10 July 2012

Uganda: Chris Brown's DJ Rocks Kampala

The organizers of last Saturday's Castle Milk Stout Black and White party had not set up a single machine by 9pm.

The Garden City rooftop where BabeyDrew - Chris Brown's deejay - was supposed to do his thing was not yet ready and organizers were just fixing the black carpet. Yes, black; it was a black and white party. The early birds had to resort to Boda Boda bar and lounge next door as everything was being set up. The numbers grew after 11pm and despite Kampala's party animals usually not following the dress code, this time was different.

Almost everyone wore black or white, save for MC Kats who showed up in a red outfit. DJ RPM kept the crowd busy until past midnight when the first performers in the Tabu Flo girls hit the stage.

Airport Taxi followed and they no longer fit the description of the "next hot thing" in the hip hop industry; they are the in-thing. The crowd couldn't get enough of them as they performed their wonder hit, Airport Taxi.

JB hit the stage with his latest single Competition is Dead, but it is Navio who almost stole the show with Ngalo and I Had a Dream. Finally past 1am, BabeyDrew got behind the discs, playing Chris Brown's latest songs like Don't Wake Me Up, Turn Up The Music and a selection of other hits as the tipsy crowd sang and danced along.

Nile Breweries has promised to bring yet another surprise as Uganda turns 50; let's hope it's not Beyonce's nanny.

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