, Fik Fameica, and Guinness as part of the “Black Shines Brightest Campaign.” At this point, there was no sitting down; the audience was on their feet, dancing, and singing along. The event ended on a high note, with Azawi performing “Summer Bae”, her collaboration with Konshens, leaving the audience still yearning for more.
Who is Azawi
Born Priscilla Zawedde on February 2 1996 to the late Walusimbi Samuel and Nakamatte Mary, Azawi is a singer, song writer and performer signed to Swangz Avenue
Azawi’s career began in 2005 as a dancer in a group called Kika dance troupe. Four years later, she joined another dance group known as Crane Performers before joining Swangz Avenue where she had gone to sell her Quinamino song only to be signed to the label.
In her four years at the Swangz Avenue, the artiste has an EP (Lo fit), two albums, African music and Sankofa as well as a deluxe album.
She is the Guinness brand ambassador, a role that is also played by Nigerian Afropop singer Fireboy DML. She has also featured at both New York and Los Angeles Times Square, making her the first female and third Ugandan act to appear on the billboard after Eddy Kenzo and Bobi Wine. She has also held two successful concerts.
She has won quite a number of awards including three Janzi awards, five Buzz Teeniez awards, Three Zzina awards and is among the three Ugandans nominated in the Trace Awards.
Among her top songs include Majje with Fik Fameica, Love you is easy, Lo Fit, Bamututte, My Year, Quinamino, African music, Ache for you and Repeat it, among others.