Nyege Nyege festival

The fourth edition of the Nyege Nyege Festival has been cleared to proceed after fears that the Government had banned the much anticipated festival due to involvement of the homosexuality and LGBT movement.

“#NyegenyegeFestival Following a consultative meeting chaired Internal Affairs Minister Jeje Odongo, btwn govt and organizers today, the event has been cleared to proceed. Ethics Minister Fr. Simon Lokodo will issue a statement shortly.” The Executive Director of Uganda Media Center Ofwono Opondo tweeted.

The much anticipated and publicized MTN sponsored Nyege Nyege festival is a four day international music festival in East Africa which will start tomorrow 6, September until Sunday, 9 September.

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About 300 artists from more than 30 countries have been listed to perform at the event which had been scheduled to take place at Nile Discovery Beach in Jinja, by the source of the Nile. South African artists include rapper Sho Madjozi, gqom acts Rude Boyz, Dominowe and Phatstoki, and sgubhu producer Sleeping Buddah.