Omah Lay [Courtesy]

Nigerian Omah Lay's concert is the only big show expected as many planned Christmas and New Year concerts are cancelled amid Covid-19 jitters.

This, as event organisers remain cautious about hosting top international musicians and huge concerts due to the uncertainties surrounding the industry, 

It started with Koffi Olomide cancelling his much-anticipated concert followed by an awkward silence over a much-hyped Konshens New Year visit. A Mbosso show held in Mombasa did not go well with locals after an alleged mishandling of local artistes.

And now, all eyes are on Omah Lay (real name) Stanley Omah Didia whose New Year beach concert is the only big show on the cards.

The 24-year-old has confirmed that he will be flying into the country early next week for the New Year's eve show dubbed B-Club Beach Festival. It will be the first beach music concert to be held on the Kenyan coast since Covid-19 struck.

“We are responding to the demand of the people as they are thirsty and eager for a good year-ender after such a dull season that saw entertainment spots remain closed and concerts held back for the best part of the year.

"We already have recorded good booking and seeing that Mombasa is already a hive of activity with local and domestic tourists filling every space, we are sure the beach party will record full attendance as we observe all Covid 19 health protocols,” said a B-Club manager, speaking on behalf of the club owner Barry Ndengeye.

Meanwhile, the new celebrity couple in town, Nadia Mukami and Arrow Bwoy, is the duo to watch this Christmas weekend as they head to the Lake Side Kisumu City for a mega gig set for Sunday.

Nadia Mukami and Arrow Bwoy [Courtesy]

Kisumu, currently in the spotlight for hosting the biggest street bash of 2021 will see the Raha singers pitch camp at Club Da Place where they will be joined by MC Jalang’o and DJ Mellow.

“This is the best gift we can ever give to the residents of Kisumu. It has been a tough year and as people look back and reflect, we are giving them the best entertainers to ease their minds as they cool their throats,” said Ken Angwen, the Club da Place owner.

Other shows taking place in major towns this Christmas weekend include a Khaligraph Jones' performance at Moonshine Beach in Nyali and a Kakamega Golf Hotel show led by Eric Omondi.

Khaligraph Jones [Courtesy]