Singer John Kasadha aka John Blaq has joined rally sensation Rajiv Rupalrelia’s team.
The ‘Obubadi’ hit maker is understood to have joined Rajiv’s Fan-base ahead of the Jinja Rally slated for this coming weekend.
The Jinja rally marks the second race of the 2020 National Rally Championship.
It comes after the Mbarara Rally which was won by the pair of Duncan Mubiru and Musa Nsubuga, driving a Mitsubishi Evo X.
Rajiv failed to finish the race in Mbarara after dropping out in the duo course.
Rajiv, together with Enock Olinga in their Volkswagen Polo Proto had taken over matters on day-one after finishing 13 seconds ahead of second place.
Rajiv was so impressive on day-one as he posted a time of 13:17:74. However, things fell apart on day-two as his vehicle broke down to force him and Olinga out of the race.
Rajiv promised to come back stronger and is upbeat about doing well in Jinja.
The new rally ace has a strong fan base that cheer him on when before, during and after each race.
In a recent interview, Rajiv Ruparelia, who is the Managing Director of Ruparelia Group said he is determined to win the National Rally Championship (NRC) and the Africa Rally Championship (ARC).
Rajiv is known as ‘Double Trouble’ by his rally team and fans.
Asked whether he coined this catchword himself, Rajiv answered in affirmative.
And on why he chose it, he said “because we wanted to come in and cause some trouble in the scene. So we opted for the name that Ugandans would love to shout.
It was about the fans, what will they remember, what will stick in them. How do we become a household brand? So next time we go to rally, they will remember Double Trouble. We didn’t like a complicated name.”
Rajiv claims that he wants to build a strong fan base that is full of life and having John Blaq join his camp is a step in the right direction.