A concert to promote local talent and artistic ventures in the Mt Kenya region has been scheduled for this Saturday in Kikuyu town, Kiambu County.
The concert that has been planned by local leaders will feature among others popular Benga star Samuel Muchoki alias Samidoh.
Senate Chief Whip Irungu Kang’ata will be the chief guest. Even though it is just a music concert, there are speculations that the show could set a platform for political rhetoric judging by the number of prominent personalities invited.
According to the planners, the concert is also meant to be a unification platform for politicians from the area following emerging political differences especially after the chaos witnessed in Deputy President William Ruto's concert in Muranga.
Speaking to The Standard, Kang’ata said he has always wanted to promote musicians. “It is a good thing that the entertainment scene is reopening after musicians suffered financially in the months that entertainment spots were closed," Kang’ata said.
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"We should all come out and support our artistes who use their talents to make a living. I am personally a great fun of Samidoh and I will be at the concert not only as a chief guest but also as a music lover ready to shake a leg.”
Speaking at the same time, Samidoh confirmed that all plans are ready for the big day. The star is known for his hit songs among them Wendo Maguta, Wendo Na Urimu, Niwathire Naihenya and Wendo Wi Cama said the event will be significant given that it will be the first major gig to be held in the area since pubs and restaurants reopened.
“I am set for the big day and my fans should expect the best; I will not disappoint," said Samidoh.
Meanwhile, there was drama at The Fuse Club in Kiambu on Sunday night after power went off when hundreds were enjoying Samidoh’s performance. The musician had just taken to stage when lights went off for about 10 minutes. However, after the lights were back, Samidoh went ahead to give a thrilling show.