PULSE FOMO: MTN Nyege Nyege Festival 2018

Happening from 6th September up to 9th September is one of the, if not the best music festival in Uganda that over the years, has attracted more than one thousand people from different regions and countries to the Nile discovery resort, a succulent forest on the banks of river Nile in jinja district for a four day fun filled holiday from the time when it was launched in Uganda in 2015.

The Nyege Nyege festival earlier this year got MTN Uganda on board as its partner which saw the initial trade name being changed to now what is called MTN Nyege Nyege festival.

This year’s festival will have over 200 musicians from more than 30 countries performing on 5 stages at the forested Nile discovery beach in jinja as it will feature the best of traditional troupes in an idyllic acoustic setting, a move to enable pleasure seekers to experience the latest and various trends in music from across the world.

On how to be part of the fully packed festival this year, the MTN Nyege Nyege festival tickets are now on discount at Ushs 130,000 when purchased using the mobile money option, whereas tickets can still be bought at Ushs 150,000 each on the opening day of the event.

Most importantly, it should be noted that there is accommodation for the four days party to the party animals who want to feel the full ambience of the nonstop festival which includes a camping tent and a mattress according to the booking procedure one decides to choose in order to experience a respectful and a joyful turn up for the finest festival.

Watch this stirring clip from the previous Nyege Nyege festival here.


Discounted MTN Nyege Nyege Tickets Released for Sale as Dates Close in

Early bird tickets to the MTN Nyege Nyege festival have been released on sale at a discounted price for early buyers.

The tickets which are available on online ticketing website Quicket are now selling at 120,000/- which is 30,000/- less than the normal ones.

Normally, MTN Nyege Nyege tickets will go for 150,000/- for anyone buying from the gate.

Click Here to buy Early bird tickets

Earlier, MTN had sold 200 tickets at a giveaway price of 50,000 for anyone purchasing via MoMo Pay, a mobile payment system.

The tickets are already available for pickup at Talent Africa Offices along Kyadondo road.


According to information from the organisers, there is also an arrangement for accommodation for the three days party that includes a camping tent and a mattress for either one person, two or three.

For those interested in camping but bringing their own gear, they will be required to pay 30,000/- for the camp site.

For a camping tent and mattress (es), party goers will pay;

Tent with Mattress (1 PERSON) UGX80,000
Tent with Mattress (2 PERSON) UGX100,000
Tent with Mattress (3 PERSON) UGX120,000


About MTN Nyege Nyege

MTN Nyege Nyege stands for respect and abundant joy, it stands for Africa and Africans, for underground music and musicians, it stands for fun and curiosity and strives towards inclusivity and wonder, something of a perfect world you might say.

Born out of an act of sheer collective madness in the rainy season of 2015 (after which it moved to the dry season), MTN Nyege Nyege Festival is now considered the most important 4-day international music festival in East Africa for both its one of a kind curation and its unique afropolitan party vibe.

MTN Nyege Nyege is part of a Kampala based arts incubator that includes an arts residency and community studios, a record label and artist management agency called Nyege Nyege Tapes and a party crew called Boutiq Electroniq. The Festival is the platform on which we showcase our new productions and the artists we work with, making it a highlight for both audiences and musicians alike.

The festival takes place in a breathtaking forest on the shores of the Nile River, just a few minutes away from the Source and includes a brand new camping village in 2018.  Despite attracting a global audience and being international in nature, MTN Nyege Nyege is not your classic “destination festival”, it is first and foremost a celebration of Ugandan culture and African music, and the “Spirit of UG” is ever present. In 2017, it was voted Uganda’s event of the year.

PULSE FOMO: Here is the Weekend Party Calendar

For a normal youth, weekends always start on Friday evening or even Saturday morning but the trends are different for pulsers.

It has been proven that for a pulser every day is a party day although the grooviest parties take place starting on Thursday evening and we are here to make sure you don’t miss out or appear for a particular event in a terrible attire that will leave you unconfident all through.

Youths attend different parties because of different reasons. While many people prefer events with free entry, others would prefer to pay and hang with people of a particular class.

Others attend events because of the offers on foods and drinks and in this article, we sample for you some of the biggest parties and they have to offer.


Cindy and the Band at Nexus – Najjera

Nexus Lounge is a place you want to go if you are planning to escape from town. The place is devoid of noise and revellers at this spot are normally University students from Kyambogo, MUBS, Makerere, and the young professionals who reside in Najjera/Kiwatule.

There is a happy hour offer on drinks where 3 bottles of beer go for 10,000 as Cindy and the band sing soothing ballads to cool down the night.

Jamrock Thursdays – Wandegeya

For any reggae/dancehall lover around town, Valhalla bar and Lounge is the place to check out every Thursday for a relaxing musical session led by DJ Ciza and DJ Naselow.

Happy hour (3 beers at 10k) runs from 5PM to 9:00PM.

Oldies Night at Gabiro – Bugolobi

Here, you will find a mix of middle age and young people enjoying a blend of classic music as selected and played by Selector Jay.

The crowd here is made up of University students, young professionals, expats and other people of the working class living in Bugolobi area.


Friday is a party day and almost every bar/club has offers on drinks and themes that pull pulsers to their events.

But for this weekend, we shall look at the few places with exciting offers on eats and drinks that pulsers Could enjoy.

Liquid Silk – Naalya

With a very good ambiance and the litty waitresses, at Liquid Silk you will get 3 beers at just 10k starting from 6PM until midnight on a Friday.

You will enjoy music played by some of Kampala’s biggest deejays and enjoy exciting offers on eats.

The audience here is made up of Kyambogo campusers, young professionals, expats, and the working class people that live in Naalya and Namugongo.

Urbanoise at Sky Lounge – Kamwokya

With music selected by Deejay Simples and Deejay Jo, Sky Lounge presents another party that will make you remember and relive the Guvnor deejay SnapOff.

Sky Lounge has presented self as a high end bar and you will find all the class you might need to find around Kampala.


Tugende Mukikadde

This Saturday, the city will be going back in time as legends come back to the stage at the kampala Serena in what has been dubbed Tugende Mu Kikadde concert.

The show features Uganda’s oldest band – Afrigo Band alongside a couple of other legendary musicians in the country.

Contrary to what one would expect, this concert is majorly attended by more youths than old people.

The event will be hosted by NTV Uganda’s Andrew Kyamagero and Bukedde TV’s Mary Flavia Namulindwa. Tickets go for UGX100,000 VIP and a VVIP table going for UGX3,000,000.

Play Saturdays – Club Play

Play Saturdays have recently been given a revamp after the introduction of a happy hour sale from 6PM to 11PM.

Three beers are sold at just 10k during this time.

Deejay Ciza and Navio host the night alongside a number of other deejays.


Blankets and Wine

This is by far the most highly rated event in town and almost every pulser would kill to attend it. It’s happening this Sunday May 6th at Lugogo Cricket Oval.

It brings together celebrities, slay queens and almost every party loving youth in Kampla attends Blankets and Wine.

There no specific dress code to the event although most people would love to attend it with an attire that makes them feel free to enjoy the breeze that Cricket Oval has.

Organised by House of Deejays this time Blankets and Wine will feature Uganda’s Fik Fameica, South Africa’s Heavy K and Rwanda’s The Ben.

The night will end up with Mix and Grill at Sky Lounge, Coco and Choma Sundays at Fame Lounge and a number of other hangouts.