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PHOTOS: UG Pineapple cruises into the sunset on Independence Day

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Independence Day was the perfect day to relax and appreciate the beauty that Uganda is and also marvel at the investments of the rich and famous along the shores of Lake Victoria. What better way to do this than a boat cruise round the scenic beauty that is our country Uganda as you take in the cool breeze.

As some Ugandans gathered in Kyotera to mark Uganda’s 57th Independence Day, Uganda Waragi Pineapple treated its customers to an Independence Day boat cruise on Lake Victoria.  Borrowing from its descriptor of a relaxed, chill and catch up over a bottle of UG Pineapple.

Uganda Waragi Pineapple is a new variant of your favorite spirit, Uganda Waragi. It was introduced in July and now joins the family of Uganda Waragi original and Uganda Waragi Coconut. It is a delicious combination of Uganda Waragi infused with freshly ripened Uganda pineapples.

The EarthWise boat, docked at Port Bell pier, was dapped in sunflower, pineapples and sunny colours ready for the cruise by midday. A mixologist stood at the foot of the boat to welcome the cruisers with a host of free-flowing cocktails. It was a beautiful sunny day that would turn into a beautiful Pineapple evening. But not everyone was prepared for the ride, some first time cruisers were treated to a rude awakening when they learnt that the fun on the cruise also comes with a bit of bounce served by the strong water waves on the lake.

As we set off, the water glistened silver from the afternoon sun, while the water bounced with low tides. From the onset, the day was set out to be a relaxed, chill and hangout affair over a cocktail or bottle of Uganda Waragi Pineapple. With great hits from Simples Entertainment, the cruise set off at 2pm and took us down to Ggaba. To the left, the all year round lash green islands reminded us that Uganda is a natural beauty.  An assortment of bird species left their sanctuaries in the thick tropical forests and lined the skyline to give the cruisers something to marvel at.

To the right, the beachfront is lined with some of the most exotic mansions to match the affluent housing served by the rich and famous in Uganda’s upscale residential areas. Murmurs of Pastor Robert Kayanja, Salim Saleh, Gordon Wavamuno and even Sylvia Owori made the rounds.

It threatened to rain for a moment but revellers were unmoved, choosing to remain on the sundecks while others were hurdled inside catching up with old friends.  But just like the promise of Noah’s day, it did not rain. And so we sailed on further to Munyonyo. The smiling faces of fishermen from all sides, families catching the Independence Day mood at Speke Resort Munyonyo’s gardens all made our trip worthwhile. Occasionally speedboats zoomed past and created fanfare, and a bit of envy for many a cruiser who is fascinated by speed.

By the time we returned to the pier, the now beautiful orange sun was disappearing into the lake as the reality of the hustle and bustle of busy Kampala life stared us in the face. It was a relaxed day well spent forgetting the hustles of life, even just for a moment.

 

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Rwandan Genocide movie set to premiere in Kampala

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94 Terror

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94 Terror, a narrative feature film about the Rwandan Genocide is set for premiere in Kampala. It will premiere at a red carpet event that will be held at Theater La’bonita this Friday, December 14.

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Produced and directed by Mulindwa Richard, it recounts the story loss of loved ones and struggle to survive after the assassination of Rwanda President, Juvenal Habyarimana which sparked off the Rwanda genocide.

In the aftermath of the assassination, the Hutus condemn the Tutsis and invade their homesteads where they start massacring them. Keza’s(Ninsiima Ronah) family is murdered in her sight but she narrowly escapes with the help of her mates; Shema(Mateega Smith), a Hutu, Mutesi(Agaba Joan), a Tutsi and the rest, together they have to sneak through the risky bushes to make it out of Rwanda alive.

Tickets cost 30K and 50K(VIP).

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Sheebah, Spice Diana, Beenie Gunter to entertain revelers at Ice Cream and Cake festival

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Norman Kasule (C), the marketing manager Ice Cream and Cake festival addressing media.

Norman Kasule (C), the marketing manager Ice Cream and Cake festival addressing media.

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The Ice Cream and Cake festival returns this weekend. The family event which is now in its 4th edition will be held at the Uganda Museum on Saturday, 14th December.

It promises to be a fun-filled affair where revelers will indulge their palates in the sweet delights for which the festival is known for like ice cream, cakes, muffins and candy among others. To light up the day, there will be a rich line up of musicians including Sheebah Karungi, Spice Diana, Beenie Gunter and Levixone among others to entertain revelers.

Addressing media on Tuesday afternoon, Norman Kasule, the festival’s marketing manager revealed that this edition is dedicated to celebrating family and friends and will feature lots of giveaways such as free ice cream for all revelers. “As the year comes to the end, we thought to dedicate this edition to family and friends. We want them to come together and make special memories,” Kasule said.

“We have brought several partners on board who will be giving away lots of goodies like ice cream and milk among others.” He added.

Meanwhile, children will also be catered for in the day’s fun with a kid’s park with bouncing castles, face painting, and reading games  set up for them. Tickets cost 25k for adults and 10k for children.

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Photos: How Bakiga Nation went down

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Bakiga Nation which has over the years grown into one of the most sought-after cultural events on the social calendar returned for its 6th edition on Sunday at UMA show grounds. Unlike the previous editions, revelers had to pay a cover charge to partake in Sunday’s festivities. However, this did not deter the overzealous revelers as they still flocked Lugogo in droves to celebrate the Kiga cultural heritage. By 12 noon, there was already a sizeable crowd at the venue and it continued to swell as the hours wore on.

It was a funfilled day as the exuberant partiers reveled in traditional dances and feasted on food and drinks unique to Bakiga like their local brew enturire which was served in gourds. At some point the crowd could also been seen dancing in unison to ekitaguuro, a Kiga cultural dance. Other fun activities included Kwepena, sack race and rope skipping among others.  There were also music performances from singers Shine Omukiga, Tamba and Qwela Band, much to the delight of the delirious crowd.

The Nile Special-sponsored event went on till midnight.

Here are some photos from the event.

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