According to the event’s organizers, the Kampala edition of Oktoberfest will run under the theme “Recognizing the friendship and strong, cultural and economic partnerships between Germany and Uganda and celebrating this unique relationship through food, drink, and the arts.”
Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer and food festival held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, and runs from late September to the first weekend in October. It’s usually celebrated between September 16 and October 3.
In Uganda, the festival will be celebrated on Saturday, October 1 at Jahazi Pier in Munyonyo.
The festival promises a lineup of activities that will make it an excellent day out for families and a thrilling evening for partiers.
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German Ambassador to Uganda His Excellency Matthias Schauer is expected to be the guest of honor and will preside over ceremonial aspects of the event.
Nile Breweries Limited (NBL), through their premium brand Nile Special today announced their sponsorship of the 2022 edition of Oktoberfest Kampala. The sponsorship was announced by Nile Breweries Connections Manager John Paul Ssemakula on Thursday morning at a press conference held at the Kampala Sheraton Hotel.
Ssemakula said.“Nile Special is all about celebrating what makes us unique as Ugandans; our culture, our food, our hospitality, and most importantly our people. We are so excited to be partners in this year’s Oktoberfest and we’d like to invite all beer and food lovers to come and celebrate with us,”
This year’s entertainment will be headlined by the legendary Reggae maestro Maddox Sematimba, and riveting performances from Myko Ouma, Mudra, famous DJs like Sir Aludah, and The Almost Famous DJs.
The Oktoberfest will feature other activities like costume competitions, traditional games like arm wrestling, eating challenges, Beer straw challenge, Beer Pong, Tug of War, and competitions amongst food and drinks vendors.
A team of judges guided by the Uganda German Cultural Society will judge the costumes worn by revellers at the event and a grand prize of two Return Air Tickets from Brussels Airlines to any destination in Europe will be won.
Ssematimba was born in Kampala in 1972. One of Uganda’s Music Legends who have contributed so much to the Uganda’s Music industry. He attended Makonzi Boarding Primary School and Busoga College Mwiri. Before choosing a path in music, Ssematimba worked as a primary school teacher. He relocated to Stockholm, Sweden in 1991, when he was 21 years old.
While performing in night-clubs to pay for his computer studies, he met Kenneth “Mafo” Ssejjemba Magoye, a fellow musician, who introduced him to Aggrey Ssembatya, the proprietor of Small Axe Productions.
He moved to Gothenburg where he eventually began work on his albums at Small Axe Studios. He wrote, composed, arranged, programmed, performed, co-mixed and produced all the songs on the albums while Aggrey engineered and co-mixed the albums.