Uganda Is Set To Come Alive Once Again In September For The Nyege Nyege Festival
Every year for the last five years, the East African creative, media and culture-oriented communities have trekked into Uganda’s capital city Kampala for a unique, out-of-this-world and memorable experience. The medium through which this experience is carried out is by way of Nyege Nyege Festival — a four day festival which has grown into an international fixture which cannot be missed. Various reputable and respected music media platforms such as Mixmag, Okay Africa and Fact Mag, have described the festival as a genuine, authentically African and impressive event which you should consider attending at least once in your lifetime.
The festival offers a great East African experience rooted in the culture, sounds and tastes common in the regions; whilst doubling as a platform through which you can get a feel of where the African music and culture industries are headed. Their lineups are curated beautifully considering all the modern trends that are popular in the global entertainment industries and this is seen in how their lineups are curated to include artists from North America, Europe, Asia and South America. For the 5th edition of the festival, it said the aim is bring forth a full-on East African experience with Uganda being the torch-bearer driving the culture forward.
Continuing the tradition of curating lineups stacked with talent, 2019 proves not to miss the mark as the lineup consists of some of the best artists and performers the world can offer. Artists like Nigeria’s alte scene frontrunner, Santi, South Africa’s underground rap phenom Yugen Blakrok, Suzi Analogue and DJ Shyboi who hail from New York are some of the exciting names booked to perform at this year’s event. The lineup is also stacked with other impressive acts from different regions of world, making for a truly worldly experience which is rooted in Africa.
Check out the 2018 Nyege Nyege Festival highlights below.