It was an evening to celebrate.
PIC: These dancers entertained guests. (Credit: Richard Sanya)
KAMPALA - It was the sort of glitz and pomp that characterizes the launch of an international brand.
Everything from the choice of venue, food, decor and the choice of entertainment was pretty typical of that sort of function. Except perhaps the function could have done with a few more glitterati and celebrities.
It was the launch of the Plascon, a new Japanese paint at Serena Hotel gardens last Friday.
It was an evening to celebrate and witty Isaac Rucibigango, one third of the recently reconstituted 90s Gospel music trio, Limit X, who was the evening’s emcee, made sure we did just that.
President of Kansai Paint, Hiroshi Ishino (far right) at the launch
Aside from his wisecracking which he punctuated with scanty phrases in Japanese (thanks to his frequent visits to country during Limit X’s heyday) there were performances by the Dance Crew who wowed the audience with their choreography.
But it was Paint Addiction, a South African speed painting duo, that won the hearts of guests, painting portraits of legends such as the late South African Nelson Mandela and Jamaican reggae maestro Bob Marley in a split second.
South African art painters do a live painting session during the unveiling of Plascon Paint