Bebe Cool, a bevy of performing acts grace PANYC 2022 stage


It was a celebration of Ugandan performing acts too as entertainers including Bebe Cool, Haruna Mubiru, Geosteady, Zex Bilangilangi, Beenie Gunter, Mikie Wine, Crysto Panda, Ykee Benda, Kohen Jaycee, Daddy Andre, Chris Evans, Pallaso, Levixone, a host of stand-up comedians and MCs, graced the Pearl of Africa New Year Celebration (PANYC) 2022 stage to usher Ugandans into 2023.

As thousands of revelers flocked to different hangout places to usher in the new year with countdowns and fireworks without restrictions for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in Uganda, millions stayed home and watched the over-10-TV-stations cross-over event.

At exactly midnight, Uganda erupted in a stunning display of fireworks with cities across the country displaying fireworks, and at Kampala’s highest point, the Next Media Park in Naguru was transformed into a canvas of light and colour as fireworks exploded above our iconic premises with a unique display of our own.

The celebrations brought together major Ugandan media houses and entertainers like UBC TV, Magic 1 TV, Bukedde TV, Sanyuka TV, NBS, Spirit TV, BBS TV, Urban TV, TV West, TV East, Wan Luo, Baba TV, and KBS TV. In addition to the TVs, all content was relayed online via the Afro Mobile platform, with highlights consistently shared across social media outlets like Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, and Twitter through photos, and videos of the Behind-the-Scenes activity, performances, and fireworks using the #PANYC2022 hashtag.

The celebrations that started airing at 2:00 PM on 31st December showcased Uganda’s rich culture, history, and potential. PANYC 2022 was based on the four pillars of ‘Love Uganda,’ ‘Explore Uganda,’ ‘Celebrate Uganda’, and ‘Inspire Hope’.