Biggest and best gigs of the year 2017 - PHOTOS - Nairobi News
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2017 was the year Kenya had a heavy political cloud hanging above. But despite all that, fun lovers were kept entertained as several big artistes come to perform in town. The bi-monthly Koroga Festival brought big acts such as D’banj, Diamond Platnumz, Heavy K, Lira, Fally Ipupa just to mention a few. Nigerian singer D’banj performs on stage during the Koroga Festival in Nairobi. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU Other events which filled up venues all over the city included Color Run, Blankets and Wine, Don Moen, Hill Song United and the monthly Godown Gig. Jamaican Reggae artiste Busy Signal performs on stage at one of the many reggae gigs which took place throughout the year in Kenya. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU Naija remained huge with various Nigerian artistes coming to perform in various concerts held throughout the year. They included Tekno Miles, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Maleek Berry, Iyanya among others. Nigerian singer Tekno Miles performs on stage at a concert in Nairobi. Many West African acts toured Kenya in 2017 bringing Naija sounds to town. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU Coke Studio brought us Jason Derulo and a mind blowing fusion of new African acts from various countries, with The Kansoul upstaging Tekno Miles with stripper clad dancers on stage. Phenomenal Fena performing on stage during the Wizkid Concert in Nairobi. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU Local acts were not left behind as they churned out hits after hits, made collaborations with artistes from other African countries, released hit singles which ruled the airwaves and club hits all year long, but most importantly showed that Kenyan music is a force to reckon with. Kenya’s legendary duo of Necessary Noize comprising Wyre and Nazizi when they made a one-time reunion during a reggae concert to thrill their fans with hits from their debut group album. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU Here is to better and more events come in the New Year 2018! Hundreds of travellers were on Monday stranded as a transport hitch hit various parts of the country following Sunday’s ban on night... Phew! 2017 is gone. It is hugely relieving to bid the year goodbye. Many will agree that this was the most turbulent... As 2017 comes to an end and we usher in a new year full of promise, we take a look at some... WhatsApp has announced that it will stop support for customers using Nokia, Windows and BlackBerry phones along with phones running old software... Facing lawsuits and consumer outrage, Apple Inc is slashing prices for battery replacements and will change its software to show users whether... In yet another example of how bizarre elections can turn out in Africa, the sole aspirant in Rwanda Football Association's presidential elections...
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