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Following an open theme, free style of expression, numerous presentations flowed endlessly from the likes of Slim Emcee, Jason Ntaro, Winnie Apio, the energetic Mark Gordon, Gilly Willies, Moses Laku of the Lantern Meet of Poets, and a host other renown poets.
The show had a couple of hosts who switched turns to invite the performers of the night.
First time performers also graced the occasion, one new poet, Joshua in particular stood out with his spoken piece titled “Am I really the best speaker”?, switching in between typical lines about ‘boda boda’ to cloth hawkers around town, but thoughtfully, keeping the crowd in attendance hooked to his rhymes.
In between the poems, music was often called in to which people in the crowd gladly shouted and sang along.
Samantha Ocero, a gospel artist, proved to the crowd that there are beautiful voices in the field of music especially gospel and it shall continue to prevail, and that poetry and music can make the perfect combination.
With love clearly taking center stage at some point, Apio Winnie, also known as ‘The Love poet’, and Nassanga Rashidah took it upon themselves to win the hearts of the audience.
Some the lines from both poets hitting hard on those watching,
“There was never right or wrong in our love
Just differences in opinion
A body must never fight against itself
Because when one part gets hurt
The entire body suffers”…Apio Winnie
“I wish to seek comfort in your warm voice
Please, don’t just love me
I want you to keep me
Have me, take care of me
I want you to treasure me
More than your favourite guitar”…Nassanga Rashidah
The few empty seats at the front of the hall showed that there is still a lot to be desired when the word poetry is mentioned among the Uganda populace.
Apio Winnie, general manager of Openmic Uganda says that, “Few people appreciate poetry in Uganda, but in a few years to come; it will be a force to reckon with.
Fusion 360 closed a few minutes after 10pm, with a few attendants willing to vacate their seats.