New Year’s Eve party dubbed the ‘Wasafi Festival’ Nairobi edition was probably the hottest ticket in town for crossing over to 2019.
The successful event went down at Uhuru Gardens with some of East Africa’s best talent and performers, while at the same time unveiling a set of Coke Studio Africa 2019
Here are some of the Coke studio Africa acts who lit up the stage – you’ll see more of them during the 2019 edition set to kick off this Feb.
Kenyan budding star Nadia
Bongo star Harmonize who will also feature in this year’s edition, alongside Ugandan Music Queen Sheebah was also at the festival – kicking off his performance with dimmed lights and a video clip of his journey as an artist playing on the screens.
He then took to the stage with his most popular song “Kwangawaru”, “Matatizo” which saw him get so emotional that he sang most of the song kneeling down. In between his performance, he brought out a Kenyan Flag as he proclaimed that the reason why he loves Kenya so much is, he feels he relates to their humility.
Aptly prepped for the show, Naiboi brought on stage a full band and dancers. He thrilled fans with his multiple hits including “Tingika” where he brought out Rankadah for a joint performance. He then charmed the girls in the audience with a banquet of roses that he gave out one by one to random girls in the audience as he performed a mellow version of his monster hit “2-in-1”.
The Coke Studio acts were the top performers at the 2018 New Year’s Eve Wasafi Festival, alongside Diamond and Morgan Heritage. All the acts, except Rayvanny making his second return, will be making their debut on the new season of Africa’s biggest music show – Coke Studio Africa, set to air on TV across Africa starting Feb 2019!
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