The Observer (Kampala)

Uganda: Bull Dog Students Bash Flops

The back-to-school bash thrown for teenagers last Saturday by Bull Dog club and Record TV broke quite a few hearts.

After teenagers turning up in big numbers for the Kadanke at Kati Kati restaurant the previous weekend, one would expect them to still be in party mode; clearly not.

One of the bash organizers, Douglas Lwanga from Record TV's Katogo, said: "We want teenagers to have an experience in a club during daytime."

But the teenagers were hearing none of it. Some stood at the entrance of the club claiming the Shs 10,000 fee was a fortune.

"At Kadanke, we had a friendly entrance of five thousand shillings, why are they requesting for Shs 10,000 yet we are students?"

Artistes meant to entertain, such as Young Mulo, Gravity Omutujju, and Toniks, among others, did not turn up for the few who forked out the Shs 10,000. Mikie Wine, the only artiste who turned up for the bash came at 5pm, chatted with the teenagers and left after a few minutes without performing.

NTV's T-nation crew of Kleith and Shilla were left wondering what had happened and had to wait for a few hours; when nothing was moving save for a few teenagers sipping their sodas and watching soccer, they too left. At 6:30pm, the teenagers' favourite MC Kats, showed up but he was also disappointed.

"I don't think parents can give their kids money to come into a club. If the bash was organized in an open place, the number would have been massive," said MC Kats.

The few students in attendance said they were promised lots of prizes, two sodas, free artistes' performances, but none of that materialised. Teenagers are event organizers' latest cash cows; bashes targeting them include Buzz Teens, Kadanke, and WBS Teens party, among others.

By 9pm, the last teenager had left, disappointed.

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