Sometime last year, our company had a guest from a leading media house in the country.
Since it was the last Friday of the month, she was feeling loaded and asked that she reciprocates the good gesture by hosting us to a night out.
Before a decision on the venue of the night out could be made, a truck loaded with loud speakers announcing corporate night in Gulu passed by and she bought into the announcement of attending a corporate night.
I had heard weird stories of Gulu’s corporate night but had not experienced it.
Since, our guest expressed interest, it could be counterproductive to underscore a Gulu week-end hang out; more so when you are not doing the spending.
To cut a long story short, the disappointment was so terrible that it confirmed my fears of my guest thinking Gulu has no corporate class.
At this particular spot, were revelers with dirty worn out sandals. The uniform dress code was free NGO t-shirts, and Sporty like Jerseys since Arsenal was playing a team that night. The customer care was traumatizing at best.
The music was purely old school Lingala interjected with some South African rhythms.
Certainly, none of the revelers looked corporate; neither did the outlook of the venue nor the decoration.
Why do I am share this reminiscence of one of my worst hang out days in 2018?
Friday last week, was Women’s day celebration. Castle Light Beer in partnership with O’café launched Friday Night Lite. Every Friday, O’café in partnership with Castle Lite Beer Companies will host you to a special Friday night.
At the launch, Castle Light Beer was at a discount of 3 beers for 10,000 Ugx and entrance at O’café was free unlike other customized nights.
The night was dedicated to Utaker music selection from Uganda, Tanzania Kenya and Rwanda. Utake nights as it was a common Kampala phenomenon.
The DJ of the night was visiting from the Almost Famous DJs. DJ Virus has cut a nice niche with his Gulu’s audience since the Almost Famous DJs started visiting Gulu for O’ Café’s Silent Disco . The Silent Disco is one of the new Gulu innovations by O’café entertainment categories.
The music was simply epic and phenomenal with no repetitions but offered diversity of classy corporate music.
Apparently, there is no night hangout as Romantic as O’café with a unique lighting system and wild park like ever green trees giving it a very rosy cozy sight.
In attendance was the real and right corporate audience. The different tables had known corporate families and corporate company colleagues.
From Government Parastatal employees; to renown banking fraternities and reputable families with means.
Noticeable personalities were man around town Omiyo, Don, all the way from Arua, Akuso from Laoo Ltd and Sales Reps of different beer companies also enjoyed the night away.
The dressing clearly like any other O’café party night had a great sense of style, cost and fashion tending attires. The revelers exuded confidence and spoke in charming ways that a by stander could not resist the temptation to join them.
On the menu was a full Halal Cania of spicy Sambusas, pieces of Chicken meat, French fries, Sausage and Salad to mention but a few.
Whoever bought Pizza was instantly offered a free bottle of Soda for a polite swallow and great taste.
While we congratulate Harriet (Castle Light Sales Representative) for such a well thought out business idea; the challenge remains maintaining standard already set in place.
Certainly, Paul Mutanga(CEO) of O’café and Harriet (Castle Light Sales Rep) have to be complemented on adding to Gulu’s sensational hangout options and placing class and style to all they do.