The night that ushered in 2016 was the wildest ever. Lots of joy, screams, laughter and excitement filled the streets of Kampala as everyone was either ordering for a drink, dancing to some random tune or chatting with a friend. Our Chano8 reporter went around town to bring you all the nitty gritty from all the top hangouts around town. See full details below:
This hangout had lots of revellers flocking in between 9:00pm till 1:00am and in large numbers. The Trendz New Year Rave party attracted lots of corporates. A fireworks display at the stroke of midnight was a needed spice which didn’t disappoint. A comedian was later invited to entertain the revellers and thereafter it was partying all night long with several deejays including Dj Simples, Dj Reagan and Dj Kasbaby. The night was sponsored by Heineken, Chano8 and Dope Music.
Wink Bar and Lounge
This is the only hangout that kept it’s crowd minimal and controlled. The Wink bar and lounge is known for its tight security and it lived up to this while ushering in the new year. The crowd was jolly and many more kept trickling in with every minute. An entrance charge was the right to admission here and anyone who was underage or failed to afford this was denied entry. The lines to get into the popular Kololo hangout were long and its peak moment was at 1:00am. by 4:00am, gates were closed and those already inside partied till dawn with Dj Nathan playing fan favourites all night long
Club Play was off to a slow start and by around midnight, there were few people in attendance. The event of the night was Elyt Champagne and Auto Show which saw top socialites like King Lawrence, Ed Cheune and Sk Mbuga show off their rides at the Industrial area based club. The night was at its peak by 2:30am and revellers flocked the club in large numbers where the party went on and on till dawn.
Istanbul Lounge & Restaurant
This classy hangout had organized an invite only 2016 Invasion Corporate Affair. The attendance was moderate and the class of clientele was classy. The bar is soon to launch but its already racking up the ratings with good service delivery and consistency. In attendance was Club Rouge and Club Galaxy former proprietor
One of the biggest parties of the night was at the Dance Till U Drop Party at Casablanca in Kololo. The event was graced by top Ugandan artistes like Dr. Jose Chameleone, Radio & Weasel and Bebe Cool. All the main acts of the night joined on one stage at the end of Chameleone’s performance for a mega fun filled performance that has never happened in Uganda before. A lot of love and respect was shown between the four artistes. Stay tuned in to Chano8.com and watch out for the legendary 30 minute video of Uganda’s major artistes collaborating to sing eachother’s tracks. The party goes on till tonight so those who atteneded the event on New Years eve should keep their wristbands and head back to Casablance and Dance Till They Drop.
The UG mix dance party was a big celebration of the end of 2016 and with fourteen major acts like Dr Jose Chameleone, HE Bobi Wine, Big Size Bebe Cool, Juliana Kanyomozi, Iryn Namubiru, Pallaso, Nince Henry, Gravity Omutujju, King Saha, Big Eye, Sheebah, Iryn Ntale, Winnie Nwagi and Amelia Nambala entertaining fans on one show which was put together by Balaam Events. The party went on nonstop even after the performances withDj Nimrod on the ones and twos spinning the revellers wild with excitement.
Laftaz Comedy Lounge
This Centenary Park based hangout is always full to the brim whether there is an entrance charge or not. Dj Slick Stuart and Roja were the highlights as they kept dropping hot jams for a solid 8 hours and by 4:30am, the crowd showed no signs of going home. Seems like Laftaz management had promised them beds. Watch the space……
Other hangouts that had a good attendance and were really active included Club Silk Street Jam, Hilton Hotel fire In the Sky party, Club Guvnor, Sky Lounge, Iguana, Club Venom, Legends and Panamera.
Chano8 would like to congratulate you on enetering the year safely and supporting us too. We wish u a prosperous 2016.