Uganda’s legendary Afrigo Band last night organised a special cocktail to recognise and thank their sponsors for supporting them throughout the years.
The function that took place at the current home of Afrigo – The New Obligato near Wandegeya, was also special in a way that it was to celebrate a return to the place where this journey started about 42 years ago when it was called Bat Valley Bar.
“This was our first home about forty two years ago when we just started. It was called The Bad Valley Bar and there were many trees and bats in this place. We are happy to be back here and celebrate with you and thank you so much for standing with us through these years.” Mr. Moses Matovu the band leader said while giving his opening remarks.
Mr James Wasula the Executive Director of Afrigo band could not hide his excitement as he thanked the sponsors for Making Afrigo Band what they are now and promised not to let them down. He later handed each of them a certificate of recognition.
The sponsor s in return pledged their unending support for the oldest and best band Uganda has seen for a long period of time. Most of the representatives also confessed to have personally followed Afrigo’s music through the years. Most of the companies recognised are service providers and media houses.
SMS ONE (U) Limited the parent company to www.chano8 was one of the receipints of the certificate and CRBT manager Ken Miziki received the award. He said SMS ONE is committed to fully supporting local talent in entertainment and pledged to support Afrigo when ever called upon. ” Long Live Afrigo Band” he concluded. The other companies included; Uganda Breweries Ltd, NBS TV, UBC TV, Radiant, Bella Wines, MTN Uganda, BBS Telefayina, Serena Hotels and The Observer.
The guests were served drinks and eats as they interacted and networked with each other and band members at the event which started at about 5pm. They left at leisure after 8pm.
Check out the rest of the proceedings in pictures;