Fun-Filled Tokosa Food Festival 2018 Excites Foodies And Party Animals

All Photos by Habre Muriisa/Chano8

For the fourth time, foodies, party animals, slay queens and kings were treated to a fun-filled day out at the 2018’s ‘Shell Gas Tokosa Food Festival’ which took place on Sunday the 17th of June at Uganda Manufactures Association (UMA) showground in Lugogo.

At the launch of this particular edition a few months  ago, organisers promised a breathtaking event full of lots of continental cuisines, celebrity cook-offs, a big children’s play area without forgetting music performances and all this was delivered last Sunday

Revellers began making their way in the venue as early as 11 AM ready to see what the 4th edition of this festival had to offer and they were treated to very best of live Dj Mixes as time to officially kick off the event drew closer. With no waste of time, at a few minutes to 1 PM, comedian Salvado, Deedan Muyira and Bryan McKenzie who were the day’s emcees officially started off the event.

‘Tokosa’ meaning boil or cook was the order of the day and the best cooks walked home with gifts courtesy of Vivo Energy Uganda who were the main sponsors. The cooking competitions were done in different cook-offs and the ‘staff cook off’ which was done by Vivo Energy Staff kicked off the festival’s activities.

This was followed by the children cook-off, divas Cook-off, celebrity cook-off, couples cook-off and bachelors cook-off where all the competitors in the respective categories had just 25 minutes to tussle it out. It was however not a game of who finishes in time but whose food was ready and good tasting according to the panel of judges.

It was however not just about the cook-offs only but  the events boasted of other activities like  performances from Janzi Band, live Dj mixes from top-notch Djs like Ally Brizy, Dj Xzyl, Dj Roja and Slick Stuart who kept the revellers’ vibe grooving all day

After the whole day of the cooking, mixing and mingling to mention but a few, Team No Sleep’s Sheebah Karungi took to the stage at few minutes past 7 pm thrilling the fans as she performed ‘Binkorela’, ‘Weekend’, ‘Mummy Yo’, ‘Nkwatako’, ‘John Rambo’, ‘Beera Nange’ as ‘Muwe Omwana’ songs.

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Sheebah Karungi performed with the children

One of the staff members from Vivo Energy Uganda who participated in the Staff Cook Off

One of the judges tasting a competitor’s food

Competitors in the staff cook off being awarded, the overall winner 3rd from right took home the 12 kilogram shell gas can

Children who participated in the Children cook off waiting for the awards

one of the competitors in the divas cook off doing her thing

One of the couples that took part in the couples cook off explaining the food they prepared to the judges

And then there was the pizza-eating competition

Children’s play area was busy whole day.

Janzi band had an awesome performance

Urban TV’s Denzel was on of the competitors in the celebrity cook-off

Comedian Salvado and Deedan Muyira were the emcees

Kabz Halloha explaining the food he cooked in the celebrity cook-off category.

Magic One HD’s Sheilah Saltoft explaining the food she prepared to the judges

Denzel won the celebrity cook-off

Dj Alli Brizzy on the ones and twos



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