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Gulu party goers ushered into New Year with the Music festival

Some of the revellers jubilate as they usher in the new year 2019 at Caribbean Bar and Grill. PHOTOS BY OKELLO STEPHEN

GULU. Festive season comes with so many events ranging from music shows, get-togethers among others but all these come at a cost.

Revellers in Gulu Municipality however over the weekend got treated to beers, eats and music performances from their own artistes, this time at cheap price as they crossed the New Year.

The event dubbed “Karama Me Mwaka” sponsored by Pilsner Larger in partnership with O’café Gulu was held at Caribbean Bar and Grill in Gulu Municipality. Pilsner Beers were sold cheaply at Shs 2,000 thus attracting thousands of revellers.  Entrance to the event was at Shs 5,000 ordinary with one free Pilsner Larger bottle while the VIPs paid Shs 10,000.

Partygoers began thronging the venue as early as 5pm and by 9pm the open space at Caribean bar and grill that was seemingly impossible to fill was already full to capacity.

MCs Fabulous and Trina who hosted the event made sure in the early hours they kept merrymakers busy laughing as they cracked jokes and showcased their dancing skills.

The best part of the night started at about 7pm with dance performances before the Pine Avenue 5 artistes entered on the podium sending the packed crowds wild in ululation and dancing moods.

Smokie Allan performs at Caribbean bar and grill during the Karama Me Mwaka event on December 31, 2018 PHOTOS-BY-OKELLO-STEPHEN

The lists of performances were endless as artists after another showcased their performance to the cheerful drinkers for more than eight hours nonstop. A total of 40 artistes from the region performed at the Karama Me Mwaka event.

From Hip Hop, reggae and dance-hall flows performed by Eezzy, MC  Ivy, Davi Dogo, Maria A, Liama Polite Mosko, Allan Smoky, Bsg Labongo and gospel artiste Kiddy Face among others,  revelers were kept grooving to some of the finest tunes from the region.

Fire works

Ushering the New Year minus Fireworks display wouldn’t surely have made the event complete and colorful. And when it clocked Midnight in the New Year 2019, the skies at Caribbean Bar and Gril turned dazzling bright with spectacular five minutes of Fireworks display.

Revellers could be seen hugging each other as others ululated for passing into the New Year 2019.

But that was just the beginning of fun that night as Pato Lover boy, minutes past midnight wowed partygoers when he jumped on podium with his hit song Lim Lima.

Bosmic Otim, one of the most controversial artists however lit up the morning further with his Kongola song that castigates political leaders in the region. The event went on till the wee hours of the morning as revellers were treated to cool music played.

Mr Paul Mutanga, the CEO O’café lauded the high turn up of revellers at the event and noted that due to its success, it will be made an annual event in the region.

 

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