Nairobi’s December Delight: A Weekend Full of Entertainment

December has finally arrived, and Nairobi is gearing up for a weekend packed with exciting events to kick off the festive season. From cultural festivals to music extravaganzas and thought-provoking discussions, the city has something for everyone. Here’s a roundup of the coolest gigs happening in Nairobi on the first weekend of December.

Occupy The Mall

Nairobi Design Week brings a vibrant Marketplace of Vendors, Exhibits, Workshops, and an Installation at the Occupy the Mall festival. Happening at The Mall in Westlands, this three-day extravaganza runs from December 1st to 3rd, starting at 10 am each day. Attendees can indulge in design workshops, explore exhibitions, and experience unique installations—all for free! For more details, check out the Nairobi Design Week Festival website.


Jägermeister Night Embassy Nairobi Finale

The Jägermeister Night Embassy Nairobi Finale is set to be a dynamic blend of Fashion, Music, and Dance. It goes down on Saturday, December 2nd, starting at 7 PM at the Simba Corp Aspire Centre. The event, led by Night Embassy Nairobi’s Creative Board, features local cultural icons like Blinky Bill (music), Katungulu Mwendwa (fashion), and Chiki Kuruka (dance). With an incredible showcase of Sounds of NAIRADA, curated by Music ambassadors Hiribae & DJ Mura, and performances by Dance ambassadors, this promises to be an unforgettable night. Tickets are available on the Jägermeister website.

Oldskool Dunda

Relive the golden era of California and Ogopa DJs at the Oldskool Dunda concert on Saturday at the Oldskool Dunda. The concert is taking place on December 2nd, at the Clarett BBQ Picnic. The impressive lineup includes Jimwat, Juacali, Mr Lenny, Mustafa, and Pilipili, among others. Gates open from noon, and tickets can be purchased on Ticketyetu.


Lokole Festival

The Nairobi Polo Club hosts the Lokole Festival on Saturday, December 2nd, featuring Congolese sensation Ferre Gola as the headlining act. With additional performances by Mbilia Bel, Okello Max, Prince Indah, and Nomcebo Zikode, this concert promises an unforgettable experience. Secure your tickets on Tikiti.

VIP ACCESS Podcast Live Recording

On Sunday, December 3rd, the VIP ACCESS Podcast is hosting its first live recording event at Beer District, Delta Towers. Starting from noon, the event will feature Kenyan rap queens Nazizi, Sosuun, and Femi One discussing the role of women in music and hip-hop. Another session will delve into best practices in PR and branding for artists, led by Anyiko Owoko and fellow Entertainment Publicists. The event will conclude with a live performance by Logo hitmaker, Groovy Jo. Grab your tickets on HustleSasa.


Second Service

Headlined by Lisa Oduor Noah, Ethan Muziki, and Aurie, the next Second Service edition takes place on Sunday, December 3rd, at the Qaribu Inn Gardens from noon till late. Tickets are available on HustleSasa.

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