Saturday June 7 2014

Experiencing Kampala night life in London

A couple enjoys music at the event. Courtesy

A couple enjoys music at the event. Courtesy photo 

By Enock K Kimbowa

Launched last month, the second episode of “the Ugandan club experience in South London” last weekend came as a huge challenge to the organisers as much as it was for the revellers. Dubbed Tuddeyo e Kampala (TeK), the event is set to happen every first Sunday of the month.

The night started off as a ‘short stay’ for many so as to catch a few hours of sleep before facing another week on the hustle.
For the organisers, TeK was meant to be an early start with a barbeque with hope that it would all come to an early end. That went through the window when fun-loving Ugandans only started filling up the Thornton Heath Club 791 after the other side of midnight.

The diverse line-up of DJs and the vibrant singer cum MC Paddy Dee rose to the occassion and got the Ugandan big hits rolling in. The iconic DJ Dan Luv, Alvin Selector, DJ Z and DJ Bobby, including Abdallah, who brought a spice of Acholi to the night, were all on point and before everyone knew it, the summer sun was beginning to show its forehead. As the club lights beamed to make way for the clean-up, the chorus was that “next month I will make sure I take the day off.”

It may only be on its second date but, TeK is definitely a night that is giving more than just South Londoners a taste of a night out on our good old dusty town back home.