NBS Television, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, UN Women, UNAIDS, Human Diagnostics Uganda, AHF Uganda Cares, and Strong Minds, on Tuesday, 30th November 2021, launched the 2021 edition of “King of the Mic” concert featuring MC Kats and DJ Roja.
The #KingOfTheMicSn2 concert is set to take place this Saturday 4th December 2021 at the Next Conference Centre.
At the press launch, Next Media Services Deputy Group CEO and Chief Strategy Officer, Joseph Kigozi, highlighted the need for a continuous platform to amplify messages around HIV/AIDs prevention and curbing stigma.
“I want to thank all our partners and the two gentlemen who have stood their ground to make an important statement about HIV stigma in this generation. We are all aware that HIV is still prevalent, and the fight is still ongoing. It is an honor to support an initiative of this kind championed by our talent. “King of the Mic” demystifies how we communicate this kind of information to young people – we believe that the 2030 vision to end HIV is alive. We are very committed to helping amplify the awareness about HIV in Uganda,” Kigozisaid.
The Theme is “The Journey to End AIDS by 2030″
MC Kats, who profoundly came out in 2019 about his HIV status, confessed that stigma is the hardest part about living with HIV,
“I faced and digested it, but I have a support system that has helped me through this journey. I hope I inspire someone out there to live life and work on their dreams. Taking your meds is the way to go. I pray this goes on beyond just the concert.”
Social Media reaction from the Launch
Said it so many times already, but I won’t tire – thank you, @mckatsug, for granting us the opportunity to be a part of your story! Your advocacy vs. stigma against people living with HIV brings the message to the masses better than I can imagine any other way. #KingOfTheMicSn2 pic.twitter.com/95nUIpIRJI
— Desire Derekford Mugumisa (@DMugumisa) November 30, 2021
I'm so proud of @mckatsug journey. Championing a whole concert to create awareness around stigma faced by people living with HIV/AIDs is no mean fit. May this platform inspire and create the change we aim to see in the world. #KingOfTheMicSn2 #EndAIDS2030 #NBSUpdates pic.twitter.com/AXmGrBpJrV
— Ramathan Mbago (@ramahmbago) November 30, 2021
Season 2 of the “King of the Mic” concert! this Saturday 3pm to 7pm with @mckatsug King of The Mic and ft @DjRoja it's gonna be a bang
The hashtags are #KingOfTheMicSn2 and #EndAIDS2030. pic.twitter.com/rSMntcUjYw
— Isaac Mc blessed (@isaacmcblessedL) November 30, 2021
— Nibanyeta Kwezi (@farhadkwezi) November 30, 2021
— Danze Edwin (@deejahn) November 30, 2021