The 2019 Seka Fest is one which unveiled an entirely new embrace of entertainment. To Rwanda, where the comedy industry is still onto its baby steps, the week-long event unveiled more.
Unlike before, this edition rather fronted shows, than individual brands. Seka Fest presented comedian’s shows to audiences. These kicked off on March 24, with Did you Just Say Sex?, a humorous , far fetched presentation by Michael Sengazi, a Rwandan comedian. This took many into rib-cracking moments, whilst paving a smooth way of the rest.
Comedy On Bus, a unique show by Seka Rising Stars, a group of rising Rwandan comedians mentored by Arthur Nation was another interesting interesting sail. Here, for the whole day, passengers boarded the Tembera URwanda bus, where they were entertained by promising acts, as they traveled to their desired destination.
March 30, at Kigali’s Gikondo Expo Grounds set real reputation for the show, as the Comedy Store, a Weekly Ugandan Show was hosted.
This was headlined by Alex Muhangi as the Host, Kalela, Agnes Akite, Teacher Mpamire, Madrat and Chiko and Kenya’s Eddie Butita.
The show also featured musicians Sintex, Charly, Nina, yet finally Uganda’s Weasel of Radio and Weasel summed the day up with with is engaging performance.
Seka Fest’s grand finale on March 31 is one which cleared any doubt of what stand up comedy can do.
With performances first by Kanya’s Chipukezy, then Eric Omondi‘s Omondi Untamed, Uganda’s Patrick Salvado’s A Man From Ombokolo to Nigeria’s Buchi and Basket Mouth‘s Son Of Peter, this was a rendition of deep hours of unimaginable craft of laughter, which left a remarkable seal to this annual event.