The 3-day KCC Carival climaxed on Sunday October 8th with a street extravaganza on Kampala Road and other major streets. This year’s carnival has been different from the previous editions because it was spread out in 3 days with different activities organized in those particular days.
Day one had Tanzanian star Diamond Platinumz headlining the Kampala City Capital Authority Charity concert held on Friday at Kololo Independence grounds. Several other Ugandan artistes like Winnie Nwagi, Gravitty Omuttujju, Geosteady and Irene Ntale also entertained the big crowd that mainly turned up to see what Diamond had to offer after being paid over 160Million Shillings.
Day 2 which was Saturday October 7th was mainly dedicated to rally in Nguru which was also exciting and pulled an enthusiastic big rally fan base that cheered on their favourite riders and drivers.
However it was on Sunday when the carnival came to an exciting climax with a curvaceous KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Musisi kicking off the celebrations early morning and then also joining the rest in a helicopter ride mid afternoon as she waved down at the crowd.
With many companies joining the parade and street exhibitions, there was plenty to choose from for the carnival goers where there were acrobatics performances, colorful caravan drives, street dancers, swings, jolly rides, horse rides, plenty of drinks, yummy bites and tasty muchomo.
Being the Independence holiday, other holiday makers who turned up for the trade show in UMA also later joined in the fun making Kampala road a sea of excited party animals with music blaring from all sides in mega sound systems as many danced on while other just enjoyed the carnival atmosphere which has now become a popular event on the social calendar.
Bell Lager who are the main organisers and sponsors of the carnival under their new entertainment set up Bell Jamz had one of the biggest stages at the National Theatre where several artistes came to join in the party where Bell consumers also won different goodies.
FIRE AT THE CARNIVAL
And it was the B2C young boys who received a big welcome and got the revelers grooving as they sang their popular like ‘Tokigeza’, ‘Nkwagala’, ‘So Fly’ and ‘Ebyankukwaya’ songs with the latest ‘Gutamiiza’ featuring Goodlyfe’s Radio and Weasel.
Mun G who is popular with the younger generation was also electrifying and engaged the crowd well as they danced along with his energetic dancers waving handkerchiefs and trying their best to pull some dancehall and raga moves in the very packed parking yard.
However, it was Team No Sleep’s Sheebah Karungi who brought down the roof and got the ecstatic crowd to cloud nine as her partner-in-crime Roden Y Kabako first got to stage to warm it up for the queen herself. As soon as Sheebah joined him on stage, the crowd went wild as they pulled erotic dance moves with Kabako throwing off his shirt and rubbing his sweaty body against that of Sheebah who was dressed in a gold fishnet loose outfit that left nothing to imagination.
Sheebah wriggled and twizzled to the delight of the fans whose deafening cheers clearly showed they approved of what she was displaying on stage and that, they were enjoying every bit to the maximum. From ‘Sitani Tonkema’ to ‘John Rambo’, Sheebah mixed her old and new hit songs Like ‘Nkwatako’, ‘Farmer Remix’, that have propelled her to the top of the music hierarchy and when they left the stage, it was clear the crowd was over the moon and satisfied with her and even actually yearned for more.
Other artistes like new the fire brand Gravitty Omutujju, kid on the block YKee Benda, Fille Mutonyi, Lydia Jasmine, Winnie Nwagi and Gospel star Exodus were not bad too. DJ Crim did his part before DJ Ali Breezy took the crowd to the next level of fun by mixing the night away with some of the best of old and new school club bangers as the revelers enjoyed Bell beers.