Hello, been wondering what Afroman Spice has been up to.. well lets break the Silence. We want to officially thank everyone who attended the premiere of SLAY QUEENS OF AFRICA on 14th -15th April 2018 at THE SQUARE . It is never too late for us to share our sincere gratitude so thank you. We are proud of Debie Kagisha, a new member in Afroman Spice, she brings her warmth, laughter, hardwork and talent to the company. We look forward to seeing more of her on stage.
Nabasa Linda, one of the actresses in the show traveled to Berlin, Germany in May 4th -22nd to attend the International forum Berliner Festipele. It was a great opportunity for her to not only meet other theater makers but also watch German theatre. It brings us great joy to know that her networking during that period paid off and she has been invited to ”Permanente Beunruhigung international“
”Permanente Beunruhigung international“ is a festival in Berlin Germany– for one month, from mid-November to mid-December 2018, productions in cooperation with Berlin-based and internationally active performers will be going on at Ballhaus Naunynstraße. Artists of all disciplines are invited to create performances in constellations that have never been tried before. “Permanente Beunruhigung” is, more than anything, a format: two days of joint work between four performers who have never collaborated artistically before, coming up with a performance to be shown on two evenings. For two days, with the support of production management and technics, everything is centered on encountering each other, having ideas together and developing tracks for a collaborative performance. The encounter, the energy of that encounter and the topics that each one brings in, be it queerness, feminism, Black live, Metaspora, postcolonialism, afrofuturism etc., are what matters most.
Ms Linda is currently in Capetown, SouthAfrica for the Early Years Theatre Incubation program funded by Goethe-Institut Johannesburg. She and Patricia Kayendeke (Zoey the story teller) are representing Uganda. Special thanks to Francois Venter and HELIOS Theater. We wish Linda and the team well as they look forward to the next 8 weeks of creating new works!
Ms Linda started her acting career with Afroman Spice, so it gives us immense pleasure to see that she is not only growing artistically but also professionally. it is for this reason that Afroman Spice is opening up to nurture more artistic young women. We are glad that you will see new faces on the Afroman Spice stage very soon. it maybe your sister, your friend or colleague, we are open to talent. We look forward to having you support us in this journey of inspiring other young women artistically.
DVD’s for SLAY QUEENS OF AFRICA are now available, please whatsapp +256774620995 if you want a copy. or email : email@example.com.
I was honored to be selected to the International Forum of Theatertreffen 4th -21 May 2018 from the Berliner Festspiele in Berlin. since pictures talk louder than words, I will let the pictures speak of the great time I had in Berlin.
The premiere of SLAY QUEENS OF AFRICA, a satirical musical happened on the 14th and 15th April 2018 at The Square in Kampala, Uganda.
The musical takes us on a satirical journey as we discover the lives of Slay queens in Lagos Nigeria, Harare Zimbabwe, Nairobi Kenya and Kampala Uganda. The performers were Namulondo Rashida, Nabasa Linda, Kagisha Debie and Alexander Tyson.
Rehema Nanfuka was the director and she did an amazing job at that. She brought out the best in the performers and challenged them with tasks that helped them know and play the different characters better. The music was beautifully written and played by Kaz Kasozi and his band. The songs were catchy, witty and funny.
Oliver and Vicent were stage managers who did a tremendous job at making sure that all props, costumes were ready at stage entries and exits. The performancers all together had over 20 costume, jewellery, wigs and foot wear changes. Once the show commenced, the back stage was quietly chaotic. Withan over all white audience, it came down to the ticket price that saw many locals unable to afford.
The team explained this, “Slay Queens of Africa was costly to produce. We were unable to get financial support so we had to raise the ticket price.” Nonetheless the audience said the musical was worth their money and time.
Afroman Spice will stage Slay Queens of Africa again, this time they hope to attract support so that the tickets are more affordable to the general public.
Today I have officially resigned from my job to do ART. I have had this job since 2014. Am I scared? Hell!! yes I am. This is a job that was paying me every month but it was also limiting my art and stopping me from reaching my potential. So I fully go into art where the money is uncertain, but I tell you uncertainty is good, it keeps you on your feet, working and planning.
I remember in 2016, I was given a job as a copywriter for a successful adverting company. They needed me to work 8am -5pm. That meant that my art would have to die, no time for Afroman Spice, writing plays, producing, nothing. I remember turning down the job because they couldn’t allow me to work part time. As I was leaving I went to their office bathroom and I cried, I asked my self “Linda what the hell are you doing, turning down a job for art, your things of art where you are not certain?” but I remember Afroman spice was barely a year old, I just couldn’t leave and concentrate on another job, making money for someone else instead of concentrating on growing my art and me. I prayed to God, asked him to direct me and bless me, and he has been doing this for the longest time I have been alive.
so this job I have been working at since 2014 has also come to an end. Am ready to work, travel, involve my self in growing my art projects and other peoples projects as well. if you would like me in your upcoming projects, please no time wasters, no platform givers.
I am a business minded person and I bring this mind of mine into art. so we better be speaking working smart, being creative and making money. I don’t need your platform as a payment. I am creating my own platforms and will continue to grow and work with other people too. so lets grow art, lets work together, lets be serious, lets travel.
If you feel you have always wanted to do something but you are scared to try, you would rather not risk and stay comfortable, please think about it, your happiness and purpose in life comes first.
GOD I need you more than everrr.