In 2014, I was invited for a kids event dubbed ‘Ice cream party’ and the location of the event was in Munyonyo. The first thing that came to my mind was Speke Resort Munyonyo as it’s the most prominent place at that side of town but to my surprise, the actual place the event was taking place was actually next to Speke Resort.
I was quite fascinated by this venue but I thought it offered more to a kids event and when I went back there the next time, the event played host to the ‘Suba fest’, which is an event about Subaru cars. Because one part has a muddy area, it was the perfect location.
Then came the event that has truly brought out the niceness of Jahazi Pier. The ‘Roast and rhyme’ event which happened two weeks back. It was a three in one event, bringing in some blankets and wine, muchomo and ice cream plus cakes. All this being summarized with awesome performances.
Unlike other venues, Jahazi Pier boarders the shores of lake victoria, which gives it a notch above the rest and because the venue has hosted few events, it’s not yet expensive, it’s located in a prime area, security is so good and it’s executive. Perhaps that’s what Swangz Avenue guys looked at to decide to put their first ever event over there.
Everyone who came around enjoyed everything that the event provided. From the roasted meat to the entertainment by the listed artistes whose showcase started as early as 4pm with Kenneth Mugabi doing a few songs, paving way for Steve Keys who brought the much-needed warmth with his performance although he’s so good when it comes to cover songs than his own.
He did Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry’, ‘I know who I am’ by Sinach and ‘Make it up’ by Rock City among others, before Navio came next with ‘Ngalo, Nawulilanga, Bugumu, and finally ‘Njogeleza’. The long awaited Maddox was next on stage and he got the crowd in anxiety for a few minutes before appearing from behind the stage with ‘Dembe’, Wowote, omuyimbi, won’t give up, Nakatudde and ‘Namagembe.
With such a kind of success, we are sure Jahazi Pier is definitely going to attract more social events from now onwards.