Nairobi County is currently gearing up for its inaugural Nairobi Festival set to kick off on December 12 to 17 at Uhuru Park.
Officially announced by Governor Johnson Sakaja, the event seeks to promote Nairobi’s status as a creative powerhouse while also spotting and nurturing homegrown talent.
From November 28 to December 4, 2022, the festival was hosting virtual auditions and the winners are set to be announced on 16th.
All ages are eligible to apply for Nairobi Festival 2022, and there are particular categories for people with disabilities.
Participants in all skill categories, including singers, dancers, acrobats, fashion designers, models of all sizes, photographers, and other performers, are encouraged to apply.
The governor promised that the event should be able to bring out the best of Nairobi; starting with culture, food and appreciating the best the city has to offer.
Parting and celebratory mood will also be another aspect the festival is hoping to bring out.
“It is going to be 4-5 days of extreme sherehe ambayo tutakuwa nayo hapa. Watu watakula sherehe, hata wale ambao wanasema nimepiga bar wajue kelele yao ya estates ndio hatutaki. Hapa you can scream as much as you want, play the music as you want because you’ll enjoy it,” he said.
“We will set aside some streets to display culture, food, creativity, have the nganya awards for the best done matatus, have rugby, football and basketball tournaments and many other activities,” Sakaja said.