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Exclusive: Why Davido is headed to Nairobi after the Grammys

By Sinda Matiko February 8th, 2024 2 min read

Nigerian sensation Davido is set to headline a mega concert at Uhuru Gardens on 30 March 2024.

The news was confirmed by a source close to Davido who revealed to Nairobi News that the artiste is excited to perform for his Kenyan fans at the upcoming Raha Fest.

“Davido will be coming to Kenya for the Raha Fest at Uhuru Gardens. He is very excited about the tour and performing for his Kenyan fans,” the source revealed.

The 2024 Grammy Awards, held at the Arena in Los Angeles on Sunday, saw Davido nominated for the first time.

Although he did not secure any of the three categories he was nominated for, Davido expressed gratitude for the nomination itself, considering it a significant achievement in his career.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, the Grammy nominee shared his thoughts on the nomination and his journey in the music industry.

“Being nominated alone is enough to make me proud of myself. I just want my song to be heard on the radio once or twice in the beginning, but for it to transcend to this is just amazing and God’s doing,” Davido remarked.

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Despite the loss at the Grammy Awards, Davido revealed that his father remains a pillar of support, offering words of encouragement and reminding him of his legendary status.

“I was on the phone with my dad yesterday and he was like ‘Son no matter what happens, you are still a legend’. So yeah, he is a big fan,” Davido shared.

The megastar will be in the country for Raha Fest which is scheduled for March 30 and 31 is set to be a landmark celebration of African music, art and culture.

Set against the picturesque backdrop of Uhuru Gardens, the festival aims to unite people from diverse backgrounds through an immersive experience of music, art and cultural celebrations.

The organisers have assembled an exceptional lineup comprising a blend of local talent and acclaimed African artists.

Sharing the stage with Davido as headline acts are Kenya’s Muguthii king Samidoh, award-winning songstress Nadia Mukami, Hart the Band, Nviiri the Storyteller, Femi One, Otile Brown, and the Congolese sensation JB Mpiana.

Also featured are Ghanaian afrobeat sensation King Promise and South African amapiano maestro Musa Keys.

King Promise, known for hits such as ‘CCTV’ and ‘Commando’, expressed his excitement about performing in Kenya, saying, “I am thrilled to be a part of RAHA Fest 2024 in Nairobi. Kenya has a special place in my heart and I can’t wait to share my music with my Kenyan fans at the biggest festival in the region.”

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Musa Keys, acclaimed for tracks such as ‘Vula Mlomo’ and ‘Samarian Boy’, also expressed his excitement for the festival, saying, “I am honoured to be performing at RAHA Fest 2024 in Nairobi. I’ve heard so much about the energy of the Kenyan audience and I can’t wait to experience RAHA the Nairobi way. It’s going to be an unforgettable show!”

In addition to the stellar line-up of performers, attendees can expect a wide range of food stalls, art exhibitions and cultural displays that promise to make for an unforgettable and culturally rich festival experience.

Tickets for Raha Fest are now on sale at Ticket Sasa and Ticket Yetu, giving music lovers the opportunity to secure their place at this highly anticipated celebration of African music, art and culture