In a wheel chair, self proclaimed King of the East artiste Pallaso pulled off a memorable performance at the recently concluded Purple Party in Mbale to leave an everlasting impression on music lovers in Eastern Uganda. This year’s Purple Party tour edition is bankrolled by Nile Breweries Limited through their premium beer Club Pilsener.
Pallaso, who recently underwent surgery for his knee that was injured during his Boarder 2 Boarder musical tour, recently admitted that he could postpone his engagements with fans due to the surgery and would only entertain them with caution.
Happening for the first time since the lifting of the COVID-19 lockdown, Purple Party, the biggest celebration of Ugandan music and art industry took place at the Mbale Secondary School grounds on Saturday May 7th.
The party was hosted by Multi-Award winning TV personality Douglas Lwanga and featured other top entertainers including BET Award winner Eddy Kenzo, Mesach Ssemakula, Grenade, Fefe Busi, Nina Roz, Zex Bilangilangi, MC Mariachi and many other entertainers.
Sponsored by Club Pilsener, Purple Party brings together music lovers from different walks of life to enjoy entertainment from big lineups of Ugandan singers, deejays, emcees and comedians.
“We have walked a journey with Purple Party and we believe in their vision which is celebrating everything Ugandan Entertainment, Joel Galla, the Nile Breweries’ Brand Manager Club and Premiums said. “After two years of lockdown and a ban on events, we are delighted to see that Purple Party has risen up again and continues to pursue their similar vision. We are happy to be on board and will sponsor all the tours to make sure we reach out to all corners of the country,” he added.
For his part, Douglas Lwanga, the official host of Purple parties thanked Nile Breweries and Club Pilsener in particular for always supporting the Ugandan music industry and helping groom talent.
“Club Pilsener has not only been supporting Purple Party but the whole arts industry at large and we as players in the industry are very grateful to you,” Lwanga said. He highlighted Club Pilsener’s online concerts dubbed ‘Club Beatz at Home’ which provided opportunities for artistes and emcees to earn some money during lockdown as well as reconnect with their fans. It’s because of the Club Beatz At Home that even other brands thought about online concerts. Club Pilsener paved the way and for that, we can’t thank you enough,” Lwanga remarked.