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Biggest and best gigs of the year 2017 – PHOTOS

2017 was the year Kenya had a heavy political cloud hanging above. But despite all that, fun lovers were kept entertained as several big artistes come to perform in town.

The bi-monthly Koroga Festival brought big acts such as D’banj, Diamond Platnumz, Heavy K, Lira, Fally Ipupa just to mention a few.

Nigerian singer D’banj performs on stage during the Koroga Festival in Nairobi. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU
Nigerian singer D’banj performs on stage during the Koroga Festival in Nairobi. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

Other events which filled up venues all over the city included Color Run, Blankets and Wine, Don Moen, Hill Song United and the monthly Godown Gig.

Jamaican Reggae artiste Busy Signal performs on stage at one of the many reggae gigs which took place throughout the year in Kenya. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU
Jamaican Reggae artiste Busy Signal performs on stage at one of the many reggae gigs which took place throughout the year in Kenya. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

Naija remained huge with various Nigerian artistes coming to perform in various concerts held throughout the year. They included Tekno Miles, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Maleek Berry, Iyanya among others.

Nigerian singer Tekno Miles performs on stage at a concert in Nairobi. Many West African acts toured Kenya in 2017 bringing Naija sounds to town. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU
Nigerian singer Tekno Miles performs on stage at a concert in Nairobi. Many West African acts toured Kenya in 2017 bringing Naija sounds to town. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

Coke Studio brought us Jason Derulo and a mind blowing fusion of new African acts from various countries, with The Kansoul upstaging Tekno Miles with stripper clad dancers on stage.

Phenomenal Fena performing on stage during the Wizkid Concert in Nairobi. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU
Phenomenal Fena performing on stage during the Wizkid Concert in Nairobi. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

Local acts were not left behind as they churned out hits after hits, made collaborations with artistes from other African countries, released hit singles which ruled the airwaves and club hits all year long, but most importantly showed that Kenyan music is a force to reckon with.

Kenya's legendary duo of Necessary Noize comprising Wyre and Nazizi when they made a one-time reunion during a reggae concert to thrill their fans with hits from their debut group album. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU
Kenya’s legendary duo of Necessary Noize comprising Wyre and Nazizi when they made a one-time reunion during a reggae concert to thrill their fans with hits from their debut group album. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

Here is to better and more events come in the New Year 2018!