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Freshers’ Ball Fiesta Leaves Students Gasping for More

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A dazzling display of glamour and excitement unfolded at Aero Beach yesterday, 26th August, 2023 as hundreds of students gathered for the annual Freshers’ Ball Fiesta.

Organized by the Guild Government to warmly welcome new students into University life, the annual extravaganza proved to be a glittering testament to the vibrancy of campus life.

Areo Beach transformed into a realm of opulence as over 800 students converged to partake in an unforgettable evening.

The scenes were painted with a mix of luxury, with some revellers arriving in complimentary means courtesy of the Guild Governemnt while others docked-in with their sleek vehicles.

Students dancing the night away. // Japheth Godwin Walakira

Organizers employed lenient identification methods including students’ IDs, admission letters, and even a WhatsApp group that would identify one as a member of Nkumba University community.

As the sun dipped below the horizon, mouthwatering aromas wafted through the air around 6 pm, treating students to a sumptuous feast that set the stage for what was to come.

The rhythm of the evening was marked by an electrifying live band performance that resonated through the hearts of students, paving the way for a night filled with entertainment.

Unanticipated delight swept through the crowd as B2C took to the stage, igniting the atmosphere with their soulful love ballad “Gutujja.”


In the wake of B2C’s soul-stirring departure, Racheal Ray graced the stage, her vocals weaving through the air waves as she captured hearts with her hit single “Toja Lya.”

But the zenith of the night’s magic arrived minute after 11pm, as Spice Diana claimed the spotlight.

With a commanding presence, Spice Diana’s performance transported the audience into a world of euphoria, her rendition of “Siri Regular” igniting fervent requests for more.

The ecstatic ambiance enveloping Areo Beach mirrored the sentiments of the students, who expressed their contentment with the event’s offerings.

Elizabeth Nakityo, a nursing student, summed up the sentiment, saying, “Seeing Spice Diana perform was the highlight of the entire night for me. At least from this government, we got something valuable – free food, transportation, and sensational entertainment! Wow!” exclaimed Nakityo.

Student taking the “siri regular” moves// Japheth Godwin Walakira

President Toka Victor, speaking during the event, thanked the organizing committee and encouraged students to relish their well-deserved celebration, emphasizing responsibility and safety. “This event is your initiation into campus life – an occasion specially crafted for you, our newcomers. Relish the experience responsibly and stay safe,” he emphasized, his words resonating with a sense of responsibility and celebration.

The night drew to a graceful close as the clock struck midnight, with the electrifying echoes of Spice Diana’s performance still lingering in the air.

The Freshers’ Ball, a hallowed tradition that annually beckons nearly 1,000 students, stands as a living testament to the vivacity that defines university life.

A resounding welcome, an unforgettable night – all captured within the embrace of Areo Beach’s shores.

Spice Diana on stage // Japheth Godwin Walakira
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Simon Peter Nashonji
Simon Peter Nashonji
Nashonji Simon Peter is a dynamic and multi-faceted team leader, renowned for his exceptional interpersonal skills. Having graduated with a Diploma in Journalism, Nashonji is on the cusp of completing his Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Public Relations at Nkumba University. He picked his niche and started writing with Chimp Reports in 2018. Since then, he has authored and published over 500 articles that cover Business trends, Politics, Health, Sports, and Environment. To master his craft, Nashonji offered to volunteer as an Editor of Nkumba University's News Website in 2022, a position he has held to date. On 1st July 2023, He joined the Editorial team of Ubuntu’ Magazine, a Rotary District 9214 (Uganda and Tazania) Monthly News product. Beyond the realm of academia, Nashonji is deeply involved in the governance of Airforce Senior Secondary School his Alma Mata, where he serves as a member on the Board of Directors. He is currently, the President Airforce S.S.S Alumni Society, President Samia Student's Association of Nkumba University and at the same time President of the Media Challenge Fellowship, 2023 cohort. "Opportunities multiply as they are seized and only dwindle when neglected."


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