Photos: How it went down at the Kampala City Festival 2016

October 2, 2016 was the Kampala City Festival, the Annual City Carnival in the only City, the Capital and Largest City in the Country Uganda. The carnival is organized by Kampala Capital City Authority with various stakeholders.

The Kampala City Festival was on Kampala Road with various stages, kids’ corner, people selling goodies on the streets and many other things every individual person would wish to see. Various activities were around including face painting for kids and adults, the carnival masks, bouncing castles for kids, circus, performances from various artists including musicians, comedians and dance groups and many others.

The event was massively attended, only the one with a calculator could help count the tens of thousands of Ugandans who were on the event. People were not only from Kampala City but were coming from all the surrounding areas of Mukono, Mpigi, Wakiso, Luwero and others were coming from as far as Mbarara, Mbale and Masindi.

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The Carnival was officiated by Nankulu Jennifer Musisi, Minister for Kampala Betty Kamya, Assistant Lord Mayor and many other officials. The official dress code and design was Black Yellow Red, the colors of the Ugandan Flag.

Minister for Kampala Betty Kamya and Assistant Lord Mayor
Minister for Kampala Betty Kamya and Assistant Lord Mayor

Various artists were around in the Kampala City Carnival including Bebe Cool, Jose Chameleone, King Saha, Winnie Nwagi, Irene Ntale, Sheebah Karungi, Geo Steady, Navio, Pallaso, Radio and Weasel, Amooti Omubalanguzi and the Amalura Family, Kele Kele and many others who helped entertain the massive crowds that were around.

Dance Group performing at the Festival
Dance Group performing at the Festival

Read: Winnie Nwagi voted the sexiest dressed celebrity at the Carnival

Putting all the other economic benefits of the event aside, Kampala City Festival can be described as the largest social event that has happened in Uganda ever since this year 2016 began. Helping people relieve stress, helping Ugandans unite as one and celebrate, an event that had no discrimination in political parties, religion, tribe and any other social discrimination.

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There was the Muslim Zone and they had a stage where all sorts of entertainment related to Islam were centered include Mataali dances, Quran citations, foods like pilao, a cake designed in a shape of a Mosque etc.

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The Christian Zone, where there was preaching of the Gospel, performances by Church bands and gospel musicians, reading of the Bible verses and other activities related to the Christian faith. All were around.

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The Kids zone was filled with amazing things including bouncing castles, circus, zoo, ice creams, and many other things. there was also a stage in the Kids Zone where every sort of childhood entertainment was.

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Here are the photos from the City Festival, Enjoy!

Jennifer Musisi dancing with Mowzey Radio and Weasel
Jennifer Musisi dancing with Mowzey Radio and Weasel
Aziz Azion performing
Aziz Azion performing
Amooti Omulanguzi entertaining
Amooti Omulanguzi entertaining
Chiiko and Madrat of Comedy Files on stage.
Chiiko and Madrat of Comedy Files on stage.
Afande Kelele live on Stage
Afande Kelele live on Stage
DJ Silk Stuart In the Disk
DJ Silk Stuart In the Disk
Watoto Children Choir performing in the Kids Corner.
Watoto Children Choir performing in the Kids Corner.
King Saha performing
King Saha performing
Bebe Cool performing
Bebe Cool performing

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Irene Ntale and the Swangz Avenue team
Irene Ntale and the Swangz Avenue team
Sheebah Karungi performing at Bell Larger Tent
Sheebah Karungi performing at Bell Larger Tent
Winnie Nwagi at the Pepsi Umbrella
Winnie Nwagi at the Pepsi Umbrella
Navio Performing
Navio Performing
Jose Chameleone performing
Jose Chameleone performing
Fille Mutoni performing
Fille Mutoni performing
Ronald Maro Performing
Ronald Maro Performing
Pallaso performing
Pallaso performing
Fire works
Fire works
Sheebah Karungi performing at the main stage
Sheebah Karungi performing at the main stage

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