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Bebe Cool buys goat at Shs1 million, names it A Pass

Bebe Cool shows off his goat that he has named A Pass. PHOTOS BY EDDIE CHICCO

Bebe Cool on Friday bought a goat at Shs1million after being the highest bidder. The goat will participate in the upcoming goat races scheduled to take place on the 25th of August at Speke Resort Munyonyo.

The musician also decided to name the goat A Pass but didn’t give the reason why he did that. But it is however believed this comes after their on and off altercations that they have been having over the years.

Bebe Cool wasn’t the only bidder for the day as Elvis Sekyanzi of silk events took home a black goat after bidding shs2million.

One might be wondering why someone can buy a goat at shs1million and 2million respectively but incase either of the goat wins the goat races next month, they stand a chance of getting much more than that during the day.

Besides that, silk events is going to be a service provider at the event while the Ruparelia group is a confirmed to have bought a number of tables at Bebe Cool’s upcoming Golden heart concert at Serena. The tables are going for not less than shs3million.

Proceeds from the goat races to go to charity

Speaking at the official announcement of the goat races last Friday Sheena Ruparelia , the event coordinator promised that this year’s goat race would recreate one of the most eagerly awaited weekends of merrymaking and extravagant fashion, which were the hallmarks of the Goat Races for years.

“The Goat Races were easily the most popular event on Uganda’s social calendar for all the time they were held, so we wanted to bring that amazing experience back with fun-filled activities everyone can participate in,” said Sheena Ruparelia, at the relaunch press conference.

“Our focus is on the races and activities around that, but there will be hospitality tents available, a food court with up to 10 types of cuisines; a beer garden, cocktail and champagne bars, sport games, silent disco areas, and chill-out lounges,” she added.

The goat races will entail six races over the course of the day, with each race featuring 10 goats. Anyone can sponsor a race, or buy a goat to participate in a race. The proceeds generated from the races will then go to a selected charity and this time round, Totos Tag Rugby and Outreach programme is going to be this year’s beneficiaries. Under the programme 250 children train at the Kyadondo Rugby Club every weekend.

Away from the goats racing, the event boasts a rich traditional as the most exuberant unofficial fashion showcase in Uganda, and the organisers expect no different this year. Kampala’s fun seekers will certainly oblige them.

Tickets to the Goat Races will go for Shs50,000, with early bird offers, and special discount days also planned, where one can get a ticket for as low as Shs30,000.

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