OPINION: I have handled events security in Uganda for the last nine years and can speak with a lot of authority and confidence that the following are the right guys to deal with for the success of any top event in the country;

The writer Dixon Okello is a permanent fixture on the local entertainment scene

The writer Dixon Okello is a permanent fixture on the local entertainment scene

Event Promoters

I have dealt with all top promoters in Uganda and can confidently confirm that only Balaam Barugahara, Aly Alibhai, Buzz Events and Joseph Masembe have what it takes to have a competent working team on board and organize a top international event.

 

Stage and Sound

Only Silk Events, Events Warehouse, Vibes Production and Dr. Mich have the capacity to handle an international event. Fenon Events failed the test when they messed up the Club Mega Fest at Namboole stadium

and the Busy Signal concert at the Lugogo Oval. Even Shaggy openly complained about the poor stage, sound and lights provided by Fenon during the mega fest.

 

Emcees

For international events, comedian Salvador Idringi, Andrew Kabuura, Val Okecho, Geatano Kaggwa and MC Kat’s would make you proud.

 

Deejays

I highly recommend Apeman, Dj Roja, Dj Slick Sturat and Nimrod.

 

Ticketing and Access Control

There is no doubt that Balaam Barugahara beats them all. Liz Tushabe of SMS 1 and Joseph Masembe of Mase Consultants would be the best options.

 

Events Security

I wouldn’t write much as you all know who runs the industry.

However David Katana of the Uganda Peace Cops has also done a lot.

 

Radio and TV

This is rather straightforward; Galaxy FM, Kfm, Capital FM, Sanyu FM, NBS TV, Bukedde TV and NTV.

 

Stage Manager

Jona Kyeyo, the director of Laftaz Comedy Louge, Sams Kaggwa, Emma Carlos Mulundo, Jenkins Mukasa and ‘the big machine’ Chonsor Kateregga, would make sure the program runs on time.

 

NOTE! This is entirely the opinion of the writer and doesn’t not represent www.xclusive.co.ug

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