With Valentine’s having come during the week, many lovers have pushed their dates to the weekend. Knowing this well, event organisers have lined up shows all over Nairobi throughout the weekend.
Whether you love reggae, jazz, fashion or simply the outdoor adventure, there is a choice for everyone.
For the lovers of fashion and everything glam, Zen Garden will be hosting the annual Fashion High Tea event celebrating Haute Couture in Kenya. This is one of the biggest events in the local fashion calendar that boasts of class with fashion and style and everything glam on showcase.
The fashion event attracts all the top fashion brands and personalities from across the region who not only meet to socialize and showcase the latest trends but also indulge and shop as they enjoy the exclusive moment.
At the Kenyatta International Convention Centre tomorrow night, the Nobody Can Stop Reggae festival will be hosting celebrated reggae singer Richie Spice backed by his Element band as well as DJs Moh Spice, Juan and Zi Heno. This concert is a creation of The Hype Group Limited.
Nigeria’s Flavour and leading Kenyan boy-band Sauti Sol are set to perform at Uhuru Gardens in yet another much hyped concert dubbed ‘Festival of Love’.
The multiple award-winning group, which recently concluded their Melanin World Tour have steadily built their international brand and maintained a reputation for heart-felt performances.
Along the way, they have collected a number of awards including; MTV EMA Best African Act in 2014, Best Group and Producer of the year AFRIMMA in 2015, the only East African artistes to get a BET Award nomination in 2015, Best Group MTV MAMA 2016, Best African group AFRIMMA 2016 and SoundCity MVP 2016.
Flavour, on the other hand, is popularly known across Africa and the world for his hit song Nwa Baby (Ashawo Remix).
The album’s success made him one of Africa’s most sought-after artistes as he is to date being booked to perform at numerous concerts and social events.
Also in the show will be fast-rising artistes Steph Kapela, the melodious Alicios and feisty Petra.
The concert will be hosted by Pascal Tokodi and Kate the actress with DJ Crème de la Crème together with power-house DJ Dii on the decks.
At the same time, two-time Grammy award winner Marcus Miller will headline the Safaricom Jazz festival.
At the top of his game for over 30 years, Miller is the winner of the 2013 Edison Award for Lifetime Achievement in Jazz (Holland), winner of the 2010 Victoire du Jazz (France) and in 2013, was appointed a UNESCO Artist For Peace.
His characteristic bass sound can be heard on a limitless catalogue of musical hits from Bill Wither’s Just The Two of Us, to Luther Vandross’ Never Too Much, to songs from Chaka Khan, David Sanborn, Herbie Hancock, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, George Benson, Elton John and Bryan Ferry.