Glitz at ‘ladies edition’ of Koroga Festival – PHOTOS

Tanzanian singer Lady Jay Dee at the 16th Edition of the Koroga Festival at Arboretum Grounds on March 18, 2017. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

It was an all-female affair as songstresses Nyota Ndogo (Kenya), Lady Jay Dee (Tanzania) and South Africa’s Lira headlined the 16th Edition of the Koroga Festival at Arboretum Grounds last Saturday.

The three songstresses shared the stage during the ladies’ edition of the festival.

Both the young and the old were entertained by performances from the international artistes as well as local artistes like Mercy Masika.

Kenyan gospel singer Mercy Masika on stage, PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

Kenyan gospel singer Mercy Masika on stage, PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

DJ Andre and DJ Protegé also moved the crowd with their amazing sets that were lined up for the show.

Kui Kabala and Maqbul Mohammed, the MC’s of the day, ensured the huge crowd of Nairobi revelers’ moods were not dampened at any one point.

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Lira is considered one of the top South African female artistes with a 13-year career span that has seen her release six albums. Her greatest hits include Phakade and Wa Mpaleha.

Tanzanian singer Lady Jay Dee has received multiple awards for her Afro Pop/R&B/Zouk genres over the years. With an achievement of seven albums, Siwema and Siku Hazigandi are part of her top songs.

Mombasa-based singerNyota Ndogo performs at the Kooga Festival. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

Mombasa-based singerNyota Ndogo performs at the Kooga Festival. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

Kenyan songstress Nyota Ndogo  wowed the crowd with her brand of taarab influenced pop music with her many hits including Nibebe, Watu Na Viatu and Subira Yangu.

The Koroga Festival is a bi-monthly event, which celebrates great African acts from the continent in a mix of food and culture. Koroga is a Swahili word that means ‘mix’.

The Festival’s first edition was held in May 2014 with the Afro-fusion band freshlyground headlining. The Festival has since grown to be one of the top anticipated events by Nairobi revelers.

Fans who thronged the Arboretum Grounds last Saturday. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

Fans who thronged the Arboretum Grounds last Saturday. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

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