Industry Nite, budding Kenyan Music talent platform is back in action right here in Nairobi. This is after the organizers took the show round the country in the month of July to search and highlight talent from other counties. They hit Machakos, Nakuru, Kisumu and Mombasa as the sought to engage upcoming Mcs and offer them a chance to hit the stage alongside established industry names like Big Pin. The Night is back in a popular Nairobi hangout spot club Galileo.
This past weekend, the lineup was impressive and ambitious as they gave the Jump Off freshmen a chance to shed off that stage fright. 2016 Jump off freshmen (Hip Hop cats who look promising for the year ahead and get exclusive play on The Jump Off ) Djungle, G Zay and the duo Wakadinali were happy to receive the call and spit some bars. Each had close to 30 minutes to rock the mic and impress the crowd. Since they are just building their brands, bars rhymes is all they offered the crowd and they did a handy job. Djungle with his sophisticated sheng lines captivated the crowd with the “Thika Ruiru hit. The fresh came off stage with a wow effect on people’s faces making a statement they were here to stay.
A very sought after dancing crew turn rap group Everlast were on the bill as well. The group is enjoying massive local media airplay off their hit single Goody Goody which features Naiboi and Kristoff. Being strong on the dance floor, their synchronized moves wowed the people and owned the stage with ease. Goody goody is a sing along got everyone on their toes screaming to every line.
The Main act was recording artist from Pacho entertainment Timmy T Dat. Timmy who has back to back club bangers was on stage for over 1 hour. Backed by Dj Bash on the turn tables, he took the crowd through his catalogue and boy he got a stack. He has the formula of making hits like Welle Welle, Usiogope, Dus Nyau, Haitosi, Tunakubali and the crowd loves the sheng word play. He had a pleasant time on stage talking to the ladies as well, often hitting on whom caught his eye.
Timmy T Dat In Action
Light bulb entertainment the founder of Industry Nite teamed up with TVC and Galileo Lounge to avail the platform till end of year to help 254 acts perform to revelers. It is an intimate setting but ideal to hone stage skills. Sheila Kwamboka who is the CEO is passionate about KE music. She says “in your hood in case you see someone with talent or potential talent point them to our direction and we shall groom them to something the industry can accept” She says that each event is catered to bring out the best of Kenyan talent.
Keep it Kenyan Vibe as we wait to reveal the next big stars from such undertakings as Industry Nite
Pics Courtesy Of TVC