On the count of three, we say, hurray! Okay, let’s go: 1, 2, 3…..!!!! Nazizi, Obwaka, Olith Ratego, Zzero Sufuri, DJ Vajayjay, DJ Mufasa, Slikback, Seeds of Datura and KMRU are the Kenyan acts that have been confirmed for the 2019 Nyege Nyege Festival which takes place from September 5th-8th 2019. MC Yallah, who’s a Kenyan rapper based in Uganda will also be performing.
Nyege Nyege Festival
You haven’t lived until you’ve attended Nyege Nyege festival. Got a bucket list? This should be on the list. Jot it down after reading this if you won’t be attending. Started in 2015, it’s now considered by music experts as one of the most important 4-day international music festivals in East Africa, held in Uganda. The festival’s aim is to showcase all the exciting development in the East African scene.
What to expect
Non-stop partying (obviously!), an ethereal forest surrounding since the event takes place in a forest next to River Nile, creative workshops, dancing and rowing your boat on River Nile.
Kenyan artists profile
Nazizi is well known for her fearless rap and femcee status in Kenya and she will definitely represent us well. Obwaka is a Nairobi-based DJ focusing on Afrobeats and Afrohouse mixes. Olith Ratego is an Afro-fusion artist who sings the dodo, a traditional style of Luo music. Zzero Sufuri is an underground Kenyan hip hop artist who’ll be performing as well, showing how diverse and inviting the festival is. DJ Vajayjay describes herself as the wild card of the festival. DJ Mufasa will be focusing on throwback riddims at Nyege Nyege Fest. Slikback is all about grime, trap and other dark music that’s bound to draw you in while the Seeds of Datura is the metal band that will keep you hooked. Producer KMRU will be delivering evocative electronic mixes at the fest.
Tickets and accommodation
Are you excited and ready for this?