Opening up the series of events as 2022 unfolds further, Roast and Rhyme continued to impress with classy organisation, sound, tight security – such a worthy experience.

The 14th edition of the Roast and Rhyme festival happened on Sunday at Jahazi Pier, Munyonyo courtesy of Bell Lager, Mpola Enjoyments.

The live band, nyama choma, cookouts, board games, coupled with tight security, gave such a classy feel and a wonderful experience altogether.

At the back of the recent health and security risks in the country, the organizers didn’t take any chances. Military police was deployed from Munyonyo roundabout and was visible for a 1km stretch.

Inside the grounds, no incidents were reported and you could hear a lot of revealers appreciating the level of security both inside and outside of the venue.

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Kenneth Mugabi, the Black Roots band, Elijah Kitaka, Vinka, Ziza Bafana, Mudra, among others gave spirited performances which ran from around 4pm to 9pm.

The highlight of the night was Swangz Avenue’s Vinka who put up a very powerful live performance that reminded us of how she has grown musically. She also teased about plans of holding a comcert soon.

For a festival where one had to fork out Shs100k to access the venue, the experience was worth the billing.

There was also the Johnnie Walker after party at the dome built by Swangz Avenue where partiers enjoyed themselves till late with DJ Alisha, Selector Jay, among others spinning the wheels.

After such a while under lockdown, we can agree that the massive turn up at the festival was the true mark of the return of enjoyments.

Josh Ruby is an Editor with high interest and knowledge in the Ugandan entertainment space, an industry he has been actively part of since 2010. Leads to breaking stories are welcome!

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