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Sauti Sol Light Up Nyege Nyege 2020 ‘Phygital Experience’

Kenyan afro-pop band, Sauti Sol, were the headline performers at the just-concluded 2020 Nyege Nyege ‘Phygital Experience’ held from 3rd to 6th December.

The festival featured several performances from artists and DJs alike who performed live on various social media platforms and NBS TV throughout the weekend.

The festival reached its peak on Saturday 5 December when the organisers, Talent Africa and Bell Lager, revealed a special brunch at the Ninety9 restaurant at Naguru Skyz Hotel that would feature a performance from Sauti Sol.

Sauti Sol revealed that it was the first time they had left their home country since the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic and took the socially distanced crowd through some of the songs from their new album, Midnight Train, released in June this year.

Sauti Sol

The acoustic performance saw crowds enjoy tracks including Insecure, Suzanna, Nenda Lote, not forgetting some of their old bangers like Melanin among others.

The brunch also featured opening acts from Herbert Ssensamba and Allan Toniks.

Nyege Nyege, which kicked off on Thursday 3rd December, featured performances from Jose Chameleone, Weasel, Cindy Sanyu, Beenie Gunter, Karole Kasiita, Otim Alpha and Don Zilla among others.

Jose Chameleone performing during the Nyege Nyege festival over the weekend.

Artists weren’t the only entertainers that made it to the Nyege Nyege experience as there were several DJs spinning the wheels including Slikbak, Naselow, Kas Baby, Ciza, Selector Jay and many more, who kept crowds entertained throughout the weekend.

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The festival was topped off with a performance from the legendary Afrigo Band and Joanita Kawalya on Sunday night.

Attendees also enjoyed AV installations, a specially curated film program, fitness and dance workshops, puppet shows from Central Africa, performance art from Kinshasa, rasta cooking shows and an online art gallery throughout the weekend.

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