There is a phrase about Ugandan businesses starting and failing to make it to their first birthday. In Jinja, all hangout businesses are an exception to the rule expect for tycoon and Jinja West MP, Balyeku Moses Grace’s businesses. No one ever thinks BMG’s spots can see their first birthdays.
Last night, Club Velvet, Jinja’s youngest discotheque stood the “first birthday” test as it celebrated its first anniversary in what was supposed to be a glamorous red carpet event. The out-of-town nightspot was a beehive of activity with its usual crowds.
Dancehall sensation, Nutty Neithan of the Mulimu Ki fame, fast-rising dancehall artist, Ceasorous and new kid on the block, Odex were the headline acts with performances that kicked off at 2am. Prior to the artist performances, Club Velvet’s DJs Veeto, Travis, and Wicky Wicky entertained the patrons that turned up with a mini battle among themselves. It’s really hard to tell who won the battle as all put up tight displays.
“…for the first time in the history of this world, BMG coiled in a place he owns..”
Nutty Neithan lived up to his “dancehall sensation” billing as he performed his songs like Mulimu Ki, Emyala, and a couple of his other club bangers. That visibly sober but excited chics joined him to pull off his Tabuka, Follow My Rules, Kokonyo, Walk To Work, and Bakuwe Kyonywa was sign that everyone was enjoying.
The turn up wasn’t as expected but you have to give it up for the new team (banange BMG has changed management teams here, eh!!!) for pulling off this on such short notice. They haven’t been around long enough to grasp what went wrong but the customer service in there last night was on point. At some point, we heard a patron seated in one of the VIP islands complaining of too much customer care, zero chills just!
Sorry we didn’t capture any BMG moments as for the first time in the history of this world, BMG coiled in a place he owns. We only noticed he was around when he was signing out for the night. If it was by force, then kudos to the team, if it was by mistake, then please, do all it takes to keep him in kamooli. He didn’t even come out to cut the cake. Wasanawo obugalooooo!