ObaFest lives to its billing as Uganda, East Africa’s celebration of culture

There was something for everyone at the first ever ObaFest held at the Jahazi Pier in Munyonyo, Kampala which was a fitting celebration of East African culture, music and food.

As soon as one walked in, they were treated to a rich cultural experience by Pilsner Lager – where guests were invited to play traditional instruments that took them back to their high school

Music Dance and Drama (MDD) days demonstrated why the brand is the biggest supporter of cultural expression in Uganda.

Further into the large venue was a Johnnie Walker area which gave lovers of whiskey a chance to enjoy a variety of bold and vibrant flavours in cocktails made by the brand’s world-class team of mixologists.

For those looking for an exciting taste experience, Tusker Cider’s tent was perfectly located under a large tree whose canopy provided a beautiful shade and a cool breeze to those seeking shelter from the afternoon’s heat and looking to enjoy games like free throw basketball.

The Guinness Space was specifically tailored to the lovers of football with a goal set up for guests to take penalty shots and play live football matches displayed on giant screens.

The biggest experience happened when guests indulged group games like Ludo, Matatu, Jenga and more.

Several food and meat vendors were present around the event space serving all manner of dishes.

Face painting and music then took the course at different points from the gate all the way down to the lake shores.

Performances which kicked as early as 5pm at the lake shore saw Joshua Baraka, Azawi, Spice Diana, Fik Fameica, Mun G, and Irene Ntale represent Uganda very well on the star-studded main stage that also featured Kenya’s Ben Soul and Nyashinski, plus Tanzania’s Harmonize.

“The first-ever ObaFest was a successful demonstration of our pride in our East African culture  our fashion, food, music and our deep sense of togetherness as a people, and as a brand, we look forward to making next year’s edition even more exciting and engaging for our consumers,” said Grace Amme, the Bell Lager brand manager.

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