The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the entertainment scene globally and more and more entertainers are working to remain relevant during these quarantine times. Kenyan entertainers too are catching up by logging onto the various social media platforms to entertain their audience.
While newer social media sites such as TikTok and VSkit have gained more users over this period, Instagram still remains a viable entertainment social media platform for content creators, artists and entertainers. Below are some Kenyan Instagram accounts to follow for educative and entertaining content
Speaker Box K1 At Home
This is the online version of Speaker Box at K1. The event that was designed to create a new platform where artists, creatives and culture shifters can express themselves freely, was normally hosted by Patricia Kihoro at the K1 Clubhouse. Speaker Box K1 At Home allows you to watch poets, singers, spoken word artists, rappers, stand-up comedians perform via their Instagram handle.
Young & Stupid
This is an IG TV series by the super talented filmmaker Abel Mutua. In this series, the comic scriptwriter showcases his storytelling skills by telling stories of young and foolish actions by people (himself included). Abel recently dropped the 2nd episode of this series which is slowly gaining popularity among Kenyans. Join the gang and follow him to see what’s store as he has promised to make each episode bigger and better.
Blankets & Wine
There is no live Kenyan gig like Blankets & Wine. Even though there is a ban on social gathering at the moment, you can still get to enjoy the amazing live music performances every Sunday on their IG Live from 8:00 pm. Just a heads up, Nviiri The Storyteller will be live this Sunday. So tune in for an epic musical experience.
This is a twerking competition hosted by Youtuber, blogger and social media personality Xtian Dela. Dubbed ‘The Nyonga Fest,’ the controversial show that has attracted both critics and fans alike, is hosted on Xtian Dela’s IG live on Fridays and Saturdays from 12:00 am. If ratchetness and twerking is your cup of tea, then this could just be your show.
IG Live DJ Mixes
Kenyan DJs have not been left behind as more and more are hosting live DJ mixes on their respective IG accounts. DJs such as DJ Kalonje, DJ Joe Mfalme, DJ Verah, DJ Redbone, DJ Bash, DJ Bee 254, DJ Iv_ey, Robertta Bobbie, DJ Shinski, DJ Hypnotic, GMoney, DJ CodeRED Stylez and DJ Aslan have hosted live sets and continue to schedule more others. Get your dancing shoes ready because they play all sorts of genres from Gengetone, Reggae, RnB, Hip Hop and Riddim among others.