The first edition of the Uganda-Rwanda Festival took place on Sunday at Uganda Museum located in Kitante. Organised by Travel Wonders Africa, the idea began with a small group of friends eager to celebrate their Uganda-Rwanda heritage and share it with the community that embraced them aims at people who live and work in Uganda and Rwanda.
Sponsored by Club, Njanko Land Property Developers , NBS TV , Rwand Air and SK Mbuga Foundation , the festival saw revellers trickling in the venue by 3:30 PM and they were treated to best of live Dj mixes as more came in. It was a kind of connection where attendees met and connected with new friends as they enjoyed the venue’s ambiance and perfect weather.
Despite a relatively law turn up of people, those who were in attendance were seen having a blast enjoying different types of drinks, eating the fries and smoking Shisha which is has become a trend on many day social gatherings. Although we expected to see Uganda and Rwanda cultural exhibitions of traditional items, there were non on display. However, the Rwanda feel in the air at the venue as majority of the revellers were heard speaking Kinyarwanda.
“We had little time for marketing and coupled with the MTN marathon, [we had a low turn up] but next year, the plan is set.” Explained Simon Rusoke the organiser of the event.
It was the host MC Yanke who took to the stage to introduce the night’s performing acts among who included Dr Jose Chameleone, Radio and Weasel, Dj Pius (Rwanda), Cindy and Sheebah. Show time was sparked off by Ingyenzi Troupe who thrilled the fans dancing to Intore and later was Dj Pius who concluded the night taking the stage at 10PM sharp.
Despite being announced as some of the night’s acts, singers like Dr. Jose Chameleone, Radio& Weasel Sheebah and Cindy did not show up on stage. The reasons why they didn’t perform still remain scanty however, the attendees enjoyed the few performances that stormed the stage.