Shonubi Musoke & Co Advocates celebrated three decades in business on Thursday evening with a unique cocktail event held at the Uganda museum.
Having opened its doors on September 18, 1987, the firm could not have chosen a better way to register the milestone than at a venue that has decades of Uganda’s history and an African-wear theme night, at a party dubbed ‘A night at the museum.’
It was not just a section of the venue, but the entire museum, and guests had the choice to interact at a cocktail table in any corner as they followed the action on LED screens strategically positioned.
Kudos to the ladies who beat the gentlemen in the African wear game, with colourful dresses and headgear. Most male guests wore business suits, only accentuating their looks with bow ties and matching pocket squares made out of Ankara.
Speaking at the event, Dr Alan Shonubi, a senior and founding partner at the firm, shared the firm’s history, from Dewinton road to Bauman House and now its home on Hannington road.
It has now grown beyond the boundaries to have partnerships in Burundi, Kenya and South Africa. The journey of growth from two to 24 lawyers over the years was received with applause from the audience of lawyers, clients and business associates. Shonubi also introduced three new partners.
It wasn’t just all about food, cocktails, speeches and suits, but also a little bit of entertainment. Trojans Dance Company performed a contemporary version of Nambi and Nakku’s story, while Canaan Gents serenaded the guests with their smooth acapella music.
Guests left at leisure from 10pm and received gifts from the hosts on exit.