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Charly Black lights up NYE Glow Festival on New Year’s eve

Revellers thronged the Ngong Racecourse grounds on New Year’s eve to usher in 2022 in style, complete with a performance from a number of Kenyan artists alongside Jamaica’s dancehall sensation Desmond Mendez, popularly known as Charly Black.

The concert, dubbed NYE Glow Festival, pulled a relatively young and energetic crowd, most of whom have missed out on these events for the better part of the last two years owing to the restrictions that were put in place by the government to halt the spread of Covid-19.

The organizers left nothing to chance.

Security was tight with about half a dozen people arrested for various petty offences.

The expectant crowd was entertained by among others MC Tony and MC Kid before the real action began in earnest at around midnight.

The main event was however delayed until 30 minutes into the new year, amid reports there was a stand-off between artists and the organizers over the mode of payments.

And it was Trio Mio who took the stage first, and racked up the crowd with his cheza kama wewe hit, among others in a performance that lasted about half an hour.

Singer Exray was next on stage with an entourage of boys to hype up his performance followed by a rap group from Huruma, famously referred to as Burukly Boys.

Charly Black finally got on stage to rousing cheers from his fans with an electric performance, save for the moments where some sound challenges were experienced but that did not in any way bring down the man’s energy and spirit.

The Jamaican treated his fans to several of his hits, including party animal, tan tuddy with the performance lasting close to an hour.