Singer Yoyo’s candid comeback concert on tomorrow

POLLY KAMUKAMA

All roads will tomorrow lead to the National Theatre in Kampala where singer Yoyo is set to hold his first concert in over 18 months.

Dubbed Yoyo 256: The Reflect, the rather unique show will see the 34-year-old entertainer share candid details of his colorful life in the spotlight, right from when he broke out a decade ago as a stage actor with the now defunct Obsessions group.

Yoyo is set to reflect on some of the major highlights of his  nine-year-old career, including his turbulent love life, at his comeback concert tomorrow.

Yoyo is set to reflect on some of the major highlights of his nine-year-old career, including his turbulent love life, at his comeback concert tomorrow.

The concert, which Yoyo says will be happening every October, will take a documentary-style format, featuring a live performance, interactive sessions with the audience, as well as a montage of the Ansana crooner’s filmography and theatre appearances.

“I want to share my personal journey as an entertainer with my fans. I want to open up to them about my music, acting and personal struggles as well as my future plans,” Yoyo told us in an exclusive interview yesterday.

The hunky entertainer, born Martin Nkoyoyo, has had his fair share of ups and downs since bursting onto the showbiz after stints as a teacher and marketer.

Besides enjoying a relatively successful acting career playing villains, Yoyo has also scored a number of hit singles including Ansana, Nkwekute, Simuleka and Love Box, which catapulted him to stardom and cemented his name as a local RnB star.

The concert, which Yoyo says will be held every year, will be the first in over 18 months for the singer.

The concert, which Yoyo says will be held every year, will be the first in over 18 months for the singer.

But he has largely been quiet since his second album, Simuleka, was released to massive acclaim last March.

He has only released two songs since then – I swear and most recently, My Love – which are clearly no match to his previous romantic music that turned him into a household name.

The Bachelor of Arts in Arts graduate and former literature teacher has also been very unlucky with women, with two of his previous relationships ending amid media frenzy and leaving him totally broken.

The first woman, with whom he was planning to get married, denounced him on national TV after he had discovered that she had been extorting money from him to take care of a child she had had by another man.

Yoyo says the show will take a documentary-style featuring a live performance, interactive segments with his fans, and a montage of his work as an actor.

Yoyo says the show will take a documentary-style featuring a live performance, interactive segments with his fans, and a montage of his work as an actor.

His next girlfriend also left a sour taste by attempting to commit suicide after she had suspected him of cheating.

He is however now reported to have settled down with an American woman whom he unveiled to friends and family at a surprise party last year.

And Yoyo, known to be very frank and down-to-earth, has promised to bare all about these scandals and much more at tomorrow’s concert.

“The general idea for this show is to give my fans an honest and comprehensive review of my career in the last 365 days, which is a complete year,” Yoyo asserted.

He however explaining that tomorrow’s show will instead focus on his entire career rather than just 12 months since it is the first in the series.

It is slated to start at 7pm, and it will also feature the premiere of Yoyo’s latest music as well as a mobile app that will enable fans to keep track of him on their smart phones.

Tickets are selling at Shs30, 000 at the theatre box office. See you there.

kamukamapolly@gmail.com

 

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