Masego pronounced Ma~se~go is a Jamaican American Trap House Jazz artist, a genre that’s almost associated exclusively with him. As soon as news of his ‘Lady Lady Tour’ in Kenya hit social media, the countdown to May 4th was on. This past Saturday, Nairobians who appreciate the musical chameleon’s genius sound, as he has been described, were all at the Ngong Racecourse eager for a night of Lady Lady.
Kagwe Mungai who just released his debut album ‘Spectrum’ was the right man to get us ready for what was coming next.
Finally, the moment arrived, and Masego, dressed in a velvet tracksuit, rocking a moisturized man bun walked on the stage for quick sound check and hits us like “Tadow”. The stage set up was a hint of what to expect – the lighting was all dim and romantic.
The “Navajo” singer didn’t only sing his heart out but played a number of instruments as well – he gave the performance his all. We joined him on a walk down memory lane as he ascribed his artistry and musicianship to the women he loved or wanted to impress. One song after the other you begin to see why his video garnered over 50 million views.
Masego then moonwalked on stage and asked the drummer to scoot over, and layer a beat over a track he created with a loop machine, he did the same thing on the keys. It was electric and the crowd roared to the sounds.
The night ended on an even litter note when Blinky Bill was joined on stage by Owuor Arunga, Joe Were and Sedar to perform the jams we know word-for-word and love: “Mungu Halali, “Attenshan” and more. In between Barak Jacuzzi and Taoi Tripper hyped the crowd up.
The show was organized by Nairobi RnB who organizes live RnB shows, experiences and concerts. Special appreciation for the Baraka Events who were on drinks duty and even folks in the regular section did not struggle to get drinks.