Musicians thrill fans at Choma an Ngoma

Revelers during the 2nd edition of Radio Maisha's Choma na Ngoma music extravaganza at KICC, Nairobi on Friday. [Elvis Ogina, Standard]
Nigerian popstar Patoranking lived up to his billing when he charmed his Kenyan fans at the Choma na Ngoma live music extravaganza at KICC grounds in Nairobi, yesterday.

The artist took to the stage at 2.40am with the hit No Kissing Baby.

“I love Nairobi!” he said as he performed the next song Particula which send the girls wild. The Kenyan love for the Naija songstar was evident when he appeared earlier to sing with Sauti soul their number Melanin. Group brought the roof down with the song Sura Yako.

They sang Tujiangalie parodying leaders who have mismanaged the nation.

“You voted but they’re busy messing us up,” Bien told the crowd who responded in affirmative among them musician and Starehe MP Njagua. The evergreen group debuted a new number Extravaganzathat borrows from Caribbean idiomatic expression of Calypso beats.

Willy Pouze and Tanzania’s songbird Nandy performed their collabo Halleluyia and Njiwa.

And the combination of Radio Maisha’s MC Mwende Macharia and MC Philip lit up Choma na Ngoma keeping the crowd on their feet.

Nikikutazama and Kiatu from Kenya’s duo H-Art The Band was the icing on the cake as Choma na Ngoma second edition came to a close ushering in Madaraka Day.

DRC’s musical diva Alicios performed the hit Mpita Njia.

“Choma na Ngoma was once again an unqualified success proving the enduring popularity and influence of Radio Maisha, a brand which on top of its long-standing reputation as a market leader in Kenya, is now synonymous with a world-class concert experience,” said Head of Radio, The Standard Group PLC Tom Japanni.

In attendance were Standard Group Deputy Editorial Director Kipkoech Tanui, Head of Broadcast Joe Munene and Head of Corporate Affairs Charles Kimathi.

The second edition of Choma na Ngoma was sponsored by among others Kenya Breweries Ltd, Cocacola, Betin, Pesapal, Homeboyz, Ashleys, Intercontinnetal Nairobi, Vintage Concepts, Lexus Executives,KICC, cate Chris among other partners.

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