The Nyege Nyege International Music Festival 2016 or the Nyege Nyege festival as is popularly known is a festival that brings together hundreds of performers from all over the world in what is now being dubbed the biggest East African Party of the year.
Ugandans are known as severe party animals who can whip up the mother of all parties for the most ridiculous reasons. From house parties to birthday parties to wedding parties to graduation parties to house warming parties mention it, we are simply the epitome of a country that loves a ball.
And therefore when these folks decide to take their party to one of the most iconic places in the world, River Nile, there is no telling how much of a wild party it can turn out to be.
The Nyege Nyege International Music Festival 2016 or the Nyege Nyege festival as is popularly known is a festival that brings together hundreds of performers from all over the world in what is now being dubbed the biggest East African Party of the year. From 2nd to 4th September, all roads led to Jinja in Eastern Uganda for the mother of all musical parties in the name of performances running from Friday all the way to Sunday.
With music genres including kuduros, kwaito, Afro house, hiplife, Tuareg rock, cosmic synths from Niger, Arab tech, Morrocan bass, zouk bass, soukous, balani, funana, and swhaili trap as well as Tigrinian blues, there was no shortage of musical variety.
While the musical party carried on, the revelers indulged in several things including poetry, games, boat rides and art.
For those who opted to indulge in the drinks section, there was more than enough to cover everyone. From the legendary Bell Larger to the iconic Guinness all the way to East African favourite Tusker and the Ugandan darling Uganda Waragi, there was quite a lot to go around. A good number of people were keen to try out the interesting Johnny Walker cocktails that were being served and in true spirit, there were several impressed connoisseurs who kept nodding their heads in approval. From the look of things, the cocktails were doing a brilliant job keeping the crowds in high spirits.
While some people were on Stage 1 being swept away by a legendary perfomer, others would be on Stage 2 being blown away by a powerful DJ. Basically, there was something for everyone. Others would then probably be trying out the interesting whisky cocktails that seemed to be a favourite for many people. At the same time, some other folks would be at the Camping area trying to recuperate and perhaps return for what would be another dose of the festival.
If someone had crawled out of the ground in the middle of the festival they would probably not know which country was hosting the festival because there were people from all over the world.