The long awaited Bell Fiesta in MUK that was held in co junction with the annual Lumbox carnival started out as a cold and frosty one ended in pomp and excitement as students of Makerere University warmed up to the extravaganza that has excited revelers across the country.
Held on Saturday at the Makerere University Sports Grounds, thousands of students from the university turned up in a bid to celebrate the long tradition of Lumbox, the name given to the solidarity between Mary Stuart and Lumumba Halls of residence that unites students from the two halls in a number of events.
With events including the culture week, porridge night and a reunion dinner with former residents that was very exciting this year, the Lumbox Carnival turned out to be a thrilling affair as the Bell Fiesta took its great combination of music and soccer to East Africa’s oldest University giving an unforgettable experience to the students’ community.
From soccer activities like Timed Dribbling, Computer Football Gaming, Inflatable Goal Penalty Shootouts and Foosball, the party went on well into the night as teams competed against each other in an evening that can only be described as chilly but entertaining. Sumbiz, PDA, Super Strikas and Hanks were the teams that were formed to battle it out in the ultimate thriller the Human Table Foosball which is a life-size simulation of the table-top foosball version.
Team PDA emerged the winners of the night against Team Sumbiz with a score of 2-1.The winner of the night walked away with 400,000 UGX and prizes like t-shirts and flash disks.
Speaking at the event Robert Nsibirwa Bell Lager Brand Manager said “We are more than delighted to be part of the Lumbox carnival, one of the oldest events in the history of Makerere University as Bell lager we continue to deliver the Bell Fiesta as it is great games, great fun and it is 100% Bell Lager.”
There was a wide variety of musical talent with performances from upcoming musicians, campus artistes and influencers, the young and hip bell buzz dancers and the renowned Cindy, Irene Ntale, Mun G, Big Trill from Baboon Forest.