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📸 PICTORIAL: Thousands turn up for Radio West’s ‘Ekinihiiro’ celebrations

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By Andrew Tushabe

Radio West, one of Vision Group’s broadcasting radios, celebrated 23 years of service on Saturday, July 30, in an annual event, dubbed #Ekinihiiro Rujaburantongo at Kakyeka Stadium in Mbarara City. 

Before Rujaburantongo, Radio West’s Ekinihiiro last happened in 2019. The over 10,000 revellers, who missed out on the two years of Ekinihiiro that followed as a result of COVID-19 outbreak, thronged the biggest stadium in the city, from all corners of the country to take part in the Rujaburantongo celebrations.

Radio West celebrated 23 years of service on Saturday. (All Photos by Andrew Tushabe)

By 7:00am, crowds were already outside the gates, looking forward to the most exciting part of the event which was the food; meat and rice as is always the case. 

Most of the people that came through won lots of goodies and prizes from Radio West and the companies that sponsored the event. 

Deputy Vision Group Managing Director and Company Secretary Gervase Ndyanabo (L) cuts cake with Radio West staff during the 23 years celebration at Kakyeka Stadium in Mbarara City.

Sam Nayebare was the luckiest as he happened to win a brand new motorcycle as the grand prize from one of the sponsors, Simba Automotives. 

Other lucky winners went home with money from Radio West’s money machine; free data, T-shirts and caps from MTN Uganda, basins, buckets and detergents from Unilever whereas Pepsi had giveaways of T-shirts, caps and free drinks. 

Ndyanabo (L) dances with Mbarara Mayor Robert Kakyebezi (2nd L), who is also a former employee of Radio West. This was at the Ekinihiiro celebrations.

People went on to have fun as they cheered on their favourite artistes, including Bebe Cool, Spice Diana, Feffe Bussi, Amani Amanigga, Truth 256, King Michael, Sister Charity, Ssuuna Ben, Emily Kikazi, Peterson M.A and Penny Patra.

After the cake-cutting session, Radio West’s manager, Dickson Nandinda, thanked all the listeners and fans as well for their endless love for the radio thus making them the most listened to in the whole western region and went on to pledge a continuous and committed quality service.

Fefe Bussi entertains revealers.

Nandinda, who is the Manya Ebirikufa Omu Ihanga Ryawe show host, expressed much appreciation to the individuals that contributed cows, rice and cash towards the success of the event. 


Take a look at the hightlights of pictures from the function, all taken by Vision Group’s Andrew Tushabe;

It was a fun-filled event.
Sister Charity fully entertained Radio West's fans.
What a fully packed entertainment it was!
 Fans didn't regret.
Thousands had fun.
What a show it was!
Spice Diana
Radio West fans were able to get services from MTN Uganda, who were one of the sponsors for Ekinihiiro.
Spice Diana on stage
Spice Diana
Spice Diana entertains revealers.
It was really a 23 years celebration.
Sister Charity didn't disappoint Radio West revealers.
They really enjoyed the show.
Big Size Bebe Cool did his best.
Bebe Cool
Ssuuna Ben "owa Ekinyanya-nyanya" was also present.
Suuna Ben
Kabako on duty.

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