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Bakiga nation: glamour, culture and fun

Cultural dance sessions make the event fascinating (Photo: B’Nation)

The Bakiga Nation event has overtime evolved to a full-fledged and most attended cultural social event in the nostalgic sighs of Kampala

Graced by hundreds and hundreds of Bakiga as well as their well-wishers and cultural affiliates from other tribes graced the social event at Naguru Hilltop Sunday afternoon

An aerial drone view of the fifth Edition of the Bakiga Nation Sunday afternoon (Photo: B’Nation)

Dubbed ‘Rukundo Egumeho” – to mean “Let Love Prevail”- the 5th Edition set a record attendance of over 8,000 people ensuing a thrill of a series of activities – games, emigane(storytelling), shaku shaku (riddles & proverbs), networking, e’Kizino(kakitari dance), okweshongora(music) and cultural socialising and so much more.

Games like the tag-of-war between different clans climaxed the Sunday event (Photo: B’Nation)

Besides the fun-packed activities, the event was furnished with Obushera, Entuiriire , Omuramba drinks, the ginormous Shumbusha – handcrafted Samosas- prepared by Karecera, and Obubanda (pancakes) climaxing the Kikiga experience.

This Edition of the Bakiga nation was proudly powered by Pepsi Cola, Bell Lager and NBS Television.

Demand for a bigger venue was revealed at the Sunday event as many people flock the event to relive the experience courtesy of the Love prevalence – Rukundo Egumeho

“Subsequently more people travel from all over the nation to grace the fun-filled festival, a bigger venue will be considered ensuing a deliberation on many factors. Overtime the attendance has grown bigger” said James Byaruhanga, co-founder of Bakiga Nation.

The festival is organised by very energetic, animated and dedicated youths with huge passion bringing people together lead by Owen Bigombe, the Bakiga Nation team lead.

 

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