|DJ Nijo on the decks [Photo: Muendo/Standard]|
I don’t know any other East African city where the nightlife kicks like Kampala, Uganda. Pulsers there party real hard, from Monday to Monday.
Their girls dress up to party and the guys burn the wallet. To them, the party never stops till the break of dawn.
From Club Silk, Angenoir Mystique, Bubbles OLearys, Rock Gardens, Club Rouge, Mateos, Steak Out, Club T1, Hi Table and of course the customary discotheques, celebrities grace the hot joints with their entourage and it is never over until a confrontation between rival celebs’ camps face off.
The latest hot joint is not your regular Club Silk and Rouge, but a joint called Cayenne and The Governors Club (formerly Angenoir) where the Zuku Hyped East Africa pitched tent last weekend, throwing one of the wildest club shows witnessed in the city in a long time.
The Zuku Hyped filming crew, DJ Nijo, prolific radio host Edward Kwach, Zuku’s programming marketing manager Vata Nganda and colleague Shella had sneaked into the city early that Friday and settled at Cayenne where the Friday show was being hosted.
Now, Cayenne is a Club Carnivore of sorts and with their capacity of about 2,500 partygoers filling the joint as early as 9pm, the night was destined to be a blast.
“Party people are you ready for this,” DJ Nijjo thundered, upping the tempo of the otherwise groovy music that had been playing at the venue as the clock stuck 10pm. Animatedly, the frenzied crowd applauded, setting in the right atmosphere for the night.
Luring the crowd in with current international club hits videos among them Rihanna’s We Found Love, Lady Gaga’s Born This Way, Niggaz In Paris by Kanye West, DJ Nijjo gradually transcended to the African sound of Azonto and Oliver Twist. Then, he brought the party home making a show stopping video mix of celebrated East African acts among them Keko, Camp Mulla, Diamond and STL.
The Kampala crowd gave a good account of themselves as the same scenario duplicated itself the following night when the party moved to The Governors Club.
It was the first time the Zuku sponsored showbiz event — tailored around a theme of searching for the hottest club in East Africa — was making a debut outside Kenya in a series of events, which will see it move to Tanzania before docking back at home, here.
“Hyped East Africa is a unique concept. It is the first filmed travel music show in the region that introduces viewers to hottest video deejays and celebrities who rock cities and towns, while showcasing the best music videos from across the world,” Vata Nganda told Pulse.
“It’s the only show that brings the club scene to your home.