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Opinion: Koko Bar and Lounge Is The Best Night Hangout Spot in Uganda

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By Ian Ortega

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For over 3 years, Koko Bar and Lounge has consistently ruled the night scene in Kampala. I have been to Sky Lounge, Panamera, Legends, Alchemist, Monot, GattoMatto, name it all. I have even been to Mukono and Jinja.

There is no hangout spot in the country that just has a certain collective night energy like Koko Bar. It just never disappoints. Of course, it also has its fair share of the ladies of the night, but if you have partied long enough, you can always spot them and stay clear.

Revelers enjoy a great time at Koko bar and lounge

Revelers enjoy a great time at Koko bar and lounge.

Whereas other hangout spots in the city get more boring as night time progresses, at Koko bar it is different. You will get there at 6am and it will feel like the night has just started.

What has been the secret of Koko bar’s greatness? How could a bar in Ntinda rule the night scene in the city?

For a newbie, there is really nothing that exceptional about Koko bar. It doesn’t have the best of buildings. It doesn’t have the best of deejays. But it just rocks. It is a mystery too hard to explain.

Revelers enjoy a great time at Koko bar and lounge

Revelers dance the night away at Koko bar and lounge.

From its Rwandan waitresses, to its melange of a clientele, Koko bar is all things in one. Above all is the fact that Koko bar is that hang out that sets you free, grants you the keys to the night and the permission to mould anything you want out of the night.

And please if you are planning to argue, go argue with your clanmates.

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Photos: MC Esco unveils own night

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Ugandan musicians have a new platform to showcase their music. This follows the launch of a new theme night hosted by Mc Esco.

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Last Friday, the renowned media personality and events emcee unveiled his own night dubbed “TGIF”. The night which is hosted at Rock Bar is themed around local music and featured Deejays Malik and Starboy. It attracted a host of revelers who were treated to a cocktail of Ugandan music from past hits to recent chart-toppers.

According to Esco, the theme night is putting emphasis on boosting local talent and it will be strictly playing Ugandan music only.

This night is expected to be welcomed with open warms from Ugandan music lovers as well artistes who have in the past decried lack of ample airplay of their music in local nightclubs and media.

Here are some photos from the event.

MC Esco unveils :TGIF" night at Rock bar

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Photos: What you missed at the Buzz Leavers Rock party

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With the school term finally over, there was no better way to usher in the long holiday than with a fun-filled fiesta that is Buzz Leavers Rock party that was hosted at Garden City rooftop on Saturday. Known for always turning up in outfits that turn heads, the teens lived up to this reputation as they started streaming in for the mega party as early as 10 am dressed to make a fashion statement.

The holiday makers were welcomed to music mixes from several deejays, who later paved way for performances from several artistes who included Nina Roz, John Blaq, Vampino, Levixone and Vinka among others. With the rich entertainment line up, revelers were kept on their feet as they danced away the day.

The teens also indulged in other fun activities that included skating, reading zone and photo booth moments among others.

Meanwhile, organizers also used the event to unveil the new look of the Buzz Magazine. They also launched a new campaign aimed at inspiring teens to follow their passions and reach their full potential.

Here are some photos from the event:

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MultiChoice Uganda hosts media to fun-filled day in end of year celebration

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MultiChoice Uganda media party 2018

Irene Ntale performs at the MultiChoice Uganda media party.

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MultiChoice Uganda held its annual media appreciation party at Garuga Resort Beach Hotel in Entebbe on Saturday. The gathering was to celebrate and appreciate media for their unconditional support throughout 2018.

It was a fun-filled day marked by several activities that saw members of the media split into different teams to partake in water challenges, dance competitions, fashion designing and a content quiz. The winning teams were rewarded with goodies from MultiChoice.

While addressing the journalists, Albert Nga, the MultiChoice Head of Marketing highlighted some of the pay TV’s achievements in 2018 and pledged to continue providing solutions to enhance the subscribers’ experience.

MultiChoice Uganda media party 2018

One of the media teams celebrates winning quiz challenge. They were rewarded with shopping vouchers.

“MultiChoice being at the forefront of technology development in the industry, we introduced a new Explora decoder dubbed the Nano decoder with the aim to enhance subscriber viewing experience. We will continue to be innovative and give you more content that will enhance our subscribers’ television experience. I would like to thank you, the media for the great support rendered to the company through 2018 and we look forward to working more with you in 2019. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2019,” he said.

The event was crowned with a performance from songstress Irene Ntale.

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