Scheduled for the 9th to the 12th of November, the upcoming Nyege Nyege festival is set to grace Jinja, promising a vibrant celebration.
With a turnout that surpassed expectations in the previous year, this edition is poised to further elevate the festival’s reputation.
Jinja, known for its picturesque landscapes and thriving hospitality industry, is prepared to welcome an influx of attendees.
Over 400 hotels within the vicinity are geared up to accommodate and cater to the diverse crowd.
Last year’s edition, held at the scenic Itanda Falls, attracted an impressive total of 15,000 participants.
Among them, 10,000 were Ugandans, 3,000 hailed from Kenya, and 2,000 were international visitors.
This year’s festival aspires to continue this legacy of drawing in both local and global enthusiasts.
The economic ripples of the festival are widespread, as hundreds of local establishments anticipate benefiting either directly or indirectly.
From eateries to transportation services, various businesses stand to thrive as they cater to the festival’s attendees.
Founder of Nyege Nyege, Derek Debru, shared his insights on this year’s event, highlighting the profound impact it will have on the community.
Debru underlined the festival’s capacity to ignite community engagement, fostering a spirit of unity.
Moreover, he emphasized the festival’s role in bolstering the local economy and leaving behind a positive legacy.
As the stage is set for this year’s event, it’s evident that beyond the music and festivities, the festival is a catalyst for economic growth and a source of communal inspiration.