Oktobafest 2019 recap: Khaligraph throws thousands at crowd

Khaligraph Jones, Victoria Kimani, Juacali and Nyashinski at the Oktobafest.

Over the weekend, revellers were treated to the best of Kenyan music, comic, food, beer and entertainment at the Tusker Oktobafest 2019.

The hugely successful two-day event at the Ngong Racecourse attracted thousands of fun-seeking partygoers who were entertained by a star-studded line-up of Kenyan musicians including Nyashinski, Khaligraph Jones, Samidoh, Sauti Sol, Nadia Mukami, Victoria Kimani, Ethic, Sailors, the Kansoul Hart the band among others.

Revellers were kept entertained by deejays Joe Mfalme, Kace, Suraj, Adrian, G Money, Vybez Radio’s Zj Heno.

Comic book lovers at the festival were granted first access to the Standard Group’s new comic magazine, Toma Dickie Na Harry.

Revellers reading the Toma Dickie Na Harry comic book.

Highlights

On Sunday, Nadia Mukami was first on stage belting out her tunes including Radio Love which the crowd sang along to. Oozing class, Victoria Kimani was next on stage with a surprise, sultry performance that had the ladies screaming their heads off.

Hart the Band then had the crowd moving to their live music before Khaligraph took it to another level, energising the charged crowd. Midway through his performance, Khali sent a member of his entourage to his car to bring wads of cash which the ‘’rapper proceeded to throw at the crowd. A near stampede was witnessed as revellers tussled to get their hands on the crispy Sh1,000 notes.

Next, Nyashinksi lived up to his reputation as a live performer by delivering a memorable performance backed by a live band.

Sauti Sol brought their A-game.

In-between performances, former Big Brother Africa contestant and Vybez Radio presenter Kwambox, who was emceeing alongside ‘the hypeman’ DNG brought mad energy on stage with her flawless dance moves.

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One aspect of the festival that stood out was the several stages setups that catered for revellers with different tastes. For instance, as Nyashinski performed at the Main Stage, Samidoh serenaded revellers at the Beer Garden.

The event was well-planned evident by the smooth ticketing process, to the venue setup where the crowd control measures were effective.

Kwambox and friends at the Oktobafest.

The affordable entry charges (Sh1,000 for regular) attracted a huge crowd and the performances were worth every single coin.

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Khaligraph Jones’ set was marred by sound glitches attributed to the rain and he almost lost his cool at some point. However, he took it in stride by doing an acapella of his songs.

The Kansoul.


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