Uganda Police has stopped “HIP-HOP BRUNCH”, an event organized by Baboon Forest Entertainment’s Ernest Nsimbi famously known as GNL Zamba.
According, to the legendary Hip-hop artist, Uganda Police refused to reply to the event request letter that his team had taken to them for their consent. The Hip Hop Brunch was to take place at the Speke Hotel Kampala, where attendees were to enjoy an unlimited brunch buffet in a safe outdoor setting, following all SOPs from 11am on the 26th of December, 2020- Boxing Day being Streamed live via @baboonforestent Facebook and YouTube.
According to the organizers, “The Hip Hop Brunch” was set to be a bi-monthly event, presented and hosted by Baboon Forest Entertainment and @fire_finch_entertainment Experts and creatives across the hip hop industry who would come together to network and build East Africa’s hip hop ecosystem. The Hip Hop Brunch was to feature panels from noted industry professionals, performers representing the five elements of hip hop, and a marketplace for multimedia and urban-wear entrepreneurs. The event was to focus on empowerment, diversity, creativity, and working together, embodied by Hip Hop’s four principles: Peace, Love, Unity, and Having Fun!
READ GNL’s OFFICIAL STATEMENT BELOW!
“I know that many of our friends and fans are anxious about the status of our HipHop Brunch event which we had scheduled for this Saturday. 26th December.”
“….As you are all aware, there have been several hiccups in our preparations. These problems have been caused by the inconsistency and lack of transparency on the part of Uganda Police Force. For the past fortnight, my team and the event organizers have been tossed up and about by the police. Indeed, over two weeks ago, we approached the police and informed them about our intentions to hold the event and stating how we shall be in position to observe all the SOPs as it has been done by all the others who have been holding such events like ours.
“Till today on the 25th of December, we are yet to receive an official reply from the Uganda Police to allow our event to take place even after approaching them through all the possible means to decode and resolve this debacle”.
“I therefore take this opportunity to inform all our guests who had committed to come for this event that it is cancelled for now and we shall communicate to them when we will hold this same event in the near future”.