On Sunday history was made as Mafikizolo,Uhuru and Dela performed onstage each giving stellar performances at the highly sold-out 13th edition of Koroga Festival held at the Aboretum Grounds.The event started at about 12 noon as people started streaming in as security searched them for any weapons and other paraphernalia.
There was a nice vibe in the air and the basic ambiance was just beautiful as the vendors,sponsors and suppliers setup their tents.The food was quite exceptional as they had chicken tikka, french fries, rice, nyama choma amongst other delicacies. Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel was offering massages for 1000 Kenya shillings to the delight of the mammoth crowd who turned up from all walks of life(both very young and old).
Dela who looked fabulous in a white body hugging outfit and her signature blue curly hair,did not disappoint as she belted out tunes like ‘Weche Tek’,’Ahadi Zako’,Hello(The Swahili Cover)’,’Ulivyo’,’Mafeelings’ ,’One Dance'(cover) and ‘Third Party Lover’.She really warmed up the crowd as her live band played on hit after hit.
Amina Abdi and Maqbul Mohammed were the MCs for the entire show giving airtime courtesy of Safaricom worth thousands of shillings.The special deejays on the decks were Dj Protege,Dj Joe Mfalme.
Mafikizolo then took to the stage with a riveting performance that left the crowd in awe. It started off with their three dancers doing an opening act that was lit.
Then Mafikizolo came out singing a powerful song.Some of the songs they did were ‘Nakupenda’,’Meet me at the River’,’Happiness’,’Khona’,’Colors of Africa’ featuring DJ Maphorisa and ‘Tchelete’.
They changed costumes three times during their whole performance as the band and dancers showed their great prowess that left the crowd in a frenzy.
There was a special guest DJ who mixed before,during and after Mafikizolo’s performance which got the crowd really excited. DjMaphorisa and Uhuru then took to the stage performing songs like ‘Ytujukutja’ amongst others while showing off their dance skills.
Top celebrities in attendance were Larry Madowo, Chris Kirubi, Cess Mutungi, Kalekye Mumo, Sharon Mundia of This is Ess, Patricia Kihoro, Siteiya, Jose Chameleone just to name a few.
The whole event ended at 7 pm but people still stayed on to dance and make merry till the music was stopped a few hours later. It was a brilliant festival full of surprises,and for those who couldn’t make it to the show,it was streamed on Facebook live on the Capital FM page which was hosted by the lovely Wanjira.