The Observer (Kampala)

20 December 2012

Uganda: Liquideep Lays Foundation in Uganda

Photo: Liquideep/Facebook
House duo Liquideep

Not many positive conclusions could be drawn from last weekend's, Smirnoff Experience the Night at Legends sports club, given how the night went, save for the fact that South African-based group Liquideep used the night to introduce their music to Ugandan audiences.

The band is a main force down in South Africa, but going by their rating, they didn't bring the house down like many had anticipated. But at least they are better than most of Ugandan bands. For starters, Uganda has hosted a number of foreign artistes this year- from Regina Belle, Sean Paul, Sisqo, Wayne Wonder, Dermaco and Goldie [that's if you consider her a musician. She considers herself one].

So, you wouldn't blame Ugandans for not showing so much love to this group. Most of the audience's attention was on the other activities. It was the second time that Smirnoff was holding The Night experience and most of the things were a replica of last year's fete, save for change of venue and absence of coyote dancers.

But like last year, there was a disc-spinning competition between House of Djs and Club Silk crew. It was hard to tell the winner since the crowd applauded each in an equal measure. But perhaps the biggest change was that this time the event was open to all the guests who put a post on the Smirnoff website or Facebook or Twitter pages, a far cry from last year's 500 invited guests.

Plus, there were those crazy cocktails and performances from Tonix, who thrilled the ladies as they screamed their lungs out. Smirnoff has promised brand new adjustments that will blow people's minds out next year. Let's hope they live up to their word.

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