As fans congratulated Comedian Patrick Salvador Idringi upon his traditional wedding to his longtime lover Daphine Frankstock last Sunday, one of his guests Balaam Barugahara an events promoter was served with a dose of criticism over his dress code.
Balaam turned up in casually in his trademark orange t-shirt and a black pair of jeans, instead of a kanzu and a blazer like most of the males on the entourage.
But this did not go well with a Facebook user by the name Dr Mark Mat, who wrote a lengthy post in Luganda, criticizing Balaam.
“Oswaaza otya mukolo gwabanno nga olinga agenda okulunda ente gusajja gwe, oba ebyewamwe byaggaana okwambalako obulungi then vva mikolo guabanno.”
(How can you disgrace your friend’s function and you show up looking like a cattle keeper? You man, if your ancestral spirits refuse you to dress well, then leave other people’s function).
Little known the angry Facebooker, Balaam attended the ceremony as a service provider. Which is why Salvador did not let this critic get away with is ignorance.
“With that shirt, he blessed my event more than your words will ever do,” Salvador showered praises on him, adding; “Balaam is an amazing man, even when it was time for the Bako to enter he was still working, he blessed my occasion and I will never thank him enough.”
The comedian also encouraged his close friend to wear the very same orange t-shirt to his church wedding because it has blessings.
Later in a post by Balaam, we learn that he was juggling organisations for Martyrs day celebrations that were happening the next day and had to run between Namugongo and Mityana to witness his friend’s big day thus the casual dress code. Balaam also revealed that what critics are talking about does not bother him because both events turned out fantastic.
In a Facebook post he wrote,” Hello everyone. Today Namugongo Protestant Shrine was on fire after participating in another fantastic event of My Friend Patrick Idringi Salvado & My sister Daphine Frankstock Idringi in Mityana. Both events will remain in history books of Uganda. The talkers keep up as we make history.”
The events promoter was not at all apologetic about his dress code that he also wrote, “I was smart and I will remain much appreciated by my great friends. Haters go hung I love my code!!!”
The top events promoter has over the years been criticized for wearing that same t-shirt to almost every event making many wonder what secret it possess.