Sold Out Jinja Party Turns ‘Purple’

All photos By Habre Muriisa
  • Ahead of the main Purple Party in December, 2017’s Purple Party Tour is back with a bang
  • Jinja town again took the lead like last year at Bax Bar last nigh the (29th of April)
  • Kampala based performers and Jinja based ones thrilled revellers.
  • Mbale town is next on a yet to be identified date

Hosted by NTV’s Douglas Lwanga, the annual Purple Party used to take place once a year in December but Douglas, a TV presenter who has fans all over Uganda, he decided to start the party’s tour which began last year with districts Jinja, Mbarara, Lira and Gulu respectively.

Well, in 2017 the tour returned with a big bang and last night the 29th of April, for the second time, Jinja town experienced this event that brings Uganda’s local artistes and other entertainers closer to the fans through performances. Held at Bax Bar, It kicked off as early as 5:30 PM with the Purple Carpet session that caught revellers’ attention as they posed for photos, with the women taking the lead.

Purple Party host Douglas Lwanga (right) and Dj Shiru posing for the Chano8 camera

Some of the revellers posing for photos on the purple carpet

A section of the crowd in the ordinary section

Although there were surprise performances from artistes who were not announced together with the event’s headlining ones, one who attended will agree with Chano8 that attendees were kept entertained from the first to the last performer. Kampala based performers like Dj Shiru, Selector Jay and Dj Brian, Gravity Omutujju, Maro, Lil Pazo, Big Eye, Leila Kayondo, Kent and Flosso, Ykee Benda, Fille, Zil Zil, Fik Fameikha, Topic Kasente and New York had spectacular performances that gave attendees value for their entry fees.

Dj Shiru thre the revellers into a frenzy with live Dj mixes

Selector Jay was one of the Djs who made sure the crowd was not bored by kept dancing

Ykee Benda asked Douglas to sing but it was not easy 

Gravity Omutujju performing ‘Luswata’ alongside his dancer

Maro was home in Jinja

On the other hand, there were performances from Jinja-based artistes namely Park U, Zedicas The Jamaican, Solomon, Shaba M, Armstrong and Tommy Race. With the next edition slated for Mbale on a yet to be identified date, Purple Party is still the word on the lips of the people who filled both the VIP and ordinary sections of Bax Bar Jinja last night and the party was sponsored by SMS ONE, NTV Uganda, Club Pilsener, Fanta and I Factory Africa companies. 

Jinja based artiste Park U performing

some of the VIPS dancing it off

“Purple Party is a party where we celebrate Ugandan local stars talents, we don’t bring Jamaicans but people you are used to.” Douglas Lwanga told the revellers

See more pictures below but keep your eyes on Chano8 for the full pictorial

Douglas Lwanga talking to his fans

Leila Kayondo doing her thing

Fille Mutoni

Kent and Flosso (Voltage Music)

Big Eye

Lil Pazo

Caption this on your head

Selfie Time

Dj Shiru being interviewed by Douglas before his performance

Dancer Eddy Wizzy on stage


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