The Monitor (Kampala)

30 October 2001

Uganda: Club Silk's Bash That Got Kampalans "Wicked And Wild"

As the heavens threatened to open up, and the skies grew darker and darker, the queues into the street bash venue which took up almost half of Industrial Area's second street grew longer and longer. Not even threats from the man above were going to stop the Kampala fun loving crowd from attending the much publicised "Wicked and Wild" street Bash at Club Silk.

The air was vibrant with excitement, the crowd wild and wicked and the girls, oh those fun loving things that won't miss something with promises of music, beer and wine made a presence that one would sense from miles away. They were dressed to the nines, in brief blouses that fully exposed their pierced belly buttons and tattoos strategically situated in places that left nothing to the imagination.

It was a display of many of Uganda's upcoming artists; there was truly ekitoobero as far as acts were concerned. Performances ranged from baby cool, Kaweesa, Steve Jean, The Amarula dancers, Ronnie Rigs Kavuma, Shadow's angels, Obsessions, to dance lessons offered by the new kids on the block VIP.

Even Junior Pliers of the "Sugar Mummy" fame, could not help but amuse the crowd with his new hit "Kasumali" .

Everything about the bash was wicked, was wild. Right from the dress code of the revellers to the dancing strokes of the performers. It was fun, with the splashing fireworks, the good sound system, the flowing cold drinks and the ear-deafening noise.

It was great talent displayed.

The Amarula dancers also gave revellers good value for their Shs 8,000 entrance fee. Their 'bulky dirty dancer' left many gaping, as it seemed almost impossible for anyone to dare to that limit. Shadow's angels in their striking scanty outfits also left many asking for more.

Baby Cool who he would quit singing if any girl in the crowd dared come up and make him 'tired'- Whatever he meant! Unfortunately, he did not get to act out his stunts as the ever-present Silk bouncers softly got him by the collar and took him back to the stage.

The party grew bigger and bigger, as the crowd grew wilder, and the night progressed. The best shot of the evening was "hi caller" as the crowd called him, WBS's popular Jam Agenda host Colin Sserubiri as he proudly displayed his God-given legs and sported his usual baggy shirt though this time not from the "net" family. Him and Dennis the Menace did a good job with the mics. The Kenyan DJ was also someone to reckon with and coupled together with Rachael the female DJ with her white dreadlocks, they left nothing to be desired of the music. And with the thousands, who turned up, the event was a resonating success. Elvis Sekyanzi must be smiling and thanking his lucky stars.

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