In a surprising turn of events, Ugandan music sensations Rema Namakula and Lydia Jazmine have scheduled their respective concerts for 2024 just a week apart, stirring speculation among fans about potential rivalry.
Rema Namakula made the announcement on a Thursday afternoon, revealing that her concert is set to take place on February 23, 2024, at the prestigious Sheraton Hotel in Kampala. In a curious twist, Lydia Jazmine’s concert is slated for March 1, 2024, with both events falling on Fridays.
This scheduling coincidence has led some fans to wonder if there’s a strategic motive behind the proximity of the two concerts. The speculation intensified following revelations from Rema Namakula’s cousin, DJ Vee, who claimed that Jazmine played a role in Namakula’s breakup with her former partner, Eddy Kenzo.
According to DJ Vee, while Rema was away on tour, Jazmine allegedly entered into a relationship with Kenzo, causing strain in Namakula’s romantic life. Rema and Kenzo officially ended their relationship in 2019, though the singer has hinted that the breakup occurred about two years before it became public knowledge.
Rema Namakula, known for hits like “Ngonze,” had initially partnered with Kenzo in 2013 after parting ways with Bebe Cool. The couple welcomed their daughter, Aamal Musuza, on December 26, 2014. Rema is currently married to Dr. Hamza Ssebunya, and they share a daughter named Aaliyah Ssebunya.
DJ Vee’s revelations came in the wake of reports suggesting a strained friendship between Lydia Jazmine and Carol Nantongo, allegedly due to a romantic entanglement with the same man.
While some reports point to Eddy Kenzo, others mention Chris Banina, a close friend of Rema. DJ Vee supported the claim that it was Kenzo involved in the alleged affair.
Chris Banina, coincidentally, is also a close friend of Rema Namakula. Despite rumors and speculations, Kenzo has consistently denied any romantic involvement with Lydia Jazmine.
Notably, Lydia Jazmine’s upcoming concert will mark her debut solo performance, although the venue is yet to be confirmed.
While it remains uncertain whether Rema’s concert scheduling is a deliberate move to overshadow Jazmine’s event, the alleged beef between the two songstresses is expected to generate considerable media attention for both shows, potentially reducing the need for extensive marketing efforts by the promoters.