Why #EtanaReturns concert was worth every penny!

All roads led to Nairobi’s Uhuru Gardens on Saturday night where Kenyans turned up in thousands for the Etana returns concert.

Unlike many recent shows in Kenya, the Etana returns concert lived up to the hype which was created from as early as January.

The beautiful, bubbly and energetic Etana returned to a place she calls home and surely did not disappoint her adoring fans.

etana returns concert

Young and old, single or taken, Kenyans were not letting the chance to be serenaded by Jamaica’s finest pass them by.

The event kicked off with DJ performances before the talented Gravity band left fans begging for more by the time their time on stage was up.

revelers at etana returns concert

Wyre the love child, reminded us of the good ‘ol days with Necessary Noiz and at times had to let the fans sing along to his popular jams.

wyre etana returns

By the time Etana took to stage some minutes past 1am, the crowd was ready to party with the ‘Weakness in me’ hit maker.

Accompanied by her band which was largely made of Kenyan artists, Etana gave an electric performance for close to three hours.

The Grammy awards nominee was left in awe as Kenyans sang along to her songs from the classics to the very latest collections.

etana returns

It was however a disappointing night for the singles since they had no one to turn to the moment she performed ‘My man’ and ‘Love song’.

crowd at etana returns concert

At a certain moment, Etana invited a few Kenyans on stage to showcase their dancing abilities and my, she had to take a step back and marvel at the raw talents.

fans at etana concert

The energy from the crowd was thrilling and no one even walked out after she was done performing at around 3:30.

Super MC Tear gas popularly known as ‘Baba Dede’ kept the crowd on their feet till dawn.

pierra makena at etana concert

All I can say is that was one of the best concerts I have ever attended.

The money was totally worth it, the set up was crazy and I would do it again if Etana plans to show up again!

Demarco shames Kenyan artists with his Swahili flow in ‘Love Doctor’ ft Arrow Bwoy

Jamaican artist, Collin Demar Edwards, popularly known as Demarco has put a number of Kenyan and East African artists to shame with his fluent Swahili flow.

The ‘Backaz’ hit maker has collaborated Kenya’s rising star, Arrow Bwoy in his new song, ‘Love Doctor’ which dropped on Friday evening.

The song’s video which is definitely a new club banger has already amassed 11,000 views on Youtube and continues to recieve raving reviews from Kenyans.

Demarco joins in the second verse where he serenades a lady with well executed Swahili vibes and you can’t help but sing along!


Below are some of his notable lines.

Nataka uwe wangu

wewe ndio kila kitu changu

sing dis for you baby girl wine pon dis song,

Nakupenda we never do you wrong nuh

wewe ndio mwenyewe

Demarco however is not the only Jamaican artist to collaborate and even dropping a few lines in Swahili.

Alaine

The songstress was among the first Jamaican artists to venture into Kenyan music when he was featured in ‘Nakupenda Pia’ by Wyre back in 2013.

If that was not enough, she was featured in Willy Paul’s weeding anthem song, ‘I Do’ in 2017, this was an year after she featured comedian Churchill in her  ‘Wafula’ jam.

Romain Virgo

He is another darling to the Kenyan land thanks to his past electric shows and his relationship with the Kenyan artists.

Romain was featured in 2018 by King Kaka in his ‘One and only’ love song.

Tarrus Riley

The Jamaican legend would also not get left behind. The ‘She’s royal’ hit maker was featured in rising star Zikki’s ‘Kamata’ song. If that was not enough he was cool enough to drop a few lines in Swahili!


Etana

Just like Alaine, Etana is another Kenyan sweetheart!

Kenyans have been jamming to her mellow reggae songs for years even before she set her foot in the country.

The ‘Love song’ singer was gracious enough to accept a collabo with the prince of Benga music, Dan Aceda in ‘Look to you’.

Enjoy the song below.

Ali Kiba leads celebrity tributes after Riverside attack

Following the unfortunate 14 Riverside terror attack on January, 16th, 2019, Kenyans from all walks of lives have come together to comfort each other.

They took to social media to pray and comfort those who were trapped in the Dusit D2 hotel as well as the offices located in the premises.

Celebrities among them musicians from across borders who command millions of fans in Kenya, also sent their messages of comfort and support.

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Among them are; Celebrated Tanzanian Bongo superstar, Diamond Platnumz, Ali Kiba, Jamaican artists; Etana, Morgan Heritage, Chronixx and songbirds Cecile and Alaine.

Below are their messages which were warmly received by Kenyans who thanked them for remembering their fans in their time of need.

Diamond Platnumz

Maombi yangu yapo kwenu KENYA…Poleni sana na Inshaallah Mwenyezi Mungu atawasimamia… 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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Bobi Wine (Ugandan MP)

My heart is with our brothers and sisters affected at the 14Riverside Drive in Kenya where there has been a terrorist attack. #Kenya

Bobi Wine comforts Kenyans following 14 Riverside drive attack

Ali Kiba

🇰🇪 May Allah give you strength during this tough times. We are with you ♥️🙏🏽.

 

ali kiba

Etana (Jamaican singer) Love and strength to Kenya…stronger together. 💛

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Cecile (Jamaican singer)Sending my love and my thoughts to 🇰🇪…. eartharunred

cecile

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Morgan Heritage (US Based Jamaican reggae band)

WE SHALL NOT FEAR

morgan heritage

Chronixx (Jamaican reggae artist)

chronixx

Alaine (Jamaican songbird)

Praying for my second home Kenya. Praying for the victims and all those affected by the attacks today.

alaine