Monday, September 11, 2006

2Face powers new face of Guinness bottle

YOU ARE WELCOME: UBL’s MD, Baker Magunda with the Nigerian High Commisioner Orike Chukudi at the function. Photo by John Nsimbe
TASTY: UBL’s Brenda Mbathi tastes Guiness after unveiling the new bottle. Photo by Willy Tamale
If you were at the launch of the new look of the Guinness beer bottle at Sheraton Hotel last Friday, you ought to kick yourself because you missed out on great fun. It is not everyday that you will be at a party broadcast live on television.
If you were glued to WBS however, you didn't miss out on all the fun as Africa's premier star, Nigeria's 2Face Idibia drove the crowd into a dancing mood while he performed some of his popular songs.
CHIC: Designer Sylvia Owori who recently showcased her designs at the Cape Town fashion week at the party. Photo by John Nsimbe
SHOW TIME: Bebe Cool. Photo by John Nsimbe
When he did his African Queen, the crowd sang along and the star poured out his heart as he continually professed his love for Uganda. What more could make a night worthwhile?
The Guinness bottle has been given a new look but the content-the dark frothy beer remains the same, as the Managing Director of Uganda Breweries, Baker Magunda explained. “We feel the new look is clean and modern, yet it retains the classic essence of the Guinness brand," he said as he unveiled the new look of the Guinness bottle that is consumed by 10million people worldwide everyday.
2Face Idibia. Photo by John Nsimbe
As early as 7 p.m., well dressed guests had started heaving into the Guinness branded confines of the Sheraton Hotel's Rwenzori ballroom for a great night ahead of them.
The organisation of the event was commendable and it brought together guests from different classes of the corporate sector, the entertainment world, a few dignitaries as well as the Uganda Breweries folks.
Some of the night's highlights included performances from local artistes as curtain raisers for 2Face. Guests were thrilled by performances from local favourites like Blu*3, Juliana Kanyomozi, Bebe Cool, Iryn Namubiru, Infinity dancers and the Ngoni who all performed non-stop one after another.
2Face sang for approximately half an hour within which he got guests grooving, many of whom had already had one Guinness to many, bringing out the power in them, like Guinness slogan goes.


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