Jinja, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Last weekend was very lit with events, but the archetypal party lovers and animals flocked Jinja for Swangz Avenue’s Roast and Rhyme’s Nyam on the Nile edition.
As it was away from Kampala’s dust and traffic jam, they threw on their favourite party outfits and vibes to grace the event, which was held at the Source of the Nile Gardens (Nile Park).
It’s like the event organisers had a measure for drip that saw everyone who was not styling proper being thrown in a bush because no one disappointed in that regard. The Jinja bridge – which is only lit on special occasions like Independence Day – was lit in honour of the event.
The event was beyond great with an amazing set-up perched on the shores of the Nile – perfect for Roasting and Rhyming.
The organisers did not disappoint at any moment from the hospitality to the sound and performances.
On Friday, revellers partied on karaoke vibes before DJ Ali Breezy welcomed them to Jinja City with great mixes all night along the banks of River Nile.
On Saturday, the weekend had officially kicked off with board and group games, and that afternoon DJ Ali breezy returned to the decks to start things off officially.
Performances kicked off at 5 pm with acts from Jinja like Odex Bex, later followed by Abeeka Band, Myko Ouma’s Band and around 10 pm, the energetic dancehall Mamacita Karole Kasita commenced the real party on stage with a powerful performance that left the crowd in awe.
She was followed by the talented Zex Bilangilangi, performing all his old and new hits. There was also a surprise performance from legendary musician Jose Chameleone who graced the stage after being coaxed by Zex Bilangilangi.
To wind up the 3-day weekend safari in Jinja, Sunday brought with it the White Brunch at Forever Resort Njeru, hosted by Selector Jay – which saw revellers check-in as early as 11 am.
At the brunch, revellers were treated to free drinks and food in the company of live music performances by Myko Ouma, Jose Sax, Steve Keys and Benon Mugumbya – whose performance of his collabo with Vamposs “I know” was a crowd favourite.
Selector Jay, later on, took over the party decks and played the guests’ favourite songs as they enjoyed a chill by the Nile – sipping their favourite drinks, roasting and having a good time with their friends and family.
According to the organisers, the next roast And Rhyme will be hosted in Kampala at Jahazi Pier at end of October 2022.