Victoria Kimani Rocks Kinshasa With Electrifying Performance

The African music scene witnessed an extraordinary moment as the iconic Victoria Kimani took center stage at Ferre Gola’s historic concert held at the magnificent Stade des Martyrs in Kinshasa on June 24, 2023. With her enchanting voice and magnetic stage presence, Ms. Kimani left the crowd at Stade des Martyrs in awe, delivering a performance to be remembered for ages.

Kenyan music enthusiasts flooded social media to celebrate Victoria Kimani’s achievement of gracing the stage in front of a staggering 80,000 fans. Stephanie Munai’s tweet captured the essence perfectly, exclaiming:

The tweet quickly gained traction, accumulating thousands of views and spreading the excitement far and wide.

However, amidst the euphoria, controversy simmered regarding the accuracy of the numbers. In an Instagram post, Victoria Kimani mistakenly declared that she performed for over 200,000 people. Her enthusiasm spilled over onto Twitter, where she expressed her gratitude in French and Kiligala, exclaiming:

“Merci mingi na bino bana ya mboka 200.000 personnes woooooow.” Yet a simple Google search reveals that Stade des Martyrs has a capacity of only 80,000 people. Fans were quick to call her out on the discrepancy, with one Congolese tweeter handle replying to her post, “80,000 ya ba gradins kutu ekoki te bongo 120000 ya kobakisa bazui wapi?” Another irate fan calculated, “80,000 seated spots, not including the 120m by 90m playing field, the two spaces behind the goals, and the Olympic space (the circle surrounding the field). There aren’t 200,000, my friend!”

Despite the controversy surrounding the numbers, Victoria Kimani’s undeniable talent and continental appeal are widely recognized. With a career that began at the tender age of 16, she embarked on a journey of writing, recording, and performing, captivating audiences with her music. Born on July 28, 1985, in Los Angeles, California, to Kenyan missionary parents, she later resided in Nigeria during her high school years. Taking a bold step, she left school to pursue her passion for music wholeheartedly.

In late 2012, Victoria Kimani became the first female artist signed by the renowned Chocolate City music label. The following year, she released her first single under the label, “Mtoto,” marking the start of her extraordinary musical journey. Her debut album, released in 2016, showcased her collaboration with some of the biggest names in African music, including Sarkodie, Khuli Chana, Jesse Jagz, Phyno, and Ice Prince.

Known for her unique style and fashion-forward choices, Victoria Kimani graced the Kinshasa stage in a stunning high-slit dress, igniting admiration from fans. One Twitter user remarked, “Ata Victoria Kimani dressed waaay better while performing in Kinshasa in the Ferre Gola concert.”

The concert at Stade des Martyrs, drawing music lovers from every corner of Kinshasa, showcased the immense talent of both Victoria Kimani and Ferre Gola, solidifying their status as icons in the African music industry. Victoria Kimani continues to break barriers, and her remarkable journey is far from over. With her magnetic stage presence, undeniable talent, and growing international acclaim, she remains a force to be reckoned with in the vibrant world of African music.