The band was stranded following a mishap in their travel schedule according to reports.
Afrigo Band stranded at airport in Turkey
Ugandan’s legendary Afrigo Band members have had to spend a night at an airport in Istanbul, Turkey, unable to find a hotel.
It is reported that the musicians were returning from their last European tour show in Stockholm, Sweden and had to catch a connecting flight in Istanbul.
However their flight from Stockholm was delayed by about two hours, and they ended up missing their connecting flight to Entebbe.
Upon landing in Istanbul, the band members were informed that they could not leave the airport because they did not have transit visas allowing them into Turkey.
As such they had to spend the night inside the terminal.
By Monday evening, the band members had reportedly reached out to Ugandans living in Turkey and the Ugandan Consulate seeking help.
It is understood that the next flight to Entebbe is not due until tomorrow, Wednesday, October 4.
It was still unclear why the band members were not assisted with accommodation by Turkish Airlines.
“This a problem with Turkish Airlines which must solve the dilemma of course with the help of our embassy in Turkey,” noted one Yozefu Mbaziira who contacted the banded members at the airport.
Afrigo band has been on a tour in Europe as part of their celebration to mark 48 years in music.
The band leader, Moses Matovu while commenting about their last show in Stockholm which was organized by JK Entertainment, hailed the “unimaginable treatment” they received.
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