The Nyege Nyege festival delivers on its promise: Days and nights of partying and merrymaking.
Party-lovers from all over the world have trooped to Uganda to attend the percussion-filled fest with over 300 artists drawn from across the world.
The event is back after a three-year break prompted by the pandemic.
Taking place on the banks of the river Nile in eastern Uganda, this year’s edition has attracted some 12,000 revellers.
The east African country is also using the event to market its tourism.
“It is actually my third time. I always do Nyege Nyege, I like the fun, I like the crowd, I like how it’s different, I like how… the energy. If you know, you know,” said Sarah Mutesi, a festival goer.
Set in the picturesque countryside, the event has gained both notoriety and fame in the culture and entertainment industry.
With a week to go, Uganda’s parliament attempted to ban the event after lawmakers accused organizers of promoting immorality.
But the members of parliament were overruled by the country’s executive.