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Kabaka marks 61, glorifies Afrigo Band


Kabaka Ronald Mutebi II has warned against land grabbers who have made it a habit to encroach on his subjects’ land.

He sounded the warning on Wednesday during his 61st birthday celebrations at Kings College Buddo in Wakiso district.

He also encouraged parents to work with government in boosting education standards through universal education.

According to him, parents have more to benefit from Universal primary and secondary education.


He said when parents play their part, government will also do its part to improve the quality of education in the country.

The celebrations started last month and have involved several activities, including a squash tournament, a cycling race and a charity run.

Kingdom officials, ministers, Members of Parliament and other dignitaries attended the event.

Also present were; Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and Kampala Capital City Authority [KCCA] Executive Director Mrs Jenifer Musisi.


Mutebi while urging the preservation of culture, recognised Moses Matovu, 67, the founder of Afrigo Band.

The band has recorded, produced music and nurtured young talent since 1975.

It is the longest-lasting musical group in the history of Uganda, having existed for 38 years by August 2013.

The band was formed by a group of eight musicians led by their band leader, vocalist, and alto saxophonist, Moses Matovu, who continued to lead the band on its 38th anniversary.


Playing to their fans at home in Uganda, the group tours regularly in Europe and the United States to play to Ugandans in the Diaspora.

He has been performing with the band since and is its leader, as of February 2015.

The eight founding band members were: Moses Matovu, Charles Ssekyanzi, Jeff Sewava, Paddy Nsubuga, Paulo Serumagga, Fred Luyombya, Geoffrey Kizito and Anthony Kyeyune.

It has nurtured musicians like; Joanita Kawalya – Vocalist, dancer, Rachael Magoola – Vocalist, dancer, Composer, among others.



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