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Blu 3 to hold Be Free Concert: American Super Spin-Master DJ Benny D to join Blu 3 on stage

Release date:10/19/2009
Kampala, Uganda: Uganda’s leading all-girl group and recent MTV Africa Music Award nominees, Blu 3, are to celebrate their sixth anniversary by staging the Be Free concert this Friday 23rd October at the KCC Grounds in Lugogo. Sponsored by MTN, the concert is also the group’s 3rd album launch and is set to feature the world’s most outrageous, dramatic and entertaining DJ, Benny D.
 
Currently consisting of members Mya Baganda, Jacqui Chandiru and Lillian Mbabazi, Blu 3 is Uganda’s foremost all-female group and has enjoyed success across Africa since its formation 6 years ago.
 
Aggrey Kagonyera, MTN’s Brand and Sponsorships Manager says, "We’re very pleased to support Blu 3 and in line with our strong and consistent support to the budding music industry in Uganda, we believe in high quality as is synonymous with this group. As was with their concert in 2007 when Blu 3 were joined by international hip-hop artist, Montell Jordan to give a memorable experience so should our customers expect something even more unforgettable when the group will be joined on stage by a man who’s been called the world’s most entertaining DJ, Benny D."
 
Kagonyera adds that MTN’s experience in putting up top of the range shows in the country is done with the sole aspiration of leaving Ugandans with an unforgettable feeling referring to the successful UB40 concert and the recent MTN Jazz Safari.
 
Blu 3 has been nominated in several awards among them the Pearl of Africa Music Awards (PAM Awards) in Uganda, the Kilimanjaro Awards in Tanzania, the Kora All Africa Awards in South Africa and recently, the prestigious MTV Africa Music Awards, where they thrilled the audience with a wonderful performance. Blu 3 also earned a nomination for the highly billed Channel O Spirit of Africa Awards in South Africa in 2006.
 
Aly Allibhai, the group’s manager says, "As a group, Blu 3’s success is down to their dedication, commitment and hard work. They work hard and are committed to putting up only the best and most exciting shows for their fans that have been very supportive throughout their career. In 2007, Blu 3 teamed up with hip hop star Montell Jordan and this year, we’re flying in the ultimate spinmaster in entertainment, DJ Benny D."
 
He adds, "We’re grateful to MTN for always stepping in to provide support and guidance and promise to deliver a fantastic show to all Blu 3 fans."
 
Blu 3 have performed to large audiences around the world including the USA, United Kingdom, Kenya, Tanzania, Congo, Burundi, Rwanda, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, and Benin.
 
Other performers to grace the show include Nameless, The Goodlyf Crew, Navio and GNL.
 
A second show, the Beach Party will be held on Sunday October 25th at Imperial Resort Beach Hotel in Entebbe.
 
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