It was an explosive throwback night as the Smirnoff sponsored NTV Dance Party gave a special tribute to old school hits in what they dubbed the Kikadde Edition on Saturday night.
President Yoweri Museveni had just addressed the nation, saying that the economy will open up in January. With the festive season around the corner and no bars and clubs opening in sight, revellers still have to turn to TV for weekend entertainment and the Dance Party didn’t disappoint.
To kick-start the show, the dazzling Lynda Ddane, vibrant Crysto Panda , MC Esco and Uganda’s top spin doctors DJ Ciza, DJ Pitto and VJ Baby Love treated the viewers to a joyful dance fest with their signature moves. Undisputed oldies music top spin master DJ Mark Rebel then took to the decks and took viewers down memory lane.
From Oliver Mtukudzi’s Todii, Halima Namakula’s Ekimbewo to Brenda Fassie’s Ag Lovey Shame, the show was a cocktail of the early 2000 favourites mixed with the 90s and 80s bangers. The nonstop beats and grooves were infectious as many took it to social media to praise the show.
“NTV Dance Party is life after this Man-U loss,” one of the tweeps recovering from his team’s humiliating loss posted. Another tweep posted NTV Dance Party is full of life while another stated, “Even if music at NTV Dance Party plays for a full year I have no problem.”
To make the virtual party complete, the amplified bartenders pulled off some mixologist tricks before sharing the special Smirnoff cocktail recipes for people at home to mix their own drinks and seal off the night.