S. Sudanese artist launches new album in Kampala

Artist Akuol Abijok Deng in the middle performing on stage during  the launch of her new album in Kmapala, Saturday 14th October 2017, photo by Martin Manyiel Wugol.

By Martin Manyiel Wugol

A South Sudanese female artist Akuol Abijok Deng rocked Ugandan capital Kampala city during the launch of her new album on Saturday.

The event was a colourful peace concert, graced by Philip Aguer Panyang, the Governor of Jonglie State as Guest of Honour.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Panyang urged South Sudanese citizens residing in Kampala and Uganda in general to be united in order to build a strong and prosperous nation.

He urged them to unite just as South Sudanese were united during the time of  liberation struggle for the independence. He said all artists including females should  compose songs that promote unity amongst the people.

“Women have equal rights (human rights) as men, therefore there is need in South Sudan to give equal consideration to female artists in music industry,” Mr. Panyang said.

The newly appointed South Sudanese ambassador to Ugnada, Simon Duku Michael, who was also present, told the audience that, he was an ambassador of “Peace” and that he valued all South Sudanese regardless of their gender, educational background and social status.

Ambassador Duku said the people needed to be sensitized on how to co-exist peacefully, saying living in peace with one another was the only way forward to development of the country.

“The ongoing National Dialogue is the only best tool to reunite  our people. So, we need to support it in order to achieve our objectives as a country,” Ambassador Duku said.

The peace concert was attended by a number of senior  SPLA officers including; Gen. Garang Mabil Deng and Col. Majier Abdulla Mabor who also acted as organisers.

Daniel Ding-Anyai, Johnson Jok Lal, the chief guest artist, Mr. Garang Ateng, Larson Angok, Pan-Chol Deng Ajang were amongst the artists who attended the event.

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