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The Excitement As Bakiga Nation ‘Rukundo Egumeho’ Returns For 9th Edition On Martyrs Day

FOMO is building fast as Bakiga Nation ‘Rukundo Egumeho’ fest returns on this year’s Martyrs Day with a big promise of pomp and glamour by the organisers.

The organisers say this year’s edition, which also is the 9th, will be a little different after a 2-year Covid-19 educed break that kept events locked.

The annual cultural event organized by the Bakiga Nation is characterized by a display of rich culture, traditional food, fun, and entertainment. The audience is usually a mix of urban youth and cultural enthusiasts who want to catch up with family and loved ones.

The much-anticipated event will be held at Lugogo former Zoe grounds on 3rd June 2022 which is Martyr’s day.

“This year we are putting emphasis on the safety and security of revellers and also making sure that all S.O.Ps are observed that day”. Eddie Rush Ntumwa the PRO Bakiga Nation told Chano8 in a phone chat.

There will be lots of traditional dances and performances from Troupes

Bakiga Nation is a celebration of culture, togetherness, and solidarity by Banyakigezi and their friends through the arts and trade, among others.

‘Rukundo Egumeho’ is a Rukiga phrase that means “Let Love Prevail”; a celebration and appreciation of the uniqueness and beauty of the Kiga Culture in a family event that brings together people of all ages.

The theme for this year’s celebration is ‘Going Back to our roots’. The edition is expected to attract a great crowd of mainly Kampala-based Bakiga and Banyankore and all lovers of cultural tourism, who enjoy connecting with their traditional customs, eating, taking traditional drinks; ‘Bushera’ and ‘Enturire’ made out of millet and sorghum, traditional dances and competitive games among others.

This edition is sponsored by Coca Cola, Flexi Pay, Roke Telkom, Tindi and Nile Breweries which will see performances from the likes of Amani Amaniga, Haka Mukiga, Fact Zamani, Ashaba Music Cultural troupes among others.

The entrance fee to this event is set at Ugx 20,000 with gates set to open as early as midday and the event running till late into the night.


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