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Boyz II Men to land in Nairobi on Thursday

American RnB greats, Boyz II Men will be jetting into the country on Thursday this week ahead of their high-profile Stanbic Kwetu Festival show scheduled for Saturday at Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi News understands.

The trio, Shawn Stockman, Wanya Morris, and Nathan Morris, will then fly to Uganda for another show called MTN Yetu Festival scheduled for Sunday at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds in Kampala.

At the Nairobi and Kampala shows, Boyz II Men will share the stage with Kenyan boy band Sauti Sol, who are on their last world tour before parting ways.

According to the latest Spotify data, streams of their notable songs have skyrocketed ahead of the Nairobi shows.

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The data show that streams of the band’s music have increased by 416% since the day their African tour was announced, with the crowd favourite being End of The Road.

The average number of streams and searches have also increased by 191% and 124%, respectively.

They are known for their monster hit End of the Road, however, other tracks that have attracted the most streams are I’ll Make love to you, One Sweet Day, Water Runs Dry and On Bended Knee, which completes the list of their top 5 most streamed songs ahead of the Nairobi show.

“Our Kenyan audience is really hungry for nostalgic music from the 90s. To say that the boy band era was huge would be an understatement. Nostalgia is a powerful tool in maintaining the love and loyalty of fans, so it’s a pleasure for us to support access to music that is much loved,” said Monica Kemoli-Savanne – Artist & Label Partnerships Manager, East Africa, at the time of the release.

Boyz II Men will then fly to South Africa, performing in four different cities.

The group, who have won four Grammys, three Billboard Awards and nine American Music Awards, took the world by storm in the 90s.

They enjoyed a popularity that rivalled other bands of the time, such as the Backstreet Boys, NYSC, New Kids of the Block, to name but a few.

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