Lawyers’ fun night thrills

(On The Shelves)

BY NICHOLAS OPOLOT

On November 10, all roads led to Nkoyoyo Hall for the lawyers’ fun night. Organised by the Uganda Christian University Law Society, the event attracted both current and former law students, as well as students from other courses.

The theme and the hashtag of the night was the ‘lawyers must tip’, and indeed the energetic performances from the various performers liven up the crowds.

UCU alumni like Brian Kiira, the former Law Society president, and Leon Amutuheire attended the event. The first performance came from Afrie (soloist), Mukuki (guitarist) and Wake the poet (drummer).

This trio was arguably the best act of the night, judging by the standing ovation and rapturous applause they got from the audience. They did renditions of Asa’s ‘I’ll be waiting’, Zahara’s ‘Loliwe’, and crowned their performance with the ‘Askari’ ballad.

Other performances were from Peter Baguma and I (Nicholas Opolot) who strummed along a musical poem, ‘Broken musings of the Matooke Republic’. Joseph Lagen and Jean Paul, alias JP, made a vivid impression of their concurrent musical acts.

JP did a mind-blowing instrumental of Mr. Probz’s ‘Waves’ whereas Lagen plucked away to the keys of a soul ballad.

Jordan Megalonyo as usual, nailed it with the ‘The Jesus App’. And yes, the Bravas Dance Group wowed the crowd with their energetic moves!

Meanwhile the emcees Joel Otim and the sarcastic Boris Twesigye did their thing adding gusto whilst cracking hilarious jokes about height, colour and so on, as the Honours College crooners stepped in to finish their ‘Hallelujah’.

It should also be noted that secular performances were disallowed for purposes of maintaining the sanctity and true religious hallmarks of UCU.

In that regard, performers like Peace Amanda were cut short despite a remarkable start. Nonetheless, the night lived up to its billing!

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