Celebrated rhumba superstar, Ferre Gola jetted into the country yesterday ahead of his dual Easter performance scheduled in Nairobi and Mombasa.
The Congolese star known for popular hit songs like; Tucheze featuring Kenya’s Victoria Kimani and 100 Kilos landed at 2 am had a meet-and-greet with fans in the afternoon at a Nairobi hotel where he opened up about his career as well as his love for Kenya.
“I am excited to be in Kenya! The country is very dear to my heart and Kenyans always receive me very well compared to other countries I have been to,” he said.
When quizzed about his musical journey, Ferre revealed that the journey has not been a bed of roses as many may think, since he had to put in hard work and perseverance to make it to the top.
“It has taken years and years of hard work, perseverance and utter discipline to get where I am. I did not just shoot into success overnight, out of anywhere,” said Ferre before adding that he is open to working with Kenyan artistes but there is a catch. “I am ready to collaborate with any Kenyan act as long as our style of music match.”
During his meet and greet, he thrilled hundreds of fans when he performed his popular 100 kilos, promising to give them a show of a lifetime in his scheduled performances.
Ferre is set to take the stage at KICC tonight before flying to Mombasa on Easter Monday, for a concert at Mamba village.
Currently, Ferré Gola has three albums, including Sens Interdit (2007), Qui est derrière toi (2009) and Boîte noire. His musical repertoire consists of nearly 60 beautiful songs.
Check out the photos from his meet and greet below.