By DailyNewsUg Entertainment Correspondent
DAILYNEWS UG, (NAGURU, KAMPALA) The Bakiga in Kampala under their flagship Bakiga Nation held their fest this past Sunday 3rd June 2018 that saw a humongous Bakiga Nation 5th edition festival dubbed ‘Rukundo Egumeho’ at Hilltop Naguru as the attendance overwhelmed the 0rganisers.
Above: Bakiga Beauties on site
Rukundo Egumeho is a Bakiga Nation event concept meant for celebration of our culture, togetherness, and solidarity by Bakiga and our friends through the Arts (music, poetry, artifacts, etc.), conventions, and merchandise among others.
The event is slowly taking over Kampala by storm as the most attended cultural social event. Hundreds and hundreds of Bakiga as well as their well-wishers from other tribes joined each other for a fun filled day.
Above: A Mukiga Businessman “Capo” Abrah Kwesiga relaxing at Bakiga Nation Festival
Above: Bakiga Nation is now cosmopolitan in nature as Bakiga-Bazungu come in droves to attend
The venue was packed to the capacity as Bakiga danced to their traditional songs, played traditional games and sipped on their favorite drink ‘Enturire’.
They came, they saw and they ate muchomo and drunk ‘nturire’ to their fill.
Above: Justice being done to the drinks
Well over 8,500 people turned up for the festival, the Bakiga and well-wishers. ‘Rukundo Egumeho’ is a cultural festival organized by Bakiga Nation team.
Above: Kanungu born Ms. Sera Batamuhamba (right) Isabel (middle) and Kabale’s Vivian Kabandize enjoying the event
All tribes are welcome on that day to celebrate the Bakiga culture, meet friends network have a family chill as they enjoy all kinds of drinks, eats entertainment, games tag of war, enturire, bushera, music kids play area.
Above: Beauties at the event
The 4th edition was powered by Coca Cola, Uber, and Roke telecom.
The 5th Edition was powered by Pepsi Cola, NBS and Uganda Breweries.
Above: Bakiga Nation is also a Family day out for Children to socialise with Uncles and Aunties.
Hill Top Naguru space has became too small for the crowds and the service providers were overwhelmed as beers and sodas got done by 6pm. There was restocking but still drinks were consumed immediately.
The organizers are thinking of getting a bigger venue to accommodate the expected massive attendance in the next 6th edition.
“Since more people will be traveling from many places to come attend the fun filled festival, we are thinking of getting a bigger venue,” said an Organiser
Above: A loved up couple Timtons and Isabel plotting the next move
The festival is organised by some very energetic and committed youth with huge passion to get people together.