Kampala, Uganda | By Michael Wandati | Have you been to Club Amnesia before? This is one of the finest and popular hangout joint that come into any party goer’s mind whenever he/she thinks of partying mercilessly almost in the middle of the city, Kampala.
Strategically located at Plaza Building, Kampala Road, adjacent to Bank of Baroda and opposite Uganda Railway offices, Club Amnesia will effective today Thursday 1st August 2019, have its last night to its revellers, to savour their last drink and dance at the club, enjoying the last memories.
Club Amnesia, open 5 days a week, offers a fresh experience to Kampala revellers, with each day, a totally fresh and unique array of Night Themes that stretch across all sections of society especially the youth and middle class. Sad that with effect from Friday 2nd August 2019, Club Amnesia will be no more!
On behalf of the Board of Directors, below is a statement from the Co-Founder & Managing Director of Club Amnesia, Dr. Innocent Nahabwe:
“Those who have read my book know my view about business. Business is just business. We should, as business owners, know the trends our industry is taking and if possible anticipate the direction our consumer habits are taking.
We have realised that in the nightclub business, everyone is drinking from near their homes – mostly in open spaces. Closed bars are phasing out. We have therefore, taken the step to close Club Amnesia with effect from Friday 2nd August 2019 with the party on Thursday 1st August 2019 being our last.
We are grateful to you our customers, for keeping us in business for the last eight years. Ever since we opened, the number of similar businesses that have opened and closed are uncountable; but we have thanks to you remained open because of your support. We thank you!
We have hosted some of the craziest parties this town has seen. We hosted all the top artistes and those starting out. We have birthed many careers and given a platform to so many.
We have hosted many Kasikis, sending hundreds of you to your marriage. Some of you have found love here while others have lost love in the same place. So many memories. We must celebrate all that tonight.
We are also thankful to our landlord, Mr. Rajiv Ruparelia and his dad Sudhir Ruparelia who have been good hosts. I hope we have been good tenants. We will remain at the building as a restaurant that serves the true Uganda dish- Katogo 24/7.
We thank our suppliers, lawyers, auditors, bankers and the beverage companies that have been very supportive over the years. We couldn’t have made it this far without you.
We thank our dedicated staff. Your energy and passion is what made us go this far. Thank you. To my partners Bobby and Pius, thanks for sticking with me through all this madness.
Tonight – we shall have one last drink at Club Amnesia. So, ladies and gentlemen, in the spirit of having a great time, please come through tonight and we drink to the memories.
Where do we go from here? Well, we will communicate our next move soon. But once again, thanks a lot for the support to Club Amnesia; it has been proof that you had a great evening the night before!.”
The Dispatch team is not pleased to report that Kampala’s nightlife has taken a big hit after the closure of Club Amnesia. We hope the clubbing experience in Kampala following the closure of Amnesia will stay in place, and we can all continue to enjoy a beer, a dance and each other’s company any night of the week.
Come party tonight at Club Amnesia as it closes its doors, and experience the ultimate nightlife memories that you will never find else where.