HSBC WORLD RUGBY SEVENS SERIES CAPE TOWN 2017

Hey there my lovelies. It’s been so long since I checked in with you. I hope you’ve all been enjoying the festive season. I have been swamped with work so, unlike everyone else, it’s really not holiday time for me. Nevertheless, I love my job so it never really feels like a burden. I’m very grateful to call what I love doing work.

I’m sure most of you have heard of the World Rugby Sevens Series. It is the biggest annual series of international rugby tournaments featuring national sevens teams. South Africa takes rugby very seriously and has an incredible team that were the champions in the 2016-17 series. The second leg of the 2017-18 series was held in Cape Town, South Africa, at the Cape Town Stadium. I am not a huge fan of rugby or sports in general, but this is one event I have always wanted to attend because truth be told, it is the biggest event in South Africa. People plan to attend it for months and travel from all over the world to experience the beauty and wonders of the game. There is also such an exciting buzz around Cape Town in December because of it. You can therefore only imagine my excitement when Papa Droo Promotions approached me to cover the event for my blog and
YouTube channel.

Teshie Ogallo at Cape Town Rugby 7s 2017

Papa Droo Promotions is a promotional company whose pursuit is to be Passionately Different. They aim to organise, promote and execute exclusive corporate, music, sports and entertainment events and activities. They also offer innovative and unique marketing and branding opportunities for public and private organisations.

I was lucky enough to attend both days of the tournament in Cape Town. I also got to bring my girl, Sally Waithera, along who helped so much with shooting and recording content for both the blog and the YouTube channel. Thank you so much girlie! There’s no one else I’d rather have invited to accompany me. We have such good energy and vibes together.

Teshie Ogallo at Cape Town Rugby 7s 2017

Teshie Ogallo at Cape Town Rugby 7s 2017

Teshie Ogallo at Cape Town Rugby 7s 2017

I was pleasantly surprised to find out that South Africans seriously DRESS UP to the Cape Town Rugby 7’s. It honestly felt like a Halloween party and I had such a ball admiring and taking photos of everyone’s creative outfits. I was a tad bit sad that I hadn’t dressed up in a creative outfit on Day 1 but made up for it on Day 2 by dressing up as a Kenyan Minnie Mouse.

Teshie Ogallo at Cape Town Rugby 7s 2017

Teshie Ogallo at Cape Town Rugby 7s 2017

Teshie Ogallo at Cape Town Rugby 7s 2017

Teshie Ogallo at Cape Town Rugby 7s 2017

I loved interacting with so many people from all over the world. Everyone was in such good spirits and it was such a safe space to make friends, be yourself and have a good time. If you’re only going for the vibe then I would recommend going on Day 1. I had much more fun on Day 1 which boasted a large, young, boisterous crowd. On Day 2 tickets got sold out pretty fast since the final games were being played, so if you’re going solely for the rugby then I would recommend Day 2. To be honest, though, a weekend pass is the only way to get the FULL experience, so start saving up now people!

Teshie Ogallo at Cape Town Rugby 7s 2017

Teshie Ogallo at Cape Town Rugby 7s 2017

Teshie Ogallo at Cape Town Rugby 7s 2017

Teshie Ogallo at Cape Town Rugby 7s 2017

Teshie Ogallo at Cape Town Rugby 7s 2017

Teshie Ogallo at Cape Town Rugby 7s 2017

Teshie Ogallo at Cape Town Rugby 7s 2017

Teshie Ogallo at Cape Town Rugby 7s 2017

Teshie Ogallo at Cape Town Rugby 7s 2017

Teshie Ogallo at Cape Town Rugby 7s 2017
Papa Droo Promotions made sure to buy block tickets to ensure that the Kenyan supporters were all seated together. This made cheering for our team much easier and exciting. It was such a blast singing Kenyan cheer songs which I last sang during various ‘Sports Days’ back in high school. The Kenyan crew raised a lot of attention and many other people from other parts of the world, especially my South African brothers and sisters, came to join us in cheering for the Kenyan team. We even got featured on live TV on Super Sports singing and dancing for the team. I’m really grateful to everyone that came to support us. It was really appreciated.

Teshie Ogallo at Cape Town Rugby 7s 2017

Teshie Ogallo at Cape Town Rugby 7s 2017

Teshie Ogallo at Cape Town Rugby 7s 2017

Teshie Ogallo at Cape Town Rugby 7s 2017

Teshie Ogallo at Cape Town Rugby 7s 2017

Teshie Ogallo at Cape Town Rugby 7s 2017

Teshie Ogallo at Cape Town Rugby 7s 2017

Teshie Ogallo at Cape Town Rugby 7s 2017
Knowing Kenyans, there had to be an after-party to celebrate and conclude the weekend’s festivities. Papa Droo Promotions organised the after-party at Chez Ntemba International VIP Club. This was an excellent choice, in my opinion, as Chez is popular for its African music and good vibes. We also enjoyed interacting with various members of the Kenya Sevens team and their supporters during the after-party. The DJ ended the weekend by throwing it back with Kenyan classics by legends like E-sir and GidiGidi MajiMaji. Sally and I kept saying that if Cape Town parties were as lit as that one was, we would be such party animals! 😀 We had such a lovely and memorable weekend and are already looking forward to the next one.

Teshie Ogallo at Cape Town Rugby 7s 2017
Thank you so much, Papa Droo Promotions, for hosting us. I can’t wait to make more awesome memories with you in the future.

Teshie Ogallo at Cape Town Rugby 7s 2017

I also managed to shoot 2 vlogs which I will link down below. Make sure to check them out and subscribe to my YouTube channel.

PS: I’m now working with my sister Aggie Ogallo, who helped me with editing this article. She is such an awesome freelance writer. Talk about girl bosses in the family! Feel free to DM me for her contact if you have any work for her.

until next time

xx

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